Current Affairs Quiz: July 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has launched Double Stack Dwarf Container Services?
    A)Indian Navy
    B)Indian Airforce
    C)Indian Army
    D)Indian Railways
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Under the guidance of Piyush Goyal, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways and Coal, in order to capture the lost traffic through the new delivery model for domestic cargo,Indian Railways has launched Double Stack Dwarf Container Services.
  2. First ever India Tourism Mart will be held in which city?
    A)Hyderabad
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) and with the help of State/UT Governments is organizing the India Tourism Mart 2018 from 16th September to 18th September,2018 at Vigyan Bhavan ,new Delhi.
  3. Which ministry launched the Local Area Plan(LAP) and Town Plan Schemes(TPS) for 25 smart cities in the country?
    A)Ministry of Home Affairs
    B)Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    C)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    D)Ministry of Women and Child Development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    To fast track the resolution of area based infrastructure issues, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the Local Area Plan(LAP) and Town Plan Schemes(TPS) for 25 smart cities in the country, under which the ministry will provide Rs 2 crore as central assistance to every city for planned urban expansion.

  4. Union Government granted “Institute of Eminence” to how many institutions?
    A)6
    B)5
    C)3
    D)2
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Government has granted the Instituions of Eminence(IoEs) status to six institutions including 3 from Public Sector and 3 from Private Sector.

  5. International Round Table Conference on “Data on New India” will be held in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has organised a two-day International Round Table Conference on “Data for New India” in New Delhi.

  6. Which state government announced a ban on plastic from October 2?
    A)Uttrakhand
    B)Odisha
    C)Telangana
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a ban on the use of plastic in the state from October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

  7. Which state has emerged as the top ranked state in ease of doing business rankings for states?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Telangana
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    As per the index, jointly prepared by the World Bnak and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion(DIPP), Andhra Pradesh is followed by neighbouring Telangana, and Haryana is in third place.

  8. Which state government signs MoU with Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency(KOTRA) to strengthen trade and industrial relations?
    A)Gujarat
    B)UP
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The MoU was signed with an aim to recognize a mutual desire to further enhance and strengthen Korea – Gujarat trade and industrial investment relations and to encourage ongoing dialogue and cooperation

  9. Which state government signs MoU with Microsoft to provide free digital training to 9500 college students?
    A)Kerala
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The initiative was taken for the enhancement of digital learning and capacity building of college students in the state.

  10. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath formed a three member-committee to look after the security arrangements in the prisons across the state.Who will head this committee?
    A)Om Prakash Singh
    B)Sanjeev Dayal
    C)Sulkhan Singh
    D)Milan Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath formed a three member-committee to look after the security arrangements in the prisons across the state.It will be headed by former UP DGP Sulkhan Singh.

  11. Which city will host Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019?
    A)Varanasi
    B)New Delhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Allahabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The next Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held in the holy city of Varanasi in January 2019. The theme of the three-day event, which is being organised in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, will be the “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.

  12. According to a new study titled “Talent Supply Index” demand for data scientists in India was shot up by how much percent?
    A)405 percent
    B)400 percent
    C)417 percent
    D)315 percent
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Driven by increased focus on digital transformation, the demand for data scientists in India shot up by 417 percent in the past one year,according to a new study titled”Talen Supply Index” by data-driven hiring solution provider Belong Technologies India Pvt Ltd.

  13. Which company launched Launchpad Accelerator India-a new comprehensive mentorship program for startups based in India?
    A)HP
    B)Google
    C)Microsoft
    D)Accenture
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    As part of the Launchpad Accelerator India, the shortlisted startups will go through extensive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Marketing.

  14. According to the 2018 “Twiplomacy” study by BCW,a global communications agency,who topped the list in world’s most influential leader?
    A)Theresa May
    B)Pope Francis
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Donald Trump
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    With over 42 million followers on his personal Twitter account, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behind US President Donald Trump (52 million) and Pope Francis (47 million) but in terms of influence on the microblogging site, Modi is the second most important world leader, according to the 2018 “Twiplomacy” study by BCW — a global communications agency.

  15. Which company has launched a campaign titled “Dream Big Princess” with an aim to inspire and support aspiring women filmmakers?
    A)Animation Studios
    B)Blue Sky
    C)Disney
    D)Framestore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Disney has launched a campaign titled “Dream Big Princess” with an aim to inspire and support aspiring women filmmakers.

  16. Which country to host BIMSTEC Summit 2018 from August 31 2018?
    A)Nepal
    B)India
    C)Thailand
    D)Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Nepal is set to hold a two-day Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC) Summit , starting from August 31, in Kathmandu.

  17. Asian Development Bank(ADB) has approved how much amount for the Son canal in Bihar?
    A)405 million
    B)503 million
    C)505 million
    D)400 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 503 million lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad Bhojpur region of which would benefit the agriculture sector immensely in the region.

  18. Telecom Department clears merger of Vodafone with which operator?
    A)Idea Cellular
    B)Aircel
    C)Airtel
    D)BSNL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Department of Telecom has cleared the Vodafone-Idea merger, but both companies will have to meet conditions for final approval.

  19. Who resigned as India’s women cricket team coach?
    A)Bharat Arun
    B)Rashmi Pawar
    C)Biju George
    D)Tushar Arothe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Under his stint, the team reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017. In 2018, the team won the three-match ODI series and five-match T20I series in South Africa. Earlier this year, the team successfully reached the final of the Asia Cup held in Malaysia.

  20. Who was appointed as President of Association of Indian Universities?
    A)PK Mishra
    B)Subash C Garg
    C)Sandeep Sancheti
    D)Ajay Tyagi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) has assumed charge as the 97th President of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

  21. Who was sworn as new President of Turkey?
    A)Muharrem Ince
    B)Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    C)Malcolm Turnbell
    D)Abdullah Gul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Turkey?
    A)Lira
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Dirham
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Association Of Indian Universities?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Who is the current CEO of Vodafone Group?
    A)Ambrish Jain
    B)Nick Read
    C)Balesh Sharma
    D)Vittorio Colao
    View Answer
    Option D

 

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