Current Affairs Quiz: July 31, 2020

Current Affairs 31 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. In July 2020, India handed over ten broad-gauge diesel locomotives to which country?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Maldives
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India handed over ten broad-gauge diesel locomotives to Bangladesh. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar flagged them off online in presence of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and several dignitaries from across the border.
  2. Name the football player who won Premier League’s Golden Boot award in July 2020?
    A) Virgil van Dijk
    B) Jamie Vardy
    C) Wayne Rooney
    D) David de Gea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Leicester City’s forward Jamie Vardy claimed his maiden Golden Boot award and in the process became the oldest player in Premier League history to claim the prize with 23 goals .
  3. In July 2020, who became the 7th bowler to take 500 Test wickets?
    A) Stuart Broad
    B) Courtney Walsh
    C) Glenn McGrath
    D) James Anderson
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Stuart Broad joined one of cricket’s most exclusive clubs when he took his 500th Test wicket as England completed a series-clinching win over the West Indies at Old Trafford.
  4. Where in India did the set of first 5 French-manufactured Rafale multi-role combat jets land?
    A) Barrackpore Airbase
    B) Agra Airbase
    C) Ambala Airbase
    D) Jodhpur Airbase
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Five Rafale jets, the first of the 36 contracted by India, landed at the Ambala air base.
    The fighter jet, to be inducted into the Indian Air Force’s ‘Golden Arrow’ squadron, is the first imported fighter jet to be inducted into the IAF in 23 years after the Russian Sukhoi-30 fighters.
  5. Which startup has been chosen by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to develop a COVID-19 risk assessment profile called ‘Lyfas COVID score’?
    A) Shuttl
    B) Tricog Health
    C) Raut Scientific
    D) Acculi Labs
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH), an initiative by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), has selected Bengaluru-based startup Acculi Labs to develop a COVID-19 risk assessment profile called ‘Lyfas COVID score’.
  6. In July 2020, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was renamed as what as approved by the union government?
    A) Ministry of Youth
    B) Ministry of Sciences
    C) Ministry of Education
    D) Ministry of Development
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet has decided to change the name of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to Ministry of Education. The Cabinet has approved the change in the name of the ministry. The HRD Ministry is currently headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
  7. How much grant has been given to India by Asian Development Bank (ADB) to combat COVID-19?
    A) $ 1 million
    B) $ 4 million
    C) $ 3 million
    D) $ 5 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Multilateral funding agency ADB said it has approved USD 3 million (about Rs 22 crore) grant to India from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to further support the government’s emergency response to COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. Power Finance Corporation (PFC) signed an agreement with which institute for training, research, and entrepreneurship development in smart grid technology?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur for training, research, and entrepreneurship development in smart grid technology.
  9. Which city’s administration launched first manhole cleaning robot ‘BANDICOOT’ in the Northeast to ensure minimal human involvement to clean the sewers?
    A) Itanagar
    B) Imphal
    C) Shillong
    D) Guwahati
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated city’s first manhole cleaning robot to ensure minimal human involvement to clean the sewers. Guwahati is the first city in the entire Northeast region to get a manhole cleaning robot.
    Named ‘BANDICOOT’, the automatic sewer cleaning device has been procured by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) along with six Skid Steer Loaders (mini loaders) from JCB.
  10. Union government approved MoU with which country on cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy?
    A) Haiti
    B) Zimbabwe
    C) Egypt
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to an agreement between India and Zimbabwe on cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy.
  11. Which state/UT government announced a new Entrepreneurship Development Programme to address the issues of shortage of working capital amid COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Kerala
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Delhi
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Kerala government announced a new Entrepreneurship Development Programme to address the issues of shortage of working capital and availability of credit faced by startups and small entrepreneurs in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  12. Which city has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by government think-tank Niti Aayog for the February-June 2020 period?
    A) Sirsa
    B) Begusarai
    C) Amethi
    D) Bijapur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by government think-tank Niti Aayog for the February-June 2020 period.
  13. With the Indian support, where is the Sree Sree Joykali Matar temple at Natore reconstructed?
    A) Nepal
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das jointly inaugurated the reconstructed Sree Sree Joykali Matar temple at Natore with the State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
  14. With which state government did the United Kingdom India Business Council (UKIBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen state’s industrial growth?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Telangana
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United Kingdom India Business Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb), Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat.
  15. N Sivaraman is appointed as the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of which of the following?
    A) Care Ratings
    B) CRISIL
    C) TransUnion CIBIL
    D) ICRA Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The board of directors of ICRA Ltd has appointed N Sivaraman as the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the credit rating agency for three years with effect from August 10, 2020. Currently he’s with the IL&FS group.
  16. Who has been elected as the president of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for a second term?
    A) Haruhiko Kuroda
    B) Danny Alexander
    C) Jin Liqun
    D) Takehiko Nakao
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The board of governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), elected Jin Liqun for a second term as President.
  17. For which of her novels, Dubai-based Indian-origin author Avni Doshi came among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2020 Booker Prize?
    A) The Mirror & The Light
    B) Burnt Sugar
    C) The Testaments
    D) The Blind Assassin
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dubai-based Indian-origin author Avni Doshi is among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2020 Booker Prize for her debut novel Burnt Sugar, alongside double Booker winner Hilary Mantel for The Mirror and The Light.
  18. Ashutosh Bhakre passed away recently. What was his profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Marathi actor Ashutosh Bhakre allegedly died by suicide by hanging himself at his home in Nanded town in the Marathwada region. He was 32.
  19. Parvez Khan passed away recently. What was his profession?
    A) Professor
    B) Director
    C) Economist
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bollywood action director Parvez Khan, known for his work in Andhadhun, Johnny Gaddaar and Bullett Raja, has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 55.

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