Current Affairs Quiz: August 31, 2017

Current Affairs 31 August 2017 Quiz

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  1. With which of the following countries, India has signed an MoU for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies?
    A) Israel
    B) Brazil
    C) South Africa
    D) Indonesia
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    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
  2. Government of India with which country will issue a set of two commemorative postage stamps on the theme of Indian festival Diwali?
    A) Canada
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Israel
    D) Brazil
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    Option A
    Some Extra:
    A set of two commemorative postage stamps will be issued jointly by the Government of India and Canada on the theme of Indian festival Diwali, which will be released on September 21, this year.
  3. As per the amended the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, increased cess of _____ from 15% would be levied on luxury cars and sports utility vehicles.
    A) 20%
    B) 25%
    C) 30%
    D) 35%
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    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The Cabinet approved raising a levy on luxury cars and sports utility vehicles to 25 per cent from 15 per cent.
  4. Name the head of committee appointed by the government to enhance the combat potential of the armed forces and re-balance defence expenditure.
    A) M.L. Malhotra
    B) K.S. Garewal
    C) D.B. Shekatkar
    D) F.D. Shankar
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    Option C
    Some Extra:
    In a major reform concerning the Indian Army, the government has accepted the first batch of 65 recommendations of the Lt General D.B. Shekatkar (retd) committee which will result in redeployment of 57,000 personnel for various other required duties.
  5. As announced by the government, the existing deadline for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes for benefits has been extended from September 30 to _______
    A) November 30 2017
    B) January 2018
    C) October 31 2017
    D) December 31 2017
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    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Attorney General K.K. Venugopal informed the Supreme Court that the existing deadline of September 30 for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes for benefits will be extended till December 31.
  6. Which of the following varieties of rice has been given the geographical indication (GI) status in August 2017?
    A) Gandhasala rice
    B) Gobindobhog rice
    C) Laxmi Bhog rice
    D) Molakolukulu rice
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    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Gobindobhog rice,a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal, has got the geographical indication (GI) status.
    As a result of getting the GI tag, as the certification is also called, rice from other regions or rice of other varieties cannot be branded as ‘Gobindobhog’.
  7. Which state has decided to merge its existing seven health schemes to launch a unified scheme called ‘Arogya Bhagya’?
    A) Odisha
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
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    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Karnataka government will be merging the existing seven health schemes to launch a unified scheme- ‘Arogya Bhagya’ which will cover all 1.4 crore households of the state.
  8. A hanging bridge inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Kota, Rajasthan in August 2017 is built across which river?
    A) Sabarmati
    B) Chambal
    C) Mahi
    D) Gomti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a hanging bridge built across the Chambal river at Kota to the nation. The bridge, over Chambal River, has the longest main span of 350 metre in the country and will also act as a bypass to Kota City.
  9. Which of the following will implement the Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme in Bengaluru, wherein school children would be provided a glass of milk each five days a week?
    A) Amazon
    B) Bharti Airtel
    C) Flipkart
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Amazon announced a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme in Bengaluru, wherein schoolchildren would be provided a glass of milk each five days a week.
  10. Where has the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) opened the Low Enriched Uranium Bank?
    A) Kyrgyzstan
    B) Kuwait
    C) Kiribati
    D) Kazakhstan
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    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Kazakhstan
    The IAEA opened the bank to ensure the supply of nuclear fuel in the event of disruption due to political or market problems.
  11. Solar energy services company Freyr Energy has tied up which of the following banks for loans for solar rooftop installations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) South Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Solar energy services company Freyr Energy has tied up with Axis Bank to offer term loans ranging from ₹5 lakh to ₹50 lakh for tenures up to five years,for solar rooftop installations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  12. Which of the following insurance companies has come up with a ‘Point-of-Sale’- ‘PoS – Easy Bima Plan’ product targeted at the mass-market segment?
    A) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    C) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    D) Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) has come up with a ‘Point-of-Sale’- ‘PoS – Easy Bima Plan’ product targeted at the mass-market segment.
  13. Who has been named as the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year for 2016-17?
    A) Lieke Martens
    B) Amandine Henry
    C) Pernille Harder
    D) Wendie Renard
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Lieke Martens, one of the new FC Barcelona signings for the 2017/18 season, has been named UEFA Player of the Year.
  14. Noted Singer-musician L.N. Shastry has passed away. He used to sing in which language?
    A) Odissi
    B) Tamil
    C) Marathi
    D) Kannada
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Noted Kannada Singer-musician L.N. Shastry, who was battling cancer has passed away.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Kazakhstan?
    A) Manat
    B) Lari
    C) Som
    D) Tenge
    View Answer
    Option D
    Capital: Astana
  2. Who is the current president of Brazil?
    A) Vladimir Putin
    B) Michel Temer
    C) Emmanuel Macron
    D) Malcolm Turnbull
    View Answer
    Option B
    Currency: Real
    Capital: Brasília
  3. Who is the current Prime Minister of Canada?
    A) David Johnston
    B) Édouard Philippe
    C) Dmitry Medvedev
    D) Justin Trudeau
    View Answer
    Option D
    Currency: Dollar
    Capital: Ottawa
  4. Who is the current president of Israel?
    A) Benjamin Netanyahu
    B) Paolo Gentiloni
    C) Reuven Rivlin
    D) Malcolm Turnbull
    View Answer
    Option C
    Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
    Currency: Shekel
    Capital: Jerusalem

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17 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: August 31, 2017”

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  2. AmRITa @ bank po

    A>=B=B>=C so A=C,which is true and why??

      1. AmRITa @ bank po

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        1. gate are closed ??

          A>=B=B<=C
          But not that A = C

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          4. AmRITa @ bank po

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