Current Affairs Quiz: July 25, 2020

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  1. Which govt. conferred Indian-origin nurse, Kala Narayanasamy with its President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) USA
    B) UAE
    C) Singapore
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A 59-year-old Indian-origin nurse, Kala Narayanasamy in Singapore has been conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Kala Narayanasamy was among the five nurses given the award.
  2. In the name of whom did the Rajya Sabha secretariat launched an Employees’ Welfare Scheme?
    A) Arun Jaitley
    B) Sushma Swaraj
    C) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    D) Sheila Dikshit
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Rajya Sabha secretariat has launched an Employees’ Welfare Scheme in the name of former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was also the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha.
  3. In partnership with whom did the Fintech Convergence Council (FCC) hosted world’s largest virtual fintech event?
    A) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Competition Commission of India
    D) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To bring together fintech and BFSI ecosystems across the globe, the Fintech Convergence Council (FCC), the flagship fintech committee of Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) along with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the Payments Council of India (PCI) host the Global Fintech Fest (GFF), an international virtual event.
  4. Which state govt. has signed an MoU with milk cooperative giant AMUL to empower Women Self-help Groups (SHGs)?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Government has signed an MoU with the milk cooperative giant AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) to provide fillip to the empowerment of women self-help groups and by encouraging the milk cooperatives in government sector.
  5. Which state/UT has launched “Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana” to get ration delivered at home in the state?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Delhi
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched “Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana” to help the eligible beneficiaries get ration delivered at home.
  6. Which state/UT govt. launched e-Sachivalaya portal, a digital platform, facilitating people to take online appointments for virtual meetings?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched e-Sachivalaya portal, a digital platform, facilitating people to take online appointments for virtual meetings with the CM , Deputy CM , Ministers and other Heads of Depts.
  7. The Competition Commission of India has approved the acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited with whom?
    A) Adani Ports & SEZ
    B) Dredging Corp
    C) Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
    D) Gujarat Pipavav
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India has approved the acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited.
  8. PM Narendra Modi addressed the 2020 India Ideas Summit which was hosted by India Business Council. What was the theme of the summit?
    A) Technology & Innovation
    B) Healthcare Models
    C) Building a Better Future
    D) The Future of Work
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India Business Council hosted the 2020 India Ideas Summit which was addressed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two-day summit’ organised by USIBC also marked the 45th anniversary of the formation of the council and is based on the theme ‘Building a Better Future’.
  9. Which of the following actors launched a job hunt app ‘Pravasi Rojgar’ for migrant workers?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Sonu Sood
    C) Salman Khan
    D) Aamir Khan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Actor Sonu Sood launched Pravasi Rojgar app to offer support to workers in finding right job opportunities in various sectors across the country.
  10. According to the seventh edition of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index, India stands at which position?
    A) 8th
    B) 5th
    C) 10th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India is among the 10 worst countries for working people, according to the seventh edition of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index that ranks 144 countries on the degree of respect for workers’ rights.
    The others include Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Turkey and Zimbabwe.
  11. Researchers from which University have developed AZD1222 whose human trial for COVID-19 pandemic has shown a positive result?
    A) University of Cambridge
    B) Stanford University
    C) Harvard University
    D) University of Oxford
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The human trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford and backed by AstraZeneca Plc has shown a positive result. Officially known as AZD1222, the vaccine has prompted a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.
  12. How much fund has been approved by European Union (EU) as the biggest green stimulus in history?
    A) $585 billion
    B) $572 billion
    C) $871 billion
    D) $376 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    European governments approved the most ambitious climate change plan to date, agreeing to pour more than 500 billion euros ($572 billion) into everything from electric cars to renewable energy and agriculture
  13. Nicaragua became the latest country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement in July 2020. With this, what is the total number of countries that have joined ISA?
    A) 89
    B) 87
    C) 84
    D) 85
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Nicaragua has become the latest country to join the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement, an initiative led by India to promote sustainable energy.
