Current Affairs Quiz: August 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is World Prediabetes Day observed?
    A) August 15
    B) August 13
    C) August 14
    D) August 17
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To spread awareness about Prediabetes and flatten the curve of diabetes, renowned experts & doctors in the field of Endocrinology & Diabetology will come together to mark a first-time global event on August 14 as World Prediabetes Day.
  2. Which UT celebrated its De Jure Transfer day on August 16,2021?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Puducherry
    C) Ladakh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Puducherry celebrated its De Jure Transfer day on August 16,2021. Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly, R. Selvam, paid floral tributes at the memorial erected in Kizhur, a remote hamlet in Puducherry, where the transfer of power took place on the same day in 1962.
  3. When is Partition Horrors Remembrance Day observed in India?
    A) August 14
    B) August 16
    C) August 11
    D) August 15
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A day before he addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. Pakistan celebrates August 14 as its Independence Day.
  4. Which state/UT police launched a first-of-its-kind Drone Forensic Lab and Research Centre with an aim to address the rising concerns of security threat in the country?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    At a time when drones emerge as a major security threat in the country, the Kerala police launched a first-of-its-kind Drone Forensic Lab and Research Centre with an aim to address the rising concerns in this regard.
  5. Which national park became the first national park in the country to equip its forest guards with satellite phones as an anti-poaching measure?
    A) Pench National Park
    B) Keoladeo National Park
    C) Ranthambore National Park
    D) Kaziranga National Park
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP &TR) of Assam, globally feted for being a sanctuary to the one-horned rhino, has become the first national park in the country to equip its forest guards with satellite phones as an anti-poaching measure. BSNL will be the service provider and the park authorities will bear the monthly expenses.
  6. “IndiGau’, India’s first Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) based chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds like Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole etc, is developed by which institute?
    A) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education And Research
    B) Dr.Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences
    C) Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture
    D) National Institute of Animal Biotechnology
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh released “IndiGau’, India’s first Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) based chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds like Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole etc.
    This indigenous chip was developed by the concerted efforts of scientists of National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NAIB), Hyderabad.
    IndiGau is purely indigenous and the largest cattle chip of the world. It has 11,496 markers (SNPs) more than that placed on 777K Illumina chip of US & UK breeds.
  7. Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary situated where has been included in the Ramsar list as wetlands of international importance?
    A) Jhajjar
    B) Rohtak
    C) Rewari
    D) Sonipat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    For the first time, two wetlands in Haryana – Sultanpur National Park in Gurgaon and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar – have been included in the Ramsar list.
    Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary and Wadhvana Wetland in Gujarat have also been included in the list.
  8. Who was awarded the National Youth Award by the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur in Delhi for displaying exemplary leadership qualities?
    A) Arham Khan
    B) Mohammad Azam
    C) Brijesh Gulati
    D) Siddharth Gupta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mohammad Azam from Karimnagar district in Telangana has been awarded the National Youth Award recently by the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur in Delhi for displaying exemplary leadership qualities.
  9. Ashraf Ghani stepped down as president of which country?
    A) Turkey
    B) Oman
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Qatar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after he stepped down from his post following Taliban’s advancement in Kabul. Meanwhile, Vice President Amrullah Saleh has maintained that he will stay in the country.
  10. Who will replace Adi Godrej as the chairman of Godrej Industries Limited (GIL)?
    A) Nadir Godrej
    B) Anand Godrej
    C) Burjis Godrej
    D) Jamshyd Godrej
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Godrej Industries Limited (GIL) Chairman Adi Godrej will step down from the board of Godrej Consumer Products Limited, the company said in a regulatory filing. Nadir Godrej, who is currently the GIL MD, will replace Adi Godrej as the new chairman. The changes will come into effect from October 1, 2021.
  11. Harshit Raja became India’s which grandmaster?
    A) 77th
    B) 69th
    C) 72nd
    D) 64th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India got its 69th Grandmaster in Harshit Raja. The 20-year-old Harshit, who is pursuing a dual degree in economics and finance from the University of Mizzou in the US, got his third and final GM norm at the Biel Masters Open after a draw with Dennis Wagner.
  12. Which bank has signed an MOU with Paralympic Committee of India to become one of the Banking Partners ahead of the Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020?
    A) Central Bank of India
    B) Allahabad Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Public sector Indian Bank stated that has signed an MOU with Paralympic Committee of India to become one of the Banking Partners ahead of the Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020.
  13. Which of the following launched campaign titled #FollowPaymentDistancing to ask consumers to start ‘payment distancing’ and switch to contactless digital payments?
    A) American Express
    B) Mastercard
    C) RuPay
    D) Visa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    RuPay has launched strategic campaign to promote contactless payments, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said. The campaign titled #FollowPaymentDistancing asks consumers to start ‘payment distancing’ and switch to contactless digital payments with RuPay Contactless Cards.
  14. KreditBee partnered with RuPay and which bank to launch ‘KreditBee Card’ to provide the unserved and underserved banking customers, quick and secured access to short-term liquidity?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) RBL Bank
    C) IDFC FIRST Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    KreditBee, one of India’s leading digital lending platforms, entered into the card segment with the launch of ‘KreditBee Card’. The card provides the unserved and underserved banking customers, quick and secured access to short-term liquidity with multiple repayment options, eliminating the need to avail a separate loan. KreditBee has partnered with RuPay and RBL Bank for the launch of this product.
  15. Which of the following created a new advisory group – International Scientific Advisory Group for Origins of Novel Pathogens, or SAGO, – that will develop a global framework to study pathogens with pandemic potential?
    A) World Food Programme
    B) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    C) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    D) World Health Organization
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the next step in the search of the origins of Covid-19 will be the creation of a new advisory group that will develop a global framework to study pathogens with pandemic potential. The International Scientific Advisory Group for Origins of Novel Pathogens, or SAGO, is a new advisory group for WHO, which will be responsible for advising WHO on the development of a global framework
  16. Which ministry launched ‘Son Chiriya’ – a brand and logo – for marketing the products of Urban Self Help Groups (SHGs)?

