Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 27 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 27 July 2017
Scientists discover glow-in-the-dark shark in Pacific. Scientists have discovered new species of glow-in-the-dark shark living 1,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the northwestern Hawaiian islands.
Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister. After submitting his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Nitish Kumar told reporters outside Raj Bhawan that it has become difficult to run the Grand Alliance government in Bihar in the prevailing circumstances.
Axis Bank acquires FreeCharge for Rs. 385 crore. Axis Bank announced the acquisition of Snapdeal-owned mobile payments provider Freecharge in an all-cash deal worth Rs385 crore. It will get over 50 million customers of Freecharge along with its niche and patented technology and human resources. FreeCharge started as a recharge deal coupons platform before turning into a full-scale mobile wallet.
NASA jets for first time will chase solar eclipse. Scientists from NASA for first time are planning to chase the shadow of the moon using two of NASA’s WB-57F research jets during the upcoming total solar eclipse in US. The purpose of the chase is to capture the clearest ever images of the Sun’s outer atmosphere.
Somdev Devvarman to head Centre of Excellence at DLTA. Somdev Devvarman, former professional Indian tennis player has been roped in to lead a Centre of Excellence at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA).
Uttarakhand records second highest tiger count in India. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat confirmed that The count of tigers in Uttarakhand shot up 242 with an increase of 63 big cats in the year 2017. 11 cubs were also found in the two tiger reserves, the Corbett Tiger Reserve and the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.
CAC adopts Codex standards for three spices. The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted three Codex standards for black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme. It is for first time pepper, cumin and thyme, spices will have such universal standards.
Union Cabinet approves revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme. As per the changes, the investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to 4 kilogramme for individuals, 4 kilogramme for Hindu Undivided Family and 20 kilogramme for Trusts and similar entities notified by the Government from time to time.
The Union Cabinet approved the Labour Code on Wages Bill which will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating existing labour related laws. The Labour Code on Wages Bill consolidates the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
2017 BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting held in Chongqing. BRICS countries-Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa have agreed to work together to ensure stable employment and better quality of life for their people.
N Dharam Singh, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, passes away. Singh had served as the 17th Chief Minister of Karnataka. He headed the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government from May 2004 to February 2006.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration jets for first time will chase solar Eclipse. Scientists from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first time are planning to chase the shadow of the moon using two of NASA’s WB-57F research jets during the upcoming total solar eclipse in the United States.
Scientists develop new software that can crate 3D models from 2D photographs. Scientists including one of Indian origin have developed new artificial intelligence (AI) software called SurfNet that can create three dimensional (3D) models from 2D photographs.
Trump bans Transgender individuals from serving in US Military. Donald Trump has revoked former President Barack Obama’s policy on creating a more inclusive military by barring transgender people from serving in US military.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial in Rameswaram. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the former President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on the second death anniversary of the former President.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 27, 2017
1. Which of the following countries will host the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship?
B) South Korea
2. Which country is hosting the 2017 BRICS National Security Advisors (NSAs) meeting?
B) South Africa
3. Whose memorial was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently ?
A) Dr. Ambedkar memorial
B) Dr. Bashveshwara Memorial
C) Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial
D) Dr Sardar Vallabhai patel Memorial
4. Which country has recently Declared ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank And IMF?
5. Renowned politician N Dharam Singh recently passed away in Bengaluru. He had served as the Chief Minister of which of the following states?
D) Himachal Pradesh
6. Which high court has made National song ‘Vande Mataram’ mandatory in Tamil Nadu schools?
A) Madras High Court
B) Delhi High Court
C) Bombay High Court
D) Kerala High Court
7. Which state records second highest tiger count in India ?
B) Tamil Nadu
8. Which country has been planning to chase the shadow of the moon using two of NASA’s WB-57F research jets during the upcoming total solar eclipse?
9. The Codex Alimentarius Commission recently adopted three Codex standards for three spices. Which of the following is NOT included in the list?
A) Black Pepper
10. Where is the headquarters of Dredging Corporation of India Limited?
B) New Delhi
1. C) Indonesia
2. C) China
3. C) Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial
4. D) Bolivia
5. A) Karnataka
6. A) Madras High Court
7. D) Uttarkhand
8. A) USA
9. D) Asafoetida
10. D) Visakhapatnam