Current Affairs Quiz: August 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Leh and which other city have been chosen to be developed as smart cities in Ladakh?
    A) Padum
    B) Hemis
    C) Kargil
    D) Alchi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre will develop Leh and Kargil as smart cities in the newly-formed union territory of Ladakh.
  2. Which company has launched a video-based customer identification process for banks?
    A) Bluefin
    B) Ingenico
    C) Stanchion
    D) Wibmo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Wibmo Inc., a leading provider of payer authentication services in the world and India’s largest provider of card payment security solutions announced the launch of Wibmo Video-KYC, its video-based KYC solution to enable banks to digitally onboard their customers.
  3. How much amount has been sanctioned by banks as concessional credit to 1.1 crore Kisan Credit Card (KCC) holders?
    A) Rs 30,000 crore
    B) Rs 90,000 crore
    C) Rs 70,000 crore
    D) Rs 50,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said banks have sanctioned Rs 89,810 crore to about 11 million Kisan Credit Card (KCC) holders to help farmers meet finances for kharif sowing and allied activities.
  4. Name the AI-powered conversational voice BOT launched by Axis Bank for Interactive Voice Response (IVR)?
    A) AXAA
    B) AXIIS
    C) ASXA
    D) ASAA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender Axis Bank unveiled as Automated Voice Assistant ‘AXAA’, which is an artificial intelligence-powered conversational voice BOT.
  5. Which mutual funds provider has launched ‘Any Day SIP’ feature in is schemes?
    A) Quatum Mutual
    B) Kotal Mutual Fund
    C) Motilal Oswal
    D) Sundaram Mutual
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sundaram Mutual has introduced ‘Any Day SIP’ feature in all open-ended schemes of the fund house, except in liquid schemes. This is effective July 29, 2020.
  6. According to a survey by Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2020, which company has been named as the most attractive employer brand in India?
    A) Amazon
    B) Samsung
    C) Microsoft
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2020,Technology giant Microsoft India has emerged as the country’s most attractive employer brand, followed by Samsung India and Amazon India in the second and third place, respectively, says a survey.
  7. Where has e-commerce company Flipkart has launched a 90-minute hyperlocal delivery service for groceries and electronic products
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart launched a 90-minute hyperlocal delivery service for groceries and electronic products, among other items, in a challenge to Amazon Fresh, which offers two-hour delivery of groceries.
  8. What is the extended deadline after which hallmarking of Gold Jewellery will be mandatory?
    A) March 31, 2021
    B) May 1, 2021
    C) November 30, 2021
    D) June 1, 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced the extension of a deadline for mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts by over four months till June 1, 2021.
    Accordingly, from June 1 next year, jewellers will be allowed to sell only 14, 18 and 22 carats of gold jewellery.
  9. According to the changes in foreign direct investment (FDI) rules notified by the finance ministry, NRI’s can now acquire how much percent stake in Air India?
    A) 99%
    B) 100%
    C) 49%
    D) 70%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The finance ministry has notified changes in foreign direct investment (FDI) rules which permit non-resident Indians (NRIs) to acquire upto 100% in Air India.
  10. ___________and Vijay Sundar Prashanth won their first doubles title of the season at the Lawn Tennis Association’s British Tour in Surrey in July 2020?
    A) Vijay Amritraj
    B) Akhtar Ali
    C) Divij Sharan
    D) Zeeshan Ali
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Post the COVID-19 break, Divij Sharan and Vijay Sundar Prashanth won their first doubles title of the season at the Lawn Tennis Association’s British Tour in Surrey.
  11. Indian sportsperson Rajat Bhatia announced his retirement from which sports in July 2020?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Chess
    D) Kabaddi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran domestic all-rounder and former Kolkata Knight Riders star Rajat Bhatia has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing an end to a 20-year long career.
  12. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Paytm Money?
    A) Varun Srishar
    B) Rishi Kumar
    C) Pravin Jadhav
    D) Kartik Pandey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Paytm Money, the subsidiary of One97 Communications Ltd which operates Paytm, has appointed Varun Sridhar as its new CEO.
  13. Which technology giant has rolled out its new Family Safety App for Android and iOS users?
    A) Google
    B) Apple
    C) IBM
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Microsoft has rolled out its new Family Safety app for iOS and Android users. Now parents will be able to monitor the time spent by the kids on devices and limit hours of play.
  14. Raavi Kondal Rao passed away in July 2020. What was his profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Actor
    C) Businessman
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran Telugu actor, writer, director and producer Raavi Kondal Rao died due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital. He was 88.
  15. Fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto passed away in July 2020. She hailed from which country?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for styling musician David Bowie, has died at the age of 76.
  16. Shaankar Sen passed away in July 2020. What was his profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Director
    C) Businessman
    D) Economist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Shaankar Sen, chairman and managing director of Senco Gold Ltd., which runs the chain of Senco Gold and diamond jewellery stores, passed away in Kolkata. He was 60.
  17. Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away in July 2020. What was his profession?
    A) Musician
    B) Dancer
    C) Politician
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Folk musician and Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away at Kalimpong due to old age ailments. He was 92.
  18. Sanjay Gupta, high court judge of which state passed away in July 2020?
    A) Assam
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Justice Sanjay Gupta, a sitting judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, died due to illness. He was 59 .
  19. What is the theme of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020?
    A) Call your government to action
    B) Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action
    C) Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking
    D) Let’s act now to protect and assist trafficking victims
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The world day against trafficking in persons is observed on July 30 every year in order to raise awareness about the condition of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights.
    Theme: Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Flipkart situated?
    A) Bangalore
    B) Noida
    C) Delhi
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Sundaram Mutual situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Amravati
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Confederation of NGO (iCONGO) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Nasik
    D) Puri
    View Answer
    Option B

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