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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 October 2016

Oct 8, 2016 14:01 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Indian Air Force Day, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize and Economic Sanctions on Myanmar among the others.

1.    Name the person of Indian origin who was recently appointed to the UK shadow cabinet.
a)    Ameet Chana
b)    Shami Chakrabarti
c)    Mancherjee Bhownagree
d)    Diljit Rana

2.    Who has recently dissolved the Delhi Waqf Board for alleged corruption and procedural irregularities in functioning?
a)    Supreme Court
b)    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
c)    Delhi High Court
d)    Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung

3.    The United States of America recently lifted economic sanctions on which country?
a)    Cuba
b)    Mexico
c)    Myanmar
d)    Israel

4.    The Indian Air Force Day was recently observed across India. It was first observed in which of the following years?
a)    1932
b)    1931
c)    1945
d)    1961

5.    Sreelatha Menon recently passed away. Who was she?
a)    An actress
b)    A dancer
c)    A politician
d)    A Social Worker

6.    Who is the author of the book titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness?
a)    Ruskin Bond
b)    Vikram Seth
c)    Jhumpa Lahiri
d)    Arundhati Roy

7.    Juan Manuel Santos was bestowed with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the President of which country?
a)    Venezuela
b)    Suriname
c)    Colombia
d)    Aruba

8.    Where was the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting 2016 held?
a)    Washington DC
b)    New Delhi
c)    Ontario
d)    Wellington

9.    The Election Commission of India collaborated with which social networking site to register young voters?
a)    Twitter
b)    Snapchat
c)    Instagram
d)    Facebook

10.    Name the committee constituted to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin?
a)    Srikrishna Committee
b)    GS Jha Committee
c)    Krishnendu Committee
d)    None of the above

11.    Dharmendra Pradhan launched LPG the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in which of the following states?
a)    Odisha
b)    West Bengal
c)    Telangana
d)    Maharashtra

12.    Who was awarded the Player of the Tournament for UEFA EURO 2016?
a)    Tom Brady
b)    Matt Ryan
c)    Lionel Messi
d)    Antoine Griezmann

13.    All ASI protected historical monuments and archaeological sites are declared Polythene Free Zones up to how many metres from the protected boundaries of the monuments?
a)    100
b)    300
c)    200
d)    400

14.    The 2016 BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting was held in which city?
a)    Jaipur
b)    Mumbai
c)    New Delhi
d)    Hyderabad

15.    Name the Indian-origin investment veteran who was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Management Company.
a)    Stephen Patel
b)    Shami Chakrabarti
c)    N P Narvekar
d)    None of the above

ANSWERS

1. (b) Shami Chakrabart
2. (d) Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung
3. (c) Myanmar
4. (a) 1932
5. (a) An actress
6. (d) Arundhati Roy
7. (c) Colombia
8. (a) Washington DC
9. (d) Facebook
10. (b) GS Jha Committee
11. (d) Maharashtra
12. (d) Antoine Griezmann
13. (b) 300
14. (a) Jaipur
15. (c) N P Narvekar

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