Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 14th August 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 14th August 2019

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  1. When is World Organ Donation Day celebrated?
  1. August 11
  2. August 12
  3. August 13
  4. August 14
  5. Third Thursday of August

2) The Kajin Sara lake is in which country?

  1. China
  2. Nepal
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Japan
  5. India

3) What edition of Swachh Survekshan was launched recently by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

  1. 6th
  2. 5th
  3. 7th
  4. 4th
  5. 8th

4) Under which scheme Indian government set Target to provide skill development to 10 lakh youth?

  1. SAMRATH
  2. SUVIDHAN
  3. SANKALP
  4. SOUMITRI
  5. None of these

5) India and____________ have called for diversifying & deepening of economic ties in priority sectors to meet the bilateral trade target of $30 billion.

  1. China
  2. France
  3. USA
  4. Germany
  5. Russia

6) Which state government has launched a programme called ‘E-step’ recently?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Karnataka
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Odisha
  5. Maharashtra

7) World’s First Museum on Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has been inaugurated in which city?

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kolkata
  4. Patna
  5. Raipur

8) Which among the following bank has linked its home loan product to RBI’s (Reserve Bank of India (RBI) repo rate after State Bank of India (SBI)?

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. Syndicate Bank
  3. Punjab National Bank
  4. Canara Bank
  5. South Indian Bank

9) Which bank has signed a corporate agency agreement with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for distribution of its insurance products to bank customers?

  1. Indian Bank
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Bank of India
  4. UCO Bank
  5. Andhra Bank

10) Aditya Birla Health Insurance has entered into a bancassurance partnership with which among the following banks?

  1. Andhra Bank
  2. ICICI Bank
  3. HDFC Bank
  4. Axis Bank
  5. Bandhan Bank

11) India has contributed _____________ million to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.

  1. $ 2 million
  2. $ 1.5 million
  3. $ 1 million
  4. $ 2.5 million
  5. $ 0.5 million

12) OYO has partnered with _________________ to launch insurance cover for guests recently.

  1. TATA AIG General Insurance
  2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
  3. ACKO General Insurance
  4. Future Generali General Insurance
  5. Cholamandalam MS General Insurance

13) Which company has acqui-hired Pikup.ai, a Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence start-up.

  1. Ola
  2. Uber
  3. Big Basket
  4. Zomato
  5. Swiggy

14) Which Indian has won the French Order of Agricultural Merit?

  1. Priyam Chatterjee
  2. Saransh Goila
  3. Gaggan Anand
  4. Kunal Kapoor
  5. Surendra Kumar

15) Which state government is goingto host a three-day Global Investors Summit from 12th October?

  1. Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Delhi
  4. Punjab
  5. Maharashtra

16) Which of the following sports has not been included in the 2022 Commonwealth Game?

  1. Shooting
  2. Women’s Twenty20 cricket
  3. Beach volleyball
  4. Para-table tennis
  5. None of these

17) Wesley Sneijder is related with which sport?

  1. Cricket
  2. Basket Ball
  3. Base Ball
  4. Foot Ball
  5. Golf

18) Which countries cricket association has announced a new guideline which enables transgender players to play the game of cricket at the highest levels?

  1. India
  2. Australia
  3. South Africa
  4. Pakistan
  5. England

19) Jose Luis Brownwho passed away recently was related to which field?

  1. Acting
  2. Law
  3. Sports
  4. Music
  5. Politician

20) Who is the author of the book ‘Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar’?

  1. Aravind Adiga
  2. Satyarth Nayak
  3. Ashwin Sanghi
  4. Jeet Thayil
  5. None of these

Answers :

1) Answer: C)

  • Every year on August 13, World Organ Donation Day is celebrated across the India
  • The day was dedicated to motivate people to pledge to donate their organs.

2) Answer: B)

  • A newly-discovered lake in Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake replacing Tilicho, which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in the Himalayan nation and currently holding the title.
  • The Kajin Sara lake in Manang district was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers. It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality.
  • As per the measurement of the lake taken by the team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, which is yet to be officially verified. It is estimated to be 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide.

3) Answer: B)

  • Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing & Urban Affairs launched the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020), the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • Alongside, the Swachh Survekshan 2020 Toolkit, SBM Water PLUS Protocol and Toolkit, Swachh Nagar – an integrated waste management app and AI enabled mSBM App were also launched.
  • The event also saw the release of a special Swachh Survekhan theme song featuring Kangana Ranaut, singers Kailash Kher and Monali Thakur. Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA, Shri V.K. Jindal, Joint Secretary & Mission Director and representatives from serval urban local bodies were also present at the launch.

4) Answer: A)

  • Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani stated that under SAMARTH scheme (scheme for capacity building in textile sector)targets to train 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) over a period of 3 years (2017-20), with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.
  • The guidelines of the scheme were released on 23rd of April 2018
  • The Scheme is intended to provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the textiles sectors

5) Answer: E)

  • India and Russia have called for diversifying and deepening of economic ties in priority sectors to meet the bilateral trade target of $30 billion by 2025.
  • An agreement was also signed between Amity University and Russia’s Far East Federal University to enhance relations and develop academic and cultural exchange in areas of education and research. An agreement was also concluded on the establishment of representative offices, Centre for Yoga, and Pushkin Centre for Russian Language and Cultural Studies.
  • The chief ministers of Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Goa also sought Russian investments and collaborations in energy, agriculture and food processing sectors.
    India-Russia bilateral trade stood at $8.3 billion in 2018-19.

