Current Affairs Quiz: July 25 2018

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  1. On July 25, 2018, Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal launched which scheme aimed to increase the income of farmers by three to five times in the national capital?
    1.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna
    2.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Wind Power Yojna
    3.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Bijili Yojna
    4.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Jal Yojna
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna
    Explanation:
    Without affecting the agricultural activity maximum one-third of the land would be used for installation of solar panels. The minimum height for installing solar panels will be 3.5 metres. Electricity from the solar panel installed by the private companies will be bought by the government at Rs.4 per unit which will save Rs. 400 to Rs.500 crore. The scheme would increase the income of the farmers by 3 to 5 times from the present Rs.20,000 to Rs.30,000 per acre per year. Farmers will not invest in the solar installations.
  2. On 24th July 2018, the 2nd meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held in New Delhi. It was said that, which month will be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month?
    1.August
    2.September
    3.October
    4.November
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.September
    Explanation:
    The meeting was organized by: Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). It was held under the Chairmanship of: Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. ii.A Caller Tune and Ring Tone to popularize POSHAN Abhiyaan’s goal of Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan were released. They were developed by Ministry of WCD. Ministry of AYUSH along with Ministry of WCD, had prepared 4 protocol booklets of Yoga with the help of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY). These booklets were also released. Approval was given to include 32 new districts in 2018-19 under POSHAN Abhiyaan. This will saturate all the districts of the UTs that are left to be included under Phase-I and Phase-II.
  3. On 23rd July 2018, the Chief Minister of which state announced the launch of ‘Bijli Mitra’ Mobile app, to help farmers to get their defunct transformers replaced within 6 hours of registering a complaint through the app?
    1.Maharashtra
    2.Haryana
    3.Odisha
    4.Rajasthan
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    The process of replacing transformers takes a very long time. Hence Rajasthan government has launched the ‘Bijli Mitra’ mobile app. Rajasthan farmers can register their complaint through the app. The transformer will be replaced within 6 hours of registering the complaint. The scheme will be also expanded to other areas of Rajasthan.
  4. On July 25, 2018, Chief Minister of which state launched a plantation drive named ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’ as per which 2 crore saplings would be planted along the Mahanadi, Ib and Tel rivers?
    1.Gujarat
    2.Assam
    3.Bihar
    4.Odisha
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Odisha
    Explanation:
    Under this scheme, 2 crore saplings would be planted along the Mahanadi, Ib and Tel rivers. The government has targeted to spend Rs.500 crore for the drive in the next 5 years. The drive will be carried out in 1303 villages spread across 15 districts. It covers an area of 16500 hectare and 500 km and eventually will cover 41000 hectares in 5 years. This campaign was launched during the CM’s visit to Boudh and Subarnapur districts.
  5. Tamil Nadu government has released the draft state Forest Policy that aims to conserve forests and wildlife, ecosystems, and climate change mitigation etc. It was released by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ______?
    1.O Paneerselvam
    2.J Jayalalitha
    3.K Palaniswami
    4.M Karunanidhi
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.K Palaniswami
    Explanation:
    As per the Vision Tamil Nadu 2023 document released by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2014, preserving the ecology was among the themes of the document. It also aims to increase forest cover, protect wetlands and other waterbodies in Tamil Nadu. The draft forest policy will work on objectives like conservation of biodiversity, wildlife, rehabiliation and restoration of degraded forests, coastal ecosystem conservation etc. The policy includes engagement of local tribal communities in protection, conservation and wildlife management.
  6. On 24th July 2018, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment attended the Global Disability Summit 2018 held in _____?
    1.London, United Kingdom
    2.New York, United States
    3.New Delhi, India
    4.Chennai, India
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.London, United Kingdom
    Explanation:
    The motto of Global Disability Summit 2018 was to firm up the commitments of the country leaders towards the cause of persons with disabilities. Global leaders assured their commitments for elimination stigma and discrimination, promoting inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology and innovation in assistive devices, data desegregation etc. Leaders from over 40 countries participated in the summit. The leaders have committed to work towards economic empowerment of persons with disabilities. Thaawarchand Gehlot reiterated India’s commitments to international principles. He mentioned Indian Government’s initiatives for empowerment of persons with disabilities.
  7. On 24th July 2018, an Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent consisting of four Su-30 MKI, one C-130 and one C-17 aircraft, landed at Darwin Air Force Base, Australia, to participate in which exercise?
    1.Pitch Black 2018
    2.RIMPAC 2018
    3.Gold Wings 2018
    4.United Colours 2018
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Pitch Black 2018
    Explanation:
    The Indian fighters are supported by a C-130J Super Hercules and a C-17 Globemaster-III. This is the first time, an IAF contingent is taking part in a multinational air exercise in Australia with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Pitch Black – 2018 is held from 27th July to 17th August 2018. It is a biennial multi-national large force employment exercise conducted from RAAF bases Darwin and Tindal. Pitch Black – 2018 involves more than 100 aircraft from all over the world. It offers the air-warriors an opportunity to function in a dynamic warlike environment.
  8. On 23rd July 2018, Indian banks and financial institutions (FIs) signed an inter-creditor agreement (ICA) to expedite the resolution of banks’ non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, and enable smooth credit flow. ICA was developed on recommendations by a committee headed by?
    1.Sunil Mehta
    2.Usha Subramaniam
    3.Chanda Kochar
    4.Mahesh Jain
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Sunil Mehta
    Explanation:
    The Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) was developed on recommendations by a committee headed by Punjab National Bank (PNB) Chairman Sunil Mehta under the control of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). It is worked out under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Piyush Goyal informed this, at a convention organised by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Most of the entities in the banking system and major NBFCs (non-banking finance companies) like REC, PFC have joined the ICA.
  9. On July 25, 2018, SEBI has given approval to the merger of which entity and Indus Towers?
    1.Vodafone India
    2.Idea
    3.Bharti Airtel
    4.Reliance Jio
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Bharti Airtel
    Explanation:
    The merger of Bharti Airtel will Indus Towers would create the largest mobile tower operator in the world outside China. It will have over 163,000 towers across 22 telecom service areas in India. The combined company will own 100 per cent of Indus Towers — jointly owned by Bharti Infratel (42 percent holding), Vodafone (42 percent), Idea Group (11.15 percent) and Providence (4.85 percent). Post the deal, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone will jointly control the combined company.
  10. On July 25, 2018, Oxigen and which small finance bank signed an agreement to start Branchless Banking services, using Oxigen’s flagship Point of Sale device called the Oxigen Micro ATM Super PoS?
    1.Fincare Small Finance Bank
    2.Fino Small Finance Bank
    3.Jana Small Finance Bank
    4.Equitas Small Finance Bank
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Fincare Small Finance Bank
    Explanation:
    Fincare Small Finance Bank would offer bill payment services through internet and mobile banking, also it would expand other services like POS, network, micro-ATMs, pre-paid cards, BBPS, UPI and Bharat QR and Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS). Oxigen would take Fincare’s banking solution to the unbanked/underbanked segments. Through this tie up Fincare’s business would be enhanced by setting up Business Correspondent outlets at Oxigen Retail Touchpoints, as well as expand its product and service offerings.
  11. The 15th National Youth Athletics Championships were held at Manjalpur Sports Complex in Vadodara from July 21- 23 , 2018. Name the athletes who were declared ‘best athletes’ of the meet?
    1.Dhanvir, Aparna Roy
    2.Dhruv Seghal, Lakshmi Sindhu
    3.Pranav Roy, Sindhu Padmini
    4.Tanveer Mondal, Mithali Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Dhanvir, Aparna Roy
    Explanation:
    Dhanvir and 100 meter hurdles gold medalist Aparna Roy were declared as ‘best athletes’ of the meet. Haryana won the team championships title with 165 points. Kerala came second with 150. Haryana athlete Mohit Kumar set national record in the men’s decathlon by talling 6707 points at the end of the ten events to erase the old mark of 6618 points set by A Sangwan last year. Rakesh Gond set a youth national record of clearing a height of 4.90m to erase the national mark of 4.75m set by Kanhaiya Singh in 2017.
