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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 3 July to 9 July 2017

Q1. Punjab cabinet has approved a new Transport Policy. Consider the following statements in relation top to the transport policy. 

I. It says that lots will be drawn to allot permits if the number of eligible applications received for a particular route is more than the number of permits. 
II. The new law says that in the case of private operators, not more than 25 per cent of the total permits on a particular route will be issued to one firm/party/person.
III. Via this new transport law, the government seeks to gradually increase the state transport undertakings share in luxury bus service.
Which of the following statement/s are true?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

Q2. The United Nations Member States recently adopted a legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. It will be the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years.
II. The prohibitions include any undertaking to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II
Q3. India and Israel on 5 July 2017 signed seven agreements in different areas of mutual benefit. Consider the following statements in relations to agreements.
I. MoU for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) was signed.  
II. MoU on State Water Utility Reform in India was signed between Delhi Jal Nigam and the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Israel. 
III. Plan of Cooperation regarding cooperation in Atomic Clocks was signed between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Israel Space Agency (ISA).  
Which of the following statement/s are true?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

Q4. India and Israel on 5 July 2017 signed seven agreements in different areas of mutual benefit. Consider the following statements in relations to agreements.
I. MoU for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) was signed. 
II. MoU on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India was signed. 
III. The agreements were signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel. He is the second Prime Minister of India to visit Israel in seven decades. 
Which of the following statement/s are true?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

Q5. The Revenue Secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia on 2 June 2017 busted certain common misconceptions/ myths about GST. Consider the following statements in relation to the myths regarding GST. 
I. Myth was that invoices should be generated manually. 
II. Myth was that internet was required all the time to do business under GST.
III. Myth was that there are 3 returns per month to be filed. 
Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III
Q6. Which of the following Israeli flowers was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
a) Crysanthumum
b) Aaronsohnia
c) Madonna lilies
d) Oncocyclus

Q7. India has slipped to which place in terms of money hoarded by its citizens with Swiss banks?
a) 90th
b) 88th 
c) 76th 
d) 91st 

Q8. Which country has passed the controversial law, which mandates a fine of €50 million on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter if they fail to remove hate speech within 24 hours?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Pakistan
c) Germany 
d) France

Q9. Which country has released a new 2000 banknote with the face of its president printed on it?
a) US 
b) China 
c) North Korea 
d) Syria

Q10. Which famous sporting competition completed 140 years on 3 July 2017?
a) Olympic Games 
b) Wimbledon 
c) Tour de France 
d) FIFA World Cup

Q11.
 The Parliament of which of the following countries recently voted to legalise the same-sex marriage?
a) Scotland
b) Israel
c) Italy
d) Germany

Q12. Reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to write a book dedicated to the youth addressing core issues like overcoming examination stress. Name the publication house that will be publishing the book. 
a) Partridge India
b) Penguin Random House
c) Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd
d) SAGE Publications India Private Limited

Q13. NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will work as a planetary defence mechanism against potential cosmic body impacts in the future. What is it called?
a) DART
b) BARREL
c) Deep Impact
d) FUSE

Q14. Which Indian mobile network operator has launched the world’s longest submarine cable system?
a) Airtel
b) Vodafone-Idea
c) Aircel
d) Reliance Jio

Q15. The foundation stone of the country’s biggest Global Skill Park was laid in which city?
a) Bangalore 
b) Pune 
c) Bhopal 
d) New Delhi


ANSWERS--

1. (d) I, II and III
To restructure the transport services state by streamlining the process of issuing licences and permits, the Punjab cabinet on 5 July 2017 approved a new Transport Policy. The new transport policy of Punjab abolishes the system of District Transport Officers (DTOs). 
2. (c) Both I and II
The United Nations on 6 July 2016 announced that the Member States will adopt a legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The treaty will be adopted on 7 July 2017. It will be the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years.
3. (c) Only I and III
India and Israel on 5 July 2017 signed seven agreements in different areas of mutual benefit including agriculture, technology and space. MoU on State Water Utility Reform in India was signed between UP Jal Nigam, Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Israel.
4. (b) Only I and II
India and Israel on 5 July 2017 signed seven agreements in different areas of mutual benefit including agriculture, technology and space. These agreements were signed in Tel Aviv during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel. Narendra Modi, who was in Israel from 4 July to 6 July 2017, is the first Prime Minister of India to visit Israel in 70 years.
5. (c) Only II and III
One of the myths was that all invoices should be generated on computer/ internet only but the reality for the same myth was that Invoices can be generated manually also.
6. (a) Crysanthumum
A new fast-growing Israeli flower on 4 July 2017 was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The step comes as a special gesture to mark the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation. Israeli Crysanthumum flower will now be called Modi.
7. (b) 88th 
As per analysis of the latest figures compiled by the Zurich based SNB (Swiss National Bank) as on 2016-end, India has slipped to the 88th place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks. The analysis shows that the money officially held by Indians with banks in Switzerland now accounts for a meagre 0.04% of the total funds kept by all foreign clients in the Swiss banking system. 
8. (c) Germany 
Germany has passed a controversial law under which social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google could face a hefty fine of €50 million if they fail to remove hate speech within 24 hours. The Network Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as the ‘Facebook law’, was passed by Germany’s parliamentary body, Bundestag on 30 June 2017. It will come into effect in October. 
9. (d) Syria
The Syrian Central Bank on 2 July 2017 put into circulation a new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) banknote that has the face of country’s current President Bashar Assad. This is the first time that President Bashar Assad is being depicted on the country’s currency since he took office 17 years ago. The move comes at a time when Assad’s government is boasting military successes against the armed rebellion occurring across the country.
10. (b) Wimbledon
Google has launched a series of Doodles to commemorate the 140th year of Wimbledon championship, the world’s oldest tennis tournament. The interactive Doodle features two rackets exchanging shots as spectators and an umpire, made up of Google lettering, look on. The championship is considered to be the most prestigious of all and is held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877.
11. (d) Germany
The Parliament of Germany in June 2017 voted by a wide margin to legalise same-sex marriage. The parliament voted by 393 to 226 on 30 June 2017 in favour of same-sex marriage. The decision came after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her mind and stated that members of her ruling conservative bloc should follow their personal conscience rather than the party line.
12. (b) Penguin Random House
In a first-of-its-kind initiative by a serving Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has planned to write a book dedicated to the youth. Through the book, Prime Minister Modi will try to address core issues like overcoming examination stress, keeping one's composure and even what to do after the exams are over. Publishers Penguin Random House (PRH) India on 3 July 2017 said the book will be in multiple languages and will be out in book stores later this year (2017).
13. (a) DART 
NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will work as a planetary defence mechanism against potential cosmic body impacts in the future. The mission, The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), has moved from concept development to preliminary design phase, following NASA’s approval on 23 June 2017. 
14. (d) Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio on 29 June 2017 announced the launch of the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. AAE-1 is claimed to be the world’s longest 100Gbps technology-based submarine system. The cable will stretch from Marseille in France to Hong Kong, covering 25000 km. It will have 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe. 
15. (c) Bhopal 
The foundation stone of the country’s biggest Global Skill Park was laid in Bhopal jointly by Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Pratap Rudi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The park will come up on 37 acre land allotted in Narela Shankari area of Bhopal. It will be established with the support of Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education and Education Services (ITEES).
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