AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily current affairs quiz August 26,2017 to achieve more marks in Banking , insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT ,railway and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz from our current affairs today updates.
- Who suggested GM crops should be introduced only after biosafety, socio-economic evaluation in
Parliamentary panel ?
1. K. T. S. Tulsi
2. Swapan Dasgupta
3. Suresh Gopi
4. Sambhaji Raje
5. Renuka Chowdhury
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – Renuka Chowdhury
On 25th Aug 2017 According to the Parliamentary panel no Genetically Modified (GM)crop should be introduced in India unless the bio safety and socio- economic appeal is evaluated in a “transparent” process and an accountability regime is put in place. It was announced.The report of the committee, chaired by Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury was presented to the Rajya Sabha chairman.
This observations come after India’s GM crop regulator Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recently recommended the commercial use of genetically modified mustard in a submission to the environment ministry.
- Where did Minister M.J. Akbar inaugurate ‘Namaskar Africa’ trade show trade show and where did he sign bilateral agreements?
1. Liberia , Madagascar
2. Namibia, Mozambique
3. Nigeria, Sudan
4. Ghana, Equatorial Guinea
5. Tanzania, Algeria
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. Ghana, Equatorial Guinea
Minister of State Shri MJ Akbar made official visits to Ghana and Equatorial Guinea from August 14 to August 18, 2017 to launch the Freedom@70 celebrations and to inaugurate FICCI’s ‘Namaskar Africa’ trade show. On 16 August, MOS along with the Ghanaian Minister for Trade & Industry inaugurated the ‘Namaskar Africa’ Business Forum-cum-Exhibition.” Namaskar Africa” started with an India-Central Africa Regional Business Forum in Republic of Congo. Over 60 Indian companies were participated in the exhibition.
- Which Indian Coast Guard ship was decommissioned with full armed forces On August 23 2017?
2. ICGS Varuna
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. ICGS Varuna
‘Varuna’ Indian Coast Guard Ship which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy was decommissioned.After honourable service spanning about 30 years, in a traditional military ceremony the ship was decommissioned with full armed forces at a ceremony held at the south jetty of the Southern Naval Command On August 23 2017.The ceremony was presided over by Inspector General K R Nautiyal, Commander, Coast Guard Region (West). ii.The ship had various historic operational achievements to its credit including numerous records of smugglers with gold worth crores during late 80s.ICGS Varuna has now been replaced by ICGS Sarathi in the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy.
- RBI panel under who seeks rights-based data privacy in household finance?
2. Krishna Tulasi
3. Subramania Swamy
5. Tarun Ramadorai
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Tarun Ramadorai
As per RBI panel there is a need to adopt a rights- based privacy framework in household finance announced on 25th Aug 2017.The committee was headed by Tarun Ramadorai, a professor in financial economics at Imperial College London, and had representatives from all financial regulators.
RBI suggests adoption of a rights-based privacy framework in contrast with the more common consent-based privacy framework.The panel was set up following discussions in a sub- committee of Financial Stability and Development Council on 26th April 2016.
- Where the Foreign and Security Policy Consultations between India and the European Union were held?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4.New Delhi
The fifth round of Foreign and Security Policy Consultations between India and the European Union were held in New Delhi on 25th of Aug 2017.The two sides reviewed the entire scope of India-EU Strategic Partnership and discussed ways to further deepen cooperation in political, economic and security areas.The Indian side was led by Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary while the E.U. side was led by Jean-Christophe Belliard, Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs, European External Action Service.The two sides exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest and restate their respective commitments to promoting and protecting a rules-based international order.
- Name the village which has emerged as the ‘100% computer literate’ in the entire North East announced on 24th August 2017?
1. Nungthaang Tampak
2. Khoijuman Khullen
4. Chandel Khulbul
5. Champu Khangpok
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Nungthaang Tampak
Nungthaang Tampak becomes North East’s first 100 % computer literate village
Manipur’s Nungthaang Tampak village has emerged as the ‘100% computer literate’ in the entire North East announced on 24th August 2017.Nungthang Tampak has become India’s second 100% computer literate village in India.
