Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 12th August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 12th August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 12th August 2019

1. Every year _________ is observed as World Biofuel Day.

  1. 8 August
  2. 10 August
  3. 15 August
  4. 20 August
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. 10 August

Explanation: Its theme for 2019 is “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)’. It is worth mentioning that the Government approved the National Policy on Biofuels-2018 in June 2018.

2. A nine-year-old girl Elangbam Valentina Devi, has been made the brand ambassador of __________.

  1. Assam
  2. Manipur
  3. West Bengal
  4. Telangana
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Manipur

Explanation: She has been appointed the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission. This decision came after a video of her crying on seeing the 2 trees being cut down went viral.

3. _______ released a new draft Agricultural Policy with focus on raising farmers’ income and overall development of the agriculture sector.

  1. Odisha
  2. Telangana
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Odisha

Explanation: The draft policy deals with sector specific strategy on eight points:

– leveraging science and technology

– adoption to climate change

– markets

– higher productivity

–  infrastructure

– diversification

– skilling

– strengthening institution

According to the draft, estimated 50,000 single landless women are there in the state.

4. ___________ has tied up with technology business incubator Social Alpha to mentor enterprises that focus on sectors such as inclusion, healthcare, and environment.

  1. PNB
  2. DBS Bank
  3. SBI
  4. Yes Bank
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. DBS Bank

Explanation: To mentor enterprises that focus especially on sectors such as healthcare, and environment, DBS Bank (India) has partnered with technology business incubator Social Alpha.

5. ‘Lekima’ was in news recently, it is the name of a/an ________.

  1. Typhoon
  2. Asteroid
  3. Martian Gas
  4. Gold
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Typhoon

Explanation: Typhoon Lekima made landfall in the eastern province of Zhejiang. Lekima, downgraded to a tropical storm, was heading slowly north along China’s east coast.

6. More than 22 crore saplings were planted at 12.2 lakh locations in ______ on the occasion of 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

  1. UP
  2. Bihar
  3. Ladakh
  4. Maharashtra
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. UP

Explanation: UP Chief Minister inaugurated the plantation drive by planting ‘Harishankari’ (a combination of peepal, pakar and banyan). People should name ‘vatikas’ they plant after national icons and freedom fighters, according to the CM.

7. _________ launched the country’s first corporate credit card called ‘Freedom Card’ for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  1. PayTm
  2. Bank of America
  3. RBI
  4. EnKash
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. EnKash

Explanation: This card will give SMEs, besides startups the freedom to avail credit facility for immediate needs, in addition to, managing their liquidity.