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July 19, 2019

July 2019 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 4

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Expected Current Affairs Questions July 2019

Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)  ?



Name the 2nd Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to play 350 matches in ODI cricket ?



Which Indian movie was honoured with NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award for Best Asian Film at 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea ?



To fortify Anti-Infiltration Grid along Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu, the Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a massive exercise. What is the code name for this exercise ?



Which city of Rajasthan was recently declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO during the 43rd meeting of World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan's Baku ?



Name the the 1st Indian firm to be granted a US patent for an anti-ransomware technology ?


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July 18, 2019

18th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th July 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 18th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (18th July) is 'Nelson Mandela International Day'.
    • He was born on this day in the year 1918.
    • In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Mandela was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1990 for his role in the anti-apartheid movement. 
      • Apart from Pakistan national Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, he is the only non-Indian to have received the award. 
      • He was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1993.
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 25th & 26th July2019.
    • During this visit, he will participate in the Standalone meeting of BRICS' Foreign Ministers.
    • The Minister is expected to discuss amongst other issues, the preparation for the 11th BRICS Summit of the leaders to be held in Brasilia in November 2019.
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2019 Canada Open (badminton) Winners List

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The Canada Open Super 100 badminton tournament for the year 2019 was recently held at Markin-MacPhail Centre in Canada. China's Li Shi Feng has won the Men's Singles title by defeating Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap (India). 17 year old rising Korean star, An Se-Young has won the Women's Singles title by defeating Wang Zhiyi of China. Here is the complete winners list. Happy Reading :)

Complete Winners List of Canada Open 2019

  • Men's Singles : Li Shifeng (China)
  • Women's Singles : An Se-young (South Korea)
  • Men's Doubles :
    • Mathias Boe (Denmark)
    • Mads Conrad-Petersen (Denmark)
  • Women's Doubles :
    • Setyana Mapasa (Australia)
    • Gronya Somerville  (Australia)
  • Mixed Doubles :
    • Ko Sung-hyun (South Korea)
    • Eom Hye-won (South Korea)
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July 17, 2019

17th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th July 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 17th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (17th July) is World Day for International Justice (International Justice Day).
    • This day is celebrated throughout the world as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.
    • Important Note : July 17 was chosen to celebrate this day, because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • Today (17 July) is ‘World Emoji Day’.
    • Emoji enthusiasts around the world have been celebrating this day since 2014.
    • The date was kept after Apple's emoji artwork for calendar, which displays July 17.
  • The 8th meeting of India-Uzbekistan Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held in New Delhi yesterday.
    • The Group discussed measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sphere of counter-terrorism through information sharing, mutual capacity building and sharing of best practices.
    • Cooperation in multilateral fora including UN, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure and EAG was also discussed.
    • Note : The next meeting of the Joint Working Group will be held in Uzbekistan on a mutually convenient date.
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Reasoning Practice Tests for SBI POs & Clerks 2019 : Seating Arrangement

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Seating Arrangement Practice Tests for SBI POs & Clerks 2019


Directions (Q.No.1-4) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below : 

A certain number of persons were seated in a row facing the North. The information about the only few of them is known.

David was seated 3rd to the left of Mallika. Three persons were sea-ted between Babar and Gopal. Gopal was neighboring David. Number of persons seated to the left of David was equal to the number of persons to the right of Ajay. 3 persons were seated between Babar and Ajay. Cha-ran was to the immediate left of Ajay. Two persons were seated between Charan and Kavitha. Kavitha was seated at one of the extreme ends. Ba-bar was seated to the right of Gopal.

1. How many persons were seated in the row ?
  1. 12 
  2. 14 
  3. 15 
  4. 16 
  5. 17 
2. If Kumar was seated to the immediate left of Latha, then how many different arrangements are possible ? 
  1. None 
  2. More than 3 
3. How many persons were seated to the left of David ? 
  1. None 
  2. More than 3 
4. How many persons were there seated between Mallika and Ajay ?
  1. Four 
  2. Five 
  3. Three 
  4. Two 
  5. None of these 
5. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word 'SUCCESSFULLY' each of which has many letters between them as in the English alphabetical series on both forward and backward direction ? 
  1. 3
  2. None
Directions (Q.No.6 - 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below : 

10 persons Naresh, Ramesh, Suresh, Siva, Mohan, Babu, Sujatha, Kumari, Uma and Vamsi live in 5 - Floor building (the bottom most floor is 1 and the top most is 5), where each floor has 2 flats. On every floor, one of the flats is to the east of other one. The building has 2 lifts, where lift Hitachi stops only on odd numbered floors and lift Mitsubishi stops only on even numbered floor.

