Current Affairs Quiz – 12 August 2019

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  1. When is the International Youth Day observed?
    A) Second Monday of August

    B) August 11
    C) August 12
    D) Second Sunday of August 
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The International Youth Day (IYD) is observed on August 12 annually to draw attention of governments and others towards youth issues worldwide. 
  2. Name the player who has won the gold for India in 2019 Tbilisi Grand Prix in 65 kg category?
    A) Narsingh Pancham Yadav

    B) Bajrang Punia
    C) Yogeshwar Dutt
    D) Sushil Kumar
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    In wrestling, India’s Bajrang Punia defeated Peiman Bibyani of Iran 2-0 in the 65kg final of the men’s free style competition in 2019 Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia.
  3. Alejandro Giammattei has been elected as the new President of which country?
    A) Guatemala

    B) Honduras
    C) Mexico
    D) El Salvador
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla has been elected as the new President of Guatemala. 
  4. Who has won the 2019 Rogers Cup in men’s single event?
    A) Daniil Medvedev

    B) Stan Wawrinka
    C) Rafael Nadal 
    D) Novak Djokovic
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Rafael Nadal (of Spain) has won the Men’s single title and Bianca Andreescu (of Canada) has won the Women’s Single title at the Canadian Open (Tennis) 2019. Canadian Open is also known as Rogers Cup. 
  5. The 2019 Ultimate Table Tennis league was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The stadium is located in which city?
    A) Ahmedabad

    B) Hyderabad
    C) Kochi
    D) New Delhi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    New Delhi
  6. Which of these institutions has developed the world’s first self-standing axillary crutch Flexmotiv?
    A) IIT Delhi

    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Madras
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The alumni from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi have rolled out world’s first automotive crutches dubbed as Flexmotiv, which have the capacity to stand on their own. The product has been developed by a startup called Flexmotiv, started by IIT Delhi students Arvind S.A, Adepu Srinivas and Girish Yadav, with assistance from AIIMS Delhi.
  7. Who has been named as the first ever female President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)?
    A) Manju Bansal

    B) Chandrima Shaha
    C) B K Thelma
    D) Renu Khanna Chopra
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Former director of the National Institute of Immunology, Chandrima Shaha has been named as the first woman president of Indian National Science Academy (INSA). The 66-year-old Shaha will head INSA from 2020 
  8. Name the player who has clinched the Canadian Open (Tennis) 2019 in women’s single event?
    A) Bianca Andreescu

    B) Serena Williams
    C) Lesia Tsurenko
    D) Karolína Pliskova
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Rafael Nadal (of Spain) has won the Men’s single title and Bianca Andreescu (of Canada) has won the Women’s Single title at the Canadian Open (Tennis) 2019. Canadian Open is also known as Rogers Cup
  9. When is the World Elephant Day observed?
    A) August 9

    B) August 10
    C) August 11
    D) August 12
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    World Elephant Day is observed internationally every year on August 12 for the preservation and protection of the elephants worldwide.
  10. Which of these teams has won the 2019 Ultimate Table Tennis league?
    A) Dabang Delhi

    B) Chennai Lions
    C) U Mumba
    D) Goa Challengers
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Chennai Lions Beat Dabang Delhi 8-1 to claim the 2019 Ultimate Table Tennis league title held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. 
  11. Vinesh Phogat lost to which player in the finals of Medved event in Belarus?
    A) Charlotte Flair

    B) Becky Lynch
    C) N Malisheva
    D) Sasha Banks
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Top Indian woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat lost to Russia’s N Malisheva in the 53kg final to win silver medal at the Medved event held in Minsk, Belarus.
  12. Which state has made Champions Book of World Records by unfurling longest tricolor by human chain?
    A) Kerala

    B) Gujarat
    C) West Bengal
    D) Chhattisgarh
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Thousands of people including students and members of 35 social organisations across Chhattisgarh formed a human chain to unfurl a 15-km long national flag in the state capital Raipur on August 11, 2019.
  13. Which state has recently declared the Gogabeel lake as the state’s first ‘Community Reserve’?
    A) Bihar

    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Haryana
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Bihar, has been declared as the state’s first ‘Community Reserve’. It is located in the Katihar district of Bihar. 
  14. Who has won the UEFA’s Goal of the Season award for 2018-19?
    A) Mohamed Salah

    B) Lionel Messi 
    C) Danilo Pereira
    D) Cristiano Ronaldo
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi defeated Portuguese champion Cristiano Ronaldo to win UEFA’s Goal of the Season award for 2018-19. 
  15. What is the theme of International Youth Day 2019?
    A) Safe Spaces for Youth

    B) Youth Building Peace
    C) Transforming Education
    D) The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    2019 Theme of IYD: “Transforming education”. 

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