Current Affairs Quiz: July 19 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 19 2019

  1. Name the scheme launched by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the period 2018-2020 to combat cyber crime in India .
    1) Indian Credit Collateral Crime Centre
    2) Indian Capacity Cyber Crime Centre (I4C)
    3) Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)
    4) Indian Collateral Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)
    Explanation:
    On July 17, 2019, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy informed that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched a scheme ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)’ for the period 2018-2020. It is aimed to combat cyber crime in India in a coordinated and effective manner.I4C has 7 components namely: National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit National Cybercrime Reporting Portal Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem National Cybercrime Training Centre Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre
  2. What is the name of UGC(University Grants Commission) Guide to Student Induction Programme released by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in New Delhi ?
    1) “Deeksharambh”
    2) “Scheme to Provide Quality Education(SPQE)”
    3) “eBasta Scheme”
    4) “Pahal Scheme”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) “Deeksharambh”
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) has released a UGC(University Grants Commission) Guide to Student Induction Programme called “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi. The guide: It helps new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment at higher education institutions & inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution. It also helps them build bonds with other students and faculty members and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration.
  3. Name the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy, who has reviewed the first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan for the power sector in India .
    1) Arjun Munda
    2) Ram Vilas Paswan
    3) Narendra Singh Tomar
    4) R K Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) R K Singh
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy has reviewed the first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan for the power sector in India.
  4. Which organization prepared the first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan under the guidance of the Ministry of Power ?
    1) Power Grid Corporation of India
    2) Central Electricity Authority (CEA)
    3) Central Electricity Regulatory Commission(CERC)
    4) Power System Operation Corporation(POSOCO)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Central Electricity Authority (CEA)
    Explanation:
    The first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan has been prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) under the guidance of the Ministry of Power.Aim: The plan is aimed at sustaining the goal of 24X7 uninterrupted power for all with the increasing demand of electricity by consumers.
  5. Expand PMRPY scheme ?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Rural Protsahan Yojana
    2) Pradhan Mantri Raksha Protsahan Yojana
    3) Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana
    4) Pradhan Mantri Rakshit Protsahan Yojana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana
    Explanation:
    PMRPY’s full form is Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana.
  6. How many employees were benefited under Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) from 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2019 ?
    1) 1,18,05,003
    2) 1,48,05,003
    3) 1,88,05,003
    4) 1,28,05,003
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) 1,18,05,003
    Explanation:
    On July 17, 2019, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed that the total number of employees benefited under Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) from 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2019 were 1,18,05,003 and the amount paid during the same period was Rs. 4370.60 crore.
  7. Which year is set as a target to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) in India ?
    1) 2040
    2) 2035
    3) 2030
    4) 2025
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) 2025
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Members of Parliament (MP) in New Delhi, asked the parliamentarians take up a social cause or an issue of human sensitivity as a mission. India has fixed a deadline of 2025 for eradicating tuberculosis (TB) against the global deadline of 2030. He stressed on the need to eradicate them. MoU: Union Health Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministries of Defence, Railways and Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to eliminate TB from India by 2025 in the presence of Minister of State for Health Ashwini K Choubey and Minister of AYUSH Shripad Nayak.
  8. Name the two new district formed by Tamil Nadu state government .
    1) Erode and Thiruvarur
    2) Tenkasi and Chengalpattu
    3) Sivagangai and Dindigul
    4) Tiruppur and Thiruvarur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Tenkasi and Chengalpattu
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu(T.N), Edappadi K. Palaniswami stated that two new districts Tenkasi and Chengalpattu will be created for administrative convenience by bifurcating Tirunelveli and Kancheepuram districts respectively.
  9. Totally how many districts are there in Tamil Nadu?
    1) 31
    2) 33
    3) 35
    4) 36
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) 35
    Explanation:
    After including Tenkasi and Chengalpattu, the total number of districts in the Tamil Nadu will go up to 35.
  10. Which Indian Naval Ship(INS) has started its two month long second mission Sagar Maitri from Southern Naval Command in Kochi, Kerala ?
