Current Affairs Quiz: July 14, 2020

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  1. For the second consecutive fiscal in 2019-20, which country remained India’s top trading partner?
    A) UK
    B) USA
    C) France
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The US remained India’s top trading partner for the second consecutive fiscal in 2019-20, which shows increasing economic ties between the two countries.
  2. What is the projected country’s annual median GDP growth for 2020-21 as predicted by Ficci in its Economic Outlook Survey?
    A) – 5.9%
    B) – 3.4%
    C) – 3.8%
    D) – 4.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Industry body Ficci said its Economic Outlook Survey has projected the country’s annual median GDP growth for 2020-21 at (-) 4.5 per cent with a minimum and maximum growth estimate of (-) 6.4 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively for 2020-21.
  3. With which bank has the Jharkhand government signed a memorandum of understanding to offer digital payment solutions to traffic violators?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) YES Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Jharkhand government has signed a memorandum of understanding with private lender HDFC Bank to offer digital payment solutions to traffic violators.
  4. What was the maximum cap on the amount of sum insured for Arogya Sanjeevani policies which has now been removed by IRDAI?
    A) Rs 2 lakhs
    B) Rs 5 lakhs
    C) Rs 6 lakhs
    D) Rs 4 lakhs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has allowed all general and health insurance companies to increase the sum insured on the standard health insurance product beyond ₹5 lakh with immediate effect.
    The regulator has now allowed insurers to offer sum insured as low as ₹50,000 with no upper limit. The sum insured has to be in multiples of ₹50,000.
  5. How much amount has been invested by Mastercard to help small businesses in India, amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Rs 170 cr
    B) Rs 300 cr
    C) Rs 250 cr
    D) Rs 220 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Global leader in payment technology Mastercard announced an additional ₹250-crore investment to help small businesses in the country, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. What is the theme of Counter-Terrorism Week 2020?
    A) Strategic and Practical Challenges of Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment
    B) Strengthening international cooperation to combat the evolving threat of terrorism
    C) Post COVID-19 World: Contours and Pivot Points and Benefits of Multilateral Collaboration
    D) United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Entities
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week was held from 6-10 July and convened under the overarching theme of “Strategic and Practical Challenges of Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment”
  7. Whose resignation as its CEO has been accepted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India?
    A) Sourav Ganguly
    B) Jay Shah
    C) Mahim Verma
    D) Rahul Johri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Rahul Johri, the first chief executive of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will step down by the end of this month after the board accepted his resignation.
    Johri, who had joined the BCCI on June 1, 2016, had tendered his resignation in December last year. His five-year contract with the world’s richest cricket federation was to end only in May next year.
  8. Who has been honoured with the Paul Harris Fellow recognition by Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, USA?
    A) YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
    B) Sarbananda Sonowal
    C) Edappadi K Palaniswami
    D) Nitish Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International having its headquarters at Chicago, has honoured TN Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami with Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
    The Paul Harris Fellow recognition is accorded to honour people who render efficient services in providing drinking water, sanitation, prevention of diseases, environment, world peace etc., to its people.
  9. For which short documentary, has the Arunachal Pradesh’s filmmaker Kezang D Thongdok bagged the Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020?
    A) Chi Lupo
    B) Gulabi Gang
    C) Tamla-Du
    D) Chumbi Megeji
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Arunachal Pradesh filmmaker Kezang D Thongdok has bagged the Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020 for a short documentary “Chi Lupo“.
    Chi Lupo is based on honey hunting.
  10. At which position is India in terms of the source of foreign direct investment (FDI) for the United Kingdom (UK)?
    A) 1st
    B) 5th
    C) 2nd
    D) 3rd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to new UK government figures, India invested in 120 projects and created 5,429 new jobs in the UK to become the second-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) after the US in 2019.
    The US remains the number one source of FDI for the UK
  11. Which state government organized India’s first e-Lok Adalat amid COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Sikkim
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amid the restricted judicial functioning owing to Covid-19 outbreak, an e-Lok Adalat held in Chhattisgarh to ensure the administration of justice continues where the virtual hearings are to be conducted through video conferencing.
  12. Who won the Austria’s Styrian Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Valtteri Bottas
    B) Max Verstappen
    C) Lando Norris
    D) Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton started in pole position and held the lead throughout as he won Austria’s Styrian Grand Prix.
  13. As announced by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, by which year Indian Railways will be the largest Railway in the world to have 100 per cent electrification?
    A) 2025
    B) 2035
    C) 2028
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that Indian Railways will be the largest Railway in the world to have 100 per cent electrification replacing diesel at the India Global Week-2020.

    It will be the world’s first Green Railways running on 100 per cent clean energy by 2030

  14. Which of the following Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) has won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    B) Coal India Limited
    C) National Thermal Power Corporation
    D) Steel Authority of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC Limited, a Central PSU under Ministry of Power has won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019, under Outstanding Accomplishment in Corporate Excellence Category.
  15. For which of the following has the NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission launched the ATL App Development Module?
    A) School students
    B) Graduates
    C) Startups
    D) IT Companies
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission has launched the ATL App Development Module for school children across the country. The ATL App is an online course, which is completely free.
  16. Avad Bin Hassan Jami passed away recently. What was his profession?
    A) Scientist
    B) Author
    C) Journalist
    D) Cartoonist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Renowned cartoonist Avad Bin Hassan Jami, popularly known as “Jami” passed away in Jamnagar. He was 77.

    His cartoons regularly published in leading Gujarati daily newspapers and news magazines “Abhiyan” for more than two decades.

  17. India’s which year Tiger census has set a new Guinness World Record for being largest camera trap wildlife survey?
    A) 2019
    B) 2018
    C) 2016
    D) 2020
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018 has entered the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey informed by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
    The country now has an estimated 2967 tigers as per the latest census.
  18. Who is the author of book ‘A Song of India’?
    A) Ruskin Bond
    B) Amitav Ghosh
    C) Salman Rushdie
    D) Vikram Seth
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The illustrated book – “A Song of India”, scheduled to release on July 20, marks the 70th year of Ruskin Bond’s literary career.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Rotary International situated?
    A) Japan
    B) USA
    C) Germany
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Ficci) situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Jaipur
    C) Gandhinagar
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Mastercard situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) London, UK
    C) Washington DC, USA
    D) Dubai, UAE
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Board of Control for Cricket in India situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Mumbai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

  5. In which of the following country, there is no office of Guinness World Records?
    A) China
    B) USA
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Guinness World Records is a global brand, with offices in London, New York, China, Japan and UAE, with brand ambassadors on the ground around the world.

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