Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2018

Aug 22, 2018 17:31 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2018

22 August 2018: 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 the topics like appointment of 7 new Governors, Asian Games 2018 and presence of ice on the Moon among others.

1. Satya Pal Malik was appointed as the Governor of which state by President Ram Nath Kovind?
a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) Uttarakhand
c) Sikkim
d) Meghalaya

2. Who was appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand by President Ram Nath Kovind recently?
a) Satyadev Narayan Arya
b) Baby Rani Maurya
c) Kaptan Singh Solanki
d) Ganga Prasad

3. The data of which spacecraft proved the presence of ice on the Moon?
a) Juno
b) Mission to Moon
c) Chandrayaan-I
d) TESS

4. Who was appointed as Governor of Sikkim recently?
a) Lalji Tandon
b) Satya Pal Malik
c) Tathagata Roy
d) Ganga Prasad

5. Which Indian personality was conferred with the WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award?
a) SK Arora
b) Manish Sisodia
c) Arvind Kejriwal
d) Kailash Kumar

6. Which former Indian Army chief was awarded the United States (US) ‘Legion of Merit’?
a) Bipin Rawat
b) Dalbir Singh Suhag
c) Bikram Singh
d) Vijay Kumar Singh

7. Which state is going to rename its new capital as Atal Nagar?
a) Chhattisgarh
b) Jharkhand
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh

8. Who has become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games?
a) Manu Baker
b) Rahi Sarnobat
c) Anjum Moudgil
d) Heena Sidhu

9. Which city will host the “International Buddhist Conclave 2018”?
a) Bodh Gaya
b) New Delhi
c) Tokyo
d) Singapore

10. Asian Games gold medalist Hakam Singh passed away on August 14 due to liver and kidney ailments. Singh had won the gold in 1978 Asiad in which track event?
a) 200 metres
b) Discus throw
c) Javelin throw
d) Race walk

11. The UIDAI has asked enrolment agencies of which state to provide free e-Aadhaar printouts?
a) Karnataka
b) Odisha
c) Kerala
d) Tamil Nadu

12. Which city is soon going to have a cyclone warning centre?
a) Bhubaneswar
b) Mumbai
c) Thiruvananthapuram
d) Kochi

ANSWERS

1. (a) Jammu and Kashmir
President Ram Nath Kovind on August 21, 2018 appointed Governors for seven states including Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura. Bihar governor Satya Pal Malik was appointed as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir by the President. Malik replaces incumbent NN Vohra, who has been serving this post since 2008.

2. (b) Baby Rani Maurya
Former Agra mayor and ex-member of National Commission for Women (NCW), Baby Rani Maurya was appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand. Maurya is a BJP leader from Agra.

3. (c) Chandrayaan-I
Using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, launched by India 10 years ago, NASA said that scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon's polar regions.

4. (d) Ganga Prasad
Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad has now been transferred to Sikkim. Prasad was a member of the legislative council in Bihar for 18 years and a former leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly.

5. (a) SK Arora
SK Arora, the Delhi government’s additional director of health, was honoured with the prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.

6. (b) Dalbir Singh Suhag
Former Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was awarded the United States (US) ‘Legion of Merit (Degree of commander)’ on August 17, 2018, at Pentagon, Washington DC. The award was given to Singh for exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) from August 2014 to December 2016.

7. (a) Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh government has decided to rename the state’s new capital city Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar in the memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The state has also decided to develop an Atal Memorial in an area of five acres at the state’s new capital.

8. (b) Rahi Sarnobat
The Day 4 of Asian Games 2018 took off for India with shooter Rahi Sarnobat winning the 4th gold in the finals of women’s 25m pistol event. With the feat, she has become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games.

9. (b) New Delhi
The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the “International Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018” in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on August 23, 2018. The Conclave is being organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh from August 23- 26, 2018 at New Delhi and Ajanta (Maharashtra), followed by site visits to Rajgir, Nalanda and Bodhgaya (Bihar) and Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh).

10. (d) Race walk
Asian Games gold medalist athlete Hakam Singh passed away on August 14, 2018 at a private hospital in Sangrur, Punjab. He was 64. Singh won gold in 20 km race walk event during the 1978 Asiad at Bangkok. The Dhyan Chand awardee had also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh regiment.

11. (c) Kerala
The UIDAI has directed the Aadhaar enrolment agencies in Kerala, including banks and post offices, to facilitate retrieval of the 12-digit number and provide free printouts to Aadhaar-holders who have lost their document in the flood-hit state.

12. (c) Thiruvananthapuram
With several incidents of tropical cyclones and severe weather events striking over Kerala and Karnataka coasts in the recent times, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences is proposing to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The Ministry is planning to set up the Centre in another one month.

 

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