Current Affairs Quiz 16th July 2018

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  • 1. On July 14, 2018, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation _____, launched ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen’ 2018, a survey of rural cleanliness programme, to rank all districts and states on the basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation?
   A.) Parameswaran Iyer
   B.) Sharath Prabhu
   C.) Ravi Kumar
   D.) Sanjith Doomra

Answer: Option 'A'

Parameswaran Iyer
On July 14, 2018, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, launched ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen’ 2018, a survey of rural cleanliness programme, to rank all districts and states on the basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Top performing states and districts will be awarded on October 2. An independent survey agency will conduct the survey in all districts from 1st to 31st August 2018.

  • 2. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj embarked on a two-day visit to Manama, to co-chair the second High Joint Commission meeting. Manama is the capital city of ___________. 
   A.) Qatar
   B.) Oman
   C.) Kuwait
   D.) Bahrain

Answer: Option 'D'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj embarked on a two-day visit to Manama, to co-chair the second High Joint Commission meeting with her Bahraini counterpart. Manama is the capital city of Bahrain. Bahraini dinar is the currency of Bahrain.

  • 3. The Railways has launched its first consolidated BMS, a web-enabled IT application to store data on its one lakh 50 thousand bridges. BMS stands for ____________. 
   A.) Building Management System
   B.) Building Management System
   C.) Breaking Management System
   D.) Business Management System

Answer: Option 'B'

Building Management System

  • 4. Recently, Raghunath Mohapatra was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha by President Ramnath Kovind. Mohapatra is related to which of the following fields?
   A.) Odia Literature
   B.) Sculpture
   C.) Agriculture Research
   D.) Bengali Cinema

Answer: Option 'B'

Sculpture
Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated 4 Rajya Sabha members viz. Farmer leader and former MP Ram Shakal, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and Founder of Delhi-based “India Policy Foundation” Rakesh Sinha.  Raghunath Mohapatra is an internationally renowned sculptur famous for his stone carvings. Practicing since 1959, Mr. Mohapatra has trained over 2000 students. He has contributed to the preservation of traditional sculpture and ancient monuments, and has worked on the beautification of the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri. Mr. Mohapatra’s famous works include a six-feet high statue of the Sun God carved in grey sandstone in the Central Hall of Parliament, the lotus carving at Vir Bhoomi memorial of Rajiv Gandhi in New Delhi, and the Wooden Buddha in Paris.

  • 5. Name the Indian runner who created history by becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win an athletics gold on the international stage in Tampere, Finland. 
   A.) Arunima Chinga
   B.) Anjali Bhagwat
   C.) Anisa Sayyed
   D.) Hima Das

Answer: Option 'D'

Hima Das

  • 6. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018) in the Delhi. Who is the present Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation? 
   A.) Niti Gadkari
   B.) Rajnath Singh
   C.) Piyush Goyal
   D.) Manohar Parrikar

Answer: Option 'A'

Niti Gadkari

  • 7. On July 14, 2018, Kalpesh Yagnik died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 55 at Indore. What was his profession?
   A.) journalist
   B.) politician
   C.) doctor
   D.) cricketer

Answer: Option 'A'

journalist

  • 8. In which of the following city, the Ministry of Mines organized the 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals?  
   A.) Indore
   B.) Chennai
   C.) Kochi
   D.) Mumbai

Answer: Option 'A'

Indore
The Ministry of Mines organized the 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan was the chief guest of the conclave.

  • 9. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made it compulsory to incorporate purchaser’s name on the face of payment instrumentalities. The Payment  instruments include ___________.
   A.) demand draft
   B.) pay order
   C.) banker’s cheques
   D.) All (a) (b) and (c)

Answer: Option 'D'

All (a) (b) and (c)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made it compulsory to incorporate purchaser’s name on the face of payment instrumentalities like demand draft, pay order, banker’s cheques and other instruments to prevent money laundering. It has been done in order to address the concerns arising out of the anonymity and to prevent money laundering. 

  • 10. The Kutchi New Year is celebrated as which of the following?
   A.) Aashadhi Beej
   B.) Uttrayan
   C.) Bestu Varas
   D.) Bishuva Sankranti

Answer: Option 'A'

Aashadhi Beej