Current Affairs Quiz: August 22, 2017

Current Affairs 22 August 2017 Quiz 

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  1. With which of the following state governments has Samsung India collaborated for a notebook donation drive
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra

    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Samsung India has collaborated with the Government of Karnataka for a notebook donation drive to extend its support to students from government schools across Bengaluru, Kolar and Mulbaghal districts in the state.
  2. Where is the 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 2017 took place in August 2017?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Amravati
    D) Hyderabad
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    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 2017 began in Hyderabad, Telangana on 21st August 2017.  
  3. Which city hosted the the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in August 2017?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in Delhi.
  4. India committed how much amount to International Vaccine Institute for vaccine research and development in August 2017?
    A) $500,000
    B) $50,000
    C) $100,000
    D) $10,000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    India has entered into an agreement with International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in South Korea under which it has committed an annual contribution of $5,00,000 for vaccine research and development.  
  5. Where was the Indian Navy’s second LCU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship commissioned?
    A) Kochi
    B) Chennai
    C) Goa
    D) Port Blair
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    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Indian Navy’s second CU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship was commissioned at Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. LCU L52 is the second LCU Mk-IV class ship to be inducted into the Indian Navy.
  6. Which of the following company announced the acquisition of Cycle Computing, a company that provides software for orchestrating computing and storage resources in cloud environments?
    A) Facebook
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) IBM
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    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Cycle Computing, which will help make it easier for Azure customers to use High Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud and help them accelerate their movement to the cloud.
  7. Which of the following countries will run World’s fastest bullet train in September 2017 that will cover 1,250-km-long distance in just 4.5 hours?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) France
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    China will run the world’s fastest bullet train — the Fuxing — between Beijing and Shanghai at 350 kms per hour, covering the 1,250-km-long distance (equal to that between Jammu to Bhopal) in just 4.5 hours from September 21.
  8. Which of the following countries is going to launch the world’s first nuclear power plant that is immune to meltdown?
    A) Germany
    B) Russia
    C) China
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    China is going to launch the world’s first nuclear power plant, the Sanmen Nuclear Power Station, that is immune to meltdown. The US and China jointly invested over ₹38,000 crore for building the reactor used in the plant.
  9. According to the Finance Ministry Data, as on March 2017, which of the following public sector banks topped the share of wilful defaulters to PSBs?
    A) Indian Bank
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    According to the Finance Ministry Data, the country’s largest lender, SBI, accounts for over 27 per cent of the total amount owed to public sector banks by wilful defaulters. As many as 1,762 wilful defaulters owed SBI ₹25,104 crore as on March 31.
  10. According to The Economic survey, every year climate changes cost around how much to the government of India?
    A) $10 billion
    B) $13 billion
    C) $12 billion
    D) $11 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    According to The Economic survey, extreme weather events are costing India $9-10 billion annually and climate change is projected to impact agricultural productivity with increasing severity from 2020 to the end of the century.
  11. According to a Lancet study, which of the following countries has the most number of child deaths due to tuberculosis?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) Indonesia
    D) Jaoan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    India has the most number of child deaths due to tuberculosis, according to a Lancet study which found that over 55,000 children died from the disease in the country in 2015.
  12. Who has become the second Indian female footballer to win the Arjuna Award?
    A) Ngangom Bala Devi
    B) Nongm Ratanbala Devi
    C) Okram Roshini Devi
    D) Oinam Bembem Devi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Oinam Bembem Devi has carried the mantle of Indian women’s football for the past two decades. Now after over 20 years of contribution to the sport, Oinam Bembem Devi has become the second Indian woman footballer to win the Arjuna Award. She is famously referred to as the Durga of Indian Football.
  13. Which country has won the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball championship?
    A) Australia
    B) Iran
    C) New Zealand
    D) Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Australia has been crowned the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball champions following a 79-56 victory over Iran in the final. The championship was held in Beirut, Lebanon.
  14. Who has been sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu?
    A) K.Pandiarajan
    B) M. Karunanidhi
    C) V. K. Sasikala
    D) O.Panneerselvam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam has been sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) governmen
  15. _______ actor and comic legend Jerry Lewis has passed away recently.
    A) American
    B) Japanese
    C) Italian
    D) British
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    American actor and comic legend Jerry Lewis has passed away.
  16. PVRK Prasad who has passed away recently was an India _________
    A) Diplomat
    B) Bureaucrat
    C) Journalist
    D) Professor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Senior Retired IAS Officer, PVRK Prasad has passed away. He served as information advisor to former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao. As an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh Cadre, he served in various capacities in both Central and state governments.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA situated?
    A) Russia
    B) Switzerland
    C) France
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Mies, Switzerland
  2. Where is the headquarters of International Vaccine Institute situated?
    A) South Korea
    B) Switzerland
    C) USA
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is an international nonprofit organization that was founded on the belief that the health of children in developing countries can be dramatically improved by the use of new and improved vaccines.
  3. Who is the captain of Indian Female Footballer team?
    A) Ngangom Bala Devi
    B) Nongm Ratanbala Devi
    C) Okram Roshini Devi
    D) Oinam Bembem Devi
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the Sanmen Nuclear Power Station  situated?
    A) Hong Kong
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option C

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