2nd August Most Important Current Affairs for JKSSB and JK Bank Exams.

Daily dose of 15 most important current affairs for Jkssb and Jk Bank exams.

Q.1) Which course will be discontinued as per National Education Policy (NEP) 2020?
(1) M. Ed
(2) M. Com
(3) MBA
(4) M. Phil
Correct Answer - (4) M. Phil
According to National Education Policy 2020, the M. Phil Programme would be discontinued.

Q.2) The India-Indonesia Defence ministers dialogue was held at which city?
(1) Jakarta
(2) New Delhi
(3) Mumbai
(4) Bengaluru
Correct Answer - (2) New Delhi
Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Defence Minister General of Indonesia Mr Prabowo Subianto agree to expand the military ties during the Defence Minister’s dialogue held at New Delhi. Objective: To expand the defence industries and military ties between two countries and to expand the technology sharing.

Q.3) The government plans to increase the fund allocation of education sector to % of GDP.
(1) 4%
(2) 5%
(3) 6%
(4) 2%
Correct Answer - (3) 6%
Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the first education policy of the 21st century i.e. National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which has replaced 34 years old NPE, 1986. This was announced by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Keshav Javadekar. With this, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will officially be renamed the Ministry of Education (MoE). It should be noted that from now onwards the education sector will get an allocation of 6% of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Q.4) Name the bank which launched a campaign named ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ recently.
(1) Axis Bank
(2) YES Bank
(3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(4) IndusInd Bank
Correct Answer - (3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched a special two-month campaign, ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ with offers and discounts across its suite of products to make banking and shopping more rewarding for the customers to boost consumer demand and lift people’s enthusiasm during this pandemic situation.

Q.5) The ‘’ is the personalized UPI payment link launched by which company?
(1) MobiKwik
(2) Paytm
(3) FreeCharge
(4) PhonePe
Correct Answer - (1) MobiKwik
MobiKwik launched, a Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payment link service that allows users to send and receive money from any UPI payment app. Through, users and merchants can set up a personalized link using their mobile number. The link can be created through the MobiKwik app or the MobiKwik website and can be shared anywhere with anyone over chat, SMS, email etc. accepts payments from all UPI apps such as MobiKwik, GooglePay, PhonePe and Paytm among others.

Q.6) Which mutual funds provider has launched ‘Any Day SIP’ feature in is schemes?
(1) Quantum Mutual
(2) Kotal Mutual Fund
(3) Motilal Oswal
(4) Sundaram Mutual
Correct Answer - (4) Sundaram Mutual
Sundaram Mutual has introduced ‘Any Day SIP’ feature in all open-ended schemes of the fund house, except in liquid schemes. This is effective July 29, 2020.

Q.7) Which company partnered with ‘Craft Silicon’ to innovate and accelerate the digital loan repayment solutions?
(1) M-Pesa
(2) eWAY
(3) BitPay
(4) PayU
Correct Answer - (4) PayU
Craft Silicon, a global financial software solution provider has entered into a strategic partnership with PayU, India’s online payment solutions provider to innovate and accelerate the digital loan repayment solutions for small finance banks, micro-lending institutions and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).

Q.8) Which company has launched a video-based customer identification process for banks?
(1) Bluefin
(2) Ingenico
(3) Stanchion
(4) Wibmo
Correct Answer - (4) Wibmo
Wibmo Inc., a leading provider of payer authentication services in the world and India’s largest provider of card payment security solutions announced the launch of Wibmo Video-KYC, it is video-based KYC solution to enable banks to digitally onboard their customers.

Q.9) Which technology giant has rolled out its new Family Safety App for Android and iOS users?
(1) Google
(2) Apple
(3) IBM
(4) Microsoft
Correct Answer - (4) Microsoft
Microsoft has rolled out its new Family Safety app for iOS and Android users. Now parents will be able to monitor the time spent by the kids on devices and limit hours of play.

Q.10) Leh and which other city have been chosen to be developed as smart cities in Ladakh?
(1) Padum
(2) Hemis
(3) Kargil
(4) Alchi
Correct Answer - (3) Kargil
The Centre will develop Leh and Kargil as smart cities in the newly-formed union territory of Ladakh.

Q.11) What is the extended deadline after which hallmarking of Gold Jewellery will be mandatory?
(1) March 31, 2021
(2) May 1, 2021
(3) November 30, 2021
(4) June 1, 2021
Correct Answer - (4) June 1, 2021
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced the extension of a deadline for mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts by over four months till June 1, 2021. Accordingly, from June 1 next year, jewellers will be allowed to sell only 14, 18 and 22 carats of gold jewellery.

Q.12) In July 2020, who became the 7th bowler to take 500 Test wickets?
(1) Stuart Broad
(2) Courtney Walsh
(3) Glenn McGrath
(4) James Anderson
Correct Answer - (1) Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad joined one of cricket’s most exclusive clubs when he took his 500th Test wicket as England completed a series-clinching win over the West Indies at Old Trafford.
Q.13) According to a survey by Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2020, which company has been named as the most attractive employer brand in India?
(1) Amazon
(2) Samsung
(3) Microsoft
(4) Google
Correct Answer - (3) Microsoft
According to Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2020, Technology giant Microsoft India has
emerged as the country’s most attractive employer brand, followed by Samsung India and Amazon India in the second and third place, respectively, says a survey.

Q.14) Which city’s administration launched the first manhole cleaning robot ‘BANDICOOT’ in the Northeast to ensure minimal human involvement to clean the sewers?
(1) Itanagar
(2) Imphal
(3) Shillong
(4) Guwahati
Correct Answer - (4) Guwahati
Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated city’s first manhole cleaning robot to ensure minimal human involvement to clean the sewers. Guwahati is the first city in the entire Northeast region to get a manhole cleaning robot.
Named ‘BANDICOOT’, the automatic sewer cleaning device has been procured by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GM(3) along with six Skid Steer Loaders (mini loaders) from JCB.

Q.15) What is the theme of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020?
(1) Call your government to action
(2) Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action
(3) Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking
(4) Let’s act now to protect and assist trafficking victims
Correct Answer - (3) Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking
The world day against trafficking in persons is observed on July 30 every year to raise awareness about the condition of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights.
Theme: Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking

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