|The State which has decided to celebrated Independence Day of India as Shaheed Samman Diwas to honour martyrs||Madhya Pradesh|
|The software launched by Govt of India to enable editing of scanned documents (supporting Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Gurmukhi, Tamil, Kannada & Assamese) is named||e-Aksharayan|
|The committee set up by Insurance Regulatory Development Authority to address issues relating to third party motor insurance liability is headed by||Shri M Ramprasad|
|The renowned vocalist who has been chosen for the 2018 Sangita Kalanidhi Award by the Music Academy, Madras||Aruna Sairam|
|Pakistan cricket player who has become the quickest in history to score 1000 runs (in 18 matches) in one-day internationals breaking the record of Vivian Richards who scored it 21 matches||Fakhar Zaman|
|The country for which Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi has launched countrywide emergency ambulance services set up with grant assistance from India||Sri Lanka|
|The committee set up by the University Grants Commission to regulate the fees chargeable by self-financed Deemed to be Universities in Medical and Dental Courses is headed by||Prof. MC Deka|
|The committee set up by University Grants Commission to look into the matters related to examination reforms is headed by||Prof. MM Salunkhe|
|The country which has lifted its state of emergency 2 years after it was imposed following a failed coup attempt||Turkey|
|The committee set up by the Government of India to look into the issue of industrial pollution around the Taj Mahal is headed by||Shri C.K. Mishra|
|The theme of the 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue, a premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between ASEAN and India||Strengthening India-ASEAN Maritime Co-operation|
|The committee set up by the Government of India has decided to set up a committee to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) is headed by||Shri Anil Swarup|
|The biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise conducted by the Royal Australian Air Force from 24 Jul 18 to 18 Aug 18 in which the Indian Air Force is participating for the first time is named||Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18)|
|The Japanese badminton player who has defeated Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to win the Thailand Open Women's Singles title||Nozomi Okuhara|
|The State which has launched a programme named Paudhagiri aimed at increasing its green cover||Haryana|
|The Indian language in which BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has launched its first television bulletin in India||Gujarati|
|The venue of 59th International Mathematical Olympiad held from July 4 to 14 at which India won 3 silver and 2 bronze medals||Cluj Napoca, Romania|
|The new headquarters building of Archaeological Survey of India inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently is named||Dharohar Bhavan|
|The Indian mountaineer who has become the second Indian to climb the highest volcano in the world, Mt Ojos del Salado located in South America||Satyarup Siddhanta|
|The book written by Michael Ondaatje which has won the Golden Man Booker Prize (Best of Man Booker Prizes) commemorating 50th anniversary of Man Booker Prize||The English Patient|
|The country for which China has launched 2 remote sensing satellites named PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre||Pakistan|
|The Indian State which has become the third in the country to grant minority status to Jews (after West Bengal and Maharashtra)||Gujarat|
|The city in Canada where 17th World Sanskrit Conference is being held from 09 to 13 July 2018 (inaugurated by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar)||Vancouver|
|The place in Uttar Pradesh where the world's largest mobile phone factory was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in||Noida|
|The legendary folk singer of Kumaoni language (Uttarakhand) who passed away on 07 July in Pithoragarh||Kabutari Devi|
|The former Supreme Court judge who has been appointed the Chairman of National Green Tribunal||Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel|
|The place in Andhra Pradesh where UNESCO is setting up Design University for Gaming in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board||Visakhapatnam|
|The Australian captain who has broken his own record of highest individual score of 158 runs in T20i by scoring 172 runs against Zimbabwe||Aaron Finch|
|The mobile app launched by Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat hole mining, pilferage etc. is named||Khan Prahari|
|The former Chief of Naval Staff who passed away on 02 July 2018||Admiral JG Nadkarni|
|The well-known artist who has been awarded the Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh government for her contribution to visual arts||Anjolie Ela Menon|
|The new name of Agartala Airport as approved by the Union Cabinet||Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport|
|The three former cricketers who have been inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame||Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting and Claire Taylor|
|The team which has won the 2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters' title defeating Iran in the finals||India|
|The team which has won the Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 defeating India in the finals at Breda, Netherlands||Australia|
|The mobile app launched by the Chief Election Commissioner to enable citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections is named||cVigil|
Non-stop circumnavigation of the earth
Occasion: To commemorate Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation.
Commenced: Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France.
Details: Participants are to sail non-stop around the world via the five Great Capes and return to the harbour. They are allowed to use only boats and equipment available to Sir Robin in 1968. Hence no GPS etc is allowed.
Indian participant: Commander Abhilash Tomy of Indian Navy on his sailing vessel Thuriya built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Ltd at Goa.
The Government has shortlisted Six Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) including 3 from Public Sector and 3 from Private Sector.
In order to select the Institutions as IoEs, an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) comprising of Shri N. Gopalaswami (Chairman), Prof. Tarun Khanna, Prof. Pritam Singh & Smt. Renu Khatore was formed. A grant of Rs. 1,000 crore will be given to public institutions under the programme.
The President of India has nominated the following persons to the Rajya Sabha in exercise of his powers under Article 80 of Indian Constitution.
Shri Ram Shakal: He is an eminent people’s leader and public representative from Uttar Pradesh, who has devoted his life for the welfare and well-being of the Dalit community.
Shri Rakesh Sinha: A respected and widely read author, Shri Rakesh Sinha is the Founder and Honorary Director of the Delhi-based think-tank “India Policy Foundation.”
Shri Raghunath Mohapatra: He is an internationally renowned authority on stone carving. Practicing since 1959, he has trained over 2000 students. He has contributed to the preservation of traditional sculpture and ancient monuments, and has worked on the beautification of the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri. His famous works include a 6 feet high statue of the Sun God carved in grey sandstone, in the Central Hall of Parliament; and the Wooden Buddha, Buddha Temple, Paris.
Smt Sonal Mansingh: She is among India’s foremost exponents of Indian Classical Dance. She has been performing Bharatnatyam and Odissi for over six decades. She founded the Centre for Indian Classical Dances, in Delhi in 1977.
|Gentlemen's Singles||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)||Kevin Anderson (South Africa)|
|Ladies' Singles||Angelique Kerber (Germany)||Serena Williams (United States)|
|Gentlemen's Doubles||Mike Bryan and Jack Stock (USA)||Raven Klaasen (South Africa) and Michael Venus (New Zealand)|
|Ladies' Doubles||Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic)||Nicole Melichar (USA) and Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic)|
|Mixed Doubles||Alexander Peya (Austria) and Nicole Melichar (USA)||Jamie Murray (UK) and Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)|
Launched by : Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh
Launched at Gurugram, Haryana
The SPC programme focuses on students of Classes 8 & 9. The programme does not have any prescribed textbook nor is any exam envisaged. Only one class in a month is proposed. The programme seeks to cover broadly two kinds of topics, - crime prevention and control and values and ethics.
Background: The scheme was first launched by Govt of Kerala in 2010. The 41st All India Police Science Congress held in Dehradun recommended all states of India to adopt the project.
In 2012 Rajasthan govt decided to launch the programme in its school.
Designated by: United Nations General Assembly
First observed: 1993
Theme: Sustainable Societies through Cooperation
Designated by: United Nations Development Programme
First observed: 1989
Theme: Family Planning is Human Right
Designated by: UNESCO
First observed: 2015
Designated by: UN General Assembly
First observed: 2010
Designated by: World Health Organisation
First observed: 2008
Theme: Test Treat Hepatitis
Designated by: St Petersburg Tiger Summit
First observed: 2010
Designated by: United Nations General Assembly
First observed: 2014
Theme: Responding to the trafficking of children and young people
Player of the Year 2017 - Sunil Chhetri.
Woman Footballer of the Year 2017 - Kamala Devi
Emerging Player of the Year 2017 - Anirudh Thapa
emerging Woman Footballer of the Year 2017 - E Panthoi
Award for Best Grassroots Development Programme - Kerala FA
Venue: Durban, South Africa
Date: 22 to 27 July 2018
Awards won by Indian films
Best Actress: Bhanita Das, Village Rockstars
Best Film: Newton by Amit Masurkar
Special Jury Award: Village Rockstars by Rima Das
The last day of the festival was celebrated as India Country Day, followed by Awards and Closing Ceremony.
Launched by: Indian Railways
Dr. Bharat Vatwani: Psychiatrist and founder of Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation in 1989. He works to unite mentally ill street people with their families. He has united 2000 people with their families so far.
