14th August 2017 Current Affairs Quiz

14th August 2017 Current Affairs Quiz

1. Hugo Award is related to
 
 
 
 
2. Name the first supercomputer that will be launched into space on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft as part of a joint experiment with the US space agency NASA?
 
 
 
 
3. Recently, Indian Govt. launched national anthem video in sign language. What is the approximate duration of this video?
 
 
 
 
4. Facebook's program named 'She Means Business' for training women entrepreneurs was recently launched in which Indian state?
 
 
 
 
5. Which of the following has launched a video platform called ‘Watch’  for creators and publishers?
 
 
 
 
6. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification?
 
 
 
 
7. Home Credit India Finance, a non-banking financial company (NBFC), has partnered with which of the following to enable customers to pay their loan EMIs (Equated Monthly Installments)?
 
 
 
 
8. The Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary (GSWS) is located in which state?
 
 
 
 
9. Recently Lok Sabha passes which Banks Repeal and Amendment Bill, 2017?
 
 
 
 
10. Markets regulator SEBI has entered into a pact with its counterpart in _________ on 10th of August 2017.
 
 
 
 
11. Ruth Pfau, popularly known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa has passed away. She hailed from which country?
 
 
 
 
12. As announced by India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Tanmaya Lal, India has contributed what amount to the UN Peace Building Fund?
 
 
 
 
13. _________ tops the list of origin countries of naturalized citizens across the world. In 2015, 1.30 lakh people of this country acquired citizenship of OECD member countries.
 
 
 
 
14. Recently the Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) 2017 was observed on:
 
 
 
 
15. All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE, has decided to close down those technical colleges which recorded less than ______ per cent admissions in the last five years.
 
 
 
 
16. The 15th Ministerial Meeting of BIMSTEC concluded at Kathmandu on 11 August 2017. B of BIMSTEC stands for
 
 
 
 
17. Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) on August 11, 2017 signed an agreement with _______ to promote technical assistance and facilitate cross-border cooperation in the area of securities regulations.
 
 
 
 
18. Consider the following statements:

(1) According to a report published by the Economic Survey India on August 12, 2017, India has now emerged as one of the most open economies in the world for receiving FDI, on the back of a host of liberalisation measures.

(2) FDI equity inflow was $43.4 billion in 2016-17, which is not only an increase of 8% over the previous year but also the highest ever.

(3) In terms of the sectors receiving FDI equity inflows, services (finance, banking, insurance etc.) sector received the highest (19.9%) followed by telecommunications (12.8%) and computer software and hardware (8.4%), the survey added.

(4) Mauritius, Singapore and Japan have been top three source countries of FDI inflows to India contributing 36.2%, 20% and 10.8%, respectively, during 2016-17, according to the survey.

Which of the above statements are true?
 
 
 
 
 
19. The "Mother Teresa of Pakistan" recently has died. What is her name?
 
 
 
 
20. Who is appointed as the "Goodwill Ambassador" of WHO?
 
 
 
 

 

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