Current Affairs Quiz: July 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. The international cooperation and convention centre named “Rudraksh” inaugurated by PM Modi in Varanasi is built with the assistance of which country’s International Cooperation Agency?
    A) Singapore
    B) Germany
    C) Japan
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a state-of-the-art convention centre named “Rudraksh” at his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi. It has as many as 108 Rudraksha at the centre. Its roof is shaped like a ‘Shiva Linga’.
    Built on 2.87 hectares of land at Sigra area, the two-storey structure has a seating capacity of 1,200 people.
    The convention centre has been built with the assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency.
  2. Union Cabinet approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary for further five years from 01.04.2021 to 31.03.2026 at a total cost of what amount?
    A) Rs 14000 cr
    B) Rs 9000 cr
    C) Rs 12000 cr
    D) Rs 7000 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet has approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary for further five years from 01.04.2021 to 31.03.2026 at a total cost of Rs.9000 crore,
  3. Where is the India’s first ‘Grain ATM’ set up to avoid long queues for ration and getting less ration from the shopkeeper?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Gandhinagar
    C) Gurugram
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Consumers in Gurugram will no longer have to stand in long queues, nor worry about the shopkeeper giving less ration, as India’s first ‘Grain ATM’ has been set up in the district as a pilot project.
  4. In July 2021, with which state government did United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) join hands to improve the Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) in the state?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Odisha
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in India and the Rajasthan government have joined hands to improve the Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) in the state.
  5. Which state government signed MoUs with 14 companies to ensure women empowerment and livelihood to six lakh women on a permanent basis?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    With an objective to ensure women empowerment and livelihood to six lakh women on a permanent basis through the YSR Cheyutha scheme, the Andhra Pradesh government exchanged MoUs with 14 companies
  6. Where did Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa launch the Electric Bike Taxi scheme?
    A) Mangalore
    B) Mysore
    C) Udupi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa launched the Electric Bike Taxi scheme in Bengaluru. The scheme will generate self employment and serve as a bridge between public transport and daily travellers. It is eco-friendly and encourages fuel conservation
  7. The government boys high school located in Stone Building College in Malleshwaram, will become the first government high school in the country to develop a satellite. How many satellites will it develop?
    A) 75
    B) 80
    C) 55
    D) 60
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government boys high school located in Stone Building College in Malleshwaram, will become the first government high school in the country to develop a satellite. The students of the school will be involved in a programme of developing 75 satellites as part of the 75th Independence Day celebrations which will be held next year
  8. With which country did India sign a pact regarding cooperation on coking coal, a key steel making raw material?
    A) Norway
    B) USA
    C) Denmark
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved a pact between India and Russia regarding cooperation on coking coal, a key steel making raw material, for which domestic players remain dependent on imports from a select group of countries
  9. With the cooperation of which institute, Ministry of Defence developed first Artificial Intelligence-powered grievance management application?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Chennai
    D) IIT Roorkee
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched first Artificial Intelligence-powered grievance management application in New Delhi. The system was developed by Ministry of Defence with the cooperation of IIT-Kanpur.
  10. The Indian Academy of Highway Engineers, IAHE under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has inked an Agreement with University of New South Wales, Australia for setting up a Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology and Systems where?
    A) Ranchi
    B) Bikaner
    C) Noida
    D) Patna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Academy of Highway Engineers, IAHE under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has inked an Agreement with University of New South Wales, Australia for setting up a Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology and Systems in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  11. Which city topped the latest rankings of top cities in India where All India Radio Live-streams on News On Air App are most popular?
    A) Pune
    B) Bangalore
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pune and Bengaluru continue to be at first and second positions for fourth week straight in the latest rankings of top cities in India where All India Radio Live-streams on News On Air App are most popular. Hyderabad has displaced Chennai to take back its third spot.
  12. When is World Plastic Surgery Day observed?
    A) July 15
    B) July 19
    C) July 13
    D) July 16
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The concept of observing July 15 as National Plastic Surgery Day in India has been adopted by the leaders of top bodies in the speciality across the globe as World Plastic Surgery Day.
  13. Who has compiled and edited ‘Kamala Harris and the Rise of Indian Americans’, anthology to document the historic election of Kamala Harris as the Vice President of the United States?
    A) Rahul Mehta
    B) Vikram Khana
    C) Tarun Basu
    D) Subhash Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A group of influential Indian-Americans, scholars, diplomats and entrepreneurs have come together to write an anthology ‘Kamala Harris and the Rise of Indian Americans’ to document the historic election of Kamala Harris as the Vice President of the United States and the rise of the small but powerful Indian diaspora in this country.
    Compiled and edited by veteran Indian editor Tarun Basu
  14. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test on the liquid propellant engine named what that would launch the ambitious Gaganyaan programme?
    A) Sahaydri engine
    B) Vikas engine
    C) Kedar engine
    D) Vikram engine
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test on the liquid propellant Vikas engine that would launch the ambitious Gaganyaan programme.
  15. Tennis Hall of Famer Shirley Fry Irvin who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) Canada
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tennis Hall of Famer Shirley Fry Irvin (USA), who won three consecutive major titles in the 1950s to complete a career Grand Slam, has passed away at 94.
  16. Surekha Sikri who passed away was related with which field?
    A) Politician
    B) Player
    C) Actress
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran actress Surekha Sikri passed away at the age of 75 following a cardiac arrest. She had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke.
  17. Which city is going to host Sudirman Cup Finals 2023?
    A) Hangzhou
    B) Suzhou
    C) Beijing
    D) Wuhan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that Suzhou, China has been awarded the hosting rights of the Sudirman Cup Finals 2023. Suzhou was due to host the World Mixed Team Championships in 2021, but with BWF unable to stage any tournaments in China this year, the event was switched to Vantaa in Finland.
  18. Who has become the first cricket player in the format’s history to cross 14,000 runs?
    A) Brian Lara
    B) Glenn Maxwell
    C) KL Rahul
    D) Chris Gayle
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chris Gayle became the first player in the format’s history to cross 14,000 runs. The West Indian legend reached the milestone during the third T20I against Australia in St Lucia in style – a six over wide long-on.
  19. Which player has become the quickest to 14 ODI centuries reaching the milestone in 81 innings?
    A) Babar Azam
    B) Hashim Amla
    C) David Warner
    D) Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pakistan skipper Babar Azam became the quickest to 14 ODI centuries reaching the milestone in 81 innings at Edgbaston, Birmingham in the third ODI against England. Azam also became the second Pakistan captain to score an ODI century on English soil.
  20. The wholesale price-based inflation eased marginally to what per cent in June?
    A) 12.18%
    B) 12.45%
    C) 12.62%
    D) 12.07%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The wholesale price-based inflation eased marginally to 12.07 per cent in June as crude oil and food items witnessed some softening in prices.
  21. The government released how much amount to states to make up for the shortfall in their revenues because of the GST implementation?
    A) Rs 90,000 crore
    B) Rs 80,000 crore
    C) Rs 65,000 crore
    D) Rs 75,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government has borrowed and given to the states Rs 75,000 crore to make up for the shortfall in their revenues because of the GST implementation.
  22. Who is the head of the panel which will decide on the quantum of stake dilution of LIC after Union Cabinet cleared disinvestment of LIC?
    A) Amit Shah
    B) Smriti Irani
    C) Nirmala Sitharaman
    D) Anurag Thakur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has cleared disinvestment of the country’s largest insurer LIC and a panel headed by the finance minister will now decide on the quantum of stake dilution.
  23. The RBI cancelled the license of Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd situated where?
    A) Latur
    B) Aurangabad
    C) Pune
    D) Kolhapur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The RBI has cancelled the license of Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Nilanga, Latur, as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  24. Which has become the first Gulf nation to open an embassy in Israel, nearly a year after both countries signed an agreement to normalise diplomatic ties?
    A) Kuwait
    B) UAE
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Oman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf nation to open an embassy in Israel, nearly a year after both countries signed an agreement to normalise diplomatic ties.
  25. In July 2021, which country unveiled one of the world’s largest floating solar panel farms, which can produce enough electricity to power the island’s five water treatment plants?
    A) Singapore
    B) China
    C) UAE
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Singapore unveiled one of the world’s largest floating solar panel farms, which can produce enough electricity to power the island’s five water treatment plants.
  26. Which country begun the construction of the world’s first commercial modular small reactor ‘Linglong One’?
    A) UK
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China has officially begun the construction of the world’s first commercial modular small reactor ‘Linglong One’ at the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant in the country’s Hainan Province.
  27. Which of the following is implementing an integrated real-time enterprise management system (iDREAMS) to bring digital transformation in the rail assets?

