Current Affairs Quiz: July 28, 2020

Current Affairs 28 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which of the following announced the launch of a macadamisation program for roads?
    A) Odisha
    B) Telangana
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu announced the launch of a macadamisation program for roads across the Union Territory.
  2. Who will head the panel formed by the civil aviation ministry to set up a single-window clearance mechanism to expedite various investment proposals?
    A) Vikas Pathak
    B) Suresh Sharma
    C) Veer Nanda
    D) Amber Dubey
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The civil aviation ministry has set up a single-window clearance mechanism to expedite various investment proposals in the domestic aviation industry.
    The 10-member ICC will be headed by Amber Dubey, joint secretary in the aviation ministry.
  3. How much fund has been launched by Department of Science and Technology (DST) to support India-Russia collaboration joint R&D for tech development?
    A) Rs 15 cr
    B) Rs 10 cr
    C) Rs 13 cr
    D) Rs 19 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Department of Science and Technology has launched the India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) of the Russian Federation
    Over a period of two years, the Department of Science and Technology will fund up to Rs 15 crores to 10 Indian SMEs/start-ups and FASIE will provide similar funding to the Russian projects.
  4. By which year will the Indian Railways begin using Radio-Frequency Identification Tags (RFID) for tracking all wagons?
    A) 2022
    B) 2023
    C) 2024
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Railways is to begin using Radio-Frequency Identification Tags (RFID) for tracking all wagons by the year 2022. A total of 23,000 wagons have been covered under the RFID project so far.
  5. According to a report published by the UK tech firm Comparitech, which Indian city has ranked 16th in terms of most surveilled city in the world?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Telangana’s capital Hyderabad has found a place among the top 50 CCTV-surveilled cities in the world. Chennai, ranked 21st overall, comes a close second in Indian surveilled cities, while Delhi is a distant third at 33rd.
    Eighteen of the top 20 cities in the list are located in China, while third-ranked London is the only city situated outside of China apart from Hyderabad.
  6. India signed contract with which country for development of Geydoshu Mas Plant in Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo islands of the latter country?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Maldives
    C) Indonesia
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and the Maldives signed a contract to set up Geydoshu Mas Plant (Neighborhood Fish Processing Plants) at two of the islands – Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo in the Maldives.
  7. How much worth of medical assistance had been provided by India to North Korea in July 2020?
    A) $2 million
    B) $1 million
    C) $3 million
    D) $4 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian government sent $1 million worth of anti-tuberculosis medicine to North Korea per a request from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  8. With which of the following did the Green Climate Fund (GCF) partnered to boost green recovery from COVID-19?
    A) Asian Development Bank
    B) World Bank
    C) United Nations
    D) BRICS Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) agreed to partner toward a ‘green recovery’ for members confronting the harsh economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
  9. Under a Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs, proposals worth how much amount have been sanctioned by the Union Finance Ministry?
    A) Rs. 3,276 crore
    B) Rs. 3,109 crore
    C) Rs. 3,090 crore
    D) Rs. 3,230 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Finance Ministry said that five proposals involving an amount of ₹3,090 crore had been sanctioned under the ₹30,000 crore Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs and HFCs.
  10. Recen,y in July, by crossing how much mark did the Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to reach that market capitalization?
    A) Rs. 11 lakh crore
    B) Rs. 13 lakh crore
    C) Rs. 16 lakh crore
    D) Rs. 15 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The market capitalisation (m-cap) of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) crossed the Rs 13 lakh crore mark in trading session as the company’s shares rose nearly 4 per cent in intra-day trading.
  11. According to a report by TERI, by the year 2025, what can be the drop in demand for electricity in India due to COVID-19?
    A) 9-19%
    B) 6-16%
    C) 8-18%
    D) 7-17%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    According to TERI’s new report, demand for electricity in India will be lower by 7 to 17% due to covid-19 by 2025.
    The report, titled ‘Bending the Curve: 2025 Forecasts for Electricity Demand by Sector and State in the Light of the COVID Epidemic’, also suggests policy-makers, developers, distribution companies, and investors need to be better prepared for the future, if the decline in demand growth persists
  12. In July 2020, the silver medal of the Indian 4×400 mixed relay team obtained in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta was upgraded to Gold. This came after which of the country was disqualified due to its 1 member failing dope test?
    A) Bahrain
    B) Switzerland
    C) Norway
    D) Oman
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The silver medal that the Indian 4×400 mixed relay quartet of Mohammed Anas, M.R. Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv won at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta has been upgraded to gold.
  13. Which venue in Haryana has been chosen to host the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games?
    A) Ambala
    B) Karnal
    C) Rohtak
    D) Panchkula
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Haryana will host the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and union sports minister Kiren Rijiju announced. The Games will be held in Panchkula.
  14. With Indian Super League (ISL) getting inducted into the World Leagues Forum (WLF) in July 2020, how many total such Leagues from Asia are now a part of World Leagues Forum (WLF)?
    A) 7
    B) 5
    C) 8
    D) 4
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Super League (ISL) was inducted into the World Leagues Forum (WLF), becoming the first league from South Asia and seventh in Asia to join the association of professional football leagues which includes the likes of the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga, amongst others.
  15. With which company did the National Basketball Association partnered to put Virtual Fans in Basketball Arenas?
    A) IBM
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) SAP
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Microsoft Corp and the NBA said they have joined forces to put “virtual” fans in the stands of each game using Microsoft’s Teams app and giant screens.
  16. Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the International Union of Railways?
    A) Vijay Verma
    B) Arun Kumar
    C) Shekhar Kumar
    D) Puneet Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Union of Railways, UIC, Paris, has nominated Director General of 54r2 Railway Protection Force, Arun Kumar, as Vice-Chairman of its security platform.
  17. According to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, Mukesh Ambani is at which position in terms of richest persons in the world after his net worth swells past $75 billion?
    A) 5th
    B) 4th
    C) 3rd
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani is climbing up the global rich list very fast, and is now the fifth-richest in the world, climbing two ranks from barely a couple of weeks ago.
  18. Who launched its Covid-19 Law Lab to gather and share pandemic-related legal documents from over 190 countries across the world?
    A) United Nations
    B) World Health Organisation
    C) World Bank
    D) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched its Covid-19 Law Lab to gather and share pandemic-related legal documents from over 190 countries across the world.
  19. India has built World’s first-ever Electrified Rail Tunnel capable of running Double Stack Container Trains. In which state is it built?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) West Bengal
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Railways is in the process of building the world’s first electrified tunnel which is capable of running double stacked container trains.
    The tunnel when complete will be around 1 kilometre long and is situated near Rewari and Dadri in Haryana.
  20. Benjamin Mkapa, former president of which country passed away?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Benin
    C) Tanzania
    D) Poland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa was suffering from malaria and died of a heart attack. He was 81.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Green Climate Fund located?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Incheon, South Korea
    C) Berlin, Germany
    D) Budapest, Hungary
    View Answer
    Option
  2. Where is the HQ of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bangalore
    C) Chennai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of Athletics Integrity Unit located?
    A) Monaco
    B) Sweden
    C) Hungary
    D) Namibia
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the HQ of World Leagues Forum located?
    A) Rabat, Morocco
    B) Amsterdam, Netherlands
    C) Zurich, Switzerland
    D) Abuja, Nigeria
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. Where is the HQ of National Basketball Association (NBA) located?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) New York, USA
    C) Oslo, Norway
    D) Sydney, Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
  6. Where is the HQ of International Union of Railways located?
    A) Paris, France
    B) Ottawa, Canada
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Manila, Philippines
    View Answer
    Option

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