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Current Affairs Quiz: July 20 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 20 2019

  1. For which scheme, central government has approved a sum of Rs 206.8 crore that aims at double farmers’ income by the year 2022 ?
    1) Agriculture Policy: Vision 2020
    2) Policy on doubling farmers income
    3) Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy
    4) Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, The central government has approved a sum of Rs 206.8 crore for a Central Sector Scheme called ‘Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy’, which aims at double farmers’ income by the year 2022.Of the total amount, Rs 134.50 crore has been allotted to setup clusters for mangoes, pomegranate, and marine products, etc along with pre & post-harvest management of the production, upgrading the supply chain to achieve high exports.The scheme also entails the sum for post-harvest infrastructure in clusters, capacity building, grant towards Public-Private Partnership (PPP)for Integrated Agriculture Development (IAD) and laboratories.

  2. Name the Scheme launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ aimed at mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) to develop quality assurance in Higher Education .
    1) Paramarsh
    2) Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
    3) Samagra Shiksha
    4) Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Paramarsh
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) launched a Scheme called “Paramarsh” of University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi. Aim: This scheme aims at mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) accreditation aspirant institutions to develop quality assurance in Higher Education. Mentorship: Under the scheme, the prime Mentoring institutions will provide regular mentoring to colleges to help achieve high-quality standards. For mentoring they will get the financial assistance & also the option of appointing an expert, who can be paid a fellowship amount of Rs 31,000 per month.

  3. Which country has finalized a new veterinary health protocol for the export of breeder sheep to India ?
    1) Germany
    2) United Kingdom
    3) United States
    4) Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Australia
    Explanation:
    Australia and India recently finalized a new veterinary health protocol for the export of Australian breeder sheep to India. To mark the occasion, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, hosted an event where the protocol was exchanged with Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Tarun Shridhar. Australia and India have the foundations of its agriculture relationship over decades, with cooperation on wheat and wool stemming since 1960.

  4. Under which mission, the imported sheep from Australia becomes a part of a sheep breeding program for wool development ?
    1) National wool development
    2) National Livestock Mission
    3) National Sheep for wool development
    4) National Mission for Livestock
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) National Livestock Mission
    Explanation:
    Australian sheep will be part of a sheep breeding program for wool development, an initiative under India’s National Livestock Mission. ii. It is expected that the first sheep will arrive in India in September-October 2019 for settling at the Uttarakhand State Wool Development Board.

  5. Which state technical education department has signed an MoU with the British Council to improve the English speaking skills of the students studying in Polytechnic Colleges in the state ?
    1) Assam
    2) Bihar
    3) West Bengal
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) West Bengal
    Explanation:
    The technical education department of West Bengal(WB)will sign an MoU(memorandum of understanding) with the British Council to improve the English speaking skills of the students studying in Polytechnic Colleges in the state.It aims at making the student’s job-ready soon after they completed their courses and are able to meet the demands of the industry by improving their speaking as well as writing skills.

  6. Which two countries participate in Hand-in-Hand Military exercise ?
    1) India & China
    2) India & Russia
    3) India & France
    4) India & Myanmar
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) India & China
    Explanation:
    India and China participate in Hand-in-Hand(HiH)Military exercise.

  7. Where will the 8th edition of Hand-in-Hand(HiH)Military exercise 2019 to be held on December 2019 ?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Meghalaya
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Meghalaya
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of Hand-in-Hand(HiH)Military exercise 2019 between India, China will be held on December 2019 at Umroi near Shillong in Meghalaya.

  8. HADR was in news recently, What does ‘R’ stands for _________ .
    1) R – Rate
    2) R – Relief
    3) R – Reserve
    4) R – Risk
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) R – Relief
    Explanation:
    R stands for Relief in HADR. The full form of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief missions.