    A) National Transport Carriers
    B) National Transport Corporation
    C) Transport Authority Regional Transport Office
    D) National Capital Regional Transport Corporation

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    To bring digital transformation in the way rail assets are being managed in the country, the National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is implementing an integrated real-time enterprise management system (iDREAMS).
  28. Where is IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd setting up 17 Farmer Producer Organisation (FPOs) in association with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Gujarat
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Fertiliser major IFFCO’s arm IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd is setting up 17 Farmer Producer Organisation (FPOs) in Gujarat in association with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  29. Which of the following has partnered with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the healthcare sectors?
    A) FICCI
    B) TiE
    C) Startup Village
    D) T-Hub
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    T-Hub, India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem, announced its partnership with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the healthcare sectors. As a part of this partnership, T-Hub is running a three month cohort-based program AIC T-Hub Foundation, exclusively for the deep tech startups creating new-age solutions in the field of life sciences and healthcare.
  30. The new Khadi products launched in July 2021 include which of the following for babies?
    A) Baby wear
    B) Baby toys
    C) Baby Shoes
    D) Baby Skin Products
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    MSME Minister Narayan Rane launched two new Khadi Products- Khadi Babywear and Unique Handmade Paper Use and Throw Slippers in New Delhi.
    Kadi and Village Industries Commission, KVIC has used 100 per cent hand-spun and handwoven cotton fabric that is soft on the tender and sensitive skin of the children and prevents them from any rashes or skin irritation.
    The Khadi’s handmade paper use and throw slippers have been developed for the first time in India. These handmade paper slippers are 100 per cent eco-friendly and cost-effective.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) situated?
    A) Noida
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Faridabad
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of National Capital Regional Transport Corporation situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Faridabad
    C) Sonepat
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of National Cooperative Development Corporation situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Patna
    C) Jaipur
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of Indian Academy of Highway Engineers situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Noida
    C) Manali
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is the HQ of World Food Programme situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Paris, France
    C) New York, USA
    D) Lausanne, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option A

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