Current Affairs Quiz – August 26 2020

Current Affairs Quiz – August 26 2020

1. According to the data provided by 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

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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.

2. Poulomi Ghatak announced retirement, is associated with____________.
a) Tennis
b) Badminton
c) Table tennis
d) Swimming

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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.

3. Which continent has recently certified by world Health Organization free from wild Polio ?
a) Australia
b) Africa
c) Europe
d) Antartica

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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.

4. 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

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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.

5. “Shagun – Gift an insurance” policy has launched by_______________.
a) Axis Bank
b) HDFC Insurance
c) IDFC Insurance
d) SBI General Insurance

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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.

6. 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

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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.

7. OMO (Banking terms) is expand as______________.
a) Open Market Optimize
b) Open Money Optimize
c) Open Market Operations
d) Operation Money Optimization

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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.

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