Current Affairs Quiz – 14 August 2019

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  1. The ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019’ is which edition of the annual rural sanitation survey?
    A) Fifth

    B) Second
    C) Third
    D) Fourth
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The second edition of the rural sanitation survey, ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019’ was launched by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on August 14, 2019. 
  2. The World Organ Donation Day is observed on which date?
    A) August 11

    B) August 12
    C) August 14
    D) August 13
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The World Organ Donation Day is celebrated every year on August 13 to provide an opportunity to all to come ahead and pledge to donate their precious organs, because one organ donor can save up to eight lives.
  3. Indian Railways has recently inducted highly trained CORAS Commando in Railways. The state-of-the-art commando training centre for the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will be set up in which state by the Indian Railways?
    A) Maharashtra

    B) Delhi
    C) Haryana
    D) Assam
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    Option  C
    Explanation: 
    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inducted the first batch of the Commando for Railway Security (CORAS) at a function at New Delhi railway station on August 14, 2019 to ensure safety to the passengers and goods. Indian Railways has also decided to set up a new state-of-the-art commando training centre for the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Jagadhri, Haryana which will have access to latest technology and equipment to modernize and train commandos of the RPF.  
  4. How much amount has been contributed by India towards UN Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) for the Resident Coordinator System?
    A) USD 1 million

    B) USD 2 million
    C) USD 1 billion
    D) USD 2 billion
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    India has contributed USD 1 million to the United Nations Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) for the Resident Coordinator System. 
  5. Who among these has been appointed as the member of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) Athletes Commission?
    A) Mohammad Anas

    B) Milkha Singh
    C) Dutee Chand
    D) P.T. Usha
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been appointed as one of the six members of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA). 55-year-old Usha, known as ‘Payyoli Express’, is becoming the member of the commission for the second time. The AAA Athletes Commission will be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.
  6. Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) was recently inaugurated at Kalinga Stadium. The stadium is based in which city?
    A) Guwahati

    B) Bhubaneswar
    C) Kolkata
    D) Raipur
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a high-performance hockey centre, Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar to groom the sports talent in the state. The NTHA is a joint initiative of the Odisha government, Tata Steel and Tata Trusts.After the NTHA, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, the NTHA Kalina Stadium centre is the second high-performance hockey academy supported by the Tatas.
  7. Name the security operation launched by the Indian Railways to identify and verify vehicles parked in the surrounding areas?
    A) Operation Illegal Parking

    B) Operation Valid Vehicle
    C) Operation Number Plate
    D) Operation No Parking
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways, under the direction of DG/RPF, Arun Kumar, has launched a Special Drive under the Code Name Operation “Number Plate” all over Indian Railways. Under Operation “Number Plate” the force will identify and verify all vehicles parked in Railway premises, circulating area, parkings and even in the ‘No Parking’ areas for longer duration.
  8. India beat which country to win the Physical Disability World Series 2019?
    A) Pakistan

    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) England
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    India defeated England by 36 runs to win Physical Disability World Series 2019 in the final held at the New Road Stadium in Worcester, England.
  9. Which state has received the GI Tag for the famous Palani Panchamirtham?
    A) Tamil Nadu

    B) Karnataka
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The famous Panchamirtham, given as ‘prasadam’ at the Palani Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple in Tamil Nadu has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  10. Jose Luis Brown who passed away was a renowned player of___________
    A) Hockey

    B) Football
    C) Golf
    D) Chess
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Former Argentina defender and 1986 FIFA World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown passed away, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 62.The defender was known by his nickname “Tata”.

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