August 2021

Current Affairs For (3 August, 2021)

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Naval Staff?

(A) Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar

(B) Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar

(C) Vice Admiral S.N Ghormade

(D) Vice Admiral R. B. Pandit

Answers With Explanation : (C) Vice Admiral SN Ghormade (AVSM, NM) assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff on July 31, 2021, at a formal ceremony in New Delhi.

  1. The first week of August from 01 to 07, is dedicated to which of these observations every year?

(A) World Anti-Corruption Week

(B) World Allergy Week

(C) World Tourism Week

(D) World Breastfeeding Week

Answers With Explanation : (D) The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is marked every year in the first week of August, between 1 to 7 August, to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and infants.

  1. When is the Muslim Women’s Rights Day observed in India?

(A) August 02

(B) August 01

(C) July 31

(D) July 30

Answers With Explanation : (B) In India, “Muslim Women’s Rights Day” is celebrated across the nation on August 01 to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.

  1. Who has been selected for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021?

(A) Azim Premji

(B) Dilip Shanghvi

(C) Shiv Nadar

(D) Cyrus Poonawalla

Answers With Explanation : (D) Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman of the Pune-based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII), has been selected for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021.

  1. What was the Revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July 2021?

(A) Rs 1.23 lakh crore

(B) Rs 1.16 lakh crore

(C) Rs 1.03 lakh crore

(D) Rs 1.37 lakh crore

Answers With Explanation : (B) Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections for July 2021 were ? 1.16 lakh crore, 33 per cent more than the corresponding period of last year.

  1. Who among the following has won bronze by beating He Bingjiao of China in women’s Badminton singles of Tokyo Olympics?

(A) Saina Nehwal

(B) Srikanth Kidambi

(C) Sania Mirza

(D) PV Sindhu

Answers With Explanation : (D) India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu beat China’s eighth seed He Bingjiao in the women’s singles bronze medal match on Sunday in Tokyo. She wins 21-13, 21-15. Sindhu becomes the first Indian female Olympian to win two medals.

  1. Isuru Udana has announced retirement recently. He has played for which country’s cricket team?

(A) Pakistan

(B) Sri Lanka

(C) Bangladesh

(D) India

Answers With Explanation : (B) Sri Lanka left-arm seam bowling all-rounder, Isuru Udana has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

  1. Name the World Masters gold medal winner track-and-field player who has passed away recently.

(A) Man Kaur

(B) Surat Singh Mathur

(C) Dingko Singh

(D) Anerood Jugnauth

Answers With Explanation : (A) Six-time world masters championship gold medallist and multiple Asian Masters Championship medallist athlete 105-year-d old Man Kaur breathed her last at a Dera Bassi Hospital near Mohali on 31st August.

  1. Who is the author of ‘ In An Ideal World’, that is to be released in 2022?

(A) Aravind Adiga

(B) Anita Desai

(C) Jhumpa Lahiri

(D) Kunal Basu

Answers With Explanation : (D) Renowned novelist Kunal Basu’s new work of fiction, In An Ideal World, will be released next year. The book, scheduled to released under the publishing house’s ‘Viking’ imprint, is touted to be a “powerful, gritty and fast-paced literary novel” exploring a variety of themes relevant to the current times — college, politics, family, crime investigation and fanaticism. His other works:The Yellow Emperor’s Cure,Kalkatta and Sarojini’s Mother.

  1. LIC CSL partnered to launch two variants of co-branded RuPay Credit Cards – LIC CSL ‘Lumine’ Platinum Credit Card and LIC CSL ‘Eclat’ with which of the following banks?



(C) Canara Bank

(D) Yes Bank

Answers With Explanation : (B) LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC CSL) and IDBI Bank partnered to launch two variants of co-branded RuPay Credit Cards – LIC CSL ‘Lumine’ Platinum Credit Card and LIC CSL ‘Eclat’ Select Credit Card powered by IDBI Bank. Initially, the card variants are targeted to LIC Policyholders, LIC Agents, and Employees of LIC of India and its Subsidiaries/Associates.

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