Current Affairs Quiz : August 23 2020

1.

Mahesh Kumar Jain the deputy governor of RBI has released the National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE) 2020-2025 recently. The NFSE 2020-2025 recommends which strategy?

   A.) 3D
   B.) 4A
   C.) 5C
   D.) 7B

Answer: Option 'C'

5C

On the lines of the review of progress made under the first National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE: 2013-2018) the revised NSFE (2020-2025) has been prepared and the document for the same was released by Mahesh Kumar Jain, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 20, 2020.There are the Strategic Objectives laid down in NSFE 2020-2025 and in order to achieve them, the document recommends adoption of a ‘5 C’ approach viz. Content, Capacity, Community, Communication and Collaboration.There should be development of a financial literacy mobile app, and leverage social media.The Strategy also suggests adoption of a robust ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Framework’ to assess the progress made under the Strategy.

2.

Where is Surat located?

   A.) Maharashtra
   B.) Madhya Pradesh
   C.) Gujarat
   D.) Rajasthan

Answer: Option 'C'

Gujarat

Surat is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It used to be a large seaport and is now the commercial and economic center in South Gujarat.

3.

Which IIM has signed MoU with Switzerland based HELP logistics?

   A.) Indian Institute of Management Indore
   B.) Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
   C.) Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
   D.) Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Answer: Option 'D'

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Switzerland based HELP Logistics to engage in a collaborative partnership to provide consulting services and logistics training for the humanitarian community in South Asia.
 

4.

Which is the 1st foreign bank to launch a ‘Green Deposit Programme’in India?

   A.) HSBC India
   B.) Deutsche Bank
   C.) DBS Bank
   D.) Standard Chartered Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

HSBC India

HSBC India becomes 1st Foreign Bank in India to launch a ‘Green Deposit Programme’ exclusively for corporate clients to finance green initiatives and eco-friendly projects like renewable energy, clean transportation, and pollution prevention among others, that promote transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient and sustainable economy. This will enable companies to support environmentally-beneficial projects.

5.

Who is appointed as the next Election Commissioner of India?

   A.) Rajiv Kumar
   B.) Ashok Lavasa
   C.) Om Prakash Rawat
   D.) Achal Kumar Jyoti

Answer: Option 'A'

Rajiv Kumar

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. Mr. Kumar will replace Commissioner Ashok Lavasa. Rajiv Kumar will assume office when the Commissioner Ashok Lavasa leaves his office on 31st August 2020.

6.

Which ministry has signed MoU with Ministry of shipping for development in port and maritime sector?

   A.) Ministry of Culture
   B.) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
   C.) Ministry of Human Resource Development
   D.) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Shipping (MoS) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) for skilling, re-skilling and upskilling of manpower in Port, Maritime sectors.

7.

________ topped the list of the cleanest city in India for the fourth consecutive time in the Swachh Survekshan 2020.

   A.) Hyderabad
   B.) Indore
   C.) Jaipur
   D.) Bhubaneswar

Answer: Option 'B'

Indore

Indore topped the list of the cleanest city in India for the fourth consecutive time in the Swachh Survekshan, 2020, India's annual survey on cleanliness. The results were declared on 20th August by the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

8.

Who is the current Election Commissioner of India?

   A.) Achal Kumar Jyoti
   B.) Sukumar Sen
   C.) Ashok Lavasa
   D.) Rajiv Kant

Answer: Option 'C'

Ashok Lavasa

Ashok Lavasa is a retired 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Haryana cadre and was one of the two Election Commissioners of India.

9.

Which city topped the Swachh Survekshan 2020, under the population between 1-10 lakh category?

   A.) Bangalore
   B.) Chennai
   C.) Ahmedabad
   D.) Ambikapur

Answer: Option 'D'

Ambikapur

The results of Swachh Survekshan, 2020, India's annual survey on cleanliness, were declared on 20th August by the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. Among the cities with a population between 1-10 lakh, Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh was declared the cleanest. It was followed by Mysore in Karnataka.

10.

When was the Election Commission of India formed?

   A.) 1948
   B.) 1950
   C.) 1953
   D.) 1955

Answer: Option 'C'

1953

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India at national and state level. It was established on 25 January 1950.

11.

Name the ministry which signed a joint communicationagreement with Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities among tribal women SHGs.

