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Current Affairs Quiz: August 12, 2016

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Question 1
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has disallowed which nation to participate in 2016 Summer Paralympics (to be held in September 2016)?
A
Belarus
B
Cuba
C
Chile
D
Russia
Question 1 Explanation:
D
Question 2
The scheme, “Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana (BBSY)” (which is to provide pension to the weavers), has been started by which state government of India?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Odisha
C
Bihar
D
Tripura
Question 2 Explanation:
B
Question 3
The census of 2011 provides which figure (in percentage) for the usage of electricity as a main source of lighting in the houses of rural India?A.5
A
54%
B
57%
C
53%
D
50%
Question 3 Explanation:
C
Question 4
According to the UN University, what is the quantity of e-waste generated in the country in 2014?
A
17 lakh tonnes
B
12lakh tonnes
C
5lakh tonnes
D
10 lakh tonnes
Question 4 Explanation:
A
Question 5
Which swimmer has won the gold in the women's 400 metres freestyle in Rio Olympics?
A
Madeline Dirado
B
Missy Franklin
C
Dana Vollmer
D
Katie Ledecky
Question 5 Explanation:
D
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