Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 15th August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 15th August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 15th August 2019

1. Who inducted the Commando for Railway Security (CORAS) in New Delhi?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Arun Jaitley
C. Amit Shah
D. Piyush Goyal
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. Piyush Goyal

Explanation: These CORAS commandos will be posted in Left extremist wing affected areas, NE region and J&K where security is the utmost priority.

2. After receiving evidentiary packages from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) intelligence and investigations department, International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) suspended 5 athletes of _______.

A. Russia
B. South Africa
C. North Korea
D. Sri Lanka
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Russia

Explanation: In April, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said had retrieved 2,262 samples from Moscow’s former drug-testing laboratory.It is worth noting that the IWF delegated the management of its anti-doping program to the International Testing Agency (ITA), earlier this year.

3. _________ has announced that all loans contracted by tribals from unofficial sources would be deemed ‘discharged’.

B. Maharashtra
C. Gujarat
D. Punjab
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. MP

Explanation: Nearly 1.5 crore tribals will be rid of usury. Notably, they account for nearly 20% of the Madhya Pradesh population. Rupay debit cards will be provided to debt-ridden tribals to enable them to repay the debt to moneylenders.

4. World Sanskrit Day 2019 is marked on __________ this year. 

A. 14th August
B. 15th August
C. 16th August
D. 17th August
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. 15th August

Explanation: The first celebrations of World Sanskrit Day were in the year 1969. This day is celebrated to spread the significance of Sanskrit language which is one of the oldest languages of Ancient times.

5. The famous Palani panchamirtham, given as ‘prasadam’ at the Murugan temple in ____________, has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag..

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Telangana
D. Bihar
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Tamil Nadu

Explanation: The panchamirtham is a combination of five natural substances:
1. Banana
2. Jaggery
3. Cow Ghee
4. Honey
5. Cardamom

The geographical area for its production is Palani town in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu.

6. 5 female wild buffaloes are to be translocated to _____ to revive the waning population of the endangered species in central India.

A. Bhopal
B. Raipur
C. Varanasi
D. Jaipur
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Raipur

Explanation: This will help revive the bovine population in the central Indian state. It is worth noting that the wild buffalo is the state animal of Chhattisgarh. The wild buffalo is listed in:
– Schedule I of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
– Classified as endangered in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species.

7. ________ beat England by 36 runs to win the Physical Disability World Series 2019.

A. Pakistan
B. India
C. Sri Lanka
D. Malaysia
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. India

Explanation: The six-nation tournament was organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board. It is worth noting that Indian team had earlier defeated Pakistan to seal a spot in the final of the tournament.