Current Affairs Quiz: August 12, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 12 August 2017 

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  1. Which ministry has launched the video of the National Anthem in sign language which stars bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children?
    A) Ministry of AYUSH
    B) Human Resource Development Ministry
    C) Ministry of Women and Child Development

    D) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The 3.35-minute video, directed by Govind Nihalani, stars Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language, with the Red Fort in the background.
  2. Which of the following state government has distributed NAMO e-tabs to college students across the state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Gujarat Government will distribute e-tablets to 4 lakh students during this year for which provision of Rs.300 crore has been made.
  3. Which country will host the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in October this year 2017?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh

    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has informed that India will be hosting the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in October this year.
  4. India with which country will jointly host Tech Summit 2017 in November?
    A) USA
    B) Indonesia
    C) Canada
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option C
     
  5. Where will the Tech Summit 2017 be hosted?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Chennai
    D) Mumbai

    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Canada and India will jointly host the Tech Summit 2017 from 14 – 15 November in New Delhi.
  6. India with which country will jointly host Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November?
    A) USA
    B) Norway
    C) Germany
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The theme of the Summit will be Women First, Prosperity for All, highlighting the critical role women play in fostering global growth and prosperity.
  7. Where will the Global Entrepreneurship Summit be hosted in November 2017?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Chennai
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    PM Modi has announced that India and US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from 28-30 November 2017. He also informed that Ivanka Trump, daughter of President of United States of America Donald Trump, will be leading the US delegation.
  8. Which university will host the 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC), an international conference hosted by IPC association in December 2017?
    A) Chitkara University
    B) University of Rajasthan
    C) Anna University
    D) Chaudhary Charan Singh University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC), an international conference hosted by IPC association involving manufacturing, teaching, and other pharmacy associations is to be organised at Chitkara University, Punjab this year between December 22 and 24, 2017.
  9. Marine Living Resources Department of which university has declared ‘Rayichapalu’, a regular catch for fishermen as one of the rarest species of fish in the world?
    A) Goa
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    ‘Rayichapalu’, a regular catch for fishermen in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam, has been declared as one of the rarest species of fish in the world by Marine Living Resources Department, Andhra University. It has a unique colour pattern with diamond shaped bands and is around 97 mm in length. It is reportedly the only fifth fish in this category of size.
  10. Which of the following has launched a video platform called ‘Watch’  for creators and publishers?
    A) Microsoft

    B) Google
    C) Facebook 
    D) Bing
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ — a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers.
  11. Home Credit India Finance, a non-banking financial company (NBFC), has partnered with which of the following to enable customers to pay their loan EMIs (Equated Monthly Installments)?
    A) Paytm
    B) Mobikwik
    C) Airtel Payments Bank
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option  A
    Some Extra:
    Home Credit India Finance, a non-banking financial company (NBFC), has partnered with mobile payments and m-commerce platform Paytm to enable customers to pay their loan EMIs (Equated Monthly Installments). The tie-up with Paytm is in line with Home Credit India’s plans of promoting seamless digital payments solutions and cashless transactions..
  12. Which of the following is going to acquire Swift Financial, an online lender for small businesses in the US?
    A) Paymate
    B) MasterCard
    C) Paypal
    D) Visa
    View Answer
    Option  C
    Some Extra:
    Headquartered in San Jose, Northern California, PayPal, one of the world’s largest Internet payment companies would acquire Swift Financial, an online lender for small businesses in the US.
  13. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of Exim Bank?
    A) Dilip Asbe
    B) David Rasquinha
    C) R.C. Shah
    D) Ramesh Abhishek
    View Answer
    Option  B
    Some Extra:
    David Rasquinha, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director of the bank. This appointment will be valid for a period of three years.
  14. Who has been appointed as the acting chief executive of National Payments Corporation of India?
    A) Dilip Asbe
    B) David Rasquinha
    C) R.C. Shah
    D) Ramesh Abhishek
    View Answer
    Option  A
    Some Extra:
    National Payments Corporation of India has appointed Dilip Asbe, its chief operating officer, to act as its chief executive officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding managing director.
  15. Who has been appointed as the chief of Central Board of Film Certification?
    A) Pahlaj Nihalani
    B) Vivek Khana
    C) Prasoon Joshi
    D) Ramesh Abhishek
    View Answer
    Option  C
  16. Who has been sacked from the post of chief of Central Board of Film Certification?
    A) Pahlaj Nihalani
    B) Vivek Khana
    C) Anurag Srivastava
    D) Ramesh Abhishek
    View Answer
    Option  A
    Some Extra:
    Pahlaj Nihalani, whose decisions as the CBFC chief repeatedly angered the film fraternity, has been replaced by noted lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, drawing widespread applause from the film fraternity.
  17. Who has been appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in South-East Asia Region?
    A) Imran Khan
    B) Anupam Kher
    C) Farhan Akhtar
    D) Milkha Singh
    View Answer
    Option  D
    Some Extra:
    Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh has been appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in South-East Asia Region.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Davinder Singh Kang is related to which of the following sports?
    A) Volleyball
    B) Javelin Throw
    C) Hockey
    D) Chess
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Recently Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.
  2. Where is the headquarters of PayPal, one of the world’s largest Internet payment companies located?
    A) New Jersey
    B) New York
    C) Washington
    D) California
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks (cheques) and money orders.
  3. Where is the headquarters of Exim Bank located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Mangalore
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. Where is the headquarters of World Health Organization located?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) New York, USA
    C) Tokyo, Japan
    D) Rome, Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Formation: 7 April 1948; 69 years ago
    Head: Tedros Adhanom, Director-General
    Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  5. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation consisting of how many countries?
    A) 5
    B) 8
    C) 6
    D) 7
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. These are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.
  6. In which year was  Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) established?
    A) 1991
    B) 1997
    C) 1998
    D) 1994
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Establishment: 6 June 1997; 20 years ago
    Chairmanship: Nepal (since 2014)

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