Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 22 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 22 July 2017
Pranab Mukharjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion of Odisha. The Paikas rose in rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu and, projecting Lord Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity.
Karamjyoti Dala wins bronze medal at World Para Athletics. India’s Karamjyoti Dalal has won bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Championships 2017 in the discus-throw. In the women’s F55 category of discus-throw, she managed a throw of 19.02 m.
Mayak satellite may be third brightest object in sky after Sun and Moon. Mayak satellite is the third brightest object in the sky only after the Sun and the Moon. The satellites that were launched included an Earth observation Kanopus-V-IK satellite, the main payload, and 72 smallsats. Mayak means beacon in English, is a standard cubesat that has been developed by Moscow Polytechnic University (MAMU).
DDA signs MoU with NIUA for preparing Delhi Master Plan 2041. The Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2041 will be an enabling strategic plan which would be the guiding framework of the planning and growth of Delhi till 2041.
Government launches Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana for senior citizens. The Union Finance Ministry has launched Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens aged 60 years and above.
Vijay Goel, Nitin Gadkari flag off 10th ‘Slum Yuva Daud.’ Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today flagged off the 10th Slum Yuva Daud at Khichripur in New Delhi. Thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichripur and ended at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium, Trilokpuri.
Punjab Government releases 90 lakh for construction of modern cattle pond. The Punjab Government has released Rs. 90 lakh for the construction of an ultra-modern cattle pond at a village called Kanian Kalan in Jalandhar district.
Lok Sabha passes The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Lok Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009 to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.
Anil Kumar Raturi appointed the new Director General of Police of Uttarakhand. He will replace DGP MA Ganapathy, who will join as additional director general of police (ADG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri. The massive coronal explosion has sent out powerful solar flare having energy of 10-raised-to-30 ergs, about 100 times a typical solar flare.
Government to launch Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana. The Union Ministry of Rural Development will launch Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), a sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay appointed Joint Secretary in PMO. Senior diplomat and External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved Bagley’s appointment to the post for three years.
Eurofins Scientific to acquire Tata’s Advinus Therapeutics. As per Tata Industries, Advinus’ expertise complements Eurofins contract research, development and manufacturing (CDMO) capabilities.
Castor plant can reduce soil pollution: Study. According to study conducted by researchers from University of Hyderabad, Castor bean plants can prove useful in fighting soil pollution. It was found that these plants can absorb toxic heavy metals from soil from these polluted areas due to industrial pollution.
Kerala to host literary festival with ‘Tolerance’ as theme. Kerala will be hosting the fifth edition of South India Writers Ensemble (SIWE) at Chengannur, a town in Kerala’s coastal Alappuzha district. The core theme of the festival this year is ‘tolerance’
Supreme Court asks Centre & states not to protect any kind of vigilantism. The apex court’s direction came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned a spate of violence across India linked to the cow, saying killing in the name of cow worship was not acceptable.
India to host 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space. India will host Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, the world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues in New Delhi in November 2017.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited hands over 2nd LCU Mark IV vessel to Indian Navy. The second of the eight Mark IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels was formally handed over to the Indian Navy at a ceremony in Kolkata. It is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata.
Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary of US White House. Following his resignation, Spicer’s top deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders was appointed as Press Secretary.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 22, 2017
1. Which country to host 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)-2017?
C) South Korea
2. What is the name of the satellite which is the third brightest object in the world ?
B) Brahmos – II
C) Agni – III
D) Mayak satellite
3. The Union Cabinet approved the Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 for extending the Central GST to which state?
A) Jammu and Kashmir
B) Arunachal Pradesh
C) West Bengal
4. Which state to host 5th South India Writers Ensemble (SIWE) literary festival?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Tamil Nadu
5. Who has been appointed as secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind?
A) Sanjay Kothari
B) Pankaj Kumar
C) Ashok Malik
D) Gopal Mudaliar
6. What event was flagged off by the Union Ministers Vijay Goel, Nitin Gadkari ?
A) 10th ‘Slum Yuva Daud’
B) The National Capital Authority function
C) National Hotel Functions
D) National Instruments Functions
7. Who was nominated by the President Donald Trump as the US ambassador to Afghanistan?
A) Larry Pressler
B) Richard Verma
C) John R Bass
D) William H Hornibook
8. How many Indian companies are ranked in the Fortune 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations in terms of revenue?
9. Who has been appointed as the first female President of the Supreme Court (SC) in United Kingdom (UK)?
A) Mary Wortley Montagu
B) Nell Gwyn
C) Brenda Marjorie Hale
D) Jane Austen
10. Who is the new DGP of Uttarakhand?
A) Anil Kumar Raturi
B) Suresh kumar
C) Nikhil Raj
D) Vijay Raj
1. D) India
2. D) Mayak satellite
3. A) Jammu and Kashmir
4. D) Kerala
5. A ) Sanjay Kothari
6. A) 10th ‘Slum Yuva Daud’
7. C) John R Bass
8. A) 7
9. C) Brenda Marjorie Hale
10. A) Anil Kumar Raturi