Current Affairs Quiz: August 28, 2020

Current Affairs 28 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. In August 2020, The Ministry of Culture announced 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India, ASI. Which one of the following is not among those 7 circles?
    A) Jabalpur
    B) Rajkot
    C) Varanasi
    D) Raiganj
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Culture has announced 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India, ASI.
    The new circles have been created in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Jhansi and Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Hampi (Karnataka), Raiganj (West Bengal) and Rajkot (Gujarat) have been created.
  2. Which state/UT government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) M3M Foundation to facilitate students’ for online preparation for government jobs?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Haryana
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Haryana employment department and M3M Foundation to facilitate students’ for online preparation for government jobs.
  3. Women in which state topped the list of MUDRA loan scheme female beneficiaries?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Over 15 crore loans amounting to ₹4.78-lakh-crore have been disbursed to women borrowers since the inception of the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) with Tamil Nadu topping the list in availing the loan followed by women in West Bengal and Karnataka.
  4. Which state has topped the first ever Export Preparedness index 2020 released by NITI Aayog on the lines of ease of doing business ranking?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Telangana
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gujarat has been ranked first in the first ever Export Preparedness index 2020 released by NITI Ayog.
    The report says, overall, most of the Coastal States are the best performers. Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu occupy the top three ranks.
  5. In which state a handicraft production centre is being inaugurated in August 2020 in a bid to give a boost to the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Mission?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) West Bengal
    C) Assam
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a bid to give a boost to the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Mission, a handicraft production centre is inaugurated in Guwahati by Assam Apex Weavers and Artisans Cooperative Federation Limited- ARTFED.
  6. Which of the following launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) – Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA)?
    A) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Competition Commission of India
    D) Ministry of Tourism
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog virtually launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions(NDC) – Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) .
    The event informs the transport, energy, and climate stakeholders in India about planned project activities for the upcoming year.
  7. Which university has become the first in the country to set up a Space Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
    A) NTR University of Health Sciences
    B) Jai Narain Vyas University
    C) Utkal University
    D) Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla in Odisha’s Sambalpur district became the first University in the country to set up a Space Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  8. To promote the trading of which GI-tagged product, is the e-auction portal launched in August 2020?
    A) Kashmir Saffron
    B) Kangra Tea
    C) Coorg Orange
    D) Bikaneri Bhujia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jammu and Kashmir’s agriculture department has created an e-auction portal to promote trading of GI-tagged ‘Kashmir Saffron’.
  9. In which of the following state a rare fish called Mahseer (scientific name Tor) was sighted and fished out?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A rare fish called Mahseer (scientific name Tor) was sighted and fished out from the upper part of Sileru river, by a team of researchers from the Department of Zoology, Andhra University.
  10. In August 2020, World Health Organization declared which continent to be polio free?
    A) Asia
    B) South America
    C) Europe
    D) Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Health Organization has declared Africa free of polio, a landmark in a decades-long campaign to eradicate the notorious disease around the world.
  11. Which bank launched a new savings account called the ‘Liberty Savings Account’ for Indian youth, aimed at millennial customers?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank has launched a new savings account called the Axis Liberty Savings Account, aimed at millennial customers.
  12. Which bank has introduced a platform called ‘Omni Collect’, a one-stop solution to provide multiple payment options on single platform?
    A) Deutsche Bank
    B) Doha Bank
    C) HSBC Bank
    D) DBS Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HSBC India introduced Omni Collect, a one-stop solution to provide multiple payment options on single platform.
  13. In August 2020, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to dissolve BCSBI. What does S stand for in BCSBI?
    A) Standards
    B) Strategic
    C) Survey
    D) Sovereign
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to dissolve the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI).
    BCSBI was set up by the Reserve Bank in February 2006 as an independent and autonomous body, assigned to formulate codes of conduct to be adopted by banks voluntarily for ensuring fair treatment of customers
  14. Which insurance company has launched a Pet Dog Insurance Policy for pet dogs to provide comprehensive coverage to domesticated pet dogs?
    A) SBI Life Insurance
    B) Kotak Life Insurance
    C) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    D) PNB MetLife Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched an insurance product Bajaj Allianz Pet Dog Insurance Policy for pet dogs.
  15. Which cricketer has become the first fast bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets?
    A) James Anderson
    B) Dale Steyn
    C) Stuart Broad
    D) Glenn McGrath
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    England pacer James Anderson became the first fast bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets.
  16. Indian sportsperson Poulomi Ghatak has announced her retirement from which game to shift focus on coaching career?
    A) Table Tennis
    B) Badminton
    C) Cricket
    D) Squash
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran Indian table tennis player from West Bengal, Poulomi Ghatak, has announced her retirement from the game to shift focus on coaching career.
  17. Vinay M Tonse has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which of the following?
    A) SBI Life Insurance
    B) SBI Funds
    C) SBI Funds Management
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    SBI Funds Management said it has appointed Vinay M Tonse as MD & CEO, replacing Ashwani Bhatia who returned to parent State Bank of India (SBI) as its Managing Director.
  18. A book titled ‘Cricket Drona’ is based on the life of which coach?
    A) Bishan Singh Bedi
    B) Vasudev Jagannath Paranjpe
    C) Anshuman Gaekwad
    D) Ramakant Achrekar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A book title ‘Cricket Drona’ on renowned coach Vasudev Jagannath Paranjpe or Vasoo Paranjape will be released in September 2020.
    The book published by Penguin has been co-authored by Paranjape”s son, former India player and current national selector Jatin Paranjpe along with cricket journalist Anand Vasu.
  19. Ashok Sahil who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Director
    C) Businessman
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Urdu poet Ashok Sahil passed away at a Meerut hospital after prolonged illness. He was 64.
  20. What is the theme of World Water Week 2020?
    A) Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action
    B) Water for society – including all
    C) Water, Ecosystems and Human Development
    D) Water and waste: Reduce and reuse
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Water Week 2020 is observed from 23-28 August, 2020. The World Water Week organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in Stockholm.
    World Water Week 2020 theme is ‘Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Banking Codes and Standards Board of India located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mysore
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Noida
    C) Pune
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of Archaeological Survey of India situated?
    A) Ghaziabad
    B) Gurugram
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

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