Current Affairs Quiz 19th to 25th August 2019

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The current affairs quiz for the week from 19th to 25th August is here. All those who are preparing for competitive exams will find this helpful. This current affairs quiz will help improve your GK. Test your knowledge by answering the questions honestly without peeking into the answers.

National Affairs

Q.1      In free medicine scheme implementation which state has ranked first?

Q.2      On which occasion the country celebrates the Sadbhavana Diwas?

Q.3      Odisha government announced 500 crores to develop which of its city as heritage city?

Q.4      CBI has arrested which top politician in relation to the INX Media corruption case?

Q.5      According to Greenpeace which country is the largest emitter of SO2?

Q.6      Where is the Amazon, an E-commerce company inaugurated its single-largest campus in the world?

International Affairs

Q.7      Which country has launched a rocket that can carry life-sized robot named Fedor to International Space Station?

Q.8      Which date has been declared as the first-ever international day for victims of Acts of Violence based on religion or belief?

Q.9      Which financial group has banned Pakistan recently?

Q.10    India has signed an MoU with which country to train its Civil Services officers?

Q.11    Prime minister Narendra Modi visits France to attend which summit?

Business & Banking Affairs

 Q.12   How much fund the finance minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman announced for banks to boost their liquidity?

Q.13    Which bank aims to eliminate the debit card?

Awards & Recognition

Q.14    Which Indian personality has received the highest civilian award of UAE ‘Order of Zaid’?

Q.15    Tamil Nadu honors ISRO chief with Dr, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Azad award. What is the name of ISRO chief who received this honor?

Q.16    Name the cricketer who has been nominated for Arjuna Award 2019?

New Appointments

 Q.17   Who has been appointed as Secretary in Union Ministry of Defence?

Q.18    Who has been appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years?

Sports   

Q.19    Who won the World Badminton Championship 2019?

Q.20    Which team won the India West Indies first test match?

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Answers  

Ans.1   Rajasthan is ranked 1st among the 16 states of the country in implementation of free medicine scheme in June. 

Ans.2   India celebrates Sadbhavana Diwas every year on 20th August in the remembrance of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

Ans.3   The Chief Minister of Odisha Navin Patnaik announces Rs 500 crore to develop Puri as a world heritage city.

Ans.4   CBI arrested the Ex. FM and Ex HM P. Chidambaram in INX Media corruption case.         
             
Ans.5   According to a data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace, on August 19, 2019, India is the largest emitter of SO2 in the world with over 15% of all the anthropogenic sulphur dioxide (SO2) hotspots detected by OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite of NASA.

Ans.6   Amazon inaugurated its world’s largest campus building in Indian state Hyderabad. It was inaugurated by Mohammed Mahmood Ali, MLC, Minister of Home, Prisons, Fire Services, government of Telangana.

Ans.7   Russia launched a rocket carrying life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The robot named Fedor (Experimental Demonstration Object Research) or Skybot F-850 , is the first ever sent into space by Russia.
This Skybot was developed collaboratively by Russia’s Androidnaya Technika company and Foundation for Advanced Research Projects on behalf of the Russian state.

Ans.8   The first-ever International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence on Religion or Beliefs is observed on 22nd August 2019. This day is the occasion to honor the victims and survivors of this heinous act.

Ans.9   The Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has placed Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Black List) for failure to meet its standards. APG of FATF found that Pakistan was non-compliant on 32 of the 40 compliance parameters of terror financing and money laundering.

Ans.10 India signed an MoU with Maldives to train their civil servants. According to this MoU India’s leading civil services training institution NCGG will train 1,000 Maldives civil servants over the next five year.  

Ans.11 PM Modi visits France to attend the G7 Summit. The
45th G7 summit, focused on fighting inequality,  is being held from August 24–26, 2019, in Biarritz, France.

Ans.12 In a press conference the Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that her budget announcement of providing recapitalization bonds of Rs. 70,000 crore to public sector banks will be front-loaded.

Ans.13 State Bank of India (SBI) aims to eliminate the debit card in order to boost the digital transactions. The bank wants to promote more digital solutions instead of using plastic cards.

Ans.14 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honored with the “Order of Zayed“, the highest civilian award of the UAE’s, for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between India and the UAE.

Ans.15    Name of the ISRO Chairman is K Sivan who has been honored with the Tamil Nadu government’s Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Award by Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

Ans.16 Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav are the only two cricketers among 19 sportsperson nominated for Arjuna Award 2019. They will receive the award for their individual outstanding performance in Cricket.

Ans.17 Rajiv Guaba, an IAS officer of batch 1982, has been appointed as new cabinet secretary for 2 years.

Ans.18 Ajay Kumar, the secretary in Defence production has been appointed as the Defence Secretary for the 2 years’ tenure.

Ans.19 P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win gold in BWF Badminton World Championship 2019 by defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final.

Ans.20 India won the first test match against West Indies with massive 318-run.

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