Current Affairs Quiz: July 24, 2021

Current Affairs 24 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is National Broadcasting Day celebrated in the country?
    A) July 19
    B) July 23
    C) July 28
    D) July 16
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Broadcasting Day is observed annually in India on 23 July to commemorate the first-ever radio broadcast in the country that went on air from the Bombay Station under the Indian Broadcasting Company in 1927.
  2. What is the theme of World Brain Day 2021?
    A) Stroke is a brain attack – prevent it and treat it
    B) Migraine: The Painful Truth
    C) Stop Multiple Sclerosis
    D) Move Together to End Parkinson’s Disease
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Brain Day is observed on 22 July every year. The day is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting advocacy related to brain health. The theme of this year’s World Brain Day is “Stop Multiple Sclerosis”, which entails raising global awareness about multiple sclerosis.
  3. Gira Sarabhai, co-founder of which institute passed away in July 2021?
    A) National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra
    B) National Institute of Design, Jorhat
    C) National Institute of Design, Bangalore
    D) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gira Sarabhai, co-founder of the renowned National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad passed away. The pioneer of design education in the nation has played a vital part in establishing several other institutions and also made remarkable contributions in the field of art and architecture.
  4. Which institute ranked 23rd among top 50 Rising Institutions in Nature Index 2021 Materials Science tables?
    A) Homi Bhabha National Institute
    B) The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    C) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
    D) Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Nature Index 2021 Materials Science tables, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) stands 23rd among Top 50 Rising Institutions, the only institution from India to appear in the list. It is 171 among Leading 200 institutions globally. The Centre is one among two institutions from India in this list, another being IISc, Bengaluru.
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China topped the list.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Palleku Pattabhishekam’?
    A) Yalamanchili Sivaji
    B) Pawan Karan
    C) J. S. Rajput
    D) Manzar Bhopali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Releasing the book ‘Palleku Pattabhishekam’ by former MP Shri Yalamanchili Sivaji, the Vice President said that villages and agriculture are intrinsically connected and we must address their issues holistically to bring ‘Gram Swarajya’ to our villages.
  6. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Bank with a Soul: Equitas’?
    A) Salman Sultan
    B) BS Mangalwadi
    C) C K Garyali
    D) Vishal Rehbar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Duvvuri Subbarao, Former Governor, RBI on July 17th released Dr. C K Garyali’s book, ‘Bank with a Soul: Equitas’. Dr. C K Garyali is a founder trustee of EDIT (Equitas Development Initiative Trust) and the book chronicles the journey of Equitas and EDIT in transforming the lives of women with frequent social reform initiatives helping them setup micro-enterprises and pioneering financial inclusivity right from its inception.
  7. ‘The Stranger In The Mirror’ is the autobiography of whom which is co-written by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta?
    A) Art Malik
    B) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
    C) Kamlesh Pandey
    D) Rensil D’Silva
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is coming up with his autobiography, The Stranger In The Mirror. He has co-written the book with noted author Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is known for movies like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Delhi-6’.
  8. Who has been named as the AIFF men’s Footballer of the Year for 2020-21 session?
    A) Ashique Kuruniyan
    B) Suresh Singh Wangjam
    C) Udanta Singh
    D) Sandesh Jhingan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior India defender Sandesh Jhingan was named the AIFF men’s Footballer of the Year, while midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam was picked as the Emerging Player for 2020-21 season.
  9. Who won the gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol para women event at World shooting Para Sport Cup in Peru thereby setting the world record?
    A) Sunidhi
    B) Aishwary Pratap Singh
    C) Rubina Francis
    D) Shreya Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh shooter Rubina Francis has set a world record and won herself the gold in the 10-metre air pistol para women event at World shooting Para Sport Cup in Peru.
  10. Which of the following was roped in as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympic Games by the Indian Olympic Association?
    A) Adani Group
    B) Aditya Birla Group
    C) Tata Group
    D) Piramal Group
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Olympic Association roped in the Adani Group as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the ongoing Tokyo Games. IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta, who is in Tokyo, announced the development.
  11. U GRO Capital partnered with which bank for co-lending to the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector, loan disbursements being called ‘Pratham’?
    A) Canara Bank
    B) Union Bank of India
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    U GRO Capital, a non-bank financier, and state-owned Bank of Baroda have partnered for co-lending to the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector. Called ‘Pratham’, loan disbursements under this association have commenced on Bank of Baroda’s 114th Foundation Day on July 20, 2021.
  12. Which of the following is planning to launch Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in the near future?
    A) Reserve bank of India
    B) Finance Ministry
    C) External Affairs Ministry
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reserve bank of India is planning to launch Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in the near future. Deputy Governor T Rabi Shankar said, RBI is currently working towards a phased implementation strategy and examining use cases which could be implemented with little or no disruption.
  13. India scored how much percent in United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific, UNESCAP’s latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation?
    A) 78.32%
    B) 90.32%
    C) 82.32%
    D) 87.32%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has scored 90.32 per cent in United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific, UNESCAP’s latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. The survey hails this as a remarkable jump from 78.49 per cent in 2019. India has achieved a 100 per cent score for the Transparency index and 66 per cent in the Women in trade component.
  14. Where did the Indian Navy and the UK’s largest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth carried out a mega wargame featuring a range of complex drills?
    A) Bay of Biscay
    B) Mediterranean Sea
    C) Bay of Bengal
    D) Pacific Ocean
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy and the UK’s largest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth and its strike task group carried out a mega wargame featuring a range of complex drills in the Bay of Bengal, signalling a resolve to deepen military cooperation in critical sea lanes.
  15. Union Cabinet approved Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Specialty Steel with incentives of how much amount?
    A) Rs. 4,881 crore
    B) Rs. 5,092 crore
    C) Rs. 6,465 crore
    D) Rs. 6,322 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet has approved Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Specialty Steel with incentives of Rs. 6,322 crore. This will be provided over a period of five years.
  16. How much amount has been approved by the central government for the Central University of Ladakh going to be established in Khaltsi in Leh?
    A) Rs 750 cr
    B) Rs 650 cr
    C) Rs 500 cr
    D) Rs 800 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has also approved the establishment of a Central University of Ladakh with a cost of 750 crore rupees. Central University will be established in Khaltsi in Leh.
  17. Where did the cabinet approved the establishment of an integrated multi-purpose infrastructure development corporation with authorised share capital of Rs 25 crore?
    A) Punjab
    B) Ladakh
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre approved the establishment of an integrated multi-purpose infrastructure development corporation for the Union Territory of Ladakh. The authorised share capital of the corporation will be Rs 25 crore and recurring expenditure will be around Rs 2.42 crore per year.
  18. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, APEDA collaborated with which of the following state/UT to boost unique agricultural produce which would increase farmers’ income in the region?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Ladakh
    C) Delhi
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, APEDA is collaborating with Ladakh officials to boost unique agricultural produce which would increase farmers’ income in the region. The focus of this collaboration is to ensure that Ladakh achieves the goal of becoming an organic region by 2025.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of All India Football Federation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of U GRO Capital located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Olympic Association situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pathankot
    D) Amritsar
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific situated?
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Jakarta, Indonesia
    C) Bangkok, Thailand
    D) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C

  5. Where is Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Kolkata
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option B

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