Current Affairs Quiz: July 11 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 11 2019

  1. Name the bill approved by the cabinet, to provide social, economic and educational empowerment for transgenders.
    1) Transgender Persons (Providing Equality) Bill, 2019
    2) Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019
    3) Transgender Persons (Right of Empowerment) Bill, 2019
    4) Transgender Persons (Empowerment) Bill, 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019
    Explanation:
    Approval was given to the proposal to introduce the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019. It will provide for the social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders. It will benefit the transgender persons, mitigate the stigma, discrimination and abuse against the marginalized section and bring them into the mainstream of society which will lead to inclusiveness and make the transgender persons productive members of the society.
  2. Which bill was approved by the cabinet, to enhance the safety and healthy working conditions to all workforce of the country ?
    1) Code on Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Bill, 2019
    2) Code on Occupational Safety, Working Conditions and Health Bill, 2019
    3) Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019
    4) Code on Health, Occupational Safety and Working Conditions Bill, 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019
    Explanation:
    Approval was given for the introduction of the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 which would enhance the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions provisions manifold as compared to the present scenario.It will enhance the safety and healthy working conditions to all workforce of the country.
  3. Name the act approved by union cabinet, to protect the interests of vulnerable children in times of distress and ensures their safety and dignity .
    1) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012
    2) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2015
    3) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2016
    4) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012
    Explanation:
    Approval was given for the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012. It will make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children including death penalty and levy of fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography. The Act will protect the interests of vulnerable children in times of distress and ensures their safety and dignity. About POCSO Act, 2012: The POCSO Act, 2012 was enacted to Protect the Children from Offences of Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment and pornography with due regard for safeguarding the interest and well-being of children.
  4. Which scheme was announced in the Budget to consolidate 1,25,000 Km road length in the States which connect habitations and to be implemented for the period from 2019-20 to 2024-25 ?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana-III(PMSBY-III)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-lll (PMGSY-III)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana –III(PMGAY-III)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-III(PMAY-III)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-lll (PMGSY-III)
    Explanation:
    Approval was given for the introduction of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-lll (PMGSY-III). It is proposed to consolidate 1,25,000 Km road length in the States and will also include Routes and Major Rural Links which connect habitations to Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs), Higher Secondary Schools and Hospitals. It will be implemented for the period from 2019-20 to 2024-25. PMGSY-III scheme was announced in the Budget Speech for the year 2018-19.
  5. Which ministry has formed 10-member inter-ministerial committee to assess the various aspects of enacting Central law against attack on-duty doctors and medical establishments ?
    1) Ministry of Human Resource Devel
    2) Ministry of Women and Child Development
    3) Ministry of Home Affairs
    4) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    Explanation:
    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare constituted a 10-member inter-ministerial committee to assess the various aspects of enacting Central law against attack on-duty doctors and medical establishments.Panel: It includes representatives of Health ministry, the legal affairs department, hospital administrators, members of Medical Council of India and Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association(FORDA), and medical superintendents of All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital(RML).
  6. Along which border, government has approved Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana with the financial outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore to develop 24,800 km Highways ?
    1) Indo-Srilanka Border
    2) Indo-Nepal Border
    3) Indo-Bangladesh Border
    4) Indo-Myanmar Border
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Indo-Nepal Border
    Explanation:
    On July 8, 2019, The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin J Gadkari in a written reply in Rajya Sabha mentioned that the Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana received the approval with the financial outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore to develop 24,800 km Highways along with 10,000 km residual National Highways Development Project (NHDP) stretches over a period of 5 years. Along Indo-Nepal Border, the balance work of Piprakothi-Motihari-Raxaul on NH-28A of about 69 km length with civil cost of approximately Rs 334 crore was awarded in December, 2018. Commenced in February, 2019 it is expected to complete in 12 months.
  7. Name the group, which was banned by Union Cabinet under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967 ?
    1) Sikh Coalition
    2) Khalistan Liberation Force
    3) Sikhs for Justice
    4) Babbar Khalsa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Sikhs for Justice
    Explanation:
    On July 10, 2019, The Union Cabinet banned the US-based Pro-Khalistani group The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967. It propelled the Sikh Referendum 2020 as part of its separatist agenda.SFJ openly supported the cause of Khalistan, a Sikh separatist movement. It challenged the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.
  8. Which country has adequate number of healthcare professionals as per research conducted by the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gurugram ?
    1) India
    2) Japan
    3) China
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) India
    Explanation:
    According to the research conducted by the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gurugram, on “Size, composition and distribution of human resource for health in India: new estimates using National Sample Survey (NSSO) and Registry data”, India has an adequate number of healthcare professionals, though they are unevenly distributed between rural and urban India and across different states.
