Current Affairs 11th August 2021 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 11th August covering the following topics Headlines: Javelin Throw Day, EYE IN THE SKY, United Nations Security Council, World Lion Day, World Biofuel Day, Asian Development Bank.
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 11th August 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Javelin Throw Day, EYE IN THE SKY, United Nations Security Council, World Lion Day, World Biofuel Day, Asian Development Bank.
Q1. The World Biofuel Day is celebrated all over the globe on which day?
(a) First Saturday of August
(b) 10 August
(c) 9 August
(d) First Sunday of August
(e) 11 August
Q2. The International Army Games 2021, is the 7th edition of the annual military war games, organised annually by which country?
(b) United States
Q3. Who represented the Indian delegates at the 8th Ministers of Justice Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
(a) Kiren Rijiju
(b) Anurag Thakur
(c) Dharmendra Pradhan
(d) Hardeep Singh Puri
(e) Narendra Modi
Q4. The tenure of incumbent Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) has been extended for 3-years- period. Who is the Chairperson of NCW?
(a) Smriti Irani
(b) Rekha Sharma
(c) Arpita Ghosh
(d) Anandiben Patel
(e) Roshni Bhattachariya
Q5. Which organisation has approved loan worth USD 300 million for the Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project?
(a) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
(b) World Bank
(c) Asian development Bank
(d) International Monetary Fund
(e) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Q6. August 10 is dedicated to observing which of these days?
(a) World Elephant Day
(b) World Lion Day
(c) World Tiger Day
(d) World Fish Day
(e) World Bird Day
Q7. From which ITBP Officers’ Training Academy did the two women, Prakriti and Diksha passed out?
Q8. India will finally launch its most advanced satellite (GiSAT-1). What type of satellite is GiSAT-1?
(a) Geo-imaging satellite
(b) Geostatic satellite
(c) Global Positioning satellite
(d) Ground satellite
(e) Communication satellite
Q9. The eNagar mobile application and portal launched by Gujarat covers which among the following services?
(a) Property tax
(b) Professional tax
(c) Water & drainage
(d) Building permission
(e) All of the above
Q10. Which of these Prime Ministers of independent India is the first to chair the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate?
(a) Narendra Modi
(b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(c) Manmohan Singh
(d) Morarji Desai
(e) Indira Gandhi
Q11. Name the author of the book “How the Earth Got Its Beauty”.
(a) Priyanka Pachpande
(b) Rashmika Kaur
(c) Sudha Murty
(d) Dinkar Mawari
(e) Hemlata Pant
Q12. A book titled “The Earthspinner” authored by award-winning novelist _________.
(a) Mansi Karmakar
(b) Nipa Kumari
(c) Inderjeet Rana
(d) Shankar Suman
(e) Anuradha Roy
Q13. War hero Commodore Kasargod Patnashetti Gopal Rao passed away. He belongs to which of the following war?
Q14. What is the theme of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate 2021?
(a) Women, Peace and Security
(b) Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism
(c) The Future We Want, the UN We Need
(d) Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation
(e) Women, Peace, Power
Q15. Where is the headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature?
(a) Gland, Switzerland
(b) Geneva, Switzerland
(c) Nairobi, Kenya
(d) The Hague, Netherlands
(e) Rome, Italy
Sol. The International Biofuel Day (World Biofuel Day) is observed every year on August 10 to raise awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlight the various efforts made by Government in the biofuel sector.
Sol. The 7th edition of the International Army Games, 2021, will be held from 22 August to 04 September 2021 in Russia. The competition will be hosted in eleven countries in the 2021 Games.
Sol. The Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju virtually attended the eighth meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which concluded on August 06, 2021.
Sol. The Government of India has given a three-year extension to Rekha Sharma as Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Sol. The Manila-based Asian Development Bank has approved a USD 300 million loan as additional financing for the ongoing Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project for upgrading rural roads and connecting remote areas with markets.
Sol. World Lion Day is observed globally on August 10 every year. World Lion Day is marked to raise awareness about the king of beasts and the efforts undertaken for their conservation.
Sol. For the first time, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) inducted women officers in combat. Two women, Prakriti and Diksha, joined the ITBP as combatised officers after completing their training at the academy in Mussoorie.
Sol. India will finally launch its most advanced geo-imaging satellite (GiSAT-1), which will allow better monitoring of the subcontinent, including its borders with Pakistan and China, by imaging the country 4-5 times a day.
Sol. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched eNagar mobile application and portal. The eNagar covers 10 modules with 52 services including property tax, professional tax, water & drainage, Complaints and grievance redressal, building permission, fire and emergency services. Gujarat Urban Development Mission has been appointed as a nodal agency for eNagar project.
Sol. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi chaired the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on August 09, 2021 via video conferencing. With this, PM Modi has become the first Prime Minister of India to chair a UNSC open debate.
Sol. A book titled “How the Earth Got Its Beauty” authored by Sudha Murty. The book was published by Penguin Random House imprint Puffin, has illustrations by Priyanka Pachpande.
Sol. A book titled “The Earthspinner” authored by award-winning novelist Anuradha Roy.
Sol. Commodore Kasargod Patnashetti Gopal Rao, a 1971 war hero and recipient of the Mahavir Chakra, passed away. Rao was a recipient of the Veer Seva Medal also. He played a key role in the war with Pakistan to liberate East Pakistan that is now Bangladesh.
Sol. The theme of the high-level open debate was ‘Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation’. India will organize two more meetings during its presidency, on peacekeeping and counterterrorism.
Sol. IUCN has observer and consultative status at the United Nations and plays a role in the implementation of several international conventions on nature conservation and biodiversity. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.
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