Current Affairs Quiz – August 20 2020

Current Affairs Quiz – August 20 2020

1. Who has been appointed as President of Dominican Republic?
a) Luis Abinader
b) Gonzalo Castillo
c) Danilo Medina
d) Sam Pasteur

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Answer a) Luis Abinader. Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona has been sworn in as the 54th President of Dominican Republic. He succeeds Danilo Medina of Liberation Party.

2. Angela Buxton who passed away, is associated with_____________.
a) Golf Legend
b) Basketball Player
c) Tennis Legend
d) Social Activist

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Answer c) Tennis Legend. Former British tennis player, two-time Grand Slam doubles champion and equal rights pioneer Angela Buxton has passed away.

3. Which country is ranked first in the number of organic farmers?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Switzerland
c) India
d) Finland

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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.

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

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Answer d) Rajiv Gandhi.

5. Who launched the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge to boost Start-up?
a) Prakash Javadekar
b) Ravi Shankar Prasad
c) Piyush Goyal
d) Nitin Gadkari

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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.

6. Indian Akshay Urja Day or Renewable Energy Day is observed on ___________.
a) 20 August
b) 12 June
c) 19 July
d) 04 September

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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.

7. Which bank has launched ‘Loan against Securities’?
a) Axis Bank
b) Yes Bank
c) HDFC bank
d) SBI Bank

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Answer b) YES Bank. “Loan against Securities” will enable customers to avail loan facility against the securities that they hold. The customers are required only to pledge the securities and not selling them.

 

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