Current Affairs August 2020 bits part-1

  1. 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?
  1. Mahanadi
  2. Godavari
  3. Kaveri
  4. Ganga
  5. Narmada
  1. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar released a booklet on ‘Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)’ prepared by Department of Land Resources (DoLR). The DoLR functions under which ministry?
  1. Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  2. Ministry of Rural Development
  3. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  4. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  5. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  1. Name the ministry which launched programme under “Gramodyog Vikas Yojana” to benefit artisans manufacturing Agarbatti.
  1. Ministry of Culture
  2. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  3. Ministry of Human Resource Development
  4. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  5. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  1. Who launched ‘India Report – Digital Education June 2020’ prepared by Department of School Education & Literacy?
  1. Nitin Gadkari
  2. Prakash Javadekar
  3. Harsh Vardhan
  4. Nirmala Sitharaman
  5. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
  1. Name the Andhra Pradesh governor who gave his nod to three state-capital bills and CRDA Repeal Bills 2020 recently.
  1. Banwarilal Purohit
  2. Ramesh Bais
  3. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
  4. Anandiben Patel
  5. Tamilisai Soundararajan
  1. 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?
  1. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  2. New Development Bank (NDB)
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  4. World Bank (WB)
  5. None of these
  1. India tied up with which country for five new medicinal research projects worth 8 million pounds?
  1. United Kingdom
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. Brazil
  5. United States
  1. Which state government launched “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” (One mask, Many lives) public awareness campaign recently?
  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Mizoram
  4. Telangana
  5. Uttar Pradesh
  1. Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) launched helicopter service in which state recently under UDAN scheme?
  1. Maharashtra
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Haryana
  4. Odisha
  5. Uttarakhand
  1. Which state/UT ranked top in terms of performance in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-II as per union minister Jitendra Singh?
  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Sikkim
  4. Jammu & Kashmir
  5. Arunachal Pradesh
  1. Find the ministry which receives SKOCH Gold Award in digital India category for “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes” in 66th edition.
  1. Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ministry of Human Resource Development
  3. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  4. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  5. Ministry of Coal
  1. Which state government has received SKOCH Gold Award for its Blockchain-based property registration project?
  1. Gujarat
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Punjab
  5. West Bengal
  1. Which state government has got SKOCH Platinum award in digital India category in 66th edition?
  1. Karnataka
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Chhattisgarh
  5. West Bengal
  1. Name the country which collaborates with India to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds.
  1. UAE
  2. Israel
  3. Kuwait
  4. Egypt
  5. Brazil
  1. Haryana forest department used drone for aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis recently. Which IIT designed the ‘seeding drone’?
  1. IIT Delhi
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Madras
  4. IIT Kanpur
  5. IIT Gandhinagar
  1. Footballer Benedikt Howedes who announced retirement recently belongs to which country?
  1. Portugal
  2. Argentina
  3. Croatia
  4. Russia
  5. Germany
  1. Who authored the book titled ‘Greenlights’?
  1. Andrew Sean Greer
  2. Katharine Hepburn
  3. Matthew McConaughey
  4. Bong Joon-ho
  5. Sigrid Nunez
  1. Sa. Kandasamy who passed away recently is a renowned ________.
  1. Politician
  2. Writer
  3. Painter
  4. Architect
  5. Lawyer
  1. Parvez Khan who passed away in July 2020 is a renowned _________.
  1. Painter
  2. Politician
  3. Folk Dancer
  4. Pop Singer
  5. Action Director
  1. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is observed annually on August 1-7. What is the theme for WBW 2020?
  1. “Support Breast feeding for a healthier planet”
  2. “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”
  3. “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life”
  4. “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”
  5. None of the Above
  1. Who has launched ‘CREDAI Awaas App’ and NAREDCO’s online portal ‘HousingforAll.com’ recently?
  1. Pralhad Joshi
  2. Shripad Yasso Naik
  3. Hardeep Singh Puri
  4. Narendra Singh Tomar
  5. Nitin Gadkari
  1. What is the amount that was granted by India as Line of Credit to Maldives for expansion of fishing facilities at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO)?
  1. USD 20 million
  2. USD 7 million
  3. USD 14 million
  4. USD 18 million
  5. USD 10 million
  1. The Punjab state government has launched ‘Pride of Punjab’ programme as a partnership between the Department of Sports & Youth Services & YuWaah. The YuWaah is the initiative of which world organization?
