Current Affairs Quiz: July 9 2018

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  1. On July 9, 2018, which entity released the ‘Strategy and Approach paper on the NHS (National Health Stack)’, terming it as ‘the blueprint for India’s futuristic digital health system’?
    1.Ministry of Agriculture
    2.Ministry of Finance
    3.NITI Aayog
    4.Ministry of Science and Technology
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    The proposed initiative will become part of the Centre’s flagship National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). The NHS is proposed to be the country’s first futuristic nationally shared digital healthcare infrastructure usable by both the Centre and states across public and private sectors. It will be a collection of cloud-based services. One of its major features includes the preparation of a beneficiary registry and linking it with their Aadhaar number. The NHS will facilitate collection of comprehensive healthcare data across the country.
  2. Where is India-Korea Business Forum held from 8th to 11th June 2018?
    1.New Delhi, India
    2.Seoul, South Korea
    3.Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
    4.Bengaluru, Malaysia
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    President Moon along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Gandhi Smriti and Samsung plant which is located in Noida. He is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and attend India-Korea business forum on July 9. He will be accorded with ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on July 10. He will hold delegation level talks with Prime Minister Modi Hyderabad House. They will also address the India-South Korea CEOs Roundtable.
  3. On July 9, 2018, Union Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu and South Korean Trade Minister _____ signed agreements on trade and commerce?
    1.Kim Hyun-Chong
    2.Kim Jong Un
    3.Kim Yong Pal
    4.Ming Jon Pal
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Kim Hyun-Chong
    Explanation:
    On July 9, 2018, Union Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu and South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-Chong signed agreements on trade and commerce. Both the leaders (South Korean President and Prime Minister Modi) visited Samsung’s manufacturing site which is expected to produce 10 million units of mobile phones per month by 2020 under the ‘Make in India’ policy. Prime Minister Modi will also hold official talks with the South Korean President at Hyderabad House.
  4. On July 9, 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inaugurated ‘world’s largest mobile factory’ of Samsung in which city of India?
    1.Hyderabad
    2.Noida
    3.Mumbai
    4.Bengaluru
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Noida
    Explanation:
    The Samsung Electronics facility is opening in Noida which will be for manufacturing mobile phones, and the largest in the world, according to the company. Samsung’s factory’s 35 acre facility in Sector 81 in Noida will be capable taking manufacturing close to 120 million mobile phones per year, from the current capacity 67 million mobiles, which are being made in India. Samsung had invested Rs 4,915 crore for the Noida plant. Samsung’s Noida plant also has a Research and Development Centre, and there’s is a design centre as well. In total over 70,000 people are employed by the plant in Noida.
  5. On July 9, 2018, The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced that the HRD Ministry granted “Institutions of Eminence” status to how many institutes?
    1.10
    2.6
    3.3
    4.5
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.6
    Explanation:
    The institutions are: IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay and the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the public sector, and Manipal Academy of Higher Education, BITS Pillani and Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation in the private sector. Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami was appointed chairperson of the empowered expert committee (EEC) to select the institutes. Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry will grant Rs 1,000 crore funds to the three public institutions in the next five years, the private institutes, however, will not be eligible for government funding.
  6. On July 9, 2018, Global Housing construction technology challenge has been proposed to use the opportunity of large scale construction under PMAY-U to attract the best available global construction technologies. Also, A National Urban Housing Fund for _____ has been set up for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) in phases, for the rapid implementation of PMAY (U)?
    1.Rs 2000 crore
    2.Rs 60,000 crore
    3.Rs 10,000 crore
    4.Rs 5,000 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rs 60,000 crore
    Explanation:
    The Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge (GHTC-I ) will give a boost to building affordable houses in India in a cost effective and sustainable manner. This will help in technology transfer to our country of globally best available construction technologies and designs and adopting them benefiting the construction industry at large. CPWD has approved schedule of rates for 8 types of new technologies available in the country. So far, construction of nearly 8.6 lakh houses is being done using these new green technologies. Progress of the houses on the ground are being monitored through geo-tagging using space technology.
  7. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Ananthkumar inaugurated the CIPET: Centre for Skilling & Technical Support (CSTS) at ITI Building and laid the foundation stone of new Central Institute of Plastics Engineering &Technology (CIPET) Building at Doiwala, in ____?
