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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 24 2019

  1. Which institute’s amalgamation with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) was approved by Cabinet recently ?
    1) National Institute Of Ayurveda(NIA)
    2) Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER)
    3) National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH)
    4) National Institute of Agricultural Marketing(NIAM)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH)
    Explanation:
    Approval was given to dissolve National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Ministry of Mines (MoM) and merge / amalgamate with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) with all assets and liabilities; and absorb all the employees of NIMH in NIOH in the similar post/pay scale as the case may be and their pay be protected. NIMH, ICMR, NIOH, MoM and Department of Health Research (DHR), MoH&FW will take actions required for affecting dissolution and merger/amalgamation of NIMH with NIOH.

  2. CACP was in news recently, the word ‘A’ stands for __________ .
    1) A – Agricultural
    2) A – Altruism
    3) A – Absolute
    4) A – Assets
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) A – Agricultural
    Explanation:
    A stands for Agricultural.The full form of CACP is Commission of Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP).

  3. Name the bill passed by union cabinet which provides death penalty to the culprits in the cases of sexual assault and stringent punishments for other crimes against children.
    1) Protection of Child from Sex (POCS) (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    2) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences & pornography (POCSOP) (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    3) Protecting of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    4) Protecting Children Victim Sexual Offences (PCVSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, Rajya Sabha passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which provides for death penalty to the culprits in the cases of sexual assault and stringent punishments for other crimes against children.In the event of a second or subsequent conviction, the punishment would be up to seven years and fine.

  4. How many years of imprisonment was given to the culprits of child pornography ?
    1) 3 years
    2) 5 years
    3) 10 years
    4) 12 years
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) 5 years
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, Rajya Sabha passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which provides for death penalty to the culprits in the cases of sexual assault and stringent punishments for other crimes against children. It provides for the levy of fines and imprisonment up to 5 years to curb child pornography. In the event of a second or subsequent conviction, the punishment would be up to seven years and fine.

  5. Name the union minister, who reviewed the preparations for the construction of the India Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020 .
    1) Rajnath Singh
    2) Amit Shah
    3) Piyush Goyal
    4) Smriti Irani
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Piyush Goyal
    Explanation:
    On July 25,2019, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal reviewed the preparations for the construction of the India Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020.

  6. What will be the theme of Dubai World Expo 2020 ?
    1) Theme – “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”
    2) Theme – “Prevent future international financial crises”
    3) Theme – “Partners in Progress”
    4) Theme – “To focus on the future growth of industry”
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Theme – “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”
    Explanation:
    On July 25,2019, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal reviewed the preparations for the construction of the India Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020.The expo will take place for 6 months from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 with the theme of the Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” with three sub themes include Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

  7. Name the light urban rail transit system proposed by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) for smaller cities which have lower projection of ridership .
    1) Metrocity
    2) Metrorail
    3) Minilite
    4) Metrolite
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Metrolite
    Explanation:
    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has proposed light urban rail transit system – ‘Metrolite’ in small cities and towns which have a lower projection of ridership. Each train will have 3 coaches with the capacity of carrying 300 passengers and it will have a restricted speed of 25 kmph. It will act as a feeder system to high capacity Metro and will be developed on surface and elevated stretches.

  8. Which minister has introduced the Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to resolve water disputes in a time-bound manner ?
    1) Law and Justice Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad
    2) Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    3) Urban Development Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar
    4) Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    Explanation:
    On July 25, 2019, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat introduced the Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 to resolve water disputes in a time-bound manner.It proposes the Central Government to set up Disputes Resolution Committee (DRC), for resolving any inter-state water dispute.It also proposes to set up single, permanent Inter-State River Water Disputes Tribunal to adjudicate on inter-state river water disputes to streamline existing dispute redressal mechanism. This tribunal can have multiple benches.

