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August 30, 2019 - Daily Current Affairs Quiz

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

Aug 30
Aug 13
Aug 23
Aug 3
None of These

2. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Merger of several Public sector Banks, aimed at minimizing administrative tasks and maximize growth and profitability-

  1. Merger 1 - Punjab National Bank + Oriental Bank of Commerce + United Bank
    1. It will create 2nd largest PSB with business of 17.95 lakh crores.
    2. Anchor Bank - Punjab National Bank
  2. Merger 2 - Canara Bank + Syndicate Bank
    1. It will create 4th largest PSB with business of 15.20 lakh crores.
    2. Anchor Bank - Canara Bank
  3. Merger 3 - Union Bank + Andhra Bank + Corporation Bank
    1. It will create 5th largest PSB with business of 14.59 lakh crores.
    2. Anchor Bank - Union Bank of India
  4. Merger 4 - Indian Bank + Allahabad Bank
    1. It will create 7th largest PSB with business of 8.08 lakh crores.
    2. Anchor Bank - Indian Bank
  5. Note That SBI Associate Banks were merged into SBI in May 2016 and Dena Bank and Vijaya bank were merged into Bank of Baroda in April 2019.
  6. PSBs that are left out of this round of mergers - Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of Maharashtra and Punjab and Sind Bank.
  7. After mergers, _________________ PSBs will be functional in country.
None of These

3. Ministry of  Statistics and Programme Implementation's National Statistical Office (NSO) released estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for first quarter (April-June) Q1 of 2019-20 -

  1. GDP growth rate came down to 6 year low of___________________ in Q1 of FY 2019-20 financial year, triggered by huge slowdown in manufacturing sector.
    1. GDP at Constant (2011-12) Prices in Q1 of 2019-20 is estimated at 35.85 lakh crores, as against 34.14 lakh crore in Q1 of 2018-19, showing growth rate of 5.0 %. 
    2. Quarterly GVA at Basic Price at Constant (2011-12) Prices for Q1 of 2019-20 also shown slow growth rate of 4.9 % over corresponding quarter of previous year.
    3. The Q1 FY 2019-20 Growth rate is much lesser than most agencies had predicted, showing slowing down state of the economy.
  2. Earlier, India's GDP growth was 5.8 % in Q4 of FY 2018-19, 6.6 % in Q3, after strong growth of 7.1% in Q2 and 8.2% in Q1 of FY 2018-19. GDP Growth Rate of FY 2018-19 was 6.8 %.
5.5 %
4 %
6 %
5 %
None of These

4. As part of measures for mitigating genuine difficulties of Start-ups, CBDT (_______________________) has decided to form a dedicated cell headed by Member (IT &C) - Currently Pramod Chandra Mody (He is also CBDT Chairman). Cell will work towards redressal of grievances and mitigate tax-related issues in case of Start-ups.

Central Buearu of Dual Taxes
Central Bureau of Direct Taxes
Central Board of Dearness Taxes
Central Board of Dual Taxes
Central Board of Direct Taxes

5. Central _______________ Division of the Health Ministry signed MoU with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against ______________.

None of These

6. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan launched ___________________ as a one-stop-shop for all testing needs of industries, academia and researchers who need to get their Testing Facilities accredited / certified / recognised.

National Lab Directory
Native Lab Directory
Nodal Lab Directory
New Lab Directory
None of These

7. Ministry of Commerce and Industry's Government e Marketplace (GeM) signed MoU with ____________________ (SIDBI) to benefit MSMEs, women entrepreneurs, Self Help Groups (SHGs), and various beneficiaries under MUDRA and Stand-up India scheme. It will enable promotion of special initiatives of GeM like Womaniya and Start-up Runway with SIDBI stakeholders.

Small Industries Deployment Bank of India
Small Industries Development Bank of India
Safety Industries Development Bank of India
Safety Industries Deployment Bank of India
None of These

8. PM Narendra Modi conferred Yoga awards to winners of PM’s Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga.

  1. He also released 12 commemorative postal stamps to acknowledge great work of great Master Healers of AYUSH Systems.
  2. He also launched 10 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres (AYUSH HWCs) in Haryana, in line with Ministry of AYUSH’s commitment to make 12,500 AHWCs functional in next three years.
  3. Winners of 2019 Yoga Awards
    1. Swami Rajarshi Muni of Life Mission (Gujarat) - Individual - (National)
    2. Antonietta Rozzi (___________________) - Individual (International)
    3. Bihar School of Yoga (Munger,  Bihar) - Organisation (National)
    4. Japan Yoga Niketan (Japan) - Organisation (International)
  4. Winners of 2018 Yoga Awards -
    1. Vishwas Mandalik (Nasik) - Individual (National)
    2. Yoga Institute (Mumbai) - Organisation (National).
None of These

9. P.K. Sinha has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in Prime Minister's Office, after _______________________, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister submitted his resignation.

Nripendra Misra
Arvind Mayaram
Raghuram G Rajan
Sekhar Basu
None of These

10. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change approved establishment of new International Standard Zoo and Biopark on 1914 hectares in forest land at Gorewada in Nagpur (_______________).

None of These

11. Mastercard, _________________ and Samsung India tied up for launch of Samsung Pay for Bank's credit card holders.

Axis Bank
RBL Bank
None of These

12. Mumbai ranked as _________________ safest city on Safe Cities Index (SCI) issued by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), while Delhi stood at 52nd position. Tokyo (Japan) is named safest globally, followed by Singapore and Osaka (Japan).

None of These

13. __________________ cabinet cleared vertical property rules to create a database of all flats, buildings and commercial complexes, to prevent frauds. All flat owners in state will get supplementary property cards, which will have specific property details


14. IIT ______________________ signed MoU with RD Grow Green India Pvt for Technology transfer for safer drinking water of chemical-free treatment technique based on 'Apparatus and Method for Removal of Fluoride, Iron, Arsenic and Microorganisms from Contaminated Drinking Water'.

None of These

15. _________________ Government will form a Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR), with 85 posts. It will help serve as much needed second layer of protection for Tigers.

J & K
Himachal Pradesh
None of These

16. _____________________ has set up a five-member committee to look into sale of fake degrees by certain universities, to be headed by Chairman DP Singh.

Home Ministry
HRD Ministry
None of These

17. US President Donald Trump launched US Space Command, as US military's ____________________ and newest combatant command. It is first one to be created in more than a decade.

None of These

18. Ministry of Environment has released Rs _________________ of CAMPA funds to various states for afforestation projects, to boost forestry activities and achieve objectives of Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) of increasing forest and tree cover.

27436 crores
47436 crores
37436 crores
57436 crores
None of These

19. Highest sky cycling track of India has been built at an altitude of 9,000 feet at Gulaba, Manali (______________________). Length of track is 350 meters, made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Sports Institute.

J & K
Himachal Pradesh
None of These

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