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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 26 2019

  1. Name the bill passed by the cabinet that will enable the states to use the unique identity number in the distribution of subsidies .
    1) Aadhaar or Unique identity number(Amendment) Bill 2019
    2) Aadhaar Number and Other Laws(Amendment) Bill 2019
    3) Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019
    4) Unique identity number(Amendment) Bill 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019
    Explanation:
    Official amendments to Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 was approved by the Union Cabinet. It will enable the states to use the Unique Identity Number in the distribution of subsidies. Through this amendment, it is expected that the states will be able to disburse subsidies to the needy and also curb fraud to the 128 crore people who have been issued Aadhaar card. It will amend Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill.The bill states that an individual person’s identity via Aadhaar, for provision of any service probably made mandatory by the law of parliament.

  2. What is the objective of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana ?
    1) To Provide 100 days works to the Poor People
    2) To improve the quality of life of Poor People
    3) To Provide Pension
    4) To improve digital facility in Rural areas
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) To improve the quality of life of Poor People
    Explanation:
    On July 23,2019, Union Minister for Rural Development, Narendra Singh Tomar stated that the ministry is implementing Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) across the country with the aim of organizing the rural poor women into Self Help Groups (SHGs), and continuously supporting them to take economic activities till they come out of poverty and reach an good-level of increase in income to improve their quality of life.

  3. Name the scheme launched by the Union labour and Employment ministry for retailers and small traders which provides minimum monthly pension ofRs.3000/month after they attain 60years of age .
    1) Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana(PM-LVMY)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Laghu Pension Yojana(PM-LPY)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Bima Pension Yojana(PM-JBPY)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Upadhyaya Grameen Pension Yojana(PM-UGPY)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana(PM-LVMY)
    Explanation:
    Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-LVMY) was launched by the Union labour and Employment ministry for retailers and small traders. This scheme provides a minimum monthly pension of Rs 3000/month to small shopkeepers, retail traders, and the self-employed people after they attain 60years of age. It is an extension of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM).Self-employed people, small shopkeepers and retail traders aged between 18-40 years and with Goods and Service Tax (GST) turnover below Rs 1.5 crore can avail the scheme.The above eligible persons should not be covered under the National Pension Scheme, Employees’ State Insurance Scheme, and Employees Provident Fund or be an Income Taxpayer (assessee).

  4. Amedment of which act was approved by Parliament, which gives power to the government to decide the salary and service terms of statutory body head and its members ?
    1) Right To Statutory body(RTS)Act
    2) Right To Service(RTS) Act
    3) Right To Salary(RTS) Act
    4) Right To Information(RTI) Act
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Right To Information(RTI) Act
    Explanation:
    The amendment in RTI Act, which gives power to the government to decide the salary and service terms of statutory body head and its members, is approved by the government after Rajya Sabha passed the RTI Amendment Bill, 2019 by a voice vote. It was negated by 117 members voting against the motion and 75 members voting in favour. It will amend Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005. About Amendment: To provide that the term of office of, and the salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners and the State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

  5. AGEY was in news recently, what does ‘E’ stands for __________ .
    1) E – Entrepreneurship
    2) E – Employment
    3) E – Express
    4) E – Employability
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) E – Express
    Explanation:
    E stands for Express.The full form of AGEY is Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana. It is the Sub-schemes under DAY-NRLM.Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs): It allows a trainee to take bank credit and start his/her own business.Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP): It aims at facilitating rural poor for setting up micro-enterprises.Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY): It aims to facilitate transport facilities in the rural areas which also provides self-employment opportunities to the rural poor.

