DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS Quiz : August 12, 13 & 14, 2019

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Q.1) The 4th edition of National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA), given for recognize and encourage the outstanding Indian Entrepreneurs and catalyse by the Ministry of __________.

a) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

b) Social Justice and Empowerment

c) Electronics and Information Technology

d) Human Resource Development

e) Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Q.2) India celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of scientist and innovator ______________, is considered as the father of India’s space program on August 12, 2019.

a) Sir C V Raman

b) Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha

c) Dr Vikram Sarabhai

d) Satyendra Nath Bose

e) Sir Birbal Sahni 

Q.3) Falcon 9 launches ____________ AMOS-17 off Pad 40 in Florida, marking this booster’s third flight and SpaceX’s 25th reflight of an orbit class rocket.

a) Israel

b) Pakistan

c) Egypt

d) India

e) Russia

Q.4) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from Rs 50 to ________.

a) Rs 100

b) Rs 500

c) Rs 1,000

d) Rs 1,200

e) Rs 1,500

Q.5) India beat West Indies by 59 runs via ___________ method in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain in Trinidad by virtue of the win, India is 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

a) Leg before Wicket

b) Duckworth-Lewis

c) Handled the Ball

d) Hit the Ball Twice

e) Shearling-Goal 

Q.6) In ____________, 1000 of students and members of several social organisations unfurled a 15-km long national flag by forming a human chain, for Independence Day.

a) Haryana

b) Assam

c) Chhattisgarh

d) Nagaland

e) Jharkhand

Q.7) In Badminton, Indian junior shuttlers won six medals at the Junior International Championships which concluded in Pazardzhik, ____________.

a) Serbia

b) Mexico

c) Estonia

d) Nigeria

e) Bulgaria

Q.8) In Sri Lanka, former Defence Secretary _____________ has been named as the Presidential candidate of main opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

a) Sagara Kariyawasam

b) Gotabaya Rajapaksa

c) Ranil Wickremesinghe

d) Sajith Premadasa

e) Mahendra Rajapaksa

Q.9) In Badminton, reigning national champion, _____________ clinched the Men’s Singles title in the Hyderabad Open by beating Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew.

a) Sourabh Verma

b) Kidambi Srikanth

c) Sai Praneeth

d) H S Prannoy

e) Sameer Verma 

Q.10) Indian Railways – Northern Railway has cancelled _____________ train after Pakistan suspended operations on its side.

a) Tejas Express

b) Humsafar Express

c) Antyodaya Express

d) Samjhauta Express

e) Rajdhani Express

Q.11) Former Uruguay striker _____________ has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a 21-year career in which he played club soccer on three different continents.

a) Luis Alberto

b) Edinson Roberto

c) Martin Silva

d) Fernando Muslera

e) Diego Forlan

Q.12) A public sector __________  signed a corporate agency agreement with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for distribution of its insurance products to bank customers.

a) Canara Bank

b) Union Bank of India

c) Indian Bank

d) State Bank of India

e) Punjab & Sind Bank

Q.13) The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on _____________ each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society.

a) August 12

b) August 11

c) August 10

d) August 09

e) August 08

Q.14) The ___________ Agriculture Department has initiated a massive drive to provide more than 28000 agro-machines /farm equipment to farmers to making a ‘zero stubble burning state’.

a) Tamil Nadu

b) Haryana

c) Karnataka

d) Punjab

e) Maharashtra

Q.15) __________ has announced “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” to recognize and reward journalists who involved in field of Space.

a) Government of India

b) Indian Space Research Organisation

c) National Green Tribunal

d) Defence Research and Development Organisation

e) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Q.16) Biologist ________________ will become the first woman to head the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 85-Year Existence.

a) Manju Sharma

b) Anuradha Lohia

c) Chandrima Shaha

d) Gagandeep Kang

e) Soniya Nityanand

Q.17) Who is the Chairman National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

a) Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel

b) Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta

c) Justice Swatanter Kumar

d) Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha

e) Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan

Q.18) Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports _____________ conferred the National Youth Awards for 2016-17 on twenty individuals and three organisations at a function in New Delhi.

a) Shripad Yesso Naik

b) Kiren Rijiju

c) Jitendra Singh

d) Mansukh Mandaviya

e) Ramdas Athawale

Q.19) In Uttar Pradesh, the government has swung in action to stop the use of banned plastic in capital city ____________.

a) Patna

b) Kolkata

c) Ahmedabad 

d) Agra

e) Lucknow

Q.20) On the ____________, Chandrayaan-2 lander is expected to soft-land on the south pole of the moon and unleash the rover to explore the surface, a first by India.

a) 10th September

b) 15th October

c) 30th November

d) 07th September

e) 20th October

Q.21) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released a patriotic song ____________ in New Delhi in the run up to the Independence Day.

a) Gurgaon

b) Watan

c) Rapteni

d) Sangeetha

e) Pramonisha

Q.22) _______________ completed a 6-3, 6-0 demolition of Russian Daniil Medvedev to win in Montreal and extend his record haul of Masters 1000 titles.

