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General Studies GROUPS Current Affairs August 2018

1. How many amendments of GST Laws were approved by Union Cabinet 1st August 2018?
1) 46
2) 35
3) 26
4) 15

2. Which of the following portal was launched by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels?
1) FOCAL
2) W-Connect
3) C-LAP
4) V-Connect

3. In which city NITI Aayog hosted an Investors' Conference for the Holistic Development of Islands?
1) Port Blair
2) Chennai
3) Kavarti
4) New Delhi

4. Which state has become the first to implement Centre's Bio-fuel Policy'?
1) Rajasthan
2) Gujarat
3) Maharastra
4) Telangana

5. Which telecom service provider signed a MoU with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and for extending benefits in customer services?
1) Idea Cellular
2) Bharti Airtel
3) BSNL
4) Reliance Jio

6. Which state has released its final draft of National Registry of Citizens and declared 40 lakh as 'illegal citizens' of India?
1) Meghalaya
2) Mizoram
3) West Bengal
4) Assam

7. Which of the following was the new scheme launched recently by Ministry of Culture in India?
1) Adopt heritage project
2) Seva Bhoj Yojna
3) Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
4) Pradhan Manthri Mudra Yojna

8. Which ministry has launched Logo, tagline for Geographical Indications (GI)?
1) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
2) Ministry of Science and Technology
3) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
4) Ministry of Information and broadcasting

9. Which mobile app was launched by FICCI Ladies Organisation that aimed at creating awareness on preventive healthcare?
1) WOW (Wellness of Women)
2) EOW (Empowerment of Women)
3) Women Wellness (WW)
4) Rise of Women (ROW)

10. Under which Scheme Maharashtra state government approved to finish 6,624 water projects in 10,583 villages?
1) The National Rural Drinking Water
2) Mission Jaldhara
3) Mission Pani Panchayat
4) Srujala Kanthi

11. Which state government has launched the 'Mukhya Mantri-Yuva Nestham' scheme to provide allowance to unemployed youth in the state?
1) Telengana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Karnataka
4) Tamil Nadu

12. Which ministry has tied up with 'Invest India' to offer three-month programme 'Integrate to Innovate' for start-ups in energy sector?
1) Ministry of Science and Technology
2) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
3) Ministry of Renewable Energy
4) Minsitry of Human Resource Development

13. With which Ministry of Textiles has joined hands under the SAATHI initiative to sustain and accelerate the adoption of energy efficient textile technologies in the power loom sector?
1) Ministry of Rural Development
2) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare
3) Ministry of Power
4) Minsitry of Human Resource Development

14. Which state has launched 'Swachha Meva Jayate' cleanliness campaign on August 2nd 2018?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Karnataka
3) Telangana
4) Jharkhand

15. Which state has topped N-SIPI (State Investment Potential Index) series by economic think-tank NCAER, as the top 'most investor-friendly' destination?
1) Telangana
2) Delhi
2) Tamil Nadu
4) Andhra Pradesh

16. Under which program the government approved 122 new research projects at a cost of Rs 112 crore?
1) Make in India initiative
2) Start-up India initiative
3) IMPRINT-2 initiative
4) Youth Build initiative

17. Where was NITI Aayog's International Conference on "Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions" held?
1) New Delhi
2) Mumbai
3) Chennai
4) Guwahati

18. Which state government is setting up a biotech and pharma facility named B-Hub, which will be India's first organised cluster for life sciences Research & Development at Genome Valley?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Kerala
4) Telangana

19. Which Indian state unveiled the world's first-ever thermal battery on 6th August 2018?
1) Telengana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Tamilnadu
4) Karnataka

20. To which of the following bodies Parliament passed Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 to provide constitutional status?
1) National Commission for Backward Classes
2) National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
3) National Commission for Scheduled Languages
4) National Commission for Scheduled Banks

21. With which electronics company Andhra Pradesh Government signed a MoU, through which the
company will set up its plant in Tirupati and Chittoor districts?
1) Siemens
2) Rockwell Automation
3) Holytech
4) Honeywell

22. How much funds will be given for development of India as per the agreement between India and Germany signed an agreement on financial and technical cooperation?
1) Rs 8,500 crore
2) Rs 2,500 crore
3) Rs 3,786 crore
4) Rs 4,789 crore

