Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 7 July 2017 – News Headlines

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Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 7 July 2017 – News Headlines

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

 

Current Affairs and News Headlines – 7 July 2017

 

Authorities order Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant Burhan Wani killing. Indian authorities on Friday shut down the internet in disputed Kashmir and sealed off the hometown of a slain militant leader a day before the anniversary of his killing by the army, which had fuelled further unrest across the Himalayan region.

 

The HRD Ministry has decided to remove the no-detention policy for students from the next academic year. Under the Right to Education Act, no child will be detained or held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8.

 

Indus Operating System partners with YES Bank to launch Operating System integrated UPI (Unified Payment Interface) payment platform in India.

 

UNESCO declares West Bank city of Hebron as World Heritage Site in Danger. Earlier in July 2017, the World Heritage Committee passed a resolution denying Israeli claims to the Old City of Jerusalem.

 

India becomes Fourth Largest Foreign Investor into UK. As per the official figures published by the UK’s Department for International Trade, India has become the fourth largest foreign investor into the UK in 2016-17.

 

Sanjiv Goenka named as the Chairman of the Board of Governors at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

 

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits outside of Sendai, Japan: USGS. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck 33 miles offshore and south-southeast of the city of Sendai in Japan at 8:48 a.m. EDT (1248 GMT) on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

 

India is placed at the 100th position in the ranking of Federation International of Football Association (FIFA). The FIFA World Rankings ranks the men’s national teams in association football. The rankings were first introduced in 1992.

 

Sanjiv Goenka named as IIT-Kharagpur chairman. RP Sanjiv Goenka Group Chairman, Sanjiv Goenka, has been named as the Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIT-Kharagpur.

 

India ranks 23rd among 165 nations in 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index. India ranked 23rd on the index with a score of 0.683 and has been listed in the maturing category, which refers to 77 countries that have developed complex commitments to cybersecurity and engage in cybersecurity programmes and initiatives.

 

Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine. A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine.

 

22nd Asian Athletics Championships: India on day 1 wins two gold in haul of seven medals. G Lakhsmanan, a long distance runner, won the second gold for India with a win in men’s 5000m race at the athletic meet.

 

India likely to raise sugar import tax to 50 percent. The world’s biggest sugar consumer, is likely to raise import duty on the sweetener to 50 percent from 40 percent in an attempt to restrict cheaper flows of the commodity from overseas.

 

India, US, Japan begin Malabar Exercise 2017. The joint naval exercise is taking place at such a crucial time when there are reports of the presence of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean.

 

Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing six patents in iPhone, iPad. Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Apple Inc from selling some iPhones and iPads in the United States that use chips made by competitor Intel Corp on the grounds that the devices infringe on six Qualcomm patents.

 

Siemens has opened its first digital factory in India.It is also the third globally after one each in Germany and China.

 

Google to power Dutch data centre with solar energy. Google will purchase all the electricity generated by the largest solar park in the Netherlands over the next decade to power a recently opened data centre housing thousands of servers, the U.S. internet company and energy provider Eneco said on Friday.

 

China captain Zheng Zhi gets four-game ban for handshake snub. Zheng Zhi, who has led Guangzhou to the Chinese Super League title in each of the last six seasons, was also fined 40,000 yuan ($6,000) by the CFA on top of a 100,000-yuan fine by his club for the incident, which happened after a 4-3 defeat by Tianjin Quanjian.

 

The European Parliament approved a first-ever cooperation deal between the European Union and Cuba. The French city of Strasbourg approved the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement which was signed in December 2016.

 

PV Sindhu awarded Sportsperson of the Year, Milkha Singh grabs Living Legend of the Year award. Sports Illustrated India Magazine had initiated the awards for various sportspersons regarding their career achievements. Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand grabbed Coach of the Year award while Milkha Singh was given the Living Legend of the Year award.

 

India’s Manpreet Kaur won the Gold medal in the women’s Shot Put on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championships 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

 

FIFA U-17 Football World Cup 2017 Draw: India to play USA in first game. FIFA U-17 Football World Cup Draw saw 24 teams getting placed in six groups. India was placed in Group A alongside the USA, Ghana and Colombia and they will play their first match against the USA on October 6 in New Delhi.

 

Red Hydrogen One is world’s first phone with holographic display: Key specifications and features. Camera maker Red has announced its first smartphone called Hydrogen One. The smartphone gets a 5.7-inch Hydrogen holographic display with nanotechnology. Red Hydrogen One runs Android with several additional features like H3O algorithm.

 

India to play three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I in Sri Lanka. India will tour Sri Lanka for three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international which makes it will be the first time in eight years that India will be in Sri Lanka with matches to be played in all three formats of the game.

 

Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik in eight-member India women’s wrestling team for World Championships. Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik are among eight women wrestlers who have been selected to represent India in Senior World Wrestling Championship 2017. The other six are Sheetal Tyagi, Lalita Sehrawat, Pooja Danda, Shilpi Sheoran, Navjot and Pooja.

 

Jammu And Kashmir Minister Wants Opposition MLA To Salute Him In Assembly. Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu sought separate directions to two opposition MLAs one to salute him from the Well of the House and other to resign as a legislator.

 

Supreme Court stays Uttarakhand High Court’s order declaring rivers Ganga, Yamuna as human entities. The Supreme Court today stayed the Uttarakhand High Court declaration of rivers Ganga and Yamuna as juristic persons and living entities. The apex court issued notice to petitioner Md Salim and others and sought response.

 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – July 7, 2017

 

1. What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI)?
A) 31st
B) 11th
C) 42nd
D) 23rd

 

2. Which place India bagged at the Largest Foreign Investor in the United Kingdom ?
A) 5
B) 4
C) 3
D) 2

 

3. With an aim to make pre-packaged products at the same rates across all platforms, the Union Government has notified the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2017. The rules were brought in existence by amending the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules of
A) 1998
B) 2004
C) 2009
D) 2011

 

4. Govindan Laxman, who has won gold at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships (AAC), is associated with which sports?
A) Javelin throw
B) Discuss throw
C) Sprint
D) Shotput

 

5. Among these countries which are the most committed countries to cyber security ?
A) Singapore
B) Canada
C) India
D) Africa

 

6. Which of the following was recently inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger?
A) Historic Centre of Vienna
B) Stonehenge
C) Fatehpur Sikri
D) Grand Canyon National Park

 

7. The student scientist connect program “Jigyasa” has officially launched in which city?
A) New Delhi
B) Lucknow
C) Guwahati
D) Kolkata

 

8. Which bank limited the Customer liability in Online Banking Services recently ?
A) Karnataka Bank
B) Dena Bank
C) South Indian Bank
D) Reserve Bank of India

 

9. Which of the following countries topped the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index?
A) Oman
B) Malaysia
C) United States
D) Singapore

 

10. India’s first university only for Dalit students will come up in which city?
A) Kochi
B) Hyderabad
C) Udaipur
D) Bhopal

 

Answers

 

1. D) 23rd
2. B) 4
3. D) 2011
4. C) Sprint
5. A) Singapore
6. A) Historic Centre of Vienna
7. A) New Delhi
8. D) Reserve Bank of India
9. D) Singapore
10. B) Hyderabad

 

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