Current Affairs Quiz: July 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 July 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which state announced two new districts named Tirunelveli and Chengalpet?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Kerala
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The number of districts in Tamil Nadu will go up to 35 as the government announced its decision to carve out Tenkasi district from Tirunelveli district and Chengalpet district from Kancheepuram district.

  2. India and which other country carried out a major military exercise “Hand in Hand”?
    A)Russia
    B)China
    C)Nepal
    D)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India and China will carry out a major military exercise called ‘Hand-in-Hand’ in December, 2019. The exercise will take place at Umroi, Meghalaya.

  3. Which bank announced the launch of a new digital platform curated specially for MSMEs called “InstaBIZ”?
    A)Federal Bank
    B)Axis Bank
    C)HDFC Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank announced the launch of a new digital platform curated specially for MSMEs and self-employed customers to enable them to undertake their business banking transactions digitally and instantly.

  4. According to Brand Finance 100 2019 Report,Which company became India’s most valuable brand?
    A)Tata
    B)SBI
    C)LIC
    D)Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The brand “Tata” has become India’s most valuable brand for the second straight year in 2019, according to the Brand Finance India 100 2019 report.

  5. Which bank launched its Artificial Intelligence interactive assistant — ABHi?
    A)Indian Bank
    B)State Bank of India
    C)Andhra Bank
    D)bank of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Andhra Bank launched its Artificial Intelligence interactive assistant — ABHi. The Bank’s AI powered chatbot-ABHi uses latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithm to understand the customer query and fetch the relevant information from possible knowledgebase in a matter of milliseconds.

  6. Which Indian sprinter won 5th gold of the month in 400 m race in Czech Republic?
    A)Aparna Sen
    B)Swapana Singh
    C)ManikaBatra
    D)Hima Das
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das continued her dream run by winning the fifth gold of the month as won the 400 meter race with a season-best time of 52.09s in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

  7. Who won gold medal in the 63 kg category in the President’s Cup in Kazakhstan?
    A)Vijender Singh
    B)Vikas Krishnan
    C)Shiv Thapa
    D)Dinesh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian boxer Shiva Thapa won a gold medal in the 63 kg category in the President’s Cup in Kazakhstan.

  8. The 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship was held at Which city?
    A)Cuttack
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Gangtok
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Both the women’s and men’s Indian team displayed an impressive performance to win the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.

  9. The FCG Junior World Golf Championship 2019 held in Which city?
    A)Vienna
    B)London
    C)Rome
    D)California
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s Arjun Bhati defeated Taiwan’s Jeremy Chen to win the FCG Callaway Junior world Golf Championship 2019 in Palm Desert, California.

  10. Which country won the 2nd edition of Intercontinental Cup football tournament?
    A)Austria
    B)Australia
    C)North Korea
    D)South Korea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    North Korea wins the 2nd edition of Intercontinental Cup football tournament. North Korea beats Tajikistan in the finals held in Ahmedabad. North Korea, Tajikistan, India and Syria participated in the event.

  11. Who has been appointed as new governor of Uttar Pradesh?
    A)Anandiben Patel
    B)Ramesh Bais
    C)Ram Naik
    D)Achrya Dev Vrat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major reshuffle, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new Governors to six states with Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel being transferred to Uttar Pradesh in place of Ram Naik.Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon has been transferred to Madhya Pradesh to replace Patel. West Bengal, Bihar, Tripura and Nagaland have also got new Governors.The President has approved the appointments of former Union Ministers Jagdeep Dhankhar and Ramesh Bais as Governors of West Bengal and Tripura.Senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Fagu Chauhan has been appointed Governor of Bihar while former Intelligence Bureau officer and interlocutor for the Naga peace talks RN Ravi has been appointed as Governor of Nagaland.

  12. Recently Sheila Dixit passed away.She was associated with which profession?
    A)Writer
    B)Politics
    C)Actor
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away at the age of 81. Dikshit was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, having served in office for 15 years from 1998.

  13. Recently Swarup Dutta passed away.He was associated with which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Social Activist
    C)Poet
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, best known for his versatile roles in films of the 1960s and 1970s passed away recently.

  14. What is the theme of this year’s International Shark Awareness Day?
    A)Awareness and care of Sharks
    B)The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean
    C)Nothing to fear
    D)Life below Water
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Wide Fund for Nature has released a report highlighting the risks to Sharks in the Mediterranean region on the occasion of Shark Awareness Day which is observed on July 14th every year. Theme for the year 2019 is “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the tagline of ICICI Bank?
    A)Aao Sochein Bada
    B)We Understand Your World
    C)India’s International Bank
    D)Hum Hai Na,Khayal Aapka
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Andhra Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Surat
    C)Hyderabad
    D)Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of North Korea?
    A)Peso
    B)Dollar
    C)Won
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option C

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