Current Affairs Quiz: August 29, 2018

Current Affairs 29 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with how many states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin?
    A)10
    B)6
    C)8
    D)7
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with 6 states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin to deal with water crisis.Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh (Yogi Adityanath), Rajasthan (Vasundhara Raje Scindia), Uttarakhand (Trivendra Singh Rawat), Himachal Pradesh (Jai Ram Thakur), Haryana (Manohar Lal Khattar) and (Delhi Arvind Kejriwal) signed the MoU.
  2. Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Shipping signed MoU with which states for the implementation of 362 km Indore –Manmad New railway Line project in NewDelhi?
    A)UP and Orissa
    B)HP and UP
    C)Maharashtra and MP
    D)MP and HP
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    An MoU was signed for the implementation of 362 KM Indore –Manmad New railway Line project in NewDelhi.The MoU is between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust- Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Railways, Governments of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The project will reduce the distance from Mumbai and Pune to key central India locations by 171 kilometers.
  3. Government has permitted flying commercial drones in day time from which date?
    A)Oct 1
    B)Nov 1
    C)Dec 1
    D)Dec 2
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The commercial use of drones (unmanned aircraft) across sectors such as agriculture, health and disaster relief under new regulations will come into force from December 1, but delivery of payload, including food items, would not be allowed as of now, the government said.
  4. Which state launched an app and a website www.plasticpollutionfreetn.org on plastic pollution?
    A)Orissa
    B)UP
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.Palanisamy launched an app and a website www.plasticpollutionfreetn.org on plastic pollution free Tamilnadu.
  5. Which state inaugurated India’s tallest film studio?
    A)HP
    B)UP
    C)Haryana
    D)Tamil nadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will inaugurate India’s tallest film studio built by Federation of Film employees Union of South India on August 26 in Kalaignar city, Paiyanur.
  6. CM Naveen Patnaik launched the “Mu Hero..Mu Odisha” campaign‘ in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Cuttack
    C)Pune
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched the “Mu Hero..Mu Odisha” campaign‘ in Cuttack that aims to recognise exemplary works by Odia boys and girls towards social transformation.
  7. 3rd Indian Ocean Conference was held in which country?
    A)UK
    B)US
    C)Argentina
    D)Vietnam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will pay an official visit to the South-East Asian countries of Vietnam and Cambodia from 27 August to 30 August.
  8. G20 Digital Economy Ministrial Meeting was held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Tokyo
    C)Salta
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The G20 Digital Economy Ministrial Meeting was held in Salta,Argentina. It took place as part of Sherpa Track for 2018 G20 Leaders’ Summit, which is to be hosted by Argentina by end of 2018. The theme of the meeting was”Building consensus for fair and sustainable development”.
  9. Which payment app has partnered with AbhiBus to launch of a new category of service offering?
    A)Freecharge
    B)Oxigen
    C)Paytm
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Digital marketplace for financial services Freecharge has announced the launch of a new category of service offering in partnership with AbhiBus.
  10. Which city will host the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships ?
    A)London
    B)Pyongyang
    C)Beijing
    D)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships will be held in the North Korean capital Pyongyang, a signal that the secretive country may be coming in from the sporting cold.
  11. Who was defeated by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles semifinals of the 18th Asian Games?A)Saina Nehwal
    B)Sania Mirza
    C)PV Sindhu
    D)Shikha Oberai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal had to be content with a bronze medal after suffering her 10th straight defeat to world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles semifinals of the 18th Asian Games.

  12. Who finished 2nd in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu Ying of China?A)Shikha Oberai
    B)Sania Mirza
    C)PV Sindhu
    D)Saina Nehwal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Olympic medallist PV Sindhu yet again finished 2nd-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu Ying of China.

  13. India’s women archery team won which medal in the compound event for the first time in the history of Asian Games?
    A)Silver
    B)Bronze
    C)Gold
    D)Diamond
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian women’s archery team won the silver medal in the compound event for the first time in the history of Asian Games. The trio of Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam lost to South Korea 228-231 to finish second. India had clinched bronze in the event in the 2014 edition of the Asian Games.
  14. Who was sworn as Zimbabwe President?
    A)John Ryder
    B)Scott Morrison
    C)Emmerson Mnangagwa
    D)Malcolm Turnbell
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe’s President in front of a stadium crowd after a divisive election, as US observers of the vote questioned the country’s democratic credentials.
  15. Who was appointed as MD and Chief India economist of Goldman Sachs?
    A)Shyam Agarwal
    B)Prachi Mishra
    C)Riidhi Mishra
    D)Prachi Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Leading global investment bank Goldman Sachs has appointed Prachi Mishra as managing director and chief India economist with immediate effect.
  16. Who has been appointed an assistant Secretary General and will head the UN Environment’s Programme’s NewYork Office.A)Abhishek Saini
    B)Satya S.Tripathi
    C)Shriram Tripathi
    D)Shyam Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Development and environment expert Satya S.Tripathi has been appointed an assistant Secretary General and will head the UN Environment’s Programme’s NewYork Office.

  17. Who has resigned as the director of the Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd?
    A)Bill Gates
    B)Satya Nadella
    C)Anil D.Ambani
    D)Mukesh Ambani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd said Anil D.Ambani has resigned as director of the company.Mr. Ambani has resigned in compliance with provisions of Section 165 of the Companies Act, 2013, prescribing the limit on directorships to only 10 public companies, the firm said in a regulatory filing.
  18. Which bank has been named named the world’s best bank by Global Finance magazine?
    A)PNB
    B)DBS Bank
    C)SBI
    D)HSBC
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    DBS Bank has been named the world’s best bank by Global Finance magazine, in a reflection of its ability to invest in digital innovation while still maintaining stable operations for its customers.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was DBS Bank founded?
    A)1975
    B)1972
    C)1968
    D)1970
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. When was Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd. Founded?
    A)1985
    B)1995
    C)1968
    D)1997
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. What is the capital of Zimbabwe?
    A)Harare
    B)NewYork
    C)Havana
    D)Eithopia
    View Answer
    Option A

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