Current Affairs Quiz: August 05, 2019

Current Affairs 5 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who will head the panel constituted to combat incidents of mob violence and lynching across the country?
    A)Amit Shah
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Ram Nath Kovind
    D)Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Home minister Amit Shah will head the panel constituted to combat incidents of mob violence and lynching across the country. The government had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) last year to deliberate on incidents of lynching and make recommendations. When constituted, the panel was headed by then Home minister Rajnath Singh.

  2. Which application was launched by Ministries of Earth Sciences and Agriculture that will provide location, and crop and livestock-specific weather-based agro advisories to farmers in local languages?
    A)Meghdoot
    B)Badal
    C)Varsha
    D)Ghata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministries of Earth Sciences and Agriculture have launched a mobile application ‘Meghdoot’ that will provide location, and crop and livestock-specific weather-based agro advisories to farmers in local languages.

  3. How many workers will be enrolled by government over next three years under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)?
    A)150 million
    B)100 million
    C)200 million
    D)250 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union government will enrol around 150 million workers over the next three years under its flagship pension scheme Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM), bringing more informal sector workers under the social security net.

  4. What is the rank of India in the world in the Water Stress Index 2019, formulated by London-based risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft?
    A)41st
    B)43rd
    C)46th
    D)44th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked as the 46th highest risk country in the world in the Water Stress Index 2019, formulated by London-based risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft.

  5. Which state to get world’s first ultra fast hyper loop project?
    A)Bihar
    B)Odisha
    C)Karnataka
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra has granted infrastructure project status for a $10 billion plan to establish the world’s first ultra-fast hyperloop project. The projects aims to link Mumbai with the neighboring city of Pune.

  6. Which state to get silk Samagra for development of silk industry?
    A)Kerala
    B)Assam
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu, which has been ranked among the leading silk producing States in the country, will receive about Rs 6.22 crore under the Silk Samagra — an Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry (ISDSI) implemented by the Union government through the Central Silk Board (CSB) at an outlay of RS 2,161.68 crore for three years from 2017-18 for the overall development of silk in the country.

  7. Which country has launched its biggest tuberculosis preventive trial with new vaccines named IMMUVAC and VPM 1002?
    A)India
    B)SriLanka
    C)China
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new TB vaccines – IMMUVAC and VPM1002. This is the first time a large preventive TB vaccine trial involving more than 12,000 healthy household contacts of newly diagnosed TB patients from across six states of India are set to be enrolled.

  8. Recently RBI allowed domestic banks to directly sell their bad loans abroad as OTS.What is “S” in OTS?
    A)Secure
    B)System
    C)Severe
    D)Settlement
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed domestic banks to directly sell their bad loans in manufacturing and infrastructure sectors to investors abroad as part of one-time settlement (OTS) exercises. The move will allow overseas investors to take direct loan exposure to Indian corporates.

  9. Recently Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance tied up which platform to offer mobile-based group insurance solutions for the latter’s customers?
    A)PhonePe
    B)Paytm
    C)Freecharge
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance a private life insurer, has tied up with MobiKwik, a leading fintech platform, to offer mobile-based group insurance solutions for the latter’s customers.

  10. Who has assumed charge as MD and CEO of LIC HFL?
    A)Siddhartha Mohanty
    B)MK Jain
    C)Avinash Bhadouria
    D)Srikant Dixit
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) announced that Siddhartha Mohanty has assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NBFC.

  11. Recently Devadas Kanakala passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Writer
    B)Journalist
    C)Philosopher
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Telugu actor Devadas Kanakala, who helped many budding actors hone their skills through his film institute, has passed away. He was 75.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of LIC Housing Finance Limited?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Delhi
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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

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