Current Affairs Quiz 16th August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th August 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief minister has launched Rs 4,500 crore ‘Naadu-Nedu-2’ to remodel 16,000 government schools in the state?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने राज्य के 16,000 सरकारी स्कूलों को फिर से तैयार करने के लिए 4,500 करोड़ रुपये का नाडुनेदु 2′ लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on 16th August launched the second phase of the Nadu-Nedu initiative at ZP High School in P Gannavaram mandal in East Godavari district, with a budget of Rs 4,500 crore to remodel 16,000 government schools across Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier, he also started the distribution of Jagananna Vidya Kanuka kits to 4.73 crore students studying in government and aided schools for the academic year 2021-22.

Q.2. Which national park has become India’s first national park to be equipped with satellite phones?

कौन सा राष्ट्रीय उद्यान सैटेलाइट फोन से लैस होने वाला भारत का पहला राष्ट्रीय उद्यान बन गया है?

(a) Kaziranga National Park / काजीरंगा नेशनल पार्क

(b) Valmiki National Park / वाल्मीकि नेशनल पार्क

(c) Pilibhit National Park / पीलीभीत नेशनल पार्क

(d) Sariska National Park / सरिस्का नेशनल पार्क

(e) Amangarh National Park / अमनगढ़ नेशनल पार्क

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam has become the first national park in India to be equipped with satellite phones. Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua handed over 10 satellite phones to the forest personnel of the Kaziranga National Park.

The satellite phones will boost the anti-poaching measures in the park. BSNL will be the service provider of these phones.

Q.3. Which year has been set as the target for becoming ‘energy independent’ by PM Modi?

पीएम मोदी द्वारा किस वर्ष को ऊर्जा स्वतंत्रबनने के लक्ष्य के रूप में निर्धारित किया गया है?

(a) 2025

(b) 2031

(c) 2041

(d) 2047

(e) 2049

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi sets 2047 target for becoming ‘energy independent’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August set a target of becoming ‘energy independent’ by 2047 through a mix of electric mobility, gas-based economy, doping ethanol in petrol and making the country a hub for hydrogen production.

The roadmap for that is to increase usage of natural gas in the economy, setting up a network of CNG and piped natural gas network across the country, blending 20 per cent ethanol in petrol and electric mobility. The country has achieved the target of 100 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity ahead of the target.’

Q.4. How much worth of ‘Gati Shakti’ Infrastructure Scheme has been announced by PM Modi for boosting employment opportunities and productivity of industries?

रोजगार के अवसर और उद्योगों की उत्पादकता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए पीएम मोदी द्वारा कितने मूल्य की गति शक्तिअवसंरचना योजना की घोषणा की गई है?

(a) ₹ 25 Lakh Crore / ₹ 25 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹ 50 Lakh Crore / ₹ 50 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹ 100 Lakh Crore / ₹ 100 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹ 125 Lakh Crore / ₹ 125 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹ 150 Lakh Crore / ₹ 150 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th Aug announced an ambitious ₹ 100 lakh crore holistic infrastructure development programme ”Gatishakti”, which is aimed at boosting employment opportunities and productivity of industries.

Gatishakti will be a national master plan which will lay the foundation of the overall infrastructure in the country and give an integrated and holistic path to the economy. “This will reduce travel time and productivity of industry will increase even more.

Q.5. Which of the following company has launched door-to-door delivery of ‘High-Speed Diesel’?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने हाईस्पीड डीजलकी डोरटूडोर डिलीवरी शुरू की है?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Oil India Limited / ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(e) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched door-to-door delivery of ‘High Speed Diesel’ to meet the growing demand.

Celebrating the ‘spirit of nationalism’, the company on the eve of Independence Day also dedicated 15 mobile bowsers and 9 jerry can facilities in different corners of the Eastern Region.

Q.6. Which date has been declared to be observed as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ by PM Modi?

पीएम मोदी द्वारा किस तारीख को पार्टिशन हॉरर्स रिमेंबरेंस डेके रूप में मनाने की घोषणा की गई है?

(a) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(b) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

(c) 13 August / 13 अगस्त

(d) 14 August / 14 अगस्त

(e) 15 August / 15 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. Pakistan celebrates August 14 as its Independence Day.

“Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

Q.7. Chinmoy Chatterjee passed away recently. He was a ______________.

चिन्मय चटर्जी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वो एक ______________थे

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Freedom Fighter / स्वतंत्रता सेनानी

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Footballer / फुटबॉलर

(e) Painter / चित्रकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Eminent India-international footballer Chinmoy Chatterjee, who played for the three Maidan heavyweights in his prime in the 1970-80s, has passed away. He was a member of the Indian team at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games where they finished fourth in the quarterfinal league.

Chatterjee played for Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, during his domestic career. He also represented Bengal in the Santosh Trophy four times, and became champions in three of them.

Q.8. Dehing Patkai national park is located in which of which of the following state?

देहिंग पटकाई राष्ट्रीय उद्यान निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Assam has seven national parks: Kaziranga, Orang, Manas, Nameri, and Dibru-Saikhowa, Dehing Patkai, Raimona.

Q.9. Who is the chairman and managing director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)?

भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (BPCL) के अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) K Padmakar / के पद्माकर

(b) Arun Raste / अरुण रस्टी

(c) Mukhmeet S Bhatia / मुखमीत एस भाटिया

(d) Mallika Srinivasan / मल्लिका श्रीनिवासन

(e) Shabir Hussein / शबीर हुसैन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. K Padmakar is the chairman and managing director of state-run oil refining and marketing firm Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL).

Q.10. Who is the present governor of Andhra Pradesh?

आंध्र प्रदेश का वर्तमान गवर्नर कौन है?

(a) Pinarayi Vijayan / पिनारयी विजयन

(b) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

(c) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

(d) Arif Mohammad Khan / आरिफ मोहम्मद खान

(e) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan

Chief minister: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Q.11. Who among the following has received Kirti Chakra award in 2021?
निम्नलिखित में से किसे 2021 में कीर्ति चक्र पुरस्कार मिला है?
(a) Sreedhar Shenoy / श्रीधर शेनॉय
(b) Altaf Hussain Bhat / अल्ताफ हुसैन भट
(c) Vasant Raiji / वसंत राय जी
(d) Sachin Chaturvedi / सचिन चतुर्वेदी
(e) Raj Mohan Vohra / राज मोहन वोहरा

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Ashok Chakra
ASI Babu Ram, J&K Police (Posthumous)
Shri Altaf HUSSAIN BHAT, CONstable, j&K Police (Posthumous)’

Q.12. Name the Ashok Chakra awardee of 2021, who has been given the award posthumously.
2021 के अशोक चक्र पुरस्कार विजेता का नाम बताइए, जिन्हें मरणोपरांत यह पुरस्कार दिया गया है।
(a) Parvez Jamasji / परवेज़ जामस्जि
(b) K Raghunath / के रघुनाथ
(c) Babu Lal / बाबू लाल
(d) Vishwa Bandhu Gupta / विश्व बंधु गुप्ता
(e) Lachhman Singh Lehl / लछमन सिंह लेहल
Answer & Explanation
Exp. Ashok Chakra ASI Babu Ram, J&K Police (Posthumous)
KIRTI CHAKRA Shri Altaf HUSSAIN BHAT, CONstable, j&K Police (Posthumous)’

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