Current Affairs Quiz: July 27, 2020

Current Affairs 27 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. With which country has the Reserve Bank of India signed documents for extending a USD 400 million currency swap facility?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Nepal
    D) Afghanistan
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    Option
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has signed necessary documents for extending a USD 400 million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka to boost the island nation’s draining foreign exchange reserves due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Who will head the committee formed by the HRD Ministry to form guidelines and suggest measures to ensure that more students study in India?
    A) Krishna Verma
    B) DP Singh
    C) Vivek Rana
    D) YS Reddy
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The HRD Ministry has set up a committee to form guidelines and suggest measures to ensure that more students study in India and there is a smooth transition for students returning from abroad due to COVID-19 situation.
    The committee headed by D. P. Singh, chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) is also supposed to recommend a mechanism to increase the intake in well-performing universities.
  3. According to the RBI’s Financial Stability Report released in July 2020, banks’ gross NPA may rise to how much percent by March 2021?
    A) 10.2%
    B) 12.5%
    C) 13.4%
    D) 11.8%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Gross non-performing assets of all banks may jump to 12.5 per cent by the end of this fiscal under the baseline scenario, from 8.5 per cent in March 2020, according to the Financial Stability Report (FSR) released by the Reserve Bank.
  4. Which state was named as the best performing state by the All India Football Federation under its performance assessment system?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bengal was named as the best performing state by the All India Football Federation under its performance assessment system based on various criteria like grassroot development, conduct of leagues and other competitions.
  5. Which state’s saffron got the certificate of geographical indication (GI) registration?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) West Bengal
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The J&K administration issued the certificate of geographical indication (GI) registration for saffron grown in the Kashmir Valley, even as the saffron crop sees both decline in its production as well as shrinking of the land under cultivation.
  6. Achyuta Rao who passed away recently was a/an _________
    A) Activist
    B) Professor
    C) Businessman
    D) Politician
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prominent child-rights activist and founder of Balala Hakula Sangam, a child rights organisation, Achyuta Rao succumbed to Covid-19 at a private hospital in the city in Hyderabad . He was 58.
  7. Which ports has signed up for the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) becoming the first Indian port to commit to set science-based emissions reduction targets?
    A) Kamarajar Port Limited
    B) Chennai Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
    C) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ)
    D) Deendayal Port Trust
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has signed up for the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) becoming the first Indian port to commit to set science-based emissions reduction targets across their entire value chain that are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
  8. Which country successfully hold flight test of 3D-printed aircraft engine?
    A) China
    B) UAE
    C) France
    D) Russia
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Russia has for the first time conducted a successful flight test of MGTD-20, a 3D-printed aircraft engine, and its production is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  9. Who has been appointed as an honorary adviser for the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) young leaders for the period 2020-2023?
    A) Mukesh Pahwa
    B) Sahil Seth
    C) Aditya Saini
    D) Ankush Garg
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sahil Seth, Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Customs, has been appointed as an honorary adviser to the steering committee for the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) young leaders for the period 2020-2023.
  10. India with which country jointly developed an ultra rapid testing kit for COVID-19 which gives results within 30 sec?
    A) USA
    B) Israel
    C) Jordan
    D) UAE
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Israel have jointly developed an ultra rapid testing kit for COVID-19. The testing kit which has proven it’s efficacy in lab results will now be subjected to broader trials.
  11. Rajesh Bhushan has been appointed as the new Secretary under which ministry?
    A) Ministry of Agriculture
    B) Home Ministry
    C) Union Health Ministry
    D) Ministry of Water Resources
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Rajesh Bhushan, IAS officer of 1987 Batch, Bihar Cadre has been appointed as the new Health Secretary in the Union Health Ministry.
  12. Who has been named the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year for the 2019-20 Premier League season I?
    A) Naby Keïta
    B) Roberto Firmino
    C) Virgil van Dijk
    D) Jordan Henderson
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been named the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year for the 2019-20 Premier League season l.
  13. Noted Urdu ______________ Nusrat Zaheer passed away recently.
    A) Journalist
    B) Poet
    C) Singer
    D) Dancer
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Renowned Urdu writer and translator Nusrat Zaheer passed away in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh at the age of 69.
  14. Veteran Urdu ____________ Shams Jalnavi passed away recently.
    A) Journalist
    B) Poet
    C) Singer
    D) Dancer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Noted Urdu poet Mohammad Shamshuddin, popularly known as ‘Shams Jalnavi’, died Maharashtra due to old age problems. He was 95.

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