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CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 August: Questions & Answers


CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 August: Questions & Answers

1. Which country is planning to launch a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus in October 2020?
a) China
b) Russia
c) Japan
d) USA
Answer b) Russia. This was announced by Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko onAugust 31, 2020.

2. Which state will be set up snow leopard conservation centre?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Uttarakhand
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Karnataka
 Answer b) Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand will soon have a snow leopard conservation centre . The conservation centre will be set up in Uttarkashi forest division area.

3. Amar Singh who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Actor
b) Journalist
c) Politician
d) Vocalist
 Answer c) Politician. Amar Singh was the general secretary of the Samajwadi Party and was later expelled from the party by chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on February 2, 2010.

4. Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission belongs to__________.
c) Russian Space Agency
 Answer a) NASA. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched “Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission” with United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket to the Red Planet “Mars”.

5. Which ministry has received SKOCH Gold Award?
a) Ministry of Home affairs
b) Ministry of Health and safety
c) Ministry of Education
d) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
 Answer d) Ministry of Tribal Affairs. SKOCH Gold Award has been awarded to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes” project.

6. 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held by_____________.
a) India
b) China
c) Japan
d) Russia
 Answer d) Russia. The 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held under the presidency of Russia. The Environment Ministers of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India.

7. Who has named as Prime Minister of Ivory Coast?
a) Guillaume Soro
b) Hamed Bakayoko
c) Allassane Ouattara
d) Laurent Gnagbo
 Answer b) Hamed Bakayoko. He was presently serving as the as interim PM of the country since the sudden death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

8. World’s first ever nuclear reactor will start at_____________.
a) India
b) UAE
c) Australia
d) Canada
 Answer b) UAE. Oil-rich Gulf state UAE finally starts its first-ever nuclear reactor “Barakah” at Abu Dhabi on the Gulf coast.

9. Which company became the world’s most valuable company?
a) Microsoft
b) Google
c) Apple
d) Reliance
 Answer c) Apple. After reporting its blockbuster Quarterly result stock of Apple Inc ncreased 10% to a record high making Apple world’s most valuable publicly listed company.

10. Muslim Womens Rights Day is observed on ______________.
a) August 01
b) July 31
c) June 28
d) September 06
 Answer a) August 01. Muslim Women’s Rights Day is observed in India on 1 August 2020. The Day is observed to mark the first anniversary of the law against instant triple talaq.

11. Who is the current Ayush Minister?
a) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
b) Anurag Srivastava
c) Shripad Naik
d) Ravi Shankar Prasad
 Answer c) Shripad Naik. Ayush Minister, Shripad Naik on July 30 chaired a webinar of AYUSH/health ministers of all the states and UTs in order to review the centrally sponsored scheme of National AYUSH Mission and the operationalization of AYUSH Health & Wellness centres.

12. “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” public awareness campaign has launched
a) Maharastra
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Kerala
d) Madhya Pradesh
 Answer d) Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Urban Development and Housing Minister, Bhupendra Singh has launched a public awareness campaign “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” from August 1-15.

13. World Breastfeeding Week is observed on______________.
a) 1-7 August
b) 8-14 August
c) 22-29 September
d) None of these
 Answer a) 1-7 August. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.

14. Which bank has started ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ Campaign?
a) HDFC Bank
b) Kotak Mahindra Bank
c) Ujjivan Samll Finance bank
d) Equitas Bank
 Answer b) Kotak Mahindra Bank. Kotak Mahindra Bank has announced the launch of a two-month-long campaign called ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ with huge offers and discounts to lift up hope and optimism among its customers in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

15. World Sanskrit Day is observed on___________.
a) August 03
b) July 14
c) June 28
d) April 06
 Answer a) August 03. World Sanskrit Day, (also known as Sanskrit Diwas), is celebrated every year on Shraavanapoornima, that is the Poornima day of the Shraavana month in the Hindu calendar, which is also marked as Raksha Bandhan.

16. Who won British Grand Prix 2020?
a) Max Verstappen
b) Charles Leclerc
c) Lewis Hamilton
d) None of these
 Answer c) Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One British Grand Prix 2020 held at the Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom.

17. Which country has become the first gulf nation to produce nuclear energy?
a) Kuwait
b) Iran
c) UAE
d) Israel
 Answer c) UAE. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first country in the Arab world to produce nuclear energy. 

18. IPL 2020 to be played from _______________this year.
a) August 26 to October 19
b) September 01 to November 02
c) September 19 to November 10
d) October 13 to December 24
 Answer c) September 19 to November 10. IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 to November 10 this year. The decision to this effect was taken at a virtual meeting of the IPL Governing Council last night.

19. “Bharat Air Fibre Services” inaugurated in _____________.
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Uttarakhand
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Maharashtra
 Answer d) Maharashtra. “Bharat Air Fibre Services” has been inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for HRD, Electronics, Communication, and IT, Govt Of India, Shri Sanjay Dhotre.

20. EoI ( banking terms) is expand as__________________.
a) Exchange of Initial
b) Expression of Interms
c) Exchange of Interms
d) Expression of Interest
 Answer d) Expression of Interest. Sebi has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from agencies to develop the virtual museum.

21. Women’s world team Squash championship scheduled in ______________.
a) Malaysia
b) Singapore
c) Dubai
d) Philipines
 Answer a) Malaysia. India has withdrawn from the women’s world team Squash championship scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15th to 20th December, due to lack of preparation, time and match-readiness of its players.

22. Who has been appointed as HDFC Bank CEO and MD?
a) Nilan Samy
b) Sashidhar Jagdishan
c) Ram Nivas
d) HariShankar L
 Answer b) Sashidhar Jagdishan. Mr. Jagdishan will take charge of the outgoing MD Aditya Puri on October 27, 2020, and will remain on the position for three years.

23. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has been named as the President of which country?
a) Suriname
b) Ghana
c) Guinea
d) Guyana
 Answer d) Guyana. Former Guyanese housing minister, Mohamed Irfaan Ali has been named as the President of the country. He is a member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He succeeds David Arthur(A.) Granger.

24. Who has been appointed as Director-General of AIR News?
a) Prasar Bharati
b) Ramesh Thilak
c) Jaideep Bhatnagar
d) Hamerender Singh
 Answer c) Jaideep Bhatnagar. Mr Jaideep Bhatnagar, an Indian Information Service Officer of 1986 batch, has taken over the charge as Director General, News Services Division of All India Radio.

25. Who is the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports?
a) Dharmendra Pradhan
b) Pema Khandu
c) Srinivasa Gowda
d) Kiren Rijiju
 Answer d) Kiren Rijiju. Kiren Rijiju is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, who is in the capacity of Minister of State (Independent Charge). The ministry also gives the annual National Sports awards in various categories, including the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards.

26. Who launched the book Swachh Bharat Kranti?
a) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
b) Smriti Irani
c) Piyush Goyal
d) a and b
 Answer d) a and b. “Swachh Bharat Kranti” is a translated copy of the book “Swachh Bharat Revolution”. Swachh Bharat Kranti is a Hindi version and Swachh Bharat Revolution is the English version.

27. Who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Guyana?
a) Mark Phillips
b) Antony Vamsheu
c) Mohammed Hamimula
d) Bharrat Jagdeo
 Answer a) Mark Phillips. He served as the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force from 2013 to 2016. Meanwhile, former President Bharrat Jagdeo has been sworn in as Vice President.

28. William English who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Noble Peace prize winner
b) Inventor of S-pen
c) Co-inventor of the computer mouse
d) None of these
 Answer c) Co-inventor of the computer mouse. The original mouse, as built by Bill English in the mid-60s, was merely a pinewood block, a crude button, and a connector.

