Current Affairs For (20 August, 2021)

1. Which country is the chair for the 5th meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers in 2021?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal chaired the 5th BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting. India holds the Chairship of BRICS for 2021.

2. World Photography Day is celebrated on _______ every year to promote photography.

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Answers With Explanation : (A) The World Photography Day is celebrated on 19 August every year to promote photography as a hobby and also inspire photographers around the globe to share a single photo with the rest of the world.

3. World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on ______ to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel and those workers who lost or risked their lives while doing humanitarian service.

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Answers With Explanation : (D) World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel and those workers who lost or risked their lives while doing humanitarian service.

4. What is PRISM, that is placed by RBI to strengthen compliance by supervised entities?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) The Reserve Bank of India is putting in place a Platform for Regulated Entities for Integrated Supervision and Monitoring (PRISM), a web-based end-to-end workflow automation system, to strengthen compliance by supervised entities (SEs). This is aimed at helping supervised entities to strengthen their internal defences and resilience and bringing focus on root cause analysis.

5. India Navy ship INS Ranvijay has undertaken a bilateral maritime exercise in the South China Sea with which of the following country

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Answers With Explanation : (D) In continuation with the ongoing deployment of Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) on 18 Aug 21.

6. Anandha Kannan passed away recently. He was a/an ______________.

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Answers With Explanation : (C) Tamil star and popular TV host Anandha Kannan passed away. He started his career with Vasantham TV in Singapore before moving to Chennai where he worked with Sun Music as a video jockey.

7. Who among the following has been authored the book “OPERATION KHUKRI”?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) CDS General Bipin Rawat was presented a book “OPERATION KHUKRI” by authors Major General Rajpal Punia & Ms Damini Punia.

8. Which country host 2021 edition of the World Athletics U20 Championships?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) The 2021 edition of the World Athletics U20 Championships has been started in Nairobi, Kenya. The impact of Covid on teams travelling and logistics of moving vital equipment around the world have proven to be a challenge, the governing body said in a release.

9. Who among the following is set to be named as the brand ambassador of adventure tourism in Kerala?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Olympian Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh (PR Sreejesh), goalkeeper and former captain of the Indian National Hockey team is set to be named as the brand ambassador of adventure tourism in Kerala.

10. Which of the following state is all set to launch India’s first ‘Smart Health Cards scheme’?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Odisha is all set to launch India’s first ‘Smart Health Cards scheme’ covering its 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.

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