  6. Name the state which becomes the number one in implementation of ambitious central government scheme Pradhanamntri Suraksha Beema Yojna.
    1) Assam
    2) Gujarat
    3) Maharshtra
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The State Government of Uttar Pradesh(UP) has become number one in implementation of ambitious central government scheme Pradhanamntri Suraksha Beema Yojna. Totally 1.95 crores people have been given insurance cover under the scheme till 31 march 2019 in the state.The state implemented this scheme starting from January 2018. Under it, people between the age group of 18 to 70 with bank accounts get an accidental insurance cover of rupees 2 lakh by paying an annual premium of 12 rupees.The sate holds the second spot in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana, another flagship scheme of the central Government.

  7. Which organization has collaborated with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s National Institute for Medical Statistics (ICMR-NIMS) & launched the National Data Quality Forum (NDQF) in New Delhi to improve quality of health and demographic data in India ?
    1) Population Council
    2) Population Reference Bureau
    3) International Center for Research on Women
    4) International Planned Parenthood Federation
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Population Council
    Explanation:
    On July 24,2019, The Oldest medical research body, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s National Institute for Medical Statistics (ICMR-NIMS), in partnership with Population Council (an international non-profit NGO that conducts research in biomedicine and social science) launched the National Data Quality Forum (NDQF) in New Delhi to improve quality of health and demographic data in India. It will integrate learning’s from scientific and evidence-based initiatives and guide actions through periodic workshops and conferences.NDQF’s activities will help towards establishing protocols and good practices when dealing with data collection, storage, use, and dissemination that can be applied to health and demographic data, as well as replicated across other industries and sectors also.

  8. Name the first ever simulated space war exercise conducted by three armed forces of India (Army, Navy, and Air Force) on July 25 & 26,2019 .
    1) SpaceEx
    2) ArmedSpaceEx
    3) IndSpaceEx
    4) SpaceExer
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) IndSpaceEx
    Explanation:
    The three armed forces of India (Army, Navy, and Air Force) conducted 1st ever simulated space warfare exercise called “IndSpaceEx” on July 25, 26, 2019.The 2-day exercise aims to assess requisite space and counter-space capabilities that are needed by India. It will also help India to better grasp strategic challenges in space that need to be handled.

  9. Expand FDI ?
    1) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
    2) Foreign Deposit Insurance(FDI)
    3) Financial Debt Interest(FDI)
    4) Foreign Depreciation Inequality(FDI)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
    Explanation:
    The full form of FDI is Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) it was in news recently when the government set up a separate committee to examine issues related to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in e-commerce. The committee is constituted under additional secretary level officer of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).Other members to examine issues related to FDI issues in e-commerce are members from the Department of Commerce, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs and ministry of MSME.

  10. Where did India’s first space war drill ‘IndSpaceEx’ held ?
    1) Visakhapatnam
    2) New Delhi
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    The three armed forces of India (Army, Navy, and Air Force) conducted 1st ever simulated space warfare exercise called “IndSpaceEx” on July 25, 26, 2019. It was started in New Delhi. The 2-day exercise aims to assess requisite space and counter-space capabilities that are needed by India. It will also help India to better grasp strategic challenges in space that need to be handled. Participants from DRDO(Defence Research and Development Organisation), academia and think tanks took part in it. It helps to assess capabilities India needs to ensure that it can protect its space assets. It will also help to better understand possible challenges in space warfare and a major threat to India’s national security interest.

  11. Name the military psychologist, who was also in ‘operation Vijay’ has been invited to give a speech on psychology at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology(ICP) .
    1) Dr. Vipul Rastogi
    2) Dr. Kamna Chhibber
    3) Dr. Subin Vazhayil
    4) Dr. Samir Rawat
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Dr. Samir Rawat
    Explanation:
    Lt.Col. Dr. Samir Rawat, a military psychologist who was also in ‘operation Vijay’ conducted by the Indian army in Kargil, has been invited as the keynote speaker to give a speech on psychology at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology(ICP).

