August 2020 Current Affairs[Week-2]

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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.

3 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.” Kona Kona Umeed ” campaign was launched by Which of the following Bank?

  • ICICI Bank
  • HSBC Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • State Bank of India

This campaign is a special two-month campaign that will offer discounts on its products to boost consumer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

2.To innovate and accelerate the digital loan repayment solutions which company has partnered with ‘Craft Silicon’?

  • PhonePe
  • M-Paisa
  • PayLoan
  • PayU

3.A new Family Safety App for Android and iOS rolled out by which technology giant?

  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Gooogle

4.The Centre will develop Leh and which other city as smart cities in the union territory of Ladakh(newly formed union territory)?

  • Khardung La
  • Hunder
  • Kargil
  • Diskit

5.In which city the defense ministers dialogue between India and Indonesia was held?

  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • New Delhi
  • Jakarta

The objective of this dialogue was to expand the defense industries, military ties, and also technology sharing.

6.According to the National Education Policy(NEP) 2020, which course will be discontinued?

  • PhD
  • MCA
  • M.Phil
  • MA

7.As per National Education Policy(NEP) 2020, fund allocation to education sector is increased to 6% from ______?

  • 3 %
  • 4 %
  • 4.5 %
  • 4.6 %

According to Union Budget 2020, India will spend its 4.6% of GDP on education sector.

4 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Which of the following state government Asian Development Bank(ADB) funded Rs 1,000 crore project for farmers?

  • Maharastra
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttrakhand
  • Rajasthan

2.India and which country launched the innovating for Clean Air(IfCA)?

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Israel
  • Canada

3.The Book named “burnt Sugar” or “Girl in White Cotton” is authored by whom?

  • Vikram Seth
  • Anita Desai
  • Kiran Desai
  • Avni Doshi

4.In 2021, the 6th annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) is going to be hosted by which country?

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • UAE
  • Turkey

5.which of the following state government has signed an MoU with UK India Business Council (UKIBC) to strengthen the industrial development?

  • Tamil Nadu
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Gujarat

6.PM Modi through video conferencing inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of which country?

  • Mauritius
  • Maldives
  • Cambodia
  • None of the Above

7.AIM iCREST launched by the Atal Innovation Mission in collaboration with which organization?

  • WHO
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • World Economic Forum

8.Babita Phogat (an Indian Wrestler) has been appointed as deputy director in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of which state?

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Delhi
  • Rajasthan

5 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.The Book “Greenlights” going to be published in October 2020 is authored by whom?

  • James Joyce
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Jonathan Swift
  • T.S. Eliot

2.Which Indian player has clinched the Silver medal in the 2020 Biel International Chess Festival held in Switzerland?

  • Raunak Sadhwani
  • Sandipan Chandra
  • Gukesh D
  • Pentala Harikrishna

3.The online portal ‘Agni-Shama Seva’ for providing safety certificates in fire safety to different categories of Buildings?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Punjab
  • Haryana

4. Which of the following technology giant has become the world’s most valuable publicly-traded company in the world?

  • Nokia
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Apple

Apple’s market evaluation- $1.84 trillion.

5.Which Arab country to launch first ever nuclear based power plant?

  • Iraq
  • Qatar
  • Turkey
  • UAE

Nuclear power plant- Barakah Nuclear Plant in Abu Dhabi. It got operational on 31 July 2020.

6. The Formula One British Grand Prix 2020 won by which player?

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Charles Leclerc
  • Esteban Oloc
  • None of the Above

7. Which state is going to become first state of India to have 3 capitals?

  • Nagaland
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • TamilNadu

8.Under ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ of the Central Government, how many states/UTs have been integrated till now(1 August 2020)?

  • 23
  • 29
  • 35
  • 24

6 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.The Book named “Vishesh: Code to Win” was written by which one of the following?

  • Arundhati Roy
  • Amitav Ghosh
  • Nirupama Yadav
  • Mary Kom

2. Mohamad Irfaan Ali has become the President of which of the following country?

  • Guyana
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Bolivia

3.The USA has warned to put which App out of Business if it is not sold to US firm in 45 days?

  • UC Browser
  • Cache Cleaner
  • TikTok
  • Tinder

4.In which country the Cotton Corporation of India plans to set up its own warehouse?

  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • Indonesia

5.For the treatment of COVID-19, which country has provisionally approved dexamethasone?

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Sri Lanka

6.To which state Rajesh Kumar has been appointed as the Chief Secretary?

  • Mizoram
  • Tripura
  • Assam
  • Manipur

7.”E-Raksha Bandhan” cybercrime awareness program launched by the government of which state?

  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Karnataka

8.’Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21′ launched by which Union Minister?

  • Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Shripad Yasso Naik
  • Harsh Vardhan
  • Prakash Javadekar

Dr. Harsh Vardhan- Ministry of Science and Technology

9.A Snow leopard conservation centre set up is decided by which state?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • None of the Above

10.The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is going to be hosted by which country?

