Current Affairs Questions & Answers - July 11, 2016

1)   GoI has slapped anti-dumping duty on chemical from which countries?

a. China, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan
b. China, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan
c. China, Iran, Indonesia, Myanmar and Taiwan
d. China, Iran, Indonesia, Myanmar and Japan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: China, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan

Government of India has slapped anti-dumping duty on chemicals from 5 nations namely Iran, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Taiwan.

  • The import restrictive tax has been imposed for 5 years by the Revenue Department on recommendations of the Directorate General of Anti Dumping and Allied Duties.
  • Import of chemicals from 5 nations will attract anti-dumping duty in the range of USD 83.08 per tonne to USD 168.76 per tonne
  • Department has also imposed anti dumping duty on the imports.
  • Chemical Purified Terepthalic Acid was being delivered to the country from five nations below the normal value
  • As a counter-measure, they impose duties under the multilateral WTO regime
  • Anti dumping measures are taken to ensure level playing field in the domestic industry

2)   To prevent black money from being invested in shares, BSE has created what product for scrips on weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis for early deduction of illegal money flows:

a. Price bands
b. Cost bands
c. Price categories
d. Price phases
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Price bands

India’s oldest stock exchange BSE has created numerous price bands for scrips on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis for early dedication of illegal money flows.

  • In addition to daily price bands of 5,10 and 20 percent, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual price bands have also been created
  • Price bands can help identify potential inflow of large moneys in penny stocks through unusual movement in scrip price

3)   A threatened breed of sheep found in which state has been conferred the rare and singular species tag by the central government?

a. Odisha
b. Rajasthan
c. MP
d. UP
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Odisha

A threatened breed of sheep found in coastal Odisha has been conferred rare and singular species tag by the central government.

  • National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources has accorded genetic recognition to the breed of sheep called fuji mendha.
  • These are fast breeders giving multiple births.
  • Fisheries and Animal resources development department, Odisha Livestock Resources Development Society and College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry had earlier conducted the study and found the sheep to be carrying a rare genetic mutation.
  • In Sunderbans area of West Bengal also Garol breed sheep are found; these are multiple breeders.

4)   Climate change is likely to kill how many people each year by 2030, according to a latest WHO assessment?

a. 250,400
b. 240,000
c. 250,000
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: 250,000

Climate change will kill around 250,000 more people each year by 2030, latest assessment by the WHO shows.

  • Many of these deaths are caused by malaria, heat stress, malnutrition and diarrhoea disease.
  • India is expected to contribute significantly to the global death toll.
  • Heaviest burden of climate change will fall on elderly, children and women as well as the poor creating further health inequalities
  • UN agency has set up an agenda and proposed key actions for implementation during the recent Paris meet.
  • WHO estimates that climate change is causing tens of thousands of death every year
  • Deaths arise from epidemics like cholera and dengue as well as extreme weather events.

5)   Which country beat France to list the maiden major international trophy at Euro 2016?

a. Portugal
b. Paraguay
c. Germany
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Portugal

Portugal against all odds defeated favourites France in the Euro 2016 to lift their maiden major international trophy despite losing marquees player and captain Cristiano Ronaldo due to a knee injury within 25 minutes.

  • Portuguese lifted their game to deny the attacking home team with stubborn defending.
  • Eder fired in a low shot that rocketed past Hugo Lloris sending the Portuguese camp into frenzy with what was a crucial shot of the game
  • Portugal’s man of the match was Pepe.

6)   Which well known football coach in India passed away on 10th July 2016 at the age of 87?

a. Amal Datta
b. Prasanta Bhattacharya
c. Amal Sen
d. Prasanta Das
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Amal Datta

Veteran football coach of India, Amal Datta has passed away at the age of 87

  • He was the first professional football coach of India.
  • Datta retired voluntarily from Indian Railways to become a full time professional coach.

7)   Scientists have finally explained that some galaxies cease star formation causing it to ________.

a. parch
b. quench
c. bench
d. none of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: quench

Scientists may finally have an explanation for why some galaxies stop creating stars after astrophysicists analysed 70,000 galaxies to understand the forces influencing star formation activity in them.

  • International research team led by University of California researchers sifted through available data from the COSMOS UltraVISTA survey providing accurate distance estimate for galaxies over past 11 billion years and focused on effects of external and internal processes influencing star creation in galaxies.
  • Processes that cause the galaxies to quench or cease star formation are not well understood and create an outstanding problem in studying the evolution of galaxies

8)   Researchers have discovered the world’s smallest microwave ________

a. Oven
b. Appliance
c. Detector
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Detector

Researchers have created the world’s smallest and most sensitive microwave detector, beating previous records by 14 fold marking advances to help ultra sensitive cameras and accessories for emerging quantum computers

  • Detector is smaller than a human blood cell and has a simple design of a superconducting alumnium and a single golden nanowire

9)   USFDA has accepted which medical appliance as an important device to save people from heart disease?

a. Heart stent
b. Dissolving heart stent
c. Steel heart stent
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Dissolving heart stent

USFDA has officially accepted the Dissolving heart stent in the list of valuable medical devices that can be used to save lives from heart disease.

