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Current Affairs Quiz: 14 September 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as US Open men's singles title, Hindi Diwas 2020, new Prime Minister of Japan among others.

Sep 14, 2020 19:22 IST
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14 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 US Open men's singles title, Hindi Diwas 2020, new Prime Minister of Japan among others.

1.Who won the men’s singles title at the US Open ?
a)Alexander Zverev
b)Dominic Thiem
c)Rafael Nadal
d)Roger Federer

2.Which state will constitute a special security force that will be allowed to conduct searches and arrests without a warrant?
a)Uttar Pradesh
b)West Bengal
c)Maharashtra 
d)Madhya Pradesh

3.The centre has sought Parliament’s approval to infuse how much capital into public sector banks?
a)Rs 20,000 crore 
b)Rs 40,000 crore 
c)Rs 30,000 crore 
d)Rs 10,000 crore  

4.When is Hindi Diwas observed?
a)September 13th 
b)September 14th 
c)September 15th 
d)September 16th 

5.Which nation has become the fourth Arab nation to make a peace deal with Israel?
a)Kuwait
b)Qatar
c)Bahrain
d)Oman

6.Which nation has broken ranks with China to form a new India-Pacific strategy?
a)France
b)Australia
c)Germany 
d)United Kingdom

7.Who is set to become the new Prime Minister of Japan?
a)Yoshihide Suga
b)Shigeru Ishiba
c)Fumio Kishida 
d)None of the above

8.Takeo Konishi has taken over as Country Director of India in which among the following international financial institutions?
a)EBRD
b)World Bank
c)EIB
d)ADB

Answers

1.(b) Dominic Thiem
Austria’s Dominic Thiem beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev on September 13, 2020 to win the men’s singles title at the US Open. Thiem lifted the trophy after making a comeback in the five-set long marathon final 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6). This was the first US Open final which was decided by a fifth-set-tie break. 

2.(a) Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh state government announced on September 13, 2020 that a special force will be constituted to protect courts, airports, administrative buildings, metros, banks and other government offices. The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) will reportedly be allowed to conduct searches and arrests without warrants if it is sure about the crime.

3.(a) Rs 20,000 crore 
The Union Government on September 14, 2020 sought Parliament's approval for infusing Rs 20,000 crore in public sector banks in the current financial year to meet regulatory requirements. The proposal is a part of the first batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2020-21 moved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha earlier today.

4.(b) September 14th 
Hindi Diwas 2020 was celebrated across the country on September 14, 2020 to mark the adoption of Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of the country by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.

5.(c) Bahrain
In another historic breakthrough, Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations in a joint statement issued on September 11, 2020 between the US, Israel and Bahrain leaders. With this Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalise relations with Israel, in a US-brokered deal.

6.(d) Germany
Germany, a major diplomatic partner of China, has decided to shift its focus to building stronger partnerships with democratic countries in the Indo-Pacific region to promote the rule of law. The move will serve a major blow to China. 

7.(a) Yoshihide Suga
Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary on September 14, 2020, won the leadership vote of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan. He will soon secure the post of the new Prime Minister.

8.(d) ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 14, 2020, announced that it has appointed Takeo Konishi as a Country Director of India. Takeo Konishi has succeeded Kenichi Yokoyama.