Current Affairs Quiz: August 08, 2019

Current Affairs 08 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched a scheme for restructuring of loans of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMEs)?
    A)Odisha
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh government will launch a scheme for restructuring of loans of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMEs) under the Dr YSR Navodayam scheme to support the stressed MSME sector.

  2. India’s largest Women Startup Summit 2019 held in Which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kochi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Seeking to promote women entrepreneurship in a big way, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) hosted a women startup summit, in association with the Indian women network floated by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), at the integrated startup complex, Kochi.

  3. The fifth edition of “International Army Scout Masters Competition” held in Which city?
    A)Dehradun
    B)Lucknow
    C)Raipur
    D)Jaisalmer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The fifth edition of “International Army Scout Masters Competition” was kicked off in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Jaisalmer military station is hosting the competition, which is happening as part of the international Army games.

  4. Which University Scientists have created the world’s thinnest gold (‘2D’ gold) measuring two atoms thick?
    A)University of Leeds
    B)Mascheuuttes Institute of Technology
    C)Oxford University
    D)Cambridge University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The scientists at the University of Leeds (Leeds, England), have created the world’s thinnest gold (‘2D’ gold) measuring two atoms thick or million times thinner than a human fingernail.

  5. In its August Monetary Policy,RBI reduced the repo rate to how much percent?
    A)5.75%
    B)5.60%
    C)5.40%
    D)5.50%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut repo rate for the fourth consecutive time this calendar year to 5.4 per cent from the current 5.75 per cent amid low inflation, faltering economic growth and uncertain global scenario.

  6. Recently RBI decided to make Which online payment system 24*7?
    A)UPI
    B)RTGS
    C)IMPS
    D)NEFT
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plans to make online payment system National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) available round-the-clock in a bid to boost digital transactions.

  7. Which organisation setted up the registry to track frauds in payment systems?
    A)NABARD
    B)IRDA
    C)NPCI
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has decided to set a Central Payment Fraud Registry to track frauds in the payment systems. Payment system participants will be provided access to this registry for near-real time fraud monitoring, the central bank said. The aggregated fraud data will be published to educate customers on emerging risks.

  8. Which country topped in the latest ICC Test Team Rankings?
    A)Australia
    B)NewZealand
    C)India
    D)England
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India topped the latest ICC Test team rankings while New Zealand is placed 2nd and South Africa is in 3rd position.

  9. Recently Diego Forlan announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Tennis
    D)Badminton
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uruguay forward player Diego Forlan has announced retirement from professional football.

  10. Recently Nick Kyrgios won the 6th ATP Title.He belongs from which country?
    A)USA
    B)Brazil
    C)Australia
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Australia’s Nick Kyrgios kept his composure and captured the ATP Washington Open title, defeating Russia’s 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev. The 24-year-old Aussie, who struggled through the opening set, claimed the $365,390 top prize and his 6th career ATP crown at the US Open tune-up event.

  11. Recently Sushma Swaraj passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Actor
    C)Poet
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj breathed her last at the age of 67. Swaraj was appointed the foreign minister in the first term of Modi government in 2014. She opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons.

  12. Recently J Om Prakash passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Social Activist
    C)Philosopher
    D)Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian filmmaker and actor Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather, J Om Prakash, has passed away at the age of 93. The ace filmmaker and producer was known for films like ‘Aas Ka Panchhi,’ ‘Aaye Din Bahar Ke,’ ‘Ayee Milan Ki Bela,’ ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein’ ‘Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke’ and ‘Aap Ki Kasam.’

  13. Recently Toni Morrison passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Actor
    C)Journalist
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nobel laureate Toni Morrison (American novelist), the renowned author of acclaimed novels such as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon,” has passed away at the age of 88.

  14. When is National Handloom Day observed?
    A)Aug 5
    B)Aug 7
    C)Aug 8
    D)Aug 9
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The National Handloom Day is observed annually on 7th of August to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight the handloom industry.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Reserve Bank of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)Delhi
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the capital of England?
    A)London
    B)Geneva
    C)NewYork
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

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