17th August, 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 17th August, 2019
1. Recently, Damodar Ganesh Bapat passed away. He was known for his social work in tribal areas in ________.
[A] Punjab
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Chhattisgarh
[D] Karnataka
[E] Maharashtra

Read the following statements carefully:

1.Researchers have discovered a new sensory organ in the skin that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts, an advance that may help develop novel painkillers.

2.Almost one person in every five experiences constant pain and there is a considerable need to find new painkilling drugs, according to research published in the journal Science.

3.However, sensitivity to pain is also required for survival and it has a protective function.

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
3. Which of the following has/have been added to the list of registered GIs in August 2019?
[A] Palani Panchamirtham
[B] Tawlhlohpuan
[C] Tirur Betel leaf
[D] Both 1 and 2
[E] All are correct
4. Who will be the Chief Guest of the one day national workshop cum exhibition at Vigyan Bhawan, organized by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, in August 2019?
[A] Rajnath Singh
[B] Thawar Chand Gehlot
[C] Sudarshan Bhagat
[D] Rao Inderjit Singh
[E] Sanjeev Balyan

Where did Mr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurate the medical college named after the late Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary in August 2019?

[A] New Delhi
[B] Pune
[C] Mumbai
[D] Jaipur
[E] Hyderabad
6. NASA scientists are crossing ________ on a mission to track melting ice.
[A] Iceland
[B] Estonia
[C] Mongolia
[D] Greenland
[E] Denmark
7. In which state, about 80 lakh eligible farmer families will be benefitted from the Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana? 
[A] Gujarat
[B] Haryana
[C] Bihar
[D] Madhya Pradesh
[E] Punjab
8. As part of an afforestation drive of the Delhi Development Authority, ________ lakh indigenous trees will be planted in 2019 across various biodiversity parks in the national capital.
[A] 1
[B] 2
[C] 3
[D] 4
[E] 5
9. Where did Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurate the first ever CNG fuel station of the state?
[A] Dibrugarh
[B] Jorhat
[C] Tinsukia
[D] Tezpur
[E] Dhubri
10. Who has been appointed as the director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare in August 2019?
[A] Ishwara N. Acharya 
[B] Ajit Arora
[C] Asim Ali Khan
[D] ​Harshad Pandurang Thakur
[E] R.K.Manchanda