Current Affairs Quiz : August 25 2020

1.

Name the former Australian captain who has become the ninth woman player to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

   A.) Ebony Rainford-Brent
   B.) Ellyse Perry
   C.) Lisa Sthalekar
   D.) Alison Mitchell

Answer: Option 'C'

Lisa Sthalekar

Former Australian captain Lisa Sthalekar has become the ninth woman player to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

2.

The longest river ropeway of India has been inaugurated in which state?

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

Answer: Option 'B'

Assam

The longest river ropeway of India has been inaugurated in Assam.

3.

Name the country which discovered the large natural gas reserve off Black Sea.

   A.) Ukraine
   B.) Russia
   C.) Turkey
   D.) Georgia

Answer: Option 'C'

Turkey

Recently, Turkey has found its biggest ever (a 320 billion cubic metre) natural gas field discovery in Black Sea. The gas field will become functional in 2023. Turkey is determined to become a net energy exporter. The discovery has a potential to transform Turkey’s dependence on Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan for energy imports. At present Turkey is having a chronic current account deficit, any reduction in Turkey’s energy import bill would boost its finances. It will also help the Lira (Currency of Turkey) to recover against the dollar.

4.

Name the Pakistan batting great who has become the sixth Pakistani player to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

   A.) Javed Miandad
   B.) Zaheer Abbas
   C.) Majid Khan
   D.) Mudassar Nazar

Answer: Option 'B'

Zaheer Abbas

Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas has become the sixth Pakistani player to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

5.

Which bank has collaborated with AddaCorner to launch ‘Online Home Carnival’?

   A.) State Bank of India
   B.) Canara Bank
   C.) United Bank of India
   D.) Punjab National Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

State Bank of India

State Bank of India (SBI) has partnered with India’s First Real-Time Group Negotiation E-Platform, AddaCorner to launch ‘Online Home Carnival’, which will help in boosting the Real Estate market in Bangalore.

6.

Which two countries agreed for peace agreement namely "Abraham Accord"?

   A.) Israel-Iran
   B.) UAE-India
   C.) India-Israel
   D.) Israel-UAE

Answer: Option 'D'

Israel-UAE

On August 17, 2020, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates have agreed for the Israel-United Arab Emirates peace agreement, or the Abraham Accord to establish full diplomatic ties. In this regard, Israeli will halt further annexation of Palestinian lands.

7.

Tata capital limited has launched new service called, ‘Swift Insta Personal Loans’ on which platform?

   A.) Whatsapp
   B.) Instagram
   C.) Facebook
   D.) Twitter

Answer: Option 'A'

Whatsapp

Tata Capital Ltd (Tata Capital), the financial services arm of the Tata Group launched its new service called, ‘Swift Insta Personal Loans’ (SIPL) on WhatsApp. Through the new service, the existing customers can easily apply for loans and receive sanctions for personal loans (on a single platform) using TIA, a chatbot of Tata Capital on Whatsapp.

8.

Which regional rural bank has partnered with SBI General Insurance Company to sell general insurance products?

   A.) Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
   B.) Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
   C.) Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
   D.) Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) and SBI General Insurance Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) in Dharwad, Karnataka to sell general insurance products through the branches of KVGB. The MoU was signed by BC Ravichandra, General Manager of KVGB, and Mahendra Tripathi, Head (Compliance and Legal), SBI General Insurance Co Ltd.

9.

Name the legendary South African all-rounder who has become the fourth South African player to be inducted into International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

   A.) Mark Boucher
   B.) Jaques Kallis
   C.) Shaun Pollock
   D.) Makhaya Ntini

Answer: Option 'B'

Jaques Kallis

Legendary South African all-rounder Jaques Kallis has become the fourth South African player to be inducted into International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

10.

Which among the following awards was achieved by Pandit Jasraj, who passed away recently?

   A.) Padhma Shri
   B.) Padhma Bhushan
   C.) Padhma Vibhushan
   D.) All of these

Answer: Option 'D'

All of these

Pandit Jasraj, an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati gharana ( a musical apprenticeship tribe of Hindustani classical music) passed away at 90 in his home in New Jersey, New York, United States(U.S.) due to cardiac arrest. He was born on January 28, 1930 in Pili Mandori, a village in the Hisar district of Haryana. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (1990) and Padma Vibhushan (2000).

11.

Which England Cricketer announced retirement?

   A.) Eoin Morgan
   B.) Ben Stokes
   C.) Laura Marsh
   D.) Heather Knight

Answer: Option 'C'

Laura Marsh

On August 13, 2020 England Spinner Laura Alexandra Marsh announced her retirement from all forms of Cricket. In December 2019, she announced retirement from International Cricket, and now has retired from Domestic Career as well.

12.

