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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 8th August 2018

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1 Goa becomes first state by starting its own app based taxi service. The name of the service is...
A GoaTrip
B GoaMiles
C GoaQuickGo
D GoaTrack

Answer: Option [B]
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar flagged off the Goa Tourism Development Corporation's app-based taxi service called "GoaMiles".
2 Recently retired international footballer Mario Gomez belongs to which country?
A France
B Argentina
C Germany
D Russia

Answer: Option [C]
Germany's Mario Gomez retires from International Football. Mario Gomez (33-year-old), who made his debut for Germany in 2007, scored 31 goals in 78 international appearances.
3 When did MK chief Muthuvel Karunanidhi was made Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time?
A 1972
B 1975
C 1969
D 1964

Answer: Option [C]
DMK chief, Muthuvel Karunanidhi, passes away at 94. He was made Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time in 1969.
4 Which of the following games will have a facial recognition system that uses artificial intelligence?
A FIFA
B Australian Open
C Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
D Commonwealth Games

Answer: Option [C]
A facial recognition system using artificial intelligence will be used at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Tokyo Olympics will be the first games to have this kind of security system using facial recognition technology. It is aimed at strengthening security and preventing terrorism, as well as shortening waiting times to lower athlete stress
5 By what percentage India increased the import duties on 328 textile products to in order to curb soaring imports from China.
A 18%
B 20%
C 25%
D 30%

Answer: Option [B]
India doubled import duties on 328 textile products to 20%, as the world’s largest cotton producer sought to curb soaring imports from China. The government in July had doubled import duty on over 50 textile products — including jackets, suits and carpets — to 20%. Import duty is a tax collected on imports and some exports by a country's customs authorities.
6 For which state SpaceX relaunched its newest version of its Falcon 9 rocket booster to send a communication satellite into the orbit?
A South Korea
B Afghanistan
C Indonesia
D China

Answer: Option [C]
SpaceX relaunched its newest version of its Falcon 9 rocket booster to send a communication satellite for Indonesia into the orbit. The so-called Block 5 booster, which SpaceX says will be able to fly as many as 10 times with routine maintenance. The booster first flew on May 11 2018, when it delivered the first Bangladeshi satellite into space.
7 Who has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of the Farm and construction equipment maker company, Escorts Group?
A Shantanu Narayen
B Pradeep Jain
C Pierre Nanterme
D Nikhil Nanda

Answer: Option [D]
Farm and construction equipment maker Escorts appointed Nikhil Nanda as the chairman and managing director (MD) of the company. The company’s board unanimously appointed Nikhil as the chairman and MD to succeed his late father, Rajan Nanda. Nikhil has been a key member of the company’s board since 1997.
8 The 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting was held on August 8, 2018 in?
A Ranchi
B Kolkata
C Pune
D New Delhi

Answer: Option [D]
The 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting was held in New Delhi on August 8, 2018. A seven-member delegation from Nepal, headed by Inspector General of Nepal Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal will take part in the three-day meeting. Several important matters like security scenario along the border, coordination meetings at field level and training of police personnel will be discussed.
9 Which app is an intuitive and user-friendly application for crowd-sourced voice call quality monitoring?
A ClearVoice
B CallClarity
C MyCall
D QualityCall

Answer: Option [C]
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) launched the Do not Call (DND) 2.0 and MyCall apps with the Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance (UMANG) platform. UMANG provides a single platform for all Indian citizens to access, pan-India, e-Gov services. MyCall is an intuitive and user-friendly application for crowdsourced voice call quality monitoring.
10 Who maintains Top Spot in men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings?
A Roger Federer
B Novak Djokovic
C Grigor Dimitrov
D Rafael Nadal

Answer: Option [D]
Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his lead in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, with 9,310 average points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.
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