Current Affairs Quiz: July 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which ministry launched the “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, Dhan aur Uddyam” to accelerate the pace of COVID vaccination?
    A) Sports Ministry
    B) Tribal Affairs Ministry
    C) Home Ministry
    D) Education Ministry
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs, virtually launched the nationwide campaign “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, Dhan aur Uddyam” to accelerate the pace of COVID vaccination among tribals, in India.
  2. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda launched “School Innovation Ambassador Training Program” for which of the following?
    A) SC/ST school students
    B) Tribal teachers
    C) School teachers
    D) School students
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda launched “School Innovation Ambassador Training Program” for 50,000 school teachers. The innovative and one-of-its-kind training program for school teachers aims at training 50,000 school teachers in innovation, entrepreneurship, IPR, design thinking, product development, idea generation, among others.
  3. Which state government has launched ‘Kisan Mitra Urja Yojna’ under which farmers in the state will get a monthly grant of Rs 1,000?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Bihar
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Farmers in Rajasthan will get a monthly grant of Rs 1,000 under the ‘Kisan Mitra Urja Yojna’ which was launched by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the state.
  4. Which state has received a relief package of 800 crore rupees for management of the second wave and prevention of the third wave in the state by the central government?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Delhi
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D)Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Health Minister M. Subramaniam said that the Union Government granted a relief package of 800 crore rupees for management of the second wave and prevention of the third wave in the state.
  5. Where did the special Covid vaccination campaign for pregnant women called “Mathrukavacham” began?
    A) Assam
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The special Covid vaccination campaign for pregnant women, “Mathrukavacham” began in Kerala. Vaccination will be made available in all district hospitals as part of the model program. In the beginning, covid vaccine will be given to 100 pregnant women through spot registration.
  6. According to Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh, India aims for an over how much Blue Economy through its Deep Ocean Mission and marine resources?
    A) Rs 100 billion
    B) Rs 200 billion
    C) Rs 300 billion
    D) Rs 400 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India aims for an over Rs 100 billion Blue Economy through its Deep Ocean Mission and marine resources, Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh said
  7. Which bank has launched ‘FEDDY’, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) Karur Vysya Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Federal Bank launched FEDDY, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime.
    FEDDY is also integrated into Google Business Messaging, a first-of-its-kind feat by an Indian bank. On Google search, FEDDY can be accessed by clicking the ‘message/chat’ option available against the searched bank branch. FEDDY can be reached on WhatsApp by typing ‘FEDDY’ and sending it to 8108030845.
  8. RBL Bank tied up with which card provider to issue credit cards after RBI barred Mastercard on boarding new customers from July 22?
    A) Visa
    B) Rupay
    C) SBI
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    RBL Bank has tied up with Visa Worldwide (Visa) to issue credit cards enabled on the Visa payment network. The bank had to tie up with Visa since Mastercard cannot onboard any new domestic customers (debit, credit or prepaid) on its card network from July 22.
  9. State-run CIL has engaged which company as consultant for digitalisation of mine process in seven of its select opencast blocks for accelerated performance enhancement?
    A) HCL
    B) Accenture
    C) Capgemini
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-run CIL has engaged Accenture Solutions as consultant for digitalisation of mine process in seven of its select opencast blocks for accelerated performance enhancement.
  10. Who has become the first women cricketer to be handed a four-year ban by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)?
    A) Megha Bundela
    B) Akshita Chaturvedi
    C) Anshula Rao
    D) Mamta Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Anshula Rao created history, but for all the wrong reasons, as she became the first women cricketer to be handed a four-year ban after failing the dope test.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Coal India situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Accenture situated?
    A) Athens, Greece
    B) Edinburgh, Scotland
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Dublin, Ireland
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of Federal Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kochi
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aluva, Kochi, Kerala

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