Current Affairs Quiz: July 12 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs July 12 2019

  1. Name the Scheme launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development(WCD) for the rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.
    1) Sabla
    2) Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
    3) Swadhar Greh Scheme
    4) Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Swadhar Greh Scheme
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development(WCD), Government of India is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme for the rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances so that they could lead their life with dignity. Support: It envisages providing shelter, food, clothing, and health as well as economic and social security for the women who are deserted and without any social and economic support, victims of domestic violence, family tension, and natural disaster.Helpline: The ministry is also implementing Universalisation of Women Helpline Scheme to provide 24 hours emergency and non-emergency response to women affected by violence.
  2. Who launched the Phase-II of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of Fertilizer Subsidy in New Delhi ?
    1) D.V. Sadananda Gowda
    2) Narendra Modi
    3) Amit Shah
    4) Nirmala Sitharaman
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) D.V. Sadananda Gowda
    Explanation:
    On July 10, 2019, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched the Phase-II of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of Fertilizer Subsidy in New Delhi in the presence of Minister of State for Shipping (IC) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Secretary, Fertilizers, Shri Chhabilendra Roul and Additional Secretary, Fertilizers, Shri Dharam Pal. Initiatives: 3 new technology initiatives DBT Dashboards, PoS (Point-of-Sale) 3.0 Software and Desktop PoS Version will help to transfer over Rs 70,000-crore fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers’ bank accounts.
  3. 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 ?
    1) Mission Sukoon
    2) Mission Restore Hope
    3) Mission Sankat Mochan
    4) Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti
    Explanation:
    The Defence Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) and Ministry of Science and Technology to promote a culture of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (IP-R) in the Defence system. Fillip: The partnership will provide a major impetus to “Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti”, which was launched in 2018 aims to provide a boost to IPR culture in the indigenous defence industry.
  4. 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.
    1) Operation Pani
    2) Operation Thirst
    3) Operation Aqua
    4) Operation Water
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Operation Thirst
    Explanation:
    The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has launched an all India drive ‘Operation Thirst’ (on 8-9 July 2019) in New Delhi to crackdown the selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in the premises of railway stations. During the drive,1,371 people were arrested and over 69,294 bottles of unauthorised brands were seized under the sections of 144 and 153 of the Railway Act 1989, by the RPF.The special operation covered almost all major stations over Indian Railway and a total fine amount of Rs. 6,80,855 has been realized by offenders.The drive will be followed by continuous action by concerned Zonal PCSCs (Principal Chief Security Commissioners) on this issue.
  5. Where was the 5th Edition of India-EU High Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility held recently?
    1) Mumbai, India
    2) New Delhi, India
    3) Brussels, Belgium
    4) Andorra la Vella, Andorra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On July 11, 2019, The 5th India-EU High Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility (HLDMM) was held in New Delhi between India and the European Union (EU). It was co-chaired by Mr. Sanjiv Arora, Secretary (Consular, Passport & Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) and Ms. Paraskevi Michou, Director General [Migration and Home Affairs], European Commission. It was also attended by Heads of Mission and other representatives of the Diplomatic Missions of EU Member States who were invited as Observers for the first time.
  6. 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 .
    1) Article 340
    2) Article 360
    3) Article 370
    4) Article 380
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Article 370
    Explanation:
    On July 10, 2019, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy stated that Article 370, which provides special status to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is contained as a temporary provision in Part XXI (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions) of the Constitution. Article 35A, that gives special rights to the natives of the state contained in the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954, was added through a Constitution order issued by the President of India under Article 370.
  7. 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 ?
    1) Chandigarh
    2) Kerala
    3) Gujarat
    4) Haryana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Chandigarh
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) informed that in the Performance Grading Index 2017-18, Chandigarh was ranked best among States and Union territories (UTs) in the field of education. The Index ranked the states on the basis of 5 parameters including learning outcomes and quality, access, infrastructure and facilities, equity and governance process. 36 States/ UTs were ranked in the Index. Kerala was ranked second followed by Gujarat (3), Haryana (4), Tamil Nadu (5), Punjab (7), Rajasthan (8), Delhi(9).Least Rankings: Arunachal Pradesh (36), Nagaland (35) and Meghalaya (34) were the least performing states.
