Daily Current Affairs Quiz : August 21, 2019

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Q.1) Lieutenant General ______________ was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army by President Maithripala Sirisena.

a) Gaurav Shumsher

b) Purna Chandra

c) Sumangala Dias

d) Piyalesh Kanwa

e) Shavendra Silva

Q.2) ____________ Transport Minister Diwakar Raote launched a tracking system for SRTC buses which will allow people to have real-time information about their commute.

a) Karnataka

b) Gujarat

c) Rajasthan

d) Maharashtra

e) Uttar Pradesh

Q.3) Digital payments player Paytm announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer _____________ as the company’s President.

a) Punit Geonka

b) Ravneet Gill

c) Madhur Deora

d) Harit Nagpal

e) Arun Sawhney

Q.4) President Ram Nath Kovind planted a sapling of Maulsari in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate and launched a plantation drive as part of _____________ celebration.

a) Akshay Urja

b) Van Mahotsav

c) Sadbhavana Diwas

d) Gokulashtami

e) Raksha Bandhan

Q.5) ___________, chief scientist at the CSIR–CCMB, Hyderabad, bagged this year’s J C Bose Fellowship for his outstanding contribution in the field of population and medical genomics.

a) K Thangaraj

b) S Daljit Bedi

c) T Sudeep Kumar

d) R Padmabhushan

e) V Ramalingam

Q.6) India and Zambia signed six MoUs in several areas in the presence of Zambia President _____________ with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

a) Kaunda Mainza Chona

b) Chishimba Kambwili Sata

c) Michael Charles Chilufya

d) Edgar Chagwa Lungu

e) Kenneth David Buchizya

Q.7) Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman __________ has shared that they are targeting at launching Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) by December.

a) Dr G Satheesh Reddy

b) Dr Subbiah Arunan

c) Dr Anil Bhardwaj

d) Dr Shailesh Nayak

e) Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Q.8) ________________ Para Swimmer from Madhya Pradesh has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America.

a) Divyang Satendra Singh Lohia

b) Shridhar Nagappa Malagi

c) Niranjan Sharath Mukundan

d) Suyash Narayan Jadhav

e) Chetan Giridhar Raut

Q.9) The Ombudsman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has ordered that Indian pacer ___________ ban for alleged spot-fixing will end in August next year.

a) Ishant Sharma

b) S Sreesanth

c) Varun Aaron

d) Umesh Yadav

e) Ashish Nehra

Q.10) The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with four-member delegation of the __________ Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi.

a) Maldives

b) Bhutan

c) Sri Lanka

d) Nepal

e) Bangladesh

Q.11) Former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back _____________ has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

a) Sandy MacFarlane

b) Jimmy Sharp

c) Leslie Knighton

d) Bob Turnbull

e) Ashley Cole

Q.12) ____________ is the current Governor of Jammu and Kashmir State, appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on 21 August 2018.

a) Brigadier BD Mishra

b) Praful Khoda Patel

c) Om Prakash Kohli

d) Satya Pal Malik

e) Acharya Dev Vrat

Q.13) In Madhya Pradesh, 89-year-old former Chief Minister of the state ___________ died in Bhopal due to illness.

a) Jitan Ram Das

b) Satyendra Narayan

c) Babulal Gaur

d) Ram Sundar Nikhil

e) Prakash Chandra Sethi

Q.14) ___________, currently Vodafone Group’s representative in India, will be appointed as the new MD and CEO with immediate effect of Vodafone Idea.

a) Sanjiv Mehta

b) Ravinder Takkar

c) Asim Kumar Basu

d) Philipe Haydon

e) Karsanbhai Patel

Q.15) Veteran music director-composer ________________, popularly known as Khayyam, passed away after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Mumbai.

a) Mohammed Zahur Hashmi

b) Rahul Dev Burman

c) Laxmikant Shantaram

d) Shravan Rathod Kudalkar

e) Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal

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