Current Affairs Quiz-18 August 2017

Hello friends, Current Affairs questions help in testing whether the aspirants are aware of the day-to-day happenings around them or not. The aspirants preparing for the forthcoming competitive examinations need to have sound knowledge of the recent events and happenings that created news and grabbed the attention of the people around the world as the same is an integral part of almost all the competitive and recruitment examinations.

In this quiz, you will get 16 questions. Attempt all questions. Answer Key is given at the end of the post.

1. The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined hands in June 2017 to start a unique project—‘ Aao Angrezi Seekhein’ (come let’s learn English). The first of its kind initiative was started in:

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Bihar
D. Assam

2. Which country has announced recently that it will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord?

A. Italy
B. France
C. Spain
D. Norway

3. On July 3, 2017, in this city, the foundation stone of the global skill park was laid by Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy-

A. Bhopal
B. Indore
C. Lucknow
D. Kanpur

4. Which country topped the medal tally in  22nd Asian Athletics Championships?

A. China
B. Japan
C. Malaysia
D. India

5. Which city hosted the recently concluded 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC)?

A. Dubai
B. Dammam
C. Istanbul
D. Riyadh


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6. As per a Customer Satisfaction Index Survey conducted by an independent agency for the period of January-June 2017, which airport was ranked at the first position?

A. Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur
B. Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur
C.  Savitri Jindal Airport, Angul
D. Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

7. Which among the followings was appointed, in the month of July 2017, as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF?

A. Radhika Apte
B. Deepika Padukone
C. Priyanka Chopra
D. Lilly Singh

8. Which player did Roger Federer beat to win the record 8th Wimbledon title?

A. Novak Djokovic
B. Marin Cilic
C. Dušan Lajović
D. Grigor Dimitrov

9. Which film bagged the best film in the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA)?

A. Pink
B. Dangal
C. Neerja
D. Udta Punjab

10. The third test (Aug 12-14 2017) between India and Sri Lanka was played at which venue?

A. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
B. Galle International Stadium
C. Tyronne Fernando Stadium
D. Sinhalese Sports Club

11. The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). The Sub-Scheme will help to provide:

A. rural transport services
B. wifi hotspot centers in remote areas
C. mobile retail shops
D. quick micro-loan services

12. The Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs launched the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) in the month of July 2017 for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above. The scheme is available till-

A. 31st December, 2017
B. 31st March, 2018
C. 3rd May, 2018
D. 14th July, 2019

13. Film Fare 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to:

A. Rekha
B. Dharmendra
C. Shatrughan Sinha
D. Saira Bano

14. Which film won the “Best Story” award in 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017?

A. Udta Punjab 
B. Neerja
C. Dangal
D. Kapoor & Sons

15. What is the full form of CCEA?

A. Core Committee on Economic Affairs
B. Central Committee on Economic Affairs
C. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
D. Central Cabinet on Economic Affairs

16. Which country will host the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) on 23rd & 24th of November 2017?

A. Hungary
B. Nederland
C. India
D. South Korea

Answer Key:

1. A. Uttar Pradesh

Read the full news: Have-not girls to learn English through radio in Uttar Pradesh

2. B. France

Read the full news: France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

3. A. Bhopal

Read the full news: RUDY TO LAY FOUNDATION OF GLOBAL SKILL PARK IN BHOPAL TOMORROW

4. D. India

Read the full news: Asian Athletics Championships: India Tops Medal Tally 1st Time in Best Ever Show

5. C. Istanbul

Read the full news: Istanbul welcomes oil, gas leaders at 22nd World Petroleum Congress

6. A. Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur

Read the full news: Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

7. D. Lilly Singh

Read the full news: Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

8. B. Marin Cilic

Read the full news: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record 8th Wimbledon, 19th Grand Slam

9. C. Neerja

Read the full news: IIFA Awards 2017: List Of Winners

10. A. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Learn more: 3rd Test, India tour of Sri Lanka at Kandy, Aug 12-14 2017

11. A. rural transport services

Read the full news: Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)

12. C. 3rd May, 2018

Read the full news: FM to formally launch Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) tomorrow

13. C. Shatrughan Sinha

Learn more: Winners of the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017

14. D. Kapoor & Sons

Learn more: Winners of the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017

15. C. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

Learn more: 

16. C. India

Read the full news: India to Host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 – World’s Largest Conference on Cyber Space

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