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International Current Affairs Quiz - August 2017

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1. India's Essar Ports signed 30-year concession agreement with Government of _________ to develop a 20 million tons per annum (MTPA) coal terminal at Beira Port as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. First phase will be developed at a cost of $275 million ?

Mozambique
Mauritus
Australia
Zimbabwe
None of These


2. 2017 Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) -

  1. 10 most liveable cities - __________ [Australia] (1st), Vienna [Austria] (2nd), Vancouver [Canada] (3rd), Toronto [Canada] (4th), Calgary [Canada] (5th), Adelaide [Australia] (6th), Perth [Australia] (7th), Auckland [New Zealand] (8th), Helsinki [Finland] (9th) and Hamburg [Germany] (10th). Melbourne has topped the list For seventh consecutive year
  2. No Indian City named in top 10 Cities' List.
  3. Least Liveable Cities - Damascus (Syria), Lagos (Nigeria), Tripoli (Libya).
Sydney
Brisbane
Melbourne
Hobert
None of These


3. 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI) by French asset management company Natixis Global -

  1. India has been ranked ___________ among 43 Countries in List.
  2. Top 3 - Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland.
38th
23rd
33rd
43rd
None of These


4. A new representative body US- India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is being set up to enhance business relations between India and USA. ________________will serve as a USISPF President while Gaurav Verma will serve as Chief Operating officer. ?

Shobhana K Pattanayak
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Nripendra Mishra 
Tapan Ray
Mukesh Aghi


5. A team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered wreckage of World War II warship USS Indianapolis 18000 feet below the surface in Pacific Ocean, after 72 years of its drowning by ______________ Soldiers ?

German
Russian
Japanese
British
None of These


6. According to a report by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), __________ is least visited country in 2016, with Approx 2,000 visits Tuvalu in 2016. Located in South Pacific Ocean, It has population of 11,000 people ?

Tuvalu
New Zealand
Fiji
Vanuatu
None of These


7. According to report by UN Body International Telecommunication Union (ITU), India and China are home to ____________ of the 830 million young people worldwide who use Internet ?

29%
39%
49%
19%
None of These


8. African country ____________  will released limited edition Lord Krishna silver coin on Janmashtami in commemoration of 5,244th birth anniversary of Hindu God. ?

Chad
Cuba
Sudan
Congo
None of These


9. After Hindi version, Oxford University Press (OUP) launched online dictionaries in ___________ and Gujarati as part of its special focus on Indian languages, under Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative Launched in September 2015 ?

Tamil
Telugu
Konkani
Urdu
None of These


10. Arab Nation _____________ government announced that citizens belonging to 80 countries including India can now enter it without a visa ?

Lebanon
Baharain
Kuwait
Qatar
None of These


11. As per Bloomberg Billionaires Index, India's Mukesh Ambani Became Asia’s second-richest man with Worth of Approx ______________ Billion USD, getting past Hong Kong Businessman Li Ka-shing. Mukesh added $12.1 billion to his wealth in 2017, mainly owing to Jio Infocom, that roped in Over 11 Crore users in Under an year.

As per Forbes' Magazine, Chinese e-Commerce Firm Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma is back as Asia’s richest man with worth of $37.4 billion. He is followed by China's Ma Huateng (Chairman of Tencent) with worth $36.7 billion ?

32.7
45.7
25.7
35.7
None of These


12. As per data by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, __________ was warmest on record for planet as a whole and it also surpassed temperature records dating back 137 years ?

2015
2016
2014
2010
None of These


13. As per speed tester Ookla, ______________ has fastest mobile Internet in the world with 52.6 Mbps speed, followed by Netherlands and Hungary ?

Germany
Poland
Spain
Iceland
Norway


14. ____________ government will build world’s biggest single tower solar thermal power plant (150-megawatt capacity) by 2020. Solar thermal technology uses mirrors to concentrate the Sun’s light at the top of a tower, heating stored molten salt and heat is used to operate steam turbines ?

Australian
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


15. Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles (______________) announced a global partnership, to build a range of mid-capacity motorcycles, building on the collective strengths of both companies ?

