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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 23 2019

  1. Under which scheme more than 7 crore 32 lakh farmer families across India received the first and second instalments of Rs 2000 ?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana(PMMVY)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana(PMJJBY)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana(PMSBY)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY)
    Explanation:
    Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY), more than 7 crore 32 lakh farmer families across India received the first and second instalments of Rs 2000 each amounting to 14 thousand 646 crore rupees.The list was topped by Uttar Pradesh with over two crores twenty lakh farmer families followed by Andhra Pradesh with 72 lakh and Maharastra 50 lakh farmers.

  2. Expand UDAN ?
    1) UDAN – Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik
    2) UDAN – Ude Desh Ka Adarsh Naagrik
    3) UDAN – Ude Desh Ka Atal Naagrik
    4) UDAN – Ude Desh Ka Amrut Naagrik
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) UDAN – Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik
    Explanation:
    UDAN – Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik

  3. Under which scheme the Centre has added 8 new air routes thus making the total operational routes to 194?
    1) Metropolitian Connectivity Scheme(MCS)
    2) Urban Connectivity Scheme(UCS)
    3) Rural Connectivity Scheme(RCS)
    4) Regional Connectivity Scheme(RCS)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Regional Connectivity Scheme(RCS)
    Explanation:
    The Civil Aviation ministry added 8 more routes under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN, thus making the total operational routes to 194.The eight roots are as follows: Mysore-Hyderabad, Hyderabad-Mysore, Goa-Mysore, Mysore-Goa , Cochin-Mysore , Mysore-Cochin , Kolkata-Shillong and Shillong-Kolkata.The flights connecting Kolkata and Shillong will be operated By Indigo whereas the other connectivity will be provided by Alliance air

  4. Name the drug banned by Union health minister, which is used in poultry industry for producing animals, aqua farming etc .
    1) Tylosin
    2) Colistin
    3) Lincomx
    4) Penicillin
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Colistin
    Explanation:
    The Union Health Ministry has banned colistin, which isan antibiotic used in poultry industry for producing animals, aqua farming etc.It was banned as it is has high risk of life threat to human beings. The ban has been imposed under section 26 of the of drugs and cosmetics act 1940.

  5. Who inaugurated the Ujh and Basantar bridges in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir recently ?
    1) Ram Nath Kovind
    2) Amit Shah
    3) Rajnath Singh
    4) Narendra Modi
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Rajnath Singh
    Explanation:
    The Ujh and Basantar bridges were inaugurated by the defence minister in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The bridges are considered highly important as theywill help in smooth movement of security forces in and around the border areas.The Ujh bridge in Kathua is built at a cost of ₹50 crore and the basantar bridge in Samba district is built at a cost of Rs.41.7 crore.

  6. Which organization has developed the country’s first prototype of a body protector for women personnel along with Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) ?
    1) Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS)
    2) School of Biological Science(SBS)
    3) National Institute of Social Defence(NISD)
    4) Indian Biological Sciences and Research Institute(IBSRI)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS)
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, CRPF( Central Reserve Police Force) unveiled the country’s first prototype of a body protector for women personnel. It has been jointly developed after over two years of research by CRPF and Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), which functions under the DRDO(Defence Research and Development Organisation).The multi-design black coloured “gender-specific protective gear” weighs 6 kg cost around Rs 9000 would protect an individual from the neck to the toe with chest, hand, legs, shin and thigh guards.

  7. By which year, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to declare all lanes at toll fee plaza on National Highways as ‘FASTag lanes’ ?
    1) 1st May 2020
    2) 1st December 2019
    3) 1st January 2020
    4) 1st April 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) 1st December 2019
    Explanation:
    To encourage digital payments at toll plazas and decongest national highways, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to declare all lanes at toll fee plaza on National Highways as ‘FASTag lanes’ from 1st December 2019. Collection: To monitor over-dimensional or oversized vehicles, one ‘hybrid lane’ will be allowed at every toll plaza to accept FASTag and other modes of payment.NHF Rule,2008: Under the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, currently there is a provision of making a vehicle owner pay twice the toll fare. This rule will be strictly implemented if non-FASTag users are passing through FASTag lanes and make double the fee cash payments after December 1, 2019.

