Current Affairs Quiz 21st ans 22nd August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. India’s highest altitude herbal park situated at a height of 11,000 feet was inaugurated in which state?

11,000 फीट की ऊंचाई पर स्थित भारत के सबसे ऊंचाई वाले हर्बल पार्क का उद्घाटन किस राज्य में किया गया?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. India’s highest herbal park inaugurated in Uttarakhand

India’s highest altitude herbal park situated at a height of 11,000 feet was inaugurated on 21st August at Mana village close to the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, officials said. Mana is the last Indian village in Chamoli bordering China and is adjacent to the famous Himalayan temple of Badrinath. The herbal park has around 40 species found in high altitude alpine areas in the Himalayan region.

Q.2. Which of the following company is the world’s most valuable company (USD 2,443 billion) according to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021?

हुरुन ग्लोबल 500 मोस्ट वैल्यूएबल कंपनी लिस्ट 2021 के अनुसार निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी कंपनी दुनिया की सबसे मूल्यवान कंपनी (2,443 बिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर) है?

(a) Apple / एप्पल

(b) Facebook / फेसबुक

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(e) Google / गूगल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Apple tops Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021

Apple is the world’s most valuable company (USD 2,443 billion) according to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021.

The world’s top six valuable companies remained unchanged as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook and Tencent. Globally, the US-led with 243 companies, up by one; followed by China 47, down by four, Japan was third with 30 and the UK was fourth with 24.

While India is ranked 9th with 12 companies. Reliance Industries (USD 188 billion) ranked at 57 is the top Indian company in the list.

Q.3. What was the rank of Reliance Industries (USD 188 billion) in the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021?

हुरुन ग्लोबल 500 सबसे मूल्यवान कंपनियों की सूची 2021 में रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज (188 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर) की रैंक क्या थी?

(a) 12

(b) 24

(c) 30

(d) 47

(e) 57

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Apple tops Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021

Apple is the world’s most valuable company (USD 2,443 billion) according to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021.

The world’s top six valuable companies remained unchanged as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook and Tencent. Globally, the US-led with 243 companies, up by one; followed by China 47, down by four, Japan was third with 30 and the UK was fourth with 24.

While India is ranked 9th with 12 companies. Reliance Industries (USD 188 billion) ranked at 57 is the top Indian company in the list.

Q.4. Which of the following organization has introduced the Financial Inclusion Index?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने वित्तीय समावेशन सूचकांक पेश किया है?

(a) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) / केन्द्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड

(b) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(c) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(d) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) / केंद्रीय अप्रत्यक्ष कर और सीमा शुल्क बोर्ड

(e) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India introduced the financial inclusion index on August 17, 2021.

The Financial Inclusion Index will be used to capture the extent of financial inclusion in India. This index was part of the announcements made in first bi-monthly monetary policy of April 2021.

Financial Inclusion Index has been conceptualised as a comprehensive index comprising the details of banking, insurance, investments, postal and pension sector in consultation with government and sectoral regulators.

Q.5. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ for export-oriented firms and startups. Ubharte Sitaare fund has been set up by _____________.

वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने निर्यातउन्मुख फर्मों और स्टार्टअप्स के लिए उभरते सितारे फंडलॉन्च किया है। उभरते सितारे फंड _________ द्वारा स्थापित किया गया है।

(a) Export Import Bank of India / एक्सपोर्ट इम्पोर्ट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Small Industries Development Bank of India / भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(c) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(e) Both a & b / a और b दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. FM launched ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to launch an ambitious ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ on August 21, 2021. It will be launched for export-oriented firms and startups.

Ubharte Sitaare fund has been set up jointly by Exim Bank and SIDBI. This fund is a mix of structured support– financial as well as advisory services by investing in equity or equity like instruments; debt– both funded & non-funded and technical assistance such as advisory services, grants & soft loans; to the Indian companies.

About: It will identify Indian enterprises having potential advantages with respect to technology, products or processes along with export potential, but are currently underperforming or unable to use their potential to grow.

Q.6. Which bank has launched ‘Neo Collections’ Digital Repayment platform in tie-up with Creditas Solutions?

क्रेडिटस सॉल्यूशंस के साथ गठजोड़ करके किस बैंक ने नियो कलेक्शंसडिजिटल रीपेमेंट प्लेटफॉर्म लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(b) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(c) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(d) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(e) Both b & d / b और d दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched a platform named ‘Neo Collections’, which is a Do It Yourself Digital Repayment Platform for missed loan repayments. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched the Neo Collections platform in tie-up with Creditas Solutions.

The main objective of this DIY digital repayment platform is to make repayments for outstanding loans more convenient for customers.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Indian Bank?

इंडियन बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dinesh Kumar Khara / दिनेश कुमार खारा

(b) J Venkatramu / जे वेंकटरमू

(c) M Rajeshwar Rao / एम राजेश्वर राव

(d) Shanti Lal Jain / शांति लाल जैन

(e) Rajkiran Rai G / राजकिरण राय जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Shanti Lal Jain has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Bank for a period of three years. He will replace Padmaja Chunduru as MD and CEO of Indian Bank. He is currently the Executive Director (ED) at the Bank of Baroda.

