Current Affairs Quiz: July 30, 2020

Current Affairs 30 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. In which city, a road is named after former Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Gaya
    C) Lucknow
    D) Agra
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Lucknow Municipal Corporation named a road and a crossing in the city after former Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon.
    The Chauk Chauraha will now be known as Lalji Tandon Chauraha and the Lucknow-Hardoi Road will be known as Tandon Marg.
  2. Andrej Plenković has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Croatia
    B) Belarus
    C) Cambodia
    D) Egypt
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Croatia’s parliament has approved a new government led by a conservative party that won a parliamentary election earlier this month.
    Prime Minister Andrej Plenković’s government won support in the 151-member assembly in a 76-59 vote.
  3. Which country’s Deputy PM Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid is appointed as the acting Prime Minister of the country?
    A) Benin
    B) Hungary
    C) Somalia
    D) Iraq
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid as the Acting Prime Minister of Somalia following the House of the People’s motion of no confidence against the government of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre.
  4. As per a research by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), how many children from South Asia missed out on early childhood education due to COVID-19?
    A) 37 million
    B) 34 million
    C) 29 million
    D) 22 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    As many as 22 million children from South Asian countries, including India, have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, reveals new research by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
  5. Which bank has joined hands with Uniken for Omni-channel security using latter’s REL-ID technology?
    A) Bank of Maharashtra
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Syndicate Bank
    D) Union Bank of India
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a bid to secure its Internet banking channels as also mobile, card, call centres and ATMs, among others, against cyber fraud, the state-owned Bank of Maharashtra has joined hands with Uniken, a pioneer in the field of digital security in India.
    The bank will use Uniken’s REL-ID technology for Omni-channel security.
  6. Kumkum who passed away recently was a veteran ___________.
    A) Director
    B) Economist
    C) Actress
    D) Politician
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Bollywood actress Kumkum, who featured in classic Hindi movies such as ‘CID’, ‘Mr X in Bombay’ and ‘Mother India’, passed away in Mumbai. She was 86.
  7. According to foreign brokerage Bofa Securities, India’s FY21 GDP will contract by what percent amid Rising Covid-19 Cases?
    A) 5.7%
    B) 6.5%
    C) 6.0%
    D) 7.1%
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Expecting prolonged restrictions in movements due to rising COVID-19 cases, a foreign brokerage has cut India’s FY21 GDP estimate sharply to a contraction of 6 per cent as against 4 per cent earlier.
  8. Name the climate activist from India who has been named in the UN Chief’s New Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change?
    A) Sudha Jha
    B) Archana Soreng
    C) Meena Kumari
    D) Preeti Nangia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Archana Soreng, a climate activist from India has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis, as the global body mobilizes action as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts.
  9. Who has been appointed as head of an Expert Appraisal Committee formed by the environment ministry that deals with violation of environment rules?
    A) Anil Kumar Jha
    B) Vikram Kumar Shah
    C) Rishi Puran
    D) Mukul Sanghi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has appointed former chairman of Coal India, Anil Kumar Jha, as the chairman of a key panel that deals with violation of environment rules.
  10. How much liquidity support has been provided by the State Bank of India to Maldives for local businesses and deferred loan repayment?
    A) $ 13.80 million
    B) $ 14.30 million
    C) $ 16.20 million
    D) $ 18.50 million
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The State Bank of India (SBI) is providing liquidity support of USD 16.20 million for local businesses and deferred loan repayment for over 200 retail accounts, the Indian High Commission in the Maldives.
  11. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) with which bank has launched their new Co-branded Contactless Credit Card on RuPay Platform?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Bank of Maharashtra
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IRCTC and SBI Card together launched their new Co-branded Contactless Credit Card on RuPay Platform
  12. Which insurance company launched a crop insurance campaign – ‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ – for farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka?
    A) Aviva Life Insurance Company India
    B) Aegon Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    C) Exide Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    D) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bharti AXA General Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, has launched its crop insurance campaign – ‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ – for farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka to encourage them about their yield protection and financial security.
  13. India has planned to build a solar power park in which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Maldives
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Myanmar
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India plans to build a solar power park in Sri Lanka as part of a strategy to project its presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) amid Chinese attempts to lure nations into its ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.
  14. According to a joint study by Google, Nasscom and think tank ICRIER, how much percent can be the increase in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) by the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
    A) 2.5%
    B) 4.2%
    C) 1.8%
    D) 3.7%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A study by Google, IT industry body Nasscom and think tank ICRIER revealed, one unit increase in Artificial Intelligence (AI) intensity by Indian firms can result in a 2.5 per cent increase in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the immediate term.
  15. The Centre in collaboration with which bank has decided to convert large area of ravines in Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into arable land?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    B) BRICS Bank
    C) World Bank
    D) Asian Development Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre, in collaboration with the World Bank, has decided to convert large area of ravines in Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into arable land, and a preliminary report for the same will be prepared in a month.
  16. PM Modi launched three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai, and __________.
    A) Patna
    B) Jaipur
    C) Pune
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    These facilities are located at the National Institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research, at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida. These hi-tech testing facilities will boost the testing capacity by almost 10,000 daily tests.

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