29. OXY2 developed by ___________.
a) IIM Bengaluru
b) IIT Delhi
c) IIT-Madras
d) IISc Mumbai
 Answer c) IIT-Madras. A health startup at IIT Madras in joint collaboration with HELYXON has developed a device called OXY2. This newly designed device can easily take vitals of an individual such as heart rate, temperature, oxygen saturation and respiration rate clinically accurate.

30. Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of which Union Territory?
a) Ladakh
b) J&K
c) Chandigarh
d) Puducherry
 Answer b) J&K.

31. SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi’s term has been extended till when?
a) February 2021
b) March 2022
c) February 2022
d) December 2021
 Answer c) February 2022. SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi has been given a term extension of 18 months till February 2022, as per an order by the personnel ministry.

32. Which telecom company has joined hands with AWS to tap India’s booming cloud computing market?
a) Airtel
b) Vodafone
c) Jio
d) Idea
 Answer a) Airtel. Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), one of India’s largest integrated telecom providers, announced a multi-year, Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a comprehensive set of innovative cloud solutions to large enterprise and small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in India.

33. Japan marks 75 years of atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on which
a) August 01
b) August 06
c) August 10
d) August 18
 Answer b) August 06. Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima. In 1945, the United States warplane Enola Gay dropped an atom bomb named “Little Boy” in the city of Hiroshima killing 140,000 people.

34. Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar who passed away, is associated with________________.
a) Actor
b) Journalist
c) Vocalist
d) Politician
 Answer d) Politician. Maharashtra former Chief Minister and Senior Congressman Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passed away.

35. India contributed _____________ to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund.
a) USD 10 million
b) USD 11.79 million
c) USD 13.3 million
d) USD 15.5 million
 Answer d) USD 15.5 million. India gives USD 15.5 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, under its commitment to supporting developing nations in their developmental priorities across all the Sustainable Development Goals.

36. India extends Line of Credit worth 18 million dollars to _________ to expand the
fishing facilities.
a) Seychelles
b) Maldives
c) hailand
d) Bangladesh
 Answer b) Maldives. Government of India has extended Line of Credit (LoC) worth $18 million to the Government of Maldives. The aim is to expand the fishing facilities at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO).

37. Who launched the first National Handloom Day?
a) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
b) Former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda
c) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
d) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
 Answer d) Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Handloom Day at the University of Madras' Centenary Hall in Chennai, on 7 August 2015.

38. “OHE Inspection app” launched by_____________.
a) Army
b) Navy
c) Railways
d) Air Force
 Answer c) Railways. Indian Railways has launched an Overhead Equipment (OHE) Inspection app which will help in minimizing the train delays and long waits due to technical snags. The app has been rolled out on an all over India basis.

39. When is the National Handloom Day observed?
a) 2 August
b) 4 August
c) 7 August
d) 10 August
 Answer c) 7 August. Every year, the Government of India celebrates National Handloom Day on August 7. The day is celebrated to honour the handloom weavers in the country. Also, the day highlights handloom industry in India. 

40. Shirley Ann Grau who passed away at 91, is associated with______________.
a) Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist
b) Noble Peace Prize
c) Social Activist
d) Business Magnet
 Answer a) Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist . The famous fiction writer and Pulitzer Prizewinner, Shirley Ann Grau passed away. She was born on July 8, 1929, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

41. Who has been appointed as brand ambassadors of WTF Sports?
a) Hima Das and Smriti Mandana
b) Harmanpreet Kaur and Suresh Raina
c) Virat Kholi and PV Sindhu
d) MS Dhoni and Hima Das
 Answer b) Harmanpreet Kaur and Suresh Raina. A sports gaming platform, WTF Sports has appointed cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Suresh Raina as its global brand ambassadors.

42. India’s first ‘Kisan Rail’ to begin at______________.
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Gujarat
d) Maharashtra
 Answer d) Maharastra. The Indian railways will begin its “Kisan Rail” services to transport perishable goods. India’s first ‘Kisan Rail’ will run between Devlali in Maharashtra’s Nashik and will reach Danapur in Bihar.

43. Which Indian Pharmacy company has signed a landmark deal to manufacture up to 100 million doses of COVID vaccine for India?
a) MyLab
b) Bione
c) Biocon
d) Serum Institute
 Answer d) Serum Institue. The Serum Institute of India (SII) has entered into a landmark partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the manufacture and delivery of COVID vaccine for India and the middle and low-income countries.

44. According to FutureBrand Index 2020, which Indian company ranked No 2 brand
globally after Apple?
a) Reliance Industries
b) Tata group
c) Zoho
d) HCL
 Answer a) Reliance Industries. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries has been ranked second biggest brand after Apple on the FutureBrand Index of 2020.

45. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on ____________.
a) 9 August
b) 14 August
c) 18 August
d) 25 August
 Answer a) 9 August. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August 2020. The day is observed by the United Nations (UN) and its member states.

46. What is the theme of 2020 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples?
a) Indigenous Languages amid COVID-19
b) COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience
c) Indigenous Peoples' Migration and Movement
d) Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education
 Answer b) COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience.

47. Who is appointed as the Chairman of UPSC?
a) Shri Arvind Saxena
b) Dr. A. S. Bhonsle
c) Prof. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi
d) Ms. Sujata Mehta
 Answer c) Prof. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi. Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 8 August.

48. India to participate in Kavkaz 2020 exercise in _______________.
a) Japan
b) Sri Lanka
c) Maldives
d) Russia
 Answer d) Russia. India will take part in the multilateral military “Russian Kavkaz 2020” strategic command-post exercise to be held in Astrakhan, Russia.

49. Which country will host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021?
a) New Zealand
b) Zimbabwe
c) Australia
d) India
 Answer d) India. The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to Covid-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned.

50. Who has been appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
a) Rajiv Mehrishi
b) Girish Chandra Murmu
c) Harihara Nath
d) Arvind Saxena
 Answer b) Girish Chandra Murmu. Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 7 August 2020.

51. When was the Quit India Movement launched?
a) 1919
b) 1924
c) 1935
d) 1942
 Answer d) 1942. The Quit India Movement is also known as India August Movement or Bharat Chodo Andolan. It was launched by Mahatma Gandhi at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) on 8 August 1942 during World War II.

52. Which country has declared an emergency over an oil spill?
a) Singapore
b) Mauritius
c) Lebanon
d) Liberia
 Answer b) Mauritius. The island of Mauritius declared an environmental emergency due to oil spill caused by a Japanese owned ship that was stranded off the coast days ago.

53. How many million USD has released by the United Nations in response to Beirut Explosion?
a) 4 Million
b) 5 Million
c) 6 Million
d) 8 Million
Answer c) 6 Million. The United Nations released 6 million USD in response to the explosion at Beirut port. With this, the total UN funding towards relief operation of the explosion has come to 15 million USD.

54. Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the ___________
a) Second
b) Fifth
c) Sixth
d) Fourth
 Answer d) Fourth. Former President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa took an oath as a Prime Minister of the country for the fourth time on August 9, 2020.

55. World Tribal Day is observed on__________.
a) August 09
b) September 13
c) March 28
d) April 19
 Answer a) August 09. The day is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of the world’s indigenous population. The date recognizes the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.

