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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 6 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 the topics like scrapping of Article 370, Ladakh & J&K to be new Union Territories and Currency Manipulator among others.

Aug 6, 2019 15:45 IST
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6 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 the topics like scrapping of Article 370, Ladakh & J&K to be new Union Territories and Currency Manipulator among others.

1. The United States designates which country a ‘Currency Manipulator’?
a. India
b. Pakistan
c. China
d. Israel

2. Name of the institution which has published a report titled ‘Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in India’.
a. IIT Delhi
b. TERI
c. CSE
d. LPU

3. After J&K is proposed to be organized into two Union Territories the Finance Commission would have to decide devolution for how many states now?
a. 28
b. 29
c. 30
d. 31

4. Pathamadai Silk Mat has recently granted a GI tag. It belongs to which state?
a. Kerala
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Telangana
d. Odisha

5. Which organization has recently launched Jeevan Amar Plan?
a. SBI
b. ICICI
c. RBI
d. LIC

6. Under whose chairmanship UGC's 542nd meeting was organized recently?
a. T Ramaswami
b. Arun Chandra
c. Vivek Goswami
d. N Gopalswami

7. Who has been appointed as the director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics- ICTP?
a. Atish Dabholkar
b. Vikram Chauhan
c. Sanjay Singh
d. Devendra Bhadauria

8. Who is the highest run-scorer in T20 cricket?
a. Rohit Sharma
b. Suresh Raina
c. Virat Kohli
d. Shikhar Dhawan

9. Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is located in which state?
a. Telangana
b. Karnataka
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Odisha

10. Which organization has recently found in a survey that quarter of the world's population is under extreme water stress?
a. WRI
b. WHO
c. ILO
d. WWF


Answers

1. (c) China
Donald Trump’s administration labelled China as ‘currency manipulator’ for the first time since 1994. US Secretary Steven Mnuchin, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, has determined that China is a 'Currency Manipulator'.

2. (b) TERI
The TERI report titled ‘Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in India’ stated that while loss of productive land for various ecosystems is a concern, a larger concern is the degradation of existing ecosystems.

3. (a) 28
The state of J&K is proposed to be organized into two Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir (with Legislative Assembly) and Ladakh (without Legislative Assembly). Instead of 29 states, the Finance Commission (FC) would have to decide devolution for 28 states now.

4. (b) Tamil Nadu
The traditional art of weaving pattamadai silk mat belongs to the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Pathamadai mats have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) status by the trademarks and GI authorities.

5. (d) LIC
The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched a new and affordable term insurance plan named the ‘LIC Jeevan Amar Plan’. This plan provides greater flexibility to the policyholders as it allows them to choose two death benefit options of their own choice. These two options are - level sum assured and increasing sum assured.

6. (d) N Gopalswami
42nd UGC meeting was organised under the chairmanship of N Gopalaswami. The committee recommended 15 public institutions and an equal number of private ones for consideration as Institutions of Eminence.

7. (a) Atish Dabholkar
Atish Dabholkar a theoretical physicist from India, has been appointed as the new director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.

8. (c) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (8416) surpassed Suresh Raina to set the new record in his name. India vice-captain Rohit Sharma (8291) and opener Shikhar Dhawan (6953) are the other two top Indian scorers in the T20 format.

9. (b) Karnataka
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, is a bird sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state with more than 200 species of birds.

10. (a) WRI
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has recently found that about a quarter of the world's population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to "day zero" conditions when the taps run dry.

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