Current Affairs Quiz: July 6 2018

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  1. On 5th July 2018, Union Minister of State for Culture (I/c), Dr. Mahesh Shrama, inaugurated an exhibition named “Arth – art for earth” by _____ at IGNCA, New Delhi?
    1.Sudharshan
    2.Ankita Agrawal
    3.Manav Gupta
    4.R K Bansal
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Manav Gupta
    Explanation:
    ‘Arth – Art For Earth’ by Manav Gupta comprises “Excavations in Hymns of Clay”. It is a suite of environmental art installations created by Manav Gupta with a storyline and poetry. Manav Gupta has used Indian potter’s produce of clay objects like the earthen lamps (diyas), local cigar (chilam), earthen cups (kullar) etc. The exhibition will be available for public view till 22nd October 2018.
  2. On July 6, 2018, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) entered into an agreement with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) for setting up a ‘Design University for Gaming’ in which city?
    1.Amravati
    2.Anantapur
    3.Visakhapatnam
    4.Guntur
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Visakhapatnam
    Explanation:
    This MoU will help in developing the city as ‘International Gaming and Digital Learning Hub’. The hub would be established on a land of 100 acres in Vishakhapatnam. Gaming Technology will be the best source of income in future and IT giants like UBSoft, Samsung, Microsoft etc are ready to establish their centres in Visakhapatnam. This will help develop edutech gaming in the state, with the target of providing 50,000 jobs in 10 years.
  3. On July 6, 2018, the Health Department of which state announced the launch of an intensive diarrhoea control campaign from July 15 to 30?
    1.Punjab
    2.Haryana
    3.Bihar
    4.Odisha
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Haryana
    Explanation:
    Under this scheme, ORS and zinc packets would be distributed to about 26.5 lakh children below five years of age across the state. High risk areas such as construction sites, slums and far flung areas are the focus areas. A special inspection and monitoring plan would be framed for the campaign’s success. Officers of Panchayati Raj institutions, Women and Child Development and Education and Public Health Engineering are involved in the campaign.
  4. On July 6, 2018, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said, under Sagarmala project, Centre will provide _____ to Shipping Corporation of India(SCI) to lease out cruises to promote cruise tourism?
    1.Rs 1000 crore
    2.Rs 500 crore
    3.Rs 200 crore
    4.Rs 300 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rs 500 crore
    Explanation:
    No GST may be applied for first 5 years in order to give a boost to cruise tourism business. The Government is promoting use of methanol and ethanol fuels to be used in cruise to bring down fuel cost. For that state-run Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers is setting up a dedicated facility in Thal in Maharashtra. For the sea trade to shift to the cleaner fuels, Cochin Shipyard is setting up a facility in the financial capital where such reconstruction will be carried out. Cruise tourist companies were suggested to bring cruises from abroad and refurbish them in India which will be cost-effective for them.
  5. On July 6, 2018, The Airport authority of India has allocated _____, spread over 12 years for the establishment of Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad?
    1.Rs 1500 crores
    2.Rs 1200 crores
    3.Rs 2100 crores
    4.Rs 2500 crores
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rs 1200 crores
    Explanation:
    CARO will cater to Air Navigation Systems (ANS) and Airport Engineering research to keep in pace with the exponential growth in Air Traffic in India. The foundation stone of the organization was laid by the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. This would enable air travel accessibility and affordability with special focus on the safety and convenience of passengers.
  6. On 6th July 2018, which state government allotted 200 acres to 3 women entrepreneurs’ associations in the state?
    1.Telangana
    2.Andhra Pradesh
    3.Maharashtra
    4.Madhya Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Telangana
    Explanation:
    This announcement was made by Telangana Industries and IT Minister K T Rama Rao at an event in which the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation offered allotment letters to 18 women entrepreneurs of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) at the FLO TSIIC Industrial Park, Sultanpur near Hyderabad. 50 acres has been allotted to FLO at Sultanpur. 30 acres has been allotted to Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE) at Toopran. 120 acres has been allotted to the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP). Also 10 % of land in all the 140 industrial parks in Telangana were earmarked for women entrepreneurs.
