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  1. On July 14,2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Poorvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh in which state?
    1.Uttar Pradesh
    2.Himachal Pradesh
    3.Karnataka
    4.Jharkhand
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On July 14,2018, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Poorvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. It is a 340 kilometer long that would provide swifter connectivity between Delhi and Ghazipur. The expressway will be linked with the 302 km-long Lucknow-Agra Expressway and 165 km-long Yamuna Expressway from Agra to Delhi. The total network of expressways will be over 800 km after completion.

  2. On July 15,2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Bansagar Canal Project in _____?
    1.Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
    2.Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    3.Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
    4.Guwahati, Assam
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On July 15,2018, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Bansagar Canal Project in Mirzapur. It is an irrigation project which will be beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.

  3. On July 16, 2018, the Chief Minister of which state launched a campaign called ‘Paudhagiri’ to increase the green cover of the state?
    1.Maharashtra
    2.Rajasthan
    3.Bihar
    4.Haryana
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Haryana
    Explanation:
    This scheme was initiated by the CM planting a sapling of ‘maulsari’ in the premises of Tau Devi Lal sports complex in Gurgaon. Under this scheme, 22 lakh students of government and private schools from class 6 to 12 would plant saplings for the(monsoon) months of July , August and September. He/She will have to post a selfie with the growing sapling to receive Rs.50 every 6 months. Thus the student will get Rs 300 in the next three years for looking after a sapling.

  4. On July 16, 2018, the Gujarat government launched a measles-rubella vaccination drive with the help of Centre’s _____ financial assistance?
    1.Rs.249 crore
    2.Rs.300 crore
    3.Rs.400 crore
    4.Rs.290 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Rs.300 crore
    Explanation:
    This campaign is aimed at protecting children from measles and rubella . It would last for 5-6 weeks vaccinating 1.6 crore children between the age of nine months to 15 years. It would be carried out in all government hospitals and 106 mobile vans were dispatched to reach the remotest sections of the state. In Vadodara district alone, 4 lakh children would be vaccinated in 1,827 in schools, aganwadis and hospitals.

  5. On 13th July 2018, Pakistan Prime Minister _____ inaugurated the Pakistan-China Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) project that will be the first land-based communication link between Pakistan and China?
    1.Naseem Shah
    2.Al Fatih Abidi
    3.Nasirul Mulk
    4.Parvez Shariff
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Nasirul Mulk
    Explanation:
    Pakistan-China Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) project was completed in 2 years. It will help in developing the telecom sector inGilgit-Baltistan region. It will also help in enhancement of security of the schemes under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This project involves an 820 km-long underground OFC from Rawalpindi to Khunjerab and a 172-km aerial OFC from Karimabad to Khunjerab. This project has been launched as part of the CPEC. It comprises 26 high-capacity microwave links as backup to the OFC network and 9 node centres in various locations.

  6. On July 16, 2018, which bank announced that it would launch a kisan Mela outreach program for farmers to help in imparting financial literacy to the farmers, on July 18,2018?
    1.Bank of Baroda
    2.State Bank of India (SBI)
    3.IDBI Bank
    4.IDFC Bank
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.State Bank of India (SBI)
    Explanation:
    This would cover 10 lakh farmers in 14000 rural and semi urban branches. This initiative will educate the farmer customers about their right and various banking initiatives. The bank will also issue Kisan Credit Card (KCC) with 10% of enhancement on their credit limit. It would also help various the farmers on knowing various agri-products of the bank like asset backed agri-loan, mudra loan and loans on other allied agri activities.

  7. The Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) has said that, its hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are in ready state to commence orientation programmes for trainees. CEMS is a major initiative of which programme?
    1.Bharatmala
    2.Sagarmala
    3.beti bachao beti padhao
    4.Kisan Krishi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Sagarmala
    Explanation:
    On 13th July 2018, a seminar was conducted in Vishakhapatnam to inform stakeholders about the facilities in the labs and the start of training process. Recently, CEMS had announced the readiness of its Mumbai labs also. CEMS is promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) along with Siemens and Ministry of Shipping. The Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) campus. Mr. Kailash Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping said that, the CEMS is a major initiative of Sagarmala programme to enhance skill development in ship building and ship repair.

