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Current Affairs Quiz - July 26, 2019

Updated On - Friday, 26 July 2019


Which company has recently become the sponsor of the Indian cricket team? 

Answer: Byju’s

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced that Bengaluru-based education technology and online tutorial company "Byju’s" will be the new sponsor of the Indian cricket team, before the Chinese mobile manufacturer "OPPO" was the sponsor of the Indian cricket team. The duration of this new deal will be from September 5, 2019 to March 31, 2022. 



SUPARCO is the country's space agency? 

Answer: Pakistan's 

Pakistani Space Agency SUPARCO (The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) is Pakistan's official space agency. Recently SUPARCO has announced that it will send its first astronaut to space in 2022, with the help of China. Pakistan has announced this after the launch of Chandrayaan-2 by India. 



Who is the author of the book "Fire and Fury Corps - Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice"? 

Answer: Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh,

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Commander of the Northern Command, "Fire and Fury Corps - Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice". This book describes the history and achievements of "Fire and Fury". "Fire and Fury" protects Line of Control (LoC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. 




Who is the top Indian company in the Fortune Global 500 list? 

Answer: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), led by Reliance Mukesh Ambani, has become the top Indian company to join the Fortune Global 500 list, this year, Reliance is ranked 106, this year, the ranking of Reliance has improved 42 places. Earlier, Indian Oil Corporation was the top Indian company in the Fortune Global 500 list. 

Reliance's revenues have increased by 32.1%, Reliance's revenues have increased from $ 62.3 billion in 2018 to $ 82.3 billion in 2019. While the revenue of Indian Oil Corporation has increased from $ 65.9 billion to $ 77.6 billion

Other Indian companies in the list: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (160th), State Bank of India (236th), Tata Motors (265th), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (275th) and Rajesh Exports (495th). 

Top 10 companies 

  1. Wal-Mart (American retail company) 
  2. Sinopec Group (Government Oil and Gas Company of China) 
  3. Royal Dutch Shell (Dutch Company) 
  4. China National Petroleum 
  5. State Grid 
  6. Saudi Aram (Saudi Arabia Oil Company 
  7. British Petroleum (British Oil and Gas Company) 
  8. Exxon Mobil 
  9. Volkswagen 
  10. Toyota Motors 

Fortune Global 500

It is an annual ranking, involves 500 companies from around the world, these companies are included on the basis of revenue. This list is prepared by the American magazine named Fortune. 




India's first space war practice “IndSpaceEx" was started in which city?

Answer: New Delhi will organize the first simulated space war practice called “IndSpaceEx” on 25-26 July, 2019. This exercise is being organized in the last week of July under the Defense Ministry's Integrated Defense Staff. In this exercise, all the organizations related to military work will participate, in which scientists will be involved. 

The purpose of this exercise is to get acquainted with all the potential challenges of space war. Its purpose is to face China's growing dominance in the field of space, which is a major threat to India's national security. 



Which National Minster's Health Organization functions under the Central Ministry? 

Answer: Central Ministry of Mines

The autonomous institute "National Mining Health Institute" under the Central Ministry of Mines has recently been dissolved and its merger has been done with ICMR- National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad. All the employees of the National Mining Health Institute will now be included in the National Business Health Institute (NIOH). ICMR - National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) works under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.




How many companies were awarded CSR Journal Excellence Award? 

Answer: 6

Recently 6 companies have been selected for the CSR Journal Excellence Award; These are 6 companies: Tata Power, Renew Power, Hindustan Zinc, Aditya Birla Capital Ltd, Yes Bank and Mahindra & Mahindra. The award was given in 6 categories - Education and Skill Training, Women's Empowerment and Child Welfare, Agriculture and Rural Development, Sports, Health and Sanitation and Environment. These awards have been established by "The CSR Journal", a digital and print news publisher. The theme of this event was "India First". 



Which Indian organization's researchers have discovered 28 new stars in "Milky Way" galaxy? 

Answer: ARIES

Scientists of ARIES (Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences) have discovered 28 new stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Devasthal Optical Telescope used in Nainital in 2016 was used for this. The team of researchers led by Dr. Sneh Lata and Dr.Ashok Kumar Pandey. 



Ajit Kasab recently died, He was the president of which African country? 

Answer: Tunisia

President of the North African country Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi died on 25th June, he was the current president of the world's oldest age. He was the first leader to be democratically elected in Tunisia, in 2014 he won in the first independent elections held in Tunisia. 



What is the first state in the implementation of the Prime Minister's Security Insurance Scheme? 

Answer: Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the first number in implementation of the Prime Minister's Security Insurance Scheme. As per the data released by the State Government, till March 31, 2019, 1.95 people have been provided insurance cover under this scheme. The implementation of this ambitious scheme of the central government started from January 2018, under this scheme, accident insurance cover of Rs 2 lakhs is given to people of the age group of 18 to 70 years of age, the premium is 12 rupees per annum. Apart from this, Uttar Pradesh is second in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jyoti Jyoti Bima Yojana. Under the Pradhanmantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna, insurance cover of Rs two lakh rupees is provided, the beneficiaries of this age group can get 18 to 50 years of age. 

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