Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 28 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 28 July 2017
Ajay Singh wins bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships. India’s Ajay Singh has won bronze medal in the 2017 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships held at Kathmandu, Nepal. He got third place in 77 kgs men’s junior category by lifting 143 kgs in snatch and 172 kgs in clean and jerk.
Bolivian President declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank and IMF. The socialist leader published his comments following a meeting with his peers at a gathering in Argentina of the Mercosur, a sub-regional economic bloc.
World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28. World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. The Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’
BRICS nations sign Taxation Cooperation Memorandum. ax authorities of the BRICS- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have signed BRICS Taxation Cooperation Memorandum to establish a mechanism for taxation cooperation.
No immediate arrest under dowry harassment law: Supreme Court. The court held that arrests in dowry harassment cases, where the maximum punishment is up to 7 years in jail, cannot be made on a belief that the accused may have committed the offence.
National Centre for Seismology launches ‘India Quake’ – An App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination. Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change Dr Harshvardhan launched an app “India Quake” on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi. National Centre for Seismology (NCS) operates a national seismological network with 84 stations. These stations are connected to NCS headquarter through VSAT for real time data communication.
NITI Aayog clears six proposals for high-tech public transport. The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has approved 6 transport proposals of the transport ministry exploring options to improve public transport. It includes high-tech mass rapid transportation technologies such as metrino, hyperloop, pod taxis, stadler buses, hybrid buses and freight rail road.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos briefly overtakes Gates to become world’s richest person. Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest person for a brief while, overtaking Microsoft founder Bill Gates. His net worth topped $90.5 billion on the morning of 27 July.
BSE signs Cooperation agreement with Egyptian Exchange. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) joined hands with Egyptian Exchange (EGX) for cooperation in exchange of information across business areas. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) further complements EGXs strategy to cooperate with global exchanges beyond its traditional markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Scientists for first time edit genes of human embryos. Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University, US for first time have successfully edited genes of human embryos to correct defective DNA that cause inherited diseases.
PM Modi inaugurates Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial in Rameswaram. In addition, the Prime Minister flagged off the Kalam Sandesh Vahini, an exhibition bus which shall travel across various States of the country and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 15 October 2017, which marks the birth anniversary of the former President.
Indonesia to host AFC U-19 Championship. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competition Committee awarded Indonesia the hosting of the AFC Under-19 Championship 2018. The AFC U-19 championship is scheduled to be held from 18 October to 4 November 2018.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned from his post after the Supreme Court disqualified him in the Panama Papers case. This is the third time Nawaz Sharif has been unable to complete his term in the chief executive’s office.
Iran successfully launches rocket designed to carry satellites. Iran has successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket called ‘Simorgh’ into space. The development marks a significant step forward for the Islamic Republic’s young space program.
Australia sends its first Uranium Shipment to India. Australia has sent its first uranium shipment to India for testing purposes ahead of possible commercial sales. It has played a reliable long-term role in supplying India’s growing energy needs.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 28, 2017
1. India’s first bullet train project “MAHSR” will be built with the help of which country?
2. Which day is observed on July 28 across the world ?
A) World Health Day
B) World Peace Day
C) World Hepatitis Day
D) International Day for Women
3. Which of the following Olympic medallists was recently appointed as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh Government?
A) PV Sindhu
B) Sushil Kumar
C) Saina Nehwal
D) Abhinav Bindra
4. Amazon India has announced its second Fulfilment Centre in __________.
C) West Bengal
D) Uttar Pradesh
5. Which metro will launch India’s first mobile ticketing system?
A) Kolkata Metro
B) Mumbai Metro
C) Chennai Metro
D) Lucknow Metro
6. Who won bronze in 69 kgs women youth category ?
A) Nirupama Devi
C) Nirmala Singh
D) Anitha Rao
7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in which of the following towns in Tamil Nadu?
8. This country will host AFC U-19 Championship.
9. Which Indian bank has acquired Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge?
A) ICICI Bank
B) HDFC Bank
C) Axis Bank
D) State Bank of India
10. Which app was launched by the National Centre for Seismology ?
A) ‘India Quake’
B) My BSNL app
C) My JIO app
D) Urban Jyoti Abhiyan Mobile app
1. B) Japan
2. C) World Hepatitis Day
3. A) PV Sindhu
4. D) Uttar Pradesh
5. B) Mumbai Metro
6. A) Nirupama Devi
7. D) Rameswaram
8. B) Indonesia
9. C) Axis Bank
10. D) Urban Jyoti Abhiyan Mobile app