  8. Where was the 10th Edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF) for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Chennai
    3) Kolkata
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    10th Edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF)held in Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

  9. Who inaugurated the 10th Edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF) for the year 2019 ?
    1) Nirmala Sitharaman
    2) Harsh Vardhan
    3) Prakash Javadekar
    4) Piyush Goyal
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Prakash Javadekar
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, 10th Edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF) was inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has plans to bring further additions to the National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai.JFF is aimed towards creating a culture of cinema appreciation and create a platform that connects great content with audiences across the country.

  10. Which state registered the highest number of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) frauds in India for the FY 2018-19 as per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, accessed by the Times of India (TOI) ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Kerala
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    According to the data of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), accessed by the Times of India (TOI), Maharashtra registered the highest number of Automated Teller Machine (ATM)frauds in India for the FY 2018-19. It was followed by Delhi, Tamil Nady and Karnataka. Amounts of less than Rs 1 lakh were not considered for the data.
    The following are the details:
    [table]

    State/UT Cases Amount
    Maharashtra 233 Rs 4.8 crore
    Delhi 179 Rs 2.9 crore
    Tamil Nadu 147 Rs 3.63 crore
    Karnataka 65 Rs 1.3 crore
    Haryana 58 Rs 1.1 crore

    [/table]


  11. Name the state, which became first in India to reserve 75% private jobs for locals?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) Kerala
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Assembly under the Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, which reserves 75% private job to locals across factories, industrial units, joint ventures and private projects taken under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.Under the new law, private companies will have to train locals if people with suitable skills are not available.With this, it became the first state in India to reserve jobs for the locals in the private & industrial concerns.

  12. Which city hosts the 5 day annual Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Fest 2019 ?
    1) Hyderbad, Telangana
    2) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Motera, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat
    4) Kanakakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Kanakakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    Explanation:
    Kerala Tourism organised a 5 day annual Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Fest 2019 in Kanakakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram. It was held from July 20-24, 2019. It was inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam at Nishagandhi Auditorium in Kanakakkunnu.Eminent classical musicians Parassala B Ponnammal, aged 95, and TV Gopalakrishnan, aged 87, were awarded Nishagandhi Sangeetha Puraskaram, instituted by Kerala Tourism for their outstanding contributions to music. The award carried a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, a citation and a memento.

  13. Where was the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (Co-BNAM) held ?
    1) Damascus, Syria
    2) Moscow, Russia
    3) Caracas, Venezuela
    4) Jerusalem, Israel
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Caracas, Venezuela
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2019, The Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (Co-BNAM) was held in Caracas, Venezuela with the theme “Promotion and Consolidation of Peace through Respect for International Law”. India was represented by Syed Akbaruddin, Indian envoy to the United Nations.Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) condemned the United States (US) sanctions against Venezuela. It called for the construction of a multipolar world.It was agreed to set up a working group to study how sovereign countries deal with coercive measures by hegemonic countries.

  14. Name the head of Inter-Ministerial committee, which recommended to ban all private cryptocurrencies & jail time of up to 10 years .
    1) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    2) Subhash Chandra Garg
    3) Sanjay Kothari
    4) Nripendra Misra
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Subhash Chandra Garg
    Explanation:
    On July 22, 2019, An Inter-Ministerial committee set up by the Government on virtual currency headed by finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg submitted its report to the Finance Ministry.It recommended that private cryptocurrencies be banned completely in India except for the one’s issue by the state.It also drafted law, the ‘Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2019’ & recommended a fine of up to 250 million rupees ($3.63 million) and imprisonment for up to 10 years for anyone who mines, generates, holds, sells, transfers or issues cryptocurrency.

  15. Which organization has agreed to offer Rs 1.25 trillion (Rs 1.25 lakh crore) line of credit by 2024, to fund highway projects for timely execution of the Rs 8.41 trillion ambitious Bharatmala project ?
    1) HDFC Bank
    2) State Bank of India(SBI)
    3) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    4) Life Insurance Corporation(LIC)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Life Insurance Corporation(LIC)
    Explanation:
    On July 21,2019, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways stated that Mumbai headquartered Indian state-owned insurance group, LIC(Life Insurance Corporation) has agreed to offer Rs 1.25 trillion (Rs 1.25 lakh crore) line of credit by 2024, to fund highway projects for timely execution of the Rs 8.41 trillion ambitious Bharatmala project. The borrowings will be in the form of bonds to be issued by the NHAI(National Highways Authority of India) raised for 30 years and the interest rate will be revised every 10 years.

