Current Affairs Quiz: August 24, 2020

Current Affairs 24 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. The Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the Foreign Ministry of which country organized the 6th Round Table of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT) which held virtually?
    A) Thailand
    B) New Zealand
    C) Switzerland
    D) Ireland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the Foreign Ministry of Thailand has organized the 6th Round Table of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT) held virtually .
    The theme of the two day Round Table which was conducted through video conferencing was ‘ASEAN-India: Strengthening Partnership in the Post COVID Era’.
  2. From which date will the hallmarking of precious metals be mandatory?
    A) 1st March 2021
    B) 1st June 2021
    C) 1st January 2021
    D) 1st August 2021
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said that hallmarking of precious metals will be mandatory from 1st June next year. Mr Paswan launches the online system of Registration and Renewal of Jewellers in New Delhi.
  3. Which of the following has developed a mobile App, ‘Harit Path’ to facilitate creation of Green Highways across the country?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) Ministry of Road and Transport
    C) National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation
    D) National Highways Authority of India
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), a PSU under the Ministry of Road and Transport, has developed a mobile App, ‘Harit Path’ to facilitate creation of Green Highways across the country.
  4. Which bank has signed an MoU with SBI General Insurance Co Ltd to sell general insurance products through the branches of the bank?
    A) Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank
    B) Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank
    C) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
    D) Punjab Gramin Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) and SBI General Insurance Co Ltd have signed an MoU to sell general insurance products through the branches of KVGB.
  5. Which bank unveiled an online home carnival in partnership with real-time group negotiation e-platform AddaCorner?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI) unveiled an online home carnival in partnership with real-time group negotiation e-platform AddaCorner.
  6. Which Insurance company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bharti AXA General Insurance in all stock transaction?
    A) Oriental Insurance Company Limited
    B) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    C) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
    D) Reliance General Insurance Company Limited
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance has said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bharti Enterprises-promoted Bharti AXA General Insurance in all stock transaction.
  7. Ecommerce company Flipkart said has entered into a strategic partnership with which country’s Sastodeal, a move that will help lakhs of Flipkart sellers get access to the neighbouring country’s e-commerce market?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Walmart-owned Flipkart said it has entered into a strategic partnership with Nepal’s Sastodeal, a move that will help lakhs of Flipkart sellers get access to the neighbouring country’s e-commerce market.
  8. Short film titled ‘Am I?’ directed by whom won the first prize in the Online Patriotic Short Film Contest organized by the Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting along with National Film Develoment Corporation, NFDC?
    A) Abhishek Sawant
    B) Abhijit Paul
    C) Mukul Narang
    D) Aneesh Mehra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A Short film titled ‘Am I?’ directed by Abhijit Paul won the first prize and a cash award of one lakh rupees in the Online Patriotic Short Film Contest organized by the Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting along with National Film Develoment Corporation, NFDC.
  9. Mahindra group Chairman Anand Mahindra and ________ Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen will be conferred 2020 Leadership Awards by US-based India-centric business advocacy group?
    A) Nvidia
    B) iStock
    C) Autodesk
    D) Adobe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A top US-based India-centric business advocacy group announced to honour Mahindra group Chairman Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen with its 2020 Leadership Awards in recognition of their exemplary vision towards promoting US-India bilateral ties.
  10. Which Table Tennis player is set to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award on National Sports Day on 29th August 2020?
    A) Ayhika Mukherjee
    B) Manika Batra
    C) Naina Jaiswal
    D) Mantu Ghosh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cricketer Rohit Sharma, Para-Athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu, Table Tennis player Manika Batra, Wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Indian Women’s Hockey team captain Rani Rampal will receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
  11. Who is set to receive Dhyan Chand Award for football on National Sports Day on 29th August 2020?
    A) Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu
    B) Udanta Singh
    C) Pritam Kotal
    D) Vinit Rai
    View Answer
    Option A
  12. Which university will get Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, MAKA Trophy for overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments?
    A) Panjab University
    B) Delhi University
    C) Lovely Professional University
    D) Amity University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Panjab University, Chandigarh will get Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, MAKA Trophy for overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments.

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