Current Affairs Quiz: July 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. According to an analysis, published in the journal The Lancet, India’s population may peak to how much in 2048 and decline to how much in 2100 respectively?
    A) 1.2 billion, 1.03 billion
    B) 1.6 billion, 1.13 billion
    C) 1.6 billion, 1.09 billion
    D) 1.9 billion, 1.09 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Scientists have predicted that the India’s population may peak to about 1.6 billion in 2048, and decline by 32 per cent to around 1.09 billion in 2100, when it is also expected to be the world’s most populous country.
    The analysis, published in the journal The Lancet, used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, and applied novel models to project future global, regional, and national population for 183 countries, including India, US, China, and Japan, and their mortality, fertility, and migration rates.
  2. According to Reserve Bank data, the share of industrial credit in total bank credit declined to how much per cent in March 2020?
    A) 43.2%
    B) 31.5%
    C) 34.7%
    D) 46.9%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    According to Reserve Bank data, the share of industrial credit in total bank credit declined to 31.5 per cent in March 2020 as against 33.1 per cent a year ago.
  3. Which of the following Indian airport got country’s first fully contact-less airport car parking service?
    A) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
    B) Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport
    C) Cochin International Airport Limited
    D) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) that operates the city airport said it is offering fully contact-less airport car parking service amid COVID-19.
  4. Which of the following launched a new tool for the banks and post offices that will ensure tax deduction at source (TDS) on the cash withdrawals beyond the threshold?
    A) Reserve Bank of India
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Income Tax Department
    D) Confederation of Indian Industry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    With the help of the tool, post offices and banks will be able to ascertain the TDS applicability rates on the cash withdrawals of above Rs. 20 lakh in case a person is a non- filer of the income tax return and that of above Rs. 1 crore in case of a filer of Income-tax return.
  5. Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh of which country resigned in July 2020?
    A) Tunisia
    B) Nauru
    C) Oman
    D) Rwanda
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tunisia’s prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned amid suspicions of conflict of interest because of his stake in a waste processing company that won government contracts worth 15 million euro.
  6. With which of the following companies did the Airports Authority of India (AAI) sign MoU for co-operation in civil aviation sector?
    A) Ashok Leyland Defense
    B) Bharat Electronics Limited
    C) Bharat Dynamics Ltd.
    D) Dassault Aviation
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for providing a platform for both the companies to collaborate and support each other to address the emerging global opportunities in the airport business, including those in the Asia Pacific region.
  7. The Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced Anji Khad bridge, Indian Railways’ 1st cable-stayed rail bridge in which state?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Mizoram
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has announced, India’s first cable-stayed Railways bridge “Anji Khad Bridge” to connects Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
  8. Poba Reserve Forest in which district of Assam would be upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary?
    A) Kokrajhar
    B) Dhemaji
    C) Barpeta
    D) Silchar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced that Poba Reserve Forest in Dhemaji district would be upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary.
  9. Who have been chosen to be given USIBC Global Leadership Award this year?
    A) N. R. Narayana Murthy and Darren Woods
    B) N Chandrasekaran and Jim Taiclet
    C) N Chandrasekaran and Darren Woods
    D) Nandan Nilekani and Jim Taiclet
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tata group Chairman N Chandrasekaran and Lockheed Martin CEO Jim Taiclet will receive the USIBC Global Leadership Award this year.
    The USIBC Global Leadership Awards are conferred upon executives in recognition of outstanding leadership and for promoting Indo-US trade and business.
  10. Purushottam Priyadasji Maharaj, the acharya of Maninagar Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan in which city passed away recently?
    A) Udaipur
    B) Haridwar
    C) Raipur
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Shree Purushottam Priyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, 78-year-old head priest of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Ahmedabad, popularly known as P P Swami, died of Covid-19.
  11. NABARD agreed to launch development projects worth Rs. 44 lakhs in which Union Territory in order to strengthen the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat through rural entrepreneurship?
    A) Puducherry
    B) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    C) Ladakh
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched development projects in Andaman & Nicobar Islands worth Rs. 44 lakhs in order to strengthen the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat through rural entrepreneurship.
  12. Neela Satyanarayan, which state’s first woman Election Commissioner, passed away in July 2020?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former IAS officer and Maharashtra’s first woman Election Commissioner Neela Satyanarayan passed away at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. The 1972 batch IAS officer was admitted to the hospital after she was diagnosed with COVID-19. She was 78.
  13. India in partnership with which country joined the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations(UN) and co-hosted the official launch of 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables?
