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Current Affairs Quiz: August 22 2018

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  1. On 21st August 2018, the Supreme Court declared that, the NOTA option will not be available for elected MPs and MLAs voting in the coming Rajya Sabha elections. What does “N” represent in NOTA?
    1.Now
    2.Not
    3.None
    4.New
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.None
    Explanation:
    NOTA – None of The Above
    On August 21,2018 None of The Above (NOTA) option will not be available for elected MPs and MLAs voting in the coming Rajya Sabha elections, with the Supreme Court cancelling an Election Commission notification which had provided such option in Upper House. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra held that the NOTA option is meant only for universal right of voting and direct elections and not polls held in the Rajya Sabha. The Bench had reserved for judgment on a petition filed in 2017 by Gujarat Congress leader Shailesh Manubhai Parmar to do away with the ‘NOTA’ option in Rajya Sabha elections.

  2. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assigned which body as the nodal agency for monitoring child pornography and sexual violence videos?
    1.National Informatics Centre (NIC)
    2.National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
    3.National Cyber Crime Bureau (NCCB)
    4.National Cyber Crime Tribunal (NCCT)
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
    Explanation:
    On August 21,2018 ,An important meeting was held under the head of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss recommendations on ways to curb “sexual violence” videos involving women and children. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) would be the designated nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received on a government portal that records child pornography and sexual violence videos. The NCRB would coordinate with service providers such as Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp to block malicious videos and contents. A notification has been issued to NCRB under the Information Technology Act, 2000 to enable us take action against such videos and to ask the service providers to block the content.

  3. Routesonline, global airlines events organiser’s Survey has adjudged which Indian airport as the second fastest growing airport in the world during January to June 2018?
    1.Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
    2.Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
    3.Chatrapathi Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
    4.Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On August 22, According to Routesonline, global airlines events organiser’s Survey Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport Secured Second Spot and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport Secured Sixth Spot as fastest growing airport in the world during January to June this year. Kempegowda International Airport recorded 1,58,50,352 passengers at the same time Indira Gandhi International Airport recorded 3,49,05,629 passengers during January to June 2018. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport topped the Survey.Other airport on the top 10 are Jakarta(3rd), Chicago(4th ), Madrid(5th),Dallas Fort Worth (7th ), Los Angeles (8th ), Frankfurt (9th) and Nanchang (10th ).

  4. On August 21, 2018, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences proposed to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in _____?
    1.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    2.Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    3.Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4.Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    Explanation:
    On August 21 2018, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences is proposing to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala which will provide regular coastal bulletins and heavy rainfall alerts. It is expected to be serviceable within a month. India Meteorological Department(IMD)has only 6 cyclone warning centres at Chennai,Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The ministry has also proposed setting up another C-band Doppler weather radar at Mangalore to provide “nowcast” alerts for severe weather, including thunderstorms triggered by heavy rain for the next 2-3 hours.

  5. Odisha government has decided to set up a state-of-the-art interpretation centre at which National Park to showcase its flora, fauna and rich biodiversity?
    1.Simplipal National Park
    2.Manas National Park
    3.Bhitarkania National Park
    4.Keoladeo National Park
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Bhitarkanika National Park
    Explanation:
    On August 21 2018 ,Odisha government has decided to set up a state-of-the-art interpretation centre at Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its flora, fauna and rich biodiversity. Now, the national park has an interpretation centre at Dangmal but it proved to be inadequate in preserving the vast reserve of the finest biodiversity.So Government plan to set up a specialized and world-class interpretation centre at Bhitarkanika to showcase its efforts in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity. The project has been approved under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme (ICZMP)at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore.

  6. Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at the National Defence Industry exhibition in _____, on 21st August 2018?
    1.New York, United States
    2.Tehran, Iran
    3.London, United Kingdom
    4.Tokyo, Japan
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Tehran, Iran
    Explanation:
    On August 21,2018 Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at the National Defence Industry exhibition in Tehran. President Hassan Rouhaniinsisting that Tehran’s military strength was only designed to deter enemies and create “lasting peace”.

  7. According to the Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) which Public Sector Unit became the first to transact on RXIL Trade Receivable e-Discounting System (TReDS) platform?
    1.GAIL (Gas Authority of Indian Limited)
    2.HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)
    3.Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
    4.Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
    Explanation:
    The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) informed that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) became first Public Sector Unit to transact on RXIL Trade Receivable e-Discounting System (TReDS) platform. It executed its first digitized invoice discounting transaction on RXIL TReDS platform, when it accepted the digital invoice uploaded by Narendra Udyog , a Nasik-based MSME vendor. The transaction was financed by Bank of Baroda.

  8. Which football player received the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) President’s Award on August 21,2018?
    1.Mohammed Salah
    2.Christiano Ronaldo
    3.David Beckham
    4.Neymar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.David Beckham
    Explanation:
    On August 21,2018 An English retired professional footballer David Beckham will be presented the 2018 UEFA President’s Award by European football’s governing body, in recognition of his remarkable career and humanitarian efforts. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin called Beckham as the “a true football icon of his generation” after selecting the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder to receive the award in Monaco later. The President’s Award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities.

  9. Which Assamese film has won award for screenplay at Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida?
    1.Village Rockstars
    2.Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow fields)
    3.Raktabeez
    4.Mission China
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow fields)
    Explanation:
    “Xhoixobote Dhemalite” (Rainbow fields), an Assamese film directed by Bidyut Kotoky has won an another award for screenplay at Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida.This film narrates sensitive issue of children growing up in violent times. The film also features seasoned actors like Victor Banerjee, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua. The film is produced by ‘India Stories’, a Mumbai-based production house and co-produced by Kotoky’s Dhruv Creative Productions and US-based Kurmasana Kreates. This film already won three awards, including that of best film, in the Love international Film Festival, Los Angeles.

  10. Who was appointed the new Governor of Bihar, on 21st August 2018?
    1.Lal Ji Tondon
    2.Madan Guljit
    3.Rishi Patel
    4.Videsh Satyarthi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Lal Ji Tondon
    Explanation:
    On August 21,President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Governors for seven States viz Bihar, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand. Senior BJP leader Lal Ji Tondon has been appointed as the new Governor of Bihar.He Succeeds Satyapal Malik.In May 2009, Tondon was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow. He has been a member of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) for two terms(1978–84) and remained the Leader of House,of the Council(1990–96),He remained a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (MLA) for three terms(1996–2009), and remained the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly(2003-07).He had also served as Urban Development minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet under Mayawati(in the BSP-BJP combine), and also in the Kalyan Singh ministry.

  11. Who was appointed the governor of Haryana on 21st August 2018?
    1.Satyadev Narayan Arya
    2.Satya Pal Malik
    3.Vishwa Manishankar
    4.Ramjit Singhania
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Satyadev Narayan Arya
    Explanation:
    Satyadev Narayan Arya was appointed as the Governor of Haryana.He succeeds Kaptan Singh Solanki.Satyadev is a former minister of mines and geology of Bihar,He is an eight time member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Rajgir. Bihar governor Satya Pal Malik was appointed as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.He replaces N.N.Vohra.Earlier, he was the member of the 9th Lok Sabha and represented Aligarh Constituency from 1989 to 1991. He was member of Rajya sabha from Uttar Pradesh during two term of 1980-86 and 1986-1992. He was also member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1974-77. Former Agra mayor and ex-member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Baby Rani Maurya was appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand.She Replaces K.K.Paul.

  12. Who was appointed the Governor of Tripura, on 21st August 2018?
    1.Kaptan Singh Solanki
    2.N N Vohra
    3.Jagdish Mukhi
    4.Vidyasagar Rao
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Kaptan Singh Solanki
    Explanation:
    Tripura governor Tathagata Roy has been appointed as Governor of Meghalaya.He replaces Ganga Prasad.Roy was the President of the West Bengal state unit of BJP from 2002 till 2006. Governor of Meghalaya,Ganga Prasad has been appointed as Governor of Sikkim.He Succeeds Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil. Prasad was elected to the Legislative Council of Bihar in 1994 and had been a member for 18 years.On 30 September 2017, Prasad was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new Governor of Meghalaya. Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has been appointed as Governor of Tripura,He succeeds Tathagata Roy. Since August 2009 Kaptan was the member of the Parliament of India representing Madhya Pradesh State in the Rajya Sabha,the upper house until May 2014.

  13. Name the person who was appointed the new chief Lokayukt of the Chhattisgarh on 20th August 2018?
    1.T P Sharma
    2.Mahesh Sharma
    3.Sandeep Rao
    4.Manush Joshi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.T P Sharma
    Explanation:
    On August 20,2018 Retired judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court T P Sharma was appointed the new chief Lokayukt of the state. Sharma will head the Chhattisgarh Lok Ayog, set up to deal with corruption cases against public servants.

  14. Who resigned from the post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, on 20th August 2018?
    1.Abu Backer Deen
    2.Mushthak Sulaiman
    3.Najam Sethi
    4.Abdul Hassan
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Najam Sethi
    Explanation:
    On August 20,2018 Najam Sethi quits from the post of Pakistan Cricket Board chairman.Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated former ICC president Ehsan Mani as his successor. Sethi, nominated to the PCB Board of Governors by ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014-2017 and then again from 2017-2020 by ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

  15. Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from which spacecraft?
    1.Kepler
    2.Chandrayaan-I
    3.Parker
    4.Lunatrics – II
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Chandrayaan-I
    Explanation:
    NASA informed that Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India ten years ago. With enough ice sitting at the surface within the top few millimetres—water would possibly be accessible as a resource for future expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon, and potentially easier to access than the water detected beneath the Moon’s surface.

  16. Which state is organizing the 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 from 28 November to 16 December 2018?
    1.Odisha
    2.Gujarat
    3.Kerala
    4.Madhya Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Odisha
    Explanation:
    Odisha for the First time is Organizing the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup,which will be the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup field hockey tournament.It is scheduled to be held from 28 November to 16 December 2018, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. 16 Teams are to be participated in the Tournament. The Hague in Netherland hosted the Previous tournament in the year 2014,in which Australia won the title which is their third title and the Netherland became the Runner Up.Only 12 Teams Participated in this Tournament. Ahead of this tournament Odisha government has decided to launch a build-up campaign in 17 cities from August 29. The campaign will be organised in Rourkela, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar and other important cities and hockey states.

  17. Gurudas Kamat passed away due to Heart Attack, on 22nd August 2018. What was his profession?
    1.Cricketer
    2.Film maker
    3.Businessman
    4.Politician
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Politician
    Explanation:
    On August 22,Senior Congress leader and five-time parliamentarian Gurudas Kamat passed away due to Heart Attack.He was 63 year old. Kamat was a commerce graduate and had a law degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai. Kamat served as a Union minister in the UPA-II government. He was a Member of Parliament from the Mumbai North West Constituency in 2009 and Mumbai North East Constituency in 1984,1991,1998 and 2004. From 2009 to 2011,he served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs with Additional Charge of Communications and Information Technology.

  18. Jadunath Das Mohapatra passed away due to prolonged illness, on 21st August 2018. He was the former education minister of which state?
    1.Gujarat
    2.Rajasthan
    3.Bihar
    4.Odisha
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Odisha
    Explanation:
    On August 21,Former Odisha Minister,Multi-faceted Personality and three-time MLA Jadunath Das Mohapatra passed away due to Prolonged illness. Das Mohapatra begun his political career as a student leader and joined Congress in early sixties and was the general secretary of Balasore District Congress Committee from 1964 to 1967. He was also made education minister in the cabinet of late Chief Minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik in 1985. He was also a renowned litterateur.He has written 20 novels, 16 plays, 12 anthologies of poems and literary write-ups and won several awards.

  19. Indian Institute of Technology rejected the proposal of Human Resource and Development ministry for setting up a panel to recommended changes in the JEE- Advanced. What does “J” represent in JEE?
    1.Junior
    2.Joint
    3.Judicial
    4.Judge
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Joint
    Explanation:
    JEE – Joint Entrance Examination
    On August 21,2018, Indian Institute of Technology rejected the proposal of Human Resource and Development ministry for setting up a panel to recommended changes in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE- Advanced).

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the director of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)?
    Answer – Ish Kumar

  2. Name the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?
    Answer – Satya Pal Malik

  3. Who is the Chief Justice of India (CJI)?
    Answer – Dipak Misra

  4. Who is the President of Iran?
    Answer – Hassan Rouhani

  5. Receivables Exchange of India Ltd (RXIL) is a joint venture between which 2 entities?
    Answer – Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) & National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE)