Current Affairs Quiz : August 27 2020

1.

Which state government has got SKOCH Platinum award in digital India category in 66th edition?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Arunachal Pradesh
   C.) West Bengal
   D.) Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option 'C'

West Bengal

The eSamadhan -Chief minister’s office(CMO) public grievance system of the Government of West Bengal received the SKOCH Platinum award – top award from the SKOCH foundation for the performance of grievance redressal cell of the Chief minister’s office(CMO).

2.

Barakah nuclear power plant which is in news recently is located in which country?

   A.) Lebanon
   B.) Kuwait
   C.) Morocco
   D.) UAE

Answer: Option 'D'

UAE

The United Arab Emirates has launched operations at the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant (Barakah nuclear power plant), on the Gulf coast just east of Qatar. Nuclear fission has begun in one of four reactors at the Barakah plant, which uses South Korean technology.

3.

Which state government launched cybercrime awareness programme named ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Telangana
   C.) Andhra Pradesh
   D.) Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option 'C'

Andhra Pradesh

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy launched a one-month long virtual cybercrime awareness programme ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’ in Amaravati. The Aim of the Programme is to create awareness among women, youth and children on Cyber Crimes across the state. It is organized by the Andhra Pradesh Police, CID, FM Radio, Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women and Children (CCPWC), Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) and other organisations.

4.

The Maharashtra government approved the Maharashtra Agribusiness Network (MagNet) project worth about Rs 1,000 crore. Which among the following bank will provide 70% of fund to the project?

   A.) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
   B.) New Development Bank (NDB)
   C.) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
   D.) World Bank (WB)

Answer: Option 'C'

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Maharashtra government approved the Maharashtra Agribusiness Network (MagNet) project worth about Rs 1,000 crore (USD 142.9 million). The project aims to help farmers across all districts in the state for the next 6 years. This will boost the fruit and vegetable production and will improve processing and minimise the losses in the sector of perishables. 70% of the project cost will be funded by Asian Development Bank(ADB) while the rest of 30% by the state government.

5.

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare collaborated with Asian Development Bank & UNICEF for thermal screening at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located at which city?

   A.) New Delhi
   B.) Kolkata
   C.) Hyderabad
   D.) Bengaluru

Answer: Option 'C'

Hyderabad

Hyderabad’s (Telangana) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has received a mass fever screening system to enhance the screening process of passengers. There are two more scanners in the Airport. The thermal scanner has been provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in coordination with Asian Development Bank funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

6.

Amar Singh who passed away recently is a renowned ________.

   A.) Singer
   B.) Politician
   C.) Hockey Player
   D.) Actor

Answer: Option 'B'

Politician

Former Samajwadi party leader and Rajya Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) Amar Singh, had passed away at the age 64, in Singapore due to Kidney ailments.  He was born on January 27, 1956 at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. He had gone through kidney transplant in the year 2011. From 5th July 2016 to 1st August 2020, he was re-elected as the member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. (Constituency: Uttar Pradesh) (preceded by Ambeth Rajan)

7.

Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar who passed away in August 2020 is the former Chief Minister of which state?

   A.) Chhattisgarh
   B.) Maharashtra
   C.) Gujarat
   D.) Punjab

Answer: Option 'B'

Maharashtra

Senior Congressman and former Maharashtra Chief Minister(CM) Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passed away at the age of 88 in Pune, Maharashtra. He Was born on 1 September 1931 in Nilanga, Hyderabad state (British India).

8.

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest fusion reactor is located in which country?

   A.) South Korea
   B.) Japan
   C.) France
   D.) India

Answer: Option 'C'

France

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) celebrated the start of Assembly of the ITER Tokamak at Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France. The Celebration was hosted virtually by the French President, Emmanuel Macron and all ITER member countries participated either in person, or electronically through remote mode. India also participated in the celebrations and considered the global participation of scientists to project as a perfect illustration of the age-old Indian belief – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (‘The World is One Family’). ITER cryostat is manufactured by India (Larsen and Tourbo). Cryostat is a chamber that can maintain very low temperatures. The ITER is a collaboration of 35 nations launched in 1985. The ITER members include China, the European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States.

