Current Affairs Quiz: August 24, 2017

Current Affairs 24 August 2017 Quiz 

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      1. Which of the following companies has started its 11th cohort of 14 late-stage start-ups for its ‘Accelerator’ programme to help boost their enterprise readiness and go-to-market (GTM) activities?
        A) IBM
        B) Google
        C) Microsoft

        D) Accenture
        View Answer
        Option C
        Some Extra:
        Tech giant Microsoft has announced its 11th cohort of 14 late-stage start-ups for its ‘Accelerator’ programme to help boost their enterprise readiness and go-to-market (GTM) activities.
      2. On 23rd August 2017, HDFC Ergo General Insurance has completed its merger with which of the following Insurance companies?
        A) L&T General Insurance
        B) IFFCO Tokio
        C) Religare General Insurance
        D) Cigna TTK
        View Answer
        Option A
        Some Extra:
        HDFC Ergo General Insurance has completed the merger with L&T General Insurance, marking the first amalgamation in the country’s non-life insurance sector.
      3. The central government has raised the creamy layer ceiling from Rs ___ lakh per annum to Rs  ___ lakh per annum .
        A) 5, 7
        B) 6, 8
        C) 4, 6
        D) 7, 9
        View Answer
        Option B
        Some Extra:
        The government has raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh (from 6 lakh to 8 lakh per annum) and announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits”. The chairperson of the Commission is yet to be appointed.
      4. A nine-day campaign on ‘Clean Society-Healthy Society’ has been launched by which ministry for the different areas of National Capital Region (NCR)?
        A) Ministry of National Sports and Youth
        B) Ministry of Environment
        C) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
        D) Human Resource Development Ministry
        View Answer
        Option C
        Some Extra:
        The government has raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh (from 6 lakh to 8 lakh per annum) and announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits”. The chairperson of the Commission is yet to be appointed.
      5. FSSAI along with which bank is working for preserving India’s food heritage creating an archive of recipes and other initiatives?
        A) State Bank of India
        B) ICICI Bank
        C) Yes Bank
        D) Bank of India
        View Answer
        Option C
        Some Extra:
        Yes Bank. Looking to preserve India’s rich food heritage, regulator FSSAI is creating an archive of recipes and plans to take other initiatives such as setting up hubs and organising food festivals.
        Also, a dedicated online portal ‘FOODCAST’ will be designed to disseminate these recipes and also guide people on which food to eat and when.
      6. Scientists from which country have discovered a new frog species named Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, which has a face of a pig?
        A) Kazakhstan
        B) Finland
        C) Germany
        D) India
        View Answer
        Option D
        Some Extra:
        A group of Indian scientists has recently discovered a new frog species named Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, which has a face of a pig. The frog has been named after the Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy, who died in 2014.
      7. England’s Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from which of the following sports?
        A) Football
        B) Tennis
        C) Chess
        D) Cricket
        View Answer
        Option A
        Some Extra:
        England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football, effective immediately.
      8. Who has been named as the new Chairman of the Railway Board?
        A) A.K. Mittal
        B) Avneesh Malhotra
        C) A.G. Mishra
        D) Ashwani Lohani
        View Answer
        Option D
        Some Extra:
        Air India chief Ashwani Lohani has been named Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents.
      9. Who has been selected for the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for year 2017?
        A) Dwayne Johnson
        B) Morgan Freeman
        C) Adam Sandler
        D) Vin Diesel
        View Answer
        Option B
        Some Extra:
        Legendary Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman is all set to receive Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which is set to air on January 21, 2018.
      10. Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing has passed away recently. He was also the former Chief Minister of which state?
        A) Manipur
        B) Sikkim
        C) Arunachal Pradesh
        D) Assam
        View Answer
        Option A
        Some Extra:
        Former Manipur chief minister and Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing has passed away.
