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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 September 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Djibouti Code of Conduct, Abraham Accords, new Japanese Prime Minister and International Day of Democracy among others. 

Sep 16, 2020 20:08 IST
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16 September 2020:The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Djibouti Code of Conduct, Abraham Accords, new Japanese Prime Minister and International Day of Democracy among others. 

1.Which nation has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment as Observer?
a)Australia
b)Pakistan
c)Sri Lanka
d)India

2.Which nation stormed out of SCO meeting after display of a controversial map?
a)China
b)Pakistan 
c)Russia
d)India

3.When was International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed?
a)September 15th 
b)September 14th 
c)September 16th 
d)September 13th 

4.India signed a statement of intent to strengthen the dialogue on defence technology cooperation with which nation?
a)Australia
b)Japan
c)Russia
d)United States

5.Which two Gulf nations signed the historic Abraham Accords along with Israel to normalise ties?
a)Bahrain, UAE
b)Kuwait, Qatar
c)Saudi Arabia, UAE
d)Oman, Yemen

6.Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan?
a)Shinzo Abe
b)Yoshihide Suga
c)Shigeru Ishiba
d)Shigenobu Tamura

7.The United States has sanctioned a Chinese entity for seizing land for construction of the Dara Sakor development project in which nation?
a)Vietnam
b)Indonesia 
c)Cambodia
d)The Philippines 

8.When was the International Day of Democracy observed?
a)September 14th 
b)September 15th 
c)September 16th 
d)September 13th 

Answers

1.(d) India
India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment as Observer following the high-level virtual meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) on August 26, 2020. India has joined Japan, Norway, the UK and the US as Observers to the DCOC/JA.

2.(d) India 
India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval stormed out of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s virtual meeting of national security advisors on September 16, 2020 after Pakistan displayed its controversial map, which India calls “fictitious”, violating the agenda of the gathering.

3.(c) September 16th 
The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on September 16, 2020. The day aims to commemorate in 1987 when nations had signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

4.(d) United States
India and the United States have signed a statement of intent to strengthen the dialogue on defence technology cooperation during the 10th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) virtual group meeting on September 15, 2020.
 
5.(a) Bahrain, UAE
In a landmark moment, Israel, UAE and Bahrain signed Abraham Accords in a signing ceremony presided over by United States President Donald Trump at the White House on September 15, 2020. The signing of the Abraham Accords aims to establish the foundation of peace agreements between Israel and the two Arab nations- the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. 

6.(b) Yoshihide Suga
Yoshihide Suga, who won the leadership vote of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has been elected as Japan's new Prime Minister by the powerful House of Representatives on September 16, 2020.

7.(c) Cambodia
The United States has imposed sanctions against a Chinese state-owned entity- Union Development Group Co. Ltd. (UDG), for seizure of local Cambodians' land for the construction of the Dara Sakor development project.

8.(b) September 15th 
The International Day of Democracy observed was observed on September 15, 2020. The day was designated by the UN General Assembly in 2007 to promote and uphold the principles of democracy across the world. 

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