Current Affairs Quiz: August 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Cabinet has approved how much amount to raise Extra Budgetary Resources(EBR) through NABARD for the Swachh Bharat Mission during 2018-19?
    A)15000 cr
    B)18000 cr
    C)20000 cr
    D)25000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved raising of Extra Budgetary Resources of Rs.15000 crore through NABARD for the Swachh Bharat Mission during 2018-19.
  2. Who launched a dedicated portal to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels?
    A)Indian Army
    B)Indian Navy
    C)Inland Waterway Authority of India
    D)National Highway Authority of India
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Named as the “Forum of Cargo –Owners and Logistics –Operators(FOCAL)”the link of the portal is available on the homepage of IWAI.
  3. NITI Aayog will host Investors Conference for the Holistic Development of Islands in which city?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Pune
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    It is expected to gain investment for the sustainable development of eco-tourism projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.
  4. Which Indian state has become the first state to implement biofuel policy?
    A)Odisha
    B)MP
    C)UP
    D)Rajasthan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    It would also help farmers to dispose off their surplus stock in an economic manner and would also reduce the country’s dependence on oil imports.
  5. The “Startup India Yatra” was started in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Raipur
    C)Kanpur
    D)Hyderabad
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Startup India Yatra was launched on July 30th in Raipur. Students queued up in large numbers to register for the first boot camp at Raipur.
  6. World’s first intertidal art gallery opened up in which country?
    A)Australia
    B)SriLanka
    C)Maldives
    D)India
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    An intertidal art gallery, filled with around 30 sculptures acting as a habitat for coral and other marine species, was opened in the Maldives.
  7. SBM group received RBI’s licence to operate in the country.It is based in which country?
    A)China
    B)Mauritius
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Maldives
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Mauritius based SBM Group has received Reserve Bank of India’s approval to operate in the country through a wholly owned subsidiary route-the first foreign lender to receive such a licence after local incorporation was introduced in 2013.
  8. RBI hiked repo rate by how much basis points in MPC?
    A)25
    B)10
    C)15
    D)20
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Repo Rate : 6.50%, Reverse Repo Rate : 6.25%, Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate : 6.75%, Bank Rate : 6.75%, Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) : 4%, Statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) : 19.5%
  9. RBI predicted GDP growth to how much percent for this fiscal year as in the June statement ?
    A)7.5
    B)7.3
    C)7.4
    D)7.1
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel said that Monetary Policy committee (MPC) has projected the GDP growth at 7.4 percent for this fiscal year as in the June statement.
  10. Which telecom major launched “Bandwidth on Demand” platform?
    A)Vodafone
    B)BSNL
    C)Airtel
    D)Idea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched its “Bandwidth on Demand” platform globally to enable businesses manage bandwidth requirements on a real-time basis.
  11. The 23rd Asian Athletics Championships will be held in which city?
    A)Canberra
    B)Doha
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 23rd Asian Athletics Championships will be held in Doha, from April 19 to April 24, 2019. The biennial continental event which is usually held in July-August has been preponed by the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) due to the intensely hot and humid summers in Doha.
  12. Which Indian athlete won a gold medal in the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland?
    A)Abhinav Bindra
    B)Neeraj Chopra
    C)Hima Das
    D)Praful Patel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal in the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland. Neeraj Chopra made a throw of 85.69 metres and won the gold medal.
  13. ICICI Bank appointed whom as its Chief Operating Officer?
    A)Devendra Kumar Sikri
    B)Ajay Tyagi
    C)Sandeep Bakshi
    D)Sandeep Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank announced that the RBI has approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as its COO effective from July 31.
  14. Which leader was presented with Outstanding Parliamentarians Award for the year 2015?
    A)Shatrugan Sinha
    B)Mamta Banerjee
    C)RK Singh
    D)Ghulam Nabi Azad
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind presented Outstanding Parliamentarians Award for the year 2015 to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
  15. Who was awarded with “Shalaka Samman” for 2017-18?
    A)Sonu Nigam
    B)Sunidhi Chauhan
    C)Javed Akhtar
    D)Javed Ali
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Hindi Academy Delhi has given its highest “Shalaka Samman” for 2017-18 to lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar.
  16. Who has become the first Indian to receive The International Contributions Award?
    A)Sharad Singh
    B)K Anvar Sadath
    C)Ajay Tyagi
    D)Anvar Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    K.Anvar Sadath, vice chairman and executive director of Kerala Infrastructure and Technology For Education (KITE), has become the first Indian to receive The International Contributions Award.

  17. Recently Ghazal Singer Umbayee passed away.He was a singer of which language?
    A)Odia
    B)Tamil
    C)Malayalam
    D)Hindi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Popular Malayalam Ghazal Singer Umbayee has passed away. Umbayee, 66, was suffering from cancer.
  18. When is Earth Overshoot Day celebrated?
    A)July 30
    B)July 31
    C)Aug 1
    D)Aug 2
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Earth Overshoot Day(EOD), previously known as Ecological Debt Day (EDD), is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is HQ of ICICI Bank?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Khalifa International Stadium is situated in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Bishkek
    C)Doha
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is HQ of Bharti Airtel?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

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