Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 1st August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 1st August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 1st August 2019

1. Who has been given the additional charge of the counter-terror force NSG?

A. Harsh Luthra
B. Abhishek Sharma
C. SS Deswal
D. R Teerath
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. SS Deswal

Explanation: The NSG DG post is occupied by an IPS officer. NSG was formed in 1984 as a “Special Operations Force”. They are also called Black Cats because of their black coloured drill cotton coveralls.

2. _________ has conducted the first-ever tests of its Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system outside of the country.

A. India
B. Spain
C. Israel
D. Pakistan
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Israel

Explanation: The Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in cooperation with the U.S. conducted the test campaign. It is worth noting that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing have been developing Arrow 3.

3. _________ will invest $2.5 million in Sarmayar, Pakistan’s leading VC fund for early-stage startups in the country.

A. International Finance Corporation
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. International Finance Corporation

Explanation: International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of the World Bank Group. This marks the first such investment from the World Bank Group (WBG) in Pakistan.

4. India will launch its ambitious DOM by October to enter hitherto untapped 75,000 sq km of area in international waters to tap vast marine resources.

A. Deep Ocean Mission
B. Depth Oceanic Mission
C. Dangerous Oceanic Mode Mission
D. Deep Organic Mission
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Deep Ocean Mission

Explanation: DOM will help in leveraging the blue economy for the country’s overall economic growth. Underwater robotics and ‘manned’ submersibles are its key components.

5. Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the WHO has recommended the use of the HIV drug _________ as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations.

A. Dolutegravir
B. Efavirenz
C. Stavudine
D. Abacavir
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Dolutegravir

Explanation: Dolutegravir is a drug that is more effective, & has fewer side effects than alternative drugs. Notably, it also has a high genetic barrier to developing drug resistance.

6. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), has recently launched ACIC program to spur community innovation in underserved and unserved areas of the country. Expand ACIC.

A. Atal Community Innovation Centre
B. Atal Communal Innovation Centre
C. Atal Community Innovation Care Centre
D. Atal Community Invention Centre
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Atal Community Innovation Centre

Explanation: ACIC can serve as the bridge between the knowledge base and the advanced technical ecosystem prevalent in the market base. ACIC programme would focus in over 480 districts located in unserved/underserved regions.

7. Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, was recently elected as Speaker of __________ assembly.

A. Karnataka
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Telangana
D. Maharashtra
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Karnataka

Explanation: Vishweshwar Kageri represents the Sirsi constituency in Uttara Karnataka. It is worth noting that he began his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Last week, Yediyurappa’s government replaced the 14-month-long Cong-JDS coalition.