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•    A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on 7 July 2017. The treaty was adopted by this number of votes in favour - 122

•    The leaders of 5 BRICS nation had an informal meeting on 7 July 2017 in – Hamburg, Germany

•    The Union Government has launched an App to verify the accurate tax rate on commodity and services under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Name the App is - GST Rates Finder

•    The Indian woman athlete who won the gold medal in women 400 metre event at 22nd Asian Athlete Championships - Nirmala Sheoran

•    He won the gold medal in 400 metre men's event at 22nd Asian Athlete Championships - Muhammad Anas

•    Two countries who on 7 July 2017 reached an agreement on a cease-fire in Southwest Syria are - United States and Russia

•    The Reserve Bank of India in July 2017 said that the customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within - Three days

•    RBI said that bank customers won’t have to bear loss from fraudulent transactions if they report the unauthorized transaction to the bank. The transacted amount will be credited in the accounts concerned within - Ten days

•    Goa is planning to host science-meets-art fete in November 2017. The fete will organized as - Story of Space festival

•    American tech giant Oracle has chosen this city for its first digital hub in Asia-Pacific - Bengaluru

•    This state has announced cash award for every athlete who wins medals at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships - Odisha

•    Malabar Exercise 2017 is being conducted in Bay of Bengal between - India, Japan and the US

•    Recently, India declared itself free from this disease - Avian Influenza (H5N8 and H5N1)

•    Person appointed as the Chief of the National Disaster Response Force - Sanjay Kumar

•    Person appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia - Pradeep Kumar Rawat

•    State legislative assembly that passed a resolution to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST)  - Jammu & Kashmir

•    The United Nations Member States adopted a legally-binding treaty prohibiting - Nuclear weapons

•    He was recently appointed the Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Sanjiv Goenka

•    India’s rank in the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index, which released recently, is – 23

•    The county that topped the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index is – Singapore

•    It was recently inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger - Historic Centre of Vienna

•    The 10TH India-Jordan Trade and Economic Joint Committee (TEJC) Meeting was held from 4 July and 5 July 2017 in – New Delhi

•    The Long distance runner who clinched the gold medal in men's 5000m race at the athletic meet at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships is - G Lakhsmanan

•    The shot putter who clinched the gold medal in women’s Shot Put at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships - Manpreet Kaur

•    The Supreme Court observed that the government jobs or admissions secured under reserved category using forged caste certificates cannot be held valid on the plea of - Maharashtra Government

•    The Union Government has notified the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2017 by amending the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules of - 2011

• Union Minister who launched MERIT app and e-bidding portal - Piyush Goyal

• University that produced the world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring - Cardiff University

• 5th Meeting of BRICS Education Ministers was held at - Beijing, China

• Company that announced to acquire key patents of Nokia - Xiaomi

• The National Book Trust recently launched the Har Haath Ek Kitaab scheme in collaboration with - Snapdeal

• The Israeli flower farm that recently named Israeli Crysanthumun in the honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is - Danziger Flower Farm

• The state whose police decided to set up 16 Special Task Force to check food adulteration in the state is – Telangana

• The Canadian Prime Minister awarded honorary degree by the University of Edinburgh in recognition of his/her commitment to equality and diversity is - Justin Trudeau

• Nation paid homage to this veteran leader on his death anniversary on 6 July 2017 - Babu Jagjivan Ram

• North Korea has successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile that according to experts is capable of hitting - Alaska

• This country has passed a bill making torture a crime under national law - Italy

• One of the largest icebergs ever recorded, about 2,500 square miles, is poised to break off from one of Antarctica’s major ice shelves called- Larsen C

• Number of agreements that was signed between India and Israel during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is – Seven

• This state’s cabinet has approved a new transport policy in July 2017 – Punjab

• This country has said that it will use its considerable military forces on North Korea if need be to stop North Korea’s nuclear missile programme – The United States

• Person appointed as the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong - Carrie Lam

• India-Thailand Joint Military Exercise "Maitree-17" began at - Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh

• World's oldest emergency number that completed 80 years recently - 999

• Entity that commenced the operations as a payments bank with effect from 30 June 2017 - FINO Pay Tech

• Till which date government has allowed manufacturers, traders and importers can sell pre-GST lying products to consumers - 30 September 2017

