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11, 12 September 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

11, 12  September 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for September 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11, 12 September  2019 :
Who took oath as the Governor of Rajasthan recently?
A. Ravindra Bhatt
B. Kalyan Singh
C. Satyadev Narayan Arya
D. Kalraj Mishra
Answer: D
Explanation: Kalraj Mishra took oath as the Rajasthan Governor on September 9, 2019. He was administered the oath by the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Justice Ravindra Bhatt. Mishra succeeds Kalyan Singh.

Who was appointed as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently?
A. Pramod Kumar Mishra
B. Arun Kumar Goyal
C. Ramesh Gupta
D. Abhishek Menon
Answer: A
Explanation: The Appointments Cabinet Committee (ACC) recently approved the appointment of Pramod Kumar Mishra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from September 11, 2019. Mishra is currently working as an Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Who has been appointed as the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
A. Rajiv Gauba
B. PK Sinha
C. Pulok Chatterji
D. Nripendra Misra
Answer: B

Explanation: P.K. Sinha has been appointed as Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from September 11, 2019. Sinha is currently functioning as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD. in the Prime Minister's Office...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Dr PK Mishra takes over as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra, has been appointed as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India. He has taken over charge today. Dr Mishra has varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector,infrastructure financing, and regulatory issues and has an outstanding career profile comprising research, publications, policy formulation and programme/project management. He has vast experience in policy making and administration and has handled major assignments such as Additional Pr. Secretary to the Prime Minister; Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation,  Government of India; Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission and in the area of Disaster management. As Secretary Agriculture & Cooperation, he was actively involved in path-breaking national initiatives such as the National Agriculture Development Programme (RKVY) and the National Food Security Mission (NFSM). As Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister during 2014-19 Dr Mishra is credited with  introducing innovation and transformative changes in human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions.
His international experience includes research and academic work for over four years at the Institute of Development Studies (UK), negotiation and execution of ADB and World Bank projects, member of the Governing Board of the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and participation as expert/resource person in several international conferences. Recently, he was conferred with the United Nations SASAKAWA Award 2019, the most prestigious international award in disaster management. 
Dr Mishra has a Ph.D in Economics/Development Studies from the University of Sussex, M.A. in Development Economics at the University of Sussex as also M.A. in Economics with a first class at the Delhi School of Economics and  B.A. Hons. (Economics) with a first class and distinction in other subjects from G.M. College (Sambalpur University) in 1970. He was the only one to get a first class in Economics among all the universities of Odisha.

PK Sinha appointed Principal Advisor to Prime Minister

Shri PK Sinha, currently functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister's Office, has been appointed the Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Sinha served as Cabinet Secretary from 13th June 2015 to 30th August 2019. He was a 1977 Batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. During his illustrious career, Shri Sinha has served as Secretary in the Ministries of Power and Shipping. He also served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
He did his graduation in Economics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi. Thereafter, he did postgraduation in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. Subsequently, while in service he also obtained the Masters Diploma in Public Administration and an M. Phil in Social Sciences. During his long stint in the IAS, Shri Sinha has served with distinction in various capacities both in the State Government of Uttar Pradesh as well as at the level of Central Government.
At the State Government level, Shri Sinha has held various assignments such as District Magistrate of Jaunpur and Agra, Commissioner of Varanasi, Secretary (Planning) and Principal Secretary (Irrigation), etc. He has served for many years in the Central Government – mainly in the Energy and Infrastructure Sectors, such as, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of Power, and Ministry of Shipping. He has specialized in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, and Finance.

6 to 10 September 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

6 to 10 September 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for September 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 6 to 10 September  2019 :
Which country will host FIFA world cup 2022?
A. Jordan
B. Qatar
C. Bangladesh
D. Bhutan
Answer: B
Explanation: The FIFA world cup 2022 will be hosted for the first-ever time by a Gulf nation, Qatar. It will be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. Qatar recently released the official emblem for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The football World Cup will begin on November 21, 2022. The final will be played on December 18, 2022, Qatar's National Day.

