Current Affairs August 2020 bits part-2

  1. Which is 1st state in India to delink incentives from State Goods and Service Tax (SGST)?
  1. Gujarat
  2. Karnataka
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Kerala
  5. Maharashtra
  1. The cabinet of which state has approved the policy of reserving 50% seats for women in the village level community institutions?
  1. Meghalaya
  2. Manipur
  3. Mizoram
  4. Arunachal Pradesh
  5. Assam
  1. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Voluntary Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2017 recently. Where is the HQ of IBBI located?
  1. Mumbai
  2. Kolkata
  3. New Delhi
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Chennai
  1. The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be constructed in which architecture style?
  1. Dravidian Style
  2. Mughal Style
  3. Nagara Style
  4. Vesara Style
  5. Kalinga Style
  1. Which state government has launched ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’ to provide meals at Rs. 8?
  1. Karnataka
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Goa
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Uttar Pradesh
  1. As per the amendment made by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in SEBI (IFSC) guidelines, 2015, the shareholding limit should be at least _____% for the clearing corporation.
  1. 47%
  2. 49%
  3. 51%
  4. 53%
  5. None of the Above
  1. Name the organization which signed MoU with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for collaborative research and information distribution.
  1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
  5. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
  1. Flipkart signed MoU with which state government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme recently?
  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Gujarat
  4. Maharashtra
  5. None of the Above
  1. The researchers from which IIT has won Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2020 for generating electricity from wet clothes?
  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Calcutta
  4. IIT Kanpur
  5. IIT Kharagpur
  1. Which Indian organization is one among 10 global organizations which received “Food Systems Vision 2050 Prize” for its ‘Eat Right India’ movement?
  1. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
  3. Food Corporation of India (FCI)
  4. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
  5. None of these
  1. Union minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has inaugurated global conference on “Reimagining and Transforming the University” hosted by which university?
  1. Amity University
  2. Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  3. Lovely Professional University
  4. O.P. Jindal Global University
  5. SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  1. Who heads the committee formed by Government of India for determination of ceiling rates under Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products scheme?
  1. G.K. Pillai
  2. Gautam Ray
  3. Y G Parande
  4. Anurag Singh Thakur
  5. None of the Above
  1. Find the IIT which in collaboration with Imperial College London, develops nanoparticle ‘meta-grid’.
  1. IIT Ropar
  2. IIT Jodhpur
  3. IIT Guwahati
  4. IIT Bombay
  5. IIT Kanpur
  1. Name the company which has partnered with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to speed up the manufacture & delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for India.
  1. Indian Immunologicals Limited
  2. Serum Institute of India
  3. Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited
  4. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited
  5. Panacea Biotec Limited
  1. The Dragon Endeavour is the spacecraft of which space company?
  1. AirLaunch
  2. SpaceX
  3. KinetX
  4. Blue Origin
  5. Astra
  1. Which country is going to host the ICC Men’s T20 World cup 2021 (T20 WC 2022 will be hosted by Australia)?
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. New Zealand
  4. India
  5. UAE
  1. Nandi Yellaiah who passed away in August 2020 is a renowned __________.
  1. Athlete
  2. Actor
  3. Politician
  4. Singer
  5. Dancer
  1. Which edition of anniversary of Quit India movement was observed on August 8, 2020?
  1. 74th
  2. 49th
  3. 78th
  4. 89th
  5. 57th
  1. Name the union textile minister of India who launched the Mobile App & Backend Website for Handloom Mark Scheme on occasion of National Handloom day August 7, 2020.
  1. Pralhad Joshi
  2. Prakash Javadekar
  3. Smriti Irani
  4. Pralhad Singh Patel
  5. Nitin Gadkari
  1. Which organisation developed “Air Suvidha” portal for all international arriving passengers across India?
  1. Mumbai International Airport Limited
  2. Ahmedabad International Airport Limited
  3. Bengaluru International Airport Limited
  4. Delhi International Airport Limited
  5. Hyderabad International Airport Limited
  1. The Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog in collaboration with which organization has launched ATL AI step up module for school students?
  1. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
  2. Electronic Component Industries Association (ELCINA)
  3. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
  4. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  5. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
  1. Name the world group which has launched project Nirmanshree for enhancing the women skill towards housing construction sector (project will be implemented in Odisha & Maharashtra)?
  1. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  2. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  3. European Union (EU)
  4. Group of 20 (G20)
  5. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  1. NITI Aayog has selected which company to help it to modernize IT infra for Aspirational Districts programme?
