Current Affairs Quiz: July 6, 2020

Current Affairs 6 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which government has planned to plant 13.11 crore saplings over a total area of 1,30,624 hectares?
    A) Kerala
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Nagaland
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government plans to plant 13.11 crore saplings over a total area of 1,30,624 hectares under a new initiative called ‘Sabuja Odisha.’ This will be done in a bid to increase green cover in the state.
  2. With which country did India hold PASSEX (passing exercise) to “promote mutual understanding”?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian and Japanese warships conducted exercises in the Indian Ocean, announced the navies of both the countries. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force described the manoeuvres as designed to “promote mutual understanding” and consisted of four warships, two from each country.
  3. Who has been chosen by IRDAI to head a working group to study the suitability of insurers offering surety bonds for contractors?
    A) G. Srinivasan
    B) Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    C) Suresh Kumar Dutta
    D) D. Bhanushali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Insurance regulator IRDAI has constituted a working group to study the suitability of insurers offering surety bonds for contractors.
    Headed by G. Srinivasan, director, National Insurance Academy, the group comprises senior executives of public and private insurers as well as officials of IRDAI. It has three months to submit the report.
  4. India signed an agreement with which country for the formation of a 50:50 Joint Venture Company (JVC) for LPG business in the latter?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India and Bangladesh signed an agreement for the formation of a 50:50 Joint Venture Company (JVC) for LPG business in Bangladesh.
  5. Which of the following ministries under the Govt. of India has constituted a national level committee for reform in criminal law to start online consultation?
    A) Ministry of Panchayati Raj
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of Defence
    D) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a national level committee for reform in criminal law.
    The committee includes Ranbir Singh, chairperson, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University (NLU), Delhi; G.S. Bajpai, member and convenor, Registrar, NLU Delhi, etc
  6. The Science and Engineering Research Board has launched a new scheme called ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ to provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs and workshops across the country. When was it established?
    A) 2008
    B) 2010
    C) 2013
    D) 2009
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Science and Engineering Research Board is a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, established by an Act of the Parliament of India in 2009.
    HQ: DELHI
  7. Karnam Sekar, the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which public sector bank has retired on June 30, 2020?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Allahabad Bank
    C) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    D) United Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Karnam Sekar, the managing director and chief executive of public sector lender Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has retired on June 30, 2020.
  8. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of Chola MS General Insurance?
    A) Vedanarayanan Seshadri
    B) S. S. Gopalarathnam
    C) S K Rangaswamy
    D) V Suryanarayanan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    V Suryanarayanan appointed new MD of Chola MS General Insurance after S. S. Gopalarathnam retires
  9. Experts Prof. Rattan Lal and Dr. Uma Lele have been named as the members of an international scientific group by United Nations for which of the following summits?
    A) World Humanitarian Summit 2021
    B) World Government Summit 2021
    C) Global Food Summit 2021
    D) World Internet Conference 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Two eminent agricultural experts hailing from India have been named members of an international scientific group, aimed to offer foremost scientific evidence for sustainable food systems, established by UN chief Antonio Guterres ahead of a global food summit next year.
    Prof. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Dr. Uma Lele of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) are among the Scientific Group Members named by Guterres
  10. Pulitzer prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee and Professor of Eonomics Raj Chetty have been named among ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ honourees which country’s government?
    A) Australia
    B) USA
    C) UAE
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Two renowned Indian-Americans who have contributed towards the efforts in mitigating the COVID-19 health crisis are among the 38 immigrants honoured by a prestigious American foundation ahead of US Independence Day commemoration this year.
  11. Doctors of AIIMS which the help of which institute’s students have developed a mobile application to track real-time information on plasma therapy donors for COVID-19 patients. Name the application.
    A) COPLA-19
    B) COPLD-19
    C) COPTD-19
    D) COPAL-19
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Resident doctors of AIIMS with the help of IIT-Delhi students have developed a mobile application to track real-time Covid-19 patients in the hospital, who can become potential plasma donors 28 days after recovery along with those who have been discharged.
    The app named COPAL-19 has details of patients who have already been discharged from AIIMS, those currently undergoing treatment and their blood groups so that patients who require plasma therapy can get it in time without any hassle.
  12. For tackling the locusts attack, the Indian Air Force has designed and developed an Airborne Locust Control System on which helicopters?
    A) Mi-17
    B) Mi-13
    C) Mi-19
    D) Mi-10
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Indian Air Force has successfully designed and developed an Airborne Locust Control System on Mi-17 helicopters for tackling the locusts attack.
  13. Legendary Cricketer Everton Weekes of which country passed away recently?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) West Indies
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Legendary batsman Everton Weekes, the last of the famed West Indies ‘Three Ws’, died at the age of 95 and was hailed as “a founding father” of the sport in the Caribbean.
  14. Who has authored the book named “Future of Higher Education – Nine Mega Trends” which was released virtually by Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu?
    A) V Pattabhi Tam
    B) Durjoy Datta
    C) Rohinton Mistry
    D) V.s. Naipaul
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book has been authored by CA V Pattabhi Ram, Author, Public Speaker, and Teacher.
  15. What is the theme for World Allergy Week 2020?
    A) The Global Problem of Food Allergy amid COVID-19
    B) Promote understanding of the Allergic Disease with COVID-19
    C) Allergy care does not stop with COVID-19
    D) Adapting to a Changing Climate amid COVID-19
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    World Allergy Week is a global campaign of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO), which aims to raise awareness of the impact of allergy in our communities.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When is World Allergy Week 2020 being observed?
    A) 26th June to 2nd July 2020
    B) 29th June to 5th July 2020
    C) 30th June to 6th July 2020
    D) 28th June to 4th July 2020
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    This year’s World Allergy Week run from 28th June to 4th July 2020, and will focus on anaphylaxis, the most severe type of allergic reaction.
    The theme of World Allergy Week 2020 is “Allergy care does not stop with COVID-19”.
  2. Pulitzer Prize is given by which country’s government?
    A) UK
    B) USA
    C) France
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University.
  3. Where is National Insurance Academy situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Coimbatore
    C) Rourkela
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Insurance Academy is situated in Pune, India. Founded in 1980 by the Finance Department of the Indian government with capital patronage from LIC and public sector general insurance industry.
  4. Where is the HQ of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India located?
    A) Vellore
    B) Kurnool
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.
    Founded: 1999
  5. Where is the HQ of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance located?
    A) Pune
    B) Thiruvananthapuram
    C) Nasik
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd is an Indian insurance firm and a joint venture between the Murugappa Group, an Indian conglomerate, and the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, a Japanese insurance company.
  6. Which country will host the Global Food Summit 2021?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) Argentina
    D) Egypt
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dates: Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 – Thu, 25 Mar, 2021
    Location: Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany
  7. Which country will host the Global Food Summit 2020?
    A) The Netherlands
    B) Denmark
    C) Spain
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dates: Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 – Fri, 4 Sep, 2020
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

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