  9. Where was the 5th Edition of International Police Expo for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Pune
    2) Chennai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Kolakata
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    5th Edition of International Police Expo for the year 2019 was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

  10. What was the theme of 5th Edition of International Police Expo for the year 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Challenges to Strengthen Peace and Security”
    2) Theme – “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”
    3) Theme – “Exhibition of the Works of Industry”
    4) Theme – “Challenges to Connect Minds”
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Theme – “Challenges to Strengthen Peace and Security”
    Explanation:
    The theme “Challenges to Strengthen Peace and Security”. It was organized by Nexgen Exhibitions.

  11. Which town gets India’s first ‘Garbage Cafe’ for ragpickers and provide food to the them for collecting plastic waste ?
    1) Lahaul and Spiti,Keylong, Himachal Pradesh
    2) Agond, Karnal, Haryana
    3) Barwani district, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    4) Ambikapur, Surguja district, Chhattisgarh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Ambikapur, Surguja district, Chhattisgarh
    Explanation:
    The municipal officials of Chhattisgarh have launched a unique garbage cafe scheme in Ambikapur of Surguja district which has become India’s first ‘Garbage Cafe’ for Ragpickers. The ragpickers and the homeless will collect plastic waste, and in return, the municipal corporation will offer them food. The fund allocated for this scheme is Rs. 5.5 lakh.

  12. Which state will set up India’s first space tech park ?
    1) Hyderabad, Telangana
    2) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    3) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    4) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    Explanation:
    The Kerala government will set up India’s first space tech park at Thiruvananthapuram’s Knowledge City with the entire investment made by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) which is a major space research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It will make the city a manufacturing hub for space-related technology which will have a startup incubator, accelerators including Airbus Bizlab, skill training systems and production units.

  13. Which state government has signed a pact for a pilot project called ‘Medicine from the Sky’ with World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) West Bengal
    3) Telangana
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Telangana
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network and the Telangana government signed a pact for a pilot project called ‘Medicine from the Sky’ to deliver emergency medical supplies such as blood and vaccines via drones. It will run in partnership with the Telangana government and HealthNet Global Limited.

  14. Name the first Indian Naval Ship(INS), which reached Sweden as a part of Indian Navy’s mission of building “bridges of friendship” and strengthening international cooperation after a gap of 15 years.
    1) INS Tarkash
    2) INS Talwar
    3) INS Trikand
    4) INS Rajput
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) INS Tarkash
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, The Indian Naval Ship(INS) Tarkash reached Sweden on a three-day visit, as a part of Indian Navy’s mission of building “bridges of friendship” and strengthening international cooperation with friendly countries. This marks the first visit of an Indian Naval Ship which made a port call at Karlskrona in Sweden shores after a gap of 15 years.

  15. Which bank has withdrawn $300 million of fund for Amaravati Capital City project in Andhra Pradesh ?
    1) New Development Bank(NDB)
    2) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB)
    3) Asian Development Bank(ADB)
    4) World Bank(WB)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) World Bank
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, After the central government dropped support, The World Bank had withdrawn $300 million of fund for Amaravati Capital City project in Andhra Pradesh, the ambitious project of former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.Co-finance: The project was to be co-financed by another multilateral funding agency Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which had committed $200 million.Reason: The move was taken after the Environmental activists, farmers, and civil society organizations opposed this project for building the city on Krishna river floodplains.

  16. Which became the first public sector undertaking to establish Gem Organizational Transformation Team-Project Management Unit(GOTT-PMU) ?
    1) GAIL Limited
    2) Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL)
    3) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL)
    4) National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL)
    Explanation:
    Public procurement portal Government eMarketplace (GeM) inked pact with SAIL in presence of Steel secretary, Binoy Kumar. With this MoU, SAIL became the first public sector undertaking to establish Gem Organizational Transformation Team-Project Management Unit(GOTT-PMU)

  17. Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline to start commercial operation from August 2019,Motihari is in which state ?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) Odisha
    3) Bihar
    4) West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Bihar
    Explanation:
    The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) successfully concluded the ‘testing transfer’ of Rs 325 crore Motihari in Bihar to Amelkhgunj in Nepal pipeline project and it is set to start commercial operation from August 2019. The 69-km long petroleum pipeline was constructed by India which was first proposed in 1996.It will tackle the oil storage problem in Nepal and eliminate transportation of petroleum products through tankers.It will ensure smooth, cost effective and environmentally-friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal.

