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Current Affairs Quiz: 14 July 2016

Jul 14, 2016 19:00 IST

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1.    What is the name of the operation that was started to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in South Sudan's capital Juba?
(a)    Raahat
(b)    Maitri
(c)    Checkmate
(d)    Sankat Mochan

2.    Which of the following is not part of the defunct fertiliser units whose revival was approved by Union Cabinet in July 2016?
(a)    Sindri
(b)    Barauni
(c)    Gorakhpur
(d)    Namrup

3.    Who of the following was appointed as the second women Prime Minister of United Kingdom?
(a)    Ruth Davidson
(b)    Theresa May
(c)    Andrea Leadsom
(d)    Nicola Sturgeon

4.    Name the historian and author of the famous book ‘The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community’ who died recently.
(a)    A.J.P Taylor
(b)    Eric Hobsbawn
(c)    William H McNeill
(d)    Michael King

5.  
 Name India's Olympic Silver Medalist hockey player who passed away recently.
(a)    Joseph Antic
(b)    Vasudevan Bhaskaran
(c)    Prithipal Singh
(d)    None of the above

6.    Recently CCEA gave its approval for disinvestment of how much percent of paid up equity of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)?
(a)    10%
(b)    15%
(c)    12%
(d)    5%

7.    Who of the following will head the high-level committee that was constituted to review the minimum support price (MSP) and bonus for pulses?
a)    Arvind Subramanian
b)    Anand Desai
c)    NK Singh
d)    Prakash Singh

8.    Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari left to which country to lead the Indian delegation for the 11th Asia -Europe Meeting?
a)    Mongolia
b)    Istanbul
c)    France
d)    Germany

9.    Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) in July 2016?
a)    Ashok Patnaik
b)    Ravendra Pratap
c)    Ashutosh Mukherjee
d)    Shyam Singhal

10.    The Union Cabinet in July 2016 approved which scheme to impart fresh training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh persons acquired non-formally under the Recognition of Prior Learning?
a)    Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana
b)    Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
c)    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
d)    Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

11.    Name the Indian-American professor who was on 12 July 2016 appointed as the Dean of University of North Texas College of Information in the United States?
a)    Aman Varma
b)    Kinshuk
c)    T Ramachandran
d)    Sneh Agarwal

12.    Union Cabinet approved the facilities extended to persons residing in India on long-term visa of certain countries. Which of the following country is not part of this?
a)    Bangladesh
b)    Afghanistan
c)    Pakistan
d)    Nepal

13.    Which train clocked the speed of 180km/hour to become the fastest train in India?
a)    Gatimaan Express
b)    Bhopal Shatabdi Express
c)    Talgo train
d)    Tejas Express

14.    The Department of Posts and Telegraph in association with which state will deliver holy water, Pushkara jalam, of Krishna River in a bottle to facilitate the devotees who cannot make it possible to attend the approaching Krishna Pushkaralu?
a)    Telangana
b)    Maharashtra
c)    Tamil Nadu
d)    Andhra Pradesh

15.    Which country declared Zika emergency across northern half of the country?
a)    Brazil
b)    Peru
c)    Argentina
d)    Chile

ANSWER.
1. (d) Sankat Mochan
2. (d) Namrup
3. (b) Theresa May
4. (c) William H McNeill
5. (a) Joseph Antic
6. (b) 15%
7. (a) Arvind Subramanian
8. (a) Mongolia
9. (a) Ashok Patnaik
10. (d) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
11. (b) Kinshuk
12. (d) Nepal
13. (c) Talgo train
14. (d) Telangana
15. (b) Peru

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