Weekly Current Affairs Quiz 1st to 7th July 2019

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weekly Current affairs

National Affairs

Q.1   What is the name of the scheme approved by UGC to boost research culture in India?

Q.2  What is the new scheme names ‘One Nation One Ration Card’?

Q.3  What is the aim of newly introduced Jal Shakti Abhiyan?

Q.4   How much India to contribute in 2019 to UN Palestine refugee agency?

Q.5   Which state government has decided to prepare the National Citizen Register following the same process like Assam Government?

International Affairs

Q.6  Which country has banned single-use plastic shopping bags?

Q.7   India to train the Civil Servants of which country?

Q.8   When US celebrated its Independence Day and what the title US President gave to the celebration this time?

Q.9  Which country has recently designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Hizballah operative Husain Ali Hazzima as Specially Designated Global Terrorists?  

Q.10   The U.S. Senate has passed a legislative provision NDAA for India. What is the full form of NDAA? 

Banking and Business Affairs

Q.11  How much amount Japanese company SoftBank has invested in Ola Electric Mobility after which Ola Electric has become the newest unicorn of India and joined the list of companies like Flipkart, Zomato and Paytm?

Q.12   RBI fines which 4 Public Sector Banks recently for violating KYC norms?

New Appointments and Resigns 

Q.13   How much extension  N S Vishwanathan gets as RBI deputy governor?

Q.14    Who is elected as chairman of MFIN?

Q.15    Who has been appointed as the CMD of BSNL?

Sports

Q.16   Which Indian cricketer announced his retirement from International Cricket?

Q.17   Which country won the final of the IBSF Snooker World Cup in Doha?  

Q.18    Who are the two Indian wrestlers to win in Madrid at the Grand Prix of Spain?

Answers

Ans.1     UGC has approved a new scheme named as ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ (STRIDE) to boost research culture in India.

Ans.2     One Nation One Ration Card will be implemented in the country from July 1, 2020. The scheme will let the poor to get subsidized rice and grains from any ration shop in the country.

Ans.3     The aim of ‘Jal Sakti Abiyan’ is water conservation and water security in 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts.

Ans.4     India has pledged to contribute USD 5 million in 2019 to the UN Palestine refugee agency.

Ans.5     Nagaland government has decided to prepare the National Citizen Register following the same process as the Assam Government.

Ans.6     New Zealand banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019 to control the pollution. 80 other countries have already taken this step.  

Ans.7     Bangladesh, India has signed an MoU with Bangladesh to train 1800 Bangladesh Civil Servants at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG).

Ans.8     The UScelebrates its Independence Day on 4 July every year. This year the US president Trump celebrated the day as ‘Salute to America’.   

Ans.9     The U.S. has designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Hezbollah operative Husain Ali Hazzima as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

Ans.10  Full form of NDDA is National Defense Authorisation Act.

Ans.11  With the latest investment of $250 million by SoftBankOla Electric has become the newest unicorn of India.

Ans.12  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty on four state-run lenders for violating Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and anti-money laundering standards. Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank, and UCO Bank were fined Rs 50 lakh each while Corporation Bank was fined Rs 25 lakh.

Ans.13  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan has been given a one-year extension by the government.

Ans.14  Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) has elected Manoj Kumar Nambiar, managing director of Arohan Financial Services, as its chairman. 

Ans.15  The government has appointed MTNL Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) P.K. Purwar as the CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for a period of three months starting July 1, 2019.

Ans.16   India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from International Cricket.

Ans.17  India lost 1-3 to Pakistan in the final at the IBSF Snooker World Cup in Doha.

And.18  At the Wrestling Grand Prix of Spain, Vinesh Phogat and Divya clinches the gold medal.  

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