August 2020 Current Affairs[Week-4]

Share if you like it
  • August 2020 current affairs
  • Nowadays, in most of the competitive exams, current affairs are an important part of the exam which plays a major role in the final merit listing of Candidates.
  • Here at hpgsnotes.com, we provide 2020 current affairs updates useful for preparing Hp competitive exams like HPPSC, HPSSC, HP TGT exams and other exams of Hp.
  • To prepare current affairs for these exams you need to prepare Current Affairs on a daily basis.
  • This page will provide you with what you need for preparing the current affairs section of these exams.

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.

17 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Kailash Satyarthi(a Child rights activist) has launched anti-trafficking drive in which state?

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • MP
  • UP

2.The President of which country has announced a historic peace agreement between Israel and UAE on August 13, 2020?

  • India
  • China
  • US
  • UK

3.To financially empower its women population, the Orunodoi scheme was launched by which of the following state?

  • Assam
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Odisha
  • Jharkhand

4.What is the rank of Mukesh Ambani in Bloomberg Index in terms of richest persons in the world?

  • 4th
  • 6th
  • 8th
  • 10th

5.Via which city the Katra-Delhi Express Road Corridor project will connect Delhi to Katra?

  • Dharamsala
  • Amritsar
  • Haridwar
  • Shimla

6.To provide soft loans and subsidies to the unemployed youths
which state launched Karma Sathi Prakalpa scheme?

  • Rajasthan
  • Maharashtra
  • Uttrakhand
  • West Bengal

7.To acquire how many ship-based drones the Indian Navy has pushed an urgent proposal?

  • 10
  • 50
  • 20
  • 100

8.Recently how many new exoplanets were discovered by NASA?

  • 100
  • 88
  • 77
  • 66

9.In which city Amazon.com Inc has launched its online pharmacy?

  • Delhi
  • Banglore
  • Chennai
  • Bengaluru

10.Under AMRUT Scheme Ranking, 2020 which state emerged as topper?

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Karnataka
  • Himachal Pradesh

11.To buy the Russian vaccine of the COVID-19 vaccine which of the following countries registered?

  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Taiwan

18 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Which one of the following launched the “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest” platform of the IT department?

  • Smriti Irani
  • Amit Shah
  • Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh

2.Which one of the following launched 15 products developed by Defence PSUs and OFB?

  • Smriti Irani
  • Amit Shah
  • Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh

3.How many children across the world lacked basic hand-washing facilities in their schools?

  • Around 808 Million
  • Around 818 Million
  • Around 828 Million
  • Around 918 Million

4.Which one of the following has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of GoAir?

  • Kaushik Khona
  • Jehangir Wadia
  • Rahul Bhatia
  • Vinay Dube

5.In the Waters of River Yamuna, which IIT found WHO listed Priority Pathogens?

  • IIT Srinagar
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Bombay

The research team of IIT-Delhi found the critical group and multidrug-resistant bacteria of the World Health Organization’s(WHO’s) 2017 list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens.

6.”UVSAFE”, UVGI Based Room Disinfection Device has been developed by which of the following IIT?

  • IIT Kolkata
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Ropar

7.To Enhance RoadSafety, which state/UT Govt Signed MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies?

  • Andaman and Nicobar
  • Delhi
  • Maharashtra
  • Puducherry

8.To encourage its customers for digital banking, which bank launched the ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’ campaign?

  • Canara Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank

9.By which year India aims to Achieve Zero Road Fatalities?

  • 2035
  • 2028
  • 2040
  • 2030

10.With which country India Signs MoU on Space Cooperation?

  • Nigeria
  • USA
  • Uganda
  • Iran

11.”eBikeGO” appointed whom as its Brand Ambassador?

  • Suresh Raina
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • MS Dhoni
  • Sachin Tendulkar

12.For more than 1.74 Lakh Students, which state provide Free Smart phones?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Haryana
  • Punjab

19 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Which player along with MS Dhoni announced retirement from International Cricket?

  • Yuvraj Singh
  • Suresh Raina
  • KL Rahul
  • Rohit Sharma

2.Under the aegis of which agency a new National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020) is announced by PM Modi?

  • Defense Planning Committee
  • National Cyber Coordination Centre
  • Research and Analysis Wing
  • National Security Council Secretariat

3.For the Optical fibre connectivity project in India the estimated amount allocated is

  • Rs 12,078 crore
  • Rs 30,164 crore
  • Rs 42,068 crore
  • Rs 35,000 crore

4.In how many days, villages of India are targeted to be connected with the optical fibre network?

  • 1000 days
  • 500 days
  • 100 days
  • 750 days

5.According to Nitin Gadkari, in which year India will achieve zero road accident fatalities?

  • 2030
  • 2025
  • 2028
  • 2040

6.In implementation of AMRUT scheme which state is emerged top in list of states?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Odisha
  • Andhra Pradesh

7.To launch Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based module for school students NITI Aayog partnered with which IT industry body?

  • INTROCHAM
  • NABARD
  • ASII
  • Nasscom

8.A Flood forecasting Initiative launched by Central Water Commission in association with the company?

  • Infosys
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Microsoft

9.The Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2020 won by which one of the following?

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Charles Leclerc
  • Max Verstappen
  • Valtteri Bottas

20 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.On the occasion of Independence Day 2020, which ministry has launched ‘Fit India Freedom Run’?

