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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 August 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Global GDP rankings, KABIL, E-cars, 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting and Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 among others.

Aug 2, 2019 17:17 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz

2 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 Global GDP rankings, KABIL, E-cars, 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting and Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 among others.


1. India slipped to which position in the Global GDP ranking in 2018?
a) 7th place
b) 8th place
c) 6th place
d) 9th place

2. Which nation has banned face-covering cloth including burqa and niqab in schools, hospitals and public transport?
a) Australia
b) Spain
c) Iceland
d) Netherlands

3. Which three Central PSU’s have agreed to set up a joint venture, KABIL to ensure consistent supply of critical minerals to Indian market?
a) BHEL, NALCO and HCL
b) BEML, GAIL, GIC
c) NALCO, HCL, MECL
d) IFCI, IDPL, HLL

4. Indian Army has launched how many e-cars in its pilot project to combat air pollution?
a) 7
b) 5
c) 10
d) 12

5. Which Indian journalist has been selected for the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019?
a) Rajdeep Sardesai
b) Arnab Goswami
c) Ravish Kumar
d) Shekhar Gupta

6. Which Indian state has signed an MoU with the Survey of India to organize mapping and land survey of 40,000 villages by drones?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Telangana
d) Odisha

7. Which city is hosting the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting?
a) Bangkok
b) New Delhi
c) Tokyo
d) Colombo

8. Which member of the board of directors of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) was given the additional responsibility of Chairman of the Authority?
a) Rahul Sachdeva
b) Anuj Aggarwal
c) Manoj Sinha
d) Sachin Shankar

Answers

1. (a) 7th place
India has slipped down to the 7th place in the global GDP rankings of 2018, reveals data compiled by the World Bank. India recorded a GDP of $2.73 trillion in 2018, which is less than that of the UK ($2.82 trillion) and France ($2.78 trillion).

2. (d) Netherlands
Netherlands has imposed a ban on face-covering clothing, which covers burqa and niqab worn by conservative Muslim women.

3. (c) NALCO, HCL, MECL
KABIL, Khanij Bidesh India Ltd, a joint venture company will be set up soon to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to the Indian domestic market. The company will be set up in joint partnership between three Central Public Sector Enterprises including National Aluminium Company Ltd.(NALCO), Hindustan Copper Ltd.(HCL) and Mineral Exploration Company Ltd (MECL).

4. (c) 10
The Indian Army launched 10 e-cars in its pilot batch for its officials in New Delhi on August 1. The main aim behind the move is ensure minimal emission and to boost efficiency, in an attempt to combat worsening air quality in New Delhi.

5. (c) Ravish Gupta
Ravish Kumar has been named for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019. Ravish Kumar is among the five recipients of the 2019 Magsaysay award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

6. (b) Maharashtra
Maharashtra government has decided to use drones for mapping of 40,000 villages in the state. The revenue department of the state government has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Survey of India.

7. (a) Bangkok
The 52th ASEAN Foreign Minister's meeting is being organized in Bangkok between July 29 and August 3. The ASEAN Group is trying to establish itself as a global entity. This is an inter-governmental organization of 10 Southeast Asian countries. It was established on August 6, 1967. Its headquarters is in Jakarta, Indonesia.

8. (b) Anuj Aggarwal
Airports Authority of India has appointed board member Anuj Aggarwal as its chairman for next three months. The temporary appointment of Aggarwal is effective from Aug. 1. Mohaptara, an IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, was appointed as the DPIIT secretary recently.