Which country topped the World Gold Council (WGC)’s 2019 list of gold reserves ?
A. France
B. Italy
C. Germany
D. United States(US)
Answer: D
Explanation: On September 4, 2019, the World Gold Council (WGC. released the 2019 list of gold reserves in each country. The list was topped by United States(US) with gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes followed by Germany (3,366.8 tonnes) at second place. India entered the top 10 list this year ranking at 10th spot surpassing Netherlands (612.5 tonnes) whereas it is ranked at 9th position in terms of individual countries with 618.2 tonnes, as the International Monetary Fund(IMF) ranks third (2,451.8 tonnes) in the gold reserve list.

Which politician was sent to Tihar Jail till September 19 by a Delhi Court?
A. Shashi Tharoor
B. P Chidambaram
C. Ratul Puri
D. Kamal Nath
Answer: B
Explanation: P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till September 19, 2019. The order was given by Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi where the CBI's case against the former Finance Minister in relation to INX Media corruption case was being heard. 

Where was the Japan – India Defence Ministerial Meeting 2019 held ?
A. Nagoya, Japan
B. Yokohama, Japan
C. Tokyo, Japan
D. Osaka, Japan
Answer: C

Explanation: Mr Rajnath Singh co-chaired the Japan – India Defence Ministerial Meeting 2019 with Defence Minister of Japan Mr Takeshi lwaya in Tokyo, Japan. Various issues of mutual concern were discussed in the meeting.Mr Rajnath Singh invited the participation of Japanese companies and other stakeholders at biennial DefExpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from February 5 -8, 2020.Both ministers shared their views to promote cooperation and exchanges in various areas...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

1 to 5 September 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

1 to 5 September 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for September 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 1 to 5 September  2019 :
Who has become the third Indian to take hat-trick in Test cricket?
A. Yuzvendra Chahal 
B. Bhuveshwar Kumar 
C. Mohammed Shami
D. Jasprit Bumrah
Answer: D
Explanation: Jasprit Bumrah has created history by becoming the third Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in Test cricket during India’s second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park. Harbhajan Singh was the first Indian to pick up a hat-trick in Test, against Australia in Kolkata in 2001 and pacer Irfan Pathan was the second Indian to achieve the feat against Pakistan in Karachi in 2006. 

Who was appointed as the governor of Telangana on August 31st, 2019 ?
A. Kalraj Mishra
B. Jagdip Dhankar
C. Kalyan Singh
D. VidyaSagar Rao
Answer: A
Explanation: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on August 31st, 2019 has appointed 5 new governors namely Dr.Tamilisai Soundararajan, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Kalraj Mishra, Arif Mohammed Khan and Bandaru Dattatreya for Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala, and Himachal Pradesh respectively. Tamilisai Soundararajan: She is appointed as the governor of Telangana. She is the former Tamilnadu chief of the BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) and its National secretary. The governor post was preceded by ESL Narasimhan who was the Governor of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) after its Bifurcation since 2014. He is also recently replaced by Biswabhusan Harichandan as AP governor.

Which country has elected, Oleksiy Honcharuk as its 17th Prime Minister ?
A. Algeria
B. Libya
C. Ukraine
D. Syria
Answer: C
Explanation: Ukrainian parliament of the 9th convocation appointed Oleksiy Honcharuk, a 35-year-old practicing lawyer, of the political party Servant of the People, as the 17th Prime Minister of Ukraine. His nomination was presented to the Ukrainian Parliament by its President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Mr Honcharuk, Ukraine’s youngest ever head of government, succeeded Volodymyr Borysovych Groysman.

