Current Affairs Quiz: August 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Former WWE wrestler James ‘Kamala’ Harris who passed away recently hailed from which country?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) UK
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former WWE wrestler James Harris has died at age 70. He was also known as “Kamala”.
  2. Which country declared a state of environmental emergency after a Japanese ship began spilling oil in an area in the country?
    A) China
    B) Mauritius
    C) Iraq
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mauritius’ Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after Wakashio, a Japanese bulker that ran aground off the coast of the island nation, began spilling oil.
  3. Which country announced to construct a standalone war memorial for Indian soldiers killed by Pakistan in 1971?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Mauritius
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government of Bangladesh has decided to construct a standalone war memorial in Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria district, bordering Tripura for the Indian soldiers who were killed by Pakistan during the country’s struggle for Independence in 1971.
  4. What is the name of the portal on Human-Elephant conflict launched on the occasion of World Elephant Day, 2020 by the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar?
    A) SURAKHJUT
    B) SURAKHSYA
    C) SURAKGUT
    D) SURAKMYA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar released document on Best Practices and launched “SURAKHSYA”, a portal on Human Elephant Conflict on the occasion of World Elephant Day, 2020.
    The efforts are in full swing to provide food and water to the animals in the forests itself to deal with the growing human-animal conflict cases.
  5. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated first ever submarine optical fibre cable project for Andaman & Nicobar Islands worth how much amount?
    A) Rs. 1,392 Crore
    B) Rs. 1,929 Crore
    C) Rs. 1,405 Crore
    D) Rs. 1,224 Crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2300 kilometre submarine optical fibre cable network between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the cost of Rs. 1,224 Crore.
  6. In August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched which campaign to free India of garbage and waste?
    A) Gandagi Chodega Bharat
    B) Bharat Banega Swachh
    C) Swachhta Bdhao
    D) Gandagi Bharat Chorho
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a week-long campaign ‘Gandagi Bharat Chorho’ to free India of garbage and waste.
    The campaign will continue till August 15. The rural and urban areas of the country will witness special ‘swachhta’ initiatives during the week.
  7. The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to name its which stadium after the last ruler of erstwhile Patiala state, late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh?
    A) Bathinda International Cricket Stadium
    B) Dhruve Pandove Stadium
    C) Mullanpur Stadium
    D) War Heroes Stadium
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to name its new stadium in Mullanpur after the last ruler of erstwhile Patiala state, late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, who played a Test match for India in 1934.
  8. Which state’s Pollution Control Board signed a ”Memorandum of Agreement” (MoA) with IIT, Delhi for setting up of geographical information system (GIS) based platform for air quality management in the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Bihar
    C) Rajasthan
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Bihar State Pollution Control Board has signed a ”Memorandum of Agreement” (MoA) with IIT, Delhi for setting up of geographical information system (GIS) based platform for air quality management in the state.
  9. Which state launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana on the occasion of World Tribal Day?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Gujarat
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced the launch of Indira Van Mitan Yojana on the occasion of World Tribal Day.
    Under this scheme, groups of youth will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal area of the state and all forest-based economic activities will be conducted through these groups.
  10. Which Municipal Corporation became country’s first to provide forestland right certificates to people of urban area?
    A) Bilaspur
    B) Bhilai
    C) Jagdalpur
    D) Korba
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur has become the first municipal corporation of the country, where people of urban area have been provided forest land right certificates.
  11. In which of the districts of Haryana, anti-bullying campaign is launched to counter the menace of bullying?
    A) Panipat
    B) Panchkula
    C) Faridabad
    D) Rohtak
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the anti-bullying campaign of Faridabad police by unveiling its Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages to flag the problem of bullying at home, in neighbourhood, schools, colleges and workplace.
  12. Which state government signed MoU with the U.S.-based Boston Group for setting up its development centre in one of its districts?
    A) Telangana
    B) Odisha
    C) Mizoram
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government has entered into an understanding with the U.S.-based Boston Group for setting up its development centre in Visakhapatnam.
  13. In August 2020, which of the following received clearance from UIDAI to carry out e-KYC authentication using Aadhaar?
    A) Bombay Stock Exchange
    B) Central Depository Services Limited
    C) National Stock Exchange
    D) National Securities Depository Limited
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Leading depository CDSL said it has received clearance from UIDAI to carry out e-KYC authentication using Aadhaar.
  14. The central government announced the extension of its Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme to larger firms and self-employed people in August 2020. What is the corpus of the scheme?
    A) Rs 41,600 crore
    B) Rs 57,800 crore
    C) Rs 46,200 crore
    D) Rs 32,700 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre has expanded its credit guarantee scheme for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to cover loans given to larger firms, as well as to self-employed people and professionals who have taken loans for business purposes.
    The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme was rolled out in May as part of the Centre’s Aatmanirbhar package in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It has a corpus of ₹41,600 crore.
  15. Which ecommerce company launched its first startup accelerator program ‘Leap’ with the aim to help new and upcoming startups grow, scale, navigate challenges?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Snapdeal
    C) Amazon
    D) Myntra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Flipkart announced the launch of Flipkart Leap the company’s first startup accelerator program with the aim to help new and upcoming startups grow, scale, navigate challenges.
  16. Which formula 1 player won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Valtteri Bottas
    B) Lewis Hamilton
    C) Charles Leclerc
    D) Max Verstappen
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Max Verstappen has become the first non-Mercedes driver to win a race in 2020, the Red Bull racer winning out in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix from the Mercedes pairing of Lewis Hamilton and polesitter Valtteri Bottas after an incredible display at Silverstone.
  17. In August 2020, Walter Martos was sworn in as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Ireland
    B) Peru
    C) Guinea
    D) Haiti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra named retired general Walter Martos, the former defense minister, as the country’s new prime minister as part of cabinet reshuffle over a clash with the opposition-held Congress.
  18. In August 2020, Mohamed Ould Bilal was named as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Grenada
    B) Eritrea
    C) Mauritania
    D) Fiji
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani appointed Mohamed Ould Bilal, the former head of several state agencies, as the new prime minister.
  19. Who has authored the books titled ”Corona Kavithakal”, ”Republic Day 2020” and ”Thus Speaks the Governor” released in August 2020?
    A) Zoramthanga
    B) Lal Thanhawla
    C) Conrad Sangma
    D) PS Sreedharan Pillai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has released ”Corona Kavithakal”, a collection of poems, written by Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai during the lockdown.
    Two more books, ”Republic Day 2020” and ”Thus Speaks the Governor”, written by Pillai, were also released by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajai Lamba through a video message.
  20. With what theme was the World Biofuel Day 2020 observed in India?
    A) Green fuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
    B) Pro-active biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
    C) Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
    D) Production of Biodiesel towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized the webinar with the theme “Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat”. Celebrated every year on 10th August.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is IS Bindra Stadium situated?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Odisha
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mohali, Punjab
  2. Where is the HQ of Central Depository Services Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gurugram
    C) Agra
    D) Meerut
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. What is the capital city of Peru?
    A) Tirana
    B) Lima
    C) Beirut
    D) Tripoli
    View Answer
    Option
  4. What is the capital city of Mauritania?
    A) Maseru
    B) Nouakchott
    C) Bamako
    D) Chisinau
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Currency: Mauritanian ouguiya

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