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Questions Based on Current Affairs 25 August 2020

  1. The central government has formulated the National Council for Transgender Persons recently. Who is the present chairperson of the council?
    1) Narendra Singh Tomar
    2) Thaawar Chand Gehlot
    3) Ram Vilas Paswan
    4) D.V. Sadananda Gowda
    5) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    Answer-2) Thaawar Chand Gehlot
    On August 21, 2020, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 (40 of 2019) the Central Government constituted the India’s first 30-member National Council for Transgender Persons to advice, monitor and evaluate measures for the protection of the rights of Transgender community.The 30-member council is consisted of 1Chairperson, 1 Vice-Chairperson, 13 members, 14 nominated members and 1-member secretary. The Chairperson of the council is Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJ&E) (Thaawar Chand Gehlot at present) &Vice-chairperson: Minister of State (MoS), SJ&E.

  2. The ‘Nuakhai Juhar’ festival is celebrated in which state?
    1) Odisha
    2) Chhattisgarh
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Both 1) and 2)
    5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
    Answer-4) Both 1) and 2)
    Nukhai Juhar, an ancient festival which is also known as Nuakhai Parab or Nuakhai Bhetghat is celebrated on the fifth day of lunar fortnight of Bhadrabaa, to welcome the new crop of the season in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and other neighbouring states. Nuakhai is a combination of two words, Nua which means new and Khai which means eat. The 2020 Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated on 23rd August.

  3. The Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) has partnered with which organisation to set up a help desk for MSMEs?
    1) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    2) International Labour Organization (ILO)
    3) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    4) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    5) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Answer-4) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    The Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to set up a help desk for MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) for providing information on various government safety guidelines, regulatory norms, schemes and support measures during the Covid-19 related business challenges pandemic by hosting regular webinars, consultation and interactive sessions for MSMEs.

  4. India’s longest river ropeway project connecting the northern and southern banks of the Brahmaputra river was inaugurated at which state?
    1) Uttarakhand
    2) Tripura
    3) Assam
    4) Arunachal Pradesh
    5) Himachal Pradesh
    Answer-3) Assam
    The Guwahati Passenger Ropeway Project connecting the Northern and Southern banks of the Brahmaputra River was inaugurated by the Assam State Minister of Finance, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Guwahati Development Department (GDD) Minister, Siddhartha Bhattacharya. The ropeway service is 1.8 Kilometres long, making it the longest ropeway distance over a river in the entire country. The project is set to become operational by August 24, 2021 and has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 56 Crore.

  5. The India – Uzbekistan co-chaired the first National Coordination Committee meeting recently. What is the capital of Uzbekistan?
    1) Nur-Sultan
    2) Dushanbe
    3) Ashgabat
    4) Tashkent
    5) Bishkek
    Answer-4) Tashkent
    V Muraleedharan, Minister of State(MoS) for External Affairs, Government of India and Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Foregin Economic Relations, Uzbekistan co-chaired the first National Coordination Committee Meeting over a virtual platform. Issues on bilateral interests like, Line of Credit(LoC) projects, bilateral trade and investments were discussed during the meeting.The capital and currency of Uzbekistan are Tashkent and Uzbekistani som respectively.

  6. Vice president of India Venkaiah Naidu has released two reports namely ‘Status of Sex Ratio at Birth in India’ and ‘Elderly Population in India: Status and Support Systems’ prepared by Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IAPPD). Who is the chairman of IAPPD?
    1) J.S. Yadav
    2) Sudesh Nangia
    3) P.P. Talwar
    4) Manmohan Sharma
    5) P.J. Kurien
    Answer-5) P.J. Kurien
    M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice president of India released 2 research reports of the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IAPPD) namely, ‘Status of Sex Ratio at Birth in India’, that describes about the imbalance in the number of females and males in the population and ‘Elderly Population in India: Status and Support Systems’, which highlights the issues of the elderly population in the country and states some useful recommendations to improve their plight.Prof. P.J. Kurien, Chairman of IAPPD and the former Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha; Manmohan Sharma, Secretary of IAPPD among others were also present on the occasion.

  7. “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” is the 1stever dragonfly festival of which state?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Odisha
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Kerala
    5) Arunachal Pradesh
    Answer-4) Kerala
    The first ever Kerala State Dragonfly Festival 2020 aka “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” was launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India State unit in collaboration with Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam through a virtual ceremony from Kerala. Dr. Subramanian K.A., scientist at Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Southern Regional Center, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) addressed the inaugural session. The festival will culminate with the State dragonfly summit, most probably in January 2021. The official mascot of the festival is “Pantalu” which is the genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae commonly known as rainpool gliders.

