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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - July 2019

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1. Aparna Kumar became 1st Indian civil servant (IPS) completed ‘Seven Summits’ Challenge. Approx 300 people globally have completed ‘Seven Summits Challenge’ so far. Seven Summits inlcude -

  1. Carstensz Pyramid– 4884m (Australia – New Guinea)
  2. Kilimanjaro - ______________ m (Africa)
  3. Elbrus – 5642 m(Russia)
  4. Aconcagua – 6962 m (South America)
  5. Denali (or Mt McKinley) - 6194 m (North America)
  6. Vinson Massif - 4892 m (Antarctica)
  7. Mt. Everest – 8848 m (Asia)
None of These

2. Obituaries (July 1, 2019) -

  1. Jaya Arunachalam - Noted Indian social worker and founder of Working Women’s Forum (WWF).
  2. Rakesh Shukla - Former Indian ____________________.
  3. Basant Kumar Birla - Noted Industrialist.
  4. Sudarshan Agarwal - Former Uttarakhand Governor.
  5. A. U. Celestine - Former India footballer (goalkeeper) from Tamil Nadu.
  6. Fernando J. Corbató - Noted American Comuter Scientist who invented computer password.
  7. Soumendranath Kundu - Former Bengal and Railway Cricketer.
  8. Joao Gilberto - Noted Brazilian musician and songwriter, known as Father of Bossa Nova.
  9. Fernando De la Rúa - Former Argentina President. He attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman and later left the country plunged into its worst economic crisis.
  10. Rip Torn - Noted Emmy winner American Actor.
  11. M J Radhakrishnan - Noted Malayalam cinematographer.
  12. Lt Gen Joginder Singh Goraya - Noted 1971 Indo-Pak war Hero. He was Awarded Maha Vir Chakra in and Kirti Chakra.
  13. Pernell Whitaker - Noted American Boxer. He was Former Olympic boxing gold medallist (1984).
  14. Johnny Clegg - Noted South African singer and songwriter.
  15. Swarup Dutta - Noted Bengali actor.
  16. Raja Dhale -Noted Indian Dalit Rights activist. He co-founded Dalit Panther, a militant organization dedicated to fighting for Dalit rights.
  17. Sheila Dixit - Former Chief Minister of Delhi. She was longest-serving female chief minister of any Indian state, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013.
  18. Cesar Pelli - Noted argentine architect who designed New York’s World Financial Center and Kuala Lumpur’s(Malaysia) Petronas Twin Towers.
  19. Yukiya Amano (Japan) - Longest Serving Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency.
  20. Peter McNamara - Noted Australian tennis Player.
  21. Li Peng - Former Chinese premier. He was also known as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
  22. Rutger Hauer - Noted Dutch film actor.
  23. Beji Caid Essebsi - Tunisia's first democratically elected President.
  24. Attoor Ravi Varma - Noted Malayalam poet and translator.
  25. Donkupar Roy - Former Meghalaya Chief Minister.
  26. Jaipal Reddy - Former Union Minister, Served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting in 1998.
  27. M. K. Seetharam Kulal - Noted Tulu-Kannada playwright and writer.
  28. VG Siddhartha - Founder of Café Coffee Day Chain. He is believed to have committed suicide due to being too debt-ridden
Chess Player
Badminton Player
None of These

3. Persons Resigned / Retired (July 2019) -

  1. Rahul Gandhi resigned as President of Political Party Indian National Congress (INC).
  2. Indian _____________ Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of sport.
  3. Netherlands' (Dutch) Footballer Arjen Robben announced his retirement.
  4. Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik announced his retirement ODI cricket.
  5. England Footballer Peter Crouch announced his retirement.
  6. England Cricketer Jade Dernbach Announced His Retirement From International Cricket.
  7. Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel announced retirement from international football.
  8. Ramush Haradinaj Resigned as prime minister of Kosovo (a partially recognized state and disputed territory in Southeastern Europe).
  9. Zimbabwe Cricketer Solomon Farai Mire announced his retirement from cricket across all formats, after suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket by ICC.
  10. HD Kumaraswamy resigned as Karnataka CM after Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost trust vote in Karnataka floor test. Floor test took place after 15 rebel legislators submitted their resignation to speaker of house and two independents withdrew their support to Congress-JD(S) coalition.
  11. Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekara announced retirement from international cricket.
  12. Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir retired from Test cricket.
  13. Sri Lankan Cricketer Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from ODI cricket.
  14. Patrice Evra - French professional footballer Retired from football.
  15. Indian Cricketer Y. Venugopal Rao announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Tennis Player
Badminton Player
None of These

4. Visits from India (Jul 11 - 20, 2019) -

  1. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways ___________ visited UK, to participate in 13th meeting of India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) in London. India and UK agreed to set up three new bilateral working groups to tackle barriers in specific sectors including food and drink, healthcare and data services.
Radha Mohan Singh
Amit Shah
Nirmala Sitharaman
Rajnath Singh
Piyush Goyal

5. Visits from India (Jul 21 - 31, 2019) -

  1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Mozambique (________________) -
    1. Its first-ever visit of Defence Minister of India to Mozambique.
    2. India handed over Two Fast Interceptor Boats (FIBs) to Mozambican navy.
    3. India and Mozambique signed 2 MoUs to strengthen defence cooperation. MoUs include an agreement on sharing white shipping information and another on co-operation in the field of Hydrography.
  2. President Ram Nath Kovind Visited West African Nations Benin, Gambia and Guinea.  This visit is the first-ever visit of Head of State/Head of Government of India to each of the three countries.
    1. Benin -
      1. India and Benin signed four MoUs on education, health and e-visa facilities. The signing of the agreement on mutual exemption of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official passports and agreement on the fresh line of credit of 100 million US dollars by India to finance development projects in Benin.
      2. India also extended free tele-education courses to over 15,000 Beninese students and tele-medicine courses to 1,000 doctors and paramedics in Africa.
    2. Gambia -
      1. India offered Gambia a grant of US dollars 500,000 in support of skill development and cottage industry project. In addition, the two sides also signed and exchanged a MOU on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy.
Southern Africa
Western Africa
East Africa
Northern Africa
None of These

6. Visits to India (Jul 1 - 10, 2019) -

  1. United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Visited India.
  2. 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) held in New Delhi. It was attended by Timur Maksimov, Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
  3. Maldives' Chief of Defence Force Abdulla Shamaal visited India.
  4. Chairman of Civil Service Council of Mongolia, B. Baatarzorig Visited India.
  5. _______________ Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo visited India.
None of These

7. Visits to India (Jul 21 - 31, 2019) -

  1. Min Aung Hlaing, Chief of ____________ Defence Services Visited India.
  2. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Saudi Aramco Visited India.
  3. Christian Feichtinger, Executive Director of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Visited India.
None of These

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