Current Affairs Quiz: August 16, 2020

Current Affairs 16 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state observes patriot Day on 13th August every year?
    A) Manipur
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Manipur, the Patriots’ Day is being observed commemorating the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war during which many Manipuris sacrificed their lives to safeguard the independence of the State.
  2. ‘Lemon Tree’ singer Trini Lopez who passed away recently hailed from which country?
    A) Russia
    B) Britain
    C) Germany
    D) USA
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mexican American singer Trini Lopez died of coronavirus-related complications in California. He was 83.
  3. ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ is the memoir of whom actress?
    A) Jodie Foster
    B) Sandra Bullock
    C) Sharon Stone
    D) Meryl Streep
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Actor Sharon Stone’s memoir ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ will release in March 2021.she also unveiled the book’s cover.
  4. Sudha Murty, chairperson of which company is among the those awarded the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra Puraskaras?
    A) ITC Ltd.
    B) HCL
    C) Infosys
    D) Wipro
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty and Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses of ITC Ltd, Sivakumar Surampudi are among the winners of the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra Puraskaras.
  5. Suhail Sameer was appointed as the group president of which financial technology firm?
    A) PolicyBazaar
    B) BharatPe
    C) Pine Labs
    D) Mobikwik
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Financial technology firm BharatPe announced appointment of Suhail Sameer as group president.
  6. Which finance company appointed former RBI deputy governor S S Mundra as its non-executive chairman?
    A) Indiabulls Housing Finance
    B) ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd.
    C) L&T Housing Finance Limited
    D) GRUH Finance Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mortgage player Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH) said former RBI deputy governor S S Mundra has been appointed as its non-executive chairman with immediate effect.
    The appointment comes after Sameer Gehlaut stepped down as the executive chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance.
  7. For the accounting year 2019-20, how much surplus amount has been approved by the Reserve Bank of India to be given to the central government?
    A) Rs 44,088 crore
    B) Rs 51,206 crore
    C) Rs 62,543 crore
    D) Rs 57,128 crore
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The RBI Board has approved the transfer of 57,128 crore rupees as surplus to the central government for the accounting year 2019-20.
  8. Which bank teamed-up with Fiserv, Inc., global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions to launch its first independent credit card?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) DCB Bank
    C) South Indian Bank
    D) Karur Vyasya Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Federal Bank, private sector bank in India, has teamed-up with Fiserv, Inc., global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, in a bid to support the launch of the Federal Bank credit card.
  9. Which bank launched a ‘Shaurya KGC Card’ for the armed forces personnel to finance them for agricultural requirements like production of crop, etc.?
    A) Bandhan Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender HDFC Bank has launched a ‘Shaurya KGC Card’ for the armed forces. The Shaurya KGC Card offers a life cover of ₹10 lakh as against ₹2 lakh for an average card. The Shaurya KGC Card will provide armed forces personnel with finance for agricultural requirements like production of crop, post-harvest maintenance and consumption needs.
  10. From which date has the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mandated system-based asset classification for urban co-operative banks (UCBs) with assets of ₹2,000 crore or more?
    A) 30 June 2021
    B) 31 December 2020
    C) 31 March 2021
    D) 31 December 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked urban co-operative banks (UCBs) with assets of ₹2,000 crore or more to implement system-based asset classification from 30 June 2021.
  11. Which space agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey?
    A) ISRO
    B) NASA
    C) SpaceX
    D) Roscosmos
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey.
  12. IN August 2020, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan committed how much amount to expand Unified Champion Schools (UCS) to six countries – India, Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Romania and Rwanda?
    A) USD 10 million
    B) USD 25 million
    C) USD 1 5 million
    D) USD 20 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Special Olympics Bharat announced that Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has committed USD 25 million to expand Unified Champion Schools (UCS) to six countries – India, Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Romania and Rwanda.
  13. Which state/UT government signed a tri-partite agreement to carry out world-class German dual vocational education and training in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of the state?
    A) Goa
    B) New Delhi
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Goa government has signed a tri-partite agreement to carry out world-class German dual vocational education and training in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of the state.
  14. Which state government launched Karma Sathi Prakalpa Scheme to provide soft loans, subsidies to unemployed youth?
    A) Kerala
    B) West Bengal
    C) Nagaland
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of International Youth Day, the West Bengal government launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme under which one lakh unemployed youth would be provided soft loans and subsidies to make them self-reliant.
  15. Which state government launched `YSR Cheyutha’, an entrepreneurship scheme for SC/ST women empowerment?
    A) Kerala
    B) Telangana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched `YSR Cheyutha’, a scheme for ensuring a sustainable livelihood.
    The initiative aims at economic empowerment and self-reliance of women.
  16. Which state/UT government launched the Artificial intelligence for Agricultural Innovation (AI4AI) programme to boost agricultural developments?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Telangana government launched the Artificial intelligence for Agricultural Innovation (AI4AI) programme to boost agricultural developments.
    Telangana has announced the year 2020 to be the Year of AI to accelerate the adoption in various fields.
  17. In which state is a price monitoring and resource unit (PMRU) set up under the aegis of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Odisha
    C) Goa
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government said a price monitoring and resource unit (PMRU) has been set up in Karnataka under the aegis of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
  18. In which city, two over bridges have been named after late Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj?
    A) Patna
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Panipat
    D) Raipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amul Bhatt, the chairman of the committee said that the railway overbridge at Ranip will be named as Atma Nirbhar Gujarat Railway Flyover while the flyover at Income Tax will be named after late Arun Jaitley and the one at Anjali Crossroads will now be called Sushma Swaraj Bridge.
  19. How much worth of Line of Credit has been provided by India to Maldives for the implementation of Greater Male Connectivity Project?
    A) $ 400 million
    B) $ 600 million
    C) $ 500 million
    D) $ 200 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has announced that India will fund the implementation of Greater Male Connectivity Project through a 400 million dollar Line of Credit and 100 million dollar grant.
  20. How much fund has been extended to Antigua and Barbuda and each Caribbean (CARICOM) country by India to combat the COVID-19 outbreak?
    A) $ 5 million each
    B) $ 1 million each
    C) $ 2 million each
    D) $ 4 million each
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has extended an assistance of USD 1 million to Antigua and Barbuda to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
    The same kind of assistance, i.e. USD 1 million, has also been offered to each Caribbean (CARICOM) country.
  21. Which portal has been launched by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh which is a one stop shop online portal that provides access to the vendors to take up items for indigenization?
    A) NEWVEL
    B) DEPSOP
    C) SRIJAN
    D) PHIDEN
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a portal SRIJAN which is a one stop shop online portal that provides access to the vendors to take up items for indigenization.
  22. The first-of-its-kind, Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road Corridor estimated at a cost of Rs 35,000 crore will be completed by which year as announced by Union Minister Jitendra Singh?
    A) 2023
    B) 2025
    C) 2024
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed that work has started on the first-of-its-kind Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road Corridor which will be ready by 2023.
    Estimated to cost over Rs 35,000 crore, the important cities through which this expressway corridor will pass include Jammu and Kathua in J&K, and Jalandhar, Amritsar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana in Punjab.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Fiserv situated?
    A) Germany
    B) Singapore
    C) Italy
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D

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