Current Affairs Quiz: 2 August 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as RBI's new rules, field hockey at Olympics and Kuthiran tunnel among others. 

Created On: Aug 2, 2021 19:43 ISTModified On: Aug 2, 2021 19:43 IST

2 August 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz 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 RBI's new rules, field hockey at Olympics and Kuthiran tunnel among others. 

1. Which country has taken over the UNSC presidency in August month?

a) France

b) India

c) Russia

d) UK

2. How much is the new interchange fee for financial transactions, as per RBI's new rules?

a) Rs 17

b) Rs 21

c) Rs 20

d) Rs 16

3. How much is the new interchange fee for non-financial transactions?

a) Rs 10

b) Rs 15

c) Rs 9

d) Rs 6

4. Kuthiran tunnel has open partially in which Indian state?

a) J&K

b) Assam

c) Goa

d) Kerala

5. Which year did the Indian men's hockey team last win an Olympic medal?

a) 1980

b) 1984

c) 2006

d) 2004

6. The Indian men's field hockey team has won how many Olympic gold medals after 1928?

a) 11

b) 9

c) 8

d) 7

7. Which planet will be the closest to the Earth on August 2, 2021?

a) Uranus 

b) Saturn 

c) Jupiter

d) Mars

8. Which Lok Sabha MP has stated that he will leave politics and resign as MP?

a) Radha Mohan Singh

b) Rajiv Pratap Rudy

c) Giriraj Singh

d) Babul Supriyo

Answers

1. (b) India 

India assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on August 1, 2021. India took over the rotational presidency of the 15-nation UNSC from France. India will be focusing mainly on maritime security, peacekeeping and counterterrorism during its presidency of the powerful 15-nation UN security body.

2. (a) Rs 17

The Reserve Bank of India has raised the interchange fee for financial transactions from Rs 15 to Rs 17 to help banks meet the costs of ATM deployment and maintenance. 

3. (d) Rs 6 

The Reserve Bank of India has raised the interchange fee for non-financial transactions from Rs 5 to Rs 6. 

4. (d) Kerala

One side of Kerala’s first twin road tunnel, the Kuthiran tunnel on the Thrissur-Palakkad highway, was opened for traffic on July 31, 2021.

5. (a) 1980

The Indian men's hockey team defeated Great Britain 3-1 to reach the semi-finals on August 1, 2021. The last time the Indian men's hockey team had advanced to the semifinals was during the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, where the team led by V Baskaran had won the eighth gold medal for India. 

6. (c) 8 

The Indian field hockey team has won eight Olympic gold medals since 1928. Besides 1928 Olympics, the Indian men's hockey team clinched the top medal in 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964 and 1980 Olympic Games. 

7. (b) Saturn

Saturn and Earth will be closest to each other in a year on August 2, 2021, and people all over the world that will be in their nighttime will be able to see the mammoth planet with rings at its brightest.

8. (d) Babul Supriyo

Lok Sabha MP from Asansol, Babul Supriyo has said he is leaving politics and will also resign as an MP. He had resigned earlier this month as the minister of state for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. He is currently a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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