Current Affairs Quiz – 31 August 2016

1. The NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully executed its first flyby of which of the following planets of the solar system ?

(a) Mars 
(b) Earth
(c) Jupiter
(d) Saturn

Answer : (c)

2. Who of the following was awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 ?

(a) Sunita Rani
(b) Advay Kumar
(c) Padma Sharma
(d) Padma Sachdev

Answer : (d)

3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad is located in the state :

(a) Bihar
(b) Kerala
(c) Karnataka 
(d) Tamil Nadu

Answer : (c)

4. The Legislative Assembly of which of the following states recently passed a resolution changing the name of the state ?

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Gujarat
(c) West Bengal 
(d) Andhra Pradesh 

Answer : (c)

5.  The National Sports Day is observed every year on :

(a) 19 August
(b) 26 August
(c) 29 August
(d) 30 August

Answer : (c)

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