  16. Name the organization, which has collaborated with Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) International along with domestic banks to launch RuPay JCB Global Cards .
    1) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
    2) Axis Bank
    3) HDFC Bank
    4) State Bank of India
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
    Explanation:
    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) International along with domestic banks, launched RuPay JCB Global Cards. It will be accepted in India at all Point Of Sale (POS) terminals and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) that accept JCB cards.The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) International along with domestic banks, launched RuPay JCB Global Cards. It will be accepted in India at all Point Of Sale (POS) terminals and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) that accept JCB cards. The domestic banks include State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Andhra Bank, City Union Bank and Thane Janata Sahakari Bank (TJSB).

  17. Who bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award at the 12th South Asia Bodybuilding and Physic Sports Championships 2019 held in Kathmandu, Nepal ?
    1) Ankur Sharma
    2) Rajendran Mani
    3) Ravinder Kumar Malik
    4) Murli Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Ravinder Kumar Malik
    Explanation:
    On July 21, 2019, India’s proud bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award. He achieved this feat at the 12th South Asia Bodybuilding and Physic Sports Championships 2019 held in Kathmandu, Nepal. He won the award in the 80kg category and was adjudged the best bodybuilder among the 9 senior male winners.Afghanistan emerged as champions with 535 points, while Nepal came 2nd with 445 points. India remained 3rd with 380 points.

  18. Who won the contest for the British Prime Minister(PM) ?
    1) Harold Wilson
    2) Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
    3) Gordon Brown
    4) Margaret Thatcher
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
    Explanation:
    British politician & a Leader of the Conservative Party Boris de Pfeffel Johnson(55), who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union(28-nation bloc) with or without a deal by the end of October 2019 won the contest to be the British prime minister(PM) succeeds Theresa May,who got stepped down over her failure to get parliament to ratify her Brexit deal.

  19. Who was appointed as the Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind ?
    1) Rajesh Kotecha
    2) Samant Goel
    3) Tarun Shridhar
    4) Ajay Bhadoo
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Ajay Bhadoo
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2019, The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Ajay Bhadoo as the Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind for a tenure co-terminus with the President. He is a 1999 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Gujarat. He is serving as the Vadodara Municipal Commissioner since July 2018.He was the recipient of the Best Collector Award twice for outstanding performance in 2008 and 2010.

  20. To which association Vivek Kohli and M P Singh have been elected as chairman and secretary-general ?
    1) Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF)
    2) Athletic Federation of India
    3) Badminton Association of India
    4) Billiards & Snookers Federation of India
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF)
    Explanation:
    India’s Vivek Kohli and M P Singh have been elected as chairman and secretary-general respectively of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF).Vivek Kohli defeated incumbent Alan Ransome(England)by securing 16 votes more than him in the elections held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.While MP Singh (secretary-general at Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)) was unanimously elected as secretary-general of CTTF.TTFI chief Dushyant Chautala is already held the CTTF president’s post.This is the first time all the three positions in CTTF are being held by Indians.

  21. What is the name of “India’s lightest bullet- proof jacket” that was launched at the International Police Expo 2019 in New Delhi recently ?
    1) Bhabha Jacket
    2) Lightest Kavach
    3) Bhabha Kavach
    4) Jacket
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Bhabha Kavach
    Explanation:
    Bhabha Kavach, called as “India’s lightest bullet- proof jacket” was launched at the International Police Expo 2019 in New Delhi.

  22. Which organizations has developed the India’s lightest bullet- proof jacket, Bhabha Kavach ?
    1) Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and Ordnance Factories Board (OFB)
    2) Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) and metal alloys manufacturer Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI)
    3) Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) and Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO)
    4) Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) and metal alloys manufacturer Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI)
    Explanation:
    The bullet proof jacket is developed by the Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) and metal alloys manufacturer Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI) which is headquartered at Hyderabad.Each Bharat Kavach has four hard armour plates, to protect the wearer from the front, back and either side.

  23. Who launched the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad ?
    1) Rajnath Singh
    2) D V Sadananda Gowda
    3) Amit Shah
    4) Dr. Harsh Vardhan
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Dr. Harsh Vardhan
    Explanation:
    The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Hyderabad launched NGS facility at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), which will be used for genomics study. The Next Gen Sequencing facility can sequence up to 30 human genomes(or 384 samples) per day which will help researchers to individually tag genomes of up to 80000 cells.This process of tagging genomes could be done in 8 minutes.

