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Daily Current Affairs 27th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has topped the Overall rankings of Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020 released by NITI Aayog in partnership with Institute of Competitiveness?

NITI Aayog द्वारा इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ कॉम्पिटिटिवनेस के साथ साझेदारी में जारी किए गए एक्सपोर्ट प्रिपरेडनेस इंडेक्स (EPI) 2020 की ओवरऑल रैंकिंग में किस राज्य ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त 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.(d)

Exp. NITI Aayog in partnership with Institute of Competitiveness released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020, this is the first report to examine export preparedness and performance of the states of India. Gujarat was identified as the top performing state in the category of Coastal state and also topped the Overall rankings.

The structure of the EPI includes 4 pillars which are Policy, Business Ecosystem, Export Ecosystem and Export Performance and 11 sub pillars.

Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu occupy the top three ranks.

Q.2. Name the mobile App launched recently by Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh for NCC Training.

हाल ही में रक्षा मंत्री श्री राजनाथ सिंह द्वारा एनसीसी प्रशिक्षण के लिए शुरू किए गए मोबाइल ऐप का नाम बताएं।

(a) MY NCC App / मेरा एनसीसी ऐप

(b) My Training App / मेरा प्रशिक्षण ऐप

(c) DGNCC App / DGNCC ऐप

(d) NCC Training App / एनसीसी प्रशिक्षण ऐप

(e) Cadets Training App / कैडेट्स प्रशिक्षण ऐप

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App.

The mobile app, called “DGNCC”, aims at providing NCC cadets all training materials, including syllabus, training videos and frequently asked questions, on one platform. “The app has been made interactive by including a query option.

Q.3. With which University, ISRO has signed an MoU to set up the first of its kind innovation cum incubation centre?

किस विश्वविद्यालय के साथ इसरो ने अपनी तरह का पहला नवाचार सह ऊष्मायन केंद्र स्थापित करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) / बीजू पटनायक प्रौद्योगिकी विश्वविद्यालय (BPUT)

(b) Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) / सेंचूरियन प्रौद्योगिकी और प्रबंधन विश्वविद्यालय (CUTM)

(c) Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) / ओडिशा कृषि और प्रौद्योगिकी विश्वविद्यालय (OUAT)

(d) Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) / वीर सुरेंद्र साई प्रौद्योगिकी विश्वविद्यालय (VSSUT)

(e) IIT Bhubaneswar / IIT भुवनेश्वर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to set up the first of its kind innovation cum incubation centre, VSSUT Space Innovation Centre (VSSSIC) to promote space research.

ISRO and VSSUT will collaborate to develop high-end simulation tools, miniature test facilities like Static test facility and solid propulsion research lab and establishment of testing facilities for the scaled-down model.

ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.

ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

VSSUT Vice-Chancellor: Atal Chaudhuri.

VSSUT Headquarters: Sambalpur, Odisha.

Q.4. Which country has recently released a declassified video of largest-ever hydrogen bomb (“Tsar Bomb”) blast?

किस देश ने हाल ही में सबसे बड़े हाइड्रोजन बम (“ज़ार बम”) विस्फोट का एक विघटित वीडियो जारी किया है?

(a) UK / ब्रिटेन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Russia released a 40-minute video of detonation of the world’s most powerful hydrogen bomb. The bomb was called the “Tsar Bomb”.

It is believed to be 3,333 times more destructive than that of the Hiroshima Nagasaki Atom bombs Little Boy and Fat Man. The hydrogen bomb was first tested over Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

Q.5. Which Bank has introduced ‘Liberty Savings Account’ for the Indian Youth?

किस बैंक ने भारतीय युवाओं के लिएलिबर्टी सेविंग्स अकाउंटशुरू किया है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Axis Bank has introduced ‘Liberty Savings Account’ for the Indian Youth, to address the ever-changing lifestyle needs of young and digitally interested Indians.

It offers a complimentary hospital cash insurance cover of up to Rs 20,000 per year, which covers hospital expenses incurred under COVID -19, which makes this a 1st of its kind savings account to cover the pandemic.

