Current Affairs Quiz : August 02 2021


Which Indian Naval Ship participated in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy?

   A.) INS Tabar
   B.) INS Talwar
   C.) INS Trikhand
   D.) INS Trishul

Answer: Option 'A'

INS Tabar

Indian Naval Ship Tabar arrived at St Petersburg to participate in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy.
INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth frigate and is a part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, based at Mumbai under the Western Naval Command. During the stay at St Petersburg, the crew of Tabar will participate in various bilateral interactions with the Russian Navy.

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What is the name of the Defence Exercise by 12 Eastern African countries, which recently commenced along the East Coast of Africa?

   A.) Vajra Prahar
   C.) Garuda Shakti
   D.) Cutlass Express

Answer: Option 'D'

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, commenced on July 26 along the East Coast of Africa. It is an annual maritime exercise conducted to promote national and regional maritime security in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean.
The 2021 edition of the exercise involves the participation of 12 Eastern African countries, US, UK, India and various international organisations, like IMO, UNODC, EUNAVFOR, CRIMARIO and EUCAP Somalia. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Talwar is participating in Exercise Cutlass Express 2021.

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As of March 31, 2021, what is the worth of total non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks in India?

   A.) Rs 12.50 lakh crore
   B.) Rs 10.46 lakh crore
   C.) Rs 8.34 lakh crore
   D.) Rs 6.54 lakh crore

Answer: Option 'C'

Rs 8.34 lakh crore

The non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans of banks were worth Rs 8.34 lakh crore, at the end of March 31, 2021.
‘Gross Loans and Advances – Outstanding’ of Scheduled Commercial Banks rose to Rs 113.99 lakh crore as of March 31, 2021. NPAs have declined by Rs 61,180 crore from Rs Rs 8.96 lakh crore carried at the end of March 2020. Rs 9,33,779 crore was the NPA of the banks in 2019.

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Where is ‘Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology’ located?

   A.) Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
   B.) Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat
   C.) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
   D.) Cochin, Kerala

Answer: Option 'A'

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Lok Sabha has recently passed National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021.
It has awarded the status of ‘Institutions of National Importance’ to NIFTEM (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management) at Kundli in Haryana and IIFPT (Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology) at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

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Which is the first Green SEZ (Special Economic Zone) of India?

   A.) Santa Cruz (Maharashtra)
   B.) Cochin (Kerala)
   C.) Kandla (Gujarat)
   D.) Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Answer: Option 'C'

Kandla (Gujarat)
Kandla Special Economic Zone (KASEZ) is the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities, by CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
KASEZ was Asia’s first Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and it is considered as India’s largest multi-product functional SEZ. It is situated on the gulf of Kutch on the west coast of Gujarat at a distance of 9 Kms from Kandla port.

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Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) is a sub-scheme of which programme?

   A.) Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
   B.) PM Fazal Bima Yojana
   D.) PM Matru Vandana Yojana

Answer: Option 'A'

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Union Government is implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21.
It aims to promote traditional indigenous practices. The scheme focusses on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling. Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200 per hectare for 3 years is provided for cluster formation.

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What is the FDI limit permitted under the automatic route for renewable energy projects?

   A.) 25 %
   B.) 49%
   C.) 74%
   D.) 100%

Answer: Option 'D'


Government has permitted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route for renewable energy projects, including offshore wind energy projects.
Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh recently replied in Lok Sabha that Government notified the ‘National Offshore Wind Energy Policy’ in 2015, to provide basic framework for developing offshore wind sector. The Government also enabled private investors to carryout offshore wind resource assessment.

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The AERAI (Amendment) Bill 2021 increased the threshold of annual passenger traffic in a major airport to?

   A.) 20 lakh
   B.) 25 lakh
   C.) 35 lakh
   D.) 50 lakh

Answer: Option 'C'

35 lakh

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has approved the