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AUGUST – 18 | Daily Current Affairs 2020


1. Ishant Sharma is related to which sports?
A) Football
B) Volley Ball
C) Cricket
D) Badminton
Answer: C) Cricket
Arjuna Award Nominees:

Name Sports
Ishant Sharma Cricket
Atanu Das Male Recurve Archer
Deepika Thakur Women’s Hockey
Deepak Hooda Cricket
Divij Sharan Tennis

Khel Ratna Award Nominees:

Name Sports
Rohit Sharma Cricket
Vinesh Phogat Wrestler
Manika Batra Table Tennis
Mariyappan Thangavelu Para Athlete

2. Which company is the winner of IPL 2020 title Sponsorship?
B) Dream 11
C) Unacademy
D) Tata group
Answer: B) Dream 11

Rank Company
1st Dream 11
2nd BYJUs
3rd Unacademy


3. Nishikant Kamat passes away. He is related to which field?
A) Flim Maker
B) Actor
C) Writer
D) Novelist
Answer: A) Flim Maker

  • He born in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • He is Marathi Flim Maker
  • Awards: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film.

Capital : Mumbai
CM : Udhav Thackarey

4. Politician Sudhakar Paricharak passed away. He is related to which Party?
A) Nationalist Congress Party
Answer: A) Nationalist Congress Party

  • Sudhakar Paricharak, a five-time Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Pandharpur, passed away.
  • Paricharak represented Pandharpur constituency between 1985 and 2009. He also headed the state transport body Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) between 1999 and 2008.


5. Which IIT is topped in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements(ARIIA) 2020?
A) IIT Bombay
B) IIT Kharagpur
C) IIT Madras
D) IIT Delhi
Answer: C) IIT Madras

Rank IITs
1st IIT Madras
2nd IIT Bombay
3rd IIT Delhi
4th IISc Bengaluru
5th IIT Kharagpur


  • The ranking was announced by the Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu in the top 10 institutes in ‘Public funded’ and 5 institutes in ‘Private and self-finance’ categories.
  • The ranking is done in six categories — centrally-funded institutes of national importance, state-funded universities, state-funded autonomous institutions, deemed universities, private institutions, and women only higher educational institutions.

Govt. and Govt. Aided Universities:

Rank Institute Name
1st Institute of Chemical Technology
2nd Panjab University
3rd Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University

Private Universities:

Rank Institute Name
1st Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha
2nd SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu
3rd Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu

Govt. and Govt. Aided College/Institutes (HEIs in Top 3 Rank):

Rank Institute Name State
1st College of Engineering Pune Maharashtra
2nd PES College of Engineering, Karnataka Karnataka
3rd Coimbatore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu

Private or Self-Financed College/Institutes (HEIs in Top 3Rank):

Rank Institute Name State
1st S R Engineering College Telangana
2nd G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur Maharashtra
2nd Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology Tamil Nadu
3rd Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology Karnataka

Higher Educational Institutions Exclusively for Women ( Only From Govt. and Govt. Aided Category) (HEIs in Top 2 Rank):

Rank Institute Name State
1st Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science And Higher Education For Women Tamil Nadu
2nd Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University For Women Delhi


6. Which organization has approved a $1 billion loan to support construction of the modern, high-speed Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System?
A) World Bank
Answer: B) ADB
The 82-kilometer Delhi–Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) network is the first of three priority rail corridors in the country’s integrated transport network under the NCR Regional Plan 2021.
Asian Development Bank:
Hq: Manila, Philippines
Head : Masatsugu Asakawa

7. Which NBFC tie up with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to offer COVID-19 cover?
A) Muthoot Finance
B) Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services
C) HDB Finance Services
D) Bajaj Finance
Answer: A) Muthoot Finance

  • Muthoot Finance on Monday has tied up with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to offer COVID-19 insurance cover of up to Rs 1 lakh against gold loan.
  • Muthoot Finance Ayush Gold Loan is an exclusive initiative of Muthoot Group through which they will provide complimentary COVID-19 insurance cover to their eligible customers.

