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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - July 2018

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1. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M Karunanidhi (___________________) became first Indian political figure to lead a party for 50 years, Elected as DMK chief in 1969.

None of These

2. India's Prabhat Koli became first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey (an Island in the UK) to _____________ in cold weather. He covered 25 km in 6 hours and 54 minutes. He had earlier crossed English Channel when he was 16.

None of These

3. Indian Navy's Abhilash Tomy will be Asia's only attendant in Golden Globe Race (GGR) that commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in _________________. Participants are required to sail around the world, single-handed and non-stop. Boat technology newer than 1968 is not permitted, hence use of Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite communication, navigational aids, etc is forbidden.

  1. GGR is conducted by Sir Robin Knox Johnston of UK to commemorate 50 years since world’s first solo non-stop circumnavigation undertaken by him in 1968 onboard Indian built boat, Suhaili.
None of These

4. Ishwar Sharma, 8-year old Indian-origin boy in England, who is currently under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the ‘British Indian of the Year’. He recently won a gold medal for Great Britain at the World Student Games 2018 in Winnipeg (_____________________).


5. Obituaries (July 2018) -

  1. JG Nadkarni - Ex __________________ chief
  2. M.M. Jacob - former Meghalaya Governor
  3. Kabutari Devi - Noted Kumaoni folk singer
  4. Kavi Kumar Azad - Actor
  5. J N Sadhu - Noted Journalist
  6. Kalpesh Yagnik - Noted journalist
  7. M.N. Vyasa Rao - Kannada poet and lyricist.
  8. Gopal Das Neeraj - Noted Hindi poet.
  9. Basabi Nandi - Noted Bengali actress.
  10. Swapan Sarkar - Noted Sports journalist.
  11. Chiyo Miyako - World's oldest person (117 years)
  12. Ramapada Chowdhury - Noted Bengali author
Indian Army
Indian Air Force
Indian Navy
Indian Railways
None of These

6. Persons Resigned / Retired (July 2018) -

  1. David Davis - Brexit Secretary (___________________).
  2. Mohammed Kaif - Noted Indian cricketer.
  3. Tushar Arothe - Indian Women’s Cricket Team Coach. Ramesh Powar has been named as interim coach of women’s cricket team.
  4. Parvinder Awana - Delhi Cricketer.
  5. Tim Cahill - Noted Austrlian Footballer.
  6. Renu Satti -  Paytm Payments Bank CEO.
None of These

7. _____________________’s Andrzej Bargiel became the first person to ski down the world’s second-highest mountain, the 8,611-metre high K2 peak in Pakistan. K2 also known as “Savage Mountain” is considered to be a more challenging climb than world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

None of These

8. President Ram Nath Kovind nominated 4 names to Rajya Sabha. Nominations are Farmer leader Ram Shakal, Author Rakesh Sinha, Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh.

  1. As per Article 80 (Part V) of Constitution, President can nominate _____________________ members in Rajya Sabha. These persons should have special knowledge or practical experience in the field of Art, Science, Literature and Social Service.
None of These

9. Satyarup Siddhanta become 2nd Indian mountaineer after Malli Mastan Babu to climb Mt Ojos del Salado (6893 m), highest volcano in world on ______________________ border.

None of These

10. Shivangi Pathak, who recently became youngest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest, has now scaled _______________________'s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in 3 days. Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro measures 5,895 meters in height.

North America
South America
None of These

11. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath created a Record in State's History as he became First CM to visit all ______________________ districts of state in first 16 months of his rule.

None of These

12. VD Dogra became first serving Indian Army officer and only General across world to have completed a gruelling ‘Iron Man’ competition held in ________________________. It consists 3 consecutive events - 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km of running (a full marathon), to be completed within 17 hours. Actor Milind Soman was first Indian to complete this challenge, in 2015.

  1. Also, Anju Khosla (52 years age) became oldest Indian woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon.
None of These

13. Visits From India (July 01 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Kiren Rijij, Minister of State for Home Affairs participated in Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 (AMCDRR 2018) held in Ulaanbaatar (___________________________________), with theme Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development.
  2. Union Minister of State for HRD, Satya Pal Singh attended 6th meeting of BRICS Education Ministers at Cape Town (South Africa). In this meeting of BRICS, India was allotted key theme of ‘Digitization in Education’.
  3. Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad visited UK. An MoU for enhancing bilateral cooperation in legal affairs was signed, for promoting greater co-operation between judicial and legal professionals in both countries.
  4. Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan visited Switzerland for attending 3rd Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) meet in Geneva, 0orgznied by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).
  5. Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Upendra Kushwaha visited Oceanic Nation Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), as first ever ministerial visit from India to RMI. India committed to extend grant of USD 300,000 for a Water and Sanitation Project Proposal of Aur Atoll in RMI.

