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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 August 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Fit India movement, National Sports Day, single-use plastic ban and 12th National Security Summit among others. 

Aug 29, 2019 18:08 IST
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29 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 Fit India movement, National Sports Day, single-use plastic ban and 12th National Security Summit among others. 

1. When was Fit India movement launched?
a) August 28th 
b) August 15th 
c) August 27th
d) August 29th 

2. The Secretariat Office of the International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure will be set in which Indian city?
a) Pune
b) Bengaluru
c) Chennai
d) New Delhi 

3. Which nation successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi?
a) Israel
b) Pakistan
c) North Korea
d) Iran 

4. When will India launch a nation-wide ban on single-use plastic?
a) October 2nd
b) October 31st 
c) September 1st 
d) September 30th 

5. Which sportsperson’s birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day?
a) Major Dhyan Chand
b) Milkha Singh
c) PT Usha
d) Sachin Tendulkar

6. How many colleges will be opened in the region of Jammu and Kashmir by Government of India?
a) 30
b) 40
c) 50
d) 60

7. Where was the 12th National Security Summit organized in India?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Surat
d) Kolkata

8. Which state government has banned sex reassignment surgeries on intersex infants?
a) Maharashtra 
b) Karnataka
c) Tamil Nadu 
d) Andhra Pradesh

Answers

1. (d) August 29th 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement on the occasion of National Sports day at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on August 29th, 2019. The Prime Minister said, "Only a fit person, fit family and a fit society will pave way for a great and new India."

2. (d) New Delhi 
The International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) has received approval from Union Cabinet. The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the establishment of CDRI along with its supporting Secretariat Office in New Delhi. 

3. (b) Pakistan
Pakistan has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi from Sonmiani test range near Karachi.The Ghaznavi missile is capable of delivering different types of warheads including nuclear and conventional up to a range of 290 km.

4. (a) October 2nd
India is set to impose a nation-wide ban on single-use plastic on October 2, 2019, on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. As per reports, six single-use plastic items will be scrapped with effect from the day including plastic bags, straws, cups, plates, small bottles and certain types of sachets.

5. (a) Major Dhyan Chand
Dhyan Chand's birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. Today is the 115th birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand. Dhyan Chand had scored more than 400 goals in his career and won gold medals for India at 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics.

6. (c) 50
Governor Satya Pal Malik recently announced that the government will open 50 new colleges in the region to enhance educational facilities in the valley. Malik also announced 50,000 government jobs for youth in Jammu and Kashmir.

7. (b) New Delhi
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) organized the 12th India Security Summit in New Delhi. It was organized by and is officially supported by Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The theme of this edition of summit was “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”.

8. (c) Tamil Nadu 
Tamil Nadu government has banned sex reassignment surgeries on intersex infants and children.  The government cited a WHO report that stated such procedures are medically unnecessary and often irreversible, with lifelong consequences on intersex person's physical and mental health. 

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