Current Affairs Quiz: July 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Zoram Mega Food Park?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Mizoram
    C) Assam
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Zoram Mega Food Park at Kolasib in Mizoram.
  2. Which state’s govt. has included transgender community under its Madhu Babu Pension Yojana?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Sikkim
    C) Odisha
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Odisha Government has included transgender community under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana, which aims at providing financial assistance to destitute elderly, differently-abled persons and widows in the state.
  3. Which state government launched ”Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for an all round development of the Scheduled Castes?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Goa
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched ”Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for an all round development of the Scheduled Castes.
  4. Under which of the following did HRD Minister launch Manodarpan initiative to provide psychosocial support to students?
    A) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
    B) Atal Pension Yojana
    C) Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan
    D) Atal Pension Yojana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Human Resource and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak virtually launched the Manodarpan initiative under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  5. By which year will the Indian Railways launch all 151 private trains according to a timeline drawn by the Railways?
    A) 2023
    B) 2027
    C) 2022
    D) 2026
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The first set of 12 private trains will be introduced in 2023, followed by 45 more in the next fiscal, according to an initial timeline drawn by the railways which plans to roll out all 151 such train services by 2027.
  6. As announced by the Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav, the capital cities of all North-East states in the country will be connected via the rail network by which year?
    A) 2023
    B) 2022
    C) 2027
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said that all the capitals of North-Eastern states will be connected to the rail network by 2023.
  7. Which of the following countries is not in the list of those with which India established air travel bubbles at the start to operate international flights amid COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India established individual bilateral bubbles with France, Germany and the US that will allow airlines of each country in the pact to operate international flights. A similar arrangement with the UK will be permitted next.
  8. According to a report by India Ratings and Research, the Centre’s fiscal deficit is expected to touch how per cent in 2020-21 (FY21)?
    A) 5.2%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 7.6%
    D) 6.9%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre’s fiscal deficit is expected to touch 7.6 per cent in 2020-21, more than double the Budget Estimate, as the country spends extra to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while facing a shortfall in revenues, India Ratings and Research said in the report.
  9. According to the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA)’s report, what is the rank of Indian direct selling industry in 2019 among all countries?
    A) 15th
    B) 10th
    C) 13th
    D) 18th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA)’s report, the Indian direct selling industry has recorded sales of USD 2.47 billion in 2019, reporting a growth of 12.1 per cent.
    This has helped the direct selling industry improve its ranking to the 15th from the earlier 19th a year before, said The Global Direct Selling – 2019 Retail Sales report by Washington-based WFDSA.
  10. Who was appointed as Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind in July 2020?
    A) K Keshav Tripathi
    B) P Ramesh Chidambaram
    C) Sujoy Bose
    D) P Praveen Siddharth
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A 2001 batch Indian Revenue Service Income Tax cadre officer, P. Praveen Siddharth, has been appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
  11. Marianna Vardinoyannis And Morissana Kouyaté have been declated as the winners of 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize. They are related to which profession respectively?
    A) Doctor and Scientist
    B) Philanthropist and Doctor
    C) Engineer and Philanthropist
    D) Actor and Lawyer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis was declared as one of the laureates for the United Nations 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, along with Guinean doctor Morissana Kouyaté, announced by UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.
  12. For tracking and reporting which species is the KURMA mobile application used which was also recently hailed by Union Environment and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar?
    A) Snakes
    B) Lizards
    C) Turtles
    D) Tortoises
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Environment and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed the KURMA mobile application as a unique tool for tracking and reporting Indian turtles. Commending the unique approach he said such initiatives highlight the vital role of citizen participation towards conservation of the rich flora and fauna of the country.
  13. Which state has become the first in the country to start using drones for inspection of power lines and transmission towers?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Goa
    C) Odisha
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ln a first, the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (MSETCL) has started using drones for inspection of power lines and transmission towers.
  14. Veteran actor Bijay Mohanty passed away recently. He acted in which films?
    A) Bengali
    B) Malayalam
    C) Hindi
    D) Odia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Odia film actor and director Bijay Mohanty passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at the age of 70 after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
  15. Which state’s the governor Lalji Tandon passed away in July 2020?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away after suffering from multiple organ failure. He was 85.
  16. Former test cricketer and captain Barry Jarman of which country passed away recently?
    A) West Indies
    B) Australia
    C) Zimbabwe
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The former wicket-keeper batsman Barry Jarman died in Adelaide after a brief illness. He was 84.
  17. Civil rights veteran Rev. C.T. Vivian who passed away in July 2020 hailed from which country?
    A) France
    B) Singapore
    C) Germany
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights veteran who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as head of the organization co-founded by the civil rights icon, has died in Atlanta. He was 95.
  18. Who has authored a novel named “The Endgame”?
    A) Imtiaz Dharker
    B) Anand Neelakantan
    C) Kamal Uddin
    D) Hussain Zaidi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Crime writer, S Hussain Zaidi has penned a new novel “The Endgame” which talks of politics, betrayal, and unimaginable terror. The book has been published by HarperCollins India.
  19. Book named ‘Suraj Kade Marda Nahi’ authored by Baldev Singh Sadaknama is based on the life of whom?
    A) Batukeshwar Dutt
    B) Chandra Shekhar Azad
    C) Udham Singh
    D) Khudiram Bose
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sahitya Akademi Award winner Baldev Singh Sadaknama has written another book shedding light on historic perspectives. ‘Suraj Kade Marda Nahi’ (sun never dies) is on the life of Udham Singh, whose 80th death anniversary will fall on July 31.
  20. When is International Chess Day celebrated?
    A) 20th July
    B) 21st July
    C) 19th July
    D) 23rd July
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    FIDE has been celebrating International Chess Day on the 20th of July since 1966, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of India Ratings and Research Private Limited situated?
    A) Lucknow
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option

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