Current Affairs Quiz: July 9, 2020

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  1. G Akash became the India’s 66th chess Grandmaster recently in July. He hails from which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu’s G Akash became the country’s 66th chess Grandmaster while his statemate M Pranesh and Goa’s Ameya Audi earned International Master titles.
  2. Who won the F1 Austrian Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Valtteri Bottas
    D) Daniel Ricciardo
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won Formula One’s season opening Austrian Grand Prix with teammate Lewis Hamilton being handed a five-second time penalty that dropped him from second place to fourth.
  3. Which company is set to acquire general insurance firm Raheja QBE?
    A) Paytm
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Mindtree
    D) Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire insurance firm Raheja QBE, a joint venture between Rajan Raheja Group and QBE Insurance for a sum of $76 million as the financial services startup looks to tap the nation’s booming insurance market.
  4. In July 2020, which foreign bank in India has joined hands with Mastercard to facilitate cross-border payments and remittances services?
    A) BNP Paribas
    B) SBM Bank
    C) Qatar National Bank
    D) Deutsche Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Government of Mauritius-promoted SBM Bank India and global payments technology major Mastercard have joined hands to facilitate cross-border payments and remittances services.
  5. Which bank has launched ‘Loan in Seconds’ for instant loan disbursements
    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender YES Bank has launched ‘Loan in Seconds’ , a solution for instant disbursement of retail loans for the bank’s pre-approved liability account holders.
  6. Who has been appointed as a Chairman of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) for GIFT City?
    A) Bimal Jalan
    B) Nandan Nilekani
    C) Sharad Kumar
    D) Injeti Srinivas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior bureaucrat Injeti Srinivas has been appointed as a Chairman of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) for the Gandhinagar-based financial special economic zone or Gujarat International Finance Tech (GIFT) City by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
  7. Which country has launched its Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite (spy satellite) into space?
    A) Israel
    B) China
    C) Iran
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Israel has launched its Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into low Earth orbit by using a locally-developed Shavit rocket from a launch pad at Palmachim airbase in central Israel, marking the latest addition to a fleet deployed over the past 20 years.
  8. In July 2020, which mobile application was launched by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu which is referred to as the first social media super application?
    A) Capacity
    B) Monage
    C) Elyments
    D) Pricedes
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s first social media super application, Elyments, was launched by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. The app was created by more than 1,000 IT professionals who came together for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living.
  9. In which state a job portal is being launched to make available job opportunities to the ‘sons of the soil’ or domiciled persons?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray launched the state government’s MahaJobs portal that aims to make available job opportunities to the ‘sons of the soil’ or domiciled persons.
  10. Under Mission Vriksharopan-2020 drive, which state government planted more than 25 crore saplings on occasion of Guru Purnima?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to the public to observe the festival of Guru Poornima in compliance with social distancing in view of the Covid-19 Pandemic. And he planted a sapling at Lucknow on this occasion Under the Mission Vriksharopan-2020 drive.
  11. Which state launched ‘Weavers Sammaan Yojana’ to provide annual financial assistance to handloom weavers in the state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa launched Weavers Sammaan Yojana. Under this scheme, 19,744 handloom weavers in the state will get annual financial assistance of two thousand rupees through Direct Benefit Transfer.

  12. Which state has started a campaign named ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ in order to attract tourists in the state?
    A) Goa
    B) Assam
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, in order to attract tourists to the tourist places of the state; ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ means waiting for you campaign has started on social media platforms.
  13. Where has the Indian Railways set up a solar power plant to power the Railway overhead lines becoming the first to do so in the World?
    A) Bina
    B) Dewas
    C) Guna
    D) Bhind
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a significant development, Indian Railways has set up a solar power plant in Bina in Madhya Pradesh to power the Railway overhead lines that power the electric locomotives. This is the first time in the world that solar power will be used to run trains.
  14. Under whose expertise, an 11-member committee has been formed to study impact of Covid-19 on human rights and future response of the government by NHRC?
    A) PK Sharma
    B) KS Reddy
    C) YN Rao
    D) DK Bhatt
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Human Rights Commission has constituted an 11-member expert committee to study impact of Covid-19 on human rights and future response of the government.
    The expert panel would be headed by Dr KS Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India.
  15. By which year will Indian Railways transform itself as ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network?
    A) 2024
    B) 2023
    C) 2022
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Railways is taking decisive steps to transform itself as a ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network by 2030.
  16. Which institute has developed a ‘Unisaviour’ Disinfection box to sterilise personal belongings?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Rohtak
    C) IIT Indore
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A team of researchers at IIT Roorkee led by Prof Soumitra Satapathi, Laboratory of Integrated Nanophotonics and Biomaterials, has developed a disinfection box that can be used for sterilising a wide variety of personal belongings including medical equipment, PPE, apparels among others, against coronavirus.
  17. Quidich Innovation Labs Private Limited based in which city has successfully completed the first No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) compliant drone flight of India?
    A) Pune
    B) Nasik
    C) Mumbai
    D) Ahmednagar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mumbai based Quidich Innovation Labs Private Limited has announced that it has successfully completed the first No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) compliant drone flight of India.
  18. Which with which has signed five agreements for developing educational infrastructure in the latter?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Maldives
    D) Cuba
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Afghanistan signed five agreements for developing educational infrastructure in four Afghan provinces, with the move seen as a reiteration of New Delhi’s support to Kabul at a time when the war-torn country’s peace process is confronting challenges.

  19. Ennio Morricone, film composer from which country has passed away?
    A) Australia
    B) Brazil
    C) New Zealand
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose symphonic scores backed everything from spaghetti westerns to romance, horror and sci-fi films, has died aged 91.
  20. Noted film producer Pokuri Rama Rao passed away recently. He was the producer of the films in which language?
    A) Telugu
    B) Bengali
    C) Hindi
    D) Malyalam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted Telugu film producer Pokuri Rama Rao (brother of producer Pokuri Babu Rao) passed away in Hyderabad due to Covid-19. He was 65.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is SBM bank based?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Mauritius
    C) Germany
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) located?
    A) Surat
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Vadodara
    D) Gandhinagar
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the currency of Israel?
    A) Shekel
    B) Kip
    C) Birr
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital – Jerusalem
  4. National Human Rights Commission of India headquartered in New Delhi, was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, ___________.
    A) 1991
    B) 1986
    C) 1993
    D) 1990
    View Answer
    Option C

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