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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 14TH – 15TH JULY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 14TH – 15TH JULY 2019
1.        Name the Scheme launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) for the rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.
A) Sabla
B) Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
C) Swadhar Greh Scheme
D) Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana
E) None of these

2.        In order to boost which mission, an MoU was signed between the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) & Ministry of Science and Technology?
A) Mission Sukoon
B) Mission Restore Hope
C) Mission Sankat Mochan
D) Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti
E) None of these

3.        Name the operation launched by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in New Delhi to crackdown the selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in the premises of railway stations.
A) Operation Pani
B) Operation Thirst
C) Operation Aqua
D) Operation Water
E) None of these


4.        Name the article that provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir which is a temporary provision in Part XXI (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions) of the Constitution.
A) Article 340
B) Article 360
C) Article 370
D) Article 380
E) None of these

5.        Which state was ranked as the best among States and Union territories (UTs) in the field of education as per the Performance Grading Index 2017-18?
A) Chandigarh
B) Kerala
C) Gujarat
D) Haryana
E) None of these

6.        Name the state, which has the highest literacy rate as per the Performance Grading Index 2017-18.
A) Lakshadweep
B) Mizoram
C) Arunachal Pradesh
D) Kerala
E) None of these

7.        Which is the first state in India to manufacture electric cars?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Gujarat
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Maharashtra
E) None of these

8.        Name the campaign launched by Maritime Anti-Corruption Network(MACN) to tackle corruption in the maritime industry in India?
A) Anti Corruption Network Campaign
B) Anti Corruption Campaign
C) Maritime Campaign
D) Port Integrity Campaign
E) None of these

9.        Name the poorest region in the world which has the fastest poverty reduction rate from 74.9% in 2006 to 46.5% in 2016.
A) Kastina, Nigeria
B) Khulna, Bangladesh
C) Jharkhand, India
D) Rattanak Kiri, Cambodia
E) None of these

10.    Which country has inaugurated the world’s largest new metal dome along with its European partners by encasing the destroyed nuclear power station?
A) Ukraine
B) Russia
C) Poland
D) Iran
E) None of these

11.    Which bank has signed a loan agreement worth $124 million (over Rs 850 crore) to finance infrastructure and health care projects in Papua New Guinea and Senegal governments?
A) Asian Development Bank(ADB)
B) World Bank (WB)
C) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
D) Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)
E) None of these

12.    Which became the first country in world to pass GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) Tax on digital giants?
A) Poland
B) France
C) Germany
D) Russia
E) None of these

13.    Name the missile, for which Indian Army has placed an order with Israel under emergency purchases powers to meet operational preparedness.
A) Cruise missile
B) Short-range antirocket missile
C) Anti-tank Spike missiles
D) Man-portable antitank guided missile
E) None of these

14.    Who topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list 2019 for the second time after 2016?
A) Taylor Swift
B) Kylie Jenner
C) Kanye West
D) Roger Federer
E) None of these

15.    Name the only Indian, who stood at 33rd spot globally in the Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities 2019.
A) Salman Khan
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Akshay Kumar
E) None of these

16.    Name the Indian, who was one among the two persons in the world to attend an internship programme at the International Court of Justice.
A) Sabeer Bhatia
B) Isha Kanth
C) Jairam Ramesh
D) Mira Nair
E) None of these

17.    To which country, Dinesh Bhatia has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India?
A) Bolivia
B) Argentina
C) Uruguay
D) Paraguay
E) None of these

18.    Scientist from which institute have developed a new material called ‘black gold’ which can absorb light and carbon dioxide?
A) University of Oxford
B) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D) University of Cambridge
E) None of these

19.    Expand QIPS?
A) Quick Interest Project Scheme (QIPS)
B) Quick Interim Project Scheme (QIPS)
C) Quick Investment Project Scheme (QIPS)
D) Quick Impact Project Scheme (QIPS)
E) None of these

20.    Which state will host the ‘Women Startup Summit 2019’ with the theme “Developing an Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”?
A) Kolkata, West Bengal
B) New Delhi, Delhi
C) Kochi, Kerala
D) Mumbai, Maharashtra
E) None of these

