Current Affairs Quiz: August 20, 2021

Current Affairs 20 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. How much financial outlay has been approved for a new Mission on Oil palm to be known as the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) by the centre?
    A) Rs 16,030 crore
    B) Rs 11,040 crore
    C) Rs 12,860 crore
    D) Rs 13,980 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval to launch a new Mission on Oil palm to be known as the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP). It will be a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a special focus on the North east region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    Mr Tomar said, financial outlay of 11,040 crore rupees has been made for the scheme, out of which 8,844 crore rupees is the share of government of India and 2,196 crore rupees is the State share .
  2. Where has the Uttar Pradesh government decided to set up a training centre for Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) commandos?
    A) Bareilly
    B) Ghaziabad
    C) Meerut
    D) Deoband
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a training centre for Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) commandos in Saharanpur’s Deoband, known for its Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband.
  3. Which institute will collaborate with Road Transport Ministry on pavement engineering and intelligent transportation systems?
    A) IIM Lucknow
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIM Calcutta
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IIT Madras will collaborate with Road Transport Ministry on pavement engineering and intelligent transportation systems.
  4. Where did the India and Vietnam navies carried out bilateral maritime exercise in August 2021?
    A) Indian Ocean
    B) South China Sea
    C) Arabian Sea
    D) Mediterranean Sea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Vietnam navies have carried out bilateral maritime exercise in the South China Sea, the Indian navy said. Accordingly, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with the Vietnam People’s Navy frigate VPNS Ly Thai To (HQ-012).
  5. Which Indian Navy Ship (INS) participated in the four-day Maritime Partnership Exercise in Bahrain?
    A) INS Kochi
    B) INS Viraat
    C) INS Chennai
    D) INS Vikrant
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    As part of its Persian Gulf deployment, INS Kochi is at Manama in Bahrain. The ship will participate in the four-day Maritime Partnership Exercise.
  6. Where will the 2021 edition of the World Athletics U20 Championships be held?
    A) Sydney, Australia
    B) Nairobi, Kenya
    C) Jakarta, Indonesia
    D) Manama, Bahrain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 2021 edition of the World Athletics U20 Championships scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.
  7. Where will the country’s largest hockey stadium be completed till July 2022?
    A) Bhilai
    B) Bhubaneswar
    C) Rourkela
    D) Puri
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government said that the country’s largest hockey stadium, currently under construction at Rourkela in Sundargarh district of the state, will be completed by July next year. The 20,000-capacity Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, along with the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, will be the venues to host the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023.
  8. When is World Humanitarian Day observed?
    A) August 16
    B) August 17
    C) August 18
    D) August 19
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19 every year to acknowledge the efforts of the people who have risked and lost their lives supporting humanitarian causes. The theme of World Humanitarian Day this year is #TheHumanRace.
  9. When is World Photography Day observed?
    A) August 19
    B) August 16
    C) August 21
    D) August 18
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Photography Day is observed on August 19 annually to celebrate the art of taking photos.
  10. Who is the author of the book titled “Operation Trojan Horse: A Novel Inspired by True Events” along with Abhishek Sharan?

    A) Hemant Saini
    B) Arvind Nagpal
    C) D.P. Sinha
    D) KT Pathak

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Operation Trojan Horse: A Novel Inspired by True Events” coauthored by Abhishek Sharan and D.P. Sinha has been released recently.
  11. Mahatma Gandhi would become the first Indian to be awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal by which country?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) South Africa
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An influential US lawmaker from New York reintroduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his promotion of peace and nonviolence. Gandhi would be the first Indian to receive a Congressional Gold Medal, an honour bestowed upon such great figures as George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks.
  12. Anandha Kannan who passed away was related to which field?
    A) Dancer
    B) Poet
    C) Actor
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Popular television host, VJ and actor Anandha Kannan passed away. He was battling cancer since long time and left for the heavenly abode at the age of 48.
  13. Priyanka Chopra Jonas replaced whom as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival?
    A) Yami Gautam
    B) Deepika Padukone
    C) Alia Bhatt
    D) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.
  14. Which bank tied up with Creditas Solutions to deploy a secure, Do It Yourself Digital Repayment Platform for missed loan repayments?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) IDBI Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Bank has deployed a secure, Do It Yourself Digital Repayment Platform for missed loan repayments, in a tie-up with Creditas Solutions.
  15. Which bank along with HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank cut the first swaption deals, two years after RBI allowed them?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Two years after RBI allowed them, ICICI Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank have cut the first swaption deals, giving new risk management tools to borrowers in rapidly changing interest rate scenarios.
  16. Which company became the second in the country to cross the market capitalisation of Rs 13 lakh crore for first time?
    A) Infosys
    B) HCL
    C) TCS
    D) Reliance Industries
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Seventeen years after it sold its stock for the first time in a relatively late public debut, Tata Consultancy Services crossed the Rs 13-lakh-crore mark in market value, becoming only the second in the country to do so — after Reliance Industries.
  17. Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) signed an Agreement with which of the following for hiring of 10 Gbps International Bandwidth for Internet Connectivity to Agartala from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited?
    A) BSNL
    B) MTNL
    C) Vodafone Idea
    D) Airtel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Universal Service Obligation Fund USOF has signed an Agreement with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited BSNL for hiring of 10 Gbps International Bandwidth for Internet Connectivity to Agartala from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited BSCCL Bangladesh through Cox Bazar and Kuakata.
  18. Which of the following extended over Rs 550 crore debt support to IndoSpace logistics fund to develop logistics and industrial parks in India?
    A) Asian Development Bank
    B) Institute of International Finance
    C) International Finance Corporation
    D) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Bank Group member IFC has extended $75 million or over Rs 557 crore debt support to Industrial real estate and logistics parks’ developer IndoSpace’s logistics fund to develop logistics and industrial parks with an objective to enhance warehousing and supply chain infrastructure in India.

 

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