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Current Affairs Quiz: 14 July 2017

Jul 14, 2017 15:15 IST

14 July 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like India’s first TISC to be established, GST rates for hostel accommodation and discovery of supercluster of galaxies among others.

1. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in July 2017 signed an agreement with a state’s Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in the state. Name the state.
a) Haryana
b) Punjab
c) Jharkhand
d) Karnataka

2. Union Finance Ministry in July clarified the GST rates that will be charged on annual subscription/fees charged for lodging in hostels provided by the educational institutions. What percent of GST charge will be levied on this facility?
a) 0 per cent
b) 5 per cent
c) 12 per cent
d) 18 per cent

3. Union Finance Ministry in July 2017 clarified the GST rates on services being provided by housing societies Resident Welfare Association (RWA) across the country. What percent of GST charge will be on the services if the share of contribution is up to an amount of Rs 5000 per month per member?
a) 0 per cent
b) 5 per cent
c) 12 per cent
d) 18 per cent

4. Team of Indian scientists/astronomers has discovered a previously unknown supercluster of galaxies. What is the name that was given to this heavenly body?
a) Shiv
b) Saraswati
c) Gandhi
d) Shapley Concentration

5. Milky Way Galaxy, of which Earth is a small member, is a part of a Local Group of Galaxy cluster, that turns up to form a Supercluster. Name it.
a) Laniakea Supercluster
b) Saraswati supercluster
c) Shapley Concentration
d) Sloan Great Wall

6. DIPP has decided to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre of Punjab. TISC is a programme established by
a) World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO)
b) Ericsson Innovation
c) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
d) None of the above

7. According to data released by the Central Statistics Office, India’s industrial output slowed to this per cent in May 2017.
a) 0.5 per cent
b) 1.2 per cent
c) 1.7 per cent
d) 2 per cent

8. Which country will become the world’s largest milk producer by 2026, as per OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report?
a) India
b) China
c) Japan
d) Brazil

9. Which country was selected by IUCN for the construction of the world’s first saola breeding centre?
a) South Africa
b) Vietnam
c) Singapore
d) Malaysia

10. The Indian Railways launched which virtual server to optimise server usage and faster connectivity?
a) RailSafar
b) RailYatra
c) RailCloud
d) RailBharat

11. Name the second Nobel Peace Prize winner who died recently in prison.
a) Carl von Ossietzky
b) Liu Xiaobo
c) Martti Ahtisaari
d) Ellen John Sirleaf

12. Where will be the AIIMS set up in Uttar Pradesh?
a) Lucknow
b) Kanpur
c) Gorakhpur
d) Bareilly

13. Which country has recently legalised same-sex marriage?
a) Liberia
b) Malta
c) Bulgaria
d) Latvia

14. Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 will be upgraded to improve the connectivity between Imphal with the eastern part of Manipur under which project?
a) SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program
b) National Highway Development Project (NHDP)
c) Special Accelerated Road Development Programme (SARDP-NE)
d) All of these

15. This country’s churches have suspended pilgrimages, holidays and conferences for the remainder of July and August 2017 after authorities warned them about possible attacks by Islamic terrorists.
a) Iran
b) Egypt
c) UAE
d) France

1. (b) Punjab
2. (a) 0 per cent
3. (a) 0 per cent
4. (b) Saraswati
5. (a) Laniakea Supercluster
6. (a) World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO)
7. (c) 1.7 per cent
8. (a) India
9. (b) Vietnam
10. (c) RailCloud
11. (b) Liu Xiaobo
12. (c) Gorakhpur
13. (b) Malta
14. (a) SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program
15. (b) Egypt

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