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1. On June 30, 2018, At the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Manama in
Bahrain , India’s nomination of the "Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of _____" was inscribed on UNESCO's
World Heritage list?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Mumbai
India has managed to get inscribed seven of its properties/sites on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. India now
has overall 37 World Heritage Inscriptions with 29 Cultural, 07 Natural and 01 Mixed sites. In addition, 42 sites
from the country figures in the Tentative List of World Heritage and the Ministry of Culture would be
recommending one property every year for nomination to UNESCO. India stands second largest in number after
China in terms of number of World Heritage properties in ASPAC (Asia and Pacific) region, it is overall sixth in the

2. Where was "AgriVikas 2018", a conclave on agriculture and allied sectors held on 29th June 2018?
1.Guwahati, Assam
2.Bhubaneswar, Odisha
3.Nagpour, Maharashtra
4.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Bhubaneswar, Odisha
22,000 rural haats will be upgraded to Gramin Agricultural Markets and linked with the e-National Agriculture
Market to enable farmers sale directly to potential buyers. 585 e-mandis were already connected to the e-NAM
under agricultural market reforms. This would helpin direct contact with the buyers for the farmers and is also
committed to realizing centre’s scheme of doubling farmers income by 2022.

3. On 29th June 2018, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao laid foundation stone for _____ in
Jogulamba Gadwal district, Telangana?
1.Gattu irrigation project
2.Godavari irrigation project
3.Marua irrigation project
4.Mauli irrigation project
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Gattu irrigation project
The Gattu irrigation project will provide water to 33,000 acres in 4 mandals of Jogulamba Gadwal district. Nearly
2.8 tmc of water will be supplied to 41 tanks. K Chandrasekhar Rao said that, the government will spend Rs 554
crore for the project.

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4. On June 30,2018, The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism Shri. K.J. Alphons inaugurated the Institute of
Hospitality Management in _____?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Jodhpur
On June 30,2018, The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism Shri. K.J. Alphons inaugurated the Institute of Hospitality
Management in Jodhpur . India is among the fastest growing Tourism economy in the world. In 2017, the Indian
tourism receipts went up by 20.8% against a global growth rate of 7%.It is expected that in three years India will
be able to double the revenue from foreign tourists.

5. Which National Park has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India
with a record number of 101 nesting sites?
1.Bhitarkanika national park
2.Simplipal National Park
3.Gulf of Kutch National Park
4.Sulthanpur National Park
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Bhitarkanika national park
A total of 101 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles were found by enumerators. In 2017, 80 nesting sites were
spotted. A 25 % increase in nesting sites has been witnessed. A female crocodile lays 50 to 60 eggs. At least 1698
crocodiles, including albino species, were counted in 2018 along the water-bodies of Mahanadi delta region. In
2017, this count was 1682. Estuarine crocodiles are also spotted in Sundarban areas of West Bengal. This region
has India’s largest mangrove cover.

6. On June 30,2018, which Indian company agreed to a 50-50 joint venture with Germany's Thyssenkrupp
to create Europe's second-largest steel company after Lakshmi Mittal's ArcelorMittal?
1.Tata Steel
2.Reliance Industries Limited
3.MSR Steels
4.Gupta Steels
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Tata Steel
The new steel company will have a total workforce of 48,000 employees spread across 34 sites, producing about
21 million tonnes of steel a year with revenues of around Euro 15 billion. The joint venture will create a strong
pan-European steel company that is structurally robust and competitive. In case of an initial public offering (IPO)
of the JV, Thyssenkrupp will receive a higher share of the proceeds, reflecting an economic ratio of 55/45.
Thyssenkrupp said it also has the right to exclusively decide on the timing for a potential IPO.

7. Where was the 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships (NISSAC) held from June 26 to
June 29, 2018?
1.Guwahati, Assam
2.Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
3.Chennai, Tamil Nadu
4.Thiruvananthapuram, Tamil Nadu
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Guwahati, Assam
The 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships (NISSAC) was held at the Sarusajai Sports Complex
in Guwahati, Assam from June 26 to June 29. It had 52 events for men and women.

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8. On July 2, 2018, the Income Tax Department has launched instant Aadhaar-based e-PAN allotment
service for individuals seeking PAN (Permanent Account Number) service for the first time. How many
digits does the PAN contains?
5.None of these
Answer - 3.10
This facility is free of cost and is available for a limited period on first-come, first-served basis. The e-PAN will be
allotted on basis of one-time password (OTP) sent on mobile number linked to Aadhaar number of a person. It will
have the same name, date of birth, gender, mobile number and address as in Aadhaar card. Once e-PAN is allotted
to applicant through his electronic Aadhaar-based verification system in few seconds, the applicant will be sent the
PAN card by post.

9. The government has set up a 13-member committee to upgrade the norms for computation of economic
data at states and districts level to revise the base year for National Accounts or GDP calculation. The
committee will be headed by _____?
1.Ravindra H Dholakia
2.R D Burman
3.S Mahendra Reddy
4.Prathap Kumar
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Ravindra H Dholakia
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) will change the base year to 2017-18 for the
calculation of GDP and IIP numbers from the current 2011-12 with an aim to capture changes in the economy. It
would review the concepts, definitions, classifications, data conventions, data sources and data requirements for
preparation of State Domestic Product (SDP) and District Domestic Product (DDP). It will also suggest measures
for improving SDP and DDP in the country, suggest state-level annual/benchmark surveys.

10. On June 30,2018, The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) approved
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India’s proposal to increase its stake to 51 % in which bank from 10.8
1.Indian Bank
2.IDBI Bank
3.Bank of India
4.Canara Bank
5.None of these
Answer - 2.IDBI Bank
An additional 40.2 per cent stake for IDBI Bank will cost LIC Rs 9,229 crore at the current share price of nearly Rs
55. According to BSE, currently the government holds 81% of the IDBI Bank. LIC-IDBI Bank deal will lead to a
series of exemptions to be given by three regulators — Irdai, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and
the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). LIC would be exempted from the provisions in the Insurance Laws (Amendment)
Act, 2015, and the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956, that bar insurers from holding more than 15% in any

11. On 30th June 2018, artist Anjolie Ela Menon received the National Kalidas Samman in Delhi for
visual arts from which government?
1.Madhya Pradesh
4.Tamil Nadu
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Madhya Pradesh

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Anjolie Ela Menon is 78 years old. She has been awarded the Kalidas Award for her sensitive portrayal of the
identity and spirit of women in her paintings. She made her first solo exhibition in Delhi in 1958. She has received
the Padma Shri award. She has received various national and international awards. She had received a doctorate
from Rabindra Bharati University, recently. Artist A. Ramachandran was also awarded the Kalidas Award.

12. Whic state has been named first among states for its performance under the Pradhan Mantri
Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan (PMSMA) in India?
1.Madhya Pradesh
2.Himachal Pradesh
3.Tamil Nadu
4.Uttar Pradesh
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Himachal Pradesh
Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda prsesented the award and it was received by Additional Chief
Secretary, Health, BK Agarwal on behalf of Himachal Pradesh, at an event in New Delhi. Himachal Pradesh has
been given this award for bringing maximum number of women for ante-natal check-up to the PMSMA clinics.
Himachal Pradesh government had launched PMSMA in August 2016. Nearly 495 clinics were established in which
ante-natal check-ups were conducted by doctors. Out of 1,28,058 women registered between August 2016 to May
2018, 87,414 (68.26%) were successfully brought to the special PMSMA clinics for antenatal check up.

13. On 1st July 2018, who was elected as the new President of Mexico?
1.Enrique Peña Nieto
2.Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
3.David Theodre
4.Philip Mathew
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
On July 1,2018, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico’s presidency with the widest margin in a presidential
election since the 1980s. He won 30 points ahead of his nearest rival. He replaced President Enrique Peña Nieto.

14. On July 2, 2018, State Bank of India (SBI) named _____ as Managing Director of the bank?
1.Arijit Basu
2.Ramjit Patel
3.Priyank Sharma
4.Sanjay Goel
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Arijit Basu
He will be in charge of commercial credit and IT, and will also hold additional charge of stressed assets resolution
group. He will fill in the post vacated by Rajnish Kumar, who has been elevated as the chairman of the bank. He will
hold the post till 31 October, 2020, the date of his superannuation, or until further orders. Prior to becoming
deputy managing director, he served as managing director of SBI Life Insurance.

15. Who was appointed the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of SAIL (Steel Authority of
India Limited), on 30th June 2018?
1.P K Sharma
2.R K Agarwal
3.Saraswati Prasad
4.Rithvik Sharma
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Saraswati Prasad
Saraswati Prasad is the special secretary and financial advisor in the steel ministry. He has been given additional
charge of SAIL CMD. He succeeds incumbent CMD P K Singh who has retired. P K Singh assumed office as SAIL

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chairman in 2015. Earlier, he was the chief executive officer of SAIL's Durgapur Steel Plant.

