Current Affairs Quiz - August, 2020

11. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has been sworn in as the new President of which South American country?

[A] Guyana
[B] Venezuela
[C] Brazil
[D] Columbia

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12. Which global organisation has estimated that about 24 million additional children may drop out of school?

[A] World Bank
[B] World Economic Forum
[C] UNESCO
[D] International Monetary Fund

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13. Which Indian state launched ‘Saheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana’?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Odisha
[C] Chhattisgarh
[D] West Bengal

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14. The Mars test rocket of which space company was successfully flight tested with an upward landing?

[A] Boeing
[B] SpaceX
[C] Air Bus
[D] Tesla

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15. Who is the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?

[A] Bhim Sain Bassi
[B] Pradeep Kumar Joshi

[C] Sujata Mehta
[D] Manoj Soni

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16. Which Indian organisation releases Business Confidence Index (BCI)?

[A] National Council of Applied Economic Research
[B] NITI Aayog
[C] National Development Council
[D] Centre for Policy Research

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17. Who has sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, after its Parliamentary Elections?

[A] Mahinda Rajapaksa
[B] Gotabaya Rajapaksa
[C] Maithripala Sirisena
[D] Mangala Samaraweera

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18. What is the theme of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (World Tribal Day)?

[A] COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience
[B] Tribal is Treasure
[C] Indigenous Population at their best
[D] Development of Tribal Welfare

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19. What is the corpus of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund that was launched by the Prime Minister?

[A] Rs 50000 crore
[B] Rs 1 lakh crore
[C] Rs 2 lakh crore
[D] Rs 5 lakh crore

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20. Which country is set to construct a war memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in 1971?

[A] China
[B] Bangladesh
[C] Sri Lanka
[D] Nepal

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