Current Affairs Quiz: August 21, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 21 August 2017 

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  1. Which of the following Municipal Corporations in India has launched a special train called the ‘mosquito terminator’ to spray anti-larval chemicals along the tracks to control mosquito breeding?
    A) Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
    B) Vadodara Municipal Corporation
    C) Jaipur Municipal Corporation

    D) South Delhi Municipal Corporation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    A special train called the ‘mosquito terminator’ was pressed into service by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), in collaboration with the Northern Railway, to spray anti-larval chemicals along the tracks to control mosquito breeding.
  2. In which state is the North East Centre for Ethno Medicinal Research being inaugurated?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Manipur
    C) Sikkim
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    A North East Centre for Ethno Medicinal Research has been inaugurated at Hengbung village in Kangpokpi district of Manipur.  
  3. For the teachers of which of the following states is the Meghshala (‘School on the Cloud’) offline mobile app being launched?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Meghalaya
    C) West Bengal
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Bengaluru-based social education start-up Meghshala Trust, supported by Tata Trusts, launched Meghshala (‘School on the Cloud’) offline mobile app on Google Play Store for the Android platform. The app empowers teachers with the necessary tools and resources to create classroom learning experiences that are engaging and interactive.
  4. India and which country will start a two-by-two ministerial dialogue to enhance “peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region”?
    A) Australia
    B) Japan
    C) USA
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    India and United States will start a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue to enhance “peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region”. 
  5. Where is the first regional centre of the New Development Bank being opened?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Johannesburg
    C) Moscow
    D) Brasilia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The first regional centre of the New Development Bank, set up by India and other BRICS nations, was officially opened in Johannesburg by South African by President Jacob Zuma and the bank’s Indian head K V Kamath.
  6. Which country will host an will host an international conference on maternal and child health in August 2017?
    A) Egypt
    B) Ethiopia
    C) Poland
    D) Bolivia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme “Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival”.
  7. NABARD has sanctioned a loan assistance of Rs 1,349.55 crore to the which state government for creation of rural infrastructure in the state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan assistance of Rs 1,349.55 crore to the Rajasthan government for creation of rural infrastructure in the state under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
  8. Which of the following banks will provide a loan amount of USD 500 million to state-run power transmission utility Power Grid Corp for its various projects?
    A) World Bank
    B) International Monetary Fund
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    State-run power transmission utility Power Grid Corp has announced that it will get a loan of USD 500 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its various projects.
  9. New banknotes of Rs 50 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series will have its dimensions as
    A) 76 mm x 125 mm
    B) 56 mm x 135 mm
    C) 56 mm x 125 mm
    D) 66 mm x 135 mm
    View Answer
    Option D
  10. New banknotes of Rs 50 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series will have its base color as
    A) fluorescent blue
    B) crimson
    C) kelly green
    D) red-violet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The base colour of the new notes of Rs 50 denomination will be fluorescent blue and its dimension will be 66 mm x 135 mm.
  11. Researchers from which country have discovered two new primitive species of earthworm named Drawida polydiverticulata and Drawida thomasi?
    A) China
    B) Myanmar
    C) India
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    A team of Indian researchers has discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala.
  12. Scientists from which country have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients?
    A) Japan
    B) USA
    C) Russia
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients.
    The robot is called Versius.
  13. Which of the following space agency has launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth?
    A) ISRO
    B) NASA
    C) SpaceX
    D) Roscosmos
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.
  14. Which of the following space agency has launched Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) into orbit
    A) ISRO
    B) NASA
    C) SpaceX
    D) Roscosmos
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The NASA has successfully launched Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) into orbit. It was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
  15. Who has been awarded with the Global Agriculture Leadership Award by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA)?
    A) Devendra Fadnavis
    B) N Chandrababu Naidu
    C) K Chandrasekhar Rao
    D) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) announced the Global Agriculture Leadership Award to Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
  16. Name the boy who has made it to Limca Book of Records by scoring 100 per cent in the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination-Mains Exam 2017?
    A) Kalpit Veerwal
    B) Veer Khandelwal
    C) Rahul Doshi
    D) Priyam Sachdeva
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The first-ever student to have scored 100 per cent in the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination- Mains, Udaipur boy Kalpit Veerwal has made it to the Limca Book of Records for his feat.
  17. Name the Indian-origin boy who has been crowned as UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition?
    A) Sahil Vashisht
    B) Veer Khandelwal
    C) Rahul Doshi
    D) Ankul Narang
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Rahul Doshi, 12-year-old Indian-origin boy has been crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition, days after he became an overnight sensation after answering all questions correctly.
  18. Stand-up comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory who has passed away recently hails from which country?
    A) France
    B) USA
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Renowned American stand-up comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has passed away.
  19. Book ‘I am HIV positive, so what?’ written by Jayanta Kalita is based on the life of whom?
    A) K Subhashkumar Singh
    B) L Sanjaykumar Singh
    C) K Pradipkumar Singh
    D) P Ramankumar Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Book ‘I am HIV positive, so what?’ on the career of Manipur bodybuilder, K Pradipkumar Singh, known for his personal struggle against HIV AIDS, has been released.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of Indian Council of Food and Agriculture situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the headquarters of Power Grid Corporation of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, is an Indian state-owned electric utilities company headquartered in Gurugram, India.
  3. What is the initial capital of National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?
    A) Rs.25 crore
    B) Rs.100 crore
    C) Rs.75 crore
    D) Rs.50 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Set up with an initial capital of Rs.100 crore, its’ paid up capital stood at Rs. 5,000 crore as on 31 March 2016.
  4. What is the currency of Ethiopia?
    A) Manat
    B) Birr
    C) Kyat
    D) Som
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Capital: Addis Ababa
  5. What is the currency of South Africa?
    A) Kyat
    B) Franc
    C) Rand
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Capitals: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein

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4 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: August 21, 2017”

  1. Purvi !!

    thanku mam 🙂

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