Current Affairs Quiz: August 26, 2019

Current Affairs 26 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who was conferred ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ by Bahrain?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Ram Nath Kovind
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Venkaiah Naidu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ during his meeting with the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Manama. PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Bahrain.

  2. Which state rolled out ‘Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna’?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Haryana
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Haryana Government announced the roll-out of ‘Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna’ which will provide social security to families. Under the scheme, Rs 6000 per year will be given to each eligible family.

  3. The global sub forum of 2019 Alibaba Philanthropy will be held in Which city/UT?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    UC Web, on behalf of the Alibaba Foundation, will host the global sub forum of 2019 Alibaba Philanthropy on September 5, 2019 in New Delhi.

  4. Recently Which typhoon made landfall in China’s Fujian?
    A)Bailu
    B)Idei
    C)Fani
    D)Bala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Typhoon Bailu made landfall in China’s Fujian. More than 14,000 people have been evacuated while nearly 10,000 ships have been recalled in the Chinese province.

  5. Which country has officially become the 73rd non-regional member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Serbia
    C)NorthKorea
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Serbia has officially become the 73rd non-regional member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

  6. As per announcement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman,how much amount will be released to state run banks?
    A)₹70000 cr
    B)₹75000 cr
    C)₹90000 cr
    D)₹85000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced measures to revive economic growth and markets. She also said that GST regime will be simplified further and the government will release ₹70,000 crore capital upfront to public sector banks to boost credit to different sectors of the economy.

  7. Recently Bandhan Bank launched a co-branded credit card in association with which bank?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)HSBC
    C)Standard Chartered Bank
    D)Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to offer a complete suite of services to its existing customers, Bandhan Bank, launched a co-branded credit card in association with Standard Chartered bank.

  8. What is the rank of India in 2019 Henley Passport Index?
    A)81st
    B)87th
    C)86th
    D)79th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The new Henley Passport Index is out, and there has been a major shuffle in the global ranking of the world’s passports.India slipped to 86th spot from the previous 79th place with access to 58 countries. The country shared the spot with Mauritania, and Sao Tome and Principe.

  9. Which e-commerce company to acquire 49% stake in Kishore Biyani Future Coupons Ltd?
    A)Paytm
    B)Snapdeal
    C)Flipkart
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kishore Biyani-led Future Group announced that American e-commerce giant Amazon.com is acquiring a 49% stake in a group entity — Future Coupons Ltd. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

  10. Who became the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to secure a medal in BWF World Championship 2019?
    A)Anurup Tyagi
    B)G Sathiyan
    C)B Sai Praneeth
    D)Saurav Verma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s B Sai Praneeth lost the men’s singles semi-final 13-21, 8-21 to World No. 1 Kento Mmomta of Japan at the BWF World Championships 2019 in Basel but finished with his maiden medal at the world meet.

  11. Which country clinched a gold medal in the compound junior mixed team event of the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Japan
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India clinched a gold medal in the compound junior mixed team event of the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid.

  12. Which team won the 129th Durand Cup?
    A)Mohun Bagan
    B)Bengaluru FC
    C)Chennai FC
    D)Gokulam Kerala FC
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In football, Gokulam Kerala FC won the 129th Durand Cup, defeating heavyweights Mohun Bagan 2-1 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata

  13. Who has been named the world’s highest-paid actress with earnings of $56 million (₹400 crore earnings) from June 1, 2018-June 1, 2019?
    A)Taylor Swift
    B)Angelina Jolie
    C)Emma Watson
    D)Scarlett Johnson
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the world’s highest-paid actress with earnings of $56 million (₹400 crore earnings) from June 1, 2018-June 1, 2019.

  14. Who is the author of book “Big Billion StartUp”?
    A)Atrup Chaturvedi
    B)Narendra Jadhav
    C)Mihir Dalal
    D)Devika Sethi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    IIT graduates Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal founded out of an apartment in Bangalore what would become India’s biggest e-commerce start-up. Recounting the astounding story of how the Bansals built Flipkart into a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in a span of few years, journalist Mihir Dalal has penned a new book.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Bahrain?
    A)Dinar
    B)Euro
    C)Real
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Alibaba Group?
    A)Chengdu
    B)Suzhou
    C)Beijing
    D)Hangzou
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the capital of Serbia?
    A)Pyangong
    B)Lamalta
    C)Belgrade
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C

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