Current Affairs Quiz: August 10, 2019

Current Affairs 10 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. India and which country have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Nepal
    C)China
    D)Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water as being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing Treaty 1996.

  2. Recently The Department of Heavy Industry has sanctioned how many buses for 64 cities under the FAME India scheme?
    A)6532
    B)5435
    C)5595
    D)5600
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Department of Heavy Industry has sanction 5,595 electric buses for 64 cities under the FAME India scheme’s second phase to give a further push to clean mobility in public transportation.

  3. Which state government has launched Small Savings Incentive Scheme for the calendar year 2019 under the notation “AQ” series?
    A)Odisha
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha government has launched the ‘Odisha Small Savings Incentive Scheme’ for the calendar year 2019 under the notation “AQ” series.

  4. Recently Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla have agreed to build 100 high tech gaushalas in which state?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced that industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla has agreed to build 100 high-tech gaushalas in the state from the group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in the next 18 months.

  5. Which state has topped the raknings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country?
    A)Manipur
    B)Meghalaya
    C)Assam
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Manipur has topped the raknings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan released a report on Breastfeeding in New Delhi. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are at the bottom positions in the report card.

  6. India’s first underwater train project is to be launched in which city?
    A)Kochi
    B)Chennai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Mumbai
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s first underwater train project in Kolkata is almost complete. The metro will soon be operational soon in Kolkata under the Hubli river.

  7. Which country has unveiled three advanced precision-guided smart missiles named “Yasin”, “Balaban” and “Ghaem”?
    A)Israel
    B)Russia
    C)Iran
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Iran has unveiled three advanced precision-guided smart missiles named “Yasin”, “Balaban” and a new series of the Ghaem missiles.
  8. At How much percent,retail loan growth slipped to in first half of 2019 as per RBI monthly sectoral deployment of credit data analysed by ET?
    A)7.5%
    B)7.1%
    C)7.2%
    D)7.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    As per RBI’s monthly sectoral deployment of credit data analysed by ET, , the retail personal credit disbursement growth in the first half of 2019 between January and June was 7.3%. The credit growth in the first half 2018 was 7.7% while for the same period in 2017 it was 8.6%.

  9. Recently LIC launched which term insurance plan which offers to choose from two death benefit plans?
    A)Jeevan Amar
    B)Jeevan Anand
    C)Jeevan Labh
    D)Jeevan Raksha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    LIC has launched a new term-insurance plan called Jeevan Amar. It is a non-linked, without profit, pure protection plan, and is available for sale offline. It offers the flexibility to choose from two death benefit options – level sum assured and increasing sum assured.

  10. According to NCAER,what will be India’s GDP in 2018-19 during the current fiscal?
    A)6.8%
    B)6.6%
    C)6.2%
    D)6.5%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s GDP growth is likely to be 6.2 per cent during the current fiscal, down from 6.8 per cent in 2018-19, on account of flat growth in agriculture sector, according to economic think-tank NCAER.

  11. Recently National Institute of Solar Energy signed agreement with which organisation to initiate a skill development programme for different levels of beneficiaries in the solar thermal energy sector?
    A)UNICEF
    B)Food and Agriculture Organisation
    C)United Nations Development Programme
    D)United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    An agreement has been signed between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to initiate a skill development programme for different levels of beneficiaries in the solar thermal energy sector.

  12. As per Bloomberg Billionaires Index,who topped the list in world’s richest person?

    A)Aziz Premji
    B)Mukesh Ambani
    C)Bill Gates
    D)Jeff Bezos

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates has regained the world’s second-richest person spot with $106 billion wealth, as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

  13. Which country won bronze medal in 20 km race walk team after seven years in IAAF World Race Walking Cup?
    A)USA
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Seven years after India missed a podium place at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in 2012 in Russia, the country has been handed a bronze medal upgrade following disqualification of a member of the second-placed Ukrainian team for dope violation.

  14. Which body has been suspended by World Archery for defying guidelines?
    A)Archery Association of pakistan
    B)Archery Association of India
    C)Archery Association of Russia
    D)Archery Association of Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Archery (WA) has suspended the Archery Association of India (AAI) for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies, asking the federation to put its house in order by the end of this month.

  15. Recently Hasim Amla announced retirement from cricket.He hails fromwhich country?
    A)India
    B)SriLanka
    C)Australia
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    South Africa batsman Hashim Amla announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. Amla will continue to play domestic T20 cricket in South Africa.

  16. Recently Which Singer composer was conferred with Bharat Ratna 2019?
    A)Nanaji Deshmukh
    B)Sameer
    C)Arnab Singh
    D)Bhupen Hazarika
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

  17. Recently Jean Arasanayagsm passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Poet
    C)Actor
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jean Arasanayagam, one of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary English literary voices, has passed away after a brief illness.

  18. Recently David Berman passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Poet
    C)Musician
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Singer-songwriter David Berman (American musician) who formed indie group ‘Silver Jews’ in the 1990s has passed. He was 52.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A)Taka
    B)Dinar
    C)Riyal
    D)Riel
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of Iran?
    A)Dubai
    B)Astana
    C)Biskek
    D)Tehran
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Life Insurance Corporation?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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