Current Affairs Quiz: July 14, 2019

Current Affairs 14 July 2019 Quiz

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  1. India and which other country hosted Gandhi Mandela Peace Initiative?
    A)SouthAfrica
    B)Nigeria
    C)Ukraine
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Believe Foundation in association with the Sunday Guardian Foundation and Dr Raman Bhai Patel Foundation (RBF) hosted the first edition of Gandhi-Mandela Peace Initiative at the Imperial, New Delhi.

  2. Which state became the first state to draft a water policy?
    A)Manipur
    B)Nagaland
    C)Meghalaya
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Amid the water crisis in the country, the Meghalaya cabinet became the first state to approve a draft water policy to address water issues, conservation, and protection of water sources in the state.

  3. In which state,an agri business incubation Centre has started recently?
    A)Assam
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    An Agri-Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre is set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur.

  4. Which state government to build 8.3 lakh houses under Bangla Abbas Yojana?
    A)Assam
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)WestBengal
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government has decided to build 8.3 lakh new houses under Bangla Abas Yojana for the poor across rural Bengal in this ongoing fiscal. About 5.86 lakh houses were handed out to the people under the scheme of Aamar Bari, a project partially funded by the Centre, in the last fiscal.

  5. Which state government observed Save Water Day on 12th July recently?
    A)Meghalaya
    B)WestBengal
    C)Bihar
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Save Water Day’ was observed by the West Bengal government on 12th July and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee participated in a march in the city to raise awareness on conservation.

  6. The first Global Conference on Media Freedom took place in which city?
    A)NewYork
    B)London
    C)Rome
    D)Vienna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    On 10 and 11 July, the first Global Conference on Media Freedom took place in London. The event, organised by the UK government and the government of Canada, is the first of its kind and over 60 ministers attended as well as over 1,000 reporters and members of civil society. The conference is part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom and increase the cost to those that are attempting to restrict it.

  7. Which tropical storm recently hitted Louisiana in USA?
    A)Fani
    B)Katrina
    C)Barry
    D)Esle
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In the United States, Tropical Storm Barry has begun hitting Louisiana with wind and rain, building towards hurricane strength.

  8. Which application introduced recently ‘Learning playlist’ for educational videos?
    A)Instagram
    B)Youtube
    C)Netflix
    D)LinkedIn
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Targeting teenagers, Google-owned content sharing app YouTube is bringing a new education feature called Learning Playlists with dedicated landing pages for educational videos on topics like math, science, music and language, free from algorithmic recommendations.

  9. How much amount was given by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to L&T Infrastructure Finance company for wind and solar power projects?
    A)USD 100 million
    B)USD 200 million
    C)USD 250 million
    D)USD 230 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Beijing-headquartered multi- lateral developmental lender Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said it will provide USD 100 million in loans to L&T Infrastructure Finance Company for on-lending to wind and solar power infrastructure projects in the country.

  10. At How much percent,Industrial production grew in May 2019 according to official data released by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation?
    A)3.4 %
    B)3.3%
    C)3.1%
    D)3.2%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Industrial production grew at 3.1 per cent in May, mainly on account of improvement in power generation, according to official data released by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

  11. According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office,retail inflation increased by How much percent in June 2019 over the previous month?
    A)3.15%
    B)3.12%
    C)3.34%
    D)3.18%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Retail inflation increased marginally to 3.18 per cent in June over the previous month, mainly due to the rise in food prices according to the data released by the Central Statistics Office.

  12. Which company completed acquisition of software company RedHat Inc for $34 billion?
    A)TCS
    B)Wipro
    C)IBM
    D)Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    International Business Machines (IBM) Corp said that it has closed its $34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat Inc, as it looks to ramp up its cloud computing business.

  13. Who has been appointed as the World’s Bank new MD and CFO?
    A)Raghuram Rajan
    B)Anshula Kant
    C)Rajnish Kumar
    D)Mahesh Kumar Jain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian banker Anshula Kant has been appointed as the World Bank Group’s Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.

  14. Who recently resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker of Goa?
    A)Pragya Thakur
    B)Anurag Thakur
    C)Narsingh Rao
    D)Michael Lobo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    BJP leader Michael Lobo resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker amid reports that he will be inducted as minister in the reshuffled cabinet.

  15. Recently C Kapur passed away.He was the former secretary of which organisation?
    A)Boxing Federation of India
    B)Athletics Federation of India
    C)International Athletics Federation
    D) Billiards and Snooker Federation of India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India secretary C.Kapur passed away. Mr. Kapur served for the cue-sports for more than 40 years.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of South Africa?
    A)Euro
    B)Won
    C)Rand
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of IBM?
    A)London
    B)NewYork
    C)Rome
    D) Vienna
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. When was World Bank founded?
    A)1944
    B)1945
    C)1946
    D)1967
    View Answer
    Option A

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