  8. Name the state, which has the highest literacy rate as per the Performance Grading Index 2017-18.
    1) Lakshadweep
    2) Mizoram
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Kerala
    Explanation:
    Literacy: Kerala had the highest literacy rate followed by Lakshadweep and Mizoram.
  9. Name the South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer which plans to launch its electric car for India .
    1) Kia Motors
    2) Hyundai
    3) Renault Samsung Motors
    4) Daewoo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Hyundai
    Explanation:
    M C Sampath, minister for industries stated that South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer Hyundai plans to launch its electric car for India
  10. Which is the first state in India to manufacture electric cars?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Gujarat
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    Global market from Chennai facility will help make Tamil Nadu the first state in India to manufacture electric cars. Tamil Nadu ranks 3rd in capital investment in the industrial sector with Rs 4.02 lakh crore, after Gujarat (Rs 8.14 lakh crore) and Maharashtra (Rs 5.02 lakh crore).Industrial o/p: Tamil Nadu has 37,220 factories (the most in India followed by Maharashtra (27,010 units) and Gujarat (25,966 units)) also ranks 3rd in total industrial output(o/p), with Rs 7.66 lakh crore, after Gujarat (Rs 12.22 lakh crore) and Maharashtra (Rs 10.74 lakh crore).
  11. Name the organization, which launched an initiative in the form of a Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) to improve corporate governance .
    1) Institute of Company Secretaries Of India(ICSI)
    2) Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
    3) Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs(IICA)
    4) Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Institute of Company Secretaries Of India(ICSI)
    Explanation:
    The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) launched an initiative in the form of a Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) to improve corporate governance and strengthen the practising side of company secretaries. The UDIN will help to maintain a register of attestation and certification services, prevent counterfeiting of various attestations and certifications, ensure compliance with regard to ceilings on the number of certifications and attestations and enable stakeholders and regulators to verify genuinity of documents signed or certified by company secretaries in practice.
  12. Name the campaign launched by Maritime Anti-Corruption Network(MACN) to tackle corruption in the maritime industry in India ?
    1) Anti Corruption Network Campaign
    2) Anti Corruption Campaign
    3) Maritime Campaign
    4) Port Integrity Campaign
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Port Integrity Campaign
    Explanation:
    In order to tackle corruption in the maritime industry, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network of over 110 companies has launched ‘Port Integrity Campaign’ with the support of the Government of India, international organizations and local industry stakeholders.Aim: To reduce & eliminate integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations in Indian ports that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.
  13. Which country has registered the fastest reduction of poverty rate from 55.1% in 2006 to 27.9% in 2016 as per the UN Development Programme (UNDP) ‘s “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2019” ?
    1) Myanmar
    2) India
    3) Srilanka
    4) Pakistan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) India
    Explanation:
    According to the “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2019” by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) between 2006 and 2016, India registered a fastest reduction of poverty rate from 55.1% to 27.9% and lifted 271 million (from 640 million to around 369 million) out of poverty.
  14. Name the poorest region in the world which has the fastest poverty reduction rate from 74.9% in 2006 to 46.5% in 2016 .
    1) Kastina, Nigeria
    2) Khulna, Bangladesh
    3) Jharkhand, India
    4) Rattanak Kiri, Cambodia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Jharkhand, India
    Explanation:
    No.1: Jharkhand is among the poorest regions in the world improving the fastest (poverty reduction from 74.9% to 46.5% in the ten years) followed by Rattanak Kiri in Cambodia.Report: 364 million people (156 million (34.5%) are children) in India still living in multidimensional poverty in the world.Progress in achieving SDG 1: The report identifies 10 countries(Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and Vietnam)have shown statistically significant progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1(SDG 1), ending poverty “in all its forms, everywhere”.
  15. Which country has inaugurated the world’s largest new metal dome along with its European partners by encasing the destroyed nuclear power station?
