Current Affairs Quiz: August 23, 2020

Current Affairs 23 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government has signed memoranda of understanding with Reliance Retail and Allana Group to help members of women self-help groups market their products?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government signed memoranda of understanding with Reliance Retail and Allana Group to help members of women self-help groups market their products.
    The state government launched a scheme Cheyuta to dole out Rs 18,750 to each woman belonging to SC, ST, BC and minority communities every year and help them take up productive activities.
  2. For the management of water resources in its which city has the Uttar Pradesh state government signed an agreement with the water resources ministry of Israel?
    A) Prayagraj
    B) Aligarh
    C) Meerut
    D) Bundelkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government inked an agreement with the water resources ministry of Israel for the management of water resources in Bundelkhand region of the state.
  3. ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ campaign launched by which state proved to be a boon for senior citizens amid corona pandemic?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, a unique campaign ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ i.e. ‘a commitment for elders’ is being run by the Chhatarpur Police in the midst of corona infection in the state.
  4. Which shipbuilding company launched interceptor boat ICGS C-454 for the Indian Coast Guard in Surat?
    A) Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Shipbuilding
    B) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    C) Naval Dockyard
    D) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Shipbuilding launched interceptor boat ICGS C-454 for the Indian Coast Guard during a ceremony in Surat.
  5. Which foreign bank in India launched ‘Green Deposit Programme’ for corporate clients to finance eco-friendly projects?
    A) Standard Chartered Bank
    B) Citi Bank
    C) HSBC
    D) DBS Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HSBC India launched its ‘Green Deposit Programme’ for corporate clients. The deposit scheme will come in the form of a term deposit, which typically attracts higher interests as compared to savings deposits.
  6. Which institute inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Switzerland-based HELP Logistics to provide consulting services and logistics training for the humanitarian community?
    A) IIM Indore
    B) IIM Lucknow
    C) IIM Kozhikode
    D) IIM Ahnedabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) and Switzerland-based HELP Logistics have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage in a collaborative partnership and provide consulting services and logistics training for the humanitarian community.
  7. Which company collaborated with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer ‘Open P-TECH’, a free digital education platform?
    A) NIIT
    B) Microsoft
    C) Huawei
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IBM announced its collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer ‘Open P-TECH’, a free digital education platform, focused on emerging technologies and professional development skills.
  8. Which of the following has been announced as the official sponsor of the Indian team for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?
    A) Coca Cola
    B) INOX Group
    C) Amul
    D) IOS Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The INOX Group will be the official sponsor of the Indian team for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced.
  9. Who has won the World Snooker Championship 2020?
    A) Ronnie O’Sullivan
    B) Kyren Wilson
    C) Joe Davis
    D) Ray Reardon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ronnie O’Sullivan won his sixth World Snooker Championship with a dominant victory over Kyren Wilson at the Crucible.
  10. Who has been announced as the new Election Commissioner of India?
    A) Ashok Lavasa
    B) Vinod Kamra
    C) Suresh Pathak
    D) Rajiv Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed the election commissioner in place of Ashok Lavasa, who has resigned.
  11. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI)?
    A) Vinay Sanghi
    B) Durjoy Anand
    C) Ashwani Bhatia
    D) Suketu Chauhan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ashwani Bhatia has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI). Bhatia will be succeeding P K Gupta who superannuated on March 31.
  12. Who is the author of the book titled ‘One Arranged Murder’?
    A) Chetan Bhagat
    B) Shashi Tharoor
    C) Amish Tripathi
    D) Ashwin Sanghi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book’s titled “One Arranged Murder” and its cover were revealed by bestselling author Chetan Bhagat. The book will be published by publishing house Westland. It will be Bhagat’s ninth novel and 11th book overall.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of HSBC located?
    A) London, UK
    B) California, USA
    C) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    D) Male, Maldives
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of National Skill Development Corporation located?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where was the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled to be held?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Beijing
    C) Tokyo
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C

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