Current Affairs Quiz: August 14, 2018

Current Affairs 14 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Union Government has unlocked green funds for how much amount to increase the forest cover?
    A)72000 cr
    B)68000 cr
    C)66000 cr
    D)70000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Government has unlocked green funds worth over Rs.66,000 crore to increase the country’s forest cover.

  2. As per Ease of Living Index released by the government,which city is the most liveable city in India?

    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)New Delhi

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pune is the most liveable city, followed closely by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai in a ranking of 111 Indian cities with the national capital ranked at a lowly 65 on the Ease of Living Index released by the government.

  3. Which station was adjudged as the cleanest railway station in the third cleanliness survey released on 13th August 2018?

    A)Bhopal
    B)Jodhpur
    C)Pune
    D)Indore

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jodhpur and Marwar in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest railway stations, while Varanasi, the prime minister’s Lok Sabha constituency, slipped to the 69th position in the third cleanliness survey released on 13th August 2018.

  4. 4th Annual Sustainable Smart Cities India Conference is scheduled to take place in which city?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Bangalore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nispana’s 4th Annual Sustainable Smart Cities India Conference is scheduled to take place on 6th-7th of September in Bangalore. With support of Smart City, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, this event is all set to create a benchmark of success.

  5. Which city got free Wi-Fi and broadband under “smart city” project?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Delhi
    C)Kolkata
    D)Jabalpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Parts of the national capital will now enjoy free Wi-Fi and high speed broadband as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a slew of “smart city” projects in a function.

  6. The lander on the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which is scheduled to be launched in January 2019 will be named after which personality?
    A)APJ Abdul Kalam
    B)PV Sindhu
    C)Vikram Sarabhai
    D)Neil Armstrong
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The lander on the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which is scheduled to be launched in January 2019 will be named “Vikram” after Vikram Sarabhai,the father of Indian space programme. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has got clearance from the space commission.

  7. Nepal-India literature festival 2018 will be held in which city?
    A)Kolkata
    B)New Delhi
    C)Kathmandu
    D)Birgunj
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut. The festival is aimed at strengthening Indo-Nepal ties.

  8. A special meeting of Senior Officials of the Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Kathmandu
    C)New Delhi
    D)Jakarta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A special meeting of Senior Officials of the Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held in Kathmandu,Nepal.

  9. Which organization was considered to be the most patriotic brand, according to a survey conducted by UK-based online market research and data analytics firm YouGov?

    A)Tata Motors
    B)BSNL
    C)SBI
    D)Patanjali

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Country’s largest lender SBI is considered to be the most patriotic brand, according to a survey conducted by UK-based online market research and data analytics firm YouGov,

  10. The lending arm of Bajaj Finserv has tied up which bank to offer interest-free cash withdrawal facility for up to 50 days?
    A)SBI
    B)RBL Bank
    C)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In an effort to offer hassle-free and seamless financing options to its customers, Bajaj Finance Ltd., the lending arm of Bajaj Finserv along with RBL Bank Ltd. offer interest-free cash withdrawal facility for up to 50 days through Bajaj Finserv RBL Bank SuperCard.

  11. Food and agri products manufacturer Ruchi Soya has been acquired by which company?
    A)Cadbury
    B)Nestle
    C)Adani
    D)Adani Wilmar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of food and agri products manufacturer Ruchi Soya by consumer edible oils major Adani Wilmar.

  12. Who has been adjudged as the Best Sportsperson of the country by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club?

    A)Sunil Chhetri
    B)PV Sindhu
    C)Hima Das
    D)Saina Nehwal

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India football team captain Sunil Chhetri has been adjudged the Best Sportsperson of the country by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club.
  13. Who won Rogers Cup 2018?
    A)Sebastian Vettel
    B)Roger Federer
    C)Rafael Nadal
    D)Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal clinched his fourth Canadian Masters 1000 title at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. He defeated Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.

  14. Who took oath as Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal For Electricity?
    A)Anirudh Bose
    B)Neerja Singh
    C)Manushi Chillar
    D)Manuja Chellur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Smt. Justice Manuja Chellur took Oath as Chairperson,Appellate Tribunal For Electricity,Ministry for Power.Prior to this, Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. She was the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.

  15. Who won the Hindu Playwright Award 2018?
    A)Somnath Chatterjee
    B)Rajendra Menon
    C)Arundhati Roy
    D)Annie Zaidi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Hindu Playwright Award 2018 went to Annie Zaidi for her play Untitled-1. The ₹2 lakh award for the best new unpublished and unperformed playscript in English was presented at the launch of the 14th edition of The Hindu Theatre Fest at the Taj Coromandel.

  16. Recently,Somnath Chatterjee passed away.He belonged to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)Singer
    D)Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Somnath Chatterjee, who had one of the longest innings of any MP in the Lok Sabha, passed away following a heart attack. He was aged 89. The stalwart of Indian politics has delivered more than 500 speeches in Parliament.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Competition Commission of India?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Bajaj Finserv Ltd.?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. When was RBL Bank founded?
    A)1944
    B)1946
    C)1945
    D)1943
    View Answer
    Option D

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