Current Affairs September 22 2017 Questions And Answers

Current Affairs September 22 2017 Questions And Answers:

1.Which state became the first in India to introduce electric buses?
A. Bihar
B. Himachal Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Punjab
Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Himachal Pradesh became the first state in India to introduce electric buses. With this initiative Himachal becomes first in the world to ply electric buses at an altitude of 13 thousand feet. The Transport Minister GS Bali flagged off India’s first electric bus on the 51 kms long Manali-Rohtang Pass.

2.Catalyst E2 Max electric bus is manufactured by?
A. Astonbus
B. Tecnobus
C. Volvo
D. Proterra
Answer: Option D

Explanation:

US-based electric vehicles manufacturer Proterra’s Catalyst E2 Max electric bus has set a world record by driving 1,771 km (1,101 miles) on a single charge, at the Navistar Proving Grounds in Indiana. E2 Max bus is 40 feet long and has a battery with 660 kWh capacity.

3.Which Airways becomes the World’s First Airline to launch Double beds in Business Class?
A. Qatar Airways
B. Singapore Airlines
C. Etihad Airways
D. ANA All Nippon Airways
Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Qatar Airways has put double beds in the business class sections of aeroplanes from London to Doha in Qatar. Such cabins, called Qsuites will be rolled out next in flights from Paris and New York.

4.Which firm buys engineering and design teams for $1.1 billion deal from HTC?
A. TCS
B. IBM
C. Infosys
D. Google
Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Google has acquired a part of electronics company HTC Corporation’s engineering and design teams for $1.1 billion. The deal, which includes employees that have worked on the Pixel smartphone, also comes with a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC intellectual property. About 2,000 engineers will be transferred to Google. The staff are “primarily focused on research and development.

5.Which of the following launched BPay recently?
A. Paytm
B. Airtel Payment
C. Fino Payments Bank
D. Freecharge
Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Fino Payments Bank has launched its mobile banking app called BPay. It will help develop the fintech ecosystem in India. Fino is the company which aims to make banking easy for millions of underbanked people in India.

6.This bank surpassed TCS to become the country’s second most valued firm on BSE in terms of market valuation.
A. ICICI
B. HDFC
C. SBI
D. Axis
Answer: Option B

Explanation:

HDFC Bank surpassed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become the country’s second most valued firm on BSE in terms of market valuation to a 53 per cent jump in the shares of former this year on quarter-after-quarter strong results. HDFC Bank has a pre-eminent presence in the retail banking segment (50 per cent of loan book) and has been able to maintain strong and consistent loan book growth, gradually gaining market share.

7.Who launched People First mobile app in Andra Pradesh?
A. Shri Chandrababu Naidu
B. Shri Narendra Modi
C. Shri Rajnath Singh
D. Shri Venkaiyah Naidu
Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘People First’ mobile application for grievance redressal in Vijayawada. People of Andhra Pradesh can dial 1100 to register complaints about government services and schemes. The app will keep the citizens updated with the latest schemes and services of the government and the users will also be able to use the app for registering their complaints. The registered complaints will be addressed as soon as possible and selected complaints will be directly monitored by the chief minister himself.

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