Current Affairs Quiz: July 16, 2020

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  1. As announced by Asia Cricket Council (ACC), Asia Cup cricket tournament has been postponed until when?
    A) December 2021
    B) June 2021
    C) March 2021
    D) September 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that Asia Cup cricket tournament, which was supposed to be held in September this year, has been postponed until June 2021 owing to Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. Andrzej Duda has been re-elected as the president of which country in July 2020?
    A) Poland
    B) Norway
    C) Indonesia
    D) Mali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Poland’s presidential election has been won by the incumbent Andrzej Duda after beating his liberal europhile rival Rafal Trzaskowski. Duda is backed by the right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS).
  3. Which of the following presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)?
    A) Reserve Bank of India
    B) Institute of Economic Growth
    C) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
    D) NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020.
    The India VNR 2020 report titled Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local was released by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Dr V.K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, and Smt. Sanyukta Samaddar, Adviser (SDGs).
  4. How much amount has been announced to be invested in India by Google with a focus on digitising the economy and building India-first products and services?
    A) Rs 82,000 cr
    B) Rs 75,000 cr
    C) Rs 67,000 cr
    D) Rs 85,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Technology giant Google will invest $10 billion (₹75,000 crore) in India over the next five-seven years with a focus on digitising the economy and building India-first products and services, its CEO Sundar Pichai announced.
  5. Which country has been dropped by Iran in its Chabahar rail project to Zahedan?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) China
    C) India
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Iran dropped India from the Chabahar rail project to Zahedan without any assistance from India due to delay in funding. India has been dropped four years after the project was finalised as part of a broader trilateral agreement.
  6. As highlighted by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, by which year the Govt. aims to increase public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP?
    A) 2022
    B) 2030
    C) 2025
    D) 2028
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a meeting with the 15th Finance Commission, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, highlighted that the government aims at gradually increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 per cent of the nation’s GDP by the year 2025.
  7. Which institute has developed UV sanitizing device called ‘SHUDDH’ to make rooms COVID free?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Hyderabad
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Imagineering Laboratory department of IIT Kanpur has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitizing product named SHUDH. Smartphone operated Handy Ultraviolet Disinfection Helper that is SHUDH has six UV lights of 15 Watts each that can be individually monitored from a distance.
  8. Which state has emerged on top in implementing the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi-PM Swa Nidhi scheme?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Tripura
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh has emerged on top in implementing the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi-PM Swa Nidhi scheme. The scheme is being implemented in the state to help the street vendors to continue their business.
  9. In July 2020, which bank announced to set up the IFSC Banking Unit at Gujarat International Finance Tec City, GIFT city in Gandhinagar Gujarat?
    A) Royal Bank of Scotland
    B) Barclays Bank
    C) HSBC Bank
    D) The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HSBC- the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is to set up the IFSC Banking Unit at Gujarat International Finance Tec City, GIFT city in Gandhinagar Gujarat.
  10. Divvya Chouksey who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Professor
    C) Doctor
    D) Actress
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Actress Divvya Chouksey, who made her Bollywood debut with the 2016 film Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara, breathed her last after a long battle with cancer. She was 28.
  11. Which technology giant has announced its partnership with CBSE to help 1 million teachers conduct classes online by the end of the year?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Samsung
    C) Apple
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Google has announced its partnership with CBSE to help 1 million teachers conduct classes online by the end of the year.
    Google will help teachers from 22,000 schools across India to run classes via YouTube, Google Classrooms, and GSuite.
  12. How much credit amount has been provided by National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to West Bengal during the COVID-19 pandemic so far?
    A) Rs 1,538 crore
    B) Rs 1,607 crore
    C) Rs 1,265 crore
    D) Rs 1,461 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has provided credit support of Rs 1,607 crore to West Bengal during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.
  13. How much amount as concessional refinance facility has been given by NABARD for banks and financial institutions for on-lending to beneficiaries in its 2,150 watershed development projects?
    A) Rs 5,000 cr
    B) Rs 6,000 cr
    C) Rs 2,000 cr
    D) Rs 4,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), announced a concessional refinance facility to the tune of ₹5,000 crore for banks and financial institutions for on-lending to beneficiaries in its 2,150 watershed development projects.
    NABARD made the announcement in its first ‘Digital Choupal’ which was organised to mark its 39th Foundation day.
  14. How much amount as refinance assistance has been provided by National Housing Bank to housing finance companies from March to June 30, 2020?
    A) Rs 30,000 cr
    B) Rs 10,000 cr
    C) Rs 25,000 cr
    D) Rs 35,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Housing Bank (NHB) has in the last four months (March to June 30, 2020) provided a total refinance assistance of over ₹25,000 crore to the housing finance companies (HFCs) alone.
  15. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) e-commerce committee for the year 2020-21?
    A) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
    B) Kunal Bahl
    C) Amit Agarwal
    D) Sachin Bansal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Confederation of Indian Industry said Snapdeal’s Co-founder & CEO Kunal Bahl has taken over as the Chairman of its e-commerce committee for the year 2020-21.
  16. Who has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
    A) Hemang Amin
    B) Rahul Johri
    C) Sourav Ganguly
    D) Sachin Tendulkar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have appointed Hemang Amin as the interim chief executive officer (CEO) after relieving Rahul Johri last week but the Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer may soon emerge as a serious candidate for the CEO’s position.
  17. Which state has launched a television-based learning programme for 10th standard students?
    A) Kerala
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has launched a television-based learning programme for the Tenth standard students.

