Current Affairs Quiz 18th August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th August 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government will sponsor Indian Hockey teams for 10 more years?

कौन सी राज्य सरकार 10 और वर्षों के लिए भारतीय हॉकी टीमों को प्रायोजित करेगी?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The Odisha government will sponsor the Indian Hockey teams for 10 more years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on 17th August. The state government started sponsoring the national hockey teams in 2018.

“The teams have scripted history with their brilliant performance at the Tokyo Olympics,” the chief minister said, handing over a cash award of Rs 10 lakh to each player.

Q.2. According to Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, six lakh villages will get internet connectivity by ________________ under the Bharat Net programme.

कौशल विकास और उद्यमिता मंत्रालय के अनुसार, भारत नेट कार्यक्रम के तहत छह लाख गांवों को _________ तक इंटरनेट कनेक्टिविटी मिलेगी।

(a) 2023

(b) 2024

(c) 2025

(d) 2026

(e) 2027

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. According to Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, six lakh villages in India will get internet connectivity by 2024 under the Bharat Net programme.

According to the minister, about 2.8 lakh villages have got internet facility as of now. Government is working towards its aim to provide internet facility for each household and to provide access to internet with a low-cost device for every member in a family.

Q.3. Which Indian city was adjudged the second most polluted city out of the 50 ‘most polluted cities’ in the world in 2020 by a report prepared by British company HouseFresh?

ब्रिटिश कंपनी हाउसफ्रेश द्वारा तैयार की गई एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार 2020 में किस भारतीय शहर को दुनिया के 50 सबसे प्रदूषित शहरोंमें से दूसरा सबसे प्रदूषित शहर घोषित किया गया था?

(a) Dhanbad / धनबाद

(b) Kanpur / कानपूर

(c) Agra / आगरा

(d) Ghaziabad / गाज़ियाबाद

(e) Noida / नॉएडा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Ghaziabad is world’s second most polluted city of 2020, Judbury in Australia cleanest: British company HouseFresh

Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad was adjudged the second most polluted city out of the 50 ‘most polluted cities’ in the world in 2020 by a report prepared by British company HouseFresh. Ghaziabad reported an average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 2.5 particulate matter (PM) in 106.6µg/m3.

Preceding Ghaziabad, the Chinese city of Hotan in Xinjiang province has been named the most polluted city with a PM2.5 of 110.2µg/m3. Bangladesh was the most polluted country across the world in 2020, followed by Pakistan, India and Mongolia.

Q.4. Which country was the most polluted country across the world in 2020, according to British company HouseFresh?

ब्रिटिश कंपनी हाउसफ्रेश के अनुसार, 2020 में दुनिया भर में सबसे प्रदूषित देश कौन सा देश था?

(a) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Ghaziabad is world’s second most polluted city of 2020, Judbury in Australia cleanest: British company HouseFresh

Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad was adjudged the second most polluted city out of the 50 ‘most polluted cities’ in the world in 2020 by a report prepared by British company HouseFresh. Ghaziabad reported an average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 2.5 particulate matter (PM) in 106.6µg/m3.

Preceding Ghaziabad, the Chinese city of Hotan in Xinjiang province has been named the most polluted city with a PM2.5 of 110.2µg/m3. Bangladesh was the most polluted country across the world in 2020, followed by Pakistan, India and Mongolia.

Q.5. Who has been named as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival?

Jio MAMI फिल्म फेस्टिवल के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Kareena Kapoor / करीना कपूर

(b) Diya Mirza / दिया मिर्ज़ा

(c) Neena Gupta / नीना गुप्ता

(d) Rajkummar Rao / राजकुमार राव

(e) Priyanka Chopra Jonas / प्रियंका चोपड़ा जोनस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.

The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) unveiled its plans for the coming year, edition and the change in leadership.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Amway India?

एमवे इंडिया के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Chanu Saikhom Mirabai / चानू सैखोम मीराबाई

(b) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(c) Mary Kom / मैरी कोम

(d) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(e) Deepika Kumari / दीपिका कुमारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Direct selling FMCG firm Amway India on Tuesday announced that it has appointed Olympian Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as the brand ambassador for Amway and its Nutrilite range of products.

Chanu will spearhead the company’s campaigns focused on product ranges such as Nutrilite Daily, Omega and All Plant Protein among others. Chanu, a weightlifter, won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49kg category.

Q.7. India Navy ship INS Ranvijay has undertaken a bilateral maritime exercise in the South China Sea with which of the following country?

भारतीय नौसेना के जहाज आईएनएस रणविजय ने दक्षिण चीन सागर में निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ द्विपक्षीय समुद्री अभ्यास किया है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. In continuation with the ongoing deployment of Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) on 18 Aug 21.

The bilateral interaction aims to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies and would be another step towards strengthening India-Vietnam defence relations.

Q.8. Which Indian frigate has taken part in exercises Konkan 2021?

कोंकण 2021 के अभ्यास में किस भारतीय युद्धपोत ने भाग लिया है?

(a) INS Talwar / INS तलवार

(b) INS Trishul / INS त्रिशूल

(c) INS Airavat / INS ऐरावत

(d) INS Tabar / INS तबर

(e) INS Tarkash / INS तरकश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. The Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate, INS Tabar, is taking part in exercises with the British Royal Navy.

It is currently docked into Portsmouth harbour and started the annual bilateral exercise Konkan 2021 on 12 August. The bilateral naval exercise Konkan is being held every year since 2004, to enhance the interoperability, synergy and cooperation between both navies.

Q.9. With which country, India carry out the bilateral naval exercise Konkan?

भारत किस देश के साथ द्विपक्षीय नौसैनिक अभ्यास कोंकण करता है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / यूके

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Indian frigate INS Tabar takes part in exercises Konkan 2021

The Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate, INS Tabar, is taking part in exercises with the British Royal Navy.

It is currently docked into Portsmouth harbour and started the annual bilateral exercise Konkan 2021 on 12 August. The bilateral naval exercise Konkan is being held every year since 2004, to enhance the interoperability, synergy and cooperation between both navies.

Q.10. Anandha Kannan passed away recently. He was a/an ______________.

आनंद कन्नन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ______________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Journalist / पत्रकार

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Singer / गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Tamil star Anandha Kannan passed away on 16th August. The actor and popular TV host was 48.

Anandha Kannan started his career with Vasantham TV in Singapore before moving to Chennai where he worked with Sun Music as a video-jockey. He made a guest appearance in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja (2008). Anandha Kannan later did a full fledged role in science fiction Tamil film Adisaya Ulagam (2012).

Q.11. What is the currency of Vietnam?

वियतनाम की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Rupiah / रूपया

(b) Dong / डोंग

(c) Baht / बाट

(d) Peso / पेसो

(e) Riel / रीएल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Capital: Hanoi

Currency: Vietnamese dong

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