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Current Affairs- August 2018

Current Affairs- August 2018

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Question 1
Which of the following countries is/are hosting the 2018 International Army Games (IAG)?
A
Iran
B
Armenia
C
Russia
D
All of the above
Question 2
Karman Kaur Thandi is associated with which sports?
A
Tennis
B
Hockey
C
Badminton
D
Basketball
Question 3
Which of the following has been awarded the ‘Marketer of the Year’ award by the International Advertising Association of India (IAAI)
A
Hindustan Unilever
B
Amul
C
LIC
D
Nestle
Question 4
Which state government has launched a smartphone distribution scheme ‘Mobile Tihar’ under the Sanchar Kranti Yojna (SKY)?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Kerala
C
Chhattisgarh
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 5
The United States has granted Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) to which South Asian country to ease export of high-tech items?
A
Maldives
B
India
C
Sri Lanka
D
Pakistan
Question 6
Which state government has approved an unemployment allowance scheme “Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam”?
A
Telangana
B
Karnataka
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Kerala
Question 7
Who has won the 2018 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix tournament?
A
Lewis Hamilton
B
Sebastian Vettel
C
Valtteri Bottas
D
Daniel Ricciardo
Question 8
NITI Aayog has launched which global mobility hackathon to crowdsource solutions for future of mobility in India?
A
Lock Hack
B
Beware Hack
C
Move Hack
D
Crowd Hack
Question 9
Which Indian golfer has won the 2018 Fiji International Golf title?
A
Gaganjeet Bhullar
B
Arjun Atwal
C
Ajeetesh Sandhu
D
Shiv Kapur
Question 10
Which country has been elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)?
A
India
B
Japan
C
Srilanka
D
Iran
Question 11
Who has been appointed the new Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?
A
Ram Sewak Sharma
B
Vikram Limaye
C
Rajan Mathews
D
D. Shivalingaiah
Question 12
Which state is hosting the ‘One District One Product’ Summit 2018?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Kerala
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Assam
Question 13
Which of the following has become the first Defence PSU to be activated on the TReDS platform?
A
Bharat Dynamics
B
Dredging Corporation of India
C
Central Electronics Limited
D
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
Question 14
he 2018 World Biodiesel Day (WBD) is observed on which date?
A
August 11
B
August 8
C
August 10
D
August 9
Question 15
What is the current number of India’s Biosphere reserves included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves?
A
8
B
9
C
10
D
11
Question 16
India’s first genetic bank for wildlife conservation has been inaugurated in which city?
A
Delhi
B
Kolkata
C
Hyderabad
D
Chennai
Question 17
Which space agency has successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe mission to touch the Sun?
A
NASA
B
NASA
C
ISRO
D
JAXA
Question 18
Who has been sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court (MHC)?
A
Aniruddha Bose
B
Mukesh R Shah
C
R Rajagopal
D
Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani
Question 19
The Postal Highway Project, for which Government of India (GoI) is providing financial support, is located in which country?
A
Afghanistan
B
Myanmar
C
Nepal
D
Sri Lanka
Question 20
Which state government has decided to observe September as the “month of nutrition” to create awareness among people living in the state?
A
Assam
B
Rajasthan
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Odisha
Question 21
At the 2018 World Hindi Conference (WHC), the Panini Language Laboratory has been gifted by Government of India (GoI) to which country?
A
Maldives
B
South Africa
C
Australia
D
Mauritius
Question 22
The International team of scientists has recently cracked the genetic code of which cultivated crop for the first time?
A
Wheat
B
Rice
C
Maize
D
Pulses
Question 23
On which date, the 2018 World Photography Day (WPD) was observed recently?
A
August 17
B
August 19
C
August 18
D
August 20
Question 24
The festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera has started in which neighboring country of India?
A
Bhutan
B
Myanmar
C
China
D
Sri Lanka
Question 25
Which state is host to the 2018 International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT)?
A
Karnataka
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Odisha
D
Assam
Question 26
Rajabhau Godse, who passed away recently, was associated with which political party?
A
INC
B
BJP
C
Shiv Sena
D
NCP
Question 27
Which country’s national team has clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship 2018?
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A
Bangladesh
B
India
C
Bhutan
D
Nepal
Question 28
Uri Avnery, who passed away recently, was the renowned journalist from which country?