    1) Ukraine
    2) Russia
    3) Poland
    4) Iran
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Ukraine
    Explanation:
    On July 10, 2019, Ukraine and its European partners have inaugurated the world’s largest new metal dome encasing the destroyed reactor at the infamous Chernobyl nuclear power station. The New Safe Confinement seals the remains of the fourth reactor worth 1.5 billion euro( $1.7 billion, partly funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and sponsored by 45 countries).Chernobyl plant was the site of the world’s worst nuclear civilian accident on April 26, 1986, when Reactor 4 exploded, killing at least 30 people.350,000 people were evacuated from within a 30-kilometer radius around the plant.
  16. 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 ?
    1) Asian Development Bank(ADB)
    2) World Bank (WB)
    3) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    4) Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)
    Explanation:
    On July 11, 2019, The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has signed a loan agreement of providing $124 million (over Rs 850 crore) to Papua New Guinea and Senegal governments to finance infrastructure and health care projects.Exim bank has extended Line of Credit(LoC) of USD 100 million to the Government of Independent State of Papua New Guinea for the purpose of financing infrastructure related projects($60 million is to go for Bayer-Madang road project and $40 million for Hoskins-Kimbe road project).Exim Bank has also extended Line of Credit of $24.50 million to the Government of the Republic of Senegal for the purpose of financing up-gradation and rehabilitation of Health Care System.
  17. Which became the first country in world to pass GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) Tax on digital giants ?
    1) Poland
    2) France
    3) Germany
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) France
    Explanation:
    On July 11, 2019, France became the first country to pass GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) Tax on digital giants in defiance of a probe ordered by the United States (US) President Donald Trump. It will levy a 3% tax on total annual revenues of the largest tech firms providing services to French consumers.The 3% of digital sales in France regard to advertising, websites and the resale of private data.It will help to plug taxation gaps.The tax was passed by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament. After earlier passing the chamber of the National Assembly the GAFA was enacted by a simple display of hands in the Senate Upper House.
  18. Name the missile, for which Indian Army has placed an order with Israel under emergency purchases powers to meet operational preparedness .
    1) Cruise missile
    2) Short-range antirocket missile
    3) Anti-tank Spike missiles
    4) Man-portable antitank guided missile
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Anti-tank Spike missiles
    Explanation:
    Indian Army has placed an order for procuring anti-tank Spike missiles from Israel under emergency purchases powers to meet operational preparedness. The deal was approved by Army in April 2019 during emergency purchase powers granted to three armed forces after February 14, 2019, Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed followed by Balakot airstrike.Anti-tank Spike missiles: It is designed and developed by Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. It can be fired from different platforms -vehicles, helicopters, ships and ground launchers.
  19. Who topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list 2019 for the second time after 2016 ?
    1) Taylor Swift
    2) Kylie Jenner
    3) Kanye West
    4) Roger Federer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Taylor Swift
    Explanation:
    The Pop singer Taylor Swift topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list 2019 for the second time after 2016. She is the highest-paid celebrity with her 2019 estimated earnings to be over $185 million. Her 2018 ‘Reputation’ tour became the highest-grossing tour in the history of the United States collecting over $266.1 million. Second name in the list was of Kylie Jenner, with estimated earnings of $170 million followed by Kanye West with earning over $150 million.Ed Sheeran, singer-songwriter, stood at the fifth position with $110 million and Dwayne Johnson stood at No. 15.
  20. Name the only Indian, who stood at 33rd spot globally in the Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities 2019 .
    1) Salman Khan
    2) Amitabh Bachchan
    3) Shahrukh Khan
    4) Akshay Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Akshay Kumar
    Explanation:
    Akshay Kumar was the only Indian in the Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities 2019. He stood at the 33rd spot with earnings of Rs 444 crore ($65 million).
  21. Name the Indian, who was one among the two persons in the world to attend an internship programme at the International Court of Justice .
    1) Sabeer Bhatia
    2) Isha Kanth
    3) Jairam Ramesh
    4) Mira Nair
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Isha Kanth
    Explanation:
    Delhi girl Isha Kanth, aged 20, is selected for the internship programme with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) based in the Hague, Netherlands.She was one of the two persons in the world to attend an internship programme at the International Court of Justice. She completed her higher secondary in humanities from Sanskriti School, Delhi and is pursuing her graduation in law at Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom.
  22. Who was appointed as the Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs division, with effect from August 1, 2019 ?
