Current Affairs Quiz: July 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. According to the UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, what is the decline in the number of undernourished people in India from 2004-06 to 2017-19?
    A) 30 million
    B) 80 million
    C) 50 million
    D) 60 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report says the number of undernourished people in India has declined by 60 million, from 21.7 per cent of the population in 2004-06 to 14 per cent in 2017-19.
  2. Which country successfully launched its commercial telecommunication satellite, known as APSTAR-6D?
    A) China
    B) Russia
    C) Germany
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    China successfully sent a commercial telecommunication satellite, known as APSTAR-6D, into a planned orbit from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
  3. Recently, Ministry of Human Resource Development released the PRAGYATA guidelines. The guidelines are based on which of the following?
    A) Pending Exams
    B) Digital Education
    C) Video hosting providers
    D) Review Syllabus
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually released the PRAGYATA guidelines on digital education in New Delhi.
    The PRAGYATA guidelines include eight steps of online education that is, Plan, Review, Arrange, Guide, Yak(talk), Assign, Track, and Appreciate.
  4. Who headed the parliamentary committee to hold deliberations on banning of Chinese apps by the Govt. of India?
    A) Thawar Chand Gehlot
    B) Shashi Tharoor
    C) Sambit Patra
    D) P. Chidambaram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A parliamentary committee headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor held deliberations on banning of Chinese apps.
    The government has banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, SHAREiT and WeChat, terming them prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and national security.
  5. What is the theme of World Youth Skills Day 2020?
    A) Youth Skills for Sustainability and Innovation
    B) Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment
    C) Skills for the Future of Work
    D) Skills for a Resilient Youth
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Every year World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) is celebrated on 15 July to recognise the strategic importance of equipping young people with the skills of employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.
    The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2020 is Skills for a Resilient Youth.
  6. The book “If It Bleeds” published by Hachette India, is authored by whom?
    A) Stephen King
    B) Thomas Pynchon
    C) Don DeLillo
    D) John Irving
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Stephen King is back with his new book titled, If It Bleeds which is published by Hachette India, the story centers around a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School.
  7. Wim Suurbier who passed away recently belonged to which sport?
    A) Chess
    B) Cricket
    C) Football
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Netherlands football legend and Ajax defender Wim Suurbier has passed away. He was 75.
  8. One of India’s best-known ceramic and pottery artists, Jyotsna Bhatt who passed away recently hailed from which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    One of India’s best-known ceramic and pottery artists, Jyotsna Bhatt has passed away after suffering a stroke. She was 80.
  9. Mile Jedinak announced his retirement from football recently. He played for which country?
    A) Argentina
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Australia
    D) Romania
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Australia skipper and Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.
  10. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, what is the rank of Mukesh Ambani, RIL’s chairman in terms of world’s richest person?
    A) 6th
    B) 5th
    C) 7th
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mukesh Ambani surged past Silicon Valley tech titan Elon Musk as well as Alphabet co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to become the world’s sixth-richest person.
  11. With which of the following has UNICEF INDIA partnered to launch #Reimagine Campaign?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) NABARD
    C) FICCI
    D) Confederation of Indian Industry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The UNICEF INDIA has entered into partnership with the Socio Economic Development Foundation (SEDF) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to co-develop #Reimagine Campaign.
  12. Which of the following cricketers will be conferred with the Mohun Bagan Ratna this year?
    A) Pranab Ganguly
    B) Palash Nandi
    C) Monoranjan Porel
    D) Gurbux Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    List of all award winner
    Mohun Bagan Ratna – club’s highest honor
    Shri Gurbux Singh (Hockey)
    Shri Palash Nandi (Cricket)
    Lifetime Achievement
    Shri Ashok Kumar (Hockey)
    Shri Pranab Ganguly (Football)
    Shri Monoranjan Porel (Athletics)
    Best Football Player of the season 2019-20 (Senior) : Joseba Beitia (Spain)
    Best Youth Player: Sajal Bag (U18 team)
  13. Who has been awarded the coveted ‘Infra Business Leader of the Year’ award for 2020 by the Rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards (RIMBDA)?
    A) Ved Parkash Dudeja
    B) Sukumar Sen
    C) Medhu Kumar
    D) Nitin Narang
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ved Parkash Dudeja, vice chairman, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) was recently awarded the coveted ‘Infra Business Leader of the Year’ award for 2020 by the Rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards (RIMBDA).
  14. COROSURE, the ‘world’s most affordable’ Covid-19 test kit has been developed by which of the following institutes?
    A) IIT Gandhinagar
    B) IIT Kharagpur
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    iHuman Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre have launched the most affordable COVID-19 test Kit.
    COROSURE is one of the companies which has received the non exclusive license from IIT Delhi for the probe free RT-PCR based COVID-19 test kit.
  15. Who has been appointed as the vice president of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    A) Om Prakash Rawat
    B) Rajiv Kumar
    C) Ashok Lavasa
    D) Sindhushree Khullar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa is set to leave the poll panel to join the Asian Development Bank (ADB), more than a year after he had a run-in with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora during the Lok Sabha polls over enforcing the Model Code Conduct.
  16. Chan Santokhi has been appointed as the President of which country?
    A) Suriname
    B) Estonia
    C) Kosovo
    D) Latvia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    South American country Suriname brought an end to dictatorial rule by electing a new President Chan Santokhi.
  17. The union govt. in July 2020 approved a scheme for interest subvention of 2% for how many years to all Shishu loan accounts under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to eligible borrowers?
    A) 9
    B) 1
    C) 6
    D) 3
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a scheme for interest subvention of 2% for a period of 12 months, to all Shishu loan accounts under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to eligible borrowers.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Who is the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    A) Mitsuo Sato
    B) Haruhiko Kuroda
    C) Masatsugu Asakawa
    D) Takehiko Nakao
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines
    President: Masatsugu Asakawa
    Membership: 68 countries
  2. What is the capital of Suriname?
    A) Paramaribo
    B) Brazzaville
    C) Nicosia
    D) Asmara
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Currency: Dollar
  3. Where is the HQ of Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank located?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Gurgaon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Founded: 2015
  4. What is the maximum allowed loan amount under Shishu category of MUDRA Yojana scheme?
    A) Rs 75,000
    B) Rs 50,000
    C) Rs 1,00,000
    D) Rs 5,00,000
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Shishu: Allowed loans up to ₹50,000 (US$700)
    Kishor: Allowed loans up to ₹5 lakh (US$7,000)
    Tarun: Allowed loans up to ₹10 lakh (US$14,000)

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