    With this, Nicaragua has become the 87th country to sign the agreement.
  14. Which country has been granted observer status by the World Trade Organization (WTO ) General Council in July 2020?
    A) Turkmenistan
    B) Georgia
    C) Myanmar
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Turkmenistan has been granted Observer status by the World Trade Organization (WTO ) General Council. Turkmenistan has become the last former Soviet republic to establish formal ties with the trade body
  15. Which of the following has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train rural youth for financial services jobs?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Fino Payments Bank
    C) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    D) Airtel Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Airtel Payments Bank Ltd has collaborated with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and skill young people in rural areas on financial services, enabling them to find jobs and become entrepreneurs in the sector.
  16. In partnership with which general insurance company did the digital payments platform PhonePe launched its Hospital Daily Cash benefit under Group Safeguard Insurance?
    A) TATA AIG General Insurance
    B) ICICI Lombard
    C) Acko General Insurance
    D) Reliance General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Digital payments platform PhonePe announced the launch of its Hospital Daily Cash benefit under Group Safeguard Insurance in partnership with private insurer ICICI Lombard.
  17. To what percent will the India’s GDP contract in FY21 as per foreign brokerage, Nomura?
    A) 6.1%
    B) 5.4%
    C) 6.7%
    D) 5.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Economic activity continues to remain weak and will lead to a 6.1 per cent contraction in India’s GDP in the current fiscal, a foreign brokerage said.
  18. In July 2020, England’s Ben Stokes overtaken whom to become the number one ranked all-rounder in the world?
    A) Ravindra Jadeja
    B) Jason Holder
    C) Imad Wasim
    D) Rashid Khan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    England’s Ben Stokes has overtaken West Indies captain Jason Holder to become the number one ranked all-rounder in the world
  19. With 25 goals in La Liga, which football player won the Pichichi trophy?
    A) Telmo Zarra
    B) Lionel Messi
    C) Sergio Ramos
    D) Karim Benzema
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Lionel Messi won a record seventh top scoring title, also known as the Pichichi award, in the La Liga after netting twice in Barcelona’s 5-0 rout of Alaves in the final round.
  20. Bharti Airtel Ltd has appointed whom as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the company’s enterprise business?
    A) Gopal Vittal
    B) Sharan Pasricha
    C) Ganesh Lakshminarayanan
    D) Serpil Timuray
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bharti Airtel Ltd has appointed Ganesh Lakshminarayanan as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company’s enterprise business.
  21. Who has resigned from the post of General Manager Cricket Operations in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in July 2020?
    A) Rahul Johri
    B) Saurav Ganguly
    C) Jay Shah
    D) Saba Karim
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Saba Karim, the former India wicketkeeper, has resigned from his post as general manager cricket operations in the Indian cricket board.
  22. From which city does Kannan C S Warrier hails who has received the 2019 National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Forestry?
    A) Madurai
    B) Chennai
    C) Coimbatore
    D) Vellore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Coimbatore-based Kannan Warrier, , Senior principal of Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) scientist gets Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education’s National Award of Excellence for outstanding research in forestry, including conservation of endangered sacred groves in the Alappuzha district of Kerala.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Solar Alliance located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Gurugram
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of 121 countries initiated by India, most of them being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
  2. What is the capital of Turkmenistan?
    A) Kampala
    B) Ashgabat
    C) Harare
    D) Lusaka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Currency: Manat
  3. What is the currency of Nicaragua?
    A) Cordoba
    B) Krone
    C) Denar
    D) Guarani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital: Managua
  4. World Trade Organization (WTO) has how many member states associated with it?
    A) 154
    B) 187
    C) 175
    D) 164
    View Answer
    Option D
    Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
    Membership: 164 member states
    Head: Pascal Lamy
  5. Where is the HQ of Nomura Holdings located?
    A) Tokyo, Japan
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Moscow, Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
  6. Where is the HQ of Bharti AIrtel located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

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