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NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS - JULY 2019

The sixth of eight indigenously built LCU MK IV class ships 'LCU L 56' was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command on 29th July 2019. What is the full form of LCU? Landing Craft Utility
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a deal with Russia for buying air-to-air missiles worth over Rs 1500 crore. The missiles will be fitted on the Su-30MKI fighter planes. What is the name of these missiles? R-27
Which Indian leader will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar on August 12, 2019 when he ventures into the wilderness of Uttarakhand along with Bear Grylls, the host of the popular television show 'Man vs Wild' on Discovery Channel? Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Name the former Union Minister who passed away on 28th July 2019? S Jaipal Reddy
Who announced his resignation as the Karnataka Assembly Speaker on July 29, 2019 following the adoption of confidence motion moved by chief minister B S Yediyurappa? K R Ramesh Kumar
At which place the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games will be held? Guwahati, Assam
On which day the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed across India? 26th July
What was the theme of Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019 which was observed on July 26 to commemorate India's victory in 1999? Remember, Rejoice and Renew
Who has taken charge as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh? Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
Which Indian Naval Ship is participating in the Russian Navy Day Parade? INS Tarkash
Name India's leading education and learning app which has been named as the new official Team India (cricket) sponsor from September 2019 - South Africa Home series onwards until March 2022 replacing mobile phone brand Oppo? Byju's
In which state MS Dhoni, a Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army joined the Victor Force of the 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para)? Jammu and Kashmir
Which premier engineering educational institute has launched AI App CARE4U for the benefit of senior citizens? IIT Kharagpur
Assembly of which state has unanimously passed an amendment bill on July 23 raising reservation in government jobs and education for Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 per cent from the present 14 per cent. Madhya Pradesh
On which day the National Broadcasting Day is observed every year in India? 23rd July
Who is appointed as the Vice Chief of Indian Army succeeding Lt Gen D Anbu, who will retire on August 31, 2019? Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane
The India Space Research Organisation's _____________ moon orbiter, lander and rover launch into space atop a GSLV Mark III-M1 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Sriharikota Island on July 22, 2019. Chandrayaan-2
Who has been appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh? Anusuiya Uikey
Which General Insurance Company will be merged with National Insurance Company Limited and United India Assurance Company Limited to create a single insurance entity? Oriental India Insurance Company
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development released the ‘Deeksharambh’ guide for student induction programme of which institution? University Grants Commission (UGC)
Which Indian cricketer has recently been inducted to ICC Hall of Fame and thus became the sixth Indian cricketer to be included in it? Sachin Tendulkar
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the expenditure on pre-investment activities and various clearances for Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP) for an amount of Rs 1600 crore. This project will come up in which state? Arunachal Pradesh
The 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship began in which city of India? Cuttack
Which state has announced to increase the financial assistance given to the families of martyrs from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore? Maharashtra
India has set up a waterway in Brahmaputra River to facilitate trade between Bhutan and which country? Bangladesh
Who has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh? Kalraj Mishra
Which state became the first to have the State Water Policy to achieve sustainable development, management and use of water resources with community participation? Meghalaya
Which public sector bank recently announced to do away with charges on NEFT and RTGS transactions through internet and mobile banking from July 1? State Bank of India
Which Indian athlete won gold in 100m race during 30th Summer University Games held in Italy? Dutee Chand
What is the name of three-year medium-term strategy finalised by the Reserve Bank of India for improving regulation and supervision of the RBI? UTKARSH 2022
Name the former cricketer who has been appointed as head of National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru? Rahul Dravid
According to 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index, India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period. Which United Nations body released this report? UN Development Programme
India's Child mortality reduced to what percent from 4.5 per cent as per the Multidimensional Poverty Index 2019? 2.2 per cent
Name the Patna-based educationist and founder of the 'Super 30' programme whose real life was depicted in the movie 'Super 30' starring Hrithik Roshan? Anand Kumar
Under which operation launched by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) as many as 1,371 people were arrested and over 69,294 bottles were seized in an all India drive to crackdown the selling of unauthorised packaged drinking water? Operation Thirst
Who was appointed as the Director General in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)? Arun Kumar
Which company has launched first electric SUV in India? Hyundai Motor
Against which country Indian Parliament adopts resolution concerning 200 per cent duty on its goods originating or exported from it? Pakistan
American aerospace major Boeing announced the arrival of two new heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra port in Gujarat. What is the name of this helicopter? Chinook
Name the digital literacy programme launched by Reliance Jio in collaboration with social media platform Facebook to teach how to use internet to first timers? Digital Udaan
Government of which state has decided to provide Rs 10,000 per month to Padma award winners of the state facing financial problem? Odisha
Which Indian batsman became the first in the world to score 5 centuries in a World Cup tournament? Rohit Sharma
Which indigenous missile has recently been upgraded from 290 kilometers range to 500 kilometers range? BrahMos
Which city of India has recently been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO? Jaipur
India will buy 'Strum Ataka' anti-tank missile from which country for Rs 200 crore? Russia
Which state government has decided to prepare the National Citizen Register on the basis of Assam Government? Nagaland
The Economic Survey has projected __ percent growth in India's GDP in 2019-20. 7
The longest electrified railway tunnel situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru Railway stations, and measuring 6.6 kilometres has been commissioned by South Central Railway (SCR) in which state? Andhra Pradesh
Name the butterfly species which has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu? Yeoman (Cirrochroa thais)
Name the Indian test cricketer who has been banned for 8 months from playing all forms of cricket for testing positive for doping? Prithvi Shaw
Name the north-eastern state from which the Union Government has commenced the 7th Economic Census of the country? Tripura
Name the former Chief Minister of Delhi who died at the age of 81? Smt Sheila Dikshit
Name the leader of the Congress party who has been appointed as the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC)? Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Name the private sector company which has become the highest ranked Indian company in the Fortune Global 500 list? Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS - JULY 2019

