Daily Current Affairs with Quiz : 12 August 2017

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(1). 12 Aug: International Youth Day

  • The International Youth Day is observed across the world on 12 August to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.
  • The theme for this year is ‘Youth Building Peace‘.

(2). Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as Vice-President

  • Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as the new Vice-President at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Mr. Venkaiah Naidu .
  • The 68-year-old former Union Minister, who took his oath in Hindi and in the name of God, is the 15th Vice- President of the country but the 13th individual to be sworn in.

 

(3). Nihalani removed as CBFC chief

  • The government appointed lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi as chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, replacing film producer Pahlaj Nihalani.

 

(4). MoU inked for screening children’s mental health

  • The National Health Mission (NHM) has signed a (MoU) with One Key Ventures of New Delhi for screening of school children in Jaipur for their mental health status.
  • NHM State Director Naveen Jain said that the pilot project would cover about 50,000 students in the age group of 10 to 19 years.
  • The follow-up services will be provided free of cost to the adolescents.

 

(5). Telangana govt launches ‘Smart Streets Lab’ in Hyderabad 

  • The govt of Telangana in association with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India – Ross Centre and the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the ‘Smart Streets Lab’ programme.
  • It aims to apply and figure out technology-based solutions for women and road safety in Hyderabad.
  • Through the ‘Smart Streets Lab’, the state govt aims to utilize technological interventions from outside and integrate them with its various departments.

(6). Aishwarya Rai Bachchan becomes first woman to raise Indian flag at IFFM 2017

  • Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent.
  • She hoists the Indian national flag at FedSquare celebrating the 70th yr of Indian independence.

 

(7). Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Dr Ruth Pfau dies

  • Dr Ruth Pfau, a German doctor popularly known as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ for dedicating her life to eradicate leprosy in the country, died at a private hospital in Karachi. She was 87.

(8). Vijay Nambisan, poet and writer, passes away

  • Poet and writer Vijay Nambisan, who became the first All India Poetry Champion in 1988, passed away. 

    Current Affairs Quiz

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    1. “Youth Building Peace” is the theme of which of the following days of 2017?
    a. International Youth Day
    b. National Youth Day
    c. World Youth Skill Day
    d. None of the above

    2. Nabin Tan Mon Bikash Yojana is launched to promote
    a. intensive learning habits among children
    b. sports spirit among children
    c. health habits among children
    d. None of the above

    3. Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY) is a sub-scheme of 
    a. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna
    b. Integrated Rural Development Program
    c. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojna
    d. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana

    4. Which film was named the Best Film at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017?
    a. Airlift
    b. Pink
    c. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’
    d. Dangal

    5. __________ has received markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) approval to launch country’s first gold options contract?
    a. National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange
    b. Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd
    c. Indian Commodity Exchange
    d. National Multi-Commodity Exchange

    6. Bharat Bill Payment System is managed by
    a. National Payments Corp of India
    b. Reserve Bank of India
    c. NITI Ayog
    d. None of the above

    7. Complete the sentence
    Sebi ties up with Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO) of ______ for technical assistance.

    a. US
    b. Japan
    c. Afghanistan
    d. Iran

    8. Ether, Lisk, monero, dash and gamecredits are
    a. Fiat Money
    b. Cryptocurrency
    c. Commodity Currency
    d. None of the above

    9. Which of the following has won ‘Retail Jeweler India Award’ 2017 for the special contributions to the gem and jewellery industry?
    a. Malabar Gold & Diamonda
    b. Tanishq Jewellers
    c. Kalyan Jewellers
    d. None

    10. Hugo Award is related to
    a. Music
    b. Science
    c. Literature
    d. Films

    11. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification?
    a. Dibakar Banerjee
    b. Anurag Kashyap
    c. Shyam Benegal
    d. Prasoon Joshi

    12. Who was appointed the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR)?
    a. Milkha Singh
    b. PV Sindhu
    c. Prakash Padukone
    d. Mary Kom

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    Answers

    1. a. International Youth Day
    2. c. health habits among children
    3. d. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana
    4. b. Pink
    5. b. Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd
    6. a. National Payments Corp of India
    7. d. Iran
    8. b. Cryptocurrency
    9. a. Malabar Gold & Diamonda
    10. c. Literature
    11. d. Prasoon Joshi
    12. a. Milkha Singh

 

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