Current Affairs Quiz: August 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Central government has constituted a coordination committee to coordinate the discharge of floodwaters from inter-State projects involving Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Who will head this committee?
    A)Piyush Goyal
    B)Smriri Irani
    C)Narendra Yadav
    D)Narendra Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Central government has constituted a coordination committee headed by the Narendra Kumar,Central Water Commission(CWC) Chairman to coordinate the discharge of floodwaters from inter-State projects involving Kerala and Tamil Nadu, including Mullaperiyar and Aliyar.

  2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to form a three-member committee to look into the draft foof labelling and display regulations.Who will head this committee?
    A)R Rajan Kumar
    B)Sunil Mehta
    C)Narendra Kumar
    D)B Sesikeran
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to form a three-member committee to look into the draft foof labelling and display regulations. The expert panel will be led by B Sesikeran, former director of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), and comprise current NIN director Hemalatha and AIIMS’ Nikhil Tandon.

  3. A special film festival on the theme “Freedom Struggle and Freedom Fighters” was held in which city on 15th August?
    A)Kolkata
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A special film festival on the theme “Freedom Struggle and Freedom Fighters” was held in Mumbai,Maharashtra on 15th August. The festival was organized by the Films Division to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day.

  4. 11th World Hindi Conference 2018 was held in which city?
    A)Abu Dhabi
    B)London
    C)Paris
    D)Port Louis
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 11th World Hindi Conference, an event aimed at expanding the reach of the Hindi language at a global level, began in Port Louis ,Mauritius.

  5. Which company has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the TReDs platform?

    A)HAL
    B)Infosys
    C)BHEL
    D)BEL

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) (Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra) said that the Hindustan Aeronautics(HAL) has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the TReDs platform.
  6. India’s economy clocked double digit growth in which year according to the estimates released by a government constituted committee?
    A)2003-04
    B)2004-05
    C)2005-06
    D)2006-07
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The new estimates released by a government constituted committee that GDP growth in the period 2004-05 to 2011-12 may have been higher than reckoned earlier. According to the report, the growth of the Indian economy is 0.3 to 0.5 percentage points higher for each year.

  7. Walmart acquired 77 percent stake in which e-commerce company?
    A)Flipkart
    B)Amazon
    C)Ebay
    D)Paytm
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Walmart acquired 77 percent stake in e-commerce major Flipkart. Remainder of the business is held by other shareholders, including Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, Tencent, Tiger Global and Microsoft Corp.

  8. 2018 Asian Games begins in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Beijing
    C)Tokyo
    D)Jakarta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 2018 Asian Games began on August 18 with a grand opening ceremony at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta,Indonesia.

  9. Who took oath as the 22nd PM of Pakistan?

    A)Asif Ali Zardari
    B)Raheel Sharif
    C)Imran Khan
    D)Nawaz Sharif

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan took oath as the 22nd PM of Pakistan.

  10. Who has been awarded WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control?

    A)SK Mathur
    B)SK Arora
    C)Sunil Sharma
    D)Yadyvendra Mathur

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Delhi government’s additional director of health S K Arora has been awarded the WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.

  11. Former Secretary Kofi Annan passed away.He was secretary of which organization?
    A)WHO
    B)UNO
    C)FAO
    D)ISRO
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has passed away after a short illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When UNO was established?
    A)1946
    B)1945
    C)1974
    D)1952
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. When is World No Tobacco Day celebrated?
    A)30th April
    B)29th June
    C)31st May
    D)31st April
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Indonesia?
    A)Peso
    B)Dollar
    C)Rupiah
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option C

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