Current Affairs Quiz: July 17, 2018

Current Affairs 17 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. T-Hub to host country’s first defence incubator in which city?
    A)Hyderabad
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    One of the country’s first defence incubators will come up in Hyderabad, which is India’s missile development centre and fast emerging the hub for aerospace industries.

  2. Which state government launched “Paudhagiri” campaign?
    A)Telangana
    B)Haryana
    C)Odisha
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched the “Paudhagiri” campaign, aimed at increasing the green cover in the state. Under this campaign, 22 lakh students from class 6 to 12 of all government and private schools in Haryana will plant a sapling each during three months of monsoon — July, August and September.

  3. Which state government to form Sanskrit Bhasha Vikas Board?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Gujarat
    D)Kerala
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In order to promote the Sanskrit language, the Gujarat state government has decided to form the Sanskrit Bhasha Vikas Board. The state will also be celebrating a Sanskrit Utsav, which will begin from Raksha Bandhan and have various activities around the language.

  4. ISRO successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of which engine that would improve the payload capability of the space agency’s launch vehicles?
    A)Vikas
    B)Varun
    C)Vinay
    D)Vikasshil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ISRO successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space agency’s launch vehicles.

  5. Which country unveiled the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope which is the world’s largest telescope?
    A)China
    B)USA
    C)South Africa
    D)Australia
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    South Africa has unveiled the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, slated to be the world’s largest and most powerful telescope on its completion in 2030. Built for $330 million, MeerKAT will be integrated into an array of 3,000 dishes spread in a square-kilometre area.

  6. Militaries of India and Pakistan will be part of a mega anti-terror drill named “Peace Mission”in August 2018.It will be held in which country?
    A)Pakistan
    B)India
    C)USA
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Militaries of India and Pakistan will be part of a mega anti-terror drill in Russia named “Peace Mission” in August 2018 which is being organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

  7. Which bank to organize nation wise Kisan Mela as an outreach programme for farmers?
    A)BOB
    B)SBI
    C)HDFC
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) will organise a nation-wide Kisan Mela on Wednesday as an outreach programme for farmers and to impart financial literacy.

  8. State Bank of India have joined hands with which organization to provide collateral-free credit through Joint Liability Groups inTelangana?
    A)NITI Aoyog
    B)PNB
    C)NABARD
    D)SIDBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development have joined hands to provide collateral-free credit through Joint Liability Groups inTelangana

  9. According to IMF,which country to remain fastest growing economy in 2019?
    A)India
    B)USA
    C)China
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Monetary Fund said India remains a key driver of global growth. However, the d World Economic Outlook forecast cut India’s GDP outlook one-tenth for this year to 7.3 per cent and three-tenths for next year to 7.5 per cent.

  10. According to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),India will grow at how much percent in 2018?
    A)7.5%
    B)7.4%
    C)7.6%
    D)7.8%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), India’s economic growth is poised to rise to 7.4% in 2018 and 7.5% in 2019 as the economy has been able to navigate through growth obstacles due to demonetisation and impact of GST rollout.

  11. The board of LIC has approved acquisition of 51 percent stake in which bank?
    A)UCO Bank
    B)Corporation bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The board of Life Insurance Corporation of India approved the acquisition of up to 51 per cent stake in debt-ridden IDBI Bank.

  12. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) launched which application to serve and connect the farmers digitally?
    A)iDigitalMandi
    B)iDigital
    C)iFarmer
    D)iMandi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), a large-scale fertiliser cooperative federation has taken another step to serve and connect the farmers digitally by launching a social e-commerce app and web portal,”iMandi”.

  13. Who was named India’s Chef de Mission at Asian Games 2018?
    A)Stephen Constantine
    B)Arjun Halappa
    C)Brij Bushan Saran Singh
    D)Harendra Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Saran Singh is set to be named the Chef de Mission of the Asian games bound Indian Contigent.

  14. Who was appointed as interim coach of Indian women ‘s cricket team?
    A)Ravi Shashtri
    B)Ramesh Powar
    C)Rahul Dravid
    D)Tushar Arothe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the interim coach of the Indian women’s team until the BCCI finds a suitable replacement for Tushar Arothe.

  15. Who has been selected for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi Award?
    A)K Oman Kutty
    B)Kalyani Ganesan
    C)SRG Rajanna
    D)Aruna Sairam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prominent Carnatic Vocalist Aruna Sairam has been selected for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi Award, instituted by the Music Academy, Chennai. The executive committee of the academy unanimously selected her for the award

  16. Who was named as the “British Indian of the year” ?
    A)Brij Mohan Bhushan
    B)Rajesh Agarwal
    C)Ishwar Sharma
    D)Manu Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ishwar Sharma, an eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the British Indian of the year for his achievements in the field.

  17. Recently,MN Vyasa Rao passed away.He was a poet of which language?
    A)Marathi
    B)Kannada
    C)Odia
    D)Hindi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kannada poet and film song lyricist M.N. Vyasa Rao has passed away at the age of 73 years. Mr. Rao entered the Kannada film industry as a lyricist in 1975 in the hit film Shubhamangala, directed by Puttanna Kanagal.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. ISRO was founded in which year?
    A)1945
    B)1968
    C)1958
    D)1969
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of South Africa?
    A)Dollar
    B)Rand
    C)Yuan
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of NABARD?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. IMF was founded in which year?
    A)1955
    B)1945
    C)1968
    D)1990
    View Answer
    Option B

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