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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – July 13th 2017
Which state will have India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)?
What is the name of Indian woman cricketer who has created history by becoming the first woman cricketer to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket?
IUCN has selected which country for the construction of the world’s first saola breeding centre?
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- Which state will have India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)?
|A. Tamil Nadu|
- What is the name of Indian woman cricketer who has created history by becoming the first woman cricketer to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket?
|A. Mithali Raj|
|B. Harmanpreet Kaur|
|C. Poonam Raut|
|D. Jhulan Goswami|
|E. Karu Jain|
- IUCN has selected which country for the construction of the world’s first saola breeding centre?
- NGT has declared 100m from edge of which river as No-development Zone?
- Scientists of which have discover smallest star known in the universe?
- Indigenously developed S-band Doppler Weather Radar has recently been commissioned in which city of India?
- Ray Phiri hailed from which country?
|E. South Africa|
- National conference on crowd management was hosted by which state?
- National Gandhi Museum (NGM)is located in which state?
|A. New Delhi|
- Who is the author of the book ‘Historical Background to the Imposition of Salt Tax under the British Rule in India (1757-1947) and Mahatma Gandhi s Salt Satyagraha (1930-31) against the British Rule Background’.
|A. Manu Kapoor|
|B. Raghaav Manas|
|C. Himesh Manchanda|
|D. Subash Garg|
|E. Y P Anand|
11. India has granted aid of Rs, 3.2 crore to which country to fight against ISIS?
- Which state has become the first Indian State to have law against social boycott?
- Which company has launched app “C” for blind people?
|E. None of the above|
- 8th Edition of Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’ will be hosted by which country?
|A. United Kingdom|
|B. United States|
|C. South Sudan|
- Murlen National Park is located in which of the following states?
|B. Jammu & Kashmir|
- Maharana Pratap hailed from which state?
|A. Tamil Nadu|
- In which country is Ko Lipe Island situated?
|B. South Africa|
- The Environment (Protection) Act of India was enacted in which of the following year?
- How many delegates had attended the first session of the Indian National Congress in 1885?
- What is the name of virtual server launched by Indian Railways to optimise server usage and faster connectivity?
|E. None of the above|
Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations
|1. C||India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) will be set up at Patent Information Centre in Punjab under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program. For this, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has signed an institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi. The objective of the TISC is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network of TISCs in India.|
|2. A||Indian skipper Mithali Raj has become the first player in the history of women’s ODI cricket to have crossed 6000 career runs. She reached the milestone in India’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match against Australia on July 12, 2017. So far, Mithali has scored 6028 runs with the help of five centuries and 49 half-centuries.|
|3. B||The world’s first centre for breeding Saola, a critically endangered hoofed mammal, will be constructed at Bach Ma National Park in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. The centre is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2018 as a joint effort by the Saola World Working Group (SWWG) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which will help tackle the ungulate endemic. Saola is recognised by two parallel horns with sharp ends, which can reach 51cm in length and are found on both males and females.|
|4. D||The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has passed a slew of directions, measures, fines, and strict deadlines to rejuvenate River Ganga. It declared ‘No-Development Zone’ along an area of 100 metres from the edge of the river in the stretch between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. This zone must be turned into green belts.|
|5. A||Scientists from University of Cambridge, UK have discovered the smallest star in the universe. It has been named as EBLM J0555-57Ab. The star was identified by SuperWASP, a planet-finding experiment run by several universities. It was detected when it passed in front of its larger parent star, forming an eclipsing stellar binary system.|
|6. D||A state-of-the-art, indigenously developed S-band doppler weather radar (DWR) of India Meteorological Department (IMD) was commissioned at Palluruthy in West Kochi, Kerala. It has been manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) based on the indigenous technology provided by ISRO. It joins the latest in a chain of 27 such advanced radars already installed in various parts of the country.|
|7. E||Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri (70), the legendary South African jazz musician, has passed away in Nelspruit, South Africa on July 12, 2017. Internationally, Phiri was known primarily for his contributions to Paul Simon’s Graceland album and ensuing tours.|
|8. B||The National conference on crowd management has successfully held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on July 12, 2017 by setting the stage for adoption of best practices and use of technology to reduce risks at mass gathering events across the country. The conference was organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) jointly with the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA).|
|9. A||The National Gandhi Museum (NGM) is located in New Delhi i.e. showcasing the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum first opened in Mumbai, shortly after Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. The museum relocated several times before moving to Rajghat, New Delhi in 1961, next to the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.|
|10. E||Dr. Y P Anand, the former Director of National Gandhi Museum (NGM), has authored the book ‘Historical Background to the Imposition of Salt Tax under the British Rule in India (1757-1947) and Mahatma Gandhi s Salt Satyagraha (1930-31) against the British Rule Background’. The book is recently launched by the Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi on July 13, 2017. This book is extremely important for India, especially in the present times, wherein there is a need for humanity in the world.|
|11. A||India has rushed financial assistance of Rs 3.2 crore to the Philippines as it battles IS-affiliated terror groups in the city of Marawi, 800km south of Manila, in the troubled Mindanao province.Intended for relief and rehabilitation, it is the first time India is sending aid to another country to save itself from deadly terror groups.|
|12. B||With the President of India giving assent to the Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to bring a law making social boycott a crime.|
The movement, initiated by late Narendra Dabholkar, gained momentum after he was shot dead and the Maharashtra legislature passed the law unanimously in 2016.
|13. B||Tech giant Microsoft has released an iPhone app, including in India, that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help the blind and visually impaired see the world around them like never before|
|14. E||The 8th edition of Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’ will be hosted by India from February 17 –April 08, 2018, which is being organised by National School of Drama, under the aegis of Ministry of Culture. The Theatre Olympics 2018 will feature maximum number of Indian & International theatre groups, invitee eminent theatre personalities along with their performances.|
|15. C||The Murlen National Park is located at Champhai district in Mizoram and covern an area of 200 km2. It is home to tiger, leopard, sambar, barking deer, Malayan giant squirrel, Himalayan black bear, serow, hoolock gibbon, etc. About 15 species of mammals, 150 species of birds, 35 species of Medicinal plants, 2 species of bamboos, and 4 species of orchids so far have been recorded in this Park. At present, 36 people are involved in conservation work of Murlen National Park.|
|16. B||Pratap Singh popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was a king of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He was the eldest son of Udai Singh II and Maharani Jaiwanta Bai.|
|17. E||Ko Lipe is a Thai island in the Andaman Sea, near Malaysia’s border. It’s part of Tarutao National Marine Park, which is populated with small islands and known for its coral-rich waters. The island has sandy beaches, including Pattaya and Hat Chao Le. Dive sites in the area include the 8 Mile Rock pinnacle and the Yong Hua Shipwreck. Ko Lipe is home to many aboriginal Malay people, known as the Urak Lawoi.|
|18. E||The Environment (Protection) Act of India was enacted in 1986 with the objective of providing for the protection and improvement of the environment. The act was enacted by Parliament of India under Article 253 of the Indian Constitution. The act empowers the Central Government to establish authorities with the mandate of preventing environmental pollution in all its forms.|
|19. A||The first session of the Indian National Congress was held from 28-31 december,1885 at Gokul Das Tejpal Sanskrit College, Bombay and was attended by 72 delegates. Its president was Womesh Chandra Banerjee. Indian National Congress formed in 1885 during times of Governor General Lord Dufferin.|
|20. B||The Indian Railways has recently launched a virtual server “RailCloud” with an inbuilt security system to optimise server usage and faster connectivity. The technology is developed by rail PSU RailTel at an estimated cost of approx Rs 53 crore. The RailCloud technology enables maximising the usage of available server and storage resulting in accommodation of bigger data and more applications within same server space|
he above Daily GK Quiz has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta.
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