Current Affairs Quiz: July 7 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 7 2019

  1. Name the bill passed by the parliament to safeguard transparency, accountability, and quality in the governance medical education in the country .
    1) Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    2) Indian Medical Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    3) Indian Medical Education Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    4) Indian Medical Council for Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    Explanation:
    On July 12, 2019, The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019. It will replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019. The bill will safeguard transparency, accountability, and quality in the governance of medical education in the country.Powers: The Bill supersedes the Medical Council of India (MCI) for a period of 2 years with effect from September 26, 2018 and vests its powers in a government-appointed Board of Governors (BoG), which would have 12 members instead of 7.
  2. Where did Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri ?
    1) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    2) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    4) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On July 6, 2019, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi visited Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (UP). The following programs were undertaken by him: Unveil of Statue: PM unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi, UP. He was greeted by Shastri’s sons Anil and Sunil Shastri, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Working President JP Nadda and state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey at the International Airport.Tree Plantation Drive: PM launched a tree plantation drive at Harahua primary school in Anand Kanan forest on the Panch Kosi Marg by planting a sapling. UP government has planned to reconstruct this route at a cost of Rs 97 crore and Rs 4 crore was spent on developing basic infrastructure. Visit to Museum: He also visited the Virtual Experiential Museum at Man Mahal, situated on the banks of the Ganges near the iconic Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi. It was established by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), under the Union Ministry of Culture and was inaugurated by PM in February 2019. It describes the various aspects of cultural heritage.
  3. Which city is set to host the 3rd edition of International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference (ISSOC) 2019 ?
    1) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    2) Maharashtra, Mumbai
    3) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    4) Hyderabad, Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Maharashtra, Mumbai
    Explanation:
    India will be hosting the 3rd edition of International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference (ISSOC) 2019 in Maharashtra, Mumbai (on July 19-20) with the aim to encourage better communications among sunflower oil producers, industry groups, academic researchers and local governments.The event hosted by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) & Organized by International Sunflower Oil Association (ISOA) will see the participation of around 300 delegates from across the world with interests in sunflower seed, oil, and meal.The 1st edition was held in 2015 at Shanghai, China and the 2nd edition was held in 2017 at Odessa, Ukraine.
  4. Which country is the largest importer of sunflower oil with imports of about 2.8 million tonnes ?
    1) Russia
    2) U.S.
    3) China
    4) India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) India
    Explanation:
    India is the largest importer of sunflower oil with imports of about 2.8 million tones and globally the import is about 9.6 million tonnes.In 2018-19, globally the sunflower seed production is at 51.41 million tonnes, sunflower oil at 19.45 million tonnes and sunflower meal at 20.90 million tonnes.
  5. Where was the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held ?
    1) Baku, Azerbaijan
    2) Washington D.C., United States
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Moscow, Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Baku, Azerbaijan
    Explanation:
    At the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee which is underway from June 30 to July 10, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  6. Name the Indian City, which is introduced for its iconic architectural legacy, into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) list of the World Heritage Sites .
    1) Green City – Gandhinagar
    2) Blue City – Jodhpur
    3) Pink City – Jaipur
    4) White City – Udaipur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) ‘Pink City’ Jaipur
    Explanation:
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur/Walled City of Jaipur of Rajasthan, known for its iconic architectural legacy, into the list of the World Heritage Sites. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) had inspected the city in 2018 after the nomination. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) acknowledged the “city’s outstanding value as a cultural property”.
  7. Which country’s Hyrcanian forests was included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) World Heritage List for its “remarkable biodiversity” ?
    1) Russia
    2) Iran
    3) Syria
    4) Turkey
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Iran
    Explanation:
    UNESCO added Iran’s Hyrcanian forests to its World Heritage List praising the area for its “remarkable biodiversity”. The ancient Hyrcanian forests in northern Iran run 530 miles (850 kilometres) along the coast of the Caspian Sea. 50 million years ago they were the home to the Persian leopard, nearly 60 other mammal species and 160 bird species.
  8. Name the Mesopotamian city of Iraq, which was declared as the World Heritage Site after recognizing its “outstanding value to humanity” .
    1) Najaf
    2) Basrah
    3) Baghdad
    4) Babylon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Babylon
    Explanation:
    UNESCO declared the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon as a World Heritage Site recognizing its “outstanding value to humanity”. It was famous for its Hanging Gardens, which were among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Since 1983, Iraq had been trying to persuade for the 4,000-year-old ancient Mesopotamian city on the Euphrates River to be added to the United Nations’ list.
