Current Affairs Quiz: August 15, 2019

Current Affairs 15 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which song was released by DD ahead of Independence Day 2019?
    A)Humsafar
    B)Mera India
    C)Watan
    D)Bharat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar released a patriotic song called Watan produced by Doordarshan ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

  2. Which state government has launched E step to empower student startups?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Maharasthra
    C)Odisha
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Department of IT, BT and S&T in Karnataka, through Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), has launched the E-Step, an initiative to empower student start-ups.

  3. Recently a High performance hockey centre named Naval Tata Hockey Academy was established in which city?
    A)Bhubaneswar
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, has inaugurated a high-performance hockey centre — Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) — to groom the sports talent in the state.

  4. According to National Payment Corporation of India,Aadhar Enabled Payment System crossed how much million transaction in July 2019?
    A)150 million
    B)200 million
    C)100 million
    D)250 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    National Payments Corporation of India has announced that Aadhaar enabled Payment System has crossed the milestone of over 200 million transactions during July 2019. The transaction count of AePS stood at 220 million in july 2019.

  5. Which country won U19 Tri Series Title2019?
    A)Nepal
    B)Pakistan
    C)Bangladesh
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian U-19 team beat Bangladesh by six wickets and won the U19 Tri-Series title chasing a target of 262.

  6. The Yonex BWF World Senior Badminton Championship held in which country?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Japan
    C)Poland
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian duo of Ajith Haridas and Vijay Lancy won the men’s doubles 40-plus title in the Yonex BWF World Senior Badminton Championship held at Katowice, Poland.

  7. The 2019 Medved Wrestling event held in which city?
    A)Tokyo
    B)Kiev
    C)Minsk
    D)Vienna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Top Indian woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat lost to N Malisheva of Russia in the 53kg final of the Medved event in Minsk, Belarus.

  8. Who won women’s Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament 2019?
    A)Serena Wlliams
    B)PV Sindhu
    C)Bianca Andreescu
    D)Simona Halep
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers Cup tennis tournament 2019 held in Toronto, Canada. She was the first Canadian to win the event in 50 years. Serena Williams was the runner-up in the final.

  9. Who has been appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji?
    A)Dinesh Arora
    B)Madan Lokur
    C)PC Ghose
    D)Divakar Jain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Justice Madan Lokur, who retired from the Supreme Court of India in December last year, has been appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji.

  10. Alejandro Giammattei was Recently sworn as new president of which country?
    A)Canada
    B)Estonia
    C)Guatemala
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Alejandro Giammattei has been elected as new president of Guatemala. Giammattei will succeed outgoing President Jimmy Morales.

  11. Recently DJ Arafat passed away.He belongs to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Actor
    C)Musician
    D)Film Direction
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ivory Coast music star DJ Arafat passed away. He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale”, a dance music form combining rapid percussion, choppy rhythms with hip hop-style vocals. He was also named “Best Artist of the Year” at the Ivorian “Coupe-decale” Awards in 2016 and 2017.

  12. Recently Amarendaran Sharan passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Advocate
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan passed away. Sharan was the Additional Solicitor General in the Supreme Court from 2004 to 2009.

  13. Who is the author of the book titled “Sridevi:Girl Women Superstar”?
    A)Akansha Jain
    B)Divakar Singh
    C)Satyarth Nayak
    D)Kamlesh Patel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The book, titled ‘Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar’ will be launched on Sridevi’s 56th birth anniversary. The book is written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. what is the capital of Fiji?
    A)Amsterdam
    B)Vienna
    C)Tokyo
    D)Suva
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Guatemela?
    A)Quetzal
    B)Krone
    C)Dinar
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option A

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