Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 6 July 2017 – News Headlines

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Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 6 July 2017 – News Headlines

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

 

Current Affairs and News Headlines – 6 July 2017

 

European and Japanese scientists Thursday unveiled the BepiColombo spacecraft ahead of its seven-year journey to Mercury, to explore one of the Solar System’s most enigmatic planets. Set for launch in 2018, BepiColombo will be the European Space Agency’s (ESA) first mission to the closest rock to the Sun.

 

Union Government launches student-scientist connect programme JIGYASA. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Union Ministry of Science & Technology and Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

 

India ranked 96th in FIFA Rankings. As per the updated FIFA world football rankings, the Indian national football has managed to secure the 96th spot moving up four places.

 

Punjab government unveils new transport policy to overhaul transport system of the state. Once the scheme is implemented, permits of as many as 5432 buses indulging in extension /diversion of routes and another 6700 mini buses, besides 78 integral luxury coaches, will be cancelled and allotted afresh.

 

India to be base to economic pole of global growth: Harvard University. According to the research conducted by the Centre for International Development at Harvard University (CID), India will be the base to the economic pole of global growth over the coming decade.

 

Sanjay Kumar appointed as DG of National Disaster Response Force. Kumar, who is presently serving as the Director General of Police in Himachal Pradesh, is set to retire in December 2018.

 

EPFO signs Agreement with Five Banks. Fund Organisation (EPFO) has inked an agreement with four private banks and Bank of Baroda for the purpose of collection of provident fund dues from the employers and payments to its subscribers.

 

One of the largest icebergs ever is about to break off Antarctica. One of the largest icebergs ever recorded, about 2,500 square miles, is poised to break off from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica.

 

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) inked an agreement with four private banks and Bank of Baroda for the purpose of collection of provident fund dues from the employees and payments to its subscribers.

 

SpaceX successfully launches heavy communications satellite Intelsat 35e. With a launch mass of over 6.7 tons, the Intelsat 35e is the heaviest satellite Falcon 9 has ever sent to orbit.

 

Scientists discover reasons behind 2015 Chennai Floods. A study conducted by the University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay has found out that the extreme El Nino conditions and warming of the Bay of Bengal had resulted in unprecedented heavy rainfall in Chennai for three days between November 30th to December 2nd in 2015.

 

Italy passes bill making ‘Torture’ crime under national law. Italy has finally passed a bill making torture a crime under national law, after years of parliamentary back-and-forth.

 

Dickwella, Gunathilaka guide Sri Lanka to victory against Zimbabwe. Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit sublime centuries to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-day international in Hambantota on Thursday.

 

National Book Trust launches Har Haath Ek Kitaab. The scheme allows the people to make donations to children, between the ages of six and 12, in the form of books with a simple method.

 

Tata Global Beverages Limited appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as the Chairman of its board.

 

Waseem ‘Falcon Khan’ knocks out Valdes to remain on top. Quetta-born professional boxer Mohammad Waseem knocked out Panama’s Eliecer Valdes to maintain his first position in WBC rankings on Wednesday.

 

Pradeep Kumar Rawat has presently a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Indonesia.

 

BNP leader Malik Naveed Dehwar killed in Quetta gun attack. Balochistan National Party (BNP) leader Malik Naveed Dehwar and his guard were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the former’s vehicle in Quetta’s Arbab Karam Khan Road area on Thursday afternoon.

 

Arunachal Pradesh celebrates Dree festival with traditional ethics. The Dree Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is an agricultural festival celebrated with the traditional pomp & gaiety.

 

Balochistan health minister survives rocket attack in Panjgur. Unidentified assailants attacked the convoy of Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch in Panjgur town on Thursday. The minister’s convoy was targeted while he was travelling to Prom area from Panjgur.

 

Yes Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London with Santander to promote India-UK trade and business opportunities.

 

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, at least 15 missing. At least 15 people are missing after huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan, tearing up roads as they surged through villages, with authorities warning hundreds of thousands of people to flee.

 

Union Government launches e-bidding portal for domestic coal-based IPPs. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched a portal for optimum utilization of domestic coal by independent power producer (IPP).

 

Chinese Nobel laureate Liu’s liver function worsens – hospital. The liver function of China’s Nobel Peace Prize winning dissident Liu Xiaobo has worsened, the hospital treating him said on Thursday, while one source close to his family said doctors had halted medication.

