Current Affairs Quiz: August 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about the mega plan of OSOWOG or a trans-national electricity grid supplying solar power across the globe. What does S stand for in OSOWOG?
    A) Solar
    B) Supply
    C) Sun
    D) Shape
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about the mega plan of “One Sun, One World, One Grid” (OSOWOG) or a trans-national electricity grid supplying solar power across the globe.
    The idea was first floated by Modi in 2018 during the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  2. The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a pilot basis in 6 Union Territories of India. Which of the following is not among them?
    A) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a pilot mode in six Union territories. Under NDHM every Indian will get a health ID that will ease access to medical services in the country.
    The six Union Territories where the mission has been rolled out through a pilot launch are Chandigarh, Ladakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
  3. In which state, the Directorate of Social Welfare launched ‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’- Drug free India campaign of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India to curb the menace of Drug Addiction in the society?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Directorate of Social Welfare launched ‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’- Drug free India campaign of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India with an aim to curb the menace of Drug Addiction in the society.
  4. Who is the head of the 5 member panel formed by the union government to probe into Kozhikode plane crash?
    A) SS Chahar
    B) PD Gaba
    C) KK Goenka
    D) PK Rana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has ordered probe into the Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport. The Investigation of the aircraft crash will be done by a five member team headed by Captain S S Chahar.
  5. Konkurs Missile Test Equipment and Konkurs Launcher Test Equipment launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have been designed and developed by which company?
    A) Bharat Dynamics Limited
    B) Hindustan Aeronautic Limited
    C) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    D) Bharat Electronics Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched Konkurs Missile Test Equipment and Konkurs Launcher Test Equipment, which have been indigenously designed and developed by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
  6. Which ministry launched a three-month campaign on Ayush for Immunity through a webinar?
    A) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    B) AYUSH Ministry
    C) Ministry of Environment and Forests
    D) Ministry of Earth Science
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    AYUSH Ministry has launched a three-month campaign on Ayush for Immunity through a webinar. More than 50,000 people participated in the Webinar.
  7. Which state/UT government achieved first rank in operationalisation of Health and Welfare Centres (HWCs) as per the latest rankings released by the Centre?
    A) Odisha
    B) Kerala
    C) Punjab
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Punjab Government announced that the state achieved first rank in operationalisation of Health and Welfare Centres (HWCs) as per the latest rankings released by the Centre.
  8. Which state government launched “Challenge Entrepreneurship Programme” on the occasion of this year’s Independence Day?
    A) Manipur
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, launched the Arunachal Pradesh Challenge Entrepreneurship Programme on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day.
  9. Which state launched the Yellow Chain, a single window e-commerce platform developed to promote local business and entrepreneurship in the State?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Tripura
    C) Assam
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of 74th Independence Day, Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland launched the Yellow Chain, a single window e-commerce platform developed to promote local business and entrepreneurship in the State.
  10. Which state emerged as the number one investment destination in the country after it received an investment proposal worth Rs 12,000 crore during the last 6 months?
    A) Odisha
    B) Punjab
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Odisha has emerged as the number one investment destination in the country, during the last 6 months the State has received an investment proposal worth Rs 12,000 crore said by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  11. Which state started “Restart Mission” on Independence Day to revive country’s economy?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Tripura
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that a “Task Force” on the economy has been formed to suggest reforms for rejuvenating the economy in the short, medium and long-term.
    Based on the recommendations, the state government will launch the “Restart Meghalaya Mission”.
  12. A project called ‘Nirmanshree’ worth how much amount has been launched by the European Union (EU) in Maharashtra and Odisha for skilling women in housing sector?
    A) 5 million euro
    B) 2 million euro
    C) 1 million euro
    D) 4 million euro
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a major push towards women empowerment, the European Union has launched ‘Nirmanshree,’ a project worth one-million euro to skill women in the housing sector.
    The project will be implemented in four districts of Odisha and Maharashtra and will benefit 3000 women.
  13. Which public sector bank has launched a campaign named ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’ to encourage customers to use digital banking channels?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Bank of Maharashtra
    C) State bank of India
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-owned Punjab National Bank launched a campaign to encourage customers to use digital banking channels.
    Under the campaign ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’, the bank will contribute Rs 5 towards the PM CARES Fund on behalf of each customer conducting the first financial transaction to activate their RuPay Debit card either on point of sale (PoS) or e-commerce platform.
  14. Which bank has partnered Airtel Africa to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services?
    A) Citi Bank
    B) Barclays Bank
    C) Standard Chartered Bank
    D) Bank of America
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Standard Chartered Bank has partnered Airtel Africa to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services.
  15. In August 2020, after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tightened norms for core investment companies (CICs), CICs with assets of over how much amount will have to appoint a chief risk officer (CRO)?
    A) Rs 5,000 crore
    B) Rs 4,000 crore
    C) Rs 8,000 crore
    D) Rs 1,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The new guidelines were based on the recommendations of the Working Group to Review Regulatory and Supervisory Framework for CICs, headed by Tapan Ray, former secretary of the corporate affairs ministry. The report was published by RBI on 6 November 2019.
    According to the revised guidelines, the GRMC will have to analyze material risks to which the group, its businesses and subsidiaries are exposed. CICs with assets of over Rs 5,000 crore will have to appoint a chief risk officer (CRO).
  16. Who won the F1 Grand Prix of Spain 2020?
    A) Max Verstappen
    B) Heikki Kovalainen
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Pastor Maldonado
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton clinched an 88th career victory during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to move within three of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record.
  17. Which country’s cricketer Laura Marsh announced her retirement from all forms of cricket in August 2020?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) Zimbabwe
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    England off-spinner Laura Marsh has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. Marsh had decided to retire from international cricket last December.
  18. Which of the following has appointed G P Garg as executive director (ED)?
    A) SEBI
    B) SIDBI
    C) NABARD
    D) EXIM Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said it has appointed G P Garg as executive director (ED). Prior to his promotion as ED, Garg was Chief General Manager in Sebi and has handled several assignments since joining in January 1994.
  19. Who has written the book, titled “A Bend in Time: Writings by Children on the Covid-19 pandemic”?
    A) Javar Seetharaman
    B) Amrita Pritam
    C) Bijal Vachharajani
    D) Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book, titled “A Bend in Time: Writings by Children on the Covid-19 pandemic”,written by award-winning children’s author Bijal Vachharajani.
  20. Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan who passed away recently was also a ______________.
    A) Sports Journalist
    B) Politician
    C) Businessman
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former cricketer and UP cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan passed away at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon after succumbing to complications brought on by Covid-19. He was 73.
  21. Dr B Siva Kumar who passed away recently was a renowned __________________.
    A) Journalist
    B) Musician
    C) Dancer
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Noted Carnatic musician and renowned veena vidwan Dr B Siva Kumar, senior veena artist of AIR Tiruchirapalli passed away in Trichy. He was 53.
  22. Yadupati Singhania who passed away recently was related to which sport?
    A) Kabaddi
    B) Table Tennis
    C) Hockey
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) president Yadupati Singhania died in Singapore. He was 67.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank situated?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jalandhar
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Standard Chartered situated?
    A) Cape Town
    B) London
    C) California
    D) Male
    View Answer
    Option B

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