Current Affairs Quiz: July 11, 2020

Current Affairs 11 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which of the following companies has launched voice-based services for its investors with Google Assistant?
    A) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
    B) L&T Mutual Fund
    C) Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund
    D) Reliance Mutual Fund
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC has launched voice-based services for its investors with Google Assistant.
  2. Which ministry of the union govt. has partnered with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase India- US collaboration for clean energy development?
    A) Ministry of Power
    B) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
    C) Department of Atomic Energy
    D) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and India’s ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) have announced the launch of a new partnership to increase India- US collaboration for clean energy development.
  3. M. Vasudeva Maiya, former CEO of Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank Ltd. located where has passed away?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    M. Vasudeva Maiya, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank Ltd., which has been in the spotlight over alleged irregularities, was found dead in his car. He was 70.
  4. Suresh Amonkar who passed away recently was the former health minister of which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Goa
    C) Telangana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Goa health minister Suresh Amonkar died of COVID-19 infection. He was 68.
  5. As per the Dun and Bradstreet’s Country Risk and Global Outlook Report, global economy is likely to contract by how much percent in 2020?
    A) 6.3%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 5.2%
    D) 5.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The global economy is likely to contract by 5.2 per cent in 2020 with the coronavirus still spreading and the economic prospects of countries across the world looking muted, says a report.
  6. Which organization adopted a new branding and visual identity on its 100-year milestone at the subsequent games?
    A) All India Tennis Association
    B) Paralympic Committee of India
    C) Indian Olympic Association
    D) All India Chess Federation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) adopted a new branding and visual identity, including an institutional and a commercial logo, to celebrate a century of participation of the country’s athletes at the Summer Olympics.
  7. Which Indian boxer has made to the first spot in the rankings released by Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) in July 2020?
    A) Amit Panghal
    B) Manish Kaushik
    C) Akhil Kumar
    D) Vijender Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian boxer and World Championship silver medallist Amit Panghal has climbed up the leaderboard to the first spot in the rankings released by Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA), after a gap of almost 18 months.He competed in the 52 kg categories and one of the finest boxers in the Indian contingent.
    In the rankings, Mary Kom is world no.3. Also, World silver medallist Manju Rani (48kg) is at second spot.
  8. What is the rank of India in the “INFORM Report 2020: Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters”
    A) 31st
    B) 22nd
    C) 28th
    D) 35th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has ranked at 31st place with an inform risk of 5.4, means risk of humanitarian crises and disasters at the “INFORM Report 2020: Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters” released by research centre INFORM, operating under the European Commission (EU).
    North Korea ranks among the most dangerous places to live as its people are exposed to high risks of natural disaster, poverty and social injustice. North Korea was rated as the 39th most dangerous place.
  9. Which country has topped the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index 2020?
    A) Switzerland
    B) France
    C) Denmark
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option D

  10. What is the rank of India in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index 2020?
    A) 112nd
    B) 119th
    C) 117th
    D) 118th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked at 117th position in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index 2020. The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19”, comprising of SDG index 2020, there will be severe negative impacts on most of the United Nations (UN)-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to COVID-19 pandemic.
    The index has been topped by Sweden, Denmark followed by Finland.
  11. Elton John has become the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin. What is his profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Author
    C) Engineer
    D) Doctor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Elton John became the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to the decorated British singer-songwriter.
  12. What is the rank of India in the Global Real Estate Transparency Index by property consultant JLL?
    A) 32nd
    B) 45th
    C) 34th
    D) 41st
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index ranking has improved by one notch to 34 on the back of regulatory reforms, better market data and green initiatives, according to property consultant JLL.
    UK ranks first
  13. In which country’s Ilam district, a new four-storey school building built with Indian assistance for students pursuing both vedic and modern education was inaugurated?

    A) Nepal
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Maldives

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A new four-storey school building built with Indian assistance of Rs 1.94 crore for students pursuing both vedic and modern education was inaugurated in Nepal’s Ilam district.
  14. Which bank has partnered with Google Cloud that aims to redefine how the bank develops and offers its financial services?
    A) Standard Chartered Bank
    B) Bank of America
    C) Bank of Nova Scotia
    D) Deutsche Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Deutsche Bank and Google Cloud have agreed to join forces and form a strategic partnership that aims to redefine how the bank develops and offers its financial services.
  15. Which state govt. has decided to upgrade its Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary to a national park?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Nagaland
    C) Assam
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Assam government decided to upgrade the Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary into a national park amid an ongoing row over allowing coal mining within its jurisdiction.
    Assam has five national parks and Dehing Patkai, if upgraded, will increase the tally to 6.
  16. Which state celebrated Farmers’ Day on July 8 2020 as tribute to YSR Reddy on his birth anniversary?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Telangana
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The state of Andhra Pradesh is celebrating July 8 as Rythu Dinotsavam (Farmers’ Day) as it marks the birth anniversary of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the 14th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh who served from 2004 to 2009.
  17. In July 2020, where was the Asia’s largest certified tier IV data centre, largest in India, and 2nd largest in the world was inaugurated?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Gujarat
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray e-inaugurated Asia’s largest certified tier IV data centre near Mumbai. Located in Panvel, the Yotta NM1 data centre building, is the largest of its kind in India, as well as the second largest in the world
  18. Who authored the book titled ‘Mahaveer:The Soldier Who Never Died’ depicting Indo-Chinese battle of Nuranang in 1962?
    A) T.K. Yadav and Shruti Yadav
    B) B.N. Shrivastava & Bina Shrivastava
    C) A.K. Srikumar & Rupa Srikumar
    D) R.P. Vasudeva & Pushpa Vasudeva
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Amid the rising tensions between India and China, the award winning author A.K. Srikumar along with his wife, Rupa Srikumar, has come up with a novel titled ‘Mahaveer: The Soldier who never died’ that tells the tale of the Indo-Chinese battle of Nuranang in 1962.
  19. Which ammunitions and missile systems company has joined with DRDO for Akash Missile Weapon System?
    A) Bharat Dynamics Limited
    B) HBL Power Systems Ltd
    C) Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd
    D) AAN Engineering Industries Ltd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed License Agreement and Transfer of Technology with DRDO (DRDL) for Akash Missile Weapon System (Indian Army Variant).
  20. How much did L&T Infra Finance get from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for renewable energy funding in India?
    A) $50 million
    B) $30 million
    C) $60 million
    D) $20 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. (LTIF), a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings Ltd., has received the first tranche of $50 million of the total $100 million ECB loan from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
    This development marks AIIB’s first loan to a non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Dun & Bradstreet located?
    A) California
    B) Hawaii
    C) New Jersey
    D) Texas
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    New Jersey, USA The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is a company that provides commercial data, analytics, and insights for businesses.
  2. Where is the HQ of Deutsche Bank situated?
    A) Singapore
    B) Ottawa, Canada
    C) Wellington, New Zealand
    D) Frankfurt, Germany
    View Answer
    Option D

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