Naresh and Babu Use lift Mitsubishi. There is no flat to the west of flat of Naresh and is no flat to the east of flat Babu. Only 1 floor is bet-ween the floor of Suresh and floor of Babu. No flat is to the west of the flat of Suresh. Siva lives on the floor im-mediately above the flat of Suresh and in the flat to the immediate west of the flat Sujatha. Only 1 floor is there between the floor of flat Siva and floor of flat Vamsi. No flat is to the east of flat Vamsi. Ramesh lives on the same floor as that of Vamsi. There are 2 floors between the floor of Mohan and floor of Kumari. Moh-an lives below Kumari and both live on the same side of the building. Ra-mesh lives on the floor adjacent to the floor of Naresh.

6. How many floors are there between the floor of Naresh and that of Ramesh ? 
  1. 0
  2. Cannot be determined 
7. Name the person, whose flat is on the same floor as that of Kumari 
  1. Suresh 
  2. Uma 
  3. Kumari 
  4. Mohan 
  5. Naresh 
8. ___________ 's flat is on the same floor as that of Babu's flat 
  1. Suresh 
  2. Uma
  3. Kumari
  4. Mohan
  5. Naresh
9. Find the odd one out ? 
  1. Suresh 
  2. Siva 
  3. Ramesh 
  4. Sujatha
  5. Vamsi 
10. What is the floor number of Uma and Suresh respectively ? 
  1. 2 and 4 
  2. 4 and 3 
  3. 3 and 1 
  4. 1 and 5
Key with Solutions :
1) 2
2) 3
3) 3
4) 2
5) 3


6) 1
7) 1
8) 5
9) 1
10) 5

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July 2019 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 3

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Current Affairs Quiz July 2019

Which international fitness brand has recently signed Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif as its new brand ambassador in India ?



The government has raised the foreign aid to which country from ₹750 crore last year to ₹1,050 crore in the 2019-20 Budget, an increase of 40% ?



Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently presented the Union Budget 2019 in parliament. She broke the tradition by carrying the budget in a _________ instead of the usual leather briefcase.



Finance Ministers in the past have carried the budget in a leather briefcase.  The tradition was established by first Finance Minister of India. Name him ?



Which country has recently approved a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook ?



Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently tabled the Economic Survey of India 2019. This survey projects GDP to grow at __________ per cent in 2019-20.



According to the Economic Survey 2019-20, the Indian economy is expected to grow at ________ per cent.

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July 16, 2019

16th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (16th July 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 16th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • French politician Christine Lagarde today announced that she is going to resign as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) with effect from September 12. 
    • She has been nominated by the European Council as President of the European Central Bank. Her resignation has been accepted by the IMF Executive Board with effect from September 12. 
    • Note : David Lipton remains the IMF Acting Managing Director in the interim period.
  • Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared the end of Military rule in the country after he resigned as the head of the military junta.   
    • Prayut had led the coup in 2014 and served as junta leader and Prime Minister.
    • He will continue to serve as the Prime Minister with the support of the Parliament.
  • Around 140 days after the Balakot strike, Pakistan for the first time opened its airspace "for all type of civilian traffic", including that from India
    • The country had earlier claimed it would not open its airspace for commercial flights until India removed its fighter jets from forward Indian airbases. Several airlines incurred losses due to the shut airspace.
National Current Affairs
  • The government today cancelled the recent Postal Department Examination conducted for recruitment of postmen and other posts following the protest by the opposition led by AIADMK and DMK in the Rajya Sabha.
    • The opposition was protesting against the examination conducted on 14th of this month only in English and Hindi.  
    • The examination will now be conducted in all regional languages including in Tamil.
Science & Technology
  • Russia launched a Powerful X-ray space telescope called Spektr-RG from cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint project with Germany.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Indian Public Sector Lender Andhra Bank today launched a Chatbot named 'ABHi'. 
    • With ABHi, customers will be able to get the information instantaneously 24x7, anytime they want.
      Customers can connect and know details from ABHi through website www.andhrabank.in over Mobile/Desktop browser, Facebook Messenger and over voice using Google Assistant.
  • English mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win the Second World War by cracking Nazi code, will appear on Bank of England's new £50 polymer note by the end of 2021. 
    • The note features a ticker tape of binary code that depicts his birthday (June 23, 1912). 
Awards & Honors
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named 4 eminent personalities in the field of performing arts for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna Awards. They are :
    • Zakir Hussain (Tabla Virtuoso)
    • Sonal Mansingh (Dancer)
    • Jatin Goswami (Dancer and Choreographer)
    • K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatnatyam exponent)
Deaths
  • Bangladesh's former president Hussain Muhammad Ershad (91) passed away.
    • A former army chief, Ershad took over the state power in a bloodless coup in 1982 and subsequently ran the country for eight years until he was forced to quit in a pro-democracy mass upsurge in 1990. 
    • Despite being imprisoned subsequently on several charges, Ershad emerged as one of the most powerful political leaders in the 1990s after his Jatiya Party became the country's 3rd biggest political outfit.
New Appointments
  • BJP's Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has been appointed as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
    • He took over from incumbent Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan who was additionally handling Andhra Pradesh.
  • Rajya Sabha MP Anusuiya Uikey was appointed as the new Governor of Chhattisgarh.
    • She succeeded Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who took the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following Balram Das Tandon's death. Harichandan
  • New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Naresh Kumar was transferred and appointed as the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh
Sports Current Affairs
  • Leading fitness brand Reebok announces Bollywood actor and fitness enthusiast, Varun Dhawan, as their Indian Brand Ambassador
    • The brand recently also signed in Katrina Kaif as the new face. 
    • With Varun, Reebok launches its biggest campaign Sole Fury, that aims to disrupt conventionality and celebrates those who dare to #SplitFrom the ordinary.
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    Sushri Anusuiya Uikey is the new Governor of Chhattisgarh

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    President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed Sushri Anusuiya Uikey as the new Governor of Chhattisgarh. She is going to replace present Governor Anandiben Patel who took office (Additional Charge) on 15th August 2018. With this Sushri becomes the 6th Governor of Chhattisgarh.

    Along with Chhattisgarh Kovind also appointed Biswabhusan Harichandan as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.Yesterday he appointed Acharya Devvrat and Kalraj Mishra as the new Governors of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

    About Chhattisgarh :
    • Formed on : 1st November 2000
    • Capital : Raipur
    • Total Districts : 27
    • Official Language : Hindi
    • Chief Minister : Bhupesh Baghel
    • Governor : Sushri Anusuiya Uikey
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    Meet the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh - Biswabhusan Harichandan

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    After Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed new governor to Andhra Pradesh state. Senior BJP Leader and former Odisha minister Biswabhusan Harichandan is the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.The 84 year old is going to replace E. S. L. Narasimhan, who is the joint governor of states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Now Narasimhan remains the Governor of Telangana till further orders.

    The octogenarian joined Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971 and became its national executive member and its state general secretary till the formation of Janata Party in 1977. He was detained under MISA in 1975. He joined the BJP and was its President for State from 1980 to 1988.

    He joined the Janata Party in 1988 and became its vice-president for the state. He again joined the BJP in April 1996.

    About Andhra Pradesh :
    • Formed on : 1st November 1956
    • Bifurcated on : 2nd June 2014
    • Capital : Amaravati
    • Districts : 13
    • Official Language : Telugu
    • Chief Minister : Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
    • Governor :Biswabhusan Harichandan
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    15th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (15th July 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 15th July 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (15th July) is World Youth Skills Day.
      • This day was first observed by the United Nations General Assembly on 15th July 2015.
      • Aim of this day : To create awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.
      • Theme of World Youth Skills Day 2019 :  ‘Learning to learn for life and work
      • Note : Short video platform Tik Tok has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support skill development in India and celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2019. 
    National Current Affairs
    • Meghalaya became 1st state in India to ensure conservation of water and have its own State Water Policy
      • Amid water crisis in country, this draft water policy of Meghalaya would work towards addressing water issues, conservation, and protection of water sources in state.
    • The Lok Sabha today passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
      • This bill gives powers to NIA to probe terror attacks targeting Indians and Indian interests abroad. 
    • The government today introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha.
      • With this bill, Commercial surrogacy will soon be banned and only close relatives will be permitted to act as surrogates to infertile couples for "ethical altruistic" reasons. 
      • This bill also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well as that the intending couples should not abandon such a child under any condition.
    • The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa. 
      • Partnor Country : Russia 
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