Current Affairs Episode 01- 21 Aug 2020

Most Expected 20 Current Affairs Questions

Current Affairs

Current Affairs E 01
Ques.1- Which Indian State top in implementing ‘AMRUT’ scheme?
A- Telangana
B- Chandigarh
C- Odisha
D- Gujrat
Ans- C
Explanation: Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (PTI) Odisha has retained its top position in implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 to establish an infrastructure that would ensure robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation.
According to the ranking of the states released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Odisha has retained its first position by securing a score of 85.67 per cent, Chandigarh and Telangana have secured the second and third positions followed by Gujarat and Karnataka.

Ques.2- Pandit Jasraj passed away on 17 August 2020. He belongs to which field?
A- Classical Singer
B- Classical Dancer
C- Author
D- Journalist

Ans- A
Explanation: Pandit Jasraj was an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati gharana. His musical career spanned more than 80 years resulting in national/international fame, recognition, respect & numerous major awards and accolades.Awards: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan,
Ques.3- Who is the winner of F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2020 ?
A- Michael Schumacher’s
B- Lewis Hamilton
C- Valtteri Bottas
D- Henry Lukaku
Ans- B
Explanation: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2020 held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. This was his 4th win of the season and the 88th win of his career. Max Verstappen (Red Bull–Netherlands) came second followed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) at third.
Ques. 4- Which Union Ministry of India launches ‘Swachh Bharat Mission Academy’ digital initiative?
A- Ministry of Jal Shakti
B- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
C- Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
D- Ministry of Rural Development

Ans- A
Explanation: The Swachh Bharat Mission Academy has been launched by the Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.Swachh Bharat Mission Academy is a phone-based academy and offers a 60-minutes module, which is an IVR based training course. The course covers a wide range of topics under Open Defecation Free sustainability (ODF-S) as well as Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM). It consists of 4-chapters, each with four audio lessons along with a multiple-choice quiz at the end of the chapter. It is a free of charge, access to on-demand, anytime, anywhere training course that includes high quality and standardized content. It will also enhance the knowledge as well as interpersonal communication skills in order to improve the quality of interaction with the beneficiaries.

Ques.5- Who is appointed as Director General (DG) of Border Security Force( BSF)?
A- Rakesh Asthana
B- V S K Kaumudi
C- A P Maheshwari
D- Tanuja Srivastva

Ans- A
Explanation: The Centre on Monday 17/08/2020 appointed Gujarat cadre IPS officer – Rakesh Asthana as the new director general of the Border Security Force (BSF).

Ques.6- What is “Sputnik V” ?
A- Satellite
B- Covid-19 vaccine
C- Anti-Satellite missile
D- Cruise Missile
Ans- B
Explanation: Russian President, Vladimir Putin has announced that a COVID-19 vaccine named “Sputnik V” developed in the country has been registered for use. Russian Ministry of Health has given regulatory approval for what it claims is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute. Russia is the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine.
Ques.7- Which of the following is not correctly match?
Organistaion Motto
National Cadet Corps(N.C.C)Unity and Discipline
Indian Space research organization Service Before Self
Indian Navy Sam no Varunah
Defence Research and Development Strength’s Origin is in Knowledge
Ans- B
Explanation: ISRO :harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research & planetary exploration
Ans- B
Explanation: ISRO :harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research & planetary exploration
Ques.8- Which Indian journalist won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 ?
A- Shekhar Gupta
B- Arnab Goswami
C- Barkha Dutt
D- Ravish Kumar
Ans- D
Explanation: Ravish Kumar has been conferred with various awards for his work in journalism with Ramon Magsaysay Award (2019) being the most prestigious one. He is two times recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award (2017,2013) for broadcast category in Hindi language.

Ques.9- Which Indian State will host 2021 Khelo India Youth Games?
A- Gujrat
B- Delhi
C- Haryana
D- Kerala
Ans- C
Explanation: Haryana will host the 4th edition of the Khelo India Youth Games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The announcement was made by the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju via video conference. The Games will be held in Panchkula.

Ques.10- Match the List & List II and select correct answer:
List I (Books )List II (Author)
1.Rajtarangini A. Arundhati Roy
2.The God of Small things B. Mahatma Gandhi
3. The Bhagavad Gita C. Urjit PATEL
4. Over draft: Saving the Indian Saver D. Kalhana
1 2 3 4
2 3 4 1
4 1 2 3
2 4 3 1
Ans- C

Ques. 11- What is the ranking of India in Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2020?
A- 12
B- 9
C- 4
D- 11
Ques.12- India successfully test fired Anti guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’ . What is the specification of this missile?
A- Surface to air missile
B- Air to air missile
C- Anti tank missile
D- Air to ground missile

Ans. C

Ques.14- Indian Navy launched operation ‘Samudra Setu’. What was the objective of that?
A- Bring back Indian citizens who are stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic
B- Rescue people who affected from Tsunami
C- Anti piracy operation in Arabian Sea
D- Naval exercise
Ans- A
Explanation: An operation named “Samudra Setu” has been launched by the Indian Navy. “Samudra Setu” means “Sea Bridge”. This operation is a part of India’s effort to bring back Indian citizens who are stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic. The whole operation executed in close coordination with Ministries of Defence, External Affairs, Home Affairs, Health including various other agencies of the Government of India and State governments.

Ques. 15- Where was The Indian Army’s International Seminar “Pragyan Conclave 2020” organised:Lucknow
A- Lucknow
B- Bangalore
C- Dehradoon
D- New Delhi
Ans- D
Explanation: The Indian Army’s International Seminar “Pragyan Conclave 2020” has begin at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. The seminar has been organised by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).The Pragyan Conclave 2020 seminar united the national and international experts to discuss the complex topic of ‘Changing Characteristics of Land Warfare and its Impact on the Military’. It also provided a platform for discussions on emerging ideas, perspectives and narratives that define the ‘New Age Warfare’.
Ques.16- The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar unveiled an e-version of the book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’. This book is based on life of which politician?
A- Narendra Modi
B- Ram Nath Kovind
C- M Venkaiah Naidu’s
D- Ashok Gahlot

Ans- C
Explanation: The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar unveiled an e-version of the book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’. The book chronicles Shri M Venkaiah Naidu’s three years in office as the Vice President of India. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has completed three years in office on 11 August 2020.

Ques.17- Indian Railways constructing world’s tallest pier bridge at where?
(a) Manipur
(b) Mizoram
(c) Raipur
(d) Itanagar
Ans. A
Explanation : Indian Railways is constructing the world’s tallest pier bridge in Manipur. The bridge which is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney is an engineering marvel because the tallest pier height will be 141 meter. It will surpass the existing record of 139 meter of MalaRijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.
Ques 18. Who has become the first city to make a female symbol on traffic singles and sign?
A- Delhi
B- Kolkata
C- Mumbai
D- Pune
Anc. C
Q.19. Which institute ranked first in the list of top innovative educational institute of India?
A- IIT Delhi
B- IIT Madras
C- IIT Bombay
D- IIT Kanpur
Q.20. Military Exercise Kavakaz 2020 in which Indian forces will to take part, will held at?
A- Rusia
B- America
C- India
D- Britain

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