Current Affairs Quiz: July 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. P Ramaswamy passed away recently. He hailed from which profession?
    A) Scientist
    B) Physician
    C) Author
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Veteran Telangana BJP Leader and Former Minister P Ramaswamy passed away.
  2. Which of the following has been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award?
    A) International Paralympic Committee
    B) FIFA
    C) International Olympic Committee
    D) International Cricket Council
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that its new headquarters in Lausanne has been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award.
  3. Who made the Guinness World Record by hopping over a ruler 101 times in 30 seconds?
    A) Brajesh Chatterjee
    B) Amitesh Sardana
    C) Soham Mukherjee
    D) Ajay Gaba
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Dubai-based Indian national, Soham Mukherjee managed to break the previous title of 96 for Most side to side hops in 30 seconds.
  4. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), what is the rank of Indian in cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries?
    A) 8th
    B) 3rd
    C) 6th
    D) 10th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries, according to a new report. Australia ranked 1st.
    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on “Cancer preparedness in Asia-Pacific: Progress towards universal cancer control”, sponsored by Roche, examines the findings from the EIU’s Index of Cancer Preparedness.
  5. According to foreign brokerage BofA Securities, India’s GDP will contract by how much percent in FY21 due to Covid-19?
    A) 4%
    B) 6%
    C) 2%
    D) 3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BofA Securities, a foreign brokerage, stated that India’s GDP will contract by 3% in FY21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, assuming the economy is opened up fully from next. The Indian GDP will contract this fiscal, with some estimates ranging up to 7% negative growth.
  6. Where was the India Global Week 2020 being organized which was virtually addressed by PM Modi?
    A) France
    B) UK
    C) Singapore
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020, a virtual conference which is being organised in the UK.
    Themed ”Be The Revival: India and a Better New World”, the event have 5,000 global participants from 30 nations and will be addressed by 250 global speakers in 75 sessions.
  7. Who will head the panel formed by IRDAI to examine the feasibility of ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’?
    A) Mihir Pandey
    B) Mahesh Chaudhary
    C) Suresh Mathur
    D) Vipin Pal Garg
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a working group to examine the feasibility of ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’.
    Suresh Mathur, Executive Director, Irdai, will be the Chairman for the 9-member working group with industry representatives as members.
  8. According to the Reserve Bank of India data, which state topped the market borrowings among States in 2020-21?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Gujarat
    C) Punjab
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Tamil Nadu has so far raised ₹30,500 crore in the fiscal 2020-21 and has topped market borrowings among States in the country.
  9. Which state govt. launched BLUIS, the flagship development of General Administration and Public grievances departments?
    A) Kerala
    B) Nagaland
    C) Sikkim
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched BLUIS – Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System, the flagship development of General Administration and Public grievances departments.
  10. Which of the following signed an MoU with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to facilitate the sharing of data between the two on an automatic and regular basis?
    A) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    B) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
    C) Reserve Bank of India
    D) Indian Banks’ Association
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to facilitate the sharing of data between Sebi and CBDT on an automatic and regular basis.
  11. Which of the following institutes collaborated with NVIDIA, to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA AI Technology Centre’ (NVAITC) to accelerate research on Artificial Intelligence?
    A) Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    B) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    C) Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
    D) Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is collaborating with NVIDIA, a multinational technology company, to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA AI Technology Centre’ (NVAITC) to accelerate research on Artificial Intelligence and its commercial adoption.
  12. Raneem El Welily announced her retirement from Squash. She played for which country?
    A) Finland
    B) Egypt
    C) Cyprus
    D) Haiti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s squash star Joshna Chinappa has broken into the top-10 of the PSA world rankings again after the shock retirement of Egyptian World No. 1 Raneem El Welily.
  13. Name the Himalayan Butterfly which is named as the India’s largest butterfly after another butterfly held the record for 88 years?
    A) Golden Birdwing
    B) Southern Birdwing
    C) Common Birdwing
    D) Red-bodied Birdwing
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A Himalayan butterfly named golden birdwing is now India’s largest, a record the southern birdwing held for 88 years.
  14. Which of the following product of Google has been re-launched as Google Currents?
    A) Google Drive
    B) Google Hangouts
    C) Google Plus
    D) Google Meet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Internet search giant Google has relaunched its social networking platform Google+ as Currents.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Olympic Committee located?
    A) Dubai, UAE
    B) Sydney, Australia
    C) Cairo, Egypt
    D) Lausanne, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Economist Intelligence Unit located?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) London, UK
    C) Manila, Philippines
    D) Wellington, New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of BofA Securities located?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) Japan
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  4. Where is the HQ of Securities and Exchange Board of India located?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
  5. Where is the HQ of Nvidia located?
    A) Brussels, Belgium
    B) Singapore
    C) California, USA
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option C
  6. From which state does Indian Squash star Joshna Chinappa hail from?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Goa
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D

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