Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13 August to 19 August 2018

Aug 19, 2018 13:54 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13 August to 19 August 2018

13 August to 19 August 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Iran Action Group, Global Liveability Index 2018 and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe among others.

1. The Government has dismissed which bank’s former CEO, MD from service and given CBI the permission to prosecute her in relation with the Nirav Modi bank fraud case?

a) Allahabad Bank
b) State Bank of India
d) Canara Bank

2. This former Indian cricket captain, who led team India to their first overseas Test wins in England and the West Indies in 1971, passed away on August 15, 2018.

a) Ajit Wadekar
b) Lala Amarnath
c) Vijay Samuel Hazare
d) Vinoo Mankad

3. Name the former Lok Sabha speaker and the 10-time MP of the Lok Sabha who passed away recently?

a) M Karunanidhi
b) Huluvadi G Ramesh
c) Somnath Chatterjee
d) Jyoti Basu

4. Which country has formed ‘Iran Action Group’ for post-nuclear deal policy?

a) France
b) Russia
c) Japan
d) United States

5. Which bank recently introduced Iris Scan Authentication for Aadhaar-based transactions through micro ATMs?

a) Axis Bank
b) ICICI Bank
c) IDBI Bank
d) UCO Bank

6. Who was appointed as the brand ambassador of road safety campaign in India?

a) Akshay Kumar
b) Sharukh Khan
c) Aamir Khan
d) Salman Khan

7. What was Delhi’s rank in the Global Liveability Index 2018?

a) 52
b) 78
c) 99
d) 112

8. NASA has launches Parker probe to touch which star?

a) Tau Ceti
b) Scholz's Star
c) HIP 85605
d) Sun

9. Mario Abdo Benitez was sworn in as the new President of which nation?

a) Colombia
b) Mexico
c) Paraguay
d) Venezuela

10. The IRDAI has constituted a working group to review norms for insurance surveyors. Who has been appointed to head the group?

a) G Srinivasan
b) VK Sharma
c) Subhash Chandra
d) Yegna Priya Bharat

11. Who has become the first woman chief justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court?

a) Justice Gita Mittal
b) Justice VK Tahilramani
c) Justice Ranjana Desai
d) Justice Sudha Mishra

12. Which station was ranked as the cleanest in A1 Category as per Report on Station Cleanliness?

a) Jodhpur
b) Jaipur
c) Thane
d) Tirupati

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Allahabad Bank

The Union Government has dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former CEO/ MD of Allahabad Bank and scam hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), from service. The bank had earlier divested Ananthasubramanian of all her powers as MD three months back, after she was named in the CBI charge-sheet in the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case.

2. (a) Ajit Wadekar

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away at the age of 77 on August 15, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He led team India to their first overseas Test wins in England and the West Indies in 1971.  

3. (c) Somnath Chatterjee

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away on August 13, 2018 morning after suffering a heart attack at a hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal. A 10-time MP of the Lok Sabha, Chatterjee represented Burdwan, Jadavpur and Bolpur parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal from 1971 to 2009.

4. (d) United States

US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has announced the formation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) to coordinate and run the country's policy towards Iran. The IAG will lead the way in growing efforts with nations that share the same understanding of the Iranian threat as the United States.

5. (a) Axis Bank

Axis Bank became India’s first bank to introduce Iris Scan Authentication feature for Aadhaar-based transactions through its micro ATM tablets. The Iris scan technology is completely contactless and provides up to 98.2 percent authentication success rate and offers an edge over other prevalent biometric modes.

6. (a) Akshay Kumar

Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched road safety awareness video with Brand ambassador of road safety campaign actor Akshay Kumar in New Delhi. The priority of the Government is to reduce road accidents.

7. (d) 112

South Asian countries including India have fared poorly in a ranking of the world's most liveable cities  in the Global Liveability Index 2018 with New Delhi figuring at 112th and Mumbai at 117th position in a list of 140 cities.

8. (d) Sun

NASA has launched Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission to touch the sun. The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before.

9. (c) Paraguay

Colorado Party’s Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as the new President of Paraguay for a five-year term.  Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections, which were held in April 2018.

10. (d) Yegna Priya Bharat

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on August 13, 2018 constituted a working group to update the norms for insurance surveyors. The working group, which will comprise 7 members, has been formed to address areas pertaining to licensing, renewal and IIISLA membership. It will be headed by Yegna Priya Bharat, Chief General Manager (Nonlife), IRDA.

11. (a) Gita Mittal

Justice Gita Mittal was sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on August 11, 2018. Justice Mittal earlier served as a Delhi High Court judge for 14 years.

12. (a) Jodhpur

Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal on August 13, 2018 released the Third Party Survey Report on Station Cleanliness. The rankings depict that in A-1 category stations, two important tourist stations, that is, Jodhpur (1st place) and Jaipur (2nd place) of North Western Railway in Rajasthan have made their mark.


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