July Current Affairs 2018

  1. Which company has acquired German IT and engineering services provider H&D International Group?
    A. Wipro
    B. HCL Technologies
    C. Infosys
    D. Tech Mahindra
  2. B. HCL Technologies
    HCL Technologies has acquired German IT and engineering services provider H&D International Group. Through this deal, HCL Tech will attain significant in-country front office and delivery capabilities, which will further enhance its domain expertise in the global automotive sector. The H&D Group, one of the largest IT service providers in the German automotive industry, has extensive expertise in SAP, computer-aided technologies (CAx), engineering services and customer-specific product development.
  3. The tourism department of this state launched an app-based taxi services in the state that helps easy facilitation for the passangers.
    A. Maharashtra
    B. Goa
    C. Kerala
    D. Rajasthan
  4. B. Goa
    The tourism department of the state of Goa announced that it will launch app-based taxi services in the state called : 'GOAMILES' in July 2018. It would help in curbing fleecing by the taxi drivers and easy facilitation for the passangers. It has more than 2,800 licensed taxi drivers partnering with the app. It aims to boost the digital economy, enable ease of travel for tourists and give taxi drivers better income.
  5. The 15th Session of the India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission was held in which country?
    A. Australia
    B. Brazil
    C. Canada
    D. New Zealand
  6. A. Australia
    Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India, Suresh Prabhu co-chaired the 15th Session of the India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission with the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo was held in Canberra, Australia. Discussions on India's reform journey, including GST implementation, competition policy, insolvency and bankruptcy acts, and ease of doing business initiatives were held and India's contribution to Australia's economy. The critical role of the private sector andthe importance of Australian and Indian businesses engaging directly for practical solutions.

  7. The name of the asteroid that the Japanese probe Hayabusa2 which met recently is?
    A. Gaspra
    B. Ryugu
    C. Bennu
    D. Braille
  8. B. Ryugu
    A Japanese Probe, Hayabusa2, was sent on a mission to explore asteroids in deep space. It has reached an asteroid named 'Ryugu' meaning 'Dragon Palace' to collect information about the birth of the solar system and origin of life. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said that the probe was successfully settled into an observatory position into a 20 km above the asteroid.
  9. Yousaf Saleem, 25-year-old, a visually impaired lawyer, became the first blind judge for which country?
    A. Afghanistan
    B. Iran
    C. Pakistan
    D. Turkey
  10. C. Pakistan
    Yousaf Saleem, 25-year-old, a visually impaired lawyer, became the first blind judge in the history of Pakistan. His sister is reportedly Pakistan's first visually impaired civil servant.
  11. How many MoU's have been signed between India and South Korea, recently?
    A. 8
    B. 11
    C. 13
    D. 15
  12. B. 11
    India and South Korea have signed 11 MoU's during South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to India. A MoU on trade remedies was signed for cooperation in the area of trade remedies like anti-dumping, subsidy, countervailing and safeguard measures through consultations. A MoU on future strategy group was also inked for cooperation in the development of cutting-edge technologies.
  13. Who won the gold in the junior men's rapid fire pistol at 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes international championship?
    A. Adarsh Singh
    B. Anhad Jawanda
    C. Anish Bhanwala
    D. Matej Rampula
  14. C. Anish Bhanwala
    In the 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes international championship, Anish Bhanwala won in junior men's 25m rapid fire pistol and Manu Bhaker won the junior women's 10m air pistol.
  15. Who receives lifetime achievement award at Seatrade 30th Anniversary?
    A. Ashish Chemburkar
    B. Charles Scharf
    C. Paul Hermelin
    D. Ravi Mehrotra
  16. D. Ravi Mehrotra
    Dr Ravi Mehrotra CBE, Chairman of Foresight Group International Ltd., was presented with a lifetime achievement award by Chris Hayman (Chairman, Seatrade) at the Seatrade 30th Anniversary Award Ceremony held at the Landmark, London. The award recognises recipients who have made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.
  17. Dr. TCA Raghavan was appointed as the Director General of this department.
    A. ACCA
    B. CIMA
    C. ICSI
    D. ICWA
  18. D. ICWA
    Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India and the President of the ICWA, has appointed Dr. TCA Raghavan as the Director General of the ICWA. Dr. Raghavan is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, 1982 batch. He has served as India's High Commissioner to Islamabad and Singapore.
  19. India's first-ever metal craft exhibition was held in which city?
    A. Chandigarh
    B. Ladakh
    C. Leh
    D. Srinagar
  20. C. Leh
    The first-ever metal craft exhibition was held in Chilling village, Leh, to promote and preserve the metal craft tradition of Ladakh. It was organised by the Youth Association for Conservation and Development Hemis High Altitude National Park, in collaboration with Heritage Home Chilling, showcasing the indigenous craft to the visitors. Chilling is known for its metal craftwork, which began decades ago and it is considered to be its identity.
  21. Nina Tshering La has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which of the following?
    A. Republic of Congo
    B. Republic of Haiti
    C. Republic of Laos
    D. Republic of Venezuela
  22. A. Republic of Congo
    Ms. Nina Tshering La has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratoc Republic of Congo. Ms. Nina Tshering La, presently Deputy Chief of Mission, Hanoi has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  23. India bagged __________ medals in the Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Taipei.
    A. 4
    B. 8
    C. 10
    D. 12
  24. A. 4
    India bagged three silver medals and a bronze to finish joint third with Iran in the Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Taipei. Korea topped the tally with 14 medals, 8 of them being gold. Taipei bagged 5 medals with two gold medals.

