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Daily Current Affairs 21st August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. With which country, India and Australia is going to launch “Supply Chain Resilience Initiative” to counter China?

किस देश के साथ भारत और ऑस्ट्रेलिया, चीन का मुकाबला करने के लिए “आपूर्ति श्रृंखला लचीलापन पहल” शुरू करने जा रहा है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative first proposed by Japan. The initiative purpose to reduce the dependency in China. Japan is to be joined by India and Australia. It is a direct response to companies that are concerned about Chinese political behaviour and disruption to supply chain.

Aims: The main aim of the initiative is to attract foreign direct investment in the Indo-Pacific region. It also aims to turn the region to an economic powerhouse and build partner relationship between the countries in the region.

Q.2. With which country India has signed a cultural agreement to further boost people-to-people ties?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने लोगों से लोगों के संबंधों को और बढ़ावा देने के लिए एक सांस्कृतिक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. India and Israel signed a cultural agreement that outlines a three-year programme of cooperation to further strengthen their strategic bilateral relations on 20th August.

Aims: Promote greater people-to-people exchanges. The agreement states that it shall contribute to the development of their relations and to raising awareness, particularly among youth, of the history and culture of the people of both countries.

Q.3. What was the rank of India in 2nd edition of global research “Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020” released by SurfShark?

सर्फ़शर्क द्वारा जारी वैश्विक शोध “डिजिटल क्वालिटी ऑफ़ लाइफ (DQL) इंडेक्स 2020″ के दूसरे संस्करण में भारत की रैंक क्या थी?

(a) 13

(b) 27

(c) 45

(d) 57

(e) 71

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. 2nd edition of global research “Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020” released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark.

India ranked 57th out of 85 countries in terms of overall category “Digital Quality of Life 2020” with 0.5 index points which has been topped by Denmark with 0.79 points.

Q.4. Which country ranked first in 2nd edition of global research “Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020” released by SurfShark?

सर्फ़शर्क द्वारा जारी वैश्विक अनुसंधान “डिजिटल क्वालिटी ऑफ़ लाइफ (DQL) इंडेक्स 2020″ के दूसरे संस्करण में किस देश को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops. 2nd edition of global research “Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020” released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark.

India ranked 57th out of 85 countries in terms of overall category “Digital Quality of Life 2020” with 0.5 index points which has been topped by Denmark with 0.79 points.

Q.5. Keith Rowley has become the Prime Minister of which of the following country for a 2nd consecutive term?

कीथ रोवले लगातार 2 वें कार्यकाल के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के प्रधानमंत्री बन गए हैं?

(a) Saint Kitts and Nevis / सेंट किट्स और नेविस

(b) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines / सेंट विंसेंट और ग्रेनेडाइंस

(c) Trinidad and Tobago / त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो

(d) Antigua and Barbuda / एंटीगुआ और बारबुडा

(e) Cyprus / साइप्रस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley was on 19th August sworn into office for a second consecutive term at the head of a 22-member Cabinet, promising to implement policies aimed at significantly changing the socio-economic conditions in Trinidad and Tobago.

Capital: Port of Spain

Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the CEO of ‘NPCI International Payments Limited’?

‘NPCI इंटरनेशनल पेमेंट्स लिमिटेड’ के सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज

(b) Ritesh Shukla / रितेश शुक्ला

(c) N Sivaraman / एन सिवारमण

(d) Ravneet Gill / रवनीत गिल

(e) Subramanian Sundar / सुब्रमनियन सुन्दर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has set up a subsidiary, called the NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), to take its digital payments platform Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and RuPay card global.

NPCI has appointed Ritesh Shukla as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NIPL. In this new role, Ritesh’s primary responsibilities would involve formulation of business strategy, leading business development and driving profitability by deploying NPCI’s pre-existing technology and solutions in international markets.

Q.7. Who was the head of the “National Sports Awards Selection Committee” for selecting awardees for the National Sports Awards 2020?

राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार 2020 के लिए पुरस्कारों के चयन के लिए “राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार चयन समिति” का प्रमुख कौन था?

(a) Sanjeev Ranjan / संजीव रंजन

(b) V Muraleedharan / वी मुरलीधरन

(c) Siddhanta Das / सिद्धान्त दास

(d) Mukundakam Sharma / मुकंदकम शर्मा

(e) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. “The National Sports Awards Selection Committee members, headed by Retired Supreme Court Justice Mukundakam Sharma, handed over the recommendations for National Sports Award of 2020

The Members include eminent names from the field of Indian Sports including Virender Sehwag (Cricket), Sardar Singh (Hockey), Monalisa Baruah Mehta (Table Tennis), Deepa Malik (Para-athletics), Venkatesan Devarajan (Boxing) as well as well-known media persons including Sports Commentator Manish Batavia and Sports Journalists Alok Sinha and Neeru Bhatia.

Q.8. Name the Indian cricketer (male) who has won the Arjuna Award in the recently announced National Sports Awards 2020.

उस भारतीय क्रिकेटर (पुरुष) का नाम बताइए जिसने हाल ही में घोषित राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार 2020 में अर्जुन पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(b) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(c) Ishant Sharma / इशांत शर्मा

(d) Jasprit Bumrah / जसप्रीत बुमराह

(e) Ajinkya Rahane / अजिंक्य रहाणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. ARJUNA AWARD: Ishant Sharma (Cricket), Deepti Sharma (Cricket)

Q.9. Name the Indian Cricketer who has won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the recently announced National Sports Awards 2020.

उस भारतीय क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए जिसने हाल ही में घोषित राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार 2020 में राजीव गांधी खेल रत्न पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Ravichandran Ashwin / रविचंद्रन अश्विन

(b) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(c) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(d) Ravindra Jadeja / रवींद्र जडेजा

(e) Ajinkya Rahane / अजिंक्य रहाणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD: Rohit Sharma (Cricket), Mariyappan T (Para Athletics), Manika Batra (Table Tennis), Vinesh Poghat (Wrestling), Rani Rampal (Hockey).

Q.10. Name the former Indian Tennis player who has won the Dronacharya Award (Life- Time Category) in the recently announced National Sports Awards 2020.

पूर्व भारतीय टेनिस खिलाड़ी का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने हाल ही में घोषित राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार 2020 में द्रोणाचार्य पुरस्कार (लाइफ-टाइम श्रेणी) जीता है।

(a) Yuki Bhambri / युकी भांबरी

(b) Naresh Kumar / नरेश कुमार

(c) Mahesh Bhupathi / महेश भूपति

(d) Vijay Amritraj / विजय अमृतराज

(e) Somdev Devvarman / सोमदेव देववर्मन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. DRONACHARYA AWARD (Life- Time Category): Naresh Kumar (Tennis)

Q.11. Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan has passed away recently. He was a _______________.

गोपालस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो एक _______________थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Mathematician / गणितज्ञ

(c) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(d) Musician / संगीतकार

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Veteran cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passed away due to heart attack at his residence on 19th August.

He was 89, was a former cricketer-administrator and the BCCI curator.

Q.12. What is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago?

त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Warsaw / वॉरसॉ

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Antananarivo / अंतानानारिवो

(e) Port of Spain / पोर्ट ऑफ़ स्पेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Capital: Port of Spain

Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar

Continent: South America

Q.13. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp: The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

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