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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - August 2017

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1. 10-year-old Kaamya Karthikeyan from Visakhapatnam (____________) became Youngest to climb Mount Stok Kangri with height 6,153 metres ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


2. 12-year-old Indian-origin boy Rahul Doshi has been crowned as __________________’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition - Channel 4 show ‘Child Genius’ ?

USA
Russia
UK
Spain
None of These


3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became first female actor to hoist Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), ______________’s annual celebration of film from India and subcontinent ?

Russia
UK
USA
Australia
None of These


4. _________ Author and Harry Potter Character creator JK Rowling has been named world’s most highly-paid author with earnings of £72.2m ($95m)?

Spanish
American
French
Russian
British


5. Darshan Lal became first Hindu Minsiter in __________________'s Cabinet in past 20 years. He would head coordination between 4 provinces. ?

Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Pakistan
Nepal
None of These


6. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of ___________________________ Rashid Meredov Visited India. It was decided that New Delhi will host next steering committee meeting of proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.?

Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
None of These


7. Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Trade of ______________ visited India ?

Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
None of These


8. ____________ named as Hollywood’s best-paid female actor in Forbes annual list of top earners, having made over $26m in last 12 months ?

Emma Stone
Meryl Steep
Cameron Diaz
Kate Winslet
None of These


9. Former Chief Minister of _____________, Rishang Keishing passed away ?

Manipur
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Assam
None of These


10. India’s two-time Olympic ____________ Ahmed Khan passed away. He had played in 1948 and 1952 Olympics ?

Wrestler
Hockey Player
Cricketer
Footballer
None of These


11. Miroslav Lajcak (____________), President-elect of 72nd United Nations General Assembly visited India. ?

Russia
Lithunia
Slovenia
Slovakia
None of These


12. _____________'s oldest cricketer Tom Pritchard passed away. ?

Australia
New Zealand
UK
USA
None of These


13. Nitasha, a trans woman from Kolkata has been named winner of first Miss Transqueen India Beauty Pageant held in Gurugram (__________) ?

Rajasthan
Jammu and Kashmir
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana


14. Nizamuddin Ahmed, Navy Chief of ____________ visited India.

Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Myanmar
Nepal
None of These


15. Noted __________ S Paul passed away ?

Writer
Musician
Actor
Photographer
None of These


16. Noted __________ Actor Jerry Lewis passed away, known for his comedy roles ?

Russian
British
American
Polish
None of These


17. Noted ___________ Neuro Scientist Marian Diamond passed away, mostly known for her investigations of Albert Einstein’s brain ?

British
American
Russian
French
None of These


18. Noted ____________ Writer Brian Aldiss passed away ?

American
British
Spanish
German
None of These


19. Noted Poet and writer ______________ passed away. He won first All India Poetry Competition in 1990 organized by Poetry Society (India) in collaboration with British Council ?

Rishang Keishing
Ramanda Sengupta
S Paul
Vijay Nambisan
None of These


20. Noted ___________ Pushpa Mittra Bhargava passed away ?

Molecular biologist
Physicist
Space Scientist
Actor
None of These


21. ________ rights activist Malala Yousafzai secured a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford ?

Pakistani
Afghanistani
Bangladeshi
Turkish
None of These


22. Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combatting leprosy in _________ has passed away, known as country’s Mother Teresa. ?

Germany
Pakistan
Egypt
Spain
None of These


23. ______________ President Doris Leuthard Visited India. 2 MOUS were Signed in area of Railways -

  1. Exchanging technical cooperation in Railways.
  2. MoU is between Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
France
Spain
Russia
Switzerland
None of These


24._____________'s Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Charles John Mwijage visited India for 4th Session of Joint Trade Committee meeting ?

Egypt
Slovakia
Slovenia
Lithunia
Tanzania


25. _____________ resigned as Managing Director and CEO of Mainstream IT Firm Infosys. Meanwhile, UB Pravin Rao has been appointed as Interim CEO ?

Sunder Pichai
N Chandrasekharan
Vishal Sikka
Satya Nadella
None of These


26. Yisrael Kristal (_________), certified by Guinness World Records as world’s oldest man, passed away at age of 113. ?

Israel
UK
USA
Germany
None of These





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