  25. Who overtook the Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma to become Asia's richest person?
    A. Dilip Shanghvi
    B. Lei Jun
    C. Mukesh Ambani
    D. Wang Jianlin
  26. C. Mukesh Ambani
    Mukesh Ambani is poised to overhaul Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma to develop into Asia's richest particular person as he positions Reliance Industries to disrupt the e-commerce area in India. Ambani has added $four billion to his fortune this 12 months as Reliance doubled its petrochemicals capability and traders cheered the success of his disruptive telecom upstart Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. Then earlier this month, the tycoon unveiled plans to leverage his 215 million telecom subscribers to increase his e-commerce choices, taking up the likes of Amazon Inc and Walmart Inc. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's has misplaced $1.four billion in 2018.
  27. Who bagged the gold at the IAAF World U20 Championship in the 400m event?
    A. Anju Bobby George
    B. Ashwini Nachappa
    C. Hima Das
    D. Lalita Babar
  28. C. Hima Das
    Hima Das bagged the gold at the IAAF World U20 Championship in the 400m event. She became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at a track event on the world stage. She recorded a time of 51.13 at the National Inter State Championships in Guwahati, which is now the the Indian U20 national record.
  29. Scientists have developed a computer _________ that mimics human brain's neural networks, and would overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers?
    A. EXpro
    B. Rapidex
    C. Simunoid
    D. SpiNNaker
  30. D. SpiNNaker
    SpiNNaker is a custom-built computer. It generated similar results similar to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software used at present for neural-signalling research. This system would help to advance our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, to include learning and disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. A researcher from the Julich Research Centre in Germany, said that, SpiNNaker can support detailed biological models of the cortex.
  31. Amitabh Malhotra has been appointed as the Head of Investment Banking for __________.
    A. Citibank India
    B. DBS Bank
    C. HSBC India
    D. Standard Chartered
  32. C. HSBC India
    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) has appointed Amitabh Malhotra as the Head of Investment Banking for HSBC India. Amitabh will lead the Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets business. Prior to HSBC, Amitabh worked at Rothschild India, where he was the co-head and managing director of the Global Investment Bank, based in Mumbai.
  33. With which country India signed a deal to reduce tariffs on Indian medicines, anti cancer drugs?
    A. China
    B. Denmark
    C. Finland
    D. Iran
  34. A. China
    Indian drugs, specially cancer curing medicines, are in big demand in China. About 4.3 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually in China, according to a report of the state-run China Central Television. Beijing, which earlier announced a cut on import duties on over 8,500 Indian items, will relax taxes on more goods from India and other countries as its trade war with the US heats up. There is a popular movie 'Dying to Survive' about zero tariff imposition on anti-cancer medicines in China. The two countries slapped tariffs on each other's products to the tune of $70 billion recently.
  35. Scientists from this country have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human.
    A. New Zealand
    B. Peru
    C. Spain
    D. UK
  36. A. New Zealand
    New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human. The device is based on the traditional X-ray but incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider. This colour X-ray imaging will produce more accurate pictures & help doctors give their patients more accurate diagnoses. CERN is a European Organization for Nuclear Research.
  37. How many jets have purchased by Vistara from Boeing, Airbus?
    A. 20
    B. 19
    C. 18
    D. 17
  38. B. 19
    Indian carrier Vistara has agreed to buy 13 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, at a combined value of $3.1 billion at list prices, as the Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture prepares to commence international operations. The airline will induct the A320neos between 2019 and 2023 and will use them for domestic and short-haul international flights. The Dreamliners will be delivered between 2020 and 2021 and will be deployed for medium- and long-haul flights.
  39. How much money has been invested by YouTube to counter the spread of fake news on its platform?
    A. $35 million
    B. $30 million
    C. $25 million
    D. $20 million
  40. C. $25 million
    The investment is part of the $300 million Google News Initiative which was launched earlier this year in March, to help the media and to deal with fake news. YouTube will provide funding in about 20 global markets to support news organizations in 'building sustainable video operations'. YouTube will also add context to video search results about breaking news topics and include linked previews of news articles.