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019 began recently between India and which country?
A. Singapore
B. Russia
C. USA
D. Indonesia
Answer: C

Explanation: Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019, a joint military training exercise, will begin on September 5, 2019 between India and the United States in Washington, USA. The exercise will conclude on September 18, 2019..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz, GK Objective Questions

September 2019 GK, Current Affairs 1st to 30 September 2019 Daily Quiz, Pdf, Objective Questions: Current Affairs Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Air force, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates.
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Current Affairs 1st to 30 September 2019 Daily Quiz, Objective Questions


President appoints 5 new Governors

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints 5 Governors, Arif Mohammad Khan to be Kerala Governor, Tamilisai Soundarajan appointed Telangana Governor, Bandaru Dttatreya to be Governor Himachal Pradesh, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Kalraj Mishra also appointed Governors.
Arif Mohammed Khan has been appointed as Governor of Kerala, Kalraj Mishra will be  the Governor of Rajasthan. Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh while Bhagat Singh Koshyari appointed as Governor of Maharashtra. Tamilisai Soundararajan has been appointed as Governor of Telangana. President House in a Press Communique said that all the appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.

New Motor Vehicles Act comes into force on 1st September 2019

The amended provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019, comes into effect from 1st September 2019. The Act mandates increase in penalty and fine for traffic rule violations. The amended provisions of the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, which hike the penalty for traffic rules violation, has come into effect. As many as 63 clauses of the Act, which correspond to increase in penalty/fine for traffic rule violation, has come into force from Sunday. 
Under the new rules Rs 10,000 fine will be levied for not giving way to emergency vehicles and Rs 10,000 for driving despite disqualification. Aggregators violating driving licences will be fined up to Rs one lakh.
It also includes penalties in the range of Rs 1,000- 2,000 for over-speeding. As per the Bill, driving without insurance will be punishable with Rs 2,000 fine, while driving without helmets will attract Rs 1,000 fine and 3-month suspension of licence. Guardian/owner will be deemed to be guilty in case of road offence by juveniles while registration of the vehicle will be cancelled.
Traffic violations would now attract a penalty of Rs 500 in place of Rs 100 earlier, while disobedience of orders of authorities will attract a minimum penalty of Rs 2,000 in place of Rs 500 earlier. Penalty for unauthorised use of vehicles without a licence has been proposed at Rs 5,000 while those driving without a licence will have to shell out the same amount and those found driving despite disqualification would be fined Rs 10,000. Penalty for dangerous driving has been increased to Rs 5,000 from Rs 1,000, while drunken driving under will cost a fine of Rs 10,000.
Also cancellation of registration of motor vehicle for 12 months. The juvenile will also become ineligible to obtain learners' license until the age of 25 years. Driving licence-holders can apply for renewal any time between 1 year before its expiry up to 1 year after expiry. Applicants of learner's licence can now apply to any licencing authority in state and submit the application online.

Government announces Merger of PSU Banks

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a big consolidation of public sector banks. Under the scheme of amalgamation, 10 public sector banks are to be merged into four banks. After the amalgamation, the total number of Public Sector Banks in the country will come down to 12 from 27 banks in 2017
The amalgamation of banks will be in the following manner:

  • Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India to be merged into one single bank, with business of Rs 7.95 trillion to make India’s 2nd largest bank.
  • Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank are to be merged to become the 4th largest public sector bank with business of Rs 15.2 lakh crore.
  • Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank are to be merged to become the 5th largest public sector bank with business of Rs 14.6 lakh crore.
  • Indian Bank will be merged with Allahabad Bank to become the 7th largest public sector bank with business of Rs 8.08 lakh crore.

The government has also announced capital infusion of over Rs 55,000 crore into public sector banks: PNB (Rs 16,000 crore), Union Bank of India (Rs 11,700 crore), Bank of Baroda (Rs 7000 crore), Indian Bank (Rs 2500 crore), Indian Overseas Bank (Rs 3800 crore), Central Bank (Rs 3300 crore), UCO Bank (Rs 2100 crore), United Bank (Rs 1600 crore) and Punjab and Sind Bank (Rs 750 crore).