  24. Researchers from which university have created an algorithm rather than a machine called Ramanujan Machine to honor the prominent and path-breaking mathematician of the 20th century?
    1) Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
    2) Tel Aviv University
    3) University of Haifa
    4) Ben Gurion University of the Negev
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
    Explanation:
    Researchers from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have created an algorithm rather than a machine called Ramanujan Machine to honor the prominent and path-breaking mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan. The Machine attempts to automatically generate conjectures in the form of mathematical formulas that we can analyze, and hopefully, prove to be true mathematically.Conjectures are a major step in the process of making new discoveries in any branch of science, particularly mathematics.

  25. Who won the men’s singles title in 38th edition of the Indonesia Open for the year 2019 ?
    1) Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
    2) Chou Tien Chen
    3) Anders Antonsen
    4) Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Chou Tien Chen
    Explanation:
    The 38th edition of the Indonesia Open for the year 2019 was held from July 16-21, 2019 at Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was a Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour’s 1000 event. The prize money of the tournament was $1,250,000. Chou Tien Chen (Taiwan) won the Men’s Singles Title. Chou Tien Chen became the first Taiwanese to win the title at the Indonesia Open 2019.

  26. Akane Yamaguchi of which country defeated the Indian player P.V.Sindhu & won Women’s Singles title in the 38th edition of the Indonesia Open for the year 2019 ?
    1) China
    2) Indonesia
    3) Japan
    4) Taiwan
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Japan
    Explanation:
    List of Winners & Runners
    [table]

    Event Winner Runner
    Men’s Singles Chou Tien Chen (Taiwan) Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
    Women’s Singles Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) PV Sindhu (India)
    Men’s Doubles Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia) Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan  (Indonesia)
    Women’s Doubles Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota (Japan) Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi  (Japan)
    Mixed Doubles Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong (China) Wang Yilyu & Huang Dongping (China)

    [/table]


  27. Where was the 21st Edition of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Beijing, China
    2) Moscow, Russia
    3) Geneva, Switzerland
    4) Cuttack, Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Cuttack, Odisha
    Explanation:
    The 21st Edition of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships for the year 2019 was held from July 17-22, 2019 at the JawaharLal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha. It was conducted by the Odisha State Table Tennis Association under the directions of Table Tennis Federation of India and Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation Ltd.

  28. Which country topped the medal tally in 21st Edition of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships for the year 2019 ?
    1) India
    2) England
    3) Singapore
    4) Malaysia
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) India
    Explanation:
    India topped the medal tally.
    Medal Tally
    [table]

    Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 India 7 5 3 15
    2 England 2 3 5
    3 Singapore 6 6
    4 Malaysia 1 1
    5 Nigeria 1 1

    [/table]


  29. Harmeet Desai is associated with which sport?
    1) Judo
    2) Table Tennis
    3) Tennis
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Table Tennis
    Explanation:
    Harmeet Desai was associated with Table Tennis.
    List of Winners & Runners
    [table]

    Event Winner Runner
    Men’s Singles Harmeet Desai (India) G Sathiyan (India)
    Women’s Singles Ayhika Mukherjee (India) Madurika Patkar (India)
    Men’s Doubles Anthony Amalraj & Manav Thakkar (India) G Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal (India)
    Women’s Doubles Pooja Sahasrabudhe & Krtittwika Sinha Roy (India) Sreeja Akula & Mousumi Paul (India)
    Mixed Doubles Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Archana Kamath (India) Peng Yu En Koen & Goi Rui Xuan (Singapore)

    [/table]


  30. Which country is set to host the10th edition of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) under 20 Women World Cup 2020 ?
    1) Algeria
    2) Somalia
    3) Nigeria
    4) Ethiopia
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Nigeria
    Explanation:
    Federation of International Football Federation has awarded FIFA under 20 Women World Cup 2020 (10th edition) hosting right to Nigeria after 10 years. India and South Korea submitted their bids for the 2020 U20 Women’s World Cup but India named the 2020 U17 Women’s World Cup host.The last FIFA event held in Nigeria was the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which was won by Switzerland.

  31. Who won the India’s first gold medallist at the Kazakhstan President’s Cup Boxing Tournament 2019 ?
    1) Sweety Boora
    2) Duryodhan Singh Negi
    3) Parveen
    4) Shiva Thapa
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Shiva Thapa
    Explanation:
    On July 20, 2019, India boxer Shiva Thapa, a four-time Asian medallist, became India’s first gold medallist at the Kazakhstan President’s Cup Boxing Tournament 2019 by defeating Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the finals held in Astana, Kazakhstan in the 63kg category. In Women’s 60kg category, Indian boxer Parveen settled with silver by losing against Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volosenko.Sweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) settled with bronze medals.

