Current Affairs Quiz: July 28, 2021

Current Affairs 28 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. Jayanthi, popularly known as Abhinaya Sharadhe, who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Politician
    B) Actress
    C) Journalist
    D) Dancer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran Kannada actress Jayanthi, who was popularly known as Abhinaya Sharadhe, passed away. She was 76.
  2. Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has selected which space company to launch its probe of Jupiter’s moon Europa?
    A) ISRO
    B) Blue Origin
    C) Roscosmos
    D) SpaceX
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Nasa selected Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch its probe of Jupiter’s moon Europa, which has liquid oceans that could harbour life.
  3. India’s chief hydrographer Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar received the Alexander Dalrymple award in recognition of his works in areas of hydrography and nautical cartography. The award is being given by which country’s government?
    A) Spain
    B) Singapore
    C) UK
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s chief hydrographer Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar received the Alexander Dalrymple award by the British government in recognition of his works in areas of hydrography and nautical cartography.
  4. Filmmaker Payal Kapadia bagged the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award for Best Documentary for her which film at Cannes Film Festival?
    A) The Last Mango Before the Monsoon 2014
    B) A Night of Knowing Nothing
    C) Afternoon Clouds
    D) And What Is The Summer Saying
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mumbai-based filmmaker Payal Kapadia has bagged the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award for Best Documentary for her film ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ at Cannes Film Festival.
  5. Who has been named as the Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year at Indian Sports Honour for the year 2019?
    A) Harmeet Desai
    B) Pramod Bhagat
    C) Sukant Kadam
    D) Dilip Tirkey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World No. 1 para shuttler Pramod Bhagat was named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year at Indian Sports Honour for 2019.
  6. Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Park situated where have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List?
    A) Madrid
    B) Paris
    C) Rome
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madrid’s iconic Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Park have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the organisation and the Spanish government said.
  7. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)?
    A) Samesh Awasthi
    B) Vikrant Saini
    C) Nasir Kamal
    D) Rehan Malik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nasir Kamal, a 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in the Ministry of Civil Aviation till his superannuation on July 31, 2022.
  8. Which of the following has acquired Singapore-headquartered Great Learning for USD 600 million?
    A) Unacademy
    B) Vedantu
    C) Whitehat
    D) Byju
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Edtech major Byju’s said it has acquired Singapore-headquartered Great Learning for USD 600 million (about Rs 4,466 crore), and will invest an additional USD 400 million to strengthen its position in the professional and higher education segment.
  9. Which rank did India got in the list of agricultural produce exporters in 2019 with European Union topping the list?
    A) 9th
    B) 7th
    C) 10th
    D) 6th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India (9th) broke into the top 10 list of agricultural produce exporters in 2019 with a sizeable share in the export of rice, cotton, soya beans and meat, according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) report on the trends in world agricultural trade in the past 25 years. 1st – European Union, 2nd – USA
  10. According to Care Ratings, what is India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the current financial year?
    A) 9.2-9.6 %
    B) 8.8-9.0 %
    C) 8.6-8.9 %
    D) 9.8-10.0 %
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to be 8.8 to 9 per cent in the current financial year, driven by agriculture and industry sectors, Care Ratings said in a report. The country’s economy had contracted by 7.3 per cent in fiscal 2020-21.
  11. Arunachal Pradesh government signed an MoU with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis of which institute for collaborating as a knowledge partner for capacity building of State Government officers?
    A) IIM Calcutta
    B) IIM Bangalore
    C) IIM Shillong
    D) IIM Indore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Government of Arunachal Pradesh signed an MoU with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis-IIM Shillong for collaborating as a knowledge partner for capacity building of State Government officers and to set up a satellite centre of IIM-S in the State and for necessary policy interventions.
  12. Which of the following has signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing C-DAC to train the manpower of the force in advanced technologies and undertake joint projects?
    A) Indo-Tibetan Border Police
    B) Border Security Force
    C) Central Industrial Security Force
    D) Central Reserve Police Force
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing C-DAC to train the manpower of the force in advanced technologies and undertake joint projects.
  13. Which state government inaugurated the prestigious “Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme”?
    A) Tripura
    B) Meghalaya
    C) West Bengal
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma inaugurated the much-awaited and prestigious “Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme”. The Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme was conceptualised by the government of Meghalaya and funded by the Ministry of DoNER under NESIDS in the year 2019 at an amount of Rs. 24.08 crore.
  14. Which country became the first country to approve nutrient-enriched “Golden Rice” for planting?
    A) Philippines
    B) Paraguay
    C) Sierra Leone
    D) Cambodia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Philippines becomes first country to give green light to grow enriched ‘golden rice’ Nutrient-enriched “golden rice”, a major innovation in fighting malnutrition, could be on Filipino tables within just 18 months after the government became the first in the world to approve the crop.
  15. Which country’s company named Sunseap is planning a $2 billion floating solar project on a reservoir in Indonesia?
    A) Portugal
    B) Italy
    C) Singapore
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Singapore’s Sunseap is planning a $2 billion floating solar project on a reservoir in Indonesia’s Batam Island.
  16. RBI raised the limit of loans from what amount up to Rs 5 cr to other banks’ directors without board approval?
    A) Rs 10 lakhs
    B) Rs 50 lakhs
    C) Rs 80 lakhs
    D) Rs 25 lakhs
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has raised the limit on loans to be sanctioned to directors or associates without board approval for the first time in 26 years to Rs. 5 crore from Rs. 25 lakhs last set in 1996.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) located?
    A) Noida
    B) Pune
    C) Mumbai
    D) Mohali
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of BYJU’S situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Pune
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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