Current Affairs Quiz: August 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Former Indian sportsperson Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan who passed away recently belonged to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Chess
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passed away due to heart attack at his residence in Chamarajapet, Karnataka . He was 89.
  2. Francisco Asue has been reappointed as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Nauru
    B) Equatorial Guinea
    C) Nicaragua
    D) Mauritania
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Francisco Asue was reappointed as prime minister of Equatorial Guinea, the government said, after he and the government resigned last week after criticism from long-standing President Teodoro Obiang.
  3. Dr. Keith Rowley has been reappointed as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Andorra
    B) Timor-Leste
    C) Papua New Guinea
    D) Trinidad and Tobago
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley began his second term as the island’s leader, a day after he and his revamped Cabinet were sworn in.
  4. Name an interactive first-of-its-kind game on COVID-19 launched by Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in August 2020?
    A) The COVID Game
    B) The COVID Scene
    C) The Corona Fighters
    D) The Corona Players
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched an interactive first-of-its-kind game on COVID-19, the Corona Fighters. The Minister also launched two new videos urging adherence to key COVID Appropriate Behaviours.
    The game, available on www.thecoronafighters.in, was designed to “influence the players’ actions in the real world, reminding them to take the right precautions and escape infection.
  5. Where in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh respectively, a tertiary processing centre each has been launched by the Tribal Affairs Ministry under the ”TRIFOOD” project?
    A) Solapur and Surajpur
    B) Raigad and Jagdalpur
    C) Nanded and Champa
    D) Jalna and Korba
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Tribal Affairs Ministry launched two tertiary processing centres in Chhattisgarh (Jagdalpur) and Maharashtra (Raigad) to enhance the income of tribal forest gatherers by adding value to non-timber forest products collected by them.
    Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda e-launched the centres under the ”TRIFOOD” project being implemented by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) in association with the Ministry of Food Processing.
  6. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPCI International Payments (NIPL), an international arm of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
    A) Varun Sharma
    B) Ritesh Shukla
    C) Mohit Tiwari
    D) Raman Ahuja
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched an international arm NPCI International Payments (NIPL)– with the aim of exporting its indigenously developed digital payment offerings.
    It has appointed Ritesh Shukla as the Chief Executive of NIPL with the main task of business development and driving profitability in international markets.
  7. Which institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to carry out activities in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Ranchi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to carry out activities in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment.
  8. Which of the following has developed Ayurvedic biodegradable face mask named ‘Pavitrapati’ and anti-microbial body suit named ‘Aushada Tara’?
    A) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Divi Laboratories
    D) Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has developed Ayurvedic biodegradable face mask and anti-microbial body suit.
  9. According to a global research released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark, what is the rank of India in Digital Quality of Life Index 2020 in terms of Internet Quality?
    A) 49th
    B) 53rd
    C) 57th
    D) 42nd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality, according to a global research released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark.
    Overall, India ranked 57th on the Digital Quality of Life Index 2020. Scandinavian countries Denmark and Sweden topped the index, with Canada rounding up the top three.
  10. Which country has launched a surface-to-surface ballistic missile named martyr Qassem Soleimani and cruise missile named martyr Abu Mahdi?
    A) Israel
    B) Iran
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Iran displayed a surface-to-surface ballistic missile named martyr Qassem Soleimani, that Defence Minister Amir Hatami said had a range of 1,400 kilometres and a new cruise missile, ignoring U.S. demands that Tehran halt its missile programme.
  11. A Rahman Khan who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Poet
    C) Writer
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Tamil Nadu cabinet minister and senior DMK leader A Rahman Khan passed away. Rahman, 77, was undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Chennai.
  12. Janmejai Singh passed away recently. What was his profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Actor
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party sitting MLA Janmejai Singh from Deoria Sadar seat died of heart attack in Lucknow last night. He was 75.
  13. Name the first nuclear power plant of the Arab world which was connected to the national grid recently as announced by United Arab Emirates?
    A) Hanul nuclear power plant
    B) Kashiwa nuclear power plant
    C) Barakah nuclear power plant
    D) Hanbit nuclear power plant
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The oil-rich United Arab Emirates announced that it has connected its Barakah nuclear power plant to the national grid in a first for the Arab world.
  14. Which state emerged at the top of states for category ‘India’s cleanest state in the fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020 announced in August 2020?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In the fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan results, which were announced, Chhattisgarh gained No 1 ranking for category ‘India’s cleanest state with more than 100 urban local bodies’ followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that have achieved the second and third rank respectively.
  15. In the ‘National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-2025’ (NSFE), released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), RBI has come out with a ‘5-Core Actions’ approach for promoting financial education. Which of the following is not one of the ‘C’ in these 5-core actions?
    A) Content
    B) Communication
    C) Capacity
    D) Course
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The ‘National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-2025’ (NSFE), released by the RBI, has suggested a multi-stakeholder-led approach for creating a financially aware and empowered India.
    The five Cs, outlined by the strategy paper, are: Content, Capacity, Community, Communication and Collaboration. Strengthening financial inclusion in the country has been one of the important developmental agendas of both the Government of India and the four financial sector regulators (RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and PFRDA).
  16. Pradeep Chhibber and who other is the author of the book titled ‘India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders’?
    A) Keerat Irani
    B) Arjun Rai
    C) Harsh Shah
    D) Deepak Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled “India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders”, has been released recently. It is written by academicians Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah and published by Oxford University Press (OUP)
  17. Who has written a new collection of short stories ‘Grandparents’ Bag of Stories’?
    A) Sudha Murty
    B) Kiran Desai
    C) Anita Nair
    D) Jhumpa Lahiri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On the 70th birthday of award-winning author Sudha Murty, publishing house Penguin Random House India announced her latest collection of short stories, Grandparents’ Bag of Stories.
  18. Which financial services company has launched a new service called ‘Swift Insta Personal Loans’ (SIPL) on WhatsApp through its chatbot TIA?
    A) Eko India Financial Services
    B) Reliance Capital
    C) Tata Capital
    D) Motilal Oswal Financial Services
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group announced the launch of its new service called ‘Swift Insta Personal Loans’ (SIPL) on WhatsApp.
  19. Which steel-making company has launched FerroHaat, a first-of-its-kind mobile application, to source steel scrap from the traders?
    A) Jindal Steel Ltd.
    B) Tata Steel Ltd.
    C) JSW Steel Ltd.
    D) Essar Steel India Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Steel Recycling Business, a division of Tata Steel, has launched FerroHaat, a first-of-its-kind mobile application, to source steel scrap from the traders.
  20. In August 2020, the World Bank predicted higher than what percent GDP growth in India that it projected earlier for FY21?
    A) 3.2%
    B) 4.3%
    C) 3.7%
    D) 4.1%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Bank said it was likely to project a steeper contraction in India’s economy than the 3.2 per cent it had forecast for the current financial year, given the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the resultant regional lockdowns.
  21. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) along with NITI Aayog partnered with which Healthcare Innovation Centre to expand startup ecosystem?
    A) India-Singapore
    B) India-New Zealand
    C) India-Norway
    D) India-Sweden
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and Business Sweden on behalf of India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre are collaborating to promote the disruptive potential of Indian entrepreneurs, and boost the vibrant start-up ecosystem across the country.

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