17th August, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 17th August, 2018
1. Qatar has promised to make a USD ________ billion direct investment in Turkey.
[A] 5
[B] 8
[C] 11
[D] 15
[E] 19
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2. Which country has unveiled a new lunar rover to explore the dark side of the moon?
[A] India
[B] USA
[C] Russia
[D] Japan
[E] China
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3. ISRO plans to study the Sun through its _________ satellite which will be inserted in a halo orbit, which is 1.5 million km from the Earth during 2019-2020
[A] Saral-2.1
[B] Aditya-L1
[C] GSAT-14
[D] Cartosat-2C
[E] Bhaskara-2
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4. The Ministry of Railway has launched ________ to spread awareness among public about the heritage of Indian Railways.
[A] Mobile applications
[B] Magazines
[C] Digital screens
[D] Online Portal
[E] Brochures
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5. India's first ___________ penguin was born on 15th August at Mumbai's Veer Jijamata Udyan.
[A] Northern rockhopper
[B] Humboldt
[C] Adélie
[D] Fairy
[E] Yellow-eyed
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6. NPPA has fixed the ceiling price for ________ drug formulations, including those used for the treatment of cancer, hepatitis C, migraine and diabetes among others.
[A] 86
[B] 88
[C] 92
[D] 94
[E] 96
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7. A special committee headed by National Water Commission has been formed to monitor situation in _______ dam in the wake of Kerala’s request to Tamil Nadu not to allow the water to reach beyond 142 ft.
[A] Kandaleru Dam
[B] Srisailam Dam
[C] Mullaperiyar dam
[D] Somasila Dam
[E] Kalyani Dam
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8.

Read the following statements carefully:



1.SEBI allowed investors to place multiple bids in a private placement issue on debt basis and permitted depositories to act as facilitators.



2.This will ease the process of issuance of securities on electronic book platform.



3.SEBI has also allowed closed bidding on electronic book platform (EBP) along with open bidding.



Which of the above statements is/are correct?


[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
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9. SEBI has drastically cut the timeline for listing of debt securities to _______ days from 12 days at present.
[A] 8
[B] 7
[C] 6
[D] 5
[E] 4
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10. Which company has become India's most valued company in terms of market capitalisation on 16th August 2018?
[A] Infosys
[B] Reliance Industries Limited
[C] ‚ÄčTata Consultancy Services
[D] Wipro
[E] HCL Technologies
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