Current Affairs Quiz: July 2018

Q:

Union Government has created Group of Ministers (GoM) and high-level committee to deliberate and make recommendations for a separate penal provision on incidents of mob violence. The GoM will be headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, whereas committee will be headed by

  1. Hasmukh Adia
  2. Sekhar Basu
  3. Pradeep Kumar Sinha
  4. Rajiv Gauba
  5. A.K. Dhasmana
Level: Medium

Option D

Q:

Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has amended Petroleum and Natural Gas Rules 1959 to include ____________ in definition of petroleum. This change will allow private companies to explore and produce the resource in the blocks they already operate.

  1. shale
  2. crag
  3. chert
  4. flint
  5. arkose
Level: Medium

Option A

Q:

The International Tiger Day is observed on

  1. 1 January
  2. 30 August
  3. 29 July
  4. 15 November
  5. 10 February
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of country’s first Mobile Open Exchange (MOX) zone in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. UP government had signed MoU with __________________ at UP Investors Summit to develop Tech Zone which will act as catalyst for growth of mobile and allied sectors in the state.

  1. United Nations
  2. Asian Development Bank
  3. European Development Bank
  4. World Bank
  5. World Trade Centre
Level: Medium

Option E

Q:

Indian Army has awarded Rs. 100-crore contract for 81 high mobility 10×10 vehicles to India’s leading vehicle manufacturer. This is for first time Indian vehicle manufacturer will deliver heavy duty, high mobility vehicles for the launchers. This will reduce dependency on imports. What is the name of the manufacturing company?

  1. TATA Motors
  2. Mahindra and Mahindra
  3. Hindustan Motors
  4. Ashok Leyland
  5. Bajaj Auto Ltd
Level: Medium

Option D

Q:

Union Government has constituted High Level Empowered Committee to address issues of Stressed Thermal Power Projects. The committee has representatives from Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal and lenders having major exposure to the power sector. Who is the head of the committee?

  1. Minister of Power
  2. Cabinet Secretary
  3. Joint Cabinet Secretary
  4. Ministry of Coal
  5. Other than the above
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

Lok Sabha has passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls. Which of the following statements is/are not true regarding this law?

(i). It does not amend Indian Evidence Act

(ii). It provides for stringent punishment of jail term of minimum 15 years or life imprisonment or death for the rape of girl less than 12 years.

(iii). Minimum punishment for rape of women from the rigorous imprisonment of 7 years to 10 years

  1. Only (i) is incorrect
  2. Only (ii) is incorrect
  3. Only (iii) is incorrect
  4. Both (i) and (ii) are incorrect
  5. Both (ii) and (iii) are incorrect
Level: Medium

Option D

Q:

India Post Payment Bank was incorporated on August 17, 2016, under Companies Act, 2013 as a public limited company with_________% Government of India equity under Department of Posts (Ministry of Communication & Technology). It was the third entity to receive payments bank permit after Airtel and Paytm.

  1. 100%
  2. 50%
  3. 75%
  4. 33%
  5. 60%
Level: Medium

Option A

Q:

National Policy on Biofuels unveiled by Union Government in May 2018. Its implementation was approved by high-power Biofuel Authority. It was also decided that dtate Government will release Biofuel Rules, 2018. Which of the following is the first state to implement this policy?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Madhya Pradesh
  5. Uttar Pradesh
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

Indian Air Force (IAF) for the first time will participate in the multinational air exercise in Australia, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). What is the name of the exercise?

  1. Pitch Nights 18
  2. Black Nights 18
  3. Black Panther 18
  4. Point Black 18
  5. Pitch Black 18
Level: Medium

Option E

Q:

What is India's rank in Kearney FDI Confidence Index, 2018?

  1. 1st
  2. 11th
  3. 111th
  4. 112th
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

Who are the two Indians that have been declared winners of the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award?

  1. Harish Trivedi and Satish Dravid
  2. Namit Shah and Soham Dave
  3. Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk
  4. Kartik Vyas and Vinod Bhave
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option C

Q:

What is the name of the mission that Indian Railways has launched that aims at sensitizing all railway employees about the need to adhere to good ethics and to maintain high standards of integrity at work?

  1. Mission Ghanishtha
  2. Mission Satyanishtha
  3. Mission Balishtha
  4. Either A or B
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option B

Q:

Which Indian male wrestler won his second consecutive international gold at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey?

  1. Bajrang Punia
  2. Sushil Kumar
  3. Yogeshwar Dutt
  4. Sumit Malik
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option A

Q:

Which Indian female wrestler was the lone gold medallist in the 55kg category at the at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey?

  1. Chinki
  2. Charu
  3. Pinki
  4. Bubli
  5. None of the above
Level: Medium

Option C

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