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  1. On 19th July 2018, the Lok Sabha passed the Fugitive ______ Offenders Bill 2018?
    1.Economic
    2.Social
    3.Sexual
    4.Financial
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Economic
    Explanation:
    The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 will replace the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind in April 2018. The bill gives authorities power to attach and confiscate the proceeds of crime and properties of fraudsters and loan defaulters who flee India. Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that, this will ensure that justice is not denied. He added that, the Government wants to bring back big defaulters in front of the law. He said that, cases where the total value involved in such offences is 100 crore rupees or more, will come under its view.

  2. On July 18, 2018, Government announced the launch of a new _____ Technology that would help check on vehicle thefts?
    1.MicroTrack
    2.MicroDot
    3.SafeTrack
    4.MircoTek
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.MicroDot
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2018, Government has announced the launch of a new MicroDot Technology that would help check on vehicle thefts. Under this thousands of small dots laser etched will be sprayed with a vehicle identification number on all over the vehicle’s body including its engine. This technology is yet to be finalized by the highest automobile technical standard making body CMVR-TSC. Delhi Police officials has been associated with this project as per transport ministry’s order.

  3. On 18th July 2018, where was the fourth round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue between India and Japan held?
    1.Hyderabad, India
    2.New Delhi, India
    3.Tokyo, Japan
    4.Osaka, Japan
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    Key issues were: maritime security, cooperation in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Search and Rescue (SAR). Also means of further strengthening the bilateral cooperation in the above areas were discussed.

  4. On 20th July 2018, Punjab tourism and cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu finalized a blue print to further develop ______, a museum of the Sikhs, at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab?
    1.Rani ki Vav
    2.Virasat-e-Khalsa
    3.Guru Govind Museum
    4.Amristar Museum
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Virasat-e-Khalsa
    Explanation:
    Navjot Singh Sidhu said that, as Virasat-e-Khalsa attracts large number of tourist from all over the world, we need to develop tented accommodation, budget hotels, food courts and souvenir shops on that area. He also directed the foundation to get a comprehensive layout plan prepared from the architects to further develop the infrastructural facilities over remaining piece of 60 acres land. He said that, the Government of India under Swadesh Darshan Scheme had already approved Rs 99 crore for the development of historical and religious sites in Punjab. Out of this Rs 29 crore will be exclusively used for the all round development of Anandpur Sahib.

  5. On 19th July 2018, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘_____ core platform’ at Undavalli, Andhra Pradesh?
    1.e-Mytri
    2.e-Pragati
    3.e-Prapti
    4.e-surance
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.e-Pragati
    Explanation:
    e-Pragati is a forward-looking digital initiative. It aims to connect citizens to 34 departments, 336 autonomous organisations and 745-plus services. Andhra Pradesh aims to realise the vision of ‘Sunrise AP 2022’ through this project. The e-Pragati authority will achieve the goals of the project by supporting the 7 development missions launched in the areas of e-Governance, Social Empowerment, Skill Development, Urban Development, Infrastructure, Industrial Development and the Services sector. N. Chandrababu Naidu said that, e-Pragati will act as a platform to connect all departments and stand alone to resolve the issues.

  6. On 16th and 17th July 2018, a 2 day International conference on “Empowering Women: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability” was organized by NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Office of International Programmes (OIP) University of Delhi. _____, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry was the Guest of Honor?
    1.Narayanan K
    2.Vidhyasagar Rao
    3.Dr Kiran Bedi
    4.N N Vohra
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Dr Kiran Bedi
    Explanation:
    The Inaugural event was presided by Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India as Chief Guest. Dr Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry was the Guest of Honor. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, and Ajay S. Shri Ram, Chairman, Governing Body, SRCC were also present. After the inaugural event, a Plenary Session and Panel Discussions were held. Discussions were held on topics like, how women-led enterprises enable change, how innovation can contribute to societal good and how technology and sustainability are complementary etc. Eminent personalities both from India and other countries took part in the conference.

