Current Affairs Quiz: August 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state/UT government unveiled ‘KARKHANDAR’ scheme to give a fresh impetus to the training in handicraft sector?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Delhi
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a significant development, the J & K Government issued orders for giving a fresh impetus to the training in handicraft sector in the UT by unveiling the ‘KARKHANDAR’ scheme which is a unique concept as far the upliftment of artisans and weavers through training is concerned.
  2. The book titled “The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan” is co-written by Sujata Prasad and whom?
    A) Roshan Prasad
    B) Vijay Prasad
    C) Krishna Prasad
    D) Bimal Prasad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan” is going to be released on August 23, 2021. the book has been written by historian Bimal Prasad and author Sujata Prasad.
  3. The Godfather of Sudoku, Maki Kaji, passed away recently. He hailed from which country?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Singapore
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Godfather of Sudoku, Maki Kaji, passed away at the age of 69, due to bile duct cancer.
  4. FMCG firm Amway India appointed whom as the brand ambassador for Amway and its Nutrilite range of products?
    A) PV Sandhu
    B) Neeraj Chopra
    C) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
    D) Ravi Kum Dahiya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Direct selling FMCG firm Amway India announced that it has appointed Olympian Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as the brand ambassador for Amway and its Nutrilite range of products.
  5. Who is named as the brand ambassador of adventure tourism in Kerala?
    A) Lovlina Borgohain
    B) Bajrang Punia
    C) P.R. Sreejesh
    D) Ravi Kum Dahiya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Olympian P.R. Sreejesh will be made brand ambassador of adventure tourism in Kerala. The feasibility of operating a solar boat in Muziris would be probed.
  6. The Reserve Bank of India has created a composite FI-Index. What does F stand for in FI?
    A) Fixed
    B) Finance
    C) Fully
    D) Financial
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has created a composite Financial Inclusion Index (FI-Index) to capture the extent of financial inclusion across the country.
  7. Which bank in association with the Karnataka government, launched ‘Farmer Registration and Unified Beneficiary Information System’ (FRUITS) portal?
    A) Indian Bank
    B) Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), in association with the Karnataka government, has launched ‘Farmer Registration and Unified Beneficiary Information System’ (FRUITS) portal.
  8. Which bank has introduced ‘Green & Sustainable Deposits’ to safeguard the environment from climate change?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Leading mortgage lender HDFC has announced the introduction of ‘Green & Sustainable Deposits’ to safeguard the environment from climate change.
  9. Which insurance company launched a new-age protection solution ‘eShield Next’, an individual, non-linked, non-participating, life insurance pure risk premium product?
    A) SBI Life Insurance
    B) Max Life Insurance
    C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    D) Kotak Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBI Life Insurance has launched a new-age protection solution ‘SBI Life eShield Next’, an individual, non-linked, non-participating, life insurance pure risk premium product.
  10. PayNearby partnered with Visa and which bank to launch SoftPoS and mPoS for its over 1.5 million retail network?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) City Union Bank
    C) Federal bank
    D) Karur Vysya Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    PayNearby said it has partnered with Visa and RBL Bank to launch SoftPoS and mPoS for its over 1.5 million retail network.
  11. Where did General Insurance Corporation (GIC Re) shut down its office and decided to carry out its operations from the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in India?
    A) Hong Kong
    B) Kathmandu
    C) Dubai
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    General Insurance Corporation (GIC Re) has said that it has had to shut down its Dubai office as its licence was not renewed by the Dubai authority. Following this, the corporation has decided to carry out its operations from the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in India.
  12. Which bank topped the PSU banks chart in terms of loan, saving deposit growth in Q1 of current financial year (FY22)?
    A) Central Bank of India
    B) Bank of India
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    State-owned Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has emerged as the top performer among public sector lenders in terms of loan and savings deposit growth during the first quarter of the current financial year.
    It was followed by Punjab & Sind Bank which posted 10.13 per cent growth in advances with aggregate loans at Rs 67,933 crore at the end of June 2021.
  13. Which state has become the first in India to provide digital Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the state to provide them free treatment?
    A) Odisha
    B) Karnataka
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced to provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the state under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana on the occasion of 75th Independence Day.
  14. A package of about how much amount has been announced by the Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for the infrastructure development in health sector of North Eastern states?
    A) Rs 1400 crore
    B) Rs 1900 crore
    C) Rs 1300 crore
    D) Rs 1700 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has announced a package of more than 1300 crore rupees for the infrastructure development in health sector of North Eastern states.
  15. Which city was the world’s most polluted city in 2020 according to a report prepared by British company HouseFresh?
    A) Hotan
    B) Ghaziabad
    C) Manikganj
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad was adjudged the second most polluted city out of the 50 ‘most polluted cities’ in the world in 2020 by a report prepared by British company HouseFresh. Ghaziabad reported an average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 2.5 particulate matter (PM) in 106.6µg/m3, the report said.
    The report stated that China’s Hotan province is the most polluted city in the world
  16. Total number of houses sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) has reached what number?
    A) 1.65 crore
    B) 1.09 crore
    C) 1.76 crore
    D) 1.13 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved proposals for the construction of 16 thousand 488 houses at the 55th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U). With this, the total number of sanctioned houses under PMAY-U has now gone up to over 113 lakh. Of them, 85.65 lakh houses have been grounded for construction and more than 51 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries.
  17. Which Indian Navy Ship (INS) participated in the bilateral Exercise Konkan 2021 between the Indian Navy and Britain’s Royal Navy in the UK to enhance military cooperation between the two sides?
    A) INS Trikand
    B) INS Imphal
    C) INS Tabar
    D) INS Talwar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    INS Tabar is participating in the bilateral Exercise Konkan 2021 between the Indian Navy and Britain’s Royal Navy in the UK to enhance military cooperation between the two sides.
  18. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Lahore: Book 1 of the Partition Trilogy’?
    A) Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
    B) Shashi Deshpande
    C) Vikram Seth
    D) Kiran Desai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The New book titled ‘Lahore: Book 1 of the Partition Trilogy’ book by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar has been released recently.

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