Current Affairs Quiz: August 1, 2021

Current Affairs 1 August 2021 Quiz

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  1. Book titled “The Most Incredible Olympic Stories” has been authored by whom?
    A) Peter Sagan
    B) Luciano Wernicke
    C) Gabor Kubatov
    D) Jonathan Wilson
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled “The Most Incredible Olympic Stories” written by Argentinian writer Luciano Wernicke has been released recently.
  2. Which country has announced to build the first-of-its-kind ‘clean’ commercial nuclear reactor?
    A) Germany
    B) France
    C) Canada
    D) China
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    China has unveiled plans to build the first-of-its-kind experimental nuclear reactor that will not require water for cooling and is expected to be safer than traditional reactors. It is expected to be constructed by 2030.
  3. Till now how many tiger reserves in India have received accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS)?
    A) 14
    B) 16
    C) 12
    D) 13
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of International Tiger Day, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav announced that 14 tiger reserves in India have received accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS). The 14 tiger reserves, which have been accredited, are Manas, Kaziranga and Orang in Assam; Satpura, Kanha and Panna in Madhya Pradesh; Pench in Maharashtra; Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar; Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh; Sunderbans in West Bengal; Parambikulam in Kerala; Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka; and Mudumalai and Anamalai Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu.
  4. Who is going to be honored with Maharashtra Bhushan award, the State government’s highest honour for the year 2020?
    A) Asha Bhosle
    B) Sachin Tendulkar
    C) Lata Mangeshkar
    D) Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government honored singer Asha Bhosle with Maharashtra Bhushan award, the State government’s highest honour for the year 2020.
  5. Who won the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award?
    A) Keshav Swami
    B) Pradeep Mishra
    C) Anand Radhakrishnan
    D) Kumar Prem
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mumbai-based visual artist and illustrator Anand Radhakrishnan won the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award.
  6. Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan announced to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF) to strengthen the research ecosystem in the country. What is the total proposed outlay of NRF?
    A) Rs 50,000 crore
    B) Rs 30,000 crore
    C) Rs 70,000 crore
    D) Rs 10,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Government is proposing to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF) to strengthen the research ecosystem in the country. The total proposed outlay of National Research Foundation is Rs 50,000 crore over a period of five years.
  7. Government allowed how much per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route for oil and gas PSUs?
    A) 49%
    B) 100%
    C) 25%
    D) 74%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued an executive order to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route for oil and gas PSUs, in case an in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment has been approved by the government.
  8. Which state government signed an MoU with edu-tech platform Jio Embibe for adaptive learning based on Artificial Intelligence for student?
    A) Kerala
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Goa government has signed an MoU with edu-tech platform Jio Embibe for adaptive learning based on Artificial Intelligence for students
  9. Where did the 36th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia held?
    A) Pacific Ocean
    B) Bay of Bengal
    C) Indian Ocean
    D) South China Sea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 36th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia is held in the Indian Ocean region. The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel and Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Bung Tomo is undertaking coordinated patrol (CORPAT).
  10. FamPay, a fintech start-up focused on online and offline card payments for teenagers, launched India’s first Visa prepaid card named what for teenagers?
    A) FamCard Tee
    B) FamCard Me
    C) FamCard Pre
    D) FamCard Visa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    FamPay, a fintech start-up focused on online and offline card payments for teenagers, has launched India’s first Visa prepaid card — FamCard Me — for teenagers with personalised doodles on it.
  11. Yes Bank has entered into a co-lending agreement for home loans with which of the following?
    A) Indiabulls Housing Finance
    B) PNB Housing Finance
    C) Dewan Housing Finance Corporation
    D) LIC Housing Finance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Yes Bank and Indiabulls Housing Finance have entered into a co-lending agreement for home loans.
  12. In July 2021, the Reserve Bank of India allowed non-banks to use which of the following services which were available to banks only till date?
    A) Prepaid cards
    B) RTGS and NEFT
    C) Credit cards
    D) Zero bank accounts
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India said that it has allowed non-banks to participate in its Centralised Payment Systems (CPS) through Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) systems, in a phased manner. Till now, only banks were allowed to use RTGS and NEFT payments facilities.
  13. Which company has been selected by Bank of India to connect its 1800 branches?
    A) Hughes Communication
    B) Mediacom
    C) T-Mobile
    D) Charter Communications
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Satellite broadband services firm Hughes Communications India Pvt Ltd (HCIPL) has bagged a deal to connect 1,800 branches of Bank of India across the country.
  14. LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC-CSL) in association with which bank has launched two new co-branded RuPay Credit Cards – ‘Eclat’ and ‘Lumine’?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Federal bank
    D) IDBI bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC-CSL) and IDBI Bank announced that they’ve launched two new co-branded RuPay Credit Cards. This LIC card will be designated as the LIC CSL ‘Eclat’ Select Credit Card and the ‘Lumine’ Platinum Credit Card. As per the release, the credit cardholder will apparently be able to gain access to a range of new benefits that have been termed, ‘the best in class’.
  15. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) sanctioned Rs 445.89 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for five large surface based drinking water projects in which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Punjab
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Punjab regional office has sanctioned Rs 445.89 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for five large surface based drinking water projects in Ferozpur, Fazilka, Hoshirapur and Rupnagar districts of Punjab.
  16. With which country’s government did Nasscom collaborate to address the digital skills gap in that country?
    A) Denmark
    B) UK
    C) Singapore
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IT industry body Nasscom said it has collaborated with the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) to address the digital skills gap in that country.
  17. Which state government entered into an agreement of cooperation with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) for trade promotion?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) has entered into an agreement of cooperation with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI).
  18. India has an estimated how much of gold reserves or resources of gold ore, as per the National Mineral Inventory data?
    A) 501.83 million tonnes
    B) 456.83 million tonnes
    C) 376.83 million tonnes
    D) 527.83 million tonnes
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has an estimated 501.83 million tonnes of gold reserves or resources of gold ore, as per the National Mineral Inventory data.

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