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Current Affairs Quiz – 18-August-2016

1.  ………………… was honoured with Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest award for gallantry during peace time on the eve of 70th Independence Day.

(a) Mohan Chand
(b) Hangpan Dada 
(c) Gursevak Singh 
(d) Kamlesh Kumari

Answer : (b)

2. Who among the following is the present governor of Odisha ?

(a) Mridula Sinha
(b) Balram Das Tandon
(c) Keshari Nath Tripathi
(d) Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir 

Answer : (d)

3. Which city is hosting the SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference on Peace and Harmony for Development 2016 ?


(a) Dhaka
(b) Colombo
(c) New Delhi
(d) Islamabad

Answer : (d)

4.  Which country recently successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite nicknamed “Micius” ?

(a) US 
(b) China 
(c) Japan
(d) Russia

Answer : (b)

5.  What is India’s current ranking on the Global Innovation Index (GII) released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ?

(a) 22nd
(b) 44th
(c) 66th  
(d) 88th

Answer : (c)

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