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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 1. Under the Land Border Agreement how many enclaves have been physically transferred between India and Bangladesh a 152 b 162 c 172 d 182 Answer b 162 Enclaves. Under the historic exchange 51 Bangladeshi enclaves merged with India while 111 Indian enclaves from West Bengal Assam Tripura Meghalaya and Mizoram merged with Bangladesh. 2. Name the Cricketer who has been presented the Arjuna Award by the Sports Minister. a Ashik Dinda b Ravichandran Ashwin c Yousuf Pathan d Ashish Nehra Answer b Ravichandran Ashwin. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been presented the Arjuna Award by India’s Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi. Ashwin was not present during the award Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29 2014 when he was conferred the award as he was a part of the India ODI team which was touring England at that time. 3. Name the South African bowler who has recently claimed his 400 th Test Wicket. a Ab de Villiers b Hasim Amla c JP Duminy d Dale Steyn Answer d Dale Steyn. Dale Steyn became the 13th bowler to join the 400-wicket club in Test cricket. Shaun Pollock 421 is the only other South African to have taken 400 Test scalps. 2 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 4. What is NISAR Mission a Mission of SAARC Countries b Mission to reach Neptune c Mission of ISRO and NASA d National Investigative Statistics on Academic Research Answer c Mission of ISRO and NASA. ISRO and NASA are jointly working on the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar NISAR mission to codevelop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite. 5. What is India’s rank among the high Tuberculosis prevalence countries a 12 b 13 c 14 d 15 Answer c 14. India ranks 14th among 22 high Tuberculosis burden countries globally and the country has 2.6 million cases of Tuberculosis as per the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2014. 6. Who has been appointed as new Railway Board Secretary a Ganga Ram Agarwal b Ram Mohan Singh c Abhiskek Chatterjee d Vinoth Mishra Answer a Ganga Ram Agarwal. Ganga Ram Agarwal has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Railway Board. Ganga ram Agarwal succeeded PC Gajpiyae who has attained the age of superannuation. 3 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 7. What is the helpline number for Medical Emergency in Trains a 131 b 133 c 138 d 141 Answer c 138. Train passengers can contact helpline by dialing number 138 through their mobile phones in case of medical emergency. All passengers trains will be provided with First Aid Boxes containing essential drugs medicines and dressing materials. 8. Wildlife researchers have discovered new frog species called Indirana Salekari in a Kerala b Arunachal Pradesh c Tamil Nadu d Goa Answer d Goa. The discovered species has been christened as ‘Indirana Salelkari’ after Netravali Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar for his contribution to conservation of wildlife. 9. Prabhroop Sekhon who won two Golds in Special Olympic Games is associated with a Archery b Swimming c Golf d Roller Skating Answer d Roller Skating. India’s 14 year old Prabhroop Sekhon has won two gold medals in the Special Olympics World Summer Games held at Los Angeles US. He won the medals in 300 metre and 500 metre Roller Skating event. 4 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 10. India’s first Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System IUHDSS has been commissioned in a Goa b Kerala c West Bengal d Maharashtra Answer b Kerala Kochi 11. Ranveer Singh Saini who won Gold Medal at Special Olympics World Games is associated with which of the following game a Archery b Table Tennis c Roller Skating d Golf Answer d Golf. Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini created history by becoming the first Indian to win a Gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The 14-year-old autistic golfer achieved the feat in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event. 12. The recently approved Consumer Protection Bill 2015 seeks to replace Consumer Protection Act _____. a 1985 b 1986 c 1987 d 1988 Answer b 1986. The Union Cabinet has approved Consumer Protection Bill 2015 in order deal with the growing concern over the safety of consumer products and services. The new bill seeks to replace Consumer Protection Act 1986 in order to deal with consumer protection and safety. 5 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 13. India and _______ hold first ever meet at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh. a Pakistan b China c Afghanistan d Bhutan Answer b China. For the first time ever the Chinese People’s Liberation Army PLA has hosted an Indian Army delegation in the Daulat Beg Oldie DBO area along the Line of Actual Control LAC in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir. 14. Rajat Chauhan is associated with which of the following sport a Badminton b Tennis c Archery d Shooting Answer c Archery. Rajat Chauhan earned India’s first-ever individual medal in the World Archery Championships when the compound marksman bagged a silver after going down to home favourite Stephan Hansen in the final. 15. AYUSH is associated with Ministry of a Tourism b Dairy Development c Health and Family Welfare d Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Answer c Health and Family Welfare. The Government has considered setting up a structured central regulatory regime for AYUSH drugs. In this regard the current proposal is to have a vertical structure for AYUSH in the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization CDSCO. 6 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 16. Kanwar Teerth Yatra is related to which of the following Lord a Lord Vishnu b Lord Shiva c Goddess Maha Kaali d Lord Vinayaka Answer b Lord Shiva. The Kanwar Teerth Yatra the biggest yatra of north India formally began today the first day of the sacred month of Sawan of the Hindu calendar. Lakhs of Shiva devotees popularly called Kanwarias have started going back to their destinations carrying holy Ganga Jal water in decorated Kanwars bamboo structures. 17. Which city has been selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics a Moscow b Glasgow c Almaty d Beijing Answer d Beijing. Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics Games. International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing which hosted the Summer Games in 2008 had been chosen ahead of Almaty in Kazakshtan at the 128th IOC session 18. GOI has decided to infuse ____________ crore in Public Sector Banks. a 10000 b 20000 c 30000 d 40000 Answer b Rs 20000 Crore. Government of India has decided to infuse about Rs 20000 crore in public sector banks by September 2015. Of the total infusion Rs 10000 crore capital would be provided to weak PSU banks. Government is also hopeful that Non-performing assets of PSU banks will improve in next two quarters. 7 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 19. Who takes over as the Vice Chief of Army Staff a Lt Gen Guru Charan Singh b Lt Gen MMS Rai c Lt Gen Suresh Tyagi d Lt Gen Chandrasekhar Gupta Answer b Lt Gen MMS Rai. Lt Gen MMS Rai has been appointed as the Vice Chief of Army Staff. Rai replaced Lt Gen Philip Campose who got superannuated. 20. Air Exercise Indradhanush is associated with India and _____. a Germany b France c Italy d United Kingdom Answer d United Kingdom. Indo-UK bilateral Air Exercise Indradhanush between Indian Air Force IAF and British Royal Air Forces RAF has been concluded. The Exercise Indradhanush started in Britain on 21 July 2015. 21. Joshna Chinappa is associated with a Badminton b Tennis c Squash d Swimming Answer c Squash. India’s star player Joshna Chinappa won the squash title in the 15000 US Dollar Victorian Open WSA Event in Melbourne. Joshna defeated second seeded Line Hansen of Denmark. It is Joshna’s tenth WSA title the last being the Richmond Open title win in April 2014. 8 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 22. Which country has set up the World’s Largest Mosquito factory to fight Dengue a Japan b USA c China d South Korea Answer c China. China has set up the world’s largest mosquito factory in northwestern Guangzhou province to tackle dengue fever by releasing one million sterilised mosquitoes every week in a bid to dilute their population with insects that don’t carry the disease. 23. Which game was officially recognised as an Olympic Sport by International Olympic Committee a Chess b Kabaddi c Wrestling d Flying Disc Answer d Flying Disc. The sport of flying disc was officially recognized as an Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee IOC on 2nd August 2015. 24. CERN has formally conferred it’s Associate Membership to a Bangladesh b Pakistan c Iran d Sri Lanka Answer b Pakistan. Pakistan was formally conferred Associate Membership status by European Organisation for Nuclear Research also known as CERN. The only other country which has the Associate Membership status is Turkey. 9 | P ag e WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 25. Which Indian city will host second edition meeting of Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation FIPIC on 21 August 2015 a Gandhi Nagar b Varanasi c New Delhi d Jaipur Answer d Jaipur Rajasthan. The meeting will be attended by the heads of 14 island nations from Indo-Pacific oceanic region. 26. Lynn Anderson who passed away recently was a famous a Tennis Player b Musician c Novelist d Journalist Answer b Musician. United States country singer Lynn Anderson passed away due to heart attack at the age of 67. She was best known for her 1971 worldwide hit I Never Promised You a from Rose Garden. 27. Name the sports person who has been recommended for Rajiv Ghel Ratna 2015 a Saina Nehwal b Sania Mirza c Deepika Pallikal d Joshna Chinappa Answer b Sania Mirza. Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recommended name of Indian Tennis legend Sania Mirza for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2015. 10 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 28. The Aadi Perukku Festival is associated with which Indian State a Kerala b Tamil Nadu c Karnataka d Telangana Answer b Tamil Nadu. 29. A business forum of BRICS nations will be held here for the first time in a Shanghai b Moscow c Beijing d Dubai Answer d Dubai. 30. _________ has been named title sponsor of Ind-Lanka Test series. a Cricinfo b Cricbuzz c Cricmania d Cricnews Answer b Cricbuzz. Cricbuzz one of the leading cricket news and information destinations on web and mobile has been named as the title sponsor for the upcoming India-Sri Lanka Test series. 31. The International Military Games are being held in a China b Russia c Germany d France Answer b Russia. 11 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 32. HDFC bank has tied up with ___________ for cobranded credit card. a Flipkart b Sanpdeal c Amazon d eBay Answer b Snapdeal. Indias second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank and online marketplace Snapdeal jointly launched co branded e-commerce credit card. 33. As per TRAI’s notification what is the toll free number to activate or deactivate mobile internet service a 1920 b 1925 c 1930 d 1935 Answer b 1925. TRAI has asked all telecom companies to keep subscribers informed of all important stages of data usage. TRAI has mandated the telecom operators to provide toll free number ‘1925’ from September 1 to activate or deactivate mobile internet service either by making a call on the number and following instruction or by sending a SMS. 33. Lukoskin a new medicine developed by DRDO is for a Eczema b Proriasis c Atopic Dermatitis d Vitiligo Answer d Vitiligo. Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO has developed a poly-herbal medicine for the treatment of leucoderma white patches on skin. Leucoderma is also known as Vitiligo. 12 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 34. ________ becomes the first company to receive license from DRDO to make Lakshya. a Tata b Larsen and Toubro c Hindustan Aeronautics d Reliance Answer b Larsen and Toubro. Larsen and Toubro LT is the first company to receive license to make Lakshya a pilotless target aircraft. The company will be the prime supplier of the upgraded digital version to the armed forces and can also export it to friendly countries with prior government approval. 35. Name the country which is not associated with the TAPI Project a Afghanistan b Pakistan c India d Tajikistan Answer d Tajikistan. TurkmenGaz will lead Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India TAPI natural gas pipeline. TurkmenGaz owns largeest stake in TAPI. 36. Who has been conferred with the Lech Walesa Solidarity Prize 2015 a Nimoco Zentova b Chachino Benina c Zhanna Nemtsova d Lusuanne Angelica Answer c Zhanna Nemtsova. Russian journalist and social activist Zhanna Nemtsova has been conferred with the Lech Walesa Solidarity Prize 2015. Zhanna Nemtsova received the million-euro 1.1 million Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights. 13 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 37. Which state Assembly passes resolution on abolishing death penalty a Tamil Nadu b Kerala c Uttar Pradesh d Tripura Answer d Tripura. The Tripura Assembly has unanimously resolved to send a proposal to the Centre for abolishing death penalty and to provide imprisonment up to death in case of heinous crimes. 