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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 August 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Badminton World Championship title, Project SU.RE and Women’s Equality Day among others. 

Aug 26, 2019 18:40 IST
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26 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 Badminton World Championship title, Project SU.RE and Women’s Equality Day among others. 

1. This Union Minister passed away on August 24, 2019 after prolonged illness.
a)Arun Jaitley 
b)Manohar Parrikar
c)Sushma Swaraj
d)Shiela Dikshit 

2. Which Indian player has become the first-ever to clinch the Badminton World Championship title?
a)Ashwini Ponappa
b)Rituparna Das
c)Saina Nehwal
d)PV Sindhu

3. PM Modi launched the RuPay card in which among the following gulf countries?
a)UAE
b)Bahrain
c)Saudi Arabia 
d)Oman

4. Which country awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance'?
a)Bahrain
b)UAE
c)Israel 
d)Sudan

5. According to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, all the pending GST refund would be returned to the MSME’s within how many days?
(a)60
(b)30
(c)40
(d)50

6. Whose 109th birth anniversary was commemorated on August 26, 2019?
(a) Lady Diana
(b) Queen Elizabeth
(c) Mother Teresa
(d) Madame Curie

7. When is the Women’s Equality Day observed?
a)August 25
b)August 24
c)August 23
d)August 26

8. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani launched Project SU.RE in which city?
a)New Delhi
b)Mumbai
c)Surat
d)Patiala

9. Which team won Durand Cup-2019 title?
a)Mohun Bagan
b)Army Red
c)FC Kochin
d)Gokulam Kerala FC

10. Who was selected for the Outstanding Engineer Award-2019 by Institution of Engineers in India?
a)Anoop Ranjan
b)Prabhakar Singh
c)Vishv Pratap Singh
d)Arvind Gaur

Answers

1. (a) Arun Jaitley 
Arun Jaitley, former Finance Minister and Member of Parliament passed away today at 12:07 pm at AIIMS  hospital in New Delhi. The BJP stalwart was suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 66.

2. (d) PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at BWF World Championship. She earned the title of world champion by crushing Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets of 21-7, 21-7.

3. (a) UAE
Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the RuPay card in the UAE on August 24, 2019 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. With this, UAE has become the first gulf country where the Indian RuPay card has been launched.

4. (a) Bahrain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred the ‘King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ by Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in recognition of his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with the key Gulf nation. Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Bahrain, received the honour.

5. (b) 30
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a special conference to addres the nation on the state of Indian economy announced that all pending GST refund due to MSMEs, from the time of introduction, shall be paid within 30 days starting from August 23, 2019.

6. (c) Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary was commemorated across the world on August 26, 2019. Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910. 

7. (d) August 26
Women's Equality Day is observed every year on August 26 to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment in the United States of America that provides voting rights to the women. 

8. (b) Mumbai
Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani launched Project SU.RE at Lakme Fashion Winter/Festive-2019 held in Mumbai. The project aims to move towards sustainable fashion that contributes to a clean environment.

9. (d) Gokulam Kerala FC
Gokulam Kerala FC has become second football club of Kerala to win the title after 22 years. The match was played at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Marcus Joseph, captain of Gokulam Kerala, scored a goal in each half to lead his time to win Durand Cup-2019.

10. (b) Prabhakar Singh
Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been chosen for elite and prestigious Eminent Engineer Award for Year 2019 by Institution of Engineers (India). This Elite and Prestigious Award shall be conferred to him on the ‘Engineers Day’ on September 15, 2019. 

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