Current Affairs Quiz: August 10, 2018

Current Affairs 10 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. What was the theme of postage stamps issued between India and South Africa?
    A)15 years of partnership
    B) 20 years of strategic partnership
    C)Strategic Partnership
    D)Partnership 20-20
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the joint issue of postage stamps between India and South Africa on the theme of 20 years of strategic partnership between the two countries.

  2. > The Ministry of HRD has embarked on a major and new initiative Project called SWAYAM.What does first “A” represents in SWAYAM?
    A)Awareness
    B)Aspirations
    C)Active
    D)Aspiring
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of HRD has embarked on a major and new initiative Project called “Study Webs Of Active Learning For Young Aspiring Minds” (SWAYAM), which will provide one integrated platform and portal for online courses. This covers all higher education subjects and skill sector courses.

  3. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Aviation Suresh Prabhu launched which application in NewDelhi which provides wide range of information for export and import?
    A)Nivesh Mitra
    B)Aayat Mitra
    C)Nirman Mitra
    D)Niryat Mitra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Aviation Suresh Prabhu launched “Niryat Mitra”-mobile application in New Delhi. The app is developed by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).

  4. Which state govt.will reward people on returning used bottles?
    A)Odisha
    B)MP
    C)Telangana
    D) UP
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Odisha Govt.would reward people on returning used bottles and Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) polythene containers from October this year.

  5. Which biosphere reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network Of Biosphere Reserves(WNBR)?

    A)Cold Desert
    B)Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
    C) Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve
    D)Panchmarhi Biosphere Reserve

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network Of Biosphere Reserves(WNBR).

  6. Paypal has tied up with which bank to offer safer, faster and convenient payment experiences for the bank’s card holders?

    A)Axis Bank
    B)HDFC
    C)SBI
    D)ICICI

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paypal, a global technology platform and digital payments leader, has announced its strategic partnership with HDFC Bank to offer safer, faster and convenient payment experiences for the bank’s card holders.

  7. Bengaluru-based smart-savings management start-up Balance Tech has been acquired by which company?
    A)Paytm
    B)Paypal
    C)Freecharge
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Digital payments major Paytm announced the acquisition of Bengaluru-based smart-savings management start-up Balance Tech for an undisclosed amount.

  8. The Competition Commission has cleared US Retail giant Walmart’s proposed acquisition of which company?
    A)Oyo
    B)Swiggy
    C)Flipkart
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Competition Commission has cleared US Retail giant Walmart’s proposed acquisition of Flipkart, a deal estimated to be worth $16 billion.

  9. Who was announced as the new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman?
    A)Rekha Sharma
    B)Ajay Tyagi
    C)RS Sharma
    D) Harivansh Narayan Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh was announced as the new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman after he received 125 votes, while Congress’ BK Hariprasad got 105 votes out of the total 332.

  10. Who was appointed as new UNs human rights chief?
    A)Michelle Williams
    B)Francis Bacon
    C) Michelle Bachelet
    D)S.Christopher
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Michelle Bachelet,Chile’s twice serving president who endured torture under the Pinochet regime, as the world body’s next human rights chief.
  11. Which Indian student won the world championship at the International Geography Bee’s Junior Varsity Division?
    A)Akhil Sharma
    B)Avinash Goenka
    C)Abhay Sharma
    D)Avi Goel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian American high school student Avi Goel has won the world championship at the International Geography Bee’s Junior Varsity Division which was held in Berlin, Germany.

  12. Astronomers discovered the most distant radio galaxy ever by using GMRT.What does “G” represents in GMRT?
    A)Game
    B)Given
    C)Giant
    D)Great
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    After nearly twenty years, the record of the most distant radio galaxy ever discovered has been broken. A team led by Leiden PhD student Aayush Saxena has found a radio galaxy from a time when the universe was only 7% of its current age, at a distance of 12 billion light years. The team used the Giant Meter wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India to initially identify the radio galaxy

  13. Who is the author of the book titled “The book of Untold Stories”?

    A)Riya Sen
    B)Sonali Bendre
    C)Manisha Koirala
    D)Katrina Kaif

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Actress Manisha Koirala has penned her first book titled “The book of Untold Stories”.

  14. Golfer Jarrod Lyle passed away.He belonged to which country?
    A)USA
    B)UK
    C)Canada
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has passed away at the age of 36 years after a long battle with leukaemia.

  15. When is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples observed?
    A)Sep 9
    B)Aug 9
    C)Aug 8
    D)Aug 10
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed across the world on August 9 with an aim to strengthen international cooperation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in areas such as human rights, the environment, education, health and social development.The theme of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018 is “Indigenous peoples migration and movement”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of South Africa?
    A)Euro
    B)Peso
    C)Rand
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Gulf of Mannar is located in which state?
    A)Manipur
    B)Mizoram
    C)Sikkim
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. HDFC Bank was founded in which year?
    A)1997
    B)1994
    C)1995
    D)1996
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of Paypal?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Paris
    C)California
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

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