  1. TCS
  2. Oracle
  3. Wipro
  4. Mphasis
  5. Infosys
  1. The Lok Sabha has started a beginner-level course in which language recently?
  1. Mandarin
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Korean
  5. Spanish
  1. ‘Mukti Caravan’ is the campaign of which foundation?
  1. Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
  2. Smile Foundation
  3. Save The Child Foundation
  4. Snehalaya Foundation
  5. Make A Difference Foundation
  1. How much was the amount that was approved as dividend to central government by Reserve Bank of India?
  1. Rs 45,842 crore
  2. Rs 78,541 crore
  3. Rs 57,128 crore
  4. Rs 75,142 crore
  5. Rs 55,248 crore
  1. Who has become the 1st ever national brand ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation?
  1. Shahzan Mujeeb
  2. Sunny Hindustani
  3. Rohit Raut
  4. Adriz Ghosh
  5. Ankona Mukherjee
  1. Which institute along with ISRO developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures named “Space Bricks” on the surface of the moon?
  1. Indian Institute of Technology Indore
  2. Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
  5. Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bengaluru
  1. National Stock Exchange of India and which institute have jointly developed and launched Platform for Investor Education (PIE)?
  1. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  2. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  3. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  4. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  5. Indian Institute of Management Indore
  1. ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 has captured images of the Moon by Terrain Mapping Camera – 2 (TMC-2). One of the moon’s craters was named after whom?
  1. Madhavan Chandradathan
  2. Roddam Narasimha
  3. APJ Abdul Kalam
  4. K. Radhakrishnan
  5. Vikram Sarabhai
  1. Who authored the book titled “A Bend in Time: Writings by Children on the Covid-19 pandemic”?
  1. Kritika Pandey
  2. Bijal Vachharajani
  3. Avni Doshi
  4. Rudyard Kipling
  5. Jim Corbett
  1. Find the organisation which launched “Ek India Team India” campaign on the occasion of India’s Independence day 2020?
  1. Athletics Federation of India
  2. Board of Control for Cricket in India
  3. Indian Olympic Association
  4. Equestrian Federation of India
  5. Bandy Federation of India
  1. Which edition of Independence day of India was celebrated on August 15, 2020?1) 71st
  1. 73rd
  2. 74th
  3. 75th
  4. 77th
  1. Name the organization which organized the 1st of its kind online patriotic film festival recently?
  1. Indian Film Production Corporation
  2. National Film Development Corporation
  3. National Corporation for Film
  4. National Film Production Corporation
  5. None of the Above
  1. Name the indigenisation portal of Department of Defence Production (DDP) which was launched by Defence minister Rajnath Singh recently.
  1. SAMRATH
  2. SAMADHAN
  3. PARIVESH
  4. SRIJAN
  5. None of the Above
  1. The Manduadih railway station of which state is renamed as ‘Banaras railway station’?
  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Uttar Pradesh
  5. Haryana
  1. Under which article of constitution the president of India gives nod for renaming Ministry of Human Resource Development to Ministry of Education?
  1. Article 86
  2. Article 77
  3. Article 75
  4. Article 80
  5. Article 79
  1. Name the e-newsletter on health and nutrition which was released by Tribal Affairs ministry.
  1. SURAKSH
  2. PRAKRIT
  3. SWASTH
  4. ALEKH
  5. None of the Above
  1. The two fly-overs of which city of Gujarat was named after Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj?
  1. Surat
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Rajkot
  4. Gandhinagar
  5. Vadodara
  1. Jharkhand government has introduced the new state emblem recently. What is the state animal of Jharkhand?
  1. Indian Elephant
  2. Leopard
  3. Great Indian Bustard
  4. Indian roller
  5. Great Hornbill
  1. Which aircraft of Indian Air Force flied to Lebanon with 58 MT of emergency humanitarian aid recently?
  1. IAF A12
  2. IAF C17
  3. IAF E12
  4. IAF B14
  5. IAF D19
  1. Indian Coast Guard has deputed a 10-member specialist pollution response team to which country to contain an oil spill from MV Wakashio on its South-Eastern coastline.
  1. Mauritius
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Maldives
  4. Pakistan
  5. Bangladesh
  1. The central government has set the target to achieve 10% bio-ethanol blending of petrol by which year?
  1. 2020
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2023
  5. 2025
  1. Under Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 the finance ministry increased the maximum limit for purchase of AA/AA- bonds and Commercial Papers by Public Sector Banks from 25% to __________.
