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IBPS PO exam is scheduled to be conducted in October this year. With over 4000 vacancies, this exam is the most significant recruitment opportunity in public sector banking. The next big employment opportunity for Govt. job aspirants will be the SSC CGL Examination to be announced later this year.

Updating yourself on Current Affairs is essential for cracking these exams. To help students in this area Vidya Guru, the Centre for Best SSC Coaching in Delhi & NCR, provides regular GK updates as MCQ quizzes. The quiz below comprises questions related to August 2019.

August Current Affairs 2019 Quiz

Question 1. Aadi Mahotsav, the national tribal festival, was hosted recently by
a. Raipur, Chhattisgarh
b. Gangtok, Sikkim
c. Leh-Ladakh
d. Shillong, Meghalaya

Answer: Leh-Ladakh

Question 2. Name the Indian wrestler who has recently won Gold in 86-kg category at the World Junior Wrestling Championships.
a. Deepak Punia
b. Sajan Bhanwala
c. Bajrang Punia
d. Yogeshwar Dutt

Answer: Deepak Punia

Question 3. Which of the following is correct with respect to the Geographical Indication tags allotted recently?
a. Tirur Betel Vine: Kerala
b. Panchamirtham (Palani Temple): Tamil Nadu
c. Tawlhlohpuan: Mizoram
d. All of these

Answer: All of these

Question 4. Who among the following have been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Puraskar recently?
a. PV Sindhu (Badminton Player) & Bajrang Punia (Wrestler)
b. Bajrang Punia (Wrestler) & Deepa Malik (Para-Athlete)
c. Hima Das (Sprinter) & Bajrang Punia (Wrestler)
d. PV Sindhu (Badminton Player) & Hima Das (Sprinter)

Answer: Bajrang Punia (Wrestler) & Deepa Malik (Para-Athlete)

Question 5. PV Sindhu won the BWF World Championships 2019 in Basel (Switzerland) by beating
a. Chen Yu Fei
b. Beiwen Zhang
c. Nozomi Okuhara
d. Akane Yamaguchi

Answer: Nozomi Okuhara

Question 6. Where is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP-25 going to be held?
a. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
b. Warsaw, Poland
c. Santiago, Chile
d. Biarritz, France

Answer: Santiago, Chile

Question 7. Which of the following sports has been excluded from the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom?
a. Shooting
b. Boxing
c. Badminton
d. Athletics

Answer: Shooting

Question 8. Name the team that India beat to win the T-20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019 in England.
a. Australia
b. New Zealand
c. England
d. Pakistan

Answer: England

Question 9. Where did Konkan, a bilateral naval exercise between India and United Kingdom, take place recently?
a. Mumbai
b. Off the South coast of UK
c. Off Goa coast
d. Vishakhapatnam

Answer: Off the South Coast of UK

Question 10. Which of the following is correct?
a. World Elephant Day: 12th August
b. International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples & August Kranti: 9th August
c. World Photography Day & World Humanitarian Day: 19th August
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 11. National Initiative for School Head’s and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) has been launched by which of the following ministries?
a. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
b. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
c. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
d. Ministry of Human Resource Development

Answer: Ministry of Human Resource Development

Question 12. Name the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility that submitted its report recently.
a. Uday Kotak Committee
b. Bimal Jalan Committee
c. Injeti Srinivas Committee
d. Usha Thorat Committee

Answer: Injeti Srinivas Committee

Question 13. Which of the following is correct in relation to the patriotic song Watan that was released recently by the Information & Broadcasting ministry?
a. Javed Ali (Singer)
b. Alok Shrivastav (Lyricist)
c. Dushyant (Music Composer)
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Mangdechhu hydroelectric project in
a. Arunachal Pradesh
b. Sikkim
c. Meghalaya
d. Bhutan

Answer: Bhutan

Question 15. International Youth Day (IYD) is observed annually on 12th August. What was the theme for IYD 2019?
a. Empowering Young Minds
b. Acquiring Vocational Skills
c. Harnessing Youth Energy
d. Transforming Education

Answer: Transforming Education

Question 16. The number of judges (including the Chief Justice) in the Supreme Court has been increased to
a. 32
b. 33
c. 34
d. 35

Answer: 34

Question 17. Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha abhiyan to inculcate water conservation among school students has been launched by the
a. Ministry of Women & Child Development
b. Ministry of Human Resource Development
c. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
d. Ministry of Jal Shakti

Answer: Ministry of Human Resource Development

Question 18. World’s 1stHyperloop transportation project is going to come up between
a. Bengaluru and Amravati
b. Bengaluru and Hyderabad
c. Mumbai and Pune
d. Mumbai and Ahmedabad

Answer: Mumbai and Pune

Question 19. India’s 1st underwater train project will come up in which city?
a. Kolkata (Hooghly River)
b. Lucknow (Gomti River)
c. Panaji (Mandovi River)
d. Mumbai (Arabian Sea)

Answer: Kolkata (Hooghly River)

Question 20. Resurgent India is a book written by
a. APJ Abdul Kalam
b. Amartya Sen
c. YV Reddy
d. Bimal Jalan

Answer: Bimal Jalan

Question 21. Hellaro, which was declared the Best Feature Film at the National Film Awards, is a
a. Rajasthani film
b. Marathi film
c. Gujarati film
d. Bhojpuri film

Answer: Gujarati film

Question 22. Which of the following is correct with respect to the 2019 National Film Awards?
a. Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana (Andhadun) and Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strikes)
b. Best Actress: Keerthi Suresh (Mahanati)
c. Best Director: Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strikes)
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 23. Based on the recommendations of which committee has RBI transferred its surplus reserves of 1.76 Lakh crores to the Govt.?
a. Viral Acharya Committee
b. Bimal Jalan Committee
c. Usha Thorat Committee
d. YV Reddy Committee

Answer: Bimal Jalan Committee

Question 24. Which of the following teams won the 2019 Durand Cup by beating Mohun Bagan in the finals?
a. Real Kashmir FC
b. Chennaiyin FC
c. East Bengal
d. Gokulam Kerala FC

Answer: Gokulam Kerala FC

Question 25. Which of the following banks is going to merge with Canara Bank?
a. Bank of Maharashtra
b. Dena Bank
c. Syndicate Bank
d. Vijaya Bank

Answer: Syndicate Bank

Question 26. Which of the following statements is correct?
a. Jana Small Finance Bank has been given the status of Scheduled Commercial Bank
b. India Post Payment Bank has been converted into a Small Finance Bank
c. The number of PSU banks in India will be reduced to 12 after the mergers that have been announced
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 27. Which of the following is correct with respect to the merger of public sector banks announced recently?
a. Union Bank of India, Corporation Bank & Andhra Bank
b. United Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce & Punjab National Bank
c. Allahabad Bank & Indian Bank
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 28. Which of the following movements was launched by the Prime Minister on National Sports Day (29th August)?
a. Play India Movement
b. Fit India Movement
c. Exercise India Movement
d. Healthy India Movement

Answer: Fit India Movement

Question 29. Which of the following Chinese banks has received approval from RBI to offer complete banking services in India?
a. China Construction Bank
b. Bank of China
c. China Merchant Bank
d. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Answer: Bank of China

Question 30. As per Central Statistics Office, India’s GDP growth from April to June 2019 was
a. 5%
b. 5.2%
c. 5.6%
d. 5.8%

Answer: 5%

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