Current Affairs Quiz: July 2, 2020

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  1. Which state government has launched “At One Click” initiative aimed to provide online cash aid to MSMEs and textile industry?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Gujarat
    C) West Bengal
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched an online cash aid initiative titled ”At One Click” for micro small and medium enterprises and textile industries in the state.
    The state government has announced total of Rs 1,369 crore in aid for around 13,000 MSMEs in Gujarat under the program.
  2. In which of the states/UTs is the World’s largest convalescent plasma therapy trial-cum-treatment centre for COVID-19 patients been launched?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Kerala
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched Project Platina, claimed to be the world’s largest convalescent plasma therapy trial-cum-treatment centre for COVID-19 patients, at Nagpur’s government medical college.
  3. In June 2020, Government of India has banned 59 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India. To which country do these apps belong?
    A) Russia
    B) Pakistan
    C) USA
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Government has banned 59 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.
  4. With which country has India signed a concession agreement on the 600 MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project (KHEL)?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Nepal
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Bhutan have signed a concession agreement on the 600 MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project (KHEL) for work to start on it.
  5. How much assistance has been given by World Bank to India for its program to rejuvenate Ganga river (Namami Gange project) in June 2020?
    A) USD 200 million
    B) USD 500 million
    C) USD 400 million
    D) USD 100 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Bank said it has enhanced its support for Government of India’s program to rejuvenate Ganga river with a USD 400 million (about Rs 3,000 crore) assistance that will help stem pollution in the river.
  6. According to the latest study by OECD”s Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes, which of the following country is not among Switzerland’s top-3 partners for info exchange on tax matters?
    A) France
    B) India
    C) Italy
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The latest peer review by the Global Forum, referring to the period from July 2015 to June 2018, named India among the top-three jurisdictions to which Switzerland provided information on request. The other two countries were France and Germany.
  7. Which firm has launched the Global Bharat program, designed to enable Indian micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) become globally competitive?
    A) Viacom
    B) Oracle
    C) Mphasis India
    D) SAP India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    German technology firm SAP India launched the Global Bharat program, designed to enable Indian micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) become globally competitive by equipping them with digital technologies.
  8. According to a report by Ind-Ra, GSDP of all states is likely to contract up to how much percent in the current financial year due to the impact of Covid-19?
    A) 14.3%
    B) 21.4%
    C) 10.9%
    D) 18.1%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The gross state domestic product (GSDP) of all states is likely to contract up to 14.3 per cent in the current financial year due to the impact of Covid-19-induced lockdown on economic activities, says a report. The contraction will be in the range of 1.4 per cent-14.3 per cent.
  9. In June 2020, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel has been given additional charge of which state?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Gujarata
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel to discharge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
  10. Lazarus Chakwera has been appointed as the President of which country?
    A) Malawi
    B) Armenia
    C) Poland
    D) Namibia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in as the southern African country’s new president after winning the re-run of a hotly disputed election.
  11. Country’s first lichen park is developed in Kumaon’s Munsiyari area. In which state does this area fall?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Kerala
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indicator of pollution levels in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand forest department has claimed to have developed country’s first lichen park in Kumaon’s Munsiyari area.
  12. Charles Webb of England passed away recently. He belongs to which occupation?
    A) Biochemist
    B) Physician
    C) Novelist
    D) Statistician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel The Graduate was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81.
  13. Graphic designer Milton Glaser passed away in June 2020. He belongs to which country?
    A) UK
    B) USA
    C) Germany
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Milton Glaser, the renowned graphic designer who created the iconic “I Heart NY” logo, died. He was 91.
  14. Bhupinder Slathia from Jammu & Kashmir passed away recently. He was a renowned __________.
    A) musician
    B) dancer
    C) engineer
    D) advocate
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior advocate and former president of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Bhupinder Singh Slathia passed away after a brief illnees at PGIMER Chandigarh. He was 70.
  15. Noted novelist Geetha Nagabhushan passed away. She used to write in which language?
    A) Tamil
    B) Kannada
    C) Urdu
    D) Telugu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kannada novelist Geetha Nagabhushan, whose works were known for the resistance to patriarchy and gender stereotypes, has died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital. She was 78.

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