Current Affairs Quiz: August 30, 2019

Current Affairs 30 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently PM Narendra Modi launched a nation-wide ‘Fit India Movement’ in Which city/UT?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a nation-wide ‘Fit India Movement’ at Indira Gandhi Stadium complex in the national capital.

  2. Recently The Dominican Republic has released a postal stamp to mark which birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?
    A)114th
    B)150th
    C)125th
    D)145th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Dominican Republic has released a postal stamp to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  3. Which has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document, BSID, capturing the facial biometric data of seafarers?
    A)Russia
    B)China
    C)India
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document, BSID, capturing the facial biometric data of seafarers.

  4. Recently the cabinet approved establishment of how many medical colleges by 2022?
    A)25
    B)50
    C)55
    D)75
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the cabinet has approved 75 new medical colleges to be established in the country by the year 2022, which will create an additional 15,700 MBBS seats.

  5. Recently HRD Minister Ramesh pokhriyal Nishank launched which web portal to provide all-inclusive information on school education?
    A)Shagun
    B)Samarth
    C)Shaurya
    D)Sushil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched a web portal ‘Shagun’ to provide all-inclusive information on school education including the results of students through a single platform.

  6. Recently The Union Government approved how much percent FDI in coal mining and contract manufacturing?
    A)75%
    B)70%
    C)100%
    D)50%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In major decisions to liberalise Foreign Domestic Investment (FDI) norms to boost investment, the Union Cabinet approved 100 per cent FDI in coal mining and contract manufacturing through automatic route.

  7. The 12th India Security Summit was held in Which city/UT?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kochi
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 12th India Security Summit was held in New Delhi. The theme of the summit was “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”.

  8. Recently Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal launched which scheme on Himmat Plus App for women safety and security?
    A)BCD Code
    B)QR Code
    C)UPI
    D)Ease Corp
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal launched a ‘QR Code Scheme’ on the Himmat Plus app which can be used by cab or auto-rickshaw passengers to verify the identity of the driver and raise an alarm, if needed.

  9. Recently Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated a waste plastics to diesel plant in which city?
    A)Dehradun
    B)Surat
    C)Ahmedabad
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated a waste plastics to diesel plant in Dehradun.

  10. Recently a state-of-the-art, over 20,000 sq ft facility of an Indo-Israel joint venture to design, develop and manufacture tactical communication systems for Indian armed forces was inaugurated in which city/UT?
    A)Hyderabad
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A state-of-the-art, over 20,000 sq ft facility of an Indo-Israel joint venture to design, develop and manufacture tactical communication systems for Indian armed forces was inaugurated in Hyderabad, Telangana.

  11. Which regulatory body has set up a single point contact for its regulatory sandbox (RS) initiative?
    A)IRDA
    B)SEBI
    C)NABARD
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Insurance regulator Irdai has set up a single point contact for its regulatory sandbox (RS) initiative, wherein financial technology firms can seek permission to experiment with innovative approaches for the growth of the sector. Regulatory sandbox (RS) usually refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled/test regulatory environment for which regulators may (or may not) permit certain relaxations for the limited purpose of the testing.

  12. The 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship will be held in Which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Arunachal Pradesh
    C)West Bengal
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship will be held in Arunachal Pradesh for the first time from September 10 to 24 next month.

  13. Who was named as chairman of senior selection committee by Delhi and District Cricket Association?
    A)Pramod Jadhav
    B)Naresh Singh
    C)Atul Wassan
    D)Doinel Folingo
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) appointed Atul Wassan as the chairman of the senior selection committee while Mayank Tehlan was named as the chairman of the junior selection committee for the season of 2019-20.

  14. Recently Ajanta Mendis announced his retirement from which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)Badminton
    C)Football
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 34-year-old made his Test debut in 2008 and played 19 Tests matches claiming 70 wickets in the format.

  15. Recently Cecil Wright announced his retirement from which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)Football
    C)Cricket
    D)Badminton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    At an age where players retire from Test cricket in their 20s and early 30s, West Indies’ Cecil Wright has finally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the ripe old age of 85.

  16. Who has been selected as next chairman of Coal India?
    A)K Sreekant
    B)Atanu Chakraborty
    C)Anil Kumar Mohanty
    D)Pramod Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Pramod Agarwal as the next chairman of Coal India. He is a 1991 batch IAS from Madhya Pradesh cadre. He will take over after the present chairman A K Jha who will retire in January 2020.

  17. Who has been appointed as next president of Nauru?
    A)Scott Morrison
    B)Bornis Johnson
    C)Lionel Aingimea
    D)David Adeang
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former human rights lawyer Lionel Aingimea won the presidential election of the pacific nation Nauru by defeating his rival David Adeang by 12-6 votes. He is now the 15th President of Nauru succeeding the outgoing President Baron Waqa.

  18. Which entity has won NASSCOM Design4India Award in the category – Digital Ergonomic Product at the recently concluded Design Summit held in Bengaluru on 22-23 August?
    A)Soyuz
    B)Eitloque Solutions
    C)Avishkaar
    D)E Step Enterprises
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tweak, a revolutionary new robotics kit, designed by Avishkaar has won NASSCOM Design4India Award in the category – Digital Ergonomic Product at the recently concluded Design Summit held in Bengaluru on 22-23 August.

  19. Which Indian Film bagged the top award in the ‘Under 30 minute’ category at the 14th edition of the ‘We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues’?
    A)Gulabi Gang
    B)Period:End of Sentence
    C)I m Jeeja
    D)India’s Daughter
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian documentary film I’m Jeeja beat several international films to bag the top award in the ‘Under 30 minute’ category at the 14th edition of the ‘We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues’.

  20. Who secures highest-paid female singer spot with $185 million According to Forbes?
    A)Lady Gaga
    B)Katy Perry
    C)Scarlett Johnson
    D)Taylor Swift
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Singer Taylor Swift is the highest-paid entertainer in the world after earning $185 million pretax in the last year, according to a list of music’s highest-paid women published by Forbes.

  21. Recently Palghar Navnitbhai Shah passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Philosopher
    B)Actor
    C)Journalist
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Socialist leader and former MLA from Maharashtra’s Palghar Navnitbhai Shah passed away on Monday aged 96 following prolonged illness. Shah was involved in the freedom struggle in 1942 at Mumbai’s Gowalia Tank maidan and was an active member of Rashtra Seva Dal between 1943-1949.

  22. Recently Rajnish Kumar Babbi passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)SocialActivist
    C)Politics
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Congress MLA from Mukerian Assembly seat in Punjab, Rajnish Kumar Babbi, passed away following a prolonged illness.
  23. When is National Sports Day observed?
    A)Aug 27
    B)Aug 30
    C)Aug 28
    D)Aug 29
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. This day marks the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936. He scored over 400 goals in his career, from 1926 to 1948.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Forbes?
    A)NewYork
    B)Rome
    C)New Jersey
    D)California
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of NASSCOM?
    A)Pune
    B)Gurugram
    C)Noida
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Nauru?
    A)Riyal
    B)Dollar
    C)CFA Franc
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option B

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