Current Affairs Quiz: July 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 July 2021 Quiz

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  1. The government has merged the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) with which ministry?
    A) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    B) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    C) Ministry of Finance
    D) Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has merged the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) with the Finance Ministry to give it a better control over state-owned firms and facilitate its ambitious privatisation programme.
  2. Who won the Silver Lake Open chess tournament in Serbia?
    A) Anish Giri
    B) Nihal Sarin
    C) Vidit Gujrathi
    D) Srinath Narayanan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nihal Sarin won the Silver Lake Open chess tournament in Serbia. The third-seeded Indian came on top of the field with eight points from nine rounds.
  3. Which IT company partnered with StaTwig, a digital supply chain solution provider, to implement vaccine traceability platform ‘VaccineLedger’ globally?
    A) Wipro
    B) Tech Mahindra
    C) Infosys
    D) Capgemini
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IT major Tech Mahindra said it has partnered with StaTwig, a Singapore and Hyderabad-based digital supply chain solution provider, to implement vaccine traceability platform ‘VaccineLedger’ globally.
  4. Which airport recently has been inducted into the Airports Council International (ACI) director general’s Roll of Excellence for the year 2020 for consistently delivering superior customer service?
    A) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
    B) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
    C) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
    D) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has been inducted into the Airports Council International (ACI) director general’s Roll of Excellence for the year 2020 for consistently delivering superior customer service.
  5. MSME focused digital lending platform FlexiLoans.com has collaborated with which of the following to offer flexible loans to their merchant base?
    A) BharatPe
    B) PhonePe
    C) Paytm
    D) Google Pay
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    MSME focused digital lending platform FlexiLoans.com announces its collaboration with Google Pay to offer flexible loans to their merchant base.
  6. Which bank has partnered with Creditas Solutions to offer a guided and customised debt management solution for its loan and credit card customers?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) City Union Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank has partnered with Creditas Solutions to offer a guided and customised debt management solution for its loan and credit card customers.
  7. Which country has launched the Fengyun-3E (FY-3E) meteorological satellite from its SLS-2 launch site?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    China has launched the new Fengyun-3E (FY-3E) meteorological satellite from the SLS-2 launch site at China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.The satellite is launched onboard the Long March-4C carrier rocket, which placed it into its planned orbit.
  8. In which country has the World’s first 3D-printed school opened?
    A) Madagascar
    B) Zambia
    C) Burundi
    D) Malawi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Leveraging technology to tackle the shortage of schools in the continent, African affordable housing venture called 14Trees has erected the world’s first 3D-printed school in the country of Malawi.
  9. Swami Prakashananda who passed away was the spiritual leader and former head of which mutt?
    A) Mutt
    B) Sharada Peetham
    C) Varkala Sivagiri Mutt
    D) Jyotir Mutt
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Spiritual leader and former head of Varkala Sivagiri Mutt, Swami Prakashananda passed away at the age of 99.
  10. Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh who passed away in July 2021 had been the CM of Himachal Pradesh for how many times?
    A) 6
    B) 8
    C) 3
    D) 5
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh died in Shimla after a prolonged illness. He was 87. The nine-time MLA and five-time MP, Mr Singh served as Himachal Pradesh’s chief minister for six times.
  11. Jovenel Moïse who was assassinated after an attack was the current president of which country?
    A) Costa Rica
    B) Haiti
    C) Cuba
    D) Jamaica
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who took office in February 2017, was assassinated after an attack amid deepening political and economic stability and a spike in gang violence in the country.
  12. Where is the India’s second-largest stadium going to be built?
    A) Noida
    B) Lucknow
    C) Jaipur
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given a financial grant of Rs 100 crore to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) to build India’s second-largest stadium in Jaipur.
    1st largest in Ahmedabad.
  13. A book titled ‘The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi’ is co-written by Venu Madhav Govindu and whom?
    A) Srinath Raghavan
    B) Mukul Kesavan
    C) Shashi Bhandari
    D) KL Gupta
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A book titled ‘The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi’ co-written by Venu Madhav Govindu and Srinath Raghavan has been released recently.
  14. James Anderson who reached a remarkable milestone in his career as he scalped his 1,000th first-class wicket hails from which country?
    A) Australia
    B) New Zealand
    C) Ireland
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    James Anderson reached a remarkable milestone in his career as he scalped his 1,000th first-class wicket during Lancashire’s County Championship match against Kent at the Old Trafford Stadium.
