Current Affairs Quiz: August 06, 2019

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  1. Which Article has been scrapped by the government recently that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir?
    A)370
    B)340
    C)360
    D)390
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Centre has scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and converted the border state into a Union Territory with a legislature. Also, Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, paving the way for division of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
  2. Which city will host India’s largest education brainstorming event, the ScooNews Global Educators Fest (SGEF) on August 09 and 10?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Udaipur
    C)Ghaziabad
    D)Faridabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The third edition of India’s largest education brainstorming event, the ScooNews Global Educators Fest (SGEF) will be held on August 09 and 10 in Udaipur- the City of Lakes. The theme for this year’s fest is ‘Education for Sustainability: Moving on from conformity to creativity’.
  3. In which state is “Aadi Perukku” Festival being celebrated?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Kerala
    C)Tamil Nadu
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option
    Explanation:
    In Tamil Nadu, the “Aadi Perukku” festival was being celebrated. People performed puja’s on the banks of larger water bodies including sea coasts, lakes and rivers.
  4. Where is the foundation stone laid for setting up Space Situational Awareness Control Centre (SSAM) by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre (SSAM) in Bengaluru.
  5. Where did the 10th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting held in August 2019?
    A)Kathmandu
    B)Taipei
    C)Bangkok
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended 10th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) in Thailand’s Bangkok.
  6. Recently, which India Cricketer has become the batsman with most number of sixes in T20Is passing West Indies’s Chris Gayle?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)Ravindra Jadeja
    C)Hardik Pandya
    D)Kedar Jadhav
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma has become the batsman with the most number of sixes in the T20I format.
  7. Recently, Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw in which weight category?.
    A)51 kg
    B)53 kg
    C)54 kg
    D)50 kg
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Vinesh Phogat has bagged her third consecutive gold in women’s 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.
  8. Adarsh Singh Belongs to which of the following sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Athletics
    C)Boxing
    D)Shooting
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Shooting, young Adarsh Singh outclassed his rivals in the Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters competition, winning the gold medal in both the men and junior 25 metres rapid fire pistol event in New Delhi.
  9. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy paired with whom have become the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 Badminton Tournament in Thailand.
    A)Chetan Anand
    B)Sameer Verma
    C)Chirag Shetty
    D)Pranav Chopra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have become the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament in Bangkok, Thailand.
  10. Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2019?
    A)Lewis Hamilton
    B)Max Verstappen
    C)Sebastian Vettel
    D)Pierre Gasly
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won his record-extending seventh Hungarian Grand Prix in the Hungaroring. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was placed third.
  11. Recently, Brendon McCullum announced retirement from all forms of cricket. He plays for which country?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)South Africa
    C)West Indies
    D)New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. McCullum had previously bid adieu to international cricket on February 24, 2016.
  12. What is the number of states in India after Article 370 was scrapped by the government?
    A)30
    B)29
    C)28
    D)27
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Division of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
    The total number of UTs will now go up to 9 with states cut down to 28.
  13. Recently, Dale Steyn announced retirement from Test Cricket. He plays for which country?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)South Africa
    C)West Indies
    D)New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    South African pacer Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect.
  14. Noel Quinn has been appointed as the interim CEO of which of the following banks replacing John Flint?
    A)HSBC Bank
    B)Standard Chartered Bank
    C)Citibank
    D)Deutsche Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HSBC has announced the departure of its Chief Executive Officer John Flint. Noel Quinn, the head of HSBC’s Global Commercial Banking unit will replace John Flint as the interim CEO.
  15. Anant Setalva passed away recently. He belonged to which sport?
    A)Chess
    B)Football
    C)Cricket
    D)Badminton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Yesteryear cricket commentator Anant Setalvad has passes away.
  16. Kanti Bhatt passed away recently. He belonged to which profession?
    A)Sports
    B)Journalism
    C)Politics
    D)Business
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran Gujarati journalist, writer, columnist and editor Kanti Bhatt passed away in Mumbai. He was 88.
  17. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker passed away recently. He belonged to which country?
    A)France
    B)India
    C)Canada
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Oscar-winning documentarian D.A. Pennebaker (from US) passed away at the age of 94. Pennebaker was popularly known to bring to life Bob Dylan’s mythical 1965 tour of England and also Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in a documentary titled ‘The War Room’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Indian woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat belongs to which state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Rajasthan
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Lewis Hamilton belongs to which country?
    A)UK
    B)Serbia
    C)Cyprus
    D)Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of HSBC Bank located?
    A)USA
    B)China
    C)United Kingdom
    D)Germany
    View Answer
    Option C

 

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