Current Affairs Quiz: August 22, 2021

Current Affairs 22 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is World Senior Citizen’s Day observed?
    A) August 21
    B) August 25
    C) August 23
    D) August 24
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated on 21 August each year. The celebration took place for the first time in 1991. The day is intended to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect older adults, such as health deterioration and elder abuse.
  2. When is International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism observed?
    A) August 20
    B) August 26
    C) August 21
    D) August 24
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. It designated 21 August as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in order to honor the victims and survivors of terrorism.
  3. Which state government launched a comprehensive Talent Search Campaign in the field of sports?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Haryana
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, the State Government has launched a comprehensive Talent Search Campaign in the field of sports. State government has decided to search for new talented players and train them in 18 sports academies of state.
  4. Amazon India introduced whose voice for its Amazon Echo’s Alexa device?
    A) Karan Johar
    B) Ranveer Singh
    C) Shahrukh Khan
    D) Amitabh Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In late 2020, Amazon had launched celebrity Samuel L Jackson of Pulp Fiction fames’ voice for Alexa in the US and other western markets and now, it is introducing the iconic deep baritone voice of Amitabh Bachchan to the smart speakers. Besides Echo devices, even the Amazon for Android app will also be able to reply to queries in Bachchan’s voice.
  5. Which of the following launched a new programme called the “Small Business Loans Initiative”, in partnership with online lending platform Indifi?
    A) LinkedIn
    B) Microsoft
    C) Facebook
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Facebook India announced a new programme called the “Small Business Loans Initiative”, in partnership with online lending platform Indifi, to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) that advertise on Facebook to get quick access to credit through independent lending partners.
  6. Which city roped in comic book icon Chacha Chaudhary for its social media campaign?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Faridabad
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Created by cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, the red-turbaned Chacha Chaudhary is one of India’s popular comic characters, with strips available in several languages. An unlikely collaborator will help promote Faridabad Smart City Limited’s initiatives on social media – comic book hero Chacha Chaudhary.
  7. Where did NTPC Limited commission the largest floating solar PV project of 25 MegaWatt?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NTPC Limited has commissioned the largest floating solar PV project of 25 MegaWatt on the reservoir of its Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  8. Which state celebrated Thiruvonam on 21st August, the most important day of the Onam festival?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Keralites all over the world celebrated Thiruvonam on 21st August, the most important day of the Onam festival. With Covid 19 cases showing no signs of abatement, the celebrations remained highly subdued.
  9. ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ -USF launched by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for export-oriented firms and startups has been set up by Exim Bank and which of the following?
    A) RBI
    B) NABARD
    C) SEBI
    D) SIDBI
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched an ambitious ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ -USF for export-oriented firms and startups in a program at Lucknow. The Fund aims at arranging funds for promotion of micro, small and medium companies. The fund has been set up by Exim Bank and SIDBI.

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