Current Affairs Quiz: August 4, 2020

Current Affairs 4 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where has the Centre approved the setting up of the Directorate of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Assam
    C) Sikkim
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre has approved the Meghalaya government’s proposal for setting up of the Directorate of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) in Meghalaya. The state government has also proposed another 22 health and wellness centres for the current financial year 2020-21.
  2. Which of the following metro rail stations of the Tamil Nadu has been named after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as announced by the state government?
    A) Central Metro Station
    B) Alandur Station
    C) CMBT station
    D) Koyambedu Station
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Tamil Nadu government announced renaming of three Metro Rail stations in Chennai after late Chief Ministers CN Annadurai, MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.
    According to a government order, the Alandur station will be called ‘Arignar Anna Alandur Metro’, the Central Metro as ‘Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Metro’ and the CMBT station as ‘Puratchi Thalaivi Dr J Jayalalithaa CMBT Metro.’
  3. First-ever Vyapar Mala Express train of the Northern Railways ran on August 1, 2020 started from Punjab and was destined for which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Tripura
    C) West Bengal
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Northern Railway ran first-ever Vyapar Mala Express train on August 1, 2020. The train was destined for Jirania in Tripura has 46 wagons.
  4. Which country became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant?
    A) Oman
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Kuwait
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant, when the Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Plant in Abu Dhabi, got operational on 31 July 2020.
  5. The 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 which is now rescheduled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to COVID-19 was actually going to held in which country?
    A) India
    B) Zimbabwe
    C) Australia
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Government has provisionally granted permission for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League’s (IPL’s) 2020 to be rescheduled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 to November 10, 2020, due to COVID-19 outbreak. BCCI has also decided to host a Women’s T20 Challenge to be held from November 1 to 10 in UAE.
  6. From women’s world team championship of which sports, going to held in December 2020, has India withdrawn due to the lack of preparation?
    A) Basketball
    B) Squash
    C) Table Tennis
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) has withdrawn from the women’s world team Squash championship scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15th to 20th December, due to lack of preparation, time and match-readiness of its players.
  7. Who has won the Formula One British Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Charles Leclerc
    B) Kimi Räikkönen
    C) Max Verstappen
    D) Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One British Grand Prix 2020 held at the Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom. Max Verstappen (Red bull) ended up second in this F1 race while Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) came third. This is the third win for Hamilton in this season of F1 races.
  8. Air Marshal V. R. Chaudhari has been appointed as the chief of which command of Indian Air Force?
    A) Central Air Command
    B) Southern Air Command
    C) Western Air Command
    D) South Western Air Command
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Air Marshal V. R. Chaudhari took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force. He took over command from Air Marshal B Suresh.
  9. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has been named as the President of which country?
    A) Guyana
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Iraq
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Guyanese housing minister, Mohamed Irfaan Ali has been named as the President of the country. He is a member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He succeeds David Arthur(A.) Granger.
  10. Kamal Rani Varun who passed away due to COVID-19 recently was related to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Politician
    C) Actor
    D) Nurse
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Kamal Rani Varun passed away due to COVID-19. She was the minister of technical education in the state government.
  11. Pydikondala Manikyala Rao who passed away due to COVID-19 recently was related to which profession?
    A) Doctor
    B) Actor
    C) Politician
    D) Activist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Andhra Pradesh Minister, Pydikondala Manikyala Rao passed away due to COVID-19. He was born on November 1, 1961. He was a Senior BJP leader.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Squash Rackets Federation of India situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Kochi
    C) Goa
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option D

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