August 2018 (Pages :3)

  • 1 By which year ISRO will launch the Human Spaceflight Mission Gaganyaan?

    Ans : 2022
  • 2 For which upcoming election the Supreme Court has scrapped the use of 'None Of The Above' (NOTA) option?

    Ans : Rajya Sabha election
  • Explanation: A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra held that the NOTA option is meant only for universal adult suffrage and direct elections.
  • 3 High Court of which state has ordered the CBSE to publicise 'no homework, no bag' rule for Class I & II?

    Ans : Tamil Nadu
  • 4 High Court of which state recently banned the commercial use of elephants?

    Ans : Uttarakhand
  • 5 In which event the Indian team won their fifth consecutive gold medal at the 18th Asian Games?

    Ans : Women's 4x400 relay
  • 6 Name the DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away on August 7, 2018?

    Ans : M Karunanidhi
  • Explanation: The Virtual ID can be generated as many time as possible and the older ID gets automatically cancelled once a fresh one is generated.
  • 7 Name the former Indian cricket captain who passed away on August 15, 2018?

    Ans : Ajit Wadekar
  • 8 Name the former Lok Sabha speaker and the 10-time Member of Parliament (MP) of the Lok Sabha who passed away recently?

    Ans : Somnath Chatterjee
  • 9 Name the former Prime Minister of India who passed away on August 16, 2018?

    Ans : Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • 10 Name the Indian American who is soon going to step down as Pepsico CEO after 12 years of helming the post?

    Ans : Indra Nooyi
  • 11 Name the indigenously developed Helicopter launched anti-tank guided missile which was successfully flight tested from Army Helicopter in the ranges of Pokhran?

    Ans : HELINA
  • 12 Name the Managing Director and CEO of Allahabad Bank who was dismissed by the Central Government in relation with the Nirav Modi bank fraud case?

    Ans : Usha Ananthasubramanian
  • 13 Name the Nobel Peace Laureate and former UN Secretary General who passed away on August 18, 2018?

    Ans : Kofi Annan
  • Explanation: He was the only African to helm the post of United Nations Chief. He served for two terms from 1997 to 2 6.
  • 14 Name the scientific adviser to the Defence Minister who was appointed as the Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a period of two years?

    Ans : G Satheesh Reddy
  • 15 Name the veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha member who passed away at the age of 95?

    Ans : Kuldip Nayar
  • Explanation: Some of the famous books written by him are India After Nehru, Between The Lines, India: The Critical Years and Distant Neighbours: A Tale of the Subcontinent.
  • 16 On which day 76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed across India?

    Ans : 8th August
  • 17 On which day International Youth Day was observed across the world?

    Ans : 12th August
  • 18 On which day National Handloom Day is celebrated in India?

    Ans : 7th August
  • 19 On which day the World Humanitarian Day was observed across the world?

    Ans : 19th August
  • 20 On which day World Elephant Day was observed?

    Ans : 12th August
  • 21 The 6th International Buddhist Conclave 2018 was held in which city from 24th August?

    Ans : Aurangabad
  • Explanation: The event was organised with an aim to encourage the prominent Buddhist heritage and pilgrim sites in the State of Maharashtra.
  • 22 The Barak 8 missile defence system is a joint venture of India and which country?

    Ans : Israel
  • Explanation: The system is designed to defend naval vessels against incoming missiles, planes and drones.
  • 23 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has freezed its trade ties with which nation over its interference in Gulf Kingdom's internal affairs?

    Ans : Canada
  • Explanation: Launched in 1954, Old Monk was for a long time the largest selling dark rum in the world.
  • 24 The world’s first-ever facility to create thermal batteries was inaugurated in which state?

    Ans : Andhra Pradesh
  • 25 Union Government signed MoU with 6 states (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh) for construction of Lakhwar Multi-Purpose Project in Uttarakhand. The project is constructed on which river?

    Ans : Yamuna
  • 26 Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced a 50 per cent reservation for _________ in the upcoming recruitment of 9500-10000 jawans for the Railway Protection Force (RPF), in a bid to create more employment opportunities.

    Ans : women
  • 27 What percent of the demonetised currency has been returned, as per the Annual Report 2017-18 of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

    Ans : 99.3 per cent
  • 28 What was India's rank in the Global Innovation Index 2018?

    Ans : 57
  • Explanation: The index was based on the theme– Energizing the World with Innovation.
  • 29 Where was the International Water Colour Festival 2018 celebrated to promote the rich art and culture of Jharkhand?

    Ans : Ranchi
  • 30 Which Asian country has imposed retaliatory 25 per cent taxes on US products worth 16 billion dollars?

    Ans : China
  • Explanation: Earlier United States has imposed 25 percent tariffs on 16 billion dollar worth of goods coming into the US from this Asian country.

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