Current Affairs Quiz: August 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Supreme Court of India has mandated Municipal corporations and state pollution boards to upload Covid-19 waste disposal data on COVID19BWM app. Who has developed the App?
    A) Narcotics Control Bureau
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) National Security Council
    D) Central Pollution Control Board
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Municipal corporations and state pollution boards have been mandated by the Supreme Court of India to upload datapertaining to collection and disposal of Covid-19 biomedical from residences and quarantine centres on ‘COVID19BWM app’ created by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
  2. Which section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor is among the first tracks in India where the New Track Construction machine has been used for tracking construction?
    A) Khurja-Kanpur
    B) Dadri-Dankuni
    C) Ludhiana-Khurja
    D) Khurja-Dadri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Khurja-Dadri section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor is among the first tracks in India where the New Track Construction machine has been used for tracking construction.
  3. In which district will the India’s first conversation centre for snow leopards be opened?
    A) Aurangabad
    B) Uttarakashi
    C) Hooghly
    D) Jind
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttarakhand state forest department will open India’s first conversation centre for snow leopards in Uttarakashi district soon, said Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
    “The centre will come up at Lanka in Bhairoghhati area of Uttarkashi forest division. The decision will help to conserve the precious species.
  4. Which state government has rolled out mobile covid-19 testing centers based on ‘Intelligent Monitoring Analysis Services Quarantine’ (iMASQ) technology?
    A) Telangana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Following the high court’s directions, the Telangana government has rolled out mobile covid-19 testing centers in containment zones and low income group residential areas across the state.
  5. Which state government is going to set up industrial parks for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in its 6 districts?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Kerala
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh government will set up industrial parks for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in six of its most industrialised districts, including Varanasi and Kanpur, and has invited proposals from consultants for it.
  6. ‘Dodo Drop’ app developed by 17-years old teen Ashfaq Mehmood Choudhary is an alternative to which of the following Chinese Apps?
    A) ShareIT
    B) TikTok
    C) WeChat
    D) Helo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ashfaq Mehmood Choudhary, a 17-year-old boy from Chattyear of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, has developed a file-sharing app ‘Dodo Drop’ which would enable users to share audios, videos, images, and texts between two devices without Internet access.
  7. Which country’s government has decided to issue a commemorative coin to mark the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?
    A) France
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) UK
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The U.K. government has decided to issue a commemorative coin to mark the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.
  8. Which company has received approval from US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its Project Kuiper low orbit satellite constellation, to provide Internet access?
    A) Google
    B) Walmart
    C) Apple
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given Amazon approval for its Project Kuiper low orbit satellite constellation, to provide Internet access.
  9. Which company became the world’s most valuable company with its market value overtaking Saudi Aramco?
    A) Apple
    B) Samsung
    C) Google
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Apple Inc became the world’s most valuable company with its market value overtaking Saudi Aramco in the wake of better-than-expected earnings. It’s the first time the company’s valuation has surpassed that of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company.
  10. According to the Asian Development Bank, if the Covid-19 economic impact persists throughout the year, global remittances can fall by how much?
    A) 108.6 billion dollars
    B) 123.5 billion dollars
    C) 135.2 billion dollars
    D) 156.4 billion dollars
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Global remittances will fall by 108.6 billion dollars if the Covid-19 economic impact persists throughout the year, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This is equivalent to 18.3 per cent decline from what would have been expected without the impact of Covid-19.
  11. Who is the head of the committee formed by the Reserve Bank of India to allow lenders to provide one-time restructuring facility on a few loans?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Amitabh Kant
    C) KV Kamath
    D) Mohammad Mustafa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India announced that it has decided to allow lenders to provide one-time restructuring facility on a few loans that were standard as on March 1, 2020 on account of ongoing coronavirus crisis and the resultant stress in the system.
    RBI governor Shaktikanta Das announced setting up of an expert committee headed by veteran banker KV Kamath which would make recommendations to the RBI on the required financial parameters.
