Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 4 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 4 July 2017
India Test Fires Quick Reaction Missile From Odisha Coast. India on Monday successfully test-fired an indigenously developed short range and Quick Reaction Surface to Air missile (QRSAM) from Chandipur along the Odisha coast.
Law Commission recommends compulsory registration of marriages, defaulters to be fined. The Law commission of India recommended the compulsory registration of marriage in its 270th Report called ‘Compulsory Registration of Marriages’ submitted to the Government.
North Korea Claims Major Breakthrough With First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test. North Korea said Tuesday it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland United States.
Natarajan Chandrasekaran named Chairman of Tata Global Beverages. The TGBL board approved the “appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as an additional director and as chairman of the board of the company in place of Harish Bhat who expressed a desire to step down as chairman.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves For 3 Day Israel Visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for Israel, the first visit by an Indian prime minister to the Jewish nation, where he will discuss with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu the common challenges like terrorism and ways to boost economic ties.
NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will work as a planetary defence mechanism against potential cosmic body impacts in the future.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju’s chopper makes emergency landing. A helicopter carrying Union minister Kiren Rijiju made an emergency landing in Arunachal Pradesh’s capital Itanagar on Tuesday due to inclement weather.
NMCE, ICEX to merge to create India’s third biggest commodity exchange. National Multi Commodity Exchange (NMCE), India’s first demutualised online national multi-commodities exchange will merge with Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX).
Indian-Americans Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy to be honoured with Great Immigrants Award. Among other honourees include Canadian-origin social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, who has been awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, PayPal cofounder of Ukrainian origin Max Levchin, Iranian-origin philanthropist and entrepreneur Hushang Ansary.
India successfully test-fired its developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile (QR-SAM).
MRP of goods under GST: Govt announces rules, warns companies. The government on Tuesday announced rules regarding MRP or maximum retail price for goods under the GST (goods and services tax) regime that was rolled out at the midnight of Friday and Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a photo book titled “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman”, at an event in Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Manipur government declares flood situation a ‘State Calamity.’ An emergency review meeting held to assess the flood situation in Manipur has decided to declare the present disaster as a ‘State Calamity. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The Centre and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 220 million dollar loan for improving connectivity as well as transport efficiency and safety on State Highways of Rajasthan.
Achal Kumar Joti is next Chief Election Commissioner of India. The Ministry of Law announced Joti’s appointment and said he will take charge as the CEC on July 6, when incumbent Nasim Zaidi retires.
Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Pratap Rudy and MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of the country’s biggest Global Skill Park in Bhopal.
World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the end of the latest Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched a Group of Technology Companies G-Ride app.
It is a digital ridesharing platform designed and deployed for the Information Technology industry by the Group of Technology Companies (Gtech).
Reliance Jio launches world’s longest submarine cable system. Reliance Jio has launched what it claims to be the world’s longest 100Gbps technology-based submarine system, Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1).
Vidya Balan has been associated with awareness programme related to sanitation and hygiene. She was a brand ambassador for Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan under the Rural Development Ministry.
China’s second launch of its new-generation Long March-5 rocket was declared a failure after liftoff Sunday. Carrying an experimental communications satellite, China’s largest rocket lifted off at 7:23 p.m. local time (7:23 a.m. ET) toward clear skies from the seaside Wenchang space launch center on the southern Chinese island of Hainan.
India slipped to the 88th place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss National Bank (SNB).
Former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel to lead UN Syria war crimes probe. She worked as a senior legal officer at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and worked in legal positions at the French foreign ministry.
Syndicate Bank appoints Melwyn Rego as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from the month of July.
UP Boy Cracks JEE At 15, Becomes One Of The Youngest To Enter IIT. At first glance, 15-year-old Abhay Agrawal looks like any other 10th grader, but what sets him apart is the fact that he has already cleared IIT-JEE (Advanced) and secured admission in mechanical engineering. The young boy from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has qualified for IIT admission with an all-India rank of 2,467.
President Pranab Mukherjee approved the promulgation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, making it possible for Kambala – a traditional buffalo race – to be conducted.
Madhya Pradesh sets new record by planting 6 Cr saplings in 12 hours. The Madhya Pradesh government has created a new record by planting 6 Cr saplings in 24 districts of Narmada basin in just 12 hours.
Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani and Helion Venture’s Sanjeev Aggarwal launched an investment fund called Fundamental with a capital of $100 million to back startups looking for growth capital.
US rolls out expedited entry for ‘low-risk’ Indian travellers. The US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers.
Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) declared Entire Nagaland as “disturbed area” for six more months.
The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 of all time – the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS – unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
FINO Payments Bank commenced operations as a payments bank with effect from 30th June 2017 according to the Reserve Bank of India.
Americans celebrate Independence Day on 4th of July. Independence Day celebrates the day the US secured independence from the British Empire after the Revolutionary War.
Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 4, 2017
1. The World Sports Journalist Day (WSJD) is observed on which date?
A) July 1
B) July 3
C) July 4
D) July 2
2. What is the name of the book released Prime Minister Narendra Modi ?
A) President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman
B) Mann Ki Baat
C) The Z factor
D) Shri Durga Saptashri
3. Reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to write a book dedicated to the youth addressing core issues like overcoming examination stress. Name the publication house that will be publishing the book.
A) Partridge India
B) Penguin Random House
C) Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd
D) SAGE Publications India Private Limited
4. India’s tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower will be operational at which airport?
A) Srinagar International Airport
B) Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport
C) Indira Gandhi International Airport
D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
5. Which state game is Kambala ?
C) Andhra Pradesh
6. The person who is also a chief of a militant group Hizb-ul Mujahideen said that he/his group has the capacity to carry out terrorist attacks at any place and time in India is
A) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
B) Masood Azhar
C) Muhammad Ahsan Dar
D) Syed Salahuddin
7. Who has become the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong?
A) Woo Kwok Tsang
B) Lili Voga
C) Carrie Lam
D) Chang Yuet-ngor
8. How many years did the Google Doodle celebrated the Grand Slam of Wimbledon ?
A) 140 years
B) 135 years
C) 125 years
D) 128 years
9. Who of the following clinched the Eastbourne International Women’s Singles title?
A) Karolina Pliskova
B) Caroline Wozniacki
C) Belinda Bencic
D) Angelique Kerber
10. Which organisation declares an end to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ?
A)National Institute of Technology
B) All India Medical Sciences
C) World Health Organisation
D) All India Medical Council
1. D) July 2
2. A) President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman
3. B) Penguin Random House
4. C) Indira Gandhi International Airport
5. B) Karnataka
6. D) Syed Salahuddin
7. C) Carrie Lam
8. A) 140 years
9. A) Karolina Pliskova
10. C) World Health Organisation