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9, 10 July 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

9, 10 July 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2019Daily 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 9, 10 July 2019 :
Govt approves death penalty in which act?
A. POCSO Act
B. Dowrey Act
C. Anticorruption Act
D. None of above
Answer: A
Explanation: Union Cabinet on July 10 approved amendments to the POCSO Act, which deals with crime against children, and included death penalty for sexual assault on minors, officials said. The amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also provide for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography. The changes are expected to discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent due to strong penal provisions incorporated in the Act, the government said. “It intends to protect the interest of vulnerable children in times of distress and ensures their safety and dignity. The amendment is aimed to establish clarity regarding the aspects of child abuse and punishment thereof,” it said.

India Exit ICC World Cup 2019 after defeat to ----- ?
A. England
B. New Zealand
C. Australia
D. Bangladesh
Answer: B
Explanation: India crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a heart-breaking 18-run loss to New Zealand in the first semifinal at Old Trafford, Manchester on 10th July 2019. Earlier, Resuming on 211/5, New Zealand finished on 239/8 in their 50 overs after rain interrupted play at 46.1 overs into their innings. 100-run partnership between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja for the seventh wicket gave India some hope after a stunning top-order collapse left them reeling against New Zealand..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

India Exit ICC World Cup 2019 after defeat to New Zealand

India crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a heart-breaking 18-run loss to New Zealand in the first semifinal at Old Trafford, Manchester on 10th July 2019. Earlier, Resuming on 211/5, New Zealand finished on 239/8 in their 50 overs after rain interrupted play at 46.1 overs into their innings. 100-run partnership between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja for the seventh wicket gave India some hope after a stunning top-order collapse left them reeling against New Zealand.
The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday's title match at Lord's after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time champions India.New Zealand, beaten in the 2015 final by Australia, were restricted to just 239-8 after completing their 50 overs a day later than expected following the suspension of play due to rain on Tuesday. But Kane Williamson's side bowled superbly to rock India, with three top-order wickets from paceman Matthew Henry proving the key contribution in dismissing the pre-tournament favourites for 221.

Govt approves changes in POCSO Act, includes death penalty

Union Cabinet on July 10 approved amendments to the POCSO Act, which deals with crime against children, and included death penalty for sexual assault on minors, officials said. The amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also provide for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography. 
The changes are expected to discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent due to strong penal provisions incorporated in the Act, the government said. “It intends to protect the interest of vulnerable children in times of distress and ensures their safety and dignity. The amendment is aimed to establish clarity regarding the aspects of child abuse and punishment thereof,” it said.

7, 8 July 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

7, 8 July 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2019Daily 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 7, 8 July 2019 :
Who is appointed new CMD of BHEL?
A. Ajay Kumar
B. JP Jat
C. Nalin Shinghal
D. Manish Kumar
Answer: C
Explanation: Nalin Shinghal has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. He will replace Atul Sobti as the chairman and managing director of BHEL.

Which has become the first train to be operated by private players in India ?
A. New Delhi-Allahabad Allahabad Duronto Express
B. New Delhi-Agra Gatimaan Express
C. Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express
D. Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express
Answer: D
Explanation: Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express, one of the most-awaited trains on the route announced in 2016, is set to be the first train to be operated by private players. At present, it is parked at the Anandnagar Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh. It will be handed over to private players after an open bidding process for operationalization. Despite protests from Railway unions, the Indian Railways is going ahead with its 100-day agenda of handing over operations of 2 trains to the private sector.

Who has been recently appointed as head of the National Cricket Academy?
A. Rahul Dravid
B. MS Dhoni
C. Sachin Tendulkar
D. Yuvraj Singh
Answer: A
Explanation: 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.

Who was sworn in as the new prime minister of Greece ?
A. Antonis Samaras
B. Vassiliki Christhoper
C. Alexis Tsipras
D. Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Answer: D
Explanation: On July 8, 2019, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, aged 51, of New Democratic Party was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Greece. He received 39.85% of the votes against 31.53% for Syriza, led by outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The New Democracy party won 158 seats in the 300-member Greek parliament.The centre-left Movement for Change (KINAL) received 8.1% votes, followed by the Communist Party with 5.3%, newcomer Greek Solution, a far-right party, received 3.7% votes and MeRa 25, another recently formed party led by Yanis Varoufakis, a former Syriza finance minister received 3.44% votes..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK
 

5, 6 July 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

5, 6 July 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2019Daily 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 5, 6 July 2019 :
Name the chief economic advisor of India, who prepared Economic Survey 2018-19 .
A. Amit Mitra
B. Krishnamurthy Subramanian
C. Arvind Subramanian
D. Amartya Sen
Answer: B
Explanation: On July 4, 2019, The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey 2018-19. It was prepared by the Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian.

Name the bill approved by the Union Cabinet to fix minimum wages for the entire country.
A. Code of Payment Bill 2019
B. Code on Wages Bill 2019
C. Payment of Gratuity Bill 2019
D. Payment to employees 2019
Answer: B
Explanation: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Code on Wages Bill 2019. It enables the Centre to fix minimum wages for the entire country and to subsume existing laws related to workers’ remuneration. It replaces the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. Description: The Code on Wages is one of the four codes that would subsume 44 labour laws with certain amendments to improve the ease of doing business and attract investment for spurring growth. The four codes will deal with wages, social security, industrial safety and welfare, and industrial relations.

Name the Indian City, which is introduced for its iconic architectural legacy, into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) list of the World Heritage Sites .
A. Surat
B. Jodhpur
C. Jaipur
D. Kanpur
Answer: C
Explanation: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur/Walled City of Jaipur of Rajasthan, known for its iconic architectural legacy, into the list of the World Heritage Sites. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) had inspected the city in 2018 after the nomination. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) acknowledged the “city’s outstanding value as a cultural property”.

