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  1. NITI Aayog announced that it is organising ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in ____ on 7th and 8th September, 2018 in association with various ministries and industry partners?
    2.New Delhi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.New Delhi
    This summit will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Conclave would include global CEOs and transport ministers from across the world. It will also see participation from countries like Netherlands, Slovakia, USA, UK, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Australia etc. and special Track sessions with Mayors and Governors from various major cities and capitals.

  2. On July 4, 2018, which state government set up a seven-member expert panel to prepare guidelines for surrogacy centres in the state?
    3.Madhya Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Maharashtra
    The committee members include health and education officials. The committee will submit its report within three months. The GR states that the guidelines of the expert panel will be followed until the Regulation of Surrogacy Bill-2016 is passed by Parliament, which can then be implemented. The committee will draft guidelines on registration of ART clinics, hospitals, surrogate mothers and couples opting for surrogacy, regulation of babies born through the method and their care.

  3. The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) in association with Indian National Science Academy (INSA) announced the 5-day 19th edition of World Congress of Food Science and Technology to be held in which city from October 23-27, 2018?
    3.Navi Mumbai
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Navi Mumbai
    The focal theme for this edition of the prestigious congress is 25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods. It would focus on concepts of recent advances in food sciences, food processing and agriculture technologies. It will have more than 350 Speakers through 66 plus parallel scientific and industry sessions, special addresses, Oral Presentations and Workshops. Keynote speeches will be delivered on topics like Nutritionals, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Food Engineering, Food Chain Logistics and Food Packaging, Food Analysis, Food Quality and Safety, Food Composition, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Sustainable Food Security, Prevention of Food Losses & Wastes and Future Foods, Capacity Building & Leadership, Training, Informatics and Networking and many more.

  4. On 4th July 2018, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off ____ ‘s taxi ambulance services in New Delhi?
    1.Meru Cab
    2.Wagon Cab
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Wagon Cab
    Wagon Cab claims to be India’s first road emergency cab services provider. Wagon Cab provides medically-trained drivers in its ambulance-taxis. In the initial phase, Wagon Cab will launch 200 cabs. The drivers will be trained to handle critical situations and provide first-aid. They will be paid additional Rs 500 for this. NGO Das Foundation supports this initiative. After implementation in Delhi NCR, Wagon Cab is planning to launch this initiative throughout India.

  5. On July 4, 2018, the Rajasthan government approved what per cent reservation for five communities, including the Gujjar community, against their demand of 5 %?
    1.2 %
    2.3.5 %
    3.1 %
    4.4 %
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.1 %
    This is under the Most Backward Classes (MBC) category. The five communities who benefit from the order of the Rajasthan government are – Godia Lohar, Banjara, Gujjar, Raika and Gadaria. This included providing 1% reservation under MBC category in recruitments held from December 9 ,2016 to December 21,2017. Earlier in 2008, Supreme Court has prescribed 50% limit for reservations under SC/ST and OBC or special categories.

  6. “Behdienkhlam”, a 4-day Annual Cultural Festival was recently held in a small town named Jowai, in which state?
    2.Arunachal Pradesh
    4.Uttar Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Meghalaya
    On July 4, 2018, The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh attended the 4-day Meghalaya Annual Cultural Festival, “Behdienkhlam”, held every year at the small peripheral town of Jowai, Meghalaya. He emphasized the importance given by the present government to this region. He also added that the Prime Minister has visited Northeast over 30 times in a short span of four years.

  7. On July 4, 2018, which state government announced Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 (a scheme to provide subsidized power)?
    2.Madhya Pradesh
    3.Tamil Nadu
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Madhya Pradesh
    Power connection under the Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana would be provided free of cost to the beneficiaries. Over 1 crore 83 lakh workers registered under Sambal Yojana in the state till now. Registered labourers of the unorganised sector and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost of Rs 200 per month. In case the bill is lower than Rs 200, the beneficiary will have to pay the actual bill amount and in instance of the bill amount crossing Rs 200, the difference amount would be subsidised by the state government.

