Current Affairs Quiz: August 6, 2020

Current Affairs 6 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume passed away recently. He hailed from which country?
    A) Ireland
    B) Poland
    C) Oslo
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The prominent Northern Ireland politician and former Nobel Peace Prize winner, John Hume passed away. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, along with David Trimble, for his role in ending the conflict in Northern Ireland.
  2. Co-inventor of the computer mouse William English passed away recently. He hailed from which country?
    A) UK
    B) France
    C) USA
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The American computer engineer who co-invented the world’s first computer mouse, William Kirk English passed away. The original mouse, as built by Bill English in the mid-60s, was merely a pinewood block, a crude button, and a connector.
  3. Ram Pradhan, former Governor of which state passed away in August 2020?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Ram Pradhan passed away. The veteran IAS officer also served as a trustee of the Y B Chavan Pratisthan in Mumbai and also headed a two-member committee established in December 2008 to investigate the security forces’ response to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
  4. Mark Phillips has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Guyana
    B) Cameroon
    C) Mali
    D) Albania
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier (retired) Mark Anthony Phillips has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Guyana. Meanwhile, former President Bharrat Jagdeo has been sworn in as Vice President.
  5. Sashidhar Jagdishan has been appointed as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which bank by the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Sashidhar Jagdishan as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HDFC Bank. He will replace Aditya Puri. He will take charge in October when Puri retires.
  6. Iker Casillas, former sportsperson of Spain has announced his retirement from which of the following sports?
    A) Chess
    B) Badminton
    C) Cricket
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas have retired from football.
  7. Which foreign bank has selected Infosys Finacle to digitally transform its transaction banking business?
    A) Barclays Bank
    B) Royal Bank of Scotland
    C) National Bank of Bahrain
    D) Doha Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has selected Infosys Finacle to digitally transform its transaction banking business. NBB will be implementing the Finacle Liquidity Management Platform, and upgrading its existing Finacle Corporate Online Banking platform to a full-fledged Digital Engagement Suite – with the latest versions of the Finacle Corporate Online and Mobile Banking solutions, along with the Finacle Digital Engagement Hub.
  8. The Ministry of Defence and the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) signed a memorandum of understanding with which institute for developing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to analyse public grievances?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIM Bangalore
    C) IIM Rohtak
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Defence, IIT Kanpur and the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) signed a memorandum of understanding for developing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to analyse public grievances.
  9. Where was the “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project virtually inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Tripura
    C) Mizoram
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  10. Which Union Territory launched E-Gyan Mitra mobile app for online education?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
    C) Ladakh
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu bordering Gujarat has launched E-Gyan Mitra mobile app for online education.
  11. In August 2020, where was the foundation stone laid for the construction of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) by Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank?
    A) Barnala, Punjab
    B) Karnal, Haryana
    C) Chamoli, Uttarakhand
    D) Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Himachal Pradesh, Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Dhaula Kuan in Sirmour district. The first phase of this Institute would be completed by spending an amount of 392.51 crore rupees. In 2014, the Union Government had taken decision to establish seven new IIMs including IIM Sirmaur.
  12. Which of the following launched its Sahakar Cooptube Channel?
    A) National Cooperative Development Corporation
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Competition Commission of India
    D) Investment Information Company Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel, a new initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation.

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