Current Affairs Episode 03- 26 Aug 2020

Most Expected 20 Current Affairs Questions

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Current Affairs episode 03

Q.1      Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020 will be given to whom?

  1. Vinesh Phogat
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Mariyappan T.
  4. Manika Batra
  5. Rani Rampal

 

Which option is correct:

  1. Only 1,2 & 3
  2. 1,2,3 & 5
  3. 1,2,3,4
  4. All are correct

Ans- D

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India who served the office from 1984 to 1989.[2] It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

First Awardee  Vishwanathan Aanand- 1991-92 for Chess

Q-2- Recently who is appointed as Election Commissioner Of India?

  1. Rajiv Mahrishi
  2. Rajiv Kumar
  3. Shaktikant Das
  4. C Murmu

Ans. B

Former Finance Secretary and retired IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed Election Commissioner (EC). Rajiv Kumar, a former IAS officer has been appointed in place of Ashok Lavasa.

Q-3- Which city is topped in index of Swachh Survekshan 2020 ?

  1. Bhopal
  2. Surat
  3. Navi Mumbai
  4. Indore

Ans- D

Indore is India’s cleanest city for the fourth time in a row and Chhattisgarh is cleanest state for the second time, as per the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ results announced by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Swachh Mahotsav being organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs (MoUHA). Gujarat’s Surat gets the second place and Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai is at number three spot in terms of clean cities with population more than a lakh. Jharkhand is the cleanest state in the category of less than 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). This is the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country.

 

Ques.4- Who is the winner of Vijay Hazare trophy  of 2019 ?

  1. Tamilnadu
  2. Gujrat
  3. Karnataka
  4. Maharashtra

Ans- C

Karnataka was crowned the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Champions as they beat Tamil Nadu by nine wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Bengaluru. The 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy was the 18th season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

 

Q-5 – Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

            List I   ( Committee/ Commission)              List II ( Subject)

A.Rangrajan Committee                1.     Computerization Of Banking

Industry and Public Sector Disinvestment

B.Kasturiranjan committee

 

C    A.K Mathur Commission        2. Draft National Education Policy

D.Lodha Committee                     3. To recommend reforms for cricket in India

4.              7th Pay Commission

Code:

A             B            C                D

1             2             3               4

4            2             3               1

1           2             4               3

3             4             2        1

 

Ans- C

 

Q-6- Which country is India’s top trading partners in terms of countries that imported the most Indian   shipments during 2019 ?

  1. Saudi Arab
  2. S.A
  3. China
  4. Singapore

Ans- B

Below is a list highlighting 15 of India’s top trading partners in terms of countries that imported the most Indian shipments by dollar value during 2019. Also shown is each import country’s percentage of total Indian exports.

  1. United States: US$54.2 billion (16.8% of India’s total exports)
  2. United Arab Emirates: $29.7 billion (9.2%)
  3. China: $17 billion (5.3%)
  4. Hong Kong: $11.5 billion (3.5%)
  5. Singapore: $10.7 billion (3.3%)
  6. United Kingdom: $8.82 billion (2.7%)
  7. Netherlands: $8.75 billion (2.7%)
  8. Germany: $8.6 billion (2.7%)
  9. Bangladesh: $8.3 billion (2.6%)
  10. Nepal: $7 billion (2.2%)
  11. Belgium: $6.3 billion (2%)
  12. Malaysia: $6.14 billion (1.9%)
  13. Saudi Arabia: $6.05 billion (1.9%)
  14. Vietnam: $5.49 billion (1.7%)
  15. France: $5.45 billion (1.7%)

About three-fifths (60.1%) of Indian exports in 2019 were delivered to the above 15 trade partners.

Saudi Arabia increased its import purchases from India from 2018 to 2019 by the most at 10%. In second place was the United States via a 4.7% gain in value. France boosted its imports from India by 3%, trailed by a 2.8% improvement for China.

Q-7- ‘Poverty and Un-British rule in India’ book was written by whom?

  1. Lala Hardyal
  2. Moti Lal Nehru
  3. Dada Bhai Naoroji
  4. Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak

Ans- C

Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) also known as the “Grand Old Man of India” and “official Ambassador of India” was an Indian Parsi scholar, trader and politician who was a Liberal Party member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895, and the first Asian to be a British MP .

Q-8- Which of the following is tri- services command of Indian Armed Forces?

  • Eastern Command ,Kolkata
  • Eastern Naval Command,Visakhapatnam
  • Eastern Air Command, Shillong
  • Andman and Nicobar command( A&N) ,Port Blair

Ans- D

The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the first and only tri-service theater command of the Indian Armed Forces, based at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India.

