Current Affairs Quiz: August 17, 2019

Current Affairs 17 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently PM Narendra Modi gave Which motto to push digital payments all over the country?
    A)Yes to Digital Payment,No to cash
    B)Digital Abhigyan
    C)No Cash,Only Digital India
    D)Digital India,Less Cash
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Giving a fresh push to digital transactions in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the motto of ‘yes to digital payment, no to cash”. He called for increasing the use of digital payments all over the country.

  2. According to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan,Which vaccine to prevent diarrhoea will be expanded across India by September 2019?
    A)Vaqta
    B)Rotavirus
    C)Bacciilli
    D)Haviris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The plan to provide the Rotavirus vaccine to prevent diarrhoea will be now be expanded across India by September, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.

  3. The 14th edition of KONKAN series held between Indian Navy and Which other country?
    A)USA
    B)Australia
    C)Britain
    D)Nepal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 14th Edition of KONKAN series of annual bilateral exercises between Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Britain is currently underway off the South Coast of UK.

  4. The 5th International Army Scout Masters competition held in Which state?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Bihar
    C)Odisha
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army on Thursday comprehensively won the 5th International Army Scout Masters competition held at Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer’s Military station from August 6 to August 14.

  5. How much amount was contributed by India to UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for Resident Coordinator System?
    A)USD 1 million
    B)USD 2 million
    C)USD 3 million
    D)USD 4 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has contributed USD one million to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System. The Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) is a specific fund housed within the UN Secretariat established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions of the new Resident Coordinator system in a transparent and effective way.

  6. Which city to get first Indian Institute of Skills?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mumbai is all set to get the first Indian Institute of Skills – IIS, the foundation stone of which will be laid next month. Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today announced that the institute is likely to be operational by next year.

  7. Which state government announced the “Mo Sarkar” initiative during Independence Day celebration?
    A)Telangana
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a bid to ensure transparency in governance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the “Mo Sarkar” initiative during Independence Day celebration in the state.

  8. Recently Which government announced free ride for women’s in government buses from Oct 29,2019?
    A)Assam
    B)TamilNadu
    C)Delhi
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Women will be able to travel free of charge on Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster scheme buses starting October 29, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced.

  9. Recently Aditya Birla Health Insurance has entered into a bancassurance partnership with which bank?
    A)Axis Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI), a stand-alone health insurer, has entered into a bancassurance partnership with Axis Bank, the country’s third largest private sector bank.

  10. Who headed the panel thAt was constituted for making CSR non compliance a civil offence?
    A)Bimal Jalan
    B)Dinesh Singh
    C)D Chaturvedi
    D)Injeti Srinivas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A government-constituted high level panel on August 13 recommended making expenditure on CSR tax deductible as well as treat non-compliance with CSR requirements a civil offence under the companies law.

  11. As per Finance Act 2019,now the Housing Finance Companies will come under purview of Which organisation?
    A)RBI
    B)NHB
    C)SIDBI
    D)IRDA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank said that housing finance companies (HFCs) will be treated as one of the categories of NBFCs for regulatory purposes and it will come under its (RBI’s) direct oversight.

  12. Who became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade?
    A)Kane Williamson
    B)Steve Smith
    C)MS Dhoni
    D)Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather in his cap as he became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade.

  13. Who was appointed as new head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders?
    A)Ricky Ponting
    B)Andy Flower
    C)Brendon McCullum
    D)Stephen Fleming
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has appointed Brendon McCullum as its new head coach.

  14. Who became the first women to successfully land a triple twisting and double somersault in US Gymnastics Competition?
    A)Binn Sailer
    B)Clara Lomady
    C)Dipa Karmakar
    D)Simone Biles
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Simone Biles (American Gymnast) reasserted her position as the world’s number one gymnast following a winning performance at the Simone Biles US Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City.

  15. Who won the Super Cup 2019 for the fourth time?
    A)Belgium
    B)Manchester United
    C)Chelsea
    D)Liverpool
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Liverpool won the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

  16. Who has been awarded the 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for Outstanding Political Reporting?
    A)Priyanka Dubey
    B)Arnab Goswami
    C)Ravish Kumar
    D)Rajdeep Sardesai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist and consulting editor at India Today TV Rajdeep Sardesai has been awarded the 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for Outstanding Political Reporting.

  17. Who has been felicitated with a certificate of appreciation by Indian Embassy in Bulgaria on Independence Day?
    A)Shahrukh Khan
    B)Anurag Kashyap
    C)Rohit Shetty
    D)Karan Johar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Embassy in Bulgaria felicitated filmmaker Rohit Shetty on the Independence Day with a certificate of Appreciation. It is being presented to Shetty for his outstanding contribution in bringing Bollywood movie shooting and production to Bulgaria.

  18. Which state wins the “best innovation and initiative leadership award” for its achievements in higher education in the World Education Summit-2019 held in New Delhi?
    A)Odisha
    B)Rajasthan
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan wins the “best innovation and initiative leadership award” for its achievements in higher education in the World Education Summit-2019 held in New Delhi.

  19. Who will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch?
    A)Ronny Cheing
    B)Josh Thomas
    C)Steve Coogan
    D)Joel Creasey
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Actor Steve Coogan (English actor, comedian, and producer. ) will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch. The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy recognises the talents whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.

  20. Recently Vidya Sinha passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Politics
    C)Actress
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Film and television actress Vidya Sinha, who was known for her roles in films like Pati Patni Aur Woh and Chhoti Si Baat, has passed away at the age of 71. The actress was admitted to hospital after she had complained of breathlessness.

  21. Recently VB Chandrasekhar passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Writer
    B)Journalist
    C)Sports
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Indian batsman VB Chandrasekhar has passed away following a heart attack. He was 57. Chandrasekhar was an aggressive opening batsman and played a vital role in the Tamil Nadu’s second Ranji Trophy title in 1987-88.

  22. Recently Madan Mani Dixit passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Sports
    C)Politics
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nepal’s veteran Litterateur and Journalist, Madan Mani Dixit, who once won the prestigious Madan Puraskar Winner of Nepal, has passed away at the age of 96.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Paro International Airport located?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Maldives
    C)Malaysia
    D)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is Tashichhoedzong Palace situated?
    A)Colombo
    B)Punakha
    C)Thimphu
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co Ltd?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Kolkata
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  4. What is the currency of Bulgaria?
    A)Won
    B)Krone
    C)Dinar
    D)Lev
    View Answer
    Option D

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