  8. Name the Indian who received the USISPF Leadership Award at the first Annual Leadership Summit of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) in Washington DC, United States?
    1.Aman Mittal
    2.Ravi Ishaan
    3.Pramod Sharma
    4.Ajay Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Ajay Singh
    Explanation:
    D. Jim Umpleby III, CEO of Caterpillar Inc., was also awarded the USISPF Leadership Award. D. Jim Umpleby III and Ajay Singh were awarded for their transformative role in developing US-India business relations and enhancing the lives of citizens in United States and India. The Annual Leadership Summit stressed on USISPF’s commitment to enhance the strategic partnership between the US and India. The theme for this year’s summit was: “Strengthening the Strategic Partnership”.

  9. On 16th July 2018, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said that, Life Insurance Corporation of India’s (LIC’s) board has approved acquiring up to 51 % stake in which bank?
    1.IDFC Bank
    2.Canara Bank
    3.Oriental Bank of Commerce
    4.IDBI Bank
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.IDBI Bank
    Explanation:
    Subhash Chandra Garg is on the board of LIC. He said that, the additional stake buy would be through a preferential shares issue that will enable injection of funds to IDBI Bank. LIC will now approach SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). IRDAI has already approved LIC for the stake purchase. Subhash Chandra Garg added that, if necessary LIC will make an open offer. LIC owned nearly 8 % of IDBI Bank as of end-June 2018. The federal government owned 86 %. As LIC acquires stake in IDBI bank, the debt-ridden IDBI bank will receive a capital support of Rs 100-130 billion. The gross non-performing assets of IDBI Bank was Rs 556 billion at the end of the March quarter.

  10. On 16th July 2018, China announced that, it has planned to launch 300 low-orbit satellites named ____ to offer worldwide communication services and the first in the series will be launched in 2018?
    1.Hongyan constellation
    2.Zhi Zing constellation
    3.Marco Tzu constellation
    4.Pi Zing constellation
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Hongyan constellation
    Explanation:
    The Hongyan constellation has more than 300 satellites and data processing centres. It will be built in 3 stages. The first in the series will be launched in 2018. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said that, after completion, the satellite communication network will take the place of the ground-based network. It will enable a mobile phone to be connected everywhere on earth, even in a remote desert or at sea. The announcement was made at the Hunan Commercial Aviation Space and Marine Equipment Forum held in Changsha, China on 12th July 2018.

  11. On 16th July 2018, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. BrahMos is a joint venture of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPOM of which country?
    1.Germany
    2.United States
    3.Russia
    4.France
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Russia
    Explanation:
    This test was done under extreme weather conditions like high speed wind against the missile system and various other extreme conditions. The success of the test increased the life of the missile by 2 to 5 years. Range of the missile: up to 290km with supersonic speed. Cruising speed: up to Mach 3.0 that is 3 times the speed of sound. Brahmos is a supersonic missile. It has been produced together by India and Russia. It was named Brahmos after the rivers Brahmaputra of India and Moskva of Russia.

  12. On 16th July 2018, ISRO said that, it successfully performed a ground test of its high thrust version of ____ Engine that will enhance the payload capability of ISRO’s launch vehicles, at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu?
    1.Dhanush
    2.Vikas
    3.Manas
    4.Mantra
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Vikas
    Explanation:
    The test was conducted for a duration of 195 seconds. The Vikas Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine used for powering the second stage of the ISRO’s PolarSatellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It is also used in the second stage and the four strap on stages of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and in the twin engine core liquid stage (L110) of GSLV Mk-III. Propulsion parameters were satisfactory and closely matched the predictions during the test. Through the ground test the performance adequacy of the Vikas Engine has been validated for employing it in the upcoming second developmental flight of GSLV Mk-III.

