Current Affairs Quiz: July 17 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 17 2019

  1. Which ministry has launched ‘Kaushal Yuva Samwaad’ (A Youth Dialogue) to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Skill India Mission ?
    1) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(MIB)
    2) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
    3) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)
    4) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology(MCIT)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)
    Explanation:
    On July 15, 2019, To commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Skill India Mission, the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) launched ‘Kaushal Yuva Samwaad’ (A Youth Dialogue) in New Delhi. i. It aimed at creating an open dialogue with youth across all skill training centres to hear their views, ideas, opportunities, and recommendations help the Ministry of Skill Development scaling up existing programs and improve the overall efficiency of the on-going projects.
  2. Name the bill passed by Lok Sabha to take action against new schedule offences including human trafficking, terrorism etc by empowering investigating agency for speedy trials and convictions .
    1) National Empowering Investigation (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    2) National Anti Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    3) National Human trafficking (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    4) National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    Explanation:
    On July 15, 2019 Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament passed National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amends the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, 2008 to take action against new schedule offences including human trafficking, terrorism etc by empowering investigating agency for speedy trials and convictions.The bill gives power to NIA officers to investigate scheduled offences committed outside India & it also allows central government may direct NIA to investigate such cases as if offence has been committed in India. The Special Court in New Delhi will have jurisdiction over these cases.
  3. How many Gram Panchayats were linked with optical fibre under Bharat Net programme ?
    1) 1.28 Lakh Gram Panchayats
    2) 1.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats
    3) 1.75 Lakh Gram Panchayats
    4) 2 Lakh Gram Panchayats
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) 1.28 Lakh Gram Panchayats
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, Union Panchayat Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed that under Bharat Net programme, more than 1.28 Lakh Gram Panchayats were linked with optical fibre. The programme has uploaded the photographic evidence of the works taken up by them and assistance given to beneficiaries.The development plans have been uploaded by 2.19 Lakh Gram Panchayats and the details of 16 lakh works taken up by them are available on the website to ensure transparency.
  4. Which two countries hold the meetings in New Delhi to boost the bilateral cooperation to the next level in the field of space including assistance in India’s maiden human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’ ?
    1) India and Germany
    2) India and China
    3) India and Russia
    4) India and Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) India and Russia
    Explanation:
    On July 11, 2019, High-level talks between India and Russia were held in New Delhi to boost the bilateral cooperation to the next level in the field of space, including assistance in India’s maiden human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’. Indian delegation was led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Russian delegation was led by Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos (Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities). The meeting was held a few days after Glavcosmos signed an agreement with ISRO to train Indian astronauts for the Gaganyaan mission, which will carry Indian astronaut to space in 2022, to coincide with India’s 75th anniversary of Independence.
  5. To protect which two Indian birds, Supreme Court (SC) has constituted a high powered committee to urgently frame and implement an emergency response plan ?
    1) Bengal florican and Great Indian bustard
    2) Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican
    3) Forest owlet and Great Indian Bustard
    4) Bengal florican and Forest owlet
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court (SC) by taking serious note of alarming extinction of two Indian birds namely Great Indian Bustard and the Lesser Florican has constituted a high powered committee to urgently frame and implement an emergency response plan for the protection of these species. It also sought responses from the Centre and state governments, where these two species of birds are prominently found.The 3 member panel comprises Deepak Apte, Director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Dr. Asad R Rahmani, former Director of BNHS and member of governing body of Wetlands International South Asia and Dr. Dhananjai Mohan, Chief Conservator of Forests of Uttarakhand.
  6. Where the government of India has decided to build India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)?
    1) Pithampur, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh
    2) Dispur, Kamrup Metropolitan, Assam
    3) Mussoorie‎, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    4) Pottipuram, Theni District, Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Pottipuram in Theni District, Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On July 1, 2019, Union Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) will be set up at Pottipuram in Theni District, Tamil Nadu. The aim of the project is to set up a 51000 ton Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector to observe naturally occurring atmospheric neutrinos in a cavern at the end of an approximately 2 km long tunnel in a mountain. It would be the first neutrino detector in India.This will decrease the noise from cosmic rays that is ever present over-ground and will outnumber the rare neutrino interactions even in a detector as large as ICAL.
  7. Name the gurdwara to which Pakistan government has allowed 5,000 Sikh pilgrims from India per day.
    1) Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib
    2) Gurdwara Janam Asthan
    3) Gurdwara Panja Sahib
    4) Gurdwara Dera Sahib
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib
    Explanation:
    After the second meeting of officials of India and Pakistan, the Foreign Office (FO) informed that Pakistan would allow 5,000 Sikh pilgrims per day throughout the year to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib situated in Kartarpur, Narowal District, Pakistan. It was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. The first meeting was held in Atari, India on March 14, 2019.The decision was taken in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s commitment to operationalise the corridor for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
  8. Which organization has introduced a web-based application system for contribution from the Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) to improve the turnaround time and increase transparency ?
    1) Industrial Investment Bank of India(IIBI)
    2) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    3) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    4) World Bank(WB)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    Explanation:
    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) introduced a web-based application system for contribution from the Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS). The objective of the new web-based application system is to improve the turnaround time and increase transparency.Implementing agency: SIDBI on behalf of the Union Government is the implementing agency for FFS with a corpus of Rs 10,000 crore.Mode: Applications from various Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) for contribution from FFS will be accepted online. Along with this, the status of the same shall be accessible to applicants.
  9. Name the Public sector banks which were penalized by Reserve Bank of India(RBI) recently for violating certain regulatory guidelines .
    1) Indian Bank and Union Bank of India(UBI)
    2) State Bank of India(SBI) and Union Bank of India(UBI)
    3) Union Bank of India(UBI) and Punjab National Bank(PNB)
    4) Canara Bank and State Bank of India(SBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) State Bank of India(SBI) and Union Bank of India(UBI)
    Explanation:
    On July 15, 2019, The central Banking institution, RBI(Reserve Bank of India) has penalized Public Sector Banks in India, State Bank of India(SBI)with Rs.7 crore and Union Bank of India(UBI) with Rs.10-lakh for violating certain regulatory guidelines.The Rs.7 crore penalty imposed on SBI with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2017 reported non-compliance with the directions issued by the RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, code of conduct for opening and operating current accounts and reporting of data on Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), and fraud risk management and classification and reporting of frauds.
  10. Expand GPF ?
    1) Gross Payment Fund
    2) General Provident Fund
    3) General Profit Fund
    4) Gross Percentile Fund
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) General Provident Fund
    Explanation:
    The full form of GPF is General Provident Fund.
  11. What is the revised General Provident Fund (GPF) rate, which is effective from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 ?
    1) 7.6%
    2) 7.7%
    3) 7.8%
    4) 7.9%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) 7.9%
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, Ministry of Finance informed that the rates of the General Provident Fund (GPF) were reduced by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.9% from 8% with effect from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.It will be applicable to the General Provident Fund (Central Services), Contributory Provident Fund (India), All India Services Provident Fund, State Railway Provident Fund, General Provident Fund (Defence Services), Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund, Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund, Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund, Defence Services Officers Provident Fund, and the Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
  12. Which stock exchange has delisted HDFC Bank(Housing Development Finance Corporation)’s 22 outstanding global depository receipts (GDRs) ?
    1) Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LSE)
    2) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE)
    3) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
    4) New York Stock Exchange(NYSE)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Luxembourg Stock Exchange
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, India’s leading private sector bank, HDFC Bank(Housing Development Finance Corporation) has terminated and de-listed its 22 outstanding global depository receipts (GDRs) from the Luxembourg Stock Exchange citing low trading volume of GDRs. The listing and admission to trading of the HDFC Bank GDRs on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange will be cancelled after July 15, 2019.HDFC board has approved the proposal for termination of the GDR program and delisting of 22 GDRs, which are outstanding and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in April 2019.
  13. Name the co branded credit card launched by HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation)and CSC(Common Service Centres) for small traders and village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) .
    1) Small Business Enterpreneurs MoneyBack Credit Card’
    2) Small Village Level Enterpreneurs MoneyBack Credit Card’
    3) Small Business MoneyBack Credit Card
    4) Small Traders MoneyBack Credit Card
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Small Business MoneyBack Credit Card
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, India’s largest private sector lender, HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation)and CSC(Common Service Centres) launched a co-branded ‘Small Business MoneyBack Credit Card’ for small traders and village level entrepreneurs (VLEs). Benefit: The Money-Back Credit Card is specifically designed for CSC’s VLEs, and VLE-sourced customers will facilitate users hassle-free access to credit for their daily business expenses.Access point: CSCs, which now traded around 70,000 crore rupees work as an access point for delivery of various services and It has 3.6 lakh centers across the country.
  14. Which insurance company has entered into a corporate agency partnership with Kerala based Muthoottu Mini Financiers Limited to provide comprehensive general insurance for the customers of the NBFC through its network branches ?
    1) New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
    2) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    3) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
    4) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019 India’s leading private sector general insurance company, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company entered into a corporate agency partnership with Kerala based Muthoottu Mini Financiers Limited, a non-deposit taking systemically important NBFC(Non Banking Financial Company) to provide comprehensive general insurance for the customers of the NBFC through its network branches.HDFC ERGO’s offering will now be available in Muthoottu Mini Financiers Ltd.’s widespread network of over 750 branches which spreads across 10 states and 2 union territories in India.
  15. Which country’s aerospace industries has signed $50 million follow-up deal with Indian Navy & Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) ?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) Russia
    4) Israel
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Israel
    Explanation:
    On July 17, 2019, Israel Aerospace Industries, a state-owned defense contractor, signed $50 million follow-up deal with Indian Navy & Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL).The follow up agreement consists of a range of maintenance and other services for sub-systems of Israel Aerospace’s naval medium range surface-to-air missile.It will help in the improvement of system development and delivery.
  16. Where was the meeting between India and Italy held in which they decided to establish a fast-track mechanism for companies and investors ?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Rome, Italy
    3) Mumbai, India
    4) Venice, Italy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, In a meeting which was held in New Delhi, it was decided by India and Italy to establish a fast-track mechanism for companies and investors of both countries to help the Italian companies and investors in India and Indian companies and investors in Italy. In this regard, the documents were exchanged by the Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Ramesh Abhishek and Ambassador of Italy to India, Lorenzo Angeloni. It is aimed to identify and solve problems faced by Italian companies and investors with their operations in India.It will be a platform for discussion of general suggestions from the point of view of Italian companies and investors with regard to ease of doing business in India.
  17. Zakir Hussain was awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) Award 2018, he is associated with which instrument ?
    1) Tanpura
    2) Mridangam
    3) Tabla
    4) Sitar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Tabla
    Explanation:
    Zakir Hussain was associated with Tabla.Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) Awards The General Council unanimously elected 4 eminent personalities in the field of performing arts for Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna). They are Zakir Hussain- Tabla Virtuoso Sonal Mansingh- Dancer Jatin Goswami- Dancer & Choreographer Kalyanasundaram Pillai- Bharatanatyam exponent
  18. Who won the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2018 for Carnatic Instrumental Music flute ?
    1) Sameehan Kashalkar
    2) J.B.Sruthi Sagar
    3) Sandeep Narayan
    4) Ruchira Kedar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) J.B.Sruthi Sagar
    Explanation:
    Ruchira KedarHindustani Vocal Music
    Dhruv BediHindustani Instrumental Music–Sitar
    Shubh MaharajHindustani Instrumental – Tabla
    Sandeep NarayanCarnatic Vocal Music
    J.B.Sruthi SagarCarnatic Instrumental Music–Flute
    R.SridharCarnatic Instrumental Music–Violin
    M.D.PallaviOther Major Traditions of Music – Bhava Sangeet
  19. Vikram Mohan is associated with which dance form, who was conferred with Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2018 ?
    1) Bharatanatyam
    2) Chhau
    3) Manipuri
    4) Contemporary Dance
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Contemporary Dance
    Explanation:
    Durgesh GanganiKathak
    Kalamandalam VaisakhKathakali
    Manju ElangbamManipuri
    Madhulita MohapatraOdissi
    Anjali Borbora BorthakurSattriya
    Rakesh Sai BabuChhau
    Vikram MohanContemporary Dance
  20. Who was appointed as the governor of Chhattisgarh recently by President of India ?
    1) Anusuiya Uikey
    2) Krishna Mohan Seth
    3) Shekhar Dutt
    4) Balram Das Tandon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Anusuiya Uikey
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019 The 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Senior BJP(Bhartiya Janta Party ) leader Anusuiya Uikey as governors of ChhattisgarhAnusuiya Uikey is an elected MP(Member of Parliament) in Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh is currently the Vice-Chairman of the National Scheduled Tribes Commission. She has replaced Anandiben Patel, who as Governor of Madhya Pradesh was also holding the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon on August 2018. She is the first tribal women to hold the charge of Governor since the state’s formation in 2000..
  21. To which state, 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as governor ?
    1) Mizoram
    2) Himachal Pradesh
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019 The 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Senior BJP(Bhartiya Janta Party ) leaders Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as governors of Andhra Pradesh. Harichandran (84), has replaced ESL Narasimhan, who is serving as Governor for Andhra Pradesh since December 2009. He began his political career as a member of Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971. He was elected to Odisha Assembly for five times from Chilika and Bhubaneswar assembly constituencies. He was also the BJP state chief from 1980 to 1988.
