Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 21 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 21 July 2017
Qatar issues decree to amend law on combating terrorism. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has issued a decree amending some provisions of its anti-terror law. The decree includes the definition of terms including terrorist, terrorist acts and financing of terrorism.
Indian Navy’s second LCU Mark IV L52 ship launched by GRSE. Indian Navy’s second LCU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally launched in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) signs MoU for Master Plan 2041. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) for the preparation of Master Plan for Delhi 2041 as an enabling strategic plan and other related policies which would be the guiding framework for the planning and growth of the city.
Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana for poors: Interest free loans on e-rickshaws, three-wheelers. The sub-scheme will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area.
Government releases National Trade Facilitation Action Plan. The Union Government released the 76 point National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP). It was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.
Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the JioPhone – “digital independence” to all Indians. Some Guidelines are given in order to get JioPhone for free. The one-time deposit amount Rs 1,500 is needed which will be refunded to its customers after 3 years on returning the phone. This means the phone will be available at an effective price of zero.
Neil Armstrong Moon Bag sold for USD 1.8 million in New York. The auction was organised by Sotheby’s auction house. Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.
India, Japan civil nuclear deal comes into force. The landmark India-Japan civil nuclear agreement came into force. In this regard, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar exchanged the diplomatic notes with the Japanese envoy to India to formalise the completion of the process.
SEBI signs agreement with ESMA for information exchange on CCPs. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies. Bennington apparently hanged himself, which lead to his death.
First meeting of Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council held in New Delhi. The first meeting of the newly formed Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council (IMAC) was held in New Delhi. It was chaired by Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
Union Ministry of Rural Development to launch Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana. The Ministry of Rural Development will launch a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) which will be named as “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AEGY)”
Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end. The Government of Chhattisgarh has set a target of planting over eight Cr plant saplings by the end of August 2017.
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri. India’s first dedicated space observatory AstroSat along with other space and earth-based observatories have detected a massive coronal explosion on Proxima Centauri, sun’s closest star neighbour.
President Pranab Mukkerjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bicentenary (200th) celebration of Paika Rebellion (1817) of Odisha organised by the Union Ministry of Culture in New Delhi.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 21, 2017
1. Which country joined with Japan civil nuclear deal comes into force recently ?
2. Which new pension scheme has been launched by the Union Government for the senior citizens?
A) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)
B) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Varun Yojana (PMVVY)
C) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vradh Yojana (PMVVY)
D) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vaman Yojana (PMVVY)
3. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated the state’s longest bridge to the nation and named it after which personality?
A) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
B) Rabindranath Tagore
C) Mahatma Gandhi
D) Jawaharlal Nehru
4. Which bank offers a personal loans for their customer at ATMs?
5. What is the name of the app which was introduced by the Google recently for businesses ?
B) Linked In
C) Naukiri app
D) Times job
6. Which State Civil Secretariat has become the India’s first secretariat to be fully under wireless coverage?
B) Arunachal Pradesh
7. According to Forbes Middle East, who topped a poll of the most powerful Arab women in government 2017?
A) Sahar Nasr
B) Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
C) Lina Ennab
D) Salma Rekik
8. Which state has announced to set up 60 new Primary Health Centers in the rural areas of the state?
A) Himachal Pradesh
9. Who signed agreement with the ESMA for information exchange on CCPs ?
A) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
B) National Institute of Technology
C) Tata Steels Authority
D) Lakshmi Ceramics
10. Which state to host the 5th North East Connectivity Summit-2018?
C) Arunachal Pradesh
1. A) India
2. A ) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)
3. A) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
4. B) ICICI
5. D) Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana
6. B) Arunachal Pradesh
7. B) Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
8. C) Gujarat
9. A) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
10. C) Arunachal Pradesh