Current Affairs Quiz 20th August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th August 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. India has signed a ___________ loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the expansion of Bengaluru Metro.

भारत ने बेंगलुरु मेट्रो के विस्तार के लिए एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के साथ ___________ ऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं।

(a) USD 100 million / 100 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 200 million / 200 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 300 million / 300 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 400 million / 400 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 500 million / 500 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. India has signed a USD 500 million loans agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in order to expand metro rail network in Bengaluru.

Metro Rail Network in Bengaluru will be expanded with the construction of two new metro lines of 56 kilometers.

Q.2. India has launched a tech platform named “UNITE Aware”, in collaboration with which of the following organizations?

भारत ने निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के सहयोग से UNITE Aware” नामक एक तकनीकी मंच लॉन्च किया है?

(a) United Nations / संयुक्त राष्ट्र

(b) World Trade Organization / विश्व व्यापार संगठन

(c) World Bank / विश्व बैंक

(d) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग तथा विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. India has launched a tech platform named “UNITE Aware”, in collaboration with the UN, for improving the safety and security of the UN peacekeepers. The platform was launched in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the UN headquarters.

The launch of the UNITE AWARE platform came as India assumed the Presidency of the 15-nation UN Security Council for the month of August.

Q.3. Ismail Sabri has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which of the following country?

इस्माइल साबरी को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(b) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(d) Philippines / फिलीपींस

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Malaysia’s king appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the prime minister on 20th Aug, replacing Muhyiddin Yassin, who stepped down this week after losing his parliamentary majority.

Mr. Ismail Sabri, who was Muhyiddin’s deputy, takes over as the Southeast Asian nation grapples with a surge in COVID-19 infections and an economic slump, amid growing public anger over the handling of the health crisis. He secured majority support, with the backing of 114 of parliament’s 222 members.

Q.4. RBI has implemented, a web-based end-to-end workflow automation system “PRISM” to strengthen compliance by lenders / supervised entities (SEs). What does R stand for in PRISM?

आरबीआई ने उधारदाताओं / पर्यवेक्षित संस्थाओं (एसई) द्वारा अनुपालन को मजबूत करने के लिए एक वेबआधारित एंडटूएंड वर्कफ्लो ऑटोमेशन सिस्टम प्रिज्मलागू किया है। PRISM में R का क्या अर्थ है?

(a) Reduction

(b) Relative

(c) Regulated Entities

(d) Real Time

(e) Reserve

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. RBI to put in place a “PRISM” to strengthen compliance by lenders

The Reserve Bank of India is putting in place a Platform for Regulated Entities for Integrated Supervision and Monitoring (PRISM), a web-based end-to-end workflow automation system, to strengthen compliance by supervised entities (SEs).

This is aimed at helping supervised entities to strengthen their internal defences and resilience and bringing focus on root cause analysis (RCA).

PRISM will have various functionalities like inspection; compliance; incident functionality for cybersecurity; complaints; and returns functionalities.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Kerala adventure tourism?

केरल साहसिक पर्यटन के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(b) Mary Kom / मैरी कोम

(c) Mirabai Chanu / मीराबाई चानू

(d) PR Sreejesh / पी आर श्रीजेश

(e) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Olympian Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh (PR Sreejesh), goalkeeper and former captain of the Indian National Hockey team is set to be named as the brand ambassador of adventure tourism in Kerala.

Sreejesh was a part of the Indian Hockey team that won the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. PR Sreejesh hails from Ernakulam, Kerala.

Q.6. World Mosquito Day is observed every year on _____________.

विश्व मच्छर दिवस हर साल ___________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 August / 18 अगस्त

(b) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

(c) 21 August / 21 अगस्त

(d) 22 August / 22 अगस्त

(e) 24 August / 24 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. 20 August: World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day is observed every year on August 20 to commemorate Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit the malaria parasite to humans. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been organising the annual event since the 1930s to mark the British doctor’s work.

World Mosquito Day is observed every year to highlight the efforts of healthcare officials, NGOs, and others in fighting diseases caused by malaria.

Q.7. What was the theme for World Mosquito Day 2021?

विश्व मच्छर दिवस 2021 की थीम क्या थी?

(a) Reaching the zero-malaria target

(b) Malaria

(c) Call to Action

(d) Step up the fight against vector-borne diseases

(e) Stop the infection

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. 20 August: World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day is observed every year on August 20 to commemorate Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit the malaria parasite to humans. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been organising the annual event since the 1930s to mark the British doctor’s work.