16. On 1st July 2018, who won the Austrian Grand Prix in Austria?
1.Lewis Hamilton
2.Sebastian Vettel
3.Max Verstappen
4.Kimi Raikonen
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Max Verstappen
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished in the second spot. Following him Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished in the third
spot. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton retired from the race due to a mechanical issue in his car. Mecredes’ Valtteri
Bottas also retired from the race due to mechanical issues with his Mercedes car.

17. On 3rd July 2018, the _____ Foundation Day celebration of Water and Power Consultancy Services
(WAPCOS) will be held at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.50th
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport, Highways and
Shipping Nitin Gadkari will be the chief guest of the event. Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Water
Resources and Energy Ministers from Burundi, Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Afghanistan and other countries will also
take part in the event. In 1969, WAPCOS was incorporated as a Public Sector Enterprise by the Indian Government.
It is a techno-commercial organization. It functions under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development
and Ganga Rejuvenation.

18. On 1st July 2018, where was the 5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held?
1.Tokyo, Japan
2.Beijing, China
3.Paris, France
4.Dublin, Ireland
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Tokyo, Japan
Ministers from 16 countries: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia,
Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand took part in the meeting. Japanese Prime Minister
Abe, Singapore Minister and Chairman of ASEAN, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, and ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock
Hoi led the formal opening. Discussions were held on the developments since the 4th RCEP Intersessional
Ministerial Meeting on 3rd March 2018 in Singapore, outcomes of the 22nd round of negotiations held on 28 April
- 8 May 2018 in Singapore, intersessional meetings of selected working groups and sub-working groups and the
4th RCEP Intersessional TNC and Related Meetings held on 25-29 June 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

19. On July 3, 2018, NABARD has announced that it has sanctioned ____ in the first quarter of the current
fiscal under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for West Bengal?
1.Rs 456.55 crore
2.Rs 735.53 crore
3.Rs 980.56 crore
4.Rs 788.67 crore
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Rs 735.53 crore
The entire loan amount was provided to the state at a concessional rate. These include 6 solar power, 1 medium

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irrigation, 5 minor irrigation and 12 flood protection projects, 57 projects for the widening and strengthening of
roads and 5 rural bridges. The grid connected solar power projects would generate 88.61 MU of green energy per
annum. The work on the irrigation projects would benefit 11,554 hectares of land besides addressing the
problems of water wastage in the upstream areas, seepage loss, deposition of silt and insufficient height of canal,
which have been resulting in erratic and short supply of water in the command area.
20. On 1st July 2018, Indian cricketer _____ and Australian Ricky Ponting have been inducted into the
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for their achievements in international cricket, at an event in Dublin, Ireland?
1.Virat Kohli
2.Rohit Sharma
3.Rahul Dravid
4.Suresh Raina
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Rahul Dravid
Retired England woman wicket keeper-batter Claire Taylor has also been inducted into the 'Hall of Fame'. Rahul
Dravid has become the 5th player from India to be inducted into the 'Hall of Fame'. Ricky Ponting is the 25th
player from Australia to be inducted into the 'Hall of Fame'. Former Indian skippers Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil
Gavaskar and Kapil Dev were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009. Anil Kumble was inducted in 2015.

21. On 2nd July 2018, Admiral JG Nadkarni died at naval hospital in Mumbai. He was a former ____?
1.Chief of Naval Staff
2.Director General of Border Roads Organisation
3.Director Roads of Indian Coast Guard
4.Chief of Air Staff
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Chief of Naval Staff
JG Nadkarni was 86 years old. He was the Navy chief from December 1987 to November 1990. He was the 14th
Chief of Naval Staff. He was the founding member of the Maritime History Society.

22. NITI Aayog announced that it is organising ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in ____ on 7th and 8th
September, 2018 in association with various ministries and industry partners?
2.New Delhi
5.None of these
Answer - 2.New Delhi
This summit will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Conclave would include
global CEOs and transport ministers from across the world. It will also see participation from countries like
Netherlands, Slovakia, USA, UK, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Australia etc. and special Track sessions with
Mayors and Governors from various major cities and capitals.

23. "Behdienkhlam", a 4-day Annual Cultural Festival was recently held in a small town named Jowai,
in which state?
2.Arunachal Pradesh
4.Uttar Pradesh
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Meghalaya
On July 4, 2018, The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s
Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh attended the 4-day
Meghalaya Annual Cultural Festival, "Behdienkhlam", held every year at the small peripheral town of Jowai,
Meghalaya. He emphasized the importance given by the present government to this region. He also added that the

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Prime Minister has visited Northeast over 30 times in a short span of four years.

24. On July 4, 2018, which state government announced Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana
2018 (a scheme to provide subsidized power)?
2.Madhya Pradesh
3.Tamil Nadu
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Madhya Pradesh
Power connection under the Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana would be provided free of cost to the
beneficiaries. Over 1 crore 83 lakh workers registered under Sambal Yojana in the state till now. Registered
labourers of the unorganised sector and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost
of Rs 200 per month. In case the bill is lower than Rs 200, the beneficiary will have to pay the actual bill amount
and in instance of the bill amount crossing Rs 200, the difference amount would be subsidised by the state

25. On July 3, 2018, The Chief Election Commissioner Shri. O.P. Rawat, along with the Election
Commissioners Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok Lavasa launched a mobile app aimed at citizens to report
any violation of the model code of conduct during elections. Name the app?
5.None of these
Answer - 1.cVIGIL
The app requires an Android smartphone equipped with a camera, good internet connection and GPS access. The
operating system should be Android Jellybean and above. The application supports all the latest Android
smartphones. The report of violations of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that comes into effect from the date of
announcement of elections and goes on till a day after the polls. To prevent misuse the app will not allow
uploading of the pre-recorded or old images and videos. The app will not facilitate saving of the photos or videos
recorded using the ‘cVIGIL' app into the phone gallery either.

26. On July 4, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved
the extension of the scheme of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) for the next three years
upto ____?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.2019-20
On July 4, 2018, The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension
of the scheme of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) for the next three years i.e. upto 2019-20. This
will enable the RRBs to maintain the minimum prescribed Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) of 9 per
cent. There are 56 RRBs functioning in the country. As on 31st March, 2017(Prov.), the total credit given by RRBs
is Rs.2,28,599 crore.

27. On July 5, 2018, Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal
launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application _____ on
Swami Vivekananda’s death anniversary in New Delhi to pay tribute to integrity?
1.Khan Prahari

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5.None of these
Answer - 1.Khan Prahari
The CMSMS is a web based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can be
detected. The platform used in the system is of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeiTY) map
which provides village level information. The boundary of all the coal mines are displayed on this map. The system
will use satellite data to detect changes by which unauthorised mining activity can be detected. The complaint
originating from coal mines allotted to Coal India will go to Coal India Offices and those originating from coal
blocks not allotted to Coal India will go straight to the State Government Officers.

28. On July 6, 2018, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
entered into an agreement with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) for setting up a
'Design University for Gaming' in which city?
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Visakhapatnam
This MoU will help in developing the city as 'International Gaming and Digital Learning Hub'. The hub would be
established on a land of 100 acres in Vishakhapatnam. Gaming Technology will be the best source of income in
future and IT giants like UBSoft, Samsung, Microsoft etc are ready to establish their centres in Visakhapatnam. This
will help develop edutech gaming in the state, with the target of providing 50,000 jobs in 10 years.

29. On July 6, 2018, The Airport authority of India has allocated _____, spread over 12 years for the
establishment of Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad?
1.Rs 1500 crores
2.Rs 1200 crores
3.Rs 2100 crores
4.Rs 2500 crores
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Rs 1200 crores
CARO will cater to Air Navigation Systems (ANS) and Airport Engineering research to keep in pace with the
exponential growth in Air Traffic in India. The foundation stone of the organization was laid by the Civil Aviation
Minister Suresh Prabhu. This would enable air travel accessibility and affordability with special focus on the safety
and convenience of passengers.

30. On 5th July 2018, which wrestler won gold medal in the 65kg category at the Tbilisi Grand Prix in
1.Deepak Punia
2.Bajrang Punia
3.Vijender Singh
4.Sushil Kumar
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Bajrang Punia
Bajrang Punia defeated Iranian wrestler Mehran Nasiri in the finals and won gold medal in the 65kg category.
Bajrang Punia recorded a 9-3 win over Mehran Nasiri. Bajrang Punia will represent India in the 65kg after
Wrestling Federation of India exempted him from trials. In the 86kg category, Deepak Punia won a bronze medal
with 5-3 win over Osman Gosen of Turkey. India’s Sushil Kumar faced his first defeat in over 4 years and moved
out of 74kg category.

31. On July 5, 2018, The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has developed a mobile
app _____ to protect interest of consumers?

