Current Affairs Quiz: August 5, 2020

Current Affairs 5 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. When was World Sanskrit Day 2020 being celebrated?
    A) August 1
    B) August 2
    C) August 3
    D) August 4
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Considered to be one of the oldest languages in the world, Sanskrit has a day dedicated to its celebration. Every year, Sanskrit Diwas, also known as ‘Vishvasamskritadinam’ is celebrated on the poornima (full moon) of the ‘Shravana‘ month. The day promotes the revival of this ancient Indian language. This year, it was being celebrated on August 3.
  2. When was First Muslim Women Rights Day celebrated in India in 2020?
    A) August 1
    B) August 2
    C) August 3
    D) August 4
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Recently, 1st August has been recorded as “Muslim Women Rights Day” in the country’s history to mark first anniversary of the passage of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. The law made triple talaq a criminal offence.
  3. Theatre maestro Ebrahim Alkazi who passed away recently hails from which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Israel
    C) Afghanistan
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Theatre doyen and legendary teacher Ebrahim Alkazi passed away. He was the longest serving director of the National School of Drama. He also mentored generations of actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi, Surekha Sikri and Pankaj Kapoor. He also won the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950.
  4. Tamilian ‘Chayavanam’ Kandasamy passed away recently. What was his profession?
    A) Writer
    B) Politician
    C) Dancer
    D) Lyricist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tamil writer, critic and documentary filmmaker Sa. Kandasamy, who won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Visaranai Commission — the death of an innocent bus conductor in police custody, has passed away. He was 81.
  5. Who is the author of the biography of India’s youngest Basketball captain ‘Vishesh Bhriguvanshi’ titled “Vishesh: Code To Win”?
    A) Nirupama Yadav
    B) Kiran Desai
    C) Shaili Chopra
    D) Preeti Shenoy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The inspirational story on the life of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, India’s youngest basketball team captain, is set to be released on August 29, the National Sports Day. The book, titled “Vishesh: Code To Win”, has been written by sportswoman-turned-author Nirupama Yadav and published by the publishing house Bluerose.
  6. A book titled “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata” released by Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is based on the life journey of whom?
    A) Pradeep Sardana
    B) Mahesh Rana
    C) Vijay Choudhary
    D) Abhsihek Chaurasia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar released a book titled “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata” – a compilation of articles, views and life journey – of Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary.
  7. World Cup winner Benedikt Höwedes who announced his retirement at the age of 32 played for which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Soccer
    C) Basketball
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Benedikt Howedes, a defender who helped Germany win the World Cup title in 2014, retired from soccer citing family reasons.
  8. Maharashtra government approved a project for boosting fruit and vegetable production to help the farmers of the state. How much amount has been funded by the Asian Development bank out of the total outlay of Rs 1000 cr for the project?
    A) Rs 800 cr
    B) Rs 700 cr
    C) Rs 600 cr
    D) Rs 900 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mahrashtra has approved an ADB-funded Rs 1,000 crore project for boosting fruit and vegetable production in the state.
    The project is worth $142.9 million, or about Rs 1,000 crore, of which 70% would be lent by Asian Development Bank and the balance will come from state government.
  9. Which of the following has tied up with Innoviti Payment Solutions to offer convenient and affordable EMI options?
    A) Infrastructure Development Finance Company
    B) Eko India Financial Services
    C) Indiabulls Housing Finance
    D) BOB Financial Solutions Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BOB Financial Solutions Limited has tied up with Innoviti Payment Solutions to offer convenient and affordable EMI options.
  10. Who is the head of the committee set up by IFSCA (International Financial Services Centres Authority) to suggest ways for development of international retail business?

    A) Shekhar Kumar
    B) Pradip Shah
    C) Sumit Gaba
    D) Suresh Kumar

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) announced setting up an expert committee to suggest ways for the development of international retail business.
    The committee will be headed by Pradip Shah (Chairman, Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt Ltd.).
  11. Which airport in India got the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) funded ‘Mass Fever Screening System’?
    A) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    B) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    C) Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport
    D) Chennai International Airport.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To enhance the efficacy of the screening process of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in coordination with Asian Development Bank, has provided Hyderabad International Airport with a state-of-the-art Thermal Scanner, a mass fever screening system funded by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The new thermal scanner will be used by the airport health officials of the Ministry.
  12. Which state government launched ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’, aimed at creating awareness among the public on Cybercrimes across the State?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’, aimed at creating awareness among the public on Cybercrimes across the State.
    As many as 1 lakh women, girls and the general public would be trained through ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’ up to August 31. Webinars, workshops, debates, essay writing, quiz and slogan writing competitions will be conducted every day on different topics from 11 a.m. to 12 noon every day.
  13. Which state conducted a public awareness campaign called ‘Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi’ from August 1 till August 15?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Following the Prime Minister’s appeal, a public awareness campaign called ‘Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi’ means one mask-many lives will be conducted from from August 1 till August 15 in many districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  14. Where has the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched ‘Bharat Air Fibre Services’, a radio-based last mile telecom connectivity solution?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister for Electronics, Communication, and IT, inaugurated ‘Bharat Air Fibre Services’, a radio-based last mile telecom connectivity solution for Akola and Washim districts in Maharashtra.
    It has been launched by the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) as part of Digital India initiatives and aims at providing wireless connectivity in the range of 20KMs from BSNL locations, which will benefit citizens residing in remote areas.
  15. Who is planning to set up a virtual museum of securities market to highlight achievements and milestones in the Indian capital market?
    A) SEBI
    B) NABARD
    C) SIDBI
    D) PFRDA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Regulator Sebi is planning to set up a virtual museum of securities market to highlight achievements and milestones in the Indian capital market.
  16. Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi bridge over river Ganga in which state in August 2020?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi bridge over river Ganga in Bihar through video conference. Over 5.5 kilometres long, the four lane bridge lies on NH-19 between Patna and Hajipur. It is being constructed at a cost of one thousand 742 crore rupees.
  17. For which of the following was the online portal ‘HousingforAll.com’ launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri?
    A) CREDAI
    B) Indian Real Estate Industry
    C) RERA
    D) National Real Estate Development Council
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The minister launched ‘CREDAI Awaas App’ and NAREDCO’s online portal ‘HousingforAll.com’ through a video conference. Puri released the knowledge pack of the government’s ‘Affordable Rental Housing Complexes’ (ARHCs) programme, which has been recently launched to provide rental accommodations to migrant and urban poor.

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