Who is appointed as new DGCA chief?
A. Anit Arora
B. Arun Kumar
C. Rajat Kumar
D. Ranjit Singh
Answer: B
Explanation: Arun Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation. He will replace BS Bhullar..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

3, 4 July 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

3, 4 July 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2019Daily 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 3, 4 July 2019 :
Name the technology used in Indian railways for detecting obstructions on tracks during fog .
A. ESC (Electronic stability control)
B. DADSS (Driver Assistance Detection System for Safety)
C. TRI-NETRA (Terrain Imaging for Drivers Infrared, Enhanced, Optical & Radar Assisted)
D. VPLM (Vehicle position in line monitoring (video, laser or infrared sensors))
Answer:C
Explanation: On June 29,2019, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal stated that In order to reduce accidents, Indian Railways is conducting extensive trials of modern technology TRI-NETRA (Terrain Imaging for Drivers Infrared, Enhanced, Optical & Radar Assisted) for detecting obstructions on tracks during fog.It will assist Loco pilots to identify obstructions on tracks by using Infrared Camera, Optical Camera and Radar assisted imaging system(Tri-Netra). It will help in reducing the accidents and help to maintain a high speed of the train.

Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated to lead EU Commission. She belongs to which nation?
A. France
B. Italy
C. Germany
D. Portuga
Answer: C
Explanation: 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.

Which Indian state is set to host 21st Commonwealth Championship for the year 2019 ?
A. Odisha
B. Maharashtra
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Uttar Pradesh
Answer: A
Explanation: On July 1, 2019, The Department of Sports and Youth Service of the Odisha government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Odisha State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) to host the 21st Commonwealth Championship for the year 2019. It will be held from July 17-22, 2019 at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.

Which nation has declared the Balochistan Liberation Army as a global terrorist organization?
A. United States
B. United Kingdom
C. India
D. Russia
Answer: A
Explanation: 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.

Who resigns as Congress Party President on 3rd July 2019?
A. Sonia Gandhi
B. Ashok Gehlot
C. Sushil Kumar Shinde
D. Rahul Gandhi
Answer: D
Explanation: Rahul Gandhi resigns as Congress Party President on 3rd July 2019. Rahul Gandhi said in a letter that it had been an honour to serve the party whose values and ideals have served as the "lifeblood of this beautiful nation". As president of the Congress, he said he is responsible for the loss of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.  Gandhi, who suggested that the Congress Working Committee be entrusted with the task of finding a new party president and it would not be correct for him to select his successor, also said he owes the country and his organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love. .............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

1, 2 July 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

1, 2 July 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for July 2019Daily 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 1, 2 July 2019 :
What is the full form of NEFT?
A. National Electronic Funds Transfer
B. National email Fund transfer
C. Neutral electronic fund transfer
D. None of these
Answer: A
Explanation: The full form of NIIF is National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) is an electronic funds transfer system maintained by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Started in November 2005, the setup was established and maintained by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT). NEFT enables bank customers in India to transfer funds between any two NEFT-enabled bank accounts on a one-to-one basis. Banks to incur zero cost for NEFT, RTGS transactions from July 1, 2019.

Name the bill passed by parliament, that allowed trusts to establish units in Special Economic Zone (SEZs) .
A. Special Economic Zones Bill, 2019
B. Special Economic Zones for Trusts Bill, 2019
C. Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019
D. Special Economic Zones (Updated) Bill, 2019
Answer: C
Explanation: The Parliament passed The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which became the first legislation to be passed by the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha. It will replace the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, which was promulgated in March 2019 and amends Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Act 2005.The new bill amends the definition of “person” under Section 2(v) of the SEZ Act 2005 to include ‘trusts’. SEZs Act, 2005, did not permit ‘trusts’ to set up units in SEZs.According to the law, an individual, a Hindu divided family, a company, co-operative society or a firm fall in the definition of a “person”.As on March 31, 2019, the investment in SEZs was over Rs 5 lakh crore and the employment was over 20 lakh in SEZs. Exports from SEZs was more than Rs 7 lakh crore.

Which Country has left membership of International Whaling Commission and resumed hunting whales?
A. China
B. USA
C. Japan
D. South Korea
Answer: C
Explanation: Japanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo’s controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission.

Veer Chotrani was in news recently, he is associated with which sport ?
A. Table Tennis
B. Tennis
C. Badminton
D. Squash
Answer: D
Explanation: Veer Chotrani became third Indian after he won 26th Asian junior Individual squash championship 2019 in the U-19 category at Macau, China. It was organized by Macau Squash Association. He beat another Indian seed Yash Fadte at final. Ravi Dixit and Vela Senthilkumar were the earlier Asian junior Individual squash champions from India.In the girls’ U-15 final, India’s Yuvna Gupta settled for silver after she lost to Aira Binti Azman of Malaysia.

Which state government approved amendment in the Factory Act of 1948 to allow women for working in the night shift?
A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Goa
C. Punjab
D. Tamil Nadu
Answer: B
Explanation: Now women can work in the night shifts in Goa. This is an important step in the direction of the Goa government towards empowerment of women. It is administered by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, by Directorate of Factory Counseling Services and Labor Institute.

Who has won the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix?
A. Lewis Hamilton
B. Sebastian Vettel
C. Max Verstappen
D. Valtteri Bottas
Answer: C
Explanation: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (Belgium) beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and won the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes Valtteri Bottas who met continuous wins finishes with third and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel became fourth.Five-times world champion, Mercedes Lewis Hamilton finished with fifth place............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK