Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 18th August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 18th August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 18th August 2019

1. ________ is observed as World Photography Day every year.

  1. August 17
  2. August 19
  3. August 21
  4. August 23
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. August 19

Explanation: This day originates from invention of the daguerreotype (a photographic process). Its aim is to share the ideas, encourage all to do their little towards this field.

2. India’s ‘no first use’ doctrine is associated with which among the following?

  1. Nuclear Weapons
  2. Landmines
  3. Cobalt Bombs
  4. Laser Guided Weapons
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Nuclear Weapons

Explanation:  In 1999, India had brought out its nuclear doctrine by releasing the draft, in which it had declared a ‘no first use policy’. Effectively, it means nuclear weapons will be used only “in retaliation against a nuclear attack on Indian territory or on Indian forces anywhere”

3. India has got its first NEDL finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Expand NEDL.

  1. National Essential Diagnostics List
  2. National Essential Drugs List
  3. National Export Diagnostics List
  4. National Essential Dangerous List
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. National Essential Diagnostics List

Explanation: This step aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap, as it doesn’t cover all the medical & in-vitro diagnostic devices. With this, India has become the first country to compile such a list. It is worth mentioning that in 2018, WHO released first edition of essential diagnostics list (EDL).

4. Tiangong-2 was a manned space station of _________ that was destroyed upon its controlled re-entry into the Earth’satmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

  1. China
  2. Russia
  3. South Africa
  4. North Korea
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. China

Explanation: Tiangong-2 was launched on September 15, 2016. It was 10.4 metres long and 3.35 metres wide.

5. Know India Programme abbreviated as KIP is a government initiative by __________.

  1. Ministry of External Affairs
  2. Ministry of HRD
  3. Ministry of Rural Development
  4. Ministry of Agriculture
  5. None of thes

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Correct Answer – A. Ministry of External Affairs

Explanation: It is a flagship programme for engagement with Indian origin youth. It is a 25 days programme (excluding international travel).

6. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has amended provisions relating to issue of shares with DVRs provisions under Companies Act. Expand DVRs. 

  1. Differential Votable Rights
  2. Differential Voting Registration
  3. Different Voting Rights
  4. Differential Voting Rights
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – D. Differential Voting Rights

Explanation: MCA has raised the existing cap of 26% of the total post issue paid up equity share capital to 74%. Moreover, the earlier requirement of distributable profits for 3 years for a company to be eligible has also been removed.

7. Parsi New Year (Navroz) is celebrated across the world on _______.

  1. August 17
  2. August 8
  3. August 11
  4. August 16
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. August 17

Explanation: Parsis follow the religion of Zoroastrianism, a monotheistic religion. In India, the Parsi community is predominant in Mumbai and Gujarat.

8. Indian Institute of Technology Madras researchers have developed a Multimodal Robotic System _________.

  1. GraspMan
  2. ElatedMan
  3. ArtificialMan
  4. MultiMan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. GraspMan

Explanation: This new class of robot has various industrial applications:

– Pipe inspection,

– Climbing, holding & assembling

– Search-and-rescue operations

9. _________ is planning to organise ‘Milan’ exercise in March 2020.

  1. India
  2. US
  3. Russia
  4. South Africa
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. India

Explanation: Milan was first held in 1995. In 2020, it is being conducted for the first time on the mainland at the eastern naval command. The most recent edition of Milan was held at Port Blair from 6-13 March 2018.

10. The world’s first museum dedicated to the life and teachings of 16th-century saint and social  reformer, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has been inaugurated in ______.

  1. Bihar
  2. West Bengal
  3. Assam
  4. Nagaland
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – B. West Bengal

Explanation: The museum is the dream project of Gaudiya Mission. The Gaudiya Mission was established in 1935. It is a spiritual and philanthropic organisation. It propagates the teachings of Sri Chaitanya and the Vaishnava faith. The museum has been built on an area of approximately 1,350 square metres. It includes galleries, public utility areas and a library.

11.5th BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting was held in _______.

  1. Brazil
  2. India
  3. South Africa
  4. Russia
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – D. Odisha

Correct Answer  – A. Brazil

Explanation: In this meet, BRICS countries agreed to work together to resolve the multifaceted environmental issues. The key themes of urban environmental management:

– contaminated areas and soil remediation

– water quality

– circular economy in context of sustainable consumption and production

– marine litter and biodiversity

are proposed to be integrated into BRICS cooperation initiatives

12. _______ honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change. 

  1. Iceland
  2. Spain
  3. Germany
  4. Greenland
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Iceland

Explanation: Iceland loses about 11 billion tonnes of ice per year. All of the island country’s 400-plus glaciers will be gone by 2200.

13. _______ has issued notifications for Rs 4,900 crore worth of tenders for projects linked to the multi-crore Polavaram irrigation scheme.

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. UP
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Kerala
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: The Polavaram irrigation scheme is a mega project on the Godavari River. It is one of the most expensive ever undertaken by any state.

14. India’s foreign exchange reserves surged to USD _________ in the week to August 9 on rise in foreign currency assets.

  1. 430.572 billion
  2. 630.572 billion
  3. 890.562 billion
  4. 130.570 billion
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. 430.572 billion

Explanation: Foreign Exchange Reserves, in Indian context, include:

– Foreign currency assets

– Gold

– Special Drawing Rights

– RBI’s Reserve position with (IMF)

Such reserves increase the ability to absorb shocks from external sources and the volatility in the global economy. The surge in these reserves lead to an appreciation of the value of the rupee.

15. Hazratganj Chauraha in ________ has been renamed as Atal Chowk in memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Lucknow
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Patna
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Lucknow

Explanation: Hazratganj Chauraha is one of the most prominent and biggest intersection of Lucknow. It is worth mentioning that Chhattisgarh had renamed Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar.