Current Affairs Quiz: July 29, 2021

Current Affairs 29 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is World IVF Day observed?
    A) July 25
    B) July 26
    C) July 21
    D) July 24
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World IVF Day, observed on July 25, symbolises the essence and significance of the In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technique in infertility treatment. The world’s first test tube baby, Louise Brown, was born on July 25, 1978, which is why the day is celebrated as World IVF Day.
  2. When is World Drowning Prevention Day observed?
    A) July 26
    B) July 23
    C) July 25
    D) July 27
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Drowning Prevention Day is held annually on 25 July.
  3. On July 27, 2021, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) observed its which raising day?
    A) 83
    B) 89
    C) 87
    D) 85
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) observed its ‘83rd Raising Day’.
  4. Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists passed away recently. He won the noble prize in which field?
    A) Chemistry
    B) Peace
    C) Physics
    D) Economics
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88.
  5. What is the 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence launched by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani in July 2021?
    A) 7827170380
    B) 7827120970
    C) 7827670130
    D) 7827170170
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani launched a 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence. The helpline number is – 7827170170.
  6. Which Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been awarded IGBC Platinum Rating and has become the first SEZ to achieve so?
    A) Cheyyar SEZ
    B) Vishakhapatnam SEZ
    C) Kandla SEZ
    D) Surat SEZ
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kandla SEZ (KASEZ) was awarded IGBC Platinum Rating. KASEZ is the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities.
  7. Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis, in which state has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Odisha
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis, in Gujarat has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organisation said. Gujarat so far has three world heritage sites — Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad.
  8. Najib Mikati has been elected as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Lebanon
    B) Greece
    C) Belarus
    D) Austria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former PM Najib Mikati named Lebanon’s prime minister-designate
  9. Where did the World Cadet Championships held in which India won 5 gold medals?
    A) London, UK
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Budapest, Hungary
    D) Warsaw, Poland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India wins 13 medals, including 5 Golds at the World Cadet Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Young Indian wrestlers Priya Malik, Tannu, Aman Gulia, Sagar Jaglan, Chirag, Jaideep and Komal won gold medals at the World Cadet Wrestling Championship.
  10. In latest MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings, Mithali Raj again got 1st position after which player slipped to 5th position?
    A) Hayley Matthews
    B) Shamilia Connell
    C) Meg Lanning
    D) Stafanie Taylor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India batting star Mithali Raj is back at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings, the ninth time she is number one among batters since first occupying the spot more than 16 years ago, after West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor slipped to fifth position.
  11. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and which other bank have picked up a stake in blockchain technology focussed start-up IBBIC Pvt Ltd.?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Private sector lenders including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank have picked up a stake in blockchain technology focussed start-up IBBIC Pvt Ltd.
  12. According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), what is the expected FY22 growth forecast for India?
    A) 9.5%
    B) 8.9%
    C) 9.1%
    D) 8.3%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its FY22 growth forecast for India by 300 basis points (bps) from its April projection to 9.5 per cent, the sharpest cut for any country, citing the damage caused by the second Covid wave that peaked in May.
    While the multilateral body retained its global growth forecast at 6 per cent for 2021
  13. Scientists from India, Russia, and which 2 other countries will collaborate on research that will help develop or repurpose drugs against COVID-19?
    A) France and USA
    B) Germany and Italy
    C) UK and Brazil
    D) Brazil and South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Scientists from India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa will collaborate on research that will help develop or repurpose drugs against COVID-19.
  14. Where did the 12th Edition of Indo-Russia joint Military Exercise INDRA-2021 held?
    A) Raipur, India
    B) Kazan, Russia
    C) Volgograd, Russia
    D) Kochi, India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    12th Edition of Indo-Russia joint Military Exercise INDRA-2021 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 1st to 13th August.
  15. Where did Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 commenced in which Indian Naval Ship (INS) Talwar participated?
    A) East Coast of Africa
    B) Indian Ocean
    C) South China Sea
    D) Gulf of Aden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Naval Ship (INS) Talwar is participating in Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, which commenced on July 26 along the East Coast of Africa, to improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and increase interoperability between the regional navies.
  16. Which bank launched an overdraft facility called ‘Dukandar Overdraft Scheme’ for small retailers in partnership with the government’s common service centres CSC SPV that enables government schemes and services through CSCs?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s largest private lender HDFC Bank launched an overdraft facility ‘Dukandar Overdraft Scheme’ for small retailers in partnership with the government’s e-governance services delivery arm CSC SPV that enables government schemes and services through common service centres (CSCs).
    HDFC Bank will approve an overdraft limit from a minimum of Rs 50,000 to a maximum of Rs 10 lakhs based on the statements.
  17. Which city has become the first in the country where round the clock (24/7) “drink from tap” quality water facility is available?
    A) Bodh Gaya
    B) Lucknow
    C) Puri
    D) Indore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Now, people in Odisha’s temple town Puri can drink water directly from the tap and there is no need to store or filter the water as the facility is available round the clock, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said. With this the Jagannath Dham also become the first city in India to provide “drink from tap” quality water 24X7.
  18. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme called SMILE which includes subscheme – ‘Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging’. What does S stands for in SMILE?
    A) Social
    B) Sector
    C) Scheme
    D) Support
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme “SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”, which includes subscheme – ‘Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging’.
  19. Which state government joined hands with government advisory firm Sapio Analytics to revive MSMEs of the state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Department of MSME, Government of Uttar Pradesh, signed an MoU with government advisory firm Sapio Analytics, to provide licenses of automation software Accloud, worth Rs. 72 crores, to 20,000 MSMEs of the state.
  20. Garima Grihas being set up with the help of community-based organizations have been set up for whom by the centre?
    A) Transgender persons
    B) Old people
    C) Tribal students
    D) Orphanaged students
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre has said that the Garima Grihas for the transgender persons are being set up with the help of community-based organizations. Such shelter homes have been set up in the states of Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
  21. According to Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by National Statistical Office (NSO), unemployment rate for women fell to what per cent in 2019-20?
    A) 6.1%
    B) 5.5%
    C) 4.8%
    D) 4.2%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Unemployment rate for women fell to 4.2 per cent in 2019-20 from 5.1 per cent in 2018-19, according to Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by National Statistical Office (NSO),a wing of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

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