  8. On July 4, 2018, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched ‘Poshan Abhiyan’–a statewide mission to eradicate malnutrition among children by providing them nutritious food through Anganwadi centres. This mission would ensure that every newborn and mother get nutritious food for the first ____ days of the birth?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.1000
    The nationwide Poshan Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Rajasthan on March 8 this year. This mission would ensure that every newborn and mother get nutritious food for the first 1000 days of the birth. As many as 60 lakh beneficiaries would be covered across the state through a network of 53,000 Anganwadi centres under this mission.

  9. On 4th July 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to name the Agartala airport in Tripura after _____, the erstwhile ruler of Tripura?
    1.Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore
    2.Maharaja Raghuvir Krishna Das
    3.Sulthan Mujeeb Mohammed
    4.Maharaja Jaidev Chturvedi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore
    The airport was constructed in 1942. Land for the airport was donated by Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore. People of Tripura and the Tripura government were demanding since a long time to rename the airport to honour Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore. Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore came to the throne of the erstwhile Tripura princely state in 1923. This airport is the second busiest airport in the north east. It offers main air connectivity to Tripura.

  10. Odisha’s ST and SC Development Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said that, the government has decided to increase the inter-caste marriage incentive from Rs 1 lakh to _____?
    1.Rs 2 lakh
    2.Rs 3 lakh
    3.Rs 2.5 lakh
    4.Rs 3.5 lakh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Rs 2.5 lakh
    This will be implemented with retrospective effect from September 2017. Ramesh Chandra Majhi said that the marriage in which one of the spouses belonged to the SC community and the other to an upper caste, will be considered for the incentive. The incentive amount will be deposited in a joint account of the couple in any nationalised bank. They can withdraw the amount only after 3 years of marriage. The amount would be provided to the beneficiaries, irrespective of their economic background. They can buy land or household articles with that amount.

  11. On 4th July 2018, Maharashtra government allocated _____ for the implementation of a pension scheme for senior journalists, called Acharya Balshastri Jambhekar Sanman Yojana?
    1.Rs 15 crore
    2.Rs 12 crore
    3.Rs 30 crore
    4.Rs 14 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Rs 15 crore
    Maharashtra government has made a provision of Rs 15 crore for implementing the Acharya Balshastri Jambhekar Sanman Yojana. The provision has been made under the grants-in-aid (non salary) to the Director of Publicity. It has also allocated Rs 250 crore to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) as the state’s share to the special purpose vehicle of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. It has been decided to offer additional funds of Rs 159.63 crore for the purchase of two helicopters for the air travel of very very important persons (VVIPs).

  12. On July 3, 2018, The Chief Election Commissioner Shri. O.P. Rawat, along with the Election Commissioners Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok Lavasa launched a mobile app aimed at citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections. Name the app?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.cVIGIL
    The app requires an Android smartphone equipped with a camera, good internet connection and GPS access. The operating system should be Android Jellybean and above. The application supports all the latest Android smartphones. The report of violations of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that comes into effect from the date of announcement of elections and goes on till a day after the polls. To prevent misuse the app will not allow uploading of the pre-recorded or old images and videos. The app will not facilitate saving of the photos or videos recorded using the ‘cVIGIL’ app into the phone gallery either.

  13. Name the American think tank that has announced a fellows exchange programme to enable India and the US to utilise technology in a better manner to improve the lives of their citizens?
    1.New America
    2.United America
    3.Innovate America
    4.Think Big
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.New America
    The Exchange programme is funded by the Ford Foundation. It will bring fellows from India to the United States, and fellows from the United States to India. The Exchange programme aims to develop novel technology-based solutions to policy challenges. This programme also aims to improve and strengthen the bilateral relationship between India and the United States.

