Current Affairs Quiz 23rd August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd August 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which city, Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated world’s second-largest refurbished gene bank?

नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर ने किस शहर में दुनिया के दूसरे सबसे बड़े रीफर्बिश्ड जीन बैंक का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Chennai / चेन्नई

(c) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated the world’s second-largest National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Pusa, New Delhi.

The refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank provides the facility for germplasm, to secure the heritage of seeds for years in minus 20 degrees Celsius temperature.

The new facility will help in the conservation of the diversity of indigenous crops in the country, as well as benefit the farmers by making them self-reliant and providing a source of increasing their income.

Q.2. Which state has launched the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana’ for landless families?

किस राज्य ने भूमिहीन परिवारों के लिए राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण भूमिहीन मजदूर न्याय योजनाशुरू की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Chhattisgarh government has launched the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana’, with the provision of ₹200 crores benefiting 12 lakh landless families.

The aim of the scheme is to support rural landless labourers with minimum wages so that they can access basic amenities. The beneficiaries are expected to receive their benefits before the end of this financial year, on March 31, 2022.

The families of the beneficiaries will each be ensured the amount of ₹6,000 annually. There is also in place a mechanism to resolve any discrepancy related to a beneficiary’s bank account, within 15 days.

Q.3. Which Airport has been renamed as Maharaja Agrasen International Airport?

किस हवाई अड्डे का नाम बदलकर महाराजा अग्रसेन अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा कर दिया गया है?

(a) Rupsi Airport / रूपसी हवाई अड्डा

(b) Hisar Airport / हिसार हवाई अड्डा

(c) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport / लोकप्रिय गोपीनाथ बोरदोलोई हवाई अड्डा

(d) Darbhanga Airport / दरभंगा हवाई अड्डा

(e) Hindon Airport / हिंडन एयरपोर्ट

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to rename the Hisar Airport as Maharaja Agrasen International Airport.

The Hisar Airport is a domestic airport and the first DGCA licensed Public Aerodrome of the State. This airport is presently under up-gradation to be transformed as an international airport by 30 March 2024.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Television monitoring agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC)?

टेलीविजन निगरानी एजेंसी ब्रॉडकास्ट ऑडियंस रिसर्च काउंसिल (BARC) के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) NK Singh / एनके सिंह

(b) Shanti Lal Jain / शांति लाल जैन

(c) Harshit Raja / हर्षित राजा

(d) Nakul Chopra / नकुल चोपड़ा

(e) Amit Kumar / अमित कुमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Television monitoring agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) has announced the appointment of Nakul Chopra as its chief executive officer (CEO) effective 25 August 2021.

Former CEO Sunil Lulla has resigned to pursue his ambition as an entrepreneur. This announcement comes as Sunil Lulla has decided to resign from the position of CEO to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions.

Q.5. In 2021, World Sanskrit Day has been celebrated on ___________.

2021 में, विश्व संस्कृत दिवस ___________ को मनाया गया 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

Exp. August 22: World Sanskrit Day

It is celebrated on Shraavana poornima, that is the full moon day of the Shraavana month in the Hindu calendar. The Sanskrit organisation Samskrita Bharati is involved in promoting the day. In the year 2021, this day is celebrated on August 22.

Modi urged everyone to learn and promote the ancient language. He has expressed confidence that the Sanskrit week, between August 19 and August 25, will generate new interest and enthusiasm and play an important role in the spread of the language.

Q.6. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is annually observed on ______________.

ग़ुलामों का व्यापार के स्मरण और उसके उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रतिवर्ष _______ 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

Exp. 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is annually observed on August 23 to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. It gives people a chance to think about the historic causes, the methods, and the consequences of slave trade.

In late August 1791, an uprising began in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) that would have a major effect on abolishing the transatlantic slave trade. The slave rebellion in the area weakened the Caribbean colonial system, sparking an uprising that led to abolishing slavery and giving the island its independence.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first celebrated in many countries, in particular in Haiti, on August 23, 1998, and in Senegal on August 23, 1999.

Q.7. Who is the author of the book titled “The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan”?

द ड्रीम ऑफ रेवोल्यूशन: ए बायोग्राफी ऑफ जयप्रकाश नारायणनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Bimal Prasad / बिमल प्रसाद

(b) Sujata Prasad / सुजाता प्रसाद

(c) Jeet Thayil / जीत थायिल

(d) Sanjay Baru / संजय बरू

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan Book by Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad

A new biography of revolutionary leader and independence activist Jayaprakash Narayan will hit the stands on August 23, publisher Penguin Random House India.

The book, “The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan”, shares anecdotes and never-before-told stories from the life of the man who was known for his “emotional hunger for transformative politics, shunning power and incubating revolutionary ideas”.

Q.8. INS Kochi has recently participated in a Joint Exercise Between Indian Navy And which country’s Royal Naval Force?

आईएनएस कोच्चि ने हाल ही में भारतीय नौसेना और किस देश की रॉयल नेवल फोर्स के बीच एक संयुक्त अभ्यास में भाग लिया है?

(a) Bahrain / बहरीन

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Maritime Partnership Exercise between the Indian Navy and Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) is set to begin in the Persian Gulf on 18th August.

INS Kochi, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral Ajay Kochhar, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF) has reached Manama, Bahrain as part of its Persian Gulf deployment.

The FOCWF called on Chief of the Naval Staff of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, Rear Admiral Mohammed Yousif al-Asam and was received by a ceremonial Guard of Honour at their Naval Base.The FOCWF also called on Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Al-Qudaibiya Palace.

A co-ordination and operational planning conference between the Indian Navy and Bahrain Navy teams was also held ahead of the Maritime Partnership Exercise.

Q.9. In which state/UT, Indravati National Park is situated?

इन्द्रावती राष्ट्रीय उद्यान किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में स्थित है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indravati (Kutru) National Park is a national park located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Q.10. What is the currency of Bahrain?

बहरीन की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Toman / टोमन

(b) Riyal / रियाल

(c) Dinar / दीनार

(d) Dirham / दिरहम

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Manama

Currency: Bahraini dinar

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