Current Affairs Quiz: August 26, 2021

Current Affairs 26 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is World Entrepreneurs’ Day celebrated?
    A) 15 December
    B) 11 Aug
    C) 21 Aug
    D) 07 March
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year, August 21 is celebrated as the World Entrepreneurs’ Day.
  2. Who is the author of the book ‘Address Book: A Publishing Memoir in the time of COVID’?
    A) Surbhi Chopra
    B) Ritu Menon
    C) Shweta Sabharwal
    D) Ragini Gupta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A book titled has ‘Address Book: A Publishing Memoir in the time of COVID’ has been written by Indian feminist writer and publisher Ritu Menon.
  3. Who has written the book titled ‘Let’s Go Time Travelling Again’?
    A) Mangalam Sinha
    B) Gopi Nath
    C) Ram Shankar
    D) Subhadra Sen Gupta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The last book of author Subhadra Sen Gupta, who lost her life to COVID-19 in May 2021, was released by Puffin Books, the children’s imprint of Penguin Books. The book is titled ‘Let’s Go Time Travelling Again’ and has illustrations by Tapas Guha, a well-known illustrator for children.
  4. Comedian Sean Lock who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Brazil
    B) Britain
    C) Canada
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Comedian Sean Lock, best known for starring in British comedy panel show “8 Out of 10 Cats,” has died. He was 58.
  5. O Chandrasekharan who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Volley Ball
    B) Tennis
    C) Football
    D) Snooker
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Indian Footballer O Chandrasekharan passed away in Kochi. He was 86.
  6. Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav launched e-Shram portal. It is a national database on whom?
    A) Organised Workers
    B) SC Workers
    C) Unorganised Workers
    D) Tribal Workers
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government launched e-Shram portal – National Database on Unorganized Workers (NDUW). Unveiling the logo for the E-Shram portal, Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav said that targeted identification of the unorganized workers was a much-needed step. He said the portal will be the national database of nation builders, the ‘Shram Yogis’, and help take welfare schemes to their doorstep.
  7. Which state government conferred the prestigious Sri Basava International Award on Sri Basavaliga Pattaddevaru, senior seer of Bhalki Hiremath?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka government has selected Sri Basavaliga Pattaddevaru, senior seer of Bhalki Hiremath, for the prestigious Sri Basava International Award. Minister for Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar will present the award at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru.
  8. Who is appointed as joint secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation?
    A) Abhay Kumar Singh
    B) Rajeev Porwal
    C) Amit Dubey
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as joint secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation which was recently formed with an aim to strengthen the cooperative movement in the country, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued.
  9. Who was the India’s flag-bearer during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
    A) Amit Mariyappan
    B) Ravi Prasad
    C) Thangavelu Mariyappan
    D) Tek Chand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Javelin thrower Tek Chand will be India’s flag-bearer during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 as Thangavelu Mariyappan was quarantined after he came in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person on the flight to Tokyo.
  10. Who became the first Indian to be part of an NBA title winning team?
    A) Harpreet Singh
    B) Princepal Singh
    C) Anil Singh
    D) Govind Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Young cager Princepal Singh became the first Indian to be part of an NBA title winning team when his side Sacramento Kings clinched the 2021 NBA Summer League crown. The 6-foot-9 forward made history by being the first Indian to be part of a championship roster at any level of the NBA.
  11. The total loans and advances given by the NABARD during 2020-21 registered a growth of 25.2 per cent year-on-year to reach how much amount?
    A) Rs. 8 Lakh Crore
    B) Rs. 3 Lakh Crore
    C) Rs. 6 Lakh Crore
    D) Rs. 9 Lakh Crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The total loans and advances extended by NABARD during 2020-21 registered a growth of 25.2 per cent year-on-year to reach Rs 6 lakh crore, with half of it going into production and investment, the bank said in its annual report.
  12. Which city is at the bottom of the 2021 Safe Cities Index, published by Economist Intelligence Unit?
    A) Copenhagen
    B) Toronto
    C) Yangon
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its 2021 Safe Cities Index, ranking 60 major global cities across 76 indicators based on digital, health, infrastructure, environmental and personal security. Copenhagen tops the rankings this year with a score of 82.4 out of 100.It was followed by Toronto and Singapore. New Delhi and Mumbai have found a place in the index. New Delhi is placed at 48th position with a score of 56.1, while Mumbai is at 50th place with a score of 54.4.
    Yangon is at the bottom of the index, as least safe city, with a score of 39.5.
  13. Where was the fifth edition of Indo- Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise, KAZIND-21 conducted?
    A) Aisha Bibi
    B) Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
    C) Ukasha Ata
    D) Karakhan Mausoleum
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    As part of military diplomacy and to strengthen the growing strategic relation with Kazakhstan, the fifth edition of Indo- Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise, KAZIND-21 will be conducted at Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan, from August 30 to September 11.
  14. NITI Aayog with which of the following jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project?
    A) The Nature Conservancy
    B) Environmental Defense Fund
    C) Center for Global Development
    D) World Resources Institute
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project.
  15. India ranked at which position in the UNICEF’s ‘The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index’ [CCRI]?
    A) 26th
    B) 23rd
    C) 34th
    D) 33rd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India is among four South Asian countries where children are most at risk of the impacts of climate change threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a new UNICEF report. ‘The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index’ [CCRI] is UNICEF’s first focussed on children.
    Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India are among four South Asian countries where children are at extremely high risk of the impacts of the climate crisis, with a ranking of 14th, 15th, 25th and 26th respectively.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Resources Institute situated?
    A) Washington, D.C., United States
    B) Copenhagen, Denmark
    C) Stockholm, Sweden
    D) Berlin, Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

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