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1.GST Verify
2.GST Check
3.GST Collect
4.GST Track
5.None of these
Answer - 1.GST Verify
The app has been developed by B Raghu Kiran joint commissioner GST Hyderabad and is operational all across the
country. Through this app the person collecting GST from consumers can be verified. It also provides the details of
the person/ company collecting GST. Additionally, CBIC announced that a Composition Tax Payer should not
collect the tax from his consumer.

32. On July 7, 2018, the UN member states approved a _____ budget for 13 peacekeeping operations from
July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019 and implementation of other reforms for the first time in more than 40
1.USD 6.69 billion
2.USD 8.67 billion
3.USD 9.45 billion
4.USD 5.45 billion
5.None of these
Answer - 1.USD 6.69 billion
The contribution of USD 6.69 billion dollars from member states would be invested in UN Peacekeeping missions.
The missions include MINUJUSTH (United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti), MINURSO (Mission for the
Referendum in Western Sahara), MINUSCA (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central
African Republic), MONUSCO (Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and UNIFIL (Interim
Force in Lebanon). The committee also approved of major management reforms, including the creation of two new
departments focused on political and peace building affairs. They are: Departments of Political and Peace building
Affairs and the Department of Peace Operations. This was announced on a draft resolution titled ‘Special subjects
relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2018-2019’.

33. Which city has got Indian Railway’s first state-of-the-art air-conditioned mainline electrical
multiple unit (MEMU)?
4.New Delhi
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Nagpur
The Railways has dispatched its first state-of-the-art air-conditioned commuter train to Nagpur after Union
minister Nitin Gadkari had mooted a proposal to bring them to his constituency, officials said. Rolled out on June
29 by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, the stainless steel-bodied mainline electrical multiple unit (MEMU)
features 3-phase on-board electrics and modular toilets in every coach. As many as 139 people can sit in each
coach, while the 'standing capacity' is 412. This MEMU train can carry upto 2,402 passengers. In April, the road
transport & highways minister had said that the Regional Rapid Transit System with the modern MEMU would
replace the existing passenger trains in Nagpur.

34. On 29th June 2018, Steve Ditko passed away at his apartment in Manhattan, United States. He was a
1.Football player
2.Business man
3.Comics Artist
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Comics Artist

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Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene, police Lt. Paul Ng
said. No further details were immediately available. Ditko, along with writer Stan Lee, introduced the world to
Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man in 1962 in an issue of “Amazing Fantasy.” A year later, Ditko introduced
the world to surgeon-turned-metaphysical superhero Doctor Strange.

35. On July 6, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressed the 8th International Convention of
Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj through video conference which was held in ____?
1.California, United States of America
2.New York, United States of America
3.Toronto, Canada
4.Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.None of these
Answer - 1.California, United States of America
Prime Minister said that India would celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, beginning from
2nd of October. A mammoth Statue of Unity in the name of the Iron Man of India is being constructed on River
Narmada and it will be completed on 31st October 2018.This would be the highest statue in the world.

36. On July 7 2018, the chief minister of which state released the policy document of the five year
jackfruit mission at Jackfruit Festival 2018?
2.West Bengal
3.Tamil Nadu
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Meghalaya
Jackfruit Mission is one of the flagship programmes of the government that encourage entrepreneurial activities
and help the farmers of the state to generate additional income from the fruit. It is Rs.80 crore investment project
mission over a period of five years. Rs 42.6 crore will be sourced from the Mission for Integrated Development of
Horticulture (MIDH) and Rs 6.3 crore from the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Rs 30.2 crore
from the state government. Department of Agriculture organized the First state level Jackfruit Fruit Festival 2018
with the theme “The Humble Jack”.

37. On July 8 2018, the 17th World Sanskrit Conference will be inaugurated by Human Resource
Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at _____ from 9th July to 13th July, 2018?
1.New York, United States
2.Vancouver, Canada
3.Sydney, Australia
4.New Delhi, India
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Vancouver, Canada
There are more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries will be expected to participate in this
conference. All the scholars and delegates will exchange their knowledge on various section like History &
Education of Women in Vedic Literature; Sanskrit Buddhist Manuscripts; Mimamsa Beyond the Yagasala; The
Yuktidipika Forging a Place for Sankhya Introducing Bhagavata Purana Commentaries; Research on the
Gargiyajyotisa. Along with minister 10 scholars and two officers are Indian delegation participating in the 17th
World Sanskrit Conference.

38. Over 100 Swedish intellectuals have joined together and formed The New Academy a new prize-
giving body to award a new literature prize as this year’s Nobel Literature Prize has been postponed. The
new literature award carries a prize of _____?
1.USD 113,000
2.USD 234,000
3.USD 132,000
4.USD 200,000

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5.None of these
Answer - 1.USD 113,000
This has been created after the Swedish Academy that selects Nobel laureates, postponed this year’s Nobel
Literature Prize due to sexual assault allegations. The New Academy consists of authors, artists and journalists as
members. In 2017, the Swedish Academy got into trouble after the #MeToo movement gained significance
globally, and local media published the testimonies of 18 women claiming to have been raped, sexually assaulted
or harassed by a French man who has been connected to the institution. Following this, in May 2018, the Swedish
Academy announced that, there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year.

39. On July 8 2018, Indian Gymnast _____ bagged gold medal in FIG Atistic Gymnastics World Challenge
Cup at Mersin, Turkey?
1.Sharmila Rithvik
2.Dipa Karmakar
3.Pooja Bindra
4.Minnu George
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Dipa Karmakar
On July 8 2018,Indian Gymnast Dipa Karmakar bagged gold medal in FIG Atistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup
at Mersin, Turkey. Rifda Irfanaluthfi of Indonesia clinched the silver and Goksu Uctas Sanli took the bronze. Dipa
had finished fourth in vault event in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

40. On July 9, 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
inaugurated ‘world’s largest mobile factory’ of Samsung in which city of India?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Noida
The Samsung Electronics facility is opening in Noida which will be for manufacturing mobile phones, and the
largest in the world, according to the company. Samsung’s factory’s 35 acre facility in Sector 81 in Noida will be
capable taking manufacturing close to 120 million mobile phones per year, from the current capacity 67 million
mobiles, which are being made in India. Samsung had invested Rs 4,915 crore for the Noida plant. Samsung’s
Noida plant also has a Research and Development Centre, and there’s is a design centre as well. In total over
70,000 people are employed by the plant in Noida.

41. On 7th July 2018, Indian Railways introduced Double Stack Dwarf Container Services from Western
Railway’s _____ railway station on its first commercial run?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Rajkot
Indian Railways has introduced Double Stack Dwarf Container Services to capture the lost traffic through new
delivery model for domestic cargo under the guidance of Piyush Goyal, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs,
Railways and Coal. This train was booked from the Reliance Rail Siding at Kanalus to Rewari in f Haryana. It was
loaded with 82 containers of Polypropylene Granules. Through this Double Stacked Dwarf Container service,
Indian Railways has obtained increased revenue of Rs. 18.50 lakhs. The Double Stacked Container is 6 ft 4 inches
in height. It can operate on electrified tracks. The dwarf containers have a capacity of 30,500 kg.

42. On 8th July 2018, which author's 'The English Patient' won the special one-off Golden Man Booker
Prize to mark the 50th anniversary of the literary award at the Man Booker 50 Festival in London?

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1.V S Naipul
2.Michael Ondaatje
3.Philip Hollman
4.Michelle Freeman
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lanka-born Canadian. 'The English Patient' is a story of love and conflict during World
War II. Earlier, 'The English Patient' had shared the 1992 Booker Prize with Barry Unsworth's 'Sacred Hunger'. A
panel of judges read all 52 former winners of the award. Then the public voted and chose 'The English Patient' for
the award. The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Man Group. Man Group is an investment management firm.

43. On July 10, 2018, It was announced that the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in which city
in January 2019?
1.New Delhi
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Varanasi
On July 10, 2018, It was announced that the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in the holy city of Varanasi in
January 2019. The theme of the three-day event will be the 'Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India'.
Events scheduled to happen on that day : Ganga aarti in Varanasi, Kumbh Mela in Allahabad and Republic Day
celebrations in New Delhi. Varanasi is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency.

44. On July 10, 2018, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K Singh
with the officials from ADB and Finance Ministry reviewed the progress of lining project of the Son canal in
Shahabad – Bhojpur region of which state and ADB approved it?
4.Tamil Nadu
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Bihar
ADB and Finance Ministry officials will fix a timeframe for the completion of the project. Finance Ministry will give
permission to appoint consultants by 17th July, 2018 and ADB consultants will start their work by the end of July.
The process of design study, consultation with stakeholders, feasibility report, preparation of tenders etc. and the
tender for the first phase of the lining of the main canal and branches will be issued by the first week of October.
The estimated cost of this project is USD 503 million (Rs 3272.49 crore) out of which USD 352 million is being
provided by ADB.

45. On 7th July 2018, which Indian lifter bagged the bronze medal in the 2018 IWF Junior World
Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan?
1.Dinesh Kumar
2.Jhilli Dalabehera
3.Sandeep Vaishnav
4.Suraj P S
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Jhilli Dalabehera
Jhilli Dalabehera lifted 167 kg in the 48 kg category and won the bronze medal. Jhilli Dalabehera has become the
second woman lifter after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in 2013 to win a medal in the Junior World Championships.

46. Who has written the book “Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly”?
1.A S Kiran Kumar

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2.Payal Kumar
3.Abhirup Bhattacharya
4.Sanjay Bhadra
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Abhirup Bhattacharya
This book speaks about Sourav Ganguly’s trust on talented youngsters that gained India one of its greatest
cricketers of all times - Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Sourav Ganguly is also credited for encouraging players like Yuvraj
Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and building the concepts of 'Team India'
and 'Men in Blue'. Sourav Ganguly turned 46 years on 8th July 2018. Abhirup Bhattacharya has previously
authored "Winning Like Virat: Think and Success Like Kohli".

47. On July 11, 2018, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and
Industry, released the final rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business in New Delhi. Which state topped
the rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business?
2.Andhra Pradesh
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Andhra Pradesh
DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the World Bank conducted an annual reform
exercise for all States and UTs under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP). The aim of this exercise is to
improve delivery of various Central Government regulatory functions and services in an efficient, effective and
transparent manner. Under the BRAP 2017 is based on a combined score consisting of Reform evidence score that
is based on evidences uploaded by the States and UTs and Feedback score that is based on the feedback from the
users. The feedback was collected through 50000 face-to-face interviews. 78 reforms out of 372 were identified for
the survey. More than 5,000 private sector users in 23 States and UTs, including 4,300 businesses and 800
architects, lawyers and electrical contractors from across the country shared their experience.

48. On July 11, 2018, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated a library built by the Indian
Government in the presence of Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri. How much financial assistance did
India offer for construction of the building?
1.NRs. 56.89 million
2.NRs. 43.94 million
3.NRs. 25.50 million
4.NRs. 75.44 million
5.None of these
Answer - 2.NRs. 43.94 million
This would provide research and reference facilities to the researchers and academicians of India and Nepal. It has
a facility of an advanced offset press for printing of books. Nepal received financial assistance of NRs. 43.94 million
from India for construction of the building. The Nepal Academy with the Indian Government has planned to
develop the library as a digital library.

49. On July 11, 2018, India secured what position among the world's largest economy overtaking
France, according to World Bank data on gross domestic product (GDP) of countries for 2017?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.sixth
India has recorded a GDP of USD 2,597,491 million, followed by USD 2,582,501 of France, while United Kingdom
recorded a GDP of USD 2,622,434 million. India has recovered from the effects of demonetisation and the Goods

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and Services Tax (GST). World Bank has predicted the GDP of India in FY2019 to be 7.3%.The International
Monetary Fund (IMF) also stated that it expected India to re-emerge as one of the fastest growing major
economies in the 2018 - 2019 period, projecting the country's growth rate at 7.4 percent in 2018.

50. On July 11, 2018, HDFC securities announced launch of Mutual Funds transactional capabilities on
Facebook Messenger through their virtual assistant, ____?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Arya
Through conversational style of investing, customers will invest in a language they understand and not get caught
up in stock market jargons. It is a familiar platform for investing that gives a time independent and an all-inclusive
(portfolio status, research, stock quotes) window.

51. On 12th July 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Dharohar Bhawan’, the new
Headquarters building of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in which city?
1.New Delhi
5.None of these
Answer - 1.New Delhi
Minister of State for Culture(I/c) Dr. Mahesh Sharma praised ASI that takes care of nearly 3686 monuments in
India. It also provides conservation services in countries like Afghanistan, Myanmar, Cambodia. He said that, in
recent times 40 antiquities from Foreign countries have been retrieved and efforts to bring back 8 to 9 more
antiquities are in process. The new Headquarters building has advanced facilities like energy efficient lighting and
rainwater harvesting.

52. On July 12, 2018, Niti Aayog has proposed 15-point action plan named “_____” for combating air
pollution in ten most polluted cities in India?
1.Healthy Breathing
2.Breathe India
3.Pure Breathing
4.Healthy Breathing
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Breathe India
The plan includes encouraging electric vehicles, phasing out private diesel vehicle and development of crop
residue utilisation policy. It also includes expediting strategic decommissioning of old and inefficient power plants
and implementation of a large-scale feebate programme from 2020 onwards. It mentions that all central
government offices should replace existing fleets older than 15 years to electric vehicles in the next 3 years i.e. by
2021 April. It also pitched for encouraging electric two and three-wheelers, saying a scheme to convert existing
ICE (internal combustion engine) autos into electric ones.

53. India has ranked ____ in the Global Innovation Index (GII) developed by Cornell University, the
Paris-based business school Insead and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva?
5.None of these
Answer - 4.57

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India has ranked as the 57th most innovative country in the world. India has improved its rank from 60th position
in 2017. India has improved steadily since 2015 when it was ranked 81st. China has improved its rank from 22 in
2017 to 17 in 2018. GII ranks 126 economies on the basis of 80 indicators. This is the 11th edition of GII. Since
2011, Switzerland has been ranked on top every year. In 2018, it is followed by Netherlands at second spot and
Sweden at third.

54. India has become the _____ shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
5.None of these
Answer - 4.69th
This would enable more joint investment with Indian companies across EBRD's regions of operation. The Indian
government had applied for membership in the EBRD in December 2017. The EBRD board of governors that
represents all the existing shareholders, voted unanimously in favour of India’s application in March 2018. Now,
the entire membership process has been completed. Now, India takes a shareholding in the EBRD. But it will not be
a recipient of EBRD financing.

55. Where was the 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals held on July 13, 2018?
1.Indore, Madhya Pradesh
2.Nagpur, Maharashtra
3.Pune, Maharashtra
4.Bhopal, Maharashtra
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Indore, Madhya Pradesh
The agencies concerned with preauction preparations such as Exploration agencies (GSI & MECL), transaction
advisors (SBICAP, CRISIL, KPMG), DGPS survey agency (MECON), etc would also put up their Stalls. Federation of
Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) will be the partner of the event. PSUs responsible for organizing the conclave are
HCL, NALCO, & MECL under the Ministry of Mines and the companies in which the government stake is under the
administrative control of the Ministry of Mines, viz. HZL & BALCO. The metal and the allied sector would also
participate in the conclave.

56. On 13th July 2018, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) issued an order allowing photography
within the premises of all centrally protected monuments/sites except at Ajanta Caves, Taj Mahal and
1.Qutub Minar
2.Konark Sun Temple
3.Leh Palace
4.Golden Temple
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Leh Palace
This order has been issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned the logic behind the existing
restrictions at an event in Dharohar Bhawan, New Delhi, on 12th July 2018. In 2016, the ASI made it mandatory for
photographers to be licensed to function commercially in protected monuments.

57. On 11th July 2018, which state has topped other states in per capita revenue collection under GST?
1.Madhya Pradesh
2.Madhya Pradesh
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Haryana

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He said that, Haryana has widened the tax base by 82.22 % and logged 19 % increase in revenue collections. Also,
the compliance percentage of assessees in Haryana is 5-7 % higher than the national average and revenue
collection under commercial taxes has recorded double-digit growth. The number of tax assessees under VAT,
Central Excise and Service Tax in Haryana was 2.25 lakh before the introduction of GST. Now the number of
dealers is nearly 4.10 lakh. In Haryana, the threshold limit for mandatory registration of tax assessees has been
increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 20 lakh under GST.

58. On July 13, 2018, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched Indian Railways’ first consolidated
Bridge Management System (IR-BMS), a web-enabled IT application to store data on how many bridges?
1.1 lakh`
2.3 lakh
3.2.5 lakh
4.1.5 lakh
5.None of these
Answer - 4.1.5 lakh
Goyal felicitated the artists who participated in this initiative by giving them cash awards and appreciation
certificates. He also felicitated artists who won the top prize in the national transporter's in-house Station
Beautification Contest. They worked for 7 railway stations. This innovative competition was organized among
zonal railways in December 2017. More than 62 stations across zonal railways were beautified under this
initiative by utilising skills of local artists, mostly using local art form, painting style, local themes or contemporary

59. Vice President of India and the President of ICWA, M. Venkaiah Naidu has appointed _____ as the
Director General, ex officio Member-Secretary of the Council, ICWA (Indian Council of World Affairs)?
1.Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan
2.Raman Singh
3.Murali Shankar
4.Dr Mithun Mittal
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan
This decision was taken in the meeting of the Governing Body and Governing Council of the Indian Council of
World Affairs (ICWA) on 13th July 2018. Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1982
batch. He has served as India’s High Commissioner to Islamabad and Singapore and has served in India’s missions
at London, Thimphu and Kuwait.