56. Who bagged ACJ investigative Journalism award 2020?
a) Nitin Sethi
b) Abhinav Mishra
c) Mukhund Yadav
d) Salim Akbar
 Answer a) Nitin Sethi. Nitin Sethi of The Huffington Post India and Shiv Sahay Singh of The Hindu bagged the prestigious Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism and the K. P. Narayana Kumar Memorial Award for Social Impact Journalism, respectively. 

57. Who has been appointed as Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India?
a) Subir Kumar Chowdhury
b) Deepak Shetty
c) Shiv Sahay Singh
d) Aravind Maran
 Answer b) Deepak Shetty. The JCB Group announced the appointment of Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India Limited.

58. World Tribal Day is observed from which year?
a) 1976
b) 1994
c) 2005
d) 2010
 Answer b) 1994.

59. Food System Vision Prize has bagged by__________________.
a) ISO
c) Food Authority of India
d) None of these
 Answer b) FSSAI. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it has been awarded the ‘Food System Vision Prize’ for its ‘Eat Right India’ movement’s vision, along with nine other finalists.

60. World Lion Day is observed on_________________.
a) April 10
b) May 24
c) March 28
d) August 10
 Answer d) August 10. They began the initiative in 2013, bringing together both National Geographic and the Big Cat Initiative under a single banner to protect the remaining big cats living in the wild.

61. LIC acquires close to 5% stake in which bank?
a) Equitas Bank
b) HDFC Bank
c) Yes Bank
d) Axis Bank
 Answer c) Yes Bank. Yes Bank said LIC has acquired close to 5 per cent shareholding in the bank by purchasing shares from the open market.

62. Which nation will construct War Memorial for Indian soldiers?
a) Nepal
b) Bhutan
c) Bangladesh
d) Pakistan
 Answer c) Bangladesh. Bangladesh has taken a decision to construct a monument for the Indian soldiers. The country will establish a monument for the Indian soldiers who died in 1971 during Bangladesh’s struggle for independence from Pakistan. 

63. Nandi Yellaiah who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Actor
b) Journalist
c) Sprinter
d) Politician
 Answer d) Politician. Former Congress leader and eight-time parliamentarian from Telangana, Nandi Yellaiah passed away.

64. World Biofuel Day is observed on________________.
a) August 10
b) November 02
c) August 17
d) December 18
 Answer a) August 10. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrates the World Biofuel Day on 10th August every year. On the occasion, the ministry also organized the webinar with the theme “Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

65. James ‘Kamala’ Harris who passed away, is associated with______________.
a) Former WWE wrestler
b) Former Hockey Player
c) Scientist
d) None of these
 Answer a) Former WWE wrestler. Former wrestler James Harris, who was also known as “Kamala”, passed away. Harris fought with the greatest superstars in sports-entertainment history including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Andre the Giant.

66. First Silk Training cum Production Centre is set up in ____________________.
a) Telangana
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Sikkim
 Answer b) Arunachal Pradesh. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is to set up the first of its kind training cum production centre of silk in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The centre is to be launched in the first week of September 2020.

67. Surakhsya is a National Portal launched to solve end human-________ conflict.
a) birds
b) elephant
c) tribes
d) fish
 Answer b) Elephant. On August 10, 2020, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched National Portal on Human-Elephant conflict called “SURAKHSYA”.

68. Which nation has become 1st country to register COVID-19 Vaccine?
a) China
b) India
c) Russia
d) Japan
 Answer c) Russia. Russian President, Vladimir Putin has announced that a COVID-19 vaccine named “Sputnik V” developed in the country has been registered for use. Russian Ministry of Health has given regulatory approval for what it claims is the world’s first Covid19 vaccine.

69. Walter Roger Martos Ruiz became new PM of which country?
a) Lima
b) Cusco
c) Arequipa
d) Peru
 Answer d) Peru. His appointment was confirmed by President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra. Ruiz will succeed Pedro Álvaro Cateriano Bellido.

70. Renowned poet Rahat Indori passed away on August 11, 2020. He was a poet in
which language?
a) Bengali
b) Tamil
c) Urdu
d) Malayalam
 Answer c) Urdu. Renowned Urdu Poet and Lyricist Rahat Indori passed away on August

11, 2020. He was 70. He had tested positive for COVID-19.
71. Who won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?
a) Max Verstappen
b) Lewis Hamilton
c) Valtteri Bottas
d) Henry Becquerel
 Answer a) Max Verstappen. The Red Bull racer, Max Verstappen has won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton finished the race at second position.

72. Which nation’s Prime Minister has resigned amid public outrage over Beirut blast?
a) Syria
b) Lebanon
c) Sudan
d) Libya
 Answer b) Lebanon.

73. Who launched Swachh Bharat Mission Academy?
a) Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
b) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
c) Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan
d) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
 Answer a) Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM Academy) on August 11, 2020, in New Delhi, as part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign Gandagi Mukt Bharat.

74. National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) Online Dashboard has been inaugurated by____________.
a) Smrithi Irani
b) Amit Shah
c) Nirmala Sitharaman
d) PM Modi.
 Answer c) Nirmala Sitharaman. The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) Online Dashboard has been inaugurated by the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman. The newly launched platform “NIP” will act as a one-stop solution for all stakeholders seeking for information on infrastructure projects in New India.

75. Who has been selected as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate for US Elections 2020?
a) Nikki Haley
b) Nancy Pelosi
c) Kamala Harris
d) Michele Obama
 Answer c) Kamala Harris. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden chose California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate for the 2020 US Elections on August 11, 2020.

76. World Elephant Day is observed on _____________.
a) July 12
b) June 19
c) August 12
d) September 26
 Answer c) August 12. Every year, World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12. It is an international event that is dedicated to preserve and protect world elephants.

77. When was International Youth Day observed?
a) August 12
b) August 11
c) August 10
d) August 9
 Answer a) August 12.

78. Noted yesteryear lyricist PK Muthusamy passed away on August 12, 2020, at the age of 99. He was known for writing lyrics in which language?
a) Telugu
b) Tamil
c) Malayalam
d) Kannada
 Answer b) Tamil. PK Muthusamy, a noted Tamil Film lyricist passed away at his residence on August 11, 2020. He resided in R Pudupatti Village in Namakkal, near Trichy.

79. Which nation has sent AI-based high-end equipment to combat COVID-19 to
India’s AIIMS?
a) US
b) Russia
c) Italy
d) Israel
 Answer d) Israel. Israel government has provided state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence-based technologies as well as high-end equipment to AIIMS to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

80. Who launched India’s 1st pocket android POS device?
a) Paytm
b) GPay
c) Paypal
d) Phonepe
 Answer a) Paytm. Paytm has launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS (Point of Sale) Device named ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’ for contactless ordering and payments in India.

81. Which city has become 1st city in India to have female icons on traffic signals?
a) Mumbai
b) Chennai
c) New Delhi
d) Kolkata
 Answer a) Mumbai. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has installed traffic signals that display female icons sporting triangular frock, a shift from the default representation of men.

82. Which State launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana?
a) Chhatisgarh
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Tripura
d) Assam
 Answer a) Chhatisgarh. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana on the occasion of World Tribal Day. The scheme aims to make the forest dwellers in the state self-reliant.

83. What is the theme for the 2020 International Youth Day?
a) Transforming education
b) Youth Engagement for Global Action
c) Safe Spaces for Youth
d) Youth Building Peace
 Answer b) Youth Engagement for Global Action.

84. Who is the defence secretary?
a) Vishnu Raj
b) Ram Dev
c) Ajay Kumar
d) Vaithy Prabhu
 Answer c) Ajay Kumar. The Indian Armed Forces have decided to revive “Project Cheetah” amidst tensions with China. The project was pending for a long time and the tri-services have now decided to revive the project under Rs 3,500 crores.

