Current Affairs Quiz: July 22, 2021

Current Affairs 22 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Government has sanctioned loan worth how much amount under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana since inception of the Scheme in April, 2015 as announced by it in July 2021?
    A) Rs 15,81,000 cr
    B) Rs 15,34,000 cr
    C) Rs 15,65,000 cr
    D) Rs 15,97,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In July 2021, Government has said that over 30 crore loans amounting to 15 lakh 97 thousand crore rupees have been sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana since inception of the Scheme in April, 2015. Under the scheme, institutional credit up to 10 lakh rupees is provided for entrepreneurial activities to micro and small business units.
  2. Which institute has developed a first-of-its-kind device AMPLEX that can regulate the flow of medical oxygen from cylinder during inhalation and exhalation by a patient?
    A) IIT Ropar
    B) IIT Gandhinagar
    C) IIT Hyderabad
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar have developed a first-of-its-kind device AMPLEX that can regulate the flow of medical oxygen from cylinder during inhalation and exhalation by a patient, thereby reducing wastage.
  3. Which village in Kerala has been bestowed with the title Kerala’s first ‘Book Village’?
    A) Amboori
    B) Perumkulam
    C) Vilavoorkal
    D) Vembayam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Perumkulam, in Kollam District has been bestowed with the title Kerala’s first ‘Book Village’. This claim to fame results from years of concerted efforts aimed at encouraging the habit of reading. The library inculcates passion towards reading by setting up bookshelves, or ‘Book Nests’ placed at different corners of the village.
  4. Which state government announced to provide government jobs to all forthcoming medal earners of the State in the National Games, along with winners of the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Tripura
    C) Assam
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Assam CM has promised to provide Government jobs to all forthcoming medal earners of the State in the National Games, along with winners of the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
  5. Which state government will launch a flagship startup promotion scheme ASAP for early-stage startups?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government will launch a flagship startup promotion scheme Accelerate Startups in AP (ASAP) for early stage startups to offer plug-and-play office space and access to a network of investors and mentors.
  6. Which of the following is going to build the India’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at its Mathura refinery?
    A) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    B) Oil India
    C) Hindustan Petroleum
    D) Indian Oil Corporation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s largest oil firm IOC will build the nation’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at its Mathura refinery, as it aims to prepare for a future catering to the growing demand for both oil and cleaner forms of energy.
  7. Which actress joined hands with the Himachal Pradesh government for their initiative, ‘Baccho Ka Sahara, Phone Humara’, a phone donation camp?
    A) Kangana Ranaut
    B) Priyanka Chopra
    C) Yami Gautam
    D) Kriti Sanon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bollywood actor Yami Gautam Dhar joined hands with the Himachal Pradesh government for their initiative, ‘Baccho Ka Sahara, Phone Humara’. The initiative ‘Baccho Ka Sahara, Phone Humara’ is a phone donation camp that has been launched by the Himachal Pradesh government to help needy children who cannot afford smartphones.
  8. Which of the following launched a new campaign called ‘KALA VISHWA’ to provide opportunity and a platform to traditional folk artists, local artistes / artisans to perform?
    A) University Grants Commission
    B) Indian Council for Cultural Relations
    C) Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
    D) Indian Council of Historical Research
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has launched a new campaign called ‘KALA VISHWA’, from its Mumbai Centre. Kala Vishwas is a special campaign under the Horizon Series that will be held for a duration of six months to reach out to traditional folk artists, local artistes / artisans
  9. Which country successfully test fired S-500 next-generation missile system from the Kapustin Yar range?
    A) UK
    B) Germany
    C) France
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Russia’s S-500 next-generation missile system has struck a fast-moving ballistic target in a training exercise at the Kapustin Yar range.
  10. Which country successfully test-fired the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile?
    A) Russia
    B) USA
    C) Italy
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Russia successfully test-fired the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. Russia is set to arm warships and submarines with the Zircon missile.
  11. Which airline will become the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Turbulence Aware platform?
    A) Air New Zealand
    B) Qatar Airways
    C) Singapore Airlines
    D) Cathay Pacific
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association announced that Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform.
  12. Saad Hariri stepped down as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Libya
    B) Iran
    C) Jordan
    D) Lebanon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lebanon Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down after failing to form a government for over the past eight months.
  13. Ariel Henry has been elected as the new prime minister of which country?
    A) Haiti
    B) Guatemala
    C) Jamaica
    D) Hawaii
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Haiti, Ariel Henry has been sworn in as the new prime minister, around two weeks after the country’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated.
  14. Who won the Sparkassen Trophy at Dortmund?
    A) Pentala Harikrishna
    B) Magnus Carlsen
    C) Vladimir Kramnik
    D) Viswanathan Anand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a fascinating battle between two former World champions fought over four games in a brand new format of chess, Viswanathan Anand defeated Vladimir Kramnik to win the Sparkassen Trophy at Dortmund.
  15. Which platform will acquire Indian video e-commerce platform Simsim, as part of its efforts to help small businesses and retailers in India reach new customers?
    A) YouTube
    B) Netflix
    C) Twitter
    D) Hotstar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    YouTube will acquire Indian video e-commerce platform Simsim, as part of its efforts to help small businesses and retailers in India reach new customers.
  16. In July 2021, where did banking and financial services major Goldman Sachs open a new facility?
    A) Delhi
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Banking and financial services major Goldman Sachs has opened a new facility in Hyderabad as part of its commitment to expand its global centre for engineering and business innovation in India.
  17. Which state government has launched a mobile application Kisan Organic for coordination and negotiation between farmers and the buyers in the state?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Haryana
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Now purchase and sale of organic products in Rajasthan can be done online using ‘Raj Kisan Organic’ mobile application, developed by the agriculture department for coordination and negotiation between farmers and the buyers. The mobile app allows farmers of organic food in Rajasthan to directly bargain and negotiate a price with a pool of buyers on the application.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Indian Oil Corporation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Goldman Sachs located?
    A) California
    B) Washington DC
    C) New York
    D) Alaska
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. What is the currency of Lebanon?
    A) Pound
    B) Euro
    C) Lira
    D) Yen
    View Answer
    Option A

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