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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 24TH JULY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 24TH JULY 2019
1.        Name the bill passed in Lok Sabha, which states that besides Chief justice of India, a former Supreme Court judge can also be made the chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
A) Appointment of National Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
B) Protection of National Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
C) Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
D) Appointment of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
E) None of these

2.        Where will India’s first smart school campus to be launched by Singapore based Global Indian International School (GIIS)?
A) Hadapsar & Balewadi campuses in Pune, Maharashtra
B) Darjeeling campuses, West Bengal
C) Landour campuses in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
D) Shey campuses in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
E) None of these

3.        Which city is set to host the Asia’s biggest arm show, “11th biennial arms exhibition ‘DefExpo 2020’ “ in February 2020?
A) Mumbai, Maharashtra
B) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
C) Jaipur, Rajasthan
D) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
E) None of these

4.        What is the theme of the 11th biennial arms exhibition ‘DefExpo 2020’?
A) Theme – “India: Rise of Futurism”
B) Theme – “India: the emerging defence manufacturing hub”
C) Theme – “Unite India, Make India”
D) Theme – “India:Force in Transit
E) None of these

5.        Where was the 13th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit(GHS) held?
A) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
B) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
C) Hyderabad, Telangana
D) Bengaluru, Karnataka
E) None of these

6.        Where was the fifth Dornier squadron of the Indian Navy, “Indian Naval Air Squadron 313 (INAS 313)” commissioned recently?
A) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
B) Mumbai, Maharashtra
C) Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
D) Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
E) None of these

7.        Which country will be the first recipient of Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB)’s local currency financing?
A) Japan
B) India
C) Russia
D) China
E) None of these

8.        Name the bank, which reaffirmed its support to Andhra Pradesh with over $1 billion programme that covers health, agriculture, energy and disaster management sectors.
A) New Development Bank(NDB)
B) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB)
C) World Bank (WB)
D) Asian Development Bank(ADB)
E) None of these


9.        Which is the first foreign bank to launch operations at Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT)-City?
A) Standard Chartered
B) Citibank
C) DBS Bank
D) United Overseas Bank(UOB)
E) None of these

10.    Name the two time oscar winner, who will be conferred with Leopard Club Award at the 2019 Locarno International Film Festival.
A) Jennifer Garner
B) Chad Lowe
C) Emma Stone
D) Hilary Swank
E) None of these

11.    Name the carnatic vocalist, who will be conferred with Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2019 during the 93rd annual conference of the Music Academy.
A) Nithyasree Mahadevan
B) Sudha Ragunathan
C) S. Sowmya
D) Aruna Sairam
E) None of these

12.    Who was conferred with Best ‘Paryavaran Bandhu’ Award during 21st Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation (MEMC) week?
A) D Bandyopadhyay
B) Sudhanshu Patni
C) Sunita Mohanty
D) R N Misra
E) None of these

13.    Name the Indian Institute, which topped in the World Reputation Rankings 2019 released by the Times Higher Education.
A) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru
B) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
C) Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal
D) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
E) None of these

14.    Name the first female President of European Commission, who was elected recently.
A) Sahra Wagenknecht
B) Angela Merkel
C) Christine Lagarde
D) Ursula von der Leyen
E) None of these

15.    Who sworn in as the 26th governor of Himachal Pradesh?
A) Radha Mohan Singh
B) Kalraj Mishra
C) Anant Geete
D) Najma Heptulla
E) None of these

16.    To which state, Acharya Devvrat was appointed as the governor?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Rajasthan
C) Gujarat
D) Maharashtra
E) None of these

17.    Which rocket nicknamed ‘Bahubali’ carried the Chandrayaan-2 mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, off the coast of Andhra Pradesh?
A) Ariane 5
B) Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
C) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-III
D) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
E) None of these

18.    Name the entity that launched an Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) preparation app called JEE Ready.
A) Amazon
B) Flipkart
C) Walmart
D) Snapdeal
E) None of these

19.    Name the track and field legend of India, who was nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) for her outstanding service to the sport.
A) Anju Bobby George
B) PT Usha
C) Hima Das
D) Dutee Chand
E) None of these

20.    Who won the fifth gold medal in women’s 400m race in Prague, Czech Republic recenty?
A) V.K. Vismaya
B) Dutee Chand
C) Hima Das
D) M. R. Poovamma
E) None of these

21.    Which country grabbed the top spot in FIFA women’s rankings?
A) US
B) Russia
C) Germany
D) Netherlands
E) None of these

22.    Who authored the book titled ‘Who Stole My Job’, which has been published by Srishti publishers and distributors?
A) Salman Rushdie
B) Ruskin Bond
C) Sunil Mishra
D) Chetan Bhagat
E) None of these

23.    Yukiya Amano, who passed away recently, was the Chief of which international organisation?
A) UNICEF
B) UNESCO
C) FAO
D) IAEA
E) None of these

24.    Chandrayaan-2 will explore & perform studies on which region of Moon?
A) North pole
B) West pole
C) South pole
D) East pole
E) None of these

25.    Who is the author of the book “Indo-Pak Relations : Beyond Pulwama & Balakot”?
A) Nirad C. Chaudhuri
B) Amish Tripathi
C) Vinit Goenka
D) U V Singh
E) None of these

26.    Who has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy?
A) Seetha Narayanan
B) S Ramanathan
C) S Sowmya
D) Priyadarshini Govind
E) None of these

27.    Who has been elected as chairman of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF)?
A) Indu Puri
B) M P Singh
C) Kamlesh Mehta
D) Vivek Kohli
E) None of these

28.    Who won the women’s singles titles at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships?
A) Ayhika Mukherjee
B) Pooja Sahasrabudhe
C) Krittwika Sinha Roy
D) Manika Batra
E) None of these

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