USA
Australia
Germany
UK
None of These


16. Bangladesh will open a new diplomatic station in _______________, to focus on medical tourism and educational centres that drew thousands of Bangladesh citizens to India every year ?

Mumbai
Delhi
Chennai
Bengaluru
None of These


17. Biggest X-ray laser gun on earth named, European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) in _____________ federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, will begin operating in September 2017.

  1. XFEL will shoot 27000 laser pulses per second, 200 times more per second than next highest-performing gun in California (USA).
  2. 1.5 billion-euro laser replaces its predecessor, FLASH, in Germany.
  3. European XFEL is constructed such that electrons produce x-ray light in synchronisation, resulting in high-intensity x-ray pulses with properties of laser light and at intensities much brighter than those produced by conventional synchrotron light sources.
Spanish
German
French
Russian
None of These


18. ___________ Government abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up area to mining, covering 46000 sq km. This area straddles northern states of Amapa and Para and is believed to be rich in gold, zinc, phosphate, manganese and other minerals ?

Argentina
Brazil
Russia
Poland
None of These


19. Cabinet approvals -

  1. MOU with Spain on cooperation in renewable energy.
  2. Establishment of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP), as a natural global platform for science-led agriculture-based sustainable development for addressing the issues of world hunger, under-nutrition, poverty and inequality.
  3. India and Somalia signed agreement for transfer of sentenced persons, to deepen humanitarian cooperation between two nations.
  4. Proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws has been cleared. NRIs will also be allowed to use option of proxy, which as of now is only available to service personnel.
  5. MoU with Sweden on cooperation in the field of IPRs (_________________)
Internal Procurement Rights
Intellectual Procurement Rights
Internal Property Rights
Intellectual Property Rights
None of These


20. _______________ government announced to allow Transgender citizens to obtain gender neutral passports, by marking X in space of gender on their passports and other identity documents. ?

Canadian
Russian
American
French
None of These


21. China and ______________ have signed three pacts to further boost their ties. Areas of co-operation are gas resources exploration, economic and technological cooperation and promotion of investment ?

Nepal
Myanmar
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
None of These


22. ____________ launched its first cyber court specialising in handling internet-related cases in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou, amid a spike in number of online disputes ?

Japan
China
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


23. ______________ electronics company TCL Corporation will launch a full touchscreen, waterproof Smartphone under BlackBerry name in October 2017 ?

Burmese
Japanese
Russian
Chinese
None of These


24. East African Nation ___________ has put Toughest laws against use of Plastic Bags, with imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40000 ?

Madagascar
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Kenya


25. __________ acquired artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo, aimed at building more elaborate personal assistant for Messenger users. ?

Microsoft
Google
Facebook
Adobe
None of These


26. _______________ rolled out Watch video platform to take on Google-owned YouTube. It is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work ?

Facebook
Microsoft
Adobe
TCS
None of These


27. Finance Ministry imposed anti-dumping duty on certain textured toughened (tempered) glass imported from ___________ (for five years), to protect domestic industry from cheaper imports ?

Japan
China
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


28. First _____________ satellite for environmental research - Venus has been launched from French Guiana (France) ?

Russian
Aerican
Israeli
Italian
None of These


29. First meeting of _____________ -India Coordination Forum for Development of North-Eastern Region held in New Delhi ?

Russia
USA
Israel
Germany
Japan


30. First regional centre of New Development Bank has been opened in ________________. NDB has been set up by India and other BRICS nations with anauthorized capital of USD 100 billion. Its headquarters is in Beijing (China). ?

Brazil
Russia
SouthAfrica
India
None of These


31. Five Indian-origin persons featured in Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people in business globally.