A
Spain
B
Israel
C
South Africa
D
Palestine
Question 29
On which date, the 2018 World Mosquito Day (WMD) was observed recently?
A
August 20
B
August 21
C
August 18
D
August 19
Question 30
Which Indian shooter has clinched India’s 1st shooting gold at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games?
A
Abhishek Verma
B
Saurabh Chaudhary
C
Lakshay Sheron
D
Deepak Kumar
Question 31
Which of the following cities is the venue of the International Water Colour Festival 2018?
A
Bhopal
B
Ranchi
C
Patna
D
Hyderabad
Question 32
The 2018 Nallur Kantha Swamy festival has started in which neighbouring country of India?
A
Bangladesh
B
Bhutan
C
Sri Lanka
D
Nepal
Question 33
What is the India’s GDP forecast for 2018, as per Moody’s Investors Service report “Global Macro Outlook for 2018-19”?
A
7.8%
B
7.5%
C
7.6%
D
7.7%
Question 34
Which country is host to the multi-nation counter-terror exercise “SCO Peace Mission 2018”?
A
Uzbekistan
B
Russia
C
China
D
Kazakhstan
Question 35
The Government of India (GoI) has decided to lift ban on retail sale of which life saving drug from September 2018?
A
Nialamide
B
Metformin
C
Oxytocin
D
Cyclosporine
Question 36
Vijay Chavan, who passed away recently, was associated to which of the following regional cinemas?
A
Tamil
B
Marathi
C
Odia
D
Telugu
Question 37
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has launched an initiative to save cultural heritage in flood-devastated Kerala. Where is the headquarters of ICOMOS?
A
Geneva
B
Paris
C
London
D
New York
Question 38
Fouaad Mirza is related to which sports?
A
Tennis
B
Badminton
C
Sprint
D
Equestrian
Question 39
Gopal Bose, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?
A
Cricket
B
Boxing
C
Tennis
D
Chess
Question 40
Which of the following cities is the venue of the 3rd Indian Ocean Conference (IOC-2018)?
A
Colombo
B
Delhi
C
Tokyo
D
Hanoi
Question 41
The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 aims to remove discrimination and stigma attached to patients of which disease?
A
Leprosy
B
HIV
C
Typhoid
D
Cancer
Question 42
Which of the following cities is the venue of the 4th Asian electoral stakeholders forum (AESF-IV)?
A
Bangkok
B
Colombo
C
Delhi
D
Bali
Question 43
Which country’s team has won the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018?
A
Japan
B
France
C
Spain
D
Germany
Question 44
The Lakhwar multi-purpose project is associated with which river?
A
Kaveri
B
Yamuna
C
Chambal
D
Godavari
Question 45
Dutee Chand, who clinched silver in 100m women’s race at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, is belong to which state?
A
Punjab
B
Haryana
C
Odisha
D
Kerala
Question 46
The Union Cabinet has recently approved umbrella scheme “O-SMART” of Ministry of Earth Sciences. What does “O” stands here?
[A] Opacity
A
Opacity
B
Orach
C
Oilcloth
D
Ocean
Question 47
On which date, the 2018 National Sports Day (NSD) was observed recently?
A
August 27
B
August 29
C
August 28
D
August 26
Question 48
Who was officially sworn-in as the new President of Zimbabwe?
A
Robert Mugabe
B
Emmerson Mnangagwa
C
Canaan Banana
D
Constantino Chiwenga
Question 49
Which European country has sanctioned Euro 120 million soft loan to India for National Clean Ganga Mission?
A
France
B
Belgium
C
Germany
D
Spain
Question 50
Which of the following cities is the venue of the MOVE: India’s First Global Mobility Summit 2018?
A
Delhi
B
Pune
C
Chennai
D
Kolkata
Question 51
Krishna Kutir, which is in news recently, is associated with which union ministry?
A
Ministry of Home Affairs
B
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
C
Ministry of Rural Development
D
Ministry of Women & Child Development
Question 52
Which state government has organised an interactive programme “Mil -Banche” in government schools of state
A
Madhya Pradesh
B
Gujarat
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Himachal Pradesh
Question 53
Which Indian sprinter clinched gold in men’s 1500m race at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games
A
Rajiv Arokia
B
Govindan Lakshmanan
C
Manjit Singh
D
Jinson Johnson
Question 54
India has signed $346 million loan agreement with which International organisation for road improvement in Karnataka?