On which day International Tiger Day was observed across the world? 29th July
Who has been appointed as UK's first Indian-origin Home Secretary? Priti Patel
Who has been chosen as the next Prime Minister of United Kingdom? Boris Johnson
Scientists of which country have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost Bio-Degradable cellulose sheets dubbed as 'Sonali'? Bangladesh
Which country has launched Carbon Tax to be levied from June 1, 2019 on greenhouse gases from fuel combustion and industrial processes and emissions? South Africa
NASA is commemorating the 50th launch anniversary of which historic mission in July? It was the first manned lunar mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11
Who has recently been appointed as the World Bank Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)? Anshula Kant
WHO has declared Ebola outbreak in which country as a global health emergency? DR Congo
On which day the Nelson Mandela International Day is observed every year? 18th July
Name the German Defence Minister who has been elected as the first female president of the European Commission? Ursula von der Leyen
Name the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) who has resigned recently? Christine Lagarde
Which personality was chosen by Bank of England to feature on new £50 note of Britain? Alan Turing
On which day World Youth Skills Day is observed every year across the world? 15 July
Which country will host the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup 2020? India
Which tennis player won the second Wimbledon men's title by defeating Roger Federer in the longest ever final? Novak Djokovic
Which tennis player won the Wimbledon women's title by defeating Serena Williams (United States) in the longest ever final? Simona Halep (Romania)
Name the leg-spinner of Afghanistan who has been appointed as the new captain of the team in all three formats (ODIs, Test and T20)? Rashid Khan
Which country won their maiden Cricket World Cup title by defeating New Zealand in the super over? England
Which country will host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023? India
Which country has been declared free of the highly infectious disease Measles by the World Health Organization (WHO)? Sri Lanka
Which company has closed its $34 billion acquisition of United States based software company Red Hat Inc? International Business Machines Corp (IBM)
Which country banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from July 1, 2019? New Zealand
Which country has been suspended by the International Cricket Council from participating in ICC events? Zimbabwe
Which country won the Copa America Cup 2019 defeating Peru in the finals held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil? Brazil
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar which two other cricketers were also included in the ICC Hall of Fame in July 2019? Allan Donald (South Africa) and Cathryn Fitzpatrick (Australia)
Who was Man of the Tournament in recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019? Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

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