Sonam Wangchuk: Ladakhi engineer, innovator and education reformist. Founder of Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL). He invented the Ice Stupa technique that creates artificial glaciers used for storing winter water in form of conical shaped ice heap.
In order to formulate appropriate measures to address the situation, Government has set up a high level committee chaired by the Union Home Secretary to deliberate in the matter and make recommendations. The Secretary, Department of Justice, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Secretary, Legislative Department and Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment are the members of the committee. The committee will submit its recommendations to the Government within four weeks.
Government has further decided to constitute a Group of Ministers headed by the Union Home Minister to consider the recommendations of the high level committee. The Minister, External Affairs, Minister, Road Transport and Highways; Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Minister, Law & Justice and Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment are the members of Group of Ministers. The Group of Ministers will submit their recommendations to the Prime Minister.
Unveiled by Science & Technology, Earth Sciences; Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
System developed by: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Operationalized by: Indian Meteoroligical Department (IMD)
The giant true colour LED display gives out real-time air quality index on 24x7 basis with colour coding alongwith 72-hour advance forecast. In addition to monitoring and forecasting of regular air quality and weather parameters, the Chandni Chowk air quality station will also measure sun’s UV-Index and will provide measurement of online automatic ultrafine particles PM1 and Mercury, both of which have direct relevance to human health. Based on UVI, skin advisories will be issued on display.
The RBI has announced the issuance of new 100 rupee note which has several features. Some of the importan features are given below.
The Govt of India recently changed the GST rates of many items. The following is the list of items on which GST has been made 0% from the existing 18%/12%/5%.
Held from 14 Jun to 15 Jul 2018
Participating teams: 32
Matches played: 64
Mascot: Zabivaka (wolf)
Match ball: Telstar 18
Official Song: Live it up (by Nicky Jam)
Winners: France (2nd time)
Top scorer: Harry Kane (England)
Best Player: Luka Modric (Croatia)
Best Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
Best Young Player: Kylian Mbappe (France)
Fair Play Award: Spain
Released by: World Bank
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Held from 10 Jul to 15 Jul 2018
Venue: Ratina Stadium, Tampere (Finland)
Note: Hima Das of Assam, India was the lone medal winner at the event becoming the first Indian to win a medal in a track event at similar championships. She ran 400m race at 51.46 secs to win the gold. Neeraj Chopra was the first Indian to win a gold at World U20 Championships which he did in 2016 in Javelin throw.
Prepared by World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Note: Ranks 10 to 15 are in Achievers category - West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.
Rank 16 to 18 are in the Fast Movers category - Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar. The rest are in Aspirers category.
RAMA stands for Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata
Project to be implemented by : Made in Space Inc (California based company)
Funded by : NASA
Aim: To turn asteroids into giant, autonomous spacecrafts which could fly into space outposts.
Held on: 01 July 2018
Commemoration: Birth and death anniversary of Dr. BC Roy CM of West Bengal and an eminent physician
Theme: Zero tolerance for violence against health professionals and clinical establishments
1. Dhanraj Bhagat was a well-known -
2. Which company is the highest taxpayer among private companies?
3. Shri Venkaiah Naidu became the first Vice-President in 76 years to sign an MoU with an international counterpart. He signed the MoU with Mr Bernard Makuza who is the President of the Senate of -
4. Cricketer Ahmed Shahzad who has been suspended for testing positive for doping plays for which country?
5. At which of the following centrally protected monuments is photography not allowed for visitors?
6. In which city did the President of United States Mr Donald Trump and President of Russia Mr Vladimir Putin hold a summit meeting?
7. Which bank received the highest amount of capital infusion in the recent recapitalisation of PSBs by the Govt of India to the tune of Rs. 11,336 crores?
8. Who of the following is the richest Asian as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index of July?
9. Which bank launched its all-women branch in Srinagar making it the first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir?
10. Gopal Das Neeraj who passed away recently was a well-known -
11. To which country did the PM Shri Narendra Modi make a gift of 200 cows in a village?
12. With which of the following sports is Lakshya Sen associated?
13. In which State is the India's first cow sanctuary located?
14. Which month has been decided by the Govt of India to be observed as the National Nutrition month every year?
15. How long did the longest lunar eclipse of the century which occurred on 27 July 2018 last?