Current Affairs Quiz: July 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which digital platform has been launched by the government to facilitate farmers to get the right information at the right time in their desired language?
    A) Kisan Ekta
    B) Kisan Nidhi
    C) Kisan Sarathi
    D) Kisan Vigyan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Government launched digital platform Kisan Sarathi to facilitate farmers to get right information at right time in their desired language.
    Farmers can avail personalised advisories on agriculture and allied areas directly from scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra through the digital platform.
  2. Atop the platform of which of the railway stations inaugurated by PM Modi, a five-star hotel has been built?
    A) Varanasi railway station
    B) Surat railway station
    C) Gandhinagar railway station
    D) Lucknow railway station
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the Gandhinagar railway station which is now set to house world-class amenities at par with modern airports.
    A five-star hotel has been built atop the platform, construction of which was started way back in 2017. The luxury hotel will have 318 rooms and will be operated by a private entity. It is spread across 7,400 square meters and has been built at a cost of ₹790 crore.
  3. According to Union Minister R K Singh India has to reduce its carbon intensity to 33 per cent by which year?
    A) 2030
    B) 2025
    C) 2026
    D) 2028
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister R K Singh exuded confidence that India will exceed its target of reducing carbon emission set for 2030 under the Paris agreement. Speaking at the inaugural session of the CII-organised Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Self-Reliance for Renewable Energy Manufacturing conference, the Power, New and Renewable Energy Minister said that as per its commitment made in Paris, India has to reduce its carbon intensity to 33 per cent by 2030.
  4. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has signed a MoU with which company to enable map services in UMANG App?
    A) Allmapdata
    B) Geospatialdata
    C) MapmyIndia
    D) Ceinfo
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To further enhance the initiatives of Digital India Programme, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has enabled map services in UMANG App ‘ through Memorandum of Understanding with MapmyIndia.
  5. The country’s first pod taxi run between Film City, Noida and which place?
    A) Delhi Airport
    B) Noida Airport
    C) New Delhi Railway Station
    D) Noida Sec51 Metro Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The country’s first pod taxi will run between Noida Airport to Film City. It will start running on the track as soon as the flight starts from Noida airport. This driverless pod taxi will run 14 km from Noida Airport to Film City.
  6. In which state is the ‘Asha Bonalu’ festival celebrated?
    A) Telangana
    B) Odisha
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana celebrated the ‘Asha Bonalu’ festival, one of the biggest traditional folk festivals in the state. The Bonalu festival was declared a ‘state festival’ by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government after the state’s formation back in 2014.
  7. Which state government launched a Mobile App ‘Pensioners’ Life Certificate Verification’ that will offer pensioners a hassle-free interface?
    A) Tripura
    B) Bihar
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched a Mobile App ‘Pensioners’ Life Certificate Verification’ that will offer pensioners a hassle-free interface with the pension disbursing authority to prove that they are alive. For better end-to-end delivery of service, a chatbot called MEDA has also been incorporated in the App where the pensioners can ask queries and type the suggestions for improvement of the App which will be duly monitored.
  8. Which organization has partnered with UN Women, the United Nations entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, to enable corporates implement Women’s Empowerment Principles in India?
    A) Katalytics Consulting
    B) Cocoon Consulting
    C) Interweave Consulting
    D) Parity Consulting
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Diversity consulting organisation Interweave has partnered with UN Women, the United Nations entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, to enable corporates implement Women’s Empowerment Principles in India.
  9. A trilateral table top exercise, TTX-2021, held between the officials of which countries?
    A) India, Indonesia and Afghanistan
    B) India, Sri Lanka and Maldives
    C) India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
    D) India, Thailand and Mauritius
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Top defence officials from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives participated in a virtual trilateral table top exercise, TTX-2021, where they discussed best practices and procedures for countering common trans-national maritime crime like curbing narcotics and assistance in maritime search and rescue.
  10. Which country’s navy delivered the first two of its MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) to Indian Navy?
    A) Italy
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy accepted the first two of its MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) from US Navy in a ceremony held at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego
  11. According to data released by China’s Customs, China-India bilateral trade in the first half of the year totalled what amount?
    A) USD 34.71 billion
    B) USD 82.08 billion
    C) USD 69.27 billion
    D) USD 57.48 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The China-India bilateral trade in the first half of the year totalled USD 57.48 billion, up 62.7 per cent year on year, perhaps the highest in recent years amid the Ladakh impasse and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by China’s Customs.
  12. Which railway station has been renamed as Banaras by the North eastern railways (NER)?
    A) Pt. Deen Dayal railway station
    B) Manduadih railway station
    C) Moradabad railway station
