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Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2016

Aug 23, 2016 18:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like four match test series between India and West Indies, death of the longest-serving President of Singapore and 2016 National Sports Awards among others.

1.    Which of the following cities will host the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup?
a)    Ahmedabad
b)    Pune
c)    Mumbai
d)    Sri Muktsar Sahib

2.    Who was recently appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Homi Bhabha National Institute?
a)    Ravi Grover
b)    P D Gupta
c)    Ravi Juneja
d)    None of the above

3.    Name the Belgian jazz musician, mostly known for harmonica playing, who died recently.
a)    Sidney Bechet
b)    Max Roach
c)    Toots Thielemans
d)    Miles Davis

4.    Name the journalist, considered the ‘dean of black press columnists’, who passed away recently.
a)    William Raspberry
b)    John H. Johnson
c)    Robert C. Maynard
d)    George E. Curry

5.    Who was recently sworn in as the Governor of Assam?
a)    Banwarilal Purohit
b)    V P Singh Badnore
c)    Kaptan Singh Solanki
d)    Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya

6.    Who was recently sworn in as the Governor of Punjab?
a)    Banwarilal Purohit
b)    V P Singh Badnore
c)    Kaptan Singh Solanki
d)    Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya

7.    India in August 2016 signed agreement with which country to foster conditions that will help create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India's industrial clusters?
a)    Japan
b)    Germany
c)    China
d)    Taiwan

8.    Who was sworn in as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2016?
a)    Girish Chandra Gupta
b)    Banwarilal Purohit
c)    V P Singh Badnore
d)    Jagdish Mukhi

9.    Name the Indian-origin President of Singapore who died in August 2016 and was the sixth and longest-serving President of Singapore.
a)    S R Nathan
b)    Puan Nganapandithan
c)    Gurdip Singh
d)    Virinder K. Moudgil

10.    Who of the following was not elected for the 2016 Dronacharya Awards that will be conferred by the President Pranab Mukherjee on National Sports Day?
a)    Sagar Mal Dhayal
b)    Nagapuri Ramesh
c)    Bishweshwar Nandi
d)    Pullela Gopichand

   Who of the following was not selected for 2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?
a)    PV Sindhu
b)    Dipa Karmakar
c)    Jitu Rai
d)    Shiva Thapa

12.    Who of the following was not selected for 2016 Arjuna Awards?
a)    Rajat Chauhan
b)    Dipa Karmakar
c)    Lalita Babar
d)    Ajinkya Rahane

    Who of the following was not selected for 2015 Dhyan Chand Award?
a)    Apurvi Chandela
b)    Satti Geetha
c)    Sylvanus Dung Dung
d)    Rajendra Pralhad Shelke

14.    Who of the following was adjudged as the man of the series of four-match Test Series between India and West Indies?
a)    Virat Kohli
b)    Ravichandran Ashwin
c)    Roston Chase
d)    Shikhar Dhawan

15.    Name the typhoon that made landfall near Tateyama City in Chiba Prefecture south of Tokyo in August 2016.
a)    Haiyan
b)    Ophelia
c)    Mindulle
d)    Mike

1. (a) Ahmedabad
2. (b) P D Gupta
3. (c) Toots Thielemans
4. (d) George E. Curry
5. (a) Banwarilal Purohit
6. (b) V P Singh Badnore
7. (b) Germany
8. (d)   Jagdish Mukhi
9. (a) S R Nathan
10. (d) Pullela Gopichand
11. (d) Shiva Thapa
12. (b) Dipa Karmakar
13. (a) Apurvi Chandela
14. (b) Ravichandran Ashwin
15. (c) Mindulle

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