  18. Who was the first woman governor of Uttar Pradesh appointed by President of Ram Nath Kovind since its inception in 1950?
    1) Anandi Ben Patel
    2) Ram Naik
    3) Banwari Lal Joshi
    4) Vishnu Kant Shastri
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Anandi Ben Patel
    Explanation:
    This is the first time that UP(Uttar Pradesh) get a woman Governor as Anandi Ben Patel since its inception in 1950. Sarojini Naidu was the first Governor in 1947 but the state was then known as the United Provinces.Sitting Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey and senior BJP leader Biswa Bushan Harichandan were appointed as governors of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh respectively earlier.

  19. To which state, Lal Ji Tandon was appointed as the governor ?
    1) Tripura
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) West Bengal
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Lal Ji Tandon was appointed as the governor of Madhya Pradesh.
    [table]

    S.No State Name New Governors Predecessors
    1 Madhya Pradesh Lal Ji Tandon Anandi Ben Patel
    2 Uttar Pradesh Anandi Ben Patel Ram Naik
    3 Bihar Phagu Chauhan Lal Ji Tandon
    4 West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar Keshari Nath Tripathi.
    5 Tripura Ramesh Bais Kaptan Singh Solanki
    6 Nagaland RN Ravi Padmanabha Acharya

    [/table]


  20. Who was appointed as the private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    1) Kamal Pande
    2) Vivek Kumar
    3) B. K. Chaturvedi
    4) Ajit Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Vivek Kumar
    Explanation:
    As per the order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India, 2004 batch IFS officer(Indian Foreign Service), Vivek Kumar has been appointed as private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He replaces Sanjeev Kumar Singla, who has been appointed India’s ambassador to Israel.The appointment will come into effect from the day of the assumption of charge& his tenure will be on the co-terminus basis or until further orders, whichever is earlier.Kumar is currently working as a Director in the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO).

  21. Name the Indian Foreign Service(IFS) officer, who was appointed as the ambassador of India to the Republic of Panama .
    1) Santosh Jha
    2) Amrit Lugun
    3) Upender Singh Rawat
    4) R. Masakui
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Upender Singh Rawat
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, Ministry of External Affairs appointed Shri Upender Singh Rawat as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Panama. He is a 1998 Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer. He succeeds Ravi Thapar.

  22. To which country Shri Sanjeev Kumar Singla was appointed as the next Ambassador of India ?
    1) Israel
    2) Brazil
    3) Colombia
    4) Eritrea
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Israel
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, Ministry of External Affairs appointed Shri Sanjeev Kumar Singla as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Israel. He is a 1997 Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer. He is serving as the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi since 2014. He succeeds Pavan Kapoor.

  23. Which entity has acquired online travel portal Yatra Online Inc., for an enterprise value of $337.8 million (Rs 2,325 crore) ?
    1) Origami Risk LLC
    2) Zywave
    3) ItzCash Card
    4) Ebix Inc
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Ebix Inc
    Explanation:
    US-based software firm Ebix Inc acquired online travel portal Yatra Online Inc., for an enterprise value of $337.8 million (Rs 2,325 crore) in an all stock transaction. Yatra will become part of Ebix’s travel portfolio, EbixCash. EbixCash is India’s largest and most profitable travel services company.

  24. Which organization developed the third generation anti-tank guided missile NAG ?
    1) Lockheed Martin India Pvt Ltd
    2) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL)
    4) Boeing India Pvt Ltd
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army successfully conducted the trials of third generation anti-tank guided missile NAG, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), at Pokhran, Rajasthan from July 7-18, 2019. It was launched from the NAG Missile Carrier (NAMICA) and is capable of carrying up to 6 combat missiles. It will be inducted in the Indian Army. It will be engaged in highly fortified enemy tanks in all weather conditions with day and night capabilities.It has a minimum range of 500 metres and maximum range of four kilometres.6 missions were carried out under extreme temperature in Pokhran ranges as a part of the NAG summer user trials. The winter user trials were conducted in February 2019.