  9. Who will chair the reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace ?
    1) Jitendra Singh
    2) Shripad Yesso Naik
    3) Amit Shah
    4) Rajnath Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Amit Shah
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, The Union Government has reconstituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace with Home Minister Amit Shah, replacing his predecessor Rajnath Singh, as its head.The other members of the new panel include Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

  10. Name the programme launched by British Council of India and the Universities UK International (UUKi) for the students’ study and research work .
    1) UK-India Education Research initiative(UKIERI) mobility program
    2) UK-India Research Program for Students(UKIRPS) mobility program
    3) UK-India Study & Research Works(UKISRW) mobility program
    4) UK-India Educational Program for Students(UKIEPS) mobility program
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) UK-India Education Research initiative(UKIERI) mobility program
    Explanation:
    The British Council of India and Universities UK International have joined hands together for the launch of UKIERI Mobility Programme: Study in India. It is a study in India bilateral pilot program in which UK universities will send the UK students to India, collaborating with Indian partners of this program, for the students’ study and research work. he aim of the program is to generate up to 200 opportunities to the UK universities’ undergraduate students by March 2021.According to the UUKi’s campaign, “Go International: Stand Out”, it is expected that outward student mobility from the UK would increase to 13% by 2020 in India.

  11. In which route, the trial run of India’s fastest second train Vande Bharat Express (also known as Train 18) was conducted recently ?
    1) New Dehi to Dehradun
    2) New Dehi to Amritsar
    3) New Dehi to Haridwar
    4) New Delhi to Katra
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) New Delhi to Katra
    Explanation:
    On July 23, 2019, The trial run of India’s fastest second Vande Bharat Express (also known as Train 18) on New Delhi to Katra( Jammu and Kashmir) route was successfully conducted by Indian Railways’ Northern Railway zone. Vande Bharat: The train designed and manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, run at a speed of 160 km per hour & it reduces travel time between Delhi-Katra from 12 hours to 8 hours.Modern features: Unlike the first Vande Bharat Express (flagged off by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 February 2019 from New Delhi to Varanasi) was criticized for lack of sufficient pantry space, the new upgraded train has been provided with more space to store meals for passengers.

  12. Which state topped in the installation of rooftop solar projects in India with an installed capacity of 261.97 megawatts (MW) ?
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Gujarat
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On July 23, 2019, Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy and Power R K Singh informed that Gujarat was ranked first in the installation of rooftop solar projects in India with an installed capacity of 261.97 megawatts (MW), out of which 183.51 MW were subsidised installations and 78.45 MW was non-subsidised. It was followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 198.52 MW and 151.62 MW respectively.At present, the total rooftop solar installation in India is 1,700.54 MW.Under the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar programme, government provided total financial assistance and incentives of Rs 678.01 crore in 2016-17, Rs 169.73 crore in 2017-18 and Rs 446.77 crore in 2018-19.

  13. Which bank has sanctioned loan amount worth Rs.1,925 crore for power generation up-gradation and distribution projects in Tripura ?
    1) New Development Bank(NDB)
    2) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development(IBRD)
    3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    4) World Bank (WB)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Explanation:
    Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura, Jishnu Dev Varma announced that Rs.1,925 crore worth of amount is sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for power generation up-gradation and distribution projects in the state. Dev Varma, who is also the power minister of the state said that the amount was sanctioned to the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL).The up-gradation projects are: Upgrading capacity of 63 MW Rokhia Project located at West Tripura district, to 120 MW at a cost of Rs. 699.80 crore Modernising Gumti Hydro ElectricProject located at Gumti district, a cost of Rs1225.88 crores. The North East Council sanctioned Rs 7 crore for repair work and maintenance of the 49.15 km-long Ambassa-Gandacherra power transmission line.