85. Who has been selected by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)?
a) Soma Mondal
b) Paru Reddy
c) Sivan Mishra
d) Harshiman Raj
 Answer a) Soma Mondal. Soma Mondal has been selected by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) as the next chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). She will be taking charge when the present Chairman Anil Chaudhary.

86. Who launched “W-GDP Women Connect Challenge”?
a) Tata groups
b) Reliance groups
d) None of these
 Answer a) Reliance groups. Reliance Foundation has launched the “W-GDP Women Connect Challenge” across India in association with US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP).

87. Who has been appointed as a Chairman of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)?
a) Raman Roy
b) Pramod Bhasin
c) Rajat Gupta
d) Shiv Nadar
 Answer b) Pramod Bhasin. He is currently the vice-chair of the board of governors at ICRIER. He will replace Isher Judge Ahluwalia, who has stepped down due to health reasons. Isher had been in this position for 15 years.

88. Who is the only Indian star to be listed among the top 10 world’s highest-paid actors of 2020?
a) Amir Khan
b) Allu Arjun
c) Akshay Kumar
d) Shah Rukh Khan
 Answer c) Akshay Kumar. Forbes magazine has released “The Highest-Paid Actors Of 2020” list. Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar is the only Indian star to be listed among the top 10 world’s highest-paid actors of 2020. With total earnings of $48.5 million.

89. Which country has ended its loan and oil supply to Pakistan?
a) Kuwait
b) Iran
c) Iraq
d) Saudi Arabia
 Answer d) Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has ended its loan and oil supply to Pakistan, ending the decades-long friendship between the two countries. This was reported by a leading media organisation.

90. Which Aerospace has become India’s first private company to test the upper-stage rocket engine?
a) Kun Aerospace
b) Hayeal Aerospace
c) Boeing India
d) Skyroot Aerospace
 Answer d) Skyroot Aerospace. Aerospace startup Skyroot Aerospace has successfully test-fired an upper-stage rocket engine, becoming the first Indian private company to demonstrate the capability to build a homegrown rocket engine. 

91. Who won Juventus’ MVP of the Year award for record 37 goals in a single season?
a) Lionel Messi
b) Luis Suárez
c) Georgina Rodríguez
d) Cristiano Ronaldo
 Answer d) Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo (August 10, 2020) was named as Juventus’ ‘Most Valuable Player of the Year’ for the championship that lasted for almost 11 months.

92. Rajiv Tyagi who passed away at 54, is associated with_______________.
a) Actor
b) Journalist
c) Politician
d) All the above
 Answer c) Politician. Congress leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed away after a heart attack, the party said. He was 52.

93. Israel and _________ jointly tested Arrow-3 successfully in 2019.
a) Russia
b) USA
c) UK
d) India
 Answer b) USA. Israel and the United States (US) jointly tested Arrow-3 successfully in 2019 in Alaska. The system was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and Boeing and became operational in January 2017.

94. Which ministry organised “Fit India Freedom Run”?
a) Sports Authority of India
b) Sports Ministry
c) Ministry of Home Affairs
d) Ministry of Women and Child development
 Answer b) Sports Ministry. “Fit India Freedom Run” would be organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports from 15th August to 02nd October 2020.

95. Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH)?
a) Sabhesh Naidu
b) Subhash Sheoratan Mundra
c) Haramider Singh
d) Rahul Ravinder
 Answer b) Subhash Sheoratan Mundra. Former RBI deputy governor, Subhash Sheoratan Mundra has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH) with immediate effect. He had joined the board of IBH in 2018 as an independent director.

96. Chunakkara Ramankutty who passed away, is associated with______________.
a) Actor
b) Poet
c) Lyricist
d) Both b and c
 Answer d) Both b and c. He is a recipient of Guru Shreshta Award of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi in 2015.

97. ORUNODOI scheme is launched by which state?
a) Chandigarh
b) Punjab
c) Assam
d) Jharkhand
 Answer c) Assam. The Assam Government is to identify beneficiaries of a new scheme called “ORUNODOI”. The scheme is being launched to help in women financial empowerment.

98. According to AMRUT scheme, Which state has topped in provide piped water supply to households in urban areas of the state?
a) Odisha
b) Haryana
c) Uttarakhand
d) Maharastra
 Answer a) Odisha. Odisha has secured the first position by scoring 85.67%. The mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme. The scheme aims to provide piped water supply to households in urban areas of the state.

99. Which country conducted a flight test of the Arrow-2 interceptor?
a) Israel
b) Syria
c) Lybia
d) Lebanon
 Answer a) Israel. Israel successfully conducted a flight test of the Arrow-2 interceptor on 13 August 2020. Israel's multi-layered aerial defence systems have been designed to stand a war if the country is targeted with massive missile fire.

100. A 2,300 km long Optical Fibre Cable was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on 10th August connecting________________union territory with Chennai.
a) Puducherry
b) Lakshadweep
c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
d) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
 Answer c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

101. For defence personnel, how many gallantry awards approved by the president?
a) 28
b) 47
c) 61
d) 84
 Answer d) 84. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved 84 gallantry awards for defence personnel, including nine Shaurya Chakra. The Kirti Chakra has been posthumously awarded to Abdul Rashid Kalas, Head Constable, Jammu and Kashmir Police.

102. Which bank has launched ‘Shaurya KGC Card’ for armed forces?
a) Axis
d) SBI
 Answer b) HDFC. HDFC Bank launched ‘Shaurya KGC (Kisan Gold Credit) Card’, a loan product for the armed forces. A first-of-its-kind product for over 45 lakh Indian armed forces personnel, it is based on the Kisan Credit Card guidelines by the government.

103. ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme has launched by____________.
a) Odisha
b) Assam
c) West Bengal
d) Punjab
 Answer c) West Bengal. On the occasion of International Youth Day, the West Bengal government launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme under which one lakh unemployed youth would be provided soft loans and subsidies to make them self-reliant, informed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

104. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of eBikeGO?
a) Amir Khan
b) PV Sindhu
c) Harbhajan Singh
d) Sreesanth
 Answer c) Harbhajan Singh. Electric mobility startup eBikeGO on Tuesday said it has roped in Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh as its brand ambassador.

105. Which ministry has launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign?
a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
b) Ministry of Petroleum and chemical industry
c) Ministry of women and child empowerment
d) Ministry of Education
 Answer a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has e- launched the Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign in 272 most vulnerable Districts of the country in terms of substance and alcohol abuse.

106. SRIJAN - online portal associated with_____________.
a) Defence
b) Railways
c) IT
d) Telecommunications
 Answer a) Defence. The Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh launched “SRIJAN”, an online portal to promote indigenization of Defence production.

107. PM Modi announced the launch of which two new projects for the conservation of India’s most endangered species during his Independence Day speech?
a) Project Rhino, Project Elephant
b) Project Leopard, Project Panda
c) Project Tiger, Project Dolphin
d) Project Barasingha, Project Heron
 Answer c) Project Tiger, Project Dolphin. 

108. “YellowChain” centralized e-commerce platform launched by____________.
a) Assam
b) Tripura
c) Nagaland
d) Odisha
 Answer c) Nagaland. Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has launched “Yellow Chain” a centralized e-commerce system to provide the people of the state integrated platform to build sustainable businesses either in products or services from their own locations for sustainable economic activity.

109. Who won F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2020?
a) Lewis Hamilton
b) Max Verstappen
c) Valtteri Boltas
d) None of these
 Answer a) Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2020 held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. This was his 4th win of the season and the 88th win of his career. Max Verstappen (Red Bull–Netherlands) came second followed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) at third.

