Current Affairs Quiz: July 16, 2021

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  1. Export Import (Exim) Bank of India extended a USD 35.26 million loan for a power transmission project being executed by Kalpataru Power Transmission in which country?
    A) Senegal
    B) Qatar
    C) Portugal
    D) Namibia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Export Import (Exim) Bank of India said it has extended a USD 35.26 million loan for a power transmission project being executed by Kalpataru Power Transmission in Senegal.
  2. Which of the following bank has received Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) nod to apply for amalgamation of its promoter into itself?
    A) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    B) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Equitas Holdings, the promoter of Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB), said the bank has received Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) nod to apply for amalgamation of the promoter into itself. As per the SFB licensing guidelines of RBI, a promoter of SFB can exit or to cease to be a promoter after the mandatory initial lock-in period of five years (initial promoter lock-in) depending on RBI’s regulatory and supervisory comfort and SEBI regulations at that time.
  3. The Reserve Bank has barred which of the following from onboarding new credit, debit and prepaid card customers with effect from July 22 as it failed to comply with data storage norms?
    A) Mastercard
    B) Rupay
    C) Visa
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank barred Mastercard Asia Pacific from onboarding new credit, debit and prepaid card customers with effect from July 22 as it failed to comply with data storage norms.
  4. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Palleku Pattabhishekam’?
    A) Abdul Samad
    B) Acharya Prasanna
    C) Ram Chander Jangra
    D) Yalamanchili Sivaji
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled ‘Palleku Pattabhishekam’ on rural India and agriculture written by former MP Shri Yalamanchili Sivaji.
  5. 3-yr old Chryseis Knight who is the author of the book titled ‘The Great Big Lion’ hails from which country?
    A) Norway
    B) Canada
    C) Chile
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘The Great Big Lion’ drawn and written by child prodigy Chryseis Knight, is a story about a lion and two children. It talks about friendship, inclusivity, wildlife conservation and the world of imagination.
  6. Which state/UT government announced waiver of Rs 590 crore worth of loans under the farm debt waiver scheme for labourers and the landless farming community?
    A) Delhi
    B) Haryana
    C) Kerala
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Punjab government announced waiver of Rs 590 crore worth of loans under the farm debt waiver scheme for labourers and the landless farming community.
  7. Union government increased the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners from existing 17 per cent of the Basic Pay and Pension to what per cent?
    A) 28%
    B) 25%
    C) 30%
    D) 21%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval to hike the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners from existing 17 per cent of the Basic Pay and Pension to 28 per cent.
  8. Which state government launched ‘Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme’ wherein social and financial security would be provided to women who have lost their husbands to the coronavirus disease?
    A) Assam
    B) Manipur
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched a scheme wherein social and financial security would be provided to women who have lost their husbands to the coronavirus disease. Under the ‘Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme’, a one-time assistance of ₹2.5 lakh each will be given to such women whose family income is less than ₹5 lakh.
  9. Industrialist N.S. Srinivasa Murthy has been appointed as the first honorary consul general of which country from India?
    A) Uganda
    B) Vietnam
    C) Sierra Leone
    D) Guinea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Industrialist N.S. Srinivasa Murthy based in Bengaluru has been appointed as Honorary Consul General of Vietnam for Karnataka. He is the first honorary consul general of Vietnam from India
  10. National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL) registered with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) is incorporated with authorised capital of what amount?
    A) Rs 300 crore
    B) Rs 150 crore
    C) Rs 200 crore
    D) Rs 100 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL) became a legal entity now and has been registered with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) Mumbai. It is incorporated with authorised capital of Rs 100 crore and paid-up capital of Rs 74.6 crore
  11. According to the annual UN-FAO report titled “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021”, how many people in the world faced hunger in 2020?
    A) 790 to 865 million
    B) 710 to 898 million
    C) 720 to 811 million
    D) 740 to 823 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The annual UN-FAO report titled “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021” states that between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020, which is around 161 million more than in 2019.
  12. Which of the following launched ‘Retail Direct’ scheme, a one-stop solution to facilitate investment in government securities by individual investors?
    A) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    B) Reserve Bank of India
    C) National Housing Bank
    D) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank issued a scheme ‘RBI Retail Direct’, a one-stop solution to facilitate investment in government securities by individual investors.
  13. What is the theme of World Youth Skills Day 2021?
    A) Skills for All Post-Pandemic
    B) Learning to Learn for Life and Work Post-Pandemic
    C) Skills for a Resilient Youth Post-Pandemic
    D) Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Youth Skills Day, observed annually on 15 July, focuses on the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. The theme of World Youth Skills Day 2021 is Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic.
  14. AR Rahman and which other singer launched song titled “Hindustani Way” for Indian sports personalities as they gear up for Tokyo Olympics?
    A) Advaitesha Panday
    B) Raja Kumari
    C) Ananya Birla
    D) Vanisha Mittal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Singer Ananya Birla has teamed up with music maestro AR Rahman to launch a cheer song for Indian sports personalities as they gear up for Tokyo Olympics. Titled “Hindustani Way”, the song has been sung by Ananya and composed by Rahman.
  15. Mamnoon Hussain who passed away was the former president of which country?
    A) Qatar
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away, after a prolonged illness. He was 80.
  16. Which state/UT government joined hands with tech giant Google to provide real-time information about buses to commuters and make public transport in the national capital more user friendly?
    A) Delhi
    B) Karnataka
    C) Maharashtra
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government joined hands with tech giant Google to provide real-time information about buses to commuters and make public transport in the national capital more user friendly.
  17. Which country has become the first country in India’s immediate neighbourhood where BHIM UPI, the Indian government’s digital payment app has been launched?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bhutan
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    BHIM UPI, the Indian government’s digital payment app, was launched in Bhutan. Bhutan becomes the first country, in India’s immediate neighbourhood, to use the BHIM app for mobile-based payments and “to adopt UPI standards for its QR deployment”.
  18. In July 2021, where did External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi?
    A) Senegal
    B) Albania
    C) Chile
    D) Georgia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Georgia at a prominent park.
  19. The Union Cabinet approved the continuation of National AYUSH Mission as a Centrally-sponsored Scheme from 1st April 2021 up to when with financial implication of nearly four thousand 607 crore rupees?
    A) 31st March 2024
    B) 31st March 2028
    C) 31st March 2026
    D) 31st March 2025
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved the continuation of National AYUSH Mission as a Centrally-sponsored Scheme from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2026 with financial implication of nearly four thousand 607 crore rupees.
  20. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved implementation of special livestock sector package revising various components of Government of India’s schemes for next five years starting from?
    A) 2021-22
    B) 2022-23
    C) 2019-20
    D) 2020-21
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved implementation of special livestock sector package consisting of several activities by revising and realigning various components of Government of India’s schemes for next five years starting from 2021-22.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital city of Senegal?
    A) Accra
    B) Dakar
    C) Banjul
    D) Yaounde
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Capital: Dakar. Currency: West African CFA franc
  2. Where is the HQ of Equitas Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. What is the currency of Georgia?
    A) Lari
    B) Lev
    C) Manat
    D) Tenge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital: Tbilisi. Currency: Georgian lari
  4. Where is the HQ of Food and Agriculture Organization situated?
    A) Bern, Switzerland
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Ontario, Canada
    View Answer
    Option C

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