60. On July 13, 2018, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River
Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stone for enhancing _____ to
improve connectivity between Chennai and Kolkata, reduce travel time between the two cities and also
lower traffic congestion in Vishakhapatnam city?
5.None of these
Answer - 3.NH-16
On July 13, 2018, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and
Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stone for enhancing NH-16 to improve connectivity
between Chennai and Kolkata, reduce travel time between the two cities and also lower traffic congestion in
Vishakhapatnam city.

61. On July 14, 2018, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is likely to partner with which state
government to build the Rs 2,000 crore Dholera airport project?

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5.None of these
Answer - 1.Gujarat
A proposal to this effect has already been moved to the Civil Aviation ministry by DICDL that is yet to be approved
by AAI. Equity participation between AAI and government of Gujarat will be 51% and 49%, respectively. The
airport at the biggest upcoming greenfield city in India under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project
at Dholera will be built over four years.

62. Who has overtaken Alibaba Group's Jack Ma to become Asia's richest person?
1.Mukesh Ambani
2.Wang Jianlinis
3.Ma Huanteng
4.Xu Jiayen
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Mukesh Ambani
Ambani was estimated to be worth $44.3 billion with Reliance Industries Ltd. rising 1.6 percent to a record 1,099.8
rupees while Ma’s total net worth was at $44 billion. Reliance is India's largest payer of Goods and Services Tax
(GST), Excise and Customs Duty, and Income Tax in the private sector. Ambani launched advanced fiber-based
broadband connectivity service called JioGigaFibre and JioGigaTV, a set-top box with ability to play videos at 4k

63. On July 15, 2018, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) constituted a 10 Member Committee to
review Companies Act 2013. The committee is headed by the Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs
1.Sathish Krishnan
2.Praful PAtil
3.Ranjith Srivats
4.Injeti Srinivas
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Injeti Srinivas
The committee is headed by the Secretary and will have 8 members and 1 member secretary. They would examine
the nature of all ‘acts’ having fine and or imprisonment and whether they can be considered ‘civil wrongs’. They
would decide if the non-compoundable act under the Companies Act 2013 can be made compoundable. This
decriminalization would help the trial courts to focus on serious offences. They would also take necessary steps in
formulation of draft changes in the law.

64. On July 15, 2018, which country will head the Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation
(WCO) for two years as its Vice Chair from July, 2018 to June, 2020?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.India
This will be attended by the Customs delegations of 33 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Customs officers from
different Ports in India and Partner Government Agencies. The Secretary General of WCO, Mr Kuniyo Mikuriya will
deliver the Key Note Address on this event. The underlying Theme of the Inaugural Ceremony is “Customs –
Fostering Trade Facilitation”. A Seminar on Cross Border Trade through e-commerce and the role of Customs
administration will take place.

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65. On July 15, 2018, 'Sulabh Jal', the first of world’s cheapest drinking water project was launched by
Sulabh International in Darbhanga district, of which state?
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Bihar
The 'Sulabh Jal' project converts contaminated pond and river water into safe drinking water. The water
purification process has a capacity to purify 8,000 litres of water per day at nominal cost. The cost of the project is
around Rs 20 lakhs. With this people will get pure and clean water only in 50paisa/litre.

66. Which country secured the top position in the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina Youth Men & Women
Boxing Tournament, held in Vojvodina, Serbia, from 9th to 16th July 2018?
5.None of these
Answer - 4.India
India won a total of 17 medals with 7 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 4 bronze medals and obtained the first
position at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth tournament. Russia secured 11 medals with 3 gold, 2 silver
and 6 bronze medals but secured third position following Kazakhstan in second position which had 5 gold medals
and an overall count of 7 medals.

67. On July 15, 2018, Militaries of India and Pakistan will be part of a mega anti-terror drill in _____ in
August which is being organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)?
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Russia
The name of the drill is : "Peace Mission". The exercise is scheduled from August 20-29 at Chelyabinsk city in west-
central Russia. From India 200 Army and Air Force personnel will participate. Other SCO member countries joining
the exercise are: Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

68. On July 14,2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Poorvanchal
Expressway in Azamgarh in which state?
1.Uttar Pradesh
2.Himachal Pradesh
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Uttar Pradesh
On July 14,2018, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Poorvanchal
Expressway in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. It is a 340 kilometer long that would provide swifter connectivity
between Delhi and Ghazipur. The expressway will be linked with the 302 km-long Lucknow-Agra Expressway and
165 km-long Yamuna Expressway from Agra to Delhi. The total network of expressways will be over 800 km after

69. On July 15,2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Bansagar Canal Project in _____?
1.Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

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2.Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

3.Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
4.Guwahati, Assam
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
On July 15,2018, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Bansagar Canal Project in Mirzapur. It is an
irrigation project which will be beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.

70. Name the player who emerged as the top scorer with 6 goals and won the Golden Boot in FIFA
World Cup 2018?
1.Harry Kane
2.Christiano Ronaldo
3.Daniel Cheryshev
4.Lionel Messi
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Harry Kane

Category Player Country

Golden Ball Luka Modrić Croatia
Silver Ball Eden Hazard Belgium
Bronze Ball Antoine Griezmann France
Golden Boot Harry Kane(6 goals, 0 assists) England
Silver Boot Antoine Griezmann(4 goals, 2 assists) France
Bronze Boot Romelu Lukaku(4 goals, 1 assist) Belgium
Golden Glove Thibaut Courtois Belgium
Best Young Player Kylian Mbappé France
FIFA Fair Play

71. On 16th July 2018, Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
laid the foundation stone for National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) at Barang, in ______ , to be established
at a cost of Rs 160 crore?
1.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
2.Bhubhaneswar, Odisha
3. Mysore, Karnataka
4.Pune, Maharashtra
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Bhubhaneswar, Odisha
The National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) is developed with an aim to meet the increasing demands for skilled
manpower. The NSTI will be developed on an area of 5 acres. It will feature advanced facilities to present skill
development courses to the trainers and assessors. Candidates will be trained with new age courses to meet the
needs of the industry. NSTI will function under the Directorate General of Training (DGT). It will have training
activities like Trainers Training (Long term/Short term), Refresher Training and Re-skilling/Up skilling courses.

72. On July 14, 2018, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the largest Indian visa centre in
the world in _____?
1.Kathmandu, Nepal
2.Dhaka, Bangladesh
3.Colombo, Sri Lanka
4.Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
5.None of these
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Answer - 2.Dhaka, Bangladesh

This was inaugurated in the presence of Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan. The Indian Visa
Application Centre (IVAC) covers 18,500 sq ft. commercial area at Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka. This will replace
the existing centres in Dhaka in two phases and would help in reducing waiting time for applicants.

73. On July 17, 2018, According to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) update, The International
Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s growth projection by 0.1 percentage point for 2018-19. It now
predicts India’s GDP growth to be ____ %?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.7.3
It now predicts the GDP growth to be 7.3%. This was done due to the high oil price rise. The economy was
projected to grow 7.8 per cent by 2019-20 which is now cut to 7.5%.India still remains the fastest-growing
economy among large nations in 2018-19 and 2019-20. India grew by 6.7% in FY2017-18.

74. On 17th July 2018, India has improved one spot and has reached the ____ position in the men's
hockey world rankings released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
Answer - 2.5th

Country Rank Points

Australia 1 1906
Argentina 2 1883
Belgium 3 1709
Netherlands 4 1654
India 5 1484
Germany 6 1456

75. Who is the first Indian track athlete to win gold medal in a world championship across all age
groups, by bagging gold medal in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships, in
Tampere, Finland?
1.Aruna Budda Reddy
2.Priyanka Deshpande
3.Hima Das
4.Ankita Agrawal
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Hima Das
On 12th July 2018, India’s Hima Das bagged gold medal in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20
Championships. Hima Das has become the first Indian track athlete to win gold medal in a world championship
across all age groups. She registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the finals. Romania’s Andrea Miklos won silver
medal with a personal best time of 52.07 seconds. United States’ Taylor Manson registered a timing of 52.28 and
finish in third position. Earlier, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had won gold medal in Poland in the 2016 edition

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with a world record.

76. On 18th July 2018, the first commercial flight to which country, in 20 years departed from Addis
Ababa, in Ethiopa, after both the countries ended their conflict following a peace process?
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Eritrea
Ethiopian Airlines said that, flight ET0312 to Asmara departed Bole International Airport, following an
inauguration ceremony. The airlines operated two flights within an interval of 15 minutes. Eritrea was once a
province of Ethiopia. In 1993, Eritrea separated after an independence struggle. Demarcation of the shared border
caused a brutal conflict in 1998-2000, in which 80,000 people were killed.

77. On July 18, 2018, according to a report by online speed testing platform Ookla, India with a speed of
9.12 Mbps, secured what rank, in the 4G speed category?
5.None of these
Answer - 4.109
On July 18, 2018, according to a report by online speed testing platform Ookla, India was at 9.12 Mbps in the 4G
speed category behind neighbors Pakistan (14.03 Mbps) and Sri Lanka (16.98). India ranks 109th in overall 4G
mobile internet speeds. Out of the list comprising 124 countries, Qatar ranked first in the list with 63.22 Mbps
average download speed. Norway stood second in the list with 62.14 Mbps download speed.

78. On July 18, 2018, The Finance Ministry has approved capital infusion of _____ in 5 public sector
banks: Punjab National Bank (PNB), Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Allahabad
1.Rs 11,336 crore
2.Rs 12,567 crore
3.Rs 14,456 crore
4.Rs 17,598 crore
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Rs 11,336 crore
Bank name Infusion (in Cr. Rs.)
Punjab National Bank (PNB) 2816
Corporation Bank 2555
Indian Overseas Bank 2157
Andhra Bank 2019
Allahabad Bank 1790

79. On July 18, 2018, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar featured in the Forbes list of top 100 highest-paid
entertainers 2018. What was his rank in the list?
5.None of these
Answer - 3.76
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Ranking Person Profession Earning (in USD)

1 Floyd Mayweather Professional boxer 275 m
2 George Clooney Actor 239 m
3 Kylie Jenner Social Media star and businesswoman 166.5 m
4 Judy Sheindlin Judge /Television personality 147 m
5 Dwayne Johnson Actor and entertainer 124 m

80. Name the Australian football player who retired from international football on 17th July 2018?
1.Steve Smith
2.John Langers
3. Tim Cahill
4.Meredith John
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill is 38 years old. He is Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer. He has scored 50 international goals in 107
appearances. He did not mention if he would continue playing club football. He was born in Sydney. He started his
international career by playing for Western Samoa under-20s. In 2004, he joined the Socceroos. In 2006, he
became the first Australian to score a goal at the World Cup in Germany.

81. On 18th July 2018, which Indian javelin thrower won gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in
1.Neeraj Chopra
2.G Sathiyan
3.Neerav Sharma
4.Aman Mittal
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra made a throw of 85.17m and won the gold medal. Moldova's Andrian Mardare with a throw of
81.48m secured second position. Lithuania's Edis Matusevicius with a throw of 79.31m secured third position.
Neeraj Chopra is 20 years old. He hails from Panipat. Neeraj Chopra had won gold medal in the 2016 World Junior
Championship with a record throw of 86.48m. He had also won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in
Gold Coast, Australia. He broke the national record with a 87.43m throw at the Doha Diamond League, with a
fourth position finish.

82. Who won the Men’s Singles title in the 2018 Wimbledon Championships held in Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom from 2nd July to 15th July 2018?
1.Rafeal Nadal
2.Roger Federer
3.Novak Djokovic
4.Dominic Thiem
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Novak Djokovic

Event Winner Runners-Up

Kevin Anderson (South
Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic(Serbia)
Angelique Kerber
Women’s Singles Serena Williams (USA)
Michael Venus (New
Mike Bryan (USA)
Men’s Doubles Zealand)
Jack Sock (USA) Raven Klaasen(South Africa)
Women’s Doubles Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Nicole Melichar (USA)

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Katerina Siniakova (Czech Kveta Peschke(Czech
Republic) Republic)
Alexander Peya (Austria) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus)
Mixed Doubles
Nicole Melichar (USA) Jamie Murray (UK)

83. On 17th July 2018, NBCC said that, it has received in-principle approval from the commerce
ministry to design and construct 'India Pavilion' at World Expo 2020 to be held in which country at a cost
of Rs 400 crore?
1.United States
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Dubai
NBCC said it has received in-principle approval from the commerce ministry to design and construct 'India
Pavilion' at World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai at a cost of Rs 400 crore. The World Expo 2020 is a global
platform for countries to showcase their achievements and abilities.

84. On July 19, 2018, the chief minister of which state launched an online portal and mobile app called
‘Aabhaar-Aapki seva ka’ for the online pensioners of the state?
Answer - 4.Chhattisgarh
This would be implemented by Online Pension Management System. 80,000 pensioners would get information
related to pension through the app and portal. Pensioners will get the benefit of senior pension with the State
government's 7th pay scale before January 1, 2016. According to which an increased Basic Pension of 2.57 per cent
would be received by them.

85. On July 19, 2018, according to Bloomberg Billionaires index 2018, who is the richest man in
modern history with a net worth of $152 billion?
1.Bill Gates
2.Jack Ma
3.Jeff Bezos
4.Mukesh Ambani
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Jeff Bezos
He holds the position of the richest man since 1982. His net worth is $55 billion more than that of Bill Gates. His
net worth increased by $52 billion in 2018 and over all it is very close to the Walton Family(World’s richest
family)’s fortune which is $151.5 billion. Bill gates is in the second position with $95.5 billion followed by Mark
Zuckerberg with $83.5 billion.

86. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would issue new Rs. 100 note with motif of _____ next month?
1.Taj Mahal
2.Meenakshi Temple
3.Rani Ki Vav
4.Vaishno Devi Temple
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Rani Ki Vav
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This note is part of the revised design series introduced after demonetization in November 2016. This note will
have Gujarat's 'Rani Ki Vav' (queen's stepwell) along with the Swachh Bharat logo and slogan on its reverse.
Gandhi ji's placement will be the same. The base colour of the note is lavender. The note has other designs,
geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the
banknote will be 66 mm x 142 mm. All the Rs. 100 notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India in the earlier series
will continue to be legal tender.

87. On July 19,2018, which Small Finance Bank formerly launched its commercial operations?
1.Dhana Small Finance Bank
2.Jana Small Finance Bank
3.Jio Small Finance Bank
4.AIPS Small Finance Bank
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Jana Small Finance Bank
It has 157 branches spread over 19 States, in addition to 402 micro-finance branches and it has more than 45 lakh
existing loan customers loan book of Rs 7,600 crore and would hire 1000 employes totaling it to 15,000
employees. It got small finance bank licence in March 2018. It expects to target aspirational middle-class as well as
millions of micro and small enterprises for financial inclusion.

88. On July 18, 2018, The Ministry of Defence announced that the Indian Air Force for the first time is
participating with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18). It will be held in which country
from 24 Jul to 18 Aug, 2018?
1.United States
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Australia
On July 18, 2018, The Ministry of Defence announced that the Indian Air Force for the first time is participating
with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18), which is to be held in Australia from 24 Jul to 18 Aug,
2018. The mega exercise will involve over 100 aircraft from around the globe.

89. On 20th July 2018, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, addressed the 8th BRICS
Health Ministers’ Meeting held in ____?
1.Durban, South Africa
2.Beijing, China
3.New Delhi, India
4.Manilla, Philippines
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Durban, South Africa
J P Nadda in his address said that, India is committed to eliminate TB by 2025. He said that India is committed to
achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as articulated in its National Health Policy. He stated that to achieve the
vision of UHC, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the 'Ayushman Bharat' (Long Live India)
programme. Through the Health and Wellness Centres the programme aims to provide comprehensive primary
healthcare services and National Health Protection Mission for secondary and tertiary care aims to cover nearly
100 million families.

90. On July 20, 2018, 88 year old Ramchandra Singhdeo passed away. He was the former and first
finance minister of which state?
5.None of these

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Answer - 3.Chattisgarh
On July 20, 2018, The 88 year old former and first finance minister of Chhattisgarh, Ramchandra Singhdeo, had
passed away in Raipur. He was born on February 13, 1930 in Baikunthpur in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh. He
had a Masters Degree in Science and doctorate (PhD) in life science. He served as the Minister of Water Resources
before Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.

91. On July 21, 2018, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe flagged off an expanded
emergency ambulance service, supported by the Indian government. India has given a grant of _____ for the
country-wide expansion of the ambulance service?
1.USD 22.8 million
2.USD 35 million
3.USD 50 million
4.USD 60 million
5.None of these
Answer - 1.USD 22.8 million
In the first phase 88 ambulances have been purchased for two provinces and 209 ambulances for all districts in
the country. This is the largest Indian grant project in Sri Lanka after Indian housing project. The grant covers
training of manpower in India and meeting operational costs for one year.

92. On 20th July 2018, the 7 day long "Kharchi Puja" began at Puran Habeli, in ____?
4.West Bengal
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Tripura
Kharchi Puja is an annual festival to cleanse the sins of mortal souls. It was originally a Hindu tribal festival. Now it
is observed by all communities and religion. It features 14 deities: Shiva, Durga, Vishnu, Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartik,
Ganesha, Brahma, Abadhi (God of water), Chandra, Ganga, Agni, Kamdev and Himadri (Himalaya). Kharchi Puja
started with a procession. The deities and priests were escorted by the Tripura Police personnel. A guard of
honour was presented for the chief royal priest known as "Raj Chantaia".

