Current Affairs Quiz: July 17, 2019

Current Affairs 17 July 2019 Quiz

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  1. The interest rate on the general provident fund has been cut down to how much percent with effect from July 1,2019?
    A)7.5%
    B)8.0%
    C)7.9%
    D)7.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The interest rate on the general provident fund (GPF) has been cut by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.9 per cent from 8 per cent with effect from July 1.

  2. Which state government has approved the setting up of Sports University at Rai?
    A)Haryana
    B)Bihar
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Haryana cabinet has approved the setting up of Haryana Sports University at Rai. The University will have powers to conduct academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences.

  3. Which country became 76th country to join International Solar Alliance?
    A)Angola
    B)Palau
    C)Thailand
    D)Andorra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, became the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance.

  4. Which city tourism has announced visa fee exemption for the visitors under 18 while travelling with their parents between July 15 and September 15 this year?

    A)Dubai
    B)Abu Dhabi
    C)London
    D)Bishkek

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In an attempt to ensure more footfalls, Dubai Tourism has announced visa fee exemption for the visitors under 18 while travelling with their parents between July 15 and September 15 this year.

  5. Which company has acquired venture Innov8?
    A)Expedia
    B)Goibibo
    C)Make My Trip
    D)Oyo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    OYO Hotels & Homes has formally announced its acquisition of co-working venture Innov8. OYO will operate the firm Innov8 as an independent brand, and along side its existing co-working operations.

  6. Which country will host International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2020?
    A)Nepal
    B)India
    C)Maldives
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) approved India’s application to host the ISSF World Cup stages. The ISSF World Cup will be held in New Delhi from March 15 to 26 next year.

  7. Who has been voted Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave?
    A)Sharath Kamal
    B)Virat Kohli
    C)Hima Das
    D)Dutee Chand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sharath Kamal was voted the Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave.

  8. The Dutch Junior Open squash tournament 2019 held in Which city?
    A)NewYork
    B)Amsterdam
    C)London
    D)Vienna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Two Indian players managed to win titles while another finished as runner-up on the final day of the Dutch Junior Open squash tournament in Amsterdam on Sunday.

  9. Who will be given the Steaua Romaniei- the highest distinction of Romania?
    A)Serena Williams
    B)Illie Nastase
    C)Simona Halep
    D)Nadia Comenaci
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Romanian Presidential Administration announced that Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will be given Steaua Romaniei- the highest distinction of Romania.

  10. Who was appointed as new governor of Andhra Pradesh?
    A)Ram Naik
    B)Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
    C)Anadiben Patel
    D)Anusuiya Uikey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    BJP veteran and former Odisha minister Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and former BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh Anusuiya Uikey were appointed Governors of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh respectively.

  11. Who was appointed as new governor of Chhattisgarh?
    A)Anandiben Patel
    B)Balram Das Tandon
    C)Anusuiya Uikey
    D)ESL Narsimham
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  12. Who has been chosen in the Akademi Ratna category by the Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2018?
    A)Zakhir Hussain
    B)Sonal Mansingh
    C)Jatin Goswami
    D)All of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Eminent artists Zakhir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami and K Kalyanasundaram Pillai have been chosen in the Akademi Ratna category by the Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2018.

  13. Recently Pernell Whitaker passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Politics
    C)Boxer
    D)Cricketer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former oylmpic boxing gold medallist and four weight World champion “Pernell whitaker” (from US) passed away. He won world titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Sports Shooting Federation?
    A)NewYork
    B)Vienna
    C)Munich
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the capital of Palau?
    A)Meyungs
    B)Malekeok
    C)Koror
    D)Ngerulmud
    View Answer
    Option D

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