Current Affairs Quiz: August 24, 2019

Current Affairs 24 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently the government launched its own desi version of e-commerce portal.Name it?
    A)VandeBharat
    B)DigitalIn
    C)Bharatcraft
    D)BharatJe
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Taking inspiration from e-commerce behemoths like Alibaba and Amazon, the government is planning to launch its own desi version of an e-commerce portal. The government has named the portal Bharatcraft, which will provide a platform for MSMEs to markets and sell their products.

  2. Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the two-day National Conference on Varmam Science in Which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the two-day National Conference on Varmam Science, a part of the Siddha system of medicine in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  3. From Which date,government to make FASTag mandatory for all vehicles?
    A)Sep 2019
    B)Dec 2019
    C)Oct 2019
    D)April 2020
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles from December this year. FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane without stopping at toll plazas on National Highways

  4. Which state would canalise all the rivers of the state, taking technical support from the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    A)Punjab
    B)Odisha
    C)Bihar
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced that his government would canalise all the rivers of the state, taking technical support from the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  5. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) fifth stand-alone Aadhaar Seva Kendra has opened in Which city?
    A)Nagpur
    B)Chennai
    C)Vijayawada
    D)Hisar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) fifth stand-alone Aadhaar Seva Kendra has become operational on dry run basis at Hisar in Haryana. Till now, four Aadhaar Seva Kendras are operational.

  6. Recently Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri announced completion of Hollongi Airport in Which city by a March 31,2022?
    A)Pune
    B)Hisar
    C)Itanagar
    D)Dispur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri yesterday announced that the Hollongi Airport in Itanagar will be completed by March 31, 2022.

  7. Which channel tied up with World Wide Fund For Nature(WWF) to preserve Sunderbans?
    A)Tv24
    B)National Geographic
    C)Discovery India
    D)Animal Planet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    To help save the world’s only mangrove tiger habitat, Discovery India and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) India have partnered with the Forest Directorate, the government of West Bengal and local communities in the Sundarbans.

  8. Which country was put on Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) enhanced blacklist for terror financing?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Pakistan
    C)UAE
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering has put Pakistan on its ‘enhanced blacklist’ over terror financing. Pakistan now faces being placed on FATF’s overall blacklist. The FATF had warned Pakistan to meet its commitment by October or face action after the country failed to complete its action plan on terror financing.

  9. Which country sended its first humanoid robot Fedor into space?
    A)USA
    B)Russia
    C)China
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Russia has launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station.

  10. Which country has unveiled its missile defence system Bavar 373?
    A)Pakistan
    B)UAE
    C)Iran
    D)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Iran has unveiled a state-of-the-artsurface-to-air missile defense system Bavar-373 designed and manufactured by experts at home as the Islamic Republic marks National Defense Industry Day.

  11. Recently RBI permitted processing of e-mandate on credit and debit cards for recurring transactions (merchant payments) with a cap of how much amount from Sep 1,2019?
    A)₹ 2000
    B)₹ 1000
    C)₹ 2500
    D)₹ 3000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted processing of e-mandate on credit and debit cards for recurring transactions (merchant payments) with a cap of ₹2,000 from September 1.

  12. Which company has partnered with ZestMoney, a consumer lending fintech, to offer credit insurance?
    A)HDFC General Insurance
    B)Acko General Insurance
    C)IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    D)IDBI Federal Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Acko General Insurance, an insurtech company, has partnered with ZestMoney, a consumer lending fintech, to offer credit insurance.

  13. Which IT company has announced a strategic partnership with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to develop new technologies and systems in precision medicine?
    A)Capgemini
    B)Wipro
    C)Infosys
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Digital services and consulting major Infosys has announced a strategic partnership with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to develop new technologies and systems in precision medicine.

  14. How much amount of reward was announced by SEBI to insider trading informants?
    A)₹ 1 cr
    B)₹ 2 cr
    C)₹ 5 cr
    D)₹ 10 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced a reward of upto one crore rupees for informants willing to provide credible information regarding insider trading cases. This will be a part of the detailed set of rules for the new ‘Informant Mechanism’ under Prohibition of Insider Trading Regulations that was approved by the SEBI board.

  15. Recently World Anti Doping Agency suspended the accreditation of which country’s a national Dope Testing Laboratory for 6 months?
    A)USA
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months in what could be a massive blow to anti-doping movement in the country with less than a year left for Tokyo Olympics.

  16. Who has been appointed as India’s new batting coach?
    A)Bharat Arun
    B)Vikram Rathour
    C)R Sridhar
    D)Sanjay Bangar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former opener Vikram Rathour will replace Sanjay Bangar as India’s new batting coach while Bharath Arun and R Sridhar were expectedly retained as bowling and fielding coaches respectively.

  17. Who has won a gold medal in wrestling in World Police and Fire Games in China?
    A)Divya
    B)Akanksha
    C)Manjit
    D)Rekha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Assistant-Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Haryana Police Manjit has won a gold medal in wrestling during the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) held in Chengdu in China.

  18. The World Police and Fire Games 2019 held in Which city?
    A)Astana
    B)Abu Dhabi
    C)Chengdu
    D)Kiev
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Constable Monali Jadhav from Maharashtra won three medals, including two golds, at the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games International Championship held in Chengdu, China. Jadhav is attached to the Jalamb police station in Buldhana district of Maharashtra.

  19. Which country’s men hockey team won the Olympic Test Event?
    A)Pakistan
    B)England
    C)India
    D)New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian men’s hockey team won the Olympic Test event, beating New Zealand 5-0 to avenge the loss it endured in their round robin clash.

  20. Recently Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha from which state?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Odisha
    C)Gujarat
    D)Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.

  21. Who was appointed as Home Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs?
    A)SS Sridhar
    B)Ajay Rathour
    C)Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    D)PV Ramesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the appointment of Ajay Kumar Bhalla as Home Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  22. Which bank has appointed Srinivasan Vaidyanathan as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?
    A)YES Bank
    B)Federal Bank
    C)HDFC Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Private lender HDFC Bank has appointed Srinivasan Vaidyanathan as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as the bank seeks to strengthen compliance with regulatory norms. He was earlier Group Finance Head.

  23. Recently who resigned as interim CEO of NDTV?
    A)Prannoy Roy
    B)Vishwas Ranjit
    C)Suparna Singh
    D)PV Ramesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Media company NDTV said that its Interim CEO Suparna Singh has resigned from her role with immediate effect. Singh who was the former head of NDTV Convergence was named as its CEO in December 2017.

  24. Who launched the book titled “The Diary of Manu Gandhi”?
    A)Prahlad Patel
    B)Giriraj Singh
    C)Rajnath Singh
    D)Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launched the book titled- the Diary of Manu Gandhi’. The book has been brought out by National Archives of India, on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in collaboration with Oxford University Press.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Amazon?
    A)Paris
    B)Seattle
    C)Vienna
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. When was Asian Development Bank founded?
    A)1966
    B)1976
    C)1963
    D)1993
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)Washington DC
    B)Paris
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A

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