  7. A world class exhibition on 4 eminent personalities: Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subha Chandra Bose, Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee will be organized soon at National Library in which city?
    1.Mumbai
    2.Pune
    3.New Delhi
    4.Kolkata
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Kolkata
    Explanation:
    This announcement was made by Raghvendra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture on 19th July 2018. He reviewing restoration, renovation and modernization works carried out by the Central Public Work Department (CPWD) at the Belvedere House of the National Library. He said that, literary festivals will also be held there. Permanent art galleries with paintings and pictures of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, sculptures and antiquities will be displayed. He said that all the renovation and revamping works will be finished before Durga Puja at a cost of nearly Rs. 8 crore.

  8. On July 18, 2018, The Ministry of Defence announced that the Indian Air Force for the first time is participating with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18). It will be held in which country from 24 Jul to 18 Aug, 2018?
    1.United States
    2.Australia
    3.Germany
    4.Russia
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Australia
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2018, The Ministry of Defence announced that the Indian Air Force for the first time is participating with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18), which is to be held in Australia from 24 Jul to 18 Aug, 2018. The mega exercise will involve over 100 aircraft from around the globe.

  9. On July 20, 2018, According to The Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID), which country tops the list of skilled visa immigrants according to official figures?
    1.China
    2.Pakistan
    3.India
    4.Nigeria
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.India
    Explanation:
    On Skilled Visa:
    [table]

    Country No. of immigrants Percentage
    India 291,916 19%
    England 160,558 13%
    China 146,842 12%

    [/table]


  10. On 20th July 2018, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, addressed the 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting held in ____?
    1.Durban, South Africa
    2.Beijing, China
    3.New Delhi, India
    4.Manilla, Philippines
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Durban, South Africa
    Explanation:
    J P Nadda in his address said that, India is committed to eliminate TB by 2025. He said that India is committed to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as articulated in its National Health Policy. He stated that to achieve the vision of UHC, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ (Long Live India) programme. Through the Health and Wellness Centres the programme aims to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services and National Health Protection Mission for secondary and tertiary care aims to cover nearly 100 million families.

  11. On July 20, 2018, With Rajya Sabha clearing the bill of ____, Parliament officially approved of the bill to merge SBI with its subsidiaries?
    1.State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017
    2.State Bank Merger Bill, 2016
    3.State Bank Negotiable Bill, 2018
    4.State Bank Redevelopment Bill 2018
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2018, With Rajya Sabha clearing the bill of State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017, Parliament officially approved of the bill to merge SBI with its subsidiaries. The bill repealed the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956 and amended the State Bank of India (SBI) Act, 1955. This was done for rationalisation of resources, reduction of costs, better profitability, lower cost of funds leading to better rate of interest for public at large, improved productivity and customer service.

  12. On 19th July 2018, CSIR- National Physical laboratory (NPL) has signed a MoU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for indigenous development of petroleum certified reference materials (CRMs) under trade name of _____?
    1.Bhartiya Niketan Samaj
    2.Bhartiya Niredeshak Dravyas
    3.Hindustan CRM
    4.Indus CRM
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Bhartiya Niredeshak Dravyas
    Explanation:
    This will make sure that highest standard quality ecosystem is maintained for petroleum products used by all stakeholders. It will also save major foreign exchange by import substitution for CRMs. Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) has an important role in calibration of laboratory testing equipment for quality assurance. Currently, the traceability of these CRMs to SI unit is mostly done through foreign National Measurement Institutes (NMIs).

  13. On 19th July 2018, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) said that, India’s economic growth remains intact and India’s GDP is expected to grow at what percent in the current financial year?
    1.7.6
    2.7.7
    3.7.3
    4.7.5
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.7.5
    Explanation:
    As per FICCI, the slowing down of industrial output growth in May to 3.2 % and increase in retail inflation to 5 % in June are short-term challenges that are pro-actively acted on by the government and the RBI. These would not affect the signs of revival in the economy significantly. FICCI President Rashesh Shah, said that, the industrial output growth would rebound in the next few months. The rise in inflation is monitored by RBI. RBI and the government will take necessary steps to maintain it at manageable levels.

