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Current Affairs Quiz - July 18, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 18 July 2019


Which Indian woman cricketer was awarded the Arjuna Award 2018? 

Answer: Smriti Mandhana 

Indian woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana and tennis player Rohan Bopanna were awarded the Arjuna Award 2018. Smriti Mandhana is currently ranked first in the ICC ODI batting rankings. Rohan Bopanna won the gold medal in the men's doubles category in the Asian Games 2018. 



World Day is celebrated for International Justice? 

Answer: July 17th, the World Day is celebrated for International Justice on 17th July, its purpose is to promote international criminal justice and to support the work of International Criminal Court. Its purpose is to collect all those people who support justice and rights of the victim.



Which Indian runner won gold medal in the 200-meter race in "Tabor Athletics"? 

Answer: Hima Das

India's Hima Das has won the fourth gold medal in 15, winning the medal in the 200 meters race in the Czech Republic. He completed this 200-meter race in just 23.25 seconds. 

Hima Das was born on January 9, 2000 in Kandhulimari village, near the town of Dhing in the state of Assam to Ronjit and Jonali Das. His father is a farmer and he cultivates rice. At the recently concluded Asian Games, Hima Das established a national record of 51.00 in order to qualify for the 400-meter final. In this competition, he won a silver medal with a timing of 50.79. In the Asian Games 2018, he won gold medal in women's 4x400m relay. In Asian Games, he won a silver medal in the mixed 4x400 meter race. In the IAAF Under-20 Athletics Championship 2018, he won gold medal in the track event, he is the first Indian women athlete to achieve this feat. 




Which of the Indian government's campaign won the Pacific Asia Travel Asia Gold Award 2019 in the category "Marketing - Primary Government Destination"?

Answer: The Incredible India - Find the Incredible You 

The Incredible India - Find the Incredible You campaign won the Pacific Asia Travel Asia Gold Award 2019 in the category "Marketing - Primary Government Destination". This campaign was released by the Union Ministry of Tourism during 2018-19. 




When will launch Chandrayaan-2? 

Answer: 22 July

ISRO has recently announced that Mission Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on July 22, 2019. India's mission was to launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15, 2019. Just 56 minutes before the launch, ISRO detected some technical flaws in Chandrayaan-2, the momentum was postponed after the countdown stopped. 

The name of Chandrayaan-2 lander is named "Vikram", while its rover is named "Pragyan". 
Mission Chandrayaan-2 

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second mission on the Moon, it is India's toughest mission so far. This is an upgraded version of Chandrayaan’s  mission launched in 2008. Chandrayaan Mission had only revolutionized the moon, but in the Chandrayaan-2 mission a rover would also be dropped on the Moon's surface.

ISRO has made all parts of this mission indigenously in India, including orbiter, lander and rover. In this mission, ISRO will try to land the Land Rover at the Moon's South Pole for the first time. This rover will travel on the surface of the moon and analyze the surface of the Moon. 

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from GSLV Mk III. This is the first interactive mission of ISRO in which ISRO will roll over another astronomical object. ISRO's Spacecraft (orbiter) weighs 3,290 kg, this spacecraft will collect data by circling the Moon, it is mainly used for remote sensing.

The 6-wheeler will travel on the surface of the Moon to collect clay and rock samples, thereby, it is likely to get information about the moon's earth-crust, minerals and hydroxyl and water-ice signs. Israel is also in December, 2018. Preparing to take mission on the Moon. This data will be sent to Earth by the orbiter. Israel is also preparing to launch a missile mission in December, 2018. 
Soft-landing on the surface of the moon will be the hardest part of this mission, so far only the US, Russia and China have been able to do this. Israel's Spacecraft crashed on the moon. 



Who is the author of the book "Kargil: Untold Stories from the War"? 

Answer: Creation Rachna Bisht Rawat is the author of book "Kargil: Untold Stories from the War". This book is based on the author's interview with families participating in the war and the martyrs' families. 

In this war, the Kargil war of 1999 has been described. In this war, more than 500 Indian soldiers were martyred. 



Which Indian organization has launched a web-based application system for Fund of Funds for Startups?

Answer: SIDBI 

SIDBI has recently launched a web-based application system to contribute with Fund of Funds for Startups. Applications will now be approved online for contributions from various "Alternative Investment Funds (AIF)". 



Which state government increased the financial assistance given to the family of martyr soldiers Rs 1 crore?

Answer: Maharashtra 

Government has approved the increase in the financial assistance given to martyrs and those who become disabled. Earlier, financial assistance given to the families of martyrs was Rs 25 lakh by the state government, now this amount has been increased four times. The increased amount will be applicable from January 1, 2019. 

Recently, the Central Government and several State Governments also increased financial support given to the martyrs' families. After the Pulwama terror attack, the Center had increased the amount to be given to the families of martyred soldiers to Rs 1 crore.

The injured soldiers were first given Rs 15 lakhs from Rs 8.5 lakhs, now the amount has been increased to Rs 20-60 lakhs. 

The benefit of this increased amount will be to the families of those soldiers who are residents of Maharashtra and are engaged in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, BSF and CRPF etc. 

If the young man becomes martyred then his family will be given Rs. 1 crore. 

  • 20 lakhs will be given to 1 to 25% disability. 
  • 34 lakhs will be given to 26% to 50% disability. 
  • 60 lakhs will be given on 51 to 100% disability. 



In what African country did the World Health Organization declare Ebola outbreak a global health emergency? 

Answer: The Democratic Republic of Congo 

World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a global health emergency. More than 1600 people have died due to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This has affected the two regions namely North Kivu and Ituri. This is the fifth such declaration in history. Ebola virus causes sudden fever, excessive weakness, muscle pain and throat problems. After this, the person starts bleeding from the vomiting, diarrhea and later the person's body.




Who is the new governor of Chhattisgarh appointed? 

Answer: Anusuiya Uikey

President Ramnath Kovind appointed Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Chhattisgarh and Biswa Bhusan Harishchandran as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. 

Anusuiya Uikey

  • She is a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. At present, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has an additional charge of Chhattisgarh. Before him Balram was the Governor of Tandon Chhattisgarh, he died in August, 2018. 
  • Anusuiya Uikey has earlier been the Minister of Women and Child Development in Madhya Pradesh Government. 
  • In the year 2000, he became a member of the National Commission for Women. They are working very actively for the empowerment of tribal women. 
  • She is the first tribal woman to become the governor of Chhattisgarh. 

Biswa Bhushan Harishchandran

  • He is senior BJP leader. He will replace ESL Narasimhan, Shri Narasimhan is the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from Dec. 1, 2009. 
  • He became a member of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh in 1971. Later, he was the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Odisha state from 1980 to 1988. 
    During the Emergency, he was interned under the MISA (Maintenance of Internal Security Act). 


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