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Jul 3, 2019 18:24 IST
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3 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 Balochistan Liberation Army, new European Union President and World Cup 2019 semi-finalists among others.

1. The Supreme Court has asked which state’s government to deposit Rs 100 crore fine imposed by NGT?
a) Nagaland
b) Meghalaya
c) Assam
d) Manipur

2.
Which nation has declared the Balochistan Liberation Army as a global terrorist organization?
a) United States
b) United Kingdom
c) India
d) Russia

3.
Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated to lead EU Commission. She belongs to which nation?
a) France
b) Italy
c) Germany
d) Portugal

4.
India ended which team’s chances in the World Cup 2019 by beating them by 28 runs on July 2, 2019?
a) Bangladesh
b) Pakistan
c) Sri Lanka
d) West Indies

5.
Which state declared Yeoman as the state’s butterfly?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Maharashtra
d) Odisha

6. Which country banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019?
a) China
b) Japan
c) Australia
d) New Zealand

7. PM Narendra Modi constituted a High-powered Committee of Chief Ministers for ‘Transformation of Indian Agriculture’. The Committee is headed by whom?
a) Yogi Adityanath
b) Devendra Fadnavis
c) Manohar Lal Khattar
d) Vijay Rupani

8. Which organisation launched the STRIDE scheme to boost research culture in institutions?
a) Ministry of Human Resource Development
b) University Grants Commission
c) Central Board of Secondary Education
d) Ministry of Skill Development

Answers

1. (d) Meghalaya
The Supreme Court has directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the 100 crore rupees fine imposed on it by National Green Tribunal. The NGT had imposed the fine in January 2019 for failing to curb illegal coal mining.

2. (a) United States
The United States has declared the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) as a global terrorist organization, a move decried as unjustified by the separatist group fighting Pakistani rule in the resource-rich Balochistan province. Pakistan banned the outfit in 2006 and have been urging the US to do the same.

3. (c) Germany
European Union (EU) leaders have put forward their nominations for the bloc's top jobs, with a woman proposed as European Commission Chief for the first time. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated for the post to replace Jean-Claude Juncker. The nomination came after the main front-runners were rejected.

4. (a) Bangladesh
India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs on July 2, 2019 to qualify into the world cup semi-finals. Bangladesh with its loss is out of the World Cup race.

5. (b) Tamil Nadu
‘Tamil Yeoman’ butterfly was declared as Tamil Nadu state butterfly. It is also known as ‘Tamil Maravan’. Maharashtra was the first to declare its state butterfly. Blue Mormon (Papilio polgmnestor) belongs to Maharashtra.

6. (d) New Zealand
New Zealand banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019. New Zealand retailers will no longer be able to sell or distribute any single-use plastic bags. Over 80 countries have already introduced such similar bans.

7. (b) Devendra Fadnavis
PM Narendra Modi constituted a High-powered Committee of Chief Ministers for ‘Transformation of Indian Agriculture’. The 9 member committee is headed by Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

8. (b) University Grants Commission
University Grants Commission (UGC) launched the STRIDE scheme to enhance the research culture and innovation in colleges and universities. STRIDE stands for “Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy.”

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