Current Affairs Quiz: August 30, 2021

Current Affairs 30 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Fintech firm Decimal Technologies partnered with which bank to digitise loan process?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Paytm Payments Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fintech firm Decimal Technologies, and Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (USFB) Limited, a mass market bank, has entered into a partnership through which Ujjivan SFB and its channel partners will use Decimal’s digital lending platform – Saarathi.
  2. Which bank launched KBL FASTag for seamless movement of vehicles at toll plazas by facilitating automatic deduction of the toll amount?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) Karur Vysya Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Axis Bank
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Bank launched KBL FASTag for seamless movement of vehicles at toll plazas by facilitating automatic deduction of the toll amount.
  3. Which institute partnered with Bank of America to launch a Centre for Digital Transformation (CDT)?
    A) IIM, Ahmedabad
    B) IIM, Indore
    C) IIM, Lucknow
    D) IIM, Rohtak
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), the global management institution, has partnered with Bank of America to launch a Centre for Digital Transformation (CDT).
  4. Which bank tied up with HCBL Co-operative Bank and Mysore Merchants Co-operative Bank to provide them digital infrastructure and payments services?
    A) Capital Small Finance bank
    B) AU Small Finance Bank
    C) Jana Small Finance Bank
    D) Equitas Small Finance Bank
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Jana Small Finance Bank (Jana SFB) will provide its digital infrastructure and payments services to HCBL Co-operative Bank and Mysore Merchants Co-operative Bank under the bank sponsorship programme.
  5. Which country along with China, Pakistan, Mongolia will take part in the first multinational peacekeeping live exercise “Shared Destiny-2021” in September?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Thailand
    C) Indonesia
    D) India
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The militaries of China, Pakistan, Mongolia and Thailand will take part in a multinational peacekeeping exercise to be organised by the People’s Liberation Army in the country’s central Henan province. The four countries will take part in the first multinational peacekeeping live exercise “Shared Destiny-2021” at the combined-arms tactical training base of the PLA in Henan’s Queshan county from September 6 to 15.
  6. India in collaboration with which countries is implementing a consortium and multicentric programme to study the impact of severe Covid-19 conditions on TB patients?
    A) APEC countries
    B) G20 countries
    C) BRICS countries
    D) ASEAN countries
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology is implementing the SARS-CoV-2 NGS-BRICS consortium and multicentric programme to study the impact of severe Covid-19 conditions on TB patients in collaboration with the BRICS countries. The SARS-CoV-2 NGS-BRICS consortium is an interdisciplinary collaboration to advance Covid-19 health-relevant knowledge and to contribute to improvements in health outcomes.
  7. Which state government launched a new scheme ‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan’ (MKMM), to facilitate the unemployed youth, enhancing their skills and employability in their chosen field?
    A) Punjab
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Bihar
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh gave the go-ahead to an innovative new scheme ‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan’ (MKMM), to facilitate the unemployed youth, enhancing their skills and employability in their chosen field. Chief Minister’s Office, the scheme provides an employment assistance allowance of Rs 2500 per month for a period of 12 months from the start of the training course under the short-term skill training programmes in the Punjab Skill Development Mission training centers.
  8. When is Women’s Equality Day observed?
    A) 11 August
    B) 26 August
    C) 07 August
    D) 27 August
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    August 26 is celebrated every year as Women’s Equality Day in the US.
  9. Who is the author of the book titled ‘An Invitation to Die: A Colonel Acharya Mystery’?
    A) Kanta Sharma
    B) Meenakshi Garg
    C) Priyanka Dawar
    D) Tanushree Podder
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘An Invitation to Die: A Colonel Acharya Mystery’ book written by Tanushree Podder has been released recently.
  10. Padma Shri awardee B.V. Nimbkar who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Agricultural scientist
    B) Sports Journalist
    C) Space Scientist
    D) Poet
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted agricultural scientist and recipient of Padma Shri award, B.V. Nimbkar, died at Phaltan in Maharashtra’s Satara district due to his age-related ailments, sources close to his family said. He was 90.
  11. Which company launched a programme in partnership with comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha to inculcate safe internet practices in children?
    A) Facebook
    B) IBM
    C) Google
    D) Microsoft
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tech leader Google has launched a programme in partnership with comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha to inculcate safe internet practices in children.
  12. Who won the Barcelona Open chess tournament title in Barcelona?
    A) SP Sethuraman
    B) Nihal Sareen
    C) Vidit Gujrathi
    D) Gukesh D
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Grandmaster SP Sethuraman won the Barcelona Open chess tournament title in Barcelona while compatriot Karthikeyan Murali finished third in the tournament.
  13. Ajay Kumar, A.K. Choudhary and Deepak Kumar have been appointed at which position in Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    A) Managers
    B) Executive Directors
    C) Director
    D) Deputy Governors
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has promoted three new officials to the post of executive directors (EDs), the central bank said in an internal circular. According to this circular issued by RBI’s human resources department, Ajay Kumar, A.K. Choudhary and Deepak Kumar are the three officers in Grade F who have been promoted as executive directors for the year 2021-22.

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