Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 10, 2015

Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 10, 2015

Q1. In which scam case the Supreme Court on 9th July’15 ordered CBI probe and issued notice to centre as well as M.P. govt?

A. Vyapam
B. Shardha Chit Fund
D. Coal Block Allocation

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ANSWER: A. Vyapam

A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu clarified that all cases will be transferred to the CBI from Monday and the agency will file its report before it on 24th of this month. The apex court slammed Madhya Pradesh High Court and said it is washing its hands off the Vyapam scam as it could have ordered a CBI probe.

Q2. Who has recommended that there should be a special law to deal with the cases of assault on journalists and it should be made cognizable and non- bailable offence?

A. President of India
B. National Human Rights Commission
C. Press Council of India
D. Supreme Court

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ANSWER: C. Press Council of India

On 9th July’15, PCI chairman Justice C K Prasad said the government may enact a law for the safety of journalists and the cases involving murder of journalists should be automatically referred to CBI. According to the report more than 80 journalist were killed in the country in the last two decades. It said, 60 journalists were killed in states like Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and not a single person was convicted. It has recommended that all the cases of attacks on journalists shall be referred to special courts and trial should be completed within a year of filing of charge sheet.

Q3. Name the notable Urdu poet also known as ‘Indo Pak Shayar’ who passed away on 9th July’15?

A. Firaq Gorakhpuri
B. Bashar Nawaaz
C. Faiz Ahmad Faiz
D. Habib Tanvir

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ANSWER: B. Bashar Nawaaz

He took his last breath at his native place Aurangabad (Maharashtra). His gazals are popular in India as well as Pakistan. His books ‘Rayagan’, ‘Ajanabee samandar’ was very appreciated by gazal lovers. As lyricist he wrote number of gazals for hindi movies like ‘Bazaar’, ‘Loree’, ‘Jaane vafaa’, ‘Tere Shahar me’, etc. The Gazal “Karoge yaad to har baat yaad aayegee” from film Bazaar is all time hit song. Bashar Navaaz was honored with ‘Galib award’ of Galib Academy New Delhi, Maharashtra State Urdu Academy award, Maharashtra State Iftekhaar E Adab award.

Q4. Name the scheme launched on 9th July’15 by HRD Ministry to make learning of Science and Mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity for school children?

A. Rashtriya Vaigyanik Khoj
B. Vigyan Avishkar Abhiyan
C. Rashtriya Vigyan Abhiyan
D. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan

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ANSWER: D. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan

The scheme will target students in the age group of 6 - 18 years. Other schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan will be used for implementing this scheme. The Abhiyan also provides a platform for schools in a dual track approach to make learning of scince exciting to children.

Q5. On which day the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) launched the facility of online payment of application fees through Credit/Debit cards and electronic fund transfer from 53 Banks?

A. 7th July’15
B. 8th July’15
C. 9th July’15
D. 10th July’15

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ANSWER: C. 9th July’15

The facility of online payment was launched by Commerce Secretary Rita A.Teaotia. Now with the online payment facility being available from 53 banks as well as Credit and Debit cards, it would be possible to not only apply online for benefits under various schemes of Foreign Trade Policy but also make payment for the required application fee online. DGFT has already operationalised the facility of online filing of various applications by the exporters/importers under the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20). Early this year, DGFT also operationalised the facility of online submission of applications for issue of online Importer Exporter Code in digital format.

Q6. Name the head of the International Monetary Fund?

A. Kofi Annan
B. Ban Ki Moon
C. Christine Lagarde
D. Mark Simon

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ANSWER: C. Christine Lagarde

Q7. As per the IMF report, in which year IMF forecast a growth rate of 7.5 per cent for India and China's 6.3 per cent?

A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018

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ANSWER: B. 2016

India will be the world's fastest growing economy for the second consecutive year in 2016 at 7.5 per cent even as it decreased its current year global economy growth forecast to 3.3 per cent. In its World Economic Outlook Update, IMF retained India's growth forecast for current year at 7.5 percent which will be higher than China's 6.8 per cent.

Q8. With which country India has signed Inter Governmental Agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on 9th July’15?

A. Kazakhstan
B. United States
C. Russia
D. China

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ANSWER: B. United States

The agreement will promote transparency on tax matters. Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das and U.S. Ambassador to India Mr Richard Verma signed the agreement in New Delhi on 9th July’15.

Q9. Name the boxer who has been stripped by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) of the Welterweight World title which he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago?

A. Muhammad Ali
B. Mike Tyson
C. Sugar Ray Leonard
D. Floyd Mayweather

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ANSWER: D. Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather had failed to meet the deadline for paying the 200,000 dollar sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he took the belt 2ndMay in Las Vegas in the richest fight of all time, earning a reported 220 million dollars. WBO rules require boxers to pay 3 percent of their purse to fight for a world title up to a maximum of 200,000 dollars. The rules also prohibit WBO champions to hold any belts in any other weight divisions. Mayweather is currently also the WBC and WBA champion at junior middleweight (154 lbs), as well as at welterweight (147 lbs).

Q10. What is the position of India in the latest FIFA rankings?

A. 51
B. 68
C. 96
D. 156

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ANSWER: D. 156

India has dropped a whopping 15 places to languish at the 156th position in the latest FIFA rankings. India went down in the rankings following two consecutive defeats in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Guam last month.

Q11. Who became the first Indian to win a Gold Medal at World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea on 8th July’15?

A. Inderjit Singh
B. Achal Pratap Singh
C. Amrendra Pal Singh Chauhan
D. Akshay Jain

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ANSWER: A. Inderjit Singh

Indian shot-putter Inderjit Singh created history to become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World University Games. In the last edition of the games in 2013 in Russia had won silver medal in the shot put event.

Q12. Who has been appointed as the Head of the Committee to study status of Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centers across the country?

A. Pullela Gopi Chand
B. Ashwini Nachappa
C. Amrinder Singh
D. Rajiv Shukla

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ANSWER: B. Ashwini Nachappa

The committee was formed against the backdrop of suicide attempt by four girl inmates at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) SAG Water Sports centre at Alappuzha, Kerala in May 2015 that resulted in death of one girl trainee.

Q13. What would be the theme of 2015 Science Express announced on 8th July’15?

A. Climate Change
B. Global Warming
C. Water level
D. Rivers in India

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ANSWER: A. Climate Change

This was announced during the first meeting of Science Express Climate Change Special (SECCS) chaired by Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan on 8 July 2015 in New Delhi.

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