Indian Bank for a period of three years with effect from the date of assumption of office on or after September 1, 2021.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the new president of Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society?

आर्थिक विकास संस्थान (IEG) सोसायटी के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ritesh Shukla / रितेष शुक्ला

(b) N K Singh / एन के सिंह

(c) Sanket Roy / संकेत रॉय

(d) Rakesh Asthana / राकेश अस्थाना

(e) Ketan Patel / केतन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Chairman of 15th Finance Commission, NK Singh, has been elected as the new president of Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society. It is an autonomous, multidisciplinary centre that is used for advanced research and training.

He succeeded former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh who was the President of IEG since 1992. His name was recommended by Dr Manmohan Singh for the consideration of the IEG’s general assembly. Dr Manmohan Singh stepped down from this position for health concerns.

Q.9. Which organization has signed a deal on cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?

भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (इसरो) के अनुसार, किस संगठन ने रिमोट सेंसिंग उपग्रह डेटा साझाकरण में सहयोग पर एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) BRICS / ब्रिक्स

(b) SCO / एससीओ

(c) ASEAN / आसियान

(d) SAARC / सार्क

(e) APEC / एपेक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) signed an agreement for cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The pact inked on August 17 enables building a virtual constellation of specified remote sensing satellites of BRICS space agencies and their respective ground stations will receive the data.

Q.10. World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated every year on ______________.

विश्व वरिष्ठ नागरिक दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है

(a) 19 August / 19 अगस्त

(b) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

(c) 21 August / 21 अगस्त

(d) 22 August / 22 अगस्त

(e) 23 August / 23 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. 21 August: World Senior Citizen Day

World Senior Citizen Day is observed globally on August 21 every year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about issues affecting older people, such as deterioration with age and the abuse of the elderly and support, honour and show appreciation to seniors and to recognize their achievements.

The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14, 1990.

Q.11. With which country’s Navy, the Indian Navy has signed a Joint Guidance for Navy-to-Navy Relationship?

किस देश की नौसेना के साथ, भारतीय नौसेना ने नौसेना से नौसेना संबंधों के लिए एक संयुक्त मार्गदर्शन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) England / इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy signed a ‘Joint Guidance for the Australia- India Navy to Navy Relationship’ document on August 18, 2021.

Joint Guidance will serve as a guideline document in order to showcase the determination of both the Navies in order to work together bilaterally or multilaterally.

The broad scope of the document focuses on developing mutual understanding, on cooperating for regional security, on collaborating in mutually beneficial activities and on developing interoperability.

Q.12. Amit Kumar has won silver medal in the men’s 10000 m race walk event of the World Athletics U20 Championships. In which city, World Athletics U20 Championships has been held?

अमित कुमार ने विश्व एथलेटिक्स U20 चैंपियनशिप के पुरुषों की 10000 मीटर रेस वॉक स्पर्धा में रजत पदक जीता है। विश्व एथलेटिक्स U20 चैंपियनशिप किस शहर में आयोजित की गई है?

(a) Helsinki / हेलसिंकी

(b) Berlin / बर्लिन

(c) Nairobi / नैरोबी

(d) Lisbon / लिस्बन

(e) Moscow / मास्को

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. India’s Amit Kumar bagged a silver medal when finished second in the men’s 10000 m race walk event of the World Athletics U20 Championships at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on 21 Aug, with a time of 42 minutes 17:94 seconds.

Hosts Haristone Wanyonyi won a rare gold with a time of 42:10.84s and Paul McGrath took home bronze in 42:31.11s.

Q.13. Chithra passed away recently. She was a/an ____________________.

चित्रा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _____________ थी।

(a) Singer /गायक

(b) Journalist / पत्रकार

(c) Actor / अभिनेत्री

(d) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Malayalam actor Chithra, who has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films, passed away on 21 August. She suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in Chennai. She was 56.

Chithra was a known name in the south film industry. She acted in almost 100 films throughout her career and worked with the likes of Mohanlal and Prem Nazir in her debut film Attakalasham in 1983.

Q.14. Godfather of Sudoku “Maki Kaji” passed away recently. He was from which country?

सुडोकू के गॉडफादर माकी काजीका हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश से थे?

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(c) Mongolia / मंगोलिया

(d) Taiwan / ताइवान

(e) Japan / जापान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. The Godfather of Sudoku, Japan’s Maki Kaji, passed away at the age of 69, due to bile duct cancer, on August 17, 2021.

He was the creator of popular numbers puzzle Sudoku. His work was spreading the joy of puzzles. He created the puzzle to be easy for children and others.

Q.15. Kalyan Singh passed away recently. He was the former Chief Minister of which state?

कल्याण सिंह का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राज्य के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री थे?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh died on 21st August in Lucknow due to sepsis and multi-organ failure. He was 89.

Mr Singh was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, twice — June 1991 to December 1992 and September 1997 to November 1999. He also served as Governor of Rajasthan between 2014 and 2019.

Q.16. Where is the headquarters of BRICS?

ब्रिक्स का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Beijing, China / बीजिंग, चीन

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) Mandaluyong, Philippines / मांडलुयांग, फिलीपींस

(e) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Headquarters: Shanghai, China

Formation: September 2006 (UNGA 61st session)

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