38. According to the Symantec Reports India has been ranked in _______ position among ransomware attacks. a Eighth b Ninth c Tenth d Fourth Answer b Ninth. India ranks ninth globally after countries like the US Japan Canada and Russia in terms of ransomware attacks. Ransomware a kind of malicious software encrypts files in a users computer and blocks access until the user pays a certain sum of money. 39. India has decided to boycott next CPU meeting which is to be held in a Sri Lanka b China c Myanmar d Pakistan Answer d Pakistan. India will boycott a Commonwealth Parliamentary Union meeting in Islamabad next month in protest against Pakistan not inviting the Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly 14 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 40. Government of India has decided to to impose _____ per cent import duty on wheat. a 10 b 12 c 14 d 12.5 Answer a 10. The government will impose an import duty of 10 per cent on wheat effective until March 31 2016 to curb shipments and liquidate poor quality grains lying in FCI godowns. 41. Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station is in a Punjab b Madhya Pradesh c Uttar Pradesh d Haryana Answer b Madhya Pradesh. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited BHEL has commissioned a 500 MW thermal unit of NTPC’s Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station STPS in Vindhyanagar Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. 42. Tendong Lho Rum Faat Festival is recently celebrated in a Meghalaya b Sikkim c Manipur d Mizoram Answer b Sikkim. An annual three days festival - Tendong Lho Rum Faat of the ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim was celebrated with traditional devotion and fanfare across Sikkim. 15 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 43. Which company has acquired Kuoni Group’s travel businesses in India and Hong Kong a TavelIndia b TravelEasy c ClearTrip d Thomas Cook Answer d Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook India Ltd has acquired Zurich based Kuoni Group’s travel businesses in India and Hong Kong for 535 crore rupees. 44. The Ashes 2015 has been won by which of the following team a England b Australia c South Africa d New Zealand Answer a England. England have won The Ashes 2015 in a glorious style and regained the Ashes. In the fourth test England took the last three Australia wickets for just 12 runs to win by a crushing innings and 78 runs. England leads the series 3-1 with one match to play. 45. Which city tops the list among the Swachh Bharat Rankings a Bengaluru b Chennai c Mysore d Kochi Answer c Mysore. According to the performance ranking released by the Ministry of Urban Development Mysore tops the list of cities in India that have met Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission’s targets in urban India. 16 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 46. “Nai Manzil” Scheme is associated with a Women Empowerment b Child Education c Poverty and Human Trafficking d Education for Minorities Answer d Education for Minorities. Union Minority Affairs Minister Dr. Najma Heptullah has launched an ambitious scheme Nai Manzil for minorities. The scheme seeks to bridge the academic and skill development gaps between madrassas passouts and their mainstream counterparts. 47. Which state has recently declared Thane creek area as Flamingo Sanctuary a Madhya Pradesh b Uttar Pradesh c Maharashtra d Gujarat Answer c Maharashtra. The Maharashtra government has declared the area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary. The area spreads around 1690 hectares which includes 896 hectares of mangroves and 794 hectares of adjacent water body. 48. Who is appointed as the Governor of Bihar a Acharya Vrat b Arvind Mishra c Vignesh Ramachandran d Ram Nath Kovind Answer d Ram Nath Kovind. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Senior BJP leader Ram Nath Kovind as the Governor of Bihar. West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi was holding additional charge of Bihar. 17 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 49. Taiwan-based Foxconn is going to set up a production facility at a Gujarat b Maharashtra c Madhya Pradesh d West Bengal Answer b Maharashtra. Taiwan-based Foxconn the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics has signed an MoU with the state government of Maharashtra to set up its manufacturing facility in the state. The company will invest 5 Billion in the next five years. 50. Which country celebrated its 50 th Independence Day in August 9’ 2015 a Bhutan b Myanmar c Sri Lanka d Singapore Answer d Singapore. Singapore has held nationwide events to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. In 50 years the former British colony has transformed itself into one of the worlds wealthiest countries. 51. Who has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh a Ram Nath Kovind b Acharya Dev Vrat c Keshri Nath Tripathi d Kalyan Singh Answer b Acharya Dev Vrat. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Educationist Acharya Dev Vrat as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh was holding the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh. 18 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 52. Under Suraksha Bandhan a gift cheque of Rs ____ will be available in bank branches. a 331 b 341 c 351 d 361 Answer c 351. The cheque will be available for purchase for Rs 351 in bank branches by persons wishing to gift them to facilitate one year payment of premium for Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana PMJJBY and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana PMSBY by the recipient. 53. India has received USD 24 Billion from _____ in last three years. a Australia b USA c Russia d European Union Answer d European Union. As per the official data India has received an impressive USD 24 billion in Foreign Direct Investment from the 28-nation bloc European Union over the last three years. 54. Kayyara Kinhanna Rai who passed away recently was a/an a Flim Maker b Football Player c Politician d Freedom Fighter Answer d Freedom Fighter. Kannada poet and freedom fighter 101-year-old Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away at his residence at Badiyadkka in Kerala. He celebrated his 100th bday on 8th June 2015. 19 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 55. On August 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit a Sweden b England c UAE d Germany Answer c UAE. Modi’s two-day trip which begins on August 16 2015 is a move to connect with the millions of Indians in the UAE by wooing the energy-rich country’s sovereign fund to invest in sectors like aviation telecom ports and road transport. 56. The Venue of Asian Youth Football 2015 is a Russia b North Korea c China d Kazakhstan Aswer b North Korea. An Indian under-12 team represented by Nagaland’s Green wood School finished second in the Asian Youth Football Festa 2015 held at Anseong South Korea. The side got the second position in their group by winning 3 out 4 matches. 57. Ravi Shankar Prasad launches mobile app Disha to aid digital literacy in _______. a Uttar Pradesh b Bihar c Tripura d Assam Answer b Bihar. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched a mobile app named Disha in Bihar. The main objective is to aid digital literacy in the state. The free app which is available on Google Play Store is expected to help people learn about computers and Internet through self learning modules. 20 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 58. Which Team has won the International Space Settlement Design Competition a Russian b American c Indian d Chinese Answer c Indian. A group of 12 students from the Amity International School has won the prestigious 20th Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition 2015 held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida USA. 59. The Citi Open Tennis Championship Men’s Title has won by a Tywin Lannister b Jon Snow c Ser Jorah d Kei Nishikori Answer d Kei Nishikori. Japan’s Kei Nishikori defeated the big-serving John Isner of United States 4-6 6-4 6-4 and won the Citi Open title in Washington DC. It is Nishikori’s third title of the season and 10th of his career. 60. Facebook set to launch online shopping festival ties up with ________. a GroupK b GroupL c GroupM d GroupN Answer c GroupM. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan social networking giant Facebook is launching an online shopping festival named Tied Together. The company has tied up with media agency GroupM and will be reportedly setting up a website between August 12 and August 29 which is during the festival. 21 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 61. __________ has tied up with Taiwan’s Foxconn to assemble smartphones in India a Micromax b Apple c Samsung d Xiaomi Answer d Xiaomi. China’s Xiaomi Inc has tied up with Taiwan’s Foxconn to start assembling phones in India. The Indian market which Xiaomi entered in July last year has fast become its second-largest market as the company’s low-priced feature-rich phones find favour with young and cost-conscious customers. 62. Which country tops the Beef Export in the World a Brazil b China c United States d India Answer d India. India again maintains its top spot as the world’s largest exporter of beef as per data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. India is followed by Brazil. 63. Hindustan Unilver’s Mercury Poisoning is associated with which place in India a Dehra Dun b Kodaikanal c Palakkad d Shimla Answer b Kodaikanal. 64. Who won the Citi Open Women’s Title 2015 a Danerys Targeryan b Cersei Lannister c Arya Stark d Sloane Stephens 22 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 Answer d Sloane Stephens. In the Women’s event Sloane Stephens won the first Women’s Tennis Association title of her career overwhelming Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-2 at the Citi Open. 65. The International Biodiesel Day is observed on a August 9 b August 10 c August 11 d August 12 Answer b August 10. 66. Phicomm is the smartphone maker based in a Japan b South Korea c China d Russia Answer c China. Phicomm a Shanghai-based smartphone maker has announced to invest around 6400 crore rupees in India by 2017. 67. The Social Security Scheme between India and _______ has finally come into force after 2 years. a Germany b United States c France d Canada Answer d Canada. The social security pact between India and Canada which was approved by Union Cabinet in 2013 comes into force after two years. 23 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 68. Michael Clarke is associated with which of the following sports a Swimming b Cricket c Football d Basketball Answer b Cricket. Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has announced his decision to retire from International Cricket after playing the ongoing Ashes series. 69. Who has been appointed as the CEO of Google a Satya Nadella b Vickram Pillai c Sundar Pichai d Narasimhan Answer c Sundar Pichai. Tamil Nadu born Sundar Pichai has been named as the CEO of Google. He has been with Google for 11 years. Mr. Pichai started at Google in 2004 where he was known as a “low- key manager” who worked on the Google toolbar and then led the launch of the market- beating Chrome browser in 2008. 70. Which bank has recently launched Saral-Rural Housing Loan Scheme a Axis Bank b ICICI Bank c SBI d HDFC Bank Answer b ICICI Bank. India’s largest private sector bank the ICICI Bank has launched scheme called ICICI Bank Saral-Rural Housing Loan scheme with a special interest rate. Customers can avail of loans to purchase or construct or renovate a home in the rural areas. 24 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 71. POSCO has signed a deal to set up a plant in a Gujarat b Madhya Pradesh c Rajasthan d Maharashtra Answer d Maharashtra. South Korean steelmaker POSCO has signed an agreement with Shree Uttam Steel and Power to set up a 3 million tonne-per-year integrated steel plant in Maharashtra. 72. Name the Indian Professor who has been elected as one of the fellows of The Royal Society a Akil Gupta b Prakash Manji c Ajay Sood d Alok Jain Answer c Ajay Sood. Professor Ajay Sood from the Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Science IISc has been elected as one of the fellows of The Royal Society. 73. Name the sportsperson to be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015 a Virat Kohli b Saina Nehwal c Sania Mirza c Deepika Palligal Answer c Sania Mirza. Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza’s name has been approved for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by a 12-member selection committee. It should be noted that the sports ministry had earlier recommended to forward her name to the committee. 25 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 74. As per the recent research Indian Smart Phone market will overtake US by a 2016 b 2017 c 2018 d 2019 Answer b 2017. According to the report by a research firm IDC smartphone market in India grew 44 to 26.5 million units in the June quarter. By 2017 it is expected that India will overtake USA to be the second largest smartphone market globally. 