a) Novak Djokovic

b) Kei Nishikori

c) Rafael Nadal

d) Dominic Thiem

e) Roger Federer

Q.23) The Supreme Court ordered that the list of those excluded from the final Assam NRC be published only online on ______________.

a) 31st of August

b) 01st of September

c) 30th of September

d) 01st of October

e) 31st of October

Q.24) India’s national tennis federation decided that it will not seek a change of venue for the __________ tie versus Pakistan in Islamabad requested the world body ITF.

a) Wimbledon

b) BNP Paridas

c) Hopman Cup

d) Davis Cup

e) Laver Cup 

Q.25) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with ____________ Foreign Minister when Four MoUs signed on the occasion in various fields.

a) Japanese

b) American

c) British

d) Pakistani

e) Chinese

Q.26) ____________ became the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, in the women’s category world championship at Varpalota in Hungary.

a) Roshni Misbah

b) Yashmeen Chauhan 

c) Aishwarya Pissay

d) Veenu Paliwal

e) Neharika Yadav

Q.27) As per new report of ATP 2019 ______________ remains at top of ATP rankings.

a) Novak Djokovic

b) Rafael Nadal

c) Dominic Thiem

d) Kei Nishikori

e) Roger Federer

Q.28) World Elephant Day is observed on _____________ annually to make people understand to preserve and protect the giant animal elephant.

a) August 10

b) August 12

c) August 14

d) August 08

e) August 06

Q.29) RBL Bank and digital healthcare platform ____________ have partnered to launch a co-branded credit card, powered by Mastercard.

a) Artelus 

b) ChironX

c) Lybrate 

d) Jamnis

e) Practo

Q.30) Every year on ______________ Lefthanders Day is observed to raise awareness about the problems and difficulties that left-handed people faced.

a) 11 August

b) 14 August

c) 10 August

d) 13 August

e) 12 August

Q.31) Reliance Jio has announced a long-term strategic partnership with ___________ at the Reliance India Limited’s 42nd Annual General Meeting for the digital platform.

a) Google

b) Cisco

c) Facebook

d) Microsoft

e) Infosys

Q.32) The country’s largest sanitation survey Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2019 was launched by Jal Shakti Minister _______________ in New Delhi.

a) Ashwini Kumar Choubey

b) Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

c) Arjun Ram Meghwal

d) Kailash Choudhary

e) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Q.33) ___________ has taken over the charge as the new Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh called on Governor Dr. B. D. Mishra at Raj Bhawan in Itanagar.

a) Ramesh Kanna

b) Naresh Kumar

c) Harish Chandran

d) Suresh Krishnan

e) Aakash Raman

Q.34) Jammu and Kashmir government will host a three-day Global Investors Summit from 12th October this year in ____________.

a) Srinagar

b) Kashmir

c) Ladakh 

d) Jammu

e) Udhampur

Q.35) The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced five ____________ weightlifters, including a 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, have been provisionally suspended.

a) Indian

b) Chinese

c) Russian

d) American

e) Japanese

Q.36) Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh filed nomination papers as a Congress candidate for the by-poll to Rajya Sabha from _____________.

a) Manipur

b) Rajasthan

c) Telangana

d) Madhya Pradesh

e) Jharkhand

Q.37) The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in ___________.

a) 2020

b) 2021

c) 2024

d) 2023

e) 2022

Q.38) India has contributed ____________ US Dollars to the United Nations Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.

a) Four million

b) Two million

c) Five million

d) One million

e) Three million

Q.39) A tearful Serena Williams saw her US Open preparation thrown into disarray handing Canadian teenager ____________ the title.

a) Sloane Stephens

b) Angelique Kerber

c) Bianca Andreescu

d) Flavia Pennetta

e) Hana Mandlikova  

Q.40) The US is delaying imposing tariffs on some imports from China until ____________ announced by US President Mr. Donald Trump.

a) 15 December

b) 18 October

c) 25 November

d) 28 September

e) 30 August

Q.41) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dynamic Facade Lighting of the __________ estate, 875 energy-efficient LED lights have been installed in the Complex.

a) Supreme Court

b) National Green Tribunal 

c) Konark Sun Temple

d) Parliament House

e) Rashtrapati Bhavan

Q.42) Consumer price index-based retail inflation eased marginally to ___________ in July on the back of softening fuel prices.

a) 25 per cent

b) 50 per cent

c) 45 per cent

d) 30 per cent

e) 15 per cent

Q.43) Pakistan Independence Day is observed annually on ___________ this day Pakistan achieved Independence and was declared a sovereign nation, the end of British rule in 1947.

a) August 16

b) August 14

c) August 12

d) August 15

e) August 13

Q.44) Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani informed under _____________ scheme target is to provide skill development to 10 lakh youth in the textile sector.






Q.45) Former Additional Solicitor General of India, Senior Advocate _______________ passed away after suffering a massive heart attack.

a) Rajdeepak Rastogi

b) Shashi Prakash Singh

c) Amarendra Sharan 

d) Satya Pal Jain

e) Maninder Acharya

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