Current Affairs Quiz: August 19, 2017

Current Affairs 19 August 2017 Quiz

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  1. “Champions of Change” initiative, an effort to bring together diverse strengths for the benefit of the nation and society was organised by _______ in August 2017.
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) Ministry of AYUSH
    C) Ministry of Women and Child Development

    D) Ministry of Culture
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The Prime Minister interacted with Young Entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” initiative organised by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra.  
  2. As announced by DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, where will the North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre be set up?
    A) Jaipur
    B) New Delhi
    C ) Gurugram
    D) Varanasi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh announced that a North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will be set up in Delhi soon.
  3. Who has topped the Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others with their work?
    A) Leo Varadkar
    B) Shinzo Abe
    C) Emmanuel Macron
    D) Geraldine Buckingham
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Emmanuel Macron – President of France 
  4. Which of the following banks has entered into a corporate agency agreement with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Cholamandalam MS General Insurance for distribution of their insurance products?
    A) Central Bank of India
    B) Union Bank of India
    C) United Bank of India
    D) Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
     
  5. Export of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles with purity above how much carat has been banned by the government?
    A) 22
    B) 20
    C) 23
    D) 24
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles with purity above 22 carats in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal.
  6. Who has been appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India?
    A) Sohail Qureshi
    B) Abdul Basit
    C) Abdul Rehmat
    D) Sohail Mahmood
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Sohail Mahmood has assumed his charge as the Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, after his predecessor Abdul Basit announced retirement before his tenure was scheduled to end.
  7. Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)?
    A) Kashish Patel
    B) Bhavya Nanda
    C) Mamta Suri
    D) Reema Sen
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Dr. (Ms.) Mamta Suri has been appointed as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).
  8. Vishal Sikka has resigned as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ___________
    A) Facebook India
    B) TCS
    C) Google India
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Vishal Sikka has resigned as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Ltd. B. Pravin Rao has been appointed as the interim-managing director and chief executive
     
  9. Who has been conferred with the ‘Best Woman Entrepreneur Award 2017’ by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India)?
    A) Ridhima Sen
    B) Upasana Taku
    C) Nisha Bhandarkar
    D) Raima Gill
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Celebrating the occasion of world Entrepreneurship Day, ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) has bestowed Mobikwik co-founder Upasana Taku with the ‘Best Woman Entrepreneur Award 2017’.
  10. Paul Saheb known as S Paul who has passed away recently was a veteran _______
    A) Journalist
    B) Environmentalist
    C) Photographer
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:

    A doyen of photography, Paul Saheb known as S Paul has passed away. 
  11. Who has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017?
    A) Venus Williams
    B) Maria Sharapova
    C) Angelique Kerber
    D) Serena Williams
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    American tennis player Serena Williams has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017, with $27 million in earnings between June 2016 and June 2017.
     
  12. Who has been awarded with the 7th Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award for his legendary 48 years of musical work in both Bollywood and Hollywood?
    A) Sonu Nigam
    B) Bappi Lahiri
    C) Shaan
    D) Udit Narayan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Bappi Lahiri was awarded 7th Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award for his legendary 48 years of musical work in both Bollywood and Hollywood in Delhi.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Serena Williams is related to which of the following sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Hockey
    D) Athletics
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Serena Jameka Williams is a U.S. professional tennis player.
  2. Where is the headquarters of Infosys Limited, an Indian multinational corporation situated?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Gurugram
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. It has its headquarters in Bengaluru, India.
  3. Who is the chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India?
    A) M. S. Sahoo
    B) Ajay Tyagi
    C) Amardeep Singh Bhatia
    D) G. S. Yadav
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is the regulator for overseeing insolvency proceedings and entities like Insolvency Professional Agencies (IPA), Insolvency Professionals (IP) and Information Utilities (IU) in India.
  4. Where is the headquarters of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) located?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is the agency of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India responsible for administering laws regarding foreign trade and foreign investment in India.
  5. Where is the headquarters of Union Bank of India located?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

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