Current Affairs Questions and Answers - July 11, 2015Q1. In which city an international gateway for broadband connectivity will be set up under an agreement between state-run BSNL and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company limited?
D. ImphalView Answer / Hide Answer
Q2. On 10th July’15, which two countries were accepted as full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) by the year 2016?
ANSWER: A. Agartala
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will lay the foundation stone for a project in Agartala on 12th July’15 that aims to strengthen telecom services in the North Eastern states. Under the project, an international gateway for broadband connectivity will be set up at Agartala in which connectivity will be provided through Bangladesh under an agreement between state-run BSNL and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company limited.
A. Uzbekistan and Pakistan
B. India and Pakistan
C. Tajikistan and India
D. Russia and KazakhstanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q3. Name the tennis playerwho created history by becoming the first female player from the India to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam trophy on 11th July’15?
ANSWER: B. India and Pakistan
The Beijing-based SCO currently has China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as members. Along with India, the process to include Pakistan as a member was initiated on 10th July’15.
A. Ankita Bhambri
B. Shikha Oberoi
C. Sania Mirza
D. Ankita RainaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q4. With which of the following countries did India sign seven pacts and vowed to jointly combat terrorism in the region on 11th July’15?
ANSWER: C. Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female player from the country to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam trophy as she clinched the Wimbledon title with Swiss partner Martina Hingis, in London. The duos defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russian team in a final match.
D. TurkmenistanView Answer / Hide AnswerQ5. How many British satellites have been launched by the ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 10th July’15?
D. 3View Answer / Hide Answer
Q6. On 11th July India recorded a population of 127,42,39,769, which is growing at a rate of 1.6 per cent a year, and could make the country the most populous in the world by______.
ANSWER: C. 5
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) conducted its thirtieth flight on 10th July’15, deploying five British satellites into a Sun-Synchronous orbit. Liftoff occurred at 21:58 local time from the First Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
D. 2032View Answer / Hide AnswerQ7. World Population Day was observed on ____.
A. 10th July
B. 11th July
C. 12th July
D. 13th JulyView Answer / Hide Answer
Q8. Kumar Sangakkara will end his international career in August 2015 playing against which team?
ANSWER: B. 11th July
This year's theme for World Population Day is “vulnerable populations in emergencies.”
D. PakistanView Answer / Hide Answer
Q9. Approximately how many online services have been launched by various state governments and the centre during Digital India Week?
ANSWER: C. India
The 37-year-old Sangakkara wanted to quit all formats after the World Cup earlier this year but agreed to stay on to play four home tests — two against Pakistan and two against India.
C. Less than 50
D. Over 250View Answer / Hide Answer
Q10. In which month the total number of telephone connections in India crossed the record one billion mark?
ANSWER: D. Over 250
More than 250 services relating to health, education, public distribution system, Police, agriculture, trade and employment have been launched by various state governments.
A. April 2015
B. December 2014
C. June 2015
D. May 2015View Answer / Hide Answer
Q11. With which country has India signed a MoU for setting up the PACEsetter Fund of Rs.50 crore to accelerate the commercialization of Clean Energy Solutions?
ANSWER: D. May 2015
As per the data released by regulator TRAI, at the end of May 2015 the total number of telephone connections stood at 1,002.05 million, of which 975.78 million connections were wireless or mobile.
B. United States
D. ChinaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q12. Who among the following launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan on 9th July’15?
ANSWER: B. United States
As per the statement made by the Ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) the MoU signed on June 30 by US Ambassador Richard Verma and MNRE Secretary Upendra Tripathi, is part of a new initiative under the US-India 'Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE)' that combines the resources of several US agencies and Indian ministries.
A. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
B. Pranab Mukherjee
C. Pratibha Patil
D. Narendra ModiView Answer / Hide Answer
Q13. Which cricketer became only the second player in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket to claim a hat-trick on ODI debut?
ANSWER: A. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on 9 July 2015 launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) in New Delhi. The Abhiyan aims to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school children.
A. Mohammad Sami
B. Taijul Islam
C. Bhuvanesh Kumar
D. Kagiso RabadaView Answer / Hide Answer
Q14. In which state India’s first Earthquake Warning System (EWS) was successfully installed in the first week of July 2015?
ANSWER: D. Kagiso Rabada
South African bowler Kagiso Rabada achieved this feat against Bangladesh. Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam was the first debutant to take an ODI hat-trick. He achieved the feat in 2014.
B. Uttar Pradesh
D. GujaratView Answer / Hide Answer
Q15. In which of the following cities, was the 7th BRICS Summit held on 8-9 July 2015?
ANSWER: C. Uttarakhand
With this, Uttarakhand became first Indian state to install a system that can detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings.
D. Warsaw View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: B. Ufa
The Russian city Ufa in Bashkortostan hosted the 7th BRICS Summit.