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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 9th August 2018

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1 Whcih bill has been introduced by the government recently in the Lok Sabha to provide regulation for the use and application of DNA Technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons?
A DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation
B DNA 2018 Bill
C DNA Profiling Bill 2018
D DNA Technology Regulation

Answer: Option [A]
The government introduced DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to provide regulation for the use and application of DNA Technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons including the victims, offenders, suspects, under trials, missing persons and others.
2 The Ministry of Tribal Affairs inked a MoU with which ministry to promote Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and forest produce?
A Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
B Ministry of Earth Sciences
C Ministriy of AYUSH
D Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Answer: Option [C]
Ministries of AYUSH and Tribal Affairs inked a MoU to promote Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and forest produce for livelihood development of tribal people. National Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Board will identify potential medicinal plant species of the tribal areas.The MoU will support training and awareness program on Good Agricultural Practices & Good Field Collection Practices.
3 Who has been appointed as the Chief of United Nations Human Rights?
A Judy Cheng-Hopkins
B Valerie Amos
C Michelle Bachelet
D Helen Clark

Answer: Option [C]
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as the Chief of United Nations Human Rights.Bachelet also served in 2010 as the first director of UN Women, the UN agency promoting gender equality worldwide.Also, she was Chile's first woman president and served the post twice- 2006-10 and 2014-18.
4 Competition Commission of India (CCI) had approved U.S. retail giant Walmart’s proposed acquisition of which of the following companies?
A eBay
B Flipkart
C Amazon
D Snapdeal

Answer: Option [B]
The Competition Commission (CCI) had approved U.S. retail giant Walmart’s proposed acquisition of Flipkart. In May 2018, Walmart announced the acquisition of 77% stake in Flipkart, the biggest takeover by the U.S. company till date. The transaction values the 11-year-old Indian e-commerce company at $20.8 billion. Deals beyond a certain threshold are required to get clearance from the CCI.
5 Who has been elected as the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman for which the elections were held on 9th August 2018?
A Najma Heptulla
B Harivansh Narayan Singh
C BK Hariprasad
D P. J. Kurien

Answer: Option [B]
Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman by defeating the joint Opposition candidate BK Hariprasad. Elections for the post of the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman were held on 9th August 2018.Harivansh, a journalist by profession, has worked as additional media adviser of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.
6 Who won International Geography Bee World Championship,2018.
A Suresh Kumar
B Avi Goel
C Vijay Rajan
D Naresh Singh

Answer: Option [B]
Avi Goel won International Geography Bee World Championship,2018.
7 Which day is observed as August Kranti Day?
A 21st August
B 9th August
C 16th August
D 24th August

Answer: Option [B]
August 9th is observed as August Kranti Day.
8 Which of the following sculpture will be returned to India by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the US?
A Dancing girl of Mohenjo Daro
B Marble Sculpture of female yakshi
C Limestone sculpture of ‘Head of a Male Deity’
D Statue of Suparshvanatha

Answer: Option [C]
An eighth-century stone sculpture of Goddess Durga and a third century limestone sculpture 'Head of a Male Deity' will be returned to India by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the US.
9 Who is the new CMD of the Escorts company?
A Shailendra Agarwal
B Shenu Agarwal
C Vipin Kumar
D Nikhil Nanda

Answer: Option [D]
Escorts, Farm and construction equipment maker, unanimously appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company. He succeeded his late father Rajan Nanda.
10 Which of the following bank did the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) ask to modify the ATMs for easier donation by the public for CGF?
A ICICI
B HDFC
C YES
D SBI

Answer: Option [D]
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) asked the State Bank of India (SBI) to make it possible to donate to the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) from ATMs. It is aimed at making the donation easier for the public to participate in the efforts.
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