Sarat Chandra IAS Academy

Current Affairs 21st August-2020

Welcome to your Current Affairs 21st August-2020

1) Which of the following statements are true with respect to financial stability and development council:
1. The Council is chaired by the Union Finance Minister.
2. The Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was constituted in December, 2010.
3. Apex-level FSDC is a statutory body.
2) Which of the following statements is false
1. ASEAN is Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
2. It was established to promote social and political stability in the post-colonial states of Asia-Pacific regions.
3. The motto of ASEAN is One Vision, One Identity, One Community.
4. The member nations of ASEAN are India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia
3) Supply Chain Resilience Initiative is
1. First proposed by Japan.
2. The initiative aims to reduce the dependency in China.
3. Japan is to be joined by India and Australia.
4. It is a direct response to companies that are concerned about Chinese political behavior and disruption to supply chain.
4) Which of the following statements are true with regard to National recruitment agency:
1. National recruitment agency will be a society registered under the societies Registration Act 1860
2. It will be headed by a chairman of the rank of the secretary of the Government of India
5) Which of the following statements are true:
1. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna for high-cost medicines and
2. Ayushman Bharat Yojna for cashless healthcare for poor citizens.
6) In the Swachh survekshan 2020 ranking which state is ranked cleanest state
7) The 19th amendment which made the Prime Minister's position secure from the arbitrary actions of the president is related to
8) Indian Akshay Urja day 20 August is celebrated on 20 August annually to raise awareness about the development of renewable energy in India.
9) Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Scheme or PM Swa-Nidhi.
1. Madhya Pradesh is leading state in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Scheme.
2. Pm Swa- Nidhi is a central sponsored scheme to facilitate Street vendors affordable working capital loan for resuming their livelihood activities.
10) Nationally determined contributions as per Paris Accord
1. As a part of nationally determined contributions as per the Paris Accord on climate change, India has made a pledge that by 2030.
2.40 % of our installed power generation capacity shall be from non fossil fuel sources and also by 2030 reduce emission intensity of GDP by 33 to 35% from 2005 levels.

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