Current Affairs Quiz: August 7, 2020

Current Affairs 7 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been released by the central government as the second installment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package to 22 States and Union Territories in August 2020?
    A) Rs. 450 cr
    B) Rs. 740 cr
    C) Rs. 660 cr
    D) Rs. 890 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Centre has released over 890 crore rupees as the second installment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package to 22 States and Union Territories.
    The first installment of 3000 crore rupees was released in April this year to all States and UTs to aid and enable them to ramp up testing facilities, augment hospital infrastructure, conduct surveillance activities along with procurement of essential equipment, drugs and other supplies.
  2. How much worth of line of credit has been extended to the Government of Maldives for the expansion of fishing facilities?
    A) $ 18 million
    B) $ 13 million
    C) $ 27 million
    D) $ 22 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has extended Line of Credit worth 18 million US dollars to the Government of Maldives for the expansion of fishing facilities at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO).
  3. In August 2020, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar launched DD channel of which state through video conferencing?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar launched DD Assam 24×7 channel through video conferencing.
  4. Which state government launched Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana for tendu leaves collectors?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a social security scheme for tendu leaves collectors in the state, which will benefit over 12 lakh families, mostly tribals and forest dwellers engaged in its collection.
    The scheme, named after slain Congress leader Mahendra Karma, was inaugurated on the occasion of his birth anniversary from the official residence of Baghel.
  5. Which state government launched “Parivar Pehchan Patras” to enable the citizens to get the benefits of various central and state government schemes?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Punjab
    C) Gujarat
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ”Parivar Pehchan Patras” to enable the citizens to get the benefits of various central and state government schemes.
  6. Andhra Pradesh government signed a pact with Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), ITC and which other FMCG company for women’s economic empowerment?
    A) Procter and Gamble
    B) Varun Beverages Ltd.
    C) Nestle India Ltd.
    D) Marico Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government signed a pact with three FMCG companies — Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), ITC and Procter and Gamble (P&G) — for marketing and technology support for economic empowerment of women under two new schemes to be launched soon.
  7. Where is country’s first ICMR approved mobile RTPCR Covid lab inaugurated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Gurugram
    D) Gandhinagar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nation’s first ICMR approved mobile RTPCR Covid lab developed by Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru has been inaugurated. Packed with all the safety features, this unique lab is capable of producing accurate results within four hours. In a month the mobile lab can conduct 9000 tests. The lab can be utilised for testing H1N1,HCV,TB,HPV,HIV virus also.
  8. At which of the following railway stations a unique COVID prevention kiosk named ‘UV Baggage Bath’ has been inaugurated?
    A) Bengaluru Railway Station
    B) Chennai Railway Station
    C) Nasik Railway Station
    D) Patna Railway Station
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A unique COVID prevention kiosk named ‘UV Baggage Bath’ has been inaugurated at Bengaluru Railway Station. It has been set up at the second entry of the station where most of the scheduled special trains arrive and depart to ensure passenger luggage is completely sanitized before the passengers’ board trains.
  9. Which division of the Central Railway has designed a health assistant robot ‘Rakshak’ who can remotely communicate between doctor and patient?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Solapur
    D) Nagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In the fight against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, the Mumbai Division of Central Railway (CR) has designed a health assistant robot ‘Rakshak’ who can remotely communicate between doctor and patient.
  10. How much amount has been contributed by India to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund?
    A) $14.70 million
    B) $15.92 million
    C) $15.46 million
    D) $14.74 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has contributed $15.46 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, underscoring the country’s commitment to supporting developing nations in their developmental priorities across all the Sustainable Development Goals.
  11. A new species of pygmy grasshopper, discovered after 116 years by a group of foreign researchers in Sri Lanka has been named after whom?
    A) Vikas Sardana
    B) Param Nanda
    C) Rumesh Singhal
    D) Dhaneesh Bhaskar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A new species of pygmy grasshopper, discovered after 116 years by a group of foreign researchers in Sri Lanka, has been named after a 28-year-old Indian orthopterist (one who studies grasshoppers) and conservation biologist Dhaneesh Bhaskar of Kerala.
