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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 5 August to 11 August 2019

The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Article 370, Article 35A, Sushma Swaraj, Vir Chakra, 66th National Film Awards and Bharat Ratna among others.

Aug 11, 2019 15:36 IST
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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

5 August to 11 August 2019: 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 Article 370, Article 35A, Sushma Swaraj, Vir Chakra, 66th National Film Awards and Bharat Ratna among others.

1. Which Article was scrapped by the Parliament recently?
a) Article 370
b) Article 356
c) Article 377
d) Article 246

2. Which of the following Articles got revoked alongside Article 370?
a) Article 174
b) Article 244
c) Article 153
d) Article 35A

3. Name of the former External Affairs Minister and first women chief minister of Delhi who passed away recently.
a. Sonia Gandhi
b. Rekha Mahajan
c. Sushma Swaraj
d. Sheila Dikshit

4. Which of the following would be the new Union Territory without Legislature?
a) Puducherry
b) Chandigarh
c) Ladakh
d) Jammu

5. Who won the Best Director award at the 66th National Film Awards?
a) Sriram Raghavan
b) Aditya Dhar
c) Amit Sharma
d) Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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

7. How many individuals will be scanned under the Human Genome Mapping Project of Government of 7. India?
a) 12,000
b) 16,000
c) 20,000
d) 22,000

8. Who will be awarded with Vir Chakra in 2019?
a) Wing Commander Abhinandan Vardhman
b) Captain Saurabh Verma
c) Wing Commander JS Verma
d) Captain Suresh Tiwari

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

10. Who among the following was conferred the Bharat Ratna honour?
a) Ram Nath Kovind
b) Pranab Mukherjee
c) Arun Jaitely 
d) Meira Kumar

Answers

1. (a) Article 370
Article 370 was scrapped by the Parliament on August 5, 2019, after Union Home Minister tabled the historic amendment in the Parliament. All the clauses of Article 370 were revoked, except Clause 1 which states that J&K is a part of India.

2. (d) Article 35A
With the revocation of Article 370, Article 35A gets revoked as well. Article 35A defines "permanent residents" of Jammu & Kashmir and grants special rights to them.

3. (c) Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister and Delhi’s first female chief minister, passed away on August 6, 2019. She was 67. Sushma Swaraj was taken to the AIIMS soon after she suffered from a heart attack.

4. (c) Ladakh
The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 was presented by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha on August 5, 2019. The Bill calls for forming two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir with Legislature and Ladakh without Legislature.

5. (b) Aditya Dhar
Uri Director Aditya Dhar won the Best Director award and Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal shared the Best Actor national film award.

6. (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.

7. (c) 20,000
India is planning to launch its first Human Genome Mapping Project. The project involves scanning of 20,000 Indian genomes (in the next five years) to develop diagnostic tests and effective therapies for treating diseases such as cancer.

8. (a) Wing Commander Abhinadan Vardhman
Abhinandan Varthaman, Indian Air Force pilot, is likely to be awarded a Vir Chakra for his gallantry. Five Mirage-2000 fighter jet pilots who dropped bombs on the terror facility of the Jaish-e-Mohammed will also get the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry.

9. (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.

10. (b) Pranab Mukherjee
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab Mukherjee and posthumously to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika and Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh.