Current Affairs Quiz: July 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. Centre has formed a committee to tackle industrial pollution near Taj Mahal. Who will be heading this committee?
    A)Brahm Dutt
    B)Manoj Kumar Saxena
    C)Bibek Debroy
    D)CK Mishra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has formed a committee comprising officials of the environment ministry, experts from NEERI, IITs and various other forums to look into the issue of industrial pollution around the iconic Taj Mahal.

  2. Centre has reconstituted committee to probe alligations agains Adya Prasad Pandey.He is a vice chancellor of which university?
    A)SRM University
    B)Integral University
    C)Manipur University
    D)Symbiosis University
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    he Ministry of Human Resource Development reconstituted a three-member fact-finding committee to assess the allegations against the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University ,Prof Adya Prasad Pandey
  3. When Indian railways is set to get its first publicly owned dedicated corridor for freight trains?
    A)August 26
    B)August 10
    C)August 15
    D)October 2
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    After 165 years of its birth, Indian railways is set to get its first publicly owned dedicated corridor for freight trains on August 15, when the country will be celebrating its 72nd Independence Day.

  4. According to Travel+Leisure ,which Indian city ranked 3rd among world’s best cities?
    A)Udaipur
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The top 2 cities are both in Mexico: San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca.

  5. Which railway launched a captain service in the Bengaluru-New Delhi Karnataka Express train?
    A)Central Railway
    B)Northern Railway
    C)South Western Railway
    D)Southern Railway
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The South Western Railway launched a captain service in the Bengaluru-New Delhi Karnataka Express train to ensure comfortable journey to long-distance passengers.

  6. 3rd BRICS Media Forum is to be held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Cape Town
    C)Beijing
    D)New delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 3rd BRICS Media Forum under the theme of “BRICS Media Cooperation-Fostering an inclusive ,just World Order” will be held on July 18-19 in Cape Town, South Africa.

  7. Which country topped the list of Global rankings of Nations Soft power?
    A)USA
    B)France
    C)UK
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index, published last week by UK-based strategic communications consultancy firm Portland and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy, ranked Germany as third followed by the US.

  8. Finance Ministry has approved how much amount in five PSBs, to help them meet regulatory capital requirements?
    A)11336 cr
    B)12000 cr
    C)11386 cr
    D)13456 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Punjab National Bank will get the maximum amount at Rs 2,816 crore, followed by Corporation Bank, which will see infusion of about Rs 2,555 crore. The others are Indian Overseas Bank (Rs 2,157 crore), Andhra Bank (Rs 2,019 crore) and Allahabad Bank (Rs 1,790 crore).

  9. Who was appointed as ICICI Bank Non executive chairman?
    A)B Sriram
    B)Mahesh Kumar Jain
    C)Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
    D)Chanda Kochhar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank said that RBI has approved the appointment of Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as ICICI Bank Non executive chairman till June 30, 2021.

  10. Which company acquired POS platform Zopper Retail?
    A)Paypal
    B)Mobikwik
    C)Paytm
    D)Phone Pe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Flipkart’s digital payment subsidiary PhonePe has acquired Zopper Retail– a hyperlocal Point of Sale (POS) platform for small and medium businesses.

  11. Who was appointed as sports ambassador of Assam?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Hima Das
    C)Vinesh Phogat
    D)Saina Nehwal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The announcement came after Hima Das recently became the first Indian woman to win gold at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships.

  12. Who won gold medal in Sottevile Athletics meet held in Sotteville, France?
    A)Annu Rani
    B)Vipin Kasana
    C)Neeraj Chopra
    D)Anil Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal in Sottevile Athletics meet held in Sotteville, France. The 20-year-old covered a distance of 85.17 meters to finish on top of the podium.

  13. India ranked which position in the men’s hockey world rankings issued by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
    A)2nd
    B)5th
    C)3rd
    D)4th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India have jumped a rung to fifth position in the men’s hockey world rankings issued by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

  14. 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships held in which country?
    A)India
    B)Japan
    C)Finland
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 2018 World U20 Championships in Athletics, also known as the World Junior Championships, are an international athletics competition for athletes qualifying as juniors (born no earlier than 1 January 1999) which took place at Tampere Stadium in Tampere,Finland from 10–15 July 2018.Kenya topped the list.

  15. Which actress became the face and voice of the Elephants Campaign by PETA?
    A)Vidya Balan
    B)Katrina Kaif
    C)Disha Patani
    D)Richa Chadha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    An international organisation, PETA, with the help of Richa, has sent a letter to the Odisha Chief Minister to seek its support for the campaign. Richa will take on the cause to not just get the government involved but also inform people about the accidents that are on the rise and how they can be curbed.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)?
    A)New York
    B)London
    C)Virginia
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of International Hockey Federation?
    A)Mumbai
    B)London
    C)Paris
    D)Lausanne
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of PhonePe?
    A)Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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