Current Affairs Quiz: August 6, 2021

Current Affairs 6 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Padma Shri awardee Padma Sachdev, who passed away was the first modern woman poet of which language?
    A) Bodo
    B) Dogri
    C) Kannada
    D) Santali
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Padma Shri awardee Padma Sachdev, who is the first modern woman poet of Dogri language, passed away at a Mumbai hospital. She was 81.
  2. The book titled “My Own Mazagon” is authored by whom?
    A) Kunal Awasthi
    B) Pulkit Goswami
    C) Kumar Aadesh
    D) Ramesh Babu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “My Own Mazagon” authored by Captain Ramesh Babu has been released recently.
  3. The eBook titled “A Different Route to Success” is written by whom?
    A) Ramesh Narayan
    B) Kamal Hussain
    C) Gaurav Saini
    D) Aditya Mishra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The eBook titled “A Different Route to Success” written by Ramesh Narayan has been released recently.
  4. In which country is the world’s largest star sapphire cluster been found by accident in a backyard?
    A) Chad
    B) Indonesia
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The world’s largest star sapphire cluster has been found by accident in a backyard in Sri Lanka.
  5. Which state government launched India’s first Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) Mobile App — Bhookamp Alert?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Uttarakhand government launched an Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) Mobile App — ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’ — developed by IIT-Roorkee. It is the country’s first application for notifying people about earthquake alerts.
  6. The Ordnance Factory in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu launched high-tech carbin named what?
    A) BinCa
    B) TecCa
    C) TriCa
    D) HitCa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A high-tech, low sound carbine named ‘TriCa’ with a range more effective than a typical sub-machine gun and small enough to be packed in the jacket of security personnel was unveiled at the Ordnance Factory in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  7. Which company topped the 2021 Fortune’s Global 500 list in terms of revenue?
    A) State Grid
    B) Google
    C) Amazon
    D) Walmart
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Seven Indian companies have found a place in 2021 Fortune’s Global 500 list. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd is the highest-ranked Indian company on the list in terms of revenue, with revenues of nearly $63 billion. It is placed at 155th spot globally.
    Globally, Walmart has topped the list in terms of revenue for the eighth consecutive year and the 16th time since 1995. Second and third position secured by State Grid (China) and Amazon.com (US)
  8. Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM) has been conferred to whom along with Dr C Rangarajan?
    A) Dr Satish Verma
    B) Dr Jagdish Bhagwati
    C) Dr Munish Nagpal
    D) Dr Vikrant Saini
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust has conferred the inaugural Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM) to two distinguished Indian scholars — Dr Jagdish Bhagwati and Dr C Rangarajan.
  9. Kumar Mangalam Birla stepped down as non-executive director and non-executive chairman of which company?
    A) Vodafone Idea
    B) Paytm
    C) Jio
    D) Airtel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kumar Mangalam Birla has stepped down as non-executive director and non-executive chairman of Vodafone Idea, the company said.
  10. Italian luxury brand Bvlgari appointed whom as its global brand ambassador?
    A) Kiara Advani
    B) Alia Bhatt
    C) Deepika Padukone
    D) Priyanka Chopra Jonas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Italian luxury brand Bvlgari said it has appointed actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas as global brand ambassador.
  11. Where will the India’s flagship military exhibition, DefExpo held in 2022?
    A) Agra
    B) Jaipur
    C) Gandhinagar
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s flagship military exhibition, DefExpo, which is the land and naval systems show of the Defence Ministry, is scheduled to be held in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar from March 11-13 next year.
  12. Which state government launched first-of-its-kind ‘Har Hith’ store scheme to promote the sale of quality products of daily need at reasonable prices?
    A) Haryana
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the first-of-its-kind ‘Har Hith’ store scheme to promote the sale of quality products of daily need at reasonable prices.
  13. Union Cabinet approved the MoU between Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) and The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) of which country for carrying out the Academic programmes and Research activities?
    A) Portugal
    B) Netherlands
    C) Mali
    D) Cameroon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) and The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands for carrying out the Academic programmes and Research activities.
  14. From which country will the Pune’s first metro arrive in India?
    A) Switzerland
    B) China
    C) Italy
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The lightest trainset and Pune’s first metro was unveiled in Italy. Each train will comprise three coaches. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said that the train will be delivered to India by December this year.
  15. Which country approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of $82 million?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The US has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of $82 million, a decision which it said will help strengthen the bilateral strategic ties and improve the security of a major defensive partner in the Indo-Pacific region.
  16. Indian government inked a loan pact worth how much amount with the World Bank to make the existing dam infrastructure safe in the country?
    A) USD 320 million
    B) USD 250 million
    C) USD 450 million
    D) USD 280 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government said it has inked a USD 250 million (about Rs 1,855 crore) loan pact with the World Bank, and the funds will be used to make the existing dam infrastructure safe in the country.
  17. Which insurance company partnered with Manipal Business Solutions to increase non-life insurance penetration in the rural market?
    A) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) New India Assurance
    D) SBI General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SBI General Insurance announced a partnership with Manipal Business Solutions, the promoter of SahiPay to increase non-life insurance penetration in the rural market,
  18. The Reserve Bank of India extended deadline on new current account rules till when to implement changes?
    A) September 30
    B) November 30
    C) October 31
    D) December 31
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank allowed time to banks till October 31 to implement changes on the current account front, following reports of small businesses being hit with account freezes in the last few days.
  19. The US Men’s National Team defeated which country to win 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup?
    A) Brazil
    B) Mexico
    C) Argentina
    D) Spain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In football, the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Mexico 1-0 in extra time, to be crowned champion of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. This is the seventh Gold Cup title for the USA.
  20. Paras Khadka who announced his retirement from international cricket hails from which country?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Pakistan
    C) Nepal
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Nepal cricket team captain Paras Khadka announced retirement from international cricket.
  21. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the which institute for research consultancy, knowledge transfer, and collaborative projects?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Guwahati
    C) IIT madras
    D) IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a significant development, the Nano Biotechnology Research Centre (NBRC), the research and development unit of the fertiliser cooperative Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), in Gujarat, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi for research consultancy, knowledge transfer, and collaborative projects.
  22. International Monetary Fund approved an allocation of what amount in Special Drawing Rights to help countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) $650 billion
    B) $470 billion
    C) $870 billion
    D) $710 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The International Monetary Fund has approved an allocation of $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, the largest such disbursement in the history of the institution and one designed to help countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  23. In August 2021, Asian Development Bank (ADB) allocated over Rs 831 crore (USD 112 million) loan to finance water supply infrastructure in which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Bengal
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) has okayed an over Rs 831 crore (USD 112 million) loan to finance water supply infrastructure in Jharkhand.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where are the HQ of Vodafone Idea located?
    A) Delhi and Surat
    B) Mumbai and Gandhinagar
    C) Pune and Chennai
    D) Bengaluru and Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vodafone Idea Limited, doing business as Vi, is an Indian telecom operator with its headquarters based in Mumbai and Gandhinagar.
  2. Where is the HQ of Walmart situated?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) Germany
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

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