110. “One Sun, One World, One Grid” initiative is associated with___________.
a) Education
b) Electricity
c) Agriculture
d) All the above
 Answer b) Electricity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the “One Sun, One World, One Grid” (OSOWOG) plan. Under this, there will be a trans-national electricity grid, for supplying solar power across the globe.

111. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of GoAir Airline?
a) Santhosh Raj
b) Ruben Rio
c) Kaushik Khona
d) Abinav Mishra
 Answer c) Kaushik Khona. He will replace Vinay Dube. GoAir is an Indian low-cost airline based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is owned by the Indian business conglomerate Wadia Group.

112. Puducherry celebrates its 59th ‘De-Jure’ day on_____________.
a) 13 June
b) 18 July
c) 29 September
d) 16 August
 Answer d) 16 August. The Puducherry administration organized a function at the Keezhoor memorial where the referendum was signed to mark the occasion. So on that day, the “DeJure” (The Legal Merger of the UT with the Indian Union) was effected.

113. Which Indian state is all set to become completely organic?
a) Punjab
b) Haryana
c) Manipur
d) Sikkim
 Answer d) Sikkim. Sikkim was the first state in the world to become completely organic. The other states that have similar targets include Uttarakhand and Tripura.

114. Taiwan purchased F-16 jets from which country?
a) China
b) USA
c) Russia
d) Japan
 Answer b) USA. This is the first purchase of Taiwan from the US since 1992. Though the deal was planned and talks were finalised a year ago, the move is likely to be denounced by Beijing. The sale of jets to Taiwan is to be completed by the end of 2026.

115. When will the first-ever World Solar Technology Summit be held?
a)August 20th
b)September 8th
c)September 12th
d)August 31st
 Answer b) September 8th. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first World Solar Technology Summit that will be held on September 8, 2020. The summit is being organised by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a virtual platform.

116. IPL 2020 sponsorship won by__________.
a) Vivo
b) Patanjali
c) Dream11
d) Jio
 Answer c) Dream11. Dream11 has won IPL 2020 title sponsorship bid for Rs 222 crores. This was announced by IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel on August 18, 2020.

117. Who has been appointed as the new director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF)?
a) Rakesh Asthana
b) S S Deswal
c) Abithaban
d) Ashwanth Patel
 Answer a) Rakesh Asthana. Asthana is currently heading the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) with an additional charge of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), will assume full-time charge of the border guarding force deployed at the approximately 2,280 km long border with Pakistan.

118. Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) will launch India’s first bullion index named as__________.
a) Bullcoin
b) IndBull
c) Bullhorse
d) Bulldex
 Answer d) Bulldex. Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) will launch India’s first bullion index named “Bulldex”, on August 24, 2020. 

119. Nishikant Kamat who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Actor
b) Filmmaker
c) Lyricist
d) Journalist
 Answer b) Filmmaker. Director-actor Nishikant Kamat passed away. He made his directorial debut in 2005 with Marathi movie Dombivali Fast, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.

120. “Swasthya” & “ALEKH” has launched by which ministry?
a) Ministry of External Affairs
b) Ministry of Education
c) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
d) None of these
 Answer c) Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched the Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal “Swasthya” an e-newsletter on health and nutrition “ALEKH”.

121. Chhattisgarh government to launch “Padhai Tuhar Para” scheme
a) Adults
b) Women
c) School Students
d) Youths
 Answer c) School students. The scheme will enable the school students to study with the help of the community in their localities and villages, in view of the suspension of classes due to coronavirus outbreak.

122. Which nation has launched £3 Million Innovation Challenge Fund in India?
a) UK
b) USA
c) Japan
d) Russia
 Answer a) UK. An “Innovation Challenge Fund” of £3 Million has been launched by the government of United Kingdom (UK) in India.

123. Who has been appointed as the new director of the Securities and Exchange Board of
India (Sebi)?
a) Guhan M
b) Bin Zayed
c) CM Bodge
d) GP Garg
 Answer d) GP Garg. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has appointed GP Garg as executive director (ED).

124. Satya Pal Malik appointed as Governor of which state?
a) Goa
b) Meghalaya
c) Maharastra
d) Madhya Pradesh
 Answer b) Meghalaya. Satya Pal Malik was appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya. He replaced Tathagata Roy. Mr Malik served as Governor of Goa previously.

125. Who has been appointed Oakley’s brand ambassador in India?
a) Virat Kholi
b) MS Dhoni
c) Rohit Sharma
d) Arjun Das
 Answer c) Rohit Sharma. Sports eyewear brand “Oakley” has appointed Indian cricketer, Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador for a period of two years in India.

126. Russell Kirsch who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Social Activist
b) Actor
c) Agriculturist
d) Computer scientist
 Answer d) Computer scientist. Computer scientist Russell Kirsch who invented the “pixel” and scanned the world’s first digital photograph, passed away.

127. Which institute has topped in Atal Rankings (ARIIA) 2020?
a) IIT Madras
b) IIT Pune
c) IISc Bengaluru
d) IIT Delhi
 Answer a) IIT Madras. The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has retained the top position in the ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements,’ (ARIIA) 2020 for being the best centrally funded institution in India.

128. “Jan BachatKhata” launched by_____________.
a) Equitas Bank
b) Fino Payments Bank
c) Paytm
d) Paypal
 Answer b) Fino Payments Bank. Fino Payments Bank has launched Jan BachatKhata (JBK), which is an Aadhaar Authentication based digital savings account that brings neo banking experience to consumers.

129. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Netmeds for Rs 620 crores?
b) Cognizant
c) Reliance
 Answer c) Reliance. Reliance Retail has acquired a majority equity stake in ‘Netmeds’ for approximately Rs 620 crores. The announcement was made by the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) through a statement on August 18, 2020.

130. As per the “Digital Quality of Life Index 2020”, India secured ________ rank in Internet quality.
a) 27
b) 38
c) 41
d) 79
 Answer d) 79. India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality, according to global research released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark.

131. World Humanitarian Day is observed on_____________.
a) June 14
b) July 18
c) September 28
d) 19 August
 Answer d) 19 August. RealLifeHeroes – A global campaign that celebrates humanitarians – a “thank you” to the people who have committed their lives to help others.

132. World Photography Day is observed on_________________.
a) August 19
b) July 20
c) August 17
d) September 29
 Answer c) August 19. World Photography Day is celebrated every year on August 19. It is a day to recognise the importance of photography in our world.

133. Who is the new Vice- President of the Phillippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
a) Ashok Lavasa
b) Haminullah
c) Krishna Das
d) Vimala Harris
 Answer a) Ashok Lavasa. Ashok Lavasa has resigned from his position as Election Commissioner on August 18, 2020, to join as the Vice- President of the Phillippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB). Mr Lavasa will be joining his new position in September 2020.

134. Who has been appointed as President of the Dominican Republic?
a) Luis Abinader
b) Gonzalo Castillo
c) Danilo Medina
d) Sam Pasteur
 Answer a) Luis Abinader. Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona has been sworn in as the 54th President of the Dominican Republic. He succeeds Danilo Medina of Liberation Party.

135. Angela Buxton who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Golf Legend
b) Basketball Player
c) Tennis Legend
d) Social Activist
 Answer c) Tennis Legend. Former British tennis player, two-time Grand Slam doubles champion and equal rights pioneer Angela Buxton has passed away.

