Current Affairs Questions: August 2019

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51. Who is the CEO of Bandhan Bank?
A.Shyam Srinivasan
B.Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
C.Samit Ghosh
D.Rana Kapoor

Ans- Ans: Option B
Explanation: The CEO of Bandhan Bank is Chandra Shekhar Ghosh.

52. Where is the headquarters of Amazon located?
A.Seattle, Washington, United States
B.Tirana, Albania
C.Luanda, Angola
D.Canberra, Australia
Ans- Ans: Option A
Explanation: The headquarters of Amazon in Seattle, Washington, United States.

53. Under which scheme of Kerala do the Norka-Roots spent Rs.25 crore in 2018 to provide financial support to NRKs returning to their native place?
A.EMS Scheme
B.Basic Service for the Urban poor scheme (BSUP)
C.Aajeevika – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) D.Santhwana scheme
Ans- Ans: Option D
Explanation: Under the Santhwana scheme, Norka-Roots has already spent around Rs.25 crore in 2018. It provided financial support to NRKs returning to their native place.

54. When was the Non-Resident Keralites Affairs NORKA was established?
A.1996
B.1997
C.1985
D.2000
Ans- Ans: Option A
Explanation: The Non-Resident Keralites Affairs NORKA was established in 1996. The department aimed at redressing the grievances of Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs).

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