6) Answer: B)

  • The Department of IT, BT and S&T in Karnataka, through Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), has launched the E-Step, an initiative to empower student start-ups.
  • E-Step focuses on boot camps, mentoring and training programmes which cover various aspects of entrepreneurship.
  • E-Step, an initiative from Start-up Cell, is a specially crafted for students/start-ups/entrepreneurs to understand the basics of entrepreneurship from experienced trainers.

7) Answer: C)

  • The world’s first museum dedicated to the life and teachings of 16th-century saint and social reformer, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is ready to be inaugurated at the city’s Baghbazar Gaudiya Math.
  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the technically-enabled ‘Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum’ built to preserve information related to the great saint.

8) Answer: A)

  • Indian multinational, public sector bank, Bank of Baroda (BoB) has linked its home loan product to RBI’s (Reserve Bank of India (RBI) repo rate after State Bank of India (SBI).
  • With this, home loans at BOB will be available at repo rate linked interest rate starting at 8.35%, thus passing on the further benefit of 10 basis points to the present MCLR rated pricing.

9) Answer: A)

  • Indian Bank has signed a corporate agency agreement with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for distribution of its insurance products to bank customers.
  • According to the agreement, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance (a Murugappa Group company), would sell its range of insurance policies to customers of Indian Bank.

10) Answer: d)

  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI) has entered into a bancassurance partnership with Axis Bank
  • Through this partnership, Aditya Birla Health Insurance will offer health insurance solutions to the Axis bank’s customers across its 4,094 branches and digital channels
  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance is a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital, has completed two years of operations as of end March 2019
  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance also ties up with Karur Vysya Bank for bancassurance

11) Answer: C)

  • India has contributed one million US Dollars to the United Nations Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.
  • The Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) is a specific fund housed within the UN Secretariat established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions of the new Resident Coordinator system in a transparent and effective way
  • India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador – Syed Akbaruddin
  • The SPTF web portal, displays in real time all commitments, contributions and expenditures recorded for the fund

12) Answer: C)

  • Hospitality firm OYO has partnered ACKO General Insurance to launch complimentary insurance cover for guests at booking price for its properties across India.
  • The guests will get insurance against accidental death, baggage loss and accidental medical expenses for the entire duration of their stay in a particular city.
  • The insurance cover will be applicable to bookings made via OYO app, website, mobile website, direct bookings as well as walk-ins. The offering will be extended to other categories and booking channels in the coming days.
  • The complimentary insurance package offers Oyo guests insurance coverage upto Rs. 10 lakh  for protection against accidental death, baggage loss (coverage upto Rs 10,000), accidental medical expenses (coverage upto Rs 25,000) amongst other benefits like OPD treatment

13) Answer: A)

  • Ride-hailing firm Ola has acqui-hired Pikup.ai, a Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence start-up. Co-founded by Inder Singh and Ritwik Saikia
  • Pikup.ai uses autonomous technologies like computer vision and sensor fusion to provide seamless AI-powered solutions for businesses.
  • As part of the deal, the team at Pikup.ai will join Ola
  • Acqui-hires is the process of acquiring a company primarily to recruit its employees, rather than its products or services.

14) Answer: A)

  • Priyam Chatterjee became the first Indian chef to be awarded the ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricoleto’ by the government of France to recognise his contribution towards reinventing the gastronomic scene in India.
  • Chatterjee (30) is best known for revisiting the traditional dishes from his native state of West Bengal and giving it a French twist.
  • The award, instituted in 1883, the ‘Ordre du Mérite Agricole’ (Order of Agricultural Merit) is a distinction bestowed by the French Republic for outstanding contributions, among others, to agriculture, agro-food industry and gastronomy.

15) Answer: A)

  • Jammu and Kashmir government will host a three-day Global Investors Summit from 12th October in Srinagar
  • The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) will be the national partner for the investors meet.
  • An MoU has been signed by Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organisation (JKTPO) and CII for organisation and management of the event
  • Two Union Territories Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will come into existence on October 31 the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

16) Answer: A)

  • Women’s Twenty20 cricket, beach volleyball and Para-table tennis have been included in the 2022 Commonwealth Game scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England.
  • However, this time shooting and archery events will not take place in the 2022 Commonwealth Game.
  • The last time cricket was played in Commonwealth Games was in the year 1998 that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was 50 over men’s cricket in which South Africa won the Gold Medal.

17) Answer: D)

  • The Netherlands’ most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced his retirement from football, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden career that spanned 17 years.
  • The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to the YouTube channel of his hometown club FC Utrecht after having bought a corporate box at their stadium.

18) Answer: B)

  • Cricket Australia has announced a new guideline which enables transgender players to play the game of cricket at the highest levels.
  • The decision aligns in accordance with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) gender recognition policy and gender diversity guidelines.
  • The policy sets out a testosterone limit for transgender and gender-diverse players who want to play for state and national women’s teams.
  • Transgender cricket player Erica James, from New South Wales, played a key role in helping Cricket Australia on forming new guidelines

19) Answer: C)

  • Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning Football player Jose Luis Brown has passed away
  • He was Known to his friends as Tata,
  • Brown made 36 appearances for Argentina and scored the first goal in their 3-2 World Cup final victory over West Germany in 1986.

20) Answer: B)

  • “Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar”, book will be launched on 56th birth anniversary of actor Sridevi
  • The book is written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak and approved by the actor’s producer husband Boney Kapoor.
  • The book will be published under the Ebury Press imprint of Penguin Random House in October 2019.

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