August 2020 Current Affairs[Week-3]

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10 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.The 18th FICCI CSR Award for Environment Sustainability was won by which one of the following?

  • Syngene International Limited
  • Ashok Leyland Limited
  • Dalmia Bharat Group
  • Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

2.A pilot scheme for small value payments in offline mode is introduced by RBI. In this scheme maximum limit set for single transaction is ……..

  • Rs 400
  • Rs 1000
  • Rs 100
  • Rs 200

3.An expert panel on Resolution Framework for Covid19-related Stress has been formed by RBI. This panel is headed by whom?

  • Hasmukhbhai Parekh
  • Nandan Nilekani
  • K.V. Kamath
  • Kalpana Morparia

4.To deal with which issue, RBI has introduced the ODR system?

  • NPA
  • Money Laundering
  • Failed Digital Payment Disputes
  • None of the Above

5.A new mechanism was launched by RBI which is named as ‘Positive Pay’ to stop frauds related to………

  • Digital Transaction
  • Cheques
  • KYC
  • Mortgage Loan

6.The rank of Reliance Industries Limited in the FutureBrand Index 2020 is

  • 6th
  • 8th
  • 2nd
  • 5th

7.Which one of the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)?

  • Mata Prasad
  • Balwant Singh Puri
  • Nandan Nilekani
  • Pradeep Kumar Joshi

8.The permissible loan to value ratio (LTV) for loans against pledge of gold ornaments and jewelry for non-agricultural purposes has been increased by RBI from 75% to ________.

  • 80%
  • 85%
  • 86%
  • 90%

This relaxation is available till March 31, 2021.

9.Ashfaq Mehmood Choudhary, a 17-year-old boy has developed an app ‘Dodo Drop’ is an alternative to which of the following Chinese Apps?

  • TikTok
  • Mi Community
  • Shareit
  • App Cleaner

10.The 2020 Prem Bhatia Award has won by

  • Dipankar Ghose
  • Anand Bhatia
  • Sibi Arasu
  • Aakar Patel

This award is presented annually for extraordinary contributions in Journalism.

11 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Who has been sworn in as the new PM of Sri Lanka?

  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa
  • Maithripala Sirisena
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe

2.For real-time monitoring ‘OHE Inspection’ application was launched by?

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Rajasthan State Government
  • Indian Railways
  • Bihar Railways

3.In which city, the government of UP has set up a 400-bed dedicated Covid-19 hospital?

  • Ghaziabad
  • Noida
  • Lucknow
  • Agra

This hospital is stated largest state-run COVID hospital in UP augurated by CM Yogi on 8 August 2020.

4.‘Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana’ has been launched by which state government?

  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Jharkhand

Under this scheme, fortified flavored skimmed milk powder will be provided to children between 1 and 6 years of age in Anganwadi centers.

5.Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry approved the construction of how many houses under the scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban)?

  • 14.50 lakh
  • 10.28 lakh
  • 12.50 lakh
  • 11.40 lakh

6.Which among these is the first ever state to join hands with Google to introduce Google Classroom and G Suite for online school education?

  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • TamilNadu

7.ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be hosted by which country?

  • Australia
  • India
  • England
  • UAE

8.Suresh Raina and which other cricketer become the brand ambassadors of WTF Sports-India and Global?

  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • MS Dhoni
  • Virat Kohli
  • Sachin Tendulkar

12 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.The theme for 2020 World Biofuel Day is

  • Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
  • Self Reliant Biofuel in India
  • Indian Atmanirbhar Biofuel
  • None of the Above

2.Punjab government launched which programme for youth development?

  • Soul of Punjab
  • Pride of Punjab
  • Choice of Punjab
  • Proud of Punjab

3.Which country will host the Kavkaz 2020, a strategic command-post exercise?

  • India
  • Russia
  • China
  • Bangladesh

This exercise is also known as Caucasus-2020. It is going to be held on September 15-26.

4.Which bank got approval for setting up its wholly-owned nonfinancial subsidiary in August 2020?

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Karur Vysya Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • South Indian Bank

5.The foundation stone of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur of Himachal is laid by which of the following Union Minister?

  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  • Prakash Javedekar
  • Hardeep Singh Puri
  • DV Sadanand Gowda

6.PM Narendra Modi launched a new Central Sector Scheme of financing facility under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund worth Rs

  • 50,000 crore
  • 1 lakh crore
  • 10,000 crore
  • 2,000 crore

7.To make India Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the Ministry of Defence has announced ban on import of how many defence item for a specified time period?

  • 75
  • 101
  • 100
  • 90

8.Capital India Finance Ltd appointed whom as its Executive Chairman?

  • Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  • Nikhil R Meswani
  • N. V. Ramana

13 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.First ever submarine(undersea) Optical Fibre Cable(OFC) connectivity has been launched by PM Modi between?

  • Kolkata and Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • Cochin and Daman and Diu
  • Mumbai and Daman and Diu

2.On August 10, 2020, Rajnath Singh Defence Minister launch Atmanirbhar Bharat Saptah to promote?

