Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 17th July 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz– 17th July 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – July 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 17th July 2019

1. World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing has been revealed as the face of the banknote of which among the following countries?

B. Spain
C. Germany
D. Russia
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. UK

Explanation: Alan was war hero for breaking Nazi communication code. Dr Turing was homosexual. He was convicted of gross indecency for his relationship with a man. The new polymer note, is set for release by the end of 2021.

2. An Agri Business Incubation Centre has started in which among the following states?

A. Punjab
B. J&K
C. Chattisgarh
D. West Bengal
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Chattisgarh

Explanation: It has been set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme- RAFTAAR. It aims to make farming a remunerative economic activity by:

• Strengthening farmer’s effort

• Risk mitigation

• Promotion of agribusiness entrepreneurship

3. Botanical Survey of India has come up with the first comprehensive census of orchids of India putting the total number of orchid species to _________.

A. 725
B. 820
C. 988
D. 1286
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. 1286

Explanation: The 1,256 species of orchids belong to 155 genera. The highest number of orchid species is recorded from Arunachal Pradesh.

Orchids can be broadly categorised into three life forms:

• Epiphytic

• Terrestrial

• Mycoheterotrophic

4. _________ launched a space telescope Spektr-RG to map X-rays across the sky.

A. Russia
B. India
C. Sri Lanka
D. North Korea
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Russia

Explanation: Its launch was originally scheduled for June 21. However, it was postponed twice owing to a battery problem.

• Spektr-RG has been developed with Germany.

• It is a space observatory, intended to replace the Spektr-R.

5. A World Bank arbitration court has imposed a penalty of over five billion dollars on ______ for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company for the Reko Diq project in 2011.

A. India
B. Myanmar
C. China
D. Pakistan
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. Pakistan

Explanation: The decision came as a major blow to Pakistan owing to being a cash-strapped economy. Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) had filed claims after the Balochistan government rejected a leasing request from the company.

About Reko Diq: 

• Diq mine is famous for its vast gold & copper reserves.

• Reko Diq in Chagai district (Balochistan) is located in a desert area.

6. Bastille Day, sometimes seen in the news, takes place on _______ each year.

A. July 12
B. July 14
C. July 16
D. July 18
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. July 14

Explanation: In France, it is known formally as La Fete Nationale or Le 14 Juillet. This day marks the storming of the Bastille in the 1700s.  One of the oldest and largest regular military parade lis held in Paris in front of the French president and his guests.

7. India observes Kargil Vijay Diwas on ________ every year to mark the anniversary of the day. 

A. 24th July
B. 26th July
C. 28th July
D. 30th July
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. 26th July

Explanation: The war took place in 1999 in Kargil district of J&K. It is worth noting that Operation Vijay was launched to flush the enemies from the Kargil sector.  While India won the war, it resulted in the death of many soldiers on both Indian & Pakistan’s side.