Current Affairs Quiz: July 8, 2018

Current Affairs 8 July 2018 Quiz

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  1. India got its first biofortified sorghum which was developed by VNMKV.Name the sorghum?
    A)Parbhani Shakti
    B)Prabhat
    C)Pravin Shakti
    D)Prakash
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Developed by ICRISAT it was released for cultivation by Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), Maharashtra

  2. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs launched which application to protect interest of consumers?
    A)Verify GST
    B)GST Verify
    C)GST Rate finder
    D)GST Hepline
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    It is an android app to verify if the person collecting GST from the consumer is eligible to collect it or not. It also provides the details of the person/ company collecting GST.

  3. Which state government announced a subsidy of 10 percent to all domestic consumers, institutions for installation of solar power plants at the rooftop of their buildings?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Himachal Pradesh
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Himachal Pradesh government announced a subsidy of 10 per cent or Rs 4,000 per KW, whichever is less, to all domestic consumers, institutions and those in the social sectors for installation of solar power plants at the rooftop of their buildings.

  4. Which state government announced a ban on plastic bags from July 15?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Himachal Pradesh
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a ban on plastic bag,cups and glasses across the state from July 15.
  5. For the current year,UN has cut its peacekeeping budget to how much amount?
    A)610 million
    B)620 million
    C)520 million
    D)500 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The UN has cut its peacekeeping budget by $610million for the current year while the monthly payment to each peacekeeper will increase by $96 per month.

  6. The UN member states approved how much amount for 13 peacekeeping operations for the year 2018-19?
    A)6.85 billion
    B)6.69 billion
    C)5.69 billion
    D)6.81 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Committee also approved significant management reforms including the creation of two new departments focused on political and peacebuilding affairs and four stand-alone divisions for Africa.

  7. 2nd meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal held in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Birgunj
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kathmandu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 2nd meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting also decided to set up an industry-led India Nepal Tourism Forum.

  8. 2018 World Cities Summit to be held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)New Delhi
    C)Singapore
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu left for Singapore on a three-day visit to participate in the World Cities Summit.

  9. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index,who became world’s third richest person?
    A)Jeff Bezos
    B)Mark Zuckerberg
    C)Bill Gates
    D)Warren Buffett
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third richest person.Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett as Facebook shares climbed 2.4%, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

  10. Who won Calcutta South Club Senior ITF Tennis Championship?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Kidambi Srikanth
    C)Mitali Raj
    D)Sharad Tak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sharad Tak lifted the trophy in the men’s singles at the just concluded Calcutta South Club Senior ITF Tennis Championship in Kolkata,West Bengal.
  11. 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship was hosted by which city in July 2018?
    A)Guwahati
    B)Pune
    C)Kolkata
    D)Shillong
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Punjab gave the best performance and secured a place in the Indian squad for Asian Games 2018.

  12. Who was appointed as Reliance Industries(RIL) Managing Director?
    A)Mukesh Ambani
    B)Tina Ambani
    C)Nita Ambani
    D)Gautam Adani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Shareholders of Reliance Industries (RIL) have re-appointed Mukesh Ambani as the company’s MD for a period of five years commencing from April 19, 2019.

  13. Who was appointed as brand ambassador of Muthoot Pappachan Group?
    A)Katrina Kaif
    B)Vidya Balan
    C)Disha Patani
    D)Aamir Khan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Muthoot Pappachan Group, the diversified financial services firm, has unveiled a new brand philosophy ‘Blue Soch’ (Blue is belief) under which the company aims to motivate customers to take their destiny in their own hands by helping them choose the right financial products.

  14. Who was conferred with Special Lifetime Achievement Award by the Music Academy?
    A)TK Chand
    B)Lalgudi G .Jayaraman
    C)TH Vinayakram
    D)Kamala Lakshminarayanan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Music Academy announced a Special Lifetime Achievement Award to be conferred on Ghatam maestro T.H Vinayakram.

  15. Who received Knowledge Excellence Award from Secretary, Mines, Govt. of India for Outstanding Contribution in Aluminium Knowledge domain?
    A)TH Vinayakram
    B)Rasiklal Meswani
    C)TK Chand
    D)Vinod Tahilani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dr. T.K Chand received Knowledge Excellence Award from Secretary, Mines, Govt. of India for Outstanding Contribution in Aluminium Knowledge domain at the 22nd International Conference on Non-Ferrous Minerals and Metals 2018 at Ranchi,Jharkhand.

  16. Kabutari Devi recently passed away.She belonged to which profession?
    A)Singer
    B)Actress
    C)Journalist
    D)Poet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Famous Kumaoni folk singer Kabutari Devi has passed away following a cardiac arrest.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Name the chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBIC)?
    A)John Joseph
    B)S.Ramesh
    C)RajKumar Barthwal
    D)Vanaja Sarna
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations?
    A)Paris
    B)Washington DC
    C)New York
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Muthoot Pappachan Group?
    A)Kerala
    B)Chennai
    C)Thiruvanathpuram
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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