Current Affairs Quiz: August 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Ministry of Defence cleared procurement proposals of how much amount which included the acquisition of the helicopters?
    A)45000 cr
    B)46200 cr
    C)46000 cr
    D)46100 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ministry cleared procurement proposals worth nearly Rs.46000 cr which included the acquisition of the helicopters. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement.

  2. Who flagged off Kathgodam-Dehradun Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Express via video conferencing from Rail Bhavan?
    A)Narendra Singh Tomar
    B)Piyush Goyal
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Arun Jaitley
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off Kathgodam-Dehradun Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Express via video conferencing from Rail Bhavan.

  3. Former President Pranab Mukherjee launched which application to rate MPs and MLAs?
    A)Neta
    B)Abhineta
    C)Krishi
    D)Unnat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Aptly called Neta App, which was unveiled by former President Pranab Mukherjee, the technology platform will let users rate their MLAs and MPs and is being billed as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment across constituencies in the country.

  4. Prasar Bharti signed an MoU with which country to realize cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and content sharing?

    A)Myanmar
    B)Bangladesh
    C)Pakistan
    D)Oman

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prasar Bharati and Mizzima Media Group of Myanmar signed an MoU to realize cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and content sharing.

  5. In a bid to pay tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,which government decided to rename several places in the state after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart?
    A)MP
    B)HP
    C)Jharkhand
    D)UP
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to pay tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,Jharkhand government decided to rename several places in the state after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart.

  6. According to report named The Urban Commute,which city has the lowest level of pollution?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Jabalpur
    C)Lucknow
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The highest pollution is due to transport in the national capital of Delhi. At the same time, Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal has the lowest level of pollution.
    The Center for Science and Environment(CSE) has released the report named The Urban Commute after studying 14 cities in the country.

  7. Which India’s aircraft carrier will be fitted with a marine hydraulic system to boost the air operations of the ship?
    A)INS Vikram
    B)INS Tarini
    C)INS Vikramaditya
    D)INS Taruna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    For the first time,India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will be fitted with a marine hydraulic system to boost the air operations of the ship. Hydraulics technology uses fluid pressure to power machines.

  8. The six-day SCO Exercise, which has brought the two countries India and Pakistan together for the Exercise Peaceful Mission 2018 will be conducted in which country?
    A)SriLanka
    B)UK
    C)Russia
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The six-day SCO Exercise, which has brought the two countries together for the Exercise Peaceful Mission 2018, will continue till August 29 at Chebarkul town in Chelyabinsk Oblast in Russia.

  9. The 3rd edition of Indian Ocean Conference is to be held in which city?
    A)London
    B)Hanoi
    C)NewYork
    D)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    With successive two years in its bag, the 3rd edition of Indian Ocean Conference is set to begin on August 27 at Hanoi,Vietnam. The theme of the two- day conference will focus on “Building Regional Architectures”particularly with regards to trade and commerce, security and governance.

  10. A central government report has ranked which bank as the best PSU bank in the overall digital transactions category in India?
    A)BOB
    B)OBC
    C)PNB
    D)UBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A central government report has ranked PNB as the best PSU bank in the overall digital transactions category in India.

  11. Who clinched the men’s shotput gold with a record-shattering throw to open India’s medal account in athletics in the Asian Games?
    A)Manpreet Kaur
    B)Inderjeet Singh
    C)Tejinderpal Singh
    D)Abhinav Bindra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinched the men’s shotput gold with a record-shattering throw to open India’s medal account in athletics in the Asian Games.

  12. Who was appointed as the coach of the Odisha Cricket Team?
    A)Rashmi Prasad
    B)Rahul Dravid
    C)Stephen Fleming
    D)Rashmi Ranjan Parid
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Odisha Cricket Association(OCA) appointed former batting stalwart Rashmi Ranjan Parid as the coach of the Odisha Cricket Team.

  13. Who has become the 17th Governor of Haryana?
    A)Balram Das Tandon
    B)Satyadeo Narayan Arya
    C)Keshnari Nath Tripathi
    D)Kaptan Singh Solanki
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Satyadeo Narayan Arya has become the 17th Governor of Haryana. He took oath of office and secrecy at Haryana Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh. He was administered the oath by the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mr Krishan Murari.

  14. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of DRDO?
    A)G Satheesh Reddy
    B)S Christopher
    C)AK Jain
    D)AK Sivan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Renowned aerospace scientist G Satheesh Reddy has been appointed as the Chairman of the DRDO for a period of 2 years and will succeed S Christopher.

  15. Who is the author of the book “Atal Ji Ne kaha”?
    A)Kamlesh Jain
    B)Brijesh Nath
    C)Brijendra Rehi
    D)Arundhati Roy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ”Atal Ji Ne kaha” is the latest of the books on the BJP patriarch and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched with a message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who says the life of the stalwart from Jana Sangh days to “sanyas” from politics in 2007 is a golden document, dedicated to the nation.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was DRDO founded?
    A)1965
    B)1962
    C)1958
    D)1960
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the tagline of PNB?
    A)Your Right Partner
    B)The name you can bank upon
    C)The bank with a vision
    D)India’s International Bank
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is HQ of PNB?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Lucknow
    C)Pune
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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