Current Affairs Quiz: August 16, 2018

Current Affairs 16 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. PM Narendra Modi launched which scheme on Independence Day,which is the flagship project of Ayushmaan Bharat?
    A)Modicare
    B)Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
    C) Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan
    D)Pradhan Mantri Jan Yojana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Independence Day, announced the launch of “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan”on September 25. The scheme is the flagship project of Ayushmaan Bharat, the national healthcare policy launched by the Government earlier this year.

  2. India’s first project of Swadesh Darshan Scheme was launched in which state?
    A)Tripura
    B)Shillong
    C)Assam
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla inaugurated the project “Development of North East Circuit:Imphal and Khongjom”implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on August 14.

  3. Indian Govt.has released how much grant for Terai roads project in Nepal?
    A)500 million
    B)480 million
    C)470 million
    D)485 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Government of India has released 470 million Nepali rupees grant for Terai roads project in Nepal. The amount has been released to maintain fund liquidity for the ongoing construction of 14 road packages under Postal Highway Project.

  4. NITI Aayog launched mobility pitch competition that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury.
    Name the competition?
    A)MOVING in Pitch
    B)Pitch MOVE
    C)MOVE to Pitch
    D)Pitch to MOVE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog launched “Pitch to MOVE” – a mobility pitch competition that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury.

  5. Which state launched two major schemes-Kanti Velugu and Rytu Bima?
    A)Telangana
    B)Odisha
    C)UP
    D)MP
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Telangana with the launch of two major schemes-Kanti Velugu and Rytu Bima.

  6. Which state announced a universal health scheme – Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana(BSKY)?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Haryana
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a universal health scheme – Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana(BSKY) in the state that will benefit 70 lakh families.

  7. For the first time, India’s space agency is planning to put an Indian Astronaut for how many days in space at a cost less than Rs.10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022?
    A)7
    B)5
    C)6
    D)8
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    For the first time, India’s space agency is planning to put an Indian Astronaut for 7 days in space at a cost less than Rs.10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan announced.

  8. Which country received over 30 ambulances and 6 buses from India, on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence day?

    A)Bhutan
    B)Pakistan
    C)Nepal
    D)Bangladesh

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Embassy in Nepal handed over 30 ambulances and 6 buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions of Nepal on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence day.

  9. > India is planning to launch an “Understanding India”programme in which country?
    A)China
    B)Pakistan
    C)Bhutan
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India plans to launch an “Understanding India”programme in China to “demystify” the country and create a better understanding of it.

  10. According to FICCI Economic Outlook survey,India’s GDP is expected to grow at how much percent in the current fiscal?
    A)7.5%
    B)7.2%
    C)7.1%
    D)7.4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    xplanation:
    The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.4% in the current fiscal, higher than the previous year, according to FICCI Economic Outlook survey.

  11. Who has become India’s latest Women Grandmaster?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Vaishali Ranjan
    C)R Vaishali
    D)Hima Das
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    R Vaishali has become India’s latest Women Grandmaster. The 17-year-old elder sister of R Praggnanandhaa — who became the second youngest GM in the world in June this year — got her third and final WGM norm at the 8th Riga Technical University (RTU) Open chess tournament held in Riga, Latvia.

  12. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador for Road safety campaigns?
    A)Irfan khan
    B)Ranbir Kapoor
    C)Ranveer Singh
    D)Akshay kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari launched three short films for generating public awareness towards road safety.

  13. Sriram Kalyanaraman has resigned amidst allegations of favouring housing finance companies.He was the former MD of which organization?
    A)LIC
    B)SIDBI
    C)SEBI
    D)National Housing Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Housing Bank MD Sriram Kalyanaraman has resigned amidst allegations of favouring housing finance companies. The government has accepted the resignation and also ordered a vigilance inquiry against him.

  14. Who ranked first in the Kotak Wealth Hurun-Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list?
    A)Indra Nooyi
    B)Smitha V.Crishna
    C)Smitha Mandhana
    D)Hima Das
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Smitha V.Crishna , a third-generation heir of the Godrej family, ranks first in the Kotak Wealth Hurun-Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list with an estimated wealth of ₹ 37,570 crore. Ms. Smitha owns one-fifth of the Godrej Group.

  15. Former player Ajit wadekar passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Chess
    B)Basketball
    C)Tennis
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 77.

  16. Recently poet Chemmanam Chacko passed away.He was poet of which language?
    A)Hindi
    B)Odia
    C)Tamil
    D)Malayalam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Malayalam poet and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Chemmanam Chacko has passed away. Chacko, 92, had been undergoing treatment for age-related ailments for quite sometime.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was NHB founded?
    A)1982
    B)1984
    C)1986
    D)1988
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of NHB?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. When was FICCI founded?
    A)1925
    B)1927
    C)1928
    D)1930
    View Answer
    Option B

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