Monthly Current Affairs Quiz - July, 2017
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1. Avani Lekhara is associated with which sports?
Correct Answer: C [Shooting]
Recently, para shooter Avani Lekhara (15) from India shot a junior world record 244.4 in the women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 event (R2) to won the silver medal at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain, UAE. Beside this, para shooter Pooja Agarwal shot 228.4 in the final of the women’s 10m air pistol SH1 event (P2) to won a silver medal at the tournament. Notably, both Indian shooters were making their international debuts at the competition.
2. India has recently donated how much amount to UN Peace Building Fund (PBF)?
[A] $4 Lakh
[B] $5 Lakh
[C] $6 Lakh
[D] $8 Lakh
Correct Answer: B [$5 Lakh]
India has recently contributed $500,000 to the UN Peace building Fund (PBF) to boost efforts of United Nations for building and sustaining peace across the world. India has been a Member of the UN Peace Building Commission (PBC) since its inception in December 2005 and has so far contributed $5 million to the Peacebuilding Fund. The fresh contribution of $5 Lakh to the fund will be effected over the coming days. The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict affected countries and is a key addition to the capacity of the International Community in the broad peace agenda.
3. Who has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India?
[A] P J Thomas
[B] M N Krishnamani
[C] K K Venugopal
[D] Rohington Nariman
Correct Answer: C [K K Venugopal]
Kottayan Katankot Venugopal (86), a noted constitutional expert and senior advocate, has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India with effect from June 30, 2017 and shall have a tenure of 3 years. He succeeded Mukul Rohatgi. Venugopal has become a law officer for the 2nd time after being an Additional Solicitor General during the Morarji Desai government during the seventies. He is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. The Attorney General for India is the Indian government’s chief legal advisor and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution and holds office during the pleasure of the President.
4. Which of the following Indian American personalities will be honoured with the 2017 “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award?
[A] Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy
[B] Sunder Pichai and Hari Sreenivasan
[C] Bharati Mukherjee and Vikram Malhotra
[D] Satya Narayan and Vikram Murthy
Correct Answer: A [Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy]
Two Indian-Americans, Adobe Chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will be honoured with the prestigious 2017 Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award on US’s Independence Day on July 4, 2017. They are among 38 immigrants to be honoured this year for their role in helping advance the country’s society, culture and economy. Among other honorees include Canadian-origin social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, who has been awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, PayPal cofounder of Ukrainian origin Max Levchin, Iranian-origin philanthropist and entrepreneur Hushang Ansary.
5. Simone Veil, the iconic European feminist politician passed away. She hailed from which country?
Correct Answer: B [France]
Simone Veil (89), the iconic European feminist politician, has passed away on June 30, 2017 in Paris, France. Veil played a leading role in legalizing contraception and abortion in France. She was the first female President of the European parliament since the Parliament was created in 1952.
6. Sabita Chowdhury, the noted singer has passed away. She hailed from which state?
[B] West Bengal
[C] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [West Bengal]
Sabita Chowdhury (72), the well-known singer, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on June 29, 2017. She was wife of legendary composer Salil Chowdhury. Some of her famous songs are Oi jhilmil jhauer boney, Jaare jaa jaa mono paakhi, Jhilmil jhilmil opaarero monjil and Du chokhey aashaar nodi chhalachhal.
7. Who has become the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong?
[A] Woo Kwok Tsang
[B] Lili Voga
[C] Carrie Lam
[D] Chang Yuet-ngor
Correct Answer: C [Carrie Lam ]
Carrie Lam has become the first woman chief executive of Hong Kong on July 1, 2017 after winning the 2017 Chief Executive election. She is known as a tough and effective enforcer. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong (CE) is the highest office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Hong Kong is a special administration region of China, which rules it under the “one country, two systems” principle. Under the system, Hong Kong enjoys a degree of autonomy and rights not seen in the mainland.
8. India’s tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower will be operational at which airport?
[A] Srinagar International Airport
[B] Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport
[C] Indira Gandhi International Airport
[D] Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Correct Answer: C [Indira Gandhi International Airport]
India’s tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower has installed at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi. The new 101.9m ATC tower has built at a cost of Rs 350 and is likely to start operations by December 2017. Once ready, it will be the 7th tallest ATC tower in the world. The new ATC tower will have 21 controller positions with a 360 degree view at the visual control room and 12 ground controllers at the operational level. Also, this is for the first time in the country that Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) technology will be used to increase the comfort of occupants and reduce building sway.
9. The 2017 International Plastic Bag Free Day (IPBFD) is observed on which date?
[A] July 2
[B] July 3
[C] July 4
[D] July 5
Correct Answer: B [July 3]
The International Plastic Bag Free Day (IPBFD) is observed every year on July 3 to highlight the need to phase-out plastic bags and to promote organic reusable bags. The day signifies the ability for the world to come together and create an environment that is plastic free and educating individuals about current alternatives to plastics and other wastes.
10. Which Indian NGO has won the 2017 UNDP Equator Prize for sustainable farming model?
[A] Save Life Foundation (SLF)
[B] Akanksha Public Charitable Trust (APCT)
[C] Child Rights and You (CRY)
[D] Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP)
Correct Answer: D [Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP)]
Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), a Pune-based NGO, has won the 2017 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Equator Prize for its women led climate resilient agro-ecological farming model and innovative solutions in climate resilient farming in the Marathwada region of India. The SSP is one of the 15 winners of Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP. The SSP has empowered 72,000 women in the drought-prone state of Maharashtra to act as agricultural decision-makers, improving their health, food security, and economic well-being.
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