Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 7 August 2017 – News Headlines

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Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 7 August 2017 – News Headlines

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge - 7 August 2017

 

Current Affairs and News Headlines – 7 August 2017

 

Alexander Zverev won the Citi Open title. Alexander Zverev of Germany won Citi Open fourth title of the year recently. He defeated South Africa’s, Kevin Anderson. The past champions whose names line the grandstands at the Citi Open include Andre Agassi (five times), Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl.

 

Aparna appointed as Executive Director of World Bank. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior IAS officer from Gujarat S. Aparna as Executive Director of the World Bank. At the World Bank, she will represent the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka for three years. She will replace Subhash Garg, who was recently appointed Economic Affairs Secretary, Union Ministry of Finance.

 

Akshay Kumar is Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the state.

 

North Korea vowed to “make the US pay dearly” as sanctions tightened against the rogue nation in response to missile tests.

 

7 August: National Handloom Day. The National Handloom Day is being observed every year on 7 August to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also carter an impetus to India’s handloom industry.

 

Vijender won the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title. Indian Professional boxer Vijender Singh won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental Super Middleweight title. He defeated Zulpikar Maimaitiali of China.

 

NASA’s Hubble detects Exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, WASP-121b.

 

IIT Delhi researchers develops new nanotechnology-based drug delivery system. An all-women team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has developed a new drug delivery platform using nanoparticles. The nanotechnology-based drug delivery system has ability to boost the efficacy of antibiotics at the cellular level and improve chances of recovery from cancer-related bacterial infections.

 

Economist Rajiv Kumar appointed as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. The Union Government appointed economist Rajiv Kumar as the new vice-chairman of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

 

Google execs condemned a manifesto written by one of the company’s engineers that argues women aren’t suited for tech jobs for “biological” reasons.

 

IISc researchers develop low-cost, sensitive CO sensor. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers from Bengaluru have developed a highly sensitive, low cost nanometre-scale carbon monoxide (CO) sensor, with potential applications in environmental pollution monitoring. The sensor was developed using novel fabrication technique that does not involve costly and time consuming lithography technology.

 

Venkaiah Naidu is New Vice President of India. Venkaiah Naidu is the new Vice President Of India. He succeeds Hamid Ansari. He secured 516 and Gopalkrishna Gandhi 241 votes. He is the 13th Vice President of India.

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – August 7, 2017

 

1. Which bank Executive Director is Aparna ?
A) State Bank of India
B) World Bank
C) Canara Bank
D) Dena Bank

 

2. Which researchers develops new nanotechnology-based drug delivery system?
A) Indian Institute of Technology , Chennai
B) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
C) Nagaland university
D) Kerala University

 

3. Name the paralympic Javelin Thrower from India who became the first paralympian to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the awards selection committee, headed by Justice (Retd) CK Thakkar.
A) Devendra Jhajharia
B) Mariyappan Thangavelu
C) Varun Bhati
D) None of the above

 

4. Ankur Mittal is associated with which sports?
A) Sprint
B) Football
C) Shooting
D) Basketball

 

5. For which Scheme Akshay Kumar is the Brand Ambassador ?
A) UDAN Scheme
B) Atal Pension Yojana
C) Central Government Scheme
D) Swachh Bharat Mission

 

6. The Tele-Law scheme was launched in _________.
A) Goa
B) Bihar
C) Assam
D) Odisha

 

7. Israel recently launched its first environmental research satellite. What is the name of the satellite?
A) Athena
B) Venus
C) Zeus
D) Diana

 

8. Robert Hard, the noted actor has passed away. He hailed from which country?
A) France
B) Germany
C) England
D) United States

 

9. Who heads the committee on Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism ?
A) Justice Sri Krishna
B) Justice T.S.Thakur
C) Justice J.S.Verma
D) Justice K.G.Balakrishna

 

10. Which railway station has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya recently?
A) Malihabad
B) Mughalsarai
C) Manoharganj
D) Mihinpurwa

 

Answers

 

1. B) World Bank
2. B) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
3. A) Devendra Jhajharia
4. C) Shooting
5. D) Swachh Bharat Mission
6. B) Bihar
7. B) Venus
8. C) England
9. A) Justice Sri Krishna
10. B) Mughalsarai

 

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