Current Affairs Quiz: July 31, 2018

Current Affairs 31 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman formally handed over how many types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel “MADE IN INDIA” engines to the Army?
    A)2
    B)3
    C)4
    D)5
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman formally handed over two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel “MADE IN INDIA” engines to the Army.
  2. The Central government decided to set up a high level empowered panel to resolve issues plaguing the power sector and revive stressed assets.Who will head this panel?
    A)Rajnath Singh
    B)RS Sharma
    C)Ajay Tyagi
    D)Pradeep Kumar Sinha
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Central government decided to set up a high level empowered panel under the Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha to resolve issues plaguing the power sector and revive stressed assets.
  3. President Ram Nath Kovind launched Sanchar Kranti Yojana in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)MP
    C)Chattisgarh
    D)UP
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind launched Chattisgarh government’s Sanchar Kranti Yojana at Jagdalpur in the Naxal-affected Bastar region of the state. Under the scheme,50 lakh smartphones will be distributed free of cost to the people.
  4. The first National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) of India exclusively for women was opened in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Mohali
    C)Kanpur
    D)Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, laid the foundation stone for permanent campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for women at Mohali Punjab.
  5. Who will head the committee on the cleaning of the Yamuna River?
    A)AK Goel
    B)Pranay Kumar Saxena
    C)Jawad Rahim
    D)Swatanter Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Green Tribunal formed a monitoring committee on the cleaning of the Yamuna River.The tribunal headed by NGT Chairperson AK Goel.
  6. Which state government would implement its own food security act from October 2 this year?
    A)Haryana
    B)Odisha
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Telangana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the state government would implement its own food security act from October 2 this year.
  7. Which state government launched Milk Mission and Bull Fair?
    A)Manipur
    B)Meghalaya
    C)Sikkim
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Meghalaya government launched ‘Meghalaya Milk Mission’ and First Meghalaya Bull Fair on 28th July, 2018. The Mission aims to plug the demand and supply gap in the availability of per capita milk, to generate alternate livelihoods for the rural people through the dairy sector and to create and revive dairy co-operatives.
  8. India’s first ever International Blockchain Congress will be held in which city?
    A)Hyderabad
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The event is poised to be the largest confluence of regulators, industry experts, and technology innovators and will be the first of many efforts to transform India into a global powerhouse.
  9. A team of doctors led by Dr. Shamee Shastry from the blood bank of Kasturba Medical College (KMC) identified a rare blood group called “pp’ or “P null “phenotype.Where is Kasturba Medical College located?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Manipal
    C)Tripura
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A team of doctors led by Dr. Shamee Shastry from the blood bank of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal identified a rare blood group called “pp’ or “P null “phenotype.
  10. Which city to host Nepal-India Think Tank Summit 2018?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kathmandu
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Nepal-India Think Tank Summit 2018 will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal on 31st July to foster greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing among the think tanks of the two countries.
  11. Which bank reported a net loss of Rs.120 cr for the first time from its India operations?
    A)Yes Bank
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)ICICI Bank
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank Ltd., India’s largest private sector lender by assets, reported a net loss of ₹120 crore on a stand-alone basis for the June quarter, on account of rising bad loans and treasury losses.
  12. Which digital payments company is now on an expansion spree to build a “New Retail” model to equip shopkeepers with technology ,logistics and marketing capabilities?
    A)Oxigen
    B)Paytm
    C)Mobikwik
    D)Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Digital payments company Paytm is now on an expansion spree to build a “New Retail” model to equip shopkeepers with technology ,logistics and marketing capabilities.
  13. Who has become the the first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey to France in cold weather?
    A)Prabhat Ranjan
    B)Yu hexin
    C)Sun Yang
    D)Prabhat Koli
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    A city college student, Prabhat Koli(19), who crossed the English Channel when he was 16, has become the first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey to France in cold weather.
  14. Who has been appointed as Chancellor of the Pondicherry Central University?
    A)Rajnath Singh
    B)M.Venkaiah Naidu
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Himant Biswa Sharma
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Vice-President M.Venkaiah Naidu has been appointed Chancellor of the Pondicherry Central University. The tenure of the Chancellor will be five years.
  15. Who has been appointed as CEO of HSBC India?
    A)Vishwas Patel
    B)Joe Garner
    C)Surendra Rosha
    D)Antonia Simoes
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation announced the appointment of Surendra Rosha as Chief Executive Officer for HSBC India. Rosha is currently HSBC’s Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for Asia-Pacific.
  16. Who has resigned from the position of CEO of Paytm Payments Bank?
    A)Renu Sharma
    B)Renu Satti
    C)Pranav Patel
    D)Vijay Shekhar Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank CEO Renu Satti has resigned from the role and will now head Paytm’s new retail initiative.
  17. Who has been conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna?
    A)Abhinav Bindra
    B)PV Sindhu
    C)Pradip Chowdhury
    D)Pranav Sinha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mohun Bagan Ratna , the highest honour of the century-old club has been conferred on former India international Pradip Chowdhury at its foundation day programme on 29thJuly.
  18. Which bank has been awarded the best performing primary lending institution in credit linked subsidy scheme(CLSS) for the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) and LIG (Low Income Group) category?
    A)Corporation Bank
    B)SBI
    C)HDFC Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Leading mortgage lender HDFC Bank has been awarded the best performing primary lending institution in credit linked subsidy scheme(CLSS) for the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) and LIG (Low Income Group) category.
  19. Writer Ramapada Chowdhury passed away.She authored in which language?
    A)Tamil
    B)Bengali
    C)Hindi
    D)Odia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sahitya Academy awardee Bengali writer Ramapada Chowdhury, who authored famous novels like Kharij, Bari Badle Jay and Abhimanyu, has passed away.
  20. Veteran personality John Sankaramangalam passed away recently.He belonged to which profession?
    A)Politics
    B)Film industry
    C)Writer
    D)Journalism
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran film personality John Sankaramangalam, a former director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, has passed away. He was 84 and he died due to age-related illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of HDFC Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Paytm Payments Bank?
    A)Pune
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Noida
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Nokrek National Park is situated in which state?
    A)Manipur
    B)Sikkim
    C)Meghalaya
    D)UP
    View Answer
    Option C

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