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Current Affairs Quiz: 29 July 2016

Jul 29, 2016 19:00 IST

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1.    The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences recently announced the India Meteorological Department will soon use forecast monsoon with Dynamical Monsoon Model. Which of the following models is being used by IMD to predict monsoon?
a)    Basic Statistical Model
b)    Ensemble Statistical Model
c)    Coupled Forecast System
d)    None of the above

2.    Name the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, who died recently.
a)    Langston Hughes
b)    James Baldwin
c)    James Alan McPherson
d)    Alex Haley

3.    Name the veteran Tabla maestro of the Banaras Gharana who died recently.
a)    Chatur Lal
b)    Kishen Maharaj
c)    Shankar Ghosh
d)    Pandit Lacchu Maharaj

4.
    Who has been appointed as the Deputy Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh?
a)    Shambhu Singh Yadav
b)    Vijay Singh Yadav
c)    Ankur Jadav
d)    None of the above

5.    When is the International Day of Friendship celebrated?
a)    12 April
b)    20 August
c)    27 October
d)    30 July

6.    Name the Bill passed by Rajya Sabha in July 2016 to establish the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund and a State Compensatory Afforestation Fund.
a)    Forest Rights Bill, 2016
b)    Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016
c)    Afforestation Fund Planning Bill, 2016
d)    Forest (Conservation) Bill, 2016

7.    Name the respected Bengali writer who wrote Jhansi'r Rani (The Queen of Jhansi) and died in July 2016.
a)    Jasodhara Bagchi
b)    Malati Bedekar
c)    Bani Basu
d)    Mahasweta Devi

8.  
 International Tiger Day that was observed on 29 July 2016 was founded in at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit of which year, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022?
a)    2005
b)    2007
c)    2010
d)    2014

9.    
The World Health Organization has recently declared Brazil free from which of the following diseases?
a)    Roseola
b)    Measles
c)    Rubella
d)    None of the above

10.    The District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) whose formation was announced by Union Government will be known as
a)    Track
b)    Disha
c)    Patri
d)    Dagar

11. 
   Astronomers have detected the Great Red Spot on which planet that is the reason behind heating of the planet?
a)    Earth
b)    Jupiter
c)    Mars
d)    Saturn

12.    The Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology that is celebrating its 40 years of opening its gate for the public is based in which city?
a)    Madras
b)    Hyderabad
c)    Guwahati
d)    Shillong

13.  
 Name the state that via an affidavit in the High Court during a course of hearing said that it is going to introduce a chapter in school syllabus against witchcraft killings.
a)    Jharkhand
b)    Odisha
c)    Maharashtra
d)    West Bengal

14.    Name the country to who’s visiting Home Minister was assured for India’s full support in their fight against terrorism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
a)    Afghanistan
b)    Nigeria
c)    Thailand
d)    Bangladesh

15.    Name the actor and founder of EpicTimes, a news website and podcast network, who died recently.
a)    Langston Hughes
b)    Jerry Doyle
c)    James Baldwin
d)    James Alan McPherson

ANSWER
1. (b) Ensemble Statistical Model
2. (c) James Alan McPherson
3. (d) Pandit Lacchu Maharaj
4. (a) Shambhu Singh Yadav
5. (d) 30 July
6. (b) Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016
7. (d) Mahasweta Devi
8. (c) 2010
9. (b) Measles
10. (b) Disha
11. (b) Jupiter
12. (a) Madras
13. (a) Jharkhand
14. (d) Bangladesh
15. (b) Jerry Doyle

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