  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  2. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  3. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  5. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  1. India’s first mobile RT-PCR COVID lab named ‘Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting lab (MITR)’ was developed by which institute?
  1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
  5. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
  1. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched “Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel”, a new initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). The NCDC functions under which ministry?
  1. Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  2. Ministry of Rural Development
  3. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  4. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  5. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  1. The foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur was laid at which state?
  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Arunachal Pradesh
  5. Himachal Pradesh
  1. The doubling of Lachyan-Hotgi section was completed by South Western Railway recently. The bridge was built over which river?
  1. Krishna
  2. Bhima
  3. Kaveri
  4. Kabini
  5. Tunga
  1. As per UN’s report titled “Policy Brief: Education during COVID-19 and beyond”, How many additional children and youths may drop out or not have access to school in 2021?
  1. 26.3 million
  2. 23.8 million
  3. 17.1 million
  4. 12.5 million
  5. 15.7 million
  1. Which state government launched “Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana” & “Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” for girls and women?
  1. Chhattisgarh
  2. Punjab
  3. Haryana
  4. Goa
  5. Maharashtra
  1. Name the state which launched Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana for tendu leaves collectors?
  1. Maharashtra
  2. Haryana
  3. Punjab
  4. Goa
  5. Chhattisgarh
  1. Name the payments bank which partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer “smart plan shop package policy”.
  1. Airtel Payments Bank
  2. India Post Payments Bank
  3. Paytm Payments Bank
  4. Fino Payments Bank
  5. Jio Payments Bank
  1. What will be the fall in global remittance in 2020 as per Asian Development Bank (ADB) report?
  1. $108.6 billion
  2. $214.7 billion
  3. $98.3 billion
  4. $74.1 billion
  5. $172.5 billion
  1. Which is the most valuable brand in the world as per FutureBrand Index 2020?
  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Apple
  4. Tencent
  5. Reliance Industries
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)?
  1. Anandiben Patel
  2. Anusuiya Uikey
  3. B. D. Mishra
  4. Manoj Sinha
  5. R. N. Ravi
  1. Ajay Tyagi has got extension as chairman of which organization till February 28, 2020?
  1. Forward Market Commission of India
  2. Reserve Bank of India
  3. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
  4. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
  5. Securities and Exchange Board of India
  1. Who has been appointed as the ambassadors of Win Trade Fantasy (WTF) Sports recently?
  1. Suresh Raina
  2. Harmanpreet Kaur
  3. Ravindra Jadeja
  4. Both 1) and 2)
  5. Both 1) and 3)
  1. People’s Archive of Rural India has won ‘Outstanding Environmental Reporting of the Year 2020’ at Prem Bhatia award 2020. Name the person who has been conferred with ‘Outstanding Political Reporting of the Year 2020’ award at Prem Bhatia award 2020?
  1. Swapan Dasgupta
  2. Balraj Puri
  3. Dipankar Ghose
  4. Girilal Jain
  5. None of the Above
  1. Name the Malayalam film which has won best film award at the 20th edition of New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).
  1. Forensic
  2. Moothon
  3. Shylock
  4. Kappela
  5. Anjaam Pathiraa
  1. Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF) II has acquired 1.63% stake in DCB Bank Limited. Where is the HQ of DCB bank located?
  1. Noida
  2. Pune
  3. Kolkata
  4. Mumbai
  5. New Delhi
  1. Name the person who authored the book titled ‘RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations’.
  1. Yatish Yadav
  2. Maloy Krishna Dhar
  3. Stephen King
  4. Ruskin Bond
  5. None of the Above
  1. Shirley Ann Grau who passed away recently has won Pulitzer Prize for which book?
  1. The black prince and other stories
  2. The Keepers of the House
  3. The hard blue sky
  4. House on Coliseum Street
  5. The condor passes
  1. The Hiroshima Day was observed annually on August 6. The year 2020 marks _____ anniversary of Hiroshima Day.
  1. 60th
  2. 45th
  3. 90th
  4. 50th
  5. 75th
  1. Railways of which country has launched Overhead Equipment (OHE) Inspection app for real-time monitoring?
  1. United States
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Russia
  5. Japan
  1. What is the defence manufacturing turnover target of India by 2025 as per ‘Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) 2020’?
