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Current Affairs Quiz: 24 August 2017

Aug 24, 2017 15:45 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 24 August 2017

24 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 India-Nepal agreements, reservation to Jat community of two districts of a state and Chairman of Railway Board among others.

1. India & Nepal signed 8 agreements in August 2017. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. The agreements were inked during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visit to Nepal.
II. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Standardization and Conformity Assessment was signed.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

2. Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
I. PMKSY is the new name of the earlier Central Sector Scheme SAMPADA.
II. It has been approved with an allocation of Rs 6000 crore.
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

3. Name the India-US joint defence exercise which will be held in September 2017?
a) Yudh Abhyas
b) Vajra
c) Varuna
d) Ekuverin

4. Name the campaign launched by NITI Aayog to maximize the impact of Atal Tinkering Labs?
a) Guide India Campaign
b) Mentor India Campaign
c) Make India Campaign
d) Lead India Campaign

5. Name the chief minister of Manipur who died recently and was the member of India's first parliament.
a) Mairembam Koireng Singh
b) Mohammed Alimuddin
c) Yangmasho Shaiza
d) Rishang Keishing

6. Who of the following was recently appointed as the CMD of Air India?
a) Rajiv Nayan Choubey
b) Ashwani Lohani
c) Vikas Dudeja
d) Rajiv Bansal

7. Name India's oldest cinematographer who passed away recently.
a) Ramachandra
b) Nariman Irani
c) Ramananda Sengupta
d) Mankada Ravi Varma

8.
Who is the winner of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup?
a) Australia
b) Iran
c) New Zealand
d) South Korea

9. In a first, which country recently launched a climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan?
a) India
b) Nepal
c) Tajikistan
d) Russia

10. This state in August 2017 gave reservation to Jat community of two districts under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category.
a) Haryana
b) Punjab
c) Rajasthan
d) Delhi

11. The Union Cabinet has approved a MoU on resolving the issue of illicit drug trafficking between India and which nation?
a) Bhutan
b) Bangladesh
c) China
d) Nepal

12. The Union Finance Ministry has confirmed the launch of which new currency denomination?
a) Rs 1000
b) Rs 200
c) Rs 20
d) Rs 500

13. The Union Government has finalised a new policy for cadre allocation for IAS, IPS and other officers with the aim of ensuring national integration in the country's top bureaucracy. The policy proposes division of the existing 26 cadres into how many zones?
a) 6
b) 7
c) 8
d) 5

14. Which state’s chief minister has launched a rooftop solar project?
a) Bihar
b) Telangana
c) Odisha
d) Madhya Pradesh

15. He was appointed as the new Chairman of Railway Board in August 2017.
a) Ashwani Lohani
b) AK Mittal
c) Rohit Nandan
d) Vinay Mittal

Answer
1. (b) Only II
2. (c) Both I and II
3. (a) Yudh Abhyas
4. (b) Mentor India Campaign
5. (d) Rishang Keishing
6. (d) Rajiv Bansal
7. (c) Ramananda Sengupta
8. (a) Australia
9. (b) Nepal
10. (c) Rajasthan
11. (d) Nepal
12. (b) Rs 200
13. (d) 5
14. (c) Odisha
15. (a) Ashwani Lohani

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