  14. Name the head of the committee, which released a report titled ‘Status of Unaccounted Income/Wealth Both Inside and Outside the Country – A Critical Analysis’ showed that the unaccounted wealth held by Indians was in the range of $216.48 billion to $490 billion over various periods between 1980 and 2010.
    1) Veerappa Moily
    2) Babu Rajiv
    3) C. Rangrajan
    4) Deepak Parekh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Veerappa Moily
    Explanation:
    As per the report titled ‘Status of Unaccounted Income/Wealth Both Inside and Outside the Country – A Critical Analysis’ of the Standing Committee on Finance headed by M Veerappa Moily, 3 separate studies which were conducted by 3 premier institutes

  15. Which institutions were asked by the finance ministry to conduct studies to assess and survey unaccounted income and wealth both inside and outside the country ?
    i. National Institute of Public Policy and Finance (NIPFP),
    ii. National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and
    iii. National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM)
    1) Only i
    2) Only ii
    3) Only i & ii
    4) Only ii & iii
    5) All the above
    Answer –  5) All the above
    Explanation:
    In March 2011, NIPFP, NCAER and NIFM were asked by the finance ministry to conduct studies to assess and survey unaccounted income and wealth both inside and outside the country. The committee had submitted its report to the 16th Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on March 28, 2019. As per the report titled ‘Status of Unaccounted Income/Wealth Both Inside and Outside the Country – A Critical Analysis’ of the Standing Committee on Finance headed by M Veerappa Moily, 3 separate studies which were conducted by 3 premier institutes- The National Institute of Public Policy and Finance (NIPFP), National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) showed that the unaccounted wealth held by Indians was estimated in the range of $216.48 billion to $490 billion over various periods between 1980 and 2010.

  16. What is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India for the year 2020 as per Singaporean lender DBS?
    1) 7.2%
    2) 7%
    3) 6.5%
    4) 6.8%
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) 6.8%
    Explanation:
    Singaporean lender DBS estimated that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India will be 6.8% in FY 2020. It stated that the Indian economy will be unable to achieve the 7% growth.It estimated that the growth will “soften” in the first half of the fiscal and rise in the second half on base effect. ii. The focus on fiscal consolidation and low inflation will help the monetary policy to be more growth-oriented.Reasons for slow growth include poor monsoon and rural income & consumption will be pressured by the persistent negative terms of trade in the agricultural sector.

  17. Where did PayPal Holdings, Inc has opened a 3rd Global Technology Centre ?
    1) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    2) Hyderabad, Telangana
    3) Kochi, Kerala
    4) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Hyderabad, Telangana
    Explanation:
    On July 23, 2019, An online payment solutions provider PayPal Holdings, Inc has opened a 3rd Global Technology Centre at Western Aqua at Kondapur in Hyderabad, Telangana after Bengaluru and Chennai. The Nasdaq-listed firm launched the Centre as a part of an expansion of its India footprint. The expansion follows the acquisition of fraud prevention platform Simility in 2018.The new center which accommodates about 100 engineers & will focus on data science, risk management, machine learning, and operations to provide digital payments solutions to its customers around the world.

  18. Name the telecommunication companies, which were penalized with Rs.3050 crore by the Digital Communications Commission (DCC), on recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
    1) Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea
    2) Bharti Airtel and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL)
    3) Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea
    4) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) and Vodafone Idea
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea
    Explanation:
    The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) , on recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), approved the penalty of Rs.3050 crore to be imposed on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for not providing points of interconnection to Reliance as TRAI recommended imposing a total penalty to those network operators for allegedly denying interconnectivity to Reliance Jio in October 2016.The DCC, which is an apex decision-making body of the Department of Telecom (DoT), last month approved imposing a penalty.

  19. Where did 800 MW Technology Demonstration Plant (TDP) will be set up by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) ?
    1) Sipat, Chhattisgarh
    2) Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh
    3) Kutch, Gujarat
    4) Nagpur, Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Sipat, Chhattisgarh
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) signed a pact, forming a joint venture (JV) company, to set up an 800 MW Technology Demonstration Plant (TDP) at NTPC’s existing power plant in Sipat, Chhattisgarh. It will be the world’s most efficient and environment-friendly coal-fired power plant.It will be based on the Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) technology which marks a significant improvement in operational parameters over contemporary super-critical technology.It will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20% as compared to conventional sub-critical technology.