  13. Scientists from ____ have created a silk-based hydrogel that imitates hair growth, which would help in production of drugs for hair loss treatment without the need for animal tests?
    1.IISc Bangalore
    2.IIT Madras
    3.IIT Delhi
    4.IIT Mumbai
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.IIT Delhi
    Explanation:
    A study regarding this has been published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology. The study explains how the three-dimensional mini organs can mimic various stages of hair growth in human beings. Researchers from the ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre in Bangalore were also involved in this work. Alopecia is a condition that results due to abnormal growth cycle or decrease in the size of hair follicles. It is an important reason for permanent hair loss.

  14. FIFA 2018 was the _____ edition of the international football tournament?
    1.18th
    2.22nd
    3.21st
    4.25th
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.21st
    Explanation:
    FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament, is contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years. FIFA 2018 was the 21st edition of the tournament.

  15. Name the Official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2018?
    1.Zabivaka
    2.Ishikova
    3.Mituako
    4.Xiamio
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Zabivaka
    Explanation:
    Zabivaka – “the one who scores” (in Russian) is a wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence was the Official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2018. It has brown and white fur, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “RUSSIA 2018” and orange sports goggles. This was designed by Ekaterina Bocharova.

  16. From 14 June to 15 July 2018, FIFA World Cup 2018 was held in 12 venues from 11 cities of which country?
    1.Germany
    2.Russia
    3.Qatar
    4.Mexico
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Russia
    Explanation:
    It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in 12 venues from 11 Russian cities. There were 32 teams from 5 confederations. Finals took place on 15th July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, with France and Croatia competing for the World Cup.

  17. Which country won the title in FIFA World Cup 2018?
    1.Croatia
    2.Portugal
    3.France
    4.Argentina
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.France
    Explanation:
    France won the title with a 4-2 goal against Croatia. This is their second world cup title since 1998. This result marked the first time that nations from the same continent won four consecutive tournaments (following Italy in 2006, Spain in 2010 and Germany in 2014).

  18. Name the player who emerged as the top scorer with 6 goals and won the Golden Boot in FIFA World Cup 2018?
    1.Harry Kane
    2.Christiano Ronaldo
    3.Daniel Cheryshev
    4.Lionel Messi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Harry Kane
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Category Player Country
    Golden Ball Luka Modrić Croatia
    Silver Ball Eden Hazard Belgium
    Bronze Ball Antoine Griezmann France
    Golden Boot  Harry Kane(6 goals, 0 assists) England
    Silver Boot Antoine Griezmann(4 goals, 2 assists) France
    Bronze Boot Romelu Lukaku(4 goals, 1 assist) Belgium
    Golden Glove Thibaut Courtois Belgium
    Best Young Player Kylian Mbappé France
    FIFA Fair Play Award Spain

    [/table]


  19. Who was named the Best Player in FIFA World Cup 2018?
    1.Thibaut Courtois
    2.Luka Modric
    3.Lionel Messi
    4.Romelu Lukaku
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Luka Modric
    [table]

    Category Player Country
    Golden Ball Luka Modrić Croatia
    Silver Ball Eden Hazard Belgium
    Bronze Ball Antoine Griezmann France
    Golden Boot  Harry Kane(6 goals, 0 assists) England
    Silver Boot Antoine Griezmann(4 goals, 2 assists) France
    Bronze Boot Romelu Lukaku(4 goals, 1 assist) Belgium
    Golden Glove Thibaut Courtois Belgium
    Best Young Player Kylian Mbappé France
    FIFA Fair Play Award Spain

    [/table]


  20. Which player emerged as the Best Goalkeeper and won the Golden Glove in FIFA World Cup 2018?
    1.Harry Kane
    2.Christiano Ronaldo
    3.Daniel Cheryshev
    4.Thibaut Courtois
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Thibaut Courtois
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Category Player Country
    Golden Ball Luka Modrić Croatia
    Silver Ball Eden Hazard Belgium
    Bronze Ball Antoine Griezmann France
    Golden Boot  Harry Kane(6 goals, 0 assists) England
    Silver Boot Antoine Griezmann(4 goals, 2 assists) France
    Bronze Boot Romelu Lukaku(4 goals, 1 assist) Belgium
    Golden Glove Thibaut Courtois Belgium
    Best Young Player Kylian Mbappé France
    FIFA Fair Play Award Spain