  14. On July 4, 2018, World Bank group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) invested _____ in Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. (M&M)?
    1.$100 million
    2.$50 million
    3.$120 million
    4.$245 million
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.$100 million
    This would be through secured non-convertible debentures. This would enhance financial support towards tractor finance which in turn will improve mechanized farming by cutting costs by 25% and raising productivity by 20%.This is in line of the Prime Minister’s vision of doubling farmers income by 2022.

  15. On July 4, 2018, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, has announced the successful commissioning of two solar projects of 50 MW each in Ananthapuramu Solar Park, located in which state?
    2.Andhra Pradesh
    4.Tamil Nadu
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Andhra Pradesh
    These projects are under a 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). These two grid connected solar power projects have been developed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II, Batch-III and have been implemented through Viability Gap Funding (VGF) Mode. The total renewable power operating capacity is around 2.2 GW, out of which, 1.3 GW consists of solar projects and 931 MW comprises wind projects. Earnings from this project is Rs.26.79 billion (~$0.39 billion) for FY 2017-18 mainly due to a 46 percent increase in its renewable business.

  16. Which Life Insurance Company, has announced its tie-up with Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd., to enable distribution of its insurance products at Oxigen retail outlets?
    1.Aditya Birla Life Insurance Limited
    2.IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited
    3.Sun Life Insurance Limited
    4.General Insurance Company Limited
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited
    IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited will offer PoS Insurance Khata. This product enables a customer to increase his life cover and create savings in a ways that suits his budget. Also, a digitalized customer interface with eKYC, will provide best value for money to the customers and a fully integrated technology support. This product is also economical. IndiaFirst Life Insurance and Oxigen Services, aim to create access to customers in remotest areas of India. It will also help retailers, to create a new segment of POS agents in India.

  17. On 4th July 2018, the government increased the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by a record Rs 200 per quintal amounting it to ____ per quintal?
    1.Rs 1,750
    2.Rs 1,650
    3.Rs 1,950
    4.Rs 2,100
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Rs 1,750
    This decision was made by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that, the cabinet has approved the MSP of 14 kharif (summer-sown) crops for the 2018-19 season. CACP (Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices) has calculated production cost of paddy at Rs 1,166 per quintal. The government has increased the MSP of paddy (common grade) by Rs 200 to Rs 1,750 per quintal for 2018-19 season.

  18. Name the fisherman of Palghar district, Maharashtra, who has been selected for 2018 National Maritime Search and Rescue Award?
    1.Milan Shankar Tare
    2.Mansoor Khan
    3.Ratan Singh
    4.Anshul Sharma
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Milan Shankar Tare
    Milan Shankar Tare saved the lives of 12 people from a sinking fishing boat named Shivneri in May 2018. He used his judgement to locate the sinking boat in the dark. He also urged other boats to join the rescue operation off the Satpati coast. The National Maritime Search and Rescue Award honours his brave act at sea and selfless duty with the highest traditions of maritime fraternity. The award consists of a commendation certificate and cash prize. It will be presented to Milan Shankar Tare in New Delhi on 5th July 2018.

  19. On 2nd July 2018, who was appointed the new Chairman of the Payments Council of India?
    1.Mahat Vishwanath
    2.Vishwas Patel
    3.Rajyvardhan Singh
    4.Sumit Rawat
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Vishwas Patel
    Vishwas Patel is the Director of Infibeam Avenues. He replaces Naveen Surya, who has been promoted as Chairman Emeritus. Vishwas Patel has been associated with the Payments Council of India since 2013. He was serving as Co-Chairman of Payments Council of India. Also, Loney Antony, Managing Director, Hitachi Payment Services has been appointed the new Co-Chairman of Payments Council of India.

