Current Affairs Quiz 22th July 2018

  • 1. On 19th July 2018, which drug firm said that, it has received tentative approval from United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Tadalafil tablets, meant for treating erectile dysfunction and prostate gland enlargement?
   A.) Lupin
   B.) Cipla
   C.) Zydus
   D.) Novartis

Answer: Option 'A'

Lupin

  • 2. Which city is hosting the 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting 2018?
   A.) Beijing
   B.) Durban
   C.) New Delhi
   D.) Moscow

Answer: Option 'B'

Durban

  • 3. ‘K-Tech Innovation Hub’ (K-TI Hub), the first of its kind in Karnataka was inaugurated by K J George, Karnataka Minister for IT/BT & ST, Large and Medium Scale Industries in which city?
   A.) Belagavi
   B.) Bengaluru
   C.) Mysore
   D.) Mangalore

Answer: Option 'B'

Bengaluru
Minister for IT/BT and ST, Large and Medium Scale Industries, including Sugar, K.J. George inaugurated K-Tech Innovation Hub (K-TI Hubs) at Hanuman Nagar here. He went around the laboratories in the hub and interacted with resource persons. He said that the government decided to establish these facilities in tier II cities to leverage the existing manufacturing clusters and the local human resource available in the academic and industrial bodies.

  • 4. On 18th July 2018, where was the fourth round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue between India and Japan held?
   A.) Osaka, Japan
   B.) New Delhi, India
   C.) Hyderabad, India
   D.) Tokyo, Japan

Answer: Option 'B'

New Delhi, India

  • 5. On July 19, 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest ODI rankings and which Indian cricketer has topped with a score of 911 points a career high for him?
   A.) MS Dhoni
   B.) Rohit Sharma
   C.) Virat Kohli
   D.) Shikhar Dawan

Answer: Option 'C'

Virat Kohli

  • 6. On 16th and 17th July 2018, a 2 day International conference on “Empowering Women: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability” was organized by NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Office of International Programmes (OIP) University of Delhi. _____, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry was the Guest of Honor?
   A.) N N Vohra
   B.) Dr Kiran Bedi
   C.) Narayanan K
   D.) Vidhyasagar Rao

Answer: Option 'B'

Dr Kiran Bedi

  • 7. On July 19, 2018, according to Landsat satellites data from NASA and the US Geological Survey taken between 1984 and 2016 (30 years), the world’s sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas. Nearly ____ % of sandy beaches worldwide are eroding?
   A.) 23
   B.) 24
   C.) 75
   D.) 76

Answer: Option 'B'

24
This could threaten plant and animal species and cultural heritage sites. About 24 per cent of sandy beaches worldwide are eroding, while 27 per cent are growing. A third (31 per cent) of all ice-free shorelines are sandy or gravelly and Africa has the highest proportion of sandy beaches (66 per cent) and Europe has the lowest (22 per cent). Beaches in Australia and Africa are experiencing more erosion than growth while Asia is experiencing the highest rate of overall growth.

  • 8. _____ was awarded the NABARD 2018 award for its service to self-help group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for the fiscal year 2017-18?
   A.) Repco Micro Finance Ltd
   B.) Muthoot Finance Limited
   C.) Mangalam Finance Limited
   D.) Shriram Chit Funds Limited

Answer: Option 'A'

Repco Micro Finance Ltd

  • 9. A world class exhibition on 4 eminent personalities: Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subha Chandra Bose, Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee will be organized soon at National Library in which city?
   A.) New Delhi
   B.) Mumbai
   C.) Pune
   D.) Kolkata

Answer: Option 'D'

Kolkata

  • 10. Who topped the above list with $4.9 billion?
   A.) Stephen McEveety
   B.) Richard Uihlein
   C.) Diane Hendricks
   D.) Ken Hendricks

Answer: Option 'C'

Diane Hendricks