Current Affairs Quiz: July 20, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 20 July 2017 

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  1. With which country has India signed an MoU on cooperation in exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes?
    A) Japan
    B) Indonesia

    C) The Netherlands
    D) Kuwait
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the Netherlands on cooperation in exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.
  2. Union cabinet has given approval for merger of which of the following companies with state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)?
    A) Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL)
    B) Indian Oil Corporation
    C) Bharat Petroleum
    D) Gas (India) Limited (GAIL)
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The Union Cabinet gave its in-principle approval to the merger of oil marketer Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) with state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
  3. Which of the following apps has been launched by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) for syncing Aadhaar data on the mobile phone?
    A) eAadhaar
    B) itAadhaar
    C) urAadhaar
    D) mAadhaar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    mAadhaar, a new app for syncing Aadhaar data on the mobile phone, has been launched by the UIDAI, which is the agency responsible for Aadhaar. The mAadhaar app is only available on Android for now, and the developer for this is listed as UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).
  4. Recently which state has launched its longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has dedicated to the nation the state’s longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  5. Which of the following countries has launched in Indian UT Chandigarh to promote tourism in the country?
    A) Malaysia
    B) South Korea
    C) Vietnam
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    To promote South Korea as a tourist destination, its government is involving school students in Chandigarh and of nearby cities in a contest
  6. Which of the following has launched a recruiting app ‘Hire’ for small- and medium-sized businesses?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Samsung
    C) Google
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    In an apparent move to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, Google has launched ‘Hire’, a recruiting app for small- and medium-sized businesses that also integrates seamlessly with G Suite.
  7. Which of the following countries has successfully tested world’s first-ever active laser weapons system?
    A) China
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The U.S. Navy has recently tested the world’s first-ever active laser weapons system, which is now deployed and ready for war.
  8. Which of the following countries has partially blocked Facebook-owned WhatsApp following a censorship crackdown by the government?
    A) India
    B) Sweden
    C) China
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been partially blocked in China following a censorship crackdown by the government. Users complained of being unable to send photos, videos, and voice notes and a few people have reportedly been blocked from sending even text messages. China operates world’s largest censorship system, called the ‘Great Firewall’, blocking platforms like Facebook, Google, and Instagram.
  9. Where is one of world’s rarest animal species, a northern hairy-nosed wombat has taken birth for the first time in five years?
    A) Canada
    B) Australia
    C) Denmark
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    For the first time in five years, a northern hairy-nosed wombat was born in the Australian state of Queensland.
    The native creature is known as a joey.
  10. Who has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Nagaland?
    A) TR Zeliang
    B) Shurhozelie Liezietsu
    C) PB Acharya
    D) Pawan Kumar Chamling
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Dismissing the five-month-old government of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Governor PB Acharya has appointed TR Zeliang, Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator, as Nagaland Chief Minister.
  11. Which of the following Rajya Sabha Members has resigned from Rajya Sabha?
    A) Sachin Tendulkar
    B) Sharad Pawar
    C) Mayawati
    D) Jaya Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has resigned from Rajya Sabha for not being allowed to speak against the atrocities on Dalits.
  12. _____ singer Bidisha Bezbaruah has passed away.
    A) Manipuri
    B) Assamese
    C) Bengali
    D) Telugu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Assamese actor and singer Bidisha Bezbaruah allegedly committed suicide at her residence in Gurugram
  13. Where did the first global robotics Olympiad held?
    A) USA
    B) India
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    A group of seven Indian students has bagged two awards at the first global robotics Olympiad in the US where 157 countries participated.
    Organised by FIRST Global in Washington DC, USA
  14. _______ and TATA classedge partnered with first global to mentor 7 Indian students participating in first global robotics olympiad at Washington, DC.
    A) Federal Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    TATA ClassEdge, a leading provider of innovative technology based learning solutions for schools and YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, partner with FIRST Global to encourage and mentor students from India, participating in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Global Robotics Olympiad at Washington, D.C. from 16 – 18 July.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Mayawati is from which political party?
    A) Samajwadi Party
    B) All India Trinamool Congress
    C) Bahujan Samaj Party
    D) Janata Dal (United)
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    She is the chief of Bahujan Samaj Party
  2. Name the Governor of Nagaland?
    A) S. C. Jamir
    B) Padmanabha Acharya
    C) Nirbhay Sharma
    D) Banwarilal Purohit
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Current Governor of — Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Manpreet Kaur is related to which of the following sports?
    A) Shot Put
    B) Chess
    C) Squash
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. International Migration Outlook 2017 is given by
    A) International Organization for Migration
    B) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    C) United Nations (UN)
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option B
    International Migration Outlook by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    World Migration Report by International Organization for Migration

 

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