Jul. 24 2017 quiz

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  • Question 1: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?
  • Explanation:India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. The SDG Index ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs, including economic development, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, underpinned by good governance. The index collected available data for 157 countries to assess where each country stands in 2017 with regard to achieving the SDGs. It helps countries identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. The SDG Index ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs, including economic development, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, underpinned by good governance. The index collected available data for 157 countries to assess where each country stands in 2017 with regard to achieving the SDGs. It helps countries identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.
  • Question 2: India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up ..... ? India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up ..... ?
  • Explanation:India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020. India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020.
  • Question 3: Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?
  • Explanation:Justice Vikramajit Sen, the former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) for three years. Justice Sen succeeded Justice Mukul Mudgal. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.Justice Vikramajit Sen, the former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) for three years. Justice Sen succeeded Justice Mukul Mudgal. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.
  • Question 4: Who is the person in the image? Who is the person in the image?
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  • Question 5: Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?
  • Explanation:Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule and for introduction of multi-party democracy. He was the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate of China. Now, Xiaobo became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, the German pacifist and foe of Nazism who won the prize in 1935 and died under guard in 1938 after years of maltreatment.Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule and for introduction of multi-party democracy. He was the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate of China. Now, Xiaobo became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, the German pacifist and foe of Nazism who won the prize in 1935 and died under guard in 1938 after years of maltreatment.
  • Question 6: Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?
  • Explanation:Dr. Kishore Sansi, the managing director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS). The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series. Past recipients of the award include C Rangarajan, Dilip Parekh and Nandan Nilekani.Dr. Kishore Sansi, the managing director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS). The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series. Past recipients of the award include C Rangarajan, Dilip Parekh and Nandan Nilekani.
  • Question 7: Which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?Which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?
  • Explanation:Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them. The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court. In case of a withdrawal, the accused will have to perform community service.Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them. The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court. In case of a withdrawal, the accused will have to perform community service.
  • Question 8: Which state government will set up modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?Which state government will set up modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?
  • Explanation:The Haryana government has decided to set up a hi-tech and ultra-modern ornamental fish hatchery that would be the first-of-its-kind project in India. The fish hatchery would be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs.13.68 crore. At present, Haryana is at second position in the country with fish production of 7,200 per kilogram per hectare per year in the year 2016-17. The fish production is aimed to be increased to 10,000 per kilogram per hectare per year in 2017-18.The Haryana government has decided to set up a hi-tech and ultra-modern ornamental fish hatchery that would be the first-of-its-kind project in India. The fish hatchery would be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs.13.68 crore. At present, Haryana is at second position in the country with fish production of 7,200 per kilogram per hectare per year in the year 2016-17. The fish production is aimed to be increased to 10,000 per kilogram per hectare per year in 2017-18.
  • Question 9: Which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?Which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?
  • Explanation:The fourth edition of Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 10-14, 2017. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society (YTS). Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India participated in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the EIMUN was to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).The fourth edition of Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 10-14, 2017. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society (YTS). Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India participated in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the EIMUN was to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
  • Question 10: Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?
  • Explanation:The book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Bindeshwar Pathak, the Sulabh International founder and a Padma Bhushan recipient. The book is recently launched by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.The book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Bindeshwar Pathak, the Sulabh International founder and a Padma Bhushan recipient. The book is recently launched by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.
  • Question 11: The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?
  • Explanation:The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The total notified area of the park is around 124 square kilometres while inside the wildlife sanctuary there are a few hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang valley and Kupup. This wildlife sanctuary is linked to the forests of Bhutan and Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal. It is home many birds such as kalij pheasant, Oriental honey buzzard, blood pheasant, white-crested laughingthrush, striated laughingthrush, etc. It is also home for some rarities like the speckled wood pigeon and bay woodpecker.The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The total notified area of the park is around 124 square kilometres while inside the wildlife sanctuary there are a few hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang valley and Kupup. This wildlife sanctuary is linked to the forests of Bhutan and Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal. It is home many birds such as kalij pheasant, Oriental honey buzzard, blood pheasant, white-crested laughingthrush, striated laughingthrush, etc. It is also home for some rarities like the speckled wood pigeon and bay woodpecker.
  • Question 12: Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary has launched, ___ , a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi ? Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary has launched, ___ , a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi ?
  • Explanation:Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary today launched - Sohum - a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi. The Device was developed by School of International Biodesign under Department of Biotechnology. Sohum device uses brainstem auditory evoked response to check for hearing response in a newborn. More than eight lakh hearing impaired babies are born annually, of which nearly one lakh are born in India. Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary today launched - Sohum - a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi. The Device was developed by School of International Biodesign under Department of Biotechnology. Sohum device uses brainstem auditory evoked response to check for hearing response in a newborn. More than eight lakh hearing impaired babies are born annually, of which nearly one lakh are born in India.
  • Question 13: Which city is hosting UNPCAP-02 ?Which city is hosting UNPCAP-02 ?
  • Explanation: The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, in New Delhi commenced the second 'United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners, UNPCAP-02' today. The course is being conducted jointly with USA. The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, in New Delhi commenced the second 'United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners, UNPCAP-02' today. The course is being conducted jointly with USA.
  • Question 14: India and have signed MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District ? India and have signed MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District ?
  • Explanation:India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library. India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library.
  • Question 15: Name the new Chief Justice of Nepal ? Name the new Chief Justice of Nepal ?
  • Explanation:Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Parajuli at Kathmandu. Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Parajuli at Kathmandu.
  • Question 16: What is the capital of Poland ? What is the capital of Poland ?
  • Explanation:Warsaw was in news when People rallied in Warsaw to protest against new court reforms. Several thousand people have rallied in Warsaw to protest against controversial new court reforms they see as a threat to judicial independence. Police said, around 4,500 people attended the demonstration yesterday in front of the Polish Parliament, which passed legislation that critics say gives the ruling Law and Justice party power over the courts. Warsaw was in news when People rallied in Warsaw to protest against new court reforms. Several thousand people have rallied in Warsaw to protest against controversial new court reforms they see as a threat to judicial independence. Police said, around 4,500 people attended the demonstration yesterday in front of the Polish Parliament, which passed legislation that critics say gives the ruling Law and Justice party power over the courts.
  • Question 17: I H Manudev is related with... ?I H Manudev is related with... ?
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  • Question 18: Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for ___ time?Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for ___ time?
  • Explanation:Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion today with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion today with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.
  • Question 19: __ has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea? __ has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea?
  • Explanation:It is the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China’s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. The part of the renamed sea is claimed by China under its contentious maritime boundary, known as the - nine-dash line - that encompasses most of the resource-rich sea.It is the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China’s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. The part of the renamed sea is claimed by China under its contentious maritime boundary, known as the - nine-dash line - that encompasses most of the resource-rich sea.
  • Question 20: Who is the author of the book - President’s Lady ? Who is the author of the book - President’s Lady ?
  • Explanation:The book - President’s Lady (Pranaber Preyosi) has been authored by Sangeeta Ghosh, which is recently released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The book is on Late Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of honourable President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The book - President’s Lady (Pranaber Preyosi) has been authored by Sangeeta Ghosh, which is recently released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The book is on Late Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of honourable President of India Pranab Mukherjee.