31 Aug

General knowledge section in Banking PO and almost all competitive exams has questions based on current affairs. These questions are a wonderful opportunity for those who keep themselves abreast of the latest national and international news. Study material covering current news items is available in plenty across the internet. However, Vidya Guru strives to go beyond just providing study material to students for exam preparation.

Being the Institute for the Best IBPS PO Coaching in Delhi NCR, we consider it our responsibility to provide quality guidance to Govt. Job aspirants. In this context, we keep publishing Video Lectures covering different areas of Bank and SSC exam preparation. As a valuable addition to these lectures, our faculty members also post regular GK updates in the form of expected exam questions. The latest update covering expected questions based on August 2018 events has been given below. The update has been provided as a Quiz comprising 30 MCQs.

General Knowledge August 2018 Quiz

Question 1. HELINA, an anti-tank guided missile, is the helicopter launched version of which of the following missiles?
a. Agni
b. Nag
c. Prithvi
d. Akash

Answer: Nag

Question 2. Name the actor who was recently appointed brand ambassador of the road safety awareness campaign by the Govt. of India.
a. Akshay Kumar
b. Rajkummar Rao
c. Sushant Singh Rajput
d. John Abraham

Answer: Akshay Kumar

Question 3. The World Organ Donation Day is observed every year on
a. 2nd August
b. 12th August
c. 13th August
d. 21st August

Answer: 13th August

Question 4. Which country did India defeat in the final to win the 2018 SAFF under-15 Women’s Championship that was held in Bhutan?
a. Nepal
b. Pakistan
c. Maldives
d. Bangladesh

Answer: Bangladesh

Question 5. Which of the following airlines has tested India’s 1st flight powered by bio-fuel?
a. IndiGo
b. Vistara
c. SpiceJet
d. GoAir

Answer: SpiceJet

Question 6. Bharti AXA and Airtel Payment Bank have partnered to offer Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. The insurance cover offered under this scheme will be
a. Rs. 1.5 Lakh
b. Rs. 2 Lakh
c. Rs. 2.5 Lakh
d. Rs. 3 Lakh

Answer: Rs. 2 Lakh

Question 7. UPI version 2.0 has been developed by which of the following organizations?
a. State Bank of India
b. Clearing Corporation of India
c. Reserve Bank of India
d. National Payments Corporation of India

Answer: National Payments Corporation of India

Question 8. Who among the following has been appointed head coach of the Indian women’s national cricket team?
a. Nayan Mongia
b. Ramesh Powar
c. Venkatesh Prasad
d. Robin Singh

Answer: Ramesh Powar

Question 9. Where is the 2018 Asia Cup Cricket going to be held?
a. Bangladesh
b. Sri Lanka
c. United Arab Emirates
d. Pakistan

Answer: United Arab Emirates

Question 10. The venue of the 2018 World Hindi Conference was
a. Paris, France
b. Kathmandu, Nepal
c. Port Louis, Mauritius
d. London, United Kingdom

Answer: Port Louis, Mauritius

Question 11. Satya Pal Malik has been recently appointed Governor of
a. Goa
b. Jammu & Kashmir
c. Rajasthan
d. Assam

Answer: Jammu & Kashmir

Question 12. Name the winner of 2018 FIFA Under-20 Football Women’s World Cup.
a. Germany
b. France
c. Spain
d. Japan

Answer: Japan

Question 13. Which of the following countries recently hosted the FIFA Under-20 Football Women’s World Cup?
a. Brazil
b. France
c. Italy
d. United Kingdom

Answer: France

Question 14. The autobiography: “281 and Beyond” is associated with which of the following cricketers?
a. VVS Laxman
b. Rahul Dravid
c. Virender Sehwag
d. Marvan Atapattu

Answer: VVS Laxman

Question 15. Naya Raipur, the new capital city of Chhattisgarh, is going to be renamed as
a. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar
b. Veer Savarkar Nagar
c. Atal Nagar
d. Sardar Patel Nagar

Answer: Atal Nagar

Question 16. Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General who passed away recently, was from which of the following countries?
a. Zambia
b. Zaire
c. Ghana
d. Nigeria

