Current Affairs Quiz: July 6, 2018

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  1. The Prime Minister of which country arrived in India in July 2018 and hold discussions on economic cooperation and security ties?
    A)Bhutan
    B)Sri Lanka
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit during which both the countries are expected to hold discussions on a host of issues, including economic cooperation and security ties.

  2. Which of the following organizations launched an online guidance system for determining notifiability of mergers and acquisitions?
    A)NABARD
    B)Competition Commission of India(CCI)
    C)SEBI
    D)IRDA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Guidance System has been named as “Do It Yourself(DIY):A notifiability check for mergers and acquisitions under the Companies Act,2002.

  3. Which of the following organizations has recently launched in house e-marketing system?
    A)NABARD
    B)SIDBI
    C)KVIC
    D)LIC
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) launched its first in-house single umbrella e-marketing system that can be accessed from anywhere in India for sale and purchase of its products.

  4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to how much amount?
    A)20,000 cr
    B)30,000 cr
    C)15,000 cr
    D)10,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by enhancing its capital base to Rs.10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilize Rs.1,00,000 crore for Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education or RISE by 2022.

  5. At an event in New Delhi, Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal launched which application system for reporting, monitoring and taking suitable action on unauthorised coal mining activities?
    A)CMA
    B)CSM
    C)MIMS
    D)CMSMS
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application ‘Khan Prahari’ developed by CMPDI, Ranchi in New Delhi.

  6. Which state government launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme called “Sambal” for labourers and poor families?
    A)Odisha
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Under Sambal Yojana , the BPL families would be provided electricity at a cost of Rs 200 per month.
  7. Who became the first serving Army officer to complete Ironman Triathlon?
    A)Bipin Rawat
    B)VD Dogra
    C)Bikram Singh
    D)Dalbir Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    General Dogra achieved this feat in Austria and is also the only General across the globe to have completed the gruelling competition in Austria.

  8. Which state government launched “Poshan Abhiyan” to eradicate malnutrition among children?
    A)Gujarat
    B)MP
    C)Odisha
    D)West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched “Poshan Abhiyan”a statewide mission to eradicate malnutrition among children by providing them nutritious food through Anganwadi centres. The chief minister also launched “Purna” Project to eliminate malnutrition among girls in the age group of 14 to 18, an official release said.
  9. Which organization successfully conducted its first “pad abort” test?
    A)ISRO
    B)NASA
    C)SpaceX
    D)HAL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted its first pad abort” test, crucial for proposed human spaceflight programme , at Sriharikota.

  10. NASSCOM opened Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in which city?
    A)Hyderabad
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The centre was set up in collaboration with the Karnataka government with an aim to nurture innovation in emerging disruptive technologies such as AI and to leverage the power of data science.
  11. CSIR has tied up Nvidia Corporation to set up a Centre of Excellence in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Hyderabad
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has joined hands with US-based chip-designer Nvidia Corp to set up a Centre of Excellence in New Delhi to offer the industry a complete design and implementation environment for the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based applications.

  12. Which paramilitary force became the first force to opt for e-ticketing instead of the railway warrant?
    A)Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF)
    B)National Security Guard(NSG)
    C)Border Security Force(BSF)
    D)Indo-Tibet Border police(ITBP)
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The NSG became the first force to opt for e-ticketing instead of the railway warrant under an agreement signed with the IRCTC.

  13. 5th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Beijing
    C)Tokyo
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional ministerial meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan. It was first RCEP ministerial gathering to be held outside ASEAN countries.

  14. 42nd World Heritage Committee Meeting held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Mumbai
    C)Washington DC
    D)Manama
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 42nd World Heritage Committee Meeting held in Bahrain capital Manama , with 19 new sites inscribed to the World Heritage List.

  15. World’s first digital art museum has been opened in which city?
    A)Tokyo
    B)Mumbai
    C)Paris
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World’s first digital art museum opened in Tokyo,Japan allowing patrons to step all the way into the artworks.

  16. How many countries have been placed in Global Banks “High Risk” List?
    A)21
    B)25
    C)30
    D)15
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    China ,UAE , Cyprus , and Mauritius,along with 21 other countries have been tagged as“high risk jurisdictions” by global banks acting as custodians for foreign funds which comprise the largest group of investors in the Indian stock market.
  17. Government kept interest rate on Senior Citizens Savings Scheme at how much percent for the July-September quarter?
    A)8.1%
    B)7.3%
    C)8.3%
    D)8.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the July-September quarter
  18. Which pf the following banks launched “ELA”, a virtual assistant for customer support and services?
    A)Yes Bank
    B)PNB
    C)SBI
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ELA stands for Electronic Live Assistant. Driven by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms, ELA will revolutionise the way customers interact with the company.
  19. Which company has become India’s largest taxpayer in private sector?
    A)HCL
    B)Infosys
    C)Reliance
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Reliance has become India’s largest payer of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Excise and Customs Duty, and Income Tax in the private sector.
  20. Sports Authority of India has recently been renamed as?
    A)Sports Association of India
    B)Sports India
    C)India Sports
    D)Indian Sports Academy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The sports body organised its 50th GB meeting, where it was also decided that coaches will be given a say in decision making and the food expenses of athletes will also be increased.
  21. Which Indian player recently got 4 year ban for dope violation?
    A)Inderjeet Singh
    B)Yogeshwar Dutt
    C)Narsingh Parcham
    D)Sudha Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Inderjeet, who was one of the first athletes to qualify for the Rio Games, was provisionally suspended on July 26, 2016 after both his urine samples showed ‘Adverse Analytical Finding’ (AAF) for banned performance-enhancing substances — androsterone and etiocholanolone.
  22. Who was appointed as the new president of Wipro?
    A)William Owens
    B)Rajan Kohli
    C)Rishad Premji
    D)Ashok Sekar Ganguly
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Wipro Ltd has promoted Rajan Kohli, the head of its digital business, to the rank of President a move analysts said underscores the significance of new solution offerings in the revenue portfolio of the Bengaluru-based company.
  23. Liliane Montevecchi has recently passed away. She belonged to which profession?
    A)Actress
    B)Journalist
    C)Politics
    D)Social Worker
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tony Award winner French –Italian Actress Liliane Monte vecchi has passed away. She was 85 and passed away from colon cancer.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Name the capital of Bhutan?
    A)Thimphu
    B)Manipal
    C)Tibet
    D)Shanghai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Name the chairperson of Competition Commission of India(CCI)?
    A)Ajay Tyagi
    B)Devendra Kumar Sikri
    C)Arvind Saxena
    D)Urjit Patel
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC)?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

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