  7. MORI Building Digital Art Museum in _____, has become the world’s first all-digital museum?
    1.Beijing, China
    2.Berlin, Germany
    3.Tokyo, Japan
    4.California, United States
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Tokyo, Japan
    Explanation:
    The MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo is a collaboration between the developer and art collective TeamLab. In this museum light and space is the art. There are no guide maps, no descriptions, and no signs warning viewers to not touch the art work. Visitors walk through darkness and empty rooms. There are nearly 50 kaleidoscopic installations that are triggered by motion sensors and projected across every surface of the museum. The museum has 100,000-square-foot exhibit space. Without lights the museum will look like empty halls with black walls.
  8. India has received a joint submarine design and construction proposal from which country to build on the technology transfer acquired while building the nuclear fleet which will also reduce the cost of Indian Navy’s next-generation vessel plan?
    1.United States
    2.Russia
    3.Japan
    4.France
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Russia
    Explanation:
    The proposal is said to have been discussed during the Sochi summit in May 2018. It provides an alternative to an upcoming $10 b P 75I tender for 6 new diesel electric submarines required by the Indian Navy. They will be fitted with an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system that will increase their ability to stay underwater. Russia has offered to transfer all intellectual property for the design and prototype construction. This official proposal from Moscow is for a government-to-government deal for joint design with the Advanced Technology Vessel Project (ATVP).
  9. On July 6, 2018, India entered a joint venture to operate the loss-making ____ airport in southern Sri Lanka with the Sri Lankan government?
    1.Colombo International Airport
    2.Mattala International Airport
    3.Bandaranaike International Airport
    4.Anuradhapura Airport
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Mattala International Airport
    Explanation:
    Mattala airport, named after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was a China-supported infrastructure project in his home district of Hambantota. It is a USD 210 million facility and is named the ‘world’s emptiest airport’ due to a lack of flights. The only international flight operating from there was halted in May due to recurrent losses and flight safety issues. The government in 2017 invited investors to turn the airport into a profit-sharing joint venture. However no proposals were received to operate, manage and maintain the airport. Currently it is running a massive loss of Rs.20 billion.
  10. On July 6, 2018, According to RBI data in the fortnight ending in June 22, the bank credit grew by 12.84 per cent to _____ and bank deposits had risen by 7.59 per cent to Rs 113,53,525 crore?
    1.Rs 86,16,408 crore
    2.Rs 85,56,678 crore
    3.Rs 78,78,799 crore
    4.Rs 90,00,787 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rs 86,16,408 crore
    Explanation:
    In the year-ago fortnight, bank loans stood at Rs 76,35,689 crore. In June 22 it had risen by 12.67 per cent to Rs 85,98,703 crore from June 8. In May, non-food bank credit increased by 11.1 per cent year-on-year, compared with an increase of 4.1 per cent in May last year.
  11. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will get a major upgrade with new features and a doubling of the transaction limit to ___ and is awaiting RBI’s approval?
    1.Rs 2 lakh
    2.Rs 1 lakh
    3.Rs 3 lakh
    4.Rs 4 lakh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rs 2 lakh
    Explanation:
    Consumers will get a range of new features on UPI, starting with an overdraft facility to getting invoices attached with payment requests. One prominent feature on the upgraded UPI application would be the ‘block payment’ option, which consumers can adopt for cab rides, ecommerce deliveries, buying stocks during IPOs and other transactions. With this the service providers can block a certain amount in the customer’s bank account and debit it on successful completion of the service. Doubling of limit of transaction to Rs.2 lakh.
  12. On July 6, 2018, HDFC Bank overtook Russia’s ____ to become the most valuable bank in the emerging market outside China?
    1.United National Bank
    2.Russian International Bank
    3.Sberbank
    4.New Assurance Bank
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Sberbank
    Explanation:
    Position of Banks on a global level:
    Bank nameM-Cap
    JPMorgan Chase (USA)$353 billion
    Bank of America$282 billion.
    Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (China)$273.4 billion
    China Construction Bank (China)$225.1 billion
  13. On July 6, 2018, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the Reliance Industries’ 41st Annual General Meeting said that Reliance is India’s largest payer of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Excise and Customs Duty, and Income Tax in the private sector paying ____ in FY18?
    1.Rs.9844 crore
    2.Rs.7890 crore
    3.Rs.5676 crore
    4.Rs.5977 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rs.9844 crore
    Explanation:
    RIL’s consolidated net profit for the fourth-quarter (January-March) of fiscal 2017-18 stood at Rs 9,435 crore, up by 17.3 percent on a year-on-year basis. The company’s consolidated revenue stood at Rs 1,29,120 crore, up 39 percent during Q4 FY 18, compared to the Rs 92,889 crore posted in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Reliance has become the first Indian company to record PBDIT (Profit Before Depreciation Interest and Taxes) of over $10 billion. Other Businesses Reliance Industries have are: refining, petrochemicals, retail and digital services.
  14. On July 6, 2018, Integral Coach Factory (ICF) of Chennai announced the launch of indigenously manufactured semi high-speed train, code-named ____ in September 2018?
    1.Train 17
    2.Train 23
    3.Train 12
    4.Train 18
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Train 18
    Explanation:
    The train has been built in record time of 16 months which usually takes about 2 to 3 years . Train 18 doesn’t require an engine to run as it will be self-propelled on electric traction like the metro trains. It will replace existing intercity express trains including Shatabdis. ICF will make six such train sets, out of which two will have sleeper coaches.
  15. On July 6, 2018, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is setting up a joint venture (JV) in India with which manufacturer to overhaul turbines in India?
    1.Greenesol Power Solutions
    2.Alstom Turbines Limited
    3.Enerzea Power Systems
    4.Zorya Mashproekt
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Zorya Mashproekt
    Explanation:
    The navy will soon have 34 warships driven by Zorya turbines, with four turbines per vessel, adding up to 136 in-service turbines. There will also be a stock of six-eight spare turbines. A turbine is overhauled after running 30,000 hours. This is currently a costly and time-consuming process since it involves sending the turbine back to Ukraine. A propulsion package of four Zorya turbines powers each of the following Indian Navy warships: 5 Rajput-class destroyers, 3 Delhi-class destroyers , 16 fast missile corvettes of the 1241RE class,6 Russian-built Talwar-class 1135.6 frigates and 4 Talwar-class frigates are being purchased.
  16. On July 6, 2018, which software firm said that it has partnered with Siemens PLM Software to develop applications and services for the open cloud-based IoT operating system called MindSphere?
    1.Accenture
    2.Wipro
    3.TCS
    4.Infosys
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Infosys
    Explanation:
    The partnership would help customers to use the power of data generated by their devices and improve competitiveness in the digital world. The initial focus will be on customers in the manufacturing, energy, utilities, healthcare, pharmaceutical, transportation and logistics industries. Data analytics will enhance efficiencies through capabilities like predictive maintenance and end-to-end factory visibility.
  17. On 6th July 2018, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) announced the winners for the logo design contest and slogan/tagline contest conducted regarding the ____ year anniversary celebrations of NHRC?
    1.50th
    2.45th
    3.25th
    4.30th
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.25th
    Explanation:
    Various contests were conducted online through the MyGov portal involving people’s participation in the promotion and protection of human rights, commemorating the 25th year anniversary celebrations of NHRC. Bansi Lal Ketki of Mumbai, Maharashtra bagged the first prize of Rs 50,000 and a certificate in the logo design contest. His design adds the numerals ’25’ to the existing logo of the NHRC, using the tricolor theme. Tabrej Qureshi of Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh won the first prize in the slogan/tagline contest.
  18. Scientists of the University of Warwick have produced a new method of microscopy that enables to view proteins under human cells. They have procured a tagging device called ____ that utilizes a protein shell used to contain iron cells in human bodies?
