Current Affairs Quiz 26th August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 26th August 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which ministry has launched a ‘100 days campaign’ named SUJALAM to create more and more Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus villages?

किस मंत्रालय ने अधिक से अधिक खुले में शौच मुक्त (ओडीएफ) प्लस गांवों को बनाने के लिए सुजलम नामक ‘100 दिनों का अभियानशुरू किया है?

(a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Culture / संस्कृति मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Science and Technology / विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change / पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Jal Shakti / जल शक्ति मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ministry of Jal Shakti launches ‘SUJALAM’ Campaign

Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a ‘100 days campaign’ named SUJALAM to create more and more Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus villages by undertaking wastewater management at the village level.

The Campaign would help in the management of the wastewater and in turn, would help to revive the water bodies through the creation of 1 million Soak-pits and also other Greywater management activities.

Q.2. Who among the following has been appointed as the executive director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) के कार्यकारी निदेशक (ED) के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Harshit Raja / हर्षित राजा

(b) NK Singh / एनके सिंह

(c) Mohammad Azam / मोहम्मद आजम

(d) Shanti Lal Jain / शांति लाल जैन

(e) Ajay Kumar / अजय कुमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ajay Kumar appointed as new RBI ED

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Ajay Kumar as its executive director (ED) with effect from August 20, 2021. As ED Kumar will oversee the departments of currency management, foreign exchange and premises.

Ajay Kumar has been with the RBI for over 30 years serving in different departments including foreign exchange, banking supervision, financial inclusion, currency management and other areas.

Q.3. Which of the following institute has partnered with Bank of America to set up a Centre for Digital Transformation?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संस्थान ने डिजिटल परिवर्तन केंद्र स्थापित करने के लिए बैंक ऑफ अमेरिका के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) IIFT-New Delhi / IIFT-नई दिल्ली

(b) IISc -Bangalore / IISc -बैंगलोर

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIM-Ahmedabad / IIM-अहमदाबाद

(e) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has partnered with Bank of America to launch a Centre for Digital Transformation (CDT).

The Centre aspires to become a knowledge hub for academia, policymaking, and the private sector by facilitating cutting-edge research on digital transformation and innovation.

Q.4. Every year ________________ is celebrated as the International Dog Day.

हर साल _________ को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कुत्ता दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 25 August / 25 अगस्त

(b) 26 August / 26 अगस्त

(c) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

(d) 28 August / 28 अगस्त

(e) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 26th August: International Dog Day

Every year on August 26 is celebrated as the International Dog Day. In some countries this day is also called National Dog Apriation Day.

Dogs are considered to be the most loyal friend of humans in all animals. The dog is such an animal who is always ready to do anything for his boss. From time to time we have also come and listen to the stories of their loyalty.

Q.5. Women’s Equality Day is observed every year on ___________________.

महिलाओं का समानता दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 23 August / 23 अगस्त

(b) 24 August / 24 अगस्त

(c) 25 August / 25 अगस्त

(d) 26 August / 26 अगस्त

(e) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 26 August: Women’s Equality Day

Women Equality Day is celebrated annually on August 26. It is celebrated to make the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote.

The special is day is recognised all over the globe to spread awareness about women’s equality. On this day, people organise events, discuss, debate and write on the issue about giving equal opportunities to women to grow.

Q.6. Tek Chand has been appointed as India’s new flag-bearer in Tokyo Paralympics. Tek Chand is associated with which sport?

टेक चंद को टोक्यो पैरालिंपिक में भारत का नया ध्वजवाहक नियुक्त किया गया है। टेक चंद का संबंध किस खेल से है?

(a) Wrestling / कुश्ती

(b) Javelin Throw / भाला फेंक

(c) Fencing / फेंसिंग

(d) Swimming / तैराकी

(e) Shooting / शूटिंग

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mariyappan Thangavelu, 2016 Rio Paralympic Games gold medalist will be replaced by Asian Games gold medalist Javelin thrower Tekchand as the new flag-bearer of India at the opening ceremony.

The Paralympic Committee of India reported, “On his flight to Tokyo, Mariyappan came in close contact with a Covid positive foreign passenger.

Q.7. With which country, India has conducted 5th Joint Training Exercise “KAZIND-21”?

भारत ने किस देश के साथ 5वां संयुक्त प्रशिक्षण अभ्यास काजिंद21″ आयोजित किया है?

(a) Kazakhstan / कजाखस्तान

(b) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(c) Tajikistan / ताजिकिस्तान

(d) Kyrgyzstan / किर्गिस्तान

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The 5th edition of Indo- Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise, “KAZIND-21” will be held from August 30 to September 11, 2021, at Training Node, Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan. The joint training exercise will boost the bilateral relations between India and Kazakhstan Armies.

The Indian Army contingent represented by a battalion of the Bihar Regiment consists of a total of 90 personnel led by a Contingent Commander. The Kazakhstan Army will be represented by a company group.

Q.8. Ted Dexter passed away recently. He was the former captain of which country’s cricket team?

टेड डेक्सटर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश की क्रिकेट टीम के पूर्व कप्तान थे?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former England captain Ted Dexter has died aged 86 after a recent illness on 26th Aug.

Dexter, nicknamed “Lord Ted”, was an aggressive batsman and part-time seam bowler who played 62 tests for England after making his debut in 1958 against New Zealand.

Q.9. SS Hakim passed away recently. He was associated with which sport?

एसएस हकीम का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(b) Football / फुटबॉल

(c) Hockey / हॉकी

(d) Chess / चेस

(e) Wrestling / रेसलिंग

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Syed Shahid Hakim, former India footballer and member of the last national team that played in the 1960 Rome Olympics, passed away. Hakim ‘saab’, as he was popularly known, was 82 years old.

In his more than five-decade association with Indian football, Hakim, a Dronacharya Awardee, has also been an assistant coach to late PK Banerjee during the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.

Q.10. What is the capital of Kazakhstan?

कजाकिस्तान की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Nur-Sultan / नूर-सुल्तान

(b) Dushanbe / दुशांबे

(c) Ashgabat / अश्गाबात

(d) Tashkent / ताशकंद

(e) Bishkek / बिस्केक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Nur-Sultan

Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

Q.11. Which minister is responsible for the Ministry of Jal Shakti?

जल शक्ति मंत्रालय के लिए कौन से मंत्री जिम्मेदार हैं?

(a) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी

(e) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ministers responsible: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

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