Current Affairs Quiz: August 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Babulal Jain who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Politician
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Minister Babulal Jain died of prolonged illness at a private hospital in Ujjain. He was 88.
  2. August 8, 2021 was the which anniversary of Quit India Movement?
    A) 73rd
    B) 88th
    C) 79th
    D) 82nd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    August 8,2021 is the 79th anniversary of Quit India The day is observed as August Kranti Day every year.
  3. When is National Handloom Day observed?
    A) August 5
    B) August 8
    C) August 4
    D) August 7
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Every year August 7 is observed as National Handloom Day. It is celebrated annually to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement launched in 1905.
  4. PM-DAKSH Portal and PM-DAKSH Mobile App are developed by which ministry to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups?
    A) Ministry of Women and Child Development
    B) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    C) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
    D) Ministry of Rural Development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar launched PM-DAKSH Portal and PM-DAKSH Mobile App developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with NeGD, to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups.
  5. Which state became the first in India to implement the National Education Policy from the current academic year 2021-22?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Kerala
    C) Odisha
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Government has issued an order to implement the National Education Policy from the current academic year 2021-22. Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana has said that Karnataka has become the first state in the country to issue an order to implement the new Education policy.
  6. Which state government will provide free treatment to COVID-19 patients under ‘Out of Pocket Treatment’ scheme?
    A) Bihar
    B) West Bengal
    C) Tripura
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Meghalaya Health Minister Prestone Tynsong after a meeting told reporters that all expenses for treatment of COVID 19 patients will be covered under the scheme and it will be known as ‘Out of Pocket Treatment’.
  7. The Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation signed an MoU with which e-commerce platform for online sale and promotion of the products made by local artisans and craftsmen to customers across the globe?
    A) Reliance
    B) Amazon
    C) Flipkart
    D) Snapdeal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with online retailer Flipkart for online sale and promotion of the products made by local artisans and craftsmen to customers across the globe.
  8. How much amount has been released to Uttar Pradesh government to accelerate implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the state?
    A) Rs 3,300 cr
    B) Rs 2,400 cr
    C) Rs 1,900 cr
    D) Rs 2,600 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre has released two thousand 400 crore rupees to Uttar Pradesh to accelerate implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the State.
  9. In the latest world rankings on the popularity of AIR Live-Streams on NewsOnAir App, which country attained top position?
    A) Mali
    B) Columbia
    C) Belgium
    D) Fiji
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    All India Radio Live streams on NewsOnAir App are getting popular across the world. In the latest world rankings on the popularity of AIR Live-Streams on NewsOnAir App , Fiji displaced United Kingdom to follow United States and Australia in the top three ranks.
  10. Lovlina Borgohain won bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics in which sports event?
    A) Boxing Welterweight
    B) Taekwondo
    C) Modern Pentathlon
    D) Triathlon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India Olympics winner list
    1.Neeraj Chopra(Javelin throw) – Gold
    2.Ravi Kumar Dahiya(Wrestling – 57 KG) – Silver
    3.Mirabai Chanu(Weight Lifting – 49 Kg Women)-Silver
    4.PV Sindhu(Women’s Singles Badminton) -Bronze
    5.Lovlina Borgohain(Women’s Welterweight Boxing) – Bronze
    6.Hockey Indian Hockey Team-Bronze
    The men’s hockey team won bronze, which is the first Olympic medal for India in the sport in 41 years.
    7.Bajarang Punia(Wrestling – 65 Kg) – Bronze
  11. What is India’s position in Tokyo Olympics?
    A) 48th
    B) 42nd
    C) 53rd
    D) 37th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tokyo Olympics drew to a close, with USA topping the leaderboard with a total of 113 medals – 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze.USA is followed by China(88) and Japan(58) in second and third respectively.
  12. Where will the next edition of Olympics Games take place?
    A) Sydney
    B) Rome
    C) Delhi
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bajrang Punia was India’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony, with boxing great Mary Kom and men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was India’s flag bearers in the opening ceremony. IOC president Thomas Bach passed the Olympig flag to the mayor of Paris, the next hosts of the Olympics.
  13. What was the name of the mascot of Tokyo Olympics?
    A) Athena and Phevos
    B) The Fuwa
    C) Miratoiwa
    D) Vinicius and Tom
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prominent J-pop artists have been tapped for a new song called “Colorful,” the official song produced by Team Coca-Cola for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.
    Grammy Award winner composure AR Rahman and young singer Ananya Birla collaborated to present the official song of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, titled Cheer4India: Hindustani Way.
    The mascot of Tokyo Olympics is named as Miratoiwa.

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