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Current Affairs Quiz: 31 August 2016

Aug 31, 2016 18:37 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics UJALA scheme, Indian woman appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Entertainer of The Year award among others.

1. Which state recently became the first state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme?
a) Gujarat
b) Rajasthan
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu

2. Who was recently appointed as the President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association?
a) Mohit Kamboj
b) Janki Nand Rathore
c) Vishal Garg
d) Mukesh Mehta

3. Name the Indian film director appointed as the UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India.
a) Mira Nair
b) Kiran Rao
c) Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush
d) Gauri Shinde

4. CRPF recently decided to appoint which of the following sportspersons as its Commandant and Brand Ambassador?
a) Jeetu Rai
b) P V Sindhu
c) Sakshi Malik
d) Deepa Karmakar

5. The West Bengal State Assembly recently passed a resolution to change the name of the state. What would be the state called in English?
a) Bengal
b) Bangla
c) Bangal
d) Bang

6. Who recently was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Mutual Fund?
a) Mohit Kamboj
b) Anuradha Rao
c) Vishal Garg
d) Mukesh Mehta

7. Who was recently honoured with the Entertainer of The Year award by CNBC-TV18?
a) Ranveer Singh
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Irrfan Khan
d) Deepika Padukone

8. Name the 100-year-old women athlete from India who won Gold medal at the American Masters Games in the 100-meter dash.
a) Jhulan Goswami
b) Jaspreet Kaur
c) Man Kaur
d) Jasmit Kaur

9. Name the Indian wrestler whose bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics was upgraded to silver.
a) Yogeshwar Dutt
b) Sushil Kumar
c) Vijay Kumar
d) None of them

10. As per RBI’s Annual Report 2015-16, the Indian economy is likely to expand by what percent in 2016-17?
a) 6.5 percent
b) 7 percent
c) 7.4 percent
d) 7.6 percent

11. High Court of which state stayed the government's decision mandating centralised counselling for the students who appeared for the NEET in 2016 for medical and dental courses?
a) Maharashtra
b) Gujarat
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu

12. Delhi government capped the cost of chikungunya serology test by what price?
a) 500 rupees
b) 600 rupees
c) 800 rupees
d) 900 rupees

13. Ministry of Civil Aviation gave green signal for expansion of which airport?
a) Agartala
b) Ranchi
c) Lucknow
d) Guwahati

14.
Name the country that advised all pregnant women with symptoms associated with Zika, to be tested for the virus.
a) Japan
b) Singapore
c) China
d) The US

15. Name the typhoon that killed about ten people after it struck Japan in last week of August 2016.
a) Lionrock
b) Nakri
c) Yutu
d) Joan

ANSWER
1. (a) Gujarat
2. (d) Mukesh Mehta
3. (c) Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush
4. (b) P V Sindhu
5. (a) Bengal
6. (b) Anuradha Rao
7. (c) Irrfan Khan
8. (c) Man Kaur
9. (a) Yogeshwar Dutt
10. (d) 7.6 percent
11. (a) Maharashtra
12. (b) 600 rupees
13. (a) Agartala
14. (b) Singapore
15. (a) Lionrock

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