Current Affairs Quiz: August 27, 2019

Current Affairs 27 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences ((SACON) in Which city?
    A)Kochi
    B)Coimbatore
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences ((SACON) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

  2. Recently Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani has launched which project which aims to move towards sustainable fashion that contributes to a clean environment?
    A)SU.MA
    B)SW.ACH
    C)NA.GAR
    D)SU.RE
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani has launched a project which aims to move towards sustainable fashion that contributes to a clean environment.

  3. Which state ranked first in free medicine scheme implementation?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Odisha
    D)Rajasthan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s flagship free medicine scheme secured the top position in the country in the ranking issued by the National Health Mission (NHM).

  4. Who will head the committee that has been set up for banking frauds by CVC?
    A)MR Kumar
    B)Anil Chowdhury
    C)Adhir Ranjan
    D)TM Bhasin
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Central Vigilance Commission has constituted a 4-member Advisory Board for Banking Frauds. The ABBF will be headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T.M. Bhasin.

  5. Which Indian institution has partnered with Denmark-based firm to start DESMI Centre of Excellence on Waste-to-Wealth?
    A)IIT Srinagar
    B)IIT Kanpur
    C)IIT Delhi
    D)IISC Bengaluru
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has partnered with Denmark-based firm to start DESMI Centre of Excellence on Waste-to-Wealth at IIT-Delhi. The centre will provide support for implementing framework of pilot projects, which address waste collection and management with possible energy generation.

  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in which country?
    A)Gambia
    B)Belgium
    C)Rwanda
    D)Bahrain
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in Manama, Bahrain and said it manifests the strong ties between India and Bahrain.

  7. Which space agency named a rock on Mars after iconic English Band -The Rolling Stones?
    A)CNES
    B)ISRO
    C)SpaceX
    D)NASA
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    NASA announced that it has named a rock on Mars in honour of the iconic English band, The Rolling Stones.

  8. Who won the the BWF World Championships title in Basel,Switzerland?
    A)Nozomi Okuhara
    B)Aleck Yamaguchi
    C)Serena Williams
    D)PV Sindhu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the BWF World Championships title by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games by 21-7, 21-7 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

  9. Who won the gold medal at 2019 World Youth Archery Championship?
    A)Akanksha Singh
    B)Naaz Joshi
    C)Komalika Bari
    D)Shreya Jadhav
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The seventeen-year-old Indian Komalika Bari defeated Japan’s Waka Sonoda in the recurve cadet women’s final to win a gold medal at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid, Spain.

  10. Who became the most successful Indian captain in Overseas Test?
    A)KL Rahul
    B)MS Dhoni
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)Rohit Sharma
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    As India registered a comprehensive 318-run win over West Indies in the first Test of two-match series, skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap, becoming the most successful Indian captain in overseas Tests.

  11. Which app was launched to help Indian para-athletes to look up accessible places in Tokyo during their visit to the city for the 2020 Paralympics Games?
    A)IndTokyo
    B)TokInd
    C)TokyoHelp
    D)IndiaHelp
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A mobile app — IndTokyo — was launched to help Indian para-athletes to look up accessible places in Tokyo during their visit to the city for the 2020 Paralympics Games.

  12. Who won British Grand Prix?
    A)Nico Rosberg
    B)Alex Rins
    C)Lewis Hamilton
    D)Max Verstappen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Spain motorcycle racer, Alex Rins of the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR has won the British Grand Prix. He defeated Marc Marquez by 0.013 seconds.

  13. Who has been chosen for the ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’ by the Institution of Engineers (India) for his distinguished and exemplary Service in the field of Engineering and Technology?
    A)Suhan Rajput
    B)Prabhakar Singh
    C)TN Maniharan
    D)NK Singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Shri Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department has been chosen for the ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’ by the Institution of Engineers (India) for his distinguished and exemplary Service in the field of Engineering and Technology.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Central Public Works Department?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Badminton World Federation?
    A)Rome
    B)NewYork
    C)Kuala Lumpur
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

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