Current Affairs Quiz: August 2, 2020

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  1. In July 2020, the government unveiled the new National Education Policy (NEP) to introduce several changes to the India Education System. Which policy will it replace?
    A) National Policy on Education 1986
    B) National Policy on Education 1987
    C) National Policy on Education 1983
    D) National Policy on Education 1990
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government unveiled the new National Education Policy (NEP) that introduced several changes in Indian education system-from school to college level. The new policy comes after a period of three decades.
    The NEP will replace the existing National Policy on Education 1986, which was later modified in 1992. The NEP includes the extension of the Right to Education Act 2009 to cover children between the age group of 3 to 18 years. The new policy also seeks to reduce the content load in the school education curriculum.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his counterpart Pravind Jugnauth inaugurated which countries’ new Supreme Court building which has been constructed with Indian assistance.
    A) Maldives
    B) Indonesia
    C) Mauritius
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated Mauritius’ new Supreme Court building in latter’s capital city Port Louis which has been constructed with Indian assistance.
  3. SABIC polycarbonate facility of which country is set to become world’s first-of-its-kind to operate on 100 per cent renewable power?
    A) Denmark
    B) Germany
    C) Spain
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SABIC’s polycarbonate facility in Spain is set to become the world’s first large scale chemical production plant which will run entirely on renewable power after a major agreement was signed with Iberdrola, an electricity utility company.
  4. Which of the following has developed ‘Aashray’, the medical bed isolation system to combat Covid-19 by minimizing the spread of the disease?
    A) Department of Science and Technology
    B) IIT Madras
    C) Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
    D) AIIMS Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune has developed ‘Aashray’, the medical bed isolation system to combat Covid-19 by minimizing the spread of the disease.
  5. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with whom to launch a portal to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)?
    A) ICRA
    B) CARE Ratings
    C) CRISIL
    D) TransUnion Cibil
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in association with credit bureau TransUnion Cibil has launched a portal to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), seeking access to finance and also help borrowers manage their credit obligations. while also supporting entrepreneurs towards managing their credit obligations.
  6. Which space agency with United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet?
    A) Space X
    B) NASA
    C) ISRO
    D) JAXA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.
  7. Under which country’s presidency was the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting held virtually in July 2020?
    A) Brazil
    B) Russia
    C) South Africa
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held under the presidency of Russia. The Environment Ministers of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa participated in the meeting held via the video conference. The meeting was preceded by the BRICS Working Group meeting. India will host the next meeting in 2021.
  8. Which country launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise “Great Prophet 14”?
    A) Iran
    B) Iraq
    C) Israel
    D) Kuwait
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise “Great Prophet 14” involving a fake aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest barrage in a drill that saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches.
  9. Which bank has launched a special two-month campaign called Kona Kona Umeed with offers and discounts across its suite of products, including for loans, savings accounts, etc.?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched a special two-month campaign with offers and discounts across its suite of products, including for loans, savings accounts, current accounts, corporate salary accounts as well as curated deals on Kotak debit cards, credit cards and digital payments.
  10. Which fintech company has launched personal UPI payment link mpay.me, a UPI payment link service?
    A) PhonePe
    B) PayU
    C) MobiKwik
    D) Paytm
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    FinTech company MobiKwik launched mpay.me – a UPI payment link service to send and receive money from any UPI payment app. Through mpay.me, users and merchants can set up a link using their mobile number to start receiving money.
  11. Which financial products and services company partnered with Fiserv Technology to enable the digitization of their end-to-end card issuance and processing cycle?
    A) AllBank Finance Limited
    B) BOB Financial Solutions Limited
    C) IFCI Financial Services Limited
    D) J P Financial and Investment Services
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda, has selected Fiserv, Inc., to enable the digitization of their end-to-end card issuance and processing cycle and support the unveiling of several new and high-tech products namely contactless credit cards, tokenisation and integration with branded wallets, and virtual credit cards.
  12. Reliance Power and JERA signed an agreement with a group of banks for their new gas-fired thermal power generation project in Bangladesh in August 2020. Where is JERA situated?
    A) Russia
    B) Canada
    C) Australia
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reliance Power and Japanese energy major JERA have signed an agreement with a group of banks for their new gas-fired thermal power generation project in Bangladesh.
  13. Who defeated Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna in the rapid section of the 53rd Biel International Chess Festival in Switzerland to win the same?
    A) Ding Liren
    B) Alexander Grischuk
    C) Radoslaw Wojtaszek
    D) Magnus Carlsen
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna finished second in the rapid section of the 53rd Biel International Chess Festival in Switzerland.
    The World No. 26 scored 10 points, two less than Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland, who finished on top.
  14. Hardik Satishchandra Shah was being appointed as the Private Secretary (PS) to whom?
    A) Ram Nath Kovind
    B) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    C) Om Birla
    D) Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    2010-batch IAS officer, Hardik Satishchandra Shah has been appointed the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on co-terminus basis. He is is currently serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
  15. Hamed Bakayoko has been named as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Hungary
    B) Ivory Coast
    C) Turkey
    D) Czech Republic
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ivory Coast’s defence minister, Hamed Bakayoko, has been named prime minister, after acting as interim prime minister since the sudden death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly on July 8.
  16. Which of the ministries under the govt. of India won the SKOCH Gold Award for its one of the projects?
    A) Ministry of Agriculture
    B) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    C) Ministry of Commerce an Industry
    D) Ministry of Consumer Affairs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    SKOCH Gold Award has been awarded to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes” project. The project was launched to show Government of India’s commitment to realize the dreams of Digital India and bringing transparency as well as ease in the delivery of services.
  17. Amar Singh passed away after a prolonged illness. What was his profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Dancer
    C) Lyricist
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 64. He had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months.
  18. Anil Murali passed away due to liver related ailments. What was his profession?
    A) Economist
    B) Journalist
    C) Actor
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Malayalam actor Anil Murali passed away due to liver-related ailments. He was 56.
  19. Former President Lee Teng-hui of which country passed away recently?
    A) China
    B) Taiwan
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Macau
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui passed away. He served as president of Taiwan from 1988 to 2000. He was also considered as the “father of Taiwan’s democracy”.
  20. England beat which country to win the Wisden Trophy by 2-1?
    A) Zimbabwe
    B) Australia
    C) West Indies
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Fiserv Technology situated?
    A) Spain
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Ireland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
  2. Where is the HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Nasik
    D) Karur
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of MobiKwik situated?
    A) Agra
    B) Surat
    C) Gurugram
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. Where is the HQ of SIDBI situated?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Pune
    C) Gurugram
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. Where is the HQ of TransUnion CIBIL situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option A

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