Current Affairs Quiz: August 15, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 15 August 2017 

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  1. Shapath Bhardwaj, who has become the country’s youngest athlete to figure in the government’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme is related to which of the following sports ?
    A) Table Tennis
    B) Badminton
    C) Chess

    D) Shooting
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Budding India shooter Shapath Bhardwaj, aged 15, has become the country’s youngest athlete to figure in the government’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
  2. Legendary Sprinter Usain Bolt has retired from the Athletics world. He hails from which country?
    A) Kazakhstan
    B) Hungary
    C) Lebanon 
    D) Jamaica
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The greatest sprinter of modern times, Usain Bolt said good bye to the Athletics world. But the farewell ended in agony as he injured himself while running the last lap of the men’s 4x100m relay race in the World Athletics Championships in London
  3. Who has won the men’s singles title of the Rogers Cup?
    A) Roger Federer
    B) Andy Murray
    C) Alexander Zverev

    D) Novak Djokovic
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Germany’s Alexander Zverev has won men’s singles title of the Rogers Cup after beating Swiss maestro Roger Federer.
  4. United Nations has declared Somalia free of ______
    A) tuberculosis 
    B) malaria 
    C) measles 
    D) polio
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The WHO said Somalia recorded the last case of polio in 2014 in the central part of the country but has since then remained free of the paralyzing disease. So it has declared the country polio free.
  5. Where will the International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) be held in November 2017?
    A) Indian Ocean 
    B) Arabian
    C) Bay of Bengal
    D) Pacific Ocean

    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium’s (IONS) maiden International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) will be held in November 2017 in the Bay of Bengal under the chairmanship of Bangladesh.
  6. Name the head of panel which has recommended the 100% pension to widow of deceased soldier so that she can take care of her family?
    A) T S George
    B) B C Khanduri
    C) B N Srikrishna
    D) P H Malik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The Parliamentary Panel headed by Maj. General (Retired) B C Khanduri has tabled its report in Parliament. In the report, the panel has recommended the 100% pension to widow of deceased soldier so that she can take care of her family. The report stated that after the death of a soldier, the pension of the spouse comes down to 60% of his pension.
  7. For establishing GeM Samvaad, approach for promoting Indian industry and entrepreneurship, Government eMarketplace (GeM) SPV has joined hands with which of the following?
    A) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
    B) Niti Aayog
    C) Confederation of Indian Industry
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Rajya Sabha TV CEO Gurdeep Singh Sappal has announced his resignation from the post. Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been given addition charge of of the channel.
  8. Where is the India’s first aviation university established?
    A) Uttar Pradesh 

    B) Gujarat 
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand 
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The country’s first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district is all set for inauguration on August 18.
  9. Name the vice-chancellor of India first aviation university?
    A) Uma Sachdeva
    B) V N Rai
    C) Nalin Tandon
    D) Vishay Arora
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Air Vice Marshal (retired) Nalin Tandon has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of India first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district. 
  10. Which of the following state government has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra an initiative for providing job opportunities to unemployed youth?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra an initiative providing job opportunities to unemployed youth in Mumbai. There are various schemes like farmers weekly market, farmers mobile market and mother’s Tiffin, under this Yuva Rojgar Kendra.
  11. Name the youngest person to reach the summit of the 6,153 metres-high Mt Stok Kangri.
    A) Karuna Paatukkaran
    B) Manisha Awasthi
    C) Kaamya Karthikeyan
    D) Mihika Malaichamy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Nine-year-old Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest person to reach the summit of the 6,153 metres-high Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir. In May this year, Kaamya had successfully reached the base camp of Mt Everest at 5,464 metres.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Rogers cup is related to which of the following sports?
    A) Formula 1
    B) Chess
    C) Tennis 
    D) Badminton 
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:

    The Canadian Open (also known as the Canada Masters, and known as the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank for sponsorship reasons) is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada.
  2. Name the head of committee which is responsible for identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme?
    A) Prakash Padukone
    B) P. T. Usha
    C) Anjali Bhagwat
    D) Abhinav Bindra
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. What is the currency of Somalia?
    A) shilling
    B) krone
    C) franc
    D) peso
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:

    Capital: Mogadishu  
  4. Where is Mt Stok Kangri situated?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Kashmir
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
     

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