Current Affairs Quiz: August 25, 2021

Current Affairs 25 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Water Week 2021 organized from 23 to 27 August 2021?
    A) Building Resilience Faster
    B) Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action
    C) Water for society – Including all
    D) Water, Ecosystems and Human Development
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 26th World Water Week organized from 23 to 27 August 2021 virtually with a theme Building Resilience Faster.
  2. Who has written the book titled ‘Battlefield?
    A) Robert
    B) Andrew
    C) Vishram Bedekar
    D) Naresh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Battlefield’ written by Vishram Bedekar, translated from the Marathi original Ranaangan by Jerry Pinto.
  3. Former National coach Syed Shahid Hakim who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Hockey
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Olympic footballer and former National coach Syed Shahid Hakim passed away in Kalaburagi. He was 82.
  4. Which institute developed India’s first indigenous motorised wheelchair vehicle, NeoBolt, that can be used even on uneven terrains?
    A) IIT Chennai
    B) IIT Madras
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has developed India’s first indigenous motorised wheelchair vehicle, NeoBolt, that can be used even on uneven terrains. NeoBolt has a maximum speed of 25 kmph and travels up to 25 km per charge.
  5. Name the new geospatial planning portal launched by the government that will help in facilitating new MGNREGA assets using remote sensing and geographic information system-based data?
    A) Sanyukta
    B) Yuktdhara
    C) Sampoorna
    D) Bhuvan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Government has launched a new geospatial planning portal, ‘Yuktdhara’, that will help in facilitating new MGNREGA assets using remote sensing and geographic information system-based data. The portal was launched by Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh.
  6. Who is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), the industry TV viewership measurement body?
    A) Chunmun Das
    B) Ketan Gupta
    C) Rajiv Bansal
    D) Nakul Chopra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), the industry TV viewership measurement body, announced the appointment of Nakul Chopra as its new Chief Executive Officer effective August 25. This announcement comes as Sunil Lulla has decided to resign from the position of CEO to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions.
  7. Asian Development Bank signed a loan agreement worth how much amount to expand the metro rail network at Bengaluru in Karnataka?
    A) $ 400 million
    B) $ 200 million
    C) $ 800 million
    D) $ 500 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and the Asian Development Bank have signed a loan agreement of 500 million dollar to expand the metro rail network at Bengaluru in Karnataka.
  8. Paytm announced tie up with which bank to build comprehensive solutions across payment gateway, point of sale machines and credit products?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Indusind Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IPO-bound digital payments firm Paytm and India’s largest private sector bank, HDFC Bank, announced a strategic partnership to build comprehensive solutions across payment gateway, point of sale machines and credit products including Paytm Postpaid which is Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution, Eazy EMI and Flexi Pay.
  9. Where did the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) extend a grant of ₹24.90 lakh for a project on Integrated Mangrove Fishery Farming System (IMFFS)?
    A) Madurai
    B) Chennai
    C) Cuddalore
    D) Coimbatore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has extended a grant of ₹24.90 lakh for a project on Integrated Mangrove Fishery Farming System (IMFFS) in Cuddalore district.
  10. Where did ICICI bank announced the launch of a digital and instant Blocked Account for students aspiring to study in that country?
    A) UAE
    B) Germany
    C) Spain
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank Germany, a part of ICICI Bank, announced the launch of a digital and instant Blocked Account for students aspiring to study in Germany.
  11. Which bank became the first US bank to have received a license from the IFSC Authority to set up its banking unit at India’s first International Financial Services Centre at GIFT City, Gujarat?
    A) TD Bank
    B) Bank of America
    C) Barclays bank
    D) Citibank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Citibank, which is headquartered in the USA and has a strong international presence, received a license from the IFSC Authority to set up its banking unit at India’s first International Financial Services Centre at GIFT City, Gujarat.
  12. Which country will host the second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) in October 2022?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) USA
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India is going to host the second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) in October 2022, at Hyderabad with the theme“Towards Geo-enabling the Global Village.”
  13. Where is the world’s first fossil-free steel manufactured?
    A) Finland
    B) Sweden
    C) Italy
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    As the world looks to counter the deadly impact of greenhouse gas emissions, a Swedish company might give a fighting chance as it switches steel production away from fossil fuels. The first delivery of ‘green steel’ was done in Sweden by Hybrit to truck-manufacturer Volvo AB as a trial run.
  14. Where did the Indian Navy carried out a naval exercise with the Philippines navy?
    A) Bay of Bengal
    B) Pacific Ocean
    C) South China Sea
    D) Mediterranean Sea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India carried out a naval exercise with the Philippines in the South China Sea, five days after it conducted a similar drill with Vietnam in the region that has been witnessing growing Chinese military expansionism.
  15. India emerged at which position as the most sought-after manufacturing destination across the world according to Cushman and Wakefield’s 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index?
    A) First
    B) Third
    C) Second
    D) Fourth
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has emerged as the second most sought after manufacturing destination across the world. According to Cushman and Wakefield’s 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index, India has surpassed the US as the world’s second most desired manufacturing hub. It is second only to China
  16. Which state has become the first in the country to officially implement the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Karnataka has become the first state in the country to officially implement the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan virtually launched the NEP in the state. The Admission module under the new policy was also launched on the occasion.
  17. National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), a four-year pipeline for those infrastructure assets that the government plans to monetise for generating funds was announced worth how much amount?
    A) Rs. 3 Lakh Crore
    B) Rs. 7 Lakh Crore
    C) Rs. 6 Lakh Crore
    D) Rs. 9 Lakh Crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a ₹6 lakh crore National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), which is a four-year pipeline for those infrastructure assets that the government plans to monetise for generating funds.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress situated?
    A) New York
    B) Seattle
    C) California
    D) Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option A

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