1.England veteran fast bowler James Anderson became the first fast bowler to take how many wickets in international Test cricket?
a. 600 wickets
b. 500 wickets
c. 400 wickets
d. 350 wickets

ANSWER: a. 600 wickets
England fast bowler James Anderson has become the first fast bowler to take 600 wickets in international Test cricket. Only Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619) are ahead of them. James Anderson played his first international Test match against Zimbabwe. He became the first bowler to take the most Test wickets in the year 2018. He broke the record of 563 wickets of Australian bowler Glenn Megra.

2.How many teachers have been nominated for the ‘National Teacher Award’ by the Ministry of Education for its efforts to improve the field of education?
a. 57 teacher
b. 47 teacher
c. 27 teacher
d. 40 teachers

ANSWER: b. 47 teachers
47 teachers from across the country will be awarded the National Teacher Award for the year 2020. According to an order issued by the Ministry, the Department of School Education and Literacy constituted an independent jury at the national level to select the award recipients for the year 2020. Two teachers of Bihar will be given the National Teacher Award for the year 2020. It is worth mentioning that the independent national selection committee of the award selected teachers from states through video conferencing through interviews etc.

3.How long has the UP government completely banned religious festivals, political movements and other gatherings in view of Corona?
a. 31 August
b. 20 October
c. 30 September
d. 25 November

ANSWER: c. 30 September: In 
Uttar Pradesh, any public function, religious festival, political movement and meetings have been banned till the next 30 September. Statues, tazias and alums will also not be installed in public. It says that all types of processions and tableaux will also be banned. This prohibition has been imposed because it is feared that anti-social elements may try to disturb law and order and communal harmony.

4.The Reserve Bank of India has estimated the country’s growth rate to be below zero percent for the year 2020-21?
a. 2.5 percent
b. 3.5 percent
c. 6.5 percent
d. 4.5 percent

ANSWER: d. 4.5 percent
Reserve Bank of India has forecast the country’s growth rate to be below four decimal five percent for the year 2020-21. The Reserve Bank of India has predicted the global growth rate to be below zero to six percent to seven decimal six percent. The bank said that the growth rate in the January to March 2020-21 quarter is likely to be positive.

5.Which country’s government has sought cooperation from India for the production of its Kovid-19 vaccine Sputnik Five and the clinical trials for the third phase?
a. Nepal
b. China
c. Russia
d. Japan

ANSWER: c. Russia
Russia has sought cooperation from India for the production of Kovid-19 vaccine. The National Expert Group on Vaccine for Kovid-19 discussed this issue in its meeting held on 22 August. Gamalaya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has created Sputnik Five in collaboration with the Russian Direct Investment Fund.