Current Affairs Quiz: August 15, 2020

Current Affairs 15 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Who is the chairman of the committee constituted by the central government to consider the logistics, ethical aspects of procurement, and administration of COVID-19 vaccine?
    A) SK Sinha
    B) PK Sardana
    C) VK Paul
    D) TK Jain
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre constituted a committee to consider the logistics, ethical aspects of procurement, and administration of COVID-19 vaccine.
    The committee titled National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration has been formed under the chairmanship of Dr VK Paul, who is member (health) at the NITI Aayog.
  2. Which state/UT government signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited to construct a smog tower in Connaught Place following Supreme Court orders?
    A) Delhi
    B) Punjab
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government has signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited to construct a smog tower in Connaught Place following Supreme Court orders.
  3. Which state’s festive sweet dish ‘Khaje’, spicy Harmal Chilli and Myndoli Banana (Moira Banana) have obtained Geographical Indication (GI) tag?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Kerala
    C) West Bengal
    D) Goa
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Goa’s traditional festive sweet dish ‘Khaje’, spicy Harmal Chilli and Myndoli Banana (Moira Banana) has obtained Geographical Indication (GI) tag in last three months, thus giving the local producers exclusive brand protection rights. Earlier, the State’s popular ‘Cashew Feni’ and ‘Khola Red Chilli’, had obtained GI tag.’
  4. Which state government signed an MoU with the National Skill Development Development Corporation (NSDC) for setting up an institute to provide advanced skills training in the state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Goa
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Goa government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Development Corporation (NSDC) for setting up an institute to provide advanced skills training.
  5. In which state Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s basis launched anti-trafficking drive in August 2020?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Bihar
    C) Goa
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s basis launched anti-trafficking drive in Bihar over a webinar hosted by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF).
  6. Which insurance company launched ‘Special Revival Campaign’ to revive lapsed policies?
    A) Life Insurance Corporation
    B) Oriental Insurance
    C) New India Assurance
    D) United India Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC), the country’s largest insurer has launched a special campaign to allow policyholders to revive their lapsed insurance policies in the current corona virus (COVID19) pandemic. The ‘Special Revival Campaign’ campaign would run till 9 October 2020.
  7. What is the name of the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) launched for the Indian Coast Guard from the Coast Guard headquarters at New Delhi in August 2020?
    A) Saarthi
    B) Sushant
    C) Sarthak
    D) Sanchit
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    An offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard was launched and rechristened as “Sarthak” through video conferencing from the Coast Guard headquarters at New Delhi.
    It has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India’.
  8. Which of the following organized “[email protected] Summit – Mission 2022” in August 2020?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) Confederation of Indian Industries
    C) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
    D) Competition Commission of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME), Nitin Gadkari has addressed the “[email protected] Summit – Mission 2022” organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) via video-conferencing.
    The summit was focused on ‘reinventing technology in India’.
  9. In August 2020, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and which other country agreed to establish full diplomatic relations as part of a new peace deal?
    A) China
    B) Iran
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Israel
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    US President Donald Trump announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations as part of a new peace deal.
  10. Which country successfully tested the Arrow 2 ballistic missile interceptor, developed in collaboration with the United States?
    A) Israel
    B) China
    C) USA
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Israel has successfully tested the Arrow 2 ballistic missile interceptor, developed in collaboration with the United States. The Arrow is part of Israel’s multi-tiered missile defense system, from short-range rockets to exospheric ballistic missiles.
  11. Reliance Foundation has partnered with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the W-GDP Initiative, which aims to aims to reduce the gender digital divide in India. What does D stands for in W-GDP?
    A) Distribution
    B) Development
    C) Digital
    D) Discharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Reliance Foundation has partnered with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, which aims to aims to reduce the gender digital divide in India.
  12. Which company in association with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) announced the second Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP 2.0) that would mentor eight teams to foray into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship?
    A) HCL
    B) Wipro
    C) Microsoft India
    D) Dell Technologies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dell Technologies in association with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) announced the second Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP 2.0) that would mentor eight teams to foray into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  13. According to the Bloomberg Index, what is the rank of Mukesh Ambani in terms of richest persons in the world?
    A) 4th
    B) 5th
    C) 3rd
    D) 8th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mukesh Ambani has surged past Europe’s wealthiest man, making him the world’s fourth-richest person. Reliance Industries Ltd.’s chairman is now worth $80.6 billion, after amassing $22 billion this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
    Jeff Bezos, Bil Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg bag first three spots.
  14. Who was appointed as the Director General Naval Operations (DGNO)?
    A) Sujit Desai
    B) Ganesh Rao
    C) Dinesh Tripathi
    D) Deepak Malik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO). On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral in June 2019, Tripathi was appointed the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala.
  15. Who has been selected as the next chairman of public sector steel major Steel Authority of India Limited replacing Anil Chaudhary?
    A) Soma Mondal
    B) Reena Khatri
    C) Gurpreeti Kaur
    D) Suhasi Rano
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Soma Mondal has been selected by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) as the next chairman of public sector steel major Steel Authority of India Limited.
    She will make history with the rare distinction of being the first-ever woman chairperson of the country’s largest steel company.
  16. Who has been appointed as the chairman of think tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) after Isher Judge Ahluwalia stepped down from the position?
    A) Kamna Desai
    B) Pramod Bhasin
    C) Debu Mukherjee
    D) Ravi Nanda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ahluwalia is succeeded by Pramod Bhasin, currently Vice Chair of the Board of Governors. Bhasin is former President & CEO, GE Capital India & Asia.
  17. Book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing,’ is based on whom?
    A) Ram Nath Kovind
    B) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    C) Nirmala Sitharaman
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh released the book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ chronicling M. Venkaiah Naidu in office as the Vice President of India for three years.
  18. GK Menon who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Engineer
    C) Journalist
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran sports journalist GK Menon passed away in suburban Mumbai. He was 93. He worked with the Indian Express and The Times of India and ended his freelance career in the early 1990s.
  19. Poet and _______________ Chunakkara Ramankutty passed away recently.
    A) Director
    B) Journalist
    C) Singer
    D) Lyricist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Poet and lyricist Chunakkara Ramankutty who made a special place in the hearts of music lovers with the romantic hit song ‘Devadaru Poothu’ for the movie ‘Engane Nee Marakkum’ in the year 1983, has passed away. He was ailing for some time with age-related illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Life Insurance Corporation located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Steel Authority of India located?
    A) Gandhinagar
    B) Jaipur
    C) New Delhi
    D) Nasik
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Dell Technologies located?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) UK
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is the HQ of Confederation of Indian Industry located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C

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