Current Affairs Quiz: July 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. India ‘s first National Skill Training Institute is to be opened in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of India ‘s first National Skill Training Institute in Bhubaneshwar,Odisha.
  2. Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes is to be held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH is organizing two days Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes on 17th and 18th July 2018 at India International Centre,New Delhi.

  3. According to government data,India accounts for how much of global deaths from floods?
    A)1/2th
    B)1/3rd
    C)1/5th
    D)1/6th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly half of the country’s population by 2050.

  4. According to UN bodies WHO and UNICEF,”BIMARU” Indian states have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children.Which states are constituted in BIMARU?
    A)Bihar
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Rajasthan
    D)All of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The “BIMARU” Indian states-Bihar,MP,Rajasthan and UP– have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children, according to UN bodies WHO and Unicef.

  5. The government has decided to set up a committee to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS).Who will be heading this committee?
    A)Anil Swarup
    B)Ajay Tyagi
    C)Arvind Pangariya
    D)Anil Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has decided to set up a committee under the chairmanship of Mr Anil Swarup, former Secretary, School Education, with suitable representations from NCC, M/o Youth Affairs and Ministry of HRD to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS).

  6. Which college unveils World’s first Remote LEAP Microscope?
    A)IIT Mumbai
    B)BITS Pilani
    C)IIT Delhi
    D)IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IIT Madras has launched world’s first remotely operatable microscope that would enable a precise atom by atom view of a material in Chennai,Tamil Nadu.
  7. Which Bollywood Singer -Actor to get wax statue at Delhi’s Madam Tussauds Musuem?
    A)Shaan
    B)Sonu Nigam
    C)Diljit Dosanjh
    D)Ayusmann Khurrana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dosanjh’s statue will be the latest addition at the Madame Tussauds in the national capital, as he is set to share the dais with a handful of sports icons.

  8. UN has entered into an agreement with which company to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Google
    C)Amazon
    D)Apple
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The aim of the partnership is to develop a platform to enable governments, NGO’s and the public to track specific environment-related development targets with a user-friendly Google front-end, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said.

  9. 8th session of India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) begins in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)KathMandu
    C)Kabul
    D)Muscat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu co-chaired 8th session of India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) along with Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of Oman, Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy.

  10. The government is likely to recapitalise some state-run banks in urgent by infusing how much amount?
    A)20000 cr
    B)10000 cr
    C)15000 cr
    D)12000 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the Finance Ministry sources here, these banks, which include the Punjab National Bank (PNB), Corporation Bank and the Central Bank of India, are under pressure to make interest payment to bond holders of their Additional Tier 1 bonds.

  11. Recently which former Indian paceman retired from all forms of cricket?
    A)Jasprit Bumrah
    B)Kamlesh Nagarkoti
    C)Parvinder Awana
    D)Shivam Mavi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The pacer represented Delhi for nine years and played two Twenty20 Internationals against England in 2012, but failed to pick up any international wicket.

  12. Who won Thailand Open 2018?
    A)Tai Tzu Ying
    B)Nozomi Okuhara
    C)PV Sindhu
    D)Akane Yamaguchi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu (seeded second) suffered a defeat to fourth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games inside 50 minutes to settle for runners-up spot in the Thailand Open at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok.

  13. Who won Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid?
    A)Abhinav Bindra
    B)Vinesh Phogat
    C)Babita Kumari
    D)Yogeshwar Dutt
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Vinesh won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 50kg category in dominating fashion which saw her give up only one point during her five bouts.

  14. Who won German Grand Prix?
    A)Sebastian Vettel
    B)Lewis Hamilton
    C)Marc Marquez
    D)Shuhei Nakamura
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Honda’s Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German GP victory to extend his MotoGP lead.

  15. A team comprising experts from which institute has been selected for an award for exceptional research-led innovation to mitigate arsenic poisoning in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta in the north and northeast India?
    A)IIT Kanpur
    B)IIT Kharagpur
    C)IIT Delhi
    D)IIT Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A team comprising experts from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the University of Oxford has been selected for an award for exceptional research-led innovation to mitigate arsenic poisoning in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta in the north and northeast India.

  16. Recently Rita Bhaduri passed away.She belongs to which profession?
    A)Politics
    B)Journalist
    C)Actress
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri has passed away at the age of 62. She was reportedly suffering from a serious kidney ailment.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was IIT Kharagpur founded?
    A)1950
    B)1958
    C)1957
    D)1960
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Central bank of India?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Oman?
    A)Dollar
    B)Dirham
    C)Rial
    D)Real
    View Answer
    Option C

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