Current Affairs Quiz: August 22, 2018

Current Affairs 22 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which portal will now have IIT-PAL lectures which will reduce students’ dependence on coaching classes?
    A)SHINE
    B)NAUKRI
    C)SWAYAM
    D)SAURASHTRA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    HRD Minister has said that IIT-PAL lectures would now be available in handheld devices via the “SWAYAM”portal in order to reduce students’ dependence on coaching classes.
  2. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) signed an MoU with which country for exchange of information and cooperation in areas such as policies to aid development of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the two countries?
    A)China
    B)SriLanka
    C)Myanmar
    D)Malaysia
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) signed an MoU with SME Corporation Malaysia for exchange of information and cooperation in areas such as policies to aid development of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the two countries.
  3. Chris Daniels is visiting India this week and is likely to meet IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.He is the CEO of which company?
    A)Mobikwik
    B)Facebook
    C)Whatsapp
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Whatsapp CEO Chris Daniels is visiting India this week and is likely to meet IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, as the company attempts to address concerns around fake news on its messaging platform which have led to horrific crimes like mob-lynching.
  4. Google paid homage to ______________ author Ismat Chughtai on 21st August with a doodle?
    A)Sanskrit
    B)Urdu
    C)Hindi
    D)Bengali
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Urdu author Ismat Chughtai, known for her literary works exploring free speech, social liberation, and gender equality, was on 21st August paid homage by search engine giant Google with a colourful doodle on her 107th birthday.
  5. “ELANG SHAKTI”exercise is between India and which other country?
    A)Malaysia
    B)Myanmar
    C)Australia
    D)Bhutan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The first ever joint air exercise involving the Indian Air Force and the Royal Malaysian Air Force commenced at Subang Air Base in Malaysia.It is the inaugural bilateral exercise between IAF & RMAF.The exercise seeks to deepen defense and military ties between the two countries.The exercise in Malaysia will be called Exercise Elang Shakti.
  6. Which company has been ranked number one on Fortune’s global list for rapidly expanding access to the Internet?A)BSNL
    B)Airtel
    C)Jio
    D)Idea
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led telecom startup Reliance Jio has been ranked number one on Fortune’s global list for rapidly expanding access to the Internet.
  7. Which company has partnered with Alibaba to start its cloud business in Bengaluru?
    A)Oxigen
    B)Paytm
    C)Freecharge
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paytm has partnered with Alibaba to start its cloud business in Bengaluru.This will provide AI tools to developers, startups and enterprises with CRM, campaign management and payment solutions.
  8. Who won the gold medal in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta, Indonesia?
    A)Abhinav Bindra
    B)Bajrang Punia
    C)Abhishek Verma
    D)Saurabh Chaudhary
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medal, respectively in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta, Indonesia.
  9. Which country got its first ever medal in sepaktakraw as it settled for a bronze medal after losing to Thailand in the semi-finals of the men’s team regu event?
    A)Australia
    B)SriLanka
    C)India
    D)Pakistan
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India got its first ever medal in sepaktakraw as it settled for a bronze medal after losing to Thailand in the semi-finals of the men’s team regu event.
  10. Who will be new governor of J&K?
    A)Lal ji Tandon
    B)NN Vohra
    C)Ganga Prasad
    D)Satya Pal Malik
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bihar governor Satya Pal Malik has been transferred to Jammu and Kashmir and he will replace NN Vohra.Senior BJP leader Lal Ji Tandon has been appointed as the governor of Bihar replacing Malik, and Satyadev Narayan Arya will be the new governor of Haryana.
  11. Who will be new governor of Uttrakhand?
    A)Ganga Prasad
    B)Satya Pal Malik
    C)Tathagata Roy
    D)Baby Rani Maurya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Baby Rani Maurya will be the new governor of Uttrakhand.Kaptan Singh Solanki the governor of Haryana, has been transferred to Tripura.Tripura governor Tathagata Roy has been transferred to Meghalaya.Ganga Prasad, the governor of Meghalaya, has been transferred to Sikkim.
  12. > Former Governor GopalKrishna Gandhi conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.He was former governor of which state?
    A)UP
    B)West Bengal
    C)Haryana
    D)Tripura
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former West Bengal Governor GopalKrishna Gandhi conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana on the occasion of 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is HQ of National Small Industries Corporation(NSIC)?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kolkata
    C)Pune
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. When was NSIC founded?
    A)1970
    B)1952
    C)1955
    D)1962
    View Answer
    Option C

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