Current Affairs Quiz 28th and 29th August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state has government has launched “Mission Vatsalya” for women who lost their husbands to COVID-19?

किस राज्य ने COVID-19 में अपने पति को खोने वाली महिलाओं के लिए मिशन वात्सल्यशुरू किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Maharashtra government launched a special mission called “Mission Vatsalya” in order to help women who lost their husbands to COVID-19. Mission Vatsalya will provide several services and some 18 benefits under one roof to those women.

It been designed for widows, with special focus on widows coming from rural areas, poor backgrounds and deprived sections. Under this mission, schemes like Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana and Gharkul Yojana will benefit those for women.

Q.2. India & Maldives has inked a pact on the mega Greater Male Connectivity Project. How much Line of Credit (LoC) will be provided by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) for the Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP)?

भारत और मालदीव ने मेगा ग्रेटर मेल कनेक्टिविटी प्रोजेक्ट पर एक समझौता किया है। ग्रेटर मेल कनेक्टिविटी प्रोजेक्ट (GMCP) के लिए एक्सपोर्टइंपोर्ट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया (एक्ज़िम बैंक) द्वारा कितनी लाइन ऑफ क्रेडिट (LoC) प्रदान की जाएगी?

(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.2.(d)

Exp. The Government of India and Maldives inked the contract for the mega Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP). The Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP) is the largest-ever civilian infrastructure project in the Maldives.

The Government of India is funding the implementation of GMCP through a USD 400 million Line of Credit (LoC) and USD 100 million grant. The USD 400 million LoC will be provided by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank).

Q.3. RBI has included PM SVANidhi Scheme beneficiaries under Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme. PM SVANidhi Scheme was launched in which year?

आरबीआई ने पेमेंट इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर डेवलपमेंट फंड (पीआईडीएफ) योजना के तहत पीएम स्वनिधि योजना के लाभार्थियों को शामिल किया है। पीएम स्वनिधि योजना किस वर्ष शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2017

(b) 2018

(c) 2019

(d) 2020

(e) 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. RBI includes PM SVANidhi Scheme beneficiaries under PIDF Scheme

The Reserve Bank of India has announced to include street vendors of tier-1 and tier-2 centres, identified as part of the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi Scheme) as beneficiaries under the Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme.

Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme was launched by RBI to encourage deployment of Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure (both physical and digital modes) in tier-3 to tier-6 centres and northeastern states.

The PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on June 01, 2020 for providing affordable Working Capital loan to street vendors to resume their livelihoodsthat have been adversely affected due to Covid-19 lockdown.

Q.4. RBI has extended card payment tokenisation facility to laptops, wearable devices. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was established in which year?

RBI ने लैपटॉप, पहनने योग्य उपकरणों के लिए कार्ड भुगतान टोकन सुविधा का विस्तार किया है। भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) की स्थापना किस वर्ष हुई थी?

(a) 1920

(b) 1927

(c) 1935

(d) 1942

(e) 1957

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. In 2019, RBI had permitted authorized card payment networks to offer card tokenisation services to any token requestor (i.e., third-party app provider) through mobile phones and tablets.

Now RBI has extended the scope of tokenization to include consumer devices – laptops, desktops, wearables (wristwatches, bands, etc.), Internet of Things (IoT) devices, etc.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Established: 1 April 1935

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the “Stop TB Partnership Board”?

स्टॉप टीबी पार्टनरशिप बोर्डके अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Shripad Yesso Naik / श्रीपद येस्सो नाइक

(b) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(c) K K Shailaja / के के शैलजा

(d) Mansukh Mandaviya / मनसुख मंडाविया

(e) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Mansukh Mandaviya appointed Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya has taken over charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board.

He has replaced Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan as the chairman. India aims to end TB by 2025 while the UN aims to end TB by 2030.

Q.6. Which bank is the Overall winner of the EASE Reforms Index Award 2021 (EASE 3.0 Awards)?

EASE रिफॉर्म्स इंडेक्स अवार्ड 2021 (EASE 3.0 अवार्ड्स) का समग्र विजेता कौन सा बैंक है?

