Current Affairs Quiz: August 17, 2018

Current Affairs 17 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Ministry of Railways launched which scheme to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage?
    A)Digital Silver Screen
    B)Digital Jubilee
    C)Digital Screens
    D)Digital India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In the wake of PM Modi’s vision for creating digital museums at stations using QR code, Ministry of railways has made “digital screens”operational at 22 stations on this Independence Day (15.08.2018) as an innovative low cost solution to spread awareness among public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways.

  2. Which state launched Dial 100 Mobile App , which will help the needy at the time of emergency?

    A)Haryana
    B)Rajasthan
    C)UP
    D)MP

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Dial 100 Mobile App , which will help the needy at the time of emergency.

  3. Which state to observe September as the “month of nutrition?
    A)HP
    B)Rajasthan
    C)MP
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced that the state will observe September as the “month of nutrition” to create awareness among people living in the state.
  4. The govt.dedicated the state’s first civil airport at Hisar to the public.Where is Hisar located?
    A)Kerala
    B)Odisha
    C)Haryana
    D)Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar dedicated the state’s first civil airport at Hisar to the people of Haryana, saying it would open the possibilities of creating an economic corridor and vibrant industrial ecosystem.

  5. > Rural Electrification Corporation(REC) has inked a loan agreement with German Bank KfW for how much amount?
    A)500 million
    B)200 million
    C)300 million
    D)400 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rural Electrification Corporation(REC) has inked a loan agreement with German Bank KfW for EUR 200 million. The fund will be used to finance clean energy projects in India.

  6. Which mobile operator has launched WINGS application, a VOIP based service?
    A)Vodafone
    B)MTNL
    C)Idea
    D)BSNL
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    BSNL has launched BSNL WINGS , a VOIP based service. In WINGS, there is no SIM or cable wiring as is a VOIP service through an app. The WINGS service offers unlimited free audio/video calling for one year.

  7. Which payments bank has tied up with Bharti Axa Life Insurance to offer the bank’s customers insurance cover under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana(PMJJBY)?
    A)Jana Small Finance Bank
    B)Fino Payments Bank
    C)Airtel Payments Bank
    D)Paytm Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Airtel Payments Bank has tied up with Bharti Axa Life Insurance to offer the bank’s customers insurance cover under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana(PMJJBY).

  8. India Ratings and Research has revised down its FY19 economic growth for India at how much percent?
    A)7.6
    B)7.5
    C)7.2
    D)7.4
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India Ratings and Research has revised down its FY19 economic growth forecast to 7.2% from 7.4% earlier.

  9. Who has became the 53rd Grandmaster of India despite losing his final round game to Richard Rapport of Hungary in the ninth and final round of Abu Dhabi Masters?
    A)Nihal Sarin
    B)Sahaj Grover
    C)Humpy Koneru
    D)Saumya Swaminathan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Master Nihal Sarin became the 53rd Grandmaster of India despite losing his final round game to Richard Rapport of Hungary in the ninth and final round of Abu Dhabi Masters.

  10. India has appointed whom as a Knowledge Partner to the Banks Board Bureau to design, implement and institutionalise a flagship leadership development strategy for public sector banks in India?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Egon Zehnder International
    C)Google
    D)Infosys
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Banks’ Association has appointed Egon Zehnder International as a Knowledge Partner to the Banks Board Bureau to design, implement and institutionalise a flagship leadership development strategy for public sector banks in India.

  11. Who was appointed as 50th President of Paraguay?
    A)Malcolm Turnbell
    B)Ibrahim Keita
    C)Mario Abdo Benitez
    D)Abdo Mario
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Senator Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as president of Paraguay after narrowly winning the presidential election in April.

  12. Who was re-elected as Mali President?
    A)Moussa Mara
    B) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
    C)Alpha Oumar Konare
    D)Modibo Sidibe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning 67.17 per cent of the vote in a runoff.

  13. Recently Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away. He was _______ Prime Minister of the country.
    A)11th
    B)12th
    C)10th
    D)9th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on 16th August 2018 in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi after a long illness. The 93-year-old BJP leader was suffering from multiple ailments.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Mali?
    A)Mopti
    B)Azawad
    C)Dakar
    D)Bamako
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Mali?
    A)Dirham
    B)Dollar
    C)Euro
    D)CFA Franc
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the capital of Paraguay?
    A)Luque
    B)Asuncion
    C)Ethiopia
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

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