Current Affairs Quiz: August 05, 2017

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  1. Motorcycling legend Angel Nieto has passed away recently. He belongs to which country?
    A) Denmark
    B) Spain
    C) Poland 

    D) Lithuania 
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto has passed away.
  2. Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as the Chairman and Manging Director in __________
    A) NPCI
    B) NABARD 
    C) SIDBI
    D) NHB
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Senior bureaucrat Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as the Chairman and Manging Director in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
  3. Who has been roped in as brand ambassador of InCred, the Mumbai-based new age financial services group?
    A) Rohit Sharma
    B) Sachin Tendulkar
    C) Sourav Ganguly 

    D) Rahul Dravid
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Who has clinched the National Blitz Chess Championship title?
    A) R.R. Laxman
    B) P. Karthikeyan 
    C) Mitrabha Guha
    D) Abhijit Kunte
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Indian Grandmaster R.R. Laxman clinched the National Blitz Chess Championship title held in Kolkata.
  5. Which Arab Country will offer permanent residency to some non-citizens?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Sudan
    C) Jordan
    D) Qatar 

    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Qatar’s Cabinet has approved a draft law making permanent residency available to some non-citizens, marking a partial shift from its reliance on its longstanding visa-sponsorship system.
  6. Where will the 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries held in August 2017?
    A) Colombo 
    B) Kathmandu 
    C) Delhi
    D) Dhaka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10th and 11th August. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India in the meeting.
  7. Which of the following banks has signed agreement with India for lending of US$ 329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) International Monetary Fund
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The Loan and Project Agreements for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) lending of US$ 329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project have been signed between the Government of India/ Government of Gujarat and the AIIB
  8. Government has revised the base year of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) from 2004-05 to __________
    A) 2015-16
    B) 2016-17
    C) 2013-14
    D) 2011-12
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The Centre has announced the revision of the base year to calculate the All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) from 2004-05 to 2011-12, as part of an exercise to capture structural changes in the economy and to improve the quality, coverage and representativeness of the indices.
  9. Which of the following will acquire Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience (CX) innovator?
    A) Microsoft
    B) TCS
    C) Infosys
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Infosys has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience (CX) innovator known for its world-class design thinking-led approach and experience in executing global programmes.
  10. Microsoft has tied up with which state government to use its artificial intelligence-based MINE platform to screen children for eye problems and prevent avoidable blindness?
    A) Odisha
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The government of Telangana and Microsoft had signed an MoU in November 2016 to use Microsoft’s cloud technology to drive citizen services and digital inclusion. The latest tie up is the result of an initial pilot to understand the health screening programme conducted under the National Health Mission.
  11. Where will the India-Asean Youth Summit held in August 2017?
    A) Varanasi 
    B) Noida 
    C) Bhopal 
    D) Jaipur 
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    As part of the commemorative events to mark the 25th anniversary of the India-Asean dialogue partnership, an India-Asean Youth Summit will be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from August 14 to 19.
  12. Where is the first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region held?
    A) Odisha
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi.
  13. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is signing  MoU with which of the following to make indigenous regional positioning system named as Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) reality?
    A) CSIR-National AerospaceLaboratories
    B) CSIR-National Physical Laboratory 
    C) CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute
    D) CSIR-National Institute of Science and Technology
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Seeking to make desi GPS – indigenous regional positioning system named as Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) – independent from the US clock system, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will sign an MoU with CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) for time and frequency traceability services.
  14. Name the head of committee which has  submitted its report on Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India?
    A) M Vasudeva
    B) B N Srikrishna
    C) Balakrishnan
    D) T V Prasad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    A High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna which was set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India has submitted its report.
  15. Which of the following state government has launched a cleanliness drive called ‘Swachata Ka Shankhnad’?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh 
    C) Madhya Pradesh 
    D) Haryana 
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has initiated a cleanliness drive ‘Swachata Ka Shankhnad’ in the state.
  16. Applicable from which date is Aadhaar Number mandatory to identify deceased while registering death?
    A) April 1, 2018
    B) December 1, 2017
    C) October 1, 2017
    D) January  1, 2018 
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    According to the latest guidelines, the families of a deceased will now have to produce his/her Aadhaar number for establishing his/her identity in order to register the death and proceed with the norms to obtain a death certificate. The new rule is said to be applicable starting October 1, 2017.
  17. The government has launched the MR vaccination campaign across India. MR stands for
    A) Measles-rubella
    B) Malaria-rubella
    C) Measles-rickets 
    D) Malaria-rickets
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The government has launched the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in a phased manner for across the country to reduce measles morbidity and mortality.
  18. A new exchange-traded fund Bharat-22 is funded by which of the following?
    A) Muthoot Finance 
    B) Birla Sun Life 
    C) None of these
    D) ICICI Prudential
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The ETF will include 22 companies. It will feature four banking stocks — SBI, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda and Indian Bank — other than CPSEs such as Nalco, ONGC, IOC, BPCL and Coal India.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) located?
    A) Brasilia, Brazil
    B) Ottawa, Canada 
    C) Jakarta, Indonesia 
    D) Kathmandu, Nepal 
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) is a national-level research center located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1976, to address issues related to agricultural research and education management, in India. 
  2. Currency of Qatar is?
    A) krone
    B) ‎rial
    C) riyal
    D) won 
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Capital: Doha
  3. R.R. Laxman Kaur belongs to which of the following sports?
    A) Chess 
    B) Badminton
    C) Golf
    D) Cricket 
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the headquarters of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) located?
    A) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    B) Colombo, Sri Lanka
    C) Jakarta, Indonesia 
    D) Kathmandu, Nepal 
    View Answer
    Option A
     
  5. Where is the headquarters of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank located?
    A) Manila, Philippines
    B) Beijing, China
    C) Bern, Switzerland  
    D) Kathmandu, Nepal 
    View Answer
    Option B
     

 

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