Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 29 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 29 July 2017
Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to China for non-military use. China has acquired another port in the Indian Ocean. This time, the port is not very far from the tip of the Indian peninsula. Sri Lanka has leased one of its ports as it struggled to repay Chinese loan.
Jhulan Goswami and Subrata Bhattacharya felicitated by Mohun Bagan. Debabrata Das was honoured with the Best Cricket Player of the Year award.
Punjab launches flagship ‘care companion programme’ scheme. The Punjab health minister Brahm Mohindra launched a flagship care companion health scheme. The main aim is to improve patient outcomes through better family engagement and education.
Floods kill 120 in Gujarat, with industry, cotton hit. Widespread flooding in Gujarat has killed more than 120 people and paralysed infrastructure, officials said on Friday, with tens of thousands of cotton farmers also suffering heavy damage.
Indian-Origin Woman Gives Birth To First Digitally Monitored Twins In UK. An Indian-origin woman has become the world’s first mother to give birth to twins monitored in the womb using a potentially life-saving digital growth chart.
Bengaluru ranks 40 among top 50 cities for women entrepreneurs. Bengaluru has ranked 40 out of 50 cities on Women Entrepreneur (WE) Cities Index 2017 study released by Dell. It is the only other Indian city in the top 50 list is Delhi at the 49th position. Singapore was at the 8th spot the only city from Asia Pacific and Japan region.
International Tiger Day 2017 observed. The seventh annual Global Tiger Day was celebrated in various ways around the world. Local events have been organized in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India as well as non-tiger-range countries such as England and the United States.
Apple is removing VPN services from China App Store – providers. Apple Inc is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, VPN service providers said on Saturday, accusing the U.S. tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing to comply with stringent cyberspace regulations.
HS Prannoy got 17th spot in BWF Rankings. Indian shuttler HS Prannoy got the 17th position in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World rankings. Ajay Jayaram is ranked 16th, while B Sai Praneeth is 19th place recently. Another Indian shuttler Sameer Verma climbed four places from 32 to 28 and became the fourth Indian to qualify for the World Championship.
Shahid Abbasi to be interim Pakistan PM, will later hand over reins to Shahbaz Sharif. Former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be appointed as interim prime minister of Pakistan until Shahbaz Sharif, the brother of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, can be elected to parliament and take over as PM.
Union Government launches Sagar Vani to alert coastal community. This Integrated Information Dissemination System (IDS) was developed by ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).
Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket. Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket. Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket Simorgh into space recently. The launch of a “Simorgh” rocket that is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds). “Simorgh” means “phoenix” in Farsi. It took place at the Imam Khomeini National Space Station in Semnan, 220 kilometres (138 miles) east of Tehran.
Nitish Kumar’s New Bihar Cabinet Takes Oath After Trust Vote Success. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today formed his cabinet with 27 ministers — 14 from the JD (U), 12 from the BJP and one from the LJP– a day after winning the trust vote.
Sjostrom breaks women’s 50 metres freestyle world record. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom set a world record of 23.67 seconds in the women’s 50 metres freestyle at the world swimming championships on Saturday.
NPCI gets RBI nod to operate Bharat Bill Payment System. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has received final nod from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to function as the Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU) and operate the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS).
Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SHARE Sri Lanka Navy welcomes advanced offshore patrol vessel from Goa shipyard. Upon its arrival at the Colombo port, the brand new vessel that is expected to join the SLN fleet, was warmly received by the Navy in compliance with naval traditions.
Muntra, country’s first unmanned tank, rolls out from the Chennai lab. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an unmanned, remotely operated tank which has three variants – surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and bio threats. It is called Muntra.
Former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar conferred with Japanese honour. Former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar was conferred with the Japan’s imperial decoration ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award for his contribution to fostering Japan-India ties.
“Most relaxed” hot air balloons lay back over Italy’s wine valley. Around 30 hot air balloons took to the skies in Italy on Saturday as part of what organisers refer to as the “most relaxed” event on the international ballooning calendar.
Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz Sharif to be Pakistan’s new prime minister. Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz Sharif is the current chief minister of Punjab province in Pakistan.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up Supervisory Colleges for six Scheduled Commercial Banks which have a sizeable international presence: – State Bank of India, ICICI Bank Ltd., Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank Ltd. and Punjab National Bank.
PCB to sue BCCI in ICC over not playing bilateral series. BCCI and PCB had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to play bilateral series of which four were going to be Pakistan’s home series.
Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet reunite after 20 years; Twitter bursts with iceberg jokes. As the magical movie completes two decades this year, the lead pair — Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet — reunited and made a million hearts skip a beat. There is also buzz that to celebrate the 20 years of the film, filmmaker James Cameron is making a documentary about it.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 29, 2017
1. Which city topped in the list of Women Entrepreneur (WE) Cities Index 2017 study released by Dell ?
A) New York
C) George Town
2. Which state government has launched its flagship health scheme “Care Companion Programme (CCP)”?
B) Uttar Pradesh
3. Who of the following will succeed Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan after his resignation from the post?
A) Shehbaz Sharif
B) Hamaz Shehbaz Sharif
C) Rana Sanaullah
D) None of the above
4. How many new Institutes of Ayurveda established by the Government which offers undergraduate and postgraduate and fellowship programme?
5. Who ranked 16th in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World rankings?
A) Suresh Yadav
B) Ajay Jayaram
C) Naveen Singh
D) Nithish Kumar
6. Which state prisons department has proposed to accommodate prisoners from overcrowded prisons in India?
C) Madhya Pradesh
7. Who of the following was recently conferred the Mohun Bagan Ratna 2017?
A) Climax Lawrence
B) Goshtha Pal
C) Subrata Bhattacharya
D) Sunil Chhetri
8. The Amendment Bill which is passed in Rajya Sabha is?
A) Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill
B) The Union Territory and service Bill
C) The payment of Wages Bill
D) Specified Bank notes Bill
9. Which day is celebrated as International Tiger Day across the world ?
A) July 29
B) June 16
C) March 15
D) May 6
10. Which country is not taking part in the 7th edition of SAARC Artists Camp and Exhibition of Paintings?
B) Sri Lanka
1. A) New York
2. A) Punjab
3. A) Shehbaz Sharif
4. B) 2
5. B) Ajay Jayaram
6. B) Telangana
7. C) Subrata Bhattacharya
8. A) Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill
9. A) July 29
10. D) Afghanistan