Current Affairs Quiz – 12-August-2016

1. The book “What Lies Between Us” has been authored by whom ?

(a) Kartar Lalvani
(b) Govind Pansare
(c) Nayomi Munaweera 
(d) Kishlay Bhattacharya

Answer : (c)

2. Union Cabinet approved the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act that aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to :

(a) 15 weeks
(b) 22 weeks
(c) 26 weeks
(d) 30 weeks 

Answer : (c)

3. India’s first repository on tigers will be set up in which of the following cities ?

(a) Kanpur 
(b) Patna
(c) Dehradun
(d) Ranthambore

Answer : (c)

4. Which union ministry has launched a social media campaign to mark Daughters’ Day on August 11 ?

(a) Ministry of Home Affairs 
(b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
(c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
(d) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Answer : (c)

5. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Silk Board (CSB) ?

(a) N S Bissegowda
(b) P Jyotimalini 
(c) M Shankarayappa
(d) K M Hanumantharayappa

Answer : (d)

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