Current Affairs Quiz: July 3, 2021

Current Affairs 3 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. According to a joint report by the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the economic impact on tourism due to Covid since last year could top how much?
    A) 4 trillion Dollar
    B) 6 trillion Dollar
    C) 9 trillion Dollar
    D) 7 trillion Dollar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The economic impact from the plunge in tourism since the pandemic emerged last year could top 4 trillion Dollar, a UN report said.
    The joint report by the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) found that the lack of widespread vaccination in developing countries was leading to mounting economic losses.
  2. An initiative called “HAUSLA” launched by the Jammu and Kashmir govt for women entrepreneurs of UT is in partnership with which company?
    A) PhonePe
    B) DMart
    C) Paytm
    D) Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Government of Jammu and Kashmir took a proactive measure, via Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) with the initiative called “HAUSLA” for women entrepreneurs of Jammu & Kashmir. JKTPO partnered with India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace Flipkart to give an extra-mile outreach and marketing support for the products of these women Entrepreneurs.
  3. Which state/UT govt has launched ‘Students Credit Card’ to provide soft loan upto Rs. 10 lakh for higher studies?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Government of West Bengal has launched an education loan scheme for the students aiming for higher studies.
  4. How much amount has been allocated to Jharkhand under the Jal Jeevan Mission by the central government?
    A) Rs 2,267 crore
    B) Rs 2,347 crore
    C) Rs 2,683 crore
    D) Rs 2,479 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Centre allocated Rs 2,479 crore grant to Jharkhand under Jal Jeevan Mission
  5. Abhimanyu Mishra who has made history by becoming the youngest chess Grandmaster, broke the record of 12 years and 7 months set by whom?
    A) Garry Kasparov
    B) Sergey Karjakin
    C) Veselin Topalov
    D) Fabiano Caruana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Chess, Abhimanyu Mishra made history by becoming the youngest chess Grandmaster, breaking the record of 12 years and seven months set by Sergey Karjakin in 2002. Abhimanyu reached the milestone in 12 years, four months, and 25 days.
  6. Where did the Indian Railways open its first movable freshwater tunnel aquarium?
    A) Yeshwanthapura Railway Station
    B) Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station
    C) Krishnadevaraya Halt
    D) Malleswaram Railway Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd(IRSDC) in collaboration with HNi Aquatic Kingdom has opened Indian Railways first movable freshwater tunnel aquarium at the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station in Bengaluru for the general public.
  7. In June 2021, the government launched a special drive to enroll more farmers under which scheme?
    A) PMKMY
    B) PMKSY
    C) PKVY
    D) PMFBY
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a major farmer outreach, the government launched a special drive to enrol more cultivators under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  8. Sharad Tripathi who passed away was related to which field?
    A) Singer
    B) Politician
    C) Director
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former BJP MP from Sant Kabir Nagar, Sharad Tripathi died due to prolonged illness
  9. Which state/UT government launched ‘SUKOON’, a mental health helpline initiative?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Delhi
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    As part of efforts to improve the mental well being of the people of Jammu and Kashmir amid COVID-19, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) inaugurated the ‘Sukoon’, the union territory’s first 24×7 counselling helpline number to provide mental health counselling. To access 24×7 services, people have to dial the toll-free number 1800-1807159.
  10. India’s which newspaper turned 200 on July 1, 2021?
    A) Mumbai Samachar
    B) Gujarat Mitra
    C) Janmabhoomi
    D) Loksatta
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s longest running newspaper – Mumbai Samachar has entered its 200th year on July 1.
  11. Who has bagged the Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar for the year 2020?
    A) Rajendra Kishore Panda
    B) Brajanath Rath
    C) Sitakanta Mohapatra
    D) Balarama Dasa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Odia poet Dr. Rajendra Kishore Panda has been selected for the Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar, the national award instituted in memory of the late poet laureate, for 2020.
  12. Which country’s defence company unveiled Seabreaker, a new missile with 300 km range?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Israeli defence major Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled Sea Breaker, a 5th generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system meant to hit high-value maritime and land targets.
  13. Documentary, “Decoding Shankar” about the life and career of the celebrated musician Shankar Mahadevan, which won the Best Film Award in the Documentary section (Best Biographical) at the Toronto International Women Film Festival, 2021, has been touted by whom?
    A) Charu Nanda
    B) Bandita Roy
    C) Deepti Pillay
    D) Preeti Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Freelance filmmaker Deepti Pillay Sivan’s most touted documentary, “Decoding Shankar” about the life and career of the celebrated musician Shankar Mahadevan, recently won the Best Film Award in the Documentary section (Best Biographical) at the Toronto International Women Film Festival, 2021.
  14. Which e-commerce firm has launched Shopsy, an app that will enable Indians to start their online businesses without any investment.
    A) Nykaa
    B) Flipkart
    C) Amazon
    D) Myntra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Walmart-owned e-commerce firm Flipkart has launched Shopsy, an app that will enable Indians to start their online businesses without any investment.
  15. Who has taken over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff in July 2021?
    A) Aditya Bedi
    B) Mahant Sharma
    C) Vivek Ram Chaudhary
    D) Ram Sharan Gupta
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff.
  16. Who has replaced Daniel Smith as the interim envoy to India, appointed by the US?
    A) Suresh Gulati
    B) Manjeet Rana
    C) Prashant Tiwari
    D) Atul Keshap
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The US has appointed Indian-American career diplomat Atul Keshap, an old India-hand at the state department, as the country’s Charge’d Affairs in Delhi.He will replace Daniel Smith.
  17. According to the data released by the RBI, India reported a current account surplus of what per cent of GDP in the pandemic-hit FY21?
    A) 0.5%
    B) 0.9%
    C) 0.8%
    D) 0.6%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India reported a current account surplus of 0.9 per cent of GDP in the pandemic-hit FY21, as against a deficit of 0.9 per cent in FY20, data released by the RBI showed.
  18. According to the data released by the RBI, country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by how much amount during the financial year 2020-21?
    A) $ 99.2 billion
    B) $ 92.2 billion
    C) $ 85.2 billion
    D) $ 78.2 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The country’s foreign exchange reserves in nominal terms, including the valuation effects, increased by $ 99.2 billion during the financial year 2020-21, compared to $ 64.9 billion in the preceding year, RBI data showed.
  19. Which university has signed an MoU with DRDO’s Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) for cooperation in education and research?
    A) University of Hyderabad
    B) Jadavpur University
    C) Jawaharlal Nehru University
    D) Banaras Hindu University
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) signed an MoU with DRDO’s Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) for cooperation in education and research.
  20. Gita Gopinath related with which of the following and NASA Scientist Kamlesh Lulla are among the 34 immigrants honoured by an American foundation ahead of the “who have enriched and strengthened” the US society and democracy through their contributions and actions?
    A) White House
    B) NASA
    C) World Bank
    D) International Monetary Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath and NASA Scientist Kamlesh Lulla are among the 34 immigrants honoured by a prestigious American foundation ahead of the US Independence Day(July 4) “who have enriched and strengthened” the US society and democracy through their contributions and actions.

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