  • New Zealand
  • Brazil
  • UAE
  • South Africa

IPL 2020-September 19 to November 10, 2020

7 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Which company of China pulled out as IPL’s Title Sponsor?

  • Oppo
  • Vivo
  • Realme
  • Huawei

2.Former CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passed away on August 5, 2020. He belongs to which state?

  • Rajasthan
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • TamilNadu

3.The DPEPP 2020(draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020) aims to achieve USD 25 billion defense turnover by which year?

  • 2030
  • 2023
  • 2025
  • 2024

4.Which nation’s capital city rocked by a massive explosion on August 4, 2020?

  • Lebanon
  • Israel
  • China
  • US

Lebanon’s capital city – Beirut

5.For the first-time Vyapar Mala Express train(Northern Railways) ran on August 1, 2020, started from Punjab and was destined for which state?

  • Gujarat
  • Bihar
  • Tripura
  • Assam

6.Who has been appointed as the new CEO of the HDFC Bank?

  • Shyam Srinivasan
  • Aditya Puri
  • Sandeep Bakshi
  • Sashidhar Jagdishan

7.Which metro rail station of the Tamil Nadu has been named after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa?

  • Central Metro Station
  • Koyambedu Station
  • Alandur Station
  • CMBT station

8.Setting up of the Directorate of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) has been approved by the centre in which state?

  • Assam
  • Meghalaya
  • Manipur
  • Mizoram

9.Which Indian state has been included in Pakistan’s new political map?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra

8 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.A new initiative Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel was launched by which of the following?

  • NITI Aayog
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation
  • Election Commission of India
  • Competition Commission of India

2.To which nation India has extended Line of Credit worth USD 18 million?

  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Maldives
  • Indonesia

3.In which of the following regions, E-Gyan Mitra a mobile app was launched for online education?

  • Puducherry
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu(DNHDD)
  • Lakshadweep

4.In which country, Tick-borne SFTS virus has re-emerged?

  • US
  • China
  • Japan
  • Mexico

5.The legendary footballer Iker Casillas(goalkeeper), has announced his retirement from professional football. He was from which country?

  • Russia
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • Germany

6.To which nation India asked to desist from interfering in India’s affairs?

  • Pakistan
  • China
  • Russia
  • Iran

7.SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi has been given a term extension of how many months?

  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • None of the Above

He has been given a term extension of 18 months till February 2022.

8.India’s Kisan rail starts functioning from?

  • August 10th
  • August 8th
  • August 7th
  • August 11th

9.In Hurun Global Unicorn List 2020, what is the rank of India?

  • 2nd
  • 6th
  • 8th
  • 4th

10.Which country topped the Hurun Global Unicorn List 2020?

  • Pakistan
  • US
  • China
  • Zambia

11.The AI-powered Artificial Voice BOT named‘AXAA’ launched which of the following banks?

  • HDFC
  • SBI
  • Karnataka Bank
  • Axis Bank

9 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.India’s first ICMR approved mobile RTPCR Covid lab was inaugurated in?

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Gurugram
  • Bengaluru

2.The book titled ‘RAW: A History of India’s CovertOperations’ is written by which of the following?

  • Vikram Seth
  • Khushwant Singh
  • Yatish Yadav
  • Hussain Zaidi

3.Which of the following was first Lieutenant Governor of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, who has resigned from the post?

  • Ajay Bhushan
  • Subhash Garg
  • Girish Chandra Murmu
  • Manoj Sinha

Girish Chandra Murmu resigned on August 5,2020.

4.Which one of the following has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?

  • Manoj Sinha
  • Dinesh Gupta
  • Muktsar Ansari
  • Draupadi Murmu

5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) on?

  • August 6, 2020
  • August 2, 2020
  • August 4, 2020
  • August 8, 2020

6.The transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and WeChat’s parent firm Tencent has been banned by which country?

  • India
  • Taiwan
  • US
  • Japan

7.A unique COVID prevention kiosk named ‘UV Baggage Bath’ has been inaugurated at which Railway Station?

  • Delhi Railway Station
  • Patna Railway Station
  • Bengaluru Railway Station
  • Kolkata Railway Station

8.Which Indian institute has signed an agreement with Gavi, the vaccine alliance to accelerate the manufacture and delivery of 100 million doses of COVID Vaccine?

  • ICMR
  • SII
  • None of the Above

SII – Serum Institute of India

9.Two coastal villages of which state have been recognized by UNESCO for Tsunami readiness?

  • Chhattisgarh
  • Andra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Odisha

These two villages are- Venkatraipur and Noliasah

10.Which one of the following has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

  • Girish Chandra Murmu
  • Manoj Sinha
  • Yatish Chatterjee
  • Vankim Singh

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