Weekly Current Affairs Quiz 12th to 18th August 2019

weekly current affairs quiz

National Affairs

Q.1      In the Independence Day Speech the PM Narendra Modi has announced the creation of a new post in Defence Sector. What is the new designation announced by PM and what is its importance?

Q.2      In his speech on Independence Day the PM of the country has talked about Water conservation. What is the name of this scheme under which the work of water conservation work will be initiated?

Q.3      From which day the government will impose a ban on single use poly-bags?

Q.4      ‘Palani Panchamirtham’ has received the GI tag. It belongs to which Indian state?

Q.5       Google has dedicated a doodle to the father of ISRO on his 100th birthday. What is his name?

Q.6      Which court has refused to pass any order on J&K for normalcy to return to the state?

International Affairs 

Q.7      India suspended which train to Pakistan because of ongoing tensions with Pakistan over the issue of Kashmir?

Q.8      Which recently discovered lake is likely to be the world’s highest lake?

Q.9      What kind of meeting the UN security council has concluded recently over India- Pak issue?

Q.10    To which country South Korea is going to remove from its preferred trade list?

Business & Banking Affairs

Q.11    Which country is going to launch its crypto currency soon?

Q.12    Which company has received the tag of the world’s most profitable company?

Q.13    Which bank unveiled the world’s first negative interest home loan?

Q.14    To accelerate digital transformation in India, Reliance Jio has started a partnership with which international company?

Q.15    On the basis of the performance the MD of State Bank of  India has got an extension of 2 years. What is the name of the MD?

Appointments & Resigns 

Q.16    Who has been elected as the President of Guatemala?

Q.17    Who has been appointed as the director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare?

Sports Affairs

Q.18    Indian men’s team won which medal at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany?

Q.19    Who will be honored with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019, the highest sporting honor of the country?

Q.20    Who has been appointed as the head coach of Indian cricket team?


Ans.1  In the independence speech PM Modi said that India will have a Chief of Defence Staff soon.

Ans.2  Central government launched a countrywide water conservation scheme focussing on 256 districts with the lowest availability of groundwater. The government of India named the scheme as Jal Jeevan Mission. 

 Ans.3 2nd October 2019.

Ans.4  Palani Panchamirtham, an ‘abisega prasadam’ from Palani Town is one of the main offerings to Lord Dhandayuthapani Swamy. The temple of Lord Dhandayuthapani Swamy is situated in Tamilnadu.

Ans. 5  Dr. Vikram Sarabhai.

Ans.6  Supreme Court of India refused to pass an order on J&K issue by saying that we should give more time to the government of India.

Ans.7  The Railway department of India canceled operations of Thar Link Express that connects Jodhpur in India to Karachi in Pakistan.

Ans.8   A newlydiscovered lake in Nepal, Kajin Sara lake is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake replacing Tilicho.

Ans.9  Closed Door meeting.

Ans.10 South Korean Trade Minister Sung Yun-mo said that the government was removing Japan from the country’s 29-country “white list”.

Ans.11 China

Ans.12 Saudi Aramco is still the world’s most profitable company, it has paid out almost all its net income in dividends.

Ans.13 A Denmark bank is offering home loans at a negative interest rate.

Ans.14 Microsoft.

Ans.15 The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the tenure SBI’s Managing Director Dinesh Kumar Khara by two years. 

Ans.16 Alejandro Giammattei was elected as the President of Guatemala in a run-off in the country’s Supreme Electoral Council court.

Ans.17 Harshad Pandurang Thakur appointed as the director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare.

Ans.18 Gold Medal.

Ans.19 Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia has been nominated to receive the country’s highest sporting honor, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Ans.20  Ravi Shastri reappointed as head coach, to continue till T20 World Cup 2021.

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