23 August 2021 Current Affairs | Daily Current Affairs

1. The World Bank Group member IFC has extended what amount as debt support to Industrial real estate and logistics parks’ developer IndoSpace’s logistics fund?

  1. Rs 300 crore
  2. 400 crore
  3. 567 crore
  4. 557 crore

Answer: D. Rs 557 crore

Explanation: The World Bank Group member IFC has extended $75 million or over Rs 557 crore debt support to Industrial real estate and logistics parks’ developer IndoSpace’s logistics fund to develop logistics and industrial parks to enhance warehousing and supply chain infrastructure in India.

2. World Photography Day is celebrated on which date?

  • August 18
  • 21 August
  • August 19
  • July 20

Answer: C. August 19

Explanation: World Photography Day is celebrated on 19 August every year to promote photography as a hobby and also inspire photographers around the globe to share a single photo with the rest of the world.

3. Which edition of the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 5.0) has been launched?

  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 10th
  • 12th

Answer: B.5th

Explanation: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 19, 2021, launched the 5th edition of the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 5.0).

4. Which state will inaugurate India’s first smog tower?

  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Kerala

Answer: A.Delhi

Explanation: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate India’s first smog tower on August 23, 2021, at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, informed Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on August 19, 2021.

5. Who will be given the 1st Congressional Gold Medal for recognition of his promotion of peace and nonviolence?

  • Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • C V Raman
  • D D Basu

Answer: B.Mahatma Gandhi

Explanation: An influential US lawmaker from New York on 16th August reintroduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his promotion of peace and nonviolence.



Leave a Comment