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Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2017

Aug 23, 2017 16:00 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2017

23 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 death of British sci-fi writer, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos decided to step down after 38 years in power and patent for pneumonia vaccine among others.

1. Name the British sci-fi writer who died aged 92 in August 2017.
a) Martin Landau
b) Brian Aldiss
c) Iain Banks
d) Douglas Adams

2. UIDAI has joined hands with an organisation/institution for launching door step enrolment facility in the national capital for the elderly, patients and others who cannot travel the Aadhar centres. Name the organisation/institution.
a) CSC India
b) Infosys
c) DXC Technology
d) None of the above

3. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that India and this country should work for increasing trade to the tune of one billion US dollar by March 2018.
a) Brazil
b) Maldives
c) Uzbekistan
d) Afghanistan

4. This country voted on 23 August 2017 after the longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos decided to step down after 38 years in power.
a) Angola
b) Nigeria
c) Philippines
d) Congo

5. Communications Minister of this country has said that negotiations are underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country's supreme leader.
a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) Afghanistan
d) UAE

6. India recently granted a patent for pneumonia vaccine to which of the following pharmaceutical companies?
a) Gilead Sciences
b) Pfizer
c) Bio Farma
d) Neuolixis

7. Name the noted poet who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad.
a) Satinder Satti
b) Satyapal Anand
c) Mohinder Pratap Chand
d) Surjit Patar

8. The International Seabed Authority recently extended India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin by how many years?
a) 3 years
b) 2 years
c) 5 years
d) 7 years

9. The National Sports Museum will be soon established in which city?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Lucknow
d) Jaipur

10.
As per a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs would have also pushed earth into darkness for nearly how many years?
a) 2 years
b) 1.5 years
c) 1 year
d) 5 years

11. Which Ministry launched the 'Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat' campaign in Kochi?
a) Ministry of Human Resource Development
b) Ministry of Home Affairs
c) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

12. Who was recently appointed as the Director General of Railway Protection Force?
a) Vishwas Nangre Patil
b) Dharmendra Kumar
c) Devendra Kasar
d) Sudhir Pratap Singh

13. Which Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ship was inducted into Indian Navy recently?
a) LCU L51
b) LCU L52
c) LCU L53
d) LCU L54

14. Consider the following statements with respect to Nano Missile developed by Indian student.
I. It was developed by Dacharla Panduranga Rohith, a student of Chennai's SRM University.
II. It is 2 cm long and can fly by burning the red phosphorus.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

15. US has slapped sanctions on individuals and companies of these two nations accusing them for supporting North Korea’s nuclear programme and attempting to evade US sanctions.
a) China and Russia
b) Russia and Iran
c) Iran and China
d) China and Vietnam

ANSWER
1. (b) Brian Aldiss
2. (a) CSC India
3. (c) Uzbekistan
4. (a) Angola
5. (a) Iran
6. (b) Pfizer
7. (d) Surjit Patar
8. (b) 5 years
9. (b) New Delhi
10. (a) 2 years
11. (a) Ministry of Human Resource Development
12. (b) Dharmendra Kumar
13. (b) LCU L52
14. (a) Only I
15. (a) China and Russia

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