Current Affairs Quiz: August 23, 2019

Current Affairs 23 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was given by India to Nepal for housing reconstruction?
    A)NPR 2.45 billion
    B)NPR 2.50 billion
    C)NPR 2.66 billion
    D)NPR 2.86 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India handed over a cheque of NPR 2.45 billion to Nepal on towards the reimbursement for housing reconstruction in Nuwakot and Gorkha Districts during the Fifth Joint Commission Metting (JCM) held in Kathmandu.

  2. Recently Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishnak launched which mission to improve learning outcomes at elementary level?
    A)UNNATI
    B)UTKARSH
    C)NISHTHA
    D)NISHA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the National Mission to improve Learning Outcomes at the Elementary level – NISHTHA, National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement. During the programme, NISHTHA Website, Training Modules, Primer Booklet and a Mobile App were also launched by the Minister.

  3. From Which day,Indian Railways to enforce ban on single use plastic?
    A)Dec 31
    B)Dec 25
    C)Oct 1
    D)Oct 2
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a bid to eliminate single-use plastic in the country, Indian Railways directed all units to enforce a ban on single-use plastic, with less than 50-micron thickness, from October 2 onwards in its premises and trains.

  4. The State Tourism Ministers Conference held in Which city/UT?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)Lucknow
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the State Tourism Ministers’ Conference in New Delhi. The conference, organised by the Ministry of Tourism was attended by state tourism ministers, secretaries of tourism and senior officials from the states and union Territories (UTs) who are expected to deliberate on various issues related to the development and promotion of tourism.

  5. Which state government has approved a proposal to provide 70 litres of water for free to residents of the 13 desert districts of the state?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Haryana
    D)Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved a proposal to provide 70 litres of water for free to residents of the 13 desert districts of the state.

  6. Which state tribal development department has launched an academic programme for young tribal students aspiring to be doctors and engineers known as Super 50?
    A)Odisha
    B)Bihar
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra’s Tribal Development Department in association with the Pace Educational Trust launched an academic programme for young tribal students aspiring to be doctors and engineers.

  7. Which state has emerged as the best state for setting up a roof top solar project according to the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index–SARAL?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Bihar
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Karnataka has emerged as the best state for setting up a roof top solar project according to the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index–SARAL released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Telangana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh come next in the rankings but all four have been graded A++.

  8. The World Economic Forum India Economic Summit will be held in which city/UT?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kochi
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and tennis star Sania Mirza will be among co-chairs for India Economic Summit to be held in New Delhi in October by the World Economic Forum, where hundreds of Indian and global leaders would discuss India’s role in South Asia and on the world stage.

  9. Recently Amazon opened its largest campus building globally in which city?
    A)NewYork
    B)Mumbai
    C)London
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    E-commerce giant Amazon has formally opened its largest campus building anywhere globally in Hyderabad, a facility spread over 9.5 acres and comprising three million square feet of built up area.

  10. The fifth round of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission meeting concluded in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kathmandu
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The fifth round of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission meeting concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Food Safety and Standards.

  11. Which country’s Cerebras System has unveiled world’s largest computer chip?
    A)Japan
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    US’ Artificial intelligence(AI) company Cerebras Systems has unveiled the world’s largest single silicon-based processor named Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine(WSE). This chip has 1.2 trillion transistors, the basic on-off electronic switches that are the building blocks of silicon chips.

  12. What is the rank of Delhi in fastest growing prime market globally on Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index?
    A)10th
    B)11th
    C)15th
    D) 20th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Delhi is the 10th fastest growing prime market globally on Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index. The capital region, by virtue of its limited supply of luxury properties, saw a 4.4 per cent rise in weighted average of capital values.

  13. Recently BookMyForex.com announced the launch of CO branded Multi Currency ForexTravel Card in partnership with which bank?
    A)SBI
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)YES Bank
    D)CitiBank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    BookMyForex.com, the world’s first and largest marketplace for foreign exchange and remittances, announces the launch of a co-branded Multi-Currency Forex Travel-card in partnership with YES Bank and Visa to offer a seamless experience to Indian overseas travellers.

