Current Affairs Quiz: August 12, 2021

Current Affairs 12 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which company became the fourth-largest IT company by market cap as per latest figures?
    A) Cognizant
    B) Infosys
    C) HCL
    D) TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HCL Technologies Ltd overtook Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp to become the fourth-most valuable India-centric information technology (IT) services company as the Noida-based company’s market capitalization surpassed Cognizant, underlining the challenges faced by the Nasdaq-listed company under chief executive Brian Humphries. Top – TCS
  2. Indian Navy inked an MoU with which bank to initiate ‘honour first’, a premium banking solution for serving personnel and veterans of the Indian Navy?
    A) South Indian Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) IDFC FIRST Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) FIRST Bank to initiate ‘Honour FIRST’, a premium banking solution for serving personnel and veterans of the Indian Navy.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian PM to chair which debate?
    A) United Nations Environment Programme
    B) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    C) U Nations Security Council
    D) United Nations Economic and Social Council
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level open debate on ‘Enhancing Maritime Security A Case for International Cooperation’ via video conferencing. This would be the first time that an Indian Prime Minister would be presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council.
  4. Which country will host the first Internet Governance Forum in October 2021?
    A) Singapore
    B) India
    C) Chad
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India will host the first Internet Governance Forum in the country that will be planned for three days, starting from October 20, this year. The theme of this year’s meeting is Inclusive Internet for Digital India.
  5. As informed by Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Earth Sciences Ministry will implement Deep Ocean Mission at a total budget of what amount?
    A) Rs 3299 cr
    B) Rs 4198 cr
    C) Rs 3465 cr
    D) Rs 4077 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Earth Sciences Ministry will implement Deep Ocean Mission at a total budget of 4077 crore rupees in the five years. This information was given by Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh said.
  6. Government has set a target of achieving how many watt of Renewable Energy capacity excluding large hydro by December 2022?
    A) 175 Giga Watt
    B) 125 Giga Watt
    C) 220 Giga Watt
    D) 250 Giga Watt
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Minister of New and Renewable Energy and Power R. K. Singh said, the Government has set a target of achieving 175 Giga Watt of Renewable Energy capacity excluding large hydro by December 2022.
  7. The Centre will spend how much amount for a new mission to ensure self-sufficiency in edible oil production?
    A) Rs 7,000 crore
    B) Rs 11,000 crore
    C) Rs 15,000 crore
    D) Rs 12,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre will spend ₹11,000 crore for a new mission to ensure self-sufficiency in edible oil production at a time when India’s dependence on expensive imports has driven retail oil prices to new highs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
  8. In August 2021, Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu released a commemorative postage stamp on whom?
    A) Mananiya Chaman Lal
    B) Nirmala Murthy
    C) Indira Hirway
    D) P. R. Panchmukh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu released a commemorative postage stamp on ‘Mananiya Chaman Lal’ at a public function at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Conference Hall, 6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi.
  9. Who flagged off an initiative to protect kids from cyber bullying after he was appointed as Unicef’s Celebrity Advocate for their global campaign EVAC (Ending Violence Against Children)?
    A) Aamir Khan
    B) Akshay Kumar
    C) Ayushmann Khurrana
    D) Salman Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana was recently appointed as Unicef’s Celebrity Advocate for their global campaign EVAC (Ending Violence Against Children), and he wants to build awareness on a national level about online safety for children in India. The star is flagging off Facebook India and Unicef India’s one-year joint initiative to protect children’s rights.
  10. Which country topped the Global Youth Development Index 2020?
    A) Denmark
    B) Norway
    C) India
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is ranked 122nd on a new Global Youth Development Index measuring the condition of young people across 181 countries, released by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.
    Singapore ranked topmost followed by Slovenia, Norway, Malta and Denmark. Chad, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Niger came last respectively.
  11. What penalty per ATM will banks have to pay from Oct 1, if their ATM machines run out of cash beyond the stipulated time limit?
    A) Rs 10,000
    B) Rs 15,000
    C) Rs 8,000
    D) Rs 18,000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    From October 1, banks will be handed out a flat Rs 10,000 penalty per ATM if their machines run out of cash beyond the stipulated time limit, the RBI said.
  12. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked collateral-free loans to Self Help Groups under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) from Rs 10 lakh to what amount?
    A) Rs 22 lakh
    B) Rs 20 lakh
    C) Rs 18 lakh
    D) Rs 15 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India notified the enhancement of collateral free loans to self-help groups (SHGs) from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  13. NSE IFSC Ltd appointed which of the following as its first official international approved connectivity partner?
    A) MSO
    B) DSO
    C) NSO
    D) BSO
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NSE IFSC Ltd has appointed BSO as its first official international approved connectivity partner.
  14. Who is the author of the book titled ‘The Earthspinner’?
    A) Anuradha Roy
    B) Karishma Rani
    C) Prachi Gupta
    D) Swati Goyal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Award-winning novelist Anuradha Roy’s new book titled ‘The Earthspinner’, will be released on September 03, 2021.
  15. Who is the author of the book titled ‘How The Earth Got Its Beauty’?
    A) Bhavna Seth
    B) Ran Mukerjee
    C) Sudha Murty
    D) Kashvi Gupta
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran writer, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Sudha Murty, has come out with her new book titled ‘How The Earth Got Its Beauty’.
  16. Dr Balaji Tambe who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Naturopathy
    B) Homeopathy
    C) Herbal Medicine
    D) Ayurveda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dr Balaji Tambe, an Ayurveda practitioner and proponent of Yoga, died at a private hospital in Pune following a brief illness, family members said. He was 81.
  17. Which state won seven prestigious national awards in the Van Dhan Vikas Yojana (VDVY) and Minimum Support Price (MSP) schemes for exemplary performance in various categories?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nagaland has bagged seven prestigious national awards in the Van Dhan Vikas Yojana (VDVY) and Minimum Support Price (MSP) schemes for exemplary performance in various categories.
    Nagaland topped in three categories — Best Survey, Best Training and the most number of Van Dhan Vikas Clusters (VDVKCs) established, The North-eastern state also secured third positions in Best Sales Generated at Rs 115,86,000 and Innovation and Creativity.
  18. Who is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of THDC India Limited (THDCIL), a joint venture between NTPC and Uttar Pradesh government?
    A) Vikas Bhalla
    B) BS Bhatt
    C) R K Vishnoi
    D) Rudraksh Khanna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    State-owned THDCIL said R K Vishnoi has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director with immediate effect. THDC India Limited (THDCIL) is a joint venture between NTPC and Uttar Pradesh government.
  19. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) roped in whom for a public awareness campaign to warn people against digital banking frauds?
    A) Lovlina Borgohain
    B) PV Sandhu
    C) Mirabai Chanu
    D) Neeraj Chopra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started a public awareness campaign to warn people against digital banking frauds. For the new campaign, RBI has roped in Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.
  20. Who is named as the first vice-president of Iran?
    A) Ebrahim Raisi
    B) Mohammad Mokhber
    C) Saeed Jalili
    D) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi named Mohammad Mokhber, chairman of a powerful state-owned foundation sanctioned by the United States as his first vice-president.

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