Current Affairs August 2016 Quiz - 11

101Which country secured the first position as per Global Innovation Index ranking published by the Paris-based business school Insead, Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a United Nations agency?
 A) Sweden
 B) Switzerland
 C) UK
102The Central Government has constituted a National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) to develop the Pan-India road map for trade facilitation headed by _____________ in Aug 2016.
 A) Tarun Ramadorai
 B) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
 C) Ratan P Watal
 D) Sudharshan Sen

103India-s overall inflation, measured by the wholesale price index, stood at ________ in July.
 A) 0.79%
 B) 1.62%
 C) 3.55%
 D) 0.15%
104Central Leather Research Institute's (CLRI) Principal Scientist _________ won the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu (TN).
 A) K N Vyas
 B) Shekar Basu
 C) P Shanmugam
 D) Kamlesh Nilkanth
105_______________ , created history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for a Gymnastics Final at the Games, missed a medal by securing fourth position in the Olympics with an average score of 15.066.
 A) PV Sindhu
 B) Shakshi Malik
 C) Saina Nehwal
 D) Dipa Karmakar
106World famous ______ writer, novelist and short story writer and Jnanpith awardee Gurdial Singh passed away in Aug 2016.
 A) Marathi
 B) Punjabi
 C) Hindi
 D) Gujarati
107International Lefthanders day is observed on _________
 A) 13-Aug
 B) 20-Aug
 C) 12-Aug
 D) 15-Aug
108Famous ________ Lyricist Na Muthukumar passed away. He was 41. He has written songs for more than 1000 films
 A) Tamil
 B) Kannada
 C) Telegu
 D) Malaylam
109_________, founder of Akshardham temples and a saint of the Swaminarayan sect, passed away after prolonged illness at the Sarangpur temple
 A) Shastriji Maharaj
 B) Yogiji Maharaj
 C) Pramukh Swami
 D) Bhagatji Maharaj
110India's leading squash player _________ won the Australian Open Squash women-s singles title in Melbourne in Aug 2016.
 A) Joshna Chinappa
 B) Dipika Pallikal
 C) Jwala Gutta
 D) None of These

101Ans) Switzerland
102Ans) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
103Ans) 3.55%
104Ans) P Shanmugam
105Ans) Dipa Karmakar
106Ans) Punjabi
107Ans) 13-Aug
108Ans) Tamil
109Ans) Pramukh Swami
110Ans) Dipika Pallikal

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