 

EU, Japan tout free trade deal. The EU and Japan are set to sign a political agreement committing both sides to a free trade deal. It comes as U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Europe.

 

The European Parliament called on Thursday for Turkey’s European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara fully implements plans to expand President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, in a vote which Turkey dismissed as flawed and wrong.

 

Harinder Pal Sandhu sails into semifinal of South Australian Open. Harinder Pal Sandhu yesterday beat Ignacio Gutierrez (11-4 11-9 11-4) of Argentina in the first round and outclassed fifth seed Ko Youngjo on Thursday in similar fashion to enter the semifinals of the South Australian Open, a PSA World Tour event in Adelaide.

 

AIFF’s interest in hosting the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 got the backing of Sports Ministry as Vijay Goel said that ministry always wants to host as many international tournaments as possible. India will be hosting the U-17 World Cup this year.

 

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Abhishek Verma ready to undergo polygraph test. The agency had reinvestigated the case of killing of Badal Singh, Thakur Singh and Gurcharan Singh near the gurudwara after a court in December 2007 refused to accept its closure report. The CBI has filed three closure reports in the case.

 

Wimbledon 2017: ‘Bad Boys’ Bernard Tomic and Daniil Medvedev receive fines. International Tennis Federation also handed Russian Daniil Medvedev three fines, totalling $14,500, after he threw coins at an umpire following his defeat. Medvedev’s fines focused on his second round loss on Wednesday to Ruben Bemelmans.

 

Govt bans practice of dual MRP at airports, malls. The Union ministry of consumer affairs on Thursday decided to ban the ‘dual’ MRP policy, a practice through which sellers charge a higher MRP for their products in certain spaces like malls, airports and hotels.

 

India declares itself free from Bird Flu. India has declared itself free from Bird Flu (highly pathogenic Avian Influenza – H5N1 and H5N8) and notified it to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

 

Indian, Israeli Firms Sign 12 MoUs Worth More Than 4.3 Billion Dollars. The first meeting of the India-Israel CEOs Forum in Tel Aviv signed 12 Strategic Business MoUs worth over US$ 4.3 billion.

 

Malabar Exercise: India, US, Japan to focus on anti-submarine warfare. US super carrier USS Nimitz, India’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramditya and Japanese helicopter carrier JS Izumo will come together in the Indian Ocean Region to hunt down hostile submarines and practice how to launch expeditionary forces.

 

No more selfies at Agra’s Taj Museum: Archaeological Survey of India. The Archaeological Survey of India has banned selfies at 46 museums curated by the department, which includes the Taj Museum inside the Taj Mahal premises.

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 6, 2017

 

1. Which country Ambassador is Pradeep Kumar Rawat ?
A) India
B) Indonesia
C) Iran
D) England

 

2. Which Indian city is hosting the International conference on sports “CII ScoreCard 2017”?
A) New Delhi
B) Pune
C) Jaipur
D) Lucknow

 

3. Name the state whose cabinet has approved a new transport policy in July 2017.
A) Haryana
B) Punjab
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Kerala

 

4. Which country the Fifth Meeting of BRICS Education Ministers held ?
A) China
B) Finland
C) India
D) Pakistan

 

5. Which Indian athlete was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC)-2017?
A) Jitu Rai
B) Tintu Luka
C) Srabani Nanda
D) Dipa Karmakar

 

6. Which Union Minister launched MERIT app and e-bidding portal for providing e-Bidding solution?
A) Piyush Goyal
B) Jagat Prakash Nadda
C) Kiren Rijiju
D) Suresh Prabhu

 

7. Which state celebrates Dree festival with traditional ethics ?
A) Kerala
B) Arunachal Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) West Bengal

 

8. Which state government has signed an Expression of Intent (EOI) with IAAF and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to establish a High Performance Academy?
A) Karnataka
B) Punjab
C) Odisha
D) Assam

 

9. Which university produced the world’s most detailed scan of the brain’s internal wiring?
A) Harvard University
B) Cardiff University
C) Oxford University
D) Stanford University

 

10. Which bank approved 329 million loans to build access roads to 4,000 villages in Gujarat ?
A) ABN Amro Bank
B) Federal Bank
C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) board
D) Catholic Syrian Bank

 

Answers

 

1. B) Indonesia
2. A) New Delhi
3. B) Punjab
4. A) China
5. B) Tintu Luka
6. A) Piyush Goyal
7. B) Arunachal Pradesh
8. C) Odisha
9. B) Cardiff University
10. C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) board

 

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