  1. Indian Origin Persons - Leo Varadkar (Prime Minister of ________________), Divya Nag, Rishi Shah, Shradha Agarwal and Leila Janah.
  2. List is topped by 39-year-old French President Emmanuel Macron (France’s youngest leader since Napoleon)
Finland
Switzerland
Poland
Ireland
None of These


32. Forbes' Highest Earning Male Actors List 2017 -

  1. Mark Wahlberg ($68 million)
  2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($65 million)
  3. Vin Diesel ($54.5 million)
  4. Adam Sandler ($50.5 million)
  5. Jackie Chan ($49 million)
  6. Robert Downey, Jr. ($48 million)
  7. Tom Cruise ($43 million)
  8. ______________ ($38 million)
  9. Salman Khan ($37 million)
  10. Akshay Kumar ($35.5 million)
Amitabh Bachchan
Shah Rukh Khan
Aamir Khan
Ranbir Kapoor
None of These


33. Forbes’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies. 2017 -

  1. Top 5 - ____________ (1st), Tesla Motors (2), Amazon (3), Shanghai Raas Blood Products (4) and Netflix (5)
  2. Indian Companies - Hindustan Unilever Limited (7th), Asian Paints (8th) and Bharti Airtel (78th).
Salesforce
Google
Microsoft
Facebook
None of These


34. Google launched its version _________ of operating system as Android Oreo. It boasts of a double faster boot speed, autofill option, and a longer battery life. The new update comes with a Picture-in-Picture feature that allows the user to see two apps simultaneously. ?

7.0
12.0
10.0
9.0
8.0


35. Government imposed a five year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from ____________, amid injury caused to domestic industry by the same ?

Russia
China
Japan
Nepal
None of These


36. Government restricted imports of gold and silver items from ___________ in a bid to contain rise in inbound shipments of precious metals ?

South Korea
Iran
Japan
China
None of These


37. India and China agreed to disengage 2 month old border standoff at Doklam (____________), brining end to possibilities of an armed conflict Between India and China over the matter ?

Nepal
India
China
Myanmar
Bhutan


38. India and China jointly submitted a proposal to World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling for the elimination of the most trade-distorting form of farm subsidies, known as AMS (________________)

  1. It has come ahead of upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference of WTO (to be held in Buenos Aires (Argentina)) in December 2017.
  2. It counters efforts of some countries to target subsidies of developing countries while letting developed countries retain their huge farm subsidies.
  3. Developed countries have more than 90 percent of the global AMS entitlements amounting to nearly US$ 160 bn. While, Most of developing countries including India and China do not have AMS entitlements.
Aggregate Measurement of Support
Accurate Measurement of Support
Aggregate Management of Support
Accurate Management of Support
None of These


39. 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue held in ___________ ?

Jaipur
New Delhi
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
None of These


40. India and _____________ signed agreement on technical cooperation under Joint Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors. Green Energy Corridor Project aims to synchronise electricity produced from renewable sources (solar / wind), with conventional power stations in grid ?

Spain
Lithunia
Latvia
France
Germany


41. India and _____________ established new two-by-two (2 by 2) ministerial dialogue to enhance strategic coordination maintaining peace and stability in Indo-Pacific region, replacing earlier Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. It will be similar to India-Japan 2+2 dialogue format between foreign and defence secretaries of two countries. ?

UK
USA
Russia
Israel
None of These


42. India became 80th country to ratify second commitment period (_______________) of Kyoto Protocol (or Doha Amendment) that commits countries to contain emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) ?

2017- 2020
2013- 2020
2015- 2022
2014- 2025
None of These


43. India granted ________'s pharmaceutical company Pfizer a patent for its pneumonia vaccine Prevnar 13. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine is used for prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive diseases caused by 13 Streptococcis pneumoniae strains. There are currently 3 types of PCV available on global market - Prevnar, Synflorix and Prevnar 13 ?

USA
UK
Russia
France
None of These


44. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Ministry of Health inked MoU with International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to collaborate on vaccine research and development, committing annual contribution of ___________ to IVI. ?

$2,50,000
$1,00,000
$10,00,000
$15,00,000
$5,00,000


45. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) (Ministry of Earth Sciences) inaugurated Ocean Forecasting System for Indian Ocean countries Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique, during 3rd Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES) held in __________.

  1. Ocean Forecast System will offer, high wave alerts, port warnings, forecast, oil spill advisory services along the ship routes in addition to tsunami and storm surge warnings and help in search and rescue operations.
Australia
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
Fiji
None of These


46. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) bought 1.9 million barrels of _____________ crude in its second import tender making it first Indian refiner to purchase Eagle Ford shale oil. IOC bought 950,000 barrels of light sweet Eagle Ford shale oil and 950,000 barrels of heavy sour Mars crude oil ?

