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  1. President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, that provides death penalty for convicts accused of raping girls below the age of _____ years?
    1.10
    2.12
    3.9
    4.5
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.12
    Explanation:
    On August 12, 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, that provides death penalty for convicts accused of raping girls below the age of 12 years. It has been deemed to have come into force on the 21st day of April, 2018. It will further amend the Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

  2. Name the bill that was passed in the Parliament on 12th August 2018 that seeks to clarify that allottees under a real estate project should be treated as financial creditors?
    1.Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018
    2.Recovery of Non-Performing Assets Bill, 2017
    3.Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (First Amendment) Bill, 2017
    4.Recovery of Non-Performing Assets (Amendment) Bill, 2018
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018
    Explanation:
    On August 12, 2018, Parliament has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill,2018 with the Rajya Sabha’s approval. The Bill seeks to clarify that allottees under a real estate project should be treated as financial creditors. Home buyers will get due representation in the Committee of Creditors and make them an important part of decision making process. Setting up of a special dispensation for small sector enterprises has also been made.

  3. Which Union Minister released ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati, on 12th August 2018?
    1.Manoj Sinha
    2.Mahesh Kumar
    3.Rajnath Singh
    4.Ravi Shankar Prasad
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Ravi Shankar Prasad
    Explanation:
    The Document identifies eight digital thrust areas –
    • Digital Infrastructure,
    • Digital services,
    • Digital empowerment,
    • Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing,
    • Promotion of IT and ITES including BPOs,
    • Digital Payments, Innovation & Startups and
    • Cybersecurity

  4. Israel opened a visa application centre in which Indian city of for tourists from West Bengal and north eastern states, on 12th August 2018?
    1.Aizwal
    2.Shillong
    3.Kolkata
    4.Guwahati
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Kolkata
    Explanation:
    On August 12, 2018, Israel opened a visa application centre in the city of Kolkata for tourists from West Bengal and north eastern states. Visa applications in the jurisdiction under the New Delhi centre would also be accepted here. The visa application categories include: employment, business, tourism, meeting and conferences, students. The new centre in Kolkata will no longer require residents from West Bengal and NE states to send in their documents to the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

  5. Which bank has signed an MoU with member development banks of BRICS on collaboration in Blockchain Techonology?
    1.Axis Bank
    2.ICICI Bank
    3.Exim Bank
    4.HDFC Bank
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Exim Bank
    Explanation:
    Exim Bank of India is the nominated member development bank under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism. Other member banks under this umbrella are:
    • Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social – BNDES, Brazil;
    • State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs – Vnesheconombank, Russia;
    • China Development Bank Corporation, and
    • Development Bank of Southern Africa.

  6. Name the Indian-American who is one of the 3 women honoured with ‘Women in Business: Making a Difference Award’ at the 19th annual Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) gala, in Houston, United States?
    1.Deepa Karmakar
    2.Aruna Vishwanathan
    3.Susheela Jayapal
    4.Ananthi Krishnakumar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Aruna Vishwanathan
    Explanation:
    The 3 women honoured with ‘Women in Business: Making a Difference Award’ are:
    • Aruna Vishwanathan (Indian)
    • Carlecia Wright (American)
    • Jewel Smith (American)
    They were honoured for their remarkable contributions in entrepreneurship, economic development, innovation and community service. Aruna Viswanathan is the Chief Operating Manager at Alphax Decision Sciences. Carlecia Wright is the Director, City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity. Jewel Smith is Supplier Diversity Manager at CenterPoint Energy.

  7. Who has been adjudged the most influential woman in history, through a poll conducted by BBC History Magazine?
    1.Marie Curie
    2.Rosa Parks
    3.Emmeline Pankhurst
    4.Ada Lovelace
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Marie Curie
    Explanation:
    Top 5 persons in the list are:
    1 – Marie Curie (Nobel Prize-winning scientist)
    2 – Rosa Parks (US civil rights activist)
    3 – Emmeline Pankhurst (leader of the British suffragette movement)
    4 – Ada Lovelace (early computer programmer)
    5 – Rosalind Franklin (British chemist)

  8. Which is the first Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its own script?
    1.Konkani
    2.Maithili
    3.Tulu
    4.Santhali
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Santhali
    Explanation:
    On August 12, 2018, Santhali has become the first Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its own script. Wikipedia contributors from India, Bangladesh and Nepal generated the content. It has content of about 70,000 words. The home page of the Santhali edition of Wikipedia carries an article on Raghunath Murmu, who created the Ol Chiki script.

  9. Name the 2 non-executive independent directors appointed by IndusInd Bank board on 12th August 2018?
    1.Akila Krishnakumar, Anil Tiwari
    2.Sudha Balakrishnan, Jasjeet Kaur
    3.Pramod Narayan, Shiv Shankar Moorthy
    4.Sandeep Nanda, Surjit Bhalla
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Akila Krishnakumar, Anil Tiwari
    Explanation:
    On August 12, 2018, IndusInd Bank board has appointed 2 non-executive independent directors. They are : Akila Krishnakumar and Anil Tiwari. Their appointment is with effect from August 10,2018.

  10. Who has been appointed the Chief Justice of Patna High Court?
    1.Justice Manish Chaudhary
    2.Justice Savitha Rai
    3.Justice Pihu Chawla
    4.Justice M R Shah
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Justice M R Shah
    Explanation:
    On August 12, 2018, Justice M R Shah has been appointed as Chief Justice of Patna High Court. He was a judge of the Gujarat High Court. Justice Shah enrolled as an advocate of the Gujarat High Court in 1982. He became a judge of the Gujarat High Court on March 7, 2004 and was confirmed as permanent judge on June 22, 2005.

