Current Affairs Quiz- August 15 & 16 2020

Current Affairs Quiz – August 15 & 16 2020

1. 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

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Answer c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

2. For defence personnel, how many gallantry awards approved by president?
a) 28
b) 47
c) 61
d) 84

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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.

3. Which bank has launched ‘Shaurya KGC Card’ for armed forces?
a) Axis
b) HDFC
c) IDFC
d) SBI

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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.

4. ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme has launched by____________.
a) Odisha
b) Assam
c) West Bengal
d) Punjab

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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.

5. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of eBikeGO?
a) Amir Khan
b) PV Sindhu
c) Harbhajan Singh
d) Sreesanth

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Answer c) Harbhajan Singh. Electric mobility startup eBikeGO on Tuesday said it has roped in Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh as its brand ambassador.

6. 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

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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 country in terms of substance and alcohol abuse.

7. SRIJAN – online portal associated with_____________.
a) Defence
b) Railways
c) IT
d) Telecommunicationa

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Answer a) Defence. The Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh launched “SRIJAN”, an online portal to promote indigenization of Defence production.

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