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Days Current Affairs Quiz - August 2019

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1. Aug 29 is observed as National Sports Day in India. It marks birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.

  1. On this occasion, PM Narendra Modi launched a nation-wide ‘Fit India’ Movement, aiming to take India towards a healthier future by preventing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension. Advisory Committee under chairmanship of sports minister Kiren Rijiju has been formed for Fit India Movement which aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives.
  2. Aug 29 is also observed as UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests, established in December _______________.
2009
2017
2005
2003
None of These


2. ______________ - UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Aug 13
Aug 3
Aug 30
Aug 23
None of These


3. 8 August is celebrated in India as August Kranti Din. On this day in ___________, foundation of Quit India Movement, run by M K Gandhi was laid, after which whole of India united against British and British rule had to kneel down.

1922
1932
1952
1942
None of These


4. World Breastfeeding Week observed from 1st to 7th August 2019.

  1. As per a Govt report, Northeastern state of _______________ topped in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in India.
Assam
Tripura
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Manipur


5. _________________ - World Biofuel Day, to create awareness about importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. 2019 Theme is Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO).

  1. National Policy on Biofuels 2018 envisages production of biofuel from UCO. Presently, 850 crore litres of High Speed Diesel (HSD) is consumed on a monthly basis in India. National Policy on Biofuels 2018 aims 5% blending of Biodiesel in HSD by 2030.
  2. On this occasion, Rajasthan became 1st state to release biofuel rules 2019 (after notification of Centre on April 30, 2019) with the vision to promote use of biofuels.
  3. Aug 10 is also birth anniversary of V V Giri, 4th president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974.
Aug 20
Aug 30
Aug 10
Aug 25
None of These


6. _____________ - International Youth Day, proclaimed by UN General Assembly (UNGA) in December 1999. 2019 Theme is Transforming education’.

  1. On this occasion, National Youth Awards 2016-17 were conferred upon 20 individuals (aged between 15-29 years) and 3 organizations.
  2. It is also Observed as World Elephant Day, being observed since 2012.
  3. ____________, 2019 marks 100th Birth anniversary of ISRO Founder Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, knows as father of India's Space Proramme.
Aug 12
Aug 24
Aug 26
Aug 2
None of These


7. ____________ - World organ donation day. It is also observed as International Left-Handers Day.

Aug 23
Aug 13
Aug 3
Aug 10
None of These


8. Aug 15, 2019 - _________________________________________________ Independence Day of India.

  1. PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Red fort in Delhi.
    1. PM announced that government will launch a Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households, amid rising need of water conseration. It will focus on integrated management of water including creation of local infrastructure for source sustainability such as groundwater recharge, rainwater harvesting and reuse of household wastewater in agriculture.
    2. PM also announced appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff, who will be a 5 Star rank officer and will be above 3 Service Chiefs. CDS will be a single-point military advisor to government who will coordinate long-term planning, procurements, training and logistics of services.
  2. On this occasion, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh dedicated 3rd phase of ‘Jung-E-Azadi’ memorial to people who were killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre and unsung heroes who were incarcerated in Andaman Cellular jail during freedom struggle. Jung-E-Azadi Memorial is being built in Kartarpur, near Jalandhar.
  3. President Ram Nath Kovind approved 132 Gallantry Awards and other decorations to Personnel of Armed and Paramilitary Forces.
    1. Awards include 2 Kirti Chakras, 1 Vir Chakra, 14 Shaurya Chakras, 8 Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 90 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 5 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry), 7 Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 5 Yudh Seva Medals.
    2. Kirti Charka - Sapper Prakash Jadhav, Hasrshpal Singh
    3. Vir Chakra - Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
      1. Abhinandan was on a mission to defend Indian Borders amid recent standoff between India and Pakistan after recent Pulwama Terror Attack in which 40 CRPF Personnel were martyred.
      2. After this attack Indian Air Force carried out air strikes in Pakistan, destroying a major Jaish-E-Mohammad Terror camp in Balakot, killing over 300 Terrorists. As a response to this air strike, pakistan sent over 20 F-16 American Fighter Jets, which Intruded into India but were unable to do any harm due to swift reaction by Indian Defender Jets.
      3. Among these jets was a Mig-21, which carried Abhinandan Varthaman. Abhinanadan followed the Pakistani F-16s, downing one before getting down itself due to some damage.
      4. Abhinandan ejected and was flown to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, where he was surrounded by pakistani Mob who harmed him physically. He was later captured by Pakistan Army.
      5. As per Geneva convention, Pakistan was bound to return Abhinandan as he was on National Duty. The same happened, and abhinandan was returned to India within 60 Hours.
      6. Along with Abhinandan, 5 Vay Sena Medals are awarded to pilots who carried out Airstrikes in Balakot after Pulwama attacks.
    4. Shaura Chakra - Ajay Singh Kushwah, Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Maheshkumar Bhure, Sandeep Singh, Brajesh Kumar, Hari Singh, Ajveer Singh Chauhan, Shive Kumar, Amit Singh Rana, Sable Dnyaneshwar Shriram, Zaker Hussain, Shiq Hussain Malik, Subash Chander, Imran Hussain Tak.
    5. Along with Gallantry awards to Defence Forces -
      1. 06 personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were honored with Police Medals.
      2. 56 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals and 44 personnel have also been awarded Home Guard & Civil Defence Medals.
  4. On this occasion, Air India became 1st Indian airline to fly over North Pole while connecting New Delhi and North America. Inaugural flight over Polar region took off from New Delhi to San Francisco.
  5. In Chhattisgarh, a 15-km long national flag was unfurled on this occasion. This event was organised by Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam Foundation, to enter Champions Book of World Records (for longest tricolour).
  6. President also awarded Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman on occasion of Independence Day -
    1. Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awardees -
      1. SANSKRIT - Ashok thapliyal, Sujata Tripathi, Sanju Mishra, Abhijit Hanmant Joshi, Sharach chandra Dwivedi
      2. PALI - Anoma Shriram Sakhare
      3. PRAKRIT - Ashish Kumar Jain
      4. ARABIC - Dr. Fauzan ahmad
      5. PERSIAN - ER.M. Shahbaz Alam
      6. CLASSICAL KANNADA - G B harisha, S. Karthik, Dr. M. Byrappa 
      7. CLASSICAL TELUGU - Addanki Srinivas, V. Triveni, DK Prabhakar
      8. CLASSICAL MALAYALAM - Rajeev RR, Santhosh Thottingal
      9. CLASSICAL ODIA - Subrat Kumar Prusty
    2. In addition, President also awarded certificate of honor to -
      1. SANSKRIT - 15 Awardees
      2. PALI - Uma Shankar Vyas
      3. PRAKRIT - Kamal Chand Sogani
      4. ARABIC - Faizanullah Farooqi, Mohammad iqbal Husain, Mohd. Samiullah Khan
      5. PERSIAN - Iraq Raza Zaidi, Chander Shekhar, Mohammad sidiq Niazmand
      6. CLASSICAL KANNADA - Hampa Nagarajaiah
      7. CLASSICAL TELUGU - Ravva Srihari
      8. CLASSICAL MALAYALAM - CP Achuthan Unny
      9. CLASSICAL ODIA - Antaryami mishra
73rd
63rd
53rd
83rd
None of These


