Current Affairs Quiz – July 11, 2019
World Population Day is observed on which day?
World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.
Ghodbunder Fort is situated in which state?
The restoration of the 18th century Ghodbunder Fort in Thane, built by the Portuguese, will start next month and likely be completed by 2020. Under the state’s adopt a monument scheme, the fort has been adopted by the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation, which will also oversee the job of restoring the fort.
Which country is to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020?
The French government is to impose a tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects. The new measure is expected to bring in some €182 million a year which will be invested in greener transport infrastructures, notably rail.
DRDO gets clearance for setting up missile test facility in which state?
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has granted environment and Coastal Regulatory Zone clearances for setting up Missile Testing Launch Facility on the Bay of Bengal coast and Technical Facility at Gullalamoda village in Krishna district.
36th Meeting of the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC) was held in which place?
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organised the 36th Meeting of the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC) to discuss the new reforms to be introduced in apprenticeship training through amendments to Apprenticeship Rules, 1992. The 36th Central Apprenticeship Council in New Delhi aims to meet the aspirations of the Indian youth who strive to gain on-the-job training and secure better opportunities for employment.
Cabinet approves Grant of Organized Group ‘A’ Status to which protection force?
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Grant of Organised Group 'A' status to Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF). Grant of status of Organized Group 'A' service to RPF will end stagnation, improve career progression of the officers and keep up their motivational level.
Government approves changes in which Act to provide stringent punishment, including death, for sexual assault of children?
The Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The Bill provides for stringent punishment, including death, for sexual assault of children, as well as fines and jail terms for child pornography.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to adopt which European visual range air to air missile?
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to adopt a new European visual range air to air missile across its fighter fleet. ASRAAM is widely used as a Within Visual Range (WVR) air dominance missile with a range of over 25km.
‘State of the Education Report for India 2019- Children with Disabilities’ is released by which organization?
A UNESCO delegation led by Director, UNESCO New Delhi Mr. Eric Falt has presented ‘State of the Education Report for India 2019- Children with Disabilities’ to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.
Who won the Gold medal in the 100-metre dash event at the World Universiade at Napoli in Italy?
India's Dutee Chand has clinched a Gold medal in the 100-metre dash event at the World Universiade at Napoli in Italy. Del Ponte of Switzerland won the Silver, while German Lisa Kwayie took home the Bronze.
Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships is being held at which country?
Rakhi Halder and Davinder Kaur won a gold medal each in the senior women's section as Indian weightlifters continued their impressive show on the second day of the Commonwealth Championships in Apia Samoa.