GK & Current Affairs Quiz: August 29, 2018

1. Which IIT has recently conducted study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion?

[A] IIT-Kharagpur
[B] IIT-Madras
[C] IIT-Bombay
[D] IIT-Delhi

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2. The Union Cabinet has recently approved umbrella scheme “O-SMART” of Ministry of Earth Sciences. What does “O” stands here?

[A] Opacity
[B] Orach
[C] Oilcloth
[D] Ocean

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3. Which of the following Indian sprinters has achieved a rare one-two in men’s 800m at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games?

[A] Jinson Johnson and Muhammed Anas
[B] Govindan Lakshmanan and Dharun Ayyasamy
[C] Rajiv Arokia and Manjit Singh
[D] Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson

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4. Which technological giant has launched Project Navlekha to help Indian vernacular news publishers to take their content online?

[A] Infosys
[B] Google
[C] Facebook
[D] Wipro

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5. Which country to host the 2019 Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships?

[A] India
[B] Bhutan
[C] North Korea
[D] Sri Lanka

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6. Who has been conferred Praful Bidwai memorial award for 2018 ?

[A] Medha Patkar
[B] Vandana Shiva
[C] Ulka Mahajan
[D] Vandana Shiva

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7. ISRO is planning to use which launch vehicle to send Gaganyan in space by 2022?


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8. On which date, the 2018 National Sports Day (NSD) was observed recently?

[A] August 27
[B] August 29
[C] August 28
[D] August 26

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9. Who is the head of the newly formed Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC)?

[A] Subhash Kak
[B] Baba Kalyani
[C] K Vijay Raghavan
[D] Sangamitra Bandopadhyay

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10. Who was officially sworn-in as the new President of Zimbabwe?

[A] Robert Mugabe
[B] Emmerson Mnangagwa
[C] Canaan Banana
[D] Constantino Chiwenga

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