Current Affairs Quiz: August 02, 2019

Current Affairs 02 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. The 2019 International Police Expo held in Which city/UT?
    A)Chennai
    B)Ladakh
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket ‘Bhabha Kavach’ by Ordnance Factory Board was launched at the International Police Expo 2019. Developed by OFB and MIDHANI this state-of-the-art jacket can withstand 7.62mm hard steel core or bullets fired from an AK-47 rifle, 5.56mm INSAS bullet and even the recently decommissioned 7.65mm bullet of self-loading rifle (SLR).

  2. Which ministry has has notified the constitution of a National Traders’ Welfare Board?
    A)Ministry of Defence
    B)Ministry of Home Affairs
    C)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    D)Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The commerce and industry ministry has notified the constitution of a National Traders’ Welfare Board that will identify ways to improve access to funds for this unorganised sector and suggest measures to simplify acts and rules applicable to traders.

  3. According to government,how many more Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Scheme will become functional by March 2020?
    A)12000
    B)10000
    C)15000
    D)20000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that around 20 thousand more Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Scheme will become functional by March next year.

  4. Recently The One Nation One Ration Card scheme being implemented on pilot basis in how many states?
    A)4
    B)2
    C)3
    D)5
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major boost to national food security, government launched the One Nation-One Ration Card scheme on a pilot basis in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

  5. By Which date,Rural India is poised to become Open Defecation Free (ODF)?
    A)18th November
    B)25th August
    C)15th August
    D)2nd October
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rural India is poised to become Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2nd October this year due to the successful implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).

  6. Recently the government launched Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) program in which city/UT?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In yet another step to foster innovation in India, the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), flagship initiative of NITI Aayog, launched the Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) program in NITI Aayog, New Delhi. The programme aims at spurring community Innovation in underserved and unserved areas of the country.

  7. Which government launched “Save Green,Stay Clean” campaign?
    A)WestBengal
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal Government has launched an awareness campaign for preserving the greenery and keeping the environment clean.

  8. According to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Director General Ms. Surina Rajan,BIS would set up a Pashmina testing centre in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Srinagar
    C)Leh
    D)Jammu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Director General Ms. Surina Rajan said that BIS would set up a Pashmina testing centre in Leh, in partnership with the lab of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh.

  9. Which state/UT government announced free electricity up to 200 units?
    A)Haryana
    B)Bihar
    C)Delhi
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhiites will get cheapest electricity in the country. He said, consumers consuming up to 200 units of electricity will not need to pay their power bills.

  10. Which state/UT government recently approved free health check ups for its government employees over 40 years of age?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Delhi
    C)Chandigarh
    D)Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal gave his in-principal approval for a scheme to extend mandatory annual health check-up “free of cost”to Delhi government employees over 40 years of age.

  11. The 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 to be held in which city?
    A)Delhi
    B)Dispur
    C)Shillong
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with Union ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) and the Meghalaya government will organise the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 on August 8 and 9 in Shillong, Meghalaya.

  12. Recently the cabinet has given nod to the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) in Which city?
    A)London
    B)Geneva
    C)Moscow
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cabinet has given nod to the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow in Russia. The unit will collaborate with Space agencies and industries in Russia and neighbouring countries for mutually synergetic outcomes.

  13. Which country’s federal reserve system cut down its interest rates for first time since 2008 financial crisis?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)UK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Federal Reserve cut down its interest rates — for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis — by a quarter percentage point in an attempt to ward off the possibility of an economic downturn.

  14. Recently the postal department decided to convert Which Payments bank into a small finance bank?
    A)Airtel Payments Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)India Post Payments Bank
    D)Fino Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Postal Department said it has decided to convert the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) into a small finance bank (SFB), enabling it to offer small loans to customers.

  15. According to CRISIL,At how much percent India GDP will grow in FY20?
    A)6.8%
    B)6.5%
    C)6.6%
    D)6.9%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Global analytical firm CRISIL sliced its estimate of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 20 basis points to 6.9 per cent for the current fiscal 2019-20 following a triangulation of downside risks

  16. 12th Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters competition held in which city/UT?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Gangtok
    C)Mumbai
    D)Shillong
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Shooting, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar clinched a gold medal in Men’s Rifle 3 Positions (3P) at 12th Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters competition in New Delhi.
  17. Who took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) with effect from August 1, 2019?
    A)Nitin Shahay
    B)Giriraj Prasad Gupta
    C)Rishi Shukla
    D)Alok Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Giriraj Prasad Gupta, a 1983-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer, took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) with effect from August 1, 2019.

  18. Recently RN Ravi was sworn in as 20th governor of which state?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Meghalaya
    C)Nagaland
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Intelligence Bureau officer RN Ravi was sworn in as the 20th governor of Nagaland. He succeeded Padmanabha Acharya.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bureau of Indian Standards?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Space Research Organisation?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

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