Current Affairs Quiz Set 65 Who among the following has been awarded with the Bharat Ratna posthumously? Atal Bihari Vajpayee Pranab Mukherjee Bhupen Hazarika Sushma Swaraj S-c E- Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh have been conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India. President Ram Nath Kovind gave the award during an event at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Hazarika and Deshmukh have been given the honour posthumously. Bharat Ratna has been conferred after a gap of four years. In 2015, the Modi government has given the honour to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Banaras Hindu University founder Madan Mohan Malviya. How many Bharat Ratna have been given by Indian government till 2019? 41 40 48 43 S-c E- The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted in 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation position, or sex. The award was originally limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science, and public services, but the government expanded the criteria to include “any field of human endeavour” in December 2011. The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were politician C. Rajagopalachari, philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and scientist C. V. Raman, who was honoured in 1954. A total of 48 of them have been given till date. Who among the following has won the best actress in the National Film Awards 2019 category? Keerthy Suresh Surekha Sikhri Tabu Vidya Balan S-a E- Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati won the best actress award. The 66th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi on August 9 by jury heads Rahul Rawail, AS Kanal and Utpal Bhorpujari. It was announced that over 400 films were submitted in the feature film category and 256 films were submitted in the non-feature category. Who among the following has won the best actor in the National Film Awards 2019 category? Ayushmann Khuranna Vicky Kaushal Both (A) & (B) Salman Khan S-c E- Ayushmann Khuranna for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri : The Surgical Strike won the best actor in the National Film Awards 2019 category The 66th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi on August 9 by jury heads Rahul Rawail, AS Kanal and Utpal Bhorpujari. It was announced that over 400 films were submitted in the feature film category and 256 films were submitted in the non-feature category. Which of the following won the best popular film in the National Film Awards 2019 category? Son Rise The Secret Life of Frogs Hellaro Badhaai Ho S-d E- Badhaai Ho won the best popular film in the National Film Awards 2019 category. Hellaro a Gujarati film directed by Abhishek Shah won the best Feature Film. Son Rise by Vibha Bakshi and The Secret Life of Frogs by Ajay and Vijay Bedi won the best non feature film. The 66th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi on August 9 by jury heads Rahul Rawail, AS Kanal and Utpal Bhorpujari. It was announced that over 400 films were submitted in the feature film category and 256 films were submitted in the non-feature category. Which of the following won the best Film for National Integration in the National Film Awards 2019 category? Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada) Uri Padman Parmanu S-a E- Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada) won the best Film for National Integration in the National Film Awards 2019 category. The 66th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi on August 9 by jury heads Rahul Rawail, AS Kanal and Utpal Bhorpujari. It was announced that over 400 films were submitted in the feature film category and 256 films were submitted in the non-feature category. When is the National Handloom’s Day observed? 9thAugust 10thAugust 7thAugust 11thAugust S-c E- The National Handloom Day is observed annually on 7thAugust to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. National Handloom Day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of the country and also increase the income of weavers. The Union Government had declared 7thof August as the National Handloom Day in July 2015 with the objective of generating awareness about the importance of the handloom industry to the socio economic development of the country. August 7 was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this day in 1905 in Calcutta Town Hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government. When is the World Biofuel day observed? 10 August 11 August 12 August 13 August S-a World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th of August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlight the various efforts made by Government in the biofuel sector. The 2019 theme: “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”. When is the Indigenous Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples observed? 9 August 1 August 19 August 12 August S-a E- The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August. The 2019 Theme is Indigenous Languages. 9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples worldwide. This date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. Who among the following has been appointed as the Green Ambassador of Manipur? Priyanka Chopra Mary Kom Valentina Elangbam Hima Das S-c E- Valentina Elangbam of Manipur's Kakching district has been appointed as the Green Ambassador of Manipur She had planted two gulmoharsaplings by the banks of a river near her home when she was in Class 1. However, in a rude shock to the now Class 5 student, the trees were recently cut down as part of a road expansion project, Assam's The Sentinel reported. Which of the following has launched the e-version of 'Rozgar Samachar'? Human Resource Development Ministry Ministry of Finance Ministry of Commerce & Industry Ministry of Information and Broadcasting S-d E- The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched the e-version of 'Rozgar Samachar' in a bid to make youngaspirants aware of job opportunities in the government sector, including public sector enterprises. The e-version of the weekly, launched by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, will also provide information and guidance about admission and career opportunities in various streams through career-oriented articles by experts. It is expected to meet the emerging challenge of young readers switching to electronic modes of communication. The journal has been priced at 75 per cent of the cost of its print version and is available for an annual subscription fee of Rs 400. How many buses have been sanctioned under FAME India scheme Phase II? 4923 3410 4101 5,595 S-d E- The Department of Heavy Industry has approved the sanction of 5,595 electric buses to 64 cities, state government entities, and state transport undertakings for intra-city and inter-city operation under FAME India scheme Phase II to push for clean mobility in public transportation. The FAME scheme aims at encouraging faster adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. In February 2019, the government had approved Rs. 10,000 crores for FAME Phase II to support a million electric two-wheelers, half a million three-wheelers, 55,000 four-wheelers and 7,000 buses. Which of the following will set up Central Payment Fraud Registry to track frauds in the payment systems? NABARD Ministry of Finance SEBI RBI S-d E- The Reserve Bank of India has decided to set a Central Payment Fraud Registry to track frauds in the payment systems. Payment system participants will be provided access to this registry for near-real time fraud monitoring. The aggregated fraud data will be published to educate customers on emerging risks. Currently, banks report all banking frauds to the Central Fraud Monitoring Cell of the Reserve Bank. Which of the following launched India's first health-focused credit card? RBL Bank SBI Paytm Payment Bank Axis Bank S-a E- Private sector RBL Bank and digital healthcare platform Practo have partnered to launch an industry first co-branded health credit card. This credit card is powered by Mastercard and is available on both Practo and RBL mobile apps and websites. It offers benefits like unlimited and round-the-clock online consultations with experienced and qualified doctors, one free full body health check-up, while users can use the card to earn points that can be redeemed for availing Practo services like ordering medicine, tests and online consultations. Which of the following launched Discover India scheme? Air India Spice Jet Vistara Jet Airways S-a E- Air India introduced a 'Discover India' scheme valid for sale and travel up to March 31, 2020. The scheme is rolled out to meet the growing demand of passengers to fly to different places of tourist and religious interest within the country by the Indian diaspora and foreign tourists. Non-Resident Indians (NRI)s, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign nationals will now be able to buy five domestic Air India domestic economy class tickets for Rs. 40,000 which will be valid for travel within 15 days of the first leg of travel.