Weekly Current Affairs Quiz 5th to 11th August 2019

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National Affairs

Q.1      The Home Minister of India announced repealing of which article while introducing Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019?

Q.2      Which part of India has been declared as new Union Territory without Legislature in the previous week?

Q.3      Lok Sabha has cleared the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019. What will change with this new bill?

Q.4      When will the central government prepare the National Population Register (NPR)?

Q.5      Which state passed a bill against lynching?

Q.6      Government of India and State Government of Tripura signed a peace agreement with which group?

Q.7      What is the main objective of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 which has been passed in Lok Sabha on 5 August 2019?

Q.8      What is the name of the former External Affairs Minister and first women chief minister of Delhi who passed away recently?

International Affairs

Q.9      Why Pakistan has stopped all the train and bus services with India?

Q.10    How much India has contributed in United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)?

Q.11    According to the US which country is currency manipulator?

Q.12    With which country Bangladesh has signed a deal of lifetime supply for Uranium?

Banking Affairs

Q.13    Indian bank, a public sector bank has taken the facilities of which private sector’s company to offer life insurance to its customers?

Q.14    After the announcement of RBI’s policy the SBI has announced to cut home loans’ rate. What is the new home loan rate now by SBI?

Q.15    To make online transactions more secure which company has launched a feature named as the identity check express?

Q.16    Which Indian bank has become the first to link up with CNAPS?

 Awards & Honours

Q.17    Which state won an award of Film Friendly State?

Q.18    Who won the Best Actor and Best Actress National Award?

Q.19    President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the Bharat Ratna to whom?

Q.20    Which Indian journalist has been chosen for 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award?

Answers

Ans.1  Shri Amit Shah, the home minister of India announced first in Rajya Sabha and then in Lok Sabha about the repealing of article 370 which give a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Ans.2  Ladakh. It is the 9th Union territory of India created on 5th August 2019 by division the state J&K into two separate UTs.

Ans.3  According to the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, now it seeks to “delete” the mention of ‘President of the Indian National Congress’ as a trustee.

Ans.4  The Central government of India has decided to prepare a National Population Register (NPR) by September 2020.

Ans.5  Rajasthan Legislative Assembly has passed a bill against lynching.

Ans.6  Governments of India and Tripura and the National Liberation Front of Tripura led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma (NLFT-SD) signed the tripartite Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) to bring the members of National Liberation Front of Tripura in the mainstream.

Ans.7  The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019 proposes to ban commercial surrogacy in the country. The government imposed a condition for surrogacy. Only those couple can take the help of this service if they both or one of them suffer from infertility, of which the certificate of essentiality is proof. 

Ans.8  Sushma Swaraj

Ans.9  Pakistan suspended all the buses and train services with India to show its anger and resistance to India against its decision of scrapping the special status to J&K.

Ans.10 The Government of India has contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programs and services, including education, health care, and relief and social services.

Ans.11 The ongoing trade war between China and the US has turned into currency war recently and the US labeled China as ‘Currency Manipulator’ after the currency of the country went down really low recently. 

Ans.12 Bangladesh has signed a deal with Russia for a lifetime supply of Nuclear fuel.

Ans.13 Public sector Indian Bank has inked a pact with private sector insurer Aditya Birla Sun Life to offer life insurance products to the bank’s customers.

Ans.14 SBI cuts home loan rates by 15 bps across all tenors after RBI policy announcement.

Ans.15 Mastercard launched Identity Check Express, a mobile-first authentication solution that aims to redefine the e-commerce journey for millions of Indian consumers.

Ans.16 The State Bank of India’s (SBI) Shanghai branch has become the first Indian bank to link up with China’s National Advance Payment System (CNAPS).

Ans.17 In 66th National Film Awards Uttarakhand wins Most Film-Friendly State award.

Ans.18 Vicky Kaushal shared the Best Actor National Film Award this year with Ayushmann Khurrana.  The National award for Best Actress is given to Keerthy Suresh for her performance in Mahanati, as the actress Savitri.

Ans. 19 Former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee received the Bharat Ratna from President Ram Nath Govind. Late Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika and late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh Deshmukh were given the Bharat Ratna posthumously.

Ans.20 Indian journalist Ravish Kumar has been awarded the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for “Harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”.

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