Latest Current Affairs - 12th July 2018

Did you know that most government exams, recently conducted by various authorities and boards, had majority of questions from the current affairs section? As per the survey conducted by a renowned magazine in the country, the IAS (Indian Administrative Service) examination – both in prelims and mains - in the last two years had more than 50% questions from current affairs.

Fortunate are those who stumbled upon this page. The below-mentioned questions and their answers have been designed by knowledgeable professionals who hold genuine interests in current affairs. These industry-trained professionals understand the importance of current affairs in the sphere of competitive and entrance exams.

Q1. What is the theme of the 2018 World Population Day (WPD)?

  1. Family Planning – Save Earth
  2. Family Planning – Call for people
  3. Family planning – Say what you need
  4. Family planning is a human right

Q2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched which movement for healthier FMCG food products?

  1. The Eat Right Movement
  2. The Eat Safe Movement
  3. The Eat Healthy Movement
  4. The Eat Calculative Movement

Q3. Which Indian destination has bagged the 4th best tourist spot in Lonely Planet’s top five “2018 Best in Asia” list?

  1. Ajanta Caves
  2. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  3. Western Ghats 
  4. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Q4. What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII)?

  1. 95th
  2. 60th
  3. 46th
  4. 57th

Q5. Which telecom company has become the India’s first Mobile operator to launch Internet Telephony Services in India?

  1. BSNL
  2. Reliance Jio
  3. Idea
  4. Vodafone

Q6. Who is the newly appointed President of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)?

  1. P.B. Sharma
  2. Ranbir Singh
  3. Sandeep Sancheti
  4. Furqan Qamar

Q7. M. Venkaiah Naidu became the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign an MOU. He signed an agreement with which country for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue?

  1. Spain
  2. Rwanda
  3. Egypt
  4. Argentina

Q8. The Union Government has granted the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status to which of the following public sector universities?

  1. IIT-Bombay
  2. IIT-Kolkata
  3. IIT-Kharagpur
  4. IIT-Kanpur

Q9. Which Indian naval ship has become the first-ever warship to enter port of Sabang in Indonesia?

  1. INS Vikramaditya
  2. INS Sumitra
  3. INS Viraat
  4. INS Sahyadri

Q10. Which state has topped the ‘Ease of doing business’ rankings, as per State Business Reform Assessment 2018?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Telangana

Q11. Which state introduced a 'One farmer one transformer' scheme to reduce electricity losses?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Tamilnadu
  3. Telangana
  4. Punjab

Q12. The 67th Plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council held in __________.

  1. Shillong
  2. Agartala
  3. Patna
  4. Lucknow

Q13. Vivek Sharma has been appointed as the new MD of Indian Electricals Business for this company.

  1. Panasonic
  2. Sony
  3. Toshiba
  4. Hitachi

Q14. The Odisha government has partnered with this organisation for the development of cancer care facilities in the State.

  1. Dr Reddy's Laboratories
  2. Tata Trust
  3. Max Healthcare
  4. Global Hospital

Q15. The India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre was inaugurated in __________.

  1. Noida
  2. New Delhi
  3. Agra
  4. Chandigarh

Q16. For which bank, T Latha was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO?

  1. Lakshmi Vilas Bank
  2. Dhanlaxmi Bank
  3. Karnataka Bank
  4. Punjab National Bank

Q17. Name of the mountaineer who becomes the second Indian mountaineer to climb Mt Ojos del Salado after Malli Mastan Babu.

  1. H.P.S Ahluwalia
  2. Arunima Sinha
  3. Satyarup Siddhanta
  4. Raj Singh Dharmshaktu

Q18. Pakistan launched 2 indigenously built satellites named PRSS-1 and PAK-TES-1A into the orbit from which country?

  1. China
  2. France
  3. F Russia rance
  4. India

Q19. Rajasthan government signed a Mou with this company to provide free digital training to 9,500 college students in one year.

  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Oracle
  4. IBM

Q20. Recently, Which team become first finalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

  1. England
  2. France
  3. Belgium
  4. Croatia

Q21. L&T will inaugurate a new second production line for BRAHMOS Transport Launch Canister (TLC) in __________.

  1. Odisha
  2. Gujarat
  3. Uttarakhand
  4. Maharashtra