  14. Which company to acquire 58.2% stake in SriLanka Ideal Finance ?
    A)Mahindra & Mahindra
    B)TCS
    C)Infosys
    D)Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (Mahindra Finance) said that it has entered into a joint venture deal with Sri Lanka’s Ideal Finance to acquire up to 58.2% stake in the company for LKR 2 billion (nearly Rs80 crore).

  15. Who flagged off the Delhi Leg of Op Blue Freedom?
    A)Rajyavardhan Rathore
    B)Amit Shah
    C)Kiren Rijiju
    D)Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and former India football captain Baichung Bhutia flagged off the Delhi leg of Op-Blue Freedom. This is an initiative in which a group of armed forces veterans train sports enthusiasts in survival training and self-defence. Op-Blue Freedom is a nation-wide adaptive scuba diving programme for people with disabilities as well as the able bodied.

  16. Which country’s women hockey team won Olympic Test Event in Tokyo?
    A)Pakistan
    B)China
    C)Japan
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Women’s Hockey team won the Olympic Test Event by registering a 2-1 win against Japan in the final at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

  17. The World Police and Fire Games 2019 held in Which country?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Russia
    D)Vietnam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Haryana Police Inspector Nirmala has bagged a gold medal in wrestling at the World Police and Fire Games 2019, which were held in Chengdu, China.

  18. Who was awarded with the title sponsorship rights for the 2019-23 international and domestic matched by BCCI?
    A)Coca Cola
    B)Byju
    C)Paytm
    D)Pepsi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded One 97 Communications Pvt. Ltd. (Paytm) the title sponsorship rights for the 2019-23 international and domestic matches to be played in the country.

  19. Who was appointed as new Defence Secretary?
    A)Ravneet Gill
    B)Sanjay Mitra
    C)Ajay Kumar
    D)Sanjay Bhalla
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar as the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on August 23.

  20. Who was appointed as new Cabinet Secretary?
    A)NK Singh
    B)PK Sinha
    C)Sanjay Mitra
    D)Rajiv Gauba
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has been appointed the new Cabinet Secretary, the country’s top bureaucratic post, for a tenure of two years. He will succeed P K Sinha.

  21. Recently Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in as new PM of which country?
    A)South Korea
    B)Sudan
    C)Vietnam
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prominent economist Abdalla Hamdok has been sworn in as Sudan’s new prime minister, leading the country’s transitional cabinet months after a mass protest movement forced the military removal of long-time authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir.

  22. Who was conferred with the Pushkin Medal, the highest International Award given to a scholar of Russian language and literature?
    A)Priyal Chatterjee
    B)Meeta Narain
    C)Seema Sharma
    D)Priyanka Dubey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prof. Meeta Narain of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was conferred with the Pushkin Medal, the highest International Award given to a scholar of Russian language and literature for outstanding contribution to Russian studies abroad. It is named after the famous Russian author and poet Alexander S. Pushkin.

  23. Who was awarded the prestigious Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award for the year 2019 in Geneva?
    A)Biswa Busan
    B)Amar Singh
    C)Vivek Menon
    D)Sandeep Patil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Conservationist Vivek Menon, head of Delhi-based conservation non-profit, Wildlife Trust of India was awarded the prestigious Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award for the year 2019 in Geneva.

  24. Who has emerged as the highest paid actor on 2019Forbes list?
    A)Robert Downey Jr
    B)Tom Cruise
    C)Dwayne Johnson
    D)Akshay Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dwayne Johnson has added another feather to his cap by emerging as the highest-paid actor on the 2019 Forbes’ list. The ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ actor’s earnings of 2018 were rock solid as he raked in a total income of USD 89.4 million.

  25. When is World Senior Citizens Day observed?
    A)Aug 23
    B)Aug 19
    C)Aug 20
    D)Aug 21
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated on the 21st of August each year. The day is known to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect older adults, such as age deterioration and the study of problems that affect their lives, elder abuse. It is also a day to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of older people to society.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Nepal?
    A)Won
    B)Krone
    C)Rupee
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of World Economic Forum?
    A)Cologny
    B)Veyvier
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of YES Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

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