Current Affairs Quiz 15th July 2018

1.

The High Court of which state declared animals to be ‘legal persons’?

   A.) Himachal Pradesh
   B.) Uttarakhand
   C.) Haryana
   D.) Jharkhand

Answer: Option 'B'

The Uttarakhand HC alleviated animals to the status of “legal person or entity,” saying that all animals “have a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.”

2.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently flagged off India's first taxi ambulance services at which Indian city?

   A.) Kolkata
   B.) Delhi
   C.) Mumbai
   D.) Noida

Answer: Option 'B'

Delhi

3.

Bhitarkanika National Park is the largest habitat of which endangered species?

   A.) The Estuarine Crocodile
   B.) The King Cobra
   C.) The Python Molurus
   D.) The Red-naped Ibis

Answer: Option 'A'

The Estuarine Crocodile

4.

Name the former Pakistan Prime Minister, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a corruption case?

   A.) Nawaz Sharif
   B.) Imran Khan
   C.) Asif Ali Zardari
   D.) Raheel Sharif

Answer: Option 'A'

Nawaz Sharif

5.

The country’s first ‘Khadi Mall’ is set to open in which Indian state?

   A.) Jharkhand
   B.) Chhattisgarh
   C.) Madhya Pradesh
   D.) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option 'A'

Jharkhand
Technological aid will be provided to khadi artisans, which will give their products more value, while rural, urban and tourism ‘haats’ will provide khadi artisans with the markets to sell their goods

6.

On 13th July 2018, the Botanical Garden in Kothaguda reserve forest was re-launched after renovation in which state?

   A.) Andhra Pradesh
   B.) Tamil Nadu
   C.) Karnataka
   D.) Telengana

Answer: Option 'D'

The Telangana State Forest Development Corporation (TSFDC) made improvements in the park at a cost of Rs 5 crore, as per the directions of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Total area of the reserve forest is 274 acres. Development activities were carried out in 12 acres of the visitors’ zone. The improvements were done in Nakshatra Vanam, Rasi Vanam and Navagraha Vanam, herbal and medicinal garden with 60 species, butterfly park, rose garden and cactus garden. An interpretation centre, an environmental education centre, and audio visual room have been developed for creating environmental awareness among students, employees, and children.

7.

On July 13, 2018, Odisha government announced the constitution of a ‘_____ Cabinet,’ headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik?

   A.) Monument
   B.) Heritage
   C.) Culture
   D.) Conservation

Answer: Option 'B'

Heritage

8.

Which country’s President has been invited as chief guest in the 2019 Republic Day of India?

   A.) Japan
   B.) United States
   C.) Maldivies
   D.) Portugal

Answer: Option 'B'

United States

9.

On 12th July 2018, the parliament of which country approved a law that will allow citizens to change their gender and name from the age of 16 without a medical report showing identity disruption?

   A.) Germany
   B.) Russia
   C.) Portugal
   D.) Argentina

Answer: Option 'C'

Portugal

10.

Which type of Mumbai’s buildings have been given the UNESCO World Heritage tag?

   A.) Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings
   B.) City skyscrapers
   C.) Gaothan settlements
   D.) British bungalows

Answer: Option 'A'

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings

11.

Days after Maharashtra announced a plastic ban from June 23, Uttar Pradesh has also announced a ban on plastic in the state effective July 15. Who is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?

   A.) Arvind Kejriwal
   B.) Yogi Adityanath
   C.) Amit Shah
   D.) Arun Jaitley

Answer: Option 'B'

Yogi Adityanath

12.

Recently the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a licence to which foreign bank, having market capitalisation of $153 billion, to operate in India?

   A.) Royal Bank of Scotland
   B.) Bank of China
   C.) Bank of America
   D.) Bank of Canada

Answer: Option 'B'

Bank of China

13.

Where was the 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals held on July 13, 2018?

   A.) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
   B.) Nagpur, Maharashtra
   C.) Pune, Maharashtra
   D.) Bhopal, Maharashtra

Answer: Option 'A'

Indore, Madhya Pradesh
The agencies concerned with preauction preparations such as Exploration agencies (GSI & MECL), transaction advisors (SBICAP, CRISIL, KPMG), DGPS survey agency (MECON), etc would also put up their Stalls. Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) will be the partner of the event. PSUs responsible for organizing the conclave are HCL, NALCO, & MECL under the Ministry of Mines and the companies in which the government stake is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines, viz. HZL & BALCO. The metal and the allied sector would also participate in the conclave.

14.

On a special request from Election Commission of Bhutan, India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) organized a 5 -day Capacity Development programme for Media Officials from Bhutan from July 9-13, 2018 at ______?

   A.) New Delhi
   B.) Bengaluru
   C.) Mumbai
   D.) Chennai

Answer: Option 'A'

New Delhi

15.

The Bansagar Canal Project is in news. It is a joint venture of which of the following states?

   A.) Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar
   B.) Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh 
   C.) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
   D.) Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar

Answer: Option 'A'

Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day tour of eastern Uttar Pradesh, dedicated the 171 km long Bansagar Canal Project to the nation in Mirzapur on July 15, 2018. The project, which is a joint venture of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, has been constructed at the cost of about Rs 3400 crore. This project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh and about two Lakhs farmers will be benefited. Apart from dedicating the Bansagar Canal Project, PM Modi dedicated a bridge over River Ganga at Balughat in Chunar, which will facilitate connectivity between Mirzapur and Varanasi. PM also laid the Foundation Stone of the Mirzapur Medical College. Beside this, Mr Modi will also lay the Foundation of two bridges on local river Belan. The construction of both the bridges is much awaited demands of villagers of Halia block of the district for better transportation particularly in rainy season.

16.

ISRO recently successfully carried out flight tests for which space system?

   A.) Crew Lavitorial System
   B.) Crew Hibernation System
   C.) Crew Escape System
   D.) Space Acclimatization System

Answer: Option 'C'

Crew Escape System
The Crew Escape System is aimed at saving the lives of astronauts in an emergency. It is designed to quickly pull away the crew module, which carries the astronauts, to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in case something goes wrong with the launch.

17.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy recently presented the 1st budget of his Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in the Vidhana Soudha. In this budget he announced a farm loan waiver of ₹________ crore

   A.) ₹35,000 crore
   B.) ₹34,000 crore
   C.) ₹36,000 crore
   D.) ₹38,000 crore

Answer: Option 'B'

₹34,000 crore

18.

Kalpesh Yagnik, the veteran journalist passed away. He was associated with which newspaper?

   A.) Dainik Bhaskar
   B.) The Hindu
   C.) Financial Express
   D.) Times of India

Answer: Option 'A'

Dainik Bhaskar

19.

The world’s first all-digital art museum opened in which city?

   A.) Tokyo
   B.) New York
   C.) Paris
   D.) Amsterdam

Answer: Option 'A'

Tokyo

20.

On 13th July 2018, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) issued an order allowing photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments/sites except at Ajanta Caves, Taj Mahal and _____?

   A.) Konark Sun Temple
   B.) Qutub Minar
   C.) Leh Palace
   D.) Golden Temple

Answer: Option 'C'

Leh Palace


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