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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 August 2017

Aug 8, 2017 16:22 IST

8 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 FIBA Asia Cup, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog and new vice President of India elected among others.

1.    The Union Government has declared a state as a disturbed area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one month. Name it.
a)    Manipur
b)    Meghalaya
c)    Assam
d)    Jammu and Kashmir

2.    Who of the following was elected as new vice President of India on 6 August 2017?
a)    Venkaiah Naidu
b)    Gopalkrishna Gandhi
c)    Meira Kumar
d)    Ramnath Kovind

3.    Assembly of this state has passed a bill to reclassify coconut as a tree ensuring legal protection to it.
a)    Tamil Nadu
b)    Kerala
c)    Goa
d)    Andhra Pradesh

4.    These two Indian Boxers won silver medals in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines on 7 August 2017.
a)    Ankit Narwal and Mohit Khatana
b)    Satender Rawat and Bhavesh Kattimani
c)    Satender Rawat and Mohit Khatana
d)    Bhavesh Kattimani and Sidhartha Malik

5.    Which Indian cricketer has been suspended from playing the third test between India and Sri Lanka?
a)    Ravichandran Ashwin
b)    Shikhar Dhawan
c)    Hardik Pandya
d)    Ravindra Jadeja

6.    Which Indian has been ranked as No. 1 Test allrounder in the ICC 2017 rankings?
a)    Virat Kohli
b)    Yuvraj Singh
c)    Ravindra Jadeja
d)    Shikhar Dhawan

7.    The 3rd National Handloom Day was celebrated across India on which day?
a)    8 August
b)    7 August
c)    5 August
d)    6 August

8.    Which state CM’s Principal Secretary has been appointed as the Executive Director at the World Bank in the United States?
a)    Shivraj Singh Chouhan
b)    Vijay Rupani
c)    Devendra Fadnavis
d)    Siddaramaiah

9.    Who has been appointed as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog?
a)    Rajiv Kumar
b)    Suresh Prabhu
c)    Amitabh Kant
d)    Arvind Subramanian

10.    Which state’s government has announced that it would be spending Rs 1 lakh Cr on development works?
a)    Haryana
b)    Bihar
c)    Himachal Pradesh
d)    Jammu & Kashmir

11.    ‘The dawn of cruise tourism in India’, a special event held to promote cruise tourism in the country was inaugurated in which city?
a)    Kolkata
b)    Bengaluru
c)    Mumbai
d)    Pune

12.    Which country has vowed to retaliate against the United States for the latest sanctions issued against it by the UN?
a)    Russia
b)    North Korea
c)    Iran
d)    Qatar

13.    Name the state whose high court has asked its government to file a reply to a public interest litigation seeking preventive action against cow vigilante groups ahead of next month's Eid ul Adha.
a)    Delhi
b)    Maharashtra
c)    Rajasthan
d)    Jharkhand

14.    He clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in August 2017.
a)    Ankur Mittal
b)    Saif Alshamsy
c)    Sangram Dahiya
d)    Mohammad Asab

15.    Name the city where Asia's biggest basketball tournament, known as FIBA Asia Cup, will be held in August 2017.
a)    Beirut, Lebanon
b)    New Delhi, India
c)    Dhaka, Bangladesh
d)    Beijing, China

ANSWER
1. (c) Assam
2. (a) Venkaiah Naidu
3. (c) Goa
4. (c) Satender Rawat and Mohit Khatana
5. (d) Ravindra Jadeja
6. (c) Ravindra Jadeja
7. (b) 7 August
8. (b) Vijay Rupani
9.(a) Rajiv Kumar
10. (d) Jammu & Kashmir
11. (c) Mumbai
12. (B) North Korea
13. (b) Maharashtra
14. (a) Ankur Mittal
15. (a) Beirut, Lebanon

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