Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 4th August 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 4th August 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 4th August 2019

1. Darvaza gas crater, known locally as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell, is located in __________.

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. India
  3. Turkmenistan
  4. Poland
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Turkmenistan

Explanation: Karakum Desert is the home to the strange human-made natural site. It was created in 1970s when a drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern. Since 1971, it has now been burning non-stop.

2. Which ministry has launched a mobile application — Meghdoot — that will provide location, and crop and livestock-specific weather-based agro advisories to farmers in local languages?

  1. Ministry of Finance
  2. Ministry of Rural Development
  3. Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  4. NITI Aayog
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – E. None of these

Explanation: The ministries of Earth Sciences and Agriculture have launched this app named ‘Meghdoot’. Initially, its service would be available for 150 districts in different parts of the country.

3. Who has taken charge as Director (Operations) at Bengaluru-headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Limited?

  1. Sunil Kumar
  2. M S Velpari
  3. Rohit Chaudhary
  4. Hansa Bansal
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. MS Velpari

Explanation: Velpari joined HAL as a management trainee in 1985. Notably, he was instrumental in the sustained growth of LCA production (from 2015-16 to 2018-19).

4.Shanghai Branch of ________ has become the first Indian Bank to be connected to China’s National Advance Payment System (CNAPS).

  1. SBI
  2. Bank of Baroda
  3. ICICI Bank
  4. HDFC
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. SBI

Explanation: People’s Bank of China (PBOC) launched CNAPS in 2008. After becoming a member, the branch can offer a real-time transfer of local funds within China.

5. ___________ has granted infrastructure project status for a $10-billion plan to build the world’s first ultra-fast hyperloop project.

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Maharashtra

Explanation: The project is expected to cost about 700 billion rupees. It aims to link the financial hub of Mumbai with the neighbouring city of Pune.  Notably, the route from Mumbai to Pune is one of India’s busiest (roughly 75 million passenger journeys every year).

6. ‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’ has been launched recently in which among the following states?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Rajasthan
  4. UP
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Gujarat

Explanation: Vhali Dikri Yojna is a cash incentive scheme for every girl child born in the state. The State Government will pay:

– Rs. 4,000 to every girl child (at the time of admission to Standard 4th)

– Rs. 6,000 (at the time of taking admission to Standard IX)

– Rs. 1-lakh (at the time of taking admission for higher education at the age of 18) a

– Another Rs. 1 lakh (at the time of marriage)

7. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is being held every year from __________.

  1. August 1 – 7
  2. August 2 – 8
  3. August 4 – 10
  4. August 5 – 11
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. August 1 – 7

Explanation: World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinates and organises this week. Its importance can be assessed with the fact that increased breastfeeding could avert 20,000 maternal deaths each year due to breast cancer.