Current Affairs Quiz: August 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Krishi Majdur Nyay Yojana, under which financial assistance of ₹6,000 per year will be given to the landless families in the state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chhattisgarh government launched Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Krishi Majdur Nyay Yojana, under which financial assistance of ₹6,000 per year will be given to the landless families in the state.
  2. In August 2021, the Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which of the following in a bid to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry especially in the times of the pandemic?
    A) MakeMyTrip and Ibibo
    B) Ease my Trip and MakeMyTrip
    C) Ibibo and Yatra.com
    D) Yatra.com and Cleartrip
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Tourism has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MakeMyTrip (India) Private Limited and Ibibo Group Private Limited in a bid to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry especially in the times of the pandemic. It has already signed MoUs with Cleartrip and Yatra.com and Ease my Trip.
  3. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved how much amount for the revival of state-run North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC)?
    A) Rs 45.50 crore
    B) Rs 77.45 crore
    C) Rs 61.75 crore
    D) Rs 83.25 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a Rs 77.45 crore package for the revival of state-run North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC).
  4. Which country topped the global cryptocurrency adoption index behind Vietnam as per Global Crypto Adoption Index by blockchain data platform Chainalysis?
    A) India
    B) Cambodia
    C) China
    D) Vietnam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India ranks second in the global cryptocurrency adoption index behind Vietnam, but ahead of countries such as the US, UK, and China, revealed a Global Crypto Adoption Index by blockchain data platform Chainalysis.
  5. Which of the following signed an agreement for cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing, according to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
    A) APAC countries
    B) G20 countries
    C) BRICS countries
    D) G7 countries
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) signed an agreement for cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing, according to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  6. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) put in place PRISM, a web-based end-to-end workflow automation system, to strengthen compliance by supervised entities (SEs). What does M stand for in PRISM?
    A) Made
    B) Monitoring
    C) Memory
    D) Maintenance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is putting in place a Platform for Regulated Entities for Integrated Supervision and Monitoring (PRISM), a web-based end-to-end workflow automation system, to strengthen compliance by supervised entities (SEs).
    PRISM will have various functionalities (inspection; compliance; incident functionality for cyber security; complaints; and returns functionalities), with built-in remediation workflows, time tracking, notifications and alerts, management information system (MIS) reports and dashboards.
  7. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come up with a draft rule called GAAR amending the existing regulation relating to foreign investment to discourage Round-tripping. What does second ‘A’ from left stands for in GAAR?
    A) Audit
    B) Alarming
    C) Anti
    D) Avoidance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Has come up with a draft rule amending the existing regulation relating to foreign investment to discourage Round-tripping.
    As per the draft rule, any investment made outside India is an entity, in turn, investment in India will be considered round-tripping if the objective is to avoid tax. This is the same definition and logic used by the tax department: General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR).
  8. National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NABFID) has been place under the purview of which department by the government?
    A) Department of Financial Services
    B) Department of Revenue
    C) Department of Economic Affairs
    D) Department of Commerce
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind approved placing the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NABFID) under the purview of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) in the Finance Ministry for administration purposes.
  9. Which of the following launched a new Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund under its broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella programme?
    A) World Bank
    B) International Monetary Fund
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) BRICS New Development Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Bank launched a new Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund under its broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella programme. The fund aims to better define and systematically roll out the cybersecurity development agenda, helping to ensure a more substantial reflection of cybersecurity considerations across World Bank programmes and financing.
  10. When is ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’ or Harmony Day’ observed?
    A) August 22
    B) August 20
    C) August 26
    D) August 18
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    20 August 2021, marks the 77th birth anniversary of India’s Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This day is observed as ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’ or Harmony Day’.
  11. When is World Mosquito Day observed?
    A) August 22
    B) August 21
    C) August 19
    D) August 20
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Every year, August 20 is observed as the World Mosquito Day to raise awareness about the illness and disease caused by mosquitos.
  12. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Operation Khukri’?
    A) Shrishti Punia
    B) Shweta Punia
    C) Damini Punia
    D) Kamlesh Punia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    New book ‘Operation Khukri’ tells untold story of Indian Army’s brave mission in Africa. The book is co-written by Major General Punia and his daughter Damini Punia.
  13. Coach O.M Nambiar passed away. He was related to which of the following?
    A) Hockey
    B) Athletics
    C) Track cycling
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Renowned athletics coach O.M Nambiar, who nurtured one of India’s greatest track and field stars PT Usha, died due to age-related illness. He was 89.
  14. Apurva Chandra has been appointed as Secretary in which ministry?
    A) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of Education
    D) Ministry of Finance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    1988 batch Maharshtra Cadre IAS officer Apurva Chandra has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  15. Amrullah Saleh announced himself as the caretaker president of which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Qatar
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh announced that he is in the country and is the “legitimate caretaker President”.
  16. India Ratings and Research (Ind Ra) revised upwards its 2021-22 GDP growth forecast to what percent?
    A) 9.1%
    B) 9.9%
    C) 9.5%
    D) 9.4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India Ratings and Research (Ind Ra) revised upwards its 2021-22 GDP growth forecast to 9.4% considering the surprisingly faster recovery after the second wave of Covid, higher exports and sufficient rainfall.
  17. When will the revised instructions for lockers in banks as given by RBI in August 2021 will come into effect?
    A) April 1, 2022
    B) January 1, 2022
    C) March 1, 2022
    D) August 1, 2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks to maintain a branch-wise list of vacant lockers as well as a wait-list for the purpose of allotment of lockers and ensure transparency in allotment of lockers. Revised instructions will come into effect from January 1, 2022, the RBI said.

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