(a) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(b) Bandhan Bank / बंधन बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(e) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. EASE Reforms Index Award 2021

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the EASE 3.0 Awards. State Bank of India is the Overall winner of the EASE Reforms Index Award 2021 (EASE 3.0 Awards).

Smart Lending for Aspiring India: Bank of Baroda

Tech-enabled ease of Banking: SBI

Institutionalised Prudent Banking: Bank of Baroda

Governance and Outcome centric HR: Union Bank of India

Deepening FI and Customer Protection: Union Bank of India

Q.7. Which bank has won the EASE Reforms Index Award 2021 (EASE 3.0 Awards) in the “Governance and Outcome centric HR” category?

किस बैंक ने गवर्नेंस एंड आउटकम सेंट्रिक एचआरश्रेणी में EASE रिफॉर्म्स इंडेक्स अवार्ड 2021 (EASE 3.0 अवार्ड्स) जीता है?

(a) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) United Bank of India / यूनाइटेड बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) Indian Bank / इंडियन बैंक

(e) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. EASE Reforms Index Award 2021

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the EASE 3.0 Awards. State Bank of India is the Overall winner of the EASE Reforms Index Award 2021 (EASE 3.0 Awards).

Smart Lending for Aspiring India: Bank of Baroda

Tech-enabled ease of Banking: SBI

Institutionalised Prudent Banking: Bank of Baroda

Governance and Outcome centric HR: Union Bank of India

Deepening FI and Customer Protection: Union Bank of India

Q.8. National Sports Day is observed every year in India on _______.

भारत में हर साल _______ को राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

(b) 28 August / 28 अगस्त

(c) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

(d) 30 August / 30 अगस्त

(e) 31 August / 31 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. 29 August: National Sports Day

On August 29, the nation is remembering legendary Olympian and, arguably the greatest Hockey player of all time, Major Dhyan Chand, on what is his 116th birth anniversary. As a tribute to Dhyan Chand, his birthday is commemorated as National Sports Day.

Major Dhyan Chand was a legendary figure in Indian and world hockey. He played a very significant role in helping India complete their first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals with victories at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics.

Q.9. On which date International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed every year?

हर साल परमाणु परीक्षण के खिलाफ अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 23 August / 23 अगस्त

(b) 25 August / 25 अगस्त

(c) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

(d) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

(e) 31 August / 31 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. 29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

The Republic of Kazakhstan along with other sponsors and cosponsors initiated the resolution to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on August 29, 1991. The 2010 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

After the establishment of this resolution, many internationals and inter-governmental pacts have been signed to effect the ban on nuclear tests.

Q.10. India’s Bhavnaben Patel has won silver medal in Tokyo Paralympics games. She is associated with which sports?

भारत की भावनाबेन पटेल ने टोक्यो पैरालिंपिक खेलों में रजत पदक जीता है। वह किस खेल से जुड़ी हैं?

(a) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(b) Archery / तीरंदाजी

(c) Chess / चेस

(d) Fencing / फेंसिंग

(e) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Indian table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel signed off with a historic silver medal at her first Paralymic Games after losing 0-3 to world number one Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in the women’s singles category 4 final in Tokyo on 29th August.

In the quarterfinals on 27th August, Patel sealed medals and script history by defeating 2016 Rio Paralympic gold medalist and world number two Borislava Peri Rankovi of Serbia.

Q.11. Who among the following has won silver medal for India in high jump in Tokyo Paralympics 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने टोक्यो पैरालिंपिक 2021 में ऊंची कूद में भारत के लिए रजत पदक जीता है?

(a) Tek Chand / टेक चन्द

(b) Nishad Kumar / निषाद कुमार

(c) Mariyappan Thangavelu / मरियप्पन थंगावेलु

(d) Vinod Kumar / विनोद कुमार

(e) Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel / भावना हसमुखभाई पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. High jumper Nishad Kumar has won silver medal in Paralympics 2020. He came up with the best attempt of 2.06m to win the medal. He also created the Asian record with his best jump in the final.

USA’s Roderick Townsend came in first with a world record jump of 2.15m, which is also his personal best at the event. India’s Ram Pal came in fifth.

Q.12. What is the currency of Maldives?

मालदीव की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Pound / पौंड

(c) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Capital: Malé

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

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