Daily GK Quiz Update - 08 August 2016 | 8th Aug Current Affairs Quiz Pdf IBPS PO Exam

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1 . Which state government recently signed an MoU with ISRO for launching of Water Resources Information System ?

a) Maharashtra

b) Telangana

c) Karnataka

d) Odisha



Ans : (B)

Description : Telangana State Government on 6 August 2016 launched a unique Water Resources Information System to assess accurate reserves of water in thousands of Tanks and reservoirs across the state. For this purpose, the Telangana Irrigation Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Space Research Organization over sharing satellite data.

2 . On which date the National Handloom Day was observed across the country ?

a) July 31

b) August 2

c) August 5

d) August 7



Ans : (D)

Description : 2nd National Handloom Day was observed across the country on 7 August 2016 with the main function being held at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. On this occasion, Sant Kabir Awards and National Handloom Awards were presented. The Day was also celebrated at state level in all the states and Day was also celebrated in more than 200 handloom clusters.

3 . Which state government recently launched a new website of the state Home department for differently-abled persons ?

a) Odisha

b) Bihar

c) Tamilnadu

d) Punjab



Ans : (A)

Description : The Odisha government has launched a new website of the state Home department to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website. The portal has been designed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with accessibility guidelines for differently-abled persons and inaugurated by the state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

4 . Who was India’s flag bearer during parade at 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony ?

a) Sania Mirza

b) Duti Chand

c) Abhinav Bindra

d) S yogesharan



Ans : (C)

Description : Abhinav Bindra was India’s flag bearer during parade at 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

5 . RBI constituted which committee on Household Finance ?

a) Saroj Mallick

b) Manas Devta

c) Tarun Ramadorai

d) K Arundhati



Ans : (C)

Description : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 4 August 2016 constituted a committee to look at various facets of household finance in India. The Committee will be chaired by Tarun Ramadorai, Professor of Financial Economics, University of Oxford. It will have representation from financial sector regulators namely, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) apart from Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

6 . PM Modi launched Mission Bhagiratha and laid the foundation stone for 1600 MW NTPC super thermal power plant in which state?

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Gujarat

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Telangana



Ans : (D)

Description : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Telangana government\'s ambitious Mission Bhagiratha and laid the foundation stone for the Rs 10,599-crore 1600 MW NTPC super thermal power plant to come up in Ramagundam.

7 . Which state tourism will organise ‘Freedom Ride’ on August 15, 2016?

a) Kerala

b) Tamilnadu

c) Goa

d) Rajasthan



Ans : (C)

Description : The Goa Tourism will organize ‘Freedom Ride’, an exclusive bike rally will be held on August 15, 2016. The Freedom Ride rally will give bikers an experience of Goa’s beautiful landscape during the monsoons while exploring its treasures packed with Churches, Rivers, Beaches, Temples, Villages and much more. Only two riders per bike will be permitted. The charges include Rs.800 per person for advance bookings and Rs. 1000 for spot bookings. The well known historian Sanjeev Sardesai will guide the bikers and give insights into Goa’s history, culture and traditions during the rally.
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