      11. Where is the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports going to establish National Sports Museum, first of its kind in the country?
        A) Bhatinda
        B) Lucknow
        C) Jaipur
        D) New Delhi
        View Answer
          Option D
        Some Extra:
        The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is going to establish National Sports Museum, first of its kind, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
      12. India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by how many years?
        A) four
        B) three
        C) five
        D) two
        View Answer
          Option C
        Some Extra:
        India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years.
      13. The cabinet of India approved MoU between India and _____ on Drug Demand Reduction and Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and precursor chemicals, and related matters.
        A) China
        B) Switzerland
        C) Nepal
        D) Bhutan
        View Answer
          Option C
      14. India approved MoU with Nepal for starting construction of a new Bridge over _____River at Indo-Nepal border.
        A) Mechi
        B) Gandaki
        C) Koshali
        D) Marshyangdi
        View Answer
          Option A
      15. A digital police portal under the CCTNS project has been launched by :
        A) Narendra Modi
        B) Sushma Swaraj
        C) Jayalalitha
        D) Rajnath Singh
        View Answer
          Option D
      16. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the closure of loss-making Bharat Wagon and Engineering Company (BWEL). It comes under  which ministry?
        A) Ministry of Information and broadcasting
        B) Ministry of Urban Development
        C) Ministry of Railways
        D) Ministry of Chemical Fertilizers
        View Answer
          Option C
      17. The cabinet has approved the renaming of central sector scheme SAMPADA to ______
        A) PMDSY
        B) PMLSY
        C) PMKSY
        D) PMKDY
        View Answer
          Option C
        Some Extra:
        The cabinet has approved the renaming of the new central sector scheme SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
      18. Karnataka govt. launched a new Project based on clouding seeding. The Project is named as:
        A) Yug Yuva
        B) Kaushalya Karnataka
        C) Varshadhari
        D) Laptop Bhagya
        View Answer
          Option C
        Some Extra:
        Karnataka Government launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall.
      19. FICCI has joined hands with which state govt. to promote culture, tourism?
        A) Gujarat
        B) Maharashtra
        C) Odisha
        D) Andhra Pradesh
        View Answer
          Option C
        Some Extra:
        In a bid to boost Odisha’s culture and tourism, the Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), will organise the first ever Odisha Travel Bazaar in October in Bhubaneshwar.
      20. The Andhra Pradesh Government earlier in the year had introduced the helpline number ___ to tackle corruption in the state.
        A) 1000
        B) 1001
        C) 1100
        D) 1010
        View Answer
          Option C
        Some Extra:
        It is a ‘first of its kind’ initiative
      21. Where will the country’s first Videsh Bhavan be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj?
        A) New Delhi
        B) Mumbai
        C) Gurugram
        D) Bhubaneshwar
        View Answer
          Option B
        Some Extra:
        External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the country’s first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices under one roof, at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

      1. Where is the headquarters of HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company situated?
        A) Pune
        B) Hyderabad
        C) Mumbai
        D) Chennai
        View Answer
        Option C
      2. Where is the headquarters of Yes Bank situated?
        A) New Delhi
        B) Mumbai
        C) Gurugram
        D) Hyderabad
        View Answer
        Option B
      3. Where is the headquarters of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India situated?
        A) New Delhi
        B) Mumbai
        C) Gurugram
        D) Hyderabad
        View Answer
        Option A
      4. Who is the Chief Executive of FASSAI?
        A) Ashish Bahuguna
        B) Pawan Kumar Agarwal
        C) Ghanshyam Das
        D) Pankaj Handa
        View Answer
          Option B
      5. Who is the present Chief Ministter of Manipur?
        A) Naveen Patnaik
        B) Lal Thanhawla
        C) Mukul Sangma
        D) Biren Singh
        View Answer
          Option D
      6. Who is the Prime Minister of Nepal?
        A) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
        B) Sher Bahadur Deuba
        C) Khadga Prasad Oli
        D) Sushil Koirala
        View Answer
          Option B

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