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Current Affairs Quiz: 7 August 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new CAG, Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections 2020 and 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing among others. 

Aug 7, 2020 18:48 IST
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7 August 2020:The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new CAG, Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections 2020 and 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing among others. 

1.Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
a)GC Murmu
b)Satyapal Malik
c)Manoj Sinha
d)RK Mathur

2.Which state’s villages have been recognised by UNESO for Tsunami readiness?
a)Maharashtra
b)Karnataka
c)Odisha
d)Kerala

3.Which institute has signed an agreement with Gavi, the vaccine alliance to accelerate manufacture and delivery of 100 million doses of COVID Vaccine?
a)Biocon
b)ICMR
c)SII
d)Bharat Biotech

4.Which among the following parties won just one seat in Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections 2020?
a)UNP
b)SLPP
c)JVP
d)SJB

5.Which state’s government will launch ‘YSR Cheyutha’ on August 12, 2020?
a)Gujarat
b)Telangana
c)Karnataka
d)Andhra Pradesh

6.Which nation has banned transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and WeChat’s parent firm Tencent?
a)US 
b)India
c)UK
d)Japan

7.When will Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra be inaugurated?
a)August 8th 
b)August 14th 
c)August 15th 
d)August 10th

8.When was the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack observed?
a)August 5th 
b)August 4th
c)August 7th 
d)August 6th 

Answers

1.(a) GC Murmu 
Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed by the President as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. GC Murmu had resigned as J&K Lt Governor on August 5, 2020.

2.(c) Odisha
Two coastal villages in Odisha -Venkatraipur and Noliasahi- have been recognised as tsunami ready by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). This is the first time that any state in India is getting recognition. The Information and Public Relations Department of Odisha made the announcement.

3.(c) SII
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has entered into a landmark partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the manufacture and delivery of COVID vaccine for India and the middle and low-income countries. 

4.(a) UNP
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) suffered the biggest setback in the Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections 2020. The party managed to win only one seat.

5.(d) Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to launch ‘YSR Cheyutha’ on August 12, 2020, to benefit the rural economy of the state amid hardships resulting due to Coronavirus pandemic.

6.(a) US
US President Trump has signed a new executive order that bans US transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and WeChat parent firm, Chinese tech giant Tencent.

7.(a) August 8th 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) on August 8, 2020. The Kendra is an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission. The Prime Minister will be inaugurating the centre on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha.

8.(d) August 6th 
Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack on August 6, 2020. The main event was held at Hiroshima, which saw in attendance survivors and relatives of the victims and few foreign dignitaries. 

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