  22. Who was appointed as the Special Expenditure Observer for 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu ?
    1) Gopal Mukherjee
    2) B Murli Kumar
    3) K K Sharma
    4) Mrinal Kanti Das
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) B Murli Kumar
    Explanation:
    Election Commission of India(ECI) appointed Ex- DG IT Chennai Sh B Murli Kumar (ex IRS – 1983) as Special Expenditure Observer for 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency.People is set to cast vote on August 5, 2019.The election in this particular constituency was called off after detecting a systematic design to influence voters.The Commission recommended the President of India to rescind the Election under Article 324 of the Constitution read with Section 21 of the General Clauses Act, 1897.
  23. Researchers from which university has found that electronic cigarettes(e-cigarettes-ECs) damage brain cells ?
    1) University of Vermont
    2) University of Oregon
    3) Boston University
    4) University of California
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) University of California
    Explanation:
    A research team at the University of California, Riverside(UCR) has found that electronic cigarettes(e-cigarettes-ECs) damage brain cells. The team found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain.e-cigarettes deliver nicotine and flavour chemicals through heating to these stem cells, placing them into a state of “stress-induced mitochondrial hyperfusion”(SIMH) which can lead to cell death or disease after chronic use.
  24. Who retained the top position in Pace bowlers chart as per the ICC( International Cricket Council)’s ODI (One Day International )rankings 2019 ?
    1) Jasprit Bumrah
    2) Pat Cummins
    3) Trent Boult
    4) Kagiso Rabada
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Jasprit Bumrah
    Explanation:
    As per the ODI (One Day International )rankings 2019 released by the ICC( International Cricket Council), right-handed top-order batsman, Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have retained their top numbered position following the conclusion of the World Cup. Batsman list: Kohli tops the list with 886 points followed by Rohit Sharma, who is just five points behind Kohli. Babar Azam(Pakistan)got a 3rd position with 827 points. Faf du Plessis (820) of South Africa and Ross Taylor of New Zealand (817) are on the 4th and 5th position respectively.Pace bowlers chart: Jasprit Bumrah got the 1st position with 809 points followed by Trent Boult(New Zealand). Kagiso Rabada(South Africa) is on 3rd with 694 points and is followed by Pat Cummins(Australia’s) with 693 points.
  25. Novak Djokovic is associated with which sport ?
    1) Snooker
    2) Table Tennis
    3) Tennis
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Tennis
    Explanation:
    Novak Djokovic belong to Tennis.In the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings 2019 Novak Djokovic of Serbia remained at world number one in men’s ranking.
  26. Who was ranked top in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 2019 ?
    1) Kristina Mladenovic
    2) Amanda Anisimova
    3) Markéta Vondroušová
    4) Ashleigh Barty
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Ashleigh Barty
    Explanation:
    In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 2019 and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings 2019, Ashleigh Barty of Australia got the top position in women’s ranking while Novak Djokovic of Serbia remained at world number one in men’s ranking.
  27. Name the Indian writer, artist, activist and co-founder of Dalit Panther who passed away recently in Maharashtra.
    1) Rajesh Verma
    2) Raja Dhale
    3) Shivani Bhatnagar
    4) Ram Chander Chhatrapati
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Raja Dhale
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, An Indian writer, artist & activist, Raja Dhale passed away at the age of 78 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was one of the founding members of the Dalit Panther started in April 1972, alongside Namdeo Dhasal and Arun Krushnaji Kamble. He was born in Maharashtra. Apart from Social Service he authoured two books namely, Dalit Pantherchi Sansthapana: Vastusthiti Ani Viparyas”, “Arun Kolhatkarchi Gacchi: Ek Nirupan”.
  28. World Day for International Justice or International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day is observed annually on __________ .
    1) 14th July
    2) 15th July
    3) 16th July
    4) 17th July
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) 17th July
    Explanation:
    World Day for International Justice is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day is observed annually on 17th July to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. On 1st June 2010, the Review Conference of the Rome Statute which was held in Kampala (Uganda) and the Assembly of the State Parties decided to celebrate 17 July as the International Criminal Justice Day. This day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998. With the help of this treaty, the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established. Since 1998, 139 countries have signed the Court’s treaty and nearly 80 States, representative of every region of the world, have ratified it.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the CEO of ICC( International Cricket Council) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Manu Sawhney
  2. Kanger Valley National Park is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Chhattisgarh
  3. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) works under which ministry ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Israel ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Capital: Jerusalem & Currency: Israeli new shekel
  5. What is the tagline of Housing Development Finance Corporation(HDFC) bank ?
    Answer
    Answer –  We Understand Your World