USA
UK
Russia
Spain
None of These


47. Indian Pharma Company ___________ received approval from US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Lanthanum Carbonate chewable tablets in various strengths. These tablets are used in treatment of patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) ?

GSK
Glenmark 
Cipla
Sun Pharma
Natco Pharma 


48. Indian Software services firm ______________ acquired London-based firm Brilliant Basics for Rs 62 crores (£7.5 million) ?

Infosys
TCS
WIPRO
HCL
None of These


49. Indian Space Research Organistaion (ISRO) and USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are working to develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite in the NISAR (____________) mission 2021.

  1. It will be first radar imaging satellite to use dual frequency and it is planned to be used for remote sensing purposes, to observe and understand natural processes of the Earth.
  2. NASA will be responsible for development of L-band SAR, a 12m unfurlable antenna & its deployment elements, GPS system and data recorder. ISRO will be responsible for development of S-ban SAR, Spacecraft Bus, data transmission system, Spacecraft integration & testing, launch using GSLV and on-orbit operations.
NASA-ISRO Sustainable Aperture Radar
NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
NASA-ISRO Suitable Aperture Radar
NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Role
None of These


50. Institute of Charteted Accountants of India (ICAI) signed MoU with Institute of Chartered Accountants of _______ ?

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Myanmar
Nepal


51. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) opened world’s first low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Oskemen in ________________. It will be the first of its kind LEU bank not to be under control of any individual country ?

Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Kyrgyzstan
None of These


52. International Seabed Authority (ISA) in its 23rd session recently held at Kingston (________________) has extended India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB). Estimated polymetallic nodule resource potential of this area is around 380 million tonnes, containing nickel, copper, cobalt and manganese ?

Papua New Guinea
Australia
Jamaica
New Zealand
None of These


53. Iran’s IDRO and the privately owned Negin Group signed Iran’s biggest-ever car deal ($778 million) with ____________ automobile manufacturer Renault to produce 150,000 cars, beginning in 2018. ?

Russia
Germany
Ecuador
French
None of These


54. ______________ launched Michibiki No. 3 satellite of its new quasi-zenith satellites to improve the global positioning system (GPS) navigation services ?

China
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
Japan


55. Mumbai Based Engineering conglomerate Larsen & Tourbo accquired INR 3375 crores metro order from ___________ government to design and build an Integrated Light Rail-based Urban Transit System ?

Vietnam
Thailand
Mauritius
Malaysia
None of These


56. NASA launched  TDRS-M (______________________) aimed at ensuring efficient communication of astronauts at International Space Station with Earth. TDRS-M is last of 13 such satellites that have been launched since 1983 ?

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
Training and Data Relay Satellite
Tracking and Dual Relay Satellite
Training and Dual Relay Satellite
None of These


57. ____________ launched climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan to safeguard endangered species of snow leopard, as first climate-smart landscape management plan for snow leopard conservation in world ?

Myanmar
Nepal
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
None of These


58. _____________’s Parliament passed a law that criminalises an ancient practice called Chhaupadi that banishes women from home during mensuration and after childbirth ?

Nepal
Vietnam
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
None of These


59. Newly established Constitutional Assembly of South American Nation _________________ announced itself superior to all other governmental institutions, including opposition-controlled congress. It prohibit opposition-held National Assembly and other government bodies from taking any action that would interfere with constituent assembly's laws. ?

Venezuela
Brazil
Chile
Argentina
None of These


60. Noted Software Firm ______________ launched Project Brainwave as a deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI), amid AI becoming increasingly important . Project Brainwave uses company's massive field-programmable gate array (FPGA) infrastructure ?

HCL
Google
TCS
Microsoft
None of These


61. ONGC Videsh will invest ___________ million in exploration to drill more wells in Colombia, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh ?

$500
$400
$250
$150
None of These


62. Online entertainment platform _________ made its first ever acquisition after it acquired comic book company Millarworld. ?