• Government has asked companies/traders to notify the increase rates of their products due to imposition of GST in at least how many newspapers – Two

• This state government is planning to set up environment-friendly transportation system in one of its cities- Haryana

• He overwhelmingly won the confidence vote in the French National Assembly on 4 July 2017 –Edouard Philippe

• This month-long festival of tree plantation was initiated in 1950 by Dr. KM Munshi to create enthusiasm among masses for forest conservation and planting trees - Van Mahotsav

• He will be taking over as the 21st Head of the Election Commission, succeeding Nasim Zaidi - Achal Kumar Joti

• The Supreme Court in July 2017 asked the Centre as to why no enabling law as mandated under the Constitution has been made for the appointment of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners in the poll panel. The article of Constitution says about appointments of the CEC and the ECs - Article 324

• The Serbian tennis player who recently won the Eastbourne International Men’s Singles title is - Novak Djokovic

• The Israeli flower named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi is – Crysanthumum

• The country in which fossils of a Jurassic-era crocodile with T-rex teeth were recently discovered is – Madagascar

• The German automaker that recently announced its return to the Iranian market for the first time in 17 years due to the lifting of economic sanctions is - Volkswagen

• The publisher that will publish Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book that will be dedicated to youth and address the core issue like overcoming examination stress is - Penguin Random House

• The French legal expert who was appointed as the head of the independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for most serious violations of international law in Syria is - Catherine Marchi-Uhel

• Two Indian-Americans who will be honoured with Great Immigrants Award of the United States of America are - Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy

• The country where the World Health Organisation recently put an end to the Ebola outbreak is - Democratic Republic of the Congo

• The person recently appointed as the Chairman of Tata Global Beverages is - N. Chandrasekaran

• The Czech tennis player who clinched the Eastbourne International Women’s Singles title is - Karolina Pliskova

• This state government called an emergency review meeting to assess its flood situation and declared the present disaster as a ‘state calamity’ - Manipur

• This is the first-ever design by NASA that will have the capability of deflecting a near-Earth asteroid- The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

• This Indian mobile network operator has launched the world’s longest submarine cable system - Reliance Jio

• The foundation stone of the country’s biggest Global Skill Park was laid in this city- Bhopal

• India has slipped to this position in terms of money hoarded by its citizens with Swiss banks - 88th

• The chief of a militant group Hizb-ul Mujahideen, who said that he/his group has the capacity to carry out terrorist attacks at any place and time in India is - Syed Salahuddin

• Name the country whose army in July 2017 decided to suspend combat operations in its southern parts till 6 July 2017 to help a new round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana is – Syria

• The Union Government and Asian Development Bank on 3 July 2017 signed a 220 million dollar loan for improving connectivity as well as transport efficiency and safety on State Highways of - Rajasthan

• The organisation that in July 2017 said, Implementation of the GST will be positive for India's rating as it will lead to higher GDP growth and increased tax revenues is – Moody’s

• 65 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)/agreements were signed on the second day of the Textile India 2017 in – Gandhinagar, Gujarat

• He on part of Union Government on 2 June 2017 busted certain common misconceptions/ myths about GST - Revenue Secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia

• This country has passed the controversial law that mandates a fine of €50 million on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter if they fail to remove hate speech within 24 hours – Germany

• This country’s president, who took office 17 years ago, is being depicted on the currency for the first time – Syria

• This state has managed the feat of planting around 6 Cr saplings in just 12 hours – Madhya Pradesh

• This famous sporting competition completed 140 years on 3 July 2017 – Wimbledon

• The country that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is – Germany

• The author who was recently honoured with the Indian of the Year Award by Brands Academy is - Preeti Shenoy

• The Indian IPS officer who was recently conferred the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the US State Department is - Mahesh Bhagwat

• The country that recently passed the legislation in favour of the same-sex marriage is - Germany

• Person appointed as the new Attorney General of India - K K Venugopal

• Mobile application of Union health Ministry that won the prestigious GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017 - eVIN

• Building recognised as the world’s second highest ranking Green Building under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification - SIERRA ODC building

• Former Puducherry CPI legislator and freedom fighter who passed away recently - N Gurusamy

• Over 90% Indian customers still prefer branch over online banking was claimed in - Oracle JD Power India 'Retail Banking Study’.

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