Current Affairs Quiz: July 13, 2021

Current Affairs 13 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. According to a report by industry body FICCI, online commerce is projected to touch how much by 2025 up from $64 billion in 2020?
    A) $188 billion
    B) $154 billion
    C) $195 billion
    D) $149 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Online commerce is projected to touch $188 billion by 2025 up from $64 billion in 2020, as covid accelerates adoption of e-commerce, according to a report by industry body FICCI.
  2. Which payments bank has launched ‘Pay to contacts’ feature to allow a UPI payment by selecting the receiver’s mobile number from their phonebook?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) Fino Payments Bank
    C) NSDL Payments Bank
    D) Airtel Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Airtel Payments Bank has launched ‘Pay to contacts’ which allows customers to initiate a UPI payment by selecting the receiver’s mobile number from their phonebook.
  3. Which fintech start-up has launched housing finance industry’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology-based selection and recommendation engine for home buyers?
    A) Easiloan Techno Solutions
    B) Shiksha Finance
    C) Arthashastra Fintech
    D) ZestMoney
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Easiloan Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (www.easiloan.com), a new age fintech start-up has launched “Easiloan Instant Match” application, housing finance industry’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology-based selection and recommendation engine for home buyers.
  4. India will have 24 Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) along its land borders by 2025 by which year as announced by Aditya Mishra, Chairman of Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI)?
    A) 2023
    B) 2032
    C) 2025
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India will have 24 Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) along its land borders by 2025, said Aditya Mishra, Chairman, Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) in what could enable better integration of the region and beyond to SE Asia.
  5. Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has signed MoUs with six different entities to promote entrepreneurship & create a nurturing ecosystem for STPI CoEs. Which 2 banks are included in these 6 entities?
    A) Bank of Baroda and Yes Bank
    B) Punjab National Bank and ICICI Bank
    C) HDFC Bank and Yes Bank
    D) ICICI Banka and Canara Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an organisation under the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY has signed MoUs with six different entities — Bank of Baroda, Yes Bank, Mathworks, Yourstory, Freshworks and Pontaq (the Fund Manager selected for Next Generation Incubation Scheme).
    The MoUs are intended to promote entrepreneurship & create a nurturing ecosystem for STPI CoEs in areas such as digital and mobile payments, blockchain, IoT, big data, and other emerging technologies.
  6. The book titled “The Art Of Conjuring Alternate Realities: How Information Warfare Shapes Your World” is co-authored by Anand Venkatanarayanan and whom?
    A) Vijendra Basu
    B) Shivam Shankar Singh
    C) Raj Kumar Bihari
    D) Surendra Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled “The Art Of Conjuring Alternate Realities: How Information Warfare Shapes Your World” co-authored by Anand Venkatanarayanan and Shivam Shankar Singh has been released recently.
  7. Baselios Marthoma Poulose II, the Supreme Head of which church passed away recently?
    A) St. George Orthodox Church
    B) St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral
    C) Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
    D) Parumala Seminary Church
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Baselios Marthoma Poulose II, the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC), passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 74.
  8. Where did Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s First Private LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) plant?
    A) Bhubaneshwar
    B) Agra
    C) Surat
    D) Nagpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s First Private LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) plant in Nagpur.
  9. Vinay Prakash has been named as Resident Grievance Officer for India by which platform?
    A) Facebook
    B) Twitter
    C) Whatsapp
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Twitter has named Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer for India. The microblogging platform also released the India Transparency report which is required to be published under India’s new IT rules.
  10. In July 2021, centre allocated how much tonnes of food grains for next 5 months under PMGKAY?
    A) 198 lakh tonnes
    B) 134 lakh tonnes
    C) 107 lakh tonnes
    D) 176 lakh tonnes
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Under PMGKAY, Centre allocates over 198 lakh tonnes of food grains for next 5 months
  11. Which of the following celebrated its 167th year of its glorious service to the nation on 12th July?
    A) Employees’ State Insurance
    B) Staff Selection Commission
    C) Central Public Works Department
    D) Border Roads Organisation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Central Public Works Department (CPWD) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will celebrate 167th year of its glorious service to the nation on 12th July.
  12. In July 2021, which bank announced its first derivative transaction linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender Axis Bank announced its first derivative transaction linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).
  13. Which bank formed an advisory group to provide its developing member countries (DMCs) with expert technical and scientific advice on the quality, safety and effectiveness of vaccines for Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) BRICS Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) World Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has joined with leading public health experts, vaccine regulators and policymakers to form an advisory group to provide its developing member countries (DMCs) with expert technical and scientific advice on the quality, safety and effectiveness of vaccines for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
  14. Joseph Lambert has been appointed as the president of which country?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Paraguay
    C) Haiti
    D) Bolivia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Haiti’s senate, which currently comprises just a third of its usual 30 senators, nominated its head Joseph Lambert to be interim president after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
  15. Shyam Srinivasan has been reappointed as the MD and CEO of which bank for 3 years?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) IndusInd Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private sector Federal Bank said it has received approval from the RBI to re-appoint Shyam Srinivasan as its MD and CEO for three years.
  16. Italy defeated which country to win Euro Cup 2020?
    A) Chile
    B) UK
    C) Peru
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Italy crowned Euro Cup 2020 champions after shootout win over England.
  17. Argentina defeated which country to win Copa America tournament?
    A) Brazil
    B) Mexico
    C) United States
    D) Venezuela
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 to win Copa America tournament. Argentina ended its 28-year drought for a major international trophy as it defeated Brazil 1-0 in the final of Copa America at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
  18. During the 12th Meeting of BRICS Science and Technology Steering Committee, all BRICS countries agreed to the STI-led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24) proposed by which country?
    A) China
    B) South Africa
    C) Brazil
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    All BRICS countries have agreed to the STI-led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24) proposed by India during the 12th Meeting of BRICS Science and Technology Steering Committee.
  19. Who won the men’s and women’s singles Wimbledon Tennis title held in July 2021 respectively?
    A) Matteo Berrettini and Karolina Pliskova
    B) Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty
    C) Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty
    D) Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    World Number One Novak Djokovic has clinched his sixth Wimbledon Tennis title to equal record of 20th Grand Slam trophy after beating seventh-seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy.
    Australian top seed Ashleigh Barty won the Women’s singles title after defeating eighth seed Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic.
  20. According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, which country became the largest supplier of crude oil to India in 2020?
    A) Iraq
    B) USA
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United States became the fourth-largest supplier of crude oil to India in 2020, according to BP’s latest report. The US supplied 10.7 million tonnes of crude oil to India in 2020, behind Iraq’s 47 million tonnes, Saudi Arabia’s 38 million tonnes, and UAE’s 22 million tonnes, said the BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Panaji
    View Answer
    Option C

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