  15. Who is the head of the committee formed to curb the digital monopolies in the country by Union commerce ministry
    A) RS Sharma
    B) Vinit Sachdeva
    C) KL Pal
    D) Suresh Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union commerce ministry announced the constitution of a nine-member advisory committee to curb the digital monopolies in the country. The advisory committee will be headed by RS Sharma, CEO of National Health Authority
  16. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Waze, a crowd-sourced navigation app and a subsidiary of tech giant Google?
    A) Sunita Gupta
    B) Kavita Nanda
    C) Neha Parikh
    D) Sunaina Jindal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Neha Parikh, the former Indian-American president of the travel website Hotwire, has been appointed as the new CEO of Waze, a crowd-sourced navigation app and a subsidiary of tech giant Google.
  17. Which of the following along with payments technology major Mastercard have launched Mandate HQ, a platform, which the companies said is a safe and secure recurring payment interface?
    A) Razorpay
    B) Cashfree
    C) Instamojo
    D) PayPal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fintech unicorn Razorpay and payments technology major Mastercard have launched Mandate HQ, a platform, which the companies said is a safe and secure recurring payment interface.
  18. Which state government launched a scheme to incentive the production of Orthodox and specialty tea?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tripura
    C) Assam
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ceremonially launched Assam Tea Industries Special Incentive Scheme (ATISIS) to incentives the production of Orthodox and specialty tea.
  19. Fitch Ratings has lowered its expectations of India’s growth to what percent for the ongoing fiscal, down from 12.8% in March?
    A) 11.2%
    B) 10.0%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 10.6%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Fitch Ratings lowered its expectations of India’s growth to 10% for the ongoing fiscal, down from 12.8% in March, as the second wave-induced lockdowns slowed the recovery and negatively affected banking sector prospects.
  20. India’s fiscal deficit improved to what percent of the budgeted estimate for FY22 at the end of May?
    A) 6.5%
    B) 7.9%
    C) 5.6%
    D) 8.2%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s fiscal deficit at the end of May came in at 8.2% of the budgeted estimate for FY22 as against 59% in the same period last year, on the back of better revenues and lower subsidy pay out, according to official data released.
  21. Who is the head of the development council for cement industry to suggest ways to eliminate waste, obtain maximum production, improve quality, reduce costs and promote standardization of products?
    A) Vinod Malhotra
    B) Pritam Yadav
    C) Puneet Dalmia
    D) Sachin Gaba
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has set up a 25-member development council for cement industry under Dalmia Bharat Group CMD Puneet Dalmia which will suggest ways to eliminate waste, obtain maximum production, improve quality, reduce costs and promote standardization of products.
  22. State-run power giant NTPC along with which firm have planned to boost the development of offshore wind energy in India?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation
    B) ONGC
    C) NTPC Limited
    D) GAIL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-run power giant NTPC and upstream oil firm ONGC have planned to boost the development of offshore wind energy in India.
  23. Which online payment solutions provider has partnered with WooCommerce, an open-source, customizable e-commerce platform, to enable WooCommerce merchants with digital payments infrastructure, and end-to-end digitalization of business processes?
    A) PayU
    B) BillDesk
    C) PayPal
    D) PayTm
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    PayU, India’s online payment solutions provider, has partnered with WooCommerce, an open-source, customizable e-commerce platform, to enable WooCommerce merchants with digital payments infrastructure, and end-to-end digitalization of business processes.
  24. The book titled “Operation Khukri” is co-authored by Major General Rajpal Punia and whom?
    A) Suhasini Punia
    B) Kavita Punia
    C) Shweta Punia
    D) Damini Punia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Operation Khukri” book by Major General Rajpal Punia & Damini Punia is slated to release on July 15.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of PayU situated?
    A) Australia
    B) USA
    C) Netherlands
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
  2. What is the capital city of Haiti?
    A) Havana
    B) Tegucigalpa
    C) Nassau
    D) Port-au-Prince
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Currency: Haitian gourde
  3. Where is the HQ of Razorpay Software Private Limited situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Kolkata
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Fitch Ratings situated?
    A) New York
    B) Canberra
    C) Ottawa
    D) Bern
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is the HQ of Tech Mahindra situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option D
  6. Where is FlexiLoans Technologies Pvt. Ltd. situated?
    A) Noida
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Ghaziabad
    View Answer
    Option B

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