  1. Rs 1,50,000 crore
  2. Rs 1,75,000 crore
  3. Rs 2,25,000 crore
  4. Rs 3,75,000 crore
  5. Rs 5,90,000 crore
  1. Central government recently made amendments in Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957. As per the amendment, listed entities should meet criteria of minimum _____ public shareholding within 3 years.
  1. 20%
  2. 35%
  3. 25%
  4. 50%
  5. 40%
  1. How many states/UTs have joined One Nation One Ration Card scheme as on August 1, 2020?
  1. 23
  2. 22
  3. 20
  4. 21
  5. 24
  1. Indian railways is using New Track Construction (NTC) machine for the 1st time to ease infrastructure work. Name the company which implement this project.
  1. Indian Railway Construction Corporation
  2. Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited
  3. Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation
  4. Indian Railway Finance Corporation
  5. Centre for Railway Information Systems
  1. Name the organization which organized international webinar on the theme of ‘Lokmanya Tilak – Swaraj to Self-reliant India’ in New Delhi.
  1. Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
  2. Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
  3. Sahitya Akademi
  4. Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  5. National school for Culture
  1. Find the public sector bank which partnered with New India Assurance Company Ltd, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd and HDFC ERGO Health Insurance to offer individual short-term Corona Kavach policy.
  1. Canara bank
  2. State Bank of India
  3. Bank of Maharashtra
  4. Bank of Baroda
  5. Indian Overseas Bank
  1. Infosys Finacle was selected to digitally transform the transaction banking business of national bank of which country?
  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Bahrain
  3. Qatar
  4. Iran
  5. Kuwait
  1. Axis bank has partnered with which company to deploy multi-lingual bot AXAA?
  1. Day One Technologies
  2. Sigma Data Systems
  3. 7EDGE
  4. Quytech
  5. Vernacular.ai
  1. Ministry of defence signed tripartite agreement with Department of Administrative Reforms & Public grievances (DAR & PG) and ‘which’ IIT for using AI, ML to address grievances?
  1. IIT Delhi
  2. IIT Kanpur
  3. IIT Madras
  4. IIT Calcutta
  5. IIT Mandi
  1. Which state government signed MoU with Hindustan Unilever Ltd, P&G and ITC to support economic empowerment of women?
  1. Kerala
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Telangana
  5. Karnataka
  1. Who has been appointed as the MD&CEO of HDFC Bank with effect from October 27, 2020?
  1. Deepak S Parekh
  2. Keki M Mistry
  3. Sumit Bose
  4. Ranjan Mathai
  5. Sashidhar Jagdishan
  1. Name the person who received the Karmaveer Chakra of United Nations & iCONGO at ReX ConcLIVE.
  1. Komal S
  2. Jadav Payeng
  3. Sunil Ydv SS
  4. Arsh Shah Dilbagi
  5. Aditya Bhargava
  1. The Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre of Which IIT along with Helyxon healthcare solutions jointly developed a first of its kind remote patient monitoring device for COVID-19?
  1. IIT Delhi
  2. IIT Kanpur
  3. IIT Madras
  4. IIT Calcutta
  5. IIT Mandi
  1. What is the name of health assistance robot which was designed by Mumbai division of central railway?
  1. R-Bot
  2. Jeevan Lite
  3. Rakshak
  4. ASIMOV
  5. NOCCA
  1. A unique kiosk named “UV Baggage Bath” was inaugurated recently at which railway station?
  1. Agra City Railway Station
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station
  3. Ghoom Railway Station
  4. Bangalore railway station
  5. None of the Above
  1. Indian Railways installed automatic lighting systems at three railways stations in which state?
  1. Goa
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Gujarat
  4. West Bengal
  5. Chhattisgarh
  1. Kumari Kavita Devi who is in news recently is associated with which sport?
  1. Weightlifting
  2. Wrestling
  3. Hockey
  4. Kabaddi
  5. Cricket
  1. John Hume who passed away in August 2020 is the Nobel laureate in which field?
  1. Chemistry
  2. Literature
  3. Peace
  4. Physics
  5. Physiology
  1. Ram D Pradhan who passed away recently is the former governor of which state?
  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Haryana
  4. Arunachal Pradesh
  5. Himachal Pradesh
  1. E-Gyan Mitra mobile app for online education was developed by administration of which UT?
  1. Chandigarh
  2. Delhi
  3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
  4. Jammu & Kashmir
  5. Puducherry

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