Current Affairs Quiz: July 25, 2021

Current Affairs 25 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state has become the first in the country to launch an automated auditory brainstem response system (AABR) under universal newborn hearing screening programme?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To manage hearing loss in newborn and young children, Punjab government launched an automated auditory brainstem response system (AABR) under universal newborn hearing screening programme. By doing so, Punjab has become the first state in the country to introduce the system.
  2. Which high court became the first court in the country to formally start live streaming of proceedings?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Gujarat High Court became the first court in the country to formally start live streaming of proceedings. Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana announced that steps would soon be taken to replicate this to some extent inthe Supreme Court as well.
  3. Which country’s government has announced to develop alternative social media platform for Facebook, Whatsapp named ‘Jogajog’ and ‘Alapan’ respectively?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Syria
    C) Maldives
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Bangladesh government is working to develop a social media platform named ‘Jogajog’ as an alternative to Facebook. The platform will help the local entrepreneurs to create their own marketplace for sharing information and data without depending on any foreign platform.
    The government is also working to develop a communication app ‘Alapan’ as an alternative to Whatsapp.
  4. Which bank launched a loan scheme for the infrastructure development of Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperatives (PACS)?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Karnataka Bank
    C) Kerala Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala Bank has launched a loan scheme titled ‘Kerala Bank Samagra’ for the infrastructure development of Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperatives (PACS). The comprehensive loan scheme was devised to help PACS create job opportunities in rural areas and overcome the Covid crisis.
  5. Multilink, a fintech company has partnered with which payments bank to build agent points across India?
    A) Paytm payments bank
    B) NSDL payments bank
    C) Jio payments bank
    D) India Post payments bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Multilink, one of India’s fastest-growing fintech companies with a network of 1,00,000+ agents spread across India, said it will begin its strategic partnership with NSDL payments bank to build agent points across India, and the strategic tie-up will also result in providing banking facilities to rural and urban areas through NEO banking systems.
  6. Which insurance company launched Optima Secure, a new health indemnity insurance product that seeks to redefine the value customers can get from their insurance plan?
    A) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    B) Star Health Insurance
    C) TATA AIG
    D) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    HDFC ERGO General Insurance announced the launch of Optima Secure, a new health indemnity insurance product that seeks to redefine the value customers can get from their insurance plan.
  7. Which bank tied up with SMC Global Securities Limited for offering online trading services to customers?
    A) Dhanlaxmi bank
    B) DCB Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Bandhan Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Dhanlaxmi bank announced a strategic alliance with SMC Global Securities Limited for offering online trading services to customers. The tie-up will offer an integrated 3-in-1 account, comprising a Savings, Demat and Trading account providing a hassle free and convenient trading experience to the Dhanlaxmi Bank customers through the portal “www.smctradeonline.com apart from mobile trading app (SMC ACE) and desktop based software
  8. In July 2021, which company partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to address the shortage of a tech-proficient workforce in India and create career opportunities for millions in the digital economy?
    A) Dell
    B) Intel
    C) IBM
    D) Cisco
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Cisco Networking Academy and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have partnered to address the shortage of a tech-proficient workforce in India and create career opportunities for millions in the digital economy.
  9. Who has been named as the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020-21?
    A) Sabitra Bhandari
    B) Bala Devi
    C) Anju Tamang
    D) Manisha Kalyan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India women’s forward Bala Devi has been named as the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020-21, with young gun Manisha Kalyan winning the AIFF Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year 2020-21 Award.
  10. Who won the India’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics being a silver medal?
    A) Mirabai Chanu
    B) Pravin Jadhav
    C) Saurabh Chaudhary
    D) Deepika Kumari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics with a silver in women’s 49kg weightlifting on the first official day of action at the Games.
  11. Folk music legend and freedom fighter Fakir Alamgir who passed away recently hailed from which country?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Folk music legend and freedom fighter Fakir Alamgir passed away in Dhaka. He was suffering from Coronavirus infection and suffered a heart attack. He was 71.
  12. Satish Kalsekar who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Writer
    C) Singer
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Renowned Marathi poet Satish Kalsekar passed away following a heart attack. He was 78.
  13. When is International Chess Day observed annually?
    A) July 18
    B) July 24
    C) July 20
    D) July 17
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Under initiative of International Chess Federation (FIDE), July 20 has been observed as International Chess Day by chess players around the world since 1966.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Skill Development Corporation situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Dhanlaxmi Bank situated?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Aluva
    C) Chennai
    D) Thrissur
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of NSDL payments bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

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