  9. Who was nominated to become the first woman to lead the ECB (European Central Bank) ?
    1) Christine Lagarde
    2) Margaret Thatcher
    3) Kazimira Prunskienė
    4) Mary Robinson
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Christine Lagarde
    Explanation:
    Christine Lagarde (63), the first woman head of the Washington-based body, International Monetary Fund(IMF) nominated to become the first woman to lead the ECB (European Central Bank). EU (European Union) leaders nominated France’s Christine Lagarde as president of the ECB in a meeting in Brussels, Belgium.She would succeed current ECB president Mario Draghi (Italy), whose term ends on October 31.Lagarde was born on 1 January 1956 in Paris, France. She has served eight years as head of the IMF since 2011 and four as French finance minister- the first woman to hold the role in any G7 country.
  10. Who has been nominated by the European leaders to lead the European Commission?
    1) Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
    2) Michelle Bachelet
    3) Ursula von der Leyen
    4) Rosario Fernández
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Ursula von der Leyen
    Explanation:
    The defense secretary of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen (60) has been nominated by the European leaders to lead the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU (European Union) that’s responsible for legislation and governing. She will be replacing Jean-Claude Juncker. She was backed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel but there was resistance to her nomination &then made up by leaders of the EU’s 28 member states.She was born in Brussels in 1958, is the only minister who has been in Merkel’s government since the German leader took office in 2005. she served as family minister, labor minister and under Merkel’s government.
  11. Which bank has acquired a 9.47 % stake in dry cell battery maker, Eveready Industries India by invoking shares pledged by McLeod Russel ?
    1) ICICI Bank
    2) Yes Bank
    3) HDFC Bank
    4) AXIS Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Yes Bank
    Explanation:
    Mumbai based Private sector lender, YES Bank has acquired a 9.47 % stake in dry cell battery maker, Eveready Industries India by invoking shares pledged by McLeod Russel.The acquisition comes after the Indian tea company, McLeod Russel defaulted on repayment of credit facilities extended by the Yes bank. McLeod’s debt is about Rs.1,800 – 2,000 crore.The bank acquired 68,80,149 equity shares having a nominal value of Rs 5 per share constituting 9.47% of the post-issue paid-up share capital.
  12. National eGovernance Division (NeGD) is a part of which ministry that has signed a MoU with Indian Army to develop a revamped application ?
    1) Ministry of External Affairs(MEA)
    2) Ministry of Defence(MoD)
    3) Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD)
    4) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
    Explanation:
    On July 5, 2019, The Indian Army and the National eGovernance Division (NeGD), a part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a revamped application. It will maintain the centralised database for personnel, equipment and major stores to provide management-related information to Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) and other agencies. Lt Gen Anil Kapoor, Director General of Information Systems and M S Rao, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National E-governance Division signed the MoU in the presence of Shri TP Singh, Director, Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG).The Management Information Systems Organisation (MISO) of the Indian Army is the nodal agency under the Directorate General of Information Systems (DGIS) which maintain the centralised database for personnel.
  13. Where was the World Youth Cup 2019 held ?
    1) Umag, Croatia
    2) Tirana, Albania
    3) Belgrade, Serbia
    4) Prishtina, Kosovo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Umag, Croatia
    Explanation:
    World Youth Cup 2019 which was held in Umag, Croatia (from July 1 to July 5, 2019).It was organized by World Karate Federation affiliated to the International Olympic Association. A total of 35 countries had participated in this competition.
  14. Arinjeeta Dey is associated with which sport ?
    1) Aikido
    2) Kung fu
    3) Karate
    4) Judo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Karate
    Explanation:
    Arinjeeta Dey was associated with Karate.A 10-year old Karate girl, Arinjeeta Dey (Barasat, West Bengal) has won a silver medal in the under 12 age category in the World Youth Cup 2019 which was held in Umag, Croatia (from July 1 to July 5, 2019). She had won 3 times in national championship junior level category (2017 KAI SUB Junior National gold medalist, 2018 KAI SUB Junior National gold medalist, 2019 KAI SUB Junior National Gold and Silver Medalist).

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital and Currency of Croatia ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Capital ‎: ‎Zagreb‎ & Currency: Croatian Kuna
  2. Who is the Chief of Army Staff of India ?
    Answer
    Answer –  General Bipin Rawat
  3. Where is the headquarter of European Union(EU) commission located ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Brussels, Belgium
  4. Chandoli National Park is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Maharashtra
  5. Who is the Director general of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Audrey Azoulay
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