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Current Affairs Quiz - July 16, 2019

Updated On - Tuesday, 16 July 2019


Who recently became the first non-banking financial company (NBFC) to receive 100 million dollar green energy funding from AIIB? 

Answer: L & T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited 
L & T Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd, the first non-banking financial company (NBFC) to receive 100-million-dollar green energy funding from AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). This loan amount will be used for wind and solar power projects. Under the Paris accord, India has set a target of reducing carbon strength by 30-35% by 2030 on the basis of the level of 2005. 


World Youth Skills Day is celebrated?

Answer: 15 July, the World Skill Development Day is celebrated every year on July 15, aimed at creating awareness about skill development for better livelihood in the youth. This year, World Youth Skills Development Day theme is "Learning to learn for life and work". This year the short video platform "Ticket" and the National Skill Development Corporation have decided to work together for skill development in India. 


Who won the women's singles title in the 2019 Wimbledon tennis tournament? 

Answer: Simona Halep

Simona Halep of Romania won the women's singles title in Wimbledon 2019, defeating America's Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2, it is worth mentioning that this is her first Wimbledon title. Simona Halep defeated the Wimbledon champion seven times in 56 minutes. 

Simona Halep is Romania's tennis player. He was born on September 27, 1991 in Constanta, Romania. He has won 18 WTA singles titles and a mixed WTA title in his career. He won the French Open in 2018. 



Which is the first Indian state to receive funds under World Bank's Climate Resistance Capacity Program? 

Answer: Kerala

The World Bank has approved the assistance of $ 250 million for Kerala's "Resilient Kerala Programme (RKP)" under climate resistance. Kerala is the first Indian state to get funding from the World Bank to reduce the impact of natural disaster and climate change. An effort will be made to preserve the livelihood of the poor class under Resilient Kerala Program. This new program is part of the "Rebuild Kerala Development Program", aimed at creating Green and Resistance Capacity Kerala. 



Where did the second meeting of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor be held recently? 

Answer: Wagah

Pakistan has agreed to grant free visa for one year to Indian pilgrims for the Gurudwara of Kartarpur Sahib. This decision was taken recently in the second bilateral meeting in Wagah. This meeting was attended by the Union Home Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Government of Punjab and National Highway Authority of India. 

Now every day 5000 pilgrims can visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. India has demanded 10,000 devotees every day to allow Gurudwara to go on special occasions. 

Gurudwara darbar sahib

 This 16th century gurdwara is located in Naroval district of Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located 3-4 kilometers away from Indo-Pak border in Punjab, Punjab. It was established in 1522 by the first Guru of Sikhism. This Gurudwara is very important for the Sikh community, Guru Nanak Dev has gathered the Sikh community at this place, he stayed at this place for 18 years. 

Kartarpur Corridor 

This corridor will facilitate travellers traveling from India to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Karatpur. It was first proposed by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999. If it is connected on both sides, religious tourism will be quite big.

This corridor will be constructed with funds provided by the Central Government. Apart from this, Pakistan will also be asked to create a corridor in its area keeping an eye on the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.



Which former Judge of the Supreme Court of India has been appointed by the Singapore International Commercial Court as the International Judge? 

Answer:  Justice A.K. Sikri

 Justice Sikri, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India has been appointed as the Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court. He was appointed by the Singapore President after consultation with the Prime Minister of Singapore. His tenure will begin on August 1, 2019 and his tenure ends on January 4, 2021.  

Justice Sikri 

  • He was enrolled as an advocate in Delhi in 1977. 
  • He became the Judge of the Delhi High Court in 1999. 
  • In 2011, he became the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court for very little time. Later in 2012, he became the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. 
  • He retired on March 6, 2019 as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India. 

Singapore International Commercial Court

 The Singapore International Commercial Court was established on January 5, 2015, with the objective of establishing Singapore as a leading dispute settlement hub. It serves to dispose of international commercial disputes, it has 16 international judges in its panel. 



Which Bollywood actor will be honored with Honorary Doctorate by La Trobe University of Melbourne? 

Answer: Shahrukh Khan 

Shahrukh Khan will be given Honorary Doctorate degree from La Trobe University of Melbourne on August 9, he is being given this title for the upliftment of children of deprived classes and for the work done for women empowerment. 



In which state is Kasaragod located? 

Answer: Karnataka 

Central Ministry of Environment has recently selected 12 of India's "Blue Flag" certification, among which are:

Kappad (Kerala),

Ghoghla (Diu),

Bhogave (Maharashtra),

Miramar (Goa),

Kasaragod and Padubidri (Karnataka),

Eden (Puducherry),

Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu),

Shivrajpur (Gujarat),

Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh),

Golden (Odisha) and

Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

Blue flag authentication is an international recognition, it is provided to those who meet various criteria for cleanliness and environment. The Blue Flag program will be run by the Danish based organization Federation of Environment Education (FEE). Blue Flag Certification has a total of 33 criteria, following the criteria, Blue Flag Certification is provided to any location. Some of these are the main criteria - Garbage Disposal Facility, Facilities for Divisions, First Aid Equipment etc. 



The country of which telescope is known as Spektr-RG? 

Answer: Russia

 Russia has recently launched a powerful X-ray telescope called "Spektr-RG" in space, this telescope has been launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. It has been constructed under a joint project with Germany. The telescope was to be launched on June 21, 2019, but due to the problem related to the battery, its launch had to be postponed twice. 


Spektr-RG: This telescope has been developed by Russia with Germany. This telescope was launched with the help of "Proton-M Rocket". This telescope has been done for the supervision of black hole, neutron star and magnetic field. This is a space observatory, it will replace Spektr-R. 

Roscosmos (Russian Space Agency) on Spektr-R had lost control in January 2019. Spektr-R was launched in 2011. 



Which Indian surgeon has been honored with Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand? 

Answer: Dr P. Raghu Ram, 

Well-known surgeon Dr P. Raghu Ram has been honored with Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand. He has been given this honor in the 44th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal College in Pattaya. Dr. P. Raghu Ram is also the President of Indian Surgeon Association. 

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