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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 July 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Donald Trump on Kashmir Mediation, Final NRC deadline, new Vice Chief of Indian Army and National Broadcasting Day among others.

Jul 23, 2019 18:02 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 July 2019

23 July 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Donald Trump on Kashmir Mediation, Final NRC deadline, new Vice Chief of Indian Army and National Broadcasting Day among others.

1. India has rejected which among the following leader’s claim that PM Modi asked him to be the mediator in Kashmir issue?
a) Kim Jong Un
b) Donald Trump
c) Xi Jinping
d) Vladimir Putin

2. The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for Final NRC publication till which date?
a) August 31st
b) July 31st
c) August 1st
d) August 15th

3.
Former Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano passed away recently at the age of 72. Amano was the chief of which among the following UN agencies.
a) International Atomic Energy Agency
b) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
c) United Nations Development Programme
d) International Development Association

4. Which among the following nations has extended emergency for another month?
a) Myanmar
b) Maldives
c) Sri Lanka
d) Nepal

5. When is National Broadcasting Day observed every year in India?
a) 22nd July
b) 23rd July
c) 24th July
d) 25th July

6.
Who won the 2019 Sangita Kalanidhi award of Madras Music Academy?
a) S. Sowmya
b) Seetha Narayanan
c) M.S. Sheela
d) Aarti N. Rao

7. Who is appointed as the Vice Chief of Indian Army?
a) Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane
b) Lt Gen D Anbu
c) Lt Gen Bipin Rawat
d) Lt Gen Anil Chauhan

8.
Which research lab recently raised USD 1 billion from Microsoft?
a) OpenAI
b) World of AI
c) AI Town
d) Tech to Tech

9. The Supreme Court recently ordered to cancel the RERA registration of which real estate company?
a) Gaur Sons
b) Sivertouch Group
c) Amrapali Group
d) Silver Touch Group

10. Which government department has initiated 'no bill, no payment' campaign on complaints about vendors charging money arbitrarily?
a) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
b) Indian Railways
c) Ministry of External Affairs
d) Ministry of Civil Aviation

Answers

1. (b) Donald Trump
India has sharply rejected US President Donald Trump’s claim stating that PM Modi asked for US mediation in Kashmir issue. India lodged a protest regarding the controversial claim with the US State Department.

2. (a) August 31st
The Supreme Court on July 23, 2019 extended the deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam from July 31 to August 31, 2019. The court also rejected the pleas seeking permission for 20 per cent sample re-verification.

3. (a) International Atomic Energy Agency
Former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Yukiya Amano passed away at the age of 72. International Atomic Energy Agency regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009.

4. (c) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has extended national emergency by another month. The nation had imposed the state of emergency after the Easter Sunday terror attacks.This is the fourth time emergency provisions have been imposed after the deadly attack which killed 268 people including 45 foreigners.

5. (b) 23rd July
The National Broadcasting day is observed every year on July 23. In 1927, the Indian Broadcasting Company began radio broadcasting from Bombay station on this day. On June 8, 1936, the Indian State Broadcasting Service became AIR (All India Radio).

6. (a) S. Sowmya
Carnatic vocalist S. Sowmya won the 2019 Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Madras Music Academy. Resultantly, Sowmya will now preside over the 93rd annual conference of Academy which will be held between December 2019 and January 2020.

7. (a) Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane
Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Commander of Eastern Army, was appointed as the Vice Chief of Indian Army. Naravane will succeed Lt Gen D Anbu, who will retire on August 31, 2019.

8. (a) OpenAI
San Francisco-based AI research lab OpenAI has raised USD 1 billion from Microsoft. Company’s ambition is to democratise AI, while always keeping AI safety front and centre, so everyone can benefit. OpenAI was Co-founded by Elon Musk in 2015, who left its board and daily operations in 2018 to avoid a conflict of interest with Tesla.

9. (c) Amrapali Group
The Supreme Court cancelled the registration of the Amrapali Group under the Real Estate Regulatory Authority and the lease of its properties granted by Noida and Greater Noida authorities. The bench said the home buyers' money was diverted in violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the foreign direct investment (FDI) norms.

10. (b) Indian Railways
Indian Railway said that if you don’t get a bill for the food you buy at any railway station, you can get the food for free. This policy is an outcome of overpricing tactic of the vendors. To not get duped by them IRCTC has made sure that the passengers are not paying more than what they should pay.