Current Affairs Quiz: July 2, 2021

Current Affairs 2 July 2021 Quiz
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  1. Which country has topped the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI) in which India ranked 10th?
    A) Estonia
    B) UK
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) US
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    India is ranked 10th in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI) released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations (UN) agency for information and communication technologies (ICT).
    The United States has topped the GCI 2020.The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia is tied on the second position followed by Estonia.
  2. Raj Kaushal who passed away in June 2021 was related with which field?
    A) Politician
    B) Cartoonist
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Raj Kaushal, who directed movies like “Shaadi Ka Laddoo” and “Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi”, passed away following a heart attack.
  3. K V Sampath Kumar, editor of which newspaper passed away recently?
    A) Vartha Bharati
    B) Sudharma
    C) Prajavani
    D) Sanjevani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    KV Sampath Kumar, editor of India’s only Sanskrit daily Sudharma for the past 31 years, passed away following a heart attack
  4. Whose tenure has been extended as the CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) till June 2022?
    A) Amit Shah
    B) VK Saraswat
    C) Rajiv Mehershi
    D) Amitabh Kant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Centre has granted a one-year extension to Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) till June 2022
  5. When is National Doctors’ Day celebrated in India?
    A) July 1
    B) June 29
    C) June 30
    D) July 2
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year, July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ Day by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
    The day is observed to commemorate the birth and death anniversary of former Bengal’s Chief Minister Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.
  6. When is National Chartered Accountants Day celebrated in India?
    A) July 4
    B) July 2
    C) July 3
    D) July 1
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    July 1 is celebrated as National Chartered Accountant Day in India. The day is observed in order to celebrate the formation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on July 1, 1949.
  7. Where in India is Asia’s Longest And World’s Fifth-Longest High Speed Track being inaugurated by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar?
    A) Surat
    B) Bikaner
    C) Pithampura
    D) Jamshedpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Asia’s longest and the world’s fifth high speed test track (11.3km) was inaugurated at National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) in Pithampur, MP. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar virtually inaugurated the new facility at NATRAX being built under NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project) of the Heavy Industries Ministry.
  8. In June 2021, which country turned on the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam?
    A) UK
    B) Bangladesh
    C) China
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The first two generating units of the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam were officially turned in southwestern China, the government announced.
  9. What is the deadline set up by the Supreme Court of India to implement the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ system?
    A) July 31, 2021
    B) August 1, 2021
    C) August 31, 2021
    D) September 30, 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    THE Supreme Court set a deadline of July 31 for states to implement the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ system and for the Centre to create a national database of unorganised workers.
  10. With which of the following has the union government partnered to launch a ‘first-of-its-kind’ initiative to advance deep tech based research in the country?
    A) Dell
    B) IBM
    C) Intel
    D) Nvidia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a big boost to the Indian research community, the government has partnered with Intel India to launch a ‘first-of-its-kind’ initiative to advance deep tech based research in the country.
    The opportunities will be offered by the first-of-its-kind research initiative called ‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’ launched by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
  11. What is the rank of India in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink, topped by the United States?
    A) 24th
    B) 20th
    C) 26th
    D) 21st
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India stands at the 20th spot among the top 100 countries that have been ranked in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink. The US, the UK, Israel, Canada and Germany are in the top five spots this year.
  12. Which bank has signed a cloud computing deal with Amazon Web Services for digital transformation?
    A) City Union Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank, has selected AWS to accelerate its digital transformation program and meet the growing demand for its digital banking services.
  13. Which bank has partnered with digital lender LoanTap to provide personal loans to salaried professionals?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) AU Small Finance Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has partnered with digital lender LoanTap to provide personal loans to salaried professionals.
  14. Innoviti Payment Solutions has partnered with which digital payments platform to pioneer Dual-Display UPI?
    A) Freecharge
    B) PhonePe
    C) BharatPe
    D) Paytm
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Innoviti Payment Solutions, India’s largest provider of payment solutions to Enterprise merchants, and PhonePe, India’s largest digital payments platform announced the pioneering facility of Dual-Display-UPI.