- Which one of the following is the India’s first 100% computer literate village ?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Chamravattom
Kerala’s Chamravattom village is the country’s first 100% computer literate village.The training program was organised by Mangaal Rural, an NGO working for rural development.The computer course, which is affiliated to All India Society for Electronic and Computer Technology (AISECT), was organised by Mangal Rural as a part of the Digital India program.A total of 180 villagers out of 200 total population of the village participated in the program.The villagers were taught how to surf, compose text, save them, photoshop, send e-mail, store data and get print outs, etc.The village, about 65 kms south of Imphal, is located in Saikot Assembly constituency of Churachandur district.
- Which State Government has launched E-waste disposal in state schools?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4.Kerala
Kerala government has begun e-waste disposal in its state schools. Under a programme aimed at clearing the accumulated junk with about 12500 kg being disposed on a single day. It has been announced on 26th Aug 2017.The state government is using scientific methods to recycle and refurbish them as per the central government norms.The programme is a joint initiative of Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), formerly IT@School project and Clean Kerala Company.The initiative mainly aims to dispose e-waste such as desktop computers, CRT monitors, laptops, disk drives, printers, UPS, camera, speaker system, television, network components and generators from 10,000 odd schools and educational offices in the state.
Which one of the following country is to shut 6,000 non-coal mines by 2020 to improve safety?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3.China
China to shut 6,000 non-coal mines by 2020 to improve safety.The State Administration of Work Safety announced in a five-year plan that China will shut 6,000 non-coal mines to reduce mining accidents and deaths by 2020.Under the plan, China will improve safety legislation and intensify mine inspections.
China has promised to accelerate closing small-scale coal mines with an annual production capacity of 90,000 tonnes or less.
- Canadian Government introducing to their people who do not identify as male or female will be able to mark ________________on their passports, instead of “M” or “F”.
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4.”X”
According to Canadian Government Canadians who do not identify as male or female will be able to mark “X” on their passports, instead of “M” or “F” from 31st August 2017.By introducing the ‘x’ gender designation in our government-issued documents taking an important step towards advancing equality for all Canadians regardless of gender identity.Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen also mentioned that the Canadian government was working to implement an unspecified gender designation for Canadian passports and other documents issued by Immigration.
- Which entity announces its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways?
4. Air Astana
5. Gulf Air
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Airbnb
Airbnb announces its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways.Jet Airways, one of India’s premier international airlines, has announced a partnership with Airbnb on 24th of Aug 2017.
The partnership will allow Jet Airways to offer a wide spectrum of rapidly growing, global hospitality choices to its guests from India.The focus on being innovative and offering differentiated travel experiences and enables to anticipate the changing needs of guests and recognise trends.
To announce this partnership, Jet Airways is running a contest on its website where 5 lucky winners have a chance to win free couple flight tickets from Jet Airways together with a stay coupon worth Rs 35,000 from Airbnb.
- India withdrawing gold,silver imports from which country?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.South korea
The director general of foreign trade (DGFT) issued the notification withdrawing the facility given under a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea signed in 2009 regarding gold, silver and their articles announced on 26thAug 2017.To curb surging gold and silver imports from South Korea, the government has decided to put these items in the restricted category.India has a free trade pact South Korea under which basic customs duty on gold has been eliminated.
- The selling of space for advertisements in print media would attract ___ and ___% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
1.3 and 5
2.5 and 12
3.3 and 12
4.5 and 18
5.3 and 18
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. 5 and 18
It depends on the terms of the contract between the newspaper, advertisement agency and the client.
According to the Finance Ministry If the advertisement agency works on principal-to-principal basis, that is buys space from the newspaper and sells such space for advertisement to clients on its own account, that is, as a principal, it would be liable to pay GST at the rate of 5% on the full amount charged by advertisement agency from the client.If the advertisement agency sells space for advertisement as an agent of the newspaper on commission basis, it would be liable to pay GST at the rate of 18% on the sale commission it receives from the newspaper.