  14. On July 20, 2018, Digital lending platform StashFin has partnered with which non-banking finance company to raise Rs 30 crores for onward lending through their platform StashFin.com?
    1.Finland Corp
    2.DMI Finance
    3.Insta Finance
    4.RIX Finance
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.DMI Finance
    Explanation:
    The company had raised $5 million (Rs 32.2 crore) in a pre-Series A round of funding. The investors included Kirloskar Group’s venture capital arm, Snow Leopard Ventures, as well as Singapore-based Alto Partners and GrowX Ventures.

  15. On 18th July 2018, which firm’s stock market value reached $900 billion for the first time, posing a threat to replace Apple as Wall Street’s most valuable firm?
    1.Samsung
    2.Google
    3.Microsoft
    4.Amazon.com
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Amazon.com
    Explanation:
    On 18th July 2018, Amazon.com announced that, it sold over $100 million products during its annual Prime Day sale. On the same day, its stock touched $1,858.88, giving Amazon a stock market value of $902 billion. It later reversed, trading down 0.16 % for the session. Amazon’s stock has increased over 57 % in 2018, making its increase to more than 123,000 % since it listed on the Nasdaq in 1997. Apple replaced Exxon Mobil as the US company with the largest stock market value in 2011. Its shares have risen 12 % in 2018, bringing its stock market value to $935 billion.

  16. On July 20, 2018, Odisha government appointed ______ as the principal secretary to Governor Dr Ganeshi Lal?
    1.Madhusudan Padhi
    2.Pranav Bhatia
    3.Siddharth Malhotra
    4.Ravinder Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Madhusudan Padhi
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2018, Odisha government appointed Senior bureaucrat Madhusudan Padhi as the principal secretary to Governor Dr Ganeshi Lal. Padhi replaced C J Venugopal. He is currently posted as Transport Commissioner. CJ Venugopal has been appointed as principal secretary in E&IT Department.

  17. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has appointed Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President ____ as the Chef de Mission (incharge) of the upcoming 18th Asian Games?
    1.Narinder Dhruv Bhatia
    2.Praful Patel
    3.Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
    4.Harpal Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
    Explanation:
    Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will be assisted by 4 Deputy Chef de Missions (deputy heads): Raj Kumar Sacheti, Satyavrat Sheoran, Balbir Singh Kushwaha and Dev Kumar Singh. They will lead the Indian contingent at the 18th Asian Games. The 18th Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang of Indonesia from 18th August to 2nd September 2018.

  18. On July 20, 2018, The International Olympic Committee (IOC ) in its Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule announced that it had added how many medal event to its 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?
    1.5
    2.10
    3.6
    4.7
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.7
    Explanation:
    These events include: women’s monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, plus mixed team events in short track speed skating, ski jumping, ski aerials and snowboardcross. The addition of gold medals to a 109-event program caused a reduction in 41 athletes as complared to 2,933 competitors in Pyeongchang Olympics. An improved gender balance will be seen with 45.4 percent female athletes in Beijing, rising from 41.1 percent in Pyeongchang. Women’s ice hockey will become a 10-team lineup instead of eight, adding 46 athletes.

  19. On 20th July 2018, who won the 9th leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Eagleton golf resort, in Bengaluru?
    1.Savitha Murali
    2.Apoorva Krish
    3.Pranavi Urs
    4.Spoorthi Ravi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Pranavi Urs
    Explanation:
    Pranavi Urs shot even par 72 for a total of 4-over 220 and won the 9th leg of the Hero women’s Pro golf Tour. She became the second amateur to win a title this season. Ridhima Dilawari was the first amateur to win a Hero WPGT event this season, as she finished on top at the 7th leg. Tvesa Malik (75) and Gaurika Bishnoi (76) were Tied-2nd. With the consolation for Tvesa Malik for Rs.7,85,600 she moved to the top of the Hero WPGT Order of Merit, surpassing Neha Tripathi with Rs.7,53,200. Gursimar Badwal with Rs.6,89,300 is third after being Tied-4th with Neha Tripathi (76).

