August 2020 Current Affairs[Week-1]

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Topics covered in the current affairs are

  • International News,
  • National News,
  • Science & Technology, Environment,
  • Government Bills & Acts,
  • Indian Defence News,
  • Important Persons and Places,
  • Banking and Economical News,
  • Awards and Honours,
  • Sports News,
  • Arts & Culture,
  • Obituary,
  • Summits & Conference,
  • Important Committee,
  • Schemes,
  • Appointments,
  • Books & Its Authors,
  • Agreements & MoUs,
  • Budget, Taxes,
  • Various Important Lists & Indexes,
  • Visits by World Presidents, Prime Ministers.

1 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Who was appointed as new Private Secretary to PM Modi?

  • Anil Kumar Gupta
  • Tarun Bajaj
  • Rajeev Topno
  • Hardik Satishchandra

He is a 2010-batch IAS officer and currently serving as a Deputy Secretary in PMO.

2. N. Sivaraman was appointed as MD and Group CEO of which of the following Agencies?

  • Defence Intelligence Agency
  • Investment Information And Credit Rating Agency Limited
  • Labour Bureau
  • All India Radio Monitoring Service

He is succeeding as Naresh Takkar. The seat is vacant from August 2019.
HQ of ICRA- Gurgaon

3. Which Digital wallet company has launched “” UPI link service?

  • Mobikwik
  • Quickcharge
  • Amazon pay
  • PhonePe

This link can be used to send and receive money and is available on both mobile as well as computer.

4. Padam Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passes away, he was a famous

  • Folk musician
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer

5. The Idea of International Day of Friendship was proposed by which organization in 2011?

  • WHO
  • UN(United Nations)
  • WTO
  • None of the Above

6. Which district of Chhattisgarh has topped the list of Niti’s aspirational districts ranking?

  • Koriya
  • Dhamtari
  • Sukma
  • Bijapur

Bijapur topped in Overall Delta Ranking by Niti Aayog for Feb-June 2020 period.

7. Which institute has developed ‘Ashray’ to combat COVID-19?

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • Defense Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT)
  • NIMS

Ashray’ is a medical bed isolation system developed to combat COVID-19.

2 August 2020, Current Affairs

1. who is named as the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast?

  • Amadou Gon Coulibaly
  • Hamed Bakayoko
  • Alassane Ouattara
  • Laurent Gbagdo

He was serving as the Interim PM of Ivory Coast after the sudden death of former PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

2. SIDBI has launched a portal named as “MSMESaksham” in association with which company?

  • CRIF High Mark
  • Equifax
  • Experian
  • TransUnion CIBIL

3. Lee Teng-Hui who passes away recently, was former President of which country?

  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia

Present President of TaiwanTsai Ing-wen

4. On 1 August 2020, Muslim Women’s Rights Day is observed to mark the first anniversary of the law against__________?

  • Child Marriage
  • Instant Triple Talaq
  • Zero FIR
  • Domestic violence

5. India at the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers meeting was represented by whom?

  • Prakash Javadekar
  • Harsh Vardhan
  • Anil Madhav Dave
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

The 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ meeting held in Russia.

6. ” Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes” by the SKOCH Gold Award has been awarded to which ministry?

  • Ministry of Tribal Empowerment
  • Ministry of Tribal Upliftment
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Ministry of Tribal Support

7. On 31st July, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) signed an MoU with ITBP to supply?

  • Vegetables
  • Saffron
  • Mustard Oil
  • None of the Above

8. International commercial flights have been suspended by the Director-General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) further till?

  • December 31, 2020
  • October 31, 2020
  • August 31, 2020
  • September 30, 2020

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