Current Affairs Quiz: August 21, 2020

Current Affairs 21 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is Indian Akshay Urja Day 2020 or Renewable Energy Day observed?
    A) 20th August
    B) 19th August
    C) 21st August
    D) 18th August
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Akshay Urja Day 2020 or Renewable Energy Day is observed on 20th August to increase awareness about the importance of renewable energy among the people.
  2. Indian sportsperson Bhaskar Maity who passed away recently is related to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Chess
    D) Squash
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former India goalkeeper Bhaskar Maity passed away at a Navi Mumbai hospital due to brain hemorrhage. He was 67.
  3. British sportsperson Angela Buxton passed away recently. She is related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Badminton
    C) Tennis
    D) Boxer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former British tennis player, two-time Grand Slam doubles champion and equal rights pioneer Angela Buxton has passed away. She was 85. Buxton won the women’s doubles alongside Althea Gibson. at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 1956.
  4. Luis Rodolfo Abinader has been sworn in as president of which country?
    A) Congo
    B) Central African Republic
    C) Czech Republic
    D) Dominican Republic
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Luis Rodolfo Abinader has been sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic following his election win last month.
  5. Which sports organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Professional Scouting Organisation (IPSO) to deliver a number of courses and webinars with regards to scouting in India?
    A) Board of Control for Cricket in India
    B) All India Football Federation
    C) National Sports Organisation
    D) Athletics Federation of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Professional Scouting Organisation (IPSO) to deliver a number of courses and webinars with regards to scouting in India.
  6. Performance sports eyewear brand Oakley has appointed whom as its new brand ambassador for a period of two years in India?
    A) Hardik Pandya
    B) Rohit Sharma
    C) Virat Kohli
    D) Rishabh Pant
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Performance sports eyewear brand Oakley announced the appointment of cricketer Rohit Sharma as its new brand ambassador for a period of two years in India.
  7. According to Care Ratings, India’s GDP is likely to contract by how much per cent during the first quarter of the current fiscal?
    A) 25%
    B) 18%
    C) 20%
    D) 23%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s GDP is likely to contract by 20 per cent during the first quarter of the current fiscal on account of the COVID-19 pandemic-induced disruptions, Care Ratings said.
  8. Which insurance company has partnered with Element AI to develop a strategic AI roadmap for the new-age insurer and prioritise investments?
    A) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
    B) Exide Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    C) Aviva Life Insurance Company India Ltd.
    D) IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has partnered with Element AI, a global developer of artificial intelligence-powered (AI) solutions and products, to develop a strategic AI roadmap for the new-age insurer and prioritise investments.
  9. How much amount has been approved by the Asian Development Bank to support the construction of the modern, high-speed Delhi-Meerut regional rapid transit system?
    A) $4 billion
    B) $5 billion
    C) $2 billion
    D) $1 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 1 billion (about ₹7,485 crore) loan to support the construction of the modern, high-speed Delhi-Meerut regional rapid transit system, a first of its kind in India.
  10. Which bank has launched a unique digital solution called ‘Loan against Securities’ that enables online lien marking of mutual funds and avail quick and hassle-free loan?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    YES Bank has launched a unique digital solution called ‘Loan against Securities’ under the bank’s loan in seconds platform that enables online lien marking of mutual funds and avail quick and hassle-free loan.
  11. Which bank has launched DigiGo, a digital initiative to enable opening of savings account instantly?
    A) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    B) South Indian Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), one of Tamil Nadu’s oldest private banks, has launched Lakshmi DigiGo, a digital initiative to enable opening of savings account instantly.
  12. Which bank has launched an Aadhaar authentication based digital savings account called Jan Bachat Khata (JBK), that it said would bring neo-banking experience to consumers?
    A) Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited
    B) India Post Payment Bank
    C) Fino Payments Bank
    D) Paytm Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fino Payments Bank announced the launch of an Aadhaar authentication based digital savings account Jan BachatKhata (JBK), that it said would bring neo-banking experience to consumers.
  13. According to a joint report by International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), approx. how many Indians lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) 41 lakh
    B) 71 lakh
    C) 32 lakh
    D) 52 lakh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    As many as 41 lakh youth in the country lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic while construction and farm sector workers account for the majority of job losses, according to a joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  14. Which tech giant has launched its employment android application Kormo Jobs – to India as it is looking forward for helping job seekers to apply for entry-level jobs?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) Apple
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tech giant Google said that it ha launched its employment android application Kormo Jobs – to India as it is looking forward for helping job seekers to apply for entry-level jobs.
  15. Which company has launched a new ‘Upskilling-as-a-Service’ (UaaS) platform to accelerate new-age skill development?
    A) Tech Mahindra
    B) Larsen & Turbo
    C) TCS
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tech Mahindra has announced that it was launched a new ‘Upskilling-as-a-Service’ (UaaS) platform to accelerate new-age skill development. The aim of this platform is to create a ‘fit for future’ workforce of its 60,000 employees globally.
  16. In the Swachh Survekshan awards 2020 announced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri recently, which city has emerged as the India’s cleanest city?
    A) Surat
    B) Mumbai
    C) Indore
    D) Karnal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the fourth straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey. The second and third positions went to Surat in Gujarat and Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai respectively.
  17. Which state has emerged as the leading state in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma-Nirbhar Scheme-PM Swa-Nidhi?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the leading state in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma-Nirbhar Scheme-PM Swa-Nidhi. PM Swa-Nidhi is a Central Sector Scheme to facilitate street vendors to access affordable working capital loan for resuming their livelihoods activities.
  18. Name the joint venture of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Delhi Police for maintaining the health of Delhi Police personnel who serve as frontline warriors during COVID-19 through Ayurveda?
    A) AYURFIT
    B) AYURAKSHA
    C) AYUROK
    D) AYURSWASTH
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    AYURAKSHA is a joint venture of AIIA & Delhi Police for maintaining the health of Delhi Police personnel who serve as frontline warriors during COVID-19 through Ayurveda immunity boosting measures. Under the programme, a AYURAKSHA kit are distributed to the Delhi Police.
  19. All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has signed an MoU with which of the following for extending ayurvedic mode of preventive and promotive health services in the residential colonies of the force through ‘Dhanwantari Rath’?
    A) Maharashtra Police
    B) Karnataka Police
    C) Delhi Police
    D) Odisha Police
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A MoU was signed between the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and the Delhi Police for extending ayurvedic mode of preventive and promotive health services in the residential colonies of the force.
    Supported by the AYUSH ministry, these services will be provided by AIIA through a mobile unit named ‘Dhanwantari Rath’ and Police Wellness Centres.
  20. The Union Cabinet approved setting up of NRA to carry out a national entrance exam for non-gazetted vacancies in both central government departments, and public sector banks. What does A stand for in NRA?
    A) Agency
    B) Administration
    C) Advertise
    D) Announcement
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved setting up of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to carry out a national entrance exam for non-gazetted vacancies in both central government departments, and public sector banks.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Oakley, a sports sunglasses company situated?
    A) USA
    B) UAE
    C) Japan
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Edelweiss Tokio Life located?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Fino Payments Bank situated?
    A) Bhubaneshwar
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Chennai
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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