Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 18 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 18 July 2017
Kazan and Budapest to host 2022, 2024 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships. On the other hand, the Chinese city of Hangzhou is set to host the Short Course Swimming Championships in 2018, while Abu Dhabi will be the venue in 2020.
Reliance Industries market capitalisation hits Rs 5 lakh crore mark. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for the first time in its trading history has crossed Rs 5 lakh crore in market capitalisation. The market cap of RIL stood at Rs 5,04,458.09 on BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial on July 27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a memorial of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the latter’s birthplace in Rameswaram on July 27. He will be visiting Rameswaram on next Thursday to inaugurate the memorial. The National Memorial is being set up the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO)
DBT launched “Sohum” an innovative newborn hearing screening device. Sohum uses brainstem auditory evoked response, the gold standard in auditory testing to check for hearing response in a newborn.
Scientists develop 3D-printed soft silicone heart. Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland have developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart that closely resembles and functions like the human organ. It is not exact biological replica of the actual, but can help to save lives of people who suffer from cardiac failure. It can be also used as an artificial heart in cases when patient is awaiting a heart transplant.
Kolkata to host global business meet in November. The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in association with the West Bengal Government, will host Horasis Asia Meeting, a Global Business meeting, in the city in November. The two-day business meet, starting November 26, will focus on sustainable business practices in various areas, including power and energy.
Nelson Mandela International Day observed globally. Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on 18 July 2017 to commemorate the day the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, also the late President of the nation, was born.
Tata Motors unveils India’s first Bio-CNG bus. India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors has unveiled country’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus. The bus was rolled out at the Urja Utsav, bio-energy programme, organised by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Dal Lake hosted first ever ‘Culture of Cruise’, a weekly cultural programme organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Government aimed to bring artists from various fields on one stage.
Vice Presidential election 2017: Venkaiah Naidu named as NDA’s vice-presidential candidate. Naidu is pitted against Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was chosen by an alliance of 18 opposition parties, including Congress.
SBI launches ‘SBI Realty’ portal for home buyers. India’s largest commercial bank State Bank of India (SBI) launched SBI Realty, a dedicated portal that will help home buyers to choose flats from its 3,000 approved projects across the country.
Kargil International Marathon “Run for Sarhad” Concluded. The first ever Kargil International Marathon ‘Run for Sarhad’concluded with more than 800 runners from all over the world participating in the event. The marathon was organised by Sarhad Pune, Run Buddies, SEWAK, All Kargil Tour and Travel Association with support from LAHDC Kargil and Indian Army.
Smriti Irani replaces Venkaiah Naidu as Information and Broadcasting Minister. Naidu had resigned as the Union Minister on 16 July 2017 night after he was named by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its vice presidential candidate against Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition’s nominee.
UK’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to Home Affairs Select Committee. Britain’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill was elected to Home Affairs Select Committee in the UK Parliament. She will be one of 11 MPs on the cross-party home affairs committee.
Indian judokas won 3 medals in Asian Cadet Championships, Kyrgyzstan. India won three medals, including gold in the Asian Cadet Judo Championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Thangjam Tababi Devi of Manipur won the yellow metal for India in the girls below 44kg weight category. Haryana’s Simran won a bronze in the girl’s below 40kg division.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 18, 2017
1. Which month did the Kolkata to host global business meet ?
2. What is the name of the Marathon concluded with more than 800 runners?
A) Pune International Marathon
B) Vadadora International marathon
C) Bay of Fundy International Marathon
D) Kargil International Marathon
3. Who has been given additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B)?
A) Narendra Singh Tomar
B) Smriti Irani
C) Arun Jaitley
D) Prakash Javadekar
4. Which event did the Indian judokas won 3 medals recently ?
A) Rio Olympics
B) IBSA Judo Event
C) Summer olympics
D) Asian Cadet Championships, Kyrgyzstan
5. What is the theme of 2017 World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)?
A) Skills for Youth
B) Skills Development for Peace
C) Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment
D) Skills for the Future of Work
6. Who has won the 2017 under-15 girls Dutch Open Junior Squash Championship?
A) Yoshna Singh
B) Aishwarya Khubchandani
C) Ananya Dabke
D) Neha Chaudhary
7. July 18 is celebrated as the __________.
A) Nelson Mandela International Day
B) International day for Women
C) International Mother Language Day
D) International Day of Forests
8. The 2017 World Day for International Justice (WDIJ) is observed on which day?
A) July 18
B) July 16
C) July 15
D) July 17
9. Which leader is going to inaugurate the APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial on July 27 ?
A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
B) Shri Arun Jaitley
C) Shri Suresh Menon
D) Shri Prakash Javadekar
10. Which state launched the Culture of Cruise program to bring artists from various fields on one stage?
B) Jammu and Kashmir
1. B) November
2. D) Kargil International Marathon
3. B) Smriti Irani
4. D) Asian Cadet Championships, Kyrgyzstan
5. D) Skills for the Future of Work
6. C) Ananya Dabke
7. A) Nelson Mandela International Day
8. D) July 17
9. A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
10. B) Jammu and Kashmir