    1.Attachetag
    2.FerriTag
    3.Magnetotag
    4.InsillTag
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.FerriTag
    Explanation:
    Scientists have procured a tagging device called FerriTag. FerriTag utilizes a protein shell used to contain iron cells in human bodies. This device uses electron microscopy to enable proteins to be viewed at a precise scale. This device is helpful in allowing the cell to tag itself without creating any unnecessary harm by placing it outside the cell. The scientists experimented on clathrin-coated pits. They narrowed down the location of the protein in the pit and on the inside of the cell’s surface. This study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
  19. Scientists have warned that rising sea levels would cost ____ worldwide annually by 2100?
    1.$14 trillion
    2.$27 trillion
    3.$54 trillion
    4.$23 trillion
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.$14 trillion
    Explanation:
    Scientists have warned that failing to limit global warming to 2 degree Celsius will lead to global economic consequences. Researchers from UK National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) also stated that upper-middle income countries like China will witness the largest increase in flood costs. The highest income countries will suffer the least due to existing high levels of protection infrastructure. Over 600 million people live in low-elevation coastal areas, less than 10 metres above sea level.
  20. Who will lead the Indian women’s hockey team at the Asian Games that will be held in Indonesia from 18th August to 2nd September 2018?
    1.Rani Rampal
    2.Namita Toppo
    3.Lilima Minz
    4.Monika
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rani Rampal
    Explanation:
    Indian women’s hockey team for Asian Games:
    • Goalkeepers: Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu
    • Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar
    • Midfielders: Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Udita, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal
    • Forwards: Rani Rampal (Captain), Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur.
  21. On 5th July 2018, which wrestler won gold medal in the 65kg category at the Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia?
    1.Deepak Punia
    2.Bajrang Punia
    3.Vijender Singh
    4.Sushil Kumar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Bajrang Punia
    Explanation:
    Bajrang Punia defeated Iranian wrestler Mehran Nasiri in the finals and won gold medal in the 65kg category. Bajrang Punia recorded a 9-3 win over Mehran Nasiri. Bajrang Punia will represent India in the 65kg after Wrestling Federation of India exempted him from trials. In the 86kg category, Deepak Punia won a bronze medal with 5-3 win over Osman Gosen of Turkey. India’s Sushil Kumar faced his first defeat in over 4 years and moved out of 74kg category.
  22. Which cricketer will replace Jasprit Bumrah in India’s One-Day International squad for the upcoming ODI series against England?
    1.Shardul Thakur
    2.Vijay Anmol
    3.Prathik Singh
    4.Sree Kamal
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Shardul Thakur
    Explanation:
    Shardul Thakur is a fast bowler. This decision was made by All-India Senior Selection Committee after Jasprit Bumrah injured his left thumb during the first Twenty-20 International match against Ireland in Dublin. Jasprit Bumrah was moved out of the ongoing T20I series against England. He has undergone surgery. The ODI series will start on 12th July 2018 in Nottingham. India’s squad for ODIs against England consists of:
    Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.
  23. When was World Zoonoses Day observed all over the world?
    1.July 3
    2.July 5
    3.July 6
    4.July 7
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.July 6
    Explanation:
    World Zoonosis Day is observed on 6th July every year. It commemorates 6th July 1885, the day on which Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against, a zoonotic disease, to Joseph Meister after he was attacked by a rabid dog. World Zoonoses Day aims to create awareness on the zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases can be spread from animals to humans. Zoonoses are viral diseases like rabies and influenza, bacterial diseases like Lyme disease and brucellosis, or parasitic diseases like tapeworms. These diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)?
    Answer
    Brijbhushan Sharan Singh
  2. Name the Secretary General of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
    Answer
    Ambuj Sharma
  3. Name the CEO and headquarters of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)?
    Answer
    Headquarters – New Delhi, CEO – Atul Sobti
  4. Where is Kalesar National Park located?
    Answer
    Haryana
  5. Who is the President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)?
    Answer
    Rashesh Shah
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