75. Bhalchandra Pendharkar who passed away recently was a a Novelist b Politician c Historian d Stage Actor Answer d Stage Actor. Veteran Marathi stage actor singer and drama producer Bhalchandra Pendharkar has died at the age of 94 due to prolonged illness. Pendharkar was affectionately known as Anna and gained immense popularity through his play Duritanche Timir Javo. 76. Who has been conferred with Saraswati Samman Award 2014 by President Pranab Mukherjee a Kalyan Das b Aashish Vidhyarthi c Veerappa Moily d Achudhananthan Answer c Veerappa Moily. President Pranab Mukherjee has presented the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2014 to Congress leader M.Veerappa Moily for his epic “Sri RamayanaMahanveshanam” written in Kannada. 26 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 77. Aricent has recently acquired ___________ for Rs 1100 crore. a Qualcomm b Foxcomm c SmartPlay d DigiPlay Answer c SmartPlay. US product engineering firm Aricent has acquired Bengaluru-based chip design services company SmartPlay for Rs 1100 crore 180 million one of the biggest acquisitions in the semiconductor space in India. Its also Aricents fifth and the biggest ever acquisition in India. 78. The US based daily deals company Groupon Inc has been rebranded as a Nearbuy b Quickbuy c Dailybuy d Daybuy Answer a Nearbuy. The US-based daily deals company Groupon Inc. is ceding control in its Indian arm to promoters led by local top executives and private equity investor Sequoia. The unit will be renamed Nearbuy. 79. Bronte Campbell is associated with which of the following game a Tennis b Hockey c Swimming d Ice Skating Answer c Swimming. Australias Bronte Campbell won the womens 50m freestyle final at the world swimming championships Kazan Russia and completed the sprint double as Australia finished the meet with seven gold medals. 27 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 80. Which country has recently restarted its nuclear reactor after 4 years a Germany b France c Italy d Japan Answer d Japan. A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. 81. Who has been named as the Captain of Australian team for England Series a Michael Clarke b Steven Smith c David Warner d George Bailey Answer b Steven Smith. Steven Smith has been named as the captain of a refreshed Australia one-day side for the upcoming limited overs series against England and Ireland. Australia will be without the services of veterans Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke who have announced their retirement from the ODIs. 82. Anirban Lahiri is associated with which of the following game a Badminton b Golf c Snooker d Chess Answer b Golf. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri won the star-studded Long Drive Competition at the Whistling Straits in the traditional event preceding the PGA Championships the fourth and final Major of the year. 28 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 83. Who is the Author of the book “Indias Look East Policy And The Northeast” a Amith Rohtagi b Rohit Chandrasekar c Thongkholal Haokip d Pranab Mukherjee Answer c Thongkholal Haokip. Published by Sage the book is written by Thongkholal Haokip Assistant Professor of political science at Presidency University Kolkata. 84. The Netravali wildlife sanctuary is in a Kerala b Karnataka c Goa d Andaman and Nicobar Islands Answer c Goa. A new leaping frog species has been discovered on the edge of the Netravali wildlife sanctuary in Goa by a group of city scientists. The Netravali Leaping Frog Indirana salelkari is the 12th species in the Indirana genus. 85. Government of India has approved the setting up of All India Institute of Ayurveda AIIA at a Kolkata b Mumbai c Tiruvanandhapuram d New Delhi Answer d New Delhi. The government of India has approved the setting up of All India Institute of Ayurveda AIIA for imparting MD and Ph.D level education in the traditional medicine at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi. 29 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 86. The Prem Bhatia Award is associated with a Stage Drama b Poetry c Journalism d Kannada Music Answer c Journalism. The Prem Bhatia Award instituted in the memory of one of the most eminent journalists of his era are given to two “exceptional journalists” every year. Hindu’s Suhasini Haidar and Times of India journalist Priyanka Kakodkar are this year winners. 87. Which of the following is not an Indirect Tax a Corporation Tax b Value Added Tax c Expenditure Tax d Excise Duty Answer a Corporation Tax. According to the data released by the ministry of finance indirect tax collections grew 39.1 per cent. Indirect collection stood at Rs 56739 crore as against Rs 40802 in the corresponding month last year. 88. What is GCF a Global Climate Federation b Green Co-Efficient c Green Climate Fund d Global Green Fund Answer c Green Climate Fund. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development NABARD has been accredited by the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund GCF as an implementing entity for undertaking climate change related projects in India. 30 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 89. GOI has signed an agreement with ___________ for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Projects. a IMF b UN c EU d World Bank Answer d World Bank. The Government of India and the World Bank have signed financing agreements worth USD 104 million and USD 308.40 million for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-I NCRPM-I and NCRPM-II respectively. 90. Name the country which has announced cuts to the Green House emissions by 26-28 percent of 2005 levels by 2030 a Germany b Italy c France d Australia Answer d Australia. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced cuts to the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Australia the world’s largest exporter of coal and iron ore will cut emissions by 26-28 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. 91. Shiv Nadar is associated with a CTS b TCS c HCL d Accenture Answer c HCL. According to Forbes’ tech billionaires list there are just two Indians in the top 100. They are Azim Premji of Wipro and Shiv Nadar of HCL Technologies. 31 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 92. ____________ has awarded a sum of Rs 1200 crore contract to Chinese firm Huawei for modernising and managing its network in India. a AirTel b Reliance c Uninor d Vodafone Answer c Uninor. 93. Pankaj Advani is associated with a Archery b Snooker c Chess d None of the above Answer b Snooker. India’s star Snooker player Pankaj Advani has clinched his 13th world title by outplaying the Chinese player Yan Bingtao 6-2 in the World 6-Red Snooker Championship held in Karachi. 94. The sale of aspirin and ibuprofen without prescription has been banned in a Gujarat b Madhya Pradesh c Delhi d Punjab Answer c Delhi. The Delhi government has ordered a ban on the sale of all blood-thinning medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen without prescription in the national capital. Doctors have welcomed the decision as these drugs could cause harm to dengue patients 32 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 95. Which Continent is celebrating one year without Polio a Asia b Africa c Europe d South America Answer b Africa. Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio. The last recorded case on the continent was in Somalia in August 11 2014. The UN children’s agency UNICEF which plays a key role in polio vaccinations. 96. Balbir Singh Sr Hockey Foundation has been launched in a Jaipur b Mohali c Varanasi d Kolkata Answer b Mohali. Balbir Singh Senior Hockey Foundation was launched in Mohali with the legendary player himself donating the entire amount of Rs. 30 lakh which he had got from Hockey India this year. 97. The CCEA has approved how many crores for strengthening drug regulatory system a Rs 1550 Crore b Rs 1650 Crore c Rs 1750 Crore d Rs 1850 Crore Answer c Rs 1750 Crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs CCEA chaired by the PM Modi has approved the proposal for strengthening the drug regulatory system at a total cost of Rs.1750 crore with in three years. 33 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 98. Government has planning to how much percentage stake in Coal India Limited a 5 b 10 c 13 d 15 Answer b 10. The Government of India is aiming to sell a 10 percent stake valued at around 3.7 billion in top coal miner Coal India Ltd through a stock market auction. 99. What is the Capital of Turkey a Istanbul b Konya c Antalya d Ankara Answer d Ankara. The United States’ warplanes have carried out their first air strikes on ISIS in Syria after taking off from a Turkish base. It is the first time that manned US fighter jets had carried out raids after taking off from Turkey’s strategically located Incirlik base. 100. An International Climate Office on Variability and Predictability would be set up in a Varanasi b Ahmadabad c Pune d Jaipur Answer c Pune. An International Climate Office on Variability and Predictability would be set up in Pune. The main objective to to implement intra-seasonal seasonal and inter-annual variability and predictability of monsoon systems. An agreement has already been signed between Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology IITM and World Climate Research Programme Geneva. 34 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 101. Who has been invited to become the Grand Marshall and guest of honour at the prestigious New York India Day Parade 2015 a Priyanka Chopra b Amitabh Bachchan c Parineeti Chopra d Aishwarya Rai Answer c Parineeti Chopra. 102. Who has been elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India GFI a Mahohar Kapoor b Sudhakar Shetty c Murai Reddy d Jayaram Naidu Answer b Sudhakar Shetty. Maharashtra’s Sudhakar Shetty has been elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India GFI. He succeeds Jaspal Singh Kandhari. 103. Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between the India and _____ for the construction of a petroleum products pipeline a Bhutan b Myanmar c Nepal d Sri Lanka Answer c Nepal. The pipeline will be from Raxaul India to Amlekhgunj Nepal. 35 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 104. Recently China has signed an agreement with ______ for its Economic Corridor a Bangladesh b Pakistan c Sri Lanka d Myanmar Answer b Pakistan. China and Pakistan have signed agreements worth 1.6 billion to implement the China Pakistan Eocnomic Corridor or CPEC project. The agreements were signed at Karamay city in Xinjiang province. 105. Which bank has recently launched multi-currency contactless card with Visa a ICICI b HDFC c Axis d SBI Answer c Axis Bank. Axis Bank will upgrade close to about one-fourth or 50000 of its point of sale PoS machines so that they can accept debit and credit card payments from contactless cards. The bank launched contactless multi-currency forex cards in partnership with Visa -the payments gateway company. 106. GOI has sanctioned 1500-MW ultra mega solar power park for a Andhra Pradesh b Madhya Pradesh c Uttar Pradesh d Arunachal Pradesh Answer a Andhra Pradesh. The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy has sanctioned a 1500-MW ultra mega solar power park for development in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. 36 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 107. Who has been appointed as MD and CEO of LT Infotech a Sanjay Jalona b Manoj Chawla c Preethi Nandagopalan d Swetha Mishra Answer a Sanjay Jalona. 108. Indian Railways has signed 4 MoUs with a Ministry of Finance b Ministry of Food Processing c Ministry of Transports d Ministry of Power and New Renewable Energy Answer d Ministry of Power and New Renewable Energy 109. Coca-cola India has signed _______ for 3-years as social ambassador. a Sachin Tendulkar b Rahul Dravid c Sourav Ganguly d Virat Kohli Answer c Sourav Ganguly. Coca-Cola India has roped in former captaun Sourav Ganguly as its social ambassador for a three-year deal ending in 2017 replacing Sachin Tendulkar whose contract ended last year. 110. Who has been elected as Chairman of the prestigious Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation a Pranav Mishra b Joy Mukherjee c Dhananjay Singh d Jethabhai Patel Answer d Jethabhai Patel. 37 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 111. World Elephant Day is observed on a August 12 b August 13 c August 14 d August 15 Answer a August 12. 112. Om Prakash Munjal who passed away recently was associated with a Maruti Groups b Hero Groups c Mahindra Groups d Ashok Leyland Answer b Hero Groups. Om Prakash Munjal chairman of Hero Cycles and founder of the Hero Group is no more. He passed away on 13th August 2015 in Ludhiana following a Cardiac Arrest. He was 86. 113. Which bank has recently launched Multi Currency Contactless card with VISA a ICICI Bank b HDFC Bank c Axis Bank d SBI Answer c Axis Bank. Axis bank has launched multi-currency contactless card or forex card in partnership with Visa -the payments gateway company. Axis Bank would be the first bank to issue multi- currency contactless cards or ‘tap and pay’ cards which can be loaded in 15 currencies. 38 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 114. PAHAL Scheme is associated with a Education b Medicines c Women Empowerment d LPG Answer d LPG. Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh PAHAL scheme is selected as the world’s largest cash transfer program by the Guinness Book of World Records. As on date 13.9 crore LPG consumers have joined the PAHAL scheme. 115. Which country has devaluated it’s currency recently a Russia b India c Germany d China Answer d China. 116. Who has been appointed as the Election Commissioner of India recently a Manoj Rastogi b Om Prakash Rawat c Akilesh Mishra d TN Tamilvaahanan Answer b Om Prakash Rawat. Om Prakash Rawat a former Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner of India. The Law Ministry states that his appointment will come into effect from the day he assumes office. 39 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 117. NTPC has signed two pacts with NSDF and NSDC for skill development training projects in Eastern states and _________. a Rajasthan b Jharkhand c Bihar d Madhya Pradesh Answer c Bihar. NTPC will give training to more than 25000 candidates in services and manufacturing sectors across under-served locations in Bihar. The MoU is for five years with a project cost of Rs 30 crore. 118. Who is the current Chairman of IRDAI a SN Gopala Krishnan b R Raja Manickam c TS Vijayan d L Manokaran Answer c TS Vijayan. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India IRDAI has allowed banks to tie up with a maximum of nine insurers from three segments —life non–life and standalone health insurers — as part of the new bancassurance guidelines. 119. Which state is taking all necessary steps to become India’s first digitally literate state by 2020 a Gujarat b Madhya Pradesh c Tamil Nadu d Kerala Answer d Kerala. 40 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 120. RBI has paid a dividend of ___________ Crore to GOI. a 55000 Crore Rupees b 66000 Crore Rupees c 77000 Crore Rupees d 61000 Crore Rupees Answer b 66000 Crore Rupees. The Reserve Bank of India has paid a dividend of nearly Rs 66000 crore to the government the highest ever from the central bank in its 80-year history and 22 more than it paid last year. 121. Which district in India has highest number of e-Toilets in schools a Varanasi b Nellore c Jaipur d Kadappa Answer b Nellore. Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh has gained the unique distinction of becoming the first district in the country with the highest number of e-toilets 461 in its schools. 122. India and _________ have decided to join hands in combating cyber crime and bolster their cyber security partnership in various strategic spheres. a Japan b Russia c Sri Lanka d United States Answer d United States. The United States is looking forward to a collaborative partnership with Indian colleagues. They want to ensure that the Internet continues to be an open interoperable global platform that enables international trade and commerce strengthens international security and fosters free expression and innovation. 41 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 123. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board PESB a Venkata Raghavan b Balaraman c Ajith Kumar Seth d Ramesh Sinha Answer c Ajith Kumar Seth. 124. Who became the first fielder in Test history to take eight catches a Suresh Raina b Virat Kohli c Steven Smith d Ajinkya Rahane Answer d Ajinkya Rahane. India’s Ajinkya Rahane became the first fielder in Test history to take eight catches achieving the feat in the ongoing first cricket match against Sri Lanka in Galle. 124. Government of India has unveiled strategy named ____________ to shake up its struggling state run banks. a Kalpaka b Indradhanush c Indraprastha d Kubera Vastha Answer b Indradhanush. Government of India has unveiled a seven-pronged revamp plan named Indradhanush to shake up its struggling state run banks. The plan includes a capital infusion of Rs 20000- crore and also hiring private sector executives for the first time to run public sector lenders. 42 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 125. State-run lender Union Bank of India has launched one new debit card and two credit cards in association with a SEBI b RuPay c Master Card d Visa Answer d Visa. State-run lender Union Bank of India has launched one new debit card and two credit cards for its customers. The card have been launched in association with Visa. The three cards are Business Debit Card Usecure Credit Card and Signature Credit Card. 126. __________ has teamed up with Andhra Pradesh government to help the state deliver low cost internet connectivity in rural areas through unused TV spectrum. a Google b Facebook c Twitter d Microsoft Answer d Microsoft. Microsoft will start the project from Srikakulam district. Microsoft is going to use a technology known as TV White Space which helps to address last-mile connectivity challenges 126. __________ has become the first historical monument in the world to have a Twitter account. a Red Fort b Qutub Minar c Taj Mahal d Rashtrapathi Bhavan Answer c Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal the symbol of true love and architectural brilliance has it’s own Twitter account. It is the first historical monument in the world which has a twitter account of its own. The Twitter Account was lauched by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akilish Yadav. 43 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 127. The VJ Day is associated with a Journalism b Environment c World War II d Invention of Jet Planes Answer c World War II. Queen Elizabeth II led celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II Victory over Japan Day or VJ Day which coincides with India’s Independence Day. 128. Amandeep Drall is associated with which of the following game a Chess b Golf c Snooker d Archery Answer b Golf. Amandeep Drall defeated Neha Tripathi and Vani Kapoor to claim her second professional title and won the 14th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Clover Greens Bengaluru. 129. How many sportspersons have been selected for Arjuna Award for this year a 15 b 16 c 17 d 18 Answer c 17. 44 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 130. Name India’s second-highest peacetime gallantry award a Prithvi Chakra b Surya Chakra c Kirti Chakra d Shaurya Chakra Answer c Kirti Chakra. Lieutenant Colonel Nectar Sanjenbam who led the assault in the wake of a rebel ambush in Manipur was awarded the Kirti Chakra India’s second-highest peacetime gallantry award. 140. Name India’s third-highest peacetime gallantry award a Vijaya Chakra b Shaurya Chakra c Veer Chakra d Drishti Chakra Answer b Shaurya Chakra. Havildar Tanka Kumar Limbu was awarded the Shaurya Chakra the third-highest peacetime gallantry award. 141. Who has been awarded the Vayu Sena medal for operating in tense conditions last year at Chumar’s Pt 4991 a Flight Lieutenant Chandra Sekaran b Flight Lieutenant Samjad Khan c Flight Lieutenant Gandikota Jagan Mohan d Flight Lieutenant Manokar Guru Charan Answer c Flight Lieutenant Gandikota Jagan Mohan. 45 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 142. Which state government has recently passes Witch Hunting Prohibition Prevention and Protection Bill 2015 a West Bengal b Assam c Arunachal Pradesh d Madhya Pradesh Answer b Assam. 143. India and ___________ have signed MoU for technical cooperation in Railway Sector. a Armenia b Belarus c Slovak Republic d Mozambique Answer c Slovak Republic 144. Dahihandi accorded with the status of Adventure Sport through a Government Resolution GR. It is a famous sport in a Odisha b Tripura c Maharashtra d Punjab Answer c Maharashtra. 145. Who becomes first Indian to enter World Badminton finals a Deepika Palligal b PV Sindhu c Archana Moorthy d Saina Nehwal Answer d Saina Nehwal. Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated local favourite Lindaweni Fanetri in 21-17 21-17 in the last-four to reach her maiden final of the Badminton World Championships in Jakarta. 46 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 146. Abhishek Verma is associated with which of the following sport a Chess b Golf c Archery d Roller Skating Answer c Archery. Abhishek Verma gave India a perfect Independence Day gift by winning the gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 3. He defeated Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran 148-145. 147. Who is the present Union Food Processing Minister a Harsimrat Kaur Badal b JP Nadda c Nejma Heptullah d Vani Srinivasan Answer a Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that all the 42 mega food parks approved by GOI will become operational by 2019. She also added that it will yield a potential investment of about Rs 14000 crore. 148. Which state government has declared a ban on usage of plastic in the state for the first time a Kerala b Gujarat c Madhya Pradesh d Assam Answer b Gujarat. The main aim of this ban is to protect the environment cattle health and also to maintain cleanliness. 47 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 149. The Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on Potassium Carbonate imports a China and Taiwan b Russia and China c South Korea and Taiwan d China and South Korea Answer c South Korea and Taiwan. 150. Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin in the finals. She is from a Italy b France c Spain d Germany Answer c Spain. Saina Nehwal lost to world number one Carolina Marin in the final of the World Badminton Championship in Jakarta. 151. Who was conferred with Gujar Mal Modi Award recently a Prof. Mustansir Barma b Prof. Amartya Sen c Prof. Salman Hussain d Prof. KN Gopalakrishnan Answer a Prof. Mustansir Barma. The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari addresses Prof. Mustansir Barma with the prestigious “Gujar Mal Modi Award for his commendable contribution in the field of Science and Technology”. 48 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 152. Housing.com has acquired _________ for Rs 13 crore. a HomeBuy360 b HomeBuy24/7 c HomeBuy365 d HomeBuy101 Answer a HomeBuy360. Housing.com has acquired HomeBuy360 a Bengaluru-based customer relationship management software company for Rs 13 crore. This is the third acquisition by Housing.com which counts SoftBank as its investor. 153. India and ________ joins to fight against fake currency. a Nepal b Bhutan c Bangladesh d Myanmar Answer c Bangladesh. The security agencies of India and Bangladesh have signed an MoU in tackling the menace of Fake Indian Currency Notes FICN. These notes are also being used for funding human and drug trafficking and other nefarious activities in that country. 154. Accessible India is associated with a Tourism b Natural Resources c Physically disabled persons d Net Neutrality Answer c Physically disabled persons. The Government of India will soon launch Accessible India to make the country disabled- friendly. The government is working to introduce set-top boxes that will make TV programmes more useful for the visually impaired. 49 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 155. Julian Bond who passes away recently was a a Journalist b Musician c Actor d Civil Rights Activist Answer d Civil Rights Activist. Julian Bond a famous civil rights activist of United States and a former Chairman of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP has died at the age of 75 due to prolonged illness. 156. The annual Ulchi Freedom exercise is the military drill between United States and ________. a Japan b Germany c South Korea d China Answer c South Korea. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops kicked off a large-scale military drill simulating an all-out attack by North Korea which has condemned the joint drill as a “declaration of war.” The annual Ulchi Freedom exercise is largely computer-simulated but still involves 50000 Korean and 3000 US soldiers. 157. In the Joint Sea 2015 II _________ and ________ are going to conduct Naval Drills in the sea of Japan. a Russia and India b China and Vietnam c Russia and China d Japan and India Answer c Russia and China. Russia and China are going to conduct International naval drills in the Sea of Japan from August 20-28. The exercise will take place in the Sea of Japan and off the coast of Russia’s Primorsky territory – approximately 250 miles away from Japan. 50 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 158. Who is Jason Kenney a Italy’s Defence Minister b Mexico’s Finance Minister c Canada’s Defence Minister d UK’s Home Minister Answer c Canada’s Defence Minister. India and Canada are jointly working to finalise a bilateral foreign investment agreement to accelerate investments. Jason Kenney Canada’s minister of national defence and minister for multiculturalism said the foreign investment protection and promotion agreement will benefit both countries. 158. Anirban Lahiri is associated with a Archery b Golf c Chess d Badminton Answer b Golf. India’s star golfer Anirban Lahiri created history by finishing tied for fifth at the PGA Championship. It is the first time an Indian golfer has finished in the top-five of one of golf’s four Majors 159. Amul has planned to invest Rs 600 crore in a greenfield cheese plant in ________ Gujarat. a Surat b Baroda c Palanpur d Rajkot Answer c Palanpur. Amul India’s top Dairy Products brand plans to invest Rs 600 crore in a greenfield cheese plant in Palanpur Gujarat. On completion this plant will help to triple the cheese output 51 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 160. Who won the Montreal Masters 2015 Men’s Singles a Rafael Nadal b Novak Djokovic c Andy Murray d Roger Federer Answer c Andy Murray. British’s Andy Murray has defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4 4-6 6-3 and won the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The British number one’s victory in three hours earned him a fourth title of the year. 161. SBI’s new mobile wallet is a SBI DUDE b SBI BUDDY c SBI PAL d SBI MATE Answer b SBI BUDDY. Banking giant State Bank of India is all set to launch its mobile wallet – SBI Buddy which will be accessible to SBI customers as well as other subscribers. 