Current Affairs Quiz: August 20, 2020

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  1. Who launched Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge -Innovate solutions for aatmanirbhar Bharat?
    A)Ram Vilas
    B)Smriti Irani
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Ravi Shankar Prasad
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge . IIT Madras and Center for Development of Advance Computing have developed two microprocessors named SHAKTI (32 bit) and VEGA (64 bit) respectively using Open Source Architecture.

  2. India Post recently released a set of five commemorative postage stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The stamps depict five cultural sites of India. Which one of the following is not among them?
    A)Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
    B)Qutub Minar
    C)Agra Fort
    D)Churches and Convents of Goa
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India Post has released a set of five postage stamps and a miniature sheet on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. This is the third part of the series .
    The stamps depicts following five cultural sites of India-Historic City of Ahmedabad ,Churches and Convents of Goa, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal,.Khajuraho Group of Monuments and Qutub Minar
  3. Which country ranked first in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming?
    A)Switzerland
    B)India
    C)Netherlands
    D)Germany
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India is home to 30% of the total organic producers and ranks first in the world in number of organic farmers and ranks ninth in terms of area under organic farming, 2.59% of the total organic cultivation area (57.8 million hectares).

  4. Which portal was launched by MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari for farmers for selling non toxic farm produce?
    A)VedKrishi
    B)VedVighyan
    C)VedRishi
    D)VedGramin
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari launched an online farm-to-fork service VedKrishi by farmers for selling non toxic farm produce.

  5. In which city, Marine Products Export Development Authority has opened a quality control laboratory for seafood exporters?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Porbandar
    C)Surat
    D)Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The MPEDA has opened a quality control laboratory in Porbandar to facilitate tests for seafood processors and exporters to confirm to product safety as per international regulatory requirements.

  6. Who inaugurated the 60- metre span double lane motorable bridge over river Indus at Choglamsar?
    A)RN Srinivasan
    B)Aditya Singh
    C)Shiv Narayan
    D)RK Mathur
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ladakh Lt Governor RK Mathur inaugurated a 60- metre span double lane motorable bridge over river Indus at Choglamsar.

  7. Which state government has tied up with National Payment Corporation of India and Canara Bank for digital payments in hinterlands?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Telangana
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Government has announced teaming up with NPCI and Canara Bank to empower over 15,000 village and ward secretariats with digital payments in the rural areas.

  8. Which Institute was adjudged as top innovative educational institution of India in ARIIA ranking?
    A)IIM Ahmedabad
    B)IIT Kanpur
    C)IIT Bombay
    D)IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IIT Madras was adjudged as top innovative educational institutite of India in the ARIIA ranking for the second consecutive year.

  9. Which city topped the chart globally in annual price appreciation of luxury residential properties?
    A)Bangkok
    B)NewDelhi
    C)London
    D)Manila
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to Knight Frank Report,Bengaluru and the national capital ranked 26th and 27th respectively globally in annual price appreciation of luxury residential properties.

  10. According to State Bank of India’s research report Ecowrap, country’s GDP will contract by how much percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal?
    A)12.5%
    B)14.5%
    C)15.5%
    D)16.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India’s research report Ecowrap expects the country GDP to contract by 16.5% during the first quarter of the current fiscal.

  11. Which Insurance company has tied up with SBM Bank India for distribution of life Insurance products through its network?
    A)Max Bupa
    B)IDBI Federal
    C)NIACL
    D)Bharti AXA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharti AXA life Insurance has entered into bancassrance partnership with SBM Bank India for distribution of life insurance products through the latter’s network.

  12. Which company has inked pact with IIT Patna to help create industry focused applied research in areas of AI,NLP and Machine learning?
    A)EBay
    B)Amazon
    C)Snapdeal
    D)Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Walmart-owned Flipkart has inked an agreement with IIT Patna to help create industry-focused applied research in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML).

  13. Which company has tied up with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to offer Covid 19 Insurance cover of upto Rs 1 lakh against gold loan?
    A)Bharti AXA
    B)UCO Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)Muthoot Finance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Muthoot Finance has tied up with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to offer COVID-19 insurance cover of up to Rs 1 lakh against gold loan.
  14. Which company has won the IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights recently?
    A)Dream11
    B)Byju
    C)Vivo
    D)Micromax
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Fantasy gaming platform Dream11 has won the IPL title rights with a bid of 222 crore rupees. The deal will be valid for four and a half months, ending December 2020.

  15. Recently who resigned from the post of Election Commissioner of India?
    A)Niranjan Roy
    B)AK Kurian
    C)Ashok Lavasa
    D)Narendra Rai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa resigned from his post to join the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) as vice-president next month.
  16. Recently Satya Pal Malik was appointed as the governor of which state?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Assam
    C)Mizoram
    D)Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Satya Pal Malik as the governor of Meghalaya. Satya Pal Malik will be replacing Tathagata Roy who completed his five-year tenure by serving as Tripura Governor for three years and the remaining in Meghalaya.

  17. Who was appointed as MD and Head of National Distribution of DBS Bank?
    A)Madhukar Pandey
    B)Dinesh Jain
    C)Vikas Chaturvedi
    D)Prashant Joshi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    DBS BANK India announced the appointment of Prashant Joshi as MD and Head of National Distribution.

  18. Who has been appointed as chief risk officer of Central Bank of India?
    A)Ashwini Kumar Shukla
    B)Abhishek Jain
    C)Animesh Shukla
    D)Vikas Divakar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    State-run Central Bank of India said it has appointed Ashwini Kumar Shukla as its chief risk officer effective August 3.

  19. Recently which country president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation?
    A)Israel
    B)Netherlands
    C)Hungary
    D)Malia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced his resignation amid a military coup. The dramatic development comes after more than two months of regular demonstrations calling for him to step down three years before his final term was due to end.

  20. Which Indian origin physician won UK engineering award for contribution in Covid 19 fight?
    A)Ravi Solanki
    B)Simran Jha
    C)Vikas Shah
    D)Abhishek Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An Indian origin Ravi Solanki is among 19 winners of the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering President’s Special Awards for Pandemic Service for exceptional engineering achievements in tackling COVID-19 throughout the UK.

  21. Recently Konrad Koni Steffen passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Author
    C)Philosophy
    D)Climate Scientist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Beloved US Swiss Climate Scientist And glaciologist Konrad Koni Steffen died while doing research in Greenland. He was 68.

  22. Recently which scientist passed away who invented the pixel?
    A)Stephen Luther
    B)Andrew S
    C)Michael Philips
    D)Russell Kirsch
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Russell Kirsch,a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died in Portland, Oregon. He was 91.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNESCO?
    A)London
    B)Paris
    C)NewYork
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Marine Exports Products Development Authority?
    A)Surat
    B)Kochi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Canara Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Bengaluru
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of Muthoot Finance?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Kochi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Mangalore
    View Answer
    Option B

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