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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 September 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Indo-pacific Business Forum, Sputnik V trials in India, French Open and International Literacy Day among others. 

Sep 8, 2020 17:55 IST
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8 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 Indo-pacific Business Forum, Sputnik V trials in India, French Open and International Literacy Day among others. 

1.The organisers of which tournament have decided to allow spectators amid COVID-19?
a)US Open
b)IPL
c)French Open
d)Wimbledon

2.Which among the following security forces has deployed female doctors at forward locations in Ladakh for the first-ever time?
a)BSF
b)ITBP
c)NSG
d)SSB

3.Which among the following corporations has ended its partnership with Chinese firm Tencent Games in India?
a)TikTok
b)WeChat
c)Zoom
d)PUBG

4.The phase 3 clinical trials of which the COVID-19 vaccine is set to begin in India in September?
a)Sputnik V
b)Moderna
c)CureVac
d)Inovio

5.Which among the following state’s Chief Minister released new Electronic Hardware and Manufacturing Policy-2020?
a)Telangana
b)Andhra Pradesh
c)Tamil Nadu 
d)Karnataka

6.When was International Literacy Day observed?
a)September 8th 
b)September 7th 
c)September 5th 
d)September 6th 

7.Veteran actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away on September 8, 2020 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. Reddy belonged to which regional film industry?
a)Kannada
b)Tamil 
c)Marathi
d)Telugu 

8.Which city will host the third annual Indo-pacific Business Forum?
a)Abu Dhabi
b)Hanoi 
c)Prague
d)Copenhagen

Answers

1.(c) French Open
The organisers of the French Open confirmed on September 7, 2020 that they have decided to allow spectators inside the stadium for the matches despite the concerns regarding the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the nation. 

2.(b) ITBP 
The Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) has sent female doctors to forward operating locations in Ladakh for the first-ever time. The ITBP female doctors have given all kinds of charge from sending troops from Leh to taking care of them at the forward locations.

3.(d) PUBG
PUBG Corporation has decided to end the PUBG MOBILE franchise with Tencent Games in India in the view of the latest developments. The PUBG Corporation has decided to take on all publishing responsibilities within the country moving forward. 

4.(a) Sputnik V
Phase III clinical trials of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is set to begin in several countries including India in September. This was confirmed by Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund on September 7, 2020. 

5.(c) Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy on September 7, 2020 released the state’s new Electronic Hardware and Manufacturing Policy-2020. The policy is aimed at increasing the state's electronics industry output to $100 billion by 2025. 

6.(a) September 8th 
International Literacy Day was observed across the globe on September 8, 2020. The day is celebrated every year on September 8 to remind everyone of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. The focus of the day this year on “Literacy, teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”. 

7.(d) Telugu 
Veteran Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away on September 8, 2020. The 74-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He was popular for his role in films including Narasimha Naidu, Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi and Bollywood films like Ready and Kick.

8.(b) Hanoi 
The third annual Indo-pacific Business Forum is scheduled to be held in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on October 28 and 29, 2020. The Indo-Pacific Business Forum will be conducted via a secure online conferencing platform and there will also be in-person participation in some of the events for the attendees in Hanoi.