  15. Which Indian company has partnered with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to build a mega chemical project in UAE?
    A) Reliance Industries Ltd
    B) ITC Ltd
    C) Hindustan Unilever
    D) Bharat Petroleum
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) signed a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to build a chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility at TA’ZIZ in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
  16. Who has taken charge as the Director General of All India Radio?
    A) Anupam Rai
    B) Mukesh Shastri
    C) Venudhar Reddy
    D) Gopal Iyer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    N Venudhar Reddy, an Indian Information service, IIS Officer of 1988 batch took charge as Director General of All India Radio.
  17. Cabinet approved MOU between India and which country on refurbishing personnel administration and governance reforms?
    A) Gambia
    B) Sierra Leone
    C) Senegal
    D) Liberia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and the Public Service Commission of Gambia on refurbishing personnel administration and governance reforms.
  18. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a revamped distribution sector scheme for power DISCOMs worth how much amount?
    A) Rs 4 lakh cr
    B) Rs 2 lakh cr
    C) Rs 5 lakh cr
    D) Rs 3 lakh cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme worth over Rs. 3 lakh crore
  19. In June 2021, the Union Cabinet approved stimulus package worth how much amount as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package?
    A) Rs 5,67,000 cr
    B) Rs 5,34,000 cr
    C) Rs 6,28,000 cr
    D) Rs 4,65,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet gave approval to the stimulus package of 6 lakh 28 thousand crore rupees announced by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as part of the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package.
  20. What is the interest on savings deposits for senior citizens for the 2nd quarter (July-Sep) of the current financial year?
    A) 5.50,%
    B) 4.00%
    C) 4.25%
    D) 5.00%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Return on five-year deposit: 6.7 per cent
    Rate on 12 months’ deposit: 5.5 per cent
    National Savings Certificate (NSC) rate: 6.8 per cent
    Interest on senior citizens savings scheme: 7.4 per cent
    Interest on savings deposit for senior citizens: 4 per cent
    Interest on Sukanya Samriddhi account scheme: 7.6 per cent
    Interest on Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme savings: 7.1 per cent
  21. As announced by Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar, India has taken a target of creating an additional 2.5 billion tonnes carbon sequestration by which year
    A) 2030
    B) 2025
    C) 2028
    D) 2035
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said, India has taken a target of creating additional 2.5 billion tonnes carbon sequestration by 2030
  22. Financial Literacy Textbook introduced by CBSE for class 6 students is curated by which of the following?
    A) Reserve Bank of India
    B) Indian Banks Association
    C) National Payments Corporation of India
    D) Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introduced a Financial Literacy Textbook for students of Class VI. As per the release, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has curated the book.
  23. India presented which translations of 10 classic works of modern literature written by prominent Indian authors in different languages to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
    A) English, Russian and Chinese
    B) English, Hindi and Chinese
    C) Chinese, Russian and Japanese
    D) Hindi, German and Russian
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India presented English, Russian and Chinese translations of 10 classic works of modern literature written by prominent Indian authors in different languages to the headquarters of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  24. Which mobile app has been launched by the government to provide farmers with actionable agricultural insights and early weather alerts?
    A) Atmanirbhar Kaal App
    B) Atmanirbhar Krishi App
    C) Atmanirbhar Kisaan App
    D) Atmanirbhar Mausam App
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government launched “Atmanirbhar Krishi App” to provide farmers with actionable agricultural insights and early weather alerts
  25. According to the data by the RBI, credit growth to the industrial sector remained in the negative territory during which year?
    A) 2018-19
    B) 2019-20
    C) 2021-22
    D) 2020-21
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Credit growth to the industrial sector remained in the negative territory during 2020-21, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns, RBI data showed.

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