9.

Name the Institute which in collaboration with TransUnion CIBIL launched financial knowledge platform named” MSMESaksham” for MSMEs.

   A.) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
   B.) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
   C.) Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
   D.) National Housing Bank (NHB)

Answer: Option 'B'

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in association with TransUnion CIBIL Limited (formerly Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited) has launched a comprehensive financial education and one-stop knowledge platform for micro, small and medium enterprises “MSMESaksham”, which will guide MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) seeking quick access to finance and will also support them in managing their credit obligations. The portal is focused on two key pillars of financial knowledge and access to credit.

10.

Galapagos Islands, the world’s 1st UNESCO world heritage site is located in which country?

   A.) Ecuador
   B.) Peru
   C.) Bolivia
   D.) Colombia

Answer: Option 'A'

Ecuador

Recently, Ecuador has expressed an official discomfort over the sighting of a flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago (a part of Ecuador). The Galapagos Islands, spread over almost 60,000 sq km, are a part of Ecuador. Ecuador made a part of the Galapagos a wildlife sanctuary in 1935, and the sanctuary became the Galapagos National Park in 1959. In 1978, the islands became “UNESCO’s first World Heritage Site”.

11.

Who heads the committee formed by Reserve Bank of India to set up a new mechanism for stressed assets (committee will also evaluate resolution plans where debt is more than Rs 1,500 crore.)?

   A.) Diwakar Gupta
   B.) N. Manoharan
   C.) KV Kamath
   D.) Ashvin Parekh

Answer: Option 'C'

KV Kamath

RBI has decided to set up a new mechanism for stressed assets that need rescuing. In this regard, RBI will set up a committee under Kundapur Vaman Kamath, the former chairman of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Bank and ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) Bank to set the parameters and benchmarks for this programme aimed at the resolution of stressed loans. This committee will also evaluate resolution plans where debt is more than Rs 1,500 crore.

12.

Which is the most valuable brand in the world as per FutureBrand Index 2020?

   A.) Microsoft
   B.) Google
   C.) Apple
   D.) Tencent

Answer: Option 'C'

Apple

FutureBrand Index 2020 was released, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Oil and Gas Company ranked as the Second Biggest Brand for its recognition associated with its growth, innovative products and customer service after Apple which topped the index. RIL ranked 91st in the PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC) Global Top 100 companies 2020.

13.

Who has been appointed as the additional and independent director of Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd (with effect from August 1, 2020)?

   A.) S Jaishankar
   B.) Viral Acharya
   C.) BP Kanungo
   D.) Urjit Patel

Answer: Option 'D'

Urjit Patel

Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd announced that its board has appointed former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel as an additional and independent director for a term of 5 years, effective from August 01, 2020.

14.

Sa. Kandasamy who passed away recently is a renowned ________.

   A.) Politician
   B.) Writer
   C.) Architect
   D.) Painter

Answer: Option 'B'

Writer

The famous writer and documentary Filmmaker Sa. Kandasamy passed away at the age 81, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu due to heart ailments. He was born in 1940, Mayiladuthurai district, Tamil Nadu. He won the Sahitya Akademi award for his Novel ‘Visaranai Commission.’

15.

Who heads the expert committee formulated by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) to suggest ways to develop the international retail businesses?

   A.) Shyamal Mukherjee
   B.) G. Srinivasan
   C.) Siddhartha Sengupta
   D.) Pradip Shah

Answer: Option 'D'

Pradip Shah

The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) announced the establishment of an expert committee headed by Pradip Shah, Chairman of Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt Ltd. to suggest ways to develop the international retail businesses in International Financial Services Centres (IFSC).

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