AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily current affairs quiz August 27,2017 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.
- Name of the State Government has to set up Eco-Park in Rajouri district.
2.Jammu & Kashmir
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Jammu & Kashmir
The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to set up an Eco-Park on over 34 acres of land retrieve from encroachers in the state’s Rajouri district announced on 25th of Aug 2017.The park is a first-of-its-kind project in the region. It will have a botanical garden, a cactus garden, a cafeteria and other amenities.The project has been planned under the convergence of local resources and it is expected to be completed by end of 2017.About, 34 acres of land has been included in the Eco- Park project will come up at the Kandi belt of Rajouri.
- In which place of India American Ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived as part of Defense cooperation?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1.Goa
American Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived in Goa on 24th Aug 2017 as part of defense cooperation between the two countries. It is the American Ship USS Pearl Harbor first visit to India.USS Pearl Harbor is a Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship with a crew of over 700 sailors and marines.The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), which is one of seven marine expeditionary units of the US Marine Corps, has also come to Goa as part of the trip.
The sailors and marines of Pearl Harbor were looking to strengthen the US Navy’s long-standing partnership with the Indian Navy.
- Who launches BEML’s ultra modern metro manufacturing facility?
2. Nitin Gadkari
3. Sushri Uma Bharati
4. Arun Jaitley
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. Arun Jaitley
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has launched BEML’s third Line Ultra Modern Metro Manufacturing Facility announced on 26th Aug 2017. It has been launched to enhance the production of metro cars for the forthcoming metro projects in India.Jaitley also inaugurated the indigenously designed and developed biggest ever diesel excavator BE1800D and crawler dozer BD475-1 and T-72 hull.It has been designed for fitting into tanks, at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) unit of Bharath Earth Movers Limited.
The contract is scheduled to be completed by December, 2018.
- Which state forest dept deploys excavators to evict illegal encroachers from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary?
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Assam
Assam forest department deployed around 10000 security and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel, 20 elephants and 20 excavators to evict 1400 families that have been encroaching upon Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the northeastern fringe of Guwahati. The sanctuary is spread over 78.64 sq km.As a precautionary measure against possible protest by the encroachers, a huge contingent of police, forest and security forces personnel have also deployed at Batahghuli area of the sanctuary where the eviction process has started.The Guwahati High Court on 2nd August had given the state government a month’s time to clear the encroachers.
- Which entity gets green nod for Rs1,130 crore Sports Village project in Greater Noida?
1.SPAN Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd.
2. SunTec Business Solutions[
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4.supertech
Supertech has received green nod for developing a sports-centric housing project in Greater Noida. It would have an investment cost of Rs1,130 croreThe 62-acre project will be developed in Sector 27 of Greater Noida (west), known as Noida Extension.The proposed residential project ‘Sports Village’ will be launched during Diwali this year and will be completedin four years.The Union Environment Ministry has given its clearance (EC) to the proposed ‘Sports Village project’ after taking into account the recommendations of its expert panel.
- Where will be the first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Gurugram
The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders takes place in Gurugram
The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place in Gurugram on 22nd Aug 2017.Under this beauty peageant total 1500 participants fought it out to make it to the top 16.Auditions were held in Delhi, Mumbai and Manipur.At the final event, 16 contestants from Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Karnataka and other states will compete to win the Miss Transqueen India title.
- Who is the winner of Miss Transqueen India 2017?
3. Nitasha Biswas
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Nitasha Biswas
Nitasha Biswas, a trans woman who hails from Kolkata, was named the first Miss Transqueen India in Gurgaon or Gurugram. Loiloi from Manipur bagged the first runner-up position and Ragasya from Chennai was crowned the second runner-up.
- US imposes financial sanctions on which country?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Venezuela
The US has imposed“strong” financial sanctions on Venezuela, barring banks from any new deals with the government announced on 25th AUG 2017.US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing “strong, new financial sanctions” on Venezuela.The sanctions restrict trading of Venezuelan bonds sold by the government in the American financial markets to raise money.
The president’s new action prohibits dealings in new debt and equity issued by the government of Venezuela and its state oil company
- Name of the country which bans transgender recruits from military on 25th Aug 2017.
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. US
President Donald Trump has formally signed a presidential memo directing the Pentagon to ban transgender people from joining the US military announced on 25th Aug 2017.The Obama administration in June 2016 had changed longstanding policy, declaring that troops could serve openly as transgender individuals and set a July 2017 deadline for determining whether transgender people could be allowed to enter the military.The presidential memo directs the secretaries of defense and homeland security (which oversees the US Coast Guard) to put forward a plan to implement the new policy by February 21, 2018 which should be put in place on March 23, 2018.
- Under which act the Government initiate insolvency resolution process to recover bad loans by giving authorize to RBI?
