Current Affairs Quiz: August 29, 2020

Current Affairs 29 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. The National GIS-enabled Land Bank system launched by the union government was initially being launched in how many states?
    A) 8
    B) 6
    C) 5
    D) 7
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has e-launched the National GIS-enabled Land Bank system, which is being developed by the integration of the Industrial Information System (IIS) with the State GIS Systems.
    The project was launched for six states, while other states and Union Territories would be brought on board by December 2020.
  2. Who is the head of the committee formed by the union government to redefine the role of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the current and futuristic defence scenarios?
    A) Subhasis Chaudhuri
    B) Soumen Chakrabarti
    C) D Vipin Khakhar
    D) P Ramagopal Rao
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The central government has set up an expert committee to redefine the role of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the current and futuristic defence and battlefield scenarios.
    To be led by Prof P Ramagopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi, the select panel will delve deep into the nature of work being carried out by each lab under the organisation.
  3. To establish a transparent and comprehensive ‘Performance Rating’ System for its Consultants, Contractors and Concessionaires, who has developed a ‘Vendor Performance Evaluation System’?
    A) National Highways Authority of India
    B) UIDAI
    C) Indian Agricultural Research Institute
    D) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To establish a transparent and comprehensive ‘Performance Rating’ System for its Consultants, Contractors and Concessionaires, NHAI has developed a ‘Vendor Performance Evaluation System’. The Portal is available on the NHAI website.
  4. Which mobile application has been launched to assist in online training of NCC cadets in the country?
    A) CDNCC
    B) MKNCC
    C) DGNCC
    D) GTNCC
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a mobile application ‘DGNCC’ to assist in online training of NCC cadets in the country.
    The mobile app “DGNCC”, aims at providing NCC cadets all training materials, including syllabus, training videos and frequently asked questions, on one platform.
  5. Which government has launched “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” campaign for students?
    A) Delhi
    B) Kerala
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government has recently launched “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” campaign for students.
  6. The Indian Institute of Technology’s Alumni Council has signed an agreement with the university of which country to access and transfer key technologies from the latter country to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India?
    A) Turkey
    B) Russia
    C) Greece
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology’s Alumni Council has signed an agreement with Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russoft to access and transfer key technologies from Russia to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India.
  7. According to a new UNICEF report titled ‘The Remote Learning Reachability’, about how much percent of Indian households have internet connections to access e-education?
    A) 28%
    B) 22%
    C) 26%
    D) 24%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Just 24 per cent of Indian households have internet connections to access e-education, and there is a large rural-urban and gender divide that is likely to widen the learning gap across high, middle and low-income families, according to a new UNICEF report titled ‘The Remote Learning Reachability’.
  8. Ericsson and UNICEF announced global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of which year?
    A) 2021
    B) 2022
    C) 2023
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ericsson and UNICEF announced a global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023.
    Mapping the internet connectivity landscape for schools and their surrounding communities is a critical first step towards providing every child with access to digital learning opportunities.
  9. Which bank has announced a strategic partnership with Adobe to help improve digital experience journey of its customers?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank has announced a strategic partnership with Adobe to help improve digital experience journey of its customers.
    The company claims that the partnership will enable HDFC Bank to deliver personalised digital experiences to existing as well as new customers, at anytime and anywhere.
  10. Which insurance company has launched a new technology service called ‘Smart Assist’ that provides real-time assistance to customers?
    A) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    B) Tata AIA Life
    C) Aegon Life Insurance Company
    D) Max Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private life insurer Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has launched a new technology service called ‘Smart Assist’ that provides real-time assistance to customers.
  11. Which company has entered into an agreement with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam to explore energy storage and renewable energy power supply solutions?
    A) Solarium Green Energy
    B) Suzlon
    C) Lanasol Energy Solutions
    D) Greenko Energies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Energy solutions provider Greenko Energies has entered into an agreement with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam to explore energy storage and renewable energy power supply solutions.
  12. Which payments solutions company has partnered with Visa to develop installments platform for face-to-face transactions?
    A) Ezetap
    B) Innoviti
    C) CCAvenue
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Innoviti announced that it had entered a partnership with Visa, the leader in payments technology to develop a platform that will enable issuers to extend credit to their cardholders at face-to-face point-of-sale (In India).
  13. Which company has inked a pact with Tel Aviv-based REE Automotive to explore production of electric commercial vehicles for global markets?
    A) Tata Motors
    B) Mahindra & Mahindra
    C) Ashok Leyland
    D) Eicher Motors
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has inked a pact with Tel Aviv-based REE Automotive to explore production of electric commercial vehicles for global markets.
  14. As announced by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, in which year India will be hosting BRICS games?
    A) 2021
    B) 2022
    C) 2023
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India are planning to host BRICS Games in 2021 and may align it with Khelo India Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said.
  15. With the football association of which country did the Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist each other in development of football in the two countries?
    A) Brazil
    B) Portugal
    C) Germany
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Football Coaches Australia (FCA) to assist each other in development of football in the two countries.
  16. Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan announced their retirement from which sport in August 2020?
    A) Badminton
    B) Athletics
    C) Tennis
    D) Boxing
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    US men’s doubles duo Bob and Mike Bryan announced the end of their legendary record-shattering tennis career, just days before the US Open where they made their Grand Slam debut in 1995.
  17. Reliance Industries has appointed whom as its group president?
    A) Sanjiv Singh
    B) Bhanu Shah
    C) Suketu Modi
    D) Param Jindal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sanjiv Singh, former chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), has joined Reliance Industries as group president and member of the oil-to-chemicals (O2C) business leadership team.
  18. Writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld who became the youngest author to win the 2020 International Booker prize for their debut novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’ hails from which country?
    A) France
    B) Ireland
    C) Netherlands
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    29-year-old Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker prize for their debut novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’.
  19. Who became the first Indian-origin woman to be honoured with a memorial Blue Plaque in London?
    A) Noor Inayat Khan
    B) Sheerin Khan
    C) Nusrat Ali Khan
    D) Fatima Khan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Britain’s World War II spy, Noor Inayat Khan, became the first Indian-origin woman to be honoured with a memorial Blue Plaque at her former family home in central London.
  20. Gail Sheehy who passed away recently was a well known _______________.
    A) Businessman
    B) Politician
    C) Mathematician
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose best-selling Passages helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, has died in Southampton, New York. She was 83.
  21. Archana Mahanta who passed away in August 2020 was related to which profession?
    A) Artist
    B) Singer
    C) Dancer
    D) Professor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Noted singer Archana Mahanta passed away in Guwahati in a private hospital. She was 72.
  22. Arnold Spielberg who passed away recently was an engineer from which country?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) France
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Ericsson located?
    A) Helsinki, Finland
    B) Stockholm, Sweden
    C) Copenhagen, Denmark
    D) Rome, Italy
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) located?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Paris, France
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) New York, United States
    View Answer
    Option D

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