    [/table]


  21. Which country secured the top position in the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina Youth Men & Women Boxing Tournament, held in Vojvodina, Serbia, from 9th to 16th July 2018?
    1.Russsia
    2.China
    3.Kazhakstan
    4.India
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.India
    Explanation:
    India won a total of 17 medals with 7 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 4 bronze medals and obtained the first position at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth tournament. Russia secured 11 medals with 3 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals but secured third position following Kazakhstan in second position which had 5 gold medals and an overall count of 7 medals.

  22. How many medals did India win in the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina Youth Men & Women Boxing Tournament, was held in Vojvodina, Serbia?
    1.15
    2.25
    3.17
    4.11
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.17s
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Name Weight Medal
    Aman +91kg Gold
    Akash Kumar 56kg Gold
    S Barun Singh 49kg Gold
    Vijaydeep 69kg Gold
    Nitu 48kg Gold
    Divya Pawar 54kg Gold
    Lalita 69kg Gold
    Jyoti Gulia 51kg Silver
    Manisha 64kg Silver
    Neha Yadav +81kg Silver
    Ankit 60kg Silver
    Akash 64kg Silver
    Nitin Kumar 75kg Silver
    Saskhi 51kg Bronze
    Sakshi Gaidhani 81kg Bronze
    Bhavesh Kittamani 52kg Bronze
    Anamika 51kg Bronze

    [/table]


  23. On July 16, 2018, according to Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), which tennis player ranked 28th in the list with a jump of 153 places?
    1.Simona Halep
    2.Serena Williams
    3.Angelic Kerber
    4.Sloane Stephens
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Serena Williams
    Explanation:
    Other players and their ranks :
    [table]

    Player Rank
    Simona Halep (Romania) 1
    Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 2
    Sloane Stephens 3
    Angelique Kerber (Germany) 4
    Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5

    [/table]
    Men’s Rankings (TOP 5):
    [table]

    Player Rank
    Rafael Nadal (Spain) 1
    Roger Federer (Switzerland) 2
    Alexander Zverev (Germany) 3
    Juan Martin de Potro (Argentina) 4
    Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 5

    [/table]


  24. Who has been appointed the interim coach of Indian women’s cricket team?
    1.Mohammed Kaif
    2.Rahul Dravid
    3.Saurav Ganguly
    4.Ramesh Powar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Ramesh Powar
    Explanation:
    Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed the interim coach of the national women’s cricket team until the BCCI finds a suitable replacement for Tushar Arothe. Arothe was forced to resign in the wake of differences with senior players who were not happy with the coaching methods of former Baroda all-rounder. Powar will oversee the women’s team camp which begins in Bengaluru from July 25. The BCCI has already invited applications for the full-time coach’s job with July 20 being the deadline to apply.

  25. On 16th July 2018, which auto components manufacturer, announced that, it is acquiring Germany-based iSYS RTS GmbH?
    1.Minda Industries Ltd
    2.Ford Automotive Limited
    3.Tata Auto Parts Limited
    4.Maruti Automobiles Limited
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Minda Industries Ltd
    Explanation:
    Auto components manufacturer, Minda Industries Ltd (MIL), a flagship company of the Uno Minda Group, on Monday said it is acquiring Germany-based iSYS RTS GmbH, a leading developer of embedded systems and software for global vehicle manufacturers. The agreement, which is subject to the customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the second quarter of fiscal year 2018-19, the company said in a statement. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, iSYS RTS develops embedded systems as well as hardware and software components for global original equipment manufacturers. The company offers engineering services and also manufacturers automotive electronic control units (ECUs).

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the President of Boxing Federation of India (BFI)?
    Ajay Singh

  2. Name the Chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation?
    Wu Yansheng

  3. Pakal Dul Dam has been constructed on which river?
    Marusudar River

  4. Where is Vansda National Park located?
    Gujarat

  5. Who is the Chairman of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)?
    John T Chambers