1.Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act
2. Banker’s Books Evidence Act
3. Banking Regulation Act
4. Indian Trusts Act
5. Limitation Ac
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Banking Regulation Act
The government has find a way to initiate insolvency resolution process to recover bad loans by giving authorize to RBI through Banking Regulation (Amendment) Act.The banking sector is burdened with non-performing assets (NPAs) of over Rs 8 lakh crore, of which Rs 6 lakh crore is with public sector banks (PSBs).The RBI had identified 12 accounts each having more than Rs 5,000 crore of outstanding loans and accounting for 25 per cent of total NPAs of banks for immediate referral for resolution under the bankruptcy law.The RBI can specify authorities or committees to advise banks on resolution of stressed assets. The members on the committees will be appointed or approved by the RBI.
- Which one of the following island is world’ least people visited country in 2016?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. Tuvalu
According to a report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), The island of Tuvalu was the least visited country in 2016.The report said 2,000 people visited Tuvalu in 2016, while 1,000 people visited the country in 2014. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is 4.6 metres above sea level and has a population of 11,000 people..Polynesian atoll, only two hours north of Fiji, has not been able to attract many tourists to its region.According to the reports, only 2000 people visited the islets of Tuvalu in 2016, up from 1000 in 2014.
- Tata Sons names whom as Chief Economist & Head of Policy Advocacy?
2. Roopa Purushothaman
3. Arun Bhattacharya
4. Sharad Kumar
5. Pankaj Patel
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Roopa Purushothaman
Tata Sons has appointed Roopa Purushothaman as Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy who will join the group with effect from 1st Sep 2017.Purushothaman joins Tata Sons from Everstone Capital, where she was leading the research function.In her role, Purushothaman will drive macro-economic research and all policy and advocacy initiatives as relevant to the businesses of the Tata group.Before that, she was with Goldman SachsInternational as Vice President & Global Economist.Purushothaman graduated from Yale University, and has a post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics.
- NPCI approves Spice Digital’s operation under which Payment System?
1.Bharat Bill Payment System
2. Electronic Payment and Settlement Systems
3. Immediate Payment Service
4. Channels of e-payments
5. Electronic Clearing Service
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1.Bharat Bill Payment System
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given an approval to Spice Digital Ltd. for processing bill payments under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) as a Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) announced on 26th Aug 2017.The BBPS will allow the users to use a single website or outlet to pay all their monthly or repetitive bills such as mobile phone and electricity.
According to the Digital Payments 2020 report by Google and Boston Consulting Group, non-cash contribution in the consumer payments segment will double to 40%.Since January, 2017 the Bharat bill payment market has grown by nearly 70 times in over six months.
- NASA rockets to create glowing artificial clouds and One rocket will carry a substance called___________ which will form the white artificial clouds that glow in the night sky.
2.tri- sodium perborate
4.tri- hydrogen fluoride
5.tri- aluminium fluoride
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1.tri-methyl aluminium
NASA rocket mission is set to create white artificial clouds that will glow in the night sky. It has been created to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication and technology systems.The artificial clouds will be visible to residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands during two rocket flights to occur between 29th August and 9th September.One rocket will carry a substance called tri-methyl aluminium (TMA), which will form the white artificial clouds that glow in the night sky.The first rocket launched a two-stage 47-foot long Black Brant IX rocket, will carry and release both TMA and lithium.The release of the lithium vapours is not visible to the naked-eye but can be viewed with special cameras on the ground.The clouds are expected to be visible for about 30 minutes.
- Who has announced the first edition of Rural Games or Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be started from Delhi announced on 26th Aug 2017?
1.Narendra Singh Toma
2. Radha Mohan Singh
3. Prakash Javadekar
4. Vijay Goel
5. Ramvilas Paswan
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. Vijay Goel
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel has announced that the first edition of Rural Games or Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be started from Delhi announced on 26th Aug 2017.It will take place between 28th August to 3rd September 2017.The Rural Games will aim at popularising the domestic games like wrestling, athletics etc.t will also include fun games like Matka Race, Tug of War for senior citizens to add the fun element in the games.
- Who becomes the first player to score 350 La Liga goals?
1. Lionel Messi
3. Luis Suarez
5. Sergio Aguero
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Lionel Messi
Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi became the first player to pass 350 goals in La Liga history announced on 27th of Aug 2017.Leo went on to score one more goal in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Alaves, bringing his all-time league tally up to 351.The Argentine scored twice against Alaves to take his total to a stunning 351.Messi has scored 274 goals of those goals with his left foot and 63 with his right.
iv.Messi’s best goal tally for a session came in 2011/2012 when he netted 50 goals in 37 appreances.
v.Messi, who has played 384 league matches, is now 66 goals ahead from Cristiano Ronaldo.