Current Affairs Quiz: August 3, 2020

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  1. Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21 launched by Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for popularizing science among school students of Class ______ to 11th.
    A) 2nd
    B) 4th
    C) 6th
    D) 8th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21. This initiative is a national programme for popularizing science among school students of Class 6th to 11th. It was designed to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community.
  2. Indian Railways has installed automatic lighting systems at three railways stations in Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur, Narsinghpur and __________railways stations.

    A) Bhopal
    B) Indore
    C) Ujjain
    D) Gwalior

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a unique step towards energy conservation, the Indian Railways has recently installed automatic lighting systems at three railways stations in Madhya Pradesh.
    Railways have installed these automatic lighting systems at Jabalpur, Narsinghpur and Bhopal railways stations of Madhya Pradesh, which fall under the West Central Railway zone.
  3. Which state govt. launched ‘Agni-Shama Seva’ online portal to provide assistance in issuing fire safety certificates to different categories of buildings?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has launched ‘Odisha Agni-Shama Seva’ online portal. The portal will provide assistance in issuing fire safety certificates to different categories of buildings through online mode. As many as eight services online will be provided through the portal. Patnaik has directed Fire Services department to add other services before October 2, 2020.
  4. Where did the Pawan Hans launch affordable Helicopter Flight Services under centre’s UDAN Scheme?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) West Bengal
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) unveiled a new helicopter service on the Dehradun-New Tehri-Srinagar-Gauchar route in Uttarakhand under the Centre’s connectivity scheme, UDAN.
  5. Canara Bank tied up with New India Assurance Company Ltd, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd and which other insurance company to provide Corona Kavach policy to cover COVID-19 related health expenses?
    A) Aditya Birla Health Insurance
    B) HDFC ERGO Health Insurance
    C) PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd.
    D) Exide Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Canara Bank has tied up with New India Assurance Company Ltd, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd and HDFC ERGO Health Insurance as part of social commitment to indemnify the unprecedented expenses of common man to sell short-term Corona Kavach policy to cover COVID-19 related health expenses.
  6. Which Mutual Funds company launched Alpha Low Vol 30 ETF, an open ended index exchange traded fund tracking Nifty Alpha Low Volatility 30 Index?
    A) Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund
    B) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
    C) BNP Paribas Mutual Fund
    D) Baroda Mutual Fund
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has announced the launch of ICICI Prudential Alpha Low Vol 30 ETF, an open ended index exchange traded fund tracking Nifty Alpha Low Volatility 30 Index. The ETF will track Nifty Alpha Low-Volatility 30 Index. The New Fund Offer opens on August 3 and closes on August 10.
  7. Deal worth how much amount was signed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) with Reliance for power plant in Bangladesh?
    A) $ 700 million
    B) $ 500 million
    C) $ 200 million
    D) $ 400 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a dollar 200 million financing deal with the Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited (RBLPL) to build and operate a 718 megawatt combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh.
  8. For various infrastructure projects including Delhi and Meerut Rapid Rail, etc, how much loan amount has been approved by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for India?
    A) $ 1 billion
    B) $ 3 billion
    C) $ 6 billion
    D) $ 5 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    As part of its effort to improve connectivity, Beijing-based multilateral funding agency AIIB is looking to provide loans worth USD 3 billion for various large infrastructure projects, including Delhi and Meerut Rapid Rail, Mumbai Metro Rail and Chennai Peripheral Ring Road project, over the next 12 months.
  9. Which company appointed former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as an additional and independent director?

    A) Poompuhar Shipping Corporation
    B) Essar Shipping
    C) Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd
    D) Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd.

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd has appointed former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as an additional and independent director for a term of five years.
  10. Coach Ashok Mustafi of which sport passed away recently?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Basketball
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran Maidan coach Ashok Mustafi, who also trained former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly during his formative years, passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 86.
  11. Who is the author of the book ‘Greenlights’ going to be published in October 2020?
    A) Harper Lee
    B) Mark Twain
    C) Matthew McConaughey
    D) John Steinbeck
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has announced his book, Greenlights, is to be published on Oct. 20. In the diaries, the 50-year-old actor recorded “anything that turned me on, turned me off, made me laugh, made me cry, made me question or kept me up at night.”
  12. What is the theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020?
    A) Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding
    B) Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet
    C) Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life
    D) Sustaining Breastfeeding Together
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually during the first week of August (1st – 7th Aug) in over 120 countries around the world; and the week commemorates the signing of the Innocenti Declaration in August 1990.
    The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Canara Bank situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Agartala
    C) Kolkata
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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