Current Affairs Quiz: August 02, 2017

 

Current Affairs Quiz 2 August 2017 

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  1. Rajya Sabha Elections in which state will see None Of The Above (NOTA) option available for the first time in the country?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat 

    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra
    The MLAs, who would cast vote in the August 8 Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat, will have the option of NOTA.
  2. Where will a two day Conclave of Tax Officers entitled ‘Rajaswa Gyansangam’ held?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Hyderabad 
    D) Bhubaneshwar 
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    A two day Conclave of Tax Officers entitled ‘Rajaswa Gyansangam’ will be held on 1st and 2nd September, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  3. Effective from which date, medical devices will have to mandatorily carry maximum retail price (MRP) on packages?
    A) September 1, 2017
    B) January 1, 2018
    C) December 1, 2017

    D) April 1, 2018
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The government has informed Parliament that medical devices will have to mandatorily carry maximum retail price (MRP) on packages from January 1, 2018.
  4. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has surpassed _______ Li Ka-shing to become Asia’s second-richest person.
    A) Hong Kong’s
    B) China’s
    C) Japan’s
    D) Taiwan’s
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has surpassed Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing to become Asia’s second-richest person with a $35.2 billion (Rs2.25 lakh crore) fortune, as per Bloomberg. Ambani added $12.5 billion (Rs80,000 crore) to his wealth this year, as Reliance shares surged.
  5. Which of the following has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations?
    A) LinkedIn 
    B) Microsoft
    C) Facebook
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations.
  6. Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with which of the following where latter will act as banking points for Airtel Payments Bank?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation
    B) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation‎
    C) Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
    D) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), to give further boost to digital payments in the country and to add to customer convenience.
  7. Under the chairmanship of whom, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has set up a committee “on fair market conduct”?
    A) Shreyas Iyer
    B) K. Viswanathan
    C) Venkata Swami 
    D) Subramaniya Siva
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The panel will work under the chairmanship of former Lok Sabha Secretary General and former Law Secretary K. Viswanathan.
  8. The price of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) will be raised how much per month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year?
    A) Rs. 2
    B) Rs. 4
    C) Rs . 5
    D) Rs. 6
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year
  9. Which of the following e-commerce companies has been merged with E-commerce major Flipkart?
    A) eBay
    B) Snapdeal
    C) Jabong
    D) Myntra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    E-commerce major Flipkart and global technology major eBay have successfully concluded the merger transaction, thus roping in the latter under the Flipkart Group Company, effective immediately.
  10. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)?
    A) Mukesh Pradhan
    B) Bikram Verma
    C) Sanjaya Baru
    D) Dhirendra Swarup
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Swarup, who was functioning in the capacity of a Public Interest Director with BSE, replaces incumbent Sudhakar Rao, retired IAS officer.
  11. Who has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry?
    A) Mukesh Pradhan
    B) Bikram Verma
    C) Sanjaya Baru
    D) Dhirendra Swarup
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Industry chamber Ficci has decided to appoint economist and journalist Sanjaya Baru as its new Secretary General. Baru will assume office from September 1, 2017.
  12. P.M. Bhargava who has passed away recently was a _______
    A) professor
    B) journalist
    C) writer
    D) scientist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    One of India’s top scientists and founder-director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Pushpa Mitra Bhargava has passed away.
  13. ________ playwright Sam Shepard, who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has passed away.
    A) Swedish
    B) American 
    C) Russian 
    D) Danish 
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Acclaimed playwright Sam Shepard (American), who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has passed away.
  14. Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar who has passed away recently was a ____
    A) Painter
    B) Dancer
    C) Vocalist 
    D) Writer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar, popularly known as Saeed Bhai, was an Indian classical vocalist belonging to the Dhrupad tradition, the oldest existing form of north Indian classical music (Hindustani classical music).
  15. Arvind Panagariya has resigned from which post under NITI Aayog, a Government of India policy think-tank?
    A) Chairman
    B) Vice Chairman
    C) Chief Executive Officer 
    D) Director 
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Arvind Panagariya, an academic on leave from Columbia University, has resigned as the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman. He wants to resume his teaching job at Columbia University where he was working as a professor of Indian political economy.
  16. Who has clinched the men’s singles title at Lagos International challenge?
    A) Manu Attri
    B) B Sumeeth Reddy
    C) C Rahul Yadav 
    D) Kiran Rana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Men’s singles – C Rahul Yadav
    Men’s doubles – Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy
  17. Which of the following e-platform to trade agriculture commodities to ensure better returns to farmers has been launched by the government?
    A) e-SaNam
    B) e-FaCam
    C) e-BaTum
    D) e-RaKam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The government has launched “e-RaKAM” (Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi), an e-platform to trade agriculture commodities to ensure better returns to farmers and access to larger markets to buyers.
  18. Which city is going to host the 2024 Olympic Games?
    A) Berlin
    B) Tokyo
    C) Los Angeles
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Paris, France  
  19. Which city is going to host the 2028 Olympic Games?
    A) Berlin
    B) Tokyo
    C) Los Angeles
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Los Angeles, USA
  20. America’s President Donald Trump awarded his first Medal of Honor to James McCloughan, an Army medic who served in ______
    A) Vietnam
    B) Eritrea
    C) France
    D) Romania
    View Answer
    Option A
     

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Which city is going to host the 2020 Olympic Games?
    A) Berlin
    B) Tokyo
    C) Los Angeles
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Tokyo, Japan
  2. Currency of Vietnam is?
    A) pound
    B) ‎dong
    C) vatu
    D) franc
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the headquarters of Airtel Payments Bank situated?
    A) Dehradun  
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
     
  4. Where is the headquarters of Securities and Exchange Board of India situated?
    A) Kochi
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Gurugram 
    View Answer
    Option C
     
  5. Where is the headquarters of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry situated?
    A) Kochi
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
     

 

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