136. Which country is ranked first in the number of organic farmers?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Switzerland
c) India
d) Finland
 Answer c) India. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on August 20, 2020, launched the ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’ in order to provide quality nutritious food to poor people at just Rs. 8.

137. Whose birth anniversary was observed on August 20th?
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Rahul Gandhi
d) Rajiv Gandhi
 Answer d) Rajiv Gandhi.

138. Who launched the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge to boost Start-up?
a) Prakash Javadekar
b) Ravi Shankar Prasad
c) Piyush Goyal
d) Nitin Gadkari
 Answer b) Ravi Shankar Prasad. Union Minister of Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad launched “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge- Innovate Solution for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat” on 18 August 2020.

139. Indian Akshay Urja Day or Renewable Energy Day is observed on ___________.
a) 20 August
b) 12 June
c) 19 July
d) 04 September
 Answer a) 20 August. Indian Akshay Urja Day or Renewable Energy Day is observed on 20th August every year. Indian Akshay Urja is observed to mark the importance of renewable energy resources in India.

140. Which bank has launched ‘Loan against Securities’?
a) Axis Bank
b) Yes Bank
c) HDFC bank
d) SBI Bank
 Answer b) YES Bank. “Loan against Securities” will enable customers to avail of loan facility against the securities that they hold. The customers are required only to pledge the securities and not selling them.

141. Which of the following was launched by NHAI to monitor plantation along national highways?
a) GOgreen
b) Swachh Path
c) Harit Path
d) Clean Morth
 Answer c) Harit Path. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has launched a mobile App called Harit Path. The app was inaugurated by the Union Minister for RTH Shri Nitin Gadkari. 

142. Which state has partnered with Israel to resolve Bundelkhand Water Crisis?
a) Chattisgarh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Uttarakhand
d) Haryana
 Answer b) Uttar Pradesh. It will support regional farmers with the latest farming technologies such as drip irrigation, meant for water-deficient regions like Bundelkhand.

143. “Green Deposit Programme” has launched by______________.
b) RBI
c) SBI
d) Income Tax Dept
 Answer a) HSBC. Under this programme, the bank will use the deposits to finance green initiatives and environment-friendly projects.

144. Who won World Snooker Championship 2020?
a) Judd Trump
b) Mark Selby
c) John Higgins
d) Ronnie O’Sullivan
 Answer d) Ronnie O’Sullivan. He has claimed his sixth World Championship title at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

145. Who has been appointed as new Election Commissioner?
a) Harish Kant
b) Rajiv Kumar
c) Hamish Sukla
d) Ruben Stalin
 Answer b) Rajiv Kumar. He will be appointed as the election commissioner “with effect from the date he assumes the office. He will succeed Ashok Lavasa who has submitted his resignation to the Indian President.

146. Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan who passed away 90, is associated
a) Golf legend
b) Actor
c) Politician
d) Former Cricketer
 Answer d) Former Cricketer. He was born on 12th October 1930 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He began his career in the 1948-49 season representing Mysore in the Ranji Trophy and retired from first-class cricket after the 1962-63 season.

147. Which company has signed a sponsorship agreement to support Team India for Tokyo Olympics?
a) Patanjali
c) Jio
 Answer b) INOX. The partnership agreement will further support team India’s promotions through the Group’s entertainment company, Inox Leisure Limited.

148. World Senior Citizen Day is observed on______________.
a) 22 July
b) 18 September
c) 21 August
d) 03 June
 Answer c) 21 August. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about issues affecting older people, such as deterioration with age and the abuse of the elderly and support, honour and show appreciation to seniors and to recognize their achievements.

149. ‘Kormo’ app has launched by___________.
a) Apple
b) Microsoft
c) Google
d) Jio
 Answer c) Google. It would help millions of Indians to get entry-level jobs. Kormo Jobs will help to provide entry-level jobs to thousands of people, to help those who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus and young professionals who are looking for jobs.

150. International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is observed on______________.
a) August 21
b) June 02
c) July 08
d) November 14
 Answer a) August 21. The day is observed to pay tribute to the individuals across the globe who have been attacked, injured, traumatized or lost their lives because of terrorist attacks.

151. Who won Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019?
a) Gajanand Yadava
b) Amrinder Singh
c) Ashok Lavasa
d) Rahul Nambiar
 Answer a) Gajanand Yadava. Gajanand Yadava is a Parachute Jump Instructor. He is also a member of IAF’s Skydiving Team `Akash Ganga`. He has undertaken more than 2900 jumps to date, stated the Indian Air Force in its post.

152. Which country recently discovered a large natural gas reserve in the Black Sea?
a) Russia
b) Iran
c) Azerbaijan
d) Turkey
 Answer d) Turkey. The discovery included 320 billion cubic metres of natural gas. If the natural gas reserve can be extracted, it could help the country to reduce its energy dependence on imports from countries such as Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan.

153. ________ topped the list of the cleanest city in India for the fourth consecutive time in the Swachh Survekshan 2020.
a) Hyderabad
b) Indore
c) Jaipur
d) Bhubaneswar
 Answer b) Indore. The results were declared on 20th August by the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

154. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on _____________.
a) August 23
b) July 19
c) April 04
d) January 16
 Answer a) August 23. . In accordance with the goals of the intercultural project “The Slave Route”, it should offer an opportunity for collective consideration of the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of this tragedy, and for an analysis of the interactions to which it has given rise between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.

155. 5th world conference of speakers of parliament venue is____________.
a) Geneva
b) Sweden
c) Poland
d) Canada
 Answer a) Geneva. Om Birla is leading an Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the conference. The conference is being organized jointly by Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva and Parliament of Austria on 19 and 20 Aug with support of UN.

156. Notesclean - contactless sanitation gadgets device has launched by____________.
b) IIT- Madras
 Answer c) DRDO. The device is called Notesclean. The Notesclean’s role is essential as DRUVS can’t sanitise individual notes in a bundle optimally and it will take a long period of time. The Notesclean can disinfect currency notes in a quick time.

157. Who has been appointed as the managing director of lender State Bank of India?
a) Ranjan Gaurav
b) Smriti Sathyan
c) Sana Marim
d) Ashwani Bhatia
 Answer d) Ashwani Bhatia. In an order from the Personnel Ministry, the government said Bhatia has been appointed as the managing director up to the date of his superannuation, that is May 31, 2022. Bhatia will be appointed in place of P K Gupta who superannuated on March 31.

158. When did the Swachh Survekshan begin?
a) 2014
b) 2015
c) 2016
d) 2017
 Answer c) 2016. Swachh Survekshan, the pan-India survey began in 2016. Under the mission, the Ministry ranks India’s cities, towns, and states based on sanitation, waste management, and overall cleanliness.

159. Which state celebrates the Nuakhai Juhar Festival?
a) Assam
b) Odisha
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Sikkim
 Answer b) Odisha. Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and areas of neighbouring states on August 23. It is one of the most ancient festivals celebrated in Indian.

160. India’s longest river ropeway inaugurated in ___________.
a) Assam
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Mehalaya
 Answer a) Assam. The longest river ropeway of India has been inaugurated in Assam. The ropeway is 1.8 Km long and connects Guwahati and North Guwahati over Brahmaputra river.

161. Satpal Singh Satti named which state finance commission chief?
a) Sikkim
b) Nagpur
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Manipur
 Answer c) Himachal Pradesh. Former BJP state president Satpal Singh Satti has been appointed Chairman of the Sixth Himachal Pradesh State Finance Commission.

