Quiz On Current Affairs- August 1 , 2019

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Quiz On Current Affairs- August 1 , 2019 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Shri Dibyendu Palit passed away on 3Jan 2019.He was a renowned 

    • A.

      Writer

    • B.

      Politician

    • C.

      Director

    • D.

      Singer

    Correct Answer
    A. Writer
    Explanation
    Shri Dibyendu Palit, who passed away on 3rd Jan 2019, was a renowned writer.

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  • 2. 

    Shikha Sharma retired on 31 Dec2018. She was the MD and CEO of which bank?  

    • A.

      Axis

    • B.

      SBI

    • C.

      PNB

    • D.

      YES

    Correct Answer
    A. Axis
    Explanation
    Shikha Sharma retired on 31 Dec 2018 as the MD and CEO of Axis Bank.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following has become countrys largest asset management company on 3 Jan 2019?

    • A.

      SBI Mutual Fund

    • B.

      HDFC Mutual Fund

    • C.

      ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

    • D.

      Reliance Mutual Fund

    Correct Answer
    B. HDFC Mutual Fund
    Explanation
    HDFC Mutual Fund has become the country's largest asset management company on 3 Jan 2019. This means that HDFC Mutual Fund has surpassed other companies such as SBI Mutual Fund, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, and Reliance Mutual Fund in terms of assets under management. It indicates that HDFC Mutual Fund has attracted more investments and has a larger portfolio of assets compared to its competitors.

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  • 4. 

    Where has been the International Kite Festival kicked off on 6 January 2019?

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Madhya Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Gujarat
    Explanation
    The International Kite Festival was kicked off in Gujarat on 6 January 2019.

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  • 5. 

    Recently, the National Green Tribunal imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees on which of the following states for its failure to curb illegal coal mining? 

    • A.

      Bihar

    • B.

      Meghalaya

    • C.

      Gujarat

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    B. Meghalaya
    Explanation
    The National Green Tribunal recently imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees on Meghalaya for its failure to curb illegal coal mining. This suggests that Meghalaya has been unable to effectively enforce regulations and prevent unauthorized mining activities. The hefty fine serves as a deterrent and highlights the seriousness of the issue. It also indicates that the state's efforts to address the problem have been inadequate, leading to environmental degradation and violation of mining laws.

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  • 6. 

    Where did PM Narendra Modi launch 'One Nation One Card' on 4 March 2019?

    • A.

      Bhopal

    • B.

      Lucknow

    • C.

      Ahmedabad

    • D.

      Pune

    Correct Answer
    C. Ahmedabad
    Explanation
    PM Narendra Modi launched the 'One Nation One Card' in Ahmedabad on 4 March 2019. This initiative aims to provide seamless mobility to people across the country by integrating various modes of transport. The card can be used for multiple purposes such as paying for bus, metro, and suburban rail services, as well as for toll and parking charges. The launch of this card in Ahmedabad signifies the government's efforts to enhance the ease of travel and promote digital payments in India.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center? 

    Correct Answer
    Ajit Kumar Mohanty
    Explanation
    Ajit Kumar Mohanty is the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center.

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  • 8. 

    On the occasion of International Women's Day, how many mothers were awarded the 'Ratnagarbha'  Award in 2019?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    In 2019, 10 mothers were awarded the 'Ratnagarbha' Award on the occasion of International Women's Day.

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  • 9. 

    You tube launched its paid service, You tube Premium and music streaming app, ________ in India. 

    Correct Answer
    You Tube Music
    Explanation
    The correct answer is You Tube Music because the question states that You Tube launched its paid service and music streaming app in India. Therefore, You Tube Music is the most appropriate option as it is a music streaming app offered by You Tube.

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  • 10. 

      Who was presented with the 'Business Line Change maker of the Year' Award in March 2019?

    • A.

      Narendra Modi

    • B.

      Piyush Goyal

    • C.

      Arun Jaitley

    • D.

      Rajnath Singh

    Correct Answer
    C. Arun Jaitley
    Explanation
    Arun Jaitley was presented with the 'Business Line Change maker of the Year' Award in March 2019. This recognition was likely given to him for his significant contributions and reforms in the business and economic sectors during his tenure as the Finance Minister of India. As a key member of the government, Jaitley played a crucial role in implementing policies and initiatives to boost India's economy and attract foreign investments. His efforts and achievements in bringing about positive changes in the business landscape made him deserving of this award.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these US states is the first to ban most plastics at restaurants? 

    • A.

      Hawai

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      California 

    Correct Answer
    A. Hawai
    Explanation
    Hawaii is the correct answer because it was the first US state to ban most plastics at restaurants. This ban includes items such as plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers in an effort to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment. Hawaii's legislation serves as a model for other states and countries looking to implement similar measures to combat plastic pollution.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the video game streaming platform unveiled by Google in March 2019?

    Correct Answer
    Stadia
    Explanation
    Stadia is the correct answer as it is the name of the video game streaming platform that was introduced by Google in March 2019. Stadia allows users to stream games directly to their devices without the need for a console or high-end hardware. It offers a cloud-based gaming experience, enabling players to access and play games instantly on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs. With Stadia, users can enjoy high-quality gaming without the need for expensive equipment, making it a convenient and accessible platform for gamers.

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  • 13. 

    Recently NASA discovered a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 4 million km/hr. Pulsars are

    • A.

      Comets

    • B.

      Asteroids

    • C.

      Neutron Stars

    • D.

      Oort Cloud

    Correct Answer
    C. Neutron Stars
    Explanation
    A pulsar is a highly magnetized rotating neutron star that emits beams of electromagnetic radiation out of its magnetic poles. Neutron stars are formed from the remnants of massive stars that have undergone a supernova explosion. They are incredibly dense and have a strong gravitational pull. The discovery of a pulsar hurtling through space at such a high velocity is significant because it provides valuable information about the dynamics and behavior of neutron stars.

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  • 14. 

    Where is the worlds largest e-waste recycling facility opened? 

    • A.

      Dubai

    • B.

      Bangkok

    • C.

      Kuala Lumpur

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    A. Dubai
    Explanation
    Dubai is the correct answer because it is where the world's largest e-waste recycling facility has been opened. This facility is designed to handle electronic waste and recycle it in an environmentally friendly manner. Dubai's commitment to sustainability and its efforts to address the growing e-waste problem make it an ideal location for such a facility.

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  • 15. 

    BharatPe appointed which actor as its brand ambassador? 

    • A.

      Aamir Khan

    • B.

      Ranveer Singh

    • C.

      Ranbir Kapoor

    • D.

      Salman Khan

    Correct Answer
    D. Salman Khan
    Explanation
    BharatPe appointed Salman Khan as its brand ambassador.

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  • 16. 

    Who has become the youngest ever Lok Sabha MP? 

    • A.

      Chandrani Murmu

    • B.

      Kanimozhi

    • C.

      Thamizhachi

    • D.

      Kavitha Kalvakuntla

    Correct Answer
    A. Chandrani Murmu
    Explanation
    Chandrani Murmu has become the youngest ever Lok Sabha MP.

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  • 17. 

    What is UAPA? 

    Correct Answer
    Unlawful Activities Prevention Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is an Indian law aimed at preventing unlawful activities that pose a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India. It provides for the banning of terrorist organizations, the attachment of property used for terrorism, and the arrest and detention of individuals involved in unlawful activities. The UAPA gives the government extensive powers to deal with terrorism and has been criticized for its potential misuse and violation of human rights.

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  • 18. 

    Name the digital currency launched by Facebook recently. 

    Correct Answer
    Libra
    Explanation
    Libra is the digital currency recently launched by Facebook. It is a cryptocurrency designed to be used for online transactions and is backed by a reserve of assets to give it stability. Libra aims to provide a global financial system that is accessible to everyone, especially those who are unbanked or underbanked. It is governed by the Libra Association, a consortium of companies including Facebook, and is expected to be launched in 2020.

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  • 19. 

    Who will receive the first Umbayee Award instituted in memory of the popular ghazal singer who passed away last year. 

    Correct Answer
    Gayathri Ashok, Play back singer.
    Explanation
    Gayathri Ashok, a playback singer, will receive the first Umbayee Award, which was instituted in memory of the popular ghazal singer who passed away last year.

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  • 20. 

    Name the Indian player who has been suspended by the BCCI for a doping violation for inadvertently ingesting a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrup? 

    Correct Answer
    Prithvi Shaw
    Explanation
    Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the BCCI for a doping violation. He inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which is commonly found in cough syrup.

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