Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 25 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 25 July 2017
Walmart India appoints Devendra Chawla as Chief Operating Officer. Walmart India made former Chief executive Officer (CEO) of Future Consumer Devendra Chawla as its Chief Operating Officer. Walmart India owns and operates 21 best price modern wholesale stores in nine states across India. He will join as COO Merchandising, Marketing and Omni-channel function at Walmart India.
Government launches Aarambh mobile app for road maintenance. The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads.
Mithali Raj named Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team. She was at her best in the quarter-final against New Zealand in Derby when she scored 109 to enter into the semifinals with a 186-run victory.
Union Parliament passes the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill. The Union Parliament Parliament passed The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework for consolidation of related laws to replace the age old archaic laws with modern Indian legislation and to confer admiralty jurisdiction on all High Courts of the coastal states of the country.
Renowned academic Professor Yash Pal passes away. Globally renowned physicist, academic and higher education reformer Professor Yash Pal passed away in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. He was 90. He was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. He was also one of the leading science communicators in India.
World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland. The manufacturer of the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm is Statoil, which says that output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones.
Mithali Raj named Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup team. India skipper Mithali Raj was chosen as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council. The 34-year-old Indian was selected as captain after she led India to the final of the just-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup. England Women Team has won the ICC World Cup 2017 by defeating India.
FSSAI bans stapler pins in tea bags from January 2018. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has banned the use of stapler pins in tea bags from January 2018. FSSAI ban order issued under Section (15) FSS Act, 2006 has deemed that any loose staple pin consumed inadvertently with tea may cause a serious health hazard.
India finishes 7th in Youth Commonwealth Games with 11 medals. The Indian contingent finished an impressive seventh in the recently-concluded 6th Youth Commonwealth Games with a total tally of 11 medals across three disciplines.
Ram Nath Kovind sworn as Country’s 14th President. Mr Ram Nath Kovind took charge as the 14th President of India. He will be administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of India Justice J S Khehar at a special function in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Human antibodies produced in lab for first time. Scientists for the first time have produced human antibodies in the laboratory. They have developed revolutionary technique which can help in rapid development of new vaccines to treat a wide range of infectious diseases.
World’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot in Turkey. The site depicts the era of the Hittites, an ancient civilisation and empire that is believed to have existed in the north-central Anatolian region.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 25, 2017
1. Which company appointed Devendra Chawla as Chief Operating Officer recently?
C) Walmart India
D) Go Daddy
2. Which country to host the men’s World Boxing Championship in 2021?
3. The Union Government recently launched which of the following mobile apps for maintenance of rural roads?
D) Garv Grameen
4. Which scheme was carried out in order to supply the 13,872 villages to be electrified?
A) Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
B) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
C) National Food Security Mission
D) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
5. With Which organisation Uttarakhand Government signs agreement on aviation development ?
A) Airport Authority of India
B) Central Pollution Control Board
C) Directorate of Forest Education
D) Central Pollution Control Board
6. Mervyn Rose, the well-known tennis player passed away. He hailed from which country?
B) United States
7. A Delhi-based start-up has launched an app to assist people with disabilities to find accessible places. What is the app called?
B) Be My Eyes
C) Virtual Voice
D) Travel Buddy
8. What is the name of the India boxer who clinched a gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas?
A) Shiva Thapa
B) Akhil Kumar
C) Sachin Siwach
D) Devendro Singh
9. Who is named Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup team ?
A) Mithali Raj
B) Karu Jain
D) Pramila Bhatt
10. Which metro will become the India’s first metro to have its own FM radio station?
A) Kolkata Metro
B) Lucknow Metro
C) Delhi Metro
D) Nagpur Metro
1. C) Walmart India
2. A) India
3. A) Aarambh
4. D) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
5. A) Airport Authority of India
6. D) Australia
7. A) BillionAbles
8. C) Sachin Siwach
9. A) Mithali Raj
10. B) Lucknow Metro