21.    Which country is set to host the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) from September 2- 13, 2019?
A) Uttar Pradesh, India
B) Paris, France
C) Washington D.C., U.S.
D) Beijing, China
E) None of these

22.    Which year is set as target globally to restore 150 million hectares of worlds degraded and deforested land as per Bonn Challenge?
A) 2021
B) 2020
C) 2022
D) 2030
E) None of these

23.    Where was the United States India Strategic and Partnership Forum’s(USISPF) 2nd annual leadership summit held?
A) Assam, India
B) New York, US
C) Maharashtra, India
D) Washington DC, US
E) None of these

24.    Where was the first Global Conference for Media Freedom 2019 held?
A) London, UK
B) Edinburgh, Scotland
C) Oslo, Norway
D) Athens, Greece
E) None of these

25.    Name the fund, which is created recently to improve media freedom across the world & administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
A) Global Media Support Fund
B) Global Media Freedom Fund
C) Global Media Defence Fund
D) World Media Defence Fund
E) None of these

26.    Over how much amount was infused by the government into public sector banks(PSB) in the last 11 years up till 2018-19?
A) Rs 3.25 lakh crore
B) Rs 3.15 lakh crore
C) Rs 3.75 lakh crore
D) Rs 3.55 lakh crore
E) None of these

27.    Which public sector bank holds the highest number of wilful defaults, worth around INR 461.58 billion for the year 2018-19?
A) Indian Bank
B) Bank of India(BoI)
C) Punjab National Bank(PNB)
D) State Bank of India(SBI)
E) None of these

28.    Which public sector bank has waived of Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) & Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) to boost e-transactions?
A) State Bank of India (SBI)
B) Indian Bank
C) Bank of India(BoI)
D) Canara Bank
E) None of these

29.    As per the recommendation of which panel, RBI directed banks to withdraw the charges levied on the NEFT and RTGS transactions?
A) V G Kannan Panel
B) T N Manoharan Panel
C) U.K. Sinha Panel
D) Nandan Nilekani panel
E) None of these

30.    By which year, India will surpass Japan to become the world’s third largest economy as per the IHS Markit?
A) 2030
B) 2020
C) 2025
D) 2022
E) None of these

31.    Which imported product’s basic customs duty (BCD) was waived off by government of India recently?
A) Products for nuclear plants
B) Agricultural Products
C) Organic Products
D) Electronic Products
E) None of these

32.    Name the motorcycle company which launched India’s first ethanol-based motorcycle to help reduce crude imports and reduce air pollution.
A) Suzuki Motor company
B) Honda Motor company
C) TVS Motor company
D) Hero MotoCorp Motor company
E) None of these

33.    Where was the 9th edition of the SAARC( South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) festival 2019 held?
A) Kabul, Afghanistan
B) Colombo, Srilanka
C) Dhaka, Bangladesh
D) Malé, Maldives
E) None of these

34.    Which film has won the four awards, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor’, ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Feature Film’ at the 9th edition of the SAARC( South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) festival 2019?
A) Nagarkirtan
B) Drishtikone
C) Haami
D) Samantaral
E) None of these

35.    Who was conferred with the Gandhi Mandela Peace Medal 2019 during first edition of Gandhi-Mandela Peace Initiative?
A) Bhuvan Lall
B) Savita Hiremath
C) Tarina Pate
D) Thich Nhat Hanh
E) None of these
36.    Name the MD of the State Bank Of India(SBI) who has been appointed as managing director (MD)and chief financial officer(CFO) of the World Bank(WB).
A) Arijit Basu
B) Girish K. Ahuja
C) Anshula Kant
D) Chandan Sinha
E) None of these

37.    Which country is set to host the 18th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the year 2019?
A) Australia
B) Brazil
C) Switzerland
D) Canada
E) None of these

38.    Name the country, whose former president, Fernando de La Rua passed away recently.
A) Brazil
B) Argentina
C) Chile
D) Uruguay
E) None of these


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