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  1. On 18th July 2018, the 7th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative, DTTI meeting was held between India and the US delegation in ____?
    1.New York, United States
    2.New Delhi, India
    3.Washington DC, United States
    4.Mumbai, India
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    US has designated India as a ‘Major Defence Partner’. Discussions on the formulation of a Standard Operating Procedure and the Industrial Security Annex under DTTI was held. Establishment of Joint Working Groups has been made under DTTI to progress mutually agreed projects for the armed forces.

  2. On 18th July 2018, the first commercial flight to which country, in 20 years departed from Addis Ababa, in Ethiopa, after both the countries ended their conflict following a peace process?
    1.Morocco
    2.Mexico
    3.France
    4.Eritrea
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Eritrea
    Explanation:
    Ethiopian Airlines said that, flight ET0312 to Asmara departed Bole International Airport, following an inauguration ceremony. The airlines operated two flights within an interval of 15 minutes. Eritrea was once a province of Ethiopia. In 1993, Eritrea separated after an independence struggle. Demarcation of the shared border caused a brutal conflict in 1998-2000, in which 80,000 people were killed.

  3. On July 18, 2018, according to a report by online speed testing platform Ookla, India with a speed of 9.12 Mbps, secured what rank, in the 4G speed category?
    1.50
    2.15
    3.150
    4.109
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.109
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2018, according to a report by online speed testing platform Ookla, India was at 9.12 Mbps in the 4G speed category behind neighbors Pakistan (14.03 Mbps) and Sri Lanka (16.98). India ranks 109th in overall 4G mobile internet speeds. Out of the list comprising 124 countries, Qatar ranked first in the list with 63.22 Mbps average download speed. Norway stood second in the list with 62.14 Mbps download speed.

  4. On July 18, 2018, The Finance Ministry has approved capital infusion of _____ in 5 public sector banks: Punjab National Bank (PNB), Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Allahabad Bank?
    1.Rs 11,336 crore
    2.Rs 12,567 crore
    3.Rs 14,456 crore
    4.Rs 17,598 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Rs 11,336 crore
    Explanation:
    Bank name Infusion (in Cr. Rs.)
    Punjab National Bank (PNB) 2816
    Corporation Bank 2555
    Indian Overseas Bank 2157
    Andhra Bank 2019
    Allahabad Bank 1790

  5. On July 16, 2018, The first all-women branch of Jammu & Kashmir Bank was inaugurated by the first lady Usha Vohra at an event at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), in which city?
    1.Srinagar
    2.Jammu
    3.Katra
    4.Ladakh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Srinagar
    Explanation:
    13 women staffers of the inaugurated bank were given badges of distinction by the first lady. Special service given by the bank to women customers include: Pink Gold Saving Scheme, Pink Platinum Saving Scheme, Special Loan facility for Women Entrepreneurs, Pink Gold Debit Card and Pink Platinum Credit Card. These would provide financial inclusion of women, door step facilities to women in remote areas.

  6. On July 18, 2018, ____ signed a strategic partnership in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train youth and entrepreneurs in India on digital skills?
    1.Google
    2.Microsoft
    3.Facebook
    4.WhatsApp
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Facebook
    Explanation:
    Through this partnership Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will make use of Facebook’s training on digital marketing skills in its courses. Courses will be on: digital marketing, online safety and financial literacy in regional languages. Here the trainees will have access to local, domestic and international markets. They will also have access to Facebook’s Jobs tool to easily search for job openings.

  7. On 18th July 2018, power discom BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) announced that, it has signed an agreement to source ____ wind power that will help to meet its renewable power necessities?
    1.250 MW
    2.200 MW
    3.300 MW
    4.100 MW
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.100 MW
    Explanation:
    The power would be available to BYPL from the 3rd week of November 2019, for a period of 25 years. It will be available at a competitive tariff of Rs 2.52 per unit. With this agreement, the two BSES discoms in Delhi will bring in 400 MW of wind power. Previously, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) had signed an agreement for 250 MW wind power and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) for 50 MW. Out of the 400 MW wind power, the discoms will start receiving 100 MW from November 2018. Remaining 300 MW will be available from November 2019.

  8. On 17th July 2018, Walmart and which software firm announced a new 5 year partnership to take on Amazon in both technology and retail?
    1.Google
    2.Microsoft
    3.Cognizant
    4.Infosys
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Microsoft
    Explanation:
    This announcement was made by Walmart at the Microsoft’s Inspire partner conference in Las Vegas. Walmart said that it is partnering with Microsoft to use its cloud services. Walmart will utilise Azure and Microsoft 365 across the company. Also, new projects focused on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data platforms will be taken up. Walmart is Amazon’s biggest retail competitor. Microsoft is Amazon’s biggest cloud services competitor. This partnership will help both the companies take on Amazon.

