Current Affairs Quiz: August 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently the Ministry of External Affairs has fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police forces to which age?
    A)65 years
    B)62 years
    C)60 years
    D)58 years
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), irrespective of rank, at 60 years.

  2. The first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) will be set up in which state?
    A)Punjab
    B)Odisha
    C)Assam
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya has announced that the first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) will be set up in Gujarat.

  3. Which state wetland authority has approved implementation of an integrated management plan of lakes “Chilika and Ansupa“?
    A)Assam
    B)Haryana
    C)Odisha
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Odisha Wetland Authority has approved implementation of an integrated management plan of lakes “Chilika and Ansupa“. The Chilika lake is India’s largest brackish water lagoon and Ansupa is the Odisha’s largest freshwater lake. The 5-year management plan of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two water-bodies at an estimated investment of Rs 180 crore.

  4. Recently The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) announced which scheme with the sole objective of funding exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact?
    A)Sapna
    B)Utkarsh
    C)Unnati
    D)Supra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has announced a new scheme with the sole objective of funding exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact. Called Supra, the initiative is one of PM Modi’s 100-day transformative ideas

  5. In which state,celebrations to mark 100 years of Chrysostum will be held?
    A)Assam
    B)TamilNadu
    C)Karnataka
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A function will be held in Kerela to celebrate the Guinness Book of World Records entry of 100 Years of Chrysostum, a biographical documentary on Metropolitan Emeritus of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, Philipose Mar Chrysostum.

  6. Recently five new species of fish were discovered in which state?
    A)Nagaland
    B)Manipur
    C)Assam
    D)Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Arunachal Pradesh, researchers of the Rajiv Gandhi University have discovered five new fish species in various districts of the state.

  7. According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace,Which country is becoming world’s biggest sulphur dioxide emitter?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Russia
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace, India has more than 15 percent of all anthropogenic sulphur dioxide (SO2) hotspots in the world detected by the OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite.

  8. Which country commemorated first glacier lost to climate change recently?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Germany
    C)Iceland
    D)Greece
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet, the first of the country’s hundreds of glaciers to melt away due to climate change.

  9. Which country’s researchers have discovered a new sensory organ in the skin that is able to detect painful mechanical damage?
    A)Denmark
    B)Netherlands
    C)Chile
    D)Sweden
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered a new sensory organ in the skin that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts, an advance that may help develop novel painkillers.

  10. According to a study published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Berlin,world’s forest animal population dropped by How much percent since 1970s?

    A)55%
    B)52%
    C)51%
    D)53%

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The global population of forest-dwelling vertebrates has plummeted in the period between 1970 and 2014, according to a study published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Berlin.

  11. The 3rd Nations Cup 2019 took place in which country?
    A)Australia
    B)India
    C)Saudi Arabia
    D)Serbia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s junior women boxers ended the campaign with a rich haul of four gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the 3rd Nation’s Cup which took place in Vrbas, Serbia.

  12. Which country won gold at the Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship held in Kazakhstan?
    A)Japan
    B)Pakistan
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India have won gold at the Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship held in Kazakhstan. India defeated Chinese Taipei 2-1 in the summit clash to win the title.

  13. Which city to host World Youth Chess Meet 2019?
    A)Gurugram
    B)Kochi
    C)Noida
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The prestigious World Youth Chess Championship will be held in Mumbai in October 2019. India’s latest chess sensation and the world’s second youngest Grand Master Praggnanandhaa R from Chennai will be the star attraction at the Championship.

  14. Who became the first “concussion subsitute” in a Test Cricket History?
    A)Marnus Labuschagne
    B)Tim Southee
    C)Steve Smith
    D)Richard Williams
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Australia’s top order batsman Marnus Labuschagne became the first like-for-like substitute in the 142-year history of Test cricket after Steve Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord’s. Smith was diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer.

  15. Which defending champions have announced a strategic tie-up with German sports goods supplier uhlsport for developing grassroot football?
    A)Delhi City FC
    B)Pune City FC
    C)Bengaluru City FC
    D)Chennai City FC
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Defending I-League champions, Chennai City FC have announced a strategic tie-up with German sports goods supplier uhlsport, which would help develop grassroots football in Tamil Nadu and across India. uhlsport is the official supplier and official ball sponsor of top French top tier Ligue 1.

  16. Recently Madhur Deora was appointed as president of which company?
    A)Mobikwik
    B)PayPal
    C)PayU
    D)Paytm
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Gearing up for the next phase of growth in consumer Internet and financial services, digital payments player Paytm has announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora as the company’s President.

  17. Who has been appointed as new MD and CEO of Vodafone Idea ?
    A)Balesh Sharma
    B)Raghuram Singh
    C)Trilok Nath Banerjee
    D)Ravinder Takkar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Vodafone Idea announced that Balesh Sharma has stepped down from the position of chief executive officer (CEO) citing personal reasons. Ravinder Takkar, currently Vodafone Group’s representative in India, will be appointed as the new MD and CEO with immediate effect.

  18. Who has been awarded with JC Bose Fellowship in Hyderabad?
    A)Dr S Saumya
    B)Dr Murli Nagh
    C)Dr TN Singh
    D)Dr K Thangaraj
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dr K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist at CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has been awarded JC Bose Fellowship.

  19. Recently Mohammed Zahur Khayyam passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politician and Social Activist
    B)Author and Actor
    C)Music Director and Composer
    D)Actor and Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Legendary music director-composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam famed for his compositions in films like ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’ has passed away.

  20. Recently Umesh Bhat Bhavikeri passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Author
    C)Politics
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Umesh Bhat Bhavikeri, 72, Congress leader and former MLA for Ankola, died of a heart attack.

  21. When is World Photography Day observed?
    A)Aug 16
    B)Aug 17
    C)Aug 18
    D)Aug 19
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Photography Day is celebrated each year on 19th August. It is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography. Since the early 19th century, photography has become an ever-increasing medium of personal expression and appreciation for countless people around the world.

  22. When is Sadbhavana Diwas observed?
    A)Aug 17
    B)Aug 18
    C)Aug 19
    D)Aug 20
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated on 20 August every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This year will be the 75th Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. He was born on August 20, 1944.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Science and Engineering Research Board?
    A)Kochi
    B)Hyderabad
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Iceland?
    A)Krona
    B)Som
    C)Won
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of NASA?
    A)Rome
    B)NewYork
    C)Washington DC
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

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