Current Affairs Quiz 23rd July 2018

1.

What has the RBI made compulsory on the face of payment instruments?

   A.) Purchaser’s name
   B.) Purchaser’s PAN details
   C.) Purchaser’s aadhar details
   D.) Purchaser’s bank account details

Answer: Option 'A'

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided that the name of the purchaser must be incorporated on the face of a demand draft, pay order, banker’s cheques, etc., by the issuing bank, in order to curb the possible misuse of these instruments for money laundering.

2.

Which organisation/company recently became India’s largest private sector tax payer?

   A.) Reliance Industries Limited
   B.) Infosys Technologies Ltd
   C.) ITC Limited
   D.) Tata Consultancy Services

Answer: Option 'A'

Reliance Industries Limited

3.

What has the government recently set up a task force to reduce?

   A.) Imports
   B.) Carbon emissions
   C.) Road deaths
   D.) Public spending

Answer: Option 'A'

Imports
The government’s high-level task force will identify items and policy interventions that could reduce India’s dependence on imports, which stand at around $450 billion per year.

4.

The Government has granted how many universities ‘Institute Of Eminence’ status with the aim to bring them into the top 500 institutions in the world within the next 10 years, and eventually in top 100?

   A.) Six
   B.) Four
   C.) Ten
   D.) Five

Answer: Option 'A'

Six

5.

To which foreign bank has the RBI recently issued a licence to operate in India?

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

Answer: Option 'C'

Bank of China

6.

Which of the following is an abiotic component of an ecosystem?

   A.) Primary Producers
   B.) Sunlight
   C.) Decomposers
   D.) Carnivores

Answer: Option 'B'

Sunlight

7.

What type of commodities has China and India agreed to reduce tariffs on?

   A.) Machinery
   B.) Mobiles
   C.) Rice
   D.) Medicines

Answer: Option 'D'

Medicines

8.

Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world's largest tropical wetland area. In which country is it located?

   A.) Vietnam
   B.) Brazil
   C.) Cambodia
   D.) Argentina

Answer: Option 'B'

Brazil

9.

Which of the following relationships in Economics is explained by the Phillips Curve?

   A.) Capital Account and Current Account
   B.) Inflation and Unemployment
   C.) Taxation and Revenue Receipts
   D.) Inflation and Growth

Answer: Option 'B'

Inflation and Unemployment

10.

Which Indian has surpassed Alibaba’s Jack Ma as Asia’s richest person?

   A.) Dilip Shanghvi
   B.) Lakshmi Mittal
   C.) Mukesh Ambani
   D.) Kumar Birla

Answer: Option 'C'

Mukesh Ambani

11.

Haptic communication refers to a type non-verbal communication through what means?

   A.) Taste
   B.) Touch
   C.) Eyes
   D.) Smell

Answer: Option 'B'

Touch

12.

Which Indian runner won gold at IAAF World U20 Championship in the 400m event?

   A.) Hima Das
   B.) Dutee Chand
   C.) Tintu Lukka
   D.) Preeja Sreedharan

Answer: Option 'A'

Hima Das

13.

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

   A.) Jharkhand
   B.) Uttar Pradesh
   C.) Maharashtra
   D.) Bihar

Answer: Option 'A'

Jharkhand

14.

Justice AK Goel has been appointed chairperson of which special tribunal?

   A.) National Green Tribunal
   B.) Debt Recovery Tribunal
   C.) Motor Accident Claims Tribunal
   D.) Consumer Court

Answer: Option 'A'

National Green Tribunal.
The post of NGT chairperson had been lying vacant for over 6 months since the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar on December 20, 2017.

15.

Which of the following states was the first to establish the institution of Lokayukta?

   A.) Maharashtra
   B.) Bihar
   C.) Kerala
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'A'

Maharashtra

16.

Which Indian gymnast won the gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup?

   A.) Dipa Karmakar
   B.) Aruna Reddy
   C.) Jhilli Dalabehera
   D.) Hima Das

Answer: Option 'A'

Dipa Karmakar

17.

Who became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at a track event on the world stage by winning gold at the IAAF World U20 Championship in the 400m event?

   A.) Geeta Phogat
   B.) Hima Das
   C.) Laxmirani Majhi
   D.) Dola Banerjee

Answer: Option 'B'

Hima Das

18.

What term defines the ability of a living cell to express all its genes to regenerate a whole new individual?

   A.) Totipotency
   B.) Parthenogenesis
   C.) Cybrids
   D.) Organogenesis

Answer: Option 'A'

Totipotency

19.

Which company announced India’s first Internet telephony service for making calls without a SIM card?

   A.) BSNL
   B.) Airtel
   C.) MTNL
   D.) Reliance Jio

Answer: Option 'A'

BSNL
The service will allow users to make calls to any telephone number in India through the BSNL mobile app, called Wings.

20.

Which bill was recently approved by the union cabinet as outlined by the Department of Biotechnology?

   A.) DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018
   B.) Stem Cell Technology Regulation Bill, 2018
   C.) Organ Transplant Regulation Bill, 2018
   D.) Genetically Modified Crops Regulation Bill, 2018

Answer: Option 'A'

DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018


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