  12. Which city is set to host the 32nd International Congress of Psychology(ICP) in 2020?
    1) Warsaw, Poland
    2) Prague, Czech Republic
    3) Budapest, Hungary
    4) Vienna, Austria
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Prague, Czech Republic
    Explanation:
    Lt.Col. Dr. Samir Rawat, a military psychologist who was also in ‘operation Vijay’ conducted by the Indian army in Kargil, has been invited as the keynote speaker to give a speech on psychology at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology(ICP) in Prague, Czech Republic, in which over 8000 delegates are participating in the biggest international event.

  13. Name the city, which is expensive to relocate as an individual and as a family as per Movinga‘s, “Moving Price Index 2019” .
    1) New York
    2) Geneva
    3) San Francisco
    4) Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) San Francisco
    Explanation:
    According to the study named “Moving Price Index 2019” conducted by relocation experts from Movinga (German online platform-based moving company) San Francisco was ranked as the most expensive city in the world to relocate to as an individual and as a Family.
    Here’s the rank of cities for individual relocation:
    [table]

    Rank City Country
    1st San Francisco United State($13,531)
    2nd New York United States($12,041)
    3rd Geneva Switzerland($11,694)

    [/table]
    Here’s the rank of cities for family relocation:
    [table]

    Rank City Country
    1st San Francisco United State($24,004)
    2nd Boston United State($20,738)

    [/table]


  14. Which is the cheapest city among the world cities and placed in 84th rank in family relocation & 85th rank in terms of individual relocation as per Movinga‘s, “Moving Price Index 2019” ?
    1) Delhi
    2) Istanbul
    3) Sofia
    4) Athens
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) Delhi
    Explanation:
    According to the study named “Moving Price Index 2019” conducted by relocation experts from Movinga (German online platform-based moving company), Delhi is among the world’s cheapest cities to move to. Delhi was ranked 85th in terms of individual relocation & 84th rank in family relocation on the Index, a study of 85 cities that takes a number of parameters into account as a foundation for its findings, including transportation, food and drink, phone bills, rent cost (temporary and permanent), storage fees and internet connection.

  15. What is the new collateral-free lending limit for MSMEs and self-help groups(SHG) as per the Reserve Bank of India(RBI’s) recommendations ?
    1) Rs 15 lakh
    2) Rs 5 lakh
    3) Rs 10 lakh
    4) Rs 20 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Rs 20 lakh
    Explanation:
    On July 25, 2019, The Union Minister for MSMEs(Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Nitin Gadkari stated that a panel of RBI(Reserve Bank of India) has recommended an increase in the collateral-free lending limit to Rs 20 lakh for MSMEs and self-help groups(SHG). The panel also recommended revision of loan limit sanctioned under MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) to Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh.

  16. Name the organization which tightened norms governing resolution professionals wherein restrictions will also be in place for their relatives from taking up employment after completion of a resolution process.
    1) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    2) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
    3) National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), the regulator for overseeing insolvency proceedings has tightened norms governing resolution professionals wherein restrictions will also be in place for their relatives from taking up employment after completion of a resolution process. They would also be barred from having employment when they are in possession of authorization to take up work under the insolvency law.

  17. For monitoring which Ocean, Airports Authority of India(AAI) and Aireon, USA implemented Space-Based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data (ADS-B) ?
    1) Atlantic Ocean
    2) Arctic Ocean
    3) Indian ocean
    4) Pacific Ocean
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Indian ocean
    Explanation:
    On July 25,2019, A statutory body working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India(AAI) has signed MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Aireon, USA, a global aircraft tracking body, for implementation of Space-Based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data (ADS-B) services over the Indian ocean for the oceanic regions of the Indian flight information regions (FIRs).