    1.Vidharba
    2.Nagpur
    3.Mumbai
    4.Dehradun
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Dehradun
    Explanation:
    The CIPET Centre at Doiwala will train and develop around 1000 students in the first year of its operation through various skill development training programmes and subsequently Diploma level programmes. The CIPET: CSTS at Dehradun is being established with a total project cost of Rs. 51.32 crore having funding support of Government of India and Government of Uttarakhand on 50:50 basis. The centre will start functioning in the existing refurbished building of ITI Doiwala and new building will be constructed on 10 acres of adjacent land which is under process of allotment to CIPET.
  8. On 9th and 10th July 2018, a 2 day International Round Table Conference is organized by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in _____?
    1.Mumbai
    2.New Delhi
    3.Chennai
    4.Bengaluru
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.New Delhi
    Explanation:
    The objective of this Conference is to identify innovative ideas to enhance the statistical system in India. For this the best practices followed in advanced countries like Canada, UK and Australia will be learned. This kind of Conference is organized for the first time in India. The Conference was inaugurated by D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation. Anil Arora, Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada, Jonathan Palmer, former Deputy Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director for India, statistical experts and senior officers in the Government take part in this conference.
  9. The Ministry of Tourism, has decided to hold The 1st Global Travel Mart India (GTMI) on September 16 and 18 in which city?
    1.Guwahati
    2.Bengaluru
    3.New Delhi
    4.Hyderabad
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.New Delhi
    Explanation:
    The first edition of the Mart will be organized in partnership with FAITH, the umbrella body representing all the industry associations in the country. It will have components like B2B meetings on the first day, Investors Meet and Workshops on the consecutive days. This initiative aims to bring 200 potential international buyers for the show. GMTI is conceived as a platform to give opportunities for small and medium business in the industry to showcase their products before the international buyers.
  10. On July 9, 2018, which state Government announced that it is banning the use of plastic and thermocol cutlery in the state?
    1.Uttar Pradesh
    2.Tripura
    3.Kerala
    4.Himachal Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    This will come under Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 1995. Himachal Pradesh was the first state in the country to ban plastic and polythene carry bags in 2009. According to the ban, breach of the law shall be liable for the penalty ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 25,000. There would be a stop for commercial establishments to vendors of using cups, plates, glasses, spoons or any other items made out of thermocol or plastic in the state.
  11. On July 6,2018, Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) said that Indian engineering exports have risen up ____ per cent during the April-May 2018 period despite the US-China trade war?
    1.30 %
    2.50 %
    3.40%
    4.20%
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.20%
    Explanation:
    The US ranked number one exporting destination for Indian engineering products in May and registered a cumulative expansion of 19.75 per cent for the April-May period. India’s cumulative engineering exports to the US increased to $1.86 billion from $1.56 billion in the same period the previous fiscal. Engineering exports to the US include non-ferrous metals, automobiles and automobile component. There has been a drop of about one per cent in exports of steel products to the US to $250.86 million, from $253.44 million from India.
  12. On July 7,2018, L&T Defence announced the inauguration of a new second production line for BRAHMOS Transport Launch Canister (TLC) at Ranoli, near ____?
    1.Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    2.Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    3.Vadodara , Gujarat
    4.Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Vadodara, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    It was inaugurated by Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, DS & Director General (BrahMos) and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace. The second production line was inaugurated in the state of Gujarat to manufacture canisters designed for storage, transportation and launch of BRAHMOS missiles. The unit would manufacture canisters and airframes for BrahMos missile that can be launched from land and sea. It would serve a dual function of providing a container for storage cum transport and launch. This would make the supply in excess of five canisters a month. BRAHMOS has been integrated with L&T-manufactured Composite Airframes and two different versions of Transport Launch Canister (TLC). L&T Defence has successfully completed the realisation of Composite Airframes for the tactical missile.
  13. The commerce ministry has approved a proposal of HCL Technologies to establish a new IT special economic zone (SEZ) in _____, with a proposed investment of Rs 408.48 crore?
    1.Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2.Bengaluru, Karnataka
    3.Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    4.Hyderabad, Telangana
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 19th June 2018, an inter-ministerial Board of Approval, headed by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia considered HCL Technologies’ proposal at its meeting. The board approved the proposal for establishing the SEZ over an area of 10.43 hectares. The board also approved the cancellation of formal approval given to OSE Infrastructure since the developer did not make any significant progress on the project. The company was involved in the development of an IT special economic zone in Noida. SEZs are developed as export hubs. They contribute nearly 25 % in India’s total exports.
