Current Affairs Quiz: August 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released capitalization support funds to the tune of how much amount to over 4 lakh Self Help Groups (SHG)?
    A) Rs. 1625 Crore
    B) Rs. 1435 Crore
    C) Rs. 1905 Crore
    D) Rs. 1875 Crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released capitalization support funds to the tune of Rs. 1625 Crore to over 4 lakh Self Help Groups (SHG). In addition, he released Rs. 25 crore as seed money for 7500 SHG members under the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme of Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Rs. 4.13 crore as funds to 75 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) being promoted under the Mission.
  2. By which year will the central government fortify the rice distributed to the poor as announced by PM Modi?
    A) 2027
    B) 2024
    C) 2026
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will fortify the rice distributed to the poor via different schemes such as Midday Meal in a bid to address the problem of malnutrition. Modi, said whether through ration shops or the Midday Meal scheme, the rice made available under every government programme will be fortified by the year 2024.
  3. Which institute has become the first hospital in India to house a fire station inside the hospital premises?
    A) AIIMS Jodhpur
    B) AIIMS Rishikesh
    C) AIIMS Delhi
    D) AIIMS Mohali
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi, has become the first hospital in India to house a fire station inside the hospital premises, its Director Dr Randeep Guleria said.
  4. Where was the world’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank inaugurated?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Karnataka
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the world’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Pusa in New Delhi.
  5. In which state four new districts named Mohla-Manpur, Sakti, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh and Manendragarh will be created?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Taking the process of decentralisation further in Chhattisgarh, four new districts will be created – namely Mohla-Manpur, Sakti, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh and Manendragarh, while 18 new tehsils will also be formed.
  6. Which of the following launched an online portal ‘My e-Haat’ to empower artisans?
    A) HCL Foundation
    B) Infosys Foundation
    C) TCS Foundation
    D) Wipro Foundation
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HCL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies, launched an online portal, ‘My e-Haat’, to empower artisans and strengthen the value chain of the handicraft sector in the country. Currently, more than 30 partners from eight states with over 600 products are listed on the portal, it said adding that more will be joining from across the country by the end of the year.
  7. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Ramrao: The Story of India’s Farm Crisis’?
    A) Kunal Verma
    B) Jaideep Hardikar
    C) Roshan Lal
    D) Shourabh Chatterjee
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nagpur-based rural journalist Jaideep Hardikar’s new book ‘Ramrao: The Story of India’s Farm Crisis’ has been released recently.
  8. Footballer Gerd Mueller who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Denmark
    B) UK
    C) Germany
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Germany great Gerd Mueller, widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest goalscorers and nicknamed “Bomber der Nation”, has died at the age of 75, his former club Bayern Munich said.
  9. Indian player Chinmoy Chatterjee who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Table Tennis
    B) Cricket
    C) Hockey
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former India defender Chinmoy Chatterjee, who played for the three Maidan heavyweights in his prime in the 1970-80s, died of cardiac arrest at his Khardah residence. He was 68.
  10. Which state/UT government launched PROOF ‘Photographic Record of On-site Facility’ app?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Ladakh
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a bid to bring more transparency and accountability in the governance system, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched PROOF ‘Photographic Record of On-site Facility’ app.
  11. Hakainde Hichilema is appointed as the new president of which country?
    A) Zambia
    B) Albania
    C) Zimbabwe
    D) Egypt
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has defeated incumbent Edgar Lungu in Zambia’s presidential election, the electoral commission said when releasing the final results from 156 constituencies, barring one.
  12. Muhyiddin Yassin stepped down as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Qatar
    C) Turkey
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin has stepped down as prime minister after months of political turmoil culminated in the loss of his majority.
  13. Who won the 19th Spilimbergo Open chess tournament?
    A) Vidit Gujrathi
    B) Arjun Erigaisi
    C) Raunak Sadhwani
    D) Abhimanyu Puranik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Young Indian Grandmaster Raunak Sadhwani emerged winner in the 19th Spilimbergo Open chess tournament with seven points from nine rounds.
  14. India’s javelin ace Neeraj Chopra gained which position as per the latest World Athletics Men’s Javelin Rankings?
    A) 2
    B) 1
    C) 5
    D) 4
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s javelin ace Neeraj Chopra moved up 14 places to become World No. 2 as per the latest World Athletics Men’s Javelin Rankings.

 

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