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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new triple talaq law, Time’s list of 100 greatest places, India's new batting coach and the blacklisting of Pakistan among others. 

Aug 23, 2019 18:57 IST
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Top Current Affairs Quiz

23 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 new triple talaq law, Time’s list of 100 greatest places, India's new batting coach and the blacklisting of Pakistan among others. 

1. Which court has agreed to examine validity of new triple talaq law?
a) Delhi HC
b) Madras HC
c) Supreme Court
d) Allahabad HC

2. Which among the following Indian structures featured in Time’s 2019 list of 100 greatest places in world? 
a) The Light Box Restroom
b) Nalanda Ruins
c) Galden Namgey Lhatse
d) Statue of Unity

3. Who will be replacing Sanjay Bangar as India's new batting coach?
a) Vikram Rathour
b) Thilan Samaraweera
c) Amol Mazumdar
d) Pravin Amre

4. Which organisation placed Pakistan in its Blacklist recently?
a) FATF
b) United Nations
c) IMF
d) World Bank

5. What is the name of new Android version launched by Google on August 22, 2019?
a) Android Pie
b) Android 10
c) Android Cake
d) Android 9

6. Who was recently appointed as Defence Secretary in the Ministry of Defence?
a) Subhash Chandra
b) Sanjay Mitra
c) Ajay Kumar
d) Vijay Sharma

7. Which Ministry launched the Sabka Vishwas - Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme recently?
a) Ministry of Finance
b) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
c) Ministry of Home Affairs
d) Ministry of MSME

8. Union Power Minister RK Singh recently approved proposal to declare which of the following as Renewable Energy?
a) Nuclear Energy
b) Natural Gas
c) Ocean Energy
d) Fossil Fuel

9. Which nation has unveiled a domestically-built Bavar-373 missile defense system despite sanctions?
a) North Korea
b) Iran 
c) South Korea
d) Russia

10. Which nation has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to International Space Station?
a) US
b) Germany 
c) France
d) Russia

Answers

1. (c) Supreme Court 
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by a Muslim body challenging the new triple talaq law. The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind moved the apex court on August 23, 2019 questioning the validity of the new triple talaq law.

2. (d) Statue of Unity 
India’s 'Statue of Unity' and Soho House in Mumbai have been featured in the Time’s list of 100 greatest places in the world. The Time magazine in its annual list of 2019, compiled a list of 100 greatest places in the world that are new and noteworthy destinations to experience. 

3. (a) Vikram Rathour
Vikram Rathour, former opener would be replacing Sanjay Bangar as India's new batting coach. India’s bowling and fielding coaches Bharath Arun and R. Sridhar have been retained. Vikram Rathour had played six Tests and seven ODIs in 1996 without much success but played a lot of domestic cricket for Punjab. He was a senior national selector under Sandeep Patil's chairmanship till 2016. 

4. (a) FATF
FATF Asia Pacific Group (APG) placed Pakistan on its Blacklist for failure to meet global standards and doing terror funding. The Blacklist is also known as Expedited Follow Up List. Pakistan turned out to be non-compliant in 32 of the 40 Compliance Parameters on Money Laundering.

5. (b) Android 10
Google on August 23, 2019 announced that the Android Q version will now be known as ‘Android 10’, breaking its 10-year old tradition of naming Android versions after desserts or sweets.

6. (c) Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar was appointed as the Defence Secretary in the Ministry of Defence. His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) Kumar is a 1985-batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.

7. (a) Ministry of Finance
Union Finance Ministry launched the Sabka Vishwas-Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme 2019 recently. The Scheme will be implemented from September 1, 2019 and would continue till December 31, 2019. The scheme is aimed at dispute resolution and amnesty.

8. (c) Ocean Energy
Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh recently approved a proposal to declare Ocean Energy as Renewable Energy. Energy produced using tidal, wave and ocean thermal energy conversion will be considered as Renewable Energy.

9. (b) Iran 
Iran unveiled a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defense system on August 22, 2019. Iran revealed the domestically built missile defense system during its National Defense Industry Day. The move has come at a time when there is rising tension with the United States.

10. (d) Russia
Russia launched a rocket carrying life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is set to arrive at the station on Saturday. The robot, named Fedor is the first ever sent into space by Russia.