Current Affairs Quiz: August 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 August 2021 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.
Quiz from Current Affairs 22 August 2021 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of August 22, 2021

  1. When is Sanskrit Day celebrated?
    A) August 18
    B) August 21
    C) August 25
    D) August 22
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In 2021, India is observing the Sanskrit Week from August 19 to August 25, 2021, to promote, popularise and cherish the importance of ancient language. In 2021, Sanskrit Day was celebrated on August 22, 2021.
  2. The book titled ‘Mission Domination: An Unfinished Quest‘ — is co-authored by Boria Majumdar and whom?
    A) Pritam Goswami
    B) Kushan Sarkar
    C) Kumar Ramesh
    D) Rajib Saxena
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Mission Domination: An Unfinished Quest‘ — is co-authored by Boria Majumdar and Kushan Sarkar.
  3. Pradeep Guha passed away recently. He was related to which field?
    A) Comedian
    B) Actor
    C) Film Producer
    D) Lyricist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Film producer and well-known media personality Pradeep Guha passed away at a hospital. He was 60.
  4. Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh who passed away recently was the former governor of Rajasthan and which state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh passed away in Lucknow. He was 89. Singh was the former governor of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.He was 2 time MP from Bulandshahar and Etah also.
  5. Who has been elected as the President of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) society?
    A) Suresh Narayan
    B) Satish Gaba
    C) NK Singh
    D) KD Bhandari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mr N K Singh has been elected as the President of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) society.
  6. Shanti Lal Jain has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which bank?
    A) Bank of Maharashtra
    B) Punjab and Sind Bank
    C) United Bank of India
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Shanti Lal Jain has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Bank for three years, a Personnel Ministry order issued said. Jain is currently Executive Director (ED), Bank of Baroda.
  7. Nitin Chugh has resigned from the post of managing director and chief executive officer (MD&CEO) of which bank?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Capital Small Finance Bank
    C) NSDL Payments Bank
    D) Jio Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nitin Chugh, the managing director and chief executive officer (MD&CEO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, has resigned from his position sighting personal reasons, effective September 30, 2021.
  8. Where is the India’s very first Solar Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station inaugurated?
    A) Kurukshetra
    B) Panipat
    C) Karnal
    D) Ambala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Heavy Industries Minister Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey inaugurated the country’s very first Solar Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station at the Karnal Lake Resort. With the inauguration of the first solar electric vehicle charging station at the Karnal lake resort, the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway has become the first e-vehicle friendly highway in India.
  9. Which company lead the list of 500 most valuable firms in the world as per by Hurun Global?
    A) Tencent
    B) Apple
    C) Microsoft
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    As many as 12 Indian companies found a place among the Hurun Global 500 for 2021 as Wipro Ltd, Asian Paints Ltd and HCL Technologies Ltd made it to the list of 500 most valuable firms in the world, while ITC Ltd dropped out. iPhone maker, Apple, retained its position as the world’s most valuable company with a market capitalization of $2.4 trillion, up by 15%.
  10. The Centre has notified RoDTEP Scheme Guidelines and Rates that will cover 8555 tariff lines. What does E stand for in RoDTEP?
    A) Enlarge
    B) Examine
    C) Exported
    D) Essential
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has notified Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products- RoDTEP Scheme Guidelines and Rates. Ministry of Commerce and Industry in a statement said that the scheme for zero rating of exports will boost the country’s exports and competitiveness in the global markets .The rates of RoDTEP will cover 8555 tariff lines.
  11. Which airport has been named as Maharaja Agrasen International Airport?
    A) Noida Airport
    B) Nagpur Airport
    C) Jaipur Airport
    D) Hisar Airport
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to rename the Hisar Airport as Maharaja Agrasen International Airport.
  12. Which bank will provide USD 500 million loans to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru with the construction of two new metro lines totaling 56 kilometers?
    A) Asian Development Bank
    B) World Bank
    C) BRICS New Development Bank
    D) International Monetary Fund
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank will provide USD 500 million loans to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru with the construction of two new metro lines totaling 56 kilometers.An agreement in this regard was signed between the Government of India and the ADB.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Institute of Economic Growth situated?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Pune
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

Related posts