Current Affairs Quiz: August 8, 2021

Current Affairs 8 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which Union Territory launched a month-long campaign–‘Pani Maah’ (water month) in August 2021 with an aim to increase the pace of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the UT?
    A) Daman & Diu
    B) Puducherry
    C) Ladakh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Territory of Ladakh that launched a month-long campaign–‘Pani Maah’ (water month) with an aim to increase the pace of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the UT and to inform and engage village communities on the importance of clean water.
  2. National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) signed an MoU with which bank to extend financial assistance through the bank?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Central Bank of India
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) Punjab National Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) under Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India has entered into an MoU with Punjab National Bank, the premier Bank in the country, to extend financial assistance through the Bank.
  3. Where was the country’s first National Heart Failure Biobank (NHFB) that would collect blood, biopsies, and clinical data as a guide to future therapies inaugurated?
    A) T. D. Medical College
    B) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
    C) Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
    D) LBS Institute Of Technology for Women
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The first National Heart Failure Biobank (NHFB) in the country that would collect blood, biopsies, and clinical data as a guide to future therapies was inaugurated at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The facility will be useful for the research and treatment of post-Covid heart failure.
  4. Where will the-first-of-its kind water villas be set up in India?
    A) Lakshadweep
    B) Daman and Diu
    C) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a first in India, Lakshadweep will soon have water villas similar to those in the Maldives. Water villas will be set up at the cost of ₹800 crore to attract tourists to the scenic beauty of Lakshadweep.
  5. Which state/UT government signed MoU with ‘Walmart Vriddhi’ and ‘Haqdarshak’ to take MSME products to international market?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Ladakh
    C) Haryana
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a bid to ensure pathway for MSME products to International market, Haryana Government signed MoU with ‘Walmart Vriddhi’ and ‘Haqdarshak’ company.
  6. The government set the loans disbursement target under the PM Mudra Yojana (PMMY) at what amount for FY22?
    A) Rs 9 trillion
    B) Rs 7 trillion
    C) Rs 5 trillion
    D) Rs 3 trillion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government has set the loans disbursement target under the PM Mudra Yojana (PMMY) at Rs 3 trillion for the current financial year as compared to Rs 3.21 trillion sanctioned in FY21. Experts attribute the lower target to increased allocation under the credit guarantee scheme for small businesses.
  7. Which of the following signed MoU with Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) to use latter’s warehousing facilities to provide better storage facilities to farmers?
    A) NABARD
    B) SIDBI
    C) IFCI Ltd
    D) Food Corporation of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Farmers, including small and marginal ones, would be able to use warehousing facilities of the State-owned Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) for storing their produce. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development said it has joined hands with CWC to provide better storage facilities.
  8. Jan-Krzysztof Duda of which country won the 2021 FIDE World Cup, beating GM Sergey Karjakin?
    A) Finland
    B) Chad
    C) Poland
    D) Hungary
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland won the 2021 FIDE World Cup, beating GM Sergey Karjakin convincingly in his white game, thereby avoiding a tiebreak.
  9. Dhriti Banerjee has become the first woman to be appointed as director of the 105-year-old?
    A) Central Zoo Authority of India
    B) Zoological Survey of India
    C) Wildlife Institute of India
    D) Botanical Survey of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dhriti Banerjee has become the first woman to be appointed as director of the 105-year-old Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
  10. Sjoerd Marijne resigned as the coach of which of the following?
    A) Men’s national football team
    B) Women’s national football team
    C) Men’s national hockey team
    D) Women’s national hockey team
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Hours after the Indian women’s hockey team finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics and won the hearts of the fans back home, Sjoerd Marijne revealed that he would be stepping down as the coach of the women’s national hockey team.
  11. Who is the author of the book titled ‘A Begum and A Rani’?
    A) Suryansh Bansal
    B) Mohit Gaba
    C) Rudrangshu Mukherjee
    D) Khushal Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘A Begum and A Rani’ book has been authored by Rudrangshu Mukherjee released.
  12. Two-times Olympian Shankar Subramaniam, alias Babu, Nayaran who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Wrestling
    B) Hockey
    C) Badminton
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Two-times Olympian Shankar Subramaniam, alias Babu, Nayaran passed away. Nayaran, who was India’s goalkeeper during the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, was 86.
  13. India assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project in which country won the Brunel Medal awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bhutan’s India assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project was conferred with the Brunel Medal awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Zoological Survey of India situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kochi
    C) Chennai
    D) Puri
    View Answer
    Option A

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