Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 17th August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 17th August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 17th August 2019

1. A rare variety of tea from Upper Assam’s Dikom Tea Estate set a new record as it was auctioned for Rs _______ per kg at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC).

  1. 20,000
  2. 40,000
  3. 75,000
  4. 90,000
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. 75,000

Explanation: The Golden Butterfly is made of tea buds, not tea leaves. Before the Golden Butterfly, the record was held by Maijan Orthodox Golden Tea  (Rs 70,501 for a kilo).

2. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s first death anniversary has been observed on ________.

  1. 14 August
  2. 15 August
  3. 16 August
  4. 17 August
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. 16 August

Explanation: Vajpayee died on August 16, 2018 after a long illness. He served as PM thrice: briefly in 1996, and then for two terms between 1998 and 2004.

Sadaiv Atal, the memorial for the iconic leader, was unveiled last December.

3. India’s first Space Science Museum opened in  ________ recently.

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Mumbai
  5. None of these


Correct Answer – C. Hyderabad

Explanation: It is a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the B M Birla Science Centre. ISRO will provide some 65 models of various spacecrafts, satellites and rockets of varying sizes.


4. Chairman K Sivan was recently awarded the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award by __________ in recognition of his stellar work in promotion of science and technology.

  1. Telangana
  2. Kerala
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Punjab
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Tamil Nadu

Explanation: Kailasavadivoo Sivan led ISRO’s successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission recently. The award carries 8 gm gold medal, Rs five lakh in cash and a citation. Sivan, former director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, is known as the ‘Rocket Man’.

5. Who will continue as the head coach of India cricket team for another two years?

  1. Kapil Dev
  2. Sachin Tendulkar
  3. Ravi Shastri
  4. Virat Kohli
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Ravi Shastri

Explanation: Ravi Shastri’s tenure has been extended till the T20 World Cup in 2021. Under Ravi Shastri, India won their first-ever Test series in Australia earlier this year. India, under him, also reached the semi-final of World Cup 2019.

6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced an outlay of Rs __________ for Jal Jeevan Mission for Centre and states to work together to provide water to every household. 

  1. 1.0 lakh crore
  2. 2.0 lakh crore
  3. 3.5 lakh crore
  4. 5.0 lakh crore
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – C. 3.5 lakh crore

Explanation: The Jal Jeevan Mission will focus on integrated demand and supply-side management of water at the local level. It is worth mentioning that the Jal Shakti Ministry was also formed by integrating the Water Resources and Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministries  recently.

7. _________ hoisted its Boeing 777 aircraft over the North pole to become the first Indian airline to operate commercial flights overflying the polar region.

  1. Air India
  2. GoAir
  3. SpiceJet
  4. IndiGo
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Air India

Explanation: Air India’s Delhi-San Francisco flight flew over zero degree north in a unique feat. It usually takes the route over the Atlantic or the Pacific ocean. In an earlier instance, Air India’s Boeing 777 in 2007 travelled over the polar region.