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Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2016

Aug 22, 2016 19:01 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Pink Bollworm, foreign tourist arrivals in India and Vyas Samman 2015 among others.

1.    Pink Bollworm pest that has been in news affects

a)    Cotton
b)    Tobacco
c)    Both (a) & (b)
d)    None of them

2.    Who authored the book Life In Diplomacy?

a)    Natwar Singh
b)    M K Rasgotra
c)    Shashi Tharoor
d)    Karan Singh

3.    Which country accounted for the highest share of tourist arrivals in India?

a)    Sri Lanka
b)    Nepal
c)    Bhutan
d)    Bangladesh

4.    1000 MW Turga hydel project that was approved by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will be located in

a)    Karnataka
b)    West Bengal
c)    Punjab
d)    Telangana

5.    Name the author who was awarded with the prestigious Vyas Samman 2015?

a)    K N Tripathi
b)    Sunita Jain
c)    Vishwanath Tiwari
d)    Mrinal Pande

6.    Who was appointed as India's Ambassador to Georgia in August 2016?

a)    Yogeshwar Sangwan
b)    VK Duggal
c)    VP Singh Badnore
d)    Najma Heptulla

7.    Name the Odia actor and director who died in August 2016 and began his career with the movie Kedar Gouri in 1954?

a)    Raja Pattnaik
b)    Tatwa Prakash Satapathy
c)    Subhakanta Sahu
d)    Gobind Tej

8.    Name the former international umpire who passed away in August 2016?

a)    Hillel Awaskar
b)    Amiesh Saheba
c)    Shyam Bansal
d)    Subrata Banerjee

9.    Who of the following was appointed as the 24th governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

a)    Arvind Subramanian
b)    Arvind Panagariya
c)    Arundhati Bhattacharya
d)    Urjit R Patel

10.    BRICS women parliamentarians’ forum was held in which city of India?

a)    Delhi
b)    Jaipur
c)    Hyderabad
d)    Chennai

11.    A group of researchers discovered a new species of eel, Gymnothorax indicus, from which of the following bays?

a)    Bay of Bengal
b)    Manila Bay
c)    Ago Bay
d)    Mappila Bay

12.    Name the all-in-one virtual reality solution launched by Intel to create merged reality.

a)    Bixon
b)    Alloy
c)    Steel
d)    Graphite

13.    The 2016 Summer Olympics recently concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Which country topped the medal table?

a)    China
b)    Canada
c)    The United States
d)    Great Britain

14.    Which Indian actor is chosen for the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight in the National Order Arts and Letters)?

a)    Amitabh Bachchan
b)    Rajinikanth
c)    Ranveer Singh
d)    Kamal Haasan

15.    The President of Indian Olympic Association was recently awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement. What is his name?

a)    N. Ramachandran
b)    Vijay Kumar Malhotra
c)    Abhay Singh Chautala
d)    None of the above

ANSWER

1. (c) Both (a) & (b)
2. (b) M K Rasgotra
3. (d) Bangladesh
4. (b) West Bengal
5. (b) Sunita Jain
6. (a) Yogeshwar Sangwan
7. (d) Gobind Tej
8. (d) Subrata Banerjee
9. (d) Urjit R Patel
10. (b) Jaipur
11. (a) Bay of Bengal
12. (b) Alloy
13. (c) The United States
14. (d) Kamal Haasan
15. (a) N. Ramachandran

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