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Current Affairs MCQs of 26 August 2021
Q.1 Who authored the book titled “Mission Domination: An Unfinished Quest”?
a. Boria Majumdar
b. Kiran Shah
c. Arun Bose
d. G N Lasen
Q.2 Wanchuwa Festival is being celebrated in which state?
Q3 What is the rank of India in the Global Manufacturing Risk Index?
Q.4 What is the net worth of the recently launched ‘National Monetisation Pipeline’?
a. Rs 5 lakh crore
b. Rs 6 lakh crore
c. Rs 2 lakh crore
d. Rs 10 lakh crore
Q.5 The World Economic Forum’s annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place at which place?
Q.6 World Resources Institute (WRI) along with which India organisation jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India?
a. NITI Aayog
d. Planning Commission
Q.7 What is the name of the newly launched geospatial planning portal under Bhuvan?
Q.8 Consider the following statements regarding the National Monetisation Pipeline(NMP).
1.It aims to unlock value in the identified infrastructure projects by engaging the private sector, and transferring to them revenue rights in the projects.
2.The identified infrastructure projects include both greenfield and brownfield projects.
3.The ownership rights in the projects are not transferred to the private parties.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. 1, 2, 3
Q.9 Consider the following statements.
1.In 2020-21, India had a current account surplus for the first time since 2010.
2.In South Asia, Nepal is India’s largest trading partner.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
Q.10 What is the name given to the mission undertaken by Indian government for evacuating its citizens from Taliban occupied Afghanistan?
a. Operation Devi Shakti
b. Operation Veer Shakti
c. Operation Shiv Shakti
d. Operation Kali Shakti
Q.2 b) Wanchuwa festival is celebrated by Tiwa tribesmen to mark their good harvest. Tiwa tribesmen perform their traditional dance as they take part in Wanchuwa Festival in Assam. It comes with songs, dances, a bunch of rituals and people clad in their native attires.
Q.3 a) India has emerged as a global manufacturing hub and effectively surpassed the United States to become the world’s second most desired manufacturing destination.
Q.4 b) Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman launched the asset monetisation pipeline of Central ministries and public sector entities: ‘National Monetisation Pipeline’ worth Rs 6 lakh crore.
Q.6 a) NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India.
Q.7 b) The government launched a new geospatial planning portal called ‘Yuktahara’ under Bhuvan. It was launched by Giriraj Singh, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
Q.8 c) The government unveiled a four-year National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) worth an estimated Rs 6 lakh crore. It aims to unlock value in brownfield projects by engaging the private sector, transferring to them revenue rights and not ownership in the projects, and using the funds generated for infrastructure creation across the country.
Q.9 b) India’s current account in the balance of payments ended in a surplus to the extent of 0.9 percent of GDP in FY ’21 for the first time in 17 years as the trade deficit narrowed due to contraction in pandemic induced import demand.
Bangladesh is India’s largest trading partner in South Asia.
Q.10 a) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has given a name to India’s complex mission of evacuating its citizens from war-torn Afghanistan, as ‘Operation Devi Shakti’.