Current Affairs Quiz: August 31, 2020

Current Affairs 31 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. With the completion of 6 years of the launch of Jan Dhan Yojana on 28th August 2020, about how many accounts have been opened by this time?
    A) 42.75 cr
    B) 45.25 cr
    C) 44.55 cr
    D) 40.35 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    More than 40.35 crore people benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) which was launched six years ago as a national mission for financial inclusion.
  2. Which company announced the acquisition of the retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing businesses of Future Group for Rs 24,713 crore?
    A) DMart
    B) Reliance Industries
    C) Tata Group
    D) Adani Group
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries announced the acquisition of the retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing businesses of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group for Rs 24,713 crore.
    The acquisition was done through the company’s subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures.
  3. Where is the multilateral Military Exercise Kavkaz 2020 going to be held in September 2020 from which India has withdrawn from participating?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has announced that it is withdrawing from multilateral Military Exercise Kavkaz 2020 to be held in Russia next month (Sep 2020).
  4. Where will the three Bamboo Clusters be developed in Jammu and Kashmir for making of Bamboo basketry, Agarbatti and Bamboo Charcol?
    A) Jammu, Pahalgam and Leh
    B) Jammu, Gulmarg and Shivkhori
    C) Jammu, Pahalgam and Samba
    D) Jammu, Katra and Samba
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh said that three Bamboo Clusters will be developed in Jammu, Katra and Samba areas for making of Bamboo basketry, Agarbatti and Bamboo Charcol.
  5. Scientist from which university has developed a robot named as Covid-19 WARBOT which can prevent the doctors, nurses and health staff from getting infected while they come in contact with patients?
    A) Manipur University
    B) Mizoram University
    C) Assam University
    D) Tripura University
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    To extend a big help to the doctors, attending the infected patients, a scientist at Tripura University has designed a robot which can prevent the doctors, nurses and health staff from getting infected while they come in contact with patients infected with the virus. The robot is named as Covid-19 WARBOT.
  6. Where will the 51st International Film Festival of India IFFI be held in November 2020?
    A) Goa
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fifty first International Film Festival of India IFFI will be held in Goa, from November 20th to 28th.
  7. According to United Nations, there is how much loss in Global tourism in 5 months from coronavirus pandemic?
    A) USD 360 billion
    B) USD 320 billion
    C) USD 450 billion
    D) USD 280 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The tourism global industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with USD 320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs at risk, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
  8. Usha Padhee who has been given the additional charge as director general of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) becoming the first woman in history to be given the charge is the joint secretary in which ministry?
    A) Ministry of Civil Aviation
    B) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    C) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    D) Ministry of Shipping
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Usha Padhee, joint secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been given additional charge as director general of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
    Padhee is the first woman and third IAS officer to have been appointed to the post.
  9. Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected as the president of the which bank?
    A) Islamic Development Bank
    B) African Union
    C) African Development Bank Group
    D) Inter-American Development Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina was re-elected to serve a second five-year term as president of the African Development Bank Group by the board of governors of the bank.
  10. American Chadwick Boseman who passed away in August 2020 was related to which profession?
    A) Comedian
    B) Actor
    C) Journalist
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    American Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died after a four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of African Development Bank situated?
    A) Kigali, Rawanda
    B) Benin, Porto-Novo
    C) Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
    D) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    View Answer
    Option C
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