Current Affairs Quiz: August 20, 2018

Current Affairs 20 August 2018 Quiz

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    1. Who will be heading the task force working on comprehensive relief for flood-affected in Kerala in coordination with the state and district administrations?
      A)V.Sharma
      B)Ajay Tyagi
      C)Kris Gopalakrishnan
      D)Gopal Rao
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      Industry chamber CII said a task force chaired by its former president Kris Gopalakrishnan is working on comprehensive relief for flood-affected in Kerala in coordination with the state and district administrations.
    2. Which is the first state in India to launch a mobile app “i-Hariyali” to supply free saplings?
      A)UP
      B)Haryana
      C)Punjab
      D)Bihar
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      Punjab Minister announced that Punjab,the first state in India to launch a mobile app “i-Hariyali” to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far.
    3. Which state government will name three awards after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16?A)UP
      B)MP
      C)Haryana
      D)Bihar
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      Option B
      Explanation:
      Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the state government will name three awards after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16.

    4. > India has successfully test-fired indigenously designed and developed long-range precision-guided anti-airfield bomb in which city?
      A)Rajasthan
      B)Haryana
      C)UP
      D)HP
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      Option A
      Explanation:
      India has successfully test-fired indigenously designed and developed long-range precision-guided anti-airfield bomb that was dropped from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft.The Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon(SAAW) system was successfully tested at the Chandan firing range in Rajasthan.
    5. Exercise “Maitree” 2018 was held in Srinagar between India and which country?
      A)SriLanka
      B)Bhutan
      C)Myanmar
      D)Thailand
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      The Indian and Thai armed forces concluded a two-week long platoon level military exercise called “Exercise Maitree 2018”in Srinagar. The exercise was an annual event designed to strengthen the partnership between armies of the two countries.
    6. Farm households register higher income than the families solely dependent on non-farm livelihood activities in rural areas.It was reported by All India Financial Inclusion Survey(NAFIS).NAFIS was conducted by which organization?
      A)NHB
      B)SIDBI
      C)NABARD
      D)ISRO
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      All India Financial Inclusion Survey(NAFIS)conducted by NABARD revealed that farm households register higher income than the families solely dependent on non-farm livelihood activities in rural areas.
    7. According to Nomura,India’s current account deficit (CAD) is expected to widen to how much percent of the GDP in this financial year?
      A)2.5
      B)2.7
      C)2.6
      D)2.8
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      India’s current account deficit (CAD) is expected to widen to 2.8 percent of the GDP in this financial year, says a Nomura report.
    8. Which country won SAFF U-15 Championship after beating defending champion Bangladesh?
      A)SriLanka
      B)India
      C)Bhutan
      D)Myanmar
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      Option B
      Explanation:
      India -15 girls won the SAFF U-15 Championship after beating defending champion Bangladesh 1-0 in the final played at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu,Bhutan.
    9. Who won the gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games after defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in Men’s 65kg freestyle event?
      A)Sangram Singh
      B)Akhil Yadav
      C)Bajrang Punia
      D)Gama Singh
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      Wrestler Bajrang Punia bagged the first gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games after defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in Men’s 65kg freestyle event.
    10. Former fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.He hails from which country?
      A)SouthAfrica
      B)WestIndies
      C)Australia
      D)SriLanka
      View Answer
      Option C
      Explanation:
      Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old, who bid adieu to international cricket in November 2015, said that he had hoped to continue playing for domestic T20 leagues, but his body has started to shut down.
    11. Which teen Indian cyclist created history by claiming India’s first ever medal– a silver- at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championship in Aigle,Switzerland?
      A)Jankidas
      B)Amar Singh
      C)Esow Alben
      D)Eruch Mistry
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      Teen cyclist Esow Alben has created history by claiming India’s first ever medal– a silver- at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championship in Aigle,Switzerland.
    12. Which government has awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to General Dalbir Singh Suhag(Retired) of the Indian Army?
      A)SriLanka
      B)UK
      C)USA
      D)Australia
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      The United States government has awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to General Dalbir Singh Suhag(Retired) of the Indian Army, for exceptionally meritorious service as chief of the Army staff, Indian Army.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. 18th Asian Games is to be held in which country?
    A)Australia
    B)UK
    C)Indonesia
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is HQ of Nomura?
    A)NewYork
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Beijing
    D)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. When was NABARD established?
    A)1995
    B)1992
    C)1990
    D)1982
    View Answer
    Option D

 

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