Current Affairs Quiz: August 25, 2020

Current Affairs 25 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. On which of its app has the Government introduced ‘Open API Service’, a novel feature to help the people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy?
    A) UMANG App
    B) Aarogya Setu App
    C) MyGov App
    D) BHIM App
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Government has introduced ‘Open API Service’, a novel feature to help the people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy. They can use the Open API Service to query the Aarogya Setu Application in real-time.
  2. In which of the states is the India’s longest river ropeway being inaugurated in August 2020?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Assam
    C) Nagaland
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 1.8- kilometre long ropeway service connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati. The ropeway has been operated from Kachari Ghat in Guwahati to Dol Govinda temple in North Guwahati.
  3. In which of the following cities is the “Tribes India Showroom” launched by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote the livelihood of the tribal people marketing?
    A) Noida
    B) New Delhi
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    “Tribes India Showroom” has been e-inaugurated by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda. The showroom has been inaugurated in Indian Globe Chambers of LIC Western Zonal Office, Fort, Mumbai.
    “Tribes India on Wheels” is also launched by TRIFED to boost the sales and enhance tribal income in these challenging times.
  4. Which bank has selected Accenture to enhance its IT systems and processes to support its objective of becoming a truly digital bank?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) IDFC First Bank
    C) IndusInd Bank
    D) Dhanlaxmi Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private lender, RBL Bank has selected Accenture to enhance it’s IT systems and processes to support its objective of becoming a truly digital bank.
  5. Which bank has launched a hiring initiative called ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’ to employ nearly 1,000 people?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank has plans to employ nearly 1,000 people under its new hiring initiative ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’, a model devised to attract skilled talent that can work with the bank remotely, from anywhere in the country.
  6. Which company has got the approval from Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the acquisition of C&S Electric?
    A) Siemens
    B) Honeywell
    C) Yokogawa
    D) Mitsubishi electric
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it approved the proposed acquisition of C&S Electric by Siemens.
  7. 24 proposals by stressed non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) worth how much amount have been sanctioned under the special liquidity scheme?
    A) Rs8,594 crore
    B) Rs8,098 crore
    C) Rs8,282 crore
    D) Rs8,729 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Finance Ministry said 24 proposals by stressed non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) worth ₹8,594 crore have been sanctioned under the special liquidity scheme.
  8. Which of the following launched an exclusive do-it-yourself (DIY) advisory tool for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups, SME Buddy?
    A) Pramerica Life Insurance
    B) Cigna TTK
    C) Digit Insurance
    D) ICICI Lombard
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    On world’s entrepreneur day, technology-driven general insurance company Digit Insurance has launched an exclusive do-it-yourself (DIY) advisory tool for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups, SME Buddy.
  9. Along with South African all-rounder Jaques Kallis, Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas, which other cricketer was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in August 2020?
    A) Jess Duffin
    B) Lisa Sthalekar
    C) Kate Blackwell
    D) Tahlia McGrath
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Legendary South African all-rounder Jaques Kallis, Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas and Pune-born former Australian captain Lisa Sthalekar were inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony.
  10. What is the theme of International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2020?
    A) Breaking the Silence, Lest We Forget
    B) Tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade
    C) Remember Slavery: The Power of the Arts for Justice
    D) Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is annually observed on August 23 to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade.
    This year, the theme is ‘Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together’
  11. Which state government has conferred Reshma Mohandas, a nurse with the Government Medical College with its Tomyas Award?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Kerala
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reshma Mohandas, a nurse with the Government Medical College (MCH), Kottayam, has been selected for the Tomyas Award worth ₹1 lakh for the best nurse in Kerala.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Axis Bank located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bhubaneshwar
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C

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