Muthoot Fincorp:
HQ : Kochi, Kerala
CEO : Thomas John Muthoot
Kotak Mahindra General Insurance:
Hq: Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO :Mahesh Balasubramanian

8. Which Insurance company has entered into bancassurance partnership with SBM Bank India for distribution of life insurance products through the latter’s network?
A) Aviva Life Insurance Co. India Ltd.
B) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
C) Bharti AXA Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
D) Aegon Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Answer: C) Bharti AXA Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Bharti AXA Life Insurance:
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO: Parag Raja

9. Which Payments Bank has launched an Aadhaar Authentication based digital savings account named Jan BachatKhata that brings neo-banking experience to consumers?
A) Jio Payments Bank.
B) India Post Payments Bank.
C) Fino Payments Bank.
D) Airtel Payments Bank
Answer: C) Fino Payments Bank
Fino Payments Bank: 
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO: Rishi Gupta


10. Tech Mahindra launches a new platform to accelerate new-age skill development for over 60,000 employees globally to create a ‘fit for future’ workforce. What is the name of that platform?
A) ‘Upskilling-as-a-Service’
B) ‘Upskilling-as-a-Signal’
C) ‘Upskilling-as-a-Scale’
D) ‘Upskilling-as-a-Scope’
Answer: A) ‘Upskilling-as-a-Service’
Tech Mahindra:
Hq: Pune, Maharashtra
Chairman : Anand Mahindra


11. Satya Pal Malik has been appointed as the Governor for Meghalaya. Prior of this, He served as Governor of which state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Goa
C) Nagaland
D) Manipur
Answer: B) Goa
Bhagat Singh Koshyari is appointed as the Governor of Goa. Prior of this, He served as Governor of Maharashtra.
Capital: Shillong
CM : Conrad Sangma
Capital :Panaji
CM: Pramod Sawant


12. Which state Rural School Wins Pallikkutam National Award for Innovation in Education?
A) Assam
B) Nagaland
C) Arunachal Pradesh
D) West Bengal
Answer: B) Nagaland

Prize Rural Schools
Gold St Christopher School, Chessore, Village, Nagaland
Silver DAV Public School, Haryana
Bronze CMI Christ School, Iritty in Kerala

Capital : Kohima
CM : Neiphiu Rio
Governor : R N Ravi


13. Flipkart collaboration with which IIT over research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Bombay
C) IIT Patna
D) IIT Hyderabad
Answer: C) IIT Patna
Hq : Bengaluru, Karnataka
CEO : Kalyan Krishnamurthy

14. Which IIT and Center for Development of Advance Computing have developed two microprocessors named SHAKTI (32 bit) and VEGA (64 bit) respectively using Open Source Architecture?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Bombay
C) IIT Patna
D) IIT Hyderabad
Answer: A) IIT Madras

15. Which company launched copper-filtered N-95 reusable face mask and also Dr Copper Care Key, a patented device that reduces risking of touching virus-infected surfaces?
A) MSR India
B) GAR India
C) WSR India
D) PSR India
Answer: A) MSR India

  • MSR India, a city-based listed company which markets products under Dr Copper brand, on Monday said it launched copper-filtered N-95 reusable face mask and also Dr Copper Care Key, a patented device that reduces risking of touching virus-infected surfaces.
  • The copper-filtered mask by Dr Copper a five-layered N95 mask which can be reusable up to 35 times.
  • The care key device is a surface distancing key, also known as Covid key, which is made of 99.9 per cent pure copper. It helps users with more than 20 day-to-day tasks without touching surfaces.


16. The Union Home Ministry has approved the renaming of Manduadih railway station as ‘Banaras’. This railway station is related to which state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
Answer: B) Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh: 
Capital : Lucknow
CM : Yogi Adityanath
Governor : Anandiben Patel

17. Who launches “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” to realize the ambition of self-reliance and a momentous stride towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat”?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Amit Shah
C) Nirmala Sitharaman
D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
Answer: D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology:
Minister : Ravi Shankar Prasad
Constituency :Patna Sahib, Bihar

  • Registration process begins on 18th August 2020 through MyGov portal.
  • Opportunity for 100 semi-finalists to win total Rs. 1.00 crore of award, 25 finalist to win total Rs. 1.00 crore of Award.
  • Top 10 teams entering the finale, will get the seed fund of total Rs. 2.30 Crore and 12 months of incubation support.

18. Which Division Central Railway has recently procured two Ninja UAVs for better security and surveillance in Railway areas like station premises, Railway track sections, yards, workshops, etc?
A) Hyderabad
B) Mumbai
C) Chennai
D) Kolkata
Answer: B) Mumbai
Capital : Mumbai
CM : Udhav Thackarey


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