Current Affairs Quiz – August 23 2020

Current Affairs Quiz – August 23 2020

1. Which country recently discovered a large natural gas reserve in the Black Sea?
a) Russia
b) Iran
c) Azerbaijan
d) Turkey

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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.

2. ________ 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

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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.

3. 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

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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.

4. 5th world conference of speakers of parliament venue is____________.
a) Geneva
b) Sweden
c) Poland
d) Canada

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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.

5. Notesclean – contactless sanitation gadgets device has launched by____________.
a) ISRO
b) IIT- Madras
c) DRDO
d) ICMR

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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.

6. 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

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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.

7. When did the Swachh Survekshan begin?
a) 2014
b) 2015
c) 2016
d) 2017

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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.

 

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