1. Apple recently announced the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem business in how many dollars?
A. 3 billion dollars
B. 5 billion dollars
C. 1 billion dollars
D. 1.5 billion dollars
2. Consider the following statements:
1. The 18th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas is being celebrated on 26 July 2019.
2. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days.
3. The central theme of this year’s celebrations is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
The 20th Anniversary of Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
3. Who among the following has been appointed as MTNL chief?
A. Anil Kumar
B. Ranjit Kumar
C. Anees Kumar
D. Sunil Kumar
4. Consider the following statements:
1. Gujarat becomes No. 1 in implementation of Pradhanamntri Suraksha Beema Yojna.
2. PMJJBY is a one-year life insurance scheme.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. Only 1
B. only 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2.
5. Essebi, who died at 92, He was the first democratically elected president of which of the following country?
6. Consider the following statements related to FIFA rankings:
1. India drops two places in FIFA rankings.
2. The Indian team now lies at 18th among Asian countries.
3. The FIFA World Ranking (publish-monthly) is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
7. Who is the author of the book “Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics”?
A. Alok Verma & Harivansh
B. Ravi Dutt Bajpai & Harivansh
C. Ved Prakash & Ravi Dutt Bajpai
D. Manoj Tiwari and Sobti
8. Consider the following statements related to global innovation index 2019:
1. India jumps 5 places to 52nd rank in global innovation index 2019.
2. Switzerland retained its number-one spot on the index.
9. In which state a dragon tree species ‘Dracaena cambodiana’, has been discovered, that is first such discovery in India?
B. Arunachal Pradesh
10. Consider the following statements:
1. Facebook slapped with 4 billion US Dollar fine for users’ privacy violation
2. Facebook was founded on February 4, 2005.
Answer: 1) C
Apple has announced the acquisition of chip-maker Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. Intel will retain the ability to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, internet-of-things devices and autonomous vehicles. Apple has been working on its own chips for quite some time. Acquiring Intel’s technology could help the iPhone maker accelerate its plans.
Answer: 2) C
Kargil Vijay Diwas is being celebrated on 26 July 2019.The day is named after the successful Operation Vijay in 1999 when India regained the control of the high outposts which had been stealthily taken over by Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days and ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory. The central theme of this year’s celebrations is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
Answer: 3) D
State-owned MTNL’s director Sunil Kumar has been given additional charge of chairman and managing director of the company. Kumar is currently Director (Human Resources and Enterprise Business) at MTNL and takes over from PK Purwar. Purwar was recently appointed the chairman and managing Director of BSNL.
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
Answer: 4) B
Uttar Pradesh has become number one in implementation of Pradhanamntri Suraksha Beema Yojna in the country. As per the statement released by the state government, 1.95 crores people have been given insurance cover under the scheme till 31st March 2019.Implementation of this ambitious central government scheme started in the state from January 2018 under which people between age group of 18 to 70 get an accidental insurance cover of rupees 2 lakh by paying a nominal premium of 12 rupees annually.
PRADHAN MANTRI JEEVAN JYOTI BIMA YOJANA (PMJJBY)
Answer: 5) A
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, died at the age of 92.The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014.
Answer: 6) D
The Indian football team slipped two places to 103rd in the FIFA (football’s world governing body) rankings released. India has 1214 ranking points to its kitty, down by five points from the previous chart issued last month. The Indian team now lies at 18th among Asian countries. Iran (23rd) is at the top among Asian countries, followed by Japan (33), Korea (37), Australia (46) and Qatar (62).Overall, Belgium leads the chart, followed by Brazil, France, England and Uruguay.
Answer: 7) B
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book on former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar at Parliament Library Building in New Delhi. The book titled ‘Chandra Shekhar- The Last Icon of Ideological Politics’ is written by Deputy Chairman in the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh and Ravi Dutt Bajpai .Mr Modi said, Chandra Shekhar was a man of culture and principles but he didn’t receive the due respect that he deserved.
Answer: 8) C
India improved its rank in the Global Innovation Index to 52nd, in 2019, making a significant jump of 5 places in a year.It was at 57th position in 2018.The Index ranks innovative performances of 129 economies around the world on 80 indicators including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. Switzerland retained its number-one spot on the index. The GII 2019 was released by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. This is for the first time that the GII was launched in an emerging economy. The theme this year is Creating Healthy Lives – The Future of Medical Innovation, which aims to explore the role of medical innovation as it shapes the future of healthcare.
Answer: 9) A
Answer: 10) D
US regulators formalized a record 5 billion US Dollar fine on Facebook for violation of users’ privacy in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal involving 87 million users. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the penalty was the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation. The FTC initiated the investigation after a scandal involving former British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which was accused of illegally accessing data of more than 87 million Facebook users without their prior knowledge.
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