  18. Which entity has partnered with NITI Aayog to support the growth of the ecosystem to promote women entrepreneurs in India under the aegis of Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) ?
    1) WhatsApp
    2) Facebook
    3) Google
    4) Microsoft
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) WhatsApp
    Explanation:
    A partnership between NITI Aayog and WhatsApp has been announced to support the growth of the ecosystem to promote women entrepreneurs in India under the aegis of Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). A coffee table book was launched by WhatsApp in New Delhi named “Gateway To A Billion Opportunities” which is a collection of impactful stories from across India. WhatsApp will partner with Women Transforming India (WTI) awards 2019 which is a flagship initiative of NITI Aayog. The WTI winners will be provided support amounting to $100,000 by WhatsApp.The awards are organized in partnership with the United Nations.

  19. Who sworn in as the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka recently ?
    1) D. V. Sadananda Gowda
    2) Jagadish Shettar
    3) BS Yediyurappa
    4) Siddaramaiah
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) BS Yediyurappa
    Explanation:
    On 26th July 2019, Karnataka’s Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) state President Bookanakere Siddalingapp (BS) Yediyurappa was sworn in as the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka. He succeeded H. D. Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (Secular) party. He has the record of taking the oath of office as Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time.Previously he served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for 3 times viz, 12th to 19th November 2007, 30th May 2008 to 31st July 2011 & 17th to 19th May 2018.He is popularly known as “Raithara Bandhu” for his pro-farmer policies, initiatives like separate agriculture budget in Karnataka Government during his chief ministership.

  20. Name the app launched by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology )Kharagpur to provide better elderly care practices .
    1) CARE4U
    2) ELDERCARE
    3) CAREELDER
    4) CAREU
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) CARE4U
    Explanation:
    IIT (Indian Institute of Technology ) Kharagpur students have developed an android-based app called ‘CARE4U’ aims to provide better elderly care practices. The app connects the elderly person to the caregiver. It will inform the caregiver when the elderly person falls down with the exact location by using a neural network-based fall detection algorithm. The app also detects emotions, taking a picture and calculating the mood index of the person when the elderly open the app. It detects whether the person is sad or not and automatically updates the caregiver.

  21. Which country’s experimental space lab “Tiangong-2” was destroyed upon its controlled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean?
    1) United States
    2) Russia
    3) Japan
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) China
    Explanation:
    On July 19, 2019, According to the China Space Agency, China’s experimental space lab “Tiangong-2” was destroyed upon its controlled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. The space state was retired from service after it had completed its experiments in space. During the re-entry phase, most of Tiangong-2 had burnt up in the atmosphere and its remaining debris fell near Point Nemo, the most remote location on Earth. Key points: Tiangong-2:It is an improved version of Tiangong-1, China’s first space station, which crashed into the southern Pacific Ocean in April 2018.It was China’s second experimental space station module launched in September 2016 part as part of China’s space station program (Project 921-2 ) aimed at placing Chinese large modular space station in Low Earth orbit (LEO) by 2022.

  22. Which country has topped the Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) ranking for the year 2019?
    1) England
    2) Belgium
    3) France
    4) Brazil
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Belgium
    Explanation:
    On 25th July 2019, Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) has released its ranking for the year 2019. Belgium leads the overall FIFA rankings, followed by Brazil, France, England, and Uruguay.

  23. What is the rank of India in Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) ranking for the year 2019?
    1) 101
    2) 102
    3) 103
    4) 104
    5) None of these
    Answer –  3) 103
    Explanation:
    On 25th July 2019, Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) has released its ranking for the year 2019. Belgium leads the overall FIFA rankings, followed by Brazil, France, England, and Uruguay. Indian football team slipped two places to 103rd in the recent FIFA rankings with 1214 ranking points.Among Asian Countries, Iran topped the ranking. Iran ranked 23rd globally followed by Japan (33), Korea (37), Australia (46) and Qatar (62).

  24. For what, does Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approved the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA)?
    1) To look after former men and women cricketers
    2) For Welfare of Players association
    3) For Demised Cricketer Players association
    4) To look into problems happened in International Cricket association
    5) None of these
    Answer –  1) To look after former men and women cricketers
    Explanation:
    On July 24, 2019, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approved the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA), which is formed as per the board’s new constitution to look after the interest of former players.The ICA is not affiliated to Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) and is only for former men and women cricketers, unlike the players’ associations in most countries.The BCCI board recognizes the ICA, a non-profit company limited by guarantee incorporated on July 5, 2019, under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.