Answer: Ghana

Question 17. Which of the following was declared the No.1 public sector bank in digital transactions?
a. State Bank of India
b. Punjab National Bank
c. Bank of Baroda
d. Canara Bank

Answer: Punjab National Bank

Question 18. Who has written ‘Atal Ji Ne Kaha’, a book based on India’s Ex-Prime Minister Late Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee?
a. Brijendra Rehi
b. Ramachandra Guha
c. Sanjay Rawat
d. Murali Manohar Joshi

Answer: Brijendra Rehi

Question 19. Scott Morrison was recently sworn in as the Prime Minister of
a. Australia
b. England
c. Canada
d. New Zealand

Answer: Australia

Question 20. When is the World Humanitarian Day observed annually?
a. 3rd August
b. 12th August
c. 16th August
d. 19th August

Answer: 19th August

Question 21. Which of the following pairs is incorrect with respect to the Governors who were recently appointed by the President?
a. Lal Ji Tandon: Governor of Bihar
b. Satyadev Narayan Arya: Governor of Haryana
c. Baby Rani Maurya: Governor of Uttarakhand
d. None of these

Answer: None of these

Question 22. In which of the following states is Lakhwar multi-purpose project going to come up?
a. Punjab
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Uttarakhand
d. Haryana

Answer: Uttarakhand

Question 23. Name the head of the steering committee for preparing the road map for rollout of 5G telephony in the country.
a. Sam Pitroda
b. Nandan Nilekani
c. AJ Paulraj
d. Arvind Mayaram

Answer: AJ Paulraj

Question 24. “BONDI Bond”, the first public bond in the world created & managed using only blockchain technology, has been launched by
a. World Trade Organization
b. International Monetary Fund
c. World Economic Forum
d. World Bank

Answer: World Bank

Question 25. In the context of blockchain bonds, ‘BONDI’ stands for
a. Blockchain Operated Nominal Denomination Instrument
b. Blockchain Operated Newly Developed Instrument
c. Blockchain Operated New Debt Instrument
d. Blockchain Only New Debt Instrument

Answer: Blockchain Operated New Debt Instrument

Question 26. In the context of recently appointed Governors, which of the below mentioned pairs is / are correct?
a. Ganga Prasad: Governor of Sikkim
b. Tathagata Roy: Governor of Meghalaya
c. Kaptan Singh Solanki: Governor of Tripura
d. All of these

Answer: All of these

Question 27. ‘No Spin’ is the autobiography of which of the following players?
a. Saqlain Mushtaq
b. Shane Warne
c. Anil Kumble
d. Muttiah Muralitharan

Answer: Shane Warne

Question 28. In which of the following events did Arpinder Singh recently win the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games?
a. Free Style Wrestling
b. Long Jump
c. High Jump
d. Triple Jump

Answer: Triple Jump

Question 29. Swapna Barman, one of India’s gold medal winners at Jakarta Asian Games, is associated with which of the following sports?
a. Boxing
b. Gymnastics
c. Heptathlon
d. Weight Lifting

Answer: Heptathlon

Question 30. Google’s UPI Based Payment App ‘Tez’ has been rebranded as
a. FastPay
b. GooglePay
c. GoogleMoney
d. PayFast

Answer: GooglePay

Having attempted this quiz, you are now comfortably placed to understand the pattern of current affairs questions asked in Govt. job exams. But this alone isn’t sufficient to crack the competitive exams, wherein more than 20 lakh candidates are expected to appear. In order to be successful, your preparation for these exams must be thorough and comprehensive. In this regard, we suggest you sign up for our Online SSC Coaching Classes / Pen Drive Videos and opt for the study material & test series course as well. However, those students focusing on joining regular Classes for Bank PO Coaching in Rohini or any other part of Delhi are best advised to get in touch with our nearest branches.

This Current Affairs August update is the result of efforts made by general awareness experts from Vidya Guru Institute. To learn more about exam preparation from these experts, you can write in to us at vidyagurudelhi@gmail.com

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