  • Self-reliant India
  • Import from other countries
  • export to other countries
  • None of the Above

3.Which state’s Municipality has become the first municipal corporation of India to provide forestland rights certificates for urban people?

  • Jharkhand
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Uttar Pradesh

Jagdalpur municipal corpation-first Municipal Corporation to provide forest land rights certificates to urban people.

4.The ‘Air Suvidha’ portal for all international arriving passengers across India has been developed by which Airport?

  • Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata

5.A new Electric Policy in which an incentive of up to ₹1.5 lakh for new cars is announced by which government?

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Mumbai
  • Rajasthan
  • Delhi

6.Which E-commerce platform signed an MoU with the UP Government under the ODOP scheme?


7.Which state has flagged off the ‘Medicine Van’ for the flood victims?

  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Madhya Pradesh

8.Policy on Village Employment Councils Seats reservation for Women has been approved by which state government?

  • Meghalaya
  • Maharashtra
  • Haryana
  • Chattisgarh

9.Which of the following state launched the Indira Van Mitan Yojana?

  • Assam
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Uttrakhand

14 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.The book ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ is authored by which of the following?

  • M Venkaiah Naidu
  • Narendra Modi
  • Ramnath Kovind
  • Nirmala Sitharaman

This book is a collection of speeches of M venkaiah Naidu.

2.Swachh Bharat Mission Academy was launched by which of the following?

  • Narendra Modi
  • Dr. Harshvardhan
  • Rajnath Singh
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

3.Which of the following countries announced to construct a standalone war memorial for Indian soldiers killed by Pakistan in 1971?

  • Sri Lanka
  • Mauritius
  • Bangladesh
  • Israel

4.Which of the following state government has launched ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’ to provide meals?

  • Rajasthan
  • Gujarat
  • Karnataka
  • Maharashtra

5.Which of the following state become first state of India to delink incentives from SGST?

  • Kerala
  • Gujarat
  • Karnataka
  • Maharashtra

6.Which campaign was launched by PM Narendra Modi to free India of garbage and waste?

  • Gandagi Chodega Bharat
  • Bharat Banega Swachh
  • Swachhta Bdhao
  • Gandagi Bharat Chorho

7.Which country has developed the COVID-19 vaccine named Sputnik V which is known to be the world’s first vaccine of COVID-19?

  • France
  • United States
  • Russia
  • Vietnam

8.which of the following is the winner of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?

  • Max Verstappen
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • Valtteri Bottas

15 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.International Youth Day is celebrated each year on 12th August. The theme for this year is

  • Safe Spaces for Youth
  • Youth Building Peace
  • Youth Engagement for Global Action
  • Transforming education

2.Which of the following is the author of the book “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World”?

  • Arun Roy
  • Dalai Lama
  • Vikram Seth
  • Amit Dev

3.Which of the following ministry announced developing Museums of Freedom Fighters?

  • Tribal Affairs Ministry
  • Customer Grievances MInistry
  • Civil Aviation Ministry
  • Home Ministry

4.In which city Centre has launched ‘Krishi Megh’ data recovery centre for Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) will be based in which city?

  • New Delhi
  • Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai

5.Where the Union Health Minister has announced setting up of 10,500 wellness and health centers?

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Telangana
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • West Bengal

6.To combat COVID-19 to India’s AIIMS Which country has provided AI-based high-end equipment?

  • US
  • Israel
  • Russia
  • Italy

7.To Pakistan which country has ended oil and loan supply?

  • US
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE

16 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Recently Harmal Chilli and Myndoli Banana have received the GI tag, these belong to which state?

  • Assam
  • Goa
  • Karnataka
  • Uttrakhand

These are Goa’s festive sweet dishes.

2.Which country has provided a loan package deal to Bangladesh worth USD 3.1 billion?

  • Japan
  • Britain
  • US
  • India

3.Arrow 2 advanced missile defense successful testing has been conducted by which country?

  • Russia
  • China
  • Israel
  • US

4.Which Public Enterprise has selected Soma Mondal as the new Chairman?

  • ONGC
  • GAIL
  • SAIL
  • BHEL

SAIL- Steel Authority of India Limited

5.To provide financial assistance to 17 lakh families which state is set to launch Arunodoi Scheme?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Haryana

6.Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) unveiled ‘Special Revival Campaign’ to revive lapsed policies from___________.

  • August 10 to October 2
  • August 10 to October 10
  • August 10 to October 5
  • August 10 to October 9

7.To which country India has announced financial assistance of USD 1 million?

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Uganda
  • Congo
  • Namibia

8.The sale and registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries have been allowed by which country?

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • US

9.To which country, India will provide USD 500 million assistance for a connectivity project?

  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Mauritius
  • Maldives

10.India’s 1st Pocket Android POS Device launched by which of the following company?

  • Paytm
  • Phonpe
  • GPay
  • Jio

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