  12. Which state won the team championship in the 15th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Vadodara from July 21- 23 , 2018?
    1.Maharashtra
    2.Tamil Nadu
    3.Kerala
    4.Haryana
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Haryana
    Explanation:
    Dhanvir and 100 meter hurdles gold medalist Aparna Roy were declared as ‘best athletes’ of the meet. Haryana won the team championships title with 165 points. Kerala came second with 150. Haryana athlete Mohit Kumar set national record in the men’s decathlon by talling 6707 points at the end of the ten events to erase the old mark of 6618 points set by A Sangwan last year. Rakesh Gond set a youth national record of clearing a height of 4.90m to erase the national mark of 4.75m set by Kanhaiya Singh in 2017.
  13. The Junior Asian Wrestling Championship was held in New Delhi from July 17-22, 2018. How many medals did India win overall in the Freestyle, Greco Roman and Women’s Wrestling?
    1.18
    2.21
    3.15
    4.16
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.18
    Explanation:
    In the Freestyle team :
    • 18 teams participated.
    • Iran topped the team championships with 189 points .
    • India ranked second with 173 points and Uzbekistan ranked third with 128 points.
    • India won 8 medals comprising of : 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.
    In the Greco Roman team :
    • 15 teams participated.
    • Iran topped the rankings with 225 points followed by Kazakhstan (2nd) and Kyrgyzstan (3rd).
    • India ranked 4th with 129 points.
    • India won 5 medals comprising of: 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.
    In the Women’s Wrestling team:
    • 12 teams participated.
    • Japan topped the ranking with 213 points followed by China (2nd) with 168 points.
    • India ranked 3rd with 135 points.
    • India won 5 medals comprising of: 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.
  14. Who has written the book titled “Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)” that will be released in September 2018?
    1.Hansraj Sinha
    2.Ravi Burman
    3.Adhiraj Malavya
    4.Ramachandra Guha
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Ramachandra Guha
    Explanation:
    This book will be will be published by Penguin Random House India. Ramachandra Guha is a popular historian and author. He is 60 years old. He has written several bestselling books like “India After Gandhi” and “Gandhi Before India”.”Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)” is said to be the most definitive new biography of Gandhi. This book will narrate the story of Gandhi’s life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. It will also tell the history of Indian freedom movement.
  15. Name the Indian who was re-elected President of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship Working Group for a 2nd two-year term at the annual meeting in Johor, Malaysia, on 23rd July 2018?
    1.Arjun Karthik
    2.Vicky Chandhok
    3.Prithviraj S
    4.Amal Roy
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Vicky Chandhok
    Explanation:
    India’s Vicky Chandhok was unanimously re-elected President of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship Working Group for a second two-year term at the annual meeting in Johor, Malaysia. Representatives from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Indonesia among others attend the meeting and the elections.
  16. Mars is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. Earth and Mars will be just _____ apart on July 31, 2018?
    1.57.6 million km
    2.100 million km
    3.140 million km
    4.24.5 million km
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.57.6 million km
    Explanation:
    Mars is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Tuesday, which means the red planet will be shinier and bigger and easier to observe, said U.S. space agency NASA. The two planets will be just 57.6 million km apart on July 31, while Mars will appear brightest on July 27-30, making it easier to be seen with telescope or the naked eye.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Darrah National Park located?
    Answer
    Rajasthan
  2. Where is Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary located?
    Answer
    Tamil Nadu
  3. Who is the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of India?
    Answer
    Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa
  4. What is the tag line of Bank of India?
    Answer
    Relationships beyond Banking
  5. Name the CEO of Bharti Airtel?
    Answer
    Gopal Vittal