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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 11 July 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Political turncoats, first World Cup finalist and 100m gold winner among others.

Jul 11, 2019 18:22 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 11 July 2019

11 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 Political turncoats, first World Cup finalist and 100m gold winner among others.

1. Which nation has become the first to qualify into the World Cup 2019 finals?
a) England
b) Australia
c) India
d) New Zealand

2. Which country was recently declared measles free by World Health Organization?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Pakistan

3.
According to the 10th Agriculture Census (2015-16), what is the percentage of operating ownership of women in agriculture increased from 13% in 2010-11 to year 2015-16?
a) 17%
b) 16%
c) 15%
d) 14%

4. Which state government recently decided to pay compensation worth Rs 7-7 lakh to the families of farmers who have committed suicide in the last five years?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Bihar
c) Jharkhand
d) Gujarat

5. Which Indian sprinter won gold in 100m race during 30th Summer University Games held in Italy?
a) Hima Das
b) Dutee Chand
c) Renuka Awasthi
d) Mani Ratna

6. Which Indian city will host women Startup Summit on August 1, 2019?
a) Kochi
b) New Delhi
c) Mumbai
d) Chandigarh

7. Prasar Bharati signed an MoU with which among the following institutes for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies?
a) IIT Delhi
b) IIT Madras
c) IIT Roorkee
d) IIT Kanpur

8. Ten Congress MLAs joined BJP in which among the following states?
a) Maharashtra
b) Karnataka
c) Goa
d) Madhya Pradesh

9. Which state government has launched a drive to fill up vacant posts in government departments?
a) West Bengal
b) Maharashtra
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Karnataka

10.
Which nation’s Supreme Court has stayed the government’s move to roll back pesticide testing on vegetables, fruits from India?
a) Bangladesh
b) Nepal
c) Myanmar
d) Pakistan

Answers

1. (d) New Zealand
New Zealand on July 10, 2019 became the first World Cup finalist after it beat India by 18 runs in a narrow match at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester.  

2. (a) Sri Lanka
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Sri Lanka had successfully eliminated measles. WHO praised Sri Lanka's achievement in a statement at a time when measles cases were increasing globally.

3. (d) 14%
About 80% of the total active population of the agricultural sector is women, out of which 33% are also engaged in agricultural labor force and 48% as self-employed farmer. According to Economic Survey 2017-18, increased participation of women in agriculture has increased due to migration of men in urban areas. The first such census was done in the year 1970-71.

4. (a) Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh CM Jaganmohan Reddy has announced Rs 7 lakh as compensation to families of farmers who committed suicide in the last five years. His government also plans to make a law that ensures that none but the family of the dead farmer gets this compensation.

5. (b) Dutee Chand
India’s sprinter Dutee Chand creates history by winning first ever gold medal in 100m race at World University Games in Naples. She has become first Indian sprinter to win 100m Gold in this race. Dutee Chand clocked 11.32 seconds to win this gold.

6. (a) Kochi
Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is hosting a women startup summit on August 1 in Kochi. KSUM is the nodal agency of the state government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

7. (d) IIT Kanpur
Prasar Bharati signed a MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on July 11, 2019 for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas in New Delhi.

8. (c) Goa
The Congress has split in Goa with ten Congress MPs from the total 15 joining the BJP in the presence of party working president J P Nadda in New Delhi. The Congress MLAs formally split and merged with BJP on July 10, 2019.

9. (a) West Bengal
The West Bengal government has decided to launch a special drive to fill up vacant posts at different Government departments. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the state assembly. Over 33,600 posts of different categories are lying vacant in the state.

10. (b) Nepal
Nepal’s Supreme Court has stayed the government's move of rolling back its earlier decision to check permitted levels of pesticides in vegetables and fruits imported from India.