Current Affairs Quiz: August 23, 2018

Current Affairs 23 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which ministry ordered that all packs of tobacco products must have “tobacco causes cancer” and “tobacco causes painful death written in white on a red background, and the words “quit today”?
    A)Ministry of Corporate affairs
    B)Ministry of Finance
    C)Ministry of women and child development
    D)Ministry of Health
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to a health ministry order, all packs of tobacco products must have “tobacco causes cancer” and “tobacco causes painful death written in white on a red background, and the words “quit today call 1800112356”“ in white on a black background along with the pictorial warning.

  2. The Centre has declared which state floods as a “calamity of severe nature”?
    A)UP
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre declared the Kerala floods a “calamity of severe nature”,amid demands for declaring it a national disaster.

  3. The Union Ministry of Earth has decided to set up a cyclone warning centre in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Bangalore
    C)Tripura
    D)Thiruvananthapuram
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Ministry of Earth has decided to set up a cyclone warning centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

  4. Which IIT has launched its Re Water Research Institute which will primarily look at treating and converting sewage water into potable water?
    A)IIT Kharagpur
    B)IIT Delhi
    C)IIT Srinagar
    D)IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IIT-Kharagpur launched its Re Water Research Institute which will primarily look at treating and converting sewage water into potable water. The pilot plant at IIT-Kharagpur is expected to be ready by March 2019.

  5. Which India’s only aircraft carrier is going to be fitted with marine hydraulic system for the first time as part of its upgrade?
    A)INS Shivalik
    B)INS Satpura
    C)INS Vikramaditya
    D)INS Trishul
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    INS Vikramaditya , India’s only aircraft carrier, is going to be fitted with marine hydraulic system for the first time as part of its upgrade that will give an edge to the air-capable wing of the ship.

  6. Which online retailer has launched an independent platform for refurbished products called “2GUD”?
    A)Amazon
    B)Snapdeal
    C)Flipkart
    D)Ebay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Online retailer Flipkart has launched an independent platform for refurbished products, starting with a mobile site.Called “2GUD”, the platform initially offers smartphones, laptops, tablets and electronic accessories, with large appliances to be added soon. Prices will vary from 50-80% of the original product’s price depending on the level of certification.

  7. An influential American lawmaker has said that she would introduce a historic legislation to posthumously award which Indian personality?
    A)Narendra Modi
    B)Mahatma Gandhi
    C)Sardar Vallabhai Patel
    D)Jawaharlal Nehru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    An influential American lawmaker has said she would introduce a historic legislation to posthumously award Mahatma Gandhi a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the US, for inspiring peaceful movements for civil rights around the world.

  8. Which online retailer has acquired AI-led speech recognition Liv.ai?
    A)Ebay
    B)Snapdeal
    C)Flipkart
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Online retailer Flipkart has acquired AI-led speech recognition Liv.ai, in a bid to target the next 200 million online shoppers.

  9. Which ministry ordered notice that No ATM will be replenished with cash after 9pm in cities and 6pm in rural areas from next year?
    A)Ministry of Women and Child Development
    B)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    C)Ministry of Home Affairs
    D)Ministry of Defence
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    No ATM will be replenished with cash after 9pm in cities and 6pm in rural areas from next year, and two armed guards will accompany crisp notes in transit as per a new directive issued by the home ministry.

  10. Who became the first Indian woman shooter to win gold at the Asian Games in the Women’s 25m pistol event in Palembang,Indonesia?
    A)Heena Sidhu
    B)Seema Tomar
    C)Tajaswani Sawant
    D)Rahi Sarnobat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman shooter to win gold at the Asian Games. She prevailed in a thrilling double shoot-off for the top prize against Naphaswan Yangpaiboon of Thailand in the Women’s 25m pistol event in Palembang,Indonesia.

  11. Who was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes?
    A) Dane Caroline Wozniacki
    B)Serena Williams
    C)Venus Williams
    D)PV Sindhu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Serena Williams was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes.

  12. Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography.He belongs to which country?
    A)South Africa
    B)England
    C)Australia
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Australian Spin legend Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography. His memoir “No Spin” will have a global release on October 4.

  13. “281 and Beyond” is the autobiography of which Indian cricketer?
    A)Rahul Dravid
    B)Saurav Ganguly
    C)MS Dhoni
    D)VVS Laxman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman, will now bring his expertise into play as he picks up the pen to write his tell-all book titled “281 and Beyond”which will hit the stands in November.

  14. Gurudas Kamat passed away recently.He belongs to which profession?
    A)Politics
    B)Journalist
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat passed away in a hospital in Delhi. He served as a Union minister in the UPA-II government. He was minister of state (MoS) in the ministry of home affairs.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When is Flipkart founded?
    A)2001
    B)2006
    C)2005
    D)2007
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Russia?
    A)Rupee
    B)Dollar
    C)Ruble
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option C

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