A
AIIB
B
ADB
C
World Bank
D
IMF
Question 55
India signed MoU with International Energy Agency (IEA) on increasing innovation for the Clean Energy Transition. Where is the headquarters of IEA?
A
Paris
B
London
C
New York
D
Geneva
Question 56
Which new ranking system has been announced by the Union Government for higher educational institutions to promote innovation?
A
ATLA
B
ATAL
C
ARGW
D
ARIIA
Question 57
Which country has took over the chairmanship of the 5th Summit of BIMSTEC?
A
Myanmar
B
Bangladesh
C
India
D
Sri Lanka
Question 58
Indian Railways has recently signed pact with which company for use of Natural Gas in railway workshops
A
ONGC
B
GAIL India
C
NTPC
D
IOCL
Question 59
India has signed $300 million agreement with which International organisation for its Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program?
A
IMF
B
World Bank
C
ADB
D
AIIB
Question 60
Which country is host to the first-ever SAARC Agriculture Cooperative Business Forum?
A
Nepal
B
India
C
Nepal
D
Bhutan
Question 61
Who has created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold?
A
Pramila Aiyappa
B
Soma Biswas
C
Swapna Barman
D
Purnima Hembram
Question 62
Who represented India at the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting 2018?
A
Ravi Shankar Prasad
B
Piyush Goyal
C
Sushma Swaraj
D
Sushma Swaraj
Question 63
Which sportsperson has clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years at the 18th Asian Games 2018
A
Shivpal Singh
B
Rakesh Babu A V
C
Sreeshankar
D
Arpinder Singh
Question 64
India has signed $375 million loan agreement with which International organisation to improve irrigation in Madhya Pradesh?
A
ADB
B
AIIB
C
World Bank
D
IMF
Question 65
Who has been appointed India’s new High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK)?
A
T.P. Seetharam
B
Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha
C
Ruchi Ghanashyam
D
Navtej Sarna
Question 66
Which Indian Naval Ship is participating in the multilateral regional maritime engagement exercise “KAKADU 2018”?
A
INS Vikramaditya
B
INS Satpura
C
INS Sahyadri
D
INS Viraat
Question 67
The World Bank will provide how much amount of loan facility to Rajasthan for improving the performance of its electricity distribution sector?
A
$450 million
B
$350 million
C
$250 million
D
$550 million
Question 68
Which IIT has recently conducted study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion?
A
IIT-Kharagpur
B
IIT-Madras
C
IIT-Bombay
D
IIT-Delhi
Question 69
The Union Cabinet has recently approved umbrella scheme “O-SMART” of Ministry of Earth Sciences. What does “O” stands here?
A
Opacity
B
Orach
C
Oilcloth
D
Ocean
Question 70
Which of the following Indian sprinters has achieved a rare one-two in men’s 800m at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games?
A
Jinson Johnson and Muhammed Anas
B
Govindan Lakshmanan and Dharun Ayyasamy
C
Rajiv Arokia and Manjit Singh
D
Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson
Question 71
Which technological giant has launched Project Navlekha to help Indian vernacular news publishers to take their content online?
A
Infosys
B
Google
C
Facebook
D
Wipro
Question 72
Which country to host the 2019 Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships?
A
India
B
Bhutan
C
North Korea
D
Sri Lanka
Question 73
Who has been conferred Praful Bidwai memorial award for 2018 ?
A
Medha Patkar
B
Vandana Shiva
C
Ulka Mahajan
D
Vandana Shiva
Question 74
ISRO is planning to use which launch vehicle to send Gaganyan in space by 2022?
A
GSLV Mk-V
B
GSLV Mk-II
C
GSLV Mk-III
D
GSLV Mk-IV
Question 75
On which date, the 2018 National Sports Day (NSD) was observed recently?
A
August 27
B
August 29
C
August 28
D
August 26
Question 76
Who is the head of the newly formed Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC)?
