Current Affairs Quiz – August 18 2019

Current Affairs Quiz – August 18 2019

1. 17th All India Meet of State Legal Services Authorities in __________.
a) Nagpur
b) Jaipur
c) Allahabad
d) Jamshedpur

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Answer a) Nagpur. A galaxy of dignitaries, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Supreme Court judge Sharad Bobde and Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad would be descending in the city to attend 17th all India meet of the state legal services authorities.

2. PM Modi inaugurates Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in ___________.
a) Bangladesh
b) Kazakastan
c) Bhutan
d) Thailand

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Answer c) Bhutan. The Rs 4,500-crore hydroelectric plant, touted as a Bhutan-India friendship project, is a 720MW run-of-river power plant built on the Mangdechhu River in Trongsa Dzongkhag district of central Bhutan.

3. Parsi New Year and Navroz observed on_________.
a) August 16
b) August 18
c) August 20
d) August 27

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Answer b) August 18. The festival is celebrated by follows of Zoroastrianism in Middle-East, USA and South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan. The vibrant festival began 3,000 years back by the mighty emperor Jamshed, who introduced the new calendar in Persia.

4. Athleticky Mitink Reiter event is held at__________.
a) Poland
b) Hungary
c) Slovakia
d) Czech Republic

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Answer d) Czech Republic. Indian sprinters Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in the Czech Republic.

5. Thar Link Express from India to _____________.
a) Nepal
b) Bangladesh
c) West Indies
d) Pakistan

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Answer d) Pakistan. Thar Link Express that connects Jodhpur in India to Karachi in Pakistan. The rail links between the two countries as the services of Samjhauta Express The Thar Link Express undertake its journey scheduled for early Saturday (1 am).

6. Who is the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare ?
a) Smt Meenakshi Lekhi
b) Shri Shiv Kumar
c) Dr Harsh Vardhan
d) Shri Atal

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Answer c) Dr Harsh Vardhan.Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital laid the foundation stone for the Super Speciality Block and new doctors’ hostel at the Institute.

7. Paro International Airport is situated in______________.
a) Indonesia
b) Bhutan
c) China
d) Japan

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Answer b) Bhutan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Bhutan for a two-day visit to the country. PM Modi was received by his Bhutanese counterpart Dr Lotay Tshering and others on his arrival at the Paro International Airport.

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