Current Affairs Quiz: August 13, 2018

Current Affairs 13 August 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 12 August 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of August 12, 2018
 

  1. Which ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country?
    A)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    B)Ministry Of Civil Aviation
    C)Ministry of Railways
    D)Ministry of Women and Child development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country, with Chilika Lake in Odisha, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat being identified in the first phase for development of such facilities.

  2. ISRO will launch which satellite to replace GSAT -6A which stopped communicating a few days after its launch on March 29?

    A)GSAT-47
    B)GSAT-7A
    C)GSAT-32
    D)GSAT-31

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian space agency ISRO will launch GSAT -32 satellite in October 2019 to replace GSAT -6A which stopped communicating a few days after its launch on March 29.

  3. Which language has become the first Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition?
    A)Monpa
    B)Mara
    C)Lushai
    D)Santhali
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Santhali has become the first Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its own script after the Santhali Wikipedia went live earlier this month.

  4. Which organization launched the Parker Solar probe mission?
    A)SpaceX
    B)CNSA
    C)NASA
    D)ISRO
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar probe, the US space agency’s historic small car-size probe to touch the sun from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  5. Which bank has signed a multilateral cooperation agreement with member development banks of BRICS to undertake “collaborative research” in distributed ledger/blockchain technology?

    A)Exim Bank
    B)ECGC
    C)SBI
    D)PNB

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Exim Bank of India has signed a multilateral cooperation agreement with member development banks of BRICS to undertake “collaborative research” in distributed ledger/blockchain technology.

  6. Who won his maiden title title on the Asian Tour at Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Sunil Chhetri
    C)Hima Das
    D)Viraj Madappa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian golfer Viraj Madappa won his maiden title on the Asian Tour at Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru as he carded a four-under 67 in the fourth and final round to claim a two-shot victory.

  7. Which player topped the 2018 chart for most runs scored in international cricket?
    A)Ajinkya Rahane
    B)KL Rahul
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)Steve Smith
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Virat Kohli is at the first position with 1404 runs in his bag through 509 runs in Test cricket, 146 in T20Is and 749 in Odis

  8. Who topped the “Women who changed the world” list 2018 published by BBC History Magazine?
    A)Chanda Kochhar
    B)Angela Markel
    C)Indra Nooyi
    D)Marie Curie
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie was the most influential woman in history, Britain’s BBC found in a poll, highlighting her role in curing cancer.

  9. VS Naipaul passed away recently.He belonged to which profession?
    A)Politics
    B)Singer
    C)Novelist
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    British Novelist and Nobel prize winner for literature,Sir VS Naipaul has passed away. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in the year 2001, “for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories.

  10. When is International Youth Day celebrated?
    A)July 11
    B)Aug 10
    C)Aug 12
    D)June 12
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.The theme was “Safe Spaces For youth”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was International Cricket Council founded?
    A)1909
    B)1912
    C)1910
    D)1911
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of ICC?
    A)Ethopia
    B)London
    C)Dubai
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of New Development Bank?
    A)Johannesburg
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Shanghai
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C

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