Current Affairs Quiz: July 26, 2021

Current Affairs 26 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is Pi Approximation Day observed?
    A) July 22
    B) July 23
    C) July 25
    D) July 21
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month format), since the fraction 22⁄7 is a common approximation of π, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from Archimedes.
  2. Bhageerathi Amma who passed away at 107 recently hailed from which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kerala’s oldest learner, who passed a state literacy mission examination at the age of 105, passed away. Bhageerathi Amma was 107 and leaves behind the inspirational story of her passion to pursue learning.
  3. “Renegades: Born in the USA” is co-written by Barack Obama and whom?
    A) Patti Scialfa
    B) Bruce Springsteen
    C) Billy Joel
    D) Julianne Phillips
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    “Renegades: Born in the USA” is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to our country’s polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality.
  4. Who is the writer of the book ‘Kashmir Ki Kyari Mein Aag Ki Lapte Aakhir Kab Tak?’?
    A) Ruby Sahota
    B) Kashmira Pardeshi
    C) Beena Budki
    D) Rimi Bajaj
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari released a book — ‘Kashmir Ki Kyari Mein Aag Ki Lapte Aakhir Kab Tak?’ — penned by Kashmiri writer and social worker Beena Budki.
  5. Who authored the book titled “Why We Kneel How We Rise”?
    A) Michael Anthony Holding
    B) Ebony Rainford-Brent
    C) Malcolm Marshall
    D) Clive Lloyd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Book titled “Why We Kneel How We Rise” has been authored by Michael Anthony Holding, a Jamaican cricket commentator and former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team.
  6. Who was conferred ‘Norman Borlaug National Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research’ by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)?
    A) Shruti Joshi
    B) Vinayak Ray
    C) Kushal Nagpal
    D) Kajal Chakraborty
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Principal Scientist of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Dr. Kajal Chakraborty, bagged the esteemed ‘Norman Borlaug National Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research’ by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the 93rd ICAR Foundation Day.
  7. After Shiv Nadar resigned as managing director (MD) and director of HCL Technologies Ltd, who took over as the MD?
    A) Pritam Singh
    B) Sriram Mudhgal
    C) Roop Kumar Sachdeva
    D) C. Vijayakumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies Ltd, and its chief strategy officer, has tendered his resignation as managing director, as well as a director.
    C. Vijayakumar, president and chief executive officer, has been appointed as the managing director for five years.
  8. Which Indian is among the tax experts from around the world to be appointed as a member of the UN tax committee in July 2021?
    A) Kritika Mehra
    B) Rasmi Ranjan Das
    C) Kanika Kamra
    D) Shruti Pawar Mehta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rasmi Ranjan Das, a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, has been appointed as a member of the UN tax committee for the 2021 to 2025 term. Das is among the tax experts from around the world who has been appointed as a member of the UN tax committee.
  9. Which sports organization has launched its own player-oriented web-based engagement platform, the ‘Heroes Connect’ in its bid to curate a detailed database of the players?
    A) Indian Hockey Federation
    B) All India Football Federation
    C) Badminton Association of India
    D) Indian Olympic Association
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Hockey India has launched its own player-oriented web-based engagement platform, the ‘Heroes Connect’ in its bid to curate a detailed database of the players who have represented the country in both men and women’s game.
  10. Which insurance company has changed its name and added Niva with the name removing the earlier brand name from it?
    A) Max Bupa Health Insurance
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    D) Universal Sompo General Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Standalone health insurer Max Bupa Health Insurance, backed by private equity firm True North and Bupa, has rebranded itself to Niva Bupa Health Insurance.
  11. Which bank has signed an MoU with IIT Guwahati Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) for funding eligible Startups under the “IND SpringBoard” scheme of the Bank?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Bank signed the MoU with IIT Guwahati Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) for funding eligible Startups under the “IND SpringBoard” scheme of the Bank.
  12. Which is the latest country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative of India aimed at promoting renewable energy and sustainable development?
    A) Sweden
    B) Denmark
    C) Netherlands
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Leading European nation Sweden has ratified the framework agreement for the International Solar Alliance, an initiative of India aimed at promoting renewable energy and sustainable development.
  13. Which country has launched the world’s largest emissions-trading program?
    A) UAE
    B) UK
    C) China
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China has launched its long-planned national emissions-trading program—a system that would create the world’s largest carbon market and double the share of global emissions covered under such programs. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter.
  14. In which city is the World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge been opened to the public?
    A) Stockholm
    B) Amsterdam
    C) Budapest
    D) Copenhagen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge has been opened to the public in Amsterdam. It was developed by MX3D, a Dutch robotics company, in collaboration with a consortium of experts, and represents a major milestone for 3D-printing technology.
  15. Which country has launched a long-delayed lab module, named Nauka, for the International Space Station?
    A) Germany
    B) France
    C) China
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Russia successfully launched a long-delayed lab module for the International Space Station that is intended to provide more room for scientific experiments and space for the crew.
    The 20-metric-ton (22-ton) module, named Nauka, is set to dock at the ISS in automatic mode on July 29
  16. After, Gwalior and Orchha been selected by UNESCO under ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’, how many cities have been included in this project so far?
    A) 8
    B) 7
    C) 5
    D) 9
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior and Orchha cities have been selected by UNESCO under ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’. Ajmer and Varanasi in India are already involved in this project. Orchha and Gwalior have been included as the 7th and 8th cities.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) New York, USA
    C) London, UK
    D) Dubai, UAE
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Chennai
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option C

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