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Current Affairs 12 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. In August 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the NIP Online Dashboard, a one-stop solution for all stakeholders looking for information on infrastructure projects in the country. What does I stand for in NIP?
    A) Infrastructure
    B) Investment
    C) Information
    D) Intelligence
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) Online Dashboard, a one-stop solution for all stakeholders looking for information on infrastructure projects in the country.
    The online dashboard is being hosted on the India Investment Grid (IIG).
  2. Where did the Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launch ICAR’s (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) data recovery centre – Krishi Megh?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Patna
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched ICAR’s data recovery centre – Krishi Megh. The move is aimed at protecting the precious data of the government’s premier research body Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
    It has been set up at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) in Hyderabad.
  3. In August 2020, which of the following ministries of the Union Government announced developing of Freedom Fighters Museums?
    A) Customer Grievances MInistry
    B) Civil Aviation Ministry
    C) Home Ministry
    D) Tribal Affairs Ministry
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tribal Affairs Ministry is developing “Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums dedicated to the contributions of the tribal people in India to the freedom struggle.
  4. Where is the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission Academy’, an IVR-based training course with modules on Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus programme being launched?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Jharkhand
    C) New Delhi
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission Academy’, an IVR-based training course with modules on Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus programme in New Delhi, as part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign Gandagi Mukt Bharat.
  5. Where did the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced setting up of 10,500 health and wellness centers?
    A) Telangana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that about 10,500 health and wellness centers are to be built in Madhya Pradesh, out of which 2986 centers have been constructed so far.
  6. Which state announced to launch a sero survey in the state to gauge the penetration of COVID-19 in the population and monitor its transmission trend?
    A) Haryana
    B) Kerala
    C) Karnataka
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Haryana’s Health Minister Anil Vij said the government will soon launch a sero survey in the state to gauge the penetration of COVID-19 in the population and monitor its transmission trend.
  7. Where did the massive online Integrated Multidisciplinary Professional Advancement Course for Teachers (IMPACT) training programme launched?
    A) Kanpur
    B) Srinagar
    C) Karnal
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a massive online Integrated Multidisciplinary Professional Advancement Course for Teachers (IMPACT) training programme commenced in Srinagar under Samagra Shiksha.
  8. India signed a contract for development with which country for the development of five eco-tourism zones in one of the cities of the later country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Kazakhstan
    D) Maldives
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and Maldives signed a contract for development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll of the island nation. These eco tourism zones are part of grant projects being implemented under the High-Impact Community Development project (HICDP) scheme which involves a total grant assistance of 5.5 million US dollars to the Maldives.
  9. Which country became the first to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declared it ready for use?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) USA
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Russia became the first country in the world to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international scepticism.
  10. After Nitin Menon’s promotion to the elite panel of the ICC, which Indian umpire has been included in ICC’s international panel of umpires?
    A) Chettithody Shamshuddin
    B) Krishnamachari Srinivasan
    C) Pashchim Pathak
    D) KN Ananthapadmanabhan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s KN Ananthapadmanabhan has been included in ICC’s international panel of umpires following compatriot Nitin Menon’s promotion to the elite panel.
  11. Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected as the President of which country?
    A) Madagascar
    B) Kenya
    C) Belarus
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Election officials in Belarus say the country’s longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term, taking over 80% of the votes
  12. Prime Minister Hassan Diab of which country resigned in August 2020?
    A) Lebanon
    B) Jamaica
    C) Italy
    D) Kosovo
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has resigned from his post in the wake of major blast in Beirut that has triggered public outrage.
  13. Who is conferred with the MS Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2019?
    A) BH Bhanu
    B) RS Paroda
    C) JK Pal Singh
    D) MK Pithani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Rotary Club of Madras East has conferred the MS Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2019 upon RS Paroda the Founder Chairman of the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS), New Delhi
  14. Rahat Indori, famous Urdu poet and __________ passed away recently.
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Doctor
    D) Lyricist
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Noted Urdu poet and lyricist Rahat Indori died of cardiac arrest in Indore He was also tested positive for COVID-19. He was 70. With a 50-year career in poetry, Indori was known for the lyrics of hit films like Munnabhai MBBS, Kareeb, Ghatak and Ishq.
  15. What is the theme of the International Youth Day 2020?
    A) Youth Engagement for Global Action
    B) Transforming education
    C) Safe Spaces for Youth
    D) Youth Building Peace
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Youth Day is celebrated each year on 12th August.
    The theme of this year is ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council situated?
    A) Sydney, Australia
    B) Harare, Zimbabwe
    C) Dubai, UAE
    D) Cape Town, South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. What is the capital city of Belarus?
    A) Tirana
    B) Baku
    C) Quito
    D) Minsk
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Currency: Ruble
  3. What is the currency of Lebanon?
    A) Dollar
    B) Peso
    C) Pound
    D) Rupiah
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Capital: Beirut

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