162. __________ has signed an agreement with French-based Lafarge Group’s two Indian units for Rs 5000 crore. a Thomson Reuters b Reliance Groups c Adani Groups d Birla Corporation Answer d Birla Corporation 52 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 163. Hero Cycles has acquired Avocet Sports recently. It is based in a Germany b United States c United Kingdom d Italy Answer c United Kingdom 164. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is the current President of a Iran b Syria c Iraq d Egypt Answer d Egypt. Egypt has approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight the menace of growing jihadist insurgency in the country. 165. Kerala government has signed an MoU for the proposed Vizhinjam deep sea international terminal with a DRDO b Reliance Ports c Adani Ports d Tata Ports Answer c Adani Ports. Adani Ports and the Kerala government have signed an MoU for the proposed Rs 7525- crore Vizhinjam deep sea international terminal. The proposal for the project was first initiated 25 years ago in 1991. 53 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 166. Which state Govt has launched “State level Facilitation Cell SLFC” in order to fast track approval of investments a Tamil Nadu b Maharashtra c Odisha d Karnataka Answer c Odisha. Odisha government has set up an entity named as State level Facilitation Cell SLFC in order to fast track approvals within a timeframe of 15-30 days for setting up industries. It is a hassle free Single Window Clearance for investment projects. 167. Who has recently expressed his willingness to join the cause of conserving and protecting tigers in Maharashtra a Aamir Khan b Parineeti Chopra c Sachin Tendulkar d Shahrukh Khan Answer c Sachin Tendulkar. Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar will now bat for Maharashtra’s endangered tigers by becoming a ‘Tiger Ambassador’ of the state. Earlier Amitabh Bachchan agreed to become a Tiger Ambassador. 168. Who takes charge as MD CEO of IDBI Bank a Usha Ananthasubramaniyam b Prakash Mishra c Kishor Piraji Kharat d Mayank Tripathi Answer c Kishor Piraji Kharat. Kishor Piraji Kharat has assumed charge as managing director chief executive director of IDBI Bank with effect from August 14 2015. He was earlier posted as executive director of Union Bank of India. 54 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 169. India imposed Anti-dumping duty on Linen imports from China and a Hong Kong b Taiwan c South Korea d Cambodia Answer a Hong Kong. The Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on ‘flax’ or ‘linen’ fabric imports from China and Hong Kong. This duty would be applicable only on those flax fabrics with flax content of over 50 per cent. 170. DRDO has signed an MoU with ___________ to achieve self-reliance in select defence technologies through joint research. a IIT-Kharagpur b IIT-Guwahati c IIT-Madras d IIT-Kanpur Answer a IIT-Kharagpur. 171. Who was recently conferred with the prestigious James Tait Black Award a Salman Rushdie b Zia Haider Rahman c Arundhathi Roy d Saif Ali Mohammad Answer b Zia Haider Rahman. Novelist Zia Haider Rahman a Bangladeshi writer has won Britain’s oldest literary award the James Tait Black award for fiction 2015 with his debut novel. 55 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 172. Digital Locker – Smart Vault has been launched by a SBI b Axis Bank c ICICI Bank d HDFC Bank Answer c ICICI Bank. ICICI Bank has launched the a fully automated digital locker named Smart Vault which is equipped with multi-layer security system. The vault would be available to customers even on weekends and post banking hours 173. Name the Indian-American scholar who has joined a key position on South Asia in a leading US think-tank a Shashank Kumar b Sameer Lalwani c Pranav Kulkarni d Sanjay Mukherjee Answer b Sameer Lalwani. The Stimson Centre announced the appointment of Sameer Lalwani as Deputy Director for its South Asia programme. 174. Which state government has recently launched a flagship programme Grama Jyothi Scheme a Tamil Nadu b Karnataka c Telangana d Andhra Pradesh Answer c Telangana. Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao launched Grama Jyothi Scheme which is aimed at comprehensive development of rural areas allowing planning and execution of works by villages themselves. 56 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 175. _________ becomes the first airport in India to run on solar power. a Chennai Airport b Madurai Airport c Cochin Airport f Trivandrum Airport Answer c Cochin Airport. Cochin airport becomes the first airport in India to run on solar power. The airport spreads over 50 acres project is estimated to generate approximately 50000 units of electricity daily. 176. ________ become 1st Indian Dance Crew to Win ‘World of Dance’ Competition. a Thriller Teens b Golden Arms c Desi Hoppers d Drastic Lillies Answer c Desi Hoppers. Desi Hoppers’ triumphed over 40 countries and became the first ever Indian crew to win the ‘World of Dance’ championship in Los Angeles. The crew which is led by young sensations Shantanu Maheshwari Macedon Dmello and Nimit Kotian has created history. 177. The fund allocated for recently launched India Aspiration Fund is a Rs 10000 Crore b Rs 8000 Crore c Rs 6000 Crore d Rs 2000 Crore Answer d Rs 2000 Crore. Finance minister Arun Jaitley launched two funds by Small Industries Development Bank of India SIDBI one for funding start-ups in India and another to aid small enterprises. The fund for India Aspiration Fund IAF is Rs 2000-crore. 57 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 178. Name the scheme launched by Arun Jaitely that will provide soft term loans and loans in the nature of quasi-equity to MSMEs a CARE b SMILE c GROW d D-CAN Answer b SMILE. SMILE stands for SIDBI Make in India Loan for Enterprises SMILE. The allocated fund for SMILE is Rs 10000 crore. 179. _________ is the partner and co-investor of India Aspiration Fund. a SBI b HDFC c LIC d NIACL Answer c Life Insurance Corporation of India LIC 180. Which state tops the cognisable crime chart among the states as per the NCRB data a Uttar Pradesh b Bihar c Maharashtra d Madhya Pradesh Answer d Madhya Pradesh. According to the NCRB Report Madhya Pradesh tops the cognisable crime chart among the states. The state has recorded a total of 272423 cognisable crimes in 2014 under the Indian Penal Code IPC. 58 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 181. NASA’s LADEE has confirmed the presence of glowing neon gas in a Mars b Venus c Sun d Moon Answer d Moon. NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer LADEE has confirmed the presence of glowing neon gas on the moon’s atmosphere. Neon gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow. 182. What is Swift Response 15 a UN Operation against ISIS b US Operation against Haiti Rebels c Israel’s Operation against Palestine d US-NATO Joint Military Drill Answer d US-NATO Joint Airborne Drill. The United States has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended. Nearly 5000 soldiers from 11 NATO allies are taking part in four weeks of “simultaneous multinational airborne operations” across Germany Italy Bulgaria and Romania. 183. Who becomes the new President of International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF a William Kerton b Graham Bishop c Sebastian Coe d Samuel Joseph Answer c Sebastian Coe. Britain’s Sebastian Coe beat Sergey Bubka in the election and all set to become the new President of International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF. Coe will replace Lamine Diack as the Chief of the world athletics body. 59 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 184. Name the recently FDA approved drug that will help to boost sexual desire in women a G-Run b Addyi c Sepnit d G-Clit Answer b Addyi. Addyi – the first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. health regulators. The drug will boost sexual desire in women. The pink pill will be sold under the brand name Addyi and made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals. 185. Who has been appointed as the Chief of Staff Northern Command a Lt Gen Karan Singh b Lt Gen NPS Hira c Lt Gen KP Murali d Lt Gen Suresh Bhatia Answer b Lt Gen NPS Hira. Lieutenant General NPS Hira Commander of Vajra Corps has been appointed as Chief of Staff Northern Command at Udhampur. 186. Who has been named the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year a Justin Timberlake b Akon c Lionel Richie d Enrique Iglesius Answer c Lionel Richie. Legendary Singer Lionel Richie has been named the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year following in the footsteps of previous recipients Sir Paul McCartney Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. 60 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 187. Paravoor Bharathan who passed away recently was associated with which film industry a Tamil b Malayalam c Kannada d Telgu Answer b Malayalam. Malayalam actor Paravoor Bharathan has passed away at the age of 86 due to prolonged illness. He has acted in nearly 300 regional films. He had been battling several ailments since 2009 188. Who is the author of “The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity “ a Mukesh Khanna b Varun Khanna c Tharun Kanna d Arun Khanna Answer c Tarun Khanna. The book was released by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav 189. The World Photography Day is observed on a August 17 b August 18 c August 19 d August 20 Answer c August 19. The World Photography Day is annually observed on Aug 19 all over the world. 61 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 190. The South Asian Football Federation U-16 title has been lifted by a India b Sri Lanka c Bangladesh d Nepal Answer c Bangladesh. They defeated India in the finals. 191. Name the India who has been elected as one of the members of the Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF a Adille Sumariwalla b Ramachandran c Sankar Raman d Prakash Sinha Answer a Adille Sumariwalla. He is the President of Athletics Federation of India. 192. Lenovo has roped with electronics contract manufacturer Flextronics to start manufacturing facility in ___________. a Mumbai b Kolkata c Chennai d Bengaluru Answer c Chennai 193. Who has been appointed as the ambassador to India for education by Australian Government a Michael Clarke b Adam Gilchrist c Ricky Ponting d Mathew Hayden Answer b Adam GilChrist. 62 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 194. Who has been named an advocate for the United Nations’ campaign on gender equality a Farhan Akthar b Priyanka Chopra c Anupam Kher d Aishwarya Rai Answer c Anupam Kher. Anupam Kher has been named an advocate for the United Nations’ campaign on gender equality. UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri declared and honored Anupam Kher as an advocate for the “HeForShe” Champion. 195. Who has been conferred with the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015 a Krishna Agarwal b Piyush Chandra Mukherjee c Babasaheb Purandare d Mahesh Chaturvedi Answer c Babasaheb Purandare. Eminent Historian writer Babasaheb Purandare has been presented with the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015. He was bestowed this award in literature category by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao in presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 196. How many Indian Companies have been named among the world’s 100 most innovative companies by Forbes a Three b Four c Fice d Six Answer a Three Companies – TCS Hindustan Unilever and Sun Pharma Industries. 63 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 197. Who has been appointment as the chairman and managing director of Air India a Arvind Rajan b Ashwani Lohani c Rajiv Mishra d Shanmuganathan Answer b Ashwani Lohani. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has announced Lohanis name for the post of CMD of Air India. 198. The GOI has approved signing and ratification of the Tax information exchange agreements between India and __________. a Seychelles. b Mauritius c Bhutan d Sri Lanka Answer a Seychelles. According to the agreement both the nations will exchange information with each other regarding taxes so as to curb tax evasion and avoidance by its citizens. 199. Prasar Bharati has signed a strategic alliance with Digital Television of a Australia b Russia c Sweden d Denmark Answer b Russia. Prasar Bharti and Digital Television Russia today in New Delhi signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation which will set the stage for a new media era in both the countries. 64 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 200. World Humanitarian Day was observed on a August 18 b August 19 c August 20 d August 14 Answer b August 19. 2015 Theme: Inspiring the Worlds Humanity. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. 201. YouTube to set up first India production studio a Star Cinemas b Zee Network c Whistling Woods d Torrents Studios Answer c Whistling Woods. YouTube has partnered with Whistling Woods International WWI to set up YouTube Space a collaboration and production facility for YouTube video creators. 211. World Mosquito Day is observed on a August 18 b August 19 c August 20 d August 21 Answer c August 20. World Mosquito Day is observed on 20 August to mark the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that malaria is transmitted between humans by female Anopheles mosquitoes. 65 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 212. The American College of Cardiology ACC a top medical body in the US has collaborated with a Fortis Health care b Reliance Health Care c Apollo Hospitals d LifeLine Answer c Apollo Hospitals. The American College of Cardiology ACC a top medical body in the US has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals to expand medical education in India. ACC will provide new opportunities to cardiovascular physicians to improve their skills. 213. India’s High Commissioner to Singapore Vijay Singh Thakur has received Singapore’s ‘Asian of the Year 2014’ award on the behalf of a Pranab Mukheree b Atal Bihari Vajpayee c Narendra Modi d Sachin Tendulkar Answer c Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Singapore’s ‘Asian of the Year 2014’ award by leading Singapore daily The Straits Times in December 2014. 214. The global Call to Action Summit 2015 will be hosted by a USA b Germany c India d UK Answer c India. The health ministry has announced that India will host the global Call to Action Summit 2015 on Aug 27 – 28 in New Delhi. The main objective is to end the preventable child and maternal deaths. 66 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 215. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2015 will be held in a Islamabad b Karachi c Peshawar d New York Answer d New York. Pakistan has cancelled the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference which was scheduled for September 2015. The conference which was to bring together speakers of Commonwealth nations will now be held in New York in the first week of October. 216. Russia to sell Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ combat helicopters to a India b Bangladesh c Pakistan d Sri Lanka Answer c Pakistan. In a landmark defence agreement Russia has agreed to sell four advanced Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ combat helicopters to Pakistan. Both countries were negotiating the deal for the past year. 217. The National Integrated Agriculture Research Centre has been inaugurated at a Uttar Pradesh b Bihar c Madhya Pradesh d West Bengal Answer b Bihar. The National Integrated Agriculture Research Centre has been inaugurated by Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Radha Mohan Singh in East Champaran district of Bihar. The institute will be dedicated to the welfare of the farmers in the region. 67 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 218. What was the venue for II FIPIC Summit a Varanasi b Jaipur c Chennai d Trivandrum Answer b Jaipur. The second Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation or FIPIC Summit has concluded in Jaipur. Heads of state and senior officials of fourteen island countries were participated in the summit. 219. What is Nai Roshni It is a scheme for a Eradicating poverty b Eradicating Child marriage c Promoting Education d Leadership Development of Minority Women Answer d Leadership Development of Minority Women. 220. Which state Govt has signed an agreement with Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd. FCEL to modernise the public distribution system a Tamil Nadu b Kerala c Rajasthan d Punjab Answer c Rajasthan. 221. India becomes the ________ country with which the US has a hotline. a Second b Third c Fourth d Fifth Answer c Fourth Country. 68 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 India becomes only the fourth country- after Russia Great Britain and China - with which the US has a hotline. For India this is the first hotline at the level of head of state. 222. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated a mobile app named ______ to ensure women’s safety. a R-Safety b R-Safe c R-Dosthi d R-Mitra Answer d R-Mitra. R-mitra is introduced by Eastern Railway in Kolkata. 223. Which state government recently launched RISHTA project a Himachal Pradesh b Andhra Pradesh c Uttar Pradesh d Madhya Pradesh Answer a Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh Government has become the first North Indian state to launch an efficient smart LED based street lighting project. The project has been named as RISHTA which stands for Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement. 224. Prasar Bharati signs strategic alliance with Digital TV ________. a China b Japan c Russia d France Answer c Russia. Prasar Bharati India’s public service broadcaster and Digital Television Russia DTR Russia’s first Pay-TV programmer has signed an MoU on Cooperation which will set the stage for a new media era in both the countries. 69 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 225. Name the ISIS’s second in the chain of command who got killed in a US Military Air Strike a Faruk Mohammad b Hamid Shah Ansari c Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali d Shaan Nawaz Kanila Answer c Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali. A senior ISIS operative and second in the terror group’s chain of command Fadhil Ahmad al- Hayali has been killed in a U.S. military air strike. Abu Abdullah the terror group’s media operative has been also killed in the same strike. 226. Commerce Ministry to organise India International Seafood show in ______. a Chennai b Mumbai c Vizag d Kolkata Answer c Vizag. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the GOI will organise the ‘India International Seafood’ show in Visakhapatnam. The main objective is to boost the trade and commerce in seafood sector. 227. _________ is the only company from India named in Fortune magazine’s inaugural ‘Change the World’ list of companies. a TCS b Reliance Industries c Jain Irrigation d Mahindra Groups Answer c Jain Irrigation. Micro-irrigation firm Jain Irrigation Systems is the only company from India named in Fortune magazine’s inaugural ‘Change the World’ list of companies. 70 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 228. __________ launched three new services Aikido. a CTS b Wipro c TCS d Infosys Answer d Infosys. India’s second largest IT services company Infosys has announced the launch of ‘Aikido’ three enhanced service offerings in design thinking platforms and knowledge-based IT KBIT. 229. NR Varhadpande who passed away recently was a/an a Economist b Journalist c Sanskrit Scholar d Carnatic Musician Answer c Sanskrit Scholar. Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist NR Varhadpande has passed away at the age of 94 due to age related issues in Nagpur. He was famously known for his book titled Aryan Invasion: A Myth that exposes fallacy of Aryan invasion. 230. Uber cabs have partnered with ______ to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs. a BSNL b Aircel c Reliance d Airtel Answer d Airtel. Uber cabs have partnered with Airtel to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs. The facility has been launched in Mumbai and will be rolled out in other cities soon. Uber will pay Airtel for the bandwidth consumed. 71 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 231. Union government has announced to sell 10 per cent stake in state owned a Indian Oil Corporation b Bharat Petroleum c Oil and Natural Gas Corporation d Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Answer a Indian Oil Corporation. 232. Alexis Tsipras is associated with a Italy b France c Greece d Germany Answer c Greece. 233. Chengalikodan Banana is native of a Tamil Nadu b Kerala c Karnataka d Andhra Pradesh Answer b Kerala. Geographical Indication GI was announced for a famous nendran banana variety called Chengalikodan. 234. Who authored the book Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me a Amish Tripathy b Chetan Bhagat c Twinkle Khanna d Arundhathi Roy Answer c Twinkle Khanna. 72 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 235. Google has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the government of ________ to promote digital literacy in the state. a Kerala b Haryana c Punjab d Telangana Answer b Haryana. Google will undertake a digital literacy drive covering internet safety in government schools and also conduct a similar exercise for government officials. 236. Who becomes the youngest winner of the marathon at the World Championships with gold in Beijing a Joseph Bolt b Ghirmay Ghebreslassie c Yemane Tsegay d Munyo Solomon Mutai Answer b Ghirmay Ghebreslassie. Nineteen-year-old Ghirmay Ghebreslassie becomes the youngest winner of the marathon at the World Championships with gold in Beijing. He finished in a time of two hours 12 minutes 27 seconds to secure Eritreas first ever World Championship gold medal. 237. Who headed the RBI’s committee that recommended conversion of UCBs into regular banks a HR Khan b SS Mundra c Urjit Patel d R Gandhi Answer d R Gandhi. A Reserve Bank of India RBI committee has recommended conversion of Urban Cooperative Banks UCBs with business size of 20000 crore rupees or more into regular banks. The main aim is to allowing UCBs to grow and proliferate further for financial inclusion. 73 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 238. FM Arun Jaitley inaugurates Bandhan Bank as full-fledged scheduled commercial bank in a New Delhi b Mumbai c Kolkata d Bengaluru Answer c Kolkata. Bandhan Bank becomes India’s first private bank in 11 years. Bandhan is the first microfinance company to transform into a bank. 239. What is Baalshamin a Famous tourist place in Saudi Arabia b Port in Iran c International Airport in Lebanon d Palmyra’s ancient temple Answer d Palmyra’s ancient temple. Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin. IS took control of Palmyra in May sparking fears for the site. It is considered one of the ancient world’s most important cultural centres 240. World’s largest solar power station to come up in which district of Madhya Pradesh a Panna b Betul c Dhar d Rewa. Answer d Rewa. Madhya Pradesh’s Energy Minister has announced that the state will house world’s largest 750 Mega WattsMW solar power station in Rewa district. Global tenders will be invited shortly for commissioning the solar power station in an area over 1500 hectares. 74 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 241. In India Wild Ass is found only in a Tamil Nadu b Meghalaya c Gujarat d Tripura Answer c Gujarat. The Red List of International Union For Conservation of Nature IUCN has moved the wild ass from the ‘vulnerable’ to ‘endangered’ category. It is found only in the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat in India. 242. Which state government is going to sign MoUs with Numaligarh Refinery Limited NRL and Hindustan Paper Corporation a Meghalaya b Assam c Arunachal Pradesh d Tripura Answer c Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is all set to sign MoUs with Numaligarh Refinery Limited NRL and Hindustan Paper Corporation to help potential bamboo growers in the state. 243. Which country leads in number of smokeless tobacco deaths in the world a Bangladesh b China c United States d India Answer d India. According to a new study India accounts for nearly three- fourths of over a quarter million deaths worldwide caused by smokeless tobacco. 75 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 244. ________ and ________ have reopened the embassies after 4 years. a UK and Syria b UK and Iraq c UK and Iran d USA and Iran Answer c UK and Iran. Iran has reopened its embassy in London and the British embassy in Iran has reopened nearly four years after the mob attack. The UK embassy was closed in 2011 after it was stormed by protesters during a demonstration against sanctions. 245. Who is the Chairman of Bandhan Bank a Pranav Gupta b Ashok Lahiri c Mukesh Bhatia d Tandeep Singh Answer b Ashok Lahiri. The paid-up capital is Rs 2750 crore and plans to raise an additional Rs 480 crore by issuing shares to the International Finance Corporation IFC and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation GIC. 246. Who 100-meter title at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing a Justin Galtin b Usain Bolt c Andre De Grasse d Trayvon Bromell Answer b Usain Bolt. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sprinted to his third 100-meter title at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. The Jamaican who has struggled with injury all season surged home in 9.79 seconds. 76 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 247. The Belgian Grand Prix has been won by a Rico Nosberg b Lewis Hamilton c Kimi Raikkonen d Paul Johnson Answer b Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to take a dominant win at the Belgian Grand Prix to extend his championship lead. Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind the Briton. 248. The title winner of Men’s Western Southern Open is a Andy Murray b Novak Djokovic c Roger Federer d Rafael Nadal Answer c Roger Federer. Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic by beating the Serbian 7- 61 6-3 to capture his second consecutive Western Southern Open title. 249. The title winner of Women’s Western Southern Open is a Maria Sharapova b Serena Williams c Venus Williams d Simona Halep Answer b Serena Williams. Defending champion Serena Williams finished her last US Open tune-up in style by beating Romanian third seed Simona Halep 6-3 7-65 to win the Western Southern Open. 77 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 250. Chris Rogers who announced retirement from International Cricket is from a New Zealand b England c Australia d South Africa Answer c Australia. Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers made an emotional farewell to international cricket after helping Australia win the fifth and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval. 251. Arthur Morris who died recently was associated with a Journalism b War Hero c Cricket d Hollywood Answer c Cricket. Australian Test Cricket Legend Arthur Morris a key member of Don Bradman’s 1948 ‘Invincibles’ side has died aged 93. 252. The Peter Mackler Award is associated with a Literature b Music c Journalism d Sports Answer c Journalism. AZaina Erhaim a Syria-based journalist who has trained hundreds of citizen reporters in the war-ravaged country has been named the recipient of the 2015 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. 78 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 253. Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg from ________ has been accorded a 50 men Guard of Honour in New Delhi. a Australia b Israel c USA d Germany Answer b Israel. 254. ________ became the first Indian state to launch ‘Agro-Solar Policy’ to encourage the farmers to tap the solar energy. a Madhya Pradesh b Gujarat c Tamil Nadu d Telangana Answer b Gujarat. 255. Delhi Jal Board DJB has commissioned the first ever Hydro-power plant in ________ area of east Delhi. a Mandoli b Chilla c Trilokpuri d Babarpur Answer b Chilla. 256. Who has been appointed as chairman of India’s Oscar jury a Kamala Hasan b Veivek Nandha c Amol Palekar d Vikranth SInha Answer c Amol Palekar. 79 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 257. The Pro Kabbadi League 2015 has won by a Chennai Warriors b Delhi Lions c U Mumba d Bengaluru Bulls Answer c U Mumba. They defeated Bengaluru Bulls 36-30. 258. DRDO ties up with whom to market herbal supplements and food products a Sri Sri Ravishankar b Matha Amirthanandhamayi c Baba Ramdev d Satguru Jaki Vasudev Answer c Baba Ramdev. DRDO has now roped in yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Limited to manufacture and market in the country and abroad some herbal supplements and food products developed by it. 259. India and ______ ink deal to lay 1st SAARC oil Pipeline a Bhutan b Bangladesh c Myanmar d Nepal Answer d Nepal. India and Nepal on 24th August 2015 decided to invest Rs 200 crore on a pipeline for supplying petroproducts to the Himalayan country.The agreement was signed by oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Nepal’s commerce and supplies minister Sunil Bahadur Thapa in Kathmandu. 80 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 260. The committee that recommends MAT relief to FIIs is a R Gandhi Committee b AP Shah Committee c Prakash Committee d Suraj Singh Committee Answer b AP Shah Committee. Justice AP Shah Committee has expressed his views to the finance ministry that the MAT shouldn’t be imposed on Foreign Institutional Investors FIIs for the period preceding April 1 2015. 261. Romeo James who won the prestigious Dhyan Chand Award 2015 is associated with a Tennis b Volley Ball c Hockey d Cricket Answer c Hockey. It is given for Lifetime Achievements in Sports and Games. It is given to honour those sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to the promotion of sports even after their retirement from active sporting career. 262. Who among the following is not the recipient of Dronacharya Awards 2015 a Naval Singh b Anoop Singh c Harbans Singh d Nihar Singh Answer d Nihar Singh. The Award is given to honour eminent Coaches who have successfully trained sports persons or teams and enabled them to achieve outstanding results in international competitions. 81 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 263. Under Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility category __________ won the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2015. a Indian Army b Railways c State Bank of India d Coal India Limited Answer d Coal India Limited. The Award is given to entities both in public sector and private sector and non- governmental organizations with a view to recognizing the contribution made to sports development. 264. Indian Army has inaugurated War Museum and Memorial recently in a Rajasthan b Punjab c Gujarat d Uttar Pradesh Answer a Rajasthan. 265. _______ has launched the military exercises in the Arctic. a Sweden b Russia c Germany d USA Answer b Russia. Russia has launched the military exercises in the Arctic. More than 1000 soldiers 14 aircraft and 34 special military units are taking part in drills in northern Siberia. 82 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 266. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has recently released a postal stamp on a Raja Raja Cholan b Shah Jahan c Akbar d Emperor Ashoka Answer d Emperor Ashoka. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has released a postal stamp on Emperor Ashoka. He also announced that stamps would also be released soon to honour former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Bihar’s mountain man Dashrath Manjhi. 267. Recently Sports Authority of India has launched the SSPF. What does ‘P’ stands for a Planning b Promotion c Project d Performance Answer b Promotion. SSPF - School Sports Promotion Foundation. 268. GOI’s new initiative SEHAT is associated with a Women Empowerment b Sports c Healthcare d Education Answer c Healthcare. The Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecom Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched SEHAT – an unique initiative for healthcare in India. The main objective of SEHAT is to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas. 83 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 269. Who takes over as Chief of Personnel in Navy a Vice Admiral AR Karve b Vice Admiral AK Joe c Vice Admiral MN Singh d Vice Admiral RL Krishnan Answer a Vice Admiral AR Karve 270. Who has sworn-in as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra. a Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani b Justice Ratna Pratab Ulluwalia c Justice RK Krishna Chaudhary d Justice PL Dharmalingam Answer a Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani 271._________ has inked a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Government to develop 264 villages. a Tata Trusts b Reliance Groups c Adani Groups d Bharti Airtel Answer a Tata Trusts. 272. Who has been re-appointed as the MD and CEO of YES Bank a Aditya Puri b Manish Agarwal c Mukesh Pandey d Rana Kapoor Answer d Rana Kapoor 84 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 273. Shelly Ann Fraser is associated with a Tennis b Volley Ball c Sprinting d Swimming Answer c Sprinting. Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser retained Women’s 100 meters gold at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics by finishing the race in 10.76 seconds. 274. Justin Wilson who died recently was associated with a Cricket b Volley ball c Race Driver d Hollywood Answer c Race Driver. British driver Justin Wilson has died after being struck by flying debris and suffering a serious head injury on 24th August 2015 in a Pocono IndyCar 500 race. Wilson was 37. 275. Who assumes charge as next Director General of Council of Scientific Industrial Research a Girish Sahni b Pranav Mishra c Pragna Reddy d Krishan TK Answer a Girish Sahni. Dr. Girish Sahni has assumed charge as the next Director General of the Council of Scientific Industrial Research CSIR and Secretary Department of Scientific Industrial Research DSIR. 85 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 276. ________ and _______ have reached an agreement to carry air strike against ISIS a Russia and Australia b Switzerland and Norway c USA and China d Turkey and USA Answer d Turkey and USA. 277. Abdul Aziz Haqqani a top leader of Haqqani network is based on a Afghanistan b Pakistan c Nigeria d Somalia Answer b Pakistan. Abdul Aziz Haqqani a top leader of Pakistan-based Haqqani network has been named as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ by the US for his involvement in planning and carrying out attacks against Afghanistan. 278. India and __________ have launched Arab-India Economic Forum AIEF. a Iran b Iraq c Saudi Arabia d United Arab Emirates Answer d United Arab Emirates. India and UAE have launched a forum to discuss strategies and solutions to investor challenges in India. The forum has been named as Arab-India Economic Forum AIEF. The forum has been formed in partnership with the Consulate General of India in Dubai. 86 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 279. India’s tallest commercial building is set to come up in a Mumbai b Kolkata c Hyderabad d Chennai Answer a Mumbai. It will be a 130-storey building and will house mostly offices along with other amenities. The project may cost more than 10000 crore Rupees. 280. India and ___________have held a business summit in Edinburgh to strengthen bilateral trade ties. a Wales b England c Scotland d Northern Ireland Answer c Scotland. The summit focused on creating an awareness among Scottish companies for doing business in India under PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. 281. Which court has dismissed 1984 riots case against Sonia Gandhi a UK Central Court b France Supreme Court c US Federal Court d Germany Court Answer c US Federal Court. US federal court in Brooklyn dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sikhs For Justice SFJ a Sikh rights organization against Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi for shielding party leaders allegedly involved in violence against Sikhs in November 1984 after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. 87 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 282. Who takes over command of Chinar Corps a Lt Gen Arup Raha b Lt Gen Piyush Jain c Lt Gen SK Dua d Lt Gen KM Mishra Answer c Lt Gen SK Dua. Lt Gen S K Dua took over the reins of 15 Corps to Lt Gen Saha at BadamiBagh Srinagar- based Chinar Corps from Lt Gen Subrata Saha. 283. The SENDAI Framework is associated with a Child Labour b MMR and IMR c Air Pollution d Disaster Risk Reduction Answer d Disaster Risk Reduction. India will implement the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction. The ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030’ was adopted during the third UN World Conference on disaster risk reduction held in Sendai Japan. 284. The Annapurna Bhandar Yojna will be launched by a Gujarat b West Bengal c Rajasthan d Punjab Answer c Rajasthan. Rajasthan State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation RSFCSC and Kishore Biyani-led Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd FCEL inked an agreement to launch the Annapurna Bhandar Yojna which is a Public Private Distribution Scheme the first-of-its kind in India. 88 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 285. BRIDGE Programme is between India and ___________. a Seychelles b Germany c Australia d Sweden Answer c Australia. The Australia-India BRIDGE school partnerships project which is currently confined to private schools will connect Australian and Indian schools and focus on building teacher capability across key learning areas. 286. NOTTO is associated with a Child Labour b Human Rights c Human Trafficking d Organ Transplantation Answer d Organ Transplantation. NOTTO - National Organ Tissue Transplant Organisation 287. Which back has unveiled Nation’s first guarantee-backed home loan product a State Bank of India b ICICI Bank c HDFC Bank d YES Bank Answer b ICICI Bank. Largest private lender ICICI Bank today launched the countrys first mortgage guarantee- backed home loan product that will expand the credit amount and increase the tenure for an additional fee as well. 89 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 288. India has signed an agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters with two countries. What are they a Iran and Afghanistan b Bhutan and Nepal c Oman and Afghanistan d UAE and Iran Answer c Oman and Afghanistan. 289. Which company has acquired Augere Wireless Broadband India Augere to take its 4G operations to nine circles. a BSNL b Airtel c Reliance d Vodafone Answer b Airtel. Augere holds 20 MHz of broadband wireless access BWA spectrum in the telecom circles of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. 290. The World’s First International Controlled Bank of low-enriched Uranium will be hosted by a Kyrgyzstan b Kazakhstan c Uzbekistan d Turkmenistan Answer b Kazakhstan. The agreement on establishing the bank was signed by Yukiya Amano director general of the UN nuclear watchdog and Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov on August 27 in the Kazakh capital Astana. 90 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 291. Who has been elected as the president of the Association of Indian Statisticians and scorers of India a Sunil Gavaskar b Srinath c Ajit Agarkar d Dilip Vengsarkar Answer d Dilip Vengsarkar. 292. Vikas Gowda is associated with a Archery b Sprinting c Discus Throwing d Roller Skating Answer c Discus Throwing. 293. The 8th International Conference on “Indian Civil Aviation Tourism” was held in a New Delhi b Jaipur c Mumbai d Chandigarh Answer a New Delhi. The event was organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and ASSOCHAM. The conference aimed at holding deliberations on various issues affecting the aviation sector and invite suggestions from the stakeholders to meet these challenges. 294. GOI has agreed to accord the Centre of Excellence status to Adyar Cancer Institute of a Chennai b Hyderabad c Trivandrum d Bengaluru Answer a Chennai. 91 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 295. The inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League will be hosted by a Islamabad b Doha c Dubai d Iran Answer b Doha. It is a major professional Twenty20 cricket league of Pakistan. 296. Who has been appinted as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador a Rafael Nadal b Roger Federer c Andy Murray d Novak Djokovic Answer d Novak Djokovic. World Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic has been appinted as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The 28-year-old Serbian has already worked to help vulnerable children through his role as UNICEF Serbia ambassador and his Novak Djokovic Foundation. 297. India and _____________ to hold first-ever naval drills to counter China in Indian Ocean. a New Zealand b Vietnam c Japan d Australia Answer d Australia. The two countries seek to deepen defence ties and counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. The maritime exercises to be held in the Bay of Bengal off India’s eastern coast on September will include anti-submarine warfare and coordinated anti-submarine drills. 92 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 298. ISRO has successfully launched _______ carrying GSAT-6 satellite. a GSLV-D4 b GSLV-D5 c GSLV-D6 d GSLV-D7 Answer c GSLV-D6. The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has successfully launched India’s communication satellite GSAT-6 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-D6 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. 299. Who is the World’s Richest Indian a Dilip Shangivi b Mukesh Ambani c Pallonji Mistry d Shiv Nadar Answer b Mukesh Ambani. According to the data from Bloomberg Reliance India Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani has regained his position as the World’s Richest Indian as pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi slipped to the second place after remaining on top for the last few months. 300. Who scored the fastest 8000 runs in ODIs and broke the record of Sourav Ganguly a Virat Kohli b Berndon McCullum c AB De Villiers d Steven Smith Answer c AB De Villiers. South African Batsman AB de Villiers has created a record by scoring the fastest 8000 ODI runs during the third ODI against New Zealand in Durban. 93 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 301. Guru Tegh Bahadur Trophy is associated with a Badminton b Cricket c Football d Hockey Answer d Hockey. Air India has won the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title by defeating defending champions Army XI 3-1 in the finals played at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium Mumbai. 302. The CAMPA Funds is associated with a Sports Development b Road Development c Poverty Eradication d Reforestation Answer d Reforestation. GOI launches E-Payment Module to deposit compensatory levies into CAMPA Funds. CAMPA – Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority. 303. Exercise Ekuverin is the military training between India and a Singapore b Mauritius c Seychelles d Maldives Answer d Maldives. The Sixth Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces EXERCISE EKUVERIN – VI will be conducted at Pangode Military Station Trivandrum Kerala . 94 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 304. Who was conferred with UEFA Best Player in Europe award a Usain Bolt b Lionel Messi c John Travis d Christiano Ronaldo Answer b Lionel Messi. Argentina’s Lionel Messi has been named the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2014-15 season for helping Barcelona to a Treble of trophies. 305. Recently WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus in a Nepal b Bhutan c Bangladesh d India Answer d India. The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating the Call to Action Summit 2015 on reducing child and maternal deaths across the world in New Delhi. 306. Darryl Dawkins who passed away recently was associated with a Football b Cricket c Volleyball d Tennis Answer c Volleyball. The NBA has lost one of the most dynamic players and personalities in its history as Darryl Dawkins passed away at the age of 58 due to heart attack. He was also referred as “Chocolate Thunder”. 95 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 307. Vassiliki Thanou has sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of a Mexico b Greece c Spain d Norway Answer b Greece. Vassiliki Thanou president of Greece’s supreme court has sworn in as head of a caretaker government that will lead the heavily indebted nation until election which is expected to take place on 20 September. 308. The Headquarters of National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd is in a Mumbai b New Delhi c Kolkata d Chennai Answer b New Delhi. NTPC India’s largest power generator sets a record highest single-day electricity generation of 733.12 million units. 309. The Harvest Festival Thiru Onam is famous in a Tamil Nadu b Andhra Pradesh c Kerala d Karnataka Answer c Kerala. Kerala is celebrating its biggest harvest festival Thiru Onam. Celebrations started in Kerala with Onam Pookkalam which is the floral carpet laid on the floors in the early morning. 96 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 310. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India a Girish Shankar b Pravir Kumar c Amarendra Sinha d Raghav Chandra Answer d Raghav Chandra 311. Ajit M Sharan has been appointed as the Secretary in Ministry of a Tourism b Corporate Affairs c AYUSH d Sports Answer c AYUSH 312. Indian Women’s team has qualified for Olympics after a gap of a 20 years b 26 years c 30 years d 36 years Answer d 36 years. Indian women’s hockey team has qualified for the next year’s Rio Olympics after a long gap of 36 years. Indian women’s hockey team last featured in an Olympics in the 1980 Moscow Games. 313. The IndPay mobile app service has been launched by a Indian Bank b Bank of India c Indian Overseas Bank c Canara Bank Answer a Indian Bank. 97 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 Indian Bank has launched IndPay a mobile application service that enables its customers to operate bank accounts from anywhere anytime. IndPay can be operated through smartphones compatible with Android Windows and iOS mobile operating systems. 314. National Sports Day is observed on August 29 in the memory of a Milkha Singh b Dhyanchand c Ashok Sinha d Arvind Manimaran Answer b Dhyanchand. 315. _________ has received final approval from USFDA to manufacture and market Raloxifene Hydrochloride tablets. a Reddy’s Labarotories b Sun Pharma c Biocon d Aurobindo Pharma Answer d Aurobindo Pharma. Raloxifene Hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. 316. GOI has given approval to rename Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road a Sardar Vallabhai Patel Road b Abdul Kalam Road c AB Vajpayee Road d Sunitha Williams Road Answer b Abdul Kalam Road. The decision has been made by New Delhi Municipal Corporation NDMC. 98 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 317. India has gifted its former Indian Coast Guard ICG Ship Varaha to a Bangladesh b Indonesia c Sri Lanka d Seychelles Answer c Sri Lanka. 318. Name the open source web based tool launched by NITI Aayog a IESS 2043 b IESS 2045 c IESS 2047 d IESS 2049 Answer c IESS 2047. National Institution for Transforming India NITI Aayog has launched the second version of an open source web based tool India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 calculator IESS 2047. It aims to explore wide range of potential future energy scenarios for India including for its diverse energy supply and demand sectors leading up to 2047. 319. Who has been chosen for the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize a Vinayak Mahadevan b Sathyadev c Modadugu Vijay Gupta d Saravana Kumar Answer c Modadugu Vijay Gupta. Sunhak Peace Prize was founded earlier in 2015 by South Korean religious leader Dr Hak Ja Han Moon. 99 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 320. GOI has declared the names of how many cities for its ambitious Smart Cities Project a 90 b 93 c 98 d 95 Answer c 98 Cities. Of the total 98 cities 13 were selected from Uttar Pradesh 12 from Tamil Nadu 10 from Maharashtra 7 from Madhya Pradesh 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. 321. Sanjay Kapoor the Chairman of ________ has stepped down recently. a Samsung b Airtel c Micormax d Snapdeal Answer c Micormax. 322. The International Day against Nuclear Tests in observed on a August 28 b August 29 c August 30 d August 31 Answer b August 29. Theme – “Towards Zero: Resolving the Contradictions”. 323. A total of how many cities have been identified under “Housing for all scheme” a 300 b 305 c 310 d 315 Answer b 305 Cities. 100 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 The government of India has identified a total of 305 cities and towns across nine states for implementation of ‘Housing for All’ scheme. The Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation HUPA Ministry would provide assistance of over Rs 2 lakh crore over the next six years for enabling two crore urban poor own their own houses. 324. What is the theme of Delhi Book Fair a Sustainable Development b Rural Development c Skill Development d Career Development Answer c Skill Development. The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair has began at Pragati Maidan New Delhi. It has been organised jointly by India Trade Promotion Organisation ITPO and The Federation of Indian Publishers FIP. 325. GOI launches _________ scheme for online release of new LPG connections a NISAN b SAHAJ c e-LPG d e-GasHome Answer b SAHAJ. The GOI has launched a scheme SAHAJ for online release of new LPG connections for the consumers. nder the scheme people can apply online for new connection and they need not visit to the LPG distributors for it. 326. Who is the current Union Minister for Science Technology Earth Sciences a JP Nadda b AK Krishnan c Dr Harsh Vardhan d Rahul Verma Answer c Dr Harsh Vardhan. 101 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 Dr. Harsh Vardhan the Union Minister for Science Technology Earth Sciences has launched a web enabled project management information system for the Department of Biotechnology DBT projects. 327. Who is the present Home Secretary a LC Goyal b Rajesh Gupta c Arun Goel d Rajiv Mehrishi Answer d Rajiv Mehrishi. The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of IAS Shri Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs for a period of two years. He succeeds Shri L. C. Goyal. 328. The digital version of Ramcharitmanas was released recently. It was produced by a Prasar Bharti b NDTV c AIR – Akashvani d BBC Answer c AIR – Akashvani. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the digital version of Ramcharitmanas on 31st August 2015 as a set of digital CDs. 329. Dr.M. M. Kalburgi who passed away recently was a a Former Governor b Writer c Musician d Film Maker Answer b Writer. Senior Kannada writer Dr.M. M. Kalburgi passes away. He was shot dead by unidentified persons in his residence in Dharwad. He was taken to the civil hospital and declared dead. He was 77. 102 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 330. The United States has extended the anti-dumping duty on _______ preserved mushrooms for another five years. a Japanese b Indian c Pakistani d Britain Answer b Indian. 331. Which country topped the medal table at the recently concluded fifteenth IAAF World Championship a Jamaica b USA c China d Kenya Answer d Kenya. Kenya topped the medal table with 16 medals Jamaica stood second with 12 medals. India could not win a single medal in the championships. 332. Mare Dibaba won womens marathon at World Athletics Championships. She represents a Jamaica b Kenya c Ethiopia d USA Answer c Ethiopia. The 25-year-old Dibaba captured the title by finishing the race in 2 hours 27 minutes and 35 seconds. She is the first Ethiopian female to win the event at the world championships. 103 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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Current Affairs Quiz August 2015 333. OP Jaisha and Sudha Singh are a Chess Players b Athletes c Archers d Swimmers Answer b Athletes. O.P. Jaisha and Sudha Singh finished 18th and 19th respectively in the womens marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Check this link for Month Wise Current Affairs Quiz Pdfs THANK YOU    ALL THE BEST 104 | P a ge WWW.DayTodayGK.com

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