    The state run Kalvi television channel will initially air two-and-a-half hours of teaching programmes for the students during the week days.
  18. To support 298 watershed projects in Karnataka, how much amount of grant assistance has been extended by NABARD?
    A) Rs 265.19 crore
    B) Rs 221.89 crore
    C) Rs 298.34 crore
    D) Rs 276.53 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Karnataka, NABARD has extended a grant assistance of 221.89 crore rupees to support 298 watershed projects in over three lakh hectares benefitting 66,500 families. The State has about 75 percent of rainfed area.
  19. Projects worth how much amount have been launched in Haryana by Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari in July 2020?
    A) Rs 20,000 cr
    B) Rs 50,000 cr
    C) Rs 10,000 cr
    D) Rs 30,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone and inaugurated highway projects worth over 20,000 crore rupees in Haryana.
    3 projects worth over 2,240 crore rupees were inaugurated and foundation stones for 8 projects worth over 17,000 crore rupees were laid.
  20. How much fund has been approved by the union govt. for augmentation of firefighting facilities on five jetties of Haldia Dock Complex at Kolkata Port?
    A) Rs 107 cr
    B) Rs 162 cr
    C) Rs 135 cr
    D) Rs 113 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has approved 107 Crore rupees for augmentation of firefighting facilities on five jetties of Haldia Dock Complex at Kolkata Port.
  21. Which hockey legend will be conferred with the Mohun Bagan Lifetime Achievement Award on 29th July on the occasion of its foundation day?
    A) Harmanpreet Singh
    B) Dhanraj Pillay
    C) Amit Rohidas
    D) Ashok Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ashok Kumar, a key member of India’s 1975 World Cup-winning hockey team, will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by city’s iconic club Mohun Bagan on the occasion of its foundation day in a virtual ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ Asian Cricket Council (ACC) located?
    A) Mauritius
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  2. Where is the HQ of National Housing Bank (NHB) located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of e-commerce company, Snapdeal, located?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Coimbatore
    D) Thiruvananthapuram
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) located?
    A) Shanghai
    B) Beijing
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Wuhan
    View Answer
    Option C

  5. What is the capital of Poland?
    A) Tirana
    B) Bogota
    C) Mbabane
    D) Warsaw
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Currency: Polish zloty
  6. Where is the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, a multi-sport club, located?
    A) Odisha
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C

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