  20. Which company topped the “Fortune Global 500 list 2019” ?
    1) Saudi Aramco
    2) Royal Dutch Shell
    3) Volkswagen
    4) Walmart
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Walmart
    Explanation:
    Walmart (US) topped “Fortune Global 500 list 2019” followed by Sinopec Group of China.
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    Rank Company Country
    1 Walmart United States
    2 Sinopec Group China
    3 Royal Dutch Shell British – Dutch
    4 China National Petroleum China
    5 State Grid China

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  21. Name the Indian Company which ranked at 106th place in “Fortune Global 500 list 2019” and topped among the Indian company in the list .
    1) State Bank of India (SBI)
    2) Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)
    3) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
    4) Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)
    Explanation:
    Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has become the top-ranked Indian company to feature in the latest “Fortune Global 500 list 2019” with a jump of 42 places. It ranked 106th in the list. Reliance Industries (RIL) overtakes state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which had been the top-ranked Indian company on the list and was first on the Fortune India 500 list which was started in 2010. Now IOC ranked 117 in the list with registering a jump of 20 spots.RIL’s revenue increased to $82.3 billion in 2019 from $62.3 billion in 2018 (32.1% increment).While IOC registered $77.6 billion from $65.9 billion, a 17.7 percent growth in revenue.

  22. Who was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) ?
    1) Anil Kumar Khachi
    2) Rajiv Gauba
    3) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    4) Atul Chaturvedi
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Ajay Kumar Bhalla as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) with immediate effect. He succeeds Rajiv Gauba who retires on August 31, 2019. A 1984-batch Assam- Meghalaya cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer will serve in the office for 2 years till August 2021.

  23. Name the IAS Officer, who was appointed as the new Secretary to Department of Economic Affairs .
    1) Atanu Chakraborty
    2) Umesh Sinha
    3) Rakesh Kumar Gupta
    4) Satbir Bedi
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Atanu Chakraborty
    Explanation:
    Atanu Chakraborty, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, was appointed as new Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. He will succeed Subhash Chandra Garg. Anil Kumar Khachi, a 1986-batch IAS from Himachal Pradesh cadre was appointed as the Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) under Ministry of Finance succeeding Atanu Chakraborty. Subhash Chandra Garg, a 1983 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, was appointed as the Secretary of Ministry of Power. He will replace Ajay Kumar Bhalla.

  24. To which committee, Ehsan Mani was appointed as the chairman for the second term?
    1) Indian Olympic Association (IOAs)Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee
    2) Indian Powerlifting Federation (IPFs) Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee
    3) Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWFs)Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee
    4) International Cricket Council(ICCs) Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) International Cricket Council(ICCs) Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee
    Explanation:
    Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Ehsan Mani has been appointed second time as chairman of the ICCs Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee. He was previously appointed as the first-ever chairman of ICC’s (International Cricket Council) F&CA committee between 1996 and 2002.He was recommended by ICC chairman Shashank Manohar in the ICC annual conference that was held in London recently.The main work in the F&CA committee is to negotiate broadcast media rights deal.On his previous appointment as F&CA chair, he negotiated the first-ever broadcast deal worth $550million.

  25. Whose term as secretary of President gets 3-year extension recently by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC) ?
    1) Jai Priye Prakash
    2) Sanjay Kothari
    3) Anup Wadhawan
    4) Ramesh Abhishek
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Sanjay Kothari
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the tenure extension of Sanjay Kothari (a 1978-batch IAS officer Haryana) as President’s secretary. His extension of service will be effective parallel to the President’s tenure or till further orders. Kothari, who retired in the year 2016, was appointed by the President as his secretary. He will now remain his secretary until the end of President Kovind’s tenure (25 July 2022).After retiring from the post of Secretary of Personnel and Training, Kothari was appointed Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board.

