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Current Affairs Quiz - July 17, 2019



Updated On - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

 

Vijayveer Sidhu is associated with which game? 

Answer: Shooting champion Vijayveer Sidhu won the gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany's Suhl in the third gold medal. Together with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh, they won gold medals in men's 50m pistol event. 

India remains at the top of the competition, India has so far won 7 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals. China has the second rank with 5 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals. 

 

 

Swarup Dutta passed away recently, which regional cinema was he related to? 

Answer: Swarup Datta was a Bengali actor in Bengali cinema, he died on July 17, 2019. He was the leading actor of Bengali cinema in the 60's and 70's. 

Some of his famous films are: Sagina Mahato, Harmonium, Pita Putra and Maa o Meye etc. 

 


Which university researchers have developed low cost filters to remove arsenic from water? 

Answer: Tezpur University

Researchers at Tezpur University of Assam have developed a low-cost simple filter, by which arsenic can be separated by water. This filter system has been named "Arsiron Nilogon". With this filter, you will get relief from arsenic and iron problems caused by contaminated water. Significantly, this filter system excludes arsenic contamination 99.9% of ground water. In this filter process, cooking soda, potassium permanganate and ferric chloride are used.

Arsenic is a natural component found in the earth's crust, but it is quite poisonous in the underlying stage. Cancer can also be consumed by consuming abnormal arsenic for long periods or by consuming foods produced in the affected water. Apart from this filter process, manganese, lead, nickel, and chromium, etc., is also isolated from water with arsenic and iron. 

 

 

 

Who has been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in the field of dance? 

Answer:

The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named four eminent personalities in the field of performing arts -

Tabla player Zakir Hussain, dancer Sonal Mansingh, dancer and choreographer Jatin Goswami  and Bharatnatyam exponent K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai in their fields.


In the field of music, dance, theatre, traditional / folk / tribal music / dance / theatre etc. 44 artists have been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (Academy Award) 2018 in the General Council meeting of Sangeet Natak Academy. 

Mani Prasad for Hindustani song, Tarun Bhattacharya for Hindustani instrumental Santoor, Radha Shridhar for Bharatnatyam, Akhma Lakshmi Devi for Manipuri, Rajiv Naik for Natyakala and Malini Awasthi for folk music have been selected.

  

 

Which state / union government has launched "Happy Festival" in schools? 

Answer: Government of Delhi, Delhi Government has launched the "Happiness Festival" on the occasion of completion of one year of "Happy Course". 


In this festival, students will participate in various activities in the first 50 minutes of each day. This includes drama, poetry, exhibition etc. These festivals will end after 15 days.

 

 

 

Which country was the 76th member of the recently formed International Solar Alliance? 

Answer: Palau

Palau recently signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Coalition. Palau is the 76th member of the International Solar Coalition. Palau is a country located in Oceania, it contains more than 500 islands. 


International Solar Alliance International Solar Alliance was started by India and France in November 2015 during the COP 21 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Its framework agreement was implemented in December 2017. It was celebrated on March 11, 2018. Its headquarters is located in National Solar Energy Institute (NISE) in Gurugram, Haryana. This is the first international inter-governmental treaty, whose headquarters is located in India.

The aim of ISA is to promote solar energy by uniting countries which are full of solar energy. Due to the large amount of solar energy production, its production cost will also decrease. Work in research and development work in member countries of solar energy production. 

Objectives of ISA 

Reduce the cost of equipment and technology needed for solar energy production by joint efforts. 
Investing $ 1,000 billion for solar power generation at large level by 2030. Encouraging 121 more sun-warming countries among the Cancer Line and Capricorn Line for solar energy generation. 
Programs run by the ISA are programs run by the ISA - Scaling Solar Mini Grids; Affordable Finance at Scale; Scaling Solar Applications for Agricultural Use; Scaling Solar Rooftop Etc.

 

 

International Shark Awareness Day is celebrated? 

Answer: 14 July

International Shark Awareness Day is celebrated on 14th July every year. Its purpose is to highlight the important role of the shark in the ecosystem. This year the theme of International Shark Awareness Day is "Shark in crisis: the need to work in the Mediterranean Sea". Its purpose is to strengthen the efforts of conservation of shark fish. 

 

 

In which city was the first international commercial flight introduced in Madhya Pradesh? 

Answer: Indore 


From Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Air India launches the state's first international flight to Dubai. Air India operates 163-seat A320 Neo aircraft from Indore, this flight will fly three days (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) a week to Dubai. The starting fare starts at Rs 18,700.

 

 

Which Indian organization has recently decided to develop broadband radiance index?

Answer: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)


Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) have signed on the MoU to prepare broadband radiance index for Indian States and Union Territories. Through this index, information about digital infrastructure can be found in various states and Union Territories of the country. 

 

 

 

Who was the first woman president of the European Commission recently? 

Answer: Ursula von der Leyen, 

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was elected president of the European Commission, She has been appointed to replace Jean-Claude Junker. 

Ursula von der Leyen is a German minister, since 2005. She has been working in the government of Angela Merkel. She is the defense minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The challenges of trade war, Iran's problem and transparency in the European Union are prominent in front of 60-year-old Ursula. 


European Commission: This is an EU organization, it was established on January 1, 1958. 
Its headquarters is located in Brussels, Belgium. It executes the decisions, maintains the treaties of the European Union. It has a total of 28 members.


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