Current Affairs Quiz: August 01, 2019

Current Affairs 01 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which city gets its first private space museum recently?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Lucknow
    C)Surat
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad’s first private space museum in collaboration with Indian SpaceReserach Organisation (ISRO) has been inaugurated.

  2. Which ministry Recently issued a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, allowing motor vehicles and their parts, components, assemblies and sub-assemblies to be affixed with permanent and nearly invisible microdot?
    A)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    B)Ministry of Road Transport And Highways
    C)Ministry of External Affairs
    D)Ministry of Defence
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, allowing motor vehicles and their parts, components, assemblies and sub-assemblies to be affixed with permanent and nearly invisible microdots that can be read physically with a microscope and identified with an ultra violet light source.

  3. Which Railway Zone has started a unique initiative to earmark a special portion of the SLR coach with pink colour?
    A)Southern Zone
    B)Central Zone
    C)Northern Zone
    D)North East Frontier Zone
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways ‘Northeast Frontier Railway zone’ has started a unique initiative to earmark a special portion of the SLR coach with pink colour.

  4. How much assistances was given by India to Gambia during Ram Nath Kovind visit?
    A)USD 500000
    B)USD 300000
    C)USD 600000
    D)USD 200000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with his Gambian counterpart President Adama Barrow in Banjul and promised to extend an assistance of USD 500,000 in support of skill development and cottage industry projects in the West African country.

  5. Which state processed the largest percentage of solid waste in 2018 according to data provided by Parliament?
    A)Karnataka and Odisha
    B)Bihar and Karnataka
    C)Telangana and Odisha
    D)Chhattisgarh and Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh and Telangana processed the largest percentage of solid waste they generated in 2018 (until November), according to data provided to Parliament. Chhattisgarh generated a total 601,885 MTPA (metric tonne per annum) of waste, and was able to process 84% of it. The corresponding numbers for Telangana were 2,690,415 MTPA and 73%.

  6. Recently Union Cabinet approved MoU between ISRO and Which country space agency?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)Netherlands
    C)Ukraine
    D)Bolivia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bolivian space agency for exploration and uses of outer space.

  7. According to QS Rankings,Which city has been ranked best city for students in India?
    A)Delhi
    B)Bengaluru
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Debuting at 81st position globally, Bengaluru has been ranked India’s best city for students in the global ranking agency QS’ (Quacquarelli Symonds) latest Best Student Cities Ranking 2019. However, in terms of affordability, Bengaluru is ranked seventh globally.

  8. Which city tops the list in Asia in Dell Global Entrepreneur Women Cities Index 2019?
    A)Kathmandu
    B)Beijing
    C)Singapore
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to the latest “Women Entrepreneur Cities Index 2019”, sponsored by Dell and conducted by London-based global information provider, IHS Markit, Singapore tops in Asian city ranked at 21st position, while Indian cities Bengaluru(Karnataka) and Delhi were ranked 43rd (7th in Asia) and 50th (10th in Asia) respectively.

  9. In which city, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Money Museum at Council House Street located?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Money Museum at Council House Street in Central Kolkata, which opened earlier this year, has been drawing a lot of attention for its unique initiative. The museum has been built with an aim to improve people’s knowledge of the banking system with the help of interactive displays.

  10. Which company has acquired data privacy firm BlueTalon?
    A)Google
    B)TCS
    C)Amazon
    D)Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Microsoft has acquired data privacy, governance service firm BlueTalon. BlueTalon helps enterprises set policies for how their employees can access their data. BlueTalon works with leading Fortune 100 companies to eliminate data security blind spots and gain visibility and control of data.

  11. Recently Venugopal Rao announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)Baseball
    C)Football
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former India batsman and Andhra Pradesh skipper Venugopal Rao has announced retirement from all forms of the game.

  12. Who became the first cricketer of either gender to reach the rare milestone of scoring 1000 runs and taking 100 wickets in the T20 format?
    A)Stephen Taylor
    B)Mag Lanning
    C)Smriti Mandhana
    D)Ellyse Perry
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry became the first cricketer of either gender to reach the rare milestone of scoring 1000 runs and taking 100 wickets in the T20 format.

  13. Who has been recently named in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20 season?
    A)Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker
    B)Simon Tofel and Michael Gough
    C)Kumar Dharmasena and Joel Wilson
    D)Michael Gough and Joel Wilson
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Cricket Council has named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20 season.

  14. Who has been given additional charge of Narcotics Control Bureau?
    A)Rishi Kumar Shukla
    B)Rakesh Asthana
    C)Alok Chaturvedi
    D)Sumon Rae
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the entrustment of additional charge of the post of Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to Rakesh Asthana.

  15. Who was felicitated ‘The Society Global Indian Icon Award 2019’, for excellence in the field of law?
    A)Vikas Chaturvedi
    B)Rakesh Jain
    C)Dinesh Tiwari
    D)MR Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Recently in a glittering event hosted in London by the Society Magazine, Advocate Mr. Dinesh Tiwari was felicitated ‘The Society Global Indian Icon Award 2019’, for excellence in the field of law.

  16. Recently Subir Vitthal Gokarn passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Philosopher
    B)Actor
    C)Poet
    D)Economist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted economist and former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Vithal Gokarn has passed away after a brief illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Gambia?
    A)Won
    B)Kwanda
    C)Dalasi
    D)Som
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the capital of Bolivia?
    A)Vienna
    B)Kiev
    C)Sucre
    D)Peru
    View Answer
    Option C

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