Current Affairs Quiz: August 14, 2021

Current Affairs 14 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is International Left Handers Day observed?
    A) August 9
    B) August 13
    C) August 18
    D) August 11
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Left Handers Day is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of left-handed individuals.
  2. Player Gopal Bhengra who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Golf
    B) Football
    C) Badminton
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former international hockey player Gopal Bhengra breathed his last after prolonged illness. He was 75.
  3. Which country test fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Afghanistan
    C) UAE
    D) Oman
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi which can strike targets up to 290 kilometres, the army said.
  4. Which Indian team won the prestigious National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-Corps) Teams Award in the United States?
    A) Myra
    B) Rashant Innovation
    C) Throttle Motors
    D) SoftWorthy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SoftWorthy has been conferred the prestigious National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-Corps) Teams Award in the United States.
  5. In August 2021, India’s total installed renewable energy generation capacity crossed what mark?
    A) 100 GW
    B) 150 GW
    C) 200 GW
    D) 300 GW
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s total installed renewable energy generation capacity crossed 100 GW mark and the country is fourth in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity.
  6. Which state government renamed the ‘Kakori Kand’ to ‘Kakori Train action’ as the word ‘Kand’ denotes a sense of insult to this incident under India’s Independence struggle?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh government has renamed the ‘Kakori Kand’ to ‘Kakori Train action’ as the word ‘Kand’ denotes a sense of insult to this incident under India’s Independence struggle, said the UP government officials.
  7. Where did the Indian Air Force (IAF) build one of the world’s highest mobile air traffic control (ATC) towers?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Sikkim
    D) Ladakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a major breakthrough, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has built one of the world’s highest mobile air traffic control (ATC) towers at the Advanced Landing Ground in Ladakh’s Nyoma area.
  8. From which district did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY) by handing over LPG connections?
    A) Prayagraj
    B) Jhansi
    C) Mahoba
    D) Banda
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY) by handing over LPG connections, at Mahoba Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing.
  9. Tamil Nadu Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which country to procure 2,500 buses for public transport?
    A) Germany
    B) Poland
    C) Canada
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tamil Nadu Government is in consultation with Germany to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to procure 2,500 buses for public transport.
  10. Which state became the first state to recognise Community Forest Resource Rights in an urban area?
    A) Assam
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chhattisgarh became the first state to recognise Community Forest Resource Rights in an urban area, with the state government recognising rights of residents of Dhamtari district over 4,127 hectares of forests.
  11. Which state/UT government became the first in the country to launch the transport department’s ‘faceless’ services to bring all transport-related services online?
    A) Telangana
    B) Puducherry
    C) Karnataka
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the transport department’s ‘faceless’ services. With this, Delhi will become the first state in the country to bring all transport-related services online, thereby allowing people save time and money spent on visiting MLOs
  12. Which of the following became the first Indian cryptocurrency exchange to enter the unicorn club with a $90-million (Rs 668-crore) series-C funding round?
    A) CoinDCX
    B) Coinbase
    C) WazirX
    D) Binance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    CoinDCX has become the first Indian cryptocurrency exchange to enter the unicorn club with a $90-million (Rs 668-crore) series-C funding round. The fund-raise was led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital.
  13. Agritech start-up Arya tied up with which bank for commodity financing?
    A) Standard Chartered Bank
    B) SBM Bank
    C) HSBC India
    D) Citi Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Agritech start-up Arya said it has tied up with SBM Bank India for commodity financing. SBM Bank India is part of Mauritius-based SBM group.
  14. NABARD and Jammu & Kashmir Gramin Bank (JKGB) signed MoU with which bank for financing of 1000 Joint Liability Groups (JLGs)?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In order to give boost to flow of credit in UT of J&K, Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on Financing of 1000 Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) was signed and exchanged between NABARD, J&K and State Bank of India (SBI) and Jammu & Kashmir Gramin Bank (JKGB).
  15. Who has written the biography of Zohra Sehgal titled “Zohra! A Biography In Four Acts”?
    A) Preeti Mittal
    B) Rakhi Joshi
    C) Ritu Menon
    D) Shweta Sawant
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ritu Menon’s new book titled “Zohra! A Biography In Four Acts” has been released recently. The book is a Biography of Zohra Segal who has worked on stage, in film, and on television, and was successful abroad when few Indian actors were.
  16. Which airport has been named the world’s best airport on Skytrax’s annual ranking?
    A) Hamad International Airport
    B) Singapore Changi Airport
    C) Tokyo Haneda Airport
    D) Narita International Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Doha’s Hamad International Airport has been named the world’s best airport on Skytrax’s annual ranking, snatching the top position from Singapore’s Changi Airport.
  17. Who has been roped in by cashify as its first brand ambassador to promote its products and services?
    A) Vicky Kaushal
    B) Raj Kumar Rao
    C) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    D) Ayushmann Khurana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cashify has roped in National Award winner Bollywood actor Raj Kumar Rao as its first brand ambassador to promote its products and services across offline and online mediums.
  18. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)?
    A) Kamlesh Kumar Pant
    B) Ravi Kumar Pandit
    C) Shivraj Dhaiya
    D) Vikram Bhanu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet appointed Kamlesh Kumar Pant, a 1993-batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre as the new chairman of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), under a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected.
  19. Ajay Kumar Bhalla has been given a one-year extension for which post?
    A) Union Education Secretary
    B) Union Corporate Affairs Secretary
    C) Union Home Secretary
    D) Union Finance Secretary
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla was given a one year extension beyond his present tenure that was to end next week, according to an official order from the Personnel Ministry.
  20. Ten major lenders, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Canara Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, have for the first time joined hands to set up an online platform for trading of corporate loans in the secondary market called SLMA. What does A stand for in SLMA?
    A) Auction
    B) Arrangement
    C) Access
    D) Association
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ten major lenders, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Canara Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, have for the first time joined hands to set up an online platform for trading of corporate loans in the secondary market.
    Called the Secondary Loan Market Association (SLMA), it has been formed on the recommendation of the Reserve Bank of India’s Task Force on the Development of Secondary Market for Corporate Loans.
    Kotak Mahindra Bank, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank are also its members.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Noida
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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