  26. Who was appointed as the Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Level-14 ?
    1) Arvind Kumar Sharma
    2) P. K. Mishra
    3) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
    4) Tarun Bajaj
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
    Explanation:
    On July 23, 2019, The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India, notified that Sanjeev Kumar Singla, a 1997 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer, was appointed as the Private Secretary (PS) to the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi in Level-14 with effect from June 14, 2019. He succeeds Vivek Kumar. He was the PS to PM since 2014. But was recently appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Israel.A 1996 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Gujarat cadre, Rajeev Topno, was also appointed as the Private Secretary to PM Modi “on a co-terminus basis or until further orders.”

  27. Name the first Indian origin home secretary of United Kingdom’s (UK), who was appointed recently .
    1) Priti Patel
    2) Narinder Singh Kapany
    3) S. Chandrasekhar
    4) Salman Rushdie
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Priti Patel
    Explanation:
    Member of Parliament (MP) Priti Patel became the United Kingdom’s (UK) first Indian-origin home secretary. She was appointed by new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Patel of Conservative Party succeeds Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid.Besides Patel, Indian origin Rishi Sunak was appointed as the chief secretary to the treasury and Alok Sharma was appointed as the secretary of state for international development.

  28. Which bank has appointed Sanjeev Naryani as its head of the business ?
    1) Yes Bank
    2) Axis Bank
    3) HDFC Bank
    4) Bandhan Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Bandhan Bank
    Explanation:
    On July 22, 2019, Private sector lender Bandhan Bank has appointed Sanjeev Naryani as its head of the business. He will lead the branch banking, wholesale banking, agri-business, retail lending, third-party products and digital banking verticals at the bank.Narayani worked with the State Bank of India(SBI) as a CGM(Chief General Manager). He has 32 years of experience with SBI and handled various leadership positions in liability and lending businesses and treasury.Bandhan Bank registered a net profit of Rs 701 crore in the June quarter of 2019-20 & it also witnessed a “very good” deposit growth in March quarter of 2019.

  29. Name the Organization, whose Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CFO), JB Straubel will step down as an executive of the concern after 16 years of service .
    1) Porsche
    2) Tesla
    3) SpaceX
    4) Lamborghini
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Tesla
    Explanation:
    The Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CFO) of Tesla, JB Straubel will step down as an executive of the concern after 16 years of service. He will take on an advisory role of the company.The vice president of technology, Drew Baglino will succeed JB Straubel.He was a part of Tesla since 2003.

  30. Expand PENCIL?
    1) Platform for Effective Evolutionary for No Child Labour (PENCIL)
    2) Platform for Effective Equilibrium for No Child Labour (PENCIL)
    3) Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL)
    4) Platform for Effective Endogenous for No Child Labour (PENCIL)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL)
    Explanation:
    The full form of PENCIL is Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour.

  31. Name the India’s first dragon blood-oozing tree that was discovered in Assam.
    1) Dracaena cambodiana
    2) Smilax quadrata
    3) Dracaena terniflora
    4) Smilax foonignensis
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Dracaena cambodiana
    Explanation:
    A three-member research team led by Assam forest officer Jatindra Sarma has discovered Dracaena cambodiana, a dragon tree species in Dongka Sarpo area of West Karbi Anglong district in Assam. This is the first time that a dragon tree species, whose sap turns bright red after coming in contact with air has been reported from India.

  32. IUCN was in news recently, what does ‘C’ stands for ________ .
    1) Creative
    2) Creation
    3) Consumer
    4) Conservation
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Conservation
    Explanation:
    C stands for Conservation.The full form of IUCN is International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  33. Which became the first-ever species endangered due to deep-sea mining and added in Red List of Endangered Species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ?
    1) Brackish water snail
    2) Scaly-Foot Snail
    3) Two-toned gulella
    4) Freshwater snail
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Scaly-Foot Snail
    Explanation:
    On July 18, 2019, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added Scaly-Foot Snail to its updated Red List of Endangered Species. Scaly-Foot Snail (Sea Pangolin)-Chrysomallon squamiferum became the first-ever species endangered due to deep-sea mining. They are found at only 3 spots of Indian Ocean Floor near Madagascar. The report was published in Nature Journal.

  34. Name the state which has decided to renew efforts to revive Gharial- crocodile species.
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Odisha
    4) Meghalaya
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Odisha
    Explanation:
    Gharial is critically endangered species of crocodile, native to sandy freshwater river banks in the plains of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. Also known as Gavial, the renewed efforts to protect these crocodiles were taken by the Odisha government by releasing five reptiles (3 females and 2 male) into the Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi – the southernmost limit of gharials’ home range.These five gharials, bred in Nandankanan Zoological Park were individually marked and fitted with a transmitter before releasing them.They will help in gathering information about their migration and factors affecting their survival.

  35. Who won the WBA (World Boxing Association) welterweight championship 2019?
    1) Manny Pacquiao
    2) Canelo Álvarez
    3) Gennady Golovkin
    4) Floyd Mayweather
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Manny Pacquiao
    Explanation:
    Filipino professional boxer, Manny Pacquiao (40) claimed the WBA (World Boxing Association) welterweight championship 2019 by defeating Keith Thurman of US at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, United States. Two judges scored it 115-112 in favour of Pacquiao, while one judge scored it 114-113 to Thurman.The eight-division world champion Pacquiao has improved to 62-7-2 score with 39 knockouts.Currently serves as a senator of the Philippines, he has won 12 major world titles as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes.

  36. Name the author of the book titled “Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics” which was released by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
    1) Anita Desai and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    2) Vikram Seth and Harivansh
    3) Harivansh and Ravi Dutt Bajpai
    4) Salman Rushdie and Ravi Dutt Bajpai
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) Harivansh and Ravi Dutt Bajpai
    Explanation:
    Book on the former prime minister of India, Chandra Shekhar, named, “Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics” was released by the prime minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The book was released at the Balayogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building in NewDelhi and is written by Shri Harivansh, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, and Shri Ravi Dutt Bajpai. The first copy of the book was presented to the Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu by Shri Narendra Modi.This book talks about the legacy of the former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, both about his personal life as well as public administration.

  37. Who released the book titled ”Fire and Fury Corps -Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice” showcasing the history and achievements of the ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ ?
    1) Bikram Singh
    2) Ranbir Singh
    3) Dalbir Singh Suhag
    4) Bipin Rawat
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Ranbir Singh
    Explanation:
    On July 23,2019, A Coffee Table Book titled ”Fire and Fury Corps -Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice” showcasing the history and achievements of the ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ which guards the Line of Control (LoC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, was released by Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command at Leh .It was released when the nation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.It documents the courage and bravery of the Fire and Fury Warriors and portrays the rich heritage and ethos of the Indian Army.

  38. Who authored the book titled “Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot” which deals with the fundamental causes of the Indo-Pak conflict ?
    1) Preeti Shenoy
    2) Amish Tripathi
    3) Kiran Desai
    4) U V Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) U V Singh
    Explanation:
    The book titled “Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot” authored by Dr. U V Singh was released during the “Book Launch & Discussion” event in New Delhi. It deals with the fundamental causes of the Indo-Pak conflict. It is published by Pentagon Press.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the tagline of Bandhan Bank ?
    Answer – Aapka Bhala, Sabki Bhilai

  2. What is the Capital & Currency of United Kingdom(UK) ?
    Answer –  Capital: London & Currency: Pound sterling

  3. Where is the headquarter of International Cricket Council(ICC) located?
    Answer – Dubai, UAE

  4. Who is the President of Asian Development Bank(ADB) ?
    Answer –  Takehiko nakao

  5. Expand CMFRI ?
    Answer – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
    Explanation:
    Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched a research project for developing an online platform in order to facilitate effective fish marketing systems. The project aims to develop a fish market information system, fish price information and to facilitate an e-auctioning system fish trade platform for commercially important fish species. As many as 1,500 fish markets, including landing centres, wholesale markets, retail markets and aquaculture production markets across the country will be selected for implementing the programme.