  25. Which country’s Cricketer, Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara has announced retirement from international cricket ?
    1) Australia
    2) Bangladesh
    3) New Zealand
    4) Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Sri Lanka
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka pacer, Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara aged 37 announced retirement from international cricket. He hails from Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka.He made his One Day International debut against England at Dambulla & Test cricket debut against New Zealand at Napier. He last played for the senior national team in 2017.He was the third-highest wicket-taker among his country’s pace bowlers after Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga.He was one of Sri Lanka’s heroes during their victorious 2014 World T20 campaign in which he took eight wickets in six matches at an economy rate of 6.42.

  26. Which country’s president Beji Caid Essebsi passed away recently ?
    1) Algeria
    2) Tunisia
    3) Morocco
    4) Turkey
    5) None of these
    Answer –  2) Tunisia
    Explanation:
    On 25th July 2019, The President of Tunisia and the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, Beji Caid Essebsi passed away at the age of 92 in Tunis, Tunisia after suffering from a severe health crisis. He was born in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia. He succeeded Moncef Marzouki to serve as the Fifth President of Tunisia from 2014 to 25 July 2019.He also served as the 18th Prime Minister of Tunisia from 28 February to 24 December 2011.He also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia from April 1981 to September 1986.

  27. Name the Dutch Actor, who was best known for his role in the 1982 film “Blade Runner” .
    1) Andrea Camilleri
    2) Anner Bylsma
    3) Rutger Hauer
    4) Jesper Juul
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Rutger Hauer
    Explanation:
    Dutch Actor Rutger Hauer, who was best known for his role in the 1982 film “Blade Runner” has passed away after a short illness. He was 75. He was born on 23 January 1944 in Breukelen, Netherlands.His career began in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series Floris. He also appeared in films such as ‘Sin City’ and ‘Batman Begins’, ‘The Osterman Weekend’ and ‘Ladyhawke’.

  28. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated annually on _______________ .
    1) July 26
    2) July 25
    3) July 24
    4) July 23
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) July 26
    Explanation:
    On July 26, 2019, the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated throughout India to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War. This day marks the victory of Indian armed forces in Operation Vijay in 1999 & honors the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for India in the Kargil War.

  29. What was the theme of 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019?
    1) Theme – “Leadership for road safety”
    2) Theme – “Partners in Progress”
    3) Theme – “Prevent future international financial crises”
    4) Theme – “Remember, Rejoice and Renew”
    5) None of these
    Answer –  4) Theme – “Remember, Rejoice and Renew”
    Explanation:
    On July 26, 2019, the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated throughout India to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War. This day marks the victory of Indian armed forces in Operation Vijay in 1999 & honors the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for India in the Kargil War. The theme for Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019 was “Remember, Rejoice and Renew”. On this day, an exhibition of ‘Monuments of Valour & Victory Homage to Kargil Warriors’ was inaugurated by Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Culture Minister.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi on this occasion.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer – Arunachal Pradesh

  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Tunisia ?
    Answer – Capital: Tunis Dialing & Currency: Tunisian dinar

  3. Narender Gahlot is associated with which sport ?
    Answer – Football
    Explanation:
    India’s 18-year-old defender Narender Gahlot on Tuesday became the second youngest footballer to score a goal for the national team. Gahlot achieved the feat after his 51st-minute header in India’s last league match of 2019 Intercontinental Cup against Syria. Jerry Zirsanga, who scored aged 16 in May 2004, is the youngest footballer to score for India.

  4. Who is the Chairman of Airports Authority of India(AAI) ?
    Answer – Guruprasad Mohapatra

  5. Aadhar works under which ministry ?
    Answer – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology