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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 August 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Greenpeace report on SO2 emission and World Humanitarian Day 2019 among others. 

Aug 19, 2019 17:41 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz

19 August 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Greenpeace report on SO2 emission and World Humanitarian Day 2019 among others. 

1. Who among the following has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the National Sports Awards 2019?
a) Ravindra Jadeja
b) R. Ashwin
c) Deepa Malik
d) Dipa Karmakar

2. PM Modi recently inaugurated Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in which country?
a) Bangladesh
b) Bhutan
c) Sri Lanka
d) Malaysia

3. Which former Chief Minister of Bihar recently died in Delhi at the age of 83?
a) Jagannath Mishra
b) Jeetan Ram Manjhi
c) Satyendra Narayan Singh
d) Chandrashekhar Singh

4. Punjab and Haryana High Court started its first virtual court through video conferencing in which city?
a) Panipat
b) Rohtak
c) Hisar
d) Faridabad

5. Which country hosted the 28th BASIC Ministerial meeting on Climate Change?
a) India
b) Brazil
c) China
d) USA

6. Which country is the largest emitter of SO2, according to Greenpeace data?
a) Russia
b) India 
c) China
d) Saudi Arabia

7. Which country hosts the world’s largest SO2 emission hotspot?
a) China 
b) South Africa
c) India
d) Russia

8. Researchers have discovered five new species of fish in which state?
a) Arunachal Pradesh 
b) Manipur
c) Assam
d) Meghalaya

9. The NGT has formed a committee to examine illegal sand mining in which river?
a) Ganga
b) Yamuna 
c) Cauvery 
d) Godavari 

10. When was World Humanitarian Day 2019 observed?
a) August 20th 
b) August 18th 
c) August 19th 
d) August 17th 

Answers

1. (c) Deepa Malik
A day after wrestler Bajrang Punia's name was recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the 12-member selection committee added 2016 Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik to this prestigious list. Malik is the second Indian Paralympian after Devendra Jhajharia (2017), and the first woman in the category, to be nominated for this coveted award.

2. (b) Bhutan
Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in Bhutan was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. It is a one of the major projects under Bhutan's initiative to generate 10,000 MW hydropower by 2020.

3. (a) Jagannath Mishra
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on August 19, 2019. He was 82 and suffering from some health issues for several months. He was three-times Chief Minister of the state.

4. (d) Faridabad
A Punjab and Haryana High Court started first virtual court in Faridabad. It would deal with traffic challan cases from across the State. The project will be launched under the guidance of e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India. 

5. (b) Brazil
BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) held their 28th Ministerial meeting on Climate Change recently in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These four countries collectively account for one-third of world’s geographical area and nearly 40% of world’s population.

6. (b) India 
India is the largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide in the world, as per the data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace on August 19, 2019. Anthropogenic sulphur dioxide is produced from burning of coal and it is known to largely contribute to air pollution.

7. (d) Russia
The NASA data revealed that Norilsk smelter complex in Russia is the largest SO2 emission hotspot in the world, followed by Kriel in Mpumalanga province in South Africa and Zagroz in Iran. However, in the country-wise ranking, India tops the list in emitting SO2 as it has the maximum number of hotspots.

8. (a) Arunachal Pradesh 
Five new species of fish have been discovered from different districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The discovery was made by a fisheries and aquatic ecology research team from the zoology department of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU). The research team was headed by Professor DN Das.

9. (b) Yamuna 
The national green tribunal has formed a committee to examine the allegations of illegal sand mining in Yamuna River. The NGT formed the committee to examine the issue after Delhi Jal Board CEO Anil Kumar Singh moved the green panel alleging illegal sand mining in the Yamuna.

10. (c) August 19th 
The world humanitarian day 2019 was observed on August 19, 2019.  The day is observed annually to pay tribute to the humanitarian aid workers who endanger their lives for humanitarian service as well as to rally support for the people affected by the crisis.