Current Affairs Quiz: August 27, 2021

Current Affairs 27 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is International Dog Day observed?
    A) 22 August
    B) 05 December
    C) 26 August
    D) 11 August
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    International Dog Day is observed every year on August 26 to raise awareness about dog adoption and the importance of providing rescue dogs with a safe and loving environment.
  2. When is Akshay Urja Diwas celebrated in India?
    A) 09 February
    B) 20 August
    C) 11 August
    D) 25 March
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India celebrates Akshay Urja Diwas every year on 20 August, to create awareness about the importance of renewable resources of energy and to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
  3. In August 2021, who took over charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board?
    A) Harshwardhan
    B) Mansukh Mandaviya
    C) Ram Vilas Paswan
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took over charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board. He will hold the responsibility until 2024.
  4. Who won the Czech International table tennis tournament at Olomouc in Czech Republic?
    A) Sharath Kamal
    B) Anthony Amalraj
    C) Harmeet Desai
    D) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s top paddler G Sathiyan beat Yevhen Ryshchepa of Ukraine comprehensively and in straight sets 11-9, 11-6, 11-6,14-12 in the final of the Czech International table tennis tournament at Olomouc in Czech Republic.
  5. Sandeep Bakhshi has been reappointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of which bank?
    A) OBC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the re-appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank, the private lender said in a regulatory filing on August 24.
  6. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran along with which tennis player won the mixed doubles event at the WTT (World Table Tennis) Contender Budapest 2021?
    A) Manika Batra
    B) Gunjan Singh
    C) Shweta Gulati
    D) Shreya Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran put up a clinical show in the mixed doubles final at the WTT (World Table Tennis) Contender Budapest 2021 as they defeated the Hungarian pair of Nandor Ecseki and Dora Madarasz 3-1.
  7. Where did Ohmium International, a US-based renewable energy start-up, launch India’s first green hydrogen electrolyzer Gigafactory?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ohmium International, a US-based renewable energy start-up, said it has launched India’s first green hydrogen electrolyzer gigafactory at Bengaluru through its India subsidiary.
  8. Which country topped the 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index by real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield?
    A) USA
    B) China
    C) UK
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has overtaken the US to become the second-most sought-after manufacturing destination globally, driven mainly by cost competitiveness, according to real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. China remains at number one position, the consultant said in its 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index.
  9. Which of the following companies collaborated with Invest India to support tech startups in the country?
    A) Oracle
    B) Microsoft
    C) Samsung
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    US-based multinational technology company Microsoft has teamed up with India’s national investment promotion and facilitation agency Invest India to support tech startups in the country.
  10. Which company became the fourth company in India which crossed the $100 billion-mark in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap)?
    A) Newgen
    B) TCS
    C) HCL
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Infosys became the fourth Indian company to touch a market valuation of $100 billion. The IT services major has joined the league of TCS, Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank for crossing the $100 billion-mark in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap).
  11. Which city has set up a specialised money laundering court to focus on money laundering cases and other financial crimes?
    A) California
    B) Dubai
    C) London
    D) Sydney
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dubai has formed a specialist court that will focus on fighting money laundering and other financial crimes, as the emirate seeks to strengthen the integrity of its financial system and support nationwide efforts to clamp down on money laundering.
  12. Which company recently in August received in-principle approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for mutual fund business?
    A) Bajaj Finserv
    B) Bajaj Finance
    C) Star Capital Finance
    D) Motilal Oswal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bajaj Finserv will be the latest entrant to the Rs 35-trillion mutual fund (MF) industry after the company received in-principle approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
  13. Which of the following has launched ‘12% club’ app which will allow customers to earn and borrow at an interest rate of 12%?
    A) Phone Pay
    B) Paytm
    C) Bharatpe
    D) Google Pay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    BharatPe said it has entered peer-to-peer (P2P) lending with its product ‘12% club’, which will allow consumers to not only earn 12 per cent interest on the funds they invest but also borrow at an interest rate of 12 per cent.
  14. What is the height of world’s largest and tallest observation wheel Ain Dubai opened in Ain Dubai, UAE?
    A) 250 Meters
    B) 400 Meters
    C) 150 Meters
    D) 650 Meters
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The world’s largest and tallest observation wheel will open in the UAE on October 21, the latest landmark to join Dubai’s long list of record-breaking attractions. At nearly twice the height of the London Eye, Ain Dubai will take visitors to a height of 250 metres from where they could enjoy a majestic view of Dubai’s picturesque skyline.
  15. What is the name of the campaign began by Jal Shakti Ministry to create more and more ODF Plus villages by undertaking waste water management at village level?
    A) GANGA YAMUNA
    B) SUFLAM
    C) SHITLAM
    D) SUJALAM
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Jal Shakti Ministry began SUJALAM, a 100 days campaign as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to create more and more ODF Plus villages by undertaking waste water management at village level.
  16. The Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) launched SAMRIDH to boost start-up ecosystem in country. What does D stand for in SAMRIDH?
    A) Deactivate
    B) Disintegrate
    C) Development
    D) Disinvestment
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    With an aim to boost the start-up ecosystem in the country, the Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) launched Start-up Accelerators of MeitY for pRoduct Innovation, Development and growth (SAMRIDH). The SAMRIDH programme will focus on accelerating the 300 start-ups by providing customer connect, investor connect, and international immersion in the next three years.

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