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Current Affairs 23 August 2020 | Current Affairs in India

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Current Affairs 23 August 2020

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Current Affairs 23 August 2020 PDF
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    Current Affairs 23 August 2020 | Current Affairs in India

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    (1) In the 'Swachhta Survekshan 2020' ranking… the city has topped?

    A - Delhi

    B - Indore

    C - Mumbai

    D - Goa

    Explanation: Indore city of Madhya Pradesh has been given the status of India's cleanest city for the fourth consecutive year under the Swachhta Survekshan 2020. The award is the fifth edition of India's annual cleanliness survey. A total of 129 awards will be given to the top-performing cities and states under the 2020 edition. The Swachhta Survekshan was launched in 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mysore won the award for India's cleanest city in 2016, Indore topped it for three consecutive years in 2017– 2018 and 2019.

    (2) Recently ………….. has developed the anti-microbial suit “Drug Star” to counter the Covid-19 epidemic?

    A - DIAT

    B - WHO

    C - ISRO

    D - IIT Delhi

    Explanation:  The Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has developed the anti-microbial suite drug TARA to counter the Covid-19 epidemic. This antimicrobial suit includes superhydrophobic breathing anti-microbial relaxant ganas. The suit has undergone splash resistant tests that follow the guidelines set by the regulatory body and has a good ability to block any fluids. DIAT has launched its first Ayurvedic-based A biodegradable face mask called Prathupati that works to neutralize the virus. E-commerce will be made available on online platforms like Amazon Flipkart etc.

    (3) ……………… .. has launched the 'Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge' to promote the self-reliant India campaign in the country?

    A - Ministry of Sports

    B - Ministry of Defense

    C - Ministry of Tribal Affairs

    D - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

    Explanation: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge to promote the Self-Reliant India Campaign in the country. Under the indigenous microprocessor challenge, student startups and innovators have been invited to work on new technology to develop different technology products using two microprocessors namely Shakti (32 bit) and Vega (64 bit). Microprocessor Shakti and Vega have been developed by IIT Madras and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). This initiative will boost innovation start-ups and research ecosystem in India.

    (4) The birth anniversary of …………………… is celebrated as Sadbhavna Divas?

    A - Rajiv Gandhi

    B - Jawaharlal Nehru

    C - Bhagat Singh

    D - Mahatma Gandhi

    Explanation: Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary is celebrated as Sadbhavna Divas. This day is celebrated on 20 August with the aim of peace, communal harmony, national unity, and affection among citizens of India from different religious backgrounds. The word Sadbhavana means Goodwill in English.

    (5) The Economic Explosives Limited Company has developed ……………… .. rocket?

    A - Garun

    B - Pinaka

    C - Teja

    D - antidote

    Explanation: Economic Explosives Limited (EEL) has developed the Pinaka rocket which has been successfully tested by the Indian Army. The Pinaka rocket is the first rocket to be fully developed by the private sector. This development will give a significant boost to the Central Government's Make in India initiative and remove dependence on Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). On 19 August 2020, rockets were tested at a firing range at Pokhran. The private sector has built rockets following a technology transfer agreement with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

    (6) Name the newly appointed CEO of NPCI International Payments Limited?

    A - Devendra Bakshi

    B - Geeta Agnihotri

    C - Ritesh Shukla

    D - Ramcharan Meena

    Explanation: Ritesh Shukla has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL). NIPL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) focusing on taking and internationalizing the country's indigenously developed offerings and technical skills to foreign markets. The technologies to be exported under the system are Unified Payments Interface (UPI) card payment network real-time payment system, among other proposals of NPCI. NIPL will also work with other countries to create payment technology.

    (7) On which date is the International Day of Commemoration and Tribute of Terrorist Victims celebrated?

    A - 21 August

    B - 20 August

    C - 23 August

    D - 22 August

    Explanation: Every year on 21 August, the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute of Terrorism Victims is celebrated. This day is celebrated around the world to pay respectful support and assistance to the victims and victims of those who died due to terrorism. This year, the third day is being celebrated which will focus on the response to many monuments and epidemics. The day was declared by the General Assembly in 2017 in its Resolution 72/165 to preserve and promote the honor and support of survivors of terrorism and their fundamental freedom and full enjoyment of human rights.

    (8) The "Trifood Project" is to be implemented by which ministry?

    A - Ministry of Sports

    B - Ministry of External Affairs

    C - Ministry of Food Processing Industries

    D - Ministry of Tribal Affairs

    Explanation: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs will implement the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) trifood project under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The government virtually launched the tertiary processing center of the Trifood project in Jagdalpur city of Chhattisgarh and Raigad town in Maharashtra. The initiative is being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Food Processing (MOFPI) with the objective of improving the income of tribals through proper use and value addition of Small Forest Produce (MFP) collected by tribal forest producers.

    (9) ……………………. Has launched a unique digital initiative called “Loan Against Securities”?

    A - Yes Bank

    B - State Bank

    C - World Bank

    D - Asian Development Bank

    Explanation: Yes Bank has launched a unique digital initiative of Loan Against Securities under Securities in the Second Platform launched by it. The digital solution will help customers avail of credit facilities against their securities held by them. Under the program, customers will be able to get loans only by pledging instead of selling their securities. Valid securities under this initiative will be: Share Equity and Debt Mutual Fund Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) Insurance policies issued by LIC and selected private companies Non-convertible debentures (NCDs) Tax-free bonds etc.

    (10) Name the newly appointed President of the Fertilizers Association of India?

    A - Suchitra Tripathi

    B - Kishore Rungta

    C - Ganesh Bhagwat

    D - Niranjan Shukla

    Explanation: Kishore Rungta has been appointed as the President of the Fertilizers Association of India. The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) represents manufacturers importers distributors research institutes equipment manufacturers and input suppliers of fertilizers. FAI SR Tamil Nadu will cover stakeholders from the southern states of Telangana Kerala Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and will aim to bring together the stakeholders concerned with product marketing and the use of fertilizers.

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