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Current Affairs Quiz: 21 August 2017

Aug 21, 2017 15:00 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 21 August 2017

21 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 Kalpit Veerwal has made into the Limca Book of Records, RBI to introduce new Rs 50 banknotes and reservation for girls at Navodaya schools among others.

1. Which country will be building a stadium resembling an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) UAE
c) Egypt
d) Qatar

2. The Law and Judiciary Department has issued an order for the setting up of first three of the total 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra in which of its two cities?
a) Mumbai & Thane
b) Mumbai & Pune
c) Nagpur & Pune
d) Navi Mumbai & Ahmednagar

3. Which high court in India has stated that there will be no leniency in deciding on cases of violation of sex determination laws?
a) Allahabad High Court
b) Delhi High Court
c) Bombay High Court
d) Madras High Court

4.
Which state’s government would be launching a new Scheme called Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension (CFP) in lieu of Compassionate Appointment?
a) Bihar
b) Assam
c) Jharkhand
d) Uttar Pradesh

5. Name the 12-year-old Indian-origin boy who in August 2017 was crowned as the UK’s Child Genius in Channel 4 television quiz competition.
a) Rahul Doshi
b) Arnav Sharma
c) Amit Joshi
d) None of the above

6. Kalpit Veerwal has made into the Limca Book of Records under the "Education Achievements" category of the 2018 edition for scoring 100 per cent in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains. Name the city to which he belongs.
a) Ranchi
b) Udaipur
c) Kochi
d) Bhopal

7. South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to the Grace Mugabe allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation. Mugabe is the first lady of this country.
a) Burkina Faso
b) Zimbabwe
c) Nigeria
d) Ethiopia

8. Name the famous American comedian and filmmaker who passed away recently.
a) Dean Martin
b) Joe Lewis
c) Ed Sullivan
d) Jerry Lewis

9. A German physician and nun, who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, was recently laid to rest in Karachi. Identify her.
a) Maura Clarke
b) Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau
c) Mother Angelica
d) Mary Alfred Moes

10. The Union Government recently planned how much reservation for girls at Navodaya schools?
a) 40 Per cent
b) 30 Per cent
c) 50 Per cent
d) 25 Per cent

11. Who resigned recently as the chief strategist of US President Donald Trump?
a) Steve Bannon
b) George Henry
c) Mark Penn
d) David Plouffe

12. Name the noted Polish-US playwright and screenwriter who died recently and was known for his play Antigone in New York.
a) Elina Svitolina
b) Caroline Wozniacki
c) Simona Halep
d) Janusz Glowacki

13. When is the World Photography day observed every year?
a) 18 August
b) 19 August
c) 20 August
d) 21 August

14. The Union Ministry of Defence recently approved delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation. In this regard, consider the following statements:
III. According to the earlier delegation of powers, all administrative approvals, for contractual works, were given by DGBR, who had powers only up to Rs. 50 crore.
IV. After the delegation of powers, for both departmental and contractual mode of execution, DGBR can accord administrative approval up to Rs. 100 crore.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
e) Only (I)
f) Only (II)
g) Both (I) and (II)
h) Neither (I) nor (II)

15. Consider the following statements with respect to Rs 50 banknotes introduced by RBI.
I. The base colour of Rs 50 note will be fluorescent blue.
II. It will have a motif of Hampi with chariot on the obverse.
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

ANSWER
1. (d) Qatar
2. (a) Mumbai & Thane
3.(c) Bombay High Court
4. (b) Assam
5. (a) Rahul Doshi
6. (c) Udaipur
7. (b) Zimbabwe
8. (d) Jerry Lewis
9. (b) Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau
10. (a) 40 Per cent
11. (a) Steve Bannon
12. (d) Janusz Glowacki
13. (b) 19 August
14. (c) Both (I) and (II)
15. (a) Only I

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