Current Affairs Quiz: August 26, 2017

Current Affairs 26 August 2017 Quiz

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  1. Which company has launched S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index?
    A) Jigal Cables
    B) 7NR Retail
    C) Asia Index
    D) Globalspace
    E) gautam Exim
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    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Asia Index Private Ltd has announced the launch of S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index. It has been launched to track the performance of state-run companies in which the central government has divested its stake. S&P BSE Bharat 22 has been licensed to ICICI Prudential AMC for development of an exchange traded fund (ETF) based on the index.
  2. Which education board has launched a web portal to help competitive tests?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Maharashtra
    E) Meghalaya
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    Option D
    Some Extra: Maharashtra education board has launched a web portal with online question banks to help students prepare for competitive exams on their own. This comes after state School Education Minister Vinod Tawde banned integrated coaching in Maharashtra in July.
  3. A Panel under the Chairmanshio of _____ is formed to review National Mineral Policy, 2008.
    A) Harsh Banwala
    B) K Rajeswara Rao
    C) Hemant Contractor
    D) Sandeep Jajodia
    E) Sriram Kalyanraman
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    Option B
    Some Extra: The panel under the chairmanship of Mines Additional Secretary K Rajeswara Rao mandated to review the National Mineral Policy, 2008, and suggest a new framework will submit its report by October-end.
  4. EPFO organizes Tiranga Yatra in the commemoration of 75th anniversy of Quit India Moment at:
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Chennai
    D) Kerala
    E) Mumbai
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    Option E
    Some Extra: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, participated in the celebrations of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement by organizing Tiranga Yatra all the stakeholders i.e. workers from different industries, employers from different sectors and staff & officers of Ministry of Labour and Employment including EPFO participated in the Tiranga Yatra organized in Mumbai on 23rd August 2017.
  5. Microsoft India has Signed a MoU with which state to help farmers by using IT tools?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka
    E) Tamil Nadu
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    Option D
    Some Extra: Karnataka Agriculture Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India to develop a unique “farm price forecasting model” using latest IT tools in a bid to help farmers, administrators and other stakeholders to understand the market behaviour in advance. The proposed initiative is said to be the first-of-its-kind in the country as it is a “multi-variate” one that takes into consideration various factors beyond the conventional supply-demand equation while forecasting the prices for crops.
  6. Telangana government launches ___helpline number for distressed women in collaboration with Ministry of Women development and Child welfare?
    A) 118
    B) 181
    C) 188
    D) 811
    E) 881
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    Option B
    Some Extra: Seeking to help and assist women in distress, the Department of Women Development and Child Welfare inWomen Helpline 181.
  7. An Indian student named ____ has developed a Nano Missile for Indian Army.
    A) Shobhana kamineni
    B) Ashok mathur
    C) Mahesh Kumar
    D) Dacharla Panduranga rohith
    E) Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi
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    Option D
    Some Extra: A student of Chennai’s SRM University, Dacharla Panduranga Rohith has developed a Nano Missile on 21 August 2017 recognised by World Records of India.
  8. Typhoon ___ Smashed into Hong Kong.
    A) Haiyan
    B) Hato
    C) Ketsana
    D) Megi
    E) Rammasun
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    Option B
    Some Extra: Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
  9. DHFL Pramerica tied up which bank for bancassurance?
    A) Yes bank
    B) ICICI bank
    C) Dhanlaxmi bank
    D) Federal Bank
    E) Kotak Bank
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    Option C
    Some Extra: DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company has signed on Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank as its bancassurance partner, under which the latter will distribute retail and group life insurance products to its customers across 260 branches in India.
  10. Who has appointed Chairman of Infosys Board?
    A) Kiran Mazumdar
    B) Pravin Rao
    C) Ravi Venkatesan
    D) D Sundaram
    E) Nandan Nilekani
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    Option E
    Some Extra: Nandan Nilekani has been appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of Infosys. He is a co-founder of Infosys, and served as its CEO between March 2002 to April 2007.
  11. Who has recieved Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for 2017?
    A) R. Sangma
    B) Basanti Sahoo
    C) Prof. Digambar Behera
    D) Aruna Mohanty
    E) Devi lal Prasad
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    Option C
    Some Extra: Chief Minister Navven Patnaik conferred the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for 2016 to Prof. Digambar Behera. Prof Behera is the Head of Department of Pulmonary Medicine in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh
  12. Who has crowned as Miss India America 2017 ?
    A) Sishtim
    B) Pifell
    C) LaRoda
    D) Hayden Diana
    E) Yukta Ameen
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    Option C
    Some Extra: Indian-African American India LaRoda has been crowned Miss India America 2017 at the 25th anniversary gala, in Los Angeles, California
  13. Forbes listed ___ as the World’s highest paid actors.
    A) Jackie Chan
    B) Adam Sandler
    C) Mark Walhberg
    D) Dwayne Johnson
    E) Vin Diesel
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    Option C
    Some Extra: Forbes list of highest paid actors was revealed on August 23 which named Mark Wahlberg as the world’s highest paid actor. Wahlberg, 46, earned an estimated $68 million in 2017 Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan ranked eighth on Forbes list. He earned an estimated $38 million in 2017, highest in India by an actor. Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar also made the top 10 on Forbes list of world’s highest paid actors, ranking 9th and 10th with an estimated pay packet of $37 million and $35.5 million respectively.
  14. Who is the author of book “I Do What I Do”?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Arvind Panagariyah
    C) Arvind Subramanian
    D) D Subbarao
    E) Raghuram Rajan
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    Option E
    Some Extra: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has penned a book titled ‘I Do What I Do: On Reform, Rhetoric & Resolve’. The book conveys what it was like to be at the helm of RBI in those turbulent but exciting times, said publisher HarperCollins India. The book will launch on September 4, exactly a year after Rajan quit as RBI governor.
  15. New Zealand’s former fast Bowler ___ has passed away.
    A) Andy Ducat
    B) Jasper Vinail
    C) Tom Pritchard
    D) Wilf Slack
    E) Phillip Hughes
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    Option C
    Some Extra: New Zealand’s oldest cricketer Tom Pritchard dies aged 100
  16. Brian Aldiss, “the grand old man” of which country, died at 92?
    A) Poland
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Germany
    E) Australia
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    Option C
    Some Extra:
  17. Who is the CEO of Dhanalaxmi Bank?
    A) Mahesh Kumar Jain
    B) rana kapoor
    C) Shri G. Sreeram
    D) Aditya puri
    E) Vishwavir Ahuja
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    Option C
  18. What is the currency of Hong Kong?
    A) Dinar
    B) Dollar
    C) Peso
    D) Inti
    E) Rupee
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    Option B
  19. Who is the Chief of Indian Army?
    A) Dalbir Singh
    B) Bipin Rawat
    C) Arup raha
    D) Shakti Singh
    E) Raghav Keshu
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    Option B
  20. Who is the agriculture minister of Karnataka ?
    A) Mohan Singh
    B) Sudarshan Bhagat
    C) Krishna Byre Gowda
    D) Parshottam RUpalai
    E) SS Ahluwalia
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    Option C

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