 

 

 

Q-9- Which of the following is the ‘Wartime gallantry award’?

  1. Kirti Chakra
  2. Yudh Seva MMedal
  3. Vir Chakra
  4. Shaurya Chakra

Ans-C

Wartime gallantry awards

Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Maha Vir Chakra (MVC)
Vir Chakra (VrC)

Peacetime gallantry awards

Ashok Chakra (AC)
Kirti Chakra (KC)
Shaurya Chakra (SC)

Wartime distinguished service medals

Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal (SYSM)
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM)
Yudh Seva Medal (YSM)

 

Ques.10- Which country excluded India from Chabahar rail project ?

  1. Iraq
  2. Iran
  3. Oman
  4. Qatar

Ans-B

  • Iran has decided to proceed with the Chabaharrail line construction on its own, citing delays from the Indian sidein beginning and funding the project. Chabahar port is located on the Gulf of Oman and is only 72 km away from the Gwadar port in Pakistan which has beendeveloped by China.

 

  1. 11- Which of the following country is not the member of ‘Coffee Club’?
  2. Italy
  3. Spain
  4. Pakistan
  5. Japan

Ans- D

An informal “coffee club”, comprising 40-odd members states, has been instrumental in holding back reforms to the United Nations Security Council. Most members of the club are middle-sized states who oppose bigger regional powers grabbing permanent seats in the UN Security Council.

Coffee Club is a group of nations which counter the bids for permanent seats by countries such as Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan or G4. It was formed 1995 by Italy.

 

Ques. 12-The rank of Rear Admiral of the Indian Navy is equivalent to which rank of Indian Air Force?

  1. Air Marshal
  2. Group Captain
  3. Major General
  4. Air Vice Marshal

Ans- D

 

Ques. 13- On which date, ‘Armed Forces Veterans Day’ celebrated across India?

[A]January10
[B]January12
[C]January13
[D] January 14

 

Answer: D [January 14]

The Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated on January 14 every year and was instituted in the year 2017, to commemorate the retirement date of the first Indian Chief of Army Staff, K M Cariappa. He served as the Chief of Army Staff from 1949 to 1953.
The present Indian Army Chief General M M Naravane attended the event organised to observe the Armed Forces Veterans Day and announced that special pensions would be provided to the emergency commissioned and short service commissioned officers who fought in the wars of 1965 and 1971 against Pakistan.

 

Ques.14- Where is the headquarter of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) ?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Gurugram, Haryana
  3. Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  4. New Delhi

Ans- C

 

Ques-15- Khangchendzona National Park which is listed in world Heritage sites in India by UNESCO is situated where

  1. Sikkim
  2. Assam
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Himachal Pradesh.

Ans.-A

 

Ques-16- Match the following:

      Military Academies                                                       Place

  1. Army Air Defence College                              1. Ezhimala, Kerala
  2. Indian Vaval Academy                                        2. Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
  3. Air Force Administrative College                3. Gopalpur, Odisha
  4. Military College of Electronics and             4. Secumderabad (Hyderabad, Telangana)

Mechanical Engineering

Code:

A   B   C   D

1    2    3   4

3    1    2   4

4    3    2   1

3    2    4   1

Ans.-b

 

Ques-17- Which of the following is not correctly match:

 Country               Currency

France                    Euro

Mexico                   Mexican peso

Myanmar             Burmese kyat

United States        Euro

Ans- D (United States dollar)

Q-18- Match the following:

                  Hill Station              Place

  1. Pahalgam                     1. Jammu & Kashmir
  2. Mahabaleshwar       2. Maharashtra
  3. Amora                            3. Uttarakhand
  4. Mount Abu                  4. Rajasthan

Code:

A    B    C   D

1     2     3   4

3      1       2     4

4      3      2      1

3     2    4     1

Ans-A

 

Ques-19- Where is the M.Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium?

  1. Delhi
  2. Chennai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Ranchi

Ans- C

 

Ques-20- Which state of Bharat has no State Legislative Council ?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Telangana
  4. Himachal Pradesh

Ans.- D

 

The State Legislative Council is the upper house in those states of India that have a bicameral state legislature; the lower house being the State Legislative Assembly. Its establishment is defined in Article 169 of the Constitution of India.

As of November 2019, after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, 6 out of 28 states have a State Legislative Council. The latest state to have a council is Telangana.

State Legislative Council: Andhra Pradesh legislative Council, Bihar Legislative Council, Karnataka legislative Council, Maharashtra Legislative Council, Telangana Legislative Council, Uttar Pradesh legislative Council.

 

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