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Current Affairs Quiz: 11 August 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as world's first COVID vaccine, World Tribal Day and poet Rahat Indori among others. 

Aug 11, 2020 20:41 IST
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11 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 world's first COVID vaccine, World Tribal Day and poet Rahat Indori among others. 

1.Which nation’s Prime Minister has resigned amid public outrage over Beirut blast?
a)Syria
b)Lebanon 
c)Sudan 
d)Libya 

2.India has signed an agreement with which country for development of five eco-tourism zones?
a)Mauritius
b)Maldives
c)Indonesia
d)Malaysia

3.Which country is set to launch the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine?
a)Russia
b)Japan 
c)Germany
d)United Kingdom

4.Which bloc has announced €1.65 million humanitarian aid for flood victims in India, Bangladesh and Nepal?
a)EU
b)SAARC
c)ASEAN
d)BRICS

5.When was World Tribal Day observed?
a)August 9th 
b)August 10th 
c)August 11th 
d)August 8th 

6.Renowned poet Rahat Indori passed away on August 11, 2020. He was a poet in which language?
a)Bengali
b)Tamil
c)Urdu
d)Malayalam

7.Which nation has decided to construct a standalone war memorial for the Indian soldiers martyred in 1971 War?
a)India
b)Bangladesh
c)Maldives
d)Malaysia

8.Who launched Swachh Bharat Mission Academy?
a)Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
b)Prime Minister Narendra Modi 
c)Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan 
d)Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Answers

1.(b) Lebanon 
Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the resignation of his government on August 10, 2020 amid public outrage over the devastating explosion in Beirut, which caused massive destruction and led to the loss of many lives. 

2.(b) Maldives
India and Maldives signed a contract on August 10, 2020 for development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll of the island nation. The eco-tourism zones are part of grant projects being implemented under the High-Impact Community Development project (HICDP) scheme that involves total grant assistance of USD 5.5 million to the Maldives.

3.(a) Russia
Russia is all set to launch the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine on August 12, 2020. The news of Russia registering its first vaccine against the virus was announced earlier on August 8 by Oleg Gridnev, Deputy Health Minister.

4.(a) EU
The European Union has announced €1.65 million humanitarian aid to support those affected by severe flooding in South Asia, most notably India, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

5.(a) August 9th 
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day was observed on August 9, 2020. The day is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of the world’s indigenous population. 

6.(c) Urdu
Renowned Urdu Poet and Lyricist Rahat Indori passed away on August 11, 2020. He was 70. He had tested positive for COVID-19.
 
7.(b) Bangladesh 
The government of Bangladesh has decided to construct a standalone war memorial for the Indian soldiers who were killed by Pakistan during the country’s struggle for Independence in 1971.

8.(a) Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM Academy) on August 11, 2020 in New Delhi, as part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign Gandagi Mukt Bharat. The Swachh Bharat Mission Academy with its mobile-based technology will significantly boost the capacity building efforts in training of Swachhagrahis as well as community-based organizations and others associated with phase 2 of the mission. 

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