  8. Name the company which has launched ‘The Anywhere School’ initiative to boost online education.
    1) Facebook
    2) Microsoft
    3) Google
    4) Reliance
    5) TCS
    Answer-3) Google
    Google launched ‘The Anywhere School’ initiative in more than 250 countries around the world. The initiative is expected to benefit millions of students who have switched to learning from home, due to the pandemic.

  9. Which state government has launched new scheme ‘Promotion of Intensive Aquaculture through Introduction of Bio-flocTechnology during the year 2020-21’?
    1) Odisha
    2) Bihar
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Rajasthan
    5) Maharashtra
    Answer-1) Odisha
    The Fisheries and Animal Resources Department of the Odisha Government has launched a new scheme ‘Promotion of Intensive Aquaculture through Introduction of Bio-flocTechnology during the year 2020-21’. The state with this scheme aims to increase the fish productivity and make the state self-sufficient in fish production. The scheme will provide income and livelihood support to entrepreneurs, unemployed youth and interested progressive fish farmers. Under this programme, 1080 Bio-floc tanks will be developed with subsidy support, under state plan scheme during 2020-21 in all 30 districts of Odisha. The total outlay of the programme is Rs.310.00 lakh.

  10. Name the state/UT which has launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan for construction workers.
    1) Jammu & Kashmir
    2) Haryana
    3) Puducherry
    4) Telangana
    5) Delhi
    Answer-5) Delhi
    The Delhi Government launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan for construction workers to register and utilise around 18 assistance schemesunder which a mega registration campaign for construction workers will be conducted from 24th August 2020 to 11th September 2020.

  11. Indian railways has generated 6 lakh 40 thousand man-days of work under which scheme in 6 states?
    1) Integrated Rural Development Programme
    2) Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojana
    3) Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan
    4) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
    5) None of the Above
    Answer-3) Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan
    Railways have generated more than six lakh 40 thousand man-days of work under Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan in six States. The States are Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Rail Minister Piyush Goyal is closely monitoring the progress made in these projects and generation of work opportunities for the migrant labourers under the scheme. Around 165 Railway infrastructure projects are being executed in these states. Railway Ministry said, 12,276 workers have been engaged in this Abhiyaan and the payment of over Rs 1,410 crore has been released to the contractors for the projects being implemented.

  12. Who among the following has been inducted into International Cricket Council (ICC)’s cricket hall of fame 2020?
    1) Jacques Kallis
    2) Lisa Sthalekar
    3) Syed Zaheer Abbas
    4) Both 1) and 2)
    5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
    Answer-5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
    Former players Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Lisa Caprini Sthalekar(Australia) and Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani(Pakistan) were inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame of the class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony. ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history.

  13. Find the company which has won 2020 Global water award of Global water intelligence for its TRTO plant at Koyambedu, Chennai.
    1) VА Тесh Wаbаg
    2) GE Water
    3) Тhеrmах Іndіа
    4) Suez Water Technologies
    5) ЅFС Еnvіrоnmеntаl Тесhnоlоgіеs
    Answer-1) VА Тесh Wаbаg
    Water technology major Va Tech Wabag bagged the 2020 Global Water Award for its 45 million litres a day Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis (TTRO) plant at Koyambedu in Chennai.The plant bagged the distinction award under the ‘Wastewater project of the year’ category.The Global Water Awards were established in 2006 by Global Water Intelligence to reward initiatives in the water, wastewater and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through operating performance, innovative technology adoption and sustainable financial models.

  14. The Naval Commanders’ Conference 2020 was held from August 19 to 21, 2020 in New Delhi. Who is the chief of naval staff in India?
    1) K. M. Cariappa
    2) Manoj Mukund Naravane
    3) Bipin Rawat
    4) Karambir Singh
    5) Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
    Answer-4) Karambir Singh
    The Naval Commanders’ Conference 2020, a biennial conference was held in New Delhi, India from August 19 to 21, 2020. Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister addressed the opening session of the conference. This is the 1st Naval Commanders’ Conference since the institution of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).Rajnath Singh reviewed the innovations by Indian Navy to combat COVID 19 pandemic with Naval Commanders along with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh.

