Current Affairs Quiz – September 01 2018

Current Affairs Quiz – September 01 2018

1. India Post Payments Bank has been launched by__________.
a) PM Modi
b) Nirmala Sitharaman
c) Ram Nath Govind
d) Sushma Swaraj

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Answer a) PM Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank which will go live with 650 branches and 3,250 access points.

2. Amit defeats Olympic champ to bag gold at Asiad 2018 in_________.
a) Athletics
b) Boxing
c) Wrestling
d) Shooting

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Answer b) Boxing. India’s 22-year-old boxer Amit Panghal defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the men’s 49kg final to bag gold at the Asian Games 2018. Amit was the only Indian boxer who made it to a final at the quadrennial event.

3. Who has been awarded the UEFA Player of the Year?
a) Ivan Rakitić
b) Toni Kroos
c) Mario Mandžukić
d) Luka Modric

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Answer d) Luka Modric. Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia was awarded the UEFA Player of the Year (2017-2018). The 32-year-old helped Real Madrid won the Champions League for a third season running and then led Croatia to the World Cup final.

4. Argentina hikes interest rate to _____, highest in the world.
a) 40%
b) 50%
c) 60%
d) 70%

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Answer c) 60%. Due to economic crisis, Argentina’s central bank raised its benchmark interest by 15 percentage points to 60%, the highest in the world.

5. Who has been awarded with Praful Bidwai memorial Award 2018?
a) Ulka Mahajan
b) Traffic ramasamy
c) Pramila Nesargi
d) Aruna Roy

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Answer a) Ulka Mahajan. The Praful Bidwai Memorial Award for 2018 was today conferred upon Ulka Mahajan, one of the three founders of Sarvahara Jan Andolan.

6. Among the following satellites, which will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica?
a) OSIRIs
b) ICESat-2
c) TESS
d) Mars 2020

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Answer b) ICESat-2. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica to within the width of a pencil, capturing 60,000 measurements every second.

7. Who is the current CEO of Union Bank of India?
a) Rajkiran Rai Gundyadka
b) Arvind Ramamoorthy
c) Sriram Parthasarathy
d) Rahul Varma

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Answer a) Rajkiran Rai Gundyadka. Union Bank of India has announced that it will close its branch in the global diamond hub of Antwerp within a year. Antwerp didn’t generate “the expected amount of business, particularly from the diamond sector,” CEO Rajkiran Rai Gundyadka said

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