Current Affairs Quiz: August 11, 2020

Current Affairs 11 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. The Finance Ministry sanctioned proposals worth how much amount under the special liquidity scheme to stressed NBFCs and HFCs?
    A) Rs 3,700 crore
    B) Rs 5,800 crore
    C) Rs 8,200 crore
    D) Rs 6,400 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Finance Ministry said 15 proposals worth Rs 6,400 crore of stressed NBFCs and HFCs have been sanctioned under the special liquidity scheme announced as part of the Rs 20.97 lakh crore ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ package.
  2. What is the theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples for the year 2020?
    A) COVID-19 and Indigenous Languages
    B) COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience
    C) COVID-19 and ‘Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement’
    D) COVID-19 and Rights of Indigenous People
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
    This year’s theme is ‘COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience’.
  3. Nandi Yellaiah who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior Congress leader and former Vice President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Nandi Yellaiah passed away. He was 85.
  4. Indian player Manitombi Singh passed away in August 2020. He was related to which of the following sports?
    A) Football
    B) Hockey
    C) Chess
    D) Squash
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former India footballer Manitombi Singh passed away in Imphal after long illness. He was 39. Manitombi played as a side-back and represented India in two significant tournaments in 2002.
  5. Which institute has bagged the ‘Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2020’ for developing a mechanism for generating electricity from wet clothes left under sunlight to dry?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Jammu
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Jodhpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A group of researchers from IIT Kharagpur has conferred the ‘Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2020’ for developing a mechanism for generating electricity from wet clothes left under sunlight to dry.
  6. With effect from August 1, 2020, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL team appointed which bank as its official retail banking partner?
    A) Au Small Finance Bank Ltd.
    B) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    C) Capital Small Finance Bank Ltd.
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Equitas Small Finance Bank announced that it has been appointed as the official retail banking partner for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL team with effect from August 1, 2020.
  7. Under the initiative called ‘Flipkart Samarth’, the ecommerce company Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme of which state to bring artisans, weavers and craftsmen of the state into mainstream business?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    E-commerce marketplace Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme of the Uttar Pradesh government to bring artisans, weavers and craftsmen into mainstream business.
  8. Researchers from which institute along with Imperial College London, UK, have developed a tailored ‘meta-grid’ of nanoparticles that could make light-emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter, energy-efficient and durable?
    A) IIT Jalandhar
    B) IIT Guwahati
    C) IIT Ropar
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, and Imperial College London, UK, have developed a tailored ‘meta-grid’ of nanoparticles that could make light-emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter, energy-efficient and durable.
  9. FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has signed an agreement with which of the following for collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition?
    A) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    B) Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University
    C) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    D) Indian Council of Agricultural Research
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An agreement was signed between CSIR and FSSAI for collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition.
  10. In August 2020, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) barred banks from opening which accounts for customers who have availed cash credit or overdraft facilities?
    A) Saving Accounts
    B) Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Accounts
    C) Current Accounts
    D) Fixed Deposits
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has barred banks from opening current accounts for customers who have availed cash credit or overdraft facilities, with a view to improve credit discipline.
  11. In August 2020, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) permitted whom to invest in debt instruments through mutual funds without allocating additional charges?
    A) Banks
    B) Non-Bank Financial Institutions
    C) Housing Finance Companies
    D) Financial Services Companies
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    RBI has permitted banks to invest in debt instruments through mutual funds or exchange traded funds without allocating additional charges.
  12. According to a report by Asian Development Bank, Asia-Pacific may see remittance losses of how much amount due the Coronavirus pandemic?
    A) $47.4-62.8 billion
    B) $31.4-62.8 billion
    C) $47.4-54.3 billion
    D) $31.4-54.3 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Asia Pacific, which accounts for a third of the global migrant workforce, is likely to face remittance losses of USD 31.4-54.3 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report.
  13. How much amount has been released by the central government to the states under a scheme to promote mechanization in the agriculture sector?
    A) Rs 376 crore
    B) Rs 553 crore
    C) Rs 872 crore
    D) Rs 619 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre has released Rs 553 crore to states under a scheme to promote mechanization in the agriculture sector.
  14. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and who among the following have proposed to set up a National Clinical Registry for COVID-19?
    A) Indian Council of Medical Research
    B) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    C) Institute Of Economic Growth
    D) Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences have proposed to establish a COVID-19 National Clinical Registry for data collection from 100 hospitals across the country.
    The main objective of this registry is to collect real time clinical data which will help in evidence based clinical practice, research, formulation of guidelines and policy making.
  15. Which government announced new Electric Policy in which it will given an incentive of up to ₹1.5 lakh for new cars?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Delhi
    C) Goa
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi launched the Electric Vehicle Policy for the national capital under which the AAP government will waive registration fee, road tax, and provide an incentive of up to ₹1.5 lakh for new cars.
  16. In August 2020, “Medicine Van” were flagged off for the flood victims of which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Odisha
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda flagged off “Medicine Van” for flood victims of Bihar.
  17. Mobile app named “Awaz-e-Rajouri” has been launched in the district of which state/UT?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In order to improve public Grievances redressal mechanism, Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, Nazir Sheikh, has launched a mobile app “Awaz-e-Rajouri”. The launch of mobile app would improve public grievances mechanism.
  18. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) announced the opening of its first of its kind Training cum Production Center of Silk in which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The far-flung tribal village of Chullyu in Arunachal Pradesh will soon be bustling with spinning and weaving activities with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) set to open the first of its kind Training cum Production Center of Silk in the State.
  19. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the committee by the central government for determination of ceiling rates under a scheme for reimbursement of taxes and duties to exporters?
    A) Sanjay Kumar Sharma
    B) Anil Bhan
    C) G K Pillai
    D) Suraj Chakraborty
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has constituted a three-member committee for determination of ceiling rates under a scheme for reimbursement of taxes and duties to exporters.
    The committee would be chaired by Secretary (retd) G K Pillai.
  20. On the occasion of Handloom Day on 7th August, Union Minister Smriti Irani launched which portal for individual weavers and organisations to get benefitted of the various schemes of the government?
    A) Handloom India
    B) My Handloom
    C) Handloom for All
    D) Handloom Industry
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of the 6th National Handloom Day, Smt Smriti Irani launched the Mobile App & Backend Website for Handloom Mark Scheme (HLM).
    She also inaugurated the ‘My Handloom’ portal for individual weavers and organisations for applying for various benefits under government schemes, handloom marketing assistance and awards.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the constituency of Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani?
    A) Amethi
    B) Bareilly
    C) Udhampur
    D) Bangalore North
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Gurugram
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) New Delhi
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. Where is the HQ of Equitas Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Puri
    B) Chennai
    C) Cuttack
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

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