Current Affairs Quiz: August 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. NITI Aayog partnered with which of the following to launch Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based module for school students?
    A) ASSOCHAM
    B) NABARD
    C) Confederation of Indian Industry
    D) Nasscom
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with IT industry body Nasscom launched an artificial intelligence-based module for school students to empower youngest minds and drive innovations in the country to the next level.
  2. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) launched flood and heavy rain warning system for which city in August 2020?
    A) Guwahati
    B) Kolkata
    C) Bhubaneshwar
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have launched a Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) for Guwahati to alert local authorities about flash floods and/or heavy rainfall.
  3. NSE joined hands with which institute to offer platform for investor education?
    A) IIM Ahmedabad
    B) IIM Indore
    C) IIM Bangalore
    D) IIM Kozhikode
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Stock Exchange (NSE) announced the launch of a digital learning platform for investor education. The platform, an online investor education resource centre, has been developed jointly by NSE Investor Protection Fund Trust and IIM Bangalore.
  4. Which state/UT government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bloomberg Philanthropies, joining 30 world cities in the initiative for global road safety?
    A) Kerala
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government, in a bid to enhance road safety in the national capital signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bloomberg Philanthropies, joining30 world cities in the initiative for global road safety.
  5. Which institute has developed a first-of-its-kind UVGI-based room disinfection device ‘UVSAFE’?
    A) IIT Ropar
    B) IIT Ranchi
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Roorkee
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, said it has developed a first-of-its-kind UVGI-based room disinfection device ‘UVSAFE’, which harnesses the germicidal effects of UV-C radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria including corona viruses.
  6. Which public sector bank introduced “KCC (Kisan Credit Card) Review option” on its digital agricultural solution platform to enable farmers to access their KCC limit in four clicks?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Canara Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI) has introduced “KCC (Kisan Credit Card) Review option” on its digital agricultural solution platform, YONO Krishi, to enable farmers to access their KCC limit in four clicks.
  7. According to the United Nations, about how much percent of schools worldwide entered the COVID-19 pandemic lacking basic soap-and-water hand-washing facilities?
    A) 43%
    B) 27%
    C) 54%
    D) 59%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Some 43 percent of schools worldwide entered the COVID-19 pandemic lacking basic soap-and-water hand-washing facilities, the UN said, deeming it a key condition for schools to reopen safely.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that 818 million children were affected, putting them at increased risk of being infected with COVID-19 and other transmittable diseases.
  8. In August 2020, India signed an MoU with which country on space cooperation?
    A) Israel
    B) Nigeria
    C) Canada
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Nigeria signed an agreement on space cooperation at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said.
  9. Which state emerged at the top of list of states in implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the ranking of the states released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Odisha has retained its top position in implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
  10. As announced by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, by when India will achieve zero road accident fatalities?
    A) 2025
    B) 2028
    C) 2035
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is working to achieve zero road accident fatalities by 2030, said Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.
    World Bank and ADB have committed ₹7,000 crore each for this campaign.
  11. By which year the New Education Policy (NEP) aims to have 100% gross enrolment in schools?
    A) 2035
    B) 2030
    C) 2028
    D) 2032
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Tamil Nadu, the webinar on New Education Policy organized by the Rural Outreach Bureau, Government of India in Thanjavur, emphasized the fact that the policy primarily aims at ensuring 100 per cent gross enrolment in schools by 2030.
  12. On the eve of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched NDHM in which every Indian citizen will have health Ids. What does D stand for in NDHM?
    A) Digital
    B) Destination
    C) Demand
    D) Disease
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). Every Indian will have an Aadhar like ID card containing all relevant information about his/her medical conditions and treatments and tests.
  13. Which state/UT celebrated its 59th anniversary of the “De-Jure”day on 16th August?
    A) Puducherry
    B) Daman and Diu
    C) West Bengal
    D) Chhatisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Territory of Puducherry celebrated its 59th anniversary of the “De-Jure”day on 16th August.
  14. In August 2020, which player along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from International Cricket?
    A) Yuvraj Singh
    B) Suresh Raina
    C) KL Rahul
    D) Rohit Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Indian Cricket Team Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from International Cricket. In a social media post, he thanked everyone for their immense support and love throughout his career.
    Suresh Raina, another Indian Cricketer has also announced his retirement from International Cricket.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies) located?
    A) Pune
    B) New Delhi
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bhopal
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) located?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Haryana
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Bloomberg Philanthropies situated?
    A) USA
    B) Canada
    C) UK
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is the HQ of NSE (National Stock Exchange of India Limited) located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Nasik
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option A

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