Current Affairs Quiz: July 31, 2021

Current Affairs 31 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. In July 2021, government announced how much quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the medical and dental courses?
    A) 19%
    B) 27%
    C) 10%
    D) 15%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Twenty-seven percent of the all-India quota admissions for medical and dental courses will be reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) starting this academic year, the Union health ministry said. An additional 10% will be reserved for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS).
  2. How much amount has the Government released to the States and Union Territories towards the India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package during 2020-21?
    A) Rs 8376.88 crore
    B) Rs 8208.88 crore
    C) Rs 8625.88 crore
    D) Rs 8257.88 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Government has released 8257.88 crore to the States and Union Territories towards the India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package during 2020-21. Similarly, 1113.21 crore rupees was released during the financial year 2019-20.
  3. Which state launched Pink Protection Project that aims at protecting women in public, private, and digital spaces?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Kerala
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan formally rolled out the Kerala Police’s Pink Protection Project that aims at protecting women in public, private, and digital spaces.
  4. Which country took over the Presidency of the UN Security Council from August 1?
    A) India
    B) USA
    C) China
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India will take over the Presidency of the UN Security Council on August 1 and is set to host signature events in three major areas of maritime security, peacekeeping and counterterrorism during the month.
  5. Which bank has become the first bank in the country to achieve the milestone of issuing 1 crore FASTags?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) India Post Payments Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Paytm Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Paytm Payments Bank said it has become the first bank in the country to achieve the milestone of issuing 1 crore FASTags. According to NPCI, over 3.47 crore FASTags were issued by all banks together till the end of June 2021.
  6. SWIFT launched which service to enable small businesses and consumers to send fast, highly secure, and competitively priced low-value cross-border payments anywhere in the world?
    A) SWIFT SEE
    B) SWIFT SHIFT
    C) SWIFT GO
    D) SWIFT MEET
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SWIFT announced the launch of SWIFT Go, a new service that enables small businesses and consumers to send fast, predictable, highly secure, and competitively priced low-value cross-border payments anywhere in the world, direct from their bank accounts.
  7. Which insurance company joined hands with SVAAS Wellness to offer cashless outpatient services to health insurance policyholders?
    A) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company
    B) Reliance General Insurance Company
    C) TATA AIG General Insurance Company
    D) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories-owned SVAAS Wellness have joined hands to offer cashless outpatient services to health insurance policyholders.
  8. Digital lender Prest Loans signed up a strategic alliance agreement with which NBFC to provide secured business loans to Micro SME business units?
    A) Shriram Finance
    B) U GRO Capital
    C) Comfort Fincap
    D) Motilal Oswal Financial Services
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Delhi based, MSME focused, digital lender Prest Loans (https://www.prestloans.com) has signed up a strategic alliance agreement with Mumbai based U GRO Capital (https://www.ugrocapital.com), a BSE listed technology enabled NBFC, to provide secured business loans to Micro SME business units.
  9. According to the data by RBI, digital payments recorded a growth of what per cent during the year ended March 2021?
    A) 32.25%
    B) 27.06%
    C) 23.45%
    D) 30.19%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Digital payments have recorded a growth of 30.19 per cent during the year ended March 2021, reflecting adoption and deepening of cashless transactions in the country, RBI data showed.
  10. IFC, along with two investment funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company (IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund and IFC Emerging Asia Fund) picked up 4.99 per cent stake in which bank?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) South Indian Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IFC, along with two investment funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company (IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund and IFC Emerging Asia Fund) have picked up 4.99 per cent stake in Federal Bank for ₹916 crore.
  11. Madgaum Urban Cooperative Bank whose licence has been cancelled by RBI is based where?
    A) Tami Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Goa
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Goa-based Madgaum Urban Cooperative Bank, with effect from July 29, 2021.
  12. Mike Hendrick from UK who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Table Tennis
    D) Basketball
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former England seamer Mike Hendrick passed at the age of 72.
