Current Affairs Quiz: August 8, 2018

Current Affairs 8 August 2018 Quiz

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  1. .”Kalyana Kendra” helpline was launched in which state?
    A)UP
    B)Odisha
    C)Karnataka
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Karnataka launched a round-the-clock information and grievance helpline for SCs and STs across the state.”Kalyana Kendra” helpline will allow members of these communities to get information on the state’s welfare programmes for them as well as register complaints.

  2. India Baja 2018 competition is to be held in which state?
    A)HP
    B)MP
    C)Rajasthan
    D)UP
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India Baja 2018, the Indian edition of the greatest challenge of all extreme motorsport competitions in the world, will be organised from August 17-19 among the dunes of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

  3. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar flagged off the app based taxi service in Goa.Name it?
    A)MILESMINI
    B)GOAMILES
    C)MILESGOA
    D)GOAGO
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    “GoaMiles”, would ensure that commuters are not cheated and at the same time would increase the earnings of taxi drivers by “two to three” times.

  4. Amazon India opened its largest fulfillment centre in which state?
    A)Haryana
    B)UP
    C)Odisha
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Expanding its infrastructure footprint in India, online retail major Amazon India opened its largest fulfillment centre in Haryana with a view to enhance customer experience ahead of the festive season.

  5. According to a report named “AfterAccess:ICT access and use in India and the Global south”,how much percent of people in the 15-65 age group use internet in India?
    A)20
    B)14
    C)15
    D)19
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A mere 19 percent of people in the 15-65 age group use internet in India, according to a report named “AfterAccess:ICT access and use in India and the Global south”. It was published by Lirneasia, a policy and regulation think tank in collaboration with the Cellular Operators Association of India.

  6. Google named its next version as Android P.What is “P” here?
    A)Pokemon
    B)Pie
    C)Pineapple
    D)Pea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Google has released its latest version of Android Opera ting System –Android 9 Pie, which harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict how users would like to experience their devices while offering a smoother navigation system and an easier way to track and limit usage of apps.

  7. “Maitree 2018” exercise is between India and which country?
    A)Thailand
    B)SriLanka
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In an effort to foster a spirit of friendship and take defence ties to a new level, Armies of India and Thailand have started joint exercise “Maitree 2018”from August 6 in Chachoengsao Province of Thailand.

  8. Which team ranked first in women’s Hockey rankings?
    A)Canada
    B)Australia
    C)India
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Cup winners the Netherlands remained the world’s number one team as they clinched their record-extending eight title with a 6-0 triumph over the Irish girls.India ranked 9th.

  9. Recently, M.Karunanidhi died.He was CM of which state?
    A)HP
    B)UP
    C)Odisha
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former TN CM and DMK President M.Karunanidhi who was one of the two poles in the state and who was in public life for 80 long years, has passed away after waging a grim battle for life. He was 94 years old.

  10. Senior leader RK Dhawan passed away,He was from which party?
    A)BJP
    B)SP
    C)Congress
    D)DMK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader RK Dhawan has passed away in Delhi at the age of 81.

  11. Recently Mony K Mathew passed away.He belongs to which profession?
    A)Politician
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior financial journalist Mony K Mathew , who retired as senior assistant editor at The Hindu-BusinessLine, has passed away after a heart attack. He was 66.

  12. Writer Sumatheendra R Nadig passed away.He was writer of which language?
    A)Tamil
    B)Odia
    C)Kannada
    D)Hindi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Well-known Kannada poet and critic Sumatheendra R Nadig has passed away. The 83-year-old writer was an important name in the modernist literary movement in Karnataka in the 60s and 70s. He also headed the National Book Trust in the 90s.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. International Hockey Federation was founded in which year?
    A)1923
    B)1947
    C)1985
    D)1924
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Thailand?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Baht
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Google was founded in which year?
    A)1998
    B)1997
    C)1996
    D)1995
    View Answer
    Option A

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