162. Which organization has set to acquired 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport?
a) Reliance
c) HCL
d) Adani
 Answer d) Adani. Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) is likely to soon acquire a 74 per cent stake in Mumbai International Airport (MIAL). With this acquisition, Adani Group flagship will become the largest private operator of airports in the country after GMR Group.

163. Which team won the UEFA Champions League 2020?
a) Real Madrid
b) Barcelona
c) Paris Saint-Germain
d) Bayern Munich
 Answer d) Bayern Munich. German giants Bayern Munich have won the UEFA Champions League for the sixth time in the club’s history after beating French side Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the final in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.

164. Women’s British Open 2020 won by_____________.
a) Mina harigea
b) Sophia Popov
c) Esther Henslet
d) Cheyenne woods
 Answer b) Sophia Popov. Sophia Popov marked her ball a few inches from the hole on the 18th green, pulled the brim of her cap over her face and began to cry in the arms of her caddie.

165. International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region
to be held in ___________.
a) Spain
b) Geneva
c) India
d) Nepal
 Answer c) India. The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital is to conduct an International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region.

166. Government of Maharashtra and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank signed a loan agreement of ____________ USD to improve service quality, safety and network capacity of the suburban railway system.
a) 100 million
b) 200 million
c) 400 million
d) 500 million
 Answer d) 500 million. The project is to increase network capacity in the region. This in turn will also help to reduce fatal accidents of commuters. Among the primary beneficiaries of the project, 22% will be female passengers.

167. Which company has bagged “Swachhta Hi Seva award”?
a) Coal India
b) NLC India limited
c) NTPC limited
d) National mineral development
 Answer b) NLC India limited. The Government of India Navratna, NLC India Limited (NLCIL) has bagged the award for making an extremely valuable contribution in the implementation of the “Swachhta Hi Seva Programme”.

168. “Super App” has launched by____________.
a) Tata group
b) Reliance
c) Army
d) Railways
 Answer a) Tata group. The app will put the conglomerate in competition with giants of the region like Reliance Industries and global titans like Amazon.

169. Gaofen-9 series Earth observation satellite belongs to_____________.
a) Russia
b) China
c) Japan
d) South Korea
 Answer b) China. The satellite, sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket, is an optical remote-sensing satellite with a resolution up to the sub-meter level.

170. India along with which nation conducted the first meeting of their National Coordination Committee on August 24?
a) Israel
b) Afghanistan
c) Russia
d) Uzbekistan
 Answer d) Uzbekistan. The committee has been set up to monitor the implementation of the mutually agreed projects between India and Uzbekistan.

171. Sileru river is situated at____________.
a) Assam
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Meghalaya
 Answer c) Odisha. A team of researchers from Andhra University sighted a rare fish called “Mahseer” in the Sileru river. The fish is listed as Endangered in IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) list.

172. The Indian government has signed a loan agreement worth USD 500 million with AIIB for a transport project in which city?
a) Mumbai
b) Delhi
c) Bengaluru
d) Kolkata
 Answer c) Bengaluru. The Indian Government, Maharashtra government and Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation has signed a loan agreement of USD 500 million with the Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB) for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III.

173. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Finance to Rajya Sabha, Which state has topped the list of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) in availing loans to women?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Telangana
d) Kerala
 Answer b) Tamil Nadu. As of March 31, 2020. Tamil Nadu had availed Rs 58,227 crores. The loans provided by other states are as follows West Bengal: Rs 55,232 crores, Karnataka: Rs 47,714 crore, Bihar: Rs 44,879, Maharashtra: Rs 42,000 crores.

174. Poulomi Ghatak announced retirement, is associated with ____________.
a) Tennis
b) Badminton
c) Table tennis
d) Swimming
 Answer c) Table Tennis. Indian Table Tennis star, Poulomi Ghatak has announced retirement. She had represented India at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and Commonwealth championships between 2000 and 2008. 

175. Which continent has recently certified by the World Health Organization free from wild Polio?
a) Australia
b) Africa
c) Europe
d) Antarctica
 Answer b) Africa. The Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), an independent body set up by the World Health Organization (WHO), has certified the African continent free from wild Polio virus.

176. Who has bagged the first-ever Gold Medal for India in Mental Calculations World Cup (MCWC)?
a) Arun Nagaratnam
b) George Thomas
c) Jonardhan Ruben
d) Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash
 Answer a) Arun Nagaratnam. He has created a new All-Time Record and has beaten the records of Math Maestros like Shakuntala Devi and Scott Flansburg.

177. “Shagun – Gift an insurance” policy has launched by _______________.
a) Axis Bank
b) HDFC Insurance
c) IDFC Insurance
d) SBI General Insurance
 Answer d) SBI General Insurance. SBI General Insurance has launched a first-of-its-kind insurance product called ‘Shagun – Gift an Insurance”, which is a unique gift of Personal Accident policy.

178. Which cricketer has become first-ever fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets?
a) Jasprit Bumrah
b) Dwayne Bravo
c) Vijay Shankar
d) James Anderson
 Answer d) James Anderson. England’s James Anderson has created history by becoming the first-ever fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket.

179. OMO (Banking terms) is expand as______________.
a) Open Market Optimize
b) Open Money Optimize
c) Open Market Operations
d) Operation Money Optimization
 Answer c) Open Market Operations. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 25, 2020, announced special open market operations (OMO) for an amount worth Rs 20,000 crore in two equal tranches.

180. With which country, India sign Mou to open inland waterways?
a) Nepal
b) Bangladesh
c) Pakistan
d) Myanmar
 Answer b) Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh will open new inland waterway from September 3, 2020. This is based on the agreement signed by the countries in May 2020 on Inland Water Transit and Trade.

181. Women’s Equality Day is observed on__________.
a) 27 June
b) 29 July
c) 27 August
d) 01 November
 Answer c) 27 August. Women’s Equality Day is now often observed across the world to encourage and spread awareness about women’s empowerment.

182. Gail Sheehy who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Writer
b) Journalist
c) Lyricist
d) Both a and b
 Answer d) Both a and b. Writer-journalist, Commentator and Pop sociologist, Gail Sheehy passed away.

183. World Water Week 2020 is observed from______________.
a) 01-05 Septemeber
b) 10-14 September
c) 24-28 August
d) 28-01 September
 Answer c) 24-28 August. World Water Week is an annual global event organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) since 1991.

184. The theme for World Water Week 2020 is_____________.
a) Water and Climate change: Acceleration Action
b) Water and Universe change: Optimization Action
c) Water and Globe change: Accelerating Action
d) Water and Climate change: Optimization Action
 Answer a) Water and Climate change: Acceleration Action.

185. ‘Liberty Savings Account’ for the Indian Youth has launched by ____________.
a) Axis
c) SBI
d) Paypal
 Answer a) Axis. Axis Bank has introduced ‘Liberty Savings Account’ for the Indian Youth, to address the ever-changing lifestyle needs of young and digitally interested Indians.

186. Who has become the new MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund?
a) Sibin Terattil
b) Vinay Tonse
c) Swaraj Singh
d) Ashwani Bhatia
 Answer b) Vinay Tonse. Vinay Tonse has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Mutual Fund (MF). 

187. Who has become the first person to hit a net worth of $200 billion?
a) Steve Jobs
b) Bill Gates
c) Mukesh Ambani
d) Jeff Bezos
 Answer d) Jeff Bezos. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO on August 26, 2020, became the first person in the world to hit a net worth of $200 billion.

188. Which state has topped Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Punjab
c) Gujarat
d) Himachal Pradesh
 Answer c) Gujarat. It is the first of its kind index on the lines of ease of doing business ranking, which has ranked all the states and Union Territories on various parameters of export preparedness and competitiveness.

