Current Affairs Quiz: July 21, 2020

Current Affairs 21 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state has decided to convert waste generated in the state to electricity under an initiative titled ‘Waste to Energy’?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttarakhand has received a go-ahead from the Centre to set up India’s first Ultra High Temperature Hydrolysis (UHTH) Reaction waste to energy plant at Roorkee. The project will be used to convert solid waste collected from seven major residential towns in the state into electricity.
  2. Under which country’s presidency 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting was held?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Djibouti
    C) Germany
    D) Libya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Saudi Arabian Presidency through Video Conferencing.
  3. What is the rank of India in Global Skill Index 2020?
    A) 32nd
    B) 45th
    C) 29th
    D) 34th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    According to Coursera report title ‘Global Skill Index’, within the data science domain, India ranks at 51 globally (lagging) and 12 among APAC countries in data science overall.
    Within business domain India ranks at 34 globally.
  4. India signed contract with which country for collaboration in dealing with cyber threats amid rapid digitisation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?
    A) Philippines
    B) Singapore
    C) Thailand
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and Israel have signed an agreement to further expand collaboration in dealing with cyber threats amid rapid digitisation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that exposed the vulnerabilities of the virtual world.
  5. How much amount has been sanctioned by NABARD to West Bengal for reconstructing infrastructure damaged by cyclone Amphan?
    A) Rs 762 crore
    B) Rs 741 crore
    C) Rs 795 crore
    D) Rs 780 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs 795 crore for reconstructing infrastructure damaged by cyclone Amphan that ripped through West Bengal in May 2020.
  6. Till July 15, 2020, public sector banks sanctioned loan worth how much amount as announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman?
    A) Rs 14,097 cr
    B) Rs 17,981 cr
    C) Rs 13,463 cr
    D) Rs 19,669 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Public Sector Banks have sanctioned loans worth nineteen thousand six hundred sixty nine crores till 15th of July this year.
  7. Which bank launched an Overdraft facility (OD) against Fixed Deposits for its individual customers holding a Savings Bank account?
    A) Bank of Maharashtra
    B) Union Bank of India
    C) Syndicate Bank
    D) Punjab National Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), a premier public sector bank in the country, known for customer friendly services has launched an Overdraft facility (OD) against Fixed Deposits for its individual customers holding a SB account amidst pandemic.
  8. CBSE in collaboration with which company announced the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the high school curriculum for Grade XI and XII for the current academic year (2020 – 2021)?
    A) Infosys
    B) IBM
    C) Deloitte
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the high school curriculum for Grade XI and XII for the current academic year (2020 – 2021) has been developed in collaboration with IBM.
  9. German Andre Schurrle announced his retirement from which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Tennis
    C) Badminton
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Chelsea star and Borussia Dortmund forward Andre Schurrle has announced his retirement from football at the age of 29 after terminating his contract with Borussia Dortmund.
  10. Who won the eighth Hungarian Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Michael Schumacher
    B) Charles Leclerc
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Valtteri Bottas
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton won his the eighth Hungarian Grand Prix 2020 at Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary.The Mercedes driver and Michael Schumacher are now the only two men to have won eight races at a specific circuit.
  11. Which team won the 34th La Liga title?
    A) Real Madrid
    B) Barcelona
    C) Athletic Bilbao
    D) Villarreal
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Real Madrid clinch record 34th La Liga title with 2-1 win over Villarreal.
  12. Kulmeet Bawa has been appointed as the president and managing director of the Indian operations of which company?
    A) Pepsico
    B) Nestle
    C) SAP
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    German software company SAP has appointed Kulmeet Bawa as president and managing director for its Indian operations from this month.
  13. From the space centre of which country did the United Arab Emirates launched its first-ever interplanetary Hope Probe mission to Mars?
    A) Japan
    B) Russia
    C) USA
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United Arab Emirates launched its first-ever interplanetary Hope Probe mission to Mars from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre.
  14. Which of the following has launched automotive technology e-portal ASPIRE (Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research and Education)?
    A) International Corporation Assisted Technologies
    B) Indian Centre of Aligned Technology
    C) International Centre of Automotive Technology
    D) Indian Companies Action Technologies
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    International Centre of Automotive Technology (ICAT) has announced the launch of the automotive technology e-portal ASPIRE, which stands for Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research and Education.
  15. Which of the following institutes has developed a wearable hand band called ‘Veli Band’ that helps in maintaining social distancing?
    A) IIT Kharagpur
    B) IIT Ahmedabad
    C) IIM Indore
    D) IIM Kozhikode
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    With the COVID-19 graph continuing its spike, a startup, incubated at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K), has developed a wearable hand band that helps in maintaining social distancing by sending out alarm in case of proximity with another person.
  16. C.S. Seshadri who passed away recently was an eminent?
    A) Economist
    B) Physicist
    C) Mathematician
    D) Botanist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    C.S. Seshadri, one of the leaders of Indian mathematics in the post-Independence era, passed away late in Chennai. He was 88.
  17. Rajat Mukherjee who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Politician
    C) Doctor
    D) Film Director
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bollywood director Rajat Mukherjee passed away in Jaipur due to kidney-related issues.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the multinational software corporation SAP based?
    A) Germany
    B) Italy
    C) France
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) situated?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Gurgaon
    C) Gandhinagar
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

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