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General Awareness August 2020 Quiz
Question 1. World Sanskrit Day (WSD) is observed on the full moon day of Shravana Month in the Hindu calendar. When was WSD 2020 observed?
1. 3rd August
2. 10th August
3. 21st August
4. 23rd August
Answer: 3rd August
Question 2. The maximum loan amount under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) has been increased to
- Rs. 2 Crores
- Rs. 5 Crores
- Rs. 10 Crores
- Rs. 20 Crores
Answer: Rs. 10 Crores
Question 3. Name the head of the SEBI advisory committee on regulation and development of Mutual Funds.
- Ashish Chauhan
- Usha Thorat
- Dhirendra Kumar
- Uday Kotak
Answer: Usha Thorat
Question 4. ‘Positive Pay’ mechanism has been launched for enhancing the security of payments made via cheques. Cheque details and images can now be uploaded and shared with the drawee bank for secured clearing. This mechanism has been introduced for cheque values starting from
- Rs. 10,000/-
- Rs. 20,000/-
- Rs. 50,000/-
- Rs. 1,00,000/-
Answer: Rs. 50,000/-
Question 5. International Youth Day (IYD) is observed annually on 12th August. The theme for IYD 2020 was
- Youth Engagement for Global Action
- Channelizing Global Youth Energy
- Engaging the Young Stakeholders
- Youth: The Next Generation Change Leaders
Answer: Youth Engagement for Global Action
Question 6. Which state will host the Khelo India Youth Games 2021 (4th edition of the games)?
- Madhya Pradesh
Question 7. National Sports Day (NSD) commemorates the birth anniversary of Indian Hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand. When is the NSD observed?
- 8th August
- 21st August
- 22nd August
- 29th August
Answer: 29th August
Question 8. Which of the following is / are true with respect to the changes announced by the Government?
- The Ministry of Human Resource Development has been renamed as the Ministry of Education
- Union Education Minister: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
- Minister of State for Education: Sanjay Dhotre
- All of the above
Answer: All of the above
Question 9. Name the RBI committee on Debt Restructuring that has been set up to devise a mechanism for recasting of loans impacted by COVID.
- TN Manoharan Committee
- KV Kamath Committee
- Tapan Ray Committee
- Viral Acharya Committee
Answer: KV Kamath Committee
Question 10. Which of the following is / are incorrect regarding the reforms introduced in the New Education Policy 2020?
- Target of 100% Gross Enrolment Ratio in school education (pre-school to secondary level) by 2030
- Target of 50% Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education by 2035
- Higher Education Commission (HEC) to be the single body for higher education, replacing AICTE & UGC
- None of the above
Answer: None of the above
Question 11. Who is the author of “The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World”?
- Nirmala Sitharaman
- Shashi Tharoor
- S Jaishankar
- Mani Shankar Aiyar
Answer: S Jaishankar
Question 12. Name the writer of the photo-book ‘Spirit of Cricket’.
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Steve Waugh
- Shane Warne
- Anil Kumble
Answer: Steve Waugh
Question 13. RBI has extended the MSME Debt Restructuring scheme for existing stresses assets till
- 31st December, 2020
- 31st March, 2021
- 30th June, 2021
- 30th September, 2021
Answer: 31st March, 2021
Question 14. RBI has provided an ASISO facility to Banks for managing the end of day Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) operations. ASISO is an optional facility to the existing manual bids available in Reverse Repo and MSF (Marginal Standing Facility) windows. ASISO stands for
- Automated and Swift Intraday Sweep Operations
- Automated and Swift Internal Sweep Operations
- Automated Sweep-In and Sweep-Out
- Asset Securitization Intraday Swift Operations
Answer: Automated Sweep-In and Sweep-Out
Question 15. Who among the following was recently sworn in as PM of Sri Lanka?
- Ranil Wickremesinghe
- Gotabaya Rajapaksa
- Maithripala Sirisena
- Mahinda Rajapaksa
Answer: Mahinda Rajapaksa
Question 16. Indian Premier League 2020 is being hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Which edition of IPL will it be?
Question 17. Which of the following is / are correct with respect to the New Education Policy (NEP) laid out by the Government?
- NEP 2020 has replaced NPE, 1986
- Outlay for Education to be 6% of GDP
- New System of School Education to be 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 (3 to 18 Years)
- All of these
Answer: All of these
Question 18. Name the country that will host the 2023 ICC Cricket ODI World Cup.
- West Indies
Question 19. ‘Greenlights’ is the autobiography of
- Elon Musk
- Matthew McConaughey
- Jake Gyllenhaal
- Jim Carrey
Answer: Matthew McConaughey
Question 20. Vijay Kumar Choudhary, the author of “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata”, is the speaker of
- Bihar Assembly
- Uttar Pradesh Assembly
- Haryana Assembly
- Rajasthan Assembly
Answer: Bihar Assembly
Question 21. Whose tenure as the Chairman of SEBI has been extended till February 2022?
- TS Vijayan
- Ajay Tyagi
- Subhash Chandra Khuntia
- Alok Misra
Answer: Ajay Tyagi
Question 22. Sashidhar Jagdishan has been appointed as MD and CEO of which of the following banks?
- State Bank of India
- HDFC Bank
- ICICI Bank
- Punjab National Bank
Answer: HDFC Bank
Question 23. 1st Kisan Rail, the first ever multi commodity train of Indian Railways carrying fruits and vegetables, will ply from
- Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar)
- Delhi to Bengaluru (Karnataka)
- Nashik (Maharashtra) to Bengaluru (Karnataka)
- Delhi to Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)
Answer: Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar)
Question 24. BRICS environment ministers’ meeting was hosted recently by Russia. Who among the following attended the meeting on behalf of India?
- Piyush Goyal
- Nirmala Sitharaman
- Prakash Javadekar
- Harsh Vardhan
Answer: Prakash Javadekar
Question 25. William English, the co-creator of Computer Mouse, died recently. The Computer Mouse was created by William English and
- Henry Edward Roberts
- Russell Kirsch
- Douglas Engelbart
- Martin Cooper
Answer: Douglas Engelbart
Question 26. Which state has the highest tiger population in India?
- Madhya Pradesh
- West Bengal
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
Question 27. Ram Temple foundation stone was laid by the PM on 5th August. Which of the following options is / are correct regarding the Ram Temple being built in Ayodhya?
- Architect of Ram Temple: Chandrakant Sompura
- Height of Ram Temple: 161 Feet
- Style of Architecture: Nagara Style
- All of the above
Answer: All of the above
Question 28. Which of the following conservation projects were announced recently by the Prime Minister?
- Project Dolphin and Project Peacock
- Project Dolphin and Project Lion
- Project Rhinoceros and Project Lion
- Project Peacock and Project Rhinoceros
Answer: Project Dolphin and Project Lion
Question 29. Name the authors of “Our Only Home – A Climate Appeal to the World”.
- Bear Grylls and Barack Obama
- Malala Yousafzai and Dalai Lama
- Dalai Lama and Franz Alt
- Al Gore and David Attenborough
Answer: Dalai Lama and Franz Alt
Question 30. Name the vocabulary book written by Shashi Tharoor.
- WOW: The World of Words
- Vocabulary Warriors
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