Current Affairs Quiz: July 16, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 16 July 2017 

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  1. Which mobile app has been launched by Railways to cater to various passenger requirements, including ticket booking, inquiry, on-board cleaning and ordering meal on a single platform?
    A) Rail SAARTHI
    B) Rail YATRI
    C) IndianRail
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Currently there are multiple mobile app by the Railways. To use different services, users need to search and download each application separately. In order to provide better customer experience, Rail SAARTHI, a integrated application which could give a single window interface for these services has been launched
  2. India’s which former prime minister’s name has been removed from the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development?
    A) Morarji Desai
    B) Rajiv Gandhi
    C) Indira Gandhi
    D) P. V. Narasimha Rao
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s name has been removed from the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development which was named the Indira Gandhi Centre for Sustainable Development at its launch during the tenure of UPA government. The Centre was established by Somerville College in the University of Oxford in 2013 where Indira Gandhi studied Modern History in 1937.
  3. The United States House of Representatives has imposed tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence funding to which country?
    A) Syria
    B) Iraq
    C) Pakistan
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    The United States House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence funding to Pakistan, adding a caveat that Islamabad should make satisfactory progress in the fight against terrorism.
  4. What is the deadline for traders to get registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime?
    A) August 31, 2017
    B) December 31, 2017
    C) September 30, 2017
    D) July 30, 2017
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The government asked traders to get registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime by July 30.
  5. How much Goods And Services Tax (GST) is applicable on buying and selling of second-hand goods  if sold at a price cheaper than the purchase price?
    A) 5%
    B) 7%
    C) 6%
    D) No GST
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The government has announced that buying and selling of second-hand goods will not attract Goods and Services Tax (GST) if sold at a price cheaper than the purchase price
    This is as per rule 32(5) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017.
  6. Which state has topped the rooftop capacity addition table in 2016-17, according to a report by Bridge to India, a global renewable energy consulting firm?
    A) Kerala
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    With an installed capacity of 163 MW as of March this year, Tamil Nadu topped the rooftop capacity addition table, according to a report by Bridge to India, a global renewable energy consulting firm.
  7. According to a report by the think-tank organisation, ICRIER, internet-based applications have contributed how much to the country’s GDP in 2015-16?
    A) Rs 1.5 lakh crore
    B) Rs 1.6 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1.2 lakh crore
    D) Rs 1.4 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Internet-based applications have contributed Rs 1.4 lakh crore to the country’s GDP in 2015-16, a report by the think-tank organisation, ICRIER along with the Broadband India Forum
  8. India with which of the following has established an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) for later’s investments in India?
    A) United Nations (UN)
    B) European Union (EU)
    C) African Development Bank (AfDB)
    D) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    European Union (EU) and India have announced the establishment of an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) for EU investments in India.
  9. Name the para-athlete who has won a gold at the World Para Athletics Championships 2017.
    A) Sundar Singh Gurjar
    B) Devendra Jhajharia
    C) Amit Kumar Saroha
    D) Varun Bhati
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Para-athlete Sundar Singh Gurjar became only the second Indian to win a gold at the World Para Athletics Championships, winning one in javelin at the 2017 edition in London.
  10. Who has won the Wimbledon tile 2017 in Women’s single category?
    A) Venus Williams
    B) Serena Williams
    C) Garbine Muguruza
    D) Petra Kvitová
    View Answer
    Option C
  11. Garbine Muguruza has defeated whom to win her maiden Wimbledon title 2017 in  Women’s single category?
    A) Venus Williams
    B) Serena Williams
    C) Marion Bartoli
    D) Petra Kvitová
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Garbine Muguruza of Spain beat five-time winner Venus Williams to clinch her maiden Wimbledon and second Grand Slam title..
  12. Who has been appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of Oriental Bank of Commerce?
    A) Kishore Sansi
    B) Mukesh Kumar Jain 
    C) Jatinder Bir Singh
    D) Ashwani Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Mukesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of Oriental Bank of Commerce.
  13. Who is the new managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of the country’s largest bourse, the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE)?
    A) Rajiv Mall
    B) Shashi Arora
    C) Manish Khera
    D) Vikram Limaye
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Vikram Limaye will take charge as managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of the country’s largest bourse, the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE).
  14. Name 18-year-old ragpicker who has been appointed as Srinagar’s civic ambassador?
    A) Amzad Lone
    B) Bilal Dar
    C) Jafar Tantre
    D) Palash Bhat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    An 18-year-old ragpicker Bilal Dar has been appointed as Srinagar’s civic ambassador. Dar will get a special uniform and vehicle to go and meet people and sensitise them about environmental issues, cleanliness and garbage disposal.
  15. Name the Indian- origin Canadian YouTube star who has been appointed as the Global Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
    A) Garry Singh
    B) Navin Joshi
    C) Tisha Khera
    D) Lilly Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    UNICEF has appointed Indian- origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) located?
    A) Paris, France
    B) New York, USA
    C) Washington DC, USA
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF; /ˈjuːnɪsɛf/)[3] is a United Nations (UN) programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
  2. Where is the headquarters of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Mangalore
    View Answer
    Option C
     
  3. Where is the headquarters of Oriental Bank of Commerce located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Gurugram
    C) Mumbai
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Vikram Limaye, new new managing director and chief executive officer (MD and CEO) of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd will succeed whom?
    A) Chitra Ramkrishna
    B) Usha Thorat
    C) J. Ravichandran
    D) Praveen Chakravarty
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Limaye will succeed Chitra Ramkrishna, who left NSE owing to personal reasons on 2 December
  5. Where is World Para Athletics Championships 2017 took place?
    A) London, UK
    B) Doha, Qatar
    C) Berlin, Germany
    D) Lyon, France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). 
  6. Businesses with turnover of up to ______ (Rs 10 lakh in special category states) are exempt from GST.
    A) Rs 12 lakh
    B) Rs 20 lakh
    C) Rs 15 lakh
    D) Rs 18 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B

 

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