    1) INS Sagardhwan
    2) INS Investigator
    3) INS Makar
    4) INS Sandhayak
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) INS Sagardhwan
    Explanation:
    The Marine Acoustic Research Ship (MARS), INS Sagardhwan started its two month long second mission Sagar Maitri from Southern Naval Command in Kochi, Kerala. It was flagged off by Southern Naval commander Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chairman G. Satheesh Reddy. It will be visiting Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia and would be initiating collaborative research programmes with selected institutes in these countries.
  11. Which country has signed $91.26 million agreement with Indian Railway Construction Company(IRCON) for the up gradation of 130 km rail track?
    1) Myanmar
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Nepal
    4) Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Sri Lanka
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, Government of Sri Lanka and IRCON (Indian Railway Construction Company) International Limited, under the Ministry of Railways, signed $91.26 million agreement for the up gradation of 130 km rail track located between Colombo and Jaffna in Tamil -majority northern province of Sri Lanka. It was signed by Sunil Kumar Choudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, Ircon International Limited, and L.P Jayampathy, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka.
  12. For which reason, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared as “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)” by World Health Organization (WHO) ?
    1) Nipah
    2) Ebola
    3) Variola
    4) Sendai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Ebola
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)” in the emergency committee meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland. This is for the 5th time WHO has invoked an emergency provision. Background: The DRC is in grip of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which is the 2nd deadliest Ebola epidemic in history, behind only the 2014 West Africa outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people.
  13. What is the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) growth of India for the year 2019 as per the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report titled ‘Asian Development Outlook 2019?
    1) 7.1%
    2) 7.2%
    3) 7%
    4) 7.3%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) 7%
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, According to a recent Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report titled ‘Asian Development Outlook 2019, India’s GDP(gross domestic product) growth expected to grow by 7% in 2019 (FY-Fiscal Year 2020) and 7.2% in 2020 (FY21). It revised downwards its outlook for FY20 due to unexpected weak FY2018 outturn.
  14. Which bank has launched its AI(Artificial Intelligence) interactive assistant called “ABHi” to understand the customer query and fetch the relevant information ?
    1) Andhra Bank
    2) Axis Bank
    3) Canara Bank
    4) HDFC Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Andhra Bank
    Explanation:
    On July 15, 2019, A medium-sized public sector bank in India, Andhra Bank launched its AI (Artificial Intelligence) interactive assistant called “ABHi” at a function in Hyderabad, Telangana. ABHi: It uses new-age technologies include to understand the customer query and fetch the relevant information from the possible knowledge base in a matter of milliseconds.Creation: ABHi is powered by AI startup Floatbot.ai (Bangalore) in partnership with IT(Information Technology) company Netxcell Limited(Hyderabad).
  15. Which organization stated that, India’s current account (CA) balance deficit rose to $68 billion in 2018-19 from $49 billion in 2017-18 ?
    1) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    2) World Bank(WB)
    3) United Nations(UN)
    4) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    Explanation:
    According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s current account (CA) balance deficit rose to $68 billion in 2018-19 from $49 billion in 2017-18.The External Sector Report of the IMF stated that India’s Net International Investment Position has marginally improved with the deficit comes down from $438 billion in 2017-18 to $431 billion in 2018-19.India’s overall international reserves stood at $411.9 billion at the end of March 2019 from $12.5 billion in March 2018.
  16. Which two countries bilateral trade accounted to $9.5 billion for 2017-18 ?
    1) India and Russia
    2) India and Bangladesh
    3) India and Nepal
    4) India and United States
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) India and Bangladesh
    Explanation:
    The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) President Sheikh Fazle Fahim stated that the bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh accounted to $9.5 billion for 2017-18. Exports to India accounted at $0.87 billion and imports were $8.6 billion. This was announced on the sidelines of a two-day B2B (Business to Business) trade summit held in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  17. Expand FMCG ?
    1) Fast Moving Currency Goods
    2) Fast Moving Capital Goods
    3) Fast Moving Consumer Goods
    4) Fast Moving Current Goods
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Fast Moving Consumer Goods
    Explanation:
    Full form of FMCG is Fast Moving Consumer Goods.
