Current Affairs Quiz : August 26 2020

1.

Which state introduced new State Logo at Ranchi?

   A.) Bihar
   B.) Jharkhand
   C.) Odisha
   D.) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option 'B'

Jharkhand

On 14th August 2020, Draupadi Murmu, governor of Jharkhand and Hemant Soren Chief Minister of Jharkhand introduced the New State emblem at the Aryabhatta Auditorium, Ranchi. The Logo came into effect from 15th August 2020.

2.

Which insurance company was renamed as Care Health Insurance company recently?

   A.) HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited
   B.) Religare Health Insurance Company Limited
   C.) Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited
   D.) Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited

Answer: Option 'B'

Religare Health Insurance Company Limited

Religare Health Insurance Company, subsidiary health insurance of Religare Enterprises, has changed its name to ‘Care Health Insurance’ and became effective from August 19, 2020.

3.

_________ and Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd. have announced that they will combine their insurance businesses through a share swap deal to create India’s 3rd largest general insurance entity.

   A.) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
   B.) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd.
   C.) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company Limited
   D.) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Answer: Option 'B'

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd.

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd. have announced that they will combine their insurance businesses through a share swap deal to create India’s 3rd largest general insurance entity.

4.

Who among the following has authored the book titled as ‘One Arranged Murder’ that will be released globally on September 28, 2020?

   A.) Abhishek Kapoor
   B.) Chetan Bhagat
   C.) Vidhu Vinod Chopra
   D.) Amish Tripathi

Answer: Option 'B'

Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat has authored the book titled as ‘One Arranged Murder’ that will be released globally on September 28, 2020.

5.

Which of the following application has introduced an innovative feature ‘Open API Service’ to help the people, businesses and the economy in its efforts to return to normalcy?

   A.) Whatsapp
   B.) Aarogya Setu
   C.) Mobikwik
   D.) Paytm

Answer: Option 'B'

Aarogya Setu

Aarogya Setu has introduced an innovative feature ‘Open API Service’ to help the people, businesses and the economy in its efforts to return to normalcy.

6.

Which Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation was held virtually?

   A.) 5th
   B.) 8th
   C.) 11th
   D.) 13th

Answer: Option 'D'

13th

On 17th August, 2020 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation was held virtually. Expanding economic partnership was the key agenda of the meeting. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates

7.

Name the person who has been appointed as the Managing Director of State Bank of India.

   A.) PK Gupta
   B.) BP Sharma
   C.) Ashwani Bhatia
   D.) Arijit Basu

Answer: Option 'C'

Ashwani Bhatia

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Ashwani Bhatia, Deputy Managing Director (DMD), State Bank of India (SBI) as the Managing Director (MD) of SBI, effective from his date of assumption upto the date of his superannuation (May 31, 2022) or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He succeeds PK Gupta, who superannuated on March 31, 2020.

8.

Great Angela Buxton dies at 85, she belonged to which of the following sports?

   A.) Badminton
   B.) Tennis
   C.) Hockey
   D.) Cricket

Answer: Option 'B'

Tennis

On August 17, 2020 Angela Buxton, the former British tennis player and two-time Grand Slam Doubles champion and Equal Rights Pioneer, died at the age of 85. Angela Buxton was the doubles partner of Althea Gibson, who was the first Black person to win a major title in 1956. Angela Buxton & Althea Gibson together won the doubles titles at French Open and Wimbledon in 1956. Buxton also reached the singles final at Wimbledon that year but lost in the finals to American Shirley Fry.

9.

 

Who wins IPL title sponsorship rights?

   A.) Flipkart
   B.) Cricbuzz
   C.) Dream11
   D.) Patanjali

Answer: Option 'C'

Dream11

10.

Name the private sector bank which has launched a new initiative named ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’ to attract skilled talent that can work with the bank remotely, from anywhere in the country.

