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Current Affairs Quiz: 22 July 2017

Jul 22, 2017 14:00 IST

22 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 Central Goods and Services Tax, Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana and Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017 among others.

1. Who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award for his contributions as a Lok Sabha member?
a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
b) LK Advani
c) Murli Manohar Joshi
d) Mallikarjun Kharge

2.
The Union Cabinet approved the Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 for extending the Central GST to which state?
a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) West Bengal
d) Manipur

3. Who was nominated by the President Donald Trump as the US ambassador to Afghanistan?
a) Larry Pressler
b) Richard Verma
c) John R Bass
d) William H Hornibook

4. Which country will host the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in 2017?
a) India
b) Japan
c) United States
d) China

5. The Union Cabinet approved revision of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) guidelines. When was the ICWF established?
a) 2006
b) 2007
c) 2008
d) 2009

6. Which state has set the target of planting 8 Crore sapling by the end of August 2017?
a) Chhattisgarh
b) Kerala
c) Gujarat
d) Rajasthan

7. Which gulf state recently issued a decree amending its anti-terror law?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) UAE
c) Qatar
d) Bahrain

8. Which state government released Rs 90 lakh for the construction of an ultra-modern cattle pond?
a) Odisha
b) Jharkhand
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Punjab

9. Which bank created a wholly owned subsidiary for providing real estate services?
a) Punjab National Bank
b) State Bank of India
c) Canara Bank
d) Dena Bank

10. Which state government announced to set up 60 new Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in rural areas?
a) Maharashtra
b) Rajasthan
c) Bihar
d) Gujarat

11. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formally launched Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a pension scheme that will offer how much rate of interest on pensions?
a) 7 per cent
b) 8 per cent
c) 9 per cent
d) 10 per cent

12.
As per WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017, currently, how much percentage of the world’s population is covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure.
a) 48 per cent
b) 53 per cent
c) 58 per cent
d) 63 per cent

13. SEBI entered into a pact with which entity for exchange of information concerning Central Counter parties (CCPs)?
a) European Securities and Markets Authority
b) North American Securities and Markets Authority
c) South American Securities and Markets Authority
d) Australian Securities and Markets Authority

14. Who was appointed as the Chair of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the London-based NGO promoting India-UK trade ties?
a) Lord Cooper
b) Lord Smith
c) Lord Craig
d) Lord Davis

15. The second of the eight Mark IV LCU vessels, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally handed over to the Indian Navy recently. What does LCU stand for?
a) Landing Craft Utility
b) Landing Circuit Utility
c) Lifting Circuit Utility
d) Lifting Craft Utility

ANSWERS
1. (b) LK Advani
2. (a) Jammu and Kashmir
3. (c) John R Bass
4. (a) India
5. (d) 2009
6. (a) Chhattisgarh
7. (c) Qatar
8. (d) Punjab
9. (b) State Bank of India
10. (d) Gujarat
11. (b) 8 per cent
12. (d) 63 per cent
13. (a) European Securities and Markets Authority
14. (d) Lord Davis
15. (a) Landing Craft Utility

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