Current Affairs Quiz – 24, July  2017

Q.1) In which place, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) Museum?

a) Darang, Assam

b) Dhemaji, Assam

c) Roing, Arunachal Pradesh

d) Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh

e) Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh

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Q.2) Which state has been chosen to host the 5th North East Connectivity Summit in 2018 on sub-regional economic integration and connectivity between North East India and South East Asia informed by FICCI Chairman Ranjit Barthakur?

a) Karnataka

b) Assam

c) Meghalaya

d) Manipur

e) Arunachal Pradesh

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Q.3) Name the power minister of Uttar Pradesh, who launched free power connection scheme for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders and Rs.80 to Rs.120 for non-card holders.

a) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

b) Srikant Sharma

c) Manoj Sinha

d) Mahesh Sharma

e) Giriraj Singh

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Q.4) What is the rank of India among 152 nations of the index prepared by Development Finance International, Inc. and Oxfam on the basis of progressive nature of their tax system and prevailing wage inequality in the labour market?

a) 131st

b) 132nd

c) 133rd

d) 134th

e) 135th

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Q.5) Which country is the largest in the world on a list of countries facing terror attacks in 2016, in which India being third according to the data analysed by a national consortium for the study of terrorism and response to terrorism by United States?

a) Iraq

b) Pakistan

c) Afghanistan

d) Israel

e) Iran

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Q.6) Which country’s first stage of joint naval exercises dubbed “Maritime Co-operation – 2017” will be kicked off in the Baltic Sea from July 21 to 28?

a) Indo-Chinese

b) Indo-Russian

c) Russian-American

d) Russian-Chinese

e) German-Chinese

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Q.7) Which Metro Station in India is set to become first in country to provide free drinking water and toilet facilities in all its 21 stations and also to have its own FM Radio Station?

a) Chennai

b) New Delhi

c) Mumbai

d) Jaipur

e) Lucknow

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Q.8) Who has been appointed as New Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson and replaces Gopal Baglay?

a) Raveesh Kumar

b) Sandeep Jain

c) Dileep Navtej

d) Shivraj Pande

e) Prathan Mahendran

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Q.9) The 315th Sainik Rest House built at a cost of 8 crore by Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) for Ex-service men to provide cheap and suitable accommodation for short duration was inaugurated by______.

a) Shri. Manohar Parikar

b) Shri. Narendra Modi

c) Shri. Pranab Mukherjee

d) Shri. Arun Jaitley

e) Shri. Rajnath Singh

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Q.10) Which country’s scientist recently announced the discovery of potential drug to fight Zika virus infection?

a) Sweden

b) Spain

c) Seychelles

d) Singapore

e) Switzerland

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Q.11) Which of the following deadline has been extended by the government for businesses to opt for composition scheme under the GST regime?

a) July 16th

b) July 31st

c) August 16th

d) August 31st

e) December 31st

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Q.12) The Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the first R&D facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions in _______.

a) Faridabad

b) Chandigarh

c) Gurugram

d) Karnal

e) Rohtak

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Q.13) Name the world’s largest super carrier (110,000 ton) commissioned by US Navy at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

a) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

b) Henry R. Ford (CVN 78)

c) Janson R. Ford (CNV 68)

d) Fedrick R. Ford (CNN 78)

e) Stephen R. Ford (CNV 88)

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Q.14) Which organization in India completed 90 years that started in Bombay on July 23rd, 1927?

a) Television broadcast

b) Telegram office

c) Radio broadcast

d) Post Office

e) Newsprint office

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Q.15) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install _______ water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018.

a) 1000

b) 1100

c) 1500

d) 1010

e) 1210

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Q.16) Who has been re-elected as President of FINA for third term defeating Paolo Barelli?

a) Christaline Leonard

b) Fredrick Michael

c) Julio Maglione

d) Rodrigo Schweltz

e) Patricio Thomson

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Q.17) Which of the following bill is scheduled to be introduced in Lok Sabha along with Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017?

a) Indian Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill, 2017

b) Airport Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

c) Journalism Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

d) Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

e) Insurance Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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Q.18) Name the Defence Minister of Iran who signed an agreement to boost cooperation on military fields with Iraq Defence Minister Erfan al-Hiyali.

a) Haider al-Abadi

b) Hossein Dehqan

c) Jawad Kadhim

d) Nakqi Shegunzi

e) Sultan Hussein Khan

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Q.19) Which of the following country clinched the ICC Women’s World Cup for the 4th time defeating India in finals at Lords, London?

a) Australia

b) New Zealand

c) England

d) West Indies

e) India

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Q.20) Name the Indian Shuttler who won US Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament title held in California.

a) H.S. Prannoy

b) Parupalli Kashyab

c) Kidambi Srikanth

d) Prakash Nath

e) Anand Pawar

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Q.21) Who won FIBA Asia Women’s Cup Basketball in Division B on the opening day in Bengaluru?

a) Uzbekistan

b) India

c) Pakistan

d) Sri Lanka

e) China

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Q.22) Name the renowned former scientist and chairman of ISRO who passed away recently.

a) Shekhar Chandra Sen

b) Umesh Singh

c) Madan Kumar Rao

d) Udupi Ramachandra Rao

e) Saileshwara Ram Yadav

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Q.23) John Heard who passed away recently belonged to which field?

a) Journalist

b) Actor

c) Scientist

d) Cricketer

e) Astronomer

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