    1) Vikas Swarup
    2) Mukta Dutta Tomar
    3) Manjeev Singh Puri
    4) Gautam Bambawale
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Vikas Swarup
    Explanation:
    Department of Personnel and Training issued an circular that the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed a Author-diplomat Vikas Swarup ,India’s High Commissioner in Ottawa, Canada as the Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs Division in the External Affairs Ministry with effect from August 1, 2019. He will succeed Sanjiv Arora. Swarup is a 1986-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.
  23. To which country, Dinesh Bhatia has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India?
    1) Bolivia
    2) Argentina
    3) Uruguay
    4) Paraguay
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Uruguay
    Explanation:
    On July 10, 2019, As per the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Shri Dinesh Bhatia has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, with residence in Buenos Aires. He succeeds Shri Sanjiv Ranjan.He presently served as the ambassador of India to Argentina.He is a 1992-batch IFS(Indian Foreign Service) officer.He also served as the Consul General, Consulate General of India, Toronto.
  24. To which asteroid, Japan’s unmanned $270-million spacecraft Hayabusa2 landed for the second time .
    1) Asteroid Apophis
    2) Asteroid Pallas
    3) Asteroid Bennu
    4) Asteroid Ryugu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Asteroid Ryugu
    Explanation:
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that its asteroid-exploring unmanned $270-million spacecraft Hayabusa2, a second touchdown operation, landed on Asteroid Ryugu, 300 mn km (185m miles) from Earth, for the second time for its final sample collection which will could shed light on the evolution of the solar system. For the first time, it was landed in February 2019.
  25. Scientist from which institute have developed a new material called ‘black gold’ which can absorb light and carbon dioxide ?
    1) University of Oxford
    2) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
    3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    4) University of Cambridge
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
    Explanation:
    Indian Scientists from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai have developed a new material called ‘black gold’. They rearranged size and gaps of gold nanoparticles to develop the new material, It can absorb light and carbon dioxide. It can be used for applications that range from harvesting solar energy to desalinating seawater. It was published in Chemical Science, a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.The team was led by Professor Vivek Polshettiwar and it included Mahak Dhiman, Ayan Maity, Anirban Das, Rajesh Belgamwar, Bhagyashree Chalke and Vivek Polshettiwar (TIFT); Yeonhee Lee, Kyunjong Sim and Jwa-Min Nam (Seoul National University).
  26. Name the brazilian singer, guitarist, songwriter and grammy awardee who was considered as one of the fathers of the bossa nova .
    1) Joao Gilberto
    2) Henrique Oswald
    3) Gabriel Diniz
    4) Antonietta Rudge
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Joao Gilberto
    Explanation:
    Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter &considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova passed away after battling with health issues. He was 88. He was born on 10 June 1931 in Bahia, Brazil. He won two Grammy awards and was nominated for six.In 2009, The U.S. jazz magazine DownBeat named him one of the 75 great guitarists in history and one of the five top jazz singers.
  27. Soumendranath Kundu passed away recently, he was associated with which sport ?
    1) Tennis
    2) Football
    3) Cricket
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Cricket
    Explanation:
    On July 11, 2019, Former Bengal and Railways leg-spinner Soumendranath Kundu, aged 77, passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. Born on January 5, 1942 in Kolkata, he took 127 wickets including 13 five-wicket hauls with a career-best 8/104 during his 30 first class matches between 1958-59 and 1968-69. He also took 10 wickets in a match 3 times.He was conferred the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement award in 2013-14.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Institute of Company Secretaries Of India(ICSI) functions under which ministry ?
    Answer
    Answer – Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  2. Chernobyl nuclear power station is located in which country ?
    Answer
    Answer – Ukraine
  3. Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) functions under which ministry ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  4. Rajghat thermal power plant is located in which state/union territory ?
    Answer
    Answer – Delhi
    Explanation:
    Delhi cabinet has decided that Rajghat thermal power plant will be officially shut and turned into a solar park. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said 5,000KW of solar power will be produced at the 45-acre plant site. The coal-based plant, whose current units were commissioned in 1989, has been lying in a shutdown mode from 2014, having outlived its shelf life of 25 years.
  5. Where is the headquarter of International Court of Justice located ?
    Answer
    Answer – The Hague, Netherlands
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