14. Visits from India (July 11 - 20, 2018)

  1. 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting held at Durban (_________________________). Indian delegation was led by J P Nadda (Minister of Health and Family Welfare).
  2. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu visited Oman for participating in 8th India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Muscat.
  3. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Visited Bahrain.
  4. Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway Visited India. 2 Agreements were signed -
    1. On exemption from visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official passports.
    2. Establishment of a joint commission
  5. Home Minister Rajnath Singh Visited Bangladesh -
    1. Memorandum of Cooperation signed between Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy Hyderabad and Bangladesh Police Academy for cooperation in training, management and exchange of trainers and trainees .
    2. 6th meeting of India-Bangladesh Home Minister level talks held in Dhaka.
    3. Revised Travel Arrangement 2018 (RTA 2018) was also signed, amending earlier RTA 2013. HM Rajnath Singh also announced withdrawal of e-token system for submission of Visa applications.
South Africa
New Zealand
None of These

15. Visits from India (July 21 - 30, 2018)-

  1. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visited African Nations Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa -
    1. Rwanda -
      1. India and Rwanda signed 8 agreements. Including -
        1. Cooperation in - Agriculture and Animal Resources, Defence, Cultural Exchange Program for 2018-22, Agricultural Research, Leather and Allied Sectors, Trade Cooperation Framework and 2 Lines of Credit for each $100 Million for
          1. Development of industrial parks and Kigali Special Economic Zone.
          2. 3 agricultural projects in Rwanda.
      2. Mr. Modi became first Indian PM to visit Rwanda.
      3. PM Modi also gifted 200 cows to villagers in Rweru Model Village, as a part of Rwandan Government's Girinka Programme.
    2. Uganda -
      1. India extended 2 lines of credit to Uganda – one of $141 million (around Rs 968 crore) for electricity lines and another of $64 million (Rs 439 crore) for agriculture and dairy production.
      2. India and Uganda exchanged 4 MoUs covering Defence Cooperation, Visa exemption for Diplomatic and official passport holders, Cultural Exchange Programme and Material Testing Laboratory.
      3. India will open 18 new embassies across Africa.
      4. Unveiled a statue of Loh Purush Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (first home minister of India) in Kampala (Capital of Uganda).
    3. South Africa -
      1. Attended __________________________________ BRICS (Brazil, Russian, India, China, South Africa) summit in Johannesburg. This year's theme is BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution. It was 2nd time South Africa Hosted this event. PM Modi also held bilateral talks with leaders of Russia, Turkey, Angola and Argentina.
      2. Next (11th) BRICS summit will be hosted by Brazil in 2019.
      3. MOUs signed with South Africa -
        1. Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education.
        2. Setting up of Gandhi Mandela Centre of Specialisation for Artisan Skills in South Africa.
        3. Cooperation in Exploration and uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes.
None of These

16. Visits from India (July 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment attended Global Disability Summit held in London (__________________).
None of These

17. Visits to India (July 01 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Raila Odinga, Former Prime Minister of ___________________________________ Visited India.
  2. Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Tobgay visited India.
  3. Bernard Makuza, President of Senate of Rwanda (East Africa) Visited India.
    1. Rajya Sabha, for first time in 76 years since it came into being, entered into a MOU with a foreign counterpart for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue, when it signed MoU with Upper House of Rwanda's Parliament (Senate).
    2. Vice president (currentlyVenkaiah Naidu) is Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  4. South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited India. He was accompanied with Korean Science and Technology Minister Yiu Young Min and Kim Hyun-chong, Korean Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy.
    1. He, Jointly with Indian PM Narenra Modi inaugurated New Mobile Manufacturing Plant of Samsung at Noida (Uttar Pradesh). With investment of INR 5000 Crores, it is largest Mobile Phone Manufacturing facility in world in terms of number of units produced. It will create 12 Crore Mobile Handsets annually. Samsung provides 70,000 direct and indirect jobs in India.
    2. 4th India-Korea Science & Technology Ministers Steering Committee Meeting held in Delhi. To increase bilateral trade to $50 billion by 2030, India and South Korea signed 11 MoUs, including agreement to discuss upgrade of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Signed MoUs -
      1. Joint Statement on Early Harvest Package of the Upgraded Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
      2. Trade Remedies.
      3. Establishment of Future Strategy Group
      4. Programme of Cooperation 2018-21
      5. MoU between Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), and South Korean National Research Council for Science & Technology.
      6. MoU on cooperation between Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) and Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI).
      7. Cooperation in Biotechnology & Bioeconomy.
      8. ICT and Telecommunications.
      9. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
      10. Princess Suriratna (Queen Hur Hwang-ok) Memorial Project - A legendary Princess of Ayodhya, who went to Korea in AD 48 and married King Kim-Suro.
      11. MOU Between Government of Gujarat and Korea Trade Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
    3. Agreed to jointly establish 2 additional India-Korea Joint Network Centres in areas among ‘Cyber Physical System- Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things focused on agriculture, energy, water and transportation and ‘Semiconductor Electronics’.
    4. A financing arrangement of 10 billion USD has been set by South Korea for infrastructure development in India.
    5. India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre was Inaugurated, at National Small Industries Corporation  premises in New Delhi.
None of These

18. Visits to India (July 11 - 20, 2018)

  1. Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Navy Chief of ________________________ Visited India.
South Africa
None of These

19. Visits to India (July 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. Sam Gyimah, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation of _____________________ Visited India for 6th Joint Science & Innovation Council (SIC) meeting held in New Delhi.
None of These

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