Current Affairs Quiz: July 26, 2020

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  1. Who is appointed as the CEO and director of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)?
    A) Sushil Kumar
    B) Vinod Dhiman
    C) Ajay Garg
    D) Alok Misra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), the industry association and Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) for the microfinance industry in India has appointed Dr Alok Misra, currently Professor & Chairperson of Public Policy & Governance at MDI Gurgaon, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
  2. Where is Kakrapar nuclear power plant situated which has become the first indigenous nuclear reactor to attain criticality?
    A) Udaipur
    B) Surat
    C) Meerut
    D) Patna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Unit 3 of the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in the Surat district of the Indian state of Gujarat has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The unit is India’s 23rd reactor to enter operation.
  3. At which of the following place did Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) set up a Covid-19 testing facility to increase the rate of testing to identify corona cases in the area?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Jammu
    C) Leh
    D) Imphal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established a COVID-19 testing facility at the Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) to enhance the rate of testing to identify coronavirus cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
  4. Where is the Indian Navy’s largest solar power plant commissioned in July 2020?
    A) Pothigai
    B) Ezhimala
    C) Marottichal
    D) Mathrumala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy’s largest solar power plant has been commissioned at Ezhimala, located near Payyanur, in Kannur district of Kerala.
  5. Which of the following institutes developed a ‘smart wristband’ for effective tracking and monitoring of Covid-19 positive and suspect patients?
    A) AIIMS, Nagpur
    B) AIIMS, Rishikesh
    C) AIIMS, Jodhpur
    D) AIIMS, Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur has indigenously designed and developed a ‘smart wristband’ for effective tracking and monitoring of Covid-19 positive and suspect patients.
    The new device, a wristband is designed in collaboration with IIT Jodhpur and IIT Nagpur looks to overcome the limitations of existing online mobile apps used for tracking and monitoring coronavirus patients.
  6. According to the Singaporean brokerage DBS, by what percent will the India’s GDP shrink in FY21?
    A) 5.6%
    B) 6.0%
    C) 6.2%
    D) 6.5%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Singaporean brokerage DBS has predicted deeper distress for the country which will lead to a 6 per cent growth contraction in FY21. In its earlier forecast, the brokerage had penciled in a minus 4.8 per cent growth for the current fiscal.
  7. What is the outlay of Manipur Water Supply Project under the Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal Scheme for which the foundation stone was laid by PM Narendra Modi in July 2020?
    A) Rs 4120 cr
    B) Rs 2870 cr
    C) Rs 3050 cr
    D) Rs 4560 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Rs 3,050-crore Manipur Water Supply Project under the Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal Scheme through a video conference.
  8. How much amount has been sanctioned under a special scheme, ‘SWAMIH’ to ensure completion of about 60,000 houses by the Union Ministry of Finance?
    A) Rs 6228 cr
    B) Rs 9514 cr
    C) Rs 3528 cr
    D) Rs 8767 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Ministry of Finance has sanctioned over Rs 8,700 crore under a special scheme, ‘SWAMIH’ to ensure completion of about 60,000 houses.
    The Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing scheme (SWAMIH) aims to complete construction of stalled, brownfield, RERA-registered residential developments that are in affordable housing/mid-income category.
  9. Which insurance company has received Rs 800 crore worth crop insurance mandate from Maharashtra and Karnataka governments to insure the farmers of the two states?
    A) Aegon Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    B) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    C) Aviva Life Insurance Co. India Ltd.
    D) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Private non-life insurer Bharti AXA General Insurance said it has received Rs 800 crore worth crop insurance mandate from Maharashtra and Karnataka governments to insure farmers in both the states under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  10. Which of the following NBFCs has launched a portal Restartindia, a free mentoring platform to help the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)?
    A) Cholamandalam Finance
    B) Bajaj Finance Limited
    C) Aditya Birla Finance Ltd.
    D) Muthoot Fincorp
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kerala-based NBFC, Muthoot Fincorp, has launched a portal Restartindia, a free mentoring platform to help the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector to restart businesses across the country.
  11. Which state has launched “one-stop shop” scheme to fast-track investments and help revive industries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) West Bengal
    C) Bihar
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A “one-stop shop” scheme approved in Rajasthan is set to fast-track investments and help revive industries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving as many as 98 types of clearances under one roof to the potential investors through the Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP).
  12. Acko General Insurance has tied up with which platform to sell its motor vehicle policies on the latter?
    A) Paytm
    B) Amazon Pay
    C) PayPal
    D) PhonePe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amazon has entered the insurance distribution business in India, tying up with general insurance startup Acko to sell motor vehicle policies on its Pay platform.
  13. In a reshuffle in July 2020, P. Amudha had been appointed as Joint Secretary in which of the following?
    A) President’s Office
    B) Central Vigilance Commission
    C) National Council for Teachers’ Education
    D) Prime Minister’s Office
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    P. Amudha, a 1994 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, has been brought to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as Joint Secretary in a reshuffle involving 16 officials of elite services from different categories.
  14. Who has authored the book ‘The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris’?
    A) Lee Child
    B) Philip Pullman
    C) Mark Honigsbaum
    D) J. K. Rowling
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mark Honigsbaum is a medical historian, journalist, and author has released his new book titled ”The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris’.
  15. Annie Ross who passed away in July 2020 was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Sports
    C) Dancer
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Annie Ross, a popular jazz singer in the 1950s before crossing over into a successful film career, has died in her Manhattan home, New York . She was 89.
  16. Sripali Weerakkody announced to retire from the international cricket in July 2020. She hails from which country?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Bangladesh
    C) West Indies
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka woman cricketer Sripali Weerakkody has decided to retire from international cricket with immediate effect. She has officially informed her intention to Sri Lanka Cricket
  17. In July 2020, Naveen Tahilyani was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of which organization?
    A) SBI Cards
    B) National Mineral Development Corporation
    C) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    D) SBI General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tata AIA Life Insurance has appointed Naveen Tahilyani as the new Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director. This is subject to regulatory approval from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). This is Tahilyani’s second stint at Tata AIA Life Insurance.
  18. Partha Pratim Sengupta has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of which bank?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Partha Pratim Sengupta, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer at State Bank of India, has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Overseas Bank.
  19. Amala Shankar who passed away recently was a renowned ________
    A) Singer
    B) Politician
    C) Dancer
    D) Economist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned Indian dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar, who celebrated her 101st birthday last month, died of cardiac arrest in her sleep.
  20. Riva Ganguly Das has been appointed as the next Secretary (East) in which of the following Union Ministries?
    A) Ministry of Home Affairs
    B) Ministry of Law and Justice
    C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    D) Ministry of External Affairs
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Modi administration announced the appointment of Riva Ganguly Das as the next Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of MicroFinance Institutions Network (MFIN) located?
    A) Noida
    B) Gurgaon
    C) Faridabad
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of Bharti Axa General Insurance situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Udaipur
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of Acko General Insurance located?
    A) Pune
    B) Kolkata
    C) Bhopal
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of Indian Overseas Bank located?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. Where is the HQ of Tata AIA Life located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Manglore
    C) Mumbai
    D) Cuttack
    View Answer
    Option C

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