Current Affairs Quiz: July 8, 2020

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  1. To honour which former Prime Minister of India will the Govt. of India soon release a commemorative stamp?
    A) PV Narasimha Rao
    B) Inder Kumar Gujral
    C) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    D) Vishwanath Pratap Singh
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    A commemorative stamp would be released soon by the Centre in honour of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on his 100th birth anniversary, said Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.
    PV Narasimha Rao served as the ninth Prime Minister of India from 1991 to 1996.
    He is revered as the ‘Father of Indian Economic Reforms.’
  2. Which radio network launched an initiative called ‘Happiness Partner’ to help SMEs amid COVID-19?
    A) Radio Mirchi
    B) Fever Network
    C) Tadka
    D) Gyan Mani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Fever Network, the country’s leading radio network and house to the most popular radio stations, Fever FM, Radio Nasha and Radio One is now live with its latest campaign – ‘Your Happiness Partner’.
  3. How much amount has been sanctioned by the central govt. under Atmanirbhar programme to improve infrastructure for the Food Parks in Karnataka?
    A) Rs 4,000 cr
    B) Rs 6,000 cr
    C) Rs 2,000 cr
    D) Rs 5,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Agriculture Minister B C Patil informed that Central Government has sanctioned 4,000 crore rupees under Atmanirbhar programme to improve infrastructure for the Food Parks in the state.
  4. In which language did the All India Radio broadcasted its first ever news magazine programme recently in July?
    A) Urdu
    B) Tamil
    C) Sanskrit
    D) Bengali
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In keeping with its spirit to give a fillip to Indian languages, All India Radio broadcasted its first ever news magazine programme in Sanskrit.
    The programme titled, ‘Sanskrit Saptahiki’ of 20 minutes duration and can be heard at 7.10 A.M. on All India Radio FM News Channel,100.1 MHz frequency every Saturday with a repeat broadcast on Sundays.
  5. As a part of which of the following a new category of award called ‘Prerak Dauur Samman’ has been announced?
    A) Swachhta Diwas
    B) Swachh Survekshan
    C) Swachhata Pakhwada
    D) Swachh Paryavaran
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hardeep Singh Puri, launched the toolkit for Swachh Survekshan 2021, the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of urban India conducted by MoHUA.
    He also launched of the integrated SBM-Urban MIS portal.
  6. Private players will begin rail passenger services in India by ?
    A) July 2023
    B) April 2022
    C) July 2022
    D) April 2023
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private players will begin rail passenger services by April 2023, and they will run only five per cent of the Railways’ total mail and express trains.
  7. Which state govt. launched a campaign for the immunization of the children of migrant workers?
    A) Uttra Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Jharkhand launched immunization drive for 44K kids of migrant workers. The Jharkhand Health Department identified the children during an intensive door-to-door survey.
  8. In July 2020, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched the ambitious piped water project ”Har Ghar Jal” for which region in the state?
    A) Firozabad
    B) Meerut
    C) Kanpur
    D) Bundelkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched the ambitious piped water project ”Har Ghar Jal” that means water to every house for Bundelkhand region.
  9. Which state govt. announced a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 to newly enrolled junior lawyers for next two years?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami announced a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 to newly enrolled junior lawyers for two years to help them overcome financial difficulties in pursuit of their profession.
  10. The Union Govt. launched a scheme called Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (PM FME) in July 2020. What is the outlay for the scheme?
    A) Rs 30,000 cr
    B) Rs 40,000 cr
    C) Rs 10,000 cr
    D) Rs 20,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government launched a Rs 10,000 crore scheme for micro enterprises which offers 50% subsidy for storage and transportation to prevent distress sale by farmers.
    The scheme will be implemented for five years until 2024-25. It will generate investment of Rs 35,000 core, generate 900,000 jobs and help 800,000 units.
  11. To check the spread of Coronavirus, which state/UT govt. is going to set up a 24*7 ‘COVID-19 War Room’?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Delhi
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government will set up a ‘COVID-19 War Room’, which will 24×7 monitor the city’s fight against the novel coronavirus, and suggest measures to effectively deal with the prevailing situation.
  12. Which country is set to become the first in the world to phase-out of coal as an energy source?
    A) Italy
    B) Spain
    C) Germany
    D) The Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticise as a waste of taxpayers’ money.
  13. Which Indian institute broken into the global top 50 Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) this year taking 36th position?
    A) MDI Gurgaon
    B) XLRI Xavier School of Management
    C) IIM Indore
    D) IIM Banglore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    From 61st position last year, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has broken into the global top 50 Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) this year at 36th position.
    However, the Executive MBA sector is still one dominated by institutions in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) with 62 of the 141 single-provider programs ranked are offered by American or British providers.
  14. Which of the following small finance banks in July 2020 launched a facility of opening account through video KYC?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited
    B) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    C) Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank
    D) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited has launched a facility of opening account through video KYC . With this, any person anywhere in the country can open a savings account with Equitas Small Finance Bank, complete the full KYC through video with the Bank employee.
  15. According to Bridge To India’s India Renewable Energy CEO survey report 2020, how much renewable energy capacity will India add in the next 5 years?
    A) 50 GW
    B) 60 GW
    C) 90 GW
    D) 80 GW
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India is expected to add only 60GW of renewable energy capacity in the next 5 years, according to Bridge To India’s India Renewable Energy CEO survey report 2020.
    This is very low, at 12GW per annum. The government wants to achieve 175GW by 2022 and 450GW by 2030.
  16. Which MNC has partnered with the Maharashtra govt. to support their fight against Covid-19?
    A) IBM
    B) Ernst & Young
    C) Capgemini
    D) Deloitte
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Capgemini, a French multinational corporation, announced that as part of its global Social Response Unit activities, it would extend its support to the Government of Maharashtra and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) efforts.
  17. Which Indian Tennis Player won the PSD Bank Nord Open trophy in Germany, becoming the 1st India to do so?
    A) Vijay Amritraj
    B) Sumit Nagal
    C) Mahesh Bhupathi
    D) Somdev Devvarman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rising tennis star Sumit Nagal has become the first Indian to win an international tournament in the Covid-19 era after he lifted the PSD Bank Nord Open trophy, a locally organised clay court tournament in Germany.
  18. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)?
    A) Rajan Mathews
    B) Ajay Puri
    C) Ravinder Takkar
    D) SP Kochhar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has appointed SP Kochhar as its new Director General (DG), after Rajan Mathews quitting the position, after a decade of service.
  19. Who has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
    A) Manikant Sharma
    B) Puran Kumar Singh
    C) Hariharan K
    D) Rashid Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Lakshmi Vilas Bank said in the stock exchanges that the Audit Committee of the Board has appointed Hariharan K as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  20. Rajkiran Rai of which public sector bank has been given 2-years extension as the MD and CEO of the bank?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Allahabad Bank
    C) Punjab and Sind Bank
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Finance, on June 30, granted Union Bank of India’s managing director and CEO Rajkiran Rai an extension of two-year given in its ongoing merger process with Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank.
  21. Mars Orbiter Mission of India imaged which of the closest and biggest moon of Mars in July 2020?
    A) Rokust
    B) Monuk
    C) Fibum
    D) Phobos
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard Mars Orbiter Mission has imaged Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars, on 1st July when MOM was about 7200 km from Mars and at 4200 km from Phobos.
  22. Beauty Queen Ibidun Ighodalo of which country passed away in July this year?
    A) Poland
    B) Nigeria
    C) Albania
    D) Mali
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ibidun Ighodalo, former Nigerian beauty queen and wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of The Trinity Church, has died at age of 39.
  23. What was the profession of Bishnu Prasad Kumar who passed away recently?
    A) Scientist
    B) Doctor
    C) Journalist
    D) Sports Person
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran journalist Bishnu Prasad Kumar, who had covered the Bangladesh Liberation War and the turbulent Naxalite movement in the 70s, died of old age ailments at his North Kolkata residence. He was 85.
  24. Who is the author of the book ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’?
    A) Nirmala Sitharaman
    B) Urjit Patel
    C) Raghuram Rajan
    D) Gita Gopinath
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former RBI Governor, Urjit Patel, has written a book titled ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’, which is likely to be released on 31 July 2020.
  25. Who is the author of the book “Getting Competitive: A Practitioner’s Guide for India”?
    A) PC Kaul
    B) RN Narayana
    C) RC Bhargava
    D) BK Verma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Chairman of Maruti Suzuki, RC Bhargava has authored the book “Getting Competitive: A Practitioner’s Guide for India” from his experience as a policymaker and a leading industrialist.
  26. Dr Hari Krishen Kaul, the former chief librarian of which organization passed away in July 2020?
    A) India Immigrant Centre
    B) Indian Innovation Corporation
    C) Indian Institute of Corporates
    D) India International Centre
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dr Hari Krishen Kaul, the former chief librarian of India International Centre and a familiar name, breathed his last at Primus Hospital. He was 79.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Equitas Small Finance Bank located?
    A) Kochi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Capgemini located?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) Denmark
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Paris, France
  3. Where is the HQ of Cellular Operators Association of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gandhinagar
    C) Agra
    D) Ghaziabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the HQ of Maruti Suzuki located?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Noida
    C) New Delhi
    D) Faridabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Founded: 1982, Gurugram
    Headquarters: New Delhi
  5. PV Narasimha Rao was the which Prime Minister if India?
    A) 6th
    B) 9th
    C) 5th
    D) 8th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    PV Narasimha Rao served as the ninth Prime Minister of India from 1991 to 1996.
  6. Where is the India International Centre situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Coimbatore
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

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