This account targets to meet the lifestyle requirements of the working class that falls under 35 years of age.

Q.6. Which bank has launched a One Stop Solution to Businesses named Omni Collect?

किस बैंक ने ओम्नी कलेक्ट नामक व्यवसायों के लिए वन स्टॉप सॉल्यूशन लॉन्च किया है?

(a) HSBC India / एचएसबीसी इंडिया

(b) Citibank India / सिटी बैंक इंडिया

(c) DBS Bank India / डीबीएस बैंक इंडिया

(d) Standard Chartered India / स्टैंडर्ड चार्टर्ड इंडिया

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. HSBC India has launched Omni Collect, a one-stop solution in India. It supports businesses to offer multiple payment options on a single platform.

It is designed for businesses to easily collect payments through various digital methods, thereby allowing them to easily adapt to the changes in consumer spending. HSBC India has the potential to support both in-store and online purchases across multiple providers with single  Application Programming Interface(API) connectivity.

Q.7. Which Public Sector Company (PSU) has won the Swachhta Hi Seva 2019 award?

किस सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की कंपनी (PSU) ने स्वछता ही सेवा 2019 का पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) / कंटेनर कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड (CONCOR)

(b) Coal India Limited (CIL) / कोल इंडिया लिमिटेड (CIL)

(c) Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) / नेवेली लिग्नाइट कॉर्पोरेशन इंडिया लिमिटेड (NLCIL)

(d) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

(e) Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) / राष्ट्रीय इस्पात निगम लिमिटेड (RINL)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The award was given to the PSU for transforming Neyveli township into a plastic-free, clean and green campus.Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) has bagged the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ (cleanliness is service) 2019 award, for transforming Neyveli township into a plastic-free, clean and green campus.

Q.8. The World Water Week 2020 was observed as the World Water Week at Home (WWWeek at Home) from ___________________________.

विश्व जल सप्ताह 2020 को घर पर विश्व जल सप्ताह (WWWeek at Home) के रूप में _______________________तक मनाया गया।

(a) 21 August – 25 August / 21 अगस्त – 25 August अगस्त

(b) 22 August – 26 August / 22 अगस्त – 26 August अगस्त

(c) 23 August – 27 August / 23 अगस्त – 27 August अगस्त

(d) 24 August – 28 August / 24 अगस्त – 28 August अगस्त

(e) 25 August – 29 August / 25 अगस्त – 29 August अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. World Water Week organized by SIWI is the annual focal point for global water issues. The World Water Week 2020 is observed as the World Water Week at Home (WWWeek at Home) from 24th August to 28th August 2020.

Q.9. What was the theme for the World Water Week 2020 (World Water Week at Home)?

विश्व जल सप्ताह 2020 (विश्व जल सप्ताह घर पर) के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) ‘Water for society – including all’

(b) ‘Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’

(c) ‘Water, Ecosystems and Human Development’

(d) ‘Water and waste: Reduce and reuse’

(e) ‘Water and Jobs’

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. World Water Week organized by SIWI is the annual focal point for global water issues. The World Water Week 2020 is observed as the World Water Week at Home (WWWeek at Home) from 24th August to 28th August 2020.

The theme for World Water Week 2020 at Home is ‘Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’.

Q.10. Name the CEO of TikTok who has resigned recently.

टिकटोक के सीईओ का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने हाल ही में इस्तीफा दिया है।

(a) Zhang Yiming / झांग यिमिंग

(b) Bob Chapek / बॉब चापेक

(c) Robert Iger / रॉबर्ट इगर

(d) Michael Eisner / माइकल आइजनर

(e) Kevin Mayer / केविन मेयर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. TikTok chief executive officer Kevin Mayer has quit, the company said in a statement.

His resignation comes days after the popular short-form video-sharing app and one of its employees separately sued US President Donald Trump’s administration over his executive order banning transactions in the US, calling it a pretext to fuel anti-China rhetoric as he seeks re-election.

Q.11. Where is the Headquarter of Axis Bank?

एक्सिस बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

MD and CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry

Tagline: Badhti Ka naam Zindagi

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