  9. On July 18, 2018, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar featured in the Forbes list of top 100 highest-paid entertainers 2018. What was his rank in the list?
    1.25
    2.56
    3.76
    4.89
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.76
    Explanation:
    Ranking Person Profession Earning (in USD)
    1 Floyd Mayweather Professional boxer 275 m
    2 George Clooney Actor 239 m
    3 Kylie Jenner Social Media star and businesswoman 166.5 m
    4 Judy Sheindlin Judge /Television personality 147 m
    5 Dwayne Johnson Actor and entertainer 124 m

  10. On 18th July 2018, how many new members took oath of office in the Rajya Sabha?
    1.6
    2.8
    3.4
    4.7
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.7
    Explanation:
    The seven members who took oath in Rajya Sabha are:
    • Rakesh Sinha
    • Sonal Mansingh
    • Raghunath Mohapatra
    • Ram Shakal
    • Elamaram Kareem
    • Binoy Viswam
    • Jose K Mani

  11. Tata Capital has appointed ____ as the Managing Director of Tata Capital Housing Finance, with effect from 18th July 2018?
    1.Ram Kapoor
    2.Anil Kaul
    3.Srijit Sharma
    4.Aman Manjit
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Anil Kaul
    Explanation:
    Anil Kaul succeeds R Vaithianathan. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector and retail lending business. He has held senior management positions at ICICI Bank, ICICI Lombard, Citibank, Standard Chartered Plc.

  12. The central government has renewed the appointment of _____ as the chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)?
    1.Prof D Sahasrabudhe
    2.Prof Kuldeep Singh
    3.Prof Samir Jain
    4.Prof Ashutosh Sharma
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Prof D Sahasrabudhe
    Explanation:
    The renewal of appointment of Prof D Sahasrabudhe as AICTE Chairman has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet till he attains the age of 65 years. He was appointed as AICTE Chairman in July 2015. He has held various important academic, research and administrative positions.

  13. Name the Australian football player who retired from international football on 17th July 2018?
    1.Steve Smith
    2.John Langers
    3.Tim Cahill
    4.Meredith John
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Tim Cahill
    Explanation:
    Tim Cahill is 38 years old. He is Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer. He has scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances. He did not mention if he would continue playing club football. He was born in Sydney. He started his international career by playing for Western Samoa under-20s. In 2004, he joined the Socceroos. In 2006, he became the first Australian to score a goal at the World Cup in Germany.

  14. On 17th July 2018, India and Delhi pacer _____ announced his retirement from all forms of cricket?
    1.Mithun Joy
    2.Rajinish Sharma
    3.Parwinder Awana
    4.Aniketh Pawar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Parwinder Awana
    Explanation:
    Parwinder Awana had played his last first-class game in November 2016. He is 31 years old. He represented Delhi for 9 years. He had played 2 T20 Internationals for India. He also played for Kings XI Punjab from 2012-2014. He had played 62 first-class games. He had taken 191 wickets at 29.23. He had appeared in 44 List A and 61 T20s.

  15. Which payments and group dining company, has acquired Click&Pay, a tech start-up, backed by Dubai-based investors, in a cash-and-stock deal?
    1.PhonePe
    2.Paytm
    3.PayPal
    4.Zaggle
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Zaggle
    Explanation:
    Click&Pay is based in Hyderabad. This acquisition will help Zaggle to develop an expense management platform and develop a unique value proposition for its customers. Raj N Phani is the Founder and Chairman of Zaggle. Kalyan Karteek is the Founder of Click&Pay. After acquisition, Click&Pay team of 25 members will join the Zaggle team that has over 150 members.

  16. Scientists have discovered how many new moons orbiting Jupiter, making the total number of natural satellites circling around Jupiter to 79?
    1.11
    2.10
    3.12
    4.15
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.12
    Explanation:
    The discovery includes 11 “normal” outer moons, and one “oddball.” The researchers were led by Scott S Sheppard from Carnegie Institution for Science, US. They first spotted the moons in 2017. Out of the new moons 9 are part of a distant outer swarm of moons that orbit it in the retrograde, or opposite direction of Jupiter’s spin rotation. These distant retrograde moons are categorised into at least 3 distinct orbital groupings. They are believed to be remnants of three once-larger parent bodies that broke during collisions with asteroids, comets, or other moons. The newly discovered retrograde moons take nearly 2 years to orbit Jupiter. 2 of the new discoveries are part of a closer, inner group of moons that orbit in the prograde, or same direction as Jupiter’s rotation.

  17. On 18th July 2018, Australian scientists said that, they have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting ____ in its early stages?
    1.Asthma
    2.Melanoma
    3.Leukemia
    4.Parkinsons Disease
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Melanoma
    Explanation:
    Researchers at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia said that, the new blood test will help doctors detect melanoma before it spreads throughout the body. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. A trial was conducted with 105 people having melanoma and 104 healthy controls. The blood test detected early stage melanoma in 79 % of the cases. At present, melanoma is detected by a visual scan and biopsy. The biopsies involve taking a minimum of one square centimetre of skin from the patient.

  18. On 18th July 2018, which Indian javelin thrower won gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France?
    1.Neeraj Chopra
    2.G Sathiyan
    3.Neerav Sharma
    4.Aman Mittal
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Neeraj Chopra
    Explanation:
    Neeraj Chopra made a throw of 85.17m and won the gold medal. Moldova’s Andrian Mardare with a throw of 81.48m secured second position. Lithuania’s Edis Matusevicius with a throw of 79.31m secured third position. Neeraj Chopra is 20 years old. He hails from Panipat. Neeraj Chopra had won gold medal in the 2016 World Junior Championship with a record throw of 86.48m. He had also won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. He broke the national record with a 87.43m throw at the Doha Diamond League, with a fourth position finish.

  19. When was Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 celebrated throughout the world?
    1.July 17
    2.July 18
    3.July 19
    4.July 16
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.July 18
    Explanation:
    Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, who was born on 18th July 1918. The Nelson Mandela Foundation has dedicated Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 to Action Against Poverty. In 2009, UN General Assembly declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day. The UN General Assembly also adopted the revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, and approved that they should be known as the “Nelson Mandela Rules”.

  20. On July 18, 2018, India won how many medals in the 7th World Junior Wushu championships held in Brasilia, Brazil from July 10-16,2018?
    1.15
    2.11
    3.9
    4.4
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.9
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2018, , India bagged 9 medals – 4 Silver and 5 Bronze in the 7th World Junior Wushu championships held in Brasilia, Brazil from July 10-16,2018.
    The Silver Medals won were by:
    [table]

    Player Event
    Babulu (42 kg sub-junior) In Sanshou discipline (a Chinese self-defense system and combat sport )
    Saleem (56 kg sub junior)
    Savita (48 kg junior)
    Rohit (80 kg junior)

    [/table]


  21. Who won the Men’s Singles title in the 2018 Wimbledon Championships held in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom from 2nd July to 15th July 2018?
    1.Rafeal Nadal
    2.Roger Federer
    3.Novak Djokovic
    4.Dominic Thiem
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Novak Djokovic
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Event Winner Runners-Up
    Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic(Serbia) Kevin Anderson (South Africa)
    Women’s Singles Angelique Kerber (Germany) Serena Williams (USA)
    Men’s Doubles Mike Bryan (USA) Michael Venus (New Zealand)
    Jack Sock (USA) Raven Klaasen(South Africa)
    Women’s Doubles Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) Nicole Melichar (USA)
    Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) Kveta Peschke(Czech Republic)
    Mixed Doubles Alexander Peya (Austria) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus)
    Nicole Melichar  (USA) Jamie Murray (UK)
    Boys’ Singles Tseng Chun-hsin (Chinese Taipei) Jack Draper(UK)
    Girls’ Singles Iga Swiatek (Poland) Leonie Kung (Switzerland)
    Boys’ Doubles Yanki Erel  (Turkey) Nicolas Mejia (Colombia)
    Otto Virtanen (Finland) Ondrej Styler (Czech Republic)
    Girls’ Doubles Wang Xinyu (China) Caty McNally (USA)
    Wang Xiyu  (China) Whitney Osuigwe (USA)
    Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles Tommy Haas (Germany) Colin Fleming (UK)
    Mark Phillippoussis (Australia) Xavier Malisse (Belgium)
    Ladies’ Invitation Doubles Kim Clijsters (Belgium) Cara Black (Zimbabwe)
    Rennae Stubbs  (Australia) Martina Navratilova(USA)
    Senior Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles Jonas Bjorkman (Sweden) Richard Krajicek (Netherlands)
    Todd Woodbridge  (Australia) Mark Petchey (UK)
    Wheelchair Men’s Singles Stefan Olsson (Sweden) Gustavo Fernandez (Argenttina)
    Wheelchair Women’s Singles Diede de Groot (The Netherlands) Aniek Van Koot (The Netherlands)
    Wheelchair Men’s Doubles Alfie Hewett (UK) Joachim Gerard (Belgium)
    Gordon Reid (UK) Stefan Olsson (Sweden)
    Wheelchair Women’s Doubles Diede de Groot (The Netherlands) Sabine Ellerbrock (Germany)
    Yui Kamiji (Japan) Lucy Shuker (UK)
    Wheelchair Quad Doubles Andrew Lapthorne (UK) Dylan Alcott (Australia)
    David Wagner  (USA) Lucas Sithole (South Africa)

    [/table]


