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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 July 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Chinook helicopters, Deutsche Bank and National Cricket Academy among others.

Jul 9, 2019 17:15 IST
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9 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 the topics like Chinook helicopters, Deutsche Bank and National Cricket Academy among others.

1. Which Bank recently announced to pull out of global equities sales and trading to scale back investment banking?

a)      Deutsche Bank

b)      Barclays Bank

c)       HSBC India

d)      DBS Bank

2. Prime Minister Modi recently unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at which city?

a)      New Delhi

b)      Ranchi

c)       Varanasi

d)      Karnal

3. India and which country recently resolved to exchange crucial information on drug trafficking and precursors?

a)      Russia

b)      Myanmar

c)       Nepal

d)      Maldives

4. Which helicopters arrived at the Mundra port in Gujarat for the Indian Air Force?

a)      Vikrant

b)      Chinook

c)       Rafael

d)      Tejas

5. Reliance Jio tied-up with which social media platform for ‘Digital Udaan’ initiative?

a)      Facebook

b)      Instagram

c)       Twitter

d)      WhatsApp

6. Which state government has announced for monthly Rs. 10K allowance for Padma award winners facing financial problem?

a)      Jharkhand

b)      Odisha

c)       Telangana

d)      Rajasthan

7. Who has been recently appointed as head of the National Cricket Academy?

a)      MS Dhoni

b)      Sachin Tendulkar

c)       Rahul Dravid

d)      Harbhajan Singh

8. According to the United Nations, which country has enriched uranium more than limit set in an international treaty of 2015?

a)      Iran

b)      Iraq

c)       Jordan

d)      Pakistan

9. Recently, how many countries have established a group of scientists to study the impact of climate change on Arctic ice?

a)      32

b)      25

c)       20

d)      17

10. Which country has recently launched Soyuz Carrier Rocket with 33 Satellites?

a)      China

b)      Russia

c)       France

d)      Sri Lanka

Answers

1. (a) Deutsche Bank

German bank, Deutsche Bank announced to pull out of global equities sales and trading with an aim to scale back investment banking. The decision is expected to cut off 18,000 jobs for a globally of around 74,000 employees by 2022.

2. (c) Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi. PM Modi also launched the tree-plantation drive at Anand Kanan Vatika in Varanasi.

3. (b) Myanmar

India and Myanmar resolved to exchange crucial information relating to drug trafficking and precursors.  The decision came after 4th Director General level talks between Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) in New Delhi.

4. (b) Chinook

American aerospace company Boeing announced the arrival of two new heavy-lift Chinook helicopters for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra port in Gujarat. The Indian Air Force had ordered 15 Chinooks. The first four Chinook helicopters arrived earlier in February 2019.

5. (a) Facebook

Reliance Jio tied-up with Facebook to launch a countrywide digital literacy drive ‘Digital Udaan’ for its growing base of Jio Phone users.

6. (b) Odisha

Odisha government decided to provide Rs 10,000 per month to Padma award winners of the state facing financial problem. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved this proposal made by the state Culture department.

7. (c) Rahul Dravid

BCCI announced that former Indian captain Rahul Dravid was appointed as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).  Rahul Dravid was supposed to take over as NCA head from July 1 but his job at the India Cements caused the delay.

8. (a) Iran

The United Nations' atomic energy agency has confirmed Iran has surpassed the uranium enrichment limits spelled out in the 2015 nuclear deal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said its inspectors verified that Iran has surpassed the 3.67% enrichment limit set in the accord, aimed at restraining Tehran's ability to develop nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief.

9. (d) 17

Scientists from 17 nations will take part in the year-long mission as they anchor the ship to a large piece of Arctic sea ice to study climate change. Scientists plan to sail the German icebreaker ship RV Polarstern into the Arctic Ocean.

10. (b) Russia

Russia successfully launched its Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a hydrometeorological satellite and 32 small satellites. The rocket blasted off at 8.41 a.m. (local time) from the Vostochny spaceport in the Far Eastern Amur Region, it said in a statement.

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