Current Affairs Questions for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Exam: 8th August 2018

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Current Affairs Questions for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Exam: 8th August 2018

Current Affairs Quiz Based on The Hindu: 8th August

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee's simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge


Q1. A motorcycle-maker Benelli signed an MoU with Telangana government and Adishwar Auto Ride International (AARI) for setting a manufacturing facility. Benelli is ____________ based company.
Canada
France
Belgium
Italy
Bolivia
Solution:
Italian motorcycle-maker Benelli signed an MoU with Telangana government and Adishwar Auto Ride International (AARI) for setting a manufacturing facility.

Q2. NITI Aayog has identified how many districts as ‘Aspirational Districts’ as aspirational districts for RUSA Scheme.
125
117
135
129
104
Solution:
NITI Aayog has identified 117 districts as ‘Aspirational Districts’. These districts have been selected on the basis of composite index which includes published data of deprivation enumerated under Socio-Economic Caste Census, Health &Nutrition, Education and Basic Infrastructure. During the second phase of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), central assistance is provided for opening of new Model Degree Colleges(MDCs) in ‘Aspirational Districts’ identified by NITI Aayog and in unserved & underserved districts in North Eastern and the Himalayan States.

Q3. Exercise 'Maitree' is a joint military exercise that begun recently between Indian Army and ______________.
France Army
US Army
Thailand Army
Russian Army
Bangladesh
Solution:
Exercise 'Maitree' is a joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army which is running on in Thailand. It is a platoon level exercise which comprises of infantry component.

Q4. NITI Aayog’s International Conference on “Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in __________.
New Delhi
Pune
Mumbai
Guwahati
Chandigarh
Solution:
NITI Aayog’s International Conference on “Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.

Q5. The Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari launched BIMS and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage. BIMS stands for ________________.
Building Information Management System
Biometric Information Management System
Bidder Information Management System
Business Information Management System
None of the given options is true
Solution:
The Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari launched Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage - two IT initiatives of the Road Transport & Highways Ministry.

Q6. RUSA is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013 aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. What does 'U' stands for in RUSA?
Union
United
Uchchatar
Unnati
None of the given options is true
Solution:
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013 aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.

Q7. The Union Government constituted a four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by ______________ was formed recently to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi on whether to continue with or withdraw from the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations.
Union Minister of Home Affairs, Raj Nath Singh
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ramvilas Paswan
Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad
None of the given options is true
Solution:
The Union Government constituted a four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu. The GoM has been constituted to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi on whether to continue with or withdraw from the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations.

Q8. In which of the following state, the world's first-ever thermal battery plant was unveiled recently to boost renewable sources of energy production and reduce the dependence on non-renewable fossil fuel-based energy generation?
Kerala
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Andhra Pradesh
Maharashtra
Solution:
The world's first-ever thermal battery plant was unveiled in Andhra Pradesh by the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Manufactured by the Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST), the first-of-its-kind batteries will aim to boost renewable sources of energy production and reduce the dependence on non-renewable fossil fuel-based energy generation.

Q9. Pacific Endeavor-2018, a communication exercise under the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP) was held recently in ______________.
India
Nepal
Bangladesh
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Solution:
Pacific Endeavor-2018, a communication exercise under the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP) started in Kathmandu, Nepal. The basic objective of 12 day exercise is to develop common communications operating procedures to enable military forces in the Asia Pacific region to collectively work in the wake of disaster.

Q10. The 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill giving constitutional status to the NCBC has got Parliamentary assent. NCBC stands for ______________.
National Community for Backward Classes
National Consortium for Backward Classes
National Commission for Backward Classes
National Compartment for Backward Classes
None of the given options is true
Solution:
The 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill giving constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has got Parliamentary assent. It will give the institution all powers to safeguard the rights of the socially and educationally backward classes and fulfils a long pending commitment of the central govt to the OBCs.

Q11. Name the person who has been selected as a new council member of Country Code Supporting Organisation (ccNSO). He is the first Indian to have been selected as a member of ccNSO and will be representing India at a global level.
Ajeet Doval
Ajay Data
Pradeep Duggal
Manoj Jindal
Rakesh Aggarwal
Solution:
The nominating committee of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has selected Ajay Data, Founder & CEO of Data XGen Plus and a global leader in email linguistic services, as a new council member of Country Code Supporting Organisation (ccNSO). Ajay Data is the first Indian to have been selected as a member of ccNSO and will be representing India at a global level.

Q12. The Indian women chess team at the Asian Nations Cup 2018 clinched the gold in the Blitz event held in ______________.
Iran
Iraq
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan
France
Solution:
The Indian women chess team at the Asian Nations Cup 2018 clinched the gold in the Blitz event held in Iran. It's India's first gold-medal finish at the event since 2014. They also won silver and bronze in the Rapid and Classical categories, respectively. The tournament began in the Iranian city of Hamadan.

Q13. Google's latest Android operating system update named _____________ was officially released to customers following a beta testing period.
Android Oreo 2
Android Pie
Android Beta
Android Donuts
Android Alpha
Solution:
Google's latest Android operating system update, Android 9 Pie, was officially released to customers following a beta testing period that started earlier this year.

Q14. Farm and construction equipment maker Escorts appointed ____________ as the chairman and managing director (MD) of the company.
Saurav Taneja
Prateek Rawat
Saurabh Sharma
Nikhil Nanda
Kaushik Aggarwal
Solution:
The Farm and construction equipment maker Escorts appointed Nikhil Nanda as the chairman and managing director (MD) of the company.

Q15. The National Handloom Day is being observed every year on ____________ to honour the handloom weavers in the country.
12 August
16 August
10 August
7 August
2 August
Solution:
The National Handloom Day is being observed every year on 7 August to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also carter an impetus to India’s handloom industry. This year it was the 4th edition of the National Handloom Day after it was instituted in 2015.

               




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