  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Ministry of Health and Family Affairs
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

2.‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’ campaign is launched by which union ministry?

  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Ministry of Social justice and Empowerment
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

3.’Ayush for Immunity’ campaign is launched by the Ministry of AYUSH has launched to promote Ayush solutions in the entire world is of what duration?

  • 1 year
  • 6 months
  • 4 months
  • 3 months

4.The CM of Madhya Pradesh announced that name of Gwalior Chambal Expressway will be changed after whom?

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Sushma Swaraj
  • Arun Jaitley
  • Narendra Modi

5.To re-examine the marriage age for women, the committee formed is headed by whom?

  • Vasudha Kamath
  • Dipti Shah
  • Vinod Paul
  • Jaya Jaitly

6.A new strain of coronavirus that is ten times more dangerous has been detected by which country?

  • China
  • US
  • Uk
  • Malaysia

7.Which of the following has been appointed as a new DG of the Border Security Force (BSF)? (Director-General)

  • Rajesh Ranjan
  • Udyan Banerjee
  • Sudhir Kumar
  • Rakesh Asthana

8.To which country’s citizen Google has warned that their possibility of losing their access to free search services?

  • Taiwan
  • US
  • Australia
  • China

9.Recently Chandrayaan- 2 has captured an image of a crater on Moon which is named by ISRO after whom?

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Albert Einstein
  • Vikram Sarabhai

10.In India, which of the following will get COVID-19 vaccine first?

  • Senior Citizens
  • Children below 5 years
  • Corona Warriors
  • None of the Above

21 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.Which company has been given the title sponsorship for IPL 2020?

  • Vivo
  • Samsung
  • Dream11
  • Mpaisa

2.The Book “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020” is written by whom?

  • Gal Gadot
  • Sharon Stone
  • Prithvi Singh Brar
  • Arjun Subramaniam

3.On Independence Day 2020, which state launched ‘Yellow-Chain’ e-commerce platform?

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Nagaland
  • Manipur

4.In the top innovative educational institutes list in India, which institute topped the list?

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Kolkata

5.The additional charge of being the Governor of Goa has been given to which of the following?

  • Vajubhai Vala
  • Acharya Devvrat
  • Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • PS Sreedharan Pillai

6.Who has been appointed as the new Meghalaya Governor?

  • Satya Pal Malik
  • Acharya Devvrat
  • Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • RN Ravi

7.To revive the country’s economy, ‘Restart Mission’ is started by which of the following state?

  • Nagaland
  • Tripura
  • Meghalaya
  • Arunachal Pradesh

8.First-ever World Solar Technology Summit will held on which date?

  • August 24th
  • August 28th
  • August 27th
  • September 8th

9.For school students, ‘PadhaiTuhar Para’ scheme was launched by which state?

  • Haryana
  • Punjab
  • Chhattisgarh
  • West Bengal

22 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.A e-portal named “Swasthya” had been launched by which of the following?

  • Harsh Vardhan
  • MN Pandey
  • Arjun Munda
  • Narendra Modi

2.What is the rank of Akshay Kumar in Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors for the year 2020?

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 4th
  • 6th

1st Rank-Dwayne Johnson

3.To join ADB as Vice-President which of the following has resigned as the Election Commissioner of India?

  • Sunail Lambar
  • Suhel Jamekar
  • Achal Kumar Jyoti
  • Ashok Lavasa

4.To give priority to India’s COVID 19 vaccine, which country has promised?

  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indonesia
  • Bangladesh

5.For which year, a target has been set by the union government to achieve 10% bio-ethanol blending of petrol?

  • 2030
  • 2022
  • 2025
  • 2028

6.Which of the following state government has introduced the new state emblem?

  • Chhattisgarh
  • Rajasthan
  • Jharkhand
  • Gujarat

7.The two fly-overs of Ahmedabad was named after Sushma Swaraj and which of the following?

  • Narendra Modi
  • Atal Bihari Bajpai
  • Arun Jaitley
  • Jawahar Lal Nehru

8.In which region of India, the government is planning to build a new road?

  • Ladakh
  • North-East
  • Srinagar
  • None of the Above

23 August 2020 Current Affairs

1.The book ‘Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald Trump’ is written by which of the following?

  • Michael Larsen
  • Barack Obama
  • Michael Cohen
  • Carl Bernstein

2.To support start ups which of the following launched ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge- Innovate Solutions for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ to support start ups?

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Piyush Goyal
  • Raj Kumar Singh
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

3.AIFF and SAI jointly launched, which of the following Web Platform to Promote Football?

E-Learning
E-Shiksha
E-Pathshala
E-Padhai

4.From which state the Home Ministry has withdrawn 10,000 security personnel?

  • Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan
  • J & K
  • Assam

5.In Swachh Survekshan 2020 rankings, on the banks of Ganga river
which of the following town is ranked as the cleanest town?

  • Varanasi
  • Allahabad
  • Rishikesh
  • Haridwar

6.which of the following has been awarded Star 2020 e-citation certification by world book of records?

  • Seema Verma
  • Ganesh Vilas Lengare
  • Kamala Harris
  • Pramila Jayapal

7.‘DEEKSHAK’ e-classroom software has been developed by which of the following IIT?

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Mumbai
  • IIT Kharagpur

Leave a Comment

error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: