Current Affairs Quiz 1st August 2018

1.

Which bank has won the Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year (India) Award at the Asian Banking and Finance Retail Banking Awards, held in Singapore?

   A.) Bank of India
   B.) State Bank of India (SBI)
   C.) HDFC Bank
   D.) Indian Bank

Answer: Option 'B'

State Bank of India (SBI)

2.

The Central government has launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control programme in collaboration with which organisation to combat the disease by 2030?

   A.) UNISDR
   B.) UNHRC
   C.) UNICEF
   D.) WHO

Answer: Option 'D'

WHO

3.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of India’s first Mobile Open Exchange Zone (MOX) at World Trade Centre in which city?

   A.) Kolkata
   B.) Mumbai
   C.) Noida
   D.) Pune

Answer: Option 'C'

Noida

4.

Name the two Indians who have made the country proud as their names figured in the list of 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award winners. 

   A.) Thodur Madabusi Krishna and Bharat Vatwani
   B.) Bharat Vatwani and Bezwada Wilson
   C.) Bezwada Wilson and Sonam Wangchuk
   D.) Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk

Answer: Option 'D'

Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk

5.

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched a mobile application to get the information on extreme weather events in Mumbai. It is named as;

   A.) Mumbai Climate
   B.) Know Your Mumbai
   C.) Mumbai Weather Live
   D.) MumbaiNow

Answer: Option 'C'

Mumbai Weather Live

6.

Which country's parliament has recently passed a controversial law to legalise casino gambling paving way for up to three casino resorts to open?

   A.) Russia
   B.) Brazil
   C.) Japan
   D.) China

Answer: Option 'C'

Japan

7.

Which company beats TCS and becomes India's Most Valued Company?

   A.) Infosys
   B.) HDFC
   C.) ITC
   D.) Reliance

Answer: Option 'D'

Reliance

8.

The 6th India-UK Science & Innovation Council (SIC) meeting was held in __________ and discussed a range of issues on S&T cooperation between the two countries. 

   A.) Jaipur
   B.) New Delhi
   C.) Chennai
   D.) Pune

Answer: Option 'B'

New Delhi

9.

On July 30, 2018, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched the Meghalaya Milk Mission worth _____ in Shillong through National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)?

   A.) Rs. 215 crore
   B.) Rs. 300 crore
   C.) Rs. 315 crore
   D.) Rs. 450 crore

Answer: Option 'A'

Rs. 215 crore

10.

Which state government will implement Pranam Scheme to ensure that govt staff take care of their parents & physically challenged siblings?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Assam 
   C.) Tripura
   D.) Odisha

Answer: Option 'B'

Assam 

11.

Who has become the first Pakistani and overall sixth batsman to smash a double century in men's ODI cricket history?

   A.) Aamer Yamin
   B.) Fakhar Zaman
   C.) Babar Azam
   D.) Hasan Ali

Answer: Option 'B'

Fakhar Zaman

12.

Which Indian shuttler has lifted the 2018 men’s singles Russian Open Badminton trophy?

   A.) Rohan Kapoor
   B.) Sourabh Verma
   C.) Sameer Verma
   D.) H. S. Prannoy

Answer: Option 'B'

Sourabh Verma

13.

On July 30, 2018, Government set up a High Level Empowered Committee headed by _____ to address the issues of Stressed Thermal Power Projects?

   A.) Rajiv Mehrishi
   B.) Nripendra Misra
   C.) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
   D.) Ajit Seth

Answer: Option 'C'

Pradeep Kumar Sinha

14.

Who has become the world’s oldest verified living person?

   A.) Jeanne Calment
   B.) Nabi Tajima
   C.) Kane Tanaka
   D.) Chiyo Miyako

Answer: Option 'C'

Kane Tanaka

15.

The Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) has been taken away from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and brought under which ministry?

   A.) Ministry of Finance
   B.) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
   C.) Ministry of Science and Technology
   D.) Ministry of Agriculture

Answer: Option 'A'

Ministry of Finance

16.

Which of the following state minister has recently inaugurated the Rs 300 crore Rukura Medium Irrigation Dam project in Sundargarh district? 

   A.) Chhattisgarh
   B.) Jharkhand
   C.) Odisha
   D.) West Bengal

Answer: Option 'C'

Odisha

17.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched Centre for Climate Change in which city ? [This is first of its kind centre in South East Asia].

   A.) Kolkata 
   B.) Jaipur
   C.) Kanpur
   D.) Lucknow

Answer: Option 'D'

Lucknow

18.

Japanese screenwriter, director and producer, who wrote some of Akira Kurosawa’s most famous films including Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954) was recently passed away. Name him?

   A.) Takashi Shimura
   B.) Akira Kurosawa
   C.) Shinobu Hashimoto
   D.) Hideo Oguni

Answer: Option 'C'

Shinobu Hashimoto

19.

Cherkallam Abdullah, who passed away recently, was the noted politician from which state?

   A.) Uttar Pradesh
   B.) Telangana
   C.) Kerala
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'C'

Kerala

20.

On 22-27th July, 2018, the 3rd BRICS Film Festival was held in Durban, South Africa. Which Indian Film won the ‘Best Film’ award in the festival?

   A.) Village Rockstars
   B.) Newton
   C.) Tumhari Sulu
   D.) Hindi Medium

Answer: Option 'B'

Newton


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