Weekly Current Affairs Quiz 15th to 21st July 2019

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National Affairs

Q.1         Which Indian state has become the first one to draft a Water Policy?

Q.2         The ICJ ruled in favor of India and instructed to Pakistan to reconsider Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution. How many judges were voted in favor of India?

Q.3         Where in India the Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been scheduled to be held?

Q.4         When the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has planned to launch the  Global Innovation Index 2019 (GII)?

Q.5         What is ‘Jan Jagrukta Abhiyan’ and which ministry launched it?

International Affairs

Q.6         WHO declares Global Health Emergency for which disease?

Q.7         US slaps sanctions against the military chief of which country recently and why?

Q.8         In the latest edition of ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’ what is Aisa’s status?

Q.9         What is the record that Benjamin Netanyahu has made recently?

Q.10       Which day is observed as the Nelson Mandela International Day every day by the UN?

Banking & Finance Affairs

Q.11       Which bank has provided a loan of 100-million to L&T(Larsen & Toubro) Infrastructure Finance Company(LTIF) for wind and solar infrastructure projects?

Q.12       Which bank has launched a ‘Small Business Money-Back Credit Card’  For small traders and village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs)?

Q.13       The union cabinet approved the extension of the term of Fifteenth Finance Commission up to which date?   

Q.14 Which business tycoon has overtaken Bill Gates and become the second richest person in the world?

New Appointees and Recognition

Q.15       Name the Indian judge who has been appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)?

Q.16       Who has been appointed as the Private Secretary to PM Narendra Modi?

Q.17       Which Indian Cricketer was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame recently and become the sixth Indian Cricketer to get this honor?  

Sports Affairs

Q.18       Who won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title?

Q.19       Which country secures the top spot in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship?

Q.20       Which Indian Sprinter created history by winning 5 gold awards in 19 days?

Answers

Ans.1     Meghalaya drafted a water policy to ensure water conservation, issues, and protection of water resources in the State.

Ans.2     The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favor of India by 15 to 1 votes. The ICJ directed Pakistan to reconsider Kulbhushan Jadhav’s punishment of death penalty and provide him consular access.

Ans.3     The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been scheduled to be held in Panaji, Goa. The film festival will start on 20 November and will end up on 28 November 2019.

Ans.4     Piyush Goel the Minister of Commerce & Industry will launch the  Global Innovation Index 2019 (GII) on July 24, 2019.

Ans.5     Jan Jagrukta Abhiyan is launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its aimed to sensitize and mobilize the community on measures for prevention and control of Vector-Borne Diseases (VBDs).

Ans.6     WHO has declared Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo as ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’.

Ans.7     The US slapped Sanction against Min Aung Hlaing and other three top officers of Myanmar Military for killing the Rohingya Muslims.

Ans.8     According to ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’, Asia has 60% of hungry people in the world.

Ans.9     Benjamin Netanyahu carries a record of being  Israel’s youngest-ever Prime Minister and now he has become the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel too. He has spent more than 13 years in the PM’s Office so far.

Ans.10  The United Nations instituted 18 July to mark the Nelson Mandela International Day. This day is the birthday of South Africa’s former president.

Ans.11  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) provides a 100-million loan to L&T(Larsen & Toubro) Infrastructure Finance Company(LTIF).

Ans.12  HDFC Bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) launched a co-branded ‘Small Business Money-Back Credit Card’  for VLEs and VLE-sourced customers.

Ans. 13 The union cabinet approved the extension of up to 30th November this year to enable the commission to examine various comparable estimates for financial projections.

Ans.14   Arnault, a French businessman has become the second richest man in the world with the highest individual gain of 39 billion dollars to his fortune in 2019.

Ans.15  Justice AK Sikri, Former Supreme Court judge is appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) with effect from August 1st, 2019.

Ans.16  Indian Foreign Service officer Vivek Kumar appointed as private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ans.17  Sachin Tendulkar, a famous Indian cricketer, was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.  Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and Anil Kumble have already received this honor from ICC.

Ans.18  Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title. She defeats seven-time champion Serena Williams and become first Romanian to win the Grand slam 2019 title.

Ans.19  India finished on top of medals tally at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held in Apia Samoa.

Ans.20  Hima Das, the 19-year-old Indian sprinter has baggad her 5th gold medal in 400 meter race and created history. Prime Minister, President and many other celebrities have congratulated her on her success.

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