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Current Affairs Quiz - July 24, 2019

Updated On - Wednesday, 24 July 2019


In what country did the scientists developed the method of converting jute fiber into low cost biodegradable cellulose sheets? 

Answer: Bangladesh

The scientists of Bangladesh developed the method of converting jute fiber into low cost biodegradable cellulose sheets. This biodegradable sheet has been named "Sonali". It can be used to wrap things and carry bags. This eco-friendly poly bag can be used for packaging and food packaging, there is no harm to human health. By the end of this year, commercial production of these bags will begin. 

The main challenge in the production of these bags is the high production cost, the production cost of these bags is almost twice the amount of polythene bags. But after the mass production, the cost will be reduced. 



Who is the head of the reconstituted ministerial group for sexual abuse at the workplace? 

Answer: Amit Shah, 

Indian Government has reconstituted the Group of Ministers for preventing sexual exploitation at the workplace, the chairman of this ministerial group is the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. This ministerial group will work on preventing sexual exploitation on the workplace and strengthening the legal framework. 

The new members of this reorganized ministerial group are: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani. Earlier, in October, 2018, a Group of Ministers was constituted to prevent sexual exploitation at the workplace and strengthen the legal framework. 



Who has been appointed Deputy Chief of the Indian Army? 

Answer: Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane

Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane has been appointed Deputy Chief of the Indian Army. They will replace Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu, who will retire on August 31. Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane will also be the claimant for the post of Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat will retire on December 31. During the 37 years of service, Lieutenant General Naravane has worked in various commands. He has also worked in the National Rifles battalion in Jammu and Kashmir. 



In India, the 159th Income Tax Day was celebrated? 

Answer: 24 July

Central Board of Direct Taxes celebrates 159th Income Tax Day on July 24, 2019 Various activities were organized in Regional Income Tax Offices across the country in the week before Income Tax Day 2019, this includes departmental publication, e-journal, publicity kit etc. Income tax was presented to Sir James Wilson for the first time in India on July 24, 1860. 



Which state government has decided to bring a bill for job security for journalists? 

Answer: West Bengal 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to bring Bill to protect the job of the journalist in the assembly. Its aim is to ensure the security of the job of journalists. The bill will also be sorted out by journalists and issues like closure of TV channels and newspaper publishers.



Which IIT has launched an AI App called CARE4U for older people? 

Answer: IIT Kharagpur

The students of IIT Kharagpur have developed an app for the care of old age, the person taking care of this app will find out the fall of an old person and get accurate information about his location. The caregiver will be connected to the older people through this app. In this app, the neural network is based on the fall detection algorithm, it will reveal the fall of the person. If an older person falls down, the phone caretaker and the emergency service will go to the call itself. The CARE4U app can also detect the feelings of a person when an old person opens the app, which takes his picture from the phone and his mood index is calculated. This app will know if a person is unhappy or not, This app will give information to the person taking care of this. The person taking care of this app will be able to know how the mood of the senior citizen was throughout the day. This app has an intelligent chatbutt that can talk to an older person.



Who is the President of the Cryptocurrency Panel that proposes to ban private digital currency in India? 

Answer: Subhash Chandra Garg

The Inter-Ministerial Committee formed to analyse the validity of cryptology and blockchain has recently submitted its report to the Finance Minister, Amitie has recommended a ban on private cryptology in the country. This committee has also prepared a draft law called Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2019. There is a provision of 10 years imprisonment and a fine. This committee was chaired by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg. It has been stated in this draft that a person who is involved in Cryptocurrency, production, procurement, can be punished with imprisonment of 1 to 10 years.




Which hockey player has been selected for 2019 Mohan Bagan Ratna? 

Answer: Two-time Olympic gold medallist hockey player Keshav Dutt and former Indian captain Prasun Banerjee have been selected for the Mohan Bagan Ratna Award for 2019. The awards will be given on the occasion of Mohun Bagan Day on July 29. This is the first time that the Executive Committee of Mohan Bagan has decided to award this award to the non-football player. 

Keshav Dutt: 93-year-old Keshav Dutt was a member of India's national hockey team. He was part of the hockey team winning the gold medal in the Olympic Games in 1948 and 1952. 

Prasun Banerjee: Prasun Banerjee, 64, was a well-known midfielder. He is a footballer PK Banerjee's younger brother. He participated in three Asian Games 1974, 1978 and 1982. He was also part of the Asian All Star XI team. 

Other winners

The Best Football Player for the season 2018-19 will be given to Arijit Bagui.

Mohammed Shami would also be felicitated for his noteworthy performance during the recently concluded ICC World Cup.

Footballer Ashok Chatterjee will get the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mohan Bagan Ratna: Mohan Bagan Ratna is awarded annually, this award is awarded to the best former players Prior to this, the winner was former captain Sailen Manna. Mohan Bagan Day is celebrated every year on July 29, on the same day Mohan Bagan won the IFA Shield by defeating British Club East Yorkshire Regiment. 

Mohan Bagan is one of the most prestigious football clubs in the country, founded on August 15, 1889 by Bhupendra Nath Bose. This club participates in the I-League. The club has won more than 255 trophies so far. 




Which IIT has developed "firecopter"? 

Answer: IIT Madras

IIT Madras has developed an "firecopter", a type of drone, with the help of pesticides in the fields can be sprayed. In this, the imaging camera has also been installed to detect crop health. This device can be sprayed with insecticides at a rate of 10 times in fields, this device will be sprayed efficiently. At present, this firecaptor has the capacity to carry 15 liters of pesticide. 



Who is the first state in the country to reserve 75% jobs for local youth? 

Answer: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in India to have 75% jobs reserved for local youth in all private industries. The state assembly recently passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries / Factories Act of 2019, 75% of the projects set up under the industrial units, factory, joint venture and public-private partnership mode, through this bill, are provided by local youth Has been reserved for According to this new law, if a company does not get the necessary skills in local youth, then that company will have to train local youths together with the state government's place. This bill will provide employment to more youth in the state. For successful implementation of this law, the state government will also have to increase its training centers. 

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