Current Affairs Quiz – 08 August 2019

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  1. In 2019, India observed ____________ anniversary of the Quit India Movement
    A) 70

    B) 75
    C) 77
    D) 79
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    India observed the 77th anniversary of the Quit India Movement (August Movement/ Bharat Chhodo Andolan) on August 7, 2019.
  2. What is the rank of India in the 2019 National Water Stress Ranking released by World Resource Institute?
    A) 20th

    B) 7th
    C) 10th
    D) 13th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Resource Institute (WRI) has released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas. WRI has ranked 134 countries in terms of overall water stress in its National Water Stress Ranking. India is ranked 13th
  3. Professional cricketer player Hashim Amla announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. He represented which country?
    A) West Indies
    B) South Africa
    C) New Zealand
    D) Australia
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    South African batsman Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
  4. What is the rank of India in the list of countries having the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in the world?
    A) 4th

    B) 2nd
    C) 10th
    D) 7th
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India stands fourth with 453 languages.
  5. Mastercard has launched the Identity Check Express under which cardholders of Mastercard will not require any PIN for transactions less than Rs _____________
    A) Rs 5000

    B) Rs 1000
    C) Rs 2000
    D) Rs 10000
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    Option C
    Explanation:
     Mastercard has launched a new solution – Identity Check Express – to create a completely friction-free digital payment experience for online shopping. With Identity Check Express, Mastercard will offer a frictionless payment experience to Mastercard cardholders at leading merchants for amounts less than 2,000 on their trusted mobile device by sharing a one-time merchant specific consent. For transactions greater than 2,000, cardholders will be able to authenticate themselves with a transaction PIN of their choice.
  6. How much amount of loan has been sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank for improving road infrastructure in Maharashtra?
    A) USD 100 million

    B) USD 200 million
    C) USD 300 million
    D) USD 400 million
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 200 million loan for improving road infrastructure in Maharashtra.This will cover 34 districts in Maharashtra with an aim to better connect rural areas with markets and services.The total cost of the project is $296 million. Out of this Maharashtra Government will provide the remaining $ 96 million.
  7. Which of these countries has the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in the world?
    A) Philippines

    B) Fiji
    C) Maldives
    D) Papua New Guinea 
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in the world (840)
  8. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has partnered with which bank to launch “Digi Vyapari-Safal Vyapari” scheme?
    A) HDFC Bank

    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has launched an initiative named “Digi Vyapari-Safal Vyapari” with an aim to accelerate the acceptance of digital payments method among merchants across the country. CAIT is an apex body of the trading community of India. For this initiative, CAIT has partnered with HDFC Bank, Mastercard, Common Service Centres (CSCs) of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) and Global Linkers. 
  9. Which of these years has been announced as United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages?
    A) 2021

    B) 2020
    C) 2019
    D) 2022
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    2019 is the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.
  10. Which country is top in the 2019 National Water Stress Ranking by World Resource Institute?
    A) Pakistan

    B) Qatar
    C) Israel
    D) Saudi Arabia
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    Option B
    Explanation: Qatar is highly water stress countryand is on top of the list.
  11. How many countries have signed the U.N. Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention on Mediation)?
    A) 38

    B) 52
    C) 46
    D) 41
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    46 U.N. members, including India have signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation that aims to settle cross-border commercial disputes and stabilise trade relationships. The title of the Convention is “U.N. Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation”. 
  12. J. Om Prakash who passed away recently was a veteran __________
    A) Author

    B) Politician
    C) Journalist
    D) Film Director
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Veteran film director J. Om Prakash passed away at the age of 93 years. He was the grandfather of actor Hrithik Roshan.

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