Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 July 2019

16 July 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup XI, Kartarpur corridor and Shooting World Cup 2020 among others.

1. Which among the following players was left out from Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup XI?
a) Virat Kohli
b) MS Dhoni
c) Rohit Sharma
d) Ravindra Jadeja

2. In the second round of talks on Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan has agreed to allow visa-free travel for how many pilgrims per day?
a) 1000
b) 3000
c) 7000
d) 5000

3. NASA is commemorating the 50th launch anniversary of which history mission in July?
a) Apollo 1
b) Apollo 13
c) Apollo 11
d) Apollo 5

4. Which country has opened its air-space for India after five months?
a) China
b) UAE
c) Pakistan
d) Japan

5. The first international flight from this Indian city took for Dubai on July 15.
a) Jamshedpur
b) Indore
c) Dehradun
d) Bhopal

6. Which of the following personality was chosen by Bank of England to feature on new £50 note of Britain?
a) Alan Turing
b) James Watt
c) Jane Austen
d) Nan Shepherd

7. The International Arbitration Court imposed over USD 5 billion penalty on which country for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company?
a) India
b) Pakistan
c) USA
d) China

8. When is World Youth Skills Day observed every year globally?
a) 13 July
b) 14 July
c) 15 July
d) 16 July

9. Which state government has recently announced the addition of Maithili language as an alternative subject from the 8th to 12th standard?
a) Delhi Government
b) UP Government
c) Bihar Government
d) Rajasthan Government

10. Which country will host Shooting World Cup 2020?
a) China
b) South Korea
c) Japan
d) India

Answers

1. (b) MS Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup XI includes five Indians Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah but MS Dhoni has been left out.

2. (d) 5000
Pakistan has agreed to allow visa-free travel of 5,000 Sikh pilgrims per day through the Kartarpur corridor to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib. The decision was taken after the second round of talks between officials of India and Pakistan at Wagah border on July 14, 2019.  

3. (c) Apollo 11
NASA and ISS are commemorating the 50th launch anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned lunar mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

4. (c) Pakistan
Normal air traffic operations between India and Pakistan resumed with Islamabad opening its airspace for all civilian flights, nearly four-and-half months after shutting it down following the Balakot air strikes. Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot.

5. (b) Indore
The first international flight from Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport of Indore in Madhya Pradesh took off for Dubai on July 15, 2019 with 153 passengers on board. The non-stop flight has fulfilled a long-standing desire from the travel fraternity and tourists for direct connectivity to the Gulf.

6. (a) Alan Turing
The Bank of England has chosen Alan Turing to feature him on new £50 note of Britain. Turing is regarded as the code-breaker during World War II and is also known as Father of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

7. (b) Pakistan
International Arbitration Court imposed over USD 5 billion penalty on Pakistan. The cash-strapped country was penalised for unlawfully denying a mining lease to Tethyan Copper Company for Reko Diq project in 2011.

8. (c) 15 July
The World Youth Skills Day is observed across the world on July 15 to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development.

9. (a) Delhi Government
Delhi government has announced that Maithili language will be introduced in curriculum as an alternative subject from class 8th to 12th. Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia said that just like Urdu and Punjabi Maithili will be introduced in Delhi Government schools.

10. (d) India
India will be hosting next year's International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Combined World Cup from March 15-26. The Combined World Cup involves events in rifle, pistol and shotgun. ISSF Executive Committee approved the dates of the 2020 ISSF World Cup stages.

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