Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 20th August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 20th August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 20th August 2019

1. _______ will get the country’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (CICET).

  1. Telangana
  2. MP
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Gujarat
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. Gujarat

Explanation: It will be built on the lines of Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET). The aim is to facilitate the chemical industry with research and innovations.

2. ____ is the world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide.

  1. US
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Russia
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. India

Explanation: According to NGO Greenpeace, India has more than 15% of all anthropogenic sulphur dioxide (SO2) hotspots in the world. The major SO2 emission hotspots in India are:

– Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh

– Neyveli and Chennai in Tamil Nadu

– Talcher and Jharsuguda in Odisha

–  Korba in Chhattisgarh

–  Kutch in Gujarat

– Ramagundam in Telangana

– Chandrapur and Koradi in Maharashtra

3. __________ recently announced a plan to revive the proposal and set up Lemru Elephant Reserve. 

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Chattisgarh
  3. Punjab
  4. UP
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Chattisgarh

Explanation: The proposed reserve aims to deal with the increasing man-animal conflicts in the state’s northern part. The elephant reserve would affect coal output of about 40 million tonnes per annum.

4. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that rides on DTC and cluster buses will be free for them from _______.

  1. October 2
  2. October 29
  3. November 10
  4. November 30
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. October 29

Explanation: There are 5,500 buses operated by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System. The proposal of free rides for women will soon be tabled before the Cabinet for approval, according to the government sources.

5. A two-day International Conference titled ‘Journey of Teacher Education: Local to Global’ was inaugurated in _______.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Pune
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. New Delhi

Explanation: The two-day event is organized by National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE). It is worth mentioning that NCTE was established in 1995. It was tasked with achieving planned and coordinated development of teacher education system throughout the country.

6. The scheme named “School Fagadaba” (Make education bettter) was launched in _________ recently.

  1. Manipur
  2. Nagaland
  3. UP
  4. Odisha
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Manipur

Explanation: The scheme’s objective is to ensure:

– Better infrastructure

– Quality education

– Overall improvement of government schools to make them model schools

Under the mission, 1 High/Higher Secondary School in each Assembly Constituency was selected in the first phase.

7. U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Pretomanid Tablets: the first ____ drug developed by a non-profit organization.

  1. TB
  2. Alzheimer
  3. Diabetes
  4. Cancer
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. TB

Explanation: It is only the third TB drug approved by the FDA in more than 40 years. Roughly half a million people worldwide are diagnosed with multi-drug-resistant TB each year.

8. Which state announced the “Mo Sarkar” initiative during Independence Day celebration in the state?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Kerala
  3. Odisha
  4. Maharashtra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Odisha

Explanation: Under this, CM and other ministers will call common citizens to seek their feedback on the service they received. Their 5Ts model of governance includes:

– Technology

– Transparency

– Teamwork

– Transformation

– Time-laid

9. Former Nigeria national team coach ______ has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA.

  1. Samson Siasia
  2. Wilson Raj
  3. N Perumal
  4. Abu Kabba
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Samson Siasia

Explanation: Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team. Siasia has been fined CHF 50,000 ($51,051.66). He is the third African to be banned by Fifa.

10. Former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal moved a ________ writ in Delhi High Court challenging his recent detention at Delhi airport.

  1. Mandamus
  2. Habeas Corpus
  3. Quo Warranto
  4. Prohibition
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – B. Habeas Corpus

Explanation: Habeas Corpus is a Latin term. It literally means “You should have the body”. It’s purpose is not to punish the wrong doer but merely to release the person unlawfully detained. In 2009, Faesal became the first Kashmiri to top the IAS exams.

11. Guinness Book of World Records holder Chinmay Prabhu solved ____ pyraminx puzzles in one hour and seven minutes to set the new world record under his name.

  1. 110
  2. 154
  3. 176
  4. 217
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – C. 176

Explanation: By solving 176 pyraminx puzzles, he broke the earlier record of 111 pyraminx puzzles. It is worth mentioning that Prabhu also registered his name in the Limca Book of Records for solving mirror cube blindfolded.

12. In a bid to take Assam closer towards a pollution-free state, the first CNG station was inaugurated in ________.

  1. Dibrugarh
  2. Guwahati
  3. Jorhat
  4. Sivasagar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Dibrugarh

Explanation: This CNG station is completely owned and operated by the Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL). It is worth mentioning that The CNG price is comparatively lesser than petrol and diesel.

13. Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana high court, Justice Krishna Murari launched the first virtual court in ________ through video conferencing. 

  1. Ludhiana
  2. Gurugram
  3. Faridabad
  4. Jaipur
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – C. Faridabad

Explanation: This court will deal with traffic challan cases of Haryana. The project has been launched under the guidance of e-Committee of Supreme Court. Under this, the cases can be viewed by the judge along with automatic computation of fines on the screen.

14. New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has equalled the tally of sixes hit by legendary ___________ in Test cricket.

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Sachin Tendulkar
  3. Rohit Sharma
  4. Ravi Shastri
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – B. Sachin Tendulkar

Explanation: Both Tendulkar and Southee now have 69 sixes to their names in Test cricket. Southee took 66 matches and 96 innings to achieve the feat.

15. Researchers of the Rajiv Gandhi University have recently discovered five new fish species in various districts of _________.

  1. Punjab
  2. Bihar
  3. Nagaland
  4. Arunachal Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. Arunachal Pradesh

Explanation: The team was led by RGU Professor DN Das. The newly discovered species include:

– Mystus prabini (discovered in Sinkin and the Dibang rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district)

– Exostoma kottelati (discovered in the Ranga river in Lower Subansiri district)

– Creteuchiloglanis tawangensis (discovered in the Tawangchu river)

– Garra ranganensis (discovered in the Ranga river)

– Physoschistura harkishorei (discovered in the Dibang and the Lohit rivers)