- Who received the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016?
1.Prof Banshidhar Majhi
2.Prof Digambar Behera
3. Prof Swapna Mahapatra
4. Prof Sukumar Mishra
5.Prof Chandra sekar
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Prof Digambar Behera
On 24 August 2017 odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik granted the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to Prof Digambar Behera.Digambar Behera is senior professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.Prof Swapna Mahapatra, Prof Banshidhar Majhi and Prof Sukumar Mishra has received the Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award for 2016.
- Who has been re-appointed to RBI’s central board for 4 years?
1. S S Mundra
2. Nachiket Madhusudan Mor
3. Tarun Ramadorai
4. BP Kanungo
5. N S Vishwanathan
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Nachiket Madhusudan Mor
August 24 2017 Nachiket Madhusudan Mor, country director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was re-appointed as a member of the Eastern local board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), he was also nominated for a director of the central board of directors of RBI.His appointment will be a period of four years and it is effective from 24 August, 2017.
- To which of the following Force has Dharmendra Kumar appointed as Director General ?
1.Central Armed Police Forces
2.Indian Air Force
3.Railway Protection Force
4.Marine Commando Force
5.Special Frontier Force
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Railway Protection Force
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Additional Director General (ADG) Dharmendra Kumar who is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre has been appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force(RPF).In previous Dharmendra Kumar was serving as Special Commissioner (Special Unit) in the Delhi Police.
National Security Guard (NSG) DG, Sudhir Pratap Singh was handling the additional charge of DG RPF after the retirement of S K Bhagat.iii.Kumar will retire on September 30, 2018.
- Tata Sons appoints Whom as president of its infrastructure, defence and aerospace?
2. Pankaj Patel
3. R. K. Pachnanda
4. Sharad Kumar
5. Banmali Agrawala
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Banmali Agrawala
Banmali Agrawala, an experienced in power and energy industry will be joining Tata Sons from 1st October as President of its Infrastructure, Defence and Aerospace.He served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director – Strategy and Business Development of Tata Power from 2008 to 2011.He was also nominated to the board of other Tata Group Companies and joint ventures.
- How much of amount that Essar Oil completes sale of India assets to Rosneft-led consortium?
2. $14.9 bn
3. $18.9 bn
4. $11.9 bn
5. $12.9 bn
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. $12.9 bn
The Ruias-run Essar Oil announced the completion of sale of its India assets to the Russian government controlled Rosneft-led consortium for $12.9 billion.The deal comes more than 10 months after it was announced on October 15 last year on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Goa. The transaction got delayed after the lenders wanted their debt worth over Rs. 45,000 crore to be cleared.According to Essar Energy, the deal includes sale of its 20 million tonne refinery at Vadinar in Gujarat, a captive power plant and captive port as well as over 3,500 petrol pumps.
- To which country Google expands its public Wi-Fi program for emerging markets?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Indonesia
Google is launching its public Wi-Fi program at railway stations and other locations such as universities in Indonesia on August 23 2017.The Indonesia launch is the initial expansion of ‘Google Station’, since it debuted in India some 18 months ago as a module.The Indonesia roll-out is targeting “hundreds of venues” across Java (hope to collateral city Jakarta) and Bali over a subsequent twelve months. Google marked it is operative with use providers CBN and FiberStar to move a thought to life.Google also added a data-friendly YouTube Go app to Indonesia.
- ___________ Scientists have done research that delicate mosses found on rocks and trees in cities around the world could prove a low-cost way to monitor urban pollution.
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4.Japan
As per the latest research by scientists from Japan, delicate mosses found on rocks and trees in cities around the world can be used to measure the impact of atmospheric change and could prove a low-cost way to monitor urban pollution. Researchers found that moss- the “bioindicator”– responds to pollution or drought-stress by changing shape, density or disappearing, allowing scientists to calculate atmospheric alterations. Significance of these findings: Mosses are a common plant in all cities so this method can be used in many countries. They have a big potential to be bioindicators.