  18. Which state topped the TransUnion Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL) – Small Industries Development Bank of India’s (SIDBI) Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Pulse Report ?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Haryana
    4) Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    According to TransUnion Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL) – Small Industries Development Bank of India’s (SIDBI) Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Pulse Report, Gujarat was ranked first in terms of performance and credit growth potential for MSME Corporate Lending in India. It has maintained the top position since the past 4 years. MSME corporate entities are borrowers with aggregate credit exposure of up to Rs 50 crore. The market size of this category is Rs 17.6 lakh crore as of March 31, 2019.
  19. Where was the 9th Edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Film Festival for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Singapore, Singapore
    2) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    3) Mumbai, India
    4) Colombo, Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Explanation:
    The 9th Edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Film Festival for the year 2019 was held at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 2-7, 2019. It was conducted by the SAARC Cultural Centre. It screened 34 films which consisted of 15 feature films, 13 short films and 6 master films from the SAARC Member states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  20. Which film bagged Best Feature Film in 9th Edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Film Festival for the year 2019 ?
    1) Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
    2) Nagarkirtan
    3) Gully Boy
    4) Uri: The Surgical Strike
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Nagarkirtan
    Explanation:
    Indian entries bagged 6 awards.Nagarkirtan, a Bengali film, was awarded the Best Feature Film.Best Director Award was conferred to Kaushik Ganguly for Nagarkirtan.Riddhi Sen won the best actor award and Prabuddha Bannerjee bagged Best Original Score for Nagarkirtan.Best Short Film Award was conferred to Na Bole Wo Haram directed by Nitish Patan.Special Jury Award for Direction and Story was conferred to ‘Walking with the Wind’, by Praveen Morchhale.
  21. Which has become India’s most valuable brand for the second straight year in 2019 as per “Brand Finance India 100 2019” ?
    1) State Bank of India(SBI)
    2) Infosys
    3) Tata
    4) Life Insurance Corporation(LIC)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Tata
    Explanation:
    According to the London-based consultancy Brand Finance annual report , “Brand Finance India 100 2019”, “Tata” has become India’s most valuable brand for the second straight year in 2019 with the brand value of $19.6 billion followed by LIC(Life Insurance Corporation) (2nd )with $7.3 billion and Infosys (3rd )$6.5 billion.
  22. Name the finance institution, which was awarded for outstanding performance in terms of Self-Help Group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for 2018-19 from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
    1) Repco Micro Finance
    2) Udhayam Micro Finance
    3) ESAF Micro Finance
    4) Madhura Micro Finance
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Repco Micro Finance
    Explanation:i
    Repco Micro Finance, a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)-Micro Finance Institution (MFI) promoted by Repco Bank, was awarded for outstanding performance in terms of Self-Help Group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for 2018-19 from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).It operates from 90 branches in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and has an employee strength of about 600 people.It has provided SHG loans worth Rs 3,600 crore to over 12 lakh individual beneficiaries through 60,000 SHGs.
  23. Where was the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2019 held ?
    1) Kingston, Jamaica
    2) Edinburgh, Scotland
    3) Manchester, England
    4) Apia, Samoa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Apia, Samoa
    Explanation:
    From 9th July to 15th July 2019, Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships held in Apia, Samoa. The championship were held across three categories — senior, junior and youth. India topped the medal tally by winning 35 medals across three categories viz 22 golds, 10 silvers and 3 bronze medals in all categories. India also broke a total of 22 records in all 3 age groups in World, Asian, Commonwealth and National level as well as set a new junior record at Commonwealth and National level.
  24. Name the weight lifter who broke the Youth World, Asian and Commonwealth records in the snatch category at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2019.
    1) Achinta Sheuli
    2) Jeremy Lalrinnunga
    3) Gulam Navi
    4) Jacob Vanlaltluanga
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Jeremy Lalrinnunga
    Explanation:
    Jeremy Lalrinnunga competing in 67 kg male event broke a youth world record with lift of 136 kg in snatch. This same lift also set new youth record at Asian, Commonwealth and National level, as well as set a new junior record at Commonwealth and National level. Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh created a new Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category by lifting more than double his body weight (190kg). Pardeep Singh created a new record in the clean and jerk category by lifting 202kgs. His earlier successful attempt of 148kg took his total to 350kgs. Jhilli Dalabehera won the gold in the women’s 45 kg event, and set 6 records with a clean and jerk lift of 94 kg and a total lift of 164 kg at the Commonwealth (Senior and Junior) and Junior National level.
