Current Affairs Quiz: August 7, 2021

Current Affairs 7 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is Hiroshima Day observed?
    A) August 2
    B) August 6
    C) August 7
    D) August 4
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Hiroshima Day is observed every year on August 6 to promote peace politics and raise awareness of the effects of the bomb attack on Hiroshima.
  2. What is the theme of National Bones and Joint Day 2021?
    A) Vitamin D deficiency in children
    B) Love Your Bones: Protect your Future!
    C) Healthy Aging with Strong Bones
    D) Prevention of deformity in degenerative disease
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Bones and Joint Day is observed on 4 August every year. ‘Prevention of deformity in degenerative disease’ is the theme for 2021.
  3. Who has authored the book titled “Balakot Air Strike: How India Avenged Pulwama”?
    A) Manan Bhatt
    B) Khushal Jindal
    C) Abhishek Gupta
    D) Vikram Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Balakot Air Strike: How India Avenged Pulwama“, published by Garuda Prakashan, is written by Navy veteran Manan Bhatt.
  4. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour of India, has been renamed after whom by the union government?
    A) Keshav Dutt
    B) Major Dhyan Chand
    C) Sardar Singh
    D) Milkha Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour of India, has been renamed Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced.
  5. Ebrahim Raisi has been sworn in as the president of which country?
    A) Qatar
    B) Columbia
    C) Iran
    D) Mexico
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ebrahim Raisi has been sworn in as Iran’s eighth president.
  6. Prakash Chandra has been re-appointed as the Non-Executive (Part Time) Chairman of which bank?
    A) Karur Vysya Bank
    B) DCB Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has approved the re-appointment of Prakash Chandra as Non-Executive (Part Time) Chairman of RBL Bank with effect from August three for a three-year period.
  7. Mohammad Rizwan who surpassed Paul Stirling’s record to claim the record for scoring the most run in T20 internationals in a single calendar year, hails from which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pakistan‘s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has surpassed Paul Stirling’s record to claim the record for scoring the most run in T20 internationals in a single calendar year.
  8. Which of the following partnered with SBI Payments s to develop the capability to acquire e-RUPI transactions on the Yono SBI Merchant app?
    A) Instamojo
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Jio Payments Bank
    D) Hitachi Payment Services
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SBI Payments, a joint venture between State Bank of India and Hitachi Payment Services, said it has partnered with Hitachi Payment Services to develop the capability to acquire e-RUPI transactions on the Yono SBI Merchant app.
  9. What is the reverse repo rate for the quarter July-September 2021?
    A) 3.10%
    B) 3.70%
    C) 3.45%
    D) 3.35%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das announced the August bi-monthly monetary policy statement. The RBI has kept the repo rate unchanged at 4% for the seventh straight meeting. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) continues to maintain its ‘Accomodative’ stance. The reverse repo rate stands at 3.35%. He said that, projection of real GDP growth is retained at 9.5 per cent in 2021-22.
  10. Which bank signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh state government and Minorities corporations to finance 9,260 mini trucks to the beneficiaries selected by the respective welfare corporations?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Indian Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda (BoB) signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with AP State Civil Supplies Corporation and BC/SC/ST and Minorities corporations to finance 9,260 mini trucks to the beneficiaries selected by the respective welfare corporations.
  11. markets regulator SEBI allowed which of the following to carry out the activities of investment bankers?
    A) Payments Banks
    B) Private Sector Banks
    C) Small Finance Bank
    D) Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFCs)
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    To provide easy access to investors to participate in public and rights issues by using various payment avenues, markets regulator Sebi allowed payments banks to carry out the activities of investment bankers.
  12. Which insurance company has become the first to offer Unified Payments Interface (UPI) AUTOPAY facility to its customers by joining hands with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

    A) Max Life Insurance
    B) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    D) SBI Life Insurance

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has joined hands with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to offer Unified Payments Interface (UPI) AUTOPAY facility to its customers.
  13. Which bank launched a Health and Wellness Savings Account to help customers grow their wealth and also take care of their family’s health amid the covid-19 pandemic?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) RBL Bank
    C) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
    D) IDFC FIRST Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SSFB) has launched a ‘Suryoday Health and Wellness Savings Account’ to help customers grow their wealth and also take care of their family’s health amid the covid-19 pandemic.
  14. Bangladesh along with which country accepted India’s invitation to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)?
    A) Canada
    B) Netherlands
    C) Poland
    D) Iceland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bangladesh and Canada has decided to accept the invitation to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
  15. Which country joined the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, CPLP as Associate Observer in July this year?
    A) USA
    B) India
    C) Pakistan
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said that India has joined the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, CPLP as Associate Observer in July this year.
  16. Where did the G20 Culture Ministers Meeting held in August 2021?
    A) Berlin, Germany
    B) Tokyo, Japan
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The first G20 Culture Ministers Meeting was held in Rome, Italy. This was a major two-day event that took place during the Italian G20 presidency. The Colosseum and Palazzo Barberini hosted the G20 Summit in Rome.
  17. Which state/UT government announced 2047 initiative to make it a global city by 2047?
    A) Odisha
    B) Delhi
    C) West Bengal
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The “Delhi@2047” initiative, which aims to facilitate partnerships with the private sector, CSR initiatives and philanthropic organisations to make the capital a global city by 2047, was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
  18. The entire India’s Olympic contingent at Tokyo Olympics will be special guests at which event as invited by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) Republic Day 2022
    B) Swearing in ceremony of Rajya Sabha members
    C) Swearing in ceremony of Lok Sabha members
    D) Independence Day 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite India’s Olympic contingent to the Red Fort as special guests on August 15 when he will deliver his eighth straight independence day speech.
  19. India’s and world’s highest motorable road constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Eastern Ladakh is built at what height?
    A) 19300 ft
    B) 15600 ft
    C) 17700 ft
    D) 18400 ft
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has finished constructing India’s and world’s highest highest motorable road, smashing the previous record that was held by Bolivia. Built at a height of 19300 ft, this road passes Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh. This 52 km stretch is a black-topped road that will connect several important towns in the Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh.
  20. India’s nuclear power generation capacity is expected to touch 22,480 MW by which year from the present 6,780 MW with 22 reactors?
    A) 2039
    B) 2035
    C) 2031
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s nuclear power generation capacity is expected to touch 22,480 MW by 2031 from the present 6,780 MW with 22 reactors.
  21. Which state/UT government inked a Memorandum of understanding with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development to give a boost to execute development project?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Ladakh
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a move to give a boost to execute development projects in Assam, the State Government, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and Assam Infrastructure Financing Authority inked a Memorandum of understanding in Guwahati.
  22. How much amount has been disbursed by the centre to fund the UDAN scheme?
    A) Rs 1,019 cr
    B) Rs 1,253 cr
    C) Rs 1,982 cr
    D) Rs 1,466 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre has disbursed One thousand 253 Crore rupees to fund UDAN scheme, from the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCF) levy and Viability Gap Funding (VGF) from the collected One thousand 904 Crore rupees, till now.
  23. In August 2021, the Department of Expenditure released what amount to four States for providing grants to the Urban Local Bodies, ULBs?
    A) Rs 640 cr
    B) Rs 912 cr
    C) Rs 726 cr
    D) Rs 685 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has released an amount of over 685 crore to four States for providing grants to the Urban Local Bodies, ULBs. Out of this, 494 crore rupees has been released to Uttar Pradesh, over 110 crore rupees to Gujarat, over 74 crore rupees to Jharkhand and over 6 crore rupees to Mizoram.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Suryoday Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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