  9. Expand ASEAN ?
    1) Association of Southeast African Nations
    2) Association of Southeast American Nations
    3) Association of Southeast Antartic Nations
    4) Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    Explanation:
    ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
  10. Where was the India – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Troika Trade Ministers’ Meeting held ?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Kolkata
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On July 9, 2019, India – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Troika Trade Ministers’ Meeting was held in New Delhi for informal consultation on the ongoing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal, Acting Minister of Commerce of Thailand, Ms. Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Minister of Trade of Indonesia, Enggartiasto Lukita, Secretary-General, ASEAN, Lim Jock Hoi and Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) Chair of RCEP, Iman Pambagyo attended the meeting.
  11. ________ edition of India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue 2019 held in New Delhi recently ?
    1) 4th
    2) 3rd
    3) 2nd
    4) 1st
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) 2nd
    Explanation:
    The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) 2019 was held in New Delhi. It aims at bilateral cooperation between two countries in various fields.
  12. Who has chaired the 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) 2019 from the Indian side?
    1) Neera Bali
    2) Shivam Teotia
    3) Nripendra Misra
    4) Rajiv Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Rajiv Kumar
    Explanation:
    The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) 2019 was held in New Delhi. It aims at bilateral cooperation between two countries in various fields. It was chaired by Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of India’s think tank, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, and Russia’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Timur Maksimov.
  13. Which film’s rare footage was acquired by National Film Archive of India (NFAI) recently ?
    1) 1971
    2) Vande Mataram
    3) Hindustan Ki Kasam
    4) Param Vir Chakra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Vande Mataram
    Explanation:
    Pune based National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has acquired rare footage of the 1948 film ‘Vande Mataram’, in which legendary writer and playwright P.L. Deshpande played the major role along with his wife Sunita Deshpande.
  14. Vande Mataram’ film was acquired by National Film Archive of India (NFAI), it was released in which language?
    1) Bengali
    2) Telugu
    3) Marathi
    4) Hindi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Marathi
    Explanation:
    ‘Vande Mataram’ is a Marathi film, in which legendary writer and playwright P.L. Deshpande played the major role along with his wife Sunita Deshpande. The film was directed by noted filmmaker Ram Gabale.
  15. Which country has received over the 250 pre-fabricated houses for use of Refugees from India recently ?
    1) Zaatari, Northern Jordan
    2) Yida, South Sudan
    3) Kakuma, Kenya
    4) Rakhine State, Myanmar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Rakhine State, Myanmar
    Explanation:
    On July 9, 2019, The Government of India (GoI) handed over the 250 pre-fabricated houses for use of Refugees returned from Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine State. India is supporting under Rakhine State Development Programme’ (RSDP) for 5 consecutive years with an aid of $25 million. Other 22 proposals which include construction-related projects, capacity building projects, solar power related projects and agriculture mechanization projects are presently under consideration.
  16. From which year, France will impose green tax on plane tickets to fund less-polluting transportation projects ?
    1) 2022
    2) 2020
    3) 2021
    4) 2023
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) 2020
    Explanation:
    On July 9, 2019, With an aim to fund less-polluting transportation projects, French government announced to impose green tax up to €18 ($20) on plane tickets for all outgoing flights from airports in France with effect from 2020. Tax of €1.5 will be imposed on economy-class tickets on internal flights and those within Europe. The new measure is expected to bring €182 million a year which will be invested in greener transport infrastructures.
  17. Which country was declared ‘measles-free’ nation by World Health Organization (WHO) ?
    1) Myanmar
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Sri Lanka
    4) Nepal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Sri Lanka
    Explanation:
    On July 9, 2019, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that measles disease has been eradicated in Sri Lanka. The last case of measles caused by an indigenous virus was reported in May 2016. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of infected persons.With this, it became the 4th country after Bhutan, Maldives, and Timor-Leste to eliminate measles and control rubella in the WHO South-East Asia Region.In 2018, Sri Lanka along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Timor-Leste had achieved rubella control.
  18. How much the total amount is deposited in bank accounts so far, opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme?
    1) Rs.1 lakh crore
    2) Rs.1.5 lakh crore
    3) Rs.2 lakh crore
    4) Rs.1.5 lakh crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Rs.1 lakh crore
    Explanation:
    According to the Finance ministry, total deposits in over 36.06 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was at Rs 1,00,495.94 crore. The number of zero balance accounts under PMJDY decreased to 5.07 crore (14.37 % of the total accounts) in March 2019 compared to 5.10 crore (16.22% of the total accounts) in March 2018.Basic Savings Bank Deposit (BSBD) accounts are under the PMJDY scheme have the facility of RuPay debit card and an overdraft. More than 28.44 crore account holders have been issued the Rupay debit cards.
  19. What is the functioning time of the foreign exchange market, which is recommended by Reserve Bank of India(RBI) recently?
    1) 9 am to 12 pm
    2) 10 am to 12 pm
    3) 9 am to 9 pm
    4) 9 am to 6 pm
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) 9 am to 9 pm
    Explanation:
    An internal committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) suggested to review the timings of different financial markets. It recommended the timing of the functioning of the foreign exchange market from 9 am to 9 pm instead of 9 am to 5 pm.The decision was taken after RBI’s consideration to gauge demand and potential benefits such as better pricing of post-market hours information/data, improved onshore price discovery and a possible shift of offshore volumes to onshore.