  14. On 7th July 2018, Indian Railways introduced Double Stack Dwarf Container Services from Western Railway’s _____ railway station on its first commercial run?
    1.Jaipur
    2.Rajkot
    3.Kota
    4.Alwar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rajkot
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways has introduced Double Stack Dwarf Container Services to capture the lost traffic through new delivery model for domestic cargo under the guidance of Piyush Goyal, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways and Coal. This train was booked from the Reliance Rail Siding at Kanalus to Rewari in f Haryana. It was loaded with 82 containers of Polypropylene Granules. Through this Double Stacked Dwarf Container service, Indian Railways has obtained increased revenue of Rs. 18.50 lakhs. The Double Stacked Container is 6 ft 4 inches in height. It can operate on electrified tracks. The dwarf containers have a capacity of 30,500 kg.
  15. On 8th July 2018, which author’s ‘The English Patient’ won the special one-off Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the 50th anniversary of the literary award at the Man Booker 50 Festival in London?
    1.V S Naipul
    2.Michael Ondaatje
    3.Philip Hollman
    4.Michelle Freeman
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Michael Ondaatje
    Explanation:
    Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lanka-born Canadian. ‘The English Patient’ is a story of love and conflict during World War II. Earlier, ‘The English Patient’ had shared the 1992 Booker Prize with Barry Unsworth’s ‘Sacred Hunger’. A panel of judges read all 52 former winners of the award. Then the public voted and chose ‘The English Patient’ for the award. The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Man Group. Man Group is an investment management firm.
  16. On 9th July 2018, drug firm Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said that, Sun Pharma Consumer Healthcare has named which actor as the brand ambassador of health supplement Revital H?
    1.Shah Rukh Khan
    2.Ranveer Singh
    3.Ranbir Kapoor
    4.Akshay Kumar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Akshay Kumar
    Explanation:
    Sun Pharma CEO – India, Emerging Markets and Consumer Healthcare Kal Sundaram said that, Akshay Kumar will be a perfect ambassador for Revital H. A marketing campaign featuring Akshay Kumar was released on 9th July 2018. Revital H is one of India’s leading and most trusted health supplement for over twenty years.
  17. On 9th July 2018, Anchor Electricals Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation announced that, _____ has been appointed as the company’s new Managing Director to head its electricals business?
    1.Vivek Sharma
    2.Arul Prathap
    3.Dinesh Gupta
    4.Ganesh Devy
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Vivek Sharma
    Explanation:
    Vivek Sharma will drive the electricals arm and supervise growth of all businesses like wiring devices, switchgears, wires, cables and tapes, conduit pipes, lighting, solar, housing, power tools and indoor air quality. He has more than 32 years of experience in lighting and consumer electronics sector. Earlier he worked with Everstone Capital Partners, as Partner Operations.
  18. Name the person who resigned as Brexit Secretary on 9th July 2018?
    1.Dave Johnson
    2.David Rubin
    3.Mike Pompeo
    4.David Davis
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.David Davis
    Explanation:
    David Davis declared that he could not support British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to unite her divided cabinet. He said that, it involved a very close relationship with the European Union and only provided an illusion of control being returned to the UK after Brexit. Dominic Raab, a junior minister for housing policy, has been named Brexit Secretary, to replace David Davis.
  19. On 9th July 2018, which country launched 2 indigenously built satellites named PRSS-1 and PAK-TES-1A into the orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China, through a Chinese-made launch vehicle?
    1.Japan
    2.Nepal
    3.Bangladesh
    4.Pakistan
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Pakistan
    Explanation:
    The satellites were launched onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket. The first satellite sent into space was PRSS1, a remote sensing satellite. It is a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite. Now Pakistan has become one of the few countries to establish its own remote sensing satellite into orbit. The second satellite launched was PAK-TES-1A. PAK-TES-1A has been developed by Pakistan’s space agency, the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
  20. On 9th July 2018, which drug firm said that, it has obtained approval from the U S Food and Drug Administration for Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate tablets that is used to treat malaria?
