Current Affairs Quiz: July 20, 2021

Current Affairs 20 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is Nelson Mandela International Day observed?
    A) July 18
    B) July 19
    C) July 12
    D) July 15
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday.
  2. Indian organizations namely Aadhimalai Pazhangudiyinar Producer Company Limited and Snehakunja Trust won the prestigious Equator Prize for their work in the field of conservation and biodiversity from which of the following?
    A) United Nations Development Fund
    B) International Organization for Migration
    C) United Nations Population Fund
    D) World Food Programme
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Aadhimalai Pazhangudiyinar Producer Company Limited and Snehakunja Trust are among the 10 awardees of the prestigious Equator Prize for their work in the field of conservation and biodiversity, said United Nations Development Fund (UNDP).
  3. Who is the 2nd person to receive Olympic Laurel by the International Olympic Committee at the Tokyo Olympics 2021?
    A) John Hatch
    B) Alan Jolis
    C) Iqbal Quadir
    D) Muhammad Yunus
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus will receive the Olympic Laurel at the Tokyo Games, the second time the trophy has been awarded, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) said. It was given for the first time at the 2016 Rio Games to Kenyan former Olympian Kip Keino, who opened a children’s home, a school and an athletes’ training centre in his home country.
  4. Who is the author of the book titled “A Kashmiri Century: Portrait of a Society in Flux”?
    A) Githa Hariharan
    B) Khemlata Wakhlu
    C) Urvashi Butalia
    D) Meena Kandasamy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A Kashmiri Century by Khemlata Wakhlu is a one-of-a-kind book that delves deep into the human side of living in the Valley, an aspect often missing in the cold political treatises on Kashmir.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled ‘The India Story’?
    A) Shaktikanta Das
    B) Urjit Patel
    C) C. Rangarajan
    D) Bimal Jalan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan’s new book ‘The India Story’ focuses on India’s economic history and aims to provide lessons for the future of India’s political economy.
  6. Book titled “The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji” is authored by whom?
    A) Sushant Ray
    B) Baljit Kaur Tulsi
    C) KTS Swami
    D) Bikram Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first copy of “The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji” which is written by the late Baljit Kaur Tulsi—the mother of noted lawyer KTS Tulsi.
  7. in July 2021, with Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland inducted into International Cricket Council (ICC) as the newest member countries, ICC has how many members in total?
    A) 102
    B) 107
    C) 106
    D) 101
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Cricket Council inducted Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland as the newest member countries at its 78th Annual General Meeting.
    Mongolia and Tajikistan are the 22nd and 23rd members of the Asia region, while Switzerland is Europe’s 35th Member, with the ICC now comprising 106 Members in total, including 94 Associates.
    Meanwhile, Zambia, which was suspended at the ICC AGM in 2019, is no longer a member due to continued non-compliance with ICC Membership Criteria. Russia too has been suspended.
  8. Who won the British Grand Prix 2021?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Daniel Ricciardo
    C) Valtteri Bottas
    D) Max Verstappen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton celebrated a record eighth British Grand Prix victory after fighting back from a 10-second penalty for a first-lap collision that halted the race and sent title rival Max Verstappen to hospital.
  9. In which state Olympics Selfie Points are set up to encourage Indian players participating in Tokyo Olympics Games?
    A) Punjab
    B) Bihar
    C) West Bengal
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Chhattisgarh, people are showing enthusiasm to encourage Indian players participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games. In Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, selfie points have been made at four public places to encourage the Indian players participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
  10. Which company acquired RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based provider of cybersecurity services, including malware and spyware monitoring and mobile app security?
    A) Cognizant
    B) Microsoft
    C) IBM
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based provider of cybersecurity services, including malware and spyware monitoring and mobile app security.
  11. To boost ongoing developmental initiatives linked to priority sector lending in which state, Bank of Maharashtra signed an MoU with National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD)?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) to boost ongoing developmental initiatives linked to priority sector lending in Maharashtra.
  12. In July 2021, The United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and which other country agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity?
    A) Denmark
    B) Serbia
    C) Uzbekistan
    D) Cameroon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan, have agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity.
  13. Which state government will introduce the ‘One Block, One Product’ scheme to connect every block of the state with some industrial vision?
    A) Kerala
    B) West Bengal
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To encourage and promote small industries in the rural areas, the Haryana government will soon introduce the ‘One Block, One Product’ scheme.
    Under the scheme, the state government plans to connect every block of the state with some industrial vision
  14. Which state is going to be the first state in India to issue educational documents using blockchain technology?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Sikkim
    C) Bihar
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to issue educational documents using blockchain technology. Around 10 lakh digital certificates will be issued to diploma holders of eight educational years. Singapore, Malta and Bahrain are the only countries using this technology. Maharashtra will be the 1st Indian state and world’s largest user of Blockchain for educational certificates.
  15. Which airport signed an agreement with Uttar Pradesh government entity NIAL for the development of the Noida International Airport being built in Jewar?
    A) Zurich Airport International
    B) Thai Airways International
    C) Kuala Lumpur International Airport
    D) Sultan Azlan Shah Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Zurich Airport International signed a shareholder agreement with Uttar Pradesh government entity NIAL in Lucknow for the development of the Noida International Airport. The Noida International Airport is being built in Jewar, about 70 km from the main Delhi region.
  16. Where is the monk fruit based whose first cultivation exercise in India is started in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh?
    A) Malaysia
    B) China
    C) Thailand
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The ‘monk fruit’ from China, which is known for its properties as non-caloric natural sweetener, has been introduced for field trials in Himachal Pradesh by the Palampur-based Council of Scientific Research and Industrial Technology-Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) in Kullu.
  17. Researchers of which institute have developed an Artificial Intelligence-based mathematical model to identify cancer-causing alterations in cells?
    A) IIT Jammu
    B) IIT Kharagpur
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an Artificial Intelligence-based mathematical model to identify cancer-causing alterations in cells.
  18. The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda signed agreement with which state government to pave way for strengthening the education system in all branches of Ayurveda?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An MoU was signed between the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda and the Gujarat government to pave way for strengthening the education system in all branches of Ayurveda.
  19. SAP Labs India and UNDP have collaborated with which state to foster digital skills, social entrepreneurship in the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SAP Labs India and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have collaborated with the Karnataka government to facilitate increased access to career guidance, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities as well as promote digital skills to empower women and youth.
  20. Where did Google Cloud launched its new cloud region to serve its customers in India and Asia-Pacific?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) Delhi-NCR
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Google Cloud launched its new cloud region in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) to serve its customers in India and Asia-Pacific. This new Google Cloud region is the second such in India after Mumbai and the 10th in Asia-Pacific.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Development Programme situated?
    A) New York, United States
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Gland, Switzerland
    D) Quebec, Canada
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of International Olympic Committee situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) Tokyo, Japan
    C) Lausanne, Switzerland
    D) Stockholm, Sweden
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council situated?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Dubai, UAE
    C) Paris, France
    D) Bern, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda situated?
    A) Surat
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Rajkot
    D) Jamnagar
    View Answer
    Option D

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