93. On July 21, 2018, which country joined International Solar Alliance (ISA) and became the 68th
member of the association?
1.Saudi Arabia
4.Sri Lanka
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Myanmar
On July 21, 2018, Myanmar, after joining International Solar Alliance (ISA) ,became the 68th member of the
association. The ISA Framework Agreement was signed by Myanmar Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw
Tin at the Delhi Dialogue in New Delhi.

94. On 21st July 2018, National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) launched the
Centre for Climate Change in which city?
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Lucknow

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The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development said that it will extend professional support to
stakeholders for designing climate related projects and take up collaborative studies and action research projects
in area of climate change. It would also support capacity building and project preparation effort in developing
countries in the region as also in Africa.

95. On 29th June 2018, Anthony Ray passed away at the age of 80 in Saco, Maine. What was his
1.Football Player
3.Film Producer
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Film Producer
Oscar-nominated producer and son of director Nicholas Ray, Anthony Ray passed away at the age of 80. Ray's
family informed that the actor-producer died on June 29 in Saco, Maine, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter. Ray
appeared on Broadway in the Elia Kazan and William Inge drama 'The Dark at the Top of the Stairs'.

96. On July 22, 2018, Science& Technology, Earth Sciences; Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated first of its kind Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR
(System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting) in ______?
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Delhi
It is a giant true color LED display that gives out real-time air quality index on a daily basis. It has been developed
indigenously by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and operationalized by India Meteorological
Department (IMD). It will be an integral part of India’s first Air Quality Early Warning System. It will be
implemented in four cities of India – Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Ahmedabad as an operational service.

97. On July 22, 2018, The first international festival of Mizoram ‘_____ ’ was organized at Dengthuama
Hall in Aizawl, Mizoram?
1.Mizo Hnahthlak
2.Mizo Chinmap
3.Miza Limnoug
4.Miza Paryab
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Mizo Hnahthlak
It saw huge participation from the Mizo tribal community living in different places and region. It showcased rich
cultural folk dances, colourful traditional attires, mass bamboo dance. The Chakma and Hmar communities of
Mizoram portrayed their agricultural dances. Other cultural troops of neighbouring states participated were:
Assam, Manipur, and Tripura as well as Myanmar and Bangladesh.

98. Name the mascots that have been assigned for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics?
1.Miraitowa, Someity
2.Shirokha, Zarakova
3.Pleano, Cindell
4.Raza, Tindell
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Miraitowa, Someity
Miraitowa and Someity are the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

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99. Under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, the government has cut the minimum annual deposit
requirement for accounts to ____ from Rs 1,000 earlier?
1.Rs. 500
2.Rs. 350
3.Rs. 250
4.Rs. 750
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Rs. 250
Sukanya Samriddhi scheme was launched in 2015. Till November 2017, more than 1.26 crore accounts were
opened across the country securing an amount of Rs 19,183 crore. Under the scheme, a parent or legal guardian
can open an account in the name of the girl child until she attains the age of 10 years. As per the scheme, the
account will be valid for 21 years from the date of opening, after which it will mature and the money will be paid to
the girl child in whose name the account has been opened. The minimum deposit that needs to be made every year
is now Rs 250, while the maximum is Rs 1.50 lakh.

100. On July 24, 2018, The Government set up a four-member committee headed by Home Secretary _____
to suggest measures and legal framework to effectively deal with incidents of mob violence?
1.Subash Chandra Garg
2.Injeti Shrinivas
3.Rajiv Gauba
4.Ravi Subramaniam
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Rajiv Gauba
It will be headed by Home Minister Singh Shri Rajnath Singh. The members of this committee are: External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Social
Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. The GoM will submit its recommendations to Prime
Minister Narendra Modi.

101. On July 24, 2018, Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with
his latest novel ____?
4.Flowers of Sin
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Warlight
13 books has been announced chosen from 171 submissions this year which is the highest number of titles in the
award’s 50 years history. This year's Man Booker Prize includes six U.K. writers, three from the United States, and
two each from Canada and Ireland. It includes four debut novels and one from American novelist Rachel Kushner.
The list will be pared to six finalists in September and the winner will be announced on Oct. 16 at a black-tie
dinner at London's Guildhall.

102. On July 25, 2018, Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal launched which scheme aimed to
increase the income of farmers by three to five times in the national capital?
1.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna
2.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Wind Power Yojna
3.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Bijili Yojna
4.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Jal Yojna
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna
Without affecting the agricultural activity maximum one-third of the land would be used for installation of solar
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panels. The minimum height for installing solar panels will be 3.5 metres. Electricity from the solar panel installed
by the private companies will be bought by the government at Rs.4 per unit which will save Rs. 400 to Rs.500
crore. The scheme would increase the income of the farmers by 3 to 5 times from the present Rs.20,000 to
Rs.30,000 per acre per year. Farmers will not invest in the solar installations.

103. On 24th July 2018, an Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent consisting of four Su-30 MKI, one C-130 and
one C-17 aircraft, landed at Darwin Air Force Base, Australia, to participate in which exercise?
1.Pitch Black 2018
2.RIMPAC 2018
3.Gold Wings 2018
4.United Colours 2018
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Pitch Black 2018
The Indian fighters are supported by a C-130J Super Hercules and a C-17 Globemaster-III. This is the first time, an
IAF contingent is taking part in a multinational air exercise in Australia with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Pitch Black – 2018 is held from 27th July to 17th August 2018. It is a biennial multi-national large force
employment exercise conducted from RAAF bases Darwin and Tindal. Pitch Black – 2018 involves more than 100
aircraft from all over the world. It offers the air-warriors an opportunity to function in a dynamic warlike

104. On 23rd July 2018, Indian banks and financial institutions (FIs) signed an inter-creditor agreement
(ICA) to expedite the resolution of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, and enable smooth
credit flow. ICA was developed on recommendations by a committee headed by?
1.Sunil Mehta
2.Usha Subramaniam
3.Chanda Kochar
4.Mahesh Jain
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Sunil Mehta
The Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) was developed on recommendations by a committee headed by Punjab
National Bank (PNB) Chairman Sunil Mehta under the control of Indian Banks' Association (IBA). It is worked out
under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Piyush Goyal informed this, at a convention organised by the
Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Most of the entities in the banking system and major NBFCs (non-
banking finance companies) like REC, PFC have joined the ICA.

105. Who has written the book titled "Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)" that will
be released in September 2018?
1.Hansraj Sinha
2.Ravi Burman
3.Adhiraj Malavya
4.Ramachandra Guha
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Ramachandra Guha
This book will be will be published by Penguin Random House India. Ramachandra Guha is a popular historian and
author. He is 60 years old. He has written several bestselling books like "India After Gandhi" and "Gandhi Before
India"."Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)" is said to be the most definitive new biography of
Gandhi. This book will narrate the story of Gandhi's life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination
in 1948. It will also tell the history of Indian freedom movement.

106. On July 26, 2018, Chief Minister of which state inaugurated the Rs 300 crore Rukura Medium
Irrigation Dam project in Sundargarh district?
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5.None of these
Answer - 3.Odisha
The Rukura project, built at a cost of Rs 296 crore, is constructed over the Rukura nullah in Bonai Sub-Division of
Sundargarh district. It has a height of 26 metres, upper width of 6 metres, while the dam's length is 1,133 metres
and is built over 666 hectares. It has maximum flood discharging capacity is 1,442.50 cusecs. It has only one main
canal, and its length is over 10.872km. In the rabi season, it will irrigate 2,185 hectares, while during the kharif
season, the dam will irrigate 5,463 hectares.

107. On July 26, 2018, for the first time a 16 member committee has been formed by IRDAI to examine
motor third party insurance pricing and make recommendations on the premium rates for 2019-20. Name
the Chairman of this committee?
1.P.J. Joseph
2.H L Paramasivan
3.Vikram Kanna
4.Prithvi Singh
5.None of these
Answer - 1.P.J. Joseph
IRDAI member – P.J. Joseph is the chairman of the committee. Other members include 2 senior officials of IRDAI ,
one each from Centre’s Department of Financial Services and Ministry of Road transport and Highways and 5
members from general insurance companies. It also includes other members from All India Motor Transport
Corporation (AIMTC), Bus Operators Corporation of India, Federation of India Automobile Association, Consumer
Voice, General Insurance Council, Insurance Information Bureau of India (IIBI).