   A.) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
   B.) Ministry of Rural Development
   C.) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
   D.) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Rural Development

Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) inked a Joint Communication to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities among tribal women Self Help Groups (SHGs) under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). The joint communication was inked by Deepak Khandekar, Secretary MoTA and NagendraNath Sinha, Secretary, MoRD under which A series of activities will be carried out by both the Ministries to improve the economic opportunities available to tribal women.

12.

When did the Swachh Survekshan begin?

   A.) 2014
   B.) 2015
   C.) 2016
   D.) 2017

Answer: Option 'C'

2016

Swachh Survekshan, the pan-India survey began in 2016. Under the mission, the Ministry ranks India’s cities, towns, and states based on sanitation, waste management, and overall cleanliness.

13.

Name the company which partnered with National Skill Development Corporation to offer a free digital education platform for skill development.

   A.) Google
   B.) Microsoft
   C.) Amazon
   D.) IBM

Answer: Option 'D'

IBM

IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) announced its collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) to offer a free digital education platform on emerging technologies and professional skill development and to equip the next generation with digital skills.IBM will manage an online course from Open P-Tech platform and will offer it to the users through eSkill India Portal of NSCD.

14.

Who launched Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI)’s ‘Eat Right India’ Handbook recently?

   A.) Harsh Vardhan
   B.) RS Prasad
   C.) Nirmala Sitharaman
   D.) PiyushGoyal

Answer: Option 'A'

Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched FSSAI’s ‘Eat Right India’ Handbook, a referral guide for officials of different jurisdictions to adopt and scale up the ‘Eat Right India’(ERI) initiatives in their jurisdictions during the online orientation workshop organised by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as part of its “Eat Right Challenge”.

15.

Which country recently discovered a large natural gas reserve in the Black Sea?

   A.) Russia
   B.) Iran
   C.) Azerbaijan
   D.) Turkey

Answer: Option 'D'

Turkey

Turkey discovered large natural gas reserves in the Black Sea coast. The announcement was made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The discovery included 320 billion cubic metres of natural gas. If the natural gas reserve can be extracted, it could help the country to reduce its energy dependence on imports from countries such as Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan.

16.

Which state/UT’s police has launched ‘EkSankalp – Bujurgokenaam’ campaign?

   A.) Delhi
   B.) Telangana
   C.) Madhya Pradesh
   D.) Punjab

Answer: Option 'C'

Madhya Pradesh

In the state of Madhya Pradesh, a unique campaign ‘EkSankalp – Bujurgokenaam’ (a commitment for elders) is being run by the Chhatarpur Police in the midst of Pandemic.

17.

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief is observed on _________.

   A.) 22 August
   B.) 24 August
   C.) 26 August
   D.) 28 August

Answer: Option 'A'

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief is observed on 22 August. The day aims to appreciate the efforts taken by the UN to combat intolerance, discrimination, and violence against persons based on religion or belief.

18.

Which of the following was launched by NHAI to monitor plantation along national highways?

   A.) GOgreen
   B.) Swachh Path
   C.) Harit Path
   D.) Clean Morth

Answer: Option 'C'

Harit Path

19.

Find the organization which released the report titled ‘Elephants. Not commodities’.

   A.) Animal Friends of the Valleys
   B.) World Animal Protection
   C.) The Humane Society of Animals
   D.) Best Friends Animal Society

Answer: Option 'B'

World Animal Protection

On August 12, 2020, during the observance of World Elephant Day 2020, World Animal Protection released the third edition of the report ‘Elephants. Not commodities’ which highlighted that over 200 Elephants in India are kept in ‘Severely Inadequate Conditions’. The report comprises research spanning over a decade in elephant tourism and assessed the entertainment venues across Thailand, India, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

20.

Name the tribal minister of India who launched the tertiary processing centres of the “Trifood Project” in Maharashtra’s Raigad and Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur.

   A.) Arjun Munda
   B.) Harsimrat Kaur Badal
   C.) Harsh Vardhan
   D.) MahendraNath Pandey

Answer: Option 'A'

Arjun Munda

Arjun Munda, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) virtually launched the tertiary processing centres of the “Trifood Project” in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. The Trifood project was carried by the MoTA in association with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI) and implemented by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).


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