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Ram Nath Kovind is 14th President of India

Ram Nath Kovind was on 20th July 2017 elected as India’s 14th President. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee received an overwhelming majority of votes from the country’s lawmakers. Mr. Kovind defeated Opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, garnering more than 65 per cent of the votes in the Electoral College, the Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra announced.
The 71-year-old former Governor of Bihar, who will be the second Dalit to hold the top constitutional position, received 2930 votes with a value of 702044, Mr. Mishra said. Mr. Kovind will be the first BJP member to be elected President. Ms. Kumar, also a Dalit, polled 1844 votes with a value of 367314. The Electoral College comprises Members of Parliament and members of Legislative Assemblies of all the States.

19, 20 July 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

19, 20 July 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 19, 20 july 2017 :
Who is appointed New Bowling coach of Indian Cricket team?
A. Zaheer Khan
B. Bharat Arun
C. Sanjay Bangar
D. Anil Kumble
Answer: B
Explanation: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian Cricket team’s bowling coach. BCCI’s acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary announced that the cricket body has also decided to retain Sanjay Bangar as an assistant coach and R Sridhar as fielding coach till the 2019 ODI World Cup. The decision has left a lot of people puzzled thinking why Arun who has picked just 1 wicket in 4 ODI matches was preferred over someone like Zaheer, who was not just India’s but also one of the world’s finest fast-bowler.  ...Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who passed away recently, was former CM of which state?
A. Nagaland
B. Kerala
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Sikkim
Answer: D
Explanation: Nar Bahadur Bhandari (76), the former Chief Minister of Sikkim, has passed away in New Delhi on July 16, 2017. He was the founder leader of Sikkim Sangram Parishad, who governed Sikkim from 1979 to 1994. ...Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who is appointed new I&B minister?
A. Narendra Singh Tomar
B. Smriti Irani
C. Kiran Kher
D. Subhash Chandra
Answer: B
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Smriti Irani. The Urban Development Ministry, which was also being handled by Naidu, has been given to Narendra Singh Tomar. ...Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who is appointed as New Nagaland chief minister?
A. PK Chamling
B. Shurhozelie Liezietsu
C. TR Zeliang
D. Biren Singh
Answer: C
Explanation: TR Zeliang was appointed the new chief minister of Nagaland by Governor PB Acharya after Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up in the Assembly for the floor test on 19th July 2017. Following this, the House was adjourned sine die....Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Ram Nath Kovind is ---- President of India?
A. 16th
B. 14th
C. 19th
D. 15th
Answer: B

Explanation: Ram Nath Kovind was on 20th July 2017 elected as India’s 14th President. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee received an overwhelming majority of votes from the country’s lawmakers. Mr. Kovind defeated Opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, garnering more than 65 per cent of the votes....Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

TR Zeliang appointed as New Nagaland chief minister

TR Zeliang was appointed the new chief minister of Nagaland by Governor PB Acharya after Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up in the Assembly for the floor test on 19th July 2017. Following this, the House was adjourned sine die. Nagaland governor has asked Zeliang to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before 22 July.
Governor P B Acharya had yesterday directed Speaker Imtiwapang to summon an emergent special session of the assembly at 9.30 am for the chief minister, who is facing a rebellion from MLAs of his party Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), to seek confidence vote.

17, 18 July 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

17, 18 July 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 17, 18 july 2017 :
Who will be new Chief Justice of Nepal?
A. Gopal Prasad Parajuli
B. Kalyan Shrestha
C. Khil Raj Regmi
D. None of above
Answer: A
Explanation: Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will be the new Chief Justice of Nepal. The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) unanimously endorsed Justice Parajuli’s name for the post of Chief Justice of Supreme Court. After endorsement by PHSC the President will now appoint him as the Chief Justice....Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which country recently renames part of South China Sea as North Natuna Sea?
A. India
B. Japan
C. Indonesia
D. USA
Answer: C
Explanation: Indonesia has renamed part of the South China Sea as it will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the sea as the "North Natuna Sea. The part of the renamed area falls in China’s “nine-dash line” waters extending hundreds of miles to the south and east of China’s island province Hainan....Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Sundar Singh, who has won gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, is associated with which sports?
A. Boxing
B. Wrestling
C. Steeple Chase
D. Javelin throw
Answer: D
Explanation: Sundar Singh Gurjar from India has won gold in the men’s javelin throw with a personal best of 60.36 metre at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, United Kingdom (UK). Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyantha Herath came second with 57.93 metre, while defending champion Guo Chunliang of China was third with a season’s best 56.14 metre....Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which movie wins best film award in IIFA 2017?
A. Udta Punjab
B. Neerja
C. Sultan
D. Bahubali-1
Answer: B
Explanation: The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA 2017) was held in New York. Sonam Kapoor’s film Neerja won the best film award. Actor Shahid Kapoor earned the Best Actor award for his role in Udta Punjab, while Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor (Female) award for the same film. ...Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who is declared NDA's vice-presidential candidate on 17th July?
A. Arun Jaitley
B. LK Adwani
C. Venkaiah Naidu
D. Sharad Panwar
Answer: C
Explanation: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will be the NDA candidate for the post of Vice President. ...Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


Venkaiah Naidu declared NDA's vice-presidential candidate

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will be the NDA candidate for the post of Vice President. The announcement was made by BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi on 17th July 2017 after the Party Parliamentary Board meeting. He said, the decision was taken unanimously by the board. Mr Shah said, the name of Mr Naidu was earlier discussed with the NDA allies and is supported by them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Party President Amit Shah, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, J P Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and Ananth Kumar were present in the meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, M Venkaiak Naidu is a fit candidate for the office of Vice President. After the announcement of the candidature of Mr Naidu, the Prime Minister in a series of tweet said, he knows Mr Naidu for years and has always admired his hard work and tenacity. He said, Mr Naidu, a farmer’s son, brings years of experience in public life and is admired across the political spectrum. Mr Modi said, the years of Parliamentary experience Mr Naidu has, will help him discharge the important role of Rajya Sabha Chairperson. Mr Naidu has been the National President of the Party from 2002 to 2004. He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka in 1998 and was re-elected to the house in 2004, 2010and 2016. Mr Naidu, by profession, Agriculturist, Political and Social worker has been associated with Politics from his college days in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

Indonesia renames part of South China Sea as "North Natuna Sea"

Indonesia has renamed part of the South China Sea as it will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the sea as the "North Natuna Sea. The part of the renamed area falls in China’s “nine-dash line” waters extending hundreds of miles to the south and east of China’s island province Hainan.  China claims the entirety of the sea, but Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia all have competing territorial claims to parts that are near their respective shores. In recent years, China has invested heavily in building and militarizing artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Indonesia insists it is a non-claimant state in the South China Sea dispute but has clashed with China over fishing rights around the Natuna Islands, detaining Chinese fishermen and expanding its military presence in the area over the past 18 months. Unveiling the new official map, the Deputy of Maritime Sovereignty at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Arif Havas Oegroseno, noted the northern side of its exclusive economic zone was the site of oil and gas activity. "We want to update the naming of the sea, we gave a new name in line with the usual practice: the North Natuna Sea," he told reporters. In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said he did not know anything about the details of the issue, but said the name South China Sea had broad international recognition and clear geographic limits.

IIFA Awards 2017 winners

IIFA Awards 2017 Winners: 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2017 was held in New York. Sonam Kapoor’s film Neerja won the best film award. Actor Shahid Kapoor earned the Best Actor award for his role in Udta Punjab, while Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor (Female) award for the same film.
IIFA Awards 2017 winners List:

  • Best Film- Neerja
  • Best Director- AnirudhRoy Chaudhary for Pink
  • Best Actor (Male)- Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab
  • Best Actor (Female)- Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
  • Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)- Shabana Azmi for Neerja
  • Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male)- Anupam Kher for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
  • Best Debutant (Female): Disha Patani for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
  • Best Debut (Male)- Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab
  • Best Lyricist- Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Channa Mere Ya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Best Playback Singer (Male)- Amit Mishra for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Best Playback Singer (Female)- Kanika Kapoor for Udta Punjab and Tulsi Kumar for Airlift
  • Best Music Direction- Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Best Actor In Comic Role- Varun Dhawan for Dishoom
  • Myntra Style Icon Award- Alia Bhatt
  • IIFA Woman Of The Year- Tapsee Pannu

Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

UNICEF on 15th July appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador at a special event here. Lilly was in the capital to support UNICEF’s Youth4Change initiative, a programme for youth that brings them together to support their peers and communities in taking action on issues such as health, hygiene, child labour and gender equality.
“I’m honoured to join UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador and to use my voice to support its mission of reaching every child. It’s time to stand for what your kids want and not society,” Lilly said. The YouTuber, famous as ‘Superwoman’, said she would come up with few videos in Hindi and would try to put Hindi subtitles in her English videos to increase the reach of her vlogs and channel. As the UNICEF ambassador Lilly, who has 11.9 around million subscribers on the video sharing website, will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s rights.

Garbine Muguruza wins Wimbledon Women's Single tile 2017

Garbine Muguruza beat American tennis veteran Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in the women's singles final of Wimbledon on 15th July 2017. It was 23-year-old Muguruza's first Wimbledon title and second Grand Slam title -- the first was in French Open 2016. Muguruza, playing in just her fourth Wimbledon, reached the final two years ago as a virtually unknown player and was beaten in straight sets by Venus' sister Serena. She also became the first Spaniard to lift the women's trophy following her compatriot Conchita Martinez's win 23 years ago.