  1. 40%
  2. 35%
  3. 30%
  4. 50%
  5. 45%
  1. Which two countries have agreed the historic peace agreement namely ‘Abraham Accord’?
  1. UAE & Iran
  2. Iran & Iraq
  3. Israel & UAE
  4. Iraq & Kuwait
  5. Kuwait & UAE
  1. Muthoot finance has partnered with which insurance company to offer COVID-19 insurance cover against gold loan?
  1. Reliance General Insurance Company
  2. TATA AIG General Insurance Company
  3. Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company
  4. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
  5. IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company
  1. Which state government has tied up with NPCI and Canara bank to launch digital payment services through UPI in villages and gram panchayats?
  1. Telangana
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Karnataka
  5. Gujarat
  1. Flipkart has signed MoU with which IIT to support the industry focused applied research?
  1. IIT Ropar
  2. IIT Patna
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Madras
  5. IIT Calcutta
  1. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was given the additional charge as Governor of Goa. Who has been appointed as the new governor of Meghalaya?
  1. Jagdish Mukhi
  2. B. D. Mishra
  3. Satya Pal Malik
  4. Biswabhusan Harichandan
  5. Phagu Chauhan
  1. Rakesh Asthana has been appointed as the Director General of which central armed police force?
  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  3. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  4. National Security Guard (NSG)
  5. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  1. Who has been appointed as the MD and head of national distribution of DBS Bank India Ltd?
  1. Preeti Priya
  2. Vikram Sud
  3. Rajesh Prabhu
  4. Prashant Joshi
  5. Shantanu Mitra
  1. Name the Indian cricketer who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of ‘Oakley’
  1. Jasprit Bumrah
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Suresh Raina
  5. KL Rahul
  1. Anil Mukim has got 6-month extension as the chief secretary of which state?
  1. West Bengal
  2. Odisha
  3. Bihar
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. Gujarat
  1. Who ranked top in Forbes’ list of highest paid actors for the year 2020 (Akshay Kumar ranked 6th)?
  1. Dwayne Johnson
  2. Ryan Reynolds
  3. Mark Wahlberg
  4. Vin Diesel
  5. Will Smith
  1. Who among the following has been honored with Tamil Nadu chief minister’s special award on the 74th Independence Day celebration?
  1. KV Kamath
  2. Gita Gopinath
  3. Sundar Pichai
  4. Soumya Swaminathan
  5. None of the Above
  1. Which edition of India-UAE joint commission meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation held recently?1) 15th
  1. 11th
  2. 13th
  3. 8th
  4. 5th
  1. What is India’s rank based on the number of organic farmers (9th in terms of area under organic farming)?
  1. 9
  2. 7
  3. 5
  4. 1
  5. 12
  1. Cricketer Laura Alexandra Marsh who announced retirement recently played for which national team?
  1. South Africa
  2. Ireland
  3. England
  4. New Zealand
  5. Australia
  1. Which company has bagged the 13th edition IPL sponsorship rights which is going to be held in UAE (Sept – Nov 2020)?
  1. Vivo
  2. Dream11
  3. Unacademy
  4. Tata Sons
  5. Byju’s
  1. Pandit Jasraj who passed away in August 2020 is a renowned ________.
  1. Photographer
  2. Painter
  3. Politician
  4. Architect
  5. Vocalist
  1. Angela Buxton who passed away recently is associated with which sport?
  1. Cricket
  2. Tennis
  3. Hockey
  4. Badminton
  5. Football
  1. Russell Kirsch who passed away in 2020 is the inventor of which among the following?
  1. Camera
  2. Lens
  3. Scanner
  4. Graphics
  5. Pixel
  1. What is the theme for “India Healthcare Week” which was observed between 17th – 21st August 2020?
  1. “Redefining Healthcare Ecosystem”
  2. “Healthcare for Future”
  3. “Help to improve Healthcare”
  4. “Healthcare for better Future”
  5. None of the Above
  1. Who has launched the first of its kind e-portal named “Swasthya”?
  1. Arjun Munda
  2. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  3. Harsh Vardhan
  4. MahendraNath Pandey
  5. Narendra Singh Tomar
  1. Who has launched the VedKrishi.com an online farm to fork service promoted by farmers?
  1. Prakash Javadekar
  2. Nitin Gadkari
  3. Narendra Modi
  4. Amit Shah
  5. Nirmala Sitharaman

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