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Current Affairs 22 August 2020 | Current Affairs in India

Current Affairs 22 August 2020 | Current Affairs in India

Current Affairs 22 August 2020

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Current Affairs 22 August 2020 | Current Affairs in India
Current Affairs 22 August 2020 | Current Affairs in India


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(1) __________ Police has tied up with All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)?

A - Delhi
B - Maharashtra
C - Punjab
D - Jammu Kashmir

Explanation: 
Delhi Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of AYUSH.
Under this MoU, a mobile unit called Dhanwantri Rath and Police Welfare Center will be encouraged to expand the resistant and encouraging health services of Ayurveda in residential colonies of Delhi Police. 
These sources will be serviced by AIIA and assisted by the Ministry of AYUSH. Dhanvantari Rath- The mobile unit of Ayurveda health care services will include a team of physicians who will regularly visit Delhi Police colonies. "


(2) __________ has launched a 3 million pound ‘Innovation Challenge Fund’ in India?

A - Japan
B - America
C - Great Britain
D - Russia

Explanation:  
GreatBritain has launched a £ 3 million Innovation Challenge Fund in India. The Great Britain government has launched this initiative in India to support scientists in the fields of industry and education to tackle climate change and the COVID-19 epidemic. 
This initiative was created by the Indian and British Prime Ministers to collaborate on some of the world's biggest challenges, along with high-skill jobs and economic development, bringing together the best minds of the two countries under the UK-India Tech Partnership is.


(3) Luis Abinader has been elected as __________ President of the Dominican Republic?

A - 54th
B - 32nd
C - 41st
D - 65th

Explanation:  
Luis Abinader has been elected as the 54th President of the Dominican Republic. He is a candidate of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) and won the 2020 Dominican Republic general election. He took over from Denilo Medina on 16 August 2020. 
Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of Abicor Group which deals with major tourism projects in the country. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of O& M University. 
He was accepted by the Rhode Island General Assembly for his career in public service education and business.


(4) Canara Bank has entered into an agreement with which state government to promote financial inclusion and digital payments in 15,000 wards / village secretariats?

A - Kerala
B - Assam
C - Delhi
D - Andhra Pradesh

Explanation:  
Canara Bank has collaborated with the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh to promote financial inclusion and digital payments in 15000 ward/village secretariats.
This initiative will empower 15000 Village Secretariats with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) which will pave the way for customers to pay for their day-to-day transactions in a secure quick and easy mode. 
The introduction of QR codes in UPI will empower thousands of villagers with digital payment modes and facilitate their regular payments.



(5) Recently which e-commerce company has tied up with IIT Patna?

A - Amazon
B - Flipkart
C - Snapdeal
D - Alibaba

Explanation:  
E-Commerce platform Flipkart signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna) on 19 August 2020 to encourage focused research in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML). 
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed. A number of initiatives will be undertaken by IIT Patna as part of the program including joint research activities, writing research papers, organizing seminar, internship / mentorship opportunities. 
This partnership will spread the real world industry to the students and scholars of IIT Patna.



(6) __________ portal has been launched by Ministry of Tribal Affairs?

A - Calligraphy
B - Article
C - Thoughts
D - Suggestion

Explanation:  
The article has been launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the article emphasizing its commitment to improving the health of tribal communities. 
It is a quarterly e-newsletter on health and nutrition and will showcase the actions of various stakeholders or shareholders to improve the health and nutrition of tribal communities. 
E-portal 'Health' on tribal health and nutrition, India on a single platform. Provides health and nutritional information of the tribal population.


(7) Angela Buxton passed away recently, she was associated with which field?

A - Sports
B - Author
C - Actress
D - Singer

Explanation: 
Angela Buxton, who recently passed away, was associated with tennis. She was a British tennis player. 
She won the women's doubles title at both the Wimbledon and French Championships in 1956 with her playing partner Aletha Gibson. 
In 1954 he earned the number 4 British ranking. She reached the Wimbledon (1955) singles quarter-finals and earned world number 9 in the rankings. 
She played in the Wattman Cup competition for Great Britain in 1954– 1955 and 1956 and was ranked World No 5 by World Tennis Magazine and World No 6 by Lance Tingay of Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.


8) __________ Will join Asian Development Bank as new vice president?

A - Giriraj Singh
B - Saroj Khandayat
C - Ashok Lavasa
D - Madhuri Singh

Explanation:  
Former 1980 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, Ashok Lavasa, former Election Commissioner will join the Asian Development Bank of the Philippines as the new vice president.
He retired as Finance Secretary of State in 2017. After his retirement, he was appointed as Election Commissioner in 2018 by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. 
He was to take over as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in April 2021, replacing the current CEC Sunil Arora. 
He has also served as Civil Aviation Secretary, Environment Secretary, Forest Secretary, Climate Change Secretary.


(9) On which date is Indian renewable energy day celebrated?

A - 21 August
B - 20 August
C - 22 August
D - 18 August

Explanation: 
Indian Renewable Energy Day is celebrated on 20 August. The objective of Indian renewable energy is to promote projects related to new and renewable energy sources and provide financial support to them.


(10) Recently unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) employed for Indian Railway safety monitoring and passenger safety is named __________ drone?

A - Air
B - Ninja
C - Super
D - Y - X

Explanation: 
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) employed for Indian railway safety monitoring and passenger safety is named Ninja Drones. 
The UAV station complexes will help in better protection and monitoring of railway areas such as railway route sections, yard workshops. Drones equipped with facilities such as timely tracking video streaming and taking necessary steps at the time of disturbances will enhance the monitoring of railway assets and ensure extra safety of passengers. 
The Railway Protection Force has purchased nine drones for passenger safety at a cost of Rs 31.87 lakh.



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