Current Affairs Quiz: July 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where will the central government set up Indian Institute of Heritage?
    A) Chennai
    B) Noida
    C) Jaipur
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government has decided to set up the Indian Institute of Heritage at Noida. This will impact higher education and research in the field of rich Indian heritage and its conservation
  2. Abdulla Shahid, foreign affairs minister of which country arrived in India on a 2-day visit?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Thailand
    C) Maldives
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister and President-Elect of 76th General Assembly of United Nations, Abdulla Shahid arrived in New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hold talks with the External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar on key international, multilateral, regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest.
  3. According to Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, how much of national highways has been constructed in 2020-21?
    A) 13,284 km
    B) 13,871 km
    C) 13,037 km
    D) 13,327 km
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that his Ministry has constructed 13 thousand 327 kilometers of National Highways in 2020-21 which works out to about 37 kilometres per day.
  4. In which state is Harela festival celebrated?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The people from the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand and in some parts of Himachal Pradesh celebrate a Hindu festival named Harela every year.
  5. According to Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane, how much amount has been sanctioned under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme?
    A) Rs 2.73 lakh crore
    B) Rs 4.56 lakh crore
    C) Rs 5.87 lakh crore
    D) Rs 3.28 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane has said that the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme has been launched for emergency credit line of up to 4.5 lakh crore rupees to MSMEs and the same is backed by 10 per cent Central Government guarantee. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Mr. Rane said that 2.73 lakh crore rupees have been sanctioned under this scheme.
  6. Where will Telangana government launch ‘Chief Minister’s Dalit Empowerment Scheme’ or ‘Telangana Dalit Bandhu’ on a pilot basis?
    A) Huzurabad
    B) Amberpet
    C) Musheerabad
    D) Mahbubnagar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Telangana government’s ambitious Chief Minister’s Dalit Empowerment Scheme, now christened ‘Telangana Dalit Bandhu,’ will be launched by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in Huzurabad Assembly constituency of erstwhile Karimnagar district on a pilot basis. The purpose of Dalit Bandhu scheme is to improve their socio-economic status.
  7. Banas Dairy, the biggest milk cooperative in Asia, situated where has decided to set up a separate cooperative body to generate electricity on its own?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    After the success in milk production, Banas Dairy, the biggest milk cooperative in Asia has decided to set up a separate cooperative body to generate electricity on its own. The dairy located in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat will install a 50 MegaWatt (MW) solar plant that will help cut electricity cost of the dairy by 25 per cent.
  8. Operator of which airport has signed an agreement with IBM and Kyndryl to provide best of breed IT solutions to create a new “Airport in a Box” platform?
    A) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    C) Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
    D) Chennai International Airport
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IBM and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport) — announced a ten-year agreement under which IBM and Kyndryl will provide best of breed IT solutions to create a new “Airport in a Box” platform that will support transforming the end-to-end travel experience for passengers at BLR Airport.
  9. In a major boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat and strengthening Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget MPATGM. What does 1st M stands for in MPATGM?
    A) Must
    B) Mission
    C) Missile
    D) Man
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a major boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat and strengthening Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
  10. Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile, from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha. Akash Missile is a ___
    A) air-to-air Missile
    B) surface-to-air Missile
    C) surface-to-surface Missile
    D) All of these
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile, a surface-to-air Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha.
  11. The Sarang Helicopter Display Team of the Indian Air Force performed for the first time at the MAKS International Air Show held at which airport?
    A) Ramport Aero
    B) Ostafyevo Airport
    C) Domodedovo Moscow Airport
    D) Zhukovsky International Airport
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Sarang Helicopter Display Team of the Indian Air Force is all set to perform for the first time at the MAKS International Air Show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, Russia. The air show is scheduled from 20th July to 25 July this year.
  12. In July 2021, which city has been stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city’s waterfront?
    A) Yerevan
    B) Amsterdam
    C) Liverpool
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Liverpool has been stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city’s waterfront. UNESCO had previously warned that the developments, including the new Everton FC stadium, had resulted in a “serious deterioration” of the historic site.
