Current Affairs Quiz: August 24, 2021

Current Affairs 24 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. In which district is the highest altitude herbal park of India, situated at a height of 11,000 feet inaugurated?
    A) Joshimath
    B) Auli
    C) Chamoli
    D) Uttarkashi
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The highest altitude herbal park of India, situated at a height of 11,000 feet, was inaugurated at Mana village close to the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.
  2. India’s first smog tower built in Delhi will purify how much of air per second within a radius of around 1 km?
    A) 1,000 cubic metres
    B) 2,000 cubic metres
    C) 3,000 cubic metres
    D) 4,000 cubic metres
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the country’s first smog tower at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in the Connaught Place area in the national capital. The tower will purify 1,000 cubic metres of air per second within a radius of around 1 km.
    The tower, built at a cost of Rs 20 crore, has been funded by the Delhi government.
  3. Which state has signed a MoU with Corsight AI, an Israel-based company to set up an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence at a Tech City situated in the state?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Assam
    C) Manipur
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited (AMTRON) has signed a MoU with Corsight AI, an Israel-based company to set up an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence at a Tech City situated near Guwahati.
  4. The Supreme Court issued an interim order allowing whom to take the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam which is scheduled on September 5, 2021?
    A) Students below 18 years age
    B) Tribal people
    C) Transgenders
    D) Women
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has issued an interim order where it has allowed women to take the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam which is scheduled on September 5, 2021.
  5. Chithra who passed away was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Producer
    D) Businessman
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Malayalam actor Chithra, who has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films, passed away. She suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in Chennai. She was 56.
  6. In August 2021, La Ganesan was appointed as the governor of which state?
    A) Sikkim
    B) West Bengal
    C) Manipur
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu La Ganesan was appointed the new governor of Manipur. The post of the governor had fallen vacant after the retirement of Najma Heptulla earlier this month.
  7. Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been appointed as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Iran
    C) Kazakhstan
    D) Portugal
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    Option
    Explanation:

    Former Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia. He will succeed Muhyiddin Yassin
  8. Who is re-appointed as the chairman of the Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF), a panel constituted to examine bank frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend action?
    A) K R Suresh
    B) P T Sharma
    C) R K Mishra
    D) T M Bhasin
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) re-appointed T M Bhasin as chairman of the Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF), a panel constituted to examine bank frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend action.
  9. Which of the following launched Urja, a virtual assistant with AI/NLP (Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing) capabilities and trained on more than 600 use cases?
    A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    B) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    C) Indian Oil Corporation
    D) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Privatisation-bound Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), has launched Urja, a virtual assistant with AI/NLP (Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing) capabilities and trained on more than 600 use cases.
  10. Intel India collaborated with which of the following to launch Plugin Alliance, a first-of-its-kind industry-technology grouping with a focus on accelerating Industry 4.0 transformation in India?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Guwahati
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Intel India in collaboration with Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE)-IIT Bombay, launched Plugin Alliance, a first-of-its-kind industry-technology grouping with a focus on accelerating Industry 4.0 transformation in India.
  11. Where did the State Bank of India (SBI) inaugurated a floating ATM?
    A) Nigeen Lake
    B) Dal Lake
    C) Wular Lake
    D) Jhelum River
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The State Bank of India (SBI) recently inaugurated an ATM on a Houseboat at Dal Lake, Srinagar. Known as the floating ATM, it was inaugurated by the SBI Chairman Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara.
  12. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) jointly sponsored a $50 million loan portfolio guarantee to which bank to support increased financial access to women borrowers, and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India?
    A) Bandhan Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Karur Vyasya Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said they would jointly sponsor a $50 million loan portfolio guarantee to Kotak Mahindra Bank to support increased financial access to women borrowers, and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India.
  13. With which of the following Capital Float partnered to extend its buy now pay later (BNPL) solution—Walnut 369—to all former’s online merchants?
    A) Razorpay
    B) Instamojo
    C) Cashfree
    D) PayU
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital Float said it has partnered with Razorpay, to extend its buy now pay later (BNPL) solution—Walnut 369—to all Razorpay-enabled online merchants.
  14. Who is the head of the committee constituted by union government for doubling the production and quadrupling the exports of handlooms in a span of three years?
    A) Munesh Awasthi
    B) Rakesh Khanna
    C) Sunil Sethi
    D) Vivek Kamra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union government has constituted a committee for doubling the production and quadrupling the exports of handlooms in a span of three years. It will be headed by Chairman of Fashion Design Council of India Sunil Sethi. The committee will submit the final report within 45 days from the day of constitution.
  15. BY the end of 2021, there will be how many more additional earthquake Observatories as announced by Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh?
    A) 50
    B) 35
    C) 45
    D) 40
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh has said that India is going to have 35 more earthquake Observatories by the end of this year. He said, 100 more such Observatories will be added in next five years.
  16. The second edition of the joint naval exercise, Zair-Al-Bahr was held between the Indian Navy and which country’s navy?
    A) Egypt
    B) Israel
    C) Oman
    D) Qatar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The second edition of the joint naval exercise, Zair-Al-Bahr, between the Indian Navy and Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) was conducted in the Persian Gulf.
  17. NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) partnered with which foreign bank to provide its mobile-based real-time payment system UPI in that foreign country?
    A) Mashreq Bank
    B) BNP Paribas
    C) Deutsche Bank
    D) Bank of Ceylon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NPCI’s global arm NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) has partnered with UAE-based Mashreq Bank to provide its mobile-based real-time payment system UPI in the gulf nation.
  18. Which university secured first position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by Shanghai Ranking recently?
    A) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    B) University of Cambridge
    C) Stanford University
    D) Harvard University
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    None of the Indian universities could make it to the top 100 spots in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by Shanghai Ranking recently. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is the only Indian institute to have scored a rank in the top 500.
    Harvard University tops the ranking list for the 19th year this time. Stanford University secured second place followed by University of Cambridge and MIT.

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