  32. Where was the World Aquatics Championships 2019 held ?
    1) Gwangju, South Korea
    2) Kigali, Rwanda
    3) Kampala, Uganda
    4) Nairobi, Kenya
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Gwangju, South Korea
    Explanation:
    World Aquatics Championships 2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea.

  33. Who broke his own world record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the World Aquatics Championships 2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea ?
    1) Sarah Sjöström
    2) Adam George Peaty
    3) Cameron van der Burgh
    4) Chad le Clos
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Adam George Peaty
    Explanation:
    British competitive swimmer, Adam George Peaty(24) has broken his own world record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the World Aquatics Championships 2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea. The 2016 Olympic champion won World Championships semi-final with 56.88sec becomes a 1st man to swim under 57 sec shattered the previous record of 57.10 sec he set at 2018 European Championships.In the final, he finished in 57.14sec beat compatriot James Wilby(UK), with China’s Yan Zibei in third.

  34. Name the golfer, who won his maiden golf title at the British Open 2019 .
    1) Gary Woodland
    2) Rory McIlroy
    3) Shane Lowry
    4) Graeme McDowell
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Shane Lowry
    Explanation:
    Shane Lowry of Ireland won his maiden golf title at the British Open 2019 by beating England’s Tommy Fleetwood by six strokes. It was the 148th Open Championship held from July 18–21, 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The prize money of the tournament was $10,750,000.Shane Lowry, aged 32, became the second player from the Republic of Ireland to win the Claret Jug after Padraig Harrington. He received $1,935,000.

  35. Who won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019 at the 44th edition of International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, United States ?
    1) Juan Martín del Potro
    2) Marin Čilić
    3) Kevin Anderson
    4) John Isner
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) John Isner
    Explanation:
    John Isner of America won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019 in the finals after defeating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan with a 7-6(2), 6-3 scores. The tournament was the 44th edition which was held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, from July 15 – 21, 2019. John Isner became the first player to win four titles.Doubles was won by Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Ukrain’s Sergiy Stakhovsky by defeating El Salvador’s Marcelo Arévalo and Mexico’s Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela in the final by 6–7, 6–4, [13–11].

  36. Indian Politician, Ramchandra Paswan passed away recently, he belongs to which state ?
    1) Bihar
    2) Madhya Pradesh
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Jharkhand
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Bihar
    Explanation:
    On July 21, 2019, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Member of Parliament from Bihar’s Samastipur Ramchandra Paswan, aged 57, passed away at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi after a brief illness. He is the younger brother of Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.He was first elected in 1999 and was a four-time MP.He was born on January 1, 1962 in Khagaria, Bihar.

  37. National broadcasting day observed annually on _________ ?
    1) 21st July
    2) 23rd July
    3) 22nd July
    4) 20th July
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) 23rd July
    Explanation:
    National broadcasting day observed on 23rd July- a remembrance of its first broadcast .The first ever radio broadcast in the country went on air from the Bombay Station under the then private company, the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC) on 23rd July 1927. The Indian Broadcasting service became All India radio on 8th June 1936.

  38. Which country celebrates the 50-year anniversary of ‘Apollo 11’ human moon landing mission on July 16, 2019 ?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) United States
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) United States
    Explanation:
    On July 16, 2019, The U.S.(United States)celebrated Apollo 11 human moon landing mission. Thousands of model rockets have been launched in Huntsville, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary.US space agency NASA(National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) celebrated the moment astronauts landed on the moon for the first time 50 years ago, replaying online the original moon landing broadcast from July 20, 1969.NASA’s Apollo 11 was launched at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex-39A on July 16, 1969.It carried three astronauts Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot, Edwin Buzz Aldri, and Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins. Out of three, the two astronauts, Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, while Michael Collins stayed in the orbit 60 miles above them in the command module.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital and Currency of Kazakhstan ?
    Answer –  Capital: Nur-Sultan (Previously Astana) & Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

  2. Who is the MD and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) ?
    Answer – Dilip Asbe

  3. Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer –  Andhra Pradesh

  4. Who is the Civil aviation minister of India ?
    Answer –  Hardeep Singh Puri

  5. When and where was the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) established ?
    Answer –  1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia