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Current Affairs Quiz: 12 August 2017

Aug 12, 2017 12:12 IST

12 August 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Sankalp to Siddhi- New India Manthan, Chairman of CBFC and re-election of President of Kenya among others.

1. Who of the following authored the second volume of Economic Survey 2016-17 that was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in both houses of the Parliament on 11 August 2017?
a) Rajiv Mehrishi
b) Arun Jaitley
c) Arvind Subramanian
d) Arvind Panagariya

2. Who of the following in August 2017 became first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London?
a) Davinder Singh Kang
b) Neeraj Chopra
c) Narender Ranbir
d) Devendra Jhajharia

3. This district of Nagaland aims at achieving Open Defecation Free status by 2018.
a) Kiphire
b) Phek
c) Kohima
d) Dimapur

4. The International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August 2017 with this theme
a) Youth Building Peace
b) Youth and Peace
c) Youth a hope for Peace
d) Youth and Education

5. The import duty on crude palm oil was increased to what per cent by union government in August 2017.
a) 5.5 per cent
b) 7.5 per cent
c) 15 per cent
d) 25 per cent

6. The import duty on refined oil was increased to what per cent by union government in August 2017.
a) 5.5 per cent
b) 7.5 per cent
c) 15 per cent
d) 25 per cent

7. This union ministry has planned to celebrate Sankalp to Siddhi- New India Manthan in all the districts of the country from 19th to 30th of August 2017.
a) Ministry of Home Affairs
b) Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries
c) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
d) Ministry of Culture

8. The Supreme Court has decided to hold final hearing in Ayodhya title dispute from
a) 16 August 2017
b) 15 September 2017
c) 2 October 2017
d) 5 December 2017


9. All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE, has decided to close down those technical colleges which recorded less than ______ per cent admissions in the last five years.
a) 20 per cent
b) 30 per cent
c) 40 per cent
d) 50 per cent

10. The 15th Ministerial Meeting of BIMSTEC concluded at Kathmandu on 11 August 2017. B of BIMSTEC stands for
a) Bhutan
b) Burma
c) Bangladesh
d) Bay of Bengal

11. Election Commission of this country has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal.
a) Nigeria
b) Kenya
c) Mexico
d) Switzerland

12. In Egypt, at least 44 people were killed and nearly 180 others injured after two trains collided near Egypt's coastal city of
a) Hurghada
b) Alexandria
c) Mersa Matruh
d) El Dabaa

13. Who of the following was appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, for a period of three years?
a) Javed Akhtar
b) Prasoon Joshi
c) Shankar Mahadevan
d) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

14. He was re-elected as the President of Kenya on 11 August 2017.
a) Wafula Chebukati
b) Raifa Odinga
c) Uhuru Kenyatta
d) Kalonzo Musyoka

15. Government of this state has directed all Madrassa to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day.
a) Gujarat
b) Jammu and Kashmir
c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh


ANSWER
1. (c) Arvind Subramanian
2. (a) Davinder Singh Kang
3. (d) Dimapur
4. (a) Youth Building Peace
5. (c) 15 per cent
6. (d) 25 per cent
7. (c) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
8 . (c) 5 December 2017
9. (b) 30 per cent
10. (d) Bay of Bengal
11. (b) Kenya
12. (b) Alexandria
13. (b) Prasoon Joshi
14. (c) Uhuru Kenyatta
15. (d) Uttar Pradesh

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