  25. Who was the 6th Indian Cricketer inducted into International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame ?
    1) Sunil Gavaskar
    2) Vijay Hazare
    3) Sachin Tendulkar
    4) Virender Sehwag
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Sachin Tendulkar
    Explanation:
    Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was inducted into International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame along with South African pace legend Allan Donald and Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. With this, Tendulkar became the 6th Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame after Bishen Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid.
  26. Name the Indian Sprinter, who won gold medal in women’s 200m race at the Tabor Athletics Meet 2019 in the Czech Republic .
    1) Hima Das
    2) Dutee CHand
    3) V.K.Vismaya
    4) M. R. Poovamma
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Hima Das
    Explanation:
    Star Indian sprinter Hima Das (24) from Assam clinched her 4th international gold in women’s 200m race with a time of 23.25 seconds and Muhammed Anas Yahiya (Kerala) also won gold in the men’s 400m with the time of 45.40s at the Tabor Athletics Meet 2019 in the Czech Republic.She won her 3rd international gold in women’s 200m race at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet 2019 in the Czech Republic on July 15, 2019.
  27. Where is the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship (CTTC) for the year 2019 is being held?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    3) Pune, Mumbai
    4) Cuttack, Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Cuttack, Odisha
    Explanation:
    The 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship (CTTC) for the year 2019 began at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha. It will be held from July 17- 22, 2019 and it was inaugurated by the Governor of Odisha, Professor Ganeshi Lal. 12 nations are participating in the tournament. This is for the 7th time, India is hosting the event. The 21st edition also marks the 50th anniversary of the championship.
  28. Arjun Bhati is associated with which sport ?
    1) Table Tennis
    2) Golf
    3) Football
    4) Athelete
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Golf
    Explanation:
    Arjun Bhati of India won Future Champions Golf (FCG) Callaway Junior World Golf Championship 2019 by defeating Taiwan’s Jeremy Chen with 199 strokes in Palm Desert, California. He finished at 17-under-par for three rounds and made the best score among 13-18 age category.
  29. Name the Indian Archer, who won the silver medal at the Ready Steady Tokyo test event for the 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo, Japan .
    1) Tarundeep Rai
    2) Jayanta Talukdar
    3) Deepika Kumari
    4) Limba Ram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Deepika Kumari
    Explanation:
    Indian archer Deepika Kumari won silver at the Ready Steady Tokyo test event for the 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo, Japan. She lost to Korean An San in straight sets 6-0. She was ranked 4th in the qualification round.
  30. Which country has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect after it breached the ICC Constitution ?
    1) Zimbabwe
    2) Mozambique
    3) Botswana
    4) Zambia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Zimbabwe
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, Zimbabwe cricket has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect after it breached the ICC Constitution by failing to provide free and democratic elections and ensuring that there is no government interference in its administration. The decision was taken by the ICC board during the ICC Annual Conference in London.With this suspension, Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC tournaments.
  31. What was the theme of the International Shark Awareness Day 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “The Year of the Shark — The top predators of the ocean we can’t afford to lose”
    2) Theme – “It’s more scared of you, than you are of it”
    3) Theme – “An Animal To Be Revered, Not Feared”
    4) Theme – “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Theme – “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean”
    Explanation:
    International Shark Awareness Day was observed on July 14, 2019. The objective of the day is to spread awareness about the dangers of sharks. The theme for the year 2019 is “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean.”On this occasion, The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), headquartered in Gland, Switzerland, released a report highlighting the risks to Sharks in the Mediterranean region.Overfishing and plastic pollution were the threats highlighted by the report.Libya and Tunisia were the worst culprits, with each country’s fishery hauling in about 4,200 tonnes of sharks a year.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the MD and CEO of Bombay stock exchange(BSE) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Ashishkumar Chauhan
  2. Where is the headquarter of International Cricket Council (ICC) located ?
    Answer
    Answer – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  3. What is the Capital & Currencies of Congo ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Capital: Kinshasa Currencies: Congolese franc, Zairean Zaire
  4. What is the tagline of Andhra Bank ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Where India Banks
  5. Who is the President of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Takehiko Nakao