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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2019

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as INX Media corruption case, new Cabinet and Home Secretary and SARAL index among others.

Aug 22, 2019 17:51 IST

Top Current Affairs Quiz

22 August 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as INX Media corruption case, new Cabinet and Home Secretary and SARAL index among others.

1. Who among the following was arrested by CBI in relation to the INX Media corruption case?
a) Yashwant Sinha
b) P. Chidambaram
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Pranab Mukharjee

2. A raging fire has engulfed this rainforest, which contributes to about 20 percent of the earth’s oxygen. 
a) Amazon 
b) Nile 
c) Congo
d) New Guinea

3. Which Minister launched NISHTHA, the world’s largest teacher’s training programme on August 21, 2019?
a) RK Singh 
b) Rajnath Singh 
c) Ramesh Pokhriyal
d) Amit Shah

4. Which state has topped this year’s State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index (SARAL)?
a) Andhra Pradesh 
b) Karnataka 
c) Telangana
d) Gujarat

5. Who has been recently appointed as Cabinet Secretary?
a) Arun Lal
b) Sachin Tanwar
c) Rajiv Gauba
d) Vivek Bansal

6. Which state has recently approved the recruitment of women drivers for government vehicles?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Telangana

7. Which state’s high court recently ordered a ban on DJs across the state?
a) Rajasthan
b) Haryana
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Punjab

8. Who was appointed as the new Home Secretary?
a) Jaswant Singh 
b) Rajiv Gauba 
c) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
d) Deepak Chaudhary

9. US President Donald Trump recently showed interest in buying which nation?
a) Iceland
b) Ireland 
c) Cuba
d) Greenland

10. Which state’s government has decided to appoint a third party agency to study tea industry problems?
a) Kerala
b) Sikkim 
c) West Bengal
d) Assam

Answers

1. (b) P. Chidambaram
Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). P Chidambaram is accused of facilitating foreign investment into a television company, INX Media, in 2007, when he was the Finance Minister.

2. (a) Amazon
Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest rain forest, which provides almost 20 percent of the earth’s oxygen, has been burning for over 16 days resulting in a major loss of trees and biodiversity.

3. (c) Ramesh Pokhriyal
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launched NISHTHA, the National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on August 21, 2019. The programme has been launched to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level in schools.

4. (b) Karnataka 
Karnataka has topped the SARAL index, which evaluates the Indian states on the basis of their attractiveness for rooftop development. Other states Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.

5. (c) Rajiv Gauba
The Modi government appointed outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba as Cabinet Secretary for two years. A 1982 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, Mr. Gauba will replace P.K. Sinha, who was appointed Cabinet Secretary in 2015.

6. (a) Kerala
In a first, the Kerala government decided to appoint women drivers in government and other public sector offices. The decision was taken during a state cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

7. (c) Uttar Pradesh
The Allahabad High Court has banned DJs across the state and if someone is found guilty, they can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs. 1 lakh. The decision was given by Justice PKS Baghel and Justice Pankaj Bhatia of Allahabad High Court.

8. (c) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Ajay Kumar Bhalla was appointed as the new Home Secretary on August 22, 2019. Bhalla belongs to 1984 batch of Assam Meghalaya cadre of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and is currently serving as Officer on Special Duty in Home Ministry. He succeeds Rajiv Gauba who has been appointed as the new Cabinet Secretary.

9. (d) Greenland 
In a surprising move, US President Donald Trump expressed desire to buy Greenland. The Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, who found the notion to be absurd, declined the offer. Trump, in fact, cancelled his scheduled visit to Denmark in September after the refusal.

10. (d) Assam 
The Assam Government has decided to appoint a third party agency to study the problems of the tea industry. The proposed, agency could be a management institute or any other top agency.

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