Current Affairs Quiz: August 9, 2020

Current Affairs 9 August 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where will the Kavkaz 2020 strategic command-post exercise take place in September 2020 in which India along with some other countries will take part?
    A) China
    B) Italy
    C) UAE
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a resumption of bilateral and multilateral military exercises which were deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19), India will take part in the Russian Kavkaz 2020 strategic command-post exercise next month. The invitees for the exercise also include China and Pakistan apart from other member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  2. In August 2020, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry approved the construction of how many houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)?
    A) 11.45 lakh
    B) 10.28 lakh
    C) 12.88 lakh
    D) 11.04 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry approved the construction of around 10.28 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), taking the total number of houses sanctioned so far under the scheme to 1.06 crore.
  3. The first ever Kisan Rail services by the Indian Railways flagged off from which city in August 2020?
    A) Devlali
    B) Jajapur
    C) Danapur
    D) Nuapada
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The railways began its Kisan Rail services to transport perishable goods from August 7, 2020. The train was flagged off via video conferencing by Union Minister of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. This is the first such train, carrying vegetables and fruits, that would run from Maharashtra’s Devlali to Bihar’s Danapur.
  4. Which of the following has launched application called “OHE Inspection” for real time monitoring?
    A) Ministry of Civil Aviation
    B) Bihar State Government
    C) Indian Railways
    D) Telangana State Government
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has rolled out an application called “OHE Inspection”. With the help of this app, the national transporter will quickly find out the problem and it will get it fixed as soon as possible.
  5. Which state government launched ‘Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana’ for the children between 1 and 6 years age?
    A) Haryana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana’, fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder will be provided to children between 1 and 6 years of age in anganwadi centres aong with pregnant and lactating mothers.
  6. Which state government launched a collaborative programme as a partnership between the Department of Youth Services and Sports and YuWaah for the young children of the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Karnataka
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh launched a collaborative ‘Pride of Punjab’ programme as a partnership between the Department of Youth Services and Sports and YuWaah – a joint initiative of UNICEF, other UN agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector through video conference.
  7. Which state launched ‘Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana’ for adolescent girls and women between 10 to 45 years of BPL families?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Under the ‘Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana’, adolescent girls and women between 10 to 45 years belonging to as many as 11,24,871 BPL families will be provided free sanitary napkins.
  8. Which Indian airport has developed an online portal ‘Air Suvidha’ that will allow international arriving passengers to apply for exemption from compulsory institutional quarantine for coronavirus?
    A) Delhi International Airport
    B) Kolkata International Airport
    C) Hyderabad International Airport
    D) Kochi International Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Delhi international airport has developed an online portal ‘Air Suvidha’ that will allow international arriving passengers to fill a mandatory self-declaration form and eligible passengers to apply for exemption from compulsory institutional quarantine for coronavirus.
  9. Which state has become the first in the country to collaborate with Google India in the state-wide deployment of its Google for Education technology?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Jammu & Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to collaborate with Google India in the state-wide deployment of its Google for Education technology.
  10. Venkatraipur and which other village of Odisha have been recognised as being “Tsunami Ready” by UNESCO?
    A) Kendrapara
    B) Baleshwar
    C) Noliasahi
    D) Anugul
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a first, two coastal villages of Odisha have been recognised as being “Tsunami Ready” by UNESCO for their overall preparedness to face the calamity.
    The two coastal are Venkatraipur (Boxipalli) village of Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district and Noliasahi village of Ersama block in Jagatsinghpur district.
  11. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which educational institute to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Advance Data Management System for Highways in the institute?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Advance Data Management System for Highways in IIT Delhi.
  12. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?
    A) Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    B) Mahinda Rajapaksa
    C) Ranil Wickremesinghe
    D) Maithripala Sirisena
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission.
  13. How much line of credit has been extended to Mozambique by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)?
    A) $250 million
    B) $150 million
    C) $380 million
    D) $420 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended a USD 250-million (about Rs 1,870 crore) line of credit (LOC) to Mozambique for improving power supply quality in the country.
  14. Which country will host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as announced by the International Cricket Council?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) India
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Cricket Council confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to Covid-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned.
  15. Harmanpreet Kaur and which other cricketer have been signed as the brand ambassadors of WTF Sports-India and Global?
    A) Yuvraaj Singh
    B) KL Rahul
    C) Suresh Raina
    D) Rohit Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fantasy sports gaming platform WTF Sports-India and Global, has been officially launched on 6 August 2020. The WTF Sports has appointed famed Indian cricketers, Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian squad at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 and Suresh Raina, the IPL superstar as global brand ambassadors.
  16. Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller & Auditor General of India in August 2020?
    A) Hardeep Singh Puri
    B) Rajiv Mehrishi
    C) Vijayendra Pal Singh Badnore
    D) G C Murmu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir G C Murmu will be the next Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
    Murmu, a 1985 Indian Administrative Service Officer of Gujarat cadre will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi who completes his term on August 8.
  17. Educationist Pradeep Kumar Joshi who has been appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in August 2020 replaces whom?
    A) Arvind Saxena
    B) Rajnish Kumar
    C) DP Singh
    D) Sameer Nagaraj
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Educationist Pradeep Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the civil services examination to select the country’s bureaucrats and diplomats.
  18. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director of PNB Housing Finance in August 2020?
    A) Suraj Singh
    B) Sanjay Kumar
    C) Hardayal Prasad
    D) Neeraj Vyas
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    PNB Housing Finance announced appointment of Hardayal Prasad, the former SBI Card head who left the card issuer company last month, as its new managing director and chief executive.
  19. Who has been appointed as the Inspector General (IG), in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?
    A) P S Ranipse
    B) A P Maheshwari
    C) P C Mohan
    D) B S Khanna
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Odisha cadre IPS officer, P S Ranipse has been appointed as Inspector General (IG), in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He will hold the post on Central deputation for a period of five years from the date of joining.
  20. Bollywood filmmaker Shiv Panikker has launched his first ever graphic novel titled?
    A) The Guide
    B) Gone Case
    C) Sea of Poppies
    D) In Custody
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Shiv Panikker, a seasoned Producer, Director, Screenwriter from the Bollywood industry recently launched his first ever graphic novel, ‘Gone Case’, a horror/mystery comic book that Indian audiences would be able to relate to.
  21. Sameer Sharma who passed away recently belong to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Actor
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Lyricist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran TV actor Sameer Sharma has passed away. He was found hanging in his house. Sharma, who was residing in Mumbai, died at the age of 44. He was found hanging from the kitchen ceiling of his home.
  22. Dipankar Ghose who won the Prem Bhatia Award for political reporting for his work on issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic is related to which newspaper?
    A) The Hindu
    B) Business Standard
    C) The Times of India
    D) Indian Express
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Express Special Correspondent Dipankar Ghose has won the Prem Bhatia Award for political reporting for his work on issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the migrant labour crisis.
  23. Mukund Lath who passed away recently was a prominent ____________.
    A) Historian
    B) Physicist
    C) Journalist
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mukund Lath, prominent cultural historian, scholar, and an exponent of the Mewati gharana has passed away at the age of 82.
  24. Sadia Dehlvi who passed away in August 2020 was related to which profession?
    A) Educationist
    B) Businessman
    C) Author
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Noted Delhi-based writer and activist Sadia Dehlvi has passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 63. Sadia was admitted to a city hospital recently where she was undergoing treatment.
  25. Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer passed away recently. She hailed from which country?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) Singapore
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has passed away. She was 91.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Highways Authority of India located?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Surat
    C) Ludhiana
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Union Public Service Commission located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank Housing Finance located?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Ghaziabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option C

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