189. Which bank has partnered with Adobe to enable zero-touch digital interface?
a) SBI
b) RBI
d) IOB
 Answer c) HDFC. Powered by Adobe Experience Cloud solutions, this partnership will enable HDFC Bank to deliver personalised digital experiences to existing as well as new customers, at any time and anywhere.

190. PRATHEEKSHA: First Marine Ambulance launched by ___________
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Telangana
d) Karnataka
 Answer b) Kerala. Around thirty fishermen lose heir lives at sea in a year due to accidents during fishing. Under this context, the Government of Kerala has launched Marine Ambulance services to provide more efficient rescue.

191. Who has selected for National Award to Teachers 2020?
a) Shobha Sekar
b) Sudha Painuli
c) Mirnalini Yadav
d) Ravi Shankar
 Answer b) Sudha Painuli. She is among the 47 outstanding teachers selected for the National Award to Teachers 2020.

192. Which country will be planned to host BRICS Games in 2021?
a) South Africa
b) Brazil
c) China
d) India
 Answer d) India. India is planning to host BRICS Games 2021, which will be aligned with the Khelo India Games scheduled for next year.

193. What is the motto for National Cadet Corps (NCC)?
a) Unity and Discipline
b) Strength and Unity
c) Unity Together
d) Power and Strength
 Answer a) Unity and Discipline. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App here on (August 26, 2020).

194. Who has become the youngest author ever to win the International Booker prize?
a) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
b) Lieke Marsman
c) Nina Polak
d) Lize Spit
 Answer a) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. The 29-year-old Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has become the youngest author ever to win the International Booker prize, taking the award for their “visceral and virtuosic” debut novel, The Discomfort of Evening.

195. Which government has launched ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ fitness campaign?
a) Pondicherry
b) Delhi
c) Goa
d) Diu and Daman
 Answer b) Delhi. Delhi Government has launched the Fitness Campaign “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” fitness campaign, for the students.

196. National Sports Day is observed on____________.
a) April 29
b) May 13
c) July 12
d) August 29
 Answer d) August 29. Every year, India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. He was born on August 29, 1905.

197. The 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) was held on
a) 27th August
b) 05th August
c) 19th September
d) 16th November
 Answer a) 27th August. The 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) was held on 27th August via video conferencing. The meeting was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Permanent Secretary (Defence), Singapore Mr Chan Heng Kee.

198. 51st IFFI to be held in ____________.
a) Pondicherry
b) Diu and Daman
c) Delhi
d) Goa
 Answer d) Goa. 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa, from November 20th to 28th.

199. Who has become 1st bowler to scalp 500 wickets in T20 cricket?
a) Vijay Shankar
b) Dwayne Bravo
c) Ashwin
d) Rahkeem Cornwall
 Answer b) Rahkeem Cornwall.

200. Chadwick Boseman who passed away at 48, is associated with _____________.
a) Computer Scientist
b) Social Activist
c) Actor
d) Journalist
 Answer c) Actor. He was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, and made his acting debut in the TV series “All My Children” in 2003.

201. International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on____________.
a) March 16
b) June 19
c) August 29
d) September 13
 Answer c) August 29. The day aims to increase awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

202. Which company has acquired Future Group’s retail, wholesale businesses for Rs 24,713 crore?
a) Reliance
c) HCL
d) Adani Green
 Answer a) Reliance. Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) announced on August 29, 200 that it is acquiring the retail, wholesale business, logistics and warehouse business of Future Group for Rs 24,713 crore.

203. International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed on______________.
a) March 19
b) August 13
c) August 30
d) September 07
 Answer c) August 30. UN General Assembly expressed its deep concern about the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction. 

204. AGRIOTA: E-Market Platform to bridge Indian rural farmers and _______ food industry.
a) Australia
b) UAE
c) Canada
d) USA
 Answer b) UAE. The UAE Government launched AGRIOTA, new technology-driven agricultural commodity trading platform that will bridge the rural farmers from India and the gulf Food Industry.

205. Which country has become the joint winners of FIDE online Chess Olympiad?
a) India and Canada
b) Nepal and China
c) China and Bangladesh
d) India and Russia
 Answer d) India and Russia. India and Russia have become the joint winners of FIDE online Chess Olympiad. World chess governing body FIDE declared both the finalists as joint winners after at least two games in the second match were affected by internet connectivity issues.

206. “Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana” has launched by _____________.
a) Assam
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Punjab
 Answer b) Uttar Pradesh. “Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana” has been launched by the Uttar Pradesh government. Under this scheme, 19 international players from the state of Uttar Pradesh will get road connectivity to their houses.

207. India’s 1st International Women’s Trade Centre to be set up in _____________.
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Kerala
d) Telangana
 Answer c) Kerala. Kerala will establish the first international women’s trade centre (IWTC) of India at Angamaly.

208. Purushotham Rai who passed away, is associated with ______________.
a) Kabbadi legend
b) Golf legend
c) Athletic coach
d) Hockey legend
 Answer c) Athletic coach. India’s former athletic coach Purushotham Rai passed away. The former coach passed away a few hours before receiving the Dronacharya Award, the highest sporting award for a coach in India.

209. Who has become Lebanon’s new Prime Minister?
a) Nabeel Nithiquah
b) Sabith Aslam
c) Muhammed Alhaq
d) Mustapha Adib
 Answer d) Mustapha Adib. Adib was named by four former Lebanon Prime Ministers as their choice for the post.

210. PM Narendra Modi announced ______________ to observed as ‘Nutrition Month’
in Mann in Baat.
a) August
b) November
c) December
d) September
 Answer d) September. He shared the information while talking about the importance of following a nutritious diet in his monthly ‘Mann in Baat’ radio programme.

211. Who won Belgian Grand Prix to secure 89th victory of career?
a) Lewis Hamilton
b) Max Verstappen
c) Valtteri Bottas
d) John Abraham
 Answer a) Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Belgian Grand Prix to take his fifth victory in seven races this year and the 89th of his career.

212. Which country has become the first country in Africa to eliminate human African Trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness?
a) Liberia
b) Lebanon
c) Togo
d) Tanzania
 Answer c) Togo. The World Health Organization (WHO) on August 27, 2020, certified so after the country applied for it in 2018.

213. Who launched the ‘Pension Corner’ app for its retired personnel?
c) NCC
d) NGC
 Answer a) CISF. ”. The mobile app has been created by CISF to reach the pensioners and to bring them on to the digital platform as a one-stop solution.

214. Who became the first Indian-origin woman to be honoured with a memorial Blue Plaque?
a) Nawat Khan
b) Nasser Bhegam
c) Noor Inayat Khan
d) Sultana Jaan
 Answer c) Noor Inayat Khan. Britain’s World War II spy, Noor Inayat Khan, became the first Indian-origin woman to be honoured with a memorial Blue Plaque at her former family home in central London.

215. Who has been appointed as Secretary in Lok Sabha?
a) Rampal Singh
b) Utpal Kumar Singh
c) Arvind Moorthy
d) Vignesh Jadav
 Answer b) Utpal Kumar Singh. Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Utpal Kumar Singh has been appointed as Secretary in Lok Sabha with effect from September 1. The appointment was approved by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on August 28.

216. ‘The Young Minds’ - first Newspaper for Kids has launched in _______________.
a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) Assam
c) Jharkhand
d) Sikkim
 Answer b) Assam. With the aim to promote creative thinking among children and inculcate in them the habit to read and write, the first children’s newspaper ‘The Young Minds’ has been launched in Assam. 
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