  11. Name the world’s first mission to touch the Sun that was launched by NASA from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in United States?
    1.Parker Solar Probe
    2.Insider Solar Probe
    3.Insight Solar Probe
    4.Helio Solar Probe
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Parker Solar Probe
    Explanation:
    The Parker Solar Probe was carried by a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. The Parker Solar Probe has been sent on a 7 year long mission to study the Sun’s outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. The spacecraft is of the size of a car. It will directly travel into the Sun’s atmosphere, nearly 4 million miles from its surface and more than 7 times closer than any spacecraft has gone before. The spacecraft has an innovative Thermal Protection System. The heat shield has been designed to withstand radiation equivalent to up to 500 times the Sun’s radiation here on Earth. The mission costs USD 1.5 billion.

  12. Which Indian cricketer has secured the top spot in the list of highest run scorers in international cricket in 2018?
    1.Rohit Sharma
    2.MS Dhoni
    3.Virat Kohli
    4.Shikhar Dhawan
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    Virat Kohli has surpassed England’s Jonny Bairstow. At present, Virat Kohli has 509 runs in Test cricket, 146 in T20Is and 749 in ODis. His cumulative total is 1404 runs in 25 innings. Shikhar Dhawan is the second Indian in the list with 1055 runs. In overall record, former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has the record for the most international runs in a calendar year, with 2868 runs. Australia’s Ricky Ponting is next in the list with 2833 runs reached in 2005. Virat Kohli is third in the list with 2818 reached in 2017.

  13. Who won the Men’s Singles title of the ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament that was held in Indonesia, from 6th August to 12th August 2018?
    1.Justin Barki
    2.Christopher Rungkat
    3.Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha
    4.Sumit Rawat
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Event Name Country
    Men’s Singles Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha India
    Men’s Doubles Justin Barki & Christopher Rungkat Indonesia

    [/table]


  14. Name the Indian golfer who won the Hong Kong Junior Golf Championship 2018 title in the girls 13-14 years age category?
    1.Pallavi Yadav
    2.Sunita Battacharya
    3.Hitaashee Bakshi
    4.Vanitha Sundar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Hitaashee Bakshi
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Event Name Country
    Overall Boys Champion Kho Taichi Hong Kong
    Overall Girls Champion Li Jieni China
    Boys 15-17 Kho Taichi Hong Kong
    Girls 15-17 Li Jieni China
    Boys 13-14 Nguyen Bao Long Vietnam
    Girls 13-14 Hitaashee Bakshi India
    Boys 11-12 Lee Isaac Hong Kong
    Girls 11-12 Yan Hiu Yau Covi Hong Kong

    [/table]


  15. Who was made the captain of Barcelona football team, on 11th August 2018?
    1.Christiano Ronaldo
    2.Lionel Messi
    3.Mohammed Salah
    4.Neymar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Lionel Messi
    Explanation:
    On 10th August 2018, Lionel Messi was made the captain of Barcelona football team. Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique will be his lieutenants. Lionel Messi will lead the team in the Spanish SuperCup. Lionel Messi has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award five times.

  16. Indian-origin British national VS Naipaul died at his residence in London, on 11th August 2018. He was a ____?
    1.Musician
    2.Film Maker
    3.Writer
    4.Geologist
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Writer
    Explanation:
    On 11th August 2018, Indian-origin British author VS Naipaul died at his residence in London. V S Naipaul was 85 years old. He was born as Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul on 17th August 1932 in Trinidad. He received the Booker Prize in 1971 and Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1989. Some of his popular books are: A House for Mr Biswas, An Area of Darkness, India: A Million Mutinies Now, The Middle Passage and The Overcrowded Barracoon.

  17. What was the theme of International Youth Day celebrated on 12th August 2018?
    1.Sustainable Development of Youth
    2.Safe spaces for Youth
    3.Peaceful Future for Youth
    4.Holistic Development for Youth
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Safe spaces for Youth
    Explanation:
    August 12 is annually celebrated as International Youth Day. It is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The Theme for IYD 2018 is: “Safe spaces for Youth”. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000. It was designated by the United Nations in 1999 with the adoption of Resolution 54/120.

  18. When was World Elephant Day 2018 celebrated?
    1.August 11
    2.August 7
    3.August 12
    4.August 13
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.August 12
    Explanation:
    August 12 is annually celebrated as World Elephant Day. It is an international annual event dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. To celebrate this day in India, the Coochbehar Mountaineers Club (CMC) have started awareness programmes and campaigns at Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal. It was first conceived by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand. It was started in August 12, 2012. It is now supported by over 65 wildlife organizations across the globe.

  19. Anant Bajaj, passed away following a heart attack, on 10th August 2018. What was his profession?
    1.Politician
    2.Businessman
    3.Doctor
    4.Scientist
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Businessman
    Explanation:
    Anant Bajaj, managing director (MD) of Bajaj Electricals, passed away on 10th August 2018 following a heart attack. He was 41 years old. He was the only son of company chairman Shekhar Bajaj, took over as MD in June.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the President and headquarters of New Development Bank?
    Answer – Headquarters – Shanghai, China; President – K. V. Kamath

  2. Where is Kaziranga National Park located?
    Answer – Assam

  3. Who is the President of ITF (International Tennis Federation)?
    Answer – David Haggerty

  4. Who is the President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH)?
    Answer – Swapan Dhairyawan

  5. When was the BRICS founded?
    Answer – 2006