Current Affairs Quiz : August 31 2020

1.

Which nation's Prime Minister resigned due to health issues?

   A.) USA
   B.) Britain
   C.) France
   D.) Japan

Answer: Option 'D'

Japan

On 28th August 2020, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan announced his resignation owing to his worsening health condition due to ulcerative colitis. 65-year-old Shinzo Abe of Liberal Democratic Party(LDP) was the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan.

2.

Which state/UT has launched ‘Iraada’ campaign to include eligible left-out beneficiaries under social welfare schemes?

   A.) Assam
   B.) Jammu & Kashmir
   C.) Karnataka
   D.) Puducherry

Answer: Option 'B'

Jammu & Kashmir

In Jammu & Kashmir, Dr Sagar D. Doifode, Doda District Deputy Commissioner(DCC) launched ‘Iraada’ campaign to include eligible left-out beneficiaries, who have not yet been enrolled to receive the financial assistance benefits under various social welfare schemes, which includes old age pension, widow and handicap scheme. In other words, the campaign is for 100% coverage under social welfare schemes.

3.

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) completed how many years of successful implementation?

   A.) Four
   B.) Five
   C.) Six
   D.) Ten

Answer: Option 'C'

Six

On August 28, 2020, the 6th anniversary of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) was observed which was launched on August 28, 2014. On this occasion, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated the importance of this biggest financial inclusion initiative in the world.

4.

Which nation Government launched AGRIOTA, a new technology driven agricultural commodity trading platform that will bridge the rural farmers from India and the gulf Food Industry?

   A.) USA
   B.) India
   C.) UAE
   D.) Israel

Answer: Option 'C'

UAE

The UAE Government launched AGRIOTA, a new technology driven agricultural commodity trading platform that will bridge the rural farmers from India and the gulf Food Industry Highlights The E-Market place allows the farmers to connect with the UAE food industry directly bypassing intermediaries. This optimizes the supply chain and ensures traceability creating value for all

5.

Which court has issued notice to GoI on PIL to identify minorities at State Level?

   A.) Supreme Court
   B.) High Court
   C.) District Court
   D.) President

Answer: Option 'A'

Supreme Court

On August 28, 2020, the Union Government sought a response from the Central Government on Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to frame guidelines in identifying minorities at state level. What does the PIL say? The National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act, 2004 does not identify minorities at state level. It identifies the minorities only.

6.

Name the Kerala’s 1st marine ambulance which was inaugurated by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan recently.

   A.) Khukri
   B.) Pratheeksha
   C.) Sindhughosh
   D.) Nireeksha

Answer: Option 'B'

Pratheeksha

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the State’s First fully equipped Marine Ambulance ‘Pratheeksha’. It was acquired by the Fisheries Department at Kochi for rescue operations at sea. ‘Pratheeksha’ – built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) is the first of the three marine ambulances ordered by the state.

7.

Who addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet?

   A.) Smriti Irani
   B.) Amit Shah
   C.) Piyush Goyal
   D.) Narendra Modi

Answer: Option 'C'

Piyush Goyal

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet. Highlights During the meet, minister emphasized on 3Cs namely Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment. He also highlighted to use full trade potential addressing concerns of members and businesses. It also agreed to review ASEAN-Trade in Goods.

8.

Find the organization which launched India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)-Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA).

   A.) Finance Commission (FC)
   B.) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
   C.) National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog
   D.) National Development Council (NDC)

Answer: Option 'C'

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)-Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA). The NDC-TIA India team will focus on establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue for decarbonizing transport and providing technical support on Green House Gas emission reduction measures in India. India’s Think-Tank NITI Aayog will be the implementing agency in India. NDC-TIA is part of International Transport Forum (ITF)’s work on Decarbonising Transport in India that also includes Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies – India component. It is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

9.

When did National Sports Day celebrated?

   A.) 22 August
   B.) 19 August
   C.) 30 August
   D.) 29 August

Answer: Option 'D'

29 August

Every year, India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. He was born on August 29, 1905. About Dhyan Chand Dhyan Chand was known as "The Wizard" and had scored more than 1000 goals during his international career. He won three Olympic gold.

10.

Who launched integration of "ICAR-IIHR Seed Portal with SBI's YONO Krishi web application?

   A.) Arvind Kejriwal
   B.) Narendra Singh Tomar
   C.) Ramesh Pokhriyal
   D.) Amit Shah

Answer: Option 'B'

Narendra Singh Tomar

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare virtually launched the integration of State Bank of India's (SBI) YONO (You Only Need One) Krishi platform with government's online seed portal Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR) to help the farmers in increasing the crop production along with the crop quality and income generation.

11.

Which state passed resolution against farm ordinances?

   A.) Haryana
   B.) Punjab
   C.) Odisha
   D.) Delhi

Answer: Option 'B'

Punjab

On August 28, 2020, the Punjab Government passed a resolution against the farm ordinances of the central government. Ordinances In June 2020, the Union Government of India had issued three ordinances as follows Farmers' Produce Ordinance, 2020 Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 Essential Commodities Ordinance, 2020 Farmer Produce Ordinance, 2020.

12.

Kevin Mayer stepped down as CEO of which company on August 26, 2020?

   A.) TikTok
   B.) Vivo
   C.) Tencent
   D.) Huawei

Answer: Option 'A'

TikTok

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has announced his resignation from the post, less than three months after his appointment. In an email to his employees, Mayer said that "It is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company."

13.

Who chaired 41st GST Council Meeting to discuss compensation for loss of revenue to states?

   A.) Smriti Irani
   B.) Nitin Gadkari
   C.) Yogi Adityanath
   D.) Nirmala Sitharaman

Answer: Option 'D'

Nirmala Sitharaman

On August 27, 2020, the 41st meeting of goods and services tax (GST) Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, was held via video conferencing to discuss the issue of compensating states on account of revenue loss due to implementation of GST, and deficit in the compensation cess fund due to the fall in tax collections.

14.

Which state is to set up its first International Women Trade Centre in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Kerala
   C.) Madhya Pradesh
   D.) Odisha

Answer: Option 'B'

Kerala

Kerala is to set up its first International Women Trade Centre in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. This is first of its kind in India. Highlights The Centre will accelerate women entrepreneurship. It will provide a safe place away from home to start a business, expand and get their products marketed globally.

15.

The Business with an annual turnover of up to _______ are exempted from GST (August 2020).

   A.) Rs 20 lakh
   B.) Rs 50 lakh
   C.) Rs 40 lakh
   D.) Rs 25 lakh

Answer: Option 'C'

Rs 40 lakh

Businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh are GST exempt. Initially, this limit was Rs 20 lakh. Also, those with a turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore can opt for the Composition Scheme and pay only 1% tax.
 

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