Current Affairs Quiz : August 28 2020

1.

Which state/UT ranked top in terms of performance in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-II as per union minister Jitendra Singh?

   A.) Himachal Pradesh
   B.) Sikkim
   C.) Jammu & Kashmir
   D.) Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option 'A'

Himachal Pradesh

Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State-MoS (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space laid foundation stones virtually and e-inaugurated various construction works undertaken under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-II in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K). Jitendra Singh informed that J&K has ranked 2nd in terms of performance under PMGSY II after Himachal Pradesh.

2.

Mohamed Irfaan Ali has become the president of which country?

   A.) Suriname
   B.) Guyana
   C.) Venezuela
   D.) Brazil

Answer: Option 'B'

Guyana

Former Guyanese housing minister Mohamed Irfaan Ali (40 years old) became the President of the country after he was declared as the winner of the disputed March 2, 2020 general election following a recount. He is a member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He succeeds David Arthur (A.) Granger.

3.

Name the coastal village which is/are 1st in Indian Ocean Region termed as ‘tsunami ready’ by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

   A.) Venkatraipur
   B.) Noliasahi
   C.) Malappuram
   D.) Both 1) and 2)

Answer: Option 'D'

Both 1) and 2)

4.

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is observed annually on August 1-7. What is the theme for WBW 2020?

   A.) “Support Breast feeding for a healthier planet”
   B.) “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”
   C.) “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life”
   D.) “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”

Answer: Option 'A'

“Support Breast feeding for a healthier planet”

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually in the first week of August (from 1st of August to 7th of August) around 120 countries in the World. The day is celebrated to encourage breastfeeding and improve the babies’ health around the world. The theme for the year 2020 is, “Support Breast feeding for a healthier planet”.

5.

Haryana forest department used drone for aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis recently. Which IIT designed the ‘seeding drone’?

   A.) IIT Delhi
   B.) IIT Bombay
   C.) IIT Madras
   D.) IIT Kanpur

Answer: Option 'D'

IIT Kanpur

In order to improve green cover in the inaccessible Aravalli area of Haryana’s Faridabad district, the Haryana forest department has used drone technology to shower 50,000 seeds pallets covered with a mixture of clay and compost. This ‘seeding drone’ is designed by an Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur backed startup. Species whose seeds were disseminated included Peepal, Pilkhan, Amaltash, Bael Patra, Pahari Papri, Ronjh and Khairi.

6.

Bannerghatta Biological Park is located in which state?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Arunachal Pradesh
   C.) Telangana
   D.) Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option 'A'

Karnataka

A 12-year-old elephant, Roopa, at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP), Karnataka gave birth to a male calf on August 1, 2020.

7.

India’s first mobile RT-PCR COVID lab named ‘Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting lab (MITR)’ was developed by which institute?

   A.) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
   B.) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
   C.) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru
   D.) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

Answer: Option 'C'

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru

Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar inaugurated India’s first Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT- PCR) COVID-19 mobile Lab approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The mobile lab is called the Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting lab (MITR) which was developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru and handed over to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in Bengaluru. The lab is capable of producing 100% results within 4 hours and it can conduct 9000 RT-PCR tests per month.

8.

Which edition of Muslim Women Rights Day was observed on August 1, 2020?

   A.) 4th
   B.) 1st
   C.) 5th
   D.) 2nd

Answer: Option 'B'

1st

On 1st August 2020, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi informed that country observed the 1st Muslim Women Rights Day across India in accordance with the 1st anniversary of the passage of Muslim Women Act (Protetion on Rights on Marriage Act) 2019 on 1st August 2019 which against the act of triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat and help to achieve gender equality for Muslim women as Muslim Women Rights Day.

9.

Who is the author of the book ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’?

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

Answer: Option 'D'

Urjit Patel

Former RBI governor Urjit Patel has authored a book titled ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’. The book will be published by HarperCollins India.

10.

Which state planned to develop India’s 1st snow leopard conservation centre?

   A.) Arunachal Pradesh
   B.) Madhya Pradesh
   C.) Uttarakhand
   D.) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option 'C'

Uttarakhand

India’s 1st snow leopard conservation centre is to be set up in Lanka, near Bhaironghati bridge in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.Chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat chaired a meeting along with State forest minister Harak Singh Rawat and other officials to look into the setting up of the conservation centre. It will be built by the Uttarakhand forest department along the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its six-year long project Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems (SECURE) Himalayas.

11.

Who has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)?

