Current Affairs Quiz: August 27, 2020

Current Affairs 27 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Baldeep Ningthoujam from which state has developed mobile game named ‘Coroboi’ amid Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Mizoram
    C) Manipur
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A 13-year old boy from Manipur Baldeep Ningthoujam has developed a mobile game named Coroboi amid COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown which became a popular android based game worldwide.
  2. Cricketer Cameron White of which country has announced his retirement from all forms of professional cricket?
    A) Russia
    B) West Indies
    C) South Africa
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Australia captain and all-rounder Cameron White has announced his retirement from all forms of professional cricket.
  3. The Dom Raja of where in Gujarat, Jagdish Chaudhary, passed away recently?
    A) Kashi
    B) Surat
    C) Rajkot
    D) Bhuj
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Dom Raja of Kashi, Jagdish Chaudhary, passed away following a long illness. He was 55.
  4. Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, head of which of the following has been given a two-year extension as its chairman?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) Indian Space Research Organisation
    C) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    D) Defence Institute Of Advanced Technology
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been given a two-year extension as the Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and Chairman DRDO beyond his tenure of August 26, 2020.
  5. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoU with National Cooperative Union of India and which other organization to utilise their expertise in agri sector?
    A) KJI India Ltd
    B) AFC India Ltd
    C) MNC India Ltd
    D) BGD India Ltd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    APEDA signed MoUs with AFC India Ltd, and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Delhi to utilise their expertise in the agri sector.
    Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is engaged with State governments for the implementation of agri export policy. Several States, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala have also finalised the action plan for the implementation of policy.
  6. Which of the following has bagged the “Swachhta Hi Seva award” for making an extremely valuable contribution in the implementation of the “Swachhta Hi Seva Programme” for transforming Neyveli Township in Tamil Nadu?
    A) NLC India Limited
    B) PTC India Limited
    C) DFC India Limited
    D) FMC India Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Government of India Navratna, NLC India Limited (NLCIL) has bagged the award for making an extremely valuable contribution in the implementation of the “Swachhta Hi Seva Programme”.
  7. NABARD signed a pact with Vivriti Capital and which bank to launch a dedicated debt and credit guarantee programme in a bid to ensure uninterrupted flow of credit in rural areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Jana Small Finance Bank
    B) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    C) Fincare Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The product- Structured Finance and Partial Guarantee Programme to NBFC-MFIs -entails providing partial guarantee on pooled loans extended to small and mid-sized micro finance institutions (MFIs).
    Nabard signed a pact with Vivriti Capital and Ujjivan Small Finance Bank earlier this month to roll out the initiative.
  8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has projected India’s growth rate at what percent for 2020-21?
    A) -3.8%
    B) -4.2%
    C) -4.5%
    D) -3.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank has projected India’s growth rate at (-) 4.5 percent for 2020-21. In its annual report, RBI projected global growth rate between (-) 6.0 per cent and (-) 7.6 per cent.
  9. Which Information Technology company has collaborated with NITI Aayog to empower women entrepreneurs in the country?
    A) Tech Mahindra
    B) Infosys
    C) Wipro
    D) TCS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IT major Tech Mahindra announced collaboration with NITI Aayog to empower women entrepreneurs in the country.
  10. Which government has launched a portal for NRIs named ‘NRI unified portal’, to help bring investment in the state along with assisting those seeking jobs abroad?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a portal for NRIs named ‘NRI unified portal’ , especially for those from Uttar Pradesh, that will help not only in bringing in investment but also assist those seeking jobs abroad.
  11. Which Indian institute along with Stuttgart University has developed a method to dispose pharma waste?
    A) IIT Bombay
    B) IIT Kharagpur
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Madras along with German researchers have developed ‘co-composting’ methods that can be used to safely dispose of toxic pharmaceutical waste water and sludge.
  12. Which bank has become the first in the country to deploy satellite data to assess Farmer Loans?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) IDFC First Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    For the first time in domestic banking, ICICI Bank is deploying satellite data to power farm credit assessment, which it claims will reduce cost for both farmers as well as the lender.
    The second-largest private sector lender said it has been piloting the project in a few select villages for the past two years and is extending the same to 500 villages in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat now.
  13. Which insurance company has launched a first-of-its-kind policy called ‘Shagun – Gift an insurance’ for the purpose of gifting Personal Accident policy?
    A) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    B) Reliance General Insurance Company
    C) SBI General Insurance
    D) Future Generali Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI General Insurance has launched first-of-its-kind insurance product called ‘Shagun – Gift an Insurance”, which is a unique gift of Personal Accident policy.
    Gift Receiver (insured) should be in the age group of 18 years to 65 years.Policy can be availed for up to 1 Year.
  14. Which of the following has entered an alliance with Goals101.ai to create targeted and personalized offers for bank cardholders?
    A) National Payments Corporation of India
    B) VISA
    C) SBI Cards
    D) Mastercard
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mastercard has entered an alliance with Goals101.ai, a bank-tech and AI company connecting merchants and issuers using big data, artificial intelligence, and automation to create targeted and personalized offers for bank cardholders.
  15. When is World Gujarati Day observed?
    A) 21 August
    B) 24 August
    C) 25 August
    D) 22 August
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    August 24 is celebrated as World Gujarati Day which dedicated to Gujarati language and literature and is Poet Narmad’s birthday
  16. Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash who has become the world’s fastest human calculator after winning Gold in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in which country?
    A) UAE
    B) Italy
    C) Switzerland
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash, a 21-year-old Hyderabad boy, has become the world’s fastest human calculator after winning the first gold for India in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) in London.
  17. Who is one of the authors of the book titled ‘Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life’?
    A) Ausma Zehanat Khan
    B) Zara Houshmand
    C) Karuna Riazi
    D) Asma Lamrabet
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life’ is an account by Tenzin Priyadarshi, president and CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of his lifelong journey as a seeker.
    Co-written with Iranian American author and literary translator Zara Houshmand.
  18. Who has been appointed as the interim Managing Director and the CEO of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX)?
    A) Satyanarayan Goel
    B) Rishikesh Mukherjee
    C) Gopalakrishnan Swamy
    D) Shravan Bhatia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Rajiv Srivastava, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) resigned aside citing personal reasons.
    Satyanarayan Goel, the current non-executive chairman of the board of IEX was given additional charges as the interim MD and CEO of the company.
  19. Pascal Lissouba, former president of which country passed away in August 2020?
    A) Norway
    B) Poland
    C) Congo
    D) Albania
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Congolese president Pascal Lissouba died in France after an illness at the age of 88.
  20. Name the country’s first bullion index launched by India’s largest commodity exchange the Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX)?
    A) MCX iCOMDEX Bullion
    B) MCX iSOLDEX Bullion
    C) MCX iDITDEX Bullion
    D) MCX iMONDEX Bullion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s largest commodity exchange the Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) launched the country’s first bullion index, MCX iCOMDEX Bullion, or Bulldex.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Democratic Republic of the Congo?
    A) Franc
    B) Peso
    C) Dollar
    D) Manat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital: Kinshasa
  2. Where is the HQ of Multi Commodity Exchange situated?
    A) Nasik
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of NLC India Limited located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Kochi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the HQ of Mastercard located?
    A) Dubai, UAE
    B) London, UK
    C) New York, USA
    D) California, USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

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