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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 August 2016

Aug 8, 2016 19:00 IST

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1.    Who of the following created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre?
a)    Deepika Kumari
b)    Dipa Karmakar
c)    Yelena Produnova
d)    Ashish Kumar

2.    Name the Australian surfing champion who died in August 2016 at the age of 71.
a)    Miki Dora
b)    Mike Diffenderfer
c)    Bud Browne
d)    Bernard Farrelly

3.    Name the eminent Assamese litterateur and winner Sahitya Akademi award for his work Edhani Mahir Hanhi who died in August 2016.
a)    VK Pipersenia
b)    Naba Kumar Doley
c)    Mahim Bora
d)    Ajit Barua

4.    Who of the following headed the BCCI Panel that was formed to advice on SC verdict on implementation of Justice Lodha committee recommendations?
a)    Justice (retd) Markandey Katju
b)    Ram Jethmalani
c)    Justice (retd) MB Shah
d)    Madhav Chitale

5.    Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CSS Corp in August 2016?
a)    TG Ramesh
b)    Manish Tandon
c)    Rajesh Krishnamurthy
d)    Vishal Sikka

6.    Which App was launched by Union Government in August 2016 to enable citizens’ associate more and more with Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas?
a)    SwachhIndia App
b)    SwachhBharat App
c)    Swachhata App
d)    SwachhBharatAbhiyan App

7.    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2016 launched Mission Bhagiratha in which state?
a)    Uttar Pradesh
b)    Telangana
c)    Andhra Pradesh
d)    Uttarakhand

8.    Name the famous musician of album Beached who died in August 2016.
a)    Ricci Martin
b)    Frank Sinatra
c)    Carl Wilson
d)    Brian Wilson

9.    Who of the following was sworn-in as the deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat?
a)    Vijay Rupani
b)    Saurabh Patel
c)    Nitin Patel
d)    Ganpat Vasava

10.    Who of the following was sworn-in as the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat?
a)    Vijay Rupani
b)    Nitin Patel
c)    Saurabh Patel
d)    Ganpat Vasava

 Name the state that launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers.
a)    Odisha
b)    Karnataka
c)    Telangana
d)    Assam

12.    Who of the following was chosen for the 2016 Nag Bhushan Award that is conferred by Nagpur-based Non-Governmental Organization Nag Bhushan Foundation?
a)    Vinod Tawde
b)    Devendra Fadanvis
c)    Pankaja Munde
d)    Uddhav Thackeray

 Name the grandmaster of India who successfully retained the Commonwealth Chess championship crown in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
a)    Kiran Manisha Mohanty
b)    Deep Chakkravarthy
c)    Abhijeet Gupta
d)    Tania Sachdev

 Name the state that launched an online service for consumers to apply for low-tension service connections.
a)    Delhi
b)    Tamil Nadu
c)    Karnataka
d)    Assam

15.    Name the tropical storm that triggered landslides in Mexico killing at least 38 people.
a)    Gertrude
b)    Earl
c)    Eva
d)    Frank


1. (b) Dipa Karmakar
2. (d) Bernard Farrelly
3. (c) Mahim Bora
4. (a) Justice (retd) Markandey Katju
5.(b) Manish Tandon
6. (c) Swachhata App
7. (b) Telangana
8. (a) Ricci Martin
9. (c) Nitin Patel
10. (a) Vijay Rupani
11. (a) Odisha
12. (b) Devendra Fadanvis
13. (c) Abhijeet Gupta
14. (b) Tamil Nadu
15. (b) Earl

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