    D) Gonda railway station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Manduadih railway station in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh has been finally renamed as Banaras by the North eastern railways (NER).
  13. Recently in July 2021, Adani Airport Holdings (AAHL) took over the management control of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) from which company?
    A) GVK Group
    B) Jaypee Group
    C) Lanco Infratech
    D) Gammon India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Adani Airport Holdings (AAHL) has taken over the management control of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) from the GVK Group. “With eight airports in its management and development portfolio, AAHL is now India’s largest airport infrastructure company, accounting for 25% airport footfalls,” the company said. It added, “AAHL will now also control 33% of India’s air cargo traffic.”
  14. Which country has the highest number of under-vaccinated or unvaccinated children worldwide at 3.5 million in 2020?
    A) China
    B) Pakistan
    C) India
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has the highest number of under-vaccinated or unvaccinated children worldwide at 3.5 million, an increase of 1.4 million from 2019, amid the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the UNICEF said. It also noted that over 3 million of zero-dose children in 2020 lived in India.
  15. What is the theme of World Day for International Justice 2021?
    A) My #journeytojustice
    B) Social justice in the digital economy
    C) A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy
    D) Workers on the move: the quest for social justice
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    July 17. The theme for the celebration of this year’s World Day of International Justice is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.”
  16. Who is the author of the book titled “The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India”?
    A) Shivshankar Menon
    B) Raveesh Kumar
    C) Gautam Bambawale
    D) Vijay Gokhale
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Long Game by Vijay Gokhale, published by Penguin Random House, details the various diplomatic strategies and tactics used by the Chinese for negotiation.
  17. Biography ‘Riding Free: An Olympic Journey’ is based on whom?
    A) Deepak Mondal
    B) Climax Lawrence
    C) Imtiaz Anees
    D) Anwar Ali
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    HarperCollins announced to present the story of an Indian equestrian rider and his Olympic dream ‘Riding Free: My Olympic Journey’ by Imtiaz Anees.
    Imtiaz Anees is an equestrian Olympian, trainer, competitor, NBC commentator, qualified Level 2 instructor and coach educator.
  18. Who among the following will be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously?
    A) Pritam Kotal
    B) Shibaji Banerjee
    C) Renedy Singh
    D) Pronay Halder
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former India goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee, who stood out against Pele-led Cosmos Club in an exhibition match in 1977, will be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously.
  19. Danish Siddiqui, a photojournalist, who passed away had won which of the following prizes?
    A) Abel Prize
    B) Ramon Magsaysay Award
    C) Peabody Award
    D) Pulitzer Prize
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Danish Siddiqui, an award-winning photojournalist, was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan. The Pulitzer Prize-winning chief photographer had been covering the Afghan-Taliban clashes for Reuters over the last few days.
  20. Which football club is going to represent India in the AFC Club Championship 2020-21?
    A) Gokulam Kerala FC
    B) Chennai City FC
    C) Real Kashmir FC
    D) Churchill Brothers FC
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has nominated Gokulam Kerala FC to represent India in the AFC Club Championship 2020-21, following the postponement of the Indian Women’s League.
  21. Which of the following companies has acquired 40.95% Stake in Just Dial for Rs 3,497 Crore?
    A) Adani Group
    B) Westside
    C) Reliance Retail Ventures
    D) Tata CLiQ
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reliance Retail Ventures, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, announced the acquisition of 40.95 per cent stake in Just Dial for Rs 3,497 crore. VSS Mani will continue as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Just Dial through the next phase of growth.
  22. With which bank has BUSY Accounting Software partnered for banking solutions within the software?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    BUSY, one of India’s leading business accounting software, has partnered with ICICI Bank for banking solutions. The integration will help BUSY users gain better accessibility in managing their Banking, improving their business efficiencies from BUSY itself.
  23. According to a UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD global “Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures”, how many countries are not taking action to help students catch up on their learning post-COVID-19 school closures?
    A) 2 in 5
    B) 2 in 3
    C) 1 in 3
    D) 1 in 4
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Around one in three countries where schools are or have been closed are not yet implementing remedial programmes post-COVID-19 school closures, according to a UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD global “Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures”.
  24. Gautam Benegal who passed away recently was related with which profession?
    A) Lyricist
    B) Singer
    C) Tabla Master
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Award-winning writer, painter, cartoonist and animation filmmaker Gautam Benegal has passed away due to a cardiac arrest aged 56. 

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of All India Football Federation situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Football Confederation situated?
    A) Jakarta, Indonesia
    B) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Manila, Philippines
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development situated?
    A) Bern, Switzerland
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option D

 

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