108. On 26th July 2018, name the two Indians who were named winners of 2018 Ramon Magsaysay
1.David Harley, Novak Charles
2.Ravi Karthik, N Paramesh
3.Sailender Singh, Priya Sivaram
4.Bharat Vatwani, Sonam Wangchuk
5.None of these
Answer - 4.Bharat Vatwani, Sonam Wangchuk
Other winners of the award are:
• Youk Chhang from Cambodia
• Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz from East Timor
• Howard Dee from the Philippines
• Vo Thi Hoang Yen from Vietnam

109. On July 26, 2018, which poet was conferred with Odisha’s highest literary award Atibadi Jagannath
Das Samman for 2018?
1.Ramakanta Rath
2.Samik Sarwath
3.Sumit Rawat
4.Himanshu Singh
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Ramakanta Rath
It was given to him by Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda at an event organized by Odisha
Sahitya Akademi. The award carries a citation and cash prize of Rs 1 lakh. He was given the award for his life time
contribution to Odia literature. Apart from Mr.Rath, the Akademi also felicitated 15 other litterateurs of the state.
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110. On July 27, 2018, which Indian airport has been selected for the Champion of Earth Prize-2018?
1.Mangalore International Airport
2.Cochin International Airport Limited
3.Kempegowda International Airport
4.Indra Gandhi International Airport
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Cochin International Airport Limited
It is the highest environmental honour instituted by the United Nations. CIAL will be given the award in on the
sidelines of the UN General Assembly ceremony in New York on September 26.

111. On July 27, 2018, name the former Pakistani cricketer who has been elected as the next Prime
Minister of Pakistan?
1.Imran Khan
2.Shahid Afridi
3.Sohail Malik
4.Shoab Akthar
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Imran Khan
The 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician is representing Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI). He is expected to get as
many as 119 seats of the 270 national assembly seats contested. He contested against Shahbaz Sharif, who heads
the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). He will replace former Pm Nawaz Sharif.

112. The book "When Coal Turned Gold: The Making of a Maharatna Company” has been written by Coal
India Ltd's (CIL)’s former chairman _____?
1.Raman Singh
2.P K Singh
3.Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya
4.Sridhar Krishnan
5.None of these
Answer - 3.Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya
This book talks about the transformation of Coal India Ltd's (CIL) from a loss-making enterprise into a profitable
Maharatna PSU. When the Coal India Ltd's (CIL) was given the Navratna status in October 2008, the government
mandated the company to get listed in the stock exchange within 3 years. CIL’s then Chairman Partha Sarathi
Bhattacharyya headed the initial public offering (IPO) in 2010 and made it a success.

113. On 27th July 2018, the Indian Women's Compound Archery team has secured ______ position in the
world rankings as per World Archery Association (WAA)?
5.None of these
Answer - 1.first

Position Country
1 India
2 Chinese Taipei
3 Colombia
4 United States of America
5 Republic of Korea

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114. What was the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018 that was observed on 28th July 2018?
1.Test. Treat. Hepatitis
2.Prevent and Cure Hepatitis
3.Eliminate Hepatitis
4.Proper diagnosis of Hepatitis
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Test. Treat. Hepatitis
28 July is observed as World Hepatitis Day every year. This day was chosen as it is the birthday of scientist Dr
Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV). He also developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the
virus. World Hepatitis Day, aims to enhance the national and international efforts on prevention and treatment of
hepatitis. WHO (World Health Organisation) has declared theme for World Hepatitis Day 2018 as: "Test. Treat.
Hepatitis". WHO and Government of Mongolia conducted several events in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to
commemorate the World Hepatitis Day 2018

115. On July 28, 2018, Government of India has approved a new scheme to empower rural women
through community participation called _____ for 2017-18 upto 2019-20?
1.Mahila Shakti Kendra
2.Mahila Shiksha Kendra
3.Mahila Suraksha Kendra
4.Mahlia Vikas Kendra
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Mahila Shakti Kendra
On July 28, 2018, Government of India has approved a new scheme to empower rural women through community
participation. It is called ‘Mahila Shakti Kendra’ for 2017-18 upto 2019-20. The cost sharing ratio of the scheme is
60:40 between centre and states except North Eastern states. North East and Special Category Stateshave the ratio
of 90:10.

116. The 10th BRICS Summit 2018 was held in Johannesburg on July 26-27, 2018. What was the theme of
the 10thBRICS Summit 2018?
1.BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution
2.BRICS in Africa: Improvement and Industrial Growth in Africa and Worldwide
3.Achieving BRICS goals for 2020
4.BRICS: Working Towards 4th Industrial Revolution
5.None of these
Answer - 1.BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial
On the last leg of his 5 day South African tour, is the 10th BRICS Summit 2018 held in Johannesburg on July 26-27,
2018. BRICS was held under the theme is “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared
Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Action Plan:
• strengthening multilateralism, reforming global governance and addressing common challenges
• strengthening and consolidating brics cooperation in international peace and security
• brics partnership for global economic recovery, reform of financial and economic global governance institutions,
and the fourth industrial revolution
• people-to-people cooperation

117. On 27th July 2018, the high-level panel on data protection framework headed by _____ submitted its
report to the government, that included recommendations on changes to the Aadhaar Act, amending the
Right to Information Act etc.?
1.Justice B N Srikrishna
2.B M Deosthalee
3.Malhom Roy
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4.Sunil Mehta
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Justice B N Srikrishna
The panel submitted its report to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It has suggested steps for safeguarding
personal information, defining obligations of data processors, rights of individuals, and penalties for violation. Ravi
Shankar Prasad said that the report will go through inter-ministerial consultations and Cabinet and parliamentary
approval. The report focuses on 3 aspects: citizens, the state and the industry. The report covers issues like
consent, rights of children, data protection authority and right to recall data.

118. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of India's first Mobile Open Exchange Zone
(MOX) at World Trade Centre in which city?
5.None of these
Answer - 1.Noida
The Prime Minister laid the foundation of India's first Mobile Open Exchange Zone (MOX) at World Trade Centre,
Noida. This is a part of an MoU with World Trade Center, Noida, to develop a 'tech zone'. MoX in Techzone will
provide an integrated platform to manufacturers, research and other allied industries.

119. On 22-27th July, 2018, the 3rd BRICS Film Festival was held in Durban, South Africa. Which Indian
Film won the ‘Best Film’ award in the festival?
1.Village Rockstars
3.Tumhari Sulu
4.Hindi Medium
5.None of these
Answer - 2.Newton
The Indian Side was headed by : Shri Manoj Kumar Pingua, Joint Secretary (EW), Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting and Shri Raja Chhinal, Deputy General Manager (East), NFDC. The films in competition competed for
the Golden Rhino award inspired from golden rhino of Mapungubwe.
The Indian winners of the Film Festival are as follows:

Category Winner
Best Actress Bhanita Das, Village Rockstars.
Best Film Newton by Amit Masurkar.
Special Jury Award Village Rockstars by Rima Das.

120. What rank has India secured in the biannual United Nation’s E-Government Index 2018 among 193
countries released by UN?
5.None of these
Answer - 3.96
On July 31, 2018, India ranks 96th in the biannual United Nation’s E-Government Index 2018 among 193 countries
released by UN. India has a total score of 0.9551,it has emerged as sub-region leader. India has scored 100% in the
first stage of the E-Participation sub-index, followed by 95.65% in the second stage and 90.91% in the third stage.
Earlier in 2014, India was ranked at 118 and now has jumped 22 places in 4 years and 11 places in 2 years.’
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1. Where is Jaldapara National Park located?

West Bengal

2. Where is Moin-ul-Haq Stadium located?

Patna, Bihar

3. Where is Sohagi Barwa Sanctuary located?

Uttar Pradesh

4. Where is headquarters of United Bank of India located?

MD & CEO - Pawan Kumar Bajaj; Headquarters – Kolkata

5. Where is Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary located?

6. Where is Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum located?
Vadodara, Gujarat

7. Where is Macchial Lake located?

Himachal Pradesh

8. Pillur Dam has been constructed on which river?

Bhavani River

9. Where is Keoladeo National Park located?


10. Where is Sree Kanteerava Stadium located?

Bengaluru, Karnataka

11. The festival Bali Jatra is celebrated in which state?


12. Which state houses the Bhakhra Dam?

Himachal Pradesh

13. Where is Valmiki Tiger Reserve located?


14. Where is Deepor beel bird sanctuary located?


15. Where is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport located?


16. Where is Panambur Port located?


17. The Supa Dam has been constructed on which river?

Kali Nadi River

18. Where is Indravati National Park located?


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19. Where is Fatorda Stadium located?


20. Where is Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary located?


21. Where is Karimpuzha National Park located?


22. Where is Fatorda Stadium located?

Margao, Goa

23. Where is Neora Valley National Park located?

West Bengal
24. Where is Namdapha National Park located?
Arunachal Pradesh

25. Where is Darrah National Park located?


26. Where is Dhyan Chand National Stadium located?


27. Where is Sirohi National Park located?

28. Where is Balimela Wildlife Sanctuary located?

29. Where is Karimpuzha National Park located?


30. Where is Tau Devi Lal Stadium located?

Gurgaon, Haryana

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