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Current Affairs Quiz – August 22 2017

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  1. Find the name of the Minister who has launched a digital policing portal on 21st of Aug 2017 making it possible to electronically apply and seek verification for tenants, domestic helps and even passports.
    i.Arun Jaitley
    ii. Ravi Shankar Prasad
    iii. Prakash Javadekar
    iv. Raj Nath Singh
    v. D. V. Sadananda Gowda
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – iv. Raj Nath Singh
    Explanation:- Union home minister Rajnath Singh has launched a digital policing portal on 21st of Aug 2017 making it possible to electronically apply and seek verification for tenants, domestic helps and even passports. A citizen needs to log in to www.digitalpolice.gov.in to complain about an accident, incident etc.The moment one logs in and complains, the nearest police station is alerted and swing into action.

  2. Which State Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall?
    i.Karnataka
    ii.Uttarpradesh
    iii.Punjab
    iv.Andhrapradesh
    v.Orissa
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – i.Karnataka
    Explanation:-
    Karnataka Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall. Cloud seeding (also known as weather modification technique) is an artificial way to induce moisture in the clouds so as to cause a rainfall.It aims to condense small water particles by clouds (size less than 10 microns) to droplets of 50 microns, which can constitute rains.

  3. Director General of The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) signed a MoU with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) for collaborating on vaccine research and development. Who is the Director General of The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?
    i. Vibha Paul Rishi
    ii. Ranjana Kumar
    iii. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    iv. Soumya Swaminathan
    v. Punita Kumar Sinha
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – iv. Soumya Swaminathan 
    Explanation:-

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has signed a MoU with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) for collaborating on vaccine research and development. The MoU was signed between Soumya Swaminathan, the Director General of ICMR and Secretary, Department of Health Research, Manoj Jhalani, Additional Secretary and managing director, National Health Mission, and IVI Director General Jerome H. Kim.

  4. Name the 17th Meeting of council was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley On August 22,2017.
    i.Financial Services Council
    ii.Financial Stability and Development Council
    iii.Financial Reporting Council
    iv.Economic and Financial Affairs Council
    v.Council of Financial Regulators
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – ii.Financial Stability and Development Council
    Explanation:-
    On August 22,2017 the seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley.Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is a high-level body constituted by the government of India. FSDC was formed to bring greater coordination among financial market regulators.

  5. On 20th Aug 2017 The National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan assistance of Rs 1,349.55 crore to which state government?
    i.Gujarat
    ii.Madyapradesh
    iii.Rajasthan
    iv.Bihar
    v.Manipur
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer- iii.Rajasthan
    Explanation:-
    The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan assistance of Rs 1,349.55 crore to the Rajasthan government announced on 20th Aug 2017.
    The loan has been approved for creation of rural infrastructure in the state under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).An amount of Rs 599.84 crore has been sanctioned for rehabilitation of 1,614 roads.It will cover all 33 districts of Rajasthan, Rs 469.54 crore for providing potable water to population of 419 villages of Jalore district and Rs 280.17 crore for rehabilitation and modernisation of 3 major irrigation projects located in Udaipur, Banswara and Dungarpur districts.

  6. Which two regional rural banks record over ₹150-cr profit according to the Reserve Bank of India’s ‘Report on Trend and Progress of Banking during 2015-16?
    i.Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank and Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
    ii. Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank and Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank
    iii. Kerala Gramin Bank and Punjab Gramin Bank
    iv. Uttarakhand Gramin Bank and Prathama Bank
    v. Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank and Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – i.Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank and Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
    Explanation:-
    According to the Reserve Bank of India’s ‘Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India’, 45 of the 56 RRBs earned profits without carrying any accumulated losses during 2015-16.Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank and Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank recorded net profit of more than ₹150 crore during 2016-17.Out of the 56 regional rural banks (RRBs) in the country two RRB’s have recorded net profit of over ₹150 crore each during 2016-17.

  7. To which Country’s telecom regulators the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) which helps to exchange information and regulatory best practices.
    i.United States
    ii.Russia
    iii.Malaysia
    iv.Japan
    v.Indonesia
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – iii.Malaysia
    Explanation:-
    On August 22,2017 The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has signed an agreement with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of broadcasting and telecommunications regulation.The two telecom regulators signed a letter of intent (LoI) which helps to exchange information and regulatory best practices.Trai chairman RS Sharma and MCMC chairman Halim Shafie were signatories to the agreement which will enhance cooperation and bilateral ties between the two entities.

  8. How many years have been extended by International Seabed Authority (ISA)
    to India for rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin?
    i.Three years
    ii.six years
    iii. four years
    iv.five years
    v.Two years
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – iv.five years
    Explanation:-
    India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years by International Seabed Authority (ISA)
    India is the first country to have received the status of a pioneer investor in 1987.It was allocated an exclusive area in Central Indian Ocean Basin by United Nations (UN) for exploration and utilization of nodules. This has been approved in the 23rd session of International Seabed Authority (ISA) concluded on 18th August 2017 at Kingston, Jamaica.This has been approved in the 23rd session of International Seabed Authority (ISA) concluded on 18th August 2017 at Kingston, Jamaica.

  9. Find the name of the award which is given for outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year.
    i.Dhyan Chand Award
    ii.Dronacharya Award
    iii.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    iv.Arjuna Award
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – iii.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    Explanation:-
    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year.

  10. Name of award which has given for the life time contribution to sports development .
    i.Dhyan Chand Award
    ii.Dronacharya Award
    iii.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    iv.Arjuna Award
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – i.Dhyan Chand Award
    Explanation – Dhyan Chand Award has given for the life time contribution to sports development.

  11. Who has sworn in as the deputy chief minister of Tamil nadu on August 21,2017?
    i.TTK Dhinakaran
    ii.M.K.Stalin
    iii. O Panneerselvam
    iv.Nanjil Sampath
    v.Alagiri
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – iii. O Panneerselvam
    Explanation:-
    On August 21,2017 Senior AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the deputy chief minister of Tamilnadu .He has taken an oath by Governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan.
    Paneerselvam was made the Coordinator of the merged AIADMK. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will be the Joint Coordinator, the Chief Minister announced at a brief function at the party headquarters while announcing the merger.

  12. The Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has given ‘in-principle’ approval to acquire government’s____________ stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd.
    i.71.63%
    ii.51.11%
    iii.45.35%
    iv.24.80%
    v.28.16%
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – ii.51.11%
    Explanation:-
    The Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has given ‘in-principle’ approval to acquire government’s 51.11% stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd. The board constituted a committee of directors to examine various aspects of the acquisition and to provide its recommendations to the board of directors.HPCL is likely to take over Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) to bring all the refining assets of ONGC under one unit.ONGC currently owns 71.63% of MRPL while HPCL has 16.96% stake in it.

  13. Google has launched Android 8.0 named as_______________
    i. Cupcake
    ii. Eclair
    iii. Froyo
    iv. Jelly Bean
    v. Oreo
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – v. Oreo
    Explanation:-
    On August 21, 2017 Google has announced the final version of Android 8.0, now known to be called Oreo. Android O is much more streamlined than Nougat with various OS optimisations. According to Google, devices boot twice as fast and all apps run faster and smoother by default.

  14. Which illness by bacterial infection that involves the spread of germs throughout the body’s blood and tissues leading to organ failure in new born babies?
    i.Listeriosisi
    ii.Sepsis
    iii. Meningitis
    iv. Candidiasis
    v. Conjunctivitis
    Answer & Explanation

    Answer – ii.Sepsis
    Explanation:-
    A team of Scientists from USA has discovered an inexpensive prevention technique against Sepsis in new born babies. The team was led by US-based Indian Doctor Pinaki Panigrahi.Sepsis is a top killer of newborns worldwide.In children and adults, sepsis occurs when the body’s attempt to fight an infection results in the immune system damaging tissues and organs.Sepsis is a life-threatening illness primarily caused by bacterial infections that spreads fast through the blood leading to organ failure.





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