Current Affairs Quiz: August 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Central Government , recently launched the “Digital Northeast Vision Document 2022”in which city?
    A)Shillong
    B)Itanagar
    C)Guwahati
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Central Government which aims to improve digital connectivity and infuse digital literacy in all the states of the country, recently launched the “Digital Northeast Vision Document 2022” in Guwahati.

  2. (ISRO) chairman K Sivan announced that India’s maiden mission to the Sun, will be launched in 2019.What is the name of the mission?
    A)Akash L1
    B)Aditi L1
    C)Renuka L1
    D)Aditya L1
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    After conquering the moon and Mars, the India Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set its sights on the sun with the Aditya –L1 mission. (ISRO) chairman K Sivan announced that Aditya-L1, India’s maiden mission to the Sun, will be launched in 2019.

  3. The multi-purpose Barak 8 missile defence system ,is jointly developed by India and which other country?
    A)Iran
    B)Israel
    C)Russia
    D)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The multi-purpose Barak 8 missile defence system ,jointly developed by India and Israel will be procured by the Israeli Navy to protect its economic zones and strategic facilities from diversified threats and the sales for it have exceeded USD 5 billion.

  4. Which country will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, to be hosted by India from September 10-16 in Pune?
    A)Iran
    B)Nepal
    C)Thailand
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Nepal will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to be hosted by India from September 10-16 in Pune of the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

  5. The 24th World Congress of Philosophy(WCP) was held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Tokyo
    C)Canberra
    D)Pune
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 24th World Congress of Philosophy(WCP) was held in Beijing,China. It was organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University.Its theme was “Learning to be human”

  6. India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves plunged by how much amount from $402.70 billion during the week ended August 10?
    A)$399.58
    B)$400.91
    C)$400.88
    D)$400.84
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves plunged by $1.82 billion during the week ended August 10. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves plunged to $400.88 billion from $402.70 billion reported for the week ended August 3.

  7. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) drastically cut the timeline for listing of debt securities to how many days from 12 days at present?

    A)6
    B)7
    C)8
    D)9

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) drastically cut the timeline for listing of debt securities to 6 days from 12 days at present.
  8. What is India’s rank in the recenty updated FIFA rankings in August 2018?

    A)95th
    B)98th
    C)96th
    D)97th

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian football team have climbed one spot to attain the 96th position in the recenty updated FIFA rankings in August 2018.

  9. Which country will host Asia Cup 2018 in September 2018?
    A)Pakistan
    B)India
    C)UAE
    D)Bangladesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) have signed an agreement for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host the prestigious Asia Cup scheduled to take place in September.

  10. Who has been elected as chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative(INI)?
    A)Devendra Sikri
    B)Ajay Tyagi
    C)Raghuram Rajan
    D)N Raghuram
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian scientist-academician, N Raghuram,has been elected chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative(INI), a global policy making initiative.

  11. Who has been named as the world’s highest paid female actress by Forbes?
    A)Angelina Jolie
    B)Eva Green
    C)Scarlett Johansson
    D)Emma Watson
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    “Lost in Transaltion” actress Scarlett Johansson(American Actress and singer)has been named as the world’s highest paid female actress by Forbes.

  12. Singer Aretha Franklin passed away. She hails from which country?
    A)India
    B)Australia
    C)UK
    D)USA
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    US singer Aretha Frankli has passed away at the age of 76. She received the Grammy Award 18 times and was the first female vocalist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of UAE?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Dirham
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. When was FIFA established?
    A)1915
    B)1908
    C)1904
    D)1947
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of FIFA?
    A)Tokyo
    B)Beijing
    C)Zurich
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

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