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Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2017

Aug 22, 2017 16:00 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2017

22 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 SC verdict on Triple Talaq, 'preview committee’ for IFFI 2017 and Global Agriculture Leadership Award-2017 among others.

1. Supreme Court has struck down the practice of Triple Talaq in Muslim community by saying that the practice violates certain articles of Indian Constitution. Which of the two articles were being violated?
a) Article 14 and 16
b) Article 16 and 20
c) Article 14 and 21
d) Article 19 and 22

2. Who was named the convenor of the 40-member 'preview committee’, which would be responsible for selecting films for IFFI 2017?
a) Vivek Agnihotri
b) Nitesh Tiwari
c) Bela Segal
d) Khalid Mohamed

3. A research team led by Dr Pinaki Panigrahi has found Probiotic Bacteria that could protect newborns from a deadly infection at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Name the infection.
a) Strep B
b) Pneumonia
c) Necrotising Fasciitis
d) Sepsis

4. The Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has given in-principle approval to acquire government’s stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL). What per cent of government stake at HPCL will be taken by ONGC?
a) 47.12 per cent
b) 50.01 per cent
c) 51.11 per cent
d) 67 per cent

5. Name the Android 8.0 Version that was recently launched by Google.
a) Android Oreo
b) Android Lollipop
c) Android Marshmallow
d) Android Nougat

6. Which satellite was launched by NASA for ensuring that astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth?
a) Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
b) Testing and Data Relay Satellite
c) Tracking and Diagnostic Relay Satellite
d) Testing and Diagnostic Relay Satellite

7. The wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis was recently found in which ocean?
a) Indian Ocean
b) Pacific Ocean
c) Atlantic Ocean
d) Arctic Ocean

8. Who was selected for the prestigious Global Agriculture Leadership Award-2017?
a) Chandrababu Naidu
b) Shivraj Chauhan
c) K Chandrasekhar Rao
d) Arun Jaitley

9. The Union Ministry of Agriculture is organising the ‘Sankalp Se Sidhi’ program to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of which of the following events?
a) Civil-Disobedience Movement
b) Purna Swaraj
c) Dandi March
d) Quit India Movement

10. The world’s smallest surgical robot named Versius was recently developed by the scientists of which of the following countries?
a) United States of America
b) Canada
c) Britain
d) Germany

11. Who of the following recently launched the Digital Police Portal under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Rajnath Singh
c) Sushma Swaraj
d) Narendra Singh Tomar

12. Which of the following countries is not a part of the proposed Asian Trilateral Highway?
a) Bhutan
b) Myanmar
c) Thailand
d) India

13. The Indian Council of Medical Research recently signed a MoU with the International Vaccine Institute for vaccine research and development. The Institute is based out of which country?
a) Germany
b) South Korea
c) China
d) Japan

14. Which country has been slammed with an anti-dumping duty by India for selling cheap-priced tempered glass?
a) Britain
b) Russia
c) China
d) Japan

15. Which state would be hosting the International Film Festival of India 2017?
a) Delhi
b) Maharashtra
c) Karnataka
d) Goa

ANSWER
1. (c) Article 14 and 21
2. (a) Vivek Agnihotri
3. (d) Sepsis
4. (c) 51.11 per cent
5. (a) Android Oreo
6. (a) Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
7. (b) Pacific Ocean
8. (c) K Chandrasekhar Rao
9. (d) Quit India Movement
10.(c) Britain
11. (b) Rajnath Singh
12. (a) Bhutan
13. (b) South Korea
14.  (c) China
15. (d) Goa

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