Current Affairs Quiz: August 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Name the e-portal launched on tribal health and nutrition.
    A) Utkat
    B) Swasthya
    C) Pamar
    D) Swasth
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda inaugurated the e-portal on tribal health and nutrition named ‘Swasthya’.
    The portal provides all health and nutrition related information of the tribal population of India on a single platform.
  2. After the success of Project Tiger, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of which 2 projects on the occasion of 74th Independence Day?
    A) Project Lion and Project Dolphin
    B) Project Whale and Project Dolphin
    C) Project Cow and Project Dolphin
    D) Project Lion and Project Cow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on 74th Independence Day, announced the launch of Project Lion and Project Dolphin for the conservation of the two endangered species in the country using modern technology.
  3. Across which river in Manipur is the Indian Railways constructing world’s tallest pier bridge?
    A) Barak
    B) Imphal
    C) Ijai
    D) Loktak
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Railways is constructing the world’s tallest pier bridge in Manipur. The bridge which is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney is an engineering marvel because the tallest pier height will be 141 meter.
    The total estimated cost of the bridge is 280 crore rupees, and it will be completed by March 2022.
  4. Which state government launched a special scheme Padhai Tuhar Para Scheme (Education up to your locality) to enable students study in their own neighbourhoods as classes have been suspended?
    A) Assam
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Chief Minister of Chattisgarh announced the launch of a special scheme Padhai Tuhar Para Scheme (Education up to your locality), on Independence Day.
  5. Which state government launched COVID Patient Management System under which the family members of patients will be able to know the status of their patient?
    A) Punjab
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launched COVID Patient Management System. The Chief Minister, inaugurated the system in three COVID Hospitals of Kolkata.
    Under the system the family members of patients will be able to know the status of their patient under treatment at Government Hospitals.
  6. Which state government announced renaming of one of the state’s expressway to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Progressway?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Gwalior-Chambal Expressway will be named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
  7. Which railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as ‘Banaras’ which means ‘bana rahe ras’?
    A) Manduadih railway station
    B) Sarnath Railway Station
    C) Jhinjhak Railway Station
    D) Kakori Railway Station
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Home Ministry has approved the renaming of Manduadih railway station in Uttar Pradesh as ‘Banaras’. The Uttar Pradesh government had sent a request for renaming the railway station in Varanasi district.
  8. Which institute has developed an e-classroom software called “DEEKSHAK” for organizations to conduct online classes?
    A) IIT Ranchi
    B) IIT Kharagpur
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Roorkee
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IIT Kharagpur has developed an e-classroom software called “DEEKSHAK” for organizations to conduct online classes.
    DEEKSHAK is a low bandwidth web-based software that can be accessed using any computer or even on mobile phones.
  9. Navy Ship BNS Sangram, a guided missile stealth corvette, of which country visited Mormugao Port, Goa in August 2020?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Mauritius
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bangladesh Navy Ship BNS Sangram, a guided missile stealth corvette, made a port call at Mormugao Port, Goa. The ship was received by officers from Headquarters Goa Naval Area and the Officiating Defence Advisor at the Bangladesh High Commission in India.
  10. Which drugs manufacturer launched Remdesivir under the brand name Remdac as the “Most Affordable” COVID-19 Drug to treat the patients?
    A) Divis Laboratories
    B) Biocon
    C) Zydus Cadila
    D) Sun Pharmaceutical
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Drug firm Zydus Cadila said it has launched Remdesivir under the brand name Remdac, used to treat patients suffering from severe symptoms of COVID-19, in the Indian market.
    Priced at ₹ 2,800 per 100 mg vial, Remdac is the most economical Remdesivir brand in India.
  11. How much Innovation Challenge Fund has been launched by the UK government in India to support research and development (R&D) proposals to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) £4-million
    B) £3-million
    C) £6-million
    D) £1-million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The UK Government has launched a £3-million Innovation Challenge Fund in India to support research and development (R&D) proposals to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to the economy and the environment.
  12. Which company has partnered with the Central Water Commission (CWC) for flood forecasting initiative across the country?
    A) Facebook
    B) Infosys
    C) Microsoft
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Google in association with the Central Water Commission (CWC) has taken flood forecasting initiative over the past several months, and sent numerous public alerts to people in impacted regions across the country.
  13. Which general insurance company has partnered with BSE Ebix Insurance Broking Private Limited (BSE Ebix) to offer former’s Corona Kavach policy to cover COVID-19 related hospitalization expenses through BSE Ebix?
    A) Shriram General Insurance Company
    B) TATA AIG General Insurance
    C) Universal Sompo General Insurance
    D) Royal Sundaram General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    General Insurance company Universal Sompo General Insurance announced its partnership with BSE Ebix Insurance Broking Private Limited (BSE Ebix) to offer Universal Sompo’s recently launched Corona Kavach cover, a short-term policy to cover COVID-19 related hospitalization expenses through BSE Ebix’s certified Point of Sales Person (PoSPs).
  14. Which sport organization in India has partnered with Sports Authority of India to launch E-Pathshala, a web platform to recognise the creativity and develop interest in the sport?

    A) All India Football Federation
    B) All India Tennis Association
    C) Athletics Federation of India
    D) All India Chess Federation

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The All India Football Federation and Sports Authority of India joined hands to launch E-Pathshala, a web platform to recognise the creativity and “develop interest in football.
  15. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Border Security Force, BSF?
    A) Suresh Nagpal
    B) Rakesh Asthana
    C) GD Bakshi
    D) V S K Kaumudi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    1984 batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana has been appointed as the Director General of Border Security Force, BSF. He will be in the post up to 31st July, 2021, the date of his superannuation.
  16. Which state/UT government has awarded Chief Minister’s special award to Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of World Health Organisation, in recognition of her advisory role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) New Delhi
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief Scientist of World Health Organisation, Soumya Swaminathan conferred with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s special award, in recognition of her advisory role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
  17. Who has been conferred with the Dasaradhi Award for 2020 by the Telangana Government?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Telangana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao honoured well-known poet Tirunagari Ramanujam with the Dasaradhi Award for 2020 at Pragathi Bhavan.
  18. Who has authored the book titled “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020”?
    A) Ravikant Mishra
    B) Suresh Tiwari
    C) Bhupinder Singh Mann
    D) Arjun Subramaniam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled, “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020″ has been authored by Retired Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam. The book portrays the comprehensive account of war and conflict in contemporary India over the past five decades next month.
  19. Nishikant Kamat who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Actor
    C) Journalist
    D) Doctor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nishikant Kamat, the filmmaker who delivered successful films such as Madaari and Drishyam, died of multiple organ failure. He was 50.
  20. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj who passed away in August 2020 was related to which of the following?
    A) Vocalist
    B) Musician
    C) Dancer
    D) Artist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey state of US.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of All India Football Federation situated?
    A) Odisha
    B) Karnataka
    C) New Delhi
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Sports Authority of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Jalandhar
    C) Gurugram
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Universal Sompo General Insurance Company situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Noida
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Border Security Force situated?
    A) Assam
    B) Ladakh
    C) Punjab
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

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