    1.Cipla
    2.Lupin
    3.Ranbaxy
    4.Novartis
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Lupin
    Explanation:
    Lupin has received final approval from the USFDA for its product which is a generic version of Concordia Pharmaceuticals, Inc’s Plaquenil tablets. This drug is meant for the treating malaria and acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
  21. How many new wasp species of the genus Clistopyga have been discovered from Peru, Venezuela and Colombia in the Amazon forests?
    1.5
    2.6
    3.7
    4.8
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.7
    Explanation:
    The new wasp species are:
    • Clistopyga crassicaudata
    • Clistopyga kalima
    • Clistopyga panchei
    • Clistopyga taironae
    • Clistopyga nigriventri
    • Clistopyga splendida
    • Clistopyga isayae
  22. Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul has improved 9 places and reached a career-high ____ position in the latest ICC T20 rankings?
    1.2nd
    2.1st
    3.3rd
    4.4th
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.3rd
    Explanation:
    His team has obtained 2nd spot in the team standings after the series win against England. Lokesh Rahul has become India’s highest-ranked batsman. He is followed by Rohit Sharma in 11th rank who has improved by 2 positions and Virat Kohli in 12th rank who has moved down by 4 places. Australia’s Aaron Finch has become the first player in the history of T20 Internationals to break the 900-point mark. He has improved 3 places to finish the tri-series in Harare against Pakistan and Zimbabwe as the top-ranked batsman in T20 format.
  23. Union Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has sanctioned financial assistance of ____ to National Level Archer Ms. Gohela Boro for her medical treatment?
    1.Rs 10 lakh
    2.Rs 5 Lakh
    3.Rs 2 crore
    4.Rs 50 lakh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rs 5 Lakh
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 5 Lakh (Five Lakh) to National Level Archer Ms. Gohela Boro for her medical treatment. The financial assistance has been given from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS). This is in addition to financial assistance of over Rs 3.37 Lakh already provided to her upto January, 2018. Ms. Gohela Boro is suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus combined with other multiple disorder. She belongs to very poor family in village Amguri in Kokrajhar.
  24. On July 9, 2018, Hardeep S Puri, MoS(I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced the launch of the Smart cities digital payment award and other initiatives under AMRUT and Smart City mission. The Local Area Plan (LAP) and Town Planning Scheme (TPS) formulated under the AMRUT will be implemented in how many cities?
    1.15
    2.20
    3.25
    4.30
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.25
    Explanation:
    The Local Area Plan (LAP) and Town Planning Scheme (TPS) has been formulated under the AMRUT to enable planning for developing infrastructure in the Brownfield areas (those parts of the city that are already developed but not able to sustain the pressure on the existing infrastructure) & the Greenfield areas (periphery of the city that is prone to haphazard growth and development), respectively. They will be implemented in 25 selected cities on pilot basis. The existing areas or Brownfield areas can be redeveloped by preparing Local Area based Plans (LAP). While at the same time, the Town Planning Schemes (TPS) can be implemented for planned urban expansion in the peripheral Greenfield areas. An amount of Rs. 50 crore would be provided as Central assistance at Rs 2.00 crore per city for identified 25 cities for preparing LAP/TPS. The Central Assistance shall be released in 3 installments; 20% with submission of preliminary proposal, 40% during submission of draft plan and remaining 40% during submission of final plan.
  25. The Smart Cities Digital Payments Awards (SCDPA) 2018 ‘100 days Challenge in 100 Smart Cities’ is part of the initiatives of MoHUA to promote ease of living for India’s urban residents. How many awards will be conferred as part of this program?
    1.15
    2.20
    3.25
    4.12
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.12
    Explanation:
    The objective of these awards is to guide, motivate, recognize and reward the Smart Cities for promoting digital payments. The challenge period would be 100 days starting from the launch of the awards. The awards will be conferred based on a 2-stage process. Evaluation Committee(s) chaired by Secretary, MoHUA will be the jury. For evaluation purpose, the Smart Cities will be divided into 4 different categories based on their population in millions. Three awards will be conferred in each of the four categories. Hence, a total of 12 awards will be conferred as part of this program.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the tag line of Bank of India?
    Answer
    Relationships beyond banking
  2. Where is Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary located?
    Answer
    Tamil Nadu
  3. Who is the Chairman of Lupin?
    Answer
    Mrs Manju D Gupta
  4. Where is Sree Kanteerava Stadium located?
    Answer
    Bengaluru, Karnataka
  5. Where is Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum located?
    Answer
    Vadodara, Gujarat
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