Current Affairs Quiz: August 22, 2019

Current Affairs 22 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently President Edgar Chagwa Lungu arrived in India.He is the President of Which country?
    A)Croatia
    B)Austria
    C)Ukraine
    D)Zambia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    President of Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit to India. Mr Lungu will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  2. Indian Railway’s 2nd double-decker Uday (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Surat
    C)Hyderabad
    D)Vijayawada
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Railway’s 2nd double-decker Uday (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. The train would consist of 9 double-decker coaches and 2 power cars.

  3. Which state government launched Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’?
    A)Assam
    B)Bihar
    C)Haryana
    D)Punjab
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Paying tribute to former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families in the state.

  4. Recently Which state transport minister launched live tracking system of MSRTC buses?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote launched a tracking system for MSRTC buses which will allow people to have real-time information about their commute.

  5. What is the name of new robot that has been unveiled at Guwahati Uruka Restaurant?
    A)Purja
    B)Idei
    C)Palki
    D)Palan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The humanoid robot Palki unveiled at the Guwahati’s Uruka restaurant, a women-run eatery, recently has been a hit with patrons, especially the younger generation who enjoy the novelty of being served by her.

  6. Which organisation to introduce two awards – the Neelum Sharma Tejaswini award and the Achyutananda Sahoo Award?
    A)DOordharshan
    B)NITI Aayog
    C)Prasar Bharti
    D)Indian Space Research Organisation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prasar Bharti Chairman A Suryapakash has announced that Prasar Bharati would soon be introducing two awards – the Neelum Sharma Tejaswini award and the Achyutananda Sahoo Award.

  7. Which organisation handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to the Indian Army?
    A)DRDO
    B)ISRO
    C)IOCL
    D)BARC
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to the Indian Army.

  8. Which Indian player ban has been reduced to seven years by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
    A)KL Rahul
    B)Yuvraj Singh
    C)S Sreesanth
    D)Mohd Kaif
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian pacer S Sreesanth’s life-time ban has been reduced to seven years by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Now, Sreesanth’s ban on playing will end on September 13 next year.

  9. Who has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America?
    A)Nihal Chaturvedi
    B)Nandan Singh
    C)Satendra Singh Lohia
    D)Sanjeev Singh Natiyal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Divyang Satendra Singh Lohia from Madhya Pradesh has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America. Satendra holds the Asian record of crossing both the English and Catalina channels.

  10. Who has lifted the Dolo-650 Bangalore Cup All India Hockey Tournament 2019 held inBengaluru , Karnataka?
    A)IDBI Bank
    B)Army XI
    C)Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    D)Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) beat Army XI 5-0 to lift the Dolo-650 Bangalore Cup All India Hockey Tournament 2019 held in Begaluru, Karnataka.

  11. Who won the women’s title in Cincinnati Masters titles in Ohio?
    A)Andrech Ayamagochi
    B)Simona Halep
    C)Simona Biles
    D)Madison Keys
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and American Madison Keys recorded straight-set victories to win the men’s and women’s Cincinnati Masters titles in Ohio.

  12. Who won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee competition?
    A)S Saumya
    B)Priya Pardshini
    C)Birsa Mundas
    D)Navneet Murali
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Navneeth Murali, an Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word “flipe” to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize.

  13. Which startup has won NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019?
    A)Samarth
    B)Robinhood
    C)Sarthak
    D)TouchVision
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ms Ankita Gulati, founder of TouchVision, an IIT Delhi incubated startup working on the design and development of inclusive learning resources for visually impaired people has won the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019, which is given away every year to those who have been doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for people with disabilities.
  14. Recently Babulal Gaur passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Author
    C)Journalist
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Babulal Gaur has passed away. He was 89. Gaur served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from August 2004 to November 2005.

  15. Recently Akhilesh Singh passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Philosopher
    B)Actor
    C)Politics
    D)Poet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Five-time MLA and the “Robin Hood of Rae Bareli” Akhilesh Singh has passed away after a prolonged illness.

  16. Recently Niranjan Singh Tasneem passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Painter
    B)Animator
    C)Writer
    D)Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sahitya Akademi award winner and an eminent Punjab writer, Professor Niranjan Singh Tasneem passed away. He was 91

  17. When is World Mosquito Day observed?
    A)Aug 19
    B)Aug 22
    C)Aug 21
    D)Aug 20
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.Ross is responsible for the annual observance, having declared shortly after his discovery that the day should be known as World Mosquito Day in the future.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Indian Oil Corporation Limited?
    A)Lucknow
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Kolkata
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. When was Prasar Bharti founded?
    A)1994
    B)1995
    C)1996
    D)1997
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the Motto of Defence Research and Development Organisation?
    A)Defence and Development
    B)Technology in service of mankind
    C)Serving to Empower
    D)Strength Origin is in Science
    View Answer
    Option D

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