Current Affairs Quiz: July 23, 2018

Current Affairs 23 July 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 22 July 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of July 22, 2018
 

  1. PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated ambulance service in which country?
    A)Australia
    B)SriLanka
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Apart from providing ambulances, the grant also covers the training of manpower in India and meeting operational costs for one year.

  2. Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan has unveiled the first of a kind air quality and weather forecast system “SAFAR”in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The giant true colour LED display will give real-time air quality index on 24×7 basis with colour coding along with 72-hour advance forecast.

  3. Rajnath Singh launched a initiative called SPC aiming to build a bridge between police and students.Expand “C” in SPC?
    A)Class
    B)Country
    C)Commission
    D)Cadet
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A countrywide initiative called Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme, which aims to build a bridge between the police and young students by educating them in crime prevention and ethics through classes at school and outside, was launched by home minister Rajnath Singh.

  4. International Festival “Mizo Hnahthlak “ was held in which city?
    A)Itanagar
    B)Shillong
    C)Aizawl
    D)Kohima
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In yet another celebration to revive unity and brotherhood- socially and culturally- the first international festival of Mizoram-Mizo Hnahthlak International Festival– was organised in Aizawl, which brought the Mizo ethnic community from across borders. Mizoram celebrated the first international cultural festival of the Mizo ethnic group with pomp and gaiety.

  5. The 67th Plenary Meeting on North East Council was held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Shillong
    C)Kohima
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Rajnath Singh recently made a visit to Shillong and chaired the 67th plenary meeting on north east council (NEC), held in the premises of State Convention Centre, Shillong.

  6. According to Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC),which state stands as the best governed state in the country?

    A)Odisha
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Kerala
    D)Jharkhand

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC).

  7. At the GST Council Meeting,various commodities rates were slashed.Where was GST Meeting held?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Apart from a 100 percent waiver of GST on sanitary pads, the council has decided to nullify tax on raw materials such as stone, marble and wood, used by for making handicrafts like sculptures.The GST charged for commodities such as lithium-ion batteries, vacuum cleaners, food grinders, mixers, storage water heaters, head dryers, hand dryers, paint, varnishes, water cooler, milk cooler, ice cream coolers, perfumes, toilet sprays and other toiletries has been slashed from 28 percent to 18 percent.The GST on handbags, jewellery box, wooden box for paintings, glass art ware, ornamental framed mirrors, handmade lamps, wax, natural gum, iron and brass products have been reduced from 18 percent to 12 percent.Various fabrics, like Chenille fabrics, mats made via handlooms, fertilizer-grade phosphoric acid, which were earlier under the 12 percent bracket,will be charged 5 percent, while the GST on washing machine reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent.

  8. Who won the Asia Junior Championship in Jakarta,Indonesia?
    A)Lakshaya Sharma
    B)Hima Das
    C)Abhinav Bindra
    D)Lakshaya Sen
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian badminton player Lakshaya Sen bagged the gold medal after defeating Indonesia’s top-seeded Kunlavut Vitidsaran in the final match of the Badminton Asia Junior Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  9. Who broke his own 400m national record at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji event in Prague, Czech Republic?
    A)Muhammad Younis
    B)Ajay Das
    C)Muhammad Yusuf
    D)Muhammad Anas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian sprinter Muhammad Anas broke his own 400m national record at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji event in Prague, Czech Republic.

  10. Who became the first Indian woman to win gold in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World U-20 Athletic Championships?

    A)Sakshi Malik
    B)Hima Das
    C)Mary Kom
    D)Seema Punia

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sprinter Hima Das , from Assam, scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World U-20 Athletic Championships.

  11. Who became the quickest player to reach the 1000 runs in one-day internationals (ODI), breaking the record of West Indies Legend Vivian Richards.

    A)Shahid Afridi
    B)Steve Smith
    C)Fakhar Zaman
    D)Virat Kohli

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has became the quickest player to reach the 1000 runs in one-day internationals (ODI), breaking the record of West Indies Legend Vivian Richards.

  12. The Tokyo 2020 Committee presented a mascot in a event.Name it?
    A)Stanford tree
    B)Hokiebird
    C)Miraitowa and Someity
    D)Mike the tiger
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee officially presented its Olympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity at a massive event.

  13. Recently,Jonathan Gold passed away.He won Pulitzer Prize in which area?
    A)Acting
    B)Sports
    C)Literature
    D)Criticism
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pulitzer Prize-Winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, has passed away at the age of 57. In 2007, he became the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of SriLanka?
    A)Dollar
    B)Yuan
    C)Rupee
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Who is the current CM of Mizoram?
    A)Raghubar das
    B)Yogi AdityaNath
    C)Biren Singh
    D)Lal Thanhawla
    View Answer
    Option D

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