Current Affairs Quiz: July 8, 2021

Current Affairs 8 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. What was the GST collection for the month of June 2021?
    A) Rs 92,849 crore
    B) Rs 92,465 crore
    C) Rs 92,276 crore
    D) Rs 92,992 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    GST collection dipped below Rs 1 lakh crore in June after staying above that mark for eight consecutive months. Centre mopped up Rs 92,849 crore GST for the month of June.
  2. Who will be the flag bearer along with MC Mary Kom at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics from India?
    A) Harmanpreet Singh
    B) Bajrang Punia
    C) Manpreet Singh
    D) Yogeshwar Dutt
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Legendary boxer MC Mary Kom and men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh to be flag bearers at opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics. One of India’s biggest hopes, wrestler Bajrang Punia will be flag bearer at the closing ceremony on August 8.
  3. Which airlines has been selected as the “2021 Airline of the Year” called the Oscar in the aviation industry by Air Transport World (ATW)?
    A) Singapore Airlines
    B) Korean Air
    C) Philippine Airlines
    D) Qatar Airways
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Korean Air was selected as the “2021 Airline of the Year” called the Oscar in the aviation industry by Air Transport World (ATW), an aviation media.
  4. Digital payments and financial services platform Paytm announced the launch of Postpaid Mini in partnership with which company?
    A) Bajaj Finance Limited
    B) Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited
    C) Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
    D) Aditya Birla Finance Ltd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Digital payments and financial services platform Paytm announced the launch of Postpaid Mini, small ticket loans that will give users flexibility to access loans ranging from Rs 250 – Rs 1,000, in partnership with Aditya Birla Finance Ltd.
  5. Ace filmmaker Richard Donner, best known for which film passed away recently?
    A) Superman
    B) Iron Man
    C) Batman
    D) Aquaman
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ace filmmaker Richard Donner, best known for helming the original ‘Superman’ film, ‘Lethal Weapon’ film series and ‘The Goonies’, has passed away at the age of 91.
  6. Which Global media watchdog named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other 36 heads of states who massively cracked down on press freedom in its “press freedom predators” list?
    A) Transparency International
    B) Agence France-Presse
    C) Committee to Protect Journalists
    D) Reporters Sans Frontières
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Global media watchdog Reporters Sans Frontières has named Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its list of 37 heads of states who massively cracked down on press freedom. The watchdog labelled them as “press freedom predators”.
    Apart from Modi, this year’s list featured North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán were the new entrants to the list.
  7. In July 2021, union government announced the creation of which new ministry?
    A) Ministry of Administration
    B) Ministry of Co-operation
    C) Ministry of Policy Framework
    D) Ministry of Cooperative Societies
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union government announced the creation of a new ministry named the Ministry of Co-operation to implement the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’ or prosperity through cooperation.
  8. Which state/UT accorded sanction to uploading of Geo tagged photographs through ‘PROOF’ (Photographic Record of On-site Facility) mobile application while preferring bills in the concerned Treasuries against the budget allotted through BEAMS application?
    A) Daman and Diu
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory Administration accorded sanction to uploading of Geo tagged photographs through ‘PROOF’ (Photographic Record of On-site Facility) mobile application while preferring bills in the concerned Treasuries against the budget allotted through BEAMS application.
  9. The first unit of the Maitree Power Project will be commissioned in December this year in which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) India
    C) Pakistan
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Bangladesh, the first unit of the Maitree Power Project at Rampal will be commissioned in December this year, coinciding with the country’s Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Liberation.
  10. Who became the Brand Ambassador of Khadi Prakritik Paint, cow dung paint?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Nitin Gadkari
    C) Rajnath Singh
    D) Narendra Singh Tomar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has become Brand Ambassador of Khadi Prakritik Paint. Mr Gadkari said, he will promote this paint across the country to encourage young entrepreneurs to take up the manufacturing of cow dung paint.
  11. Which institute has developed the Matsya Setu, an online course mobile app with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad?
    A) Central Institute of Fisheries Education
    B) Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture
    C) Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
    D) Central Institute of Fisheries Education
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh, launched the Online Course Mobile App Matsya Setu.The app has been developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad.
  12. Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was popularly known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, passed away at the age of 98. Where was he born?
    A) Peshawar, Pakistan
    B) Karachi, Pakistan
    C) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
    D) Islamabad, Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Legendary actor Dilip Kumar (Muhammed Yusuf Khan), who was popularly known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, passed away. He was 98.
  13. Which state/UT launched a scheme called ‘Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana’, and an online portal to provide financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to Covid-19?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Mizoram
    C) Puducherry
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana’, and an online portal to provide financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to Covid-19 and asked officials not to find faults in their claim applications.
  14. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) launched the country’s first FASTag-based cashless parking facility at which metro station?
    A) Rajiv Chowk metro station
    B) Kashmere Gate metro station
    C) Netaji Subhash Place metro station
    D) Shastri Park metro station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    As part of its multimodal integration of transport services initiative, the DMRC launched the country’s first FASTag-based cashless parking facility at the busy Kashmere Gate metro station in north Delhi.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Paytm situated?
    A) Faridabad
    B) Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Aditya Birla Finance Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Reporters Sans Frontières situated?
    A) Rome
    B) Paris
    C) California
    D) Sydney
    View Answer
    Option B

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