Current Affairs Quiz: August 11, 2021

Current Affairs 11 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which of the following launched ‘Swavalamban Challenge Fund’ (SCF) in partnership with Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK (FCDO UK)?
    A) NABARD
    B) SIDBI
    C) SEBI
    D) NHB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the principal financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in partnership with Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK (FCDO UK) has launched ‘Swavalamban Challenge Fund’ (SCF).
  2. As per a report prepared by StartupBlink in association with Health Innovation Exchange, UNAIDS, India is at which place in the global coronavirus innovation rankings for countries?
    A) 41
    B) 37
    C) 32
    D) 45
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India fell six spots to the 32nd place in the global coronavirus innovation rankings for countries, as per a report prepared by StartupBlink in association with Health Innovation Exchange, UNAIDS. Top 5 Countries are US, Israel, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland.
  3. Which of the following joined hands with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to create a research ecosystem in the area of insolvency and bankruptcy in the country?
    A) National Stock Exchange
    B) Bombay Stock Exchange
    C) Calcutta Stock Exchange
    D) Cochin Stock Exchange
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Leading stock exchange NSE said it has joined hands with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) for research collaboration.
  4. Which state government’s IT department won the AI Gamechanger Award at the Xperience-AI Summit organised by NASSCOM?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Telangana government’s Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) department has won the AI Gamechanger Award at the Xperience-AI Summit organised by NASSCOM.
  5. Who has been given a three-year extension as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW)?
    A) Sakshi Gupta
    B) Preeti Verma
    C) Rekha Sharma
    D) Meenu Gulati
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Rekha Sharma was given a three-year extension as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW), according to an official order.
  6. Hichem Mechichi, Prime Minister of which country was sacked by its president?
    A) Tunisia
    B) Morocco
    C) Turkey
    D) Algeria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tunisia’s president said he was dismissing the Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and freezing parliament in a major escalation of political feuding in the democratic country following protests in several cities.
  7. Where will the first Bio-Bank of the world in Ayurveda be established?
    A) Pune
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured all help for establishing the first Bio-Bank of the world in Ayurveda at All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi.
  8. When is World Lion Day observed?
    A) August 11
    B) August 10
    C) August 10
    D) August 6
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Lion Day is celebrated annually throughout the world on August 10 as a day to commemorate the ‘king of the jungle’ and raise awareness about the need for its conservation.
  9. What is the theme for World Biofuel Day 2021?
    A) Biofuels: the future of energy
    B) Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
    C) Biofuels for Sustainability and Rural Income
    D) The promotion of biofuels for a better environment
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    August 10 marks World Biofuel Day, which is observed annually. The theme for World Biofuel Day 2021 is based on “the promotion of biofuels for a better environment.
  10. Which of the following collaborated with UNICEF India to launch a one-year joint initiative to end violence against children with a special focus on online safety?
    A) Instagram
    B) Facebook
    C) Google
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    UNICEF India and Facebook launched a one-year joint initiative to end violence against children with a special focus on online safety.
  11. Saranya Sasi who passed away was actress in which cinema?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Tamil
    C) Telugu
    D) Bengali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Malayalam actress Saranya Sasi, who worked predominantly in televisions shows, died at the age of 35 in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  12. Which country in-a-first has granted a patent to DABUS, an artificial intelligence system?
    A) South Africa
    B) Brazil
    C) Belgium
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a world first, South Africa grants a patent to an artificial intelligence system. DABUS (which stands for “device for the autonomous bootstrapping of unified sentience”) is an AI system created by Stephen Thaler, a pioneer in the field of AI and programming. The system simulates human brainstorming and creates new inventions.
  13. Which day will be observed as ‘Javelin Throw Day’ in India to honour Neeraj Chopra’s first historic Olympic gold?
    A) August 7
    B) August 8
    C) August 9
    D) August 6
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) decided to name August 7 as ‘Javelin Throw Day’ in India to honour Neeraj Chopra’s first historic Olympic gold. The javelin thrower bagged the gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on August 7.
  14. Which state government has appointed Team India’s hockey player Vandana Katariya as the brand ambassador of the state’s Department of Women Empowerment and Child Development?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Assam
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has appointed Team India’s hockey player Vandana Katariya as the brand ambassador of the state’s Department of Women Empowerment and Child Development.
  15. Who has authored her debut novel named ‘A Death In Shonagachhi’?
    A) Kumari Rani
    B) Rijula Das
    C) Renuka Kamra
    D) Vidisha Rana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rijula Das’ debut novel, ‘A Death In Shonagachhi’ has been released recently.
  16. Who is the author of the book titled “The Year That Wasn’t – The Diary of a 14-Year-Old”?
    A) Kirti Sachdeva
    B) Srishti Gaba
    C) Brisha Jain
    D) Shruti Joshi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has launched the book titled “The Year That Wasn’t – The Diary of a 14-Year-Old”, which is penned by Kolkata girl Brisha Jain.
  17. How much amount has been transferred to over 9.75 crore beneficiaries farmers as 9th installment under the government’s PM-KISAN scheme?
    A) Rs 19,500 crore
    B) Rs 13,900 crore
    C) Rs 16,800 crore
    D) Rs 15,400 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually transferred about Rs 19,500 crore to over 9.75 crore beneficiaries farmers under the government’s PM-KISAN scheme. With this, the government has so far transferred nine installments amounting around Rs 1.57 lakh crore to farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.
  18. Kasargod Patnashetti Gopal Rao who passed away was related to which war?
    A) 1965
    B) 1869
    C) 1976
    D) 1971
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Commodore Kasargod Patnashetti Gopal Rao, a 1971 war hero and recipient of the Mahavir Chakra, breathed his last said sources in the defence. He was 94.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Tunisia?
    A) Krone
    B) Dollar
    C) Zloty
    D) Dinar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Capital: Tunis.. Currency: Tunisian dinar
  2. Where is the HQ of National Commission for Women situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bhopal
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Kolkata
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. Where is National Stock Exchange of India situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
  5. Where is the HQ of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) situated?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Jaipur
    C) Surat
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option A

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