Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 August 2018

24 August 2018: 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 the topics like ban on sale of junk food in college campuses, world-first blockchain bond and Asian Games 2018 among others.

1. The Jawaharlal Nehru University recently announced to rename its School of Management and Entrepreneurship after which personality?
a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
b) Deendayal Upadhaya
c) N Karunanidhi
d) BR Ambedkar

2. Which organisation recently issued advisory on ban on sale of junk food in college campuses?
a) Supreme Court
b) University Grants Commission
c) Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
d) Union Cabinet

3. Which organisation recently launched world-first blockchain bond?
a) International Monetary Fund
b) United Nations
c) World Bank
d) European Union

4. Which state is hosting the International Colour Festival?
a) Karnataka
b) Jharkhand
c) Telangana
d) Uttarakhand

5. Which two Indian players won gold in the tennis men’s doubles finals at Asian Games 2018?
a) Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri
b) Ramkumar Ramanathan and Divij Sharan
c) Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna
d) Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanathan

6. Which nation won gold in the women's Kabaddi final at Asian Games 2018?
a) Iran
b) Afghanistan
c) India
d) South Korea

7. Which country has launched a 'feminist foreign policy' manual?
a) Indian
b) UK
c) Sweden
d) Germany

8. Which country has imposed retaliatory 25 per cent taxes on US products worth 16 billion dollars?
a) India
b) Russia
c) Germany
d) China

9. Which city will host 4th summit of Heads of State of BIMSTEC 2018 ?
a) Kathmandu
b) Mumbai
c) Thimpu
d) New Delhi

10. Which country launched its first state-of-the-art domestic fighter jet “Kowsar”?
a) Israel
b) Iran
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Iraq


1. (a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on August 23, 2018 announced that the School of Management and Entrepreneurship will be renamed to ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship’, as a tribute to the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2. (b) University Grants Commission
The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued an advisory on August 21, 2018, directing all the universities and higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses. In this regard, the commission issued a notice to vice-chancellors of all universities to ban junk food in college premises.

3. (c) World Bank
The World Bank on August 23, 2018 launched ‘bond-i' (Blockchain Operated New Debt Instrument), the world’s first bond to be created, allocated, transferred and managed by using distributed ledger technology. This two-year bond successfully raised 110 million Australian dollars (USD 80.48 million).

4. (b) Jharkhand
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on August 23, 2018 inaugurated the five-day International Colour Festival in which artists would depict the state's image in their canvases. The would be held till August 27. During the festival, artists will travel to tourist spots and paint there and those paintings will be exhibited on the last day.

5. (c) Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna
The Indian tennis duo of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinched the 5th gold medal for India on Day 6 of Asian Games 2018, after they beat Kazakhstan's Denis Yevseyev and Aleksandr Bublik 6-3, 6-4 in the men's doubles tennis event. The win takes India to the 7th position in the overall medal tally.

6. (a) Iran
Despite the surprisingly good start on Day 6 of Asian Games 2018, the Indian women’s kabaddi team suffered a shocking 27-24 loss at the hands of Iran. It was the most disappointing finish for India, as the defending champions had to settle for silver.

7. (c) Sweden
Sweden on August 23, 2018 released a handbook of its "feminist foreign policy" for rights groups and foreign governments, showcasing lessons from the nation's flagship approach to promote women's rights globally.

8. (d) China
The United States had imposed 25 percent tariffs on 16 billion dollar worth of Chinese goods coming into the US. China immediately imposed retaliatory taxes on the same value of American products. The move brings the total amount of goods flowing between the countries, subject to tariffs, up to 106 billion dollars, which is roughly 17 per cent of all of the bilateral trade.

9. (a) Kathmandu
The 4th summit of Heads of State/Government of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held at Kathmandu in Nepal on August 30 and 31, 2018. All member states of BIMSTEC will participate in the Summit.

10. (b) Iran
Iran launched its first state-of-the-art domestic fighter jet “Kowsar” at a defense show in Tehran on August 23, 2018. The jet is a fourth-generation fighter, with advanced avionics and multi-purpose radar. It is designed and manufactured by domestic military experts.


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