9. _____________ - UN World Humanitarian Day. 2019 theme is ‘Women Humanitarians’. It is dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.

  1. It is also observed as World Photography Day.
  2. It is also birth anniversary of 9th president of India - Shanker Dayal Sharma.
Aug 19
Aug 9
Aug 1
Aug 29
None of These


10. _____________ is birth anniversary of Noted freedom fighter Pingali Venkayya, the designer of Indian flag. Venkayya's design for National Flag was finally approved by M K Gandhi in a Congress meeting in Vijayawada in 1921.

Aug 15
Aug 12
Aug 20
Aug 2
None of These


11. ________________ is observed as Sadbhavana Diwas, commemorating birth anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. It is also observed as World Mosquito Day.

Aug 12
Aug 2
Aug 25
Aug 20
None of These


12. _______________ is observed as International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism.

  1. It is also observed as World Senior Citizens' Day. Note that International Day for Older Persons is observed on October 1.
Aug 12
Aug 21
Aug 2
Aug 1
None of These


13. _____________________, 2019 is observed as First ever UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. A day before, on Aug 21, International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism was observed.

  1. __________ is also observed Madras Day, as founding day of city of Madras (now Chennai) in Tamil Nadu. _________ 1639 is agreed date for purchase of village of Madraspatnam or Chennapatnam by East India Company factors Andrew Cogan and Francis Day from Damarla Venkatadri Nayaka, viceroy of Vijayanagar Empire.
Aug 11
Aug 24
Aug 26
Aug 12
Aug 22


14. _________________ is observed as UN International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize transatlantic slave trade.

Aug 23
Aug 12
Aug 3
Aug 2
None of These


15. ______________ - Observed by US as Women's Equality Day. It commemorates 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to US Constitution, which prohibits states and federal government from denying right to vote to citizens of US on basis of sex. It was first celebrated in 1973.

  1. __________ is also Mother Teresa's Birth Anniversary, noted social worker. She came to India in 1929 and worked for welfare of poor. She was honored by Nobel peace Prize in 1979.
Aug 20
Aug 2
Aug 6
Aug 26
None of These


16. _________________ is observed as National Sports Day in India. It marks birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.

  1. On this occasion, PM Narendra Modi launched a nation-wide ‘Fit India’ Movement, aiming to take India towards a healthier future by preventing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension. Advisory Committee under chairmanship of sports minister Kiren Rijiju has been formed for Fit India Movement which aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives.
  2. It also observed as UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests, established in December 2009.
Aug 9
Aug 2
Aug 29
Aug 12
None of These


17. _________________ - UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Aug 10
Aug 30
Aug 20
Aug 25
None of These


18. _____________, 2019 observed as 5th National Handloom Day, being observed since 2015. Bubaneswar (Odisha) was chosen as venue for main event due to its rich tradition of Handlooms. National Handloom Day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of the country and also increase the income of weavers.

Aug 17
Aug 7
Aug 27
Aug 25
None of These


19. ________________ is observed as International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples. 2019 Theme is Indigenous Languages, dedicated to 2019 being marked as International Year of Indigenous Languages by United Nations (UN). The day was proclaimed by UNGA in 1994.

_________________ marks 1st meeting of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights was held in 1982.

Aug 5
Aug 19
Aug 29
Aug 9
None of These


20. August 9 marks anniversary of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki during World War II. The incident took place on August 9, _________________, when United States dropped an atomic bomb named Fat Man, on Nagasaki in Japan.

  1. Three Days Earlier, on Aug 6, An atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima (Japan). The two bombings killed between 129000 and 226000 people, most of whom were civilians. It still remains only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
1945
1935
1925
1955
None of These


21. Parsi New Year, also known as Navroz or Jamshedi Navroz, is celebrated every year on _______________ to mark beginning of new Iranian calendar.

August 17
Sep 27
Oct 17
Nov 17
None of These




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