The National Commission on Population has projected India’s population to be more feminine in which year?

   A.) 2032
   B.) 2022
   C.) 2036
   D.) 2028

Answer: Option 'C'

2036

The National Commission on Population under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) submitted the Report of the Technical group on population projections July 2020, titled “Population projections for India and States 2011- 2036”. The report projected that the India’s sex ratio of the total population (females per 1000 males) is expected to be more feminine in 2036 compared to the population as of 2011.

13.

Which company signed MoU with IIT Patna for Industry Focused Research?

   A.) Amazon
   B.) Flipkart
   C.) Google
   D.) Snapdeal

Answer: Option 'B'

Flipkart

On 18th August 2020, Flipkart signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna to support the industry focused applied research in the fields like Artificial Intelligence(AI), Natural Language Processing(NLP) and Machine Learning(ML).

14.

TRIFED has launched _________, a mobile van stacked fully with Van Dhan natural produce and has been launched to boost the sales and enhance tribal income in these challenging times.

   A.) Tribes Kart
   B.) Tribal Van
   C.) Tribes Moving Mart
   D.) Tribes India on Wheels

Answer: Option 'D'

Tribes India on Wheels

“Tribes India on Wheels”,launched by TRIFED, is a mobile van stacked fully with Van Dhan natural produce and has been launched to boost the sales and enhance tribal income in these challenging times.

15.

Name the organization which invited countries to join its COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility by August 31, 2020.

   A.) Amnesty International
   B.) United Nations Children’s Fund
   C.) World Health Organisation
   D.) World Economic Forum

Answer: Option 'C'

World Health Organisation

In order to provide rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has invited countries to join its Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility by August 31, 2020. This facility is led by the WHO, along with the GAVI vaccine alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation), and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Its aim is to deliver 2 billion doses of effective, approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021.

16.

Hallmarking of precious metals will be mandatory from 1st June _____

   A.) 2021
   B.) 2022
   C.) 2025
   D.) 2023

Answer: Option 'A'

2021

Hallmarking of precious metals will be mandatory from 1st June 2021.

17.

Which of the following ministries has signed a MOU with the Travel Agents Association of India and FICCI Ladies Organisation with primary objective of women empowerment?

   A.) Ministry of Rural Development
   B.) Ministry of Finance
   C.) Ministry of Tourism
   D.) Ministry of Home Affairs

Answer: Option 'C'

Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism has signed a MOU with the Travel Agents Association of India and FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) with primary objective of women empowerment.

18.

Who is appointed as the Director General of the Border Security Force?

   A.) Satya Pal malik
   B.) Rakesh Asthana
   C.) Bhagat singh Koshiyari
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'B'

Rakesh Asthana

On 17th August 2020, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Rakesh Asthana, Gujarat cadre IPS officer of 1984 batch as the Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF), along with the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till 31st July 2021- the date of his superannuation.

19.

Who Launched VedKrishi.com an Online Farm to Fork Service Promoted by Farmers?

   A.) Nitin Gadkari
   B.) Smriti Irani
   C.) Amit Shah
   D.) Nirmala Sitharaman

Answer: Option 'A'

Nitin Gadkari

On 17th August 2020, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) launched VedKrishi.com, an Online Farm to Fork Service, over a virtual platform. The portal is promoted by the farmers for selling toxic free farm produce. The platform was set up by the VedKrishi Farmer Producer Company, Nagpur based farmer producer Company.

20.

Find the private sector bank which has partnered with Accenture for its digital transformation journey.

   A.) ICICI Bank
   B.) RBL Bank
   C.) Axis Bank
   D.) Yes Bank

Answer: Option 'B'

RBL Bank

RBL Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with Accenture to transform and enhance the future readiness of the bank’s Information Technology (IT) systems and accelerate its digital transformation journey. The alliance will enable RBL Bank to offer next-generation banking services, boost the resilience and scalability of its systems and business processes, and also to improve its operational efficiency.

21.

Which state names two flyover of ahmedabad after late Arun Jaitley & Sushma Swaraj?

   A.) Gujarat
   B.) Odisha
   C.) Chattisgarh
   D.) Haryana

Answer: Option 'A'

Gujarat

Chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) Standing Committee, Amul Bhatt announced that in Gujarat two flyover bridges of Ahmedabad city will be named after late Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj. The flyover bridge at Income Tax circle, Ahmedabad will be named as Arun Jaitley Flyover. The flyover at the Anjali cross road will be named Sushma Swaraj Bridge.

22.

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda has e-inaugurated “Tribes India Showroom” in?

   A.) Bangalore
   B.) New Delhi
   C.) Chennai
   D.) Mumbai

Answer: Option 'D'

Mumbai

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda has e-inaugurated “Tribes India Showroom” in Mumbai.


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