PM Modi launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nation-wide Fit India Movement from event held in Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. It was launched on the occasion of National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hockey doyen Major Dhyan Chand.
About Fit India Movement
It is aimed at encouraging people to give priority to sports and fitness in their day-to-day lives. It will inculcate physical activities/sports into the daily lives of citizens to improve their physical fitness and well-being.
Advisory committee
Union Sports Ministry has constituted Advisory committee to advise the government on the “Fit India Movement. It is headed by Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Its members comprises of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts. Representatives of private bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Tata Trusts, JSW Cement and JSW Paints, Reliance Foundation, SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd., ASSOCHAM India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and actors Milind Soman and Shilpa Shetty will also be involved in it.

23 to 31 August 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

23 to 31 August 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 23 to 31 August 2019 :
Which Indian player has become the first-ever to clinch the Badminton World Championship title?
A. Ashwini Ponappa
B. Rituparna Das
C. Saina Nehwal
D. PV Sindhu
Answer: D
Explanation: PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at BWF World Championship. She earned the title of world champion by crushing Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets of 21-7, 21-7.

Who was appointed as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director(CMD) to Coal India Limited (CIL) ?
A. Pramod Agrawal
B. Sanjiv Soni
C. S N Prasad
D. Anil Kumar Jha
Answer: A
Explanation: Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Pramod Agrawal, a 1991 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Coal India Limited (CIL). He will succeed incumbent Anil Kumar Jha retiring in January 2020.

Which team won Durand Cup-2019 title?
A. Mohun Bagan
B. Army Red
C. FC Kochin
D. Gokulam Kerala FC
Answer: D
Explanation: Gokulam Kerala FC has become second football club of Kerala to win the title after 22 years. The match was played at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Marcus Joseph, captain of Gokulam Kerala, scored a goal in each half to lead his time to win Durand Cup-2019.

Which country will be the host of G7 summit 2020?
A. Germany 
B. United Kingdom
C. Japan
D. United States
Answer: D
Explanation: The United States will be hosting G7 Summit 2020. President Donald Trump announced on August 26, 2019 that he is looking at hosting the next G7 at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort.

Which city topped in the 2019 world’s Safe Cities Index ?
A. Seoul
B. Delhi
C. Tokyo
D. Osaka
Answer: C

Explanation: On August 29, 2019, According to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by NEC corporation’s (formerly Nippon Electric Company), World’s Safe city index(SCI) for the year 2019. The overall list was topped by Tokyo(Japan) followed by Singapore and Osaka in 2nd and 3rd spots respectively..........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

21, 22 August 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

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Current Affairs Questions on 21, 22 August 2019 :
Which year is set as target to achieve 100 GW by solar energy ?
A. 2020
B. 2022
C. 2025
D. 2030
Answer: B
Explanation: National Solar Mission is an initiative of the Government of India and State Governments to promote solar power as a part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change. On 11 January 2010, The mission was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a target of 20GW by 2022 which was then increased by the Modi government to 100 GW by 2022.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finalized which date for Brexit?
A. September 30th 
B. October 1st 
C. October 31st 
D. November 30th 
Answer: C
Explanation: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated recently that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31, 2019.  Johnson stated that the Brexit referendum must be respected and that the goverrget of 20GW by 2022 which was then increased by the Modi government to 100 GW by 2022.

Which politician was arrested by CBI on 21st August 2019?
A. Vijay Malya
B. P Chidambaram
C. Shivraj Singh
D. Pragya Thakur
Answer: B
Explanation: Former finance minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by CBI Team from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi on 21st August 2019. In a dramatic twist to the day long drama with news channels and the ruling government questioning former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's alleged attempts at "evading" arrest, he appeared at the Congress headquarters. Mr. Chidambaram said that in last 24 hours much has happened that has caused much confusion and concern to many. He said he was aghast that he was accused of hiding from a law. Later he went to his Jor Bagh residence. A team of CBI officials have also reached there and arrested. ...........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

P Chidambaram arrested by CBI

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by CBI Team from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi on 21st August 2019. In a dramatic twist to the day long drama with news channels and the ruling government questioning former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's alleged attempts at "evading" arrest, he appeared at the Congress headquarters. Mr. Chidambaram said that in last 24 hours much has happened that has caused much confusion and concern to many. He said he was aghast that he was accused of hiding from a law. Later he went to his Jor Bagh residence. A team of CBI officials have also reached there and arrested. 

