Current Affairs Quiz: July 7, 2020

Current Affairs 7 July 2020 Quiz

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  1. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has partnered with which of the following to launch a curriculum to teach digital safety & online well-being and augmented reality (AR) to students and teachers?
    A) Facebook
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The digital safety and online well-being curriculum will be rolled out in phases. In the first phase, from July to October, it will be implemented across national education boards such as CBSE. In the second phase, it will be made available to state education boards.
  2. Which toll-free number has been set up by the Karnataka Government to lodge complaints about hospitals refusing to accept suspected coronavirus cases?
    A) 1324
    B) 1765
    C) 1876
    D) 1912
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    If denied admission, the patient can call 1912. It is a 24×7 helpline number. Whoever calls the number will get immediate relief.
  3. Which state government has launched Balaram Scheme to provide agricultural credit to landless farmers across the state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government has launched a scheme to provide agricultural credit to landless farmers across the state. This is the ‘first’ such targeted scheme for landless farmers in India.
    Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme the state will provide agriculture credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.
  4. In which country the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2021 was scheduled to be held which is now cancelled by it due to COVID-19?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Argentina
    C) Pjilippines
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    New Zealand has cancelled the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summit to be held in Auckland, New Zealand.
  5. To which of the following banks credit card holders will the IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited (IndiaFirst Life) provide exclusive COVID-19 and Hospital Cash Cover?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Punjab and Sind Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) UCO Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited (IndiaFirst Life), promoted by Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of India, has associated with BOB Financial Services Limited (BOB Financial), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda, to offer a unique group insurance covering that provides financial support upon hospitalisation or on COVID-19 diagnosis.
  6. Which bank launched its ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers across India?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Private lender HDFC Bank Ltd. launched its ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers across India in a bid to access a bouquet of agricultural and banking services on their mobile.
  7. In partnership with which bank has the B2B platform SOLV launched a credit card tailor-made for the MSME segment?
    A) Standard Chartered Bank
    B) Deutsche Bank
    C) Barclays Bank
    D) Citi Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SOLV, a B2B digital platform for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), has launched a credit card tailor-made for the MSME segment, in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, India.
  8. According to a report by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), world’s tourism sector could lose minimum how much amount due to Coronavirus?
    A) $2.8 trillion
    B) $2.4 trillion
    C) $1.6 trillion
    D) $1.2 trillion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The world’s tourism sector could lose at least $1.2 trillion, or 1.50 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), having been placed at a standstill for nearly four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report.
  9. As per Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report, India is at which position in case of the amount of e-waste dumped last year?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A UN-led report released found that the world dumped a record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year. Just 17.4% was recycled.
    The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report found that China, with 10.1 million tonnes, was the biggest contributor to e-waste, and the United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes.
    India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was third.
  10. Kolkata Port Trust has started a new service between Kolkata Dock System (KDS) and Chattogram. Where is Chattogram located?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Maldives
    C) Myanmar
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a significant stride to augment Indo-Bangla trade, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port (SMP), erstwhile Kolkata Port Trust, started a new service between Kolkata Dock System (KDS) and Chattogram through Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route.
    In its maiden voyage, the vessel ‘M.V Asiatic Moon” (Singapore Flag) is carrying 300 containers of Indian exports to Bangladesh.
  11. Lin Dan of China announced retirement recently from which of the following sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Chess
    C) Badminton
    D) Golf
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Legendary , the first men’s singles player Lin Dan to retain the Olympic title, announced his retirement, bringing down curtains on a two-decade long illustrious career
  12. Who has won a resounding victory in the prudential polls of Russia held recently in July?
    A) Dmitry Medvedev
    B) Boris Yeltsin
    C) Vladimir Putin
    D) Viktor Chernomyrdin
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    President Vladimir Putin has won a resounding victory in his bid to stay in power until the middle of the next decade, as Russians voted overwhelmingly to endorse the country’s political status quo.
    The vote paves the way for Putin, who has ruled for two decades, to remain President until 2036.
  13. NLC India Ltd has formed a joint venture with which of the following to develop solar and thermal power assets to the tune of 5,000 megawatts of power?

    A) Coal India Ltd
    B) Hindustan Copper
    C) National Mineral Development Corporation
    D) Hindalco Industries

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Government-owned mining majors NLC India Ltd and Coal India Ltd have formed a joint venture to develop solar and thermal power assets to the tune of 5,000 megawatts of power.
  14. Which state/UT government has launched an e-learning portal LEAD for providing educational material for classes I to XII?
    A) Delhi
    B) Kerala
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    New Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia launched an e-learning portal LEAD (Learning through E-Resources Made Accessible for Delhi) developed by the Delhi government that contains 10,000 instructional materials and course content for Classes I to XII.
  15. Which institute has developed an artificial intelligence-based deep learning tool for detection of Covid-19 from chest X-ray images?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Gandhinagar
    C) NIT Jalandhar
    D) NIT Kurukshetra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar have developed an artificial intelligence-based deep learning tool for detection of Covid-19 from chest X-ray images.
  16. Upa Rokamlova passed away recently. He was the former speaker of which state’s assembly?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Mizoram
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Mizoram Assembly Speaker and renowned church leader Upa Rokamlova passed away in a hospital in Aizawl due to prolonged kidney disorder. He was 79.
  17. What is the theme of International Day of Cooperatives 2020?
    A) Co-operatives ensure no-one is left behind
    B) Sustainable societies through cooperation
    C) Cooperatives For Climate Action
    D) COOPS 4 DECENT WORK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    This year the theme is Cooperatives For Climate Action. It was chosen to address the threat of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Action. The main focus will be on the contribution of cooperatives to combating climate change.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was International Day of Cooperatives 2020 observed?
    A) 4th July
    B) 7th July
    C) 3rd July
    D) 5th July
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Cooperatives is observed on the first Saturday of July each year.
  2. Where is HQ of Central Board of Secondary Education located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gurugram
    C) Delhi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is HQ of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation located?
    A) England
    B) France
    C) Italy
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is HQ of IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Surat
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is HQ of Standard Chartered located?
    A) Addis Ababa
    B) Paris
    C) London
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  6. Where is HQ of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development located?
    A) Tokyo, Japan
    B) Paris, France
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
  7. Where is the HQ of World Tourism Organization located?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Madrid, Spain
    D) Sydney, Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
  8. Where is the HQ of Coal India Limited located?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Puri
    C) Kolkata
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option C

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