   A.) Anandiben Patel
   B.) Anusuiya Uikey
   C.) B. D. Mishra
   D.) Manoj Sinha

Answer: Option 'D'

Manoj Sinha

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind appointed Manoj Sinha (61), former union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Uttar Pradesh(UP) as Lieutenant(Lt) Governor of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K), effective from the date he assumes charge. He succeeds Girish Chandra Murmu, the 1st Lt governor of the Union Territory(UT) of J&K who resigned on August 5, 20020.

12.

Genbaku Dome, the UNESCO world heritage site is located in which country?

   A.) Japan
   B.) South Korea
   C.) North Korea
   D.) China

Answer: Option 'A'

Japan

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome), Japan one of the few structures left standing in the city center after the bomb exploded on 6 August 1945.

13.

Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve is located in which state?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Telangana
   C.) Rajasthan
   D.) Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option 'C'

Rajasthan

The country’s third tiger reintroduction programme at the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR), Jaipur, Rajasthan is facing another crisis after tigress MT-2, which gave birth to two cubs in June, died on August 3, 2020. Few days ago, four-year-old male tiger MT-3 had died at MHTR.

14.

Which country has conducted the test flight of LGM-30G Minuteman III missile recently?

   A.) Russia
   B.) United States
   C.) South Korea
   D.) China

Answer: Option 'B'

United States

United States (US) Air Force conducted a scheduled test launch of an LGM-30G Minuteman III, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) carrying a load of three unarmed reentry vehicles, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US to a target in the Pacific Ocean. Missile’s three reentry vehicles traveled 4,200 miles (6,759 kilometers) to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of a developmental test.

15.

Find the person who has been appointed as the 14th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

   A.) Hardayal Prasad
   B.) Arvind Saxena
   C.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi
   D.) Girish Chandra Murmu

Answer: Option 'D'

Girish Chandra Murmu

Ram Nath Kovind, President of India as per the powers conferred on him by Section 1 of Article 148 of the Constitution of India has appointed Girish Chandra (GC) Murmu as 14th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office. He succeeds Rajiv Mehrishi who completes his term on August 8,2020 as he attains the age of 65. GC Murmu will take oath on August 8, 2020 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is the first tribal person to become CAG of India. He will have a tenure up to November 20, 2024.

16.

As per Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the 1st International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste will be observed on _________ 2020.

   A.) 21st September
   B.) 8th August
   C.) 29th September
   D.) 29th August

Answer: Option 'C'

29th September

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) unveiled a new Platform, to support the global reduction of food loss and waste. The official launch of the platform will be on the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) which will be observed on 29th September 2020.

17.

Keoladeo National Park is located in which state?

   A.) Odisha
   B.) Meghalaya
   C.) Rajasthan
   D.) Uttarakhand

Answer: Option 'C'

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced that the Rajasthan government will soon introduce a new tourism policy to help ensure the sector tides over the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. He also directed officers to find a permanent solution to solve the water problem in Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur.

18.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated upstream carriageway of the Mahatma Gandhi Bridge in Bihar recently. The Mahatma Gandhi Bridge was built over which river?

   A.) Mahanadi
   B.) Godavari
   C.) Kaveri
   D.) Ganga

Answer: Option 'D'

Ganga

As a part of the renovation of the Mahatma Gandhi Bridge/Setu over river Ganga in Bihar, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Nitin Jairam Gadkari virtually inaugurated its upstream carriageway. This means the two lanes are completed of the 4-lane bridge which is being renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 crore. The online ceremony was presided over by Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar Nitish Kumar. This is the first ever bridge in India using modern technology for improving the existing structure. The designing of the bridge has been done by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in discussion with international consultants.

19.

What will be the fall in global remittance in 2020 as per Asian Development Bank (ADB) report?

   A.) $108.6 billion
   B.) $214.7 billion
   C.) $98.3 billion
   D.) $74.1 billion

Answer: Option 'A'

$108.6 billion

In accordance with the report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) published on August 3, 2020, if the economic impact of COVID-19 persists throughout the year then global remittances may fall by $108.6 billion in 2020. As per the report, there is severe continuous impact of pandemic on the global economic systems and employment.

20.

Sonam Tshering Lepcha who passed away in July 2020 is a renowned ________.

   A.) Folk Musician
   B.) Politician
   C.) Painter
   D.) Football Player

Answer: Option 'A'

Folk Musician

Folk Musician, composer, Lyricist and Padmashree awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away at the age 92, at Kalimpong, West Bengal due to old age ailments. He was born on 3rd January, 1928 at Bong Busty, Kalimpong, West Bengal. He played a major role in reviving and promoting the Lepcha Culture which is one of the indegenious culture of Sikkim.


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