Current Affairs Quiz: August 5, 2021

Current Affairs 5 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is World Lung Cancer Day observed?
    A) August 2
    B) August 1
    C) August 5
    D) August 3
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Lung Cancer Day is observed on August 1 to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of lung cancer and to highlight the issues that a lack of sufficient research funding can create.
  2. Who is the author of the book titled “Leopard Diaries: The Rosette in India”?
    A) Sanjay Gubbi
    B) Rakesh Kaushik
    C) Vikram Basu
    D) Siddharth Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Leopard Diaries: The Rosette in India” book written by Wildlife Biologist Sanjay Gubbi has been released recently.
  3. Which space agency lifted off the world’s first commercial fully re-programmable satellite, Eutelsat Quantum, with the hope of a new era of more flexible communications?
    A) Italian Space Agency
    B) German Aerospace Center
    C) European Space Agency
    D) Roscosmos
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Eutelsat Quantum, the world’s first commercial fully re-programmable satellite lifted off from French Guiana on board an Ariane 5 rocket, with the hope of a new era of more flexible communications. Eutelsat Quantum is developed under an ESA partnership project.
  4. Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ whose sea trials commenced recently is being built by which of the following?
    A) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    B) Goa Shipyard
    C) Hindustan Shipyard
    D) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ designed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design(DND) is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL), a Public Sector Shipyard under Ministry of Shipping (MoS).
  5. Which platform has launched ‘View Once’ feature in which a photo or a video will be deleted from the chat once opened by the recipient through the feature?
    A) Zoom
    B) Whatsapp
    C) Facebook Messenger
    D) Telegram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature called ‘View Once’ this week. A photo or a video immediately will be deleted from the chat once opened by the recipient through WhatsApp’s ‘View once’ feature.
  6. Which bank has been honoured as the global winner for Most Innovative in Digital Banking by Financial Times publication, The Banker, in its 2021 Innovation in Digital Banking Awards?
    A) DBS
    B) OCBC
    C) POSB
    D) DCB
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    DBS has been honoured as the global winner for Most Innovative in Digital Banking by Financial Times publication, The Banker, in its 2021 Innovation in Digital Banking Awards.
  7. Shehroze Kashif who became the youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2, the second-highest peak in the world, hails from which country?
    A) UAE
    B) Kazakhstan
    C) Pakistan
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Shehroze Kashif, 19-year old Pakistani climber became the youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2, the second-highest peak in the world.
  8. Which state government received four SKOCH awards for its schemes like ‘Silpasathi’ and ‘E-Nathikaran’ under the Ease of Doing Business initiative?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Government of West Bengal has received four SKOCH awards for its schemes under the Ease of Doing Business initiative. The State scheme ‘Silpasathi’-the online single window portal won the platinum award while the Auto Renewal of Certificate of Enlistment through online system for urban areas has received the gold award.
  9. Indian-origin entrepreneur Ajay Dilwari has been honoured with the Order of British Columbia award by which country?
    A) Britain
    B) Germany
    C) Netherlands
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Leading Indian-origin entrepreneur Ajay Dilwari has been honoured with Canada’s prestigious Order of British Columbia award, the province’s highest form of recognition.
  10. The theme song ‘Kar De Kamaal Tu’ for the country’s Paralympic contingent launched by Sports minister Anurag Thakur is composed and sung by whom?
    A) Sanjeev Singh
    B) Rajiv Mehra
    C) Saurabh Mehta
    D) Sahil Kaushik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sports minister Anurag Thakur virtually launched the theme song ‘Kar De Kamaal Tu’ for the country’s Paralympic contingent and urged the public to cheer the para athletes during the upcoming Games in Tokyo. The song is composed and sung by divyang cricket player Sanjeev Singh, who is a resident of Lucknow.
  11. Who has taken charge as Managing Director of the IPO-bound Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)?
    A) Rakesh Sharma
    B) M R Kumar
    C) Mini Ipe
    D) Siddhartha Mohanty
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mini Ipe has taken charge as Managing Director of the IPO-bound Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). She was appointed as managing director vide the Government of India notification dated 5 July 2021.
  12. In the first quarter (April-June) of FY22, State Bank of India reported how much percent jump in its profit?
    A) 55%
    B) 65%
    C) 40%
    D) 60%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, SBI, reported a 55 per cent jump in its first quarter net profit of 6,504 crore rupees in comparison to the same quarter last year.
  13. Which district topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by government think tank Niti Aayog for the month of June?
    A) Raigarh
    B) Sahibganj
    C) Chandel
    D) Firozpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chandel district in Manipur has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by government think tank Niti Aayog for the month of June. Sahibganj (Jharkhand) and Firozpur (Punjab) have been ranked at the second and third positions, respectively, Niti Aayog said.
  14. Which country became the 5th country to sign International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement after amendments to it entered into force on 8th January 2021?
    A) Denmark
    B) Germany
    C) Singapore
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Germany became the 5th country to sign International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement after amendments to it entered into force on 8th January this year, opening its Membership to all Member States of the United Nations.
  15. Which city retained its 1st position as world’s best student city in the latest edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking?
    A) Seoul
    B) New York
    C) Munich
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mumbai and Bengaluru are out of the global top-100 list and are currently ranking at 106 and 110, respectively in the latest edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking.While Mumbai lost 29 places, Bengaluru fell by 21 places in the ninth edition of the rankings brought out by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. London retain its status as the world’s best student city for the third consecutive edition. It is followed by Munich, which rises from 4th to 2nd. Seoul, which jumps from 10th to joint-3rd, shares the bronze-medal position with Olympic hosts Tokyo.
  16. Which state secured first position in the country in Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) system with 100 percent score, thereby creating record?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Sikkim
    C) Haryana
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Haryana creates history, secures first place in CCTNS, score 100% Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said that the state has secured first position in the country in Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) system with 100 percent score.
  17. The report titled ‘Turning Around the Power Distribution Sector’ is co-authored by which of the following?
    A) Confederation of Indian Industry
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
    D) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog released a report which presents reform pathways to transform the country’s power distribution sector. The report, titled ‘Turning Around the Power Distribution Sector’, is co-authored by NITI Aayog, RMI and RMI India.
  18. Over a total budget of what amount, the government will implement the Deep Ocean Mission for 5 years?
    A) Rs 4,077 cr
    B) Rs 4,376 cr
    C) Rs 4,912 cr
    D) Rs 4,448 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government will implement the Deep Ocean Mission at a total budget of over 4,077 crore rupees for five years. All the components of the Mission will commence in 2021.
  19. Which state government signed an MoU with Invest India of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to boost trade and industries in the state?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Meghalaya State Investment Promotion Society (MSIP) signed an MoU with Invest India of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to boost trade and industries in the state.
  20. Which state/UT became the first state in the country to provide 1% reservation for the ‘transgender’ community in all the government services?
    A) Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Karnataka
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide one per cent reservation for the ‘transgender’ community in all the government services.
  21. The Ministry of Science and Technology allocated over how much amount for COVID-19 related research and product development?
    A) Rs 1,100 crore
    B) Rs 1,800 crore
    C) Rs 1,400 crore
    D) Rs 1,600 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Science and Technology has allocated over Rs 1,600 crore for COVID-19 related research and product development, the government informed Rajya Sabha.

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