Current Affairs Quiz: July 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which country has emerged as the largest foreign exchange reserves holder in the world in 2020?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has emerged as the fifth largest foreign exchange reserves holder in the world after China, Japan, Switzerland and Russia. The country’s forex reserves stood at around 609 billion Dollars on 25th June 2021.
  2. According to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the government has announced a stimulus package of how much amount on 28th June 2021 to boost diverse sectors of economy affected by COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Rs 6,09,346 crore
    B) Rs 6,65,092 crore
    C) Rs 6,28,993 crore
    D) Rs 6,81,157 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed the Lok Sabha that the government has, on 28th of June, announced a stimulus package of six lakh twenty eight thousand nine hundred ninety three crore rupees. She said, the package aims to boost diverse sectors of economy affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. What is the extended deadline for linking the Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries with their ration cards as notified by the central government?
    A) September 30, 2021
    B) December 31, 2021
    C) October 31, 2021
    D) November 30, 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Government said that the timeline given to all States and Union Territories for linking the Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries with their ration cards has been extended up to 30th of September this year.
  4. Prasar Bharati collaborated with which institute on NextGen Broadcasting Technology Center of Excellence to spur Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Media and Broadcasting?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prasar Bharati and IIT Kanpur will collaborate on NextGen Broadcasting Technology Center of Excellence to spur Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Media and Broadcasting. As a follow up to the Memorandum of Understanding, a Center of Excellence for Media and Broadcasting Technologies will be established at IIT Kanpur.
  5. Which village of Gujarat has come out with a unique idea of holding Balika Panchayat to take up issues pertaining to adolescent girls and women in the village?
    A) Waghai
    B) Kunariya
    C) Hodka
    D) Khavda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Kunariya village of Kutch district in Gujarat has come out with a unique idea of holding Balika Panchayat. Young females aged between 10 to 21 years contested elections for this unique Panchayat which will take up issues pertaining to adolescent girls and women in the village.
  6. Where did Indian warship INS Tabar participate in 2-day exercise with French frigate FNS Aquitaine and four Rafale fighter aircraft of the French Navy?
    A) Gulf of Lion
    B) Gulf of Guinea
    C) Bay of Biscay
    D) Bay of Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian warship INS Tabar was part of a two-day exercise with French frigate FNS Aquitaine and four Rafale fighter aircraft of the French Navy in the Bay of Biscay.
  7. Which country announced that women can now register for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian (mahram)?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Qatar
    C) UAE
    D) Iraq
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Saudi Arabia has announced that women can now register for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian (mahram). The development comes days after it was announced that Saudi women can now live on their own without requiring the consent of their father or male guardian after a new legal amendment by the Kingdom.
  8. The government has hiked the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in pension fund management to what percent from 49% under the national pension system (NPS)?
    A) 65%
    B) 100%
    C) 74%
    D) 80%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government hiked the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in pension fund management to 74% from 49% under the national pension system (NPS), opening doors for experienced foreign partners in this space and facilitating more competition in the fledgling segment.
  9. Which startup has acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-based risk analysis platform TERA Finlabs?
    A) PayU
    B) Instamojo
    C) Cashfree
    D) Razorpay
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Business payments and financial services startup Razorpay has acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-based risk analysis platform TERA Finlabs, marking its third acquisition since inception.
  10. Which country became the top trading partner of Gold in India in 2020-21?
    A) USA
    B) China
    C) Switzerland
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    At $16.3 billion, gold from Switzerland accounted for almost half of India’s imports of yellow metal (Gold) in 2020-21.
    China remained India’s top trading partner. The United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the second and third-largest sources of shipments of India in the year. Switzerland replaced Saudi Arabia as India’s fourth-largest partner
  11. According to Asian Development Bank, what is the expected India’s economic growth forecast for the current financial year?
    A) 9%
    B) 12%
    C) 10%
    D) 11%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank has downgraded India’s economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 10 per cent, from 11 per cent projected in April, on account of the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The projection for FY2022 (ending in March 2023) is upgraded from 7 per cent to 7.5 per cent as economic activity normalises.
  12. Who has been appointed as the Press Attache of the India’s contingent at the Tokyo Olympic Games?
    A) TS Mehra
    B) BK Sinha
    C) Nakul Dev
    D) Suresh Gaba
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Olympic Association has appointed retired IPS officer B K Sinha will perform the dual role of Security as well as Press Attache of the country’s contingent at the Tokyo Games, which begins on July 23.
  13. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)?
    A) Mohit Nagpal
    B) Siddharth Sachdeva
    C) Amit Agarwal
    D) Sanjay Gupta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Industry body IAMAI said Google India Vice President and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta has been elected as its chairman for the period 2021-23. He succeeds Amazon Senior Vice President and India Country Manager Amit Agarwal.
  14. Pedro Castillo has been elected as the new president of which country?
    A) Peru
    B) Palau
    C) Cambodia
    D) Syria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pedro Castillo has been declared president-elect of Peru, weeks after winning the popular vote in a tightly-contested run-off election.
  15. Who has been crowned Miss India USA 2021?
    A) Diana Hayden
    B) Mira Kasari
    C) Vaidehi Dongre
    D) Arshi Lalani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Twenty-five-year-old Vaidehi Dongre from Michigan was crowned Miss India USA 2021 while Arshi Lalani from Georgia was declared the first runner up at the beauty pageant.
  16. Book ‘RSS: Building India Through SEWA’ is written by whom whose Chinese translation is done by Jack Bo recently?
    A) Bikram Sehgal
    B) Sudhanshu Mittal
    C) Balraj Sahni
    D) Sudesh Malhotra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal’s book on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has now been translated into Chinese language. ‘RSS: Building India Through SEWA’, which talks of RSS’s history, ideology and policies, and their subsequent impact on the nation, was brought out by Har-Anand Publications in 2019. The Chinese translation is by Jack Bo.
  17. When is International Chess Day celebrated?
    A) July 20
    B) July 19
    C) July 17
    D) July 23
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation was founded, in 1924.
  18. When is Space Exploration Day celebrated?
    A) July 19
    B) July 13
    C) July 16
    D) July 20
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    July 20 holds a special place in the world of space and science as it is commemorated as the Space Exploration Day. Back in 1969 on the same date, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon’s surface. Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface in 1969 and he had called the event “one giant leap for mankind”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Prasar Bharati situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Razorpay situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Delhi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Olympic Association situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. What is the capital city of Peru?
    A) Santiago
    B) Lima
    C) Sucre
    D) Caracas
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Capital: Lima. Currency: Sol

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