  • BVS or Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds also known as dissolving stents are better than other legally available stents for the same use.
  • Close to 99 percent of Indian interventional cardiologists who trained in angiography and angioplasty have value examination from USFDA as an important source of assessment.
  • No medical device can be used in America without USFDA approval

10)   India and which other country have signed 5 agreements to meet development priorities on July 10, 2016?

a. Tanzania
b. Ghana
c. Gambia
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Tanzania

Aiming to enhance ties with resource rich Tanzania, India extended full support to the country to meet development needs and signed 5 agreements including one for Line of Credit equalling USD 92 million in the water resources sector.

  • On a visit to the African nation, India’s PM Narendra Modi along with President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli agreed to deepen defence and security partnerships.
  • The two sides signed an agreement under which Line of Credit for USD 92 million for rehabilitation and improvement of Zanzibar’s water supply system will be initiated.
  • Two countries were also working for water projects in as many as 17 cities in Tanzania.

11)   What does IOD stand for in the context of Indian summer monsoon rainfall?

a. Indian Ocean Dipole
b. Indian Oscillatory Dipole
c. International Ocean Dipole
d. International Oscillatory Dipole
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Indian Ocean Dipole

Indian summer monsoon rain is influenced by a system of oscillating sea surface temperatures known as Indian Ocean Dipole in which the Western Indian Ocean becomes warmer and colder than the eastern part of the ocean.

Existence of three types of IOD indicate that to determine the effects of monsoon rainfall, each of these three types have to be considered.

  • Positive IOD leads to increased and above active rainfall while negative IOD leads to less rainfall and more monsoon break.

12)   Appointment of whom as Nepal’s first woman chief justice was approved on 10th July, 2016?

a. Sushila Joshi
b. Sushila Karki
c. Sushila Koirala
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sushila Karki

Sushila Karki has been appointed as the first woman chief justice on 10th July 2016 unanimously endorsed by a parliamentary panel setting the ground for her to take charge of the SC to lead the judiciary.

  • This means Nepal will now have women as President, Speaker of Parliament and Chief Justice of the SC.
  • 64 year old Karki who has completed her Masters in Political Science from BHU is known for her zero tolerance for corruption
  • Karki was recommended for the top judicial post on April 10 by the Judicial Council.

13)   Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has won public support for his ruling coalition in what is the world’s _____ largest economy:

a. Third
b. Second
c. Fourth
d. Fifth
Answer  Explanation 


Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has claimed victory on July 10 for his ruling coalition in parliamentary elections coming despite lukewarm public support for economic policies and wariness over the country’s pacifist constitution

  • Abe has yet to achieve a strong recovery in what is the world’s third largest economy through unconventional l measures centred on easy money and other steps of Abenomics.

14)   Bangladesh has  banned which Islamic televangelist?

a. Zakir Ali
b. Zakir Mohammad
c. Zakir Naik
d. M. Owaisi
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Zakir Naik

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik has inspired some of Dhaka attackers leading the Bangladesh government to ban telecast of his channel Peace TV across the country.

  • Naik has connections with Lashkar e Taiba and other terror organisations in Pakistan

15)   Which male tennis player won the second Wimbledon title of his career?

a. Rafael Nadal
b. Andy Murray
c. Novak Djokovic
d. Roger Federer
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Andy Murray

Andy Murray defeated Milos Raonic to secure his second Wimbledon title.

  • He became the Wimbledon champion by beating Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4,7-6,7-6.
  • Murray was playing his 11th Grand Slam final and for the first time, he was the favourite having faced Djokovic and Federer before
  • This is his second Wimbledon crown and third grand slam title to win multiple Wimbledon singles since Fred Perry in 1935.

16)   MoU has been signed between SIDBI and which other bank?

a. Axis Bank
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: None of the above

An MoU was signed between SIDBI and YES Bank under the partial risk sharing facility for financial energy efficient projects.

  • SIBDI will guarantee 75 percent of the loans up to INR 15 crore extending to energy efficiency projects.
  • SIDBI is the project execution agency while the bank is the first Indian lender to be empaneled in the program.

17)   DRDO has signed an MOU with which IITs to establish a Centre of Propulsion Technology?

a. IIT Bombay
b. IIT Madras
c. Both a and b
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Both a and b

Defence Research and Development Organisation has signed an MoU with IIT-B and M to establish a bi nodal Centre of Propulsion Technology.

  • MoA was signed to achieve synergy between DRDO and IITs for channeling research efforts and advanced collaborative research in areas of critical defence technologies.
  • CoPT will facilitate and undertake multidisciplinary directed research in the following areas:
  • futuristic aero engines,
  • hypersonic propulsion for long duration flights,
  • solid propellant combustion modelling
  • morphing aircraft technologies.

18)   Sanjay Gupta has been appointed at which KRCL post?

a. MD
b. CMD
c. CEO
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


Sanjay Gupta has been officiating as the CMD of Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.

  • He has been appointed as CMD of the corporation.
  • He is the youngest ever CMD of KRCL.
  • He was early a director in KRCL which is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways

19)   Which country celebrated its National Day on July 11, 2016?

a. Mongolia
b. Maldives
c. Madagascar
d. Malaysia
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Mongolia

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on the eve of the national day of Mongolia, wished its people and the government of this nation.

  • The National Day is celebrated on July 11, 2016
  • Relations were elevated between the two countries to Strategic Partnership during the visit of PM Shri Narendra Modi on May 2015.