    A) Chile
    B) Malawi
    C) Nigeria
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Chile joins the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations(UN) and co-hosted the official launch of 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the side event of 2020 High-level Political forum – “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021.
    Chile had championed to declare the year 2021 as an ‘International Year of Fruits and Vegetables’ by UN General Assembly in 2019
  14. Under the extended Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS), public sector banks buy NBFC Bonds/CPs worth how much amount as announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman?
    A) Rs 14,667 cr
    B) Rs 16,937 cr
    C) Rs 15,279 cr
    D) Rs 11,376 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme, PCGS was revamped under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package to support the liability side of Non Banking Financial Companies, NBFCs. Under the extended PCGS, Public Sector Banks have approved the purchase Bonds or Commercial Papers issued by 67 NBFCs amounting to 14 thousand 6 hundred 67 crore rupees
  15. Which of the following banks announced its integration with CRMNEXT, the leading enterprise solution provider for banks and financial services, to boost its customer engagement?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    This integration will enable the Bank to simplify the process of customer on-boarding, introduce new products, and meet customer demands by automating and customizing processes to fit the modern-day financial requirements
  16. Which of the following will host FIFA World Cup 2022 whose schedule was announced in July 2020?
    A) Zimbabwe
    B) Russia
    C) Qatar
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fifa announced the match schedule for World Cup 2022, to be held from November 21 to December 18 in Qatar.
  17. The 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar has now been postponed to which year?
    A) 2023
    B) 2024
    C) 2025
    D) 2026
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar will now take place instead in 2026, the IOC and hosts Senegal announced recently.
  18. Which of the following state governments announced to reorganise its 13 districts into 25 by March 2021 for optimal use of resources?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Goa
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh cabinet decided to reorganise its 13 districts into 25 districts by March 31 in such a way that each of the 25 parliamentary constituencies will represent a new district.
  19. According to rating agency ICRA, India’s GDP to contract to how much percent in FY21 after state lockdowns hit recovery?
    A) 8.7%
    B) 8.4%
    C) 9.5%
    D) 9.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Domestic rating agency Icra has revised its forecast for contraction in the country’s GDP in the current fiscal to 9.5 per cent from 5 per cent earlier, as continued lockdowns in some states have affected the recovery seen in May and June.
  20. In July 2020, the HRD Minsiter Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the first on-line NISHTHA programme for 1200 key resources persons of which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the first on-line NISHTHA programme for one thousand 200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh.
    NISHTHA in face-to-face mode was launched on 21st August last year. NISHTHA is a national initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement at the elementary stage under Samagra Shiksha -a flagship programme of the Ministry to improve learning outcomes.
  21. Where has the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) opened first-of-its-kind footwear training center to train the marginalized community of leather artisans?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Delhi
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The center has been established with the technical knowhow of Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI), Agra which is a unit of the Ministry of MSME.
  22. Where in Maharashtra is the ‘Healthcare Service At Your Doorstep’ initiative launched to curb the further spread of COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Amravati
    B) Nanded
    C) Nashik
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Maharashtra, cases of Covid-19 are raging in Nashik district as well. However, to curb the further spread of the disease, the government has initiated a measure “HEALTHCARE SERVICE AT YOUR DOORSTEP”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IndusInd Bank located?
    A) Pune
    B) Cuttack
    C) Mangalore
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Khadi and Village Industries Commission situated?
    A) Kochi
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Agra
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Headquarters: Mumbai
    Agency executive: Vinai Kumar Saxena (Chairperson)
  3. Where is the HQ of ICRA Limited situated?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) Faridabad
    C) Delhi
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Dakar is the capital of which country?
    A) Hungary
    B) Senegal
    C) Finland
    D) Jordan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Currency: West African CFA franc
  5. What is the currency of Qatar?
    A) Peso
    B) Riyal
    C) Dollar
    D) Franc
    View Answer
    Option
    Capital: Doha

  6. Where is the HQ of FIFA located?
    A) Ottawa, Canada
    B) Sydney, Australia
    C) Zürich, Switzerland
    D) California, USA
    View Answer
    Option C
  7. Where is the HQ of International Olympic Committee situated?
    A) Dubai, UAE
    B) Quebec, Canada
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Lausanne, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
  8. Where is the HQ of Food and Agriculture Organization located?
    A) Washington D.C., USA
    B) Dublin, Ireland
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Male, Maldives
    View Answer
    Option C
  9. Where is Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) located?
    A) Manglore
    B) Gurugram
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad observed “Swachhata Pakhwada“ in July 2020.

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