  13. Ganpatrao Deshmukh who passed away was related to which of the following fields?
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Lyricist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ganpatrao Deshmukh, the longest-serving MLA of Maharashtra and a senior leader of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), died in a private hospital in Solapur. He was 94.
  14. What is the theme of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2021?
    A) Responding to the trafficking of children and young people
    B) The first responders to human trafficking
    C) Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action
    D) Victims’ voices lead the way
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is marked every year on July 30 to create awareness around people who are being trafficked and are taken away against their will. The theme for this year for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is ‘Victims’ voices lead the way.’
  15. Which of the following is developing the world’s first cab-hailing platform, which is enabled by open-source specifications?
    A) Pan India Corporation Limited
    B) NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
    C) National Securities Depository Ltd
    D) Tin Facilitation Centre
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited is developing the world’s first cab-hailing platform, which is enabled by open-source specifications. NSDL e-Gov will be using Beckn protocols, which is an open protocol that enables local commerce across industries to be discovered and engaged by any Beckn-enabled application. he key to plug into a wide network.
  16. A team of researchers from which institute has developed ‘Covihome’, a rapid electronic Covid-19 RNA test kit that can be performed at an affordable cost at home?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Ropar
    C) IIT Hyderabad
    D) IIT Roorkee
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad led by Prof Shiv Govind Singh, Department of Electrical Engineering, has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered Covid-19 test that can be performed at an affordable cost at home, after commercialisation and required ICMR approval.
  17. Which national park has won the Natwest Group Earth Heroes Award in the Earth Guardian category for best management?
    A) Satpura Tiger Reserve
    B) Bandhavgarh National Park
    C) Pench National Park
    D) Kanha Tiger Reserve
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh has made another achievement in the field of nature conservation. The Satpura Tiger Reserve of the State has received the Natwest Group Earth Heroes Award in the Earth Guardian category for best management.
  18. Abdulla Shahid, who is elected as the President of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, is the foreign minister of which country?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Oman
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected as the President of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.
  19. Noopur Chaturvedi has bene appointed as the chief executive officer of which of the following?
    A) BillDesk
    B) Bharat Bill Payment System
    C) PayU
    D) Airtel Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bharat Bill Payment System has appointed former PayU and Airtel Payments Bank executive Noopur Chaturvedi as its new chief executive officer.
  20. Pham Minh Chinh has been re-elected as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Thailand
    B) Malaysia
    C) Vietnam
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 15th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam re-elected Pham Minh Chinh as the Vietnamese Prime Minister for the 2021-2026 tenure, according to voting results.
  21. Which of the following company has collaborated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to launch the ‘AI For All’ initiative?
    A) IBM
    B) Microsoft
    C) Cisco
    D) Intel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chipmaker Intel said it has collaborated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to launch the ‘AI For All’ initiative, aimed at creating a basic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) for people in India.
  22. Maruti Suzuki India Limited partnered with which university to train youth in automobile retail?
    A) Savitribai Phule Pune University
    B) Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
    C) Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari University
    D) Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced a partnership with Maharashtra’s Savitribai Phule Pune University to train youth in automobile retail.
  23. Who won the National women online chess title?
    A) Samaira Sachdeva
    B) Khushi Mittal
    C) Vantika Agarwal
    D) Karishma Khana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Delhi youngster Vantika Agarwal has won the National women online chess title. In Junior Open section, Tamil Nadu’s VS Raahul won the first position with 9.5 point.
  24. Which of the following partnered with the National Federation of Fishers Cooperatives in India (FISHCOPFED) to improve the safety of fishermen, increase their profitability and bolster ecosystem sustainability?
    A) Trackonomy
    B) Orbito
    C) Skylo
    D) Nuro
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Skylo, an internet of things (IoT)-based solutions provider, said it has partnered with the National Federation of Fishers Cooperatives in India (FISHCOPFED) to improve the safety of fishermen, increase their profitability and bolster ecosystem sustainability.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) situated?
    A) Belgium
    B) Poland
    C) Norway
    D) Ireland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    La Hulpe, Belgium

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