Current Affairs Quiz: July 20, 2018

Current Affairs 20 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Civil aviation with which of the following organization?
    A)World Bank
    B)BRICS
    C)ADB
    D)European Union
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government aims for the BRICS nations to benefit from the establishment of an institutional framework to corporate in the field of civil aviation.

  2. Government is planning to deliver how many family cards for the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme?
    A)11cr
    B)12 cr
    C)13cr
    D)14cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government will print and hand-deliver about 110 million ‘family cards’ for the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme in a major public contact programme by organising ‘Ayushman Pakhwaras’ in villages as it seeks to implement the Prime Minister’s signature move.

  3. The government is planning to notify a new standard for automobile industry which involves spraying thousands of small dots laser etched with a vehicle identification number throughout the vehicle body.Name it?
    A)MinorDots
    B)MicroDots
    C)Mini Dots
    D)MegaDots
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a move to put a check on vehicle thefts, the government will soon notify a new standard for automobile industry to use a technology which involves spraying thousands of small dots laser etched with a vehicle identification number throughout the vehicle body, including their engines. The technology named MicroDots makes it almost impossible to remove the dots and hence, the car’s identity can be established at any stage.

  4. Which state government partners with global consultancy firm EY to accelerate the digital transformation journey in the state?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In partnership with global consultancy firm EY, also known as Ernst & Young, the Andhra Pradesh government launched the ePragati Core Platform, a new initiative to accelerate the digital transformation journey in the state.

  5. Elphinstone Road Station in Mumbai has been renamed as which station?
    A)Shivaji Station
    B)Prabhadevi Station
    C)Prabhu Station
    D)Shahid Smarak Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The station code for newly renamed Prabhadevi station will be PBHD.

  6. 67th National Garment Fair held in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Gurugram
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has organized, “India’s largest Apparel Trade show-The 67th National Garment fair” from 16th July to 19th July 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  7. Which state government launches online pension system “Aabhaar-Aapki seva ka”?
    A)Odisha
    B)UP
    C)Chattisgarh
    D)Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Through this app and the website, 80,000 pensioners of the state will now get all the information related to pension and payment online.

  8. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have entered into strategic partnership with which platform to train youth and entrepreneurs in the country on digital skills?
    A)Facebook
    B)Google
    C)Microsoft
    D)Infosys
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Facebook and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have entered into strategic partnership to train youth and entrepreneurs in the country on digital skills.

  9. “Pitch Black” Warfare Exercise is to be held in which country?
    A)India
    B)USA
    C)Australia
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    For the first time, the Indian Air Force will participate with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18), which is scheduled from July 24, 2018 to August 18, 2018 in Australia.

  10. Which country lifted state of emergency after 2 years?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Thailand
    C)Turkey
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared emergency on 20th July 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and clashes broke out in Istanbul that claimed 249 lives.

  11. What is the base color of the newly launched Rs.100 note by RBI?
    A)Lavender
    B)Ruby
    C)Purple
    D)Pearl
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue Rs 100 denomination bank notes. According to the RBI, the new bank notes will be in the “Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series”.The new denomination has motif of “RANI KI VAV”– a stepwell located on the banks of Saraswati river in Gujarat’s Patan, on the reverse.

  12. Which small finance bank launched commercial operations?
    A)Fino Payments Bank
    B)Equitas Bank
    C)Capital Small Finance Bank
    D)Jana Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A micro-finance company-turned-Jana Small Finance Bank headquartered in Bengaluru began its operations for greater financial inclusion. One of the 10 financial institutions to get banking license from the Reserve Bank of India in April 2017, Jana aims to be an inclusive digitised bank serving all customer segments and communities across the country.
  13. , The state’s first all-women branch of which bank was inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)J&K Bank
    C)SBI
    D)Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    As a step towards women empowerment, the state’s first all-women branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been inaugurated.

  14. Who received NABARD 2018 Award for its service to self-help group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for the fiscal year 2017-18?
    A)SBI
    B)Repco Micro Finance Ltd
    C)Fino Payments Bank
    D)Paytm Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Repco Micro Finance Ltd, a non-banking finance company promoted by Repco Bank, received NABARD 2018 Award for its service to self-help group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for the fiscal year 2017-18.

  15. According to a report by Asian Development Bank (ADB), India’s economy will accelerate to how much percent in 2019?
    A)7.5
    B)7.3
    C)7.6
    D)7.8
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a report by Asian Development Bank (ADB), India continues to be the fastest growing economy in Asia and is on track to meet current fiscal year’s projected growth of 7.3%.It further said, Indian economy’s growth will further accelerate to 7.6 percent in 2019, as measures taken to strengthen the banking system and tax reform boost investment.

  16. According to industry body Ficci,India’s economic growth to be how much percent in current financial year?
    A)7.1
    B)7.5
    C)7.3
    D)7.8
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to industry body Ficci, despite short-term challenges India’s economic growth story remains intact and the country’s GDP is expected to grow around 7.5 percent in the current financial year.

  17. Walmart has entered into an partnership with which company on digital transformation for retail industry?
    A)Google
    B)TCS
    C)Microsoft
    D)Infosys
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Walmart has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on “digital transformation” for the onetime retail industry leader.

  18. Who was appointed as Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)?
    A)Sameer Nigam
    B)Anil D Sahasrabudhe
    C)Savita Srivastava
    D)Neeraj jain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The union government has renewed the appointment of Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe as the chairman of the tenchical and professional education regulator All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

  19. Recently Rajmata Satvashilla Devi passed away.She belongs to which profession?
    A)Actress
    B)Singer
    C)Activist
    D)Writer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted activist from Konkan region in Maharashtra, Rajmata Satvashila Devi Bhosle of Sawantwadi Sansthan has passed away due to prolonged illness. She was 83.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of AICTE?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Walmart?
    A)Arkansas,USA
    B)Springdale,USA
    C)Rogers,USA
    D)Bella Vista,USA
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. FICCI was founded in which year?
    A)1998
    B)1972
    C)1927
    D)1958
    View Answer
    Option C

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