Monday, August 31, 2020

Online GK Current Affairs Today Quiz - 31 August 2020

1. Which company announced on Saturday, 29th August 2020, that it is acquiring the retail and wholesale business of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group(including the Big Bazaar hypermarket chain, and the logistics and warehousing business) in a mega deal involving a consideration of Rs 24,713 crore on?

Trent, Tata Group
Aditya Birla Retail Limited
Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd
2. The Supreme Court on Monday approved quota for in-service doctors to admissions in post-graduate courses. A Constitution Bench held that there is no prohibition in law against state governments providing for such reservation to in-service doctors. Allowing a batch of petitions by doctors’ associations, the Bench ruled that while the Medical Council of India (MCI) lacks this authority, state government is authorised under the Constitution and the relevant entry under List II. While okaying the quota, the Bench said that it will be proper if states lay down a condition for the beneficiaries of such quota that doctors will have to serve at least for ________ in rural, hilly or tribal areas. It also clarified that no existing admission shall be disturbed and that the ruling will apply only for future admissions.
7 Years
5 years
3 Years
1 Year
3. This was the first time FIDE, the international chess federation, was holding the Olympiad in an online format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. India along with which other country were on Sunday, 30th August 2020, declared joint winners of the 2020 Online Chess Olympiad after the final was marred by internet disconnection and server malfunction.
4. ATexel lamb has become the world’s most expensive sheep after being sold for nearly £368,000 ($490,059, INR 3.5 crore) at an auction in Scotland. The sheep called ____________, sold for 350,000 guineas (£367,500) on Thursday, 27th August 2020, at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark, Scotland.
Double Diamond
Lone Ranger
5. An eminent cardiologist, rather the first female cardiologist of the India, popularly known as 'God Mother of Cardiology' passed away on August 29 due to COVID-19 infection, National Heart Institute said. What is her name?
Dr Shashi Wadhwa
Dr Anandi Gopal Joshi
Dr S Padmavati
Dr Indira Hinduja

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