World Mosquito Day is observed every year to highlight the efforts of healthcare officials, NGOs, and others in fighting diseases caused by malaria.

Theme 2021: “Reaching the zero-malaria target”.

Q.8. On which date Indian Akshay Urja Day is observed every year?

भारतीय अक्षय उर्जा दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 16 August / 16 अगस्त

(b) 17 August / 17 अगस्त

(c) 18 August / 18 अगस्त

(d) 19 August / 19 अगस्त

(e) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. 20 August: Indian Akshay Urja Day

Since its advent in 2004, Akshay Urja Diwas is celebrated every year on August 20. The date on which the day is celebrated has another special feather attached to it. The day also marks the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

It is an awareness campaign aimed at enlightening the masses about the benefits of renewable energy resources in their lives as well as that of our blue planet.

Q.9. Sadbhavna Diwas is observed every year on 20th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of which of the following personality?

निम्नलिखित में से किस व्यक्तित्व की जयंती मनाने के लिए हर साल 20 अगस्त को सद्भावना दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi / महात्मा गांधी

(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru / जवाहर लाल नेहरू

(c) Rajiv Gandhi / राजीव गांधी

(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri / लाल बहादुर शास्त्री

(e) Indira Gandhi / इंदिरा गांधी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. 20 August: Sadbhavna Diwas

It is observed on 20 August every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

This day is observed as ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’ or Harmony Day’ with an objective to encourage national integration, peace, affection, and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions.

Q.10. Which Film has won the “Best Feature Film” Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2021?

मेलबर्न का भारतीय फिल्म महोत्सव (IFFM) 2021 में किस फिल्म ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ फीचर फिल्मका पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Sherni / शेरनी

(b) The Great Indian Kitchen / द ग्रेट इंडियन किचन

(c) Ludo / लूडो

(d) Pinki Elli? / पिंकी एली?

(e) Soorarai Pottru / सोरारई पोट्रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. The Family Man 2 actors Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni were among the winners of the latest edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards. The IFFM 2021 were held virtually on Friday with several stars from various film industries in attendance.

Tamil actor Suriya won the Best Performance Male for Soorarai Pottru, and Vidya Balan grabbed Best Performance Female for Sherni.

Best Feature Film – Soorarai Pottru

Q.11. Which Actor has won the “Best Performance Male (Feature)” Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2021?

मेलबर्न का भारतीय फिल्म महोत्सव (IFFM) 2021 में किस अभिनेता ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन पुरुष (फीचर)” पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Pankaj Tripathi / पंकज त्रिपाठी

(b) Suriya Sivakumar / सूर्य शिवकुमार

(c) Manoj Bajpayee / मनोज वाजपेयी

(d) Dhanush / धनुष

(e) Rajkummar Rao / राजकुमार राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards 2021

The Family Man 2 actors Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni were among the winners of the latest edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards. The IFFM 2021 were held virtually on Friday with several stars from various film industries in attendance.

Tamil actor Suriya won the Best Performance Male for Soorarai Pottru, and Vidya Balan grabbed Best Performance Female for Sherni.

Best Performance Male (Feature) – Suriya Sivakumar (Soorarai Pottru)

Q.12. Which Actress has won the “Best Performance Female (Feature)” Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2021?

मेलबर्न का भारतीय फिल्म महोत्सव (IFFM) 2021 में किस अभिनेत्री ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन महिला (फीचर)” पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Vidya Balan / विद्या बालन

(b) Nimisha Sajayan / निमिषा सजयन

(c) Samantha Akkineni / सामंथा अक्किनेनी

(d) Radhika Apte / राधिका आप्टे

(e) Keerthy Suresh / कीर्ति सुरेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards 2021

The Family Man 2 actors Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni were among the winners of the latest edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards. The IFFM 2021 were held virtually on Friday with several stars from various film industries in attendance.

Tamil actor Suriya won the Best Performance Male for Soorarai Pottru, and Vidya Balan grabbed Best Performance Female for Sherni.

Best Performance Female (Feature) – Vidya Balan (Sherni) & Honourable mention to Nimisha Sajayan (The Great Indian Kitchen)

Q.13. Who is the present Secretary General of United Nations (UN)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र (यूएन) के वर्तमान महासचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Secretary general: António Guterres

Headquarters: New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945

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