    A) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    B) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
    C) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    D) Ministry of Home Affairs

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched ‘Son Chiriya’ – a brand and logo – for marketing the products of Urban Self Help Groups (SHGs).
  17. Which state’s pollution control board have been rated the most transparent in disclosing key environment and governance-related information in the public domain?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) West Bengal
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal pollution control boards have been rated the most transparent in disclosing key environment and governance-related information in the public domain.
    These are some key findings of a unique study, titled ‘TRANSPARENCY INDEX: Rating of pollution control boards on public disclosure’, conducted by by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation, which has assessed and ranked the level of transparency in sharing information maintained by 29 state pollution control boards and six pollution control committees in the country.
  18. Which ministry launched an online portal Training for Augmenting Productivity and Services, or TAPAS, to offer massive open online courses (MOOC)?
    A) Ministry of Rural Development
    B) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    C) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    D) Ministry of External Affairs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched an online portal Training for Augmenting Productivity and Services, or TAPAS, to offer massive open online courses (MOOC). TAPAS has been developed by the National Institute of Social Defence (NISD).
  19. On India’s 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of which mission?
    A) National Hydrogen Mission
    B) National Oxygen Mission
    C) National Carbon Mission
    D) National Methane Mission
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) on India’s 75th Independence Day, saying that the aim is to make the country a global hub for the production and export of green hydrogen.
  20. At what cost, Gati Shakti National infrastructure master plan aimed at bringing employment opportunities to the youth and helping develop new economic zones across the country been launched by PM Modi?
    A) Rs 210 lakh crore
    B) Rs 140 lakh crore
    C) Rs 100 lakh crore
    D) Rs 200 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 100 lakh crore Gati Shakti National infrastructure master plan aimed at bringing employment opportunities to the youth and helping develop new economic zones across the country.

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