  12. How much additional special liquidity facility (ASLF) has been announced by the Reserve Bank of India to NABARD and National Housing Bank (NHB) each?
    A) Rs. 8000 cr
    B) Rs. 10000 cr
    C) Rs. 6000 cr
    D) Rs. 5000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank announced an additional special liquidity facility (ASLF) of Rs 10,000 crore equally split between Nabard and the NHB to help small financiers and home loan companies amid COVID-19 difficulties.
  13. According to the FutureBrand Index 2020, what is the rank of Reliance Industries in terms of the biggest brands of the world?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries has been ranked the second biggest brand after Apple on the FutureBrand Index 2020.
  14. Which telecom company inked a multi-year strategic pact with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for AWS solutions?
    A) Jio
    B) Bharti Airtel
    C) Vodafone Idea
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bharti Airtel announced a multi-year strategic pact with Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the cloud services arm of the retail giant – to deliver Cloud solutions to large as well as small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in India.
  15. To offer shop insurance Airtel Payments Bank has tied up with which insurance company?
    A) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
    B) TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited
    C) Bharti Axa General Insurance
    D) Reliance General Insurance Company Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Airtel Payments Bank will offer shop insurance exclusively for its retailers and merchants in partnership with Bharti Axa General Insurance.
  16. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is willing to finance how much amount to India for improving the health infrastructure at the district level?
    A) $8 billion
    B) $4 billion
    C) $3 billion
    D) $6 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), along with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, is in discussion with the Indian government for part-financing a $8-billion scheme for improving the health infrastructure at the district level to make the country better prepared for future healthcare challenges.
  17. Which company has launched Mhealthy, a solution to enable workforce and community safety against COVID-19?
    A) Tech Mahindra
    B) Larsen & Turbo
    C) HCL
    D) Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tech Mahindra, has launched Mhealthy, a solution to enable workforce and community safety against COVID-19. Mhealthy is a solution that uses technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable data driven digital diagnostics.
  18. Who has been appointed as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Oriental Insurance Company Ltd?
    A) Shri Gangwar
    B) Sushil Koirala
    C) M. S. Sahoo
    D) S.N.Rajeswari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Centre has appointed S.N.Rajeswari as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, a state owned general insurer.
  19. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL)?
    A) Shravan Malhotra
    B) Navin Agarwal
    C) Sumit Nagpal
    D) Rahul Dey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Navin Agarwal who was Managing Director at Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL) has taken over from Aashish Somaiyya as MD and CEO of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company. MOFSL is the parent company of the diversified Motilal Oswal group and Agarwal will be stepping down from his role there to focus on the AMC.
  20. Which of the following won the 18th FICCI CSR Award for Environment Sustainability?
    A) Ashok Leyland Limited
    B) Syngene International Limited
    C) Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
    D) Dalmia Bharat Group
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dalmia Bharat Group, a leader in India’s core manufacturing space since 1939, has won an award for Environment Sustainability at 18th FICCI CSR award ceremony, organized by FICCI. The award recognizes efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility.
  21. Hasmukhbhai Joshi who passed away recently was related to which sport?
    A) Badminton
    B) Cricket
    C) Squash
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Saurashtra coach and manager Hasmukhbhai Joshi, popularly known as ‘Bababhai’ in cricketing circles, passed away. He was 85.
  22. Who is the author of the book titled “Amazing Ayodhya”?
    A) Sanjana Shukla
    B) Preeti Desai
    C) Neena Rai
    D) Kamini Khana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Titled “Amazing Ayodhya”, the book by Neena Rai promises to offer “authentic information” about the city, which will not only help understand the life and times of ancient Hindus, but also the revered figures of Rama and Sita.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Housing Bank located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Bharti Axa General Insurance located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Mangalore
    C) Bhopal
    D) Nasik
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of The Oriental Insurance Company located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Agra
    C) Surat
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the HQ of Motilal Oswal AMC located?
    A) Nanded
    B) Nasik
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

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