  20. On July 19, 2018, The 26th edition of Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY) 2018 was held in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Who won the Best Male Tennis Player award?
    1.Rafael Nadal
    2.Roger Federer
    3.Dominic Thiem
    4.Novac Djokovic
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Roger Federer
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Category Winner
    Jimmy V Award for Perseverance Jim Kelly, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback
    Best Male Athlete Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
    Best Female Athlete Chloe Kim, Snowboard
    Best International Men’s Soccer Player Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid/Portuguese National Team
    Best International Women’s Soccer Player Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars/Australian National Team
    Best Male Tennis Player Roger Federer
    Best Female Tennis Player Sloane Stephens

    [/table]


  21. 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior International Championship was held between July 11 – 15, 2018 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. How many medals were won by India in the championship?
    1.29
    2.24
    3.15
    4.11
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.24
    Explanation:
    [table]

    Player Event
    Manu Bhaker 10 m Pistol Junior Female
    Manu Bhaker, Devanshi Rana, Shreya Agrawal, 10 m Pistol Junior Female team
    Manu Bhaker , Anmol Jain 10 m air pistol mixed team
    Manu Bhaker, Gaur, Muskan 25 m Pistol Junior female team
    Elavenil Valarivan 10 m Rifle ISSF Junior Female
    Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu 25 m Pistol Junior Male
    Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu, Vijayveer Sidhu, Udhayveer Sidhu 25 m Pistol Junior Male (team)
    Saurabh Chaudhary 10 m Pistol Junior male
    Arjun Singh Cheema 50 m Pistol Junior male
    Arjun Singh Cheema , Anmol Jain, Rana 50 m Pistol Junior male team
    Elavenil Valarivan, Divyanish Singh Panwar 10 m rifle ISSF Mixed

    [/table]


  22. On July 20, 2018, 88 year old Ramchandra Singhdeo passed away. He was the former and first finance minister of which state?
    1.Jharkhand
    2.Telengana
    3.Chattisgarh
    4.Haryana
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Chattisgarh
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2018, The 88 year old former and first finance minister of Chhattisgarh, Ramchandra Singhdeo, had passed away in Raipur. He was born on February 13, 1930 in Baikunthpur in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh. He had a Masters Degree in Science and doctorate (PhD) in life science. He served as the Minister of Water Resources before Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.

  23. On July 20, 2018, Gopal Das Niraj passed away in Kolkata. He was a ____?
    1.Film maker
    2.Poet
    3.Dancer
    4.Scientist
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Poet
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2018, eminent Hindi poet Gopal Das Niraj passed away in Kolkata. He was born on January 4,1925 in the village of Puravali near Mahewa of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1991 and Padma Bhushan in 2007. He also won Yash Bharati award, and was the chancellor of Mangalayatan University, Aligarh.

  24. On 18th July 2018, the Supreme Court observed that banning the entry of women in _____ by the temple authorities is unconstitutional?
    1.Meenakshi Temple
    2.Sabarimala Temple
    3.Amritsar Golden Temple
    4.Kamyakha Temple
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Sabarimala Temple
    Explanation:
    Banning women aged between 10 and 50 from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala runs afoul of their constitutional rights, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday. Hearing a batch of petitions challenging the age-old prohibition on women in the menstruating age group in the famed hill shrine, the apex court said women’s right to worship is a constitutional one and it does not depend on laws.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Fatorda Stadium located?
    Goa

  2. Who is the General Secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?
    Rajiv Mehta

  3. What is the tag line of Andhra Bank?
    Where India Banks

  4. Who is the Director of CSIR- National Physical laboratory (NPL)?
    Dr. D. K. Aswal

  5. Where is Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary located?
    Kerala