Current Affairs Quiz: July 15, 2020

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  1. Veteran journalist, columnist, writer Nagindas Sanghvi who passed away recently hailed from which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran Gujarati journalist, columnist, writer and political analyst Nagindas Sanghvi passed away in Surat. He was 100.
    Mr. Sangvi was conferred Padma Shri award in the year 2019. He had written many books on Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat and other subjects
  2. Which state govt. has launched a campaign named ‘Roko -Toko’ for those who do not wear masks?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Karnataka
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh government run a Roko -Toko means stop and campaign for those who do not wear masks.
  3. Which city’s successful model of Dhanvanatari Rath has shown the true path of taking health services to people’s doorstep during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Udaipur
    C) Patna
    D) Raipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Gujarat, the successful model of Dhanvanatari Rath has shown the true path of taking health services to people’s doorstep during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Dhanvanatari Raths are mobile Mobile Medical Vans which are providing non-COVID health care services to the people.
    Dhanvanatari Raths have successfully conducted over five lakhs OPD consultations in Ahmedabad so far.This unique initiative which started from Ahmedabad has now been replicated throughout the state and it is also being widely appreciated at the national level.
  4. Which state has got a financial aid of Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre to expand its crop diversification scheme and rejuvenate ponds in the state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Odisha
    C) Nagaland
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The state will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre in recognition of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government’s bid for water conservation through ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme and another sum of Rs 1,000 crore for rejuvenation of ponds and treating water.
  5. Jack Charlton, England’s 1966 World Cup winner, who passed away recently was associated with which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Fencing
    C) Football
    D) Archery
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image, Charlton was Footballer of the Year in England in 1967.
  6. Which country’s scientists have developed a low-cost method to turn waste into ethanol for use as sanitisers?
    A) Algeria
    B) Israel
    C) Indonesia
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Israeli scientists have come up with a “simple” and low-cost method to turn waste into ethanol for use as sanitisers in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
  7. Who has been honoured with the “Top Publicist” award in the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020?
    A) Raman Kumar
    B) Sujeet Tripathi
    C) Sachin Awasthi
    D) Sunil Sardana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sachin Awasthi President, National Media Club has and Founder of Shri Ram Seva Mission has been awarded the “Top Publicist” honour in the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020 as a part of the Honoring the Honorable initiative of the World Humanitarian Drive(WHD)
  8. Which Bollywood actor has been chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020?
    A) Priyanka Chopra
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Shilpa Shetty
    D) Salman Khan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Actor Priyanka Chopra has been chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020, joining the list of 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors who are invited as the ambassadors of the TIFF.
  9. Which state has launched a campaign named “Pure for Sure” to ensure purity of milk & dairy products?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A week-long campaign ”Pure for Sure” has been launched in Rajasthan to ensure purity of milk and its products.
    A week-long campaign ”Pure for Sure” has been launched in Rajasthan to ensure purity of milk and its products.
  10. Who has been chosen as the chairperson of the SEBI’s revamped committee that advises the capital markets regulator on matters related to regulation and development of mutual fund industry?
    A) Shyamala Gopinath
    B) Nachiket Mor
    C) Usha Thorat
    D) Arundhati Bhattacharya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 20-member advisory committee on mutual funds is headed Usha Thorat, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  11. Former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of which countries respectively have been chosen by WHO to head the panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments?
    A) Japan and Kuwait
    B) New Zealand and Liberia
    C) Ethiopia and Finland
    D) Philippines and Qatar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Health Organization (WHO) has set up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments. The announcement follows strong criticism by US President Donald Trump, which accused the WHO of being China-centric.
    Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel. The co-chairs will select the other members
  12. Ranjan Sehgal who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Actor
    C) Physician
    D) Economist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Actor Ranjan Sehgal, who predominantly worked in Punjabi cinema and even featured in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda-starrer 2016 movie Sarbjit, has passed away. He was 36 years old.
  13. Which bank has partnered with financial services corporation, Visa, to roll out Visa Secure to the bank’s cardholders?
    A) Karur Vyasya Bank
    B) DCB Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Visa, a global leader in payments technology, has entered into a partnership with Federal Bank to roll out Visa Secure to the bank’s cardholders.
  14. To encourage the listing of which of the following has the BSE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT Alumni Council?
    A) Insurance Companies
    B) Startups
    C) Non-bank financial institutions
    D) Oil Companies
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The BSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT Alumni Council to encourage listing culture for startups and develop a ‘high investor depth’ startups platform.
  15. According to the Bank of America Securities, if Covid vaccine is delayed, India’s GDP can contract up to how much percent?
    A) 7.5%
    B) 6.3%
    C) 8.4%
    D) 7.0%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A longer wait for a vaccine against Covid-19 virus may lead to a contraction of up to 7.5 per cent in the Indian GDP in FY21, a foreign brokerage Economists at Bank of America Securities said.
  16. Which state government has started Mera Ghar Mera Vidyalaya scheme to facilitate learning among public school children?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Manipur
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Trying to facilitate learning among public school children amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Madhya Pradesh government has started Mera Ghar Mera Vidyalaya Scheme.
  17. As per the Bloomberg Pay Index, who has grabbed the top spot in the list of highest paid CEOs in US in 2019?
    A) Tim Cook
    B) Jeff Bezos
    C) Doug McMillon
    D) Elon Musk
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk grabbed the top spot in the list of highest paid CEOs in US in 2019 while Apple CEO Tim Cook ranked second in the list created by Bloomberg.
  18. Which institute’s Startup launched Ozone-based N95 Masks Decontamination Device, Chakr DeCoV?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) NIT Jalandhar
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) NIT Kurukshetra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IIT Delhi incubated startup Chakr Innovation recently launched an Ozone-based decontamination device.
    The device can decontaminate N95 masks for reuse for up to 10 times. The decontamination device is named as Chakr DeCoV.
  19. Brahm Vasudeva passed away recently. He belonged to which profession?
    A) Physicist
    B) Comedian
    C) Businessman
    D) Astrologer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Brahm Vasudeva, the chairman of cookware manufacturer Hawkins, passed away. He was 84.
  20. How many Indians have been awarded the Von Karman Award before ISRO’s chief Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan who is awarded in the year 2020?
    A) 4
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 1
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan continues to make a name for his self as the space scientist has now been named as the recipient of the 2020 Von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).
    Von Karman is the biggest award for astronomy in the world and K Sivan is the 3rd Indian who will be honored with this award.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Visa located?
    A) Germany
    B) UK
    C) France
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    San Francisco, California, United States
  2. Where is the HQ of International Academy of Astronautics located?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Paris, France
    D) Tokyo, Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of Federal Bank situated?
    A) Kochi
    B) Coimbatore
    C) Cuttack
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Aluva, Kochi, Kerala

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