Current Affairs Quiz : August 1 2020


‘Great Prophet 14’ is the military exercise conducted by which country?

   A.) Kuwait
   B.) UAE
   C.) Iraq
   D.) Iran

Answer: Option 'D'


Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a paramilitary force, launched the underground ballistic missiles from the depths of the Earth for the 1st time in a completely camouflaged way during the last day of ‘Great Prophet 14’ (code name- “Payambar e Azam 14”) military exercise near Gulf waters.


Which world organization along with Pure Earth released the report titled “The Toxic Truth: Children’s Exposure to Lead Pollution Undermines a Generation of Future Potential”?

   A.) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
   B.) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
   C.) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
   D.) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Answer: Option 'C'

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Pure Earth, international non-profit organization authored and published the first of kind report on the health crisis titled “The Toxic Truth: Children’s Exposure to Lead Pollution Undermines a Generation of Future Potential” states that around lead poisoning affects large number of children all across the globe. The report states that around 1 in every 3 that is around 800 million children across the world has the blood lead level above or at 5 micrograms per decilitre, the amount at which action is required and Almost 50% of these children live in South Africa.


Which state government has approved ADB-funded Rs 1,000 crore project for farmers?

   A.) Madhya Pradesh 
   B.) Maharashtra
   C.) Telangana
   D.) Andhra Pradesh 

Answer: Option 'B'

Maharashtra has approved an ADB-funded Rs 1,000 crore project for boosting fruit and vegetable production in the state. The Maharashtra Agribusiness Network (MagNet) project, which has been approved, aims to help farmers across all districts in the state for the next six years.


Somendra Nath Mitra who passed away in July 2020 is the former Lok Sabha MP from which state?

   A.) Odisha
   B.) Maharashtra
   C.) West Bengal
   D.) Rajasthan

Answer: Option 'C'

President of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, Somendra Nath Mitra died at the age of 78 in Bellevue Hospital, Kolkata due to Kidney and heart ailments. He was born on 31st December 1941, Katorah, Jessore, Bangladesh. He served as the member of the 15th Lok Sabha, elected from the Diamond Harbour constituency in West Bengal state in 2009 as a Trinamool Congress candidate.


The government plans to increase the fund allocation of education sector to ______% of GDP.

   A.) 4%
   B.) 5%
   C.) 6%
   D.) 2%

Answer: Option 'C'


Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the first education policy of the 21st century i.e. National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which has replaced 34 years old NPE, 1986. This was announced by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Keshav Javadekar. With this, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will officially be renamed the Ministry of Education (MoE). It should be noted that from now onwards the education sector will get allocation of 6% of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


Who has become 7th bowler in test cricket history to scalp 500 wickets?

   A.) Kemar Roach
   B.) James Anderson
   C.) Shannon Gabriel
   D.) Stuart Broad

Answer: Option 'D'

England’s Stuart Broad, progressed 7 positions and secured the 3rd rank in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Ranking. During the final match against West Indies Board became the 7th bowler in the history of Test cricket to scalp 500 wickets in his 140th test.?


The International commercial passenger flights have been suspended till when?

   A.) August 31st 
   B.) August 14th 
   C.) August 20th 
   D.) August 5th 

Answer: Option 'A'

August 31st
The International commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till August 31, 2020. This was announced by the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on July 31, 2020.


The India-Indonesia defence ministers dialogue was held at which city?

   A.) Jakarta
   B.) New Delhi
   C.) Bengaluru
   D.) Mumbai

Answer: Option 'B'

New Delhi

Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Defence Minister General of Indonesia Mr. Prabowo Subianto agree to expand the military ties during the Defence Minister’s dialogue held at New Delhi. Objective: To expand the defence industries and military ties between two countries and to expand the technology sharing.


Who released the e-book titled ‘Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioural Addictions’?

   A.) Prakash Javadekar
   B.) Narendra Modi
   C.) Narendra Singh Tomar
   D.) Harsh Vardhan

Answer: Option 'D'

Harsh Vardhan

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoH& FW), Dr. Harsh Vardhan, released an ebook, titled ‘Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Behavioural Addictions’ virtually. The book was released in the presence of State Minister of (MoH & FW), Ashwini Kumar Choubey. Aim: The book centers the tackling of substance abuses and behavioural addiction of the country. The guidelines in the book were developed by a group that works under the Tobacco control and Drug Dependence and Treatment program.


Narendra Modi along with Pravind Jugnauth inaugurated the supreme court building of which country (July 2020)?

   A.) Mauritius
   B.) Maldives
   C.) Nepal
   D.) Bangladesh

Answer: Option 'A'


Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius in Port Louis through video conference. The Supreme Court building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance of US$ 30 million and is the first India-assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis.


Which organization signed tripartite MoU with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-IIT Delhi and Vijnana Bharati?