  25. Who unveiled the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad, Gujarat ?
    1) Kiren Rijiju
    2) Narendra Modi
    3) Ram Nath Kovind
    4) Amit Shah
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Kiren Rijiju
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveiled All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  26. Rani Banga is associated with which sport ?
    1) Boxing
    2) Pilates
    3) Tennis
    4) Gymnastics
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Gymnastics
    Explanation:
    Rani Banga won a gold medal in the Rope exercise and a silver medal in the clubs exercise at the annual Championship held at Holon, northern city of Israel. She also recently bagged a gold medal and a Silver Medal at the 2019 pirueta cup in Croatia.

  27. Where was the 2nd Edition of Hero Intercontinental Cup football tournament for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    2) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    3) Lucknow, Uttar pradesh
    4) Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    Second edition of Hero Intercontinental Cup football tournament held at the The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  28. Which country won the 2nd Edition of Hero Intercontinental Cup football tournament for the year 2019 ?
    1) Kazakhstan
    2) Turkmenistan
    3) North Korea
    4) Tajikistan
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) North Korea
    Explanation:
    North Korea won the title by defeating Tajikistan by a solitary goal. The tournament was held from July 7-19, 2019.The Koreans grabbed the lead in the 71st minute through the goal hit by Pak Hyon Il.The champions received $50,000 and the runners-up received $25,000.

  29. Which state cricket association became the newest associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ?
    1) Cricket Association of Puducherry(CAP)
    2) Cricket Association of Bengal(CAB)
    3) Uttarakhand Cricket Association(UCA)
    4) Arunachal Pradesh Cricket Association(ACA)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Cricket Association of Puducherry(CAP)
    Explanation:
    On July 17, 2019, The Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP) became the newest associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) accepted their proposal. The final decision in favour of the CAP was taken by the Supreme Court appointed CoA.

  30. John Obi Mikel of Nigeria announced retirement recently, he was associated with which sport ?
    1) Table Tennis
    2) Badminton
    3) Cricket
    4) Football
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Football
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel, aged 32, announced retirement from international football after the end of Nigeria’s campaign in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). He made his debut in 2003 in under 17 World Cup. He was the former captain of the Nigeria National Team and played for Trabzonspor as a defensive midfielder.He won 89 caps and scored six goals between 2005 and 2019 for the Super Eagles. He won a winners’ medal at the 2013 Africa Cup in South Africa.

  31. Name the deceased Argentine architect, who designed New York’s World Financial Center and Kuala Lumpur’s(Malaysia) Petronas Twin Towers .
    1) Frank Gehry
    2) Cesar Pelli
    3) Philip Johnson
    4) Rafael Viñoly
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Cesar Pelli
    Explanation:
    Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, who designed New York’s World Financial Center and Kuala Lumpur’s(Malaysia) Petronas Twin Towers( a 452m high structure that was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1998) has passed away at the age of 92. He was born on 12 October 1926 in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.He studied architecture at the University of Tucuman and in 1977, he became dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture.

  32. Three time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away recently, she was the chief minister of which state ?
    1) Bihar
    2) West Bengal
    3) New Delhi
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2019, Former 3 time chief minister of Delhi from Congress Sheila Dikshit passed away at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla in New Delhi due to cardiac arrest. She was 81 years old.Born on March 31, 1938 in Kapurthala, Punjab, she had served as the president of Delhi Congress, chief minister of Delhi for 15 years from 1998-2013 and the governor of Kerala.She became a Member of Parliament (MP) for the first time from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh in 1984.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Simlipal National Park is located in which state?
    Answer –  Odisha

  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Israel ?
    Answer –  Capital– Jerusalem & Currency- Israeli new shekel

  3. Who is the Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)?
    Answer –  Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy

  4. Where is the headquarter of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ?
    Answer –  Beijing, China

  5. Who is the Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum(WEF) ?
    Answer –  Klaus Schwab