Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 3 July 2017 – News Headlines

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Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 3 July 2017 – News Headlines

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

 

Current Affairs and News Headlines – 3 July 2017

 

Scientists from Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany have developed the world’s sharpest laser with record-breaking precision.

 

President Bashar Assad appears on Syrian Lira for first time. The Syrian Central Bank has put into circulation a new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) banknote with the face of country’s current President Bashar Assad.

 

Supreme Court Refuses Urgent Hearing To Justice CS Karnan Seeking Bail. Justice Karnan, who was arrested on June 20 in pursuance of the Supreme court’s judgement awarding him six-month jail term for contempt of court.

 

Scientists Discover Key Indicators to Diagnose Autism Early. A new study, led by researchers from the University ofTexas Southwestern Medical Center, has found a novel way to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its early stage.

 

Writer Preeti Shenoy bags Indian of the Year Award. Shenoy was awarded by Brands Academy, one of the most reputed branding companies in India.

 

The Assam government is going to raise a new Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) for better protection of the one-horned rhinos in Assam.

 

IGNOU Announces Course Fee Waiver For Transgender Students. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announced exemption of fees for its transgender students of all programmes.

 

Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, IPS officer from Telangana was conferred with the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the Unites States Department of State. He is third IPS officer to get this honour.

 

Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island’s landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.

 

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin admits to carrying out terror attacks in India over Kashmir.

 

Four-time FIFA World Cup winner Germany won maiden FIFA Confederation Cup Football title by defeating Copa America Champion Chile by 1-0 goals in the final match held at St Petersburg, Russia.

 

Rajkiran Rai G as New Chief of Union Bank of India, Melwyn Rego as New Chief of Syndicate Bank. 03 July 2017 Current Affairs: Rajkiran Rai G has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of Union Bank of India for three years by the government.

 

A New Planet Is Found, Or At Least We Hope So. According to research, the new planet does not have a name yet. Nobody has seen Planet 9 yet, even with the most powerful telescopes but there is a field of suspects.

 

Tamil Nadu: 1,000 cinema halls shut in protest against 58 per cent tax after GST. Over 1,000 cinemas in Tamil Nadu are holding an indefinite strike from today in protest against local tax of 30 per cent in addition to 28 per cent GST.

 

The United States has lifted a ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on Etihad Airways flights from its base in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

 

India Gives Iran $11 Billion ‘Best Offer’ To Develop Giant Gas Field. As India, the world’s fourth-largest LNG buyer, seeks to lock up gas resources to meet growing demand and spur the use of cleaner-burning fuels, Iran is emerging from sanctions that stifled investment in its energy sector.

 

J-K Governor NN Vohra wants to step down, writes to Centre to look for replacement. Reports said Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who will retire in August end, is likely to be Vohra’s replacement.

 

Wimbledon Championship: Google Doodle Celebrates The 140th Anniversary Of Wimbledon. Today’s Doodle marks the 140th year of the Wimbledon championships. Taking place at the All England Club in South West London since 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. This year the tennis tournament takes place from July 3 – July 16 2017.

 

Kerala says cheers again: 77 bars reopen under LDF govt’s new policy. The licenses of 77 bars along with three and four star hotels have been given permission to serve liquor again.

 

Now Pay Through App For Delhi Metro Travel. The Delhi Metro’s online payment service can be availed through any bank application and has been provided by HDFC Bank.

 

China’s attempt to launch the ‘Long March-5 Y2’ carrier rocket today failed after an anomaly was detected during its flight. This is the second launch of the heavyweight rocket, one of the most powerful in the world, and comes as a major setback to the Chinese space program.

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 3, 2017

 

1. Which country is hosting the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference?
A) Poland
B) United States
C) India
D) Germany

2. Largest Fresh water aquarium of India inaugurated in
A) Goa
B) Kerala
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Jharkhand

3. Which mobile application of Union health Ministry won the prestigious GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017 (AMO) for outstanding contribution to the UN’s sustainable development goals in Asia?
A) eLKP
B) eVIN
C) eJAM
D) eMAP

4. Sabita Chowdhury, the noted singer has passed away. She hailed from which state?
A) Odisha
B) West Bengal
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Maharashtra

5. Who becomes first Indian to win FIA F3 European Championship?
A) Narain Karthikeyan
B) Jehan Daruvala
C) Arjun Maini
D) Karun Chandhok

6. SIERRA ODC building was recognised as the world’s second highest ranking Green Building under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Where is the building located?
A) Chennai
B) Pune
C) Coimbatore
D) Lucknow

7. Which football team has won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup?
A) Mexico
B) Chile
C) Germany
D) Portugal

8. Recently, which state sets Guinness World Record by planting 6 crore Saplings in 12 hours?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Haryana
D) Bihar

9. Name the former Puducherry CPI legislator and freedom fighter who passed away recently.
A) TS Ramasamy
B) K Kamalakanna
C) J Krishna Rao
D) N Gurusamy

10. Which Indian personality has been bestowed with the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award?
A) R K Chowdhury
B) Debojyoti Misra
C) K S Mishra
D) Mahesh Bhagwat

Answers

 

1. A) Poland
2. D) Jharkhand
3. B) eVIN
4. B) West Bengal
5. B) Jehan Daruvala
6. C) Coimbatore
7. C) Germany
8. B) Madhya Pradesh
9. D) N Gurusamy
10. D) Mahesh Bhagwat

 

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