07th August, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 07th August, 2018
1. The government appointed two members, Aditya Vikram, IRS (IT) 1981 batch & Pramod Chandra Mody, IRS (IT) 1982 batch, as members in the which body?
[A] Enforcement Directorate
[B] Directorate General of Foreign Trade
[C] Central Board of Direct Taxes
[D] Central Board of Indirect Taxes
[E] None of the above
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2. According to the government data, Indian farmers have planted Kharif crops or summer-sown crops on ______ million hectares as of August 3 2018.
[A] 82.678
[B] 86.876
[C] 83.543
[D] 85.456 
[E] 84.654
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3. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed among Government of India, NABARD and National Water Development Agency to fund the central share of 99 prioritized irrigation projects under which scheme?
[A] Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 
[B] Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana 
[C] Pradhan Mantri Fasal Yojana 
[D] Pradhan Mantri Grameen Yojana 
[E] Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
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4. In which state has the world’s first-ever thermal battery plant been inaugurated?
[A] Kerala
[B] Karnataka
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Mahrashtra
[E] Tamil Nadu
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5. The Finance Ministry has extended by one year the validity of existing anti-dumping duty on _______ imports from the US and the European Union.
[A] Petroleum gases
[B] Mineral waxes
[C] Integrated circuits
[D] Methylene chloride
[E] Solar power diodes
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6. For how many countries has the government extended e-visa facility at 25 airports and five seaports?
[A] 125
[B] 135
[C] 145
[D] 155
[E] 165
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7. ​Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra orally observed that the SC will consider whether Article _______ is violative of the basic structure of the Constitution.
[A] 74(1)
[B] 368
[C] 329A
[D] 35A
[E] 31B
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8. U.S sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in ________.
[A] September 2018
[B] October 2018
[C] November 2018
[D] December 2018
[E] January 2019
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9. The Government has approved the authorised equity capital expansion of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to Rs.______ crore.
[A] 10,000
[B] 11,000
[C] 11,500
[D] 12,000
[E] 12,500
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10. The scientists of which country have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known?
[A] China
[B] USA
[C] Japan
[D] Russia
[E] UK
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