Amazon
Netflix
Alibaba
Microsoft
None of These


63. Powerful Hurrinaces Harvey and Irma struck _____________, triggering huge Financial and Human Losses. ?

Spain
France
Russia
UK
USA


64. _________ approved law for making permanent residency available to some non-citizens like children of its women residents married to foreigners, people who offered valuable services to the country and those with special skills. This has made it first Gulf Arab state to make permanent residency available to some non-citizens ?

Qatar
Kuwait
Iran
UAE
None of These


65. __________ launched a new direct route between its Hamad Port and Pakistan’s port of Karachi. It also restored full diplomatic relations with Iran, disregarding demands of other Arab Nations. ?

Iran
UAE
Kuwait
Qatar
None of These


66. Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017 -

  1. India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is ranked ___________ best government organisation in world and overall ranked 75th institution globally.
  2. Ranking of Government Institutions was topped by Chinese Academy of Sciences, followed by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Helmholtz Gemeinschaft (Germany).
  3. Overall global ranking was topped by Chinese Academy of Sciences, followed by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Harvard University (USA).
7th
8th
9th
12th
None of These


67. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) signed agreement with its ____________'s counterpart Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO), to promote technical assistance and facilitate cross-border co-operation in area of securities regulations ?

USA
Iran
UK
Russia
None of These


68. ___________, Prime Minister of Nepal Visited India. 8 MOUs were signed during his visit -

  1. MoU on Modalities for Utilization of India’s Housing Grant Component to support Reconstruction of 50,000 Houses.
  2. MoU on Implementation of India’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Package in Education, Cultural Heritage and Health Sectors in Nepal
  3. MoU for Implementation Arrangement on Cost Sharing, Schedules and Safeguard Issues for Construction of Mechi Bridge under ADB's SASEC Road Connectivity Programme.
  4. MoU on Drug Demand Reduction and Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemical and Related Matters
  5. Agreement on Cooperation in Field of Standardization and Conformity Assessment
  6. MoU between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Sher Bahadur Deuba
Khadga Prasad Oli
Khil Raj Regmi
None of These


69. _________ Navy commissioned ______________, an India-built state-of-the-art Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), first-ever purchase from a foreign ship builder, to boost its search and rescue capabilities ?

Nepali
Burmese
Bangladeshi
Sri Lankan
None of These


70. __________ defence firm SAAB and Indian conglomerate Adani group signed collaboration agreement, mailny aiming at a contract for single- engine fighter jets for Indian Air Force ?

Swedish
Japanese
Chinese
Vietnamese
None of These


71. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) signed letter of intent (LoI) with _________ Communications and Multimedia Commission to deepen cooperation. It was signed during ITU-TRAI Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Roundtable jointly organised by International Telecom Union (ITU) and TRAI in New Delhi ?

Malaysian
Thai
Singapore
Russian
None of These


72. US and ________ began 10-day-long annual military exercise - Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill.

Japan
South Korea
China
UK
None of These


73. _________ named Pakistan based Kashmiri terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a “Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO)”, the list that has Other organizations like Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Spain
Russia
UK
USA
None of These


74. USA will install radar systems in independent nation ____________. It is located in south-west of Guam, the US territory that North Korea has threatened to target ?

Vanuatu
Jamaica
Bermuda
Fiji
Palau


75. Unicity International (___________) launched world's first ever Genomeceutical (gene controlling) range of products to India. DNA contains DNA undergoes a process called transcription or gene expression that creates a "messenger" molecule, telling body to make a specific protein ?

UK
Russia
USA
Spain
None of These


76. World Bank allowed India to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions under _____________ Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) ?

1960
1970
1980
1990
None of These


77. World Health Organization (WHO) declared __________ free of polio as it had not recorded any case of polio disease in last 3 years ?

Lithunia
Latvia
Somalia
Zimbabwe
None of These


78. World breastfeeding week 2017 is being celebrated from ____________ August 2017 with theme Sustaining Breastfeeding Together ?

11th - 18th
3rd - 9th
10st - 17th
1st - 7th
None of These


79. World’s largest data center - Kolos facility is being developed by a US-Norwegian partnership in Ballangen, a small town in Northern ______________. It will draw on a record-setting 1000 megawatts of power ?

France
Spain
Germany
Switzerland
Norway





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