Current Affairs Quiz: July 2018

Q:

Whom did the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed as new Chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) for a tenure of five years?

  1. Justice PM Mishra
  2. Justice KL Rahul
  3. Justice MK Srivastava
  4. Justic Satish Chandra
  5. Justice AK Goel
Level: Medium

Option E

Q:

The sixth edition of biennial World Cities Summit was held from July 8 to 12, 2018. Its theme was “Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration“. Where was it held?

  1. Beijing
  2. Dhaka
  3. New Delhi
  4. Singapore
  5. Kathmandu
Level: Medium

Option D

Q:

Who has become second Indian mountaineer after Malli Mastan Babu to climb Mt Ojos del Salado (6893 m), the highest volcano in the world on Argentina-Chile border?

  1. Satyavrat Sidhartha
  2. Satyarup Siddhanta
  3. Satyam Sidharatha
  4. Sunayak Sidhhanta
  5. Sudeepto Sidhartha
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has launched Saathi, a mobile help centre to reach out to people undertaking annual pilgrimage to 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath. What is the name of this application?

  1. Sehyog
  2. Sehyatri
  3. Saathi
  4. Sanjeevani
  5. Suraksha
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

Where is the headquarters of Asian Development Bank situated?

  1. Manila
  2. Switzerland
  3. Italy
  4. Beijing
  5. New Delhi
Level: Medium

Option A

Q:

In recently released Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, India was ranked ___________ among 130 countries.

  1. 49th
  2. 35th
  3. 68th
  4. 57th
  5. 77th
Level: Medium

Option D

Q:

Who among the following has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)?

  1. Dr. KLM Tiwari
  2. Dr. PC Chandra
  3. Dr. TCA Raghavan
  4. Dr. Prabhunath Sarna
  5. Dr. Ramchandra Guha
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has established first-of-its-kind panel on digital cooperation aimed at addressing concerns of cybersecurity threats and rise in hate speech. The high-level panel on digital cooperation will be co-chaired by

  1. Mark Zuckerberg and Guy Kawasaki
  2. Dietmar Hopp and Alexis Ohanian
  3. Melinda Gates and Jack Ma
  4. Dietmar Hopp and Drew Houston
  5. Pierre Omidyar and Alex Karp
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

The 2018 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament held from2 July to 15 July 2018. Who are the winners of this tournament in men’s single category and women’s single category respectively?

  1. Jack Sock and Barbora Krejčíková
  2. Michael Venus and Angelique Kerber
  3. Michael Venus and Kateřina Siniaková
  4. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams
  5. Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber
Level: Medium

Option E

Q:

Stock exchange major Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has secured image trademark for its iconic building, ____________located on Dalal Street in Mumbai, Maharashtra under Trade Marks Act, 1999.

  1. Phiroz Jeevan Towers
  2. Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers
  3. Phoolwa Jyoti Towers
  4. Phillani Jeejeboy Towers
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

According to Asian Development Bank (ADB), India will continue to be fastest growing major economy, ahead of China, with growth rate of _____________ in 2018-19 and 7.6% in 2019-20.

  1. 7.5%
  2. 7%
  3. 7.3%
  4. 6.6%
  5. 6.75%
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

The fourth edition of Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held in

  1. New Delhi
  2. Kathmandu
  3. Colombo
  4. Naypyidaw
  5. Thimphu
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

According to Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018, _________________ tops the list as best-governed state in the country followed by Tamil Nadu.

  1. Goa
  2. Kerala
  3. Telangana
  4. Andhra Pradesh
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

Which of the following statements is/are not true regarding Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana?

(i) It is a small savings scheme under Beti Bacho Beti Padhao

(ii) Under this scheme, parent or legal guardian of a girl child can open an account in her name until she attains the age of fourteen years

(iii) The minimum deposit that can be made every year into account is now Rs 250 and maximum amount on yearly basis is Rs 1 lakh

(iv) The girl child can withdraw 40% of the money in the account after reaching age of 18

  1. None is correct.
  2. All are correct
  3. Only (i) and (ii) are not true
  4. Only (ii) and (iv) are not true
  5. (ii), (iii) and (iv) are not true
Level: Medium

Option E

Q:

______________________ state government has unveiled first-ever ‘Tribal Atlas of Odisha’, a compilation of demographic and cultural information of the tribal population in the state. It is claimed to be first-of-its-kind tribal compilation in the country.

  1. Odisha
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Other than the above
Level: Medium

Option A

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