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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 July 2016

Jul 8, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like pact for manufacturing of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets, India’s first Centre of Excellence focused on Internet of Things and Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council among others.
1.    Name the noted music director who co-composed in many films with his uncle including Mahua who died in Mumbai.
a)    Om Prakash Sonik
b)    Master Sonik
c)    Mahendra Kapoor
d)    None of the above

2.    Name the leading global healthcare firm that inked a pact with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) for manufacturing global pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets used for the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
a)    Novartis
b)    Pfizer
c)    GlaxoSmithKline
d)    Zydus Cadila

3.  
 Name the South African writer who won the 2016 Caine Prize?
a)    Lesley Nneka Arimah
b)    Tope Folarin
c)    Bongani Kona
d)    Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

4.    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) unveiled India’s first Centre of Excellence focused on Internet of Things (CoE- IoT) at which place?
a)    Delhi
b)    Pune
c)    Bengaluru
d)    Chandigarh

5.    Which Paris-based startup was acquired by Google in July 2016?
a)    Cloudhopper
b)    Moodstocks
c)    Hotspots.io
d)    ZipDial

6.    India signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in areas of drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports with which country?
a)    Siberia
b)    Vietnam
c)    Mozambique
d)    Kenya

7.    Who resigned as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Microsoft in July 2016?
a)    Frank Gillett
b)    Jean-Philippe Courtois
c)    Kevin Turner
d)    Alfred Spector

8.    Who was re-elected as the Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council?
a)    Jayant Patil
b)    Vasant Davkare
c)    Ravindra Phatak
d)    Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar

9.    Which bank launched India’s first full-fledged digital banking service for small-and medium enterprises?
a)    HDFC Bank
b)    State Bank of India
c)    Bank of Baroda
d)    ICICI Bank

10.    Which of the following country signed the controversial “anti-terrorist” legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament in June 2016?
a)    Russia
b)    France
c)    Germany
d)    United States

11.    Which of the following state launched the second phase of Haritha Haram programme of government in the state?
a)    Telangana
b)    Andhra Pradesh
c)    Gujarat
d)    Jharkhand

12.    Name the state government that has decided to conduct a 'Smart Pulse Survey' for collecting socio-economic data of 1.48 crore households in the state?
a)    Gujarat
b)    Telangana
c)    Andhra Pradesh
d)    Jharkhand

13.    Identify the Indian artistic gymnast who was named a ‘Gymnaste de Classe Mondaile’ (World class gymnast) by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
a)    Payel Bhattacharjee
b)    Dipa Karmakar
c)    Pranati Das
d)    Meenakshi

14.    Name the state that in July 2016 expanded its Council of Ministers by inducting 10 new faces in his cabinet.
a)    Maharashtra
b)    Gujarat
c)    Delhi
d)    Bihar

15.    India has set up an apparel training centre in which West African country to support textiles industry of the country?
a)    Nigeria
b)    Namibia
c)    Mozambique
d)    Cote d'Ivoire

ANSWER
1. (a) Om Prakash Sonik
2. (d) Zydus Cadila
3. (d) Lidudumalingani Mqombothi
4. (c) Bengaluru
5. (b) Moodstocks
6. (c) Mozambique
7. (c) Kevin Turner
8. (d) Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar
9. (a) HDFC Bank
10. (a) Russia
11. (a) Telangana
12. (c) Andhra Pradesh
13. (b) Dipa Karmakar
14. (a) Maharashtra
15. (a) Nigeria

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