23. For how many years India imposed safeguard duty on solar panels imported from China and Malaysia?
1) 5
2) 4
3) 3
4) 2

24. Where was the two-day 17th Indo-US Military Cooperation Meeting held?
1) New York, United States
2) New Delhi, India
3) washington D.C, USA
4) Hyderabad, India

25. Who was re-elected as Zimbabwe's president on 3rd August 2018?
1) Emmerson Mnangagwa
2) Nichol Pashniyan
3) Infantino Galili
4) Robert Patterson

26. Where the World's First Intertidal Art Gallery named Coralarium was opened?
1) Mauritius
2) Maldives
3) Seychelles Island
4) Singapore

27. Which country was elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of two years?
1) China
2) India
3) Japan
4) Canada

28. Name the joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army, that began on 7th August 2018, in Chachoengsao province, Thailand?
1) Exercise Maitree
2) Exercise Bimbax
3) Exercise Garuda Shakthi
4) Exercise Vijay Prahar

29. What is the current repo rate, as per the 3rd bi-monthly policy, released by RBI on August 1, 2018?
1) 6.50 %
2) 6.25 %
3) 6.00 %
4) 6.75 %

30. With which bank Star Agri Finance signed a MoU to provide financial assistance to commodity traders and farmers?
1) Karur Vysya Bank
2) Karnataka Bank
3) Gramin Vikas Bank
4) NABARD

31. Which country based SBM Group became the first foreign lender to receive Reserve Bank of India's approval to operate in the country as SBM Bank (India)?
1) Maldives
2) Mauritius
3) Seychelles
4) Virgin Islands

32. Which of the following payment bank has barred by RBI from adding new customers after it observed anomalies regarding deposits  in the existing accounts?
1) Cholamandalam Distribution Services
2) Airtel Payments Bank
3) Aditya Birla Nuvo
4) Fino Payments Bank

33. How much percent Morgan Stanley has predicted India's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow in this financial year 2018-2019?
1) 7.2
2) 7.3
3) 7.4
4) 7.5

34. Which Indian company has topped in the Indian Private sector in the Fortune's 500 list 2018?
1) Reliance Industries
2) Hindustan Petroleum
3) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
4) Tata Consultancy Services

35. Which company has become the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at USD 1 trillion?
1) Amazon
2) Apple
3) Microsoft
4) Google

36. How much new higher tariffs India imposed against 29 goods imported from the United States?
1) 120 %
2) 75 %
3) 100 %
4) 150 %

37. According to Bloomberg's data which country has surpassed China and became the world's second-largest stock market?
1) Japan
2) Russia
3) Germany
4) India

38. When will the India Post Payments Bank be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a focus on rural areas?
1) August 21, 2018
2) August 15, 2019
3) January 26, 2019
4) October 2, 2019

39. How much amount was collected from customers for non-maintenance of minimum balance in their accounts in 2017-18 by 21 public sector banks and 3 major private sector lenders?
1) Rs 4,989.55 crore
2) Rs 3,678.78 crore
3) Rs 6,789.78 crore
4) Rs 2,789.89 crore

40. Which organisation does Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed non-fund-based at State levels to revive India's co-operative banking sector?
1) Umbrella organisations (UO)
2) Prime organisations (PO)
3) Terminal organisations (CO)
4) Central Organisations (CO)

41. What is the new 3D shape that has been discovered by scientists during a study on how tissues are moulded to form the skin, cavity linings and the building blocks of organs?
1) scutoid
2) stelloid
3) arondum
4) bromb

42. Which state's Kadaknath chicken meat was awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) tag?
1) Chhattisgarh
2) Jharkhand
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Telangana

43. Which country Scientists have created the first single-chromosome yeast without affecting the majority of its functions?
1) Germany
2) China
3) United States
4) India

44. Which is the India's first humanoid robot developed by Ranjit Srivastava, which can speak Hindi, Bhojpuri, Marathi and English?
1) Reshmi
2) Rashmi
3) Prithvi
4) Rathi

45. Which communication satellite will be launched from French Guiana that it would the heaviest satellite by ISRO on November 30, 2018?
1) GSAT -11
2) GSAT -12
3) PSAT -10
4) ISAT -10

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