16 to 20 August 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

16 to 20 August 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 16 to 20 August 2019 :
Who among the following has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the National Sports Awards 2019?
A. Ravindra Jadeja
B. R. Ashwin
C. Deepa Malik
D. Dipa Karmakar
Answer: C
Explanation: A day after wrestler Bajrang Punia's name was recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the 12-member selection committee added 2016 Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik to this prestigious list. Malik is the second Indian Paralympian after Devendra Jhajharia (2017), and the first woman in the category, to be nominated for this coveted award.

Name the card, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bhutan .
A. Maestro
B. RuPay
C. Mastercard
D. Visa
Answer: B
Explanation: PM launched RuPay Card in Bhutan by making a purchase at Simtokha Dzong which functions as a monastic and administrative centre and is one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan. On increasing the currency swap limit for Bhutan under the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) currency swap framework, PM said India’s approach is “positive”, adding that an additional $100 million will be available to Bhutan under a standby swap arrangement to meet the foreign exchange requirement.

PM Modi recently inaugurated Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in which country?
A. Bangladesh
B. Bhutan
C. Sri Lanka
D. Malaysia
Answer: B
Explanation: Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in Bhutan was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. It is a one of the major projects under Bhutan's initiative to generate 10,000 MW hydropower by 2020.

Which country hosts the world’s largest SO2 emission hotspot?
A. China 
B. South Africa
C. India
D. Russia
Answer: B
Explanation: India is the largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide in the world, as per the data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace on August 19, 2019. Anthropogenic sulphur dioxide is produced from burning of coal and it is known to largely contribute to air pollution.

Whose 75th birth anniversary was observed on August 20, 2019?
A. Rajiv Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. A P J Abdul Kalam
D. Narendra Modi
Answer: A
Explanation: Former Prime Minister of India, late Rajiv Gandhi’s 75th birth anniversary was observed on August 20, 2019. Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944 in Mumbai. The Indian National Congress observes the day as 'Sadbhavna Divas'..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

11 to 15 August 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

11 to 15 August 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for August 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11 to 15 August 2019 :
Who is the author of the book titled ‘Resurgent India’ ?
A. A. Ghosh
B. Bimal Jalan
C. M. Narasimham
D. Dr. C.Rangarajan
Answer: B
Explanation: On August 6,2019, Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Bimal Jalan’s new Book ‘Resurgent India’ launched in New Delhi. The book talks about key priorities that can be implemented by the new government in national interest, irrespective of the political agenda of the party that come to power. The book has been published by Harper Collins.

Name of the former External Affairs Minister and first women chief minister of Delhi who passed away recently.
A. Sonia Gandhi
B. Rekha Mahajan
C. Sushma Swaraj
D. Sheila Dikshit
Answer: C
Explanation: Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister and Delhi’s first female chief minister, passed away on August 6, 2019. She was 67. Sushma Swaraj was taken to the AIIMS soon after she suffered from a heart attack.

Who was appointed as the chairman and managing director(MD. of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd ?
A. Ghanshyam Prasad
B. Seema Gupta
C. Kandikuppa Sreekant
D. K Sreekant
Answer: C
Explanation: On August 6, 2019, The Indian state-owned electric utility company, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. has appointed Kandikuppa Sreekant as its chairman and managing director(MD. till December 31, 2023, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He replaces Ravi P Singh (director (personnel), who held the post of chairman & MD of the company give away the additional charge.

Which state has recently passed anti-mob lynching bill providing for life imprisonment to convicts?
A. Haryana
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Chhattisgarh
Answer: B

Explanation: The Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh to convicts in cases of mob lynching involving the victim’s death. Rajasthan became the second Congress-ruled state after Madhya Pradesh to make a law against mob lynching..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK