Current Affairs Quiz: August 30, 2018

Current Affairs 30 August 2018 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 29 August 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of August 29, 2018

  1. Union cabinet has approved how much percent hike in DA and DR for central govt.employees?
    A)2.5
    B)1.5
    C)1
    D)2
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union cabinet approved an additional 2 percent hike in DA and DR for central government employees. The hike will come into effect from July 1, 2018.

  2. What is the overall cost of the umbrella scheme “Ocean Services,Technology,Observations,Resources,Modelling and Science(O-SMART) for implementation during the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20?
    A)1645 cr
    B)1623 cr
    C)1625 cr
    D)1635 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the umbrella scheme “Ocean Services,Technology,Observations,Resources,Modelling and Science(O-SMART) for implementation during the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 at an overall cost of Rs.1623 crore.

  3. The 3rd edition of World’s Biggest Open Innovation Model –Smart India Hackathon 2019 will be held in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Pune
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 3rd edition of World’s Biggest Open Innovation Model –Smart India Hackathon 2019 was launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.

  4. The central government constituted a new 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation.Who will be heading this panel?
    A)Dipak Mishra
    B)KJ Joseph
    C)Vijay Sharma
    D)K Vijay Raghavan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The central government constituted a new 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation under the chairmanship of Principal Scientific Advisor, K Vijay Raghavan, that will also co-ordinate the implementation of programmes through various bodies.

  5. How much amount has been sanctioned by the government for the Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar dam project on the Narmada River for the current year?
    A)730 cr
    B)735 cr
    C)740 cr
    D)750 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has sanctioned Rs730 crore for the Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar dam project on the Narmada River for the current year and also committed soft loan of Rs 1500 crore for the state’s other irrigation projects, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said on 28 August.

  6. How much revision was done from Rs.800 crore of the project outlay for setting up of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?
    A)1700 cr
    B)1435 cr
    C)1500 cr
    D)1400 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of the project outlay for setting up of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) from Rs. 800 crore to Rs 1435 crore.

  7. All the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country would be linked to the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) system by which day?
    A)Dec 25,2018
    B)Dec 30,2018
    C)Dec 31,2018
    D)Dec 20,2018
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    All the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country would be linked to the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) system by Dec 31,2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on 29 August.
  8. “National Conference on Child Marriage”would be held in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kolkata
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    With an aim to formulate a national action plan to end child marriages in India, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will be organising two-day “National Conference on Child Marriage” in New Delhi.

  9. Which state has signed a memorandum of understanding with US based “Malaraia No More” and India based Malaria Elimination Trust to curb Malaria menace in the state?

    A)Odisha
    B)TN
    C)Kerala
    D)Haryana

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government signed a memorandum of understanding with US based “Malaraia No More” and India based Malaria Elimination Trust to curb Malaria menace in the state.

  10. Which country will be hosting the 6th edition of Bengaluru Space Expo 2018?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)Turkey
    C)SriLanka
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India will be hosting the 6th edition of Bengaluru Space Expo in Bengaluru from September 6 to 8. The three-day conference over space technologies with the theme”Creating dynamism in Indian space ecosystem”.
  11. Which tech giant has launched Project Navlekha?
    A)IBM
    B)Google
    C)Infosys
    D)Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Understanding the importance of regional languages in India, search giant Google has announced a new program that will empower offline newspapers and magazines in India to bring their content online. Announced during the fourth edition of ‘Google for India’ event, the Project Navlekha claims to bring offline content online in just a few clicks.

  12. Scientists have set a new Guinness World Record by creating the smallest medical robot.What is the size of it?
    A)100 nm
    B)105 nm
    C)110 nm
    D)120 nm
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Scientists have set a new Guinness World Record by creating the smallest medical robot– a device measuring just 120 nanometres that could assist in future cancer and Alzheimer’s treatments.

  13. The First South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Agri Cooperative Business Forum began in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Beijing
    C)Tokyo
    D)Kathmandu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The First South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Agri Cooperative Business Forum began in Kathmandu ,Nepal.The theme of three-day Forum is the “Organizing and strengthening Family Farmers”.

  14. Which state CM launched “My Heart Beats for Hockey”campaign?
    A)HP
    B)UP
    C)Odisha
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha’s Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched “My Heart Beats for Hockey”campaign, a promotional event that aims to spread the passion and love for the game ahead of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018.The chief minister also unveiled the countdown clock at a special function at Kalinga Stadium premises, venue for the mega sporting event scheduled from November 28 to December 16.

  15. Who created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold?
    A)Soma Biswas
    B)Purnima Hembram
    C)Swapna Barman
    D)Pramila Aiyappa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Swapna Barman created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold.The 21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days.

  16. Who clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years, with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games?
    A)Ankit Sharma
    B)Sharad Kumar
    C)Arpinder Singh
    D)Varun Bhati
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Arpinder Singh clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years, with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games.Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m, which he came up with in his third attempt.

  17. Indian table tennis men’s team settled for a historic bronze medal after losing to which country in a lop-sided semifinal at the 18th Asian Games?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Bangladesh
    C)SriLanka
    D)South Korea
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian table tennis men’s team settled for a historic bronze medal after losing 0-3 to South Korea in a lop-sided semifinal at the 18th Asian Games

  18. Who won gold in the men’s 800 metre final at 18th Asian Games?
    A)Sanju Samson
    B)Manjit Singh
    C)Johnson
    D)Arpinder Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A late burst during the men’s 800 metre final helped Manjit Singh upstage pre-race favourite Jinson Johnson to take gold.Johnson on the other hand, won silver and thus completed a one-two finish for India in Jakarta.

  19. Recently,Jamie Vardy retired from International Sports.He was related to which sports?
    A)Baseball
    B)Golf
    C)Cricket
    D)Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jamie Vardy has effectively retired from international football and informed Gareth Southgate of his decision to focus on club football.
  20. Who won Belgian Grand Prix?
    A)Frank Armi
    B)Cony Anderson
    C)Sebastian Vettel
    D)Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sebastian Vettel cut Lewis Hamilton’s lead at the top of the driver standings to 17 points after a faultless performance at an action-packed Belgian Grand Prix.
  21. When is National Sports Day celebrated?
    A)Aug 30
    B)Aug 29
    C)Aug 27
    D)Aug 28
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was SAARC established?
    A)1995
    B)1982
    C)1985
    D)1980
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is Google HQ?
    A)Beijing
    B)Tokyo
    C)California
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C

Related posts

Leave a Comment