Current Affairs 30-08-2018

  1. Which IIT has recently conducted study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion?

[A] IIT-Kharagpur
[B] IIT-Madras
[C] IIT-Bombay
[D] IIT-Delhi

  1. The Union Cabinet has recently approved umbrella scheme “O-SMART” of Ministry of Earth Sciences. What does “O” stands here?

[A] Opacity
[B] Orach
[C] Oilcloth
[D] Ocean

  1. Which of the following Indian sprinters has achieved a rare one-two in men’s 800m at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games?

[A] Jinson Johnson and Muhammed Anas
[B] Govindan Lakshmanan and Dharun Ayyasamy
[C] Rajiv Arokia and Manjit Singh
[D] Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson

  1. Which technological giant has launched Project Navlekha to help Indian vernacular news publishers to take their content online?

[A] Infosys
[B] Google
[C] Facebook
[D] Wipro

  1. Which country to host the 2019 Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships?

[A] India
[B] Bhutan
[C] North Korea
[D] Sri Lanka

  1. Who has been conferred Praful Bidwai memorial award for 2018 ?

[A] Medha Patkar
[B] Vandana Shiva
[C] Ulka Mahajan
[D] Vandana Shiva

  1. ISRO is planning to use which launch vehicle to send Gaganyan in space by 2022?


  1. On which date, the 2018 National Sports Day (NSD) was observed recently?

[A] August 27
[B] August 29
[C] August 28
[D] August 26

  1. Who is the head of the newly formed Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC)?

[A] Subhash Kak
[B] Baba Kalyani
[C] K Vijay Raghavan
[D] Sangamitra Bandopadhyay

  1. Who was officially sworn-in as the new President of Zimbabwe?

[A] Robert Mugabe
[B] Emmerson Mnangagwa
[C] Canaan Banana
[D] Constantino Chiwenga

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