Current Affairs Quiz: August 30, 2020

Current Affairs 30 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which country has co-sponsored UN security council resolution on women peacekeepers which was put forth by Indonesia?
    A) Australia
    B) India
    C) Indonesia
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has co-sponsored a security council resolution which was put forth by Indonesia. This resolution calls for full, effective and meaningful participation of women personnel in peacekeeping operations.
  2. What is the helpline number of mental health rehabilitation helpline ‘Kiran’ launched by the social justice ministry?
    A) 1800-533-0023
    B) 1800-599-0023
    C) 1800-533-0019
    D) 1800-599-0019
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The “Kiran” mental health rehabilitation helpline number, 1800-599-0019, will provide callers “support for early screening, first-aid, psychological support, distress management, mental well-being, preventing deviant behaviours, psychological crisis management etc.
    The helpline will offer services in 13 languages.
  3. Centre launched the integration of ICAR-IIHR Seed Portal with which bank’s Krishi web application?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Punjab National Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched the integration of ICAR-IIHR Seed Portal with the YONO Krishi Web Application of State Bank of India at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
  4. What is the outlay of the next-generation startup contest “Chunauti” which aims to encourage startups and software products with special focus on Tier-II towns?
    A) Rs 78 crore
    B) Rs 88 crore
    C) Rs 95 crore
    D) Rs 90 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad launched next-generation startup contest “Chunauti” which aims to encourage startups and software products with special focus on Tier-II towns.
    With an outlay of about Rs 95 crore over a three-year period, the programme aims to identify around 300 startups working in identified areas and provide them seed fund of up to Rs 25 lakh and other facilities.
  5. What is the name of the Kerala’s first marine ambulance acquired by the state fisheries department, launched in Kochi?
    A) Pratheeksha
    B) Karunya
    C) Karunya
    D) Dheeksha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated Pratheeksha, the first marine ambulance acquired by the state fisheries department, through video conference in Kochi.
    The floating out ceremony of two other ambulances Prathyasa and Karunya was held on the occasion.
  6. In which state’s district, a campaign called ‘Iraada’ is launched with a view to cover the eligible left-out beneficiaries under various social welfare schemes?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Haryana
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Jammu and Kashmir, Doda District Deputy Commissioner Dr. D. Doifode launched ‘Iraada’ campaign with a view to cover the eligible left-out beneficiaries under various social welfare schemes.
  7. Which educational institute has launched ‘world’s most affordable’ respirator mask?
    A) IIT Hyderabad
    B) IIT Patna
    C) IIT Ropar
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a bid to help people protect themselves against COVID-19, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, has launched a novel respirator mask in the country.
  8. Where did the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) organized the World Urdu Conference?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Surat
    C) New Delhi
    D) Meerut
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually addressed the inaugural session of the two days World Urdu Conference organised by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) in New Delhi.
  9. In August 2020, which country launched India backed infrastructure projects for development of the Hulhumalé Central Park and renovation of the Arrival Jetty?
    A) Maldives
    B) Indonesia
    C) Paraguay
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A ground-breaking ceremony for development of the Hulhumalé Central Park and renovation of the Arrival Jetty in Maldives financed by India was held marking yet another milestone in Delhi’s growing partnership with Male.
  10. What is the rank of India in terms of the average wage per month, according to a global ranking of average wages prepared by Picodi.com, an international e-commerce platform which provides discount coupons?
    A) 69
    B) 87
    C) 72
    D) 75
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    With an average monthly wage of Rs 32,800 (USD 437), India has been ranked a lowly 72nd among 106 countries in terms of the average wage per month, while Switzerland topped the chart, according to a global ranking of average wages prepared by Picodi.com, an international e-commerce platform which provides discount coupons.
  11. Japanese sportsperson Ayaka Takahashi announced her retirement from which sport in August 2020?
    A) Tennis
    B) Athletics
    C) Cricket
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Japan’s Olympic badminton champion Ayaka Takahashi will not defend her doubles crown with Misaki Matsutomo at next year’s Tokyo Games after announcing she will retire at the end of the month.
  12. Sri Lankan sportsperson Tharanga Paranavitana announced his retirement from which sport in August 2020?
    A) Cricket
    B) Squash
    C) Badminton
    D) Boxing
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka cricketer Tharanga Paranavitana has decided to retire from international cricket. He has officially informed his intention to Sri Lanka Cricket.
  13. Who has become the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket in August 2020?
    A) Lendl Simmons
    B) Dwayne Bravo
    C) Kieron Pollard
    D) Andre Russell
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket in his 459th match.
  14. CEO Kevin Mayer of which company resigned amid US pressure?
    A) Microsoft
    B) SAP
    C) Xiaomi
    D) TikTok
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned amid US pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app, which the White House says is a security risk.
  15. Which country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned citing health concerns?
    A) Italy
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 66, resigned citing health concerns. Abe recently became Japan’s longest-serving leader, breaking the record of spending the maximum number of days in office
  16. Name the teacher who has been selected for the National Award to Teachers (NAT).
    A) Renuka Panwar
    B) Shikha Joshi
    C) Manvi Bansal
    D) Sudha Painuli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    For the first time, a teacher of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) established under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been selected for the National Award to Teachers (NAT).
    Sudha Painuli, a vice-principal of EMRS-Kalsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand was selected for the award. She made it to the list of 47 outstanding teachers selected after a three-stage rigorous online transparent process
  17. Name the former Judge of the Supreme Court who passed away in August 2020?
    A) Madan Lokur
    B) G S Singhvi
    C) A R Lakshmanan
    D) Umesh Chandra Banerjee
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Justice A R Lakshmanan, former Judge of the Supreme Court, who banned smoking in public places and issued a telephonic order to permit a student to write a university exam, has died following a heart attack. He was 78.
  18. Veteran coach Purshottam Rai passed away in August 2020. With which sport was he associated?
    A) Athletics
    B) Kabaddi
    C) Cricket
    D) Table Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran athletics coach Purshottam Rai passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Bengaluru. He was to be conferred the prestigious Dronacharya Award in the lifetime category. He was 79.
  19. Harikrishnan Vasanthakumar who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Physics
    B) Politician
    C) Journalist
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Congress MP H. Vasantha Kumar representing Kanyakumari Lok Sabha Constituency passed away in Chennai, due to COVID-19. He was 70.
  20. INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier that served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned three years ago, will be now dismantled in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier that served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned three years ago, is likely to be towed from Mumbai to Alang in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district next month to be dismantled and sold as scrap.

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