   A.) Indian Space Research Organisation
   B.) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
   C.) Indian Council of Medical Research
   D.) Indian Institute of Science

Answer: Option 'B'

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (UBA-IITD) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), New Delhi signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide access to rural technologies of CSIR for UBA and for the cooperation and actions in the area of UBA towards rural development of India.


Wisden Trophy tournament between England and West Indies retired recently. Which trophy which will replace Wisden trophy?

   A.) Llyod-Barnes Trophy
   B.) Ambrose-Gooch Trophy
   C.) Everton-Alan Trophy
   D.) Richards-Botham Trophy

Answer: Option 'D'

Richards-Botham Trophy

England won the third and final Wisden Trophy test match against the West Indies by 269 runs and won the series by 2-1. After this final series, The Wisden trophy will be retired and displayed at the Museum at Lord’s. It will be replaced by the Richards-Botham Trophy. The series started on 8th July 2020. The Richards-Botham Trophy is a tribute to the legendary players Viv Richards and Ian Botham. The Wisden Trophy was first awarded in 1963 to commemorate the 100th edition of Wisden Cricketers Almanack.


Which company has collaborated with Fiserv, Inc. for digital transformation?

   A.) PNB Financial Solutions Limited
   B.) IOB Financial Solutions Limited
   C.) SBI Financial Solutions Limited
   D.) BOB Financial Solutions Limited

Answer: Option 'D'

BOB Financial Solutions Limited

BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL) has chosen Fiserv, Inc. to enable the digitization of their end-to-end card issuance and processing cycle and support the launch of several new and high-tech products including contactless credit cards, virtual credit cards among others. For this purpose, BFSL will utilize Fiserv’s FirstVisionTM, an end-to-end managed services solution.


Rajat Bhatia who announced retirement recently is associated with which sport?

   A.) Tennis
   B.) Cricket
   C.) Squash
   D.) Golf

Answer: Option 'B'

Delhi All-rounder Rajat Bhatia has called it quits to his two-decade long career. He announced his retirement on July 29, 2020. Rajat Bhatia has played 112 first-class games scoring 6482 runs (average 49.10) and scalping 137 wickets. He was part of title-winning Kolkata Knight Riders team in 2012 and has played for Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants.


The 1st five of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France landed at which airbase station of Indian Air Force?

   A.) Adampur AFS
   B.) Ambala AFS
   C.) Amritsar AFS
   D.) Awantipur AFS

Answer: Option 'B'

Forty-six months after the €7.87 bn (Rs 59,000 crore) Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA), that was signed between India and France in September 2016, the first five of 36 Rafale fighter jets, from France were landed in Ambala in Haryana after covering a distance of nearly 8500 km to join the Indian Air Force (IAF). The five aircraft include two twin seater trainer aircraft and three single seat fighter aircraft. These fighter jets are manufactured with 13 India Specific Enhancements (ISE), by Dassault Aviation, a french company.


Which Indian wrestler has been appointed as a deputy director in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana?

   A.) Gita Phogat 
   B.) Babita Phogat 
   C.) Vinesh Phogat 
   D.) Sakshi Mallik 

Answer: Option 'B'

Babita Phogat 
Commonwealth Games medalist Babita Phogat and Kabaddi player Kavita Devi have been appointed as deputy directors in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana. The announcement was through two separate orders issued on July 29 by the principal secretary of the Haryana Government's Sports and Youth Affairs Department.


Who has become No.1 all-rounder in latest ICC test ranking (July 2020)?

   A.) Hardik Pandya
   B.) Ravindra Jadeja
   C.) Ben Stokes
   D.) Jason Holder

Answer: Option 'C'

Ben Stokes

All Rounders

Rank Player Rating
1 Ben Stokes 497
2 Jason Holder 459
3 Ravindra Jadeja 397


When was UN’s International day of friendship celebrated every year?

   A.) July 30
   B.) July 29
   C.) July 28
   D.) July 27

Answer: Option 'A'

July 30


The “World day against trafficking in Person” was observed every year on _______.

   A.) May 14
   B.) July 30
   C.) April 15
   D.) March 21

Answer: Option 'B'

July 30

The United Nations (UN) observed the “World day against trafficking in Person” annually on July 30. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the conditions of the victims of trafficking and to protect their rights. Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Theme for 2020 World day against trafficking in Person as per United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is “Committed to the Cause: Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking”.


Which renowned Indian writer’s 140th birth anniversary was observed on July 31, 2020?

   A.) Munshi Premchand
   B.) Rabindranath Tagore
   C.) Amrita Pritam
   D.) Sri Aurobindo

Answer: Option 'A'

Munshi Premchand 
The Films Division is planning to mark the 140th birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand and the 40th death anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a documentary tribute. The documentaries, ‘Premchand’ and ‘Rafi - We Remember You’ will be streamed on Films Division Website and YouTube channel for free.

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