    Named as Cladonotus Bhaskari.
  12. Which country conducted test flight of unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile in August 2020?
    A) USA
    B) UAE
    C) Iraq
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California on a test flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean. The Air Force said test launches are not a reaction to world events.
  13. According to a new study by The University of Toronto-led, published in Nature Climate Change, by which year Polar Bears may become extinct?
    A) 2088
    B) 2100
    C) 2200
    D) 2090
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Polar bears may be extinct by 2100 if Arctic ice melts at projected rate, according to new study
  14. What is the reverse repo rate for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2020-21?
    A) 4.25%
    B) 3.55%
    C) 4.00%
    D) 3.35%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent. The central bank also maintained the reverse repo rate – the interest rate at which the RBI borrows funds from commercial banks – unchanged at 3.35 per cent.
  15. What is the number of Jan Dhan accounts being opened by July 2020?
    A) 41.50 cr
    B) 40.09 cr
    C) 40.05 cr
    D) 41.40 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    As per the latest figure, there are 40.05 crore beneficiaries of this scheme and deposits in Jan Dhan bank accounts are in excess of Rs 1.30 lakh crore.
  16. As per the changes in the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, how many years have been given to the listed entities to meet criteria of minimum public shareholding of 25 per cent?
    A) 3
    B) 5
    C) 2
    D) 7
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has notified changes in the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, providing more time to listed entities to meet criteria of minimum public shareholding of 25 per cent.
  17. Which institute has developed a remote patient monitoring solutions for COVID-19, first-of-its-kind in the market?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Madras
    C) IIT Patna
    D) IIT mandi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IIT Madras’ Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC) and Helyxon, a healthcare startup in IIT Madras Research Park have announced successful deployment of remote patient monitoring solutions for COVID-19 that they have jointly developed. The device is a first-of-its-kind in the market that does clinically accurate continuous monitoring of four critical parameters – temperature, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate and heart rate.
  18. Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad has signed MoU with which state government to work on post-COVID economic recovery?
    A) Telangana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Andhra’s Economic Development Board (EDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a move to focus on growth monitoring and economic development in the state after the COVID-19 pandemic .
  19. Who has been given extension as the chairman of markets regulator SEBI for 18 months?
    A) Manoj Ahuja
    B) Govinda Rajulu Chintala
    C) Ajay Tyagi
    D) Mohammad Mustafa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved extension of Ajay Tyagi”s term as the chairman of markets regulator SEBI for 18 months, with effect from September 1 2020 up to February 28, 2022.
  20. Who has been appointed as the Director General of News Services Division of All India Radio (AIR News)?
    A) Jaideep Bhatnagar
    B) Keerat Garg
    C) Arsh Vyas
    D) Sunil Gupta
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jaideep Bhatnagar, an Indian Information Service Officer of 1986 batch, has taken over the charge as Director General, News Services Division of All India Radio.
    He replaces Ms. Ira Joshi, who superannuated as Principal Director General, AIR News on 31st of last month.
  21. Who has been appointed as the next Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after Girish Chandra Murmu resigned from the position?
    A) Shivraj Sanghi
    B) Manoj Sinha
    C) Vikram Kumar
    D) Vivek Koushal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as the next Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned.
  22. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) situated where has bagged 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon, SIH, 2020?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Chennai
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, DIAT, has bagged 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon, SIH, 2020, held from 1st to 3rd of this month at Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh.
  23. Who is the author of the book titled ‘RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations’?
    A) Yatish Yadav
    B) Vikrant Saini
    C) Siddharth Jain
    D) Saurabh Shukla
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Journalist and author Yatish Yadav’s new book RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations is a window into the heroic covert operations carried by India’s external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
  24. Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar who passed away recently was the former Chief Minister of which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Maharashtra chief minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar (89) has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was being treated for old-age-related ailments.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of All India Radio (AIR) situated?
    A) Noida
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. What is the currency of Maldives?
    A) Peso
    B) Rufiyaa
    C) Krone
    D) Krona
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Currency: Rufiyaa
    Capital: Male

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