  20. Name the Indian-American White House lawyer, took charge as Acting Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), United States, on 3rd July 2018?
    1.Uttam Dhillon
    2.Mahesh Bhatt
    3.Ravi Shankar
    4.Shiva Reddy
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Uttam Dhillon
    Uttam Dhillon succeeds Robert Patterson. Robert Patterson retired recently. Till recently Uttam Dhillon worked in the White House as deputy counsel and deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump. Uttam Dhillon has served in the White House, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, Congress, and as a career federal prosecutor. In 2006, he was confirmed by the Senate as the first Director of the Office of Counter narcotics Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  21. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a Uruguay Army general Major General _____ as the chief military observer of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)?
    1.Jacob Sebastian
    2.Jose Eladio Alcain
    3.Jerald Alwin
    4.Robert Felcin
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Jose Eladio Alcain
    Major General Jose Eladio Alcain will succeed the incumbent UNMOGIP chief Major General Per Gustaf Lodin of Sweden. Per Gustaf Lodin will finish his 2 year agreement this month. Jose Eladio Alcain joined the Uruguayan Army in 1977. He was the Director of the National Health Service of the Armed Forces. The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was established in January 1949. The first team of unarmed military observers came to Jammu and Kashmir to monitor the ceasefire between India and Pakistan and to assist the Military Adviser to the UN Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP).

  22. International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced stricter sanctions for ball-tampering. Ball-tampering has been upgraded from level 2 to ____ offence?
    1.level 5
    2.level 4
    3.level 3
    4.level 6
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.level 3
    The new regulations were introduced at its annual conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Ball-tampering has been upgraded from a level 2 to a level 3 offence. Tampering with the ball will be now penalized with a ban of up to 6 Tests or 12 ODIs. ICC also added obscenity and personal abuse to the list of offences to bring better behaviour on the field. Also, even the concerned member board could be held responsible for its players’ behaviour.

  23. When was America Independence Day celebrated?
    1.July 5
    2.July 2
    3.July 4
    4.July 3
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.July 4
    On 4th July 1776 the 13 colonies that were at war with the British, announced the US Declaration of Independence that stated that they regarded themselves as 13 independent states that are not ruled by the British. This day is celebrated every year as America Independence Day. This day is a federal holiday in the United States. The 13 colonies were: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence, Connecticuit, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia.

  24. Name the IPS officer who assumed charge as Puducherry Director General of Police on 2nd July 2018, becoming the first woman to head the force in Puducherry?
    1.Sundari Nanda
    2.Ramya Vasudev
    3.Krishna Kumari
    4.Mythily Manickam
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Sundari Nanda
    IPS officer Sundari Nanda assumed charge as Puducherry Director General of Police, becoming the first woman to head the force in the Union Territory. A 1988 batch officer, she was transferred to Puducherry from the National Capital Territory of Delhi. After assuming charge, she met Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, herself a former IPS officer, and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy at their respective offices.

  25. On July 4, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the scheme of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) for the next three years upto ____?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.2019-20
    On July 4, 2018, The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the scheme of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) for the next three years i.e. upto 2019-20. This will enable the RRBs to maintain the minimum prescribed Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) of 9 per cent. There are 56 RRBs functioning in the country. As on 31st March, 2017(Prov.), the total credit given by RRBs is Rs.2,28,599 crore.

  26. On July 4, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of a MoU between India and United Kingdom on ____ and to set up a Joint Consultative Committee?
    3.Law & Justice
    4.Science and Technology
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Law & Justice
    On July 4, 2018, The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom on Law & Justice and to set up a Joint Consultative Committee. This would help in exchange of experience by legal professionals, government functionaries and their training and effective legal aid mechanismfor resolution of disputes before various Courts, Tribunals, etc. and proposes establishment of Joint Consultative Committees.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)?
    Prof. Vijay Paul Sharma

  2. What is the tag line of Syndicate Bank?
    Faithful. Friendly

  3. Name the President and headquarters of The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)?
    FHeadquarters – Toronto Canada, President – Dr. Dietrich Knorr

  4. Who is the MD and CEO of IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited?
    R. M. Vishakha

  5. Name the CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd?
    Anand Mahindra