Current Affairs Quiz: July 14, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 14 July 2017 

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  1. The Supreme Court bench that has exempted Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands rom the court’s ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of National and State Highways, was headed by?
    A) Kurian Joseph
    B) J.S. Khehar
    C) Ranjan Gogoi
    D) K. G. Balakrishnan
    View Answer
    Option B
     
  2. Which of the following state not been exempted by Supreme Court regarding the sale of liquor within 500 metres of National and State Highways?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Tripura
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra: Sikkim, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  3. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will set up India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi today to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab
  4. Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Program is an initiative if which organization?
    A) World Bank
    B) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    C) UNESCO
    D) Union of International Associations
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: WIPO’s Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.
  5. Which state has launched Life programme as per which Self-Help Groups will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Tripura
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has recently launched an ambitious flagship program titled “Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship” (LIFE) at Songsak.
    LIFE will focus on capacity building, Under the program, every 10 SHGs (Self-Help Groups) will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other. LIFE aims to bring all the poor and vulnerable women into the SHGs movement.
  6. India’s first high-speed rail training centre will come up in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gujarat
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra: The country is set to get its first high-speed rail training center at Gandhinagar. The center will provide for advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. While India’s first bullet train is proposed to hit the track in 2023, the training center is supposed to start operating by 2020.
  7. Name the first state police in India who will get ‘super cop belt’.
    A) New Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra: National capital police will be the first state police in India who will get ‘super cop belt’, a specially designed belt, widely used by Police in UK, USA, Russia and para-military forces like CRPF, CISF, NSG etc.
    This belt will help cops to keep things like Gun, Mobile Pouch, Security Batten, Wireless Set Pouch & ammunition pouch.
  8. Which state government has decided to give free medical insurance cover of up to Rs10 lakh to all sitting and former legislators and their families.
    A) New Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: The Maharashtra government has decided to give free medical insurance cover of up to Rs10 lakh to all sitting and former legislators and their families. The government will have to set aside Rs9.96 crore a year to pay the insurance premiums of 335 sitting legislators and 837 former legislators — 1,172 in all. Each premium works out to Rs85,000.
  9. Which of the following is the best-performing state in “ease of doing business” as per NITI Aayog?
    A) Telangana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: Andhra Pradesh has topped the charts in ease of doing business and providing electricity to rural households. Also Andhra Pradesh along with Goa, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have achieved 100% penetration in making electricity available in rural households.
  10. Which state government has decided to merge all the branches of the district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) with the state cooperative banks?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra: The Chhattisgarh government has decided to merge all the branches of the district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) with the state cooperative banks.
    The decision would enable small DCCB to merge into the state cooperative bank that would ensure the fiscal strength of the entity. After the merger, the working capital of the bank would increase to more than Rs 10 crore. This would help the farmers to get more loans from the banks
  11. Malta has recently become ____ nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
    A) 24th
    B) 21st
    C) 29th
    D) 25th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra: Conservative Malta becomes 24th nation to legalize same-sex marriage
  12. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based AI start-up Halli Labs?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) Facebook
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: In a fresh impetus to its artificial intelligence dreams, Google has acquired Bengaluru-based start-up Halli Labs.
  13. Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference has started in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Colombo
    C) Kabul
    D) Kathmandu
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    Option D
    Some Extra: A Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference is being held at Kathmandu. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society. Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India are participating in 5-day conference.
  14. Which of the following has developed awareness videos for customers of BHIM app?
    A) Finance Ministry
    B) Reserve Bank of India
    C) NPCI
    D) NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra: National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has developed awareness videos for customers who download their BHIM application for UPI based fund transfer. An SMS based video link will be sent to the customer who downloads the app for seamless customer onboarding.
  15. Name the programme launched by YES BANK to assist MSMEs become GST ready.
    A) YES MSME
    B) YES GST Ready
    C) YES GST
    D) YES MSME GST
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    Option C
    Some Extra: ES Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, along with YES Global Institute has launched ‘YES GST’ program for MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) under its MSME CSR initiative, ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’.
  16. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?
    A) Mukul Mudgal
    B) Vikramajit Sen
    C) Adarsh Kumar Goel
    D) Adarsh Sein Anand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: The Board of Directors of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) appointed former Supreme Court judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen, as the new chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), the independent self-regulatory body set up by the Foundation in June 2011 to examine content-related complaints relating to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.
  17. Recently Amit Shah and Mohan Bhagwat released a coffee table book on PM Modi’s life titled ‘The Making of a Legend’. This book has been complied by?
    A) Amit Shah
    B) Prateek Madhav
    C) Bindeshwar Pathak
    D) Armida Fernandez
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra: BJP President Amit Shah and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat released a coffee table book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life in New Delhi.
    The book – Making of A Legend, has been compiled by Sulabh International Founder Bindeshwar Pathak.
  18. Liu Xiaobo of China who dies recently was a/an ________
    A) Actor
    B) Singer
    C) Writer
    D) Musician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra: Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese literary critic, writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end communist single-party rule.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) located?
    A) Paris, France
    B) New York, USA
    C) Washington DC, USA
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Who is the Chief Minister of Meghalaya?
    A) Mukul Sangma
    B) Pema Khandu
    C) Sarbananda Sonowal
    D) N. Biren Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
     
  3. What is the capital city of Malta?
    A) Majuro
    B) Valletta
    C) Maputo
    D) Windhoek
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra: Capital: Valletta; Currency: Euro

 

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