Current Affairs Quiz: August 18, 2019

Current Affairs 18 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently government issued guidelines on operationalising how much amount of partial guarantee scheme for NBFCs?
    A)Rs 1 trillion
    B)Rs 2 trillion
    C)Rs 3 trillion
    D)Rs 4 trillion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has issued guidelines on operationalising Rs 1 trillion partial guarantee scheme under which public-sector banks can purchase high-rated pooled assets of financially sound non-banking finance companies (NBFCs).

  2. Who was appointed as chairman of Inter State Council Which was formulated recently to investigate and advise on disputes between states?
    A)Ram Nath Kovind
    B)Bimal Jalan
    C)Venkaiah Naidu
    D)Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Inter-State Council, which is mandated to investigate and advise on disputes between states, has been reconstituted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its chairman and six Union ministers and all chief ministers as members.

  3. India’s first space museum was inaugurated in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Surat
    C)Mumbai
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    With interest in space among public zooming up courtesy the successful flight of the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon, India’s first Space Science Museum opened in Hyderabad.

  4. The 5th BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting was held in Which country?
    A)Brazil
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    5th BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting was held in Sao Paulo, Bazil. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Environment Ministers of other 4 countries attended the meeting.

  5. Recently Which body issued a clarification on failed transactions at ATMs?
    A)SIDBI
    B)National Payments Corporation of India
    C)Ministry of Finance
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has told banks not to treat failed transactions at ATMs due to technical reasons, non-availability of currency in ATMs, etc or non-cash transactions such as balance enquiries or chequebook requests as part of five free transactions available to customers every month.

  6. Recently the government came out with new GDP series to align with global method.What was the base year taken for it?
    A)2015-16
    B)2003-04
    C)2002-03
    D)2011-12
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has come out with a linked back-series of India’s growth numbers from 1950-51 to 2003-04, with 2011-12 as the base year, to align gross domestic product numbers from past years with the new internationally accepted methodology and facilitate comparisons.

  7. As per Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ),At How much percent India’s GDP growth will be in 2019-20?
    A)6.2%
    B)6.3%
    C)6.4%
    D)6.5%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) slashed its forecast for India’s economic growth to 6.2% in the financial year ending next March from a previous estimate of 6.5%, warning it would be tough for authorities to engineer a turnaround.

  8. Which country won the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Australia
    C)England
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Title favourites India lifted the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series after defeating hosts England by 36 runs in the finals

  9. Who has become India’s first junior World Champion in 18 years?
    A)Deepak Punia
    B)Alik Shebzukhov
    C)Navneet Garg
    D)Bajrang Punia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Wrestler Deepak Punia has become India’s first junior World Champion in 18 years. He claimed a gold medal at the Junior Worlds with a win over Russia’s Alik Shebzukhov at Tallinn, Estonia.

  10. The Junior Track Cycling World Championships 2019 held in Which country?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Hungary
    C)Germany
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian junior men’s team comprising Esow Alben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh and Rojit Singh created history as they won the gold medal in the Team Sprint event at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany.

  11. Who was re appointed as India’s men cricket team coach?
    A)Shantha Rangaswamy
    B)Anshuman Gaekwad
    C)Ravi Shastri
    D)Kapil Dev
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the coach of the Indian cricket team for second successive term. Three-member Cricket Advisory Committee- Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy- made the announcement.

  12. Which player is all set to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour.?
    A)G Sathiyan
    B)Bajrang Punia
    C)Deepak Garg
    D)Divya Narain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Medal-winning wrestler Bajrang Punia is all set to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour..

  13. Who has been appointed as the Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) in New Delhi?
    A)Sanjiv Ghosh
    B)Brajesh Kumar
    C)Preeti Malik
    D)Harshad Pandurang Thakur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Harshad Pandurang Thakur has been appointed as the Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) in New Delhi.

  14. Who has been conferred with TamilNadu’s Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award?
    A)Ajai Singh
    B)Atul Kumar Goel
    C)Ajay Tyagi
    D)K Sivan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was awarded on Thursday the Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award.

  15. Recently NeelumSharma passed away.She belongs to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Actress
    C)Poet
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist Neelum Sharma, a founding anchor with over 20 years of association with DD News, has passed away. Neelum, known for programmes like ‘Badi Charcha’ and ‘Tejasvini’, was conferred with the Nari Shakti Award by President Ram Nath Kovind earlier this year. She was also a widely acclaimed filmmaker with more than 60 documentaries to her credit.

  16. Recently Damodar Ganesh Bapat passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Actor
    C)Philosopher
    D)Social Worker
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat has passed away. He was 84. Bapat was known for his social work in tribal areas in Chhattisgarh.

  17. Who is the author of “Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified”?
    A)Maroof Raza and Iftar Ahmed
    B)Ishwar Chand and Draupadi Singh
    C)Iftar Ahmed and Iqbal Chand Malhotra
    D)Iqbal Chand Malhotra and Maroof Raza
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A new book will tell the riveting story of the history of Jammu and Kashmir, from the time of its political and geographic consolidation under Maharaja Gulab Singh to the present-day.Titled, “Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified”, the book penned by filmmaker Iqbal Chand Malhotra and defence analyst Maroof Raza, will hit stands on September 18. The book, which comes after the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A earlier this month, will also shed light on why the special status was “integral to the accession treaty”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Brazil?
    A)Dinar
    B)Dollar
    C)Real
    D)Riel
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Bengaluru
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

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