Current Affairs Quiz: July 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Population Day 2020?
    A) Family Planning is a Human Right
    B) Empowering People, Developing Nations
    C) How to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now
    D) Investing in teenage girls
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
  2. Who has been elected as the new president of Hockey India?
    A) Gyanendro Ningombam
    B) Mushtaque Ahmad
    C) Narinder Dhruv Batra
    D) Rajinder Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Hockey India Executive Board held an Emergent Executive Board meeting naming Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam as the Officiating President of Hockey India.
    This was following the resignation letter of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad received by Hockey India due to his personal and family commitments.
  3. Which portal has been launched by the union govt. to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities?
    A) GODEES
    B) ASEEM
    C) KIPOLE
    D) MINEEP
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee-Employer Mapping (ASEEM) portal to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.
  4. Where is the Asia’s largest Mega Solar Power Project been launched by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Bihar
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 750 MW Solar Project set up at Rewa, Madhya Pradesh through video-conferencing. The 750 MW plant is Asia’s largest Mega Solar Power Project which comprises of three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land situated inside a Solar Park.
  5. Who has been appointed as the Acting Director of the prestigious National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USA?
    A) Amit Deswal
    B) Parag Chitnis
    C) Chirag Pathak
    D) Manoj Gaba
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prominent Indian-American scientist Dr Parag Chitnis has been appointed as the Acting Director of the prestigious National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which drives all federally funded agricultural research in the US.
  6. Prime Minsiter Amadou Gon Coulibaly of which country passed away recently?
    A) Ivory Coast
    B) Brunei
    C) Guyana
    D) Papua New Guinea
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the governing party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France. He was 61.
  7. Which short term health insurance policy has been allowed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to be launched by 30 general and health insurers in India?
    A) Corona Swachch
    B) Corona Raksha
    C) Corona Swasth
    D) Corona Kavach
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Given the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, IRDAI, has allowed 30 general and health insurers to launch short-term ‘Corona Kavach’ health insurance policies.
    This policy can be availed by persons between the age of 18 to 65 years. People can avail the Corona Kavach policy for Self, spouse, parents, parents-in-law and dependent children up to 25 years of age.
  8. Which ministry of the Govt. of India hosted a Webinar along with Facebook India for sensitization of Members of Parliament from Scheduled Tribe (ST) Constituencies on Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) Project?
    A) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    C) Ministry of Culture
    D) Ministry of Labour and Employment
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs hosted a Webinar along with Facebook India in New Delhi for sensitization of Members of Parliament from Scheduled Tribe (ST) Constituencies on Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) Project.
  9. Who has been again chosen as the Prime Minister of Singapore?
    A) Goh Chok Tong
    B) Lee Kuan Yew
    C) Lee Hsien Loong
    D) Teo Chee Hean
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a “clear mandate” with his ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) winning 83 of the 93 contested parliamentary seats in the general election held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Opposition gaining ground by winning a record 10 seats.
  10. Which state has signed agreement with e-commerce marketplace Flipkart to promote its local art, craft and handloom through the marketplace?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Homegrown e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has signed an MoU with Karnataka MSME and Mines department to promote the states arts, crafts and handloom sectors by bringing them on to e-commerce and providing market access.
  11. Along with which bank is the Maharashtra Govt. going to set up stress fund for stuck slum rehabilitation projects?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Allahabad Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government of Maharashtra along with the State Bank of India is setting up a stress fund to restart stuck slum rehabilitation projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and other urban areas of the state.
    The government will infuse Rs 700 crore to Rs 1,000 crore in this fund aimed at providing financial support to revive such projects
  12. According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO), how much could be the rise in average global temperature in the next five years?
    A) 2.5o Celsius
    B) 1.9o Celsius
    C) 1.5o Celsius
    D) 1.3o Celsius
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update for 2020-2024”
  13. Which bank has agreed to work together with the Qatar based, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation for quality Primary Education for out-of-school children?
    A) New Development Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    D) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Qatar-based Education Above All (EAA) Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.
  14. Which of the following has partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Digital India to scale up program for hardware and IoT startups across India?
    A) TLabs
    B) iCreate
    C) GSF Accelerator
    D) T-Hub
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    T-Hub will lead Digital India’s Scale Up program for hardware and IoT startups across India.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Hockey India located?
    A) Ghaziabad
    B) Jaipur
    C) New Delhi
    D) Jalandhar
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank located?
    A) Philippines
    B) Denmark
    C) France
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of World Meteorological Organization located?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Sydney, Australia
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of Flipkart located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. What is the currency of Ivory Coast?
    A) Peso
    B) Dollar
    C) Lek
    D) Franc
    View Answer
    Option D
    Currency: West African CFA franc
    Capital: Yamoussoukro
  6. Where is the HQ of T-Hub located?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Puri
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B
    T-Hub is startup incubator headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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