Current Affairs Quiz: August 9, 2019

Current Affairs 9 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently The Health Ministry sets target to reduce HIV cases by Which year?
    A)2030
    B)2020
    C)2022
    D)2025
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    With an aim to bring down incidence of HIV/AIDS by 20,000 per year for the next two years, the Union Health Ministry is reaching out to targeted areas like prisons and women remand homes as cases in these places are much higher as compared to the general population.

  2. Which e version of newspaper was recently launched to spread about job opportunities?
    A)E Rozgar
    B)Hindustan
    C)Dainik Jagran
    D)Rozgar Samachar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The e-version of Rozgar Samachar has been launched recently by Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar. It has been launched with a view to make aspirants aware of job opportunities in government sector including public sector enterprises.

  3. How much amount was contributed to the UN Palestine refugee agency by India?
    A)USD 5 million
    B)USD 4 million
    C)USD 3 million
    D)USD 2 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has contributed USD 5 million to the UN Palestine refugee agency and called for ensuring sustained fiscal support for the organisation’s work.

  4. The annual Coastal Shipping and Inland Water Transport Business Summit to be held in which city?
    A)Kochi
    B)Kolkata
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The annual Coastal Shipping and Inland Water Transport Business Summit will be held in Kochi, Kerala on August 30.

  5. Which company has announced the launch of Identity Check Express, a next-generation, mobile-first authentication solution?
    A)Google
    B)Rupay
    C)Mastercard
    D)Visa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mastercard has announced the launch of Identity Check Express, a next-generation, mobile-first authentication solution that aims to redefine the e-commerce journey for Indian consumers.

  6. SBI Life Insurance has tied up with Which bank to offer holistic financial planning solutions to the latter’s customers?
    A)Indian Bank
    B)Corporation Bank
    C)Dena Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    SBI Life Insurance and Chennai-headquartered Indian Bank have entered into a bancassurance pact to offer holistic financial planning solutions to the latter’s customers.

  7. Which organisation announced two key measures to help non-bank financial companies (NBFCs)?
    A)RBI
    B)IRDA
    C)NABARD
    D)Ministry of Finance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced two key measures to help non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) which are facing a severe liquidity squeeze.

  8. Which insurance company has announced the launch of one-of-its-kind initiative, ‘Speed Dial Max Life Insurance – Your Partner for Life’ further reinforcing its customer obsession?
    A)Max Life Insurance Co Ltd
    B)HDFC Ergo Insurance
    C)IDBI Life Insurance
    D)National Insurance Company Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Max Life Insurance Co Ltd (‘Max Life’/’Company’), one of India’s leading life insurance companies, has announced the launch of one-of-its-kind initiative, ‘Speed Dial Max Life Insurance – Your Partner for Life’ further reinforcing its customer obsession.

  9. Which institution has tied up with National Institute of Ocean Technology (HQ – Chennai) to harness electricity from ocean waves?
    A)IIT Mumbai
    B)IIT Chennai
    C)IIT Kanpur
    D)IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Technology Madras partnered with National Institute of Ocean Technology (HQ – Chennai) to harness electricity from ocean waves. Both institutions will together develop turbines that can harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.

  10. Who topped the best paid female athletes According to Forbes?
    A)Venus Williams
    B)Simona Halep
    C)PV Sindhu
    D)Serena Williams
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Serena Williams, 37, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, topped the rich list, after earning $29.2m (£24.3m), including $25m (£20.57m) in endorsements, according to Forbes.

  11. Recently Cricketer Sally Pearson announced his retirement.She belongs to which country?
    A)Australia
    B)South Africa
    C)Ireland
    D)Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Australia’s greatest modern-day track and field athlete Sally Pearson has announced her retirement, acknowledging that her body can take no more punishment.

  12. Who has become the first woman to win one of the world’s toughest cycling races in her first ultra-distance event?
    A)Falk Numa
    B)Angy Shiron
    C)Fiona Kolbinger
    D)Angelique Kerber
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Fiona Kolbinger, 24, a German cancer researcher has become the first woman to win one of the world’s toughest cycling races in her first ultra-distance event.

  13. Colin Ackermann became the first ever seven wicket taker in T20 cricket.He belongs to which country?
    A)England
    B)Zimbabwe
    C)South Africa
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Leicestershire skipper Colin Ackermann stunned the world with his record-breaking bowling performance against Birmingham Bears as he became the first-ever seven-wicket taker in the T20 cricket.

  14. Who has been announced as new MD of Power Grid Corporation?
    A)NK Chaturvedi
    B)SK Singh
    C)Ravenna Singh
    D)Kandikuppa Sreekant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    State-owned Power Grid Corporation has anounced Kandikuppa Sreekant as the company’s chairman and managing director.

  15. Who won Miss World Diversity Title 2019?
    A)Geetanjali Shah
    B)Manushi Chillar
    C)Naaz Joshi
    D)Suman Rao
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s transsexual woman Naaz Joshi has made the country proud with a third successive victory in the beauty pageant Miss World Diversity. Naaz was crowned Miss World Diversity 2019 in Port Louis, Mauritius.

  16. Recently YG Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Social Activist
    C)Poet
    D)Educationalist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted educationalist and founder of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) Group of Schools, YG Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, has passed away following a cardiac arrest at the age of 93.

  17. Recently S Jennifer Chandran passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Social Activist
    C)Poet
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Fisheries Minister S. Jennifer Chandran, who served as a Minister in the DMK government from 1996-2001, has passed away after renal failure.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Palestine?
    A)Shekel
    B)Euro
    C)Rupee
    D)Dinar
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of MasterCard?
    A)NewYork
    B)Rome
    C)London
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A

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