Current Affairs Quiz: July 29, 2020

Current Affairs 29 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the rank of India in the list of countries that have gained in forest areas in the last decade (2010-2020) as per the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked third among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas in the last decade (2010-2020) as per the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  2. In which district did the India’s first NABL-accredited honey testing lab inaugurated in Gujarat?
    A) Patan
    B) Anand
    C) Porbandar
    D) Amreli
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated India’s first honey testing lab set up by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand in Gujarat.
  3. Which state government signed MoUs with 16 firms for Rs. 5,137-crore investments to provide employment to the people of the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Tamil Nadu government signed MoUs with 16 companies that would bring an investment of ₹5,137 crore and provide employment to 6,555 persons.
  4. In which of the following districts did Haryana Horticulture dept organised 5-day Sub-Tropical Fruit Expo 2020?
    A) Kurukshetra
    B) Hisar
    C) Jind
    D) Panchkula
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Haryana Horticulture Department is organising five-day Sub-Tropical Fruit Expo 2020 at the Centre for Sub-Tropical Fruit (Indo Israel Project), at Ladwa in district Kurukshetra.
  5. Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to set up two temporary hospitals in Bihar at Patna and _____________.
    A) Aurangabad
    B) Gaya
    C) Muzaffarpur
    D) Saharsa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Bihar, Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up two temporary hospitals of five hundred bed to treat Corona patients.
    These hospitals will be set up at Patna and Muzaffarpur with latest medical equipments.There will be 150 ventilators in each hospital.
  6. In July 2020, how much additional fund did the central govt. allocated for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme during this financial year?
    A) Rs 50,000 cr
    B) Rs 30,000 cr
    C) Rs 40,000 cr
    D) Rs 80,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In view of the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, an additional allocation of 40 thousand crore rupees has also been made for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme during this financial year.
  7. Name the mobile app of Bureau of Indian Standard launched by Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan?
    A) BIS-Care
    B) BIS-Port
    C) BIS-Train
    D) BIS-Land
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched the Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App BIS-Care. He also launched three portals on Standardization, Conformity Assessment and Training of e-BIS.
  8. John Saxon who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Author
    C) Politician
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Hollywood veteran actor John Saxon, who passed away, was not only an actor but also a martial artist. He was 83.
  9. Olivia de Havilland who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Dancer
    C) Actress
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of Gone With the Wind, but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died at her home in Paris. She was 104.
  10. Name the mobile application launched by the government which will provide city-wise weather forecasts, nowcasts and other warnings?
    A) Forecast
    B) Weather
    C) Mausam
    D) Warning
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a mobile application ‘Mausam’ which will provide city-wise weather forecasts, nowcasts and other warnings.
  11. Which of the following launched ‘Dare To Dream 2.0’ contest for innovators and startups?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    C)
    D) Competition Commission of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) launched ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’, which is an innovation contest.
    The contest was launched on the fifth death anniversary of renowned scientist and former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Ministry of Defence.
  12. What is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2020?
    A) Invest in eliminating hepatitis
    B) Hepatitis-free future
    C) Find the Missing Millions
    D) Eliminate hepatitis by 2030
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
    The theme for this year is “Hepatitis-free future”.
  13. Hichem Mechichi has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Tunisia
    B) Algeria
    C) Italy
    D) Gabon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tunisia’s interior minister Hichem Mechichi has been appointed to form the next government, the president’s office said, amid political tensions among major parties in the North African country.
  14. Which government launched ‘Rozgar Bazar’, an online portal for job seekers, employers amid COVID-19?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi govt started portal for employers and the job seekers. The website http://jobs.delhi.gov.in, named as ‘Rozgar Bazar’, a sort of marketplace for job seekers and the people recruiters.
  15. to how many artisans did the union government distributed electric potter wheels under the Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
    A) 100
    B) 200
    C) 300
    D) 400
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Seeking to empower and associate the marginalized potters’ community with India’s quest to become “Aatmanirbhar”, the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potter wheels to 100 trained artisans under the Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  16. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India has partnered with which institute for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Madras
    C) IIM Banglore
    D) NIT Kurukshetra
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, TRIFED, under Tribal Affairs Ministry, has entered into a partnership with IIT, Delhi for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) which is a flagship national programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  17. Which state government deployed drone and anti-depredation quick response vehicle to guard forest areas?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Telangana
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a move to intensify surveillance, Assam deployed a Surveillance Quadcopter (Drone) and an anti-depredation quick response vehicle.
  18. Bhaskar Avhad who passed away recently was a veteran _________
    A) Singer
    B) Journalist
    C) Businessman
    D) Advocate
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior advocate and author Bhaskarrao Avhad passed away in a hospital in Pune after a brief illness. He was 78.
  19. In July 2020, which of the following was announced as the world’s biggest energy company in terms of market capitalization?
    A) ExxonMobil
    B) Royal Dutch Shell
    C) Aramco
    D) Chevron Corporation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries Ltd., controlled by Asia’s richest man, toppled ExxonMobil Corp. to become the world’s largest energy company after Saudi Aramco, as investors piled into the conglomerate lured by the Indian firm’s digital and retail forays.
    Aramco with a market capitalization of $1.76 trillion is the world’s biggest energy company.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Food and Agriculture Organization situated?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Sydney, Australia
    C) New York, USA
    D) Rome, Italy
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of National Dairy Development Board situated?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Anand, Gujarat
  3. Where is the HQ of Bureau of Indian Standards situated?
    A) Pune
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kochi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Khadi and Village Industries Commission situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Surat
    C) New Delhi
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is the HQ of Tribal Co-Operative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gandhinagar
    C) New Delhi
    D) Meerut
    View Answer
    Option C
  6. Where is the HQ of ExxonMobil situated?
    A) UK
    B) Germany
    C) Denmark
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Texas, USA

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