Q. Upon winning the unprecedented eighth singles title at Wimbledon in 2017, Roger Federer surpassed the record made by:

Answer: William Renshaw and Pete Sampras

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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

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Q. Who had scripted history by becoming the first-ever Indian-American to be appointed to a cabinet-level post in any US administration?

Answer: Nikki Haley

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Which committee was constituted in November 2016 to convert 100% Government – Citizen Transactions to the digital platform?

Answer: Amitabh Kant committee

In a transformative attempt to weed out black money and corruption from public life, the Government of India has constituted a Committee of Officers to enable 100 per cent conversion of Government to Citizen (G2C)Transactions to the digital platform.

The Committee is formed under the leadership of NITI Aayog CEO Mr. Amitabh Kant. The main objective of this committee is to identify and implement in the earliest possible time frame user-friendly digital payment options in all sectors of the economy.

This is an integral part of the Governments strategy to transform India into a cashless economy.
Source:
1. http://niti.gov.in/content/digital-payments
2. http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/Centre-forms-committee-to-push-cashless-transactions/article16702164.ece

‘India In a Day’ a documentary film released at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016, was directed by:

Answer: Richie Mehta

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Who is the current chairman of Tata Sons?

Answer: N Chandrasekaran

 

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Photo Courtesy: hindustantimes.com

 

N Chandrasekaran was selected to become the next chairman of Tata Sons in January 2017. He assumed chairmanship on 21 February 2017.

Background

N Chandrasekaran started his career Tata’s IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in 1987.

He took over as CEO on October 6, 2009, prior to which he was COO and executive director of TCS.

He is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and an active member of Computer Society of India and British Computer Society.

He was voted as the ‘Best CEO’ for the fifth consecutive year by the Institutional Investor’s 2015 Annual All-Asia Executive Team rankings.

 

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