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Current Affairs MCQs of 24 August 2021
Q.1 The government of India has allowed Women to sit in which exam recently for the first time in India?
a. UPSC CSE
Q.2 An all-women team of the three-armed forces successfully scaled which mountain in Himachal Pradesh?
a. Mt Kaimur
b. Mt Makalu
c. Mt Jogin
d. Mt Manirang
Q.3 Who is the chairman of the 8-member Committee formed to double the production and quadruple the exports of handlooms in 3 years?
a. Rajiv Chugh
b. Sunil Sethi
c. Girish Patel
d. Sanjay Das
Q.4 Kadavur Reserve Forest, which is in news recently belongs to which state?
b. Tamil Nadu
Q.5 Who has been re-appointed as chairman of the Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF)?
a. T M Bhasin
b. Devasish Patel
c. Anil Nehra
d. Ram Nath Singh
Q.6 Yuktahara is a portal to plan for new MGNREGA assets using Remote Sensing and GIS based information. The portal has been launched by which organisation?
a. Google India
Q.7 The Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Innovation Challenge 2021 has been launched by which organisation in partnership with UN Women in India?
b. NITI Aayog
c. Central Vigilance Commission
d. Competition Commission of India
Q.8 Which financial body has signed a $500 million loan with the Indian government to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru?
b. World Bank
Q.9 Name the newly appointed CEO of BARC India
a. Sandeep Bansal
b. Shashl S. Vempati
c. Nakul Chopra
d. Puneet Goenka
Q.10 What is the theme of the World Water Week 2021?
a. Water, Ecosystems and Human Development
b. Building Resilience Faster
c. Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action
d. Water for society – Including all
Q.1 c) Earlier this week, a Supreme Court bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy issued an interim order allowing women candidates to take the National Defence Academy Examination to be held on November 14, 2021.
Q.2 d) An all-women team of the three-armed forces successfully scaled Mt Manirang in Himachal Pradesh on August 15 and unfurled the national flag to celebrate the 75th Independence Day.
Q.3 b) The government of India has constituted an 8-member Committee to double the production and quadruple the exports of handlooms in 3 years. Shri Sunil Sethi, Chairman of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) New Delhi, is the Chairman of the committee.
Q.4 b) There is a demand to declare Kadavur Reserve Forest in the Karur district of Tamil Nadu as a sanctuary for Slender Loris.
Q.6 c) The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Shri Jitendra Singh launched a new Geospatial Planning Portal under Bhuvan named “Yuktdhara” on August 23, 2021, to enable planning of new MGNREGA assets using Remote Sensing and GIS based information. The portal has been jointly developed by ISRO and the Ministry of Rural Development.
Q.7 a) MyGov under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and UN Women have joined hands to launch the Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Innovation Challenge 2021. The aim of this challenge is encourage technology solutions developed by Women Entrepreneurs related to Women’s Safety and Empowerment.
Q.10 b) The theme for World Water Week 2021 is ‘Building Resilience Faster’.