Current Affairs Quiz: July 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been released by Ministry of Finance as grants-in-aid to 2.63 lakh Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) of the country?
    A) Rs 18,271 cr
    B) Rs 15,983 cr
    C) Rs 15,187 cr
    D) Rs 16,652 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Finance has released an amount of over 15,187 crore rupees as grants-in-aid to 2.63 lakh Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) spread in 28 States of the country.
  2. According to a report by United Nations, in the last 10 years how many people have been lifted out of poverty by India?
    A) 273 mn
    B) 321 mn
    C) 295 mn
    D) 307 mn
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    About 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty between 2005-6 and 2015-16, according to a UN report, which noted that India has recorded the largest reduction in the number of people living in this category.
  3. Which shipbuilding company has signed a contract with ASKO Maritime AS, Norway for construction of world’s first Autonomous electric vessels?
    A) Mazagon Dock Limited
    B) Goa Shipyard Limited
    C) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
    D) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has signed a contract with ASKO Maritime AS, Norway for the construction and supply of the two autonomous electric ferries along with an option to build two more identical vessels.
  4. With which company has UNICEF India partnered to provide career counselling to young people in the country?
    A) Microsoft
    B) SAP India
    C) IBM
    D) Capgemini
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On World Youth Skills Day, UNICEF India has announced its partnership with SAP India to provide career counselling to young people in the country that will improve their employability skills in a COVID and post COVID era.
  5. In July 2020, the Drug Controller General of India approved vaccine against which disease as country’s first fully indigenously developed vaccine?
    A) Malaria
    B) Tuberculosis
    C) Pneumonia
    D) Dengue
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union health ministry informed that, the country’s first fully indigenously developed vaccine against pneumonia has got approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI).
  6. Which state’s police launched a month-long virtual awareness campaign ‘CybHER’ in the wake of cybercrime against the women and children in the state?
    A) Kerala
    B) West Bengal
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Telangana Police launched a month-long virtual awareness campaign ‘CybHER’ in the wake of cybercrime against the women and children in the state.
  7. In which state is the Harela festival celebrated where ‘Smriti Van’ was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of the state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of Harela festival in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in the memory of famous folk singer of the state late Jeet Singh Negi.
  8. Start-up from which institute has developed a portable hospital unit called ‘MediCAB,’ that can be installed anywhere within two hours by four people?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Ropar
    C) IIT Indore
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)-incubated start-up, Modulus Housing has developed a portable hospital unit that can be installed anywhere within two hours by four people.
    ‘MediCAB’ has been launched recently in the Wayanad district of Kerala where the units are being deployed to treat Covid-19 patients.
  9. According to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield, what is the rank of India in global manufacturing locations among 48 countries?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China and the US retain the top two positions, while India has moved one place higher to rank third, the consultant said in its Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI) report.
  10. What is the rank of India in the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019 list?
    A) 9th
    B) 6th
    C) 10th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India emerged as top tenth nation in the ranking of the total (resident and abroad) IP filing activity by origin, revealed World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019. 1st – China.
  11. Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan hydel power project situated on which river?
    A) Jhelum
    B) Chenab
    C) Indus
    D) Sutlej
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan hydel power project on the Jhelum river in Sudhoti district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
  12. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Cards?
    A) Sachin Gaba
    B) Hardayal Prasad
    C) Ashwini Kumar Tewari
    D) Shravan Malhotra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI cards and Payment Services has appointed Ashwini Kumar Tewari as its new Managing Director and chief executive officer, nominated by parent State Bank of India, with effect from August 1, 2020 for a period of two years.
  13. Shyam Srinivasan has been re-appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which bank?
    A) Karur Vyasya Bank
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the MD & CEO of the Federal Bank, w.e.f. September 23, 2020 till September 22, 2021 alongwith remuneration as proposed by the Bank.
  14. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of HCL Technologies after Shiv Nadar stepped down from the position?
    A) Kavita Mishra
    B) Bhawna Saini
    C) Ravina Khattar
    D) Roshni Malhotra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Roshni Nadar Malhotra has been appointed as the chairperson of HCL Technologies. She will take over from her father Shiv Nadar.
  15. Who has been signed as the brand ambassador of India news website, SportsAdda?
    A) Brett Lee
    B) Ricky Ponting
    C) Kumar Sangakkara
    D) Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SportsAdda, the Indian news and information website for cricket, football, and kabaddi, has signed former Australian fast bowler and cricket legend Brett Lee, as its brand ambassador.
  16. Which of the following country has appointed its first female prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda?
    A) Liberia
    B) Gabon
    C) Andorra
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has appointed the country’s first female prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda.
  17. Who became the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work campaigning against child poverty?
    A) Wayne Rooney
    B) Ruud van Nistelrooy
    C) Marcus Rashford
    D) Anthony Martial
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will become the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work campaigning against child poverty.
  18. Indian player Ramesh Tikaram passed away recently of Coronavirus. He was related to which sport?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Football
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Arjuna awardee and ace para-badminton player Ramesh Tikaram passed away of coronavirus. Tikaram was 51. He is the country’s first para-badminton player to be honoured with an Arjuna award.
  19. On July 15th, 2020, which state observed School Education Day in the memory of state’s former CM K Kamaraj?
    A) Kerala
    B) Karnataka
    C) Odisha
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 117th birth anniversary of K Kamaraj, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is being observed as School Education Day in the state on July 15th, 2020.

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