Current Affairs Quiz: August 28, 2021

Current Affairs 28 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Former cricketer Ted Dexter who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Zimbabwe
    B) UK
    C) USA
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former England captain Ted Dexter has died at Wolverhampton after a bout of illness, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said.He was 86.
  2. Who is the writer of the book titled ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’?
    A) KJ Alphons
    B) Thomas Isaac
    C) Kummanam Rajasekharan
    D) A. N. Radhakrishnan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Union Minister, K J Alphons has presented his book ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’ to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
  3. Who has written the biography ‘The Kapil Sharma Story’ on the life journey of Kapil Sharma?
    A) Ashwin Sanghi
    B) Aravind Adiga
    C) Ravinder Singh
    D) Ajitabha Bose
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ajitabha Bose has written a biography on the life journey of Kapil Sharma. The book’s name is The Kapil Sharma Story. The foreword of the book is written by the superstar Dharmendra. Other celebrities like Archana Puran Singh, Sonu Sood, Kiku Sharda, Sumona Chakravati, Shruti Seth, Pranay Parmar, Sufiyan Siddiquie, and many more have shared their experiences about working with Kapil Sharma.
  4. Which country test launched a indigenously developed guided multi-launch rocket system, Fatah-1?
    A) Iran
    B) Pakistan
    C) Oman
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Pakistan successfully test launched a indigenously developed guided multi-launch rocket system, Fatah-1.
  5. Who are the winners of 2020 Odia and Malayalam Sahitya Akademi awards respectively?
    A) Yashodhara Mishra and Omcherry N.N. Pillai
    B) Dasarathi Das and K. P. Ramanunni
    C) Gayatri Saraf and V. Madhusoodanan Nair
    D) Tarun Kanti Mishra and Prabha Varma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Sahitya Akademi named authors Yashodhara Mishra and Omcherry N.N. Pillai as the winners of the 2020 awards for their works in Odia and Malayalam, respectively.
  6. Which bank has appointed Carol Furtado as the officer on special duty (OSD) of the bank?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) NSDL Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ujjivan Small Finance has appointed Carol Furtado as the officer on special duty (OSD) of the bank, with effect from August 26, 2021, after the surprise resignation of the current chief executive officer (CEO) Nitin Chugh, citing personal reasons.
  7. Hitendra Dave is appointed as the chief executive officer of which bank?
    A) Citibank India
    B) HSBC India
    C) DBS India
    D) Barclays Bank India
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Hitendra Dave as Chief Executive Officer, HSBC India for a period of three years with effect from August 24, 2021, the bank said.
  8. Who is named as the brand ambassador of Samsung India?
    A) Karishma Kapoor
    B) Deepika Padukone
    C) Raveena Tandon
    D) Alia Bhatt
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Samsung India has hired Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt as the brand ambassador for its premium foldable smartphones from the Galaxy Z series, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.
  9. Who won the II Terras de Tras-os-Montes Chess Open in Portugal?
    A) Nihal Sarin
    B) Abhijit Kunte
    C) Arjun Erigaisi
    D) D Gukesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi emerged victorious in the II Terras de Tras-os-Montes Chess Open while his compatriot D Gukesh finished second.
  10. Flipkart Wholesale in partnership with which bank has launched credit programs to help kiranas manage their working capital requirements and grow their business?
    A) IDFC FIRST Bank
    B) IDBI Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) Bank of Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Flipkart Wholesale, the digital B2B marketplace of Flipkart Group, has launched credit programs to help kiranas manage their working capital requirements and grow their business.
    Flipkart Wholesale’s credit offerings, including ‘Easy Credit’ in partnership with IDFC FIRST Bank can help kiranas avail credit in two minutes at zero cost, through digital onboarding.
  11. NITI Aayog in partnership with which company has launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), known as WEPNxt?
    A) Intel
    B) Cisco
    C) IBM
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government’s policy think-tank NITI Aayog and US-based multinational firm Cisco launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). The next phase of the WEP, known as WEPNxt, will utilise Cisco’s technology and experience of working with Indian startup ecosystem to enable more businesses owned by women all over India.
  12. Name India’s first sectoral index in the Agri commodities basket launched by the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)?
    A) GUAREX
    B) WHEATEX
    C) RAGIEX
    D) BAJRAEX
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s first sectoral index in the Agri commodities basket i.e. GUAREX was launched by the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX).
  13. National Security Guard (NSG) carried out synchronised commando drills as part of a national mock exercise ‘Gandiv’ in multiple cities in National Capital Region, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and which other state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Gujarat
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Multiple cities in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and the National Capital Region are hosting synchronised commando drills as part of a national mock exercise ‘Gandiv’ being carried out by the counter-terrorist force National Security Guard (NSG) to check its response time and reaction to hostage and hijack-like situations.
  14. Which state selected SBI General Insurance to service Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY) in the state?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Tripura
    C) Punjab
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government of Punjab has selected SBI General Insurance to service Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY). The scheme will provide cashless health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh annually to eligible families.
  15. India signed a contract with which country to fund a project with $100 m and a Line of Credit of $400 m?
    A) Maldives
    B) Indonesia
    C) Singapore
    D) Sierra Leone
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Maldives will sign a contract on the mega Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP), the largest infrastructure project in the country. The project, funded by an Indian grant of $100 m and a Line of Credit of $400 m is also the biggest new development project by India in its neighbourhood in recent years.
  16. Bank Employees Family Pension to be increased to what percent of last pay drawn as announced by the finance ministry?
    A) 15%
    B) 25%
    C) 40%
    D) 30%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Family pensions of deceased bank employees will more than treble now, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman removing its cap in favour of a uniform 30 per cent slab to be calculated on the last salary drawn by the employee. With this, the family pension rises from a maximum of Rs 9,284 per month to as high as Rs 35,000, depending on the last drawn pension amount.
  17. Which of the following extended the scope of permitted devices like laptops, wearable devices for undertaking tokenised card transactions?
    A) Reserve Bank of India
    B) Finance Ministry
    C) NABARD
    D) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has extended the scope of permitted devices for undertaking tokenised card transactions to include consumer devices such as laptops, desktops, wearables (wrist watches, bands, etc.), and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
  18. How much loan amount has been sanctioned by Punjab National bank for the Ganga expressway project in Uttar Pradesh?
    A) Rs 4600 crores
    B) Rs 5100 crores
    C) Rs 6700 crores
    D) Rs 3200 crores
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The work for the ambitious Ganga expressway project received a boost when Punjab National Bank (PNB) transferred a loan sanctioned letter of Rs 5100 crores to the Uttar Pradesh government for the project. The 594 km expressway will be the longest in North India and the second longest in the country. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 36,230 crore.
  19. Which bank among the following has been empanelled as an ‘Agency Bank’ by Reserve Bank of India to undertake general banking businesses of Central and State government on behalf of the RBI?
    A) Karur Vysya Bank
    B) Bandhan Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) South Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Kerala based private sector lender South Indian Bank has been empanelled as an ‘Agency Bank’ by Reserve Bank of India to undertake general banking businesses of Central and State government on behalf of the RBI.
  20. Neobank, Freo tied up with which bank to launch zero-balance savings account that will offer a 7% interest rate on a minimum balance of ₹1 lakh?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) Capital Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) AU Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s first credit-led neobank, Freo, has tied up with Equitas Small Finance Bank to launch zero-balance savings account that will offer a 7% interest rate on a minimum balance of ₹1 lakh.

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