Monday, August 24, 2020

Current Affairs GK Today's Daily Quiz - 24 August 2020

1. Bloomsbury India cancelled the publication of the book - Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, written by Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra under the pressure from left leaning Urban-Naxal network. Which publication is publishing this book now?

Garuda Prakashan
Penguin Random House
Harper Collins Publishers India
Rupa Publications
2. The Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari chaired a meeting to review ‘New Green Highway Policy’ and called for reducing the cost of road construction by 25% and to identify modern and green technologies. He also launched an app which will help in monitoring the plantations on highways through geo-tagging and web-based GIS-enabled monitoring tools. What is the name of the app?
Harit Path
3. The Union Ministry of Finance announced on August 24, 2020 that now businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh will be GST exempt. The Ministry added that those with a turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore can opt for the Composition Scheme and pay only 1 percent tax. Earlier, only businesses with an annual turnover of Rs 20 lakh were exempted from GST tax. The Finance Ministry made the announcement through a series of tweets on the occasion of the first death anniversary of which former Finance Minister?
Arun Jaitly
Sushma Swaraj
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
K. Shanmukham Chetty
4. Assam government will launch India’s longest ropeway over ___________ river on August 24, 2020. The ropeway will connect Guwahati to North Guwahati. While making the announcement regarding the launch of the longest ropeway, the Assam government also informed that the service of ropeway will become operational from August 24, 2021.
5. The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are regarded as India's highest national awards for adventure sports. Who won Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019?
Sadanand Yadav
Aparna Kumar
Gajanand Yadava
Prabhat Raju Koli

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