  15. Which country has launched remote sensing satellite named “Gaofen-9 05” recently?
    1) North Korea
    2) South Korea
    3) Japan
    4) China
    5) Thailand
    Answer-4) China
    China launched its fifth Gaofen-9 series satellite named “Gaofen-9 05” along with two smaller payloads viz. Tiantuo-5 and Duo Gongneng Shiyan Weixing through Long March-2D carrier rocket from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (JSLC) in northwest China. This launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series and the 23rd for China in 2020.Gaofen-9 (05) is an optical remote sensing satellite developed by Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Co.Ltd, part of China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The major upcoming Chinese mission in 2020, probably in November, is the Chang’e-5 lunar sample return.

  16. The Indian coast guard ship C-449 built and designed by M/s Larsen and Toubro Ltd was commissioned in which city?
    1) Surat
    2) Kochi
    3) Port Blair
    4) Chennai
    5) Mumbai
    Answer-4) Chennai
    Indian Coast Guard Ship C-449 was commissioned in Chennai by Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam. The ship is the Forty Ninth Interceptor Boat of the series, which are indigenously built and designed by M/s Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Hazira (Surat). It will be commanded by Assistant Commandant Ashish Sharma and will be based at Krishnapatnam under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters No.6, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

  17. Who authored the book titled “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story”?
    1) Monika Arora
    2) Sonali Chitalkar
    3) Prerna Malhotra
    4) Both 1) and 2)
    5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
    Answer-5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
    The book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story”authored by Monika Arora, advocate, Sonali Chitalkar(political Science) and Prerna Malhotra(English) teachers at Delhi University is set to be published by Garuda Prakashan . The book was released by Bhupendra Yadav, member of parliament and national general secretary over a virtual event in the presence of BJP leader, Kapil Mishra.

  18. The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was observed annually on _______.
    1) June 19
    2) October 7
    3) September 12
    4) July 18
    5) August 23
    Answer-5) August 23
    United Nations(UN)’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed annually on 23rd August to spread the information about the historic events associated with slave trade and its consequences and to promote the tolerance and human rights.The first International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was celebrated in various countries including Haiti and Goree on 23rd August 1998 and 23rd August 1999.

  19. The central government has launched new feature ‘Open API Service’ of which application recently to help the people, businesses and the economy?
    1) MahaKavach
    2) Quarantine Monitor
    3) Aarogya Setu
    4) Test Yorself
    5) None of the Above
    Answer-3) Aarogya Setu
    The Government of India has introduced a new feature, ‘Open API(Application Programming Interface) Service’ of Aarogya Setu, which will address the risk of COVID-19 infections and help the people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy. It enables the organizations to check the status of Aarogya Setu and integrate it into its various Work from Home features. It was developed by Aarogya Setu team.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Zojila tunnel is located in which state/UT?
    1) Jammu and Kashmir
    2) Ladakh
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Both 1) and 2)
    5) Both 2) and 3)
    Answer-4) Both 1) and 2)
    The Centre has shortlisted three firms for the construction of the long-pending strategic project of the construction of Zojila Tunnel in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, out of which Hyderabad-based infrastructure from Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has emerged as the lowest bidder for the tender and is likely to be awarded the contract, according to officials aware of the development.Zojila tunnel project holds strategic significance as the Zojila Pass is located on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highways.

  2. The world’s highest railway arch bridge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district is built across which river?
    1) Ganges
    2) Chenab
    3) Ravi
    4) Beas
    5) Brahmaputra
    Answer-2) Chenab
    Construction of the world’s highest railway bridge, being built across the Chenab River in the Reasi district, is underway and is set to be completed by January next year.

  3. Humayun’s Tomb is located in which state/UT?
    1) Delhi
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Ladakh
    5) Assam
    Answer-1) Delhi
    Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi is the first of the grand dynastic mausoleums that were to become synonyms of Mughal architecture with the architectural style reaching its zenith 80 years later at the later Taj Mahal. It is one of the UNESCO heritage sites in India.

  4. Simlipal National Park is located in which state?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Jharkhand
    3) Bihar
    4) West Bengal
    5) Odisha
    Answer-5) Odisha
    Similipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha covering 2,750 km².

  5. Manas National Park is located in which state?
    1) Uttarakhand
    2) Tripura
    3) Assam
    4) Arunachal Pradesh
    5) Himachal Pradesh
    Answer-3) Assam
    Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India.