Current Affairs Quiz: August 15, 2021

Current Affairs 15 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is World Organ Donation Day observed?
    A) August 13
    B) August 11
    C) August 15
    D) August 14
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    August 13 is observed as World Organ Donation Day to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
  2. Who is the writer of the book titled “Art Cinema And India’s Forgotten Futures: Film And History in the PostColony”?
    A) Rochona Majumdar
    B) Vishakha Pujari
    C) Kriti Khanna
    D) Shrishti Kamra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The new book titled “Art Cinema And India’s Forgotten Futures: Film And History in the PostColony” written by Rochona Majumdar will hit the stands in late September and the book will be published by house Columbia University Press.
  3. Who have been named as ICC Player of the Month for July in men’s and women’s categories respectively?
    A) Glenn Maxwell and Alyssa Healy
    B) Babar Azam and Mithali Raj
    C) Shakib Al Hasan and Stafanie Taylor
    D) Rohit Sharma and Tammy Beaumont
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor named the ICC Player of the Month for July in men’s and women’s categories respectively.
  4. Where will the 130th Edition of Durand Cup Football Tournament held?
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Noida
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    130th Edition of Durand Cup Football Tournament is scheduled to be held at Kolkata, West Bengal from 5th of September to 3rd of October this year.
  5. Unmukt Chand announced his decision to retire from which sport?
    A) Boxing
    B) Cricket
    C) Football
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Unmukt Chand, India’s 2012 U-19 World Cup-winning captain, announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket at the age of 28.
  6. As per the data by government, retail inflation based on consumer price index (CPI) eased to what percent in July?
    A) 6.63%
    B) 5.59%
    C) 6.02%
    D) 5.48%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Retail inflation based on consumer price index (CPI) eased to 5.59 per cent in the month of July as against 6.26 per cent in June, government data showed.
  7. Which of the following partnered with FinBox to offer innovative digital credit products to its merchants?
    A) IIFL Finance
    B) Bajaj Finance
    C) Muthoot Finance
    D) L&T Infrastructure Finance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IIFL Finance has partnered with Bangalore and Gurgaon-based FinBox to offer innovative digital credit products to its merchants.
  8. The Indian Navy participated in the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) military exercise. The exercise was led by which country’s navy?
    A) Germany
    B) USA
    C) UAE
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy participated in the U.S. Navy-led Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) military exercise in 9, to demonstrate its maritime manoeuvres.
  9. Which state government announced to provide interest-free loan up to ₹50,000 to street vendors, people in the age group of 18-40 years working in the service sector and unemployed of urban areas hit by Covid-19-induced financial crisis?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan said it has introduced a scheme to provide interest-free loan up to ₹50,000 to street vendors, people in the age group of 18-40 years working in the service sector and unemployed of urban areas hit by Covid-19-induced financial crisis.
  10. From when has the centre notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibiting manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic (SUP) items?
    A) January 1, 2022
    B) December 31, 2022
    C) July 1, 2022
    D) September 30, 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibiting manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic (SUP) items, including candy sticks, plates, cups and cutlery, from July 1, 2022.
    The thickness of plastic carry bags will be increased from 50 microns to 75 microns from September 30, 2021, and to 120 microns from December 31, 2022, according to the notification dated August 12. This will also allow the plastic carry bags to be reused.

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