Current Affairs Quiz: August 13, 2021

Current Affairs 13 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. In which state is Aadi Pooram celebrated?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Aadi Pooram is celebrated in Tamil Nadu albeit in a subdued manner due to the Pandemic Restrictions. Aadi Pooram is also celebrated as the birth day of Andal, a famous Tamil Poet of Vaishnavite sect.
  2. The first ever naval exercise named ‘Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021’ is conducted between Indian Navy and which country’s navy?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Oman
    C) Qatar
    D) Afghanistan
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Saudi Arabia are all set to conduct their first-ever naval exercise, in reflection of their growing defence and military cooperation, officials said. Indian Navy’s guided-missile destroyer INS Kochi reached Saudi Arabia for the ‘Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021’ exercise.
  3. Where did the ‘Quad countries’ India, US, Australia and Japan caried out Malabar exercise?
    A) Mediterranean Sea
    B) Persian Gulf
    C) Indian Ocean
    D) Arabian Sea
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    With an emphasis on “open, inclusive Indo-Pacific and a rules-based international order”, the ‘Quad countries’ India, US, Australia and Japan will come together with two aircraft battle groups and a plethora of air power to carry out the complex second phase of the Malabar exercise in the Northern Arabian Sea.
  4. Asian Development Bank signed up with which of the following for a green housing initiative in India aiming to reduce carbon emissions and conserve water and energy?
    A) LIC Housing Finance
    B) IIFL Home Finance
    C) Indiabulls
    D) GIC Housing Finance
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Asian Development Bank has embarked on a green housing initiative in India aiming to reduce carbon emissions and conserve water and energy. The multilateral development body has tied up with low cost housing financier IIFL Home Finance towards this end.
  5. Which bank introduced a unique programme ‘Equitech’ to help budding fintech entrepreneurs to be mentored by industry experts and venture capitalists?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) AU Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) Capital Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd. (ESFB) has introduced an unique programme ‘Equitech’ (Equitas Fintech Accelerator Programme) to help budding fintech entrepreneurs to be mentored by industry experts and venture capitalists.
  6. Which bank has been accredited by the RBI to be an agency bank to carry on banking transactions of the central and state governments?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) Bandhan Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    RBL Bank said it has been accredited by the RBI to be an agency bank to carry on banking transactions of the central and state governments.
  7. In August 2021, NABARD sanctioned how much amount under RIDF assistance to Government of Goa?
    A) Rs 126.99 cr
    B) Rs 171.09 cr
    C) Rs 143.28 cr
    D) Rs 188.81 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NABARD has sanctioned loans worth ₹ 188.81 crore for Construction of Super Speciality Block, Bambolim and Enhancement of Solid Waste Treatment Plant, Saligao under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to the Government of Goa for various Social infrastructure Projects in the State, taking the cumulative sanctions to ₹ 217.72 crore during 2021-22.
  8. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) tied up with which of the following to launch ‘Digital Prayaas’, an App based end to end digital lending platform?
    A) BigBasket
    B) Big Bazaar
    C) Grofers
    D) Dmart
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched ‘Digital Prayaas’, an App based end to end digital lending platform, whereby loan sanction will be accorded to aspiring entrepreneurs from the bottom of the pyramid by the end of the day.
    Further, to cater to the aspiring youth in urban areas, SIDBI tied up with a major aggregator — BigBasket — to on board its delivery partners across the country and provide loans at an affordable interest rate for purchase of environment friendly e-Bikes and e-Vans.
  9. What is the theme of International Youth Day 2021?
    A) Youth Engagement for Global Action
    B) The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production
    C) Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health
    D) Transforming education
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Observed annually on 12th August, the International Youth Day reminds the international community of youth issues and celebrates their potential as global partners.The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health’.
  10. When is World Elephant Day observed?
    A) August 8
    B) August 6
    C) August 12
    D) August 11
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.
  11. Who is the editor of the book titled ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’?
    A) KJ Alphons
    B) K. Surendran
    C) A. N. Radhakrishnan
    D) MT Ramesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, released the book titled ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’. editor of the book, Shri K.J. Alphons.
  12. Which city has been declared as the first Water Plus city of the country by the central government?
    A) Ranchi
    B) Indore
    C) Bhubaneshwar
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cleanest city of the country Indore has now been declared as the first Water Plus city of the country. The results were released by the Central Government.
  13. Which state government announced Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Information Technology (IT)?
    A) Assam
    B) Punjab
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna as Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, the Maharashtra government announced Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Information Technology (IT).
  14. B.D. Mishra, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, has ben given additional charge of which state?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Sikkim
    C) Tripura
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Mizoram, Brig (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has assumed additional charge of Governor of the state. He is also the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  15. Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad has been given the additional charge of which state?
    A) Manipur
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Assam
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad was given the additional charge of Manipur in addition to his own duties, during the absence on leave of Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, Governor of Manipur.
  16. Who is appointed as the brand ambassador of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd?
    A) Armaan Ebrahim
    B) Arjun Maini
    C) Narain Karthikeyan
    D) Karun Chandhok
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has assigned Padma Shri Awardee and India’s first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan as its brand ambassador.
  17. India with which country signed an agreement on monsoon data analysis and cooperation to improve weather forecasts in the region?
    A) Germany
    B) USA
    C) Canada
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian and American bodies have signed an agreement on monsoon data analysis and cooperation to improve weather forecasts in the region.

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