  20. Which entity has partnered with Samsung, to support Samsung Pay users by providing a one-stop solution to their financial requirements ?
    1) Policybazaar.com
    2) Paytm
    3) BankBazaar.com
    4) Paisabazaar.com
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Paisabazaar.com
    Explanation:
    South Korean multinational conglomerate, Samsung partners with Paisabazaar.com, India’s largest online marketplace to offer financial products. Paisabazaar.com will now support Samsung Pay users by providing a one-stop solution to their financial requirements. Samsung Pay users can apply for credit cards and personal loans from the platform by using this facility.The loan approval feature in Paisabazaar will be extremely fast and seamless for the benefit of customers.
  21. Which institute has signed MoU with Prasar Bharati for boosting research activities in the broadcasting field?
    1) IIT, Delhi
    2) IIT, Kanpur
    3) IIT, Bombay
    4) IIT, Madras
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) IIT,Kanpur
    Explanation:
    India’s largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with IIT, Kanpur (Indian Institute of Technology) for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas in New Delhi.This will help in boosting research activities in the broadcasting field.The areas of cooperation would be Direct to mobile broadcasting, Convergence of 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Incubation Centre and internship for students of IIT, Kanpur at Prasar Bharati .
  22. Which chamber has signed an MoU with BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRICS CCI) for promoting trade and investments between BRICS countries?
    1) West Bengal Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    2) Indian Chamber of Commerce
    3) Calcutta Chamber Of Commerce
    4) Bharat Chamber of Commerce
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Bharat Chamber of Commerce
    Explanation:
    On July 9 2019 The Bharat Chamber of Commerce, (BCC, Kolkata, West Bengal) signed an MoU(memorandum of understanding) with BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRICS CCI) for promoting trade and investments between BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the eastern part of India. It was signed by BCC president Sitaram Sharma and BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry Director General B B L Madhukar. It enables BCC and BRICS chamber to share trade-related information and exchange trade delegations among BRICS member countries.
  23. List the countries in BRICS ?
    1) Bangladesh, Romania, Ireland, Canada and South Africa
    2) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
    3) Bhutan, Rwanda, India, Colombia and South Africa
    4) Bulgaria, Rwanda, Ireland, Canada and South Africa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
    Explanation:
    BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
  24. Name the bollywood actor, who was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for fitness brand Reebok in India ?
    1) Katrina Kaif
    2) Salman Khan
    3) Ranbir Kapoor
    4) Ranveer Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Katrina Kaif
    Explanation:
    On July 3, 2019, Fitness brand Reebok appointed Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as its new brand ambassador in India. This will enhance Reebok’s commitment to be the best fitness brand in India.
  25. Which American company has acquired 2 Bengaluru-based health tech startups FloCare and BigTrade ?
    1) Morgan Stanley
    2) JPMorgan
    3) Walmart Labs
    4) Amadeus Software Labs
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Walmart Labs
    Explanation:
    Walmart Labs, an American subsidiary of Walmart in San Bruno, California, Acqui-hired 2 Bengaluru-based health tech startups FloCare and BigTrade, a B2B (Business to Business) wholesale trading platform, for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its customer technology and supply chain. Acqui-hires are made for the skills of the team, rather than for the product.FloCare was co-founded by former Google research scientist Gagan Goel and former InMobi employee Gaurav Gupta. BigTrade was founded by former Infosys engineer Kiran L and former Yahoo tech lead Sunil Soni.
  26. Name the individual who was set to become the first black African in space passed away in a motorbike crash in Pretoria.
    1) Frederick D. Gregory
    2) Ronald McNair
    3) Guion Bluford
    4) Mandla Maseko
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Mandla Maseko
    Explanation:
    On July 6, 2019, Mandla Maseko, aged 30, the first black African in space passed away in a motorbike crash in Pretoria. He was a part-time DJ and candidate officer with the South African Air Force and was nicknamed “Afronaut” and “Spaceboy”. He was born on August 27, 1988 in Soshanguve, North Pretoria.In 2013, he was one of 23 winners out of a million entrants to a competition by the Axe Apollo Space Academy to attend a US space academy.
  27. World Population Day is observed annually on ___________ ?
    1) July 10
    2) July 11
    3) July 9
    4) July 8
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) July 11
    Explanation:
    World Population Day was observed on July 11, 2019. It creates awareness on the growing population issues. Population issue may be family planning, gender equality, child marriage, human rights, right to health, baby’s health etc. It was established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989It was inspired by public interest in Five Billion Day celebrated on July 11, 1987. It was on this date, the world’s population reached five billion people.2019 World Population Day calls for global attention of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Where is the headquarter of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) located ?
    Answer
    Answer – London, UK
  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Russia ?
    Answer
    Answer – Capital: Moscow & Currency: Russian Ruble
  3. When was Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) launched ?
    Answer
    Answer – 2014
  4. Dudhwa National Park is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer – Uttar Pradesh
  5. Who is the Administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ?
    Answer
    Answer – Achim Steiner
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