   A.) Axis Bank
   B.) Yes Bank
   C.) ICICI Bank
   D.) Kotak Mahindra Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

Axis Bank has launched a new initiative named ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’ to attract skilled talent that can work with the bank remotely, from anywhere in the country.

11.

Who launched the book named “Gastric Cancer” edited by Dr Ashok K. Vaid?

   A.) c
   B.) Prahlad Singh Patel
   C.) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
   D.) Nitin Gadkari

Answer: Option 'A'

Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched a book on cancer – “Gastric Cancer” edited by Dr Ashok K. Vaid. He is a Noted Oncologist and was awarded Padma Shri in 2009 for his outstanding work in the field of medicine. The book was launched during a special session organized during the 3 -day virtual conference on Oncology. The book is published by Springer Healthcare Education.

12.

Who is Appointed as Oakley's Brand Ambassador in India?

   A.) Virat Kohli
   B.) Shah Rukh Khan
   C.) Amitabh Bachchan
   D.) Rohit Sharma

Answer: Option 'D'

Rohit Sharma

Indian Limited-overs Team Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Sports eyewear brand, Oakley for a period of two years in India

13.

Name the ministry which has signed MoU with Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) for women empowerment.

   A.) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
   B.) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
   C.) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
   D.) Ministry of Tourism

Answer: Option 'D'

Ministry of Tourism

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ladies Organisation (FLO) inked a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Tourism for women empowerment through video conference. The MoU was inked in the presence of Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism (Independent Charge-IC), Prahlad Singh Patel.

14.

Who is going to receive 2020 leadership award from US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)?

   A.) Anand Mahindra
   B.) Shantanu Narayen
   C.) Satya Nadella
   D.) Both 1) and 2)

Answer: Option 'D'

Both 1) and 2)

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) announced that Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shantanu Narayen will receive the 2020 Leadership Awards for their exemplary vision and effort towards the promotion of US-India Bilateral Ties.

15.

Who has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner of India with effect from August 31, 2020?

   A.) Amitabh Kant
   B.) Ajit Doval
   C.) Rajiv Kumar
   D.) Ajay Tyagi

Answer: Option 'C'

Rajiv Kumar

Retired IAS officer and Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Election Commissioner with effect from August 31, 2020. He succeeds Ashok Lavasa who resigned the position to join as Vice-President of Asia Development Bank. He will be working alongside other Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.

16.

Name the person who has been appointed by the Government of India as the managing director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI).

   A.) Karnam Sekar
   B.) Padmaja Chunduru
   C.) Ashwani Bhatia
   D.) Aditya Puri

Answer: Option 'C'

Ashwani Bhatia

Government of India has appointed Ashwani Bhatia as the managing director of the State Bank of India.

17.

The 6th round table of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT) was organized recently. Which country hold chairmanship of ASEAN 2020?

   A.) Indonesia
   B.) Vietnam
   C.) Malaysia
   D.) Cambodia

Answer: Option 'B'

Vietnam

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand organized the two-day long 6th Round Table of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT) through video conference on the theme “ASEAN-India: Strengthening Partnership in the Post COVID Era”. ASEAN is an acronym for Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship– Vietnam.

18.

Name the mobile app recently launched by Union Minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari to monitor plantation along national highways.

   A.) Vriksha Path
   B.) Green Track
   C.) Tree Route
   D.) Harit Path

Answer: Option 'D'

Harit Path

Union Minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari has launched a mobile app named ‘Harit Path’ to monitor plantation along national highways.

19.

Which Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh to be renamed as 'Banaras'?

   A.) Manduadih
   B.) Barabambo
   C.) Rajmane
   D.) Aishbagh

Answer: Option 'A'

Manduadih

On August 17, 2020, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved the renaming of Manduadih Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh (UP) as 'Banaras'. In 2019, Former Union Minister Manoj Sinha had written to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath requesting the change in name of the Manduadih Railway Station. Manduadih is a place in Varanasi situated about four kilometres from Varanasi Cantonment Station.


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