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AUGUST – 19 | Daily Current Affairs 2020


1. World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19. This year is which edition of that day?
A) 10
B) 11
C) 12
D) 13
Answer: B) 11
World Photography Day – Aug 19.


2. Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passed away. He is related to which sports?
A) Foot ball
B) Cricket
C) Volley Ball
D) Basket Ball
Answer: B) Cricket
He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu:
Capital : Chennai
CM : Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit

3. Ben Cross passed away. He is related to which field?
A) Actor
B) Writer
C) Musician
D) Scientist
Answer: A) Actor
British actor Ben Cross, best known for his starring role in the 1981 Oscar-winning sports drama ‘Chariots of Fire’, died.
United Kingdom:
Capital : London
Currency : Pound Sterling


4. Tata Steel has launched a first-of-its-kind mobile application, to source steel scrap from the traders. What is the name of that app?
A) WindowHaat
B) SteelHaat
C) FerroHaat
D) MetroHaat
Answer: C) FerroHaat
Tata Steel Ltd: 
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharasthra
Chairman: Natarajan Chandrasekaran

5. Which company launches Kormo app in India to help people find jobs?
A) Facebook
B) Amazon
C) Google
D) Yahoo
Answer: C) Google


6. A book named ‘Grandparents’ Bag of Stories’ is authored by whom?
A) Kalyan Kumar De
B) Ravi Chandran
C) Amit singh
D) Sudha Murthy
Answer: D) Sudha Murthy
Published by Penguin Random House.


7. Irdai’s committee bats for a new non-profit company to minimize insurance losses. Who is headed by this committee?
A) Usha Thorat
B) Injeti Srinivas
C) T L Alamelu
D) Narasimham
Answer: C) T L Alamelu
10 Members Committee- T L Alamelu- Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA).


8. Which solutions won PMI Kerala Community Project of the Year Award for 2020?
A) Elemica
B) Critical Mass Technologies
C) UST Global
D) Crowd Machine
Answer: C) UST Global

  • UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, has won the Project Management Institute Kerala (PMIK)’s PMI Kerala Community Project of the Year Award for 2020 for its ‘Adopt a School initiative’, under which the company adopts and supports Government or Government-aided schools in the rural and financially backward communities.
  • UST Global’s unique Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative was chosen for this award on the primary criteria of the project management principles applied in the effective and efficient execution of the project.

9. Dwijing Festival Wins 5 Awards At WOW Awards Asia – 2020. this festival is celebrated in which state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Assam
C) Uttarakhand
D) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: B) Assam
The successful fourth edition of the Dwijing Festival with over 15 lakh tourists attending the 12-day event has emerged as the winner in five categories at the prestigious WOW Awards Asia, 2020.
The awards were won in the below-mentioned categories:

  • Rural Activation of the year.
  • Special Event of the Year for Government/Federation/Association.
  • Rural Engagement Property of the Year.
  • Business/B-2-B/Knowledge-Exchange Property of the Year.
  • Special Event of the Decade.

The Dwijing Festival is an annual river festival banks of Aie river near the Hagrama Bridge of Chirang District celebrated in the BTAD region with various colourful events viz. ethnic trade and food festivals, exhibitions, games & sports, river campaign & adventure activities, and various cultural programs that make it a center of attraction and the New Year Festival.


10. NRDC and which Organization will establish an innovation-cum-incubation center with external private funding to promote startups in the emerging area of aerospace technologies?
Answer: B) CSIR-NAL
NRDC – The National Research Development Corporation
NAL – The National Aerospace Laboratories

11. Two start-ups incubated at which IIT have developed an alcohol-free steriliser that can keep surfaces free from bacteria and virus for 10 days?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Bombay
C) IIT Hyderabad
D) IIT Mandi
Answer: B) IIT Bombay

  • The product name is “Avran”.
  • It is a virucide powered by nanotechnology.
  • Two startups are Navork Innovations Private Ltd and Abstract Ideas.

12. SCTIMST and which IIT startup to set up portable hospital infrastructure for COVID -19?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Bombay
C) IIT Hyderabad
D) IIT Mandi
Answer: A) IIT Madras
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India in collaboration with ‘Modulus Housing’ a start-up incubated by IIT Madras has come up with a solution using decentralised approach to detect, manage and treat COVID-19 patients in local communities through portable microstructures.


13. Indian Coast Guard launches Interceptor Boat ICGS C-454 launched at Surat. It is developed by which organization?
A) Mumbai Shipyards Limited
B) Goa Shipyards Limited
C) Larsen & Toubro
D) Kochi Shipyards Limited
Answer: C) Larsen & Toubro

14. Lokajat Yatra begins in which state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Uttarakhand
D) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: C) Uttarakhand
Devotees from Chamoli district on Tuesday carried the ‘doli’ (palanquin) of Goddess Nanda Devi on their journey to Chota Kailash during the 11-day Nanda Devi Lokajat yatra.
Capital : Dehradun(Winter), Gairsain(Summer)
CM : Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor : Baby Rani Maurya

15. Which Metro announced a new facility that will enable riders to get their smart cards auto-topped up with money at AFC gates?
A) Kolkata
B) Delhi
C) Chennai
D) Mumbai
Answer: B) Delhi
This new smart card is available for customers through the app ‘Autope’ which is specially developed for this purpose.
Automatic Fare Collection System (AFC).
Capital: New Delhi
CM: Arvind Kejriwal
Governor: Anil Baijal


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