A
Subhash Kak
B
Baba Kalyani
C
K Vijay Raghavan
D
Sangamitra Bandopadhyay
Question 77
Who was officially sworn-in as the new President of Zimbabwe?
A
Robert Mugabe
B
Emmerson Mnangagwa
C
Canaan Banana
D
Constantino Chiwenga
Question 78
Which Indian economist has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNE
A
Nikhil Seth
B
Atul Khare
C
Rahguram Rajan
D
Satya S Tripathi
Question 79
Ravinder Kumar Singhal, who has successfully completed the Ironman triathlon, is from which state?
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Odisha
D
Maharashtra
Question 80
Who became the first-ever Indian javelin-thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal?
A
Shivpal Singh
B
Neeraj Chopra
C
Parsa Singh
D
Arjun Meghwal
Question 81
Which Indian-origin personality has been selected as Asia Society’s Game Changer of the Year for 2018?
A
Guruswamy Jayraman
B
Shand Panesar
C
Indra Nooyi
D
Sanjeev Gupta
Question 82
Mizzima Media Group, which was recently in news, is a company of which country?
A
Italy
B
Japan
C
Myanmar
D
Sri Lanka
Question 83
The recently signed MoU between Integrated Defence Staff and which organization aims to set up telemedicine nodes for soldiers in high-altitude areas?
A
VSSC
B
ISRO
C
BARC
D
DRDO
Question 84
India’s first-ever test flight powered by biojet fuel was successfully conducted by which airline?
A
Air India
B
SpiceJet
C
Vistara
D
JetLite
Question 85
Which of the following is the India’s only aircraft carrier to have marine hydraulic system?
A
INS Sahyadri
B
INS Vikrant
C
INS Vikramaditya
D
INS Satpura
Question 86
Which of the following cities is the venue of the 3rd Indian Ocean Conference (IOC-2018)?
A
Colombo
B
New Delhi
C
Tokyo
D
Hanoi
Question 87
Who heads the committee on review of penal provisions of Company Act 2013 which recently submitted final report to government?
A
Uday Kotak
B
Injeti Srinivas
C
Ajay Bahl
D
K V R Murty
Question 88
Who has become the first-ever Indian shuttler to enter a badminton final at the Asian Games?
A
PC Thulasi
B
Saina Nehwal
C
Kidambi Srikanth
D
PV Sindhu
Question 89
The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 aims to remove discrimination and stigma attached to patients of which disease?
A
Leprosy
B
HIV
C
Typhoid
D
Cancer
Question 90
The 2nd Young Superintendent of Police Conference 2018 will be organized by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D). Where is the headquarters
A
Lucknow
B
Delhi
C
Patna
D
Bhopal
Question 91
Who is the author of the book “The Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma That Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni”?
A
Nuwan Kulasekara
B
Vijaya Kumar
C
Jagdish Singh Rajput
D
Bharat Sundaresan
Question 92
Which city to host the 3rd edition of Kabira festival 2018?
A
Delhi
B
Mathura
C
Varanasi
D
Udaipur
Question 93
Which city is hosting the men’s team event of the World Junior Squash Championships 2018?
A
Chennai
B
Kolkata
C
Hyderabad
D
Kochi
Question 94
Who has won the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix tournament?
A
Kimi Raikkonen
B
Sebastian Vettel
C
Valtteri Bottas
D
Lewis Hamilton
Question 95
The 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas 2018 has celebrated on which date?
A
July 25
B
July 26
C
July 24
D
July 28
Question 96
Who has been declared as the best male athlete in the 15th National Youth Athletics Championships 2018?
A
Jaydeep Rathod
B
Jaydeep Rathod
C
Dhanvir Singh
D
V.A. Shashikanth
Question 97
In which state, acid attack victims have been included under disability and will be eligible to get all benefits as per Disabilities Act 2016?
A
Rajasthan
B
Odisha
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Assam
Question 98
Which state government has recently decided to set up a separate directorate for the Divyangs?
A
Kerala
B
Punjab
C
Haryana
D
Assam
Question 99
The Langshiang Falls is located in which state?
A
Tripura
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Meghalaya
D
Meghalaya
Question 100
Fakhar Zaman, who has become the fastest player to score 1000 ODI runs, is belong to which country?
A
Bangladesh
B
Australia
C
Pakistan
D
South Africa
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