Current Affairs Quiz: August 15, 2018

Current Affairs 15 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. India’s first genetic bank for wildlife conservation was opened up in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Hyderabad
    C)Ahmedabad
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank(NWGRB) was inaugurated at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology’s (CCMB) Laboratory of Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) facility in Hyderabad,Telangana.

  2. Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched PM Narendra Modi authored book “Exam Warriors” in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar city in which language?

    A)Sanskrit
    B)Hindi
    C)Odia
    D)Tamil

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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched PM Narendra Modi authored book “Exam Warriors” in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar city in Odia Language.

  3. Which state became the first state among the 28 other states in the country to provide Right to Skills Development to the youth?

    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)TamilNadu
    C)Odisha
    D)Chhatisgarh

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh announced that Chhatisgarh is the first state among the 28 other states in the country to provide Right to Skills Development to the youth.
  4. India handed over the first lot of houses built for Indian –Origin people to which country?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Bangladesh
    C)Australia
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India handed over the first lot of houses built for Indian –Origin people in SriLanka tea plantation areas on 12th August, 2018.

  5. Which city is ranked first in the Economist Intelligence Units latest Global Liveability Survey?
    A)London
    B)Vienna
    C)NewYork
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Austrian capital of Vienna is ranked first in the Economist Intelligence Units latest Global Liveability Survey , which found 68 cities to have improved their rankings over the last year with declines in just nine cities.

  6. Private life insurer Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance tied up with which bank as bancassurance partner?
    A)Jana Small Finance Bank
    B)IPPB
    C)Paytm Payments Bank
    D)Fincare Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Private life insurer Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance announced the inking of bancassurance partnership with Fincare Small Finance Bank which would strengthen former’s bancassurance channel.

  7. Who has been appointed head coach of the women’s national team until the ICC World T20 scheduled for November 2018?

    A)VVS Laxman
    B)Rahul Dravid
    C)Ramesh Powar
    D)Saurav Ganguly

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been officially appointed head coach of the women’s national team until the ICC World T20 scheduled for November 2018.

  8. MP Governor Anandiben Patel given additional charge of governor of which state?
    A)Punjab
    B)UP
    C)Odisha
    D)Chhatisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind gave MP Governor Anandiben Patel additional charge of Chhatisgarh on the demise of its Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.

  9. Who has been appointed as CEO of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana(PMFBY)?

    A)Anirudh Bose
    B)Ashish Kumar Bhutani
    C)Ashish Kumar Bhanwala
    D)Ajay Tyagi

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior bureaucrat Ashish Kumar Bhutani has been appointed CEO of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana(PMFBY).
  10. Usha AnanthSubramanian was fired on her last day in office.She was the former MD and CEO of which bank(2015-17)?
    A)Indian Oveseas Bank-
    B)Indian Bank
    C)Allahabad Bank
    D)Bank Of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Allahabad Bank’s MD and CEO Usha AnanthSubramanian was fired on her last day in office, in relation to the PNB scam. She had served as the CEO and Managing Director of PNB from 2015 to 2017, and was named in the CBI chargesheet.

  11. Former governor Balramji Das Tandon passed away.He was former governor of which state?
    A)Chhatisgarh
    B)Odisha
    C)Manipur
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chhatisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon has passed away. He was 91. The Governor was put on life support earlier in the day after his health condition turned critical.

  12. Former Indian player Hakkam Singh Bhattal passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Swimming
    B)Tennis
    C)Hockey
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Indian hockey player Hakkam Singh Bhattal who was an Asian Games gold medalist, has passed away. Bhattal was suffering from Kidney and Liver ailments for quite a long time.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of SriLanka?
    A)Dollar
    B)Rupiah
    C)Rupee
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Austria?
    A)Yuan
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Fincare Small Finance Bank?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Jaipur
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

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