Current Affairs Quiz: August 26, 2020

Current Affairs 26 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. As per the new order by the Ministry of Finance, businesses with an annual turnover of up to how much amount are GST exempt?
    A) Rs 25 lakh
    B) Rs 45 lakh
    C) Rs 40 lakh
    D) Rs 3 0 lakh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Finance said that businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh are GST exempt. Initially, this limit was Rs 20 lakh.
    The Finance Ministry said, additionally those with a turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore can opt for the Composition Scheme and pay only 1 per cent tax.
  2. Who has been chosen as the chairman of the National Council for Transgender Persons constituted by the central government for the transgender persons?
    A) Ramesh Pokhriyal
    B) Prakash Javadekar
    C) Thawar Chand Gehlot
    D) Harsh Vardhan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has constituted a National Council for Transgender Persons through a notification. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister will be the ex-officio Chairperson and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment will be ex-officio Vice-Chairperson.
    The National Council will advise the Centre on the formulation of policies, programmes, legislation and projects with respect to transgender persons.
  3. Ministry of Tourism has signed an MoU with the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and which other organisation with primary objective of women empowerment?
    A) FLO
    B) ILO
    C) FAO
    D) ITO
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Tourism has signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) with primary objective of women empowerment.
  4. Which state/UT government launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan, for registration of construction labourers at all the 70 assembly constituencies?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Delhi
    C) Odisha
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan, under which a mega registration campaign will be held for construction workers from August 24 to September 11.
  5. Which state’s Chief Minister Vijay inaugurated FABEXA 2020- India’s First and Longest Virtual Exhibition organized by one of the oldest cloth markets in the country?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Gujarat
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated FABEXA 2020- India’s First and Longest Virtual Exhibition organized by one of the oldest cloth markets in the country, Maskati Mahajan.
  6. What is the official mascot of the dragonfly festival hosted by Kerala in August 2020?
    A) Bholu
    B) Stumpy
    C) Maharajah
    D) Pantalu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    WWF-India State unit has joined hands with the Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam for the first-ever State Dragonfly Festival in Kerala, christened Thumbimahotsavam 2020.
    ‘Pantalu’ is the official mascot of the festival. As part of the festival, various programmes will be rolled out in the coming months to reach out to various sections of society.
  7. Which mobile application has been launched by the Indian Air Force to provide career-related information to aspirants as a part of Digital India initiative?
    A) Your IAF
    B) All IAF
    C) His IAF
    D) My IAF
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria launched a mobile application ‘MY IAF’ at IAF Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) to provide career-related information to aspirants as a part of Digital India initiative.
  8. Which group is going to launch a “super app” with an aim to offer its disparate consumer services on a common platform?
    A) TATA Group
    B) Bajaj Group
    C) Mahindra Group
    D) Aditya Birla Group
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tata Group will launch a “super app” with an aim to offer its disparate consumer services on a common platform.
  9. Name the Covid-19 vaccine facility launched by the World Health Organisation that it urged wealthier member states to join?
    A) Covine
    B) Covacc
    C) Covax
    D) Covity
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organisation has urged wealthier member states to join its Covid-19 vaccine facility by the end of the month, amid fears it may not raise enough money to fund the global inoculation programme.
    The mechanism, known as Covax, aims to ensure the equitable global distribution of 2bn doses of effective vaccines by the end of 2021 but the initiative has so far failed to build momentum.
  10. Which company launched a new initiative called The Anywhere School, bringing over 50 new features hundreds of thousands of viewers in more than 250 countries around the world?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Facebook
    D) Apple
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    As millions of students navigate learning from home, Google has announced a new initiative called The Anywhere School, bringing over 50 new features across Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other products to hundreds of thousands of viewers in more than 250 countries around the world.
  11. Which country launched its fifth Gaofen-9 Earth observation satellite for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation?
    A) Japan
    B) Israel
    C) Iran
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    China launched its fifth Gaofen-9 Earth observation satellite and two smaller payloads from the Jiuquan launch center in the Gobi Desert.
  12. Which bank has integrated Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS) on its platform to enable banking services through Aadhaar cards?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Paytm Payments Bank
    C) Airtel Payments Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Home-grown Paytm Payments Bank has integrated Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS) on its platform. The integration will allow customers to access basic banking services like cash withdrawal, balance enquiry and draw mini statement using their Aadhaar card.
  13. How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between India and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III?
    A) USD 200 million
    B) USD 400 million
    C) USD 500 million
    D) USD 600 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Government, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a loan agreement for a USD 500 million Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III.
  14. Which team has won the UEFA Champions League?
    A) Tottenham Hotspur
    B) Real Madrid
    C) Bayern Munich
    D) Paris Saint-Germain
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Football, German giants Bayern Munich have won the European Champions League for the sixth time after beating French side Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the final in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.
  15. Who has become the first German female golfer to win the Women’s British Open?
    A) Lexi Thompson
    B) Sophia Popov
    C) Brooke Henderson
    D) Inbee Park
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World number 304 Sophia Popov became the first female golfer from Germany to capture a major title after winning the Women’s British Open by two strokes at Royal Troon in Scotland.
  16. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Who painted my lust red?’?
    A) Shiv Nadar
    B) Veerasamy Pillai
    C) Sree Iyer
    D) Muthu Naidu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A book titled “Who painted my lust red?” has been authored by Sree Iyer has been released recently . The book is something about when Bollywood meets Cricket meets Politicians.
  17. A Bhaskar Raj who passed away recently was a noted ___________ filmmaker.
    A) Tamil
    B) Malayalam
    C) Bollywood
    D) Bengali
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Noted Malayalam filmmaker AB Raj, also known as A Bhaskar Raj, who had been active in the world of movies for over three decades since 1951, died at his residence in Chennai. He was 95.
  18. Who is not one of the authors of the book titled ‘Delhi Riots 2020-The Untold Story’?
    A) Radhika Sharma
    B) Monika Arora
    C) Sonali Chitalkar
    D) Prerna Malhotra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Delhi Riots 2020-The Untold Story’ is co-authored by advocate Monika Arora and Delhi University professors Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra. The book was scheduled for release in September.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) located?
    A) Gurugram
    B) New Delhi
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Patiala
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of Travel Agents Association of India situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Jaipur
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Shimla
    View Answer
    Option A

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