  13. Which country has unveiled a high-speed maglev train with a designed top speed of 600 kms per hour, stated to be the world’s fastest ground vehicle?
    A) China
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    China has unveiled a high-speed maglev train with a designed top speed of 600 kms per hour. As per Chinese official media reports, it is stated to be the world’s fastest ground vehicle.
  14. Which bank launched a co-branded credit card with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to enable users to get benefits and reward points for using multiple credit cards in one?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank announced the launch of a co-branded credit card with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to enable users to get benefits and reward points for using multiple credit cards in one. Named, ‘ICICI Bank HPCL Super Saver Credit Card’, the card offers best-in-class rewards and benefits to customers on their everyday spends on fuel, etc.
  15. State Bank of India has selected which of the following as its National Corporate Business Correspondent for boosting its financial inclusion drive with the help of kiosk-based banking services?
    A) Banas Finance
    B) Paisalo Digital
    C) Magma Fincorp
    D) IndiaNivesh Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s largest lender State Bank of India has selected Paisalo Digital as its National Corporate Business Correspondent for boosting its financial inclusion drive with the help of kiosk-based banking services.
  16. In July 2021, which bank signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy for salary accounts?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy for salary accounts.
  17. Which insurance company introduced Arogya Rakshak, a non-linked, non-participating, regular premium, individual, health insurance plan?
    A) Life Insurance Corporation of India
    B) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    C) The Oriental Insurance Company
    D) HDFC Standard Life
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has introduced Arogya Rakshak, a non-linked, non-participating, regular premium, individual, health insurance plan.
  18. Which city will host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games as announced by International Olympic Committee?
    A) Montreal
    B) New York
    C) Berlin
    D) Brisbane
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The International Olympic Committee announced that Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. Brisbane will also host the Paralympic Games.
  19. Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan emerged as the new world champions in which championship?
    A) Chess
    B) Wrestling
    C) Boxing
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Young wrestlers Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan emerged the new world champions in their respective categories as India dished out an impressive show on the second day of the Cadet World Championship.
  20. Cleopas Dlamini has been appointed as the new prime minister of which country?
    A) Namibia
    B) Comoros
    C) Eswatini
    D) Botswana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Eswatini’s King Mswati III appointed Cleopas Dlamini as the southern African nation’s new Prime Minister, the move coming after weeks of protests in a push for democracy.
  21. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appointed as the Deputy Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha in July 2021 succeeds whom?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Prakash Javadekar
    C) Narendra Singh Tomar
    D) Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been appointed as the Deputy Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha. He has succeeded Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, who has now taken over as the leader of House in the Rajya Sabha.
  22. Aramane Giridhar who has been assigned the additional charge of the post of Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) also holds the position of secretary in which union ministry?
    A) Ministry of Rural Development
    B) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
    C) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    D) Ministry of Home Affairs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aramane Giridhar, an IAS officer of 1988-Batch, has been assigned the additional charge of the post of Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Giridhar is presently serving as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
  23. KTS Padannayil who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Filmmaker
    C) Politician
    D) Lyricist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted Malayalam film actor KTS Padannayil, known for his comedy roles, passed away due to age-related ailments.
  24. Urmil Kumar Thapliyal who passed away was related to which field?
    A) Businessman
    B) Theatre
    C) Journalism
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran theatre personality and litterateur Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passed away following a prolonged illness.
  25. Which district has got the prestigious National Silver SKOCH award under health category on the project called “Pushti Nirbhor”?
    A) Jorhat
    B) Darrang
    C) Barpeta
    D) Cachar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Cachar district of Barak Valley in South Assam has got the prestigious National Silver SKOCH award under health category on the project called “Pushti Nirbhor”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Eswatini?
    A) Maputo
    B) Maseru
    C) Niamey
    D) Mbabane
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Capitals: Mbabane, Lobamba. Currencies: South African rand, Swazi lilangeni
  2. Where is the HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  3. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. Where is the HQ of Defence Research and Development Organisation situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Kolkata
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

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