  22. Who won the Women’s Singles title in the 2018 Wimbledon Championships held in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom from 2nd July to 15th July 2018?
    1.Serena Williams
    2.Angelique Kerber
    3.Simona Halep
    4.Martina Hingis
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Angelique Kerber
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Event Winner Runners-Up
    Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic(Serbia) Kevin Anderson (South Africa)
    Women’s Singles Angelique Kerber (Germany) Serena Williams (USA)
    Men’s Doubles Mike Bryan (USA) Michael Venus (New Zealand)
    Jack Sock (USA) Raven Klaasen(South Africa)
    Women’s Doubles Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) Nicole Melichar (USA)
    Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) Kveta Peschke(Czech Republic)
    Mixed Doubles Alexander Peya (Austria) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus)
    Nicole Melichar  (USA) Jamie Murray (UK)
    Boys’ Singles Tseng Chun-hsin (Chinese Taipei) Jack Draper(UK)
    Girls’ Singles Iga Swiatek (Poland) Leonie Kung (Switzerland)
    Boys’ Doubles Yanki Erel  (Turkey) Nicolas Mejia (Colombia)
    Otto Virtanen (Finland) Ondrej Styler (Czech Republic)
    Girls’ Doubles Wang Xinyu (China) Caty McNally (USA)
    Wang Xiyu  (China) Whitney Osuigwe (USA)
    Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles Tommy Haas (Germany) Colin Fleming (UK)
    Mark Phillippoussis (Australia) Xavier Malisse (Belgium)
    Ladies’ Invitation Doubles Kim Clijsters (Belgium) Cara Black (Zimbabwe)
    Rennae Stubbs  (Australia) Martina Navratilova(USA)
    Senior Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles Jonas Bjorkman (Sweden) Richard Krajicek (Netherlands)
    Todd Woodbridge  (Australia) Mark Petchey (UK)
    Wheelchair Men’s Singles Stefan Olsson (Sweden) Gustavo Fernandez (Argenttina)
    Wheelchair Women’s Singles Diede de Groot (The Netherlands) Aniek Van Koot (The Netherlands)
    Wheelchair Men’s Doubles Alfie Hewett (UK) Joachim Gerard (Belgium)
    Gordon Reid (UK) Stefan Olsson (Sweden)
    Wheelchair Women’s Doubles Diede de Groot (The Netherlands) Sabine Ellerbrock (Germany)
    Yui Kamiji (Japan) Lucy Shuker (UK)
    Wheelchair Quad Doubles Andrew Lapthorne (UK) Dylan Alcott (Australia)
    David Wagner  (USA) Lucas Sithole (South Africa)

    [/table]


  23. On July 18, 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of _____ for 2018-19. Its FRP is Rs. 275/- per quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10%?
    1.paddy
    2.wheat
    3.sugarcane
    4.maize
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.9
    Explanation:
    Answer – 3.sugarcane
    Explanation:
    This has been done keeping in view the interest of sugarcane farmers. The FRP so approved shall be applicable for purchase of sugarcane from the farmers in the sugar season 2018-19 (starting w.e.f. 1st October, 2018) by the sugar mills. The FRP for sugarcane is Rs. 275/- per quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10%; providing a premium of Rs. 2.75/qtl for each 0.1 % increase in recovery over and above 10%.This would ensure a return of more than 50 % over the cost to the farmers. The total remittance to the sugarcane farmers will be more than Rs. 83,000 crore. In case of mills where recovery is below 9.5%. Such farmers will get Rs. 261.25 per quintal for sugarcane in place of Rs. 255/qtl in the current season.

  24. On July 18, 2018, The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for the MoU between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), India and National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM) of which country for cooperation in the field of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical substances, biological product and cosmetics regulatory functions?
    1.Saudi Arabia
    2.Germany
    3.Indonesia
    4.Russia
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Indonesia
    Explanation:
    This Mou is on cooperation in the field of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical substances, biological product and cosmetics regulatory functions. This MOU was on signed on 29th May, 2018 in Jakarta. It will facilitate India’s export of pharmaceutical products.

  25. On 17th July 2018, NBCC said that, it has received in-principle approval from the commerce ministry to design and construct ‘India Pavilion’ at World Expo 2020 to be held in which country at a cost of Rs 400 crore?
    1.United States
    2.Japan
    3.China
    4.Dubai
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Dubai
    Explanation:
    NBCC said it has received in-principle approval from the commerce ministry to design and construct ‘India Pavilion’ at World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai at a cost of Rs 400 crore. The World Expo 2020 is a global platform for countries to showcase their achievements and abilities.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the President and headquarters of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)?
    President: Naveen N.D. Gupta; Headquarters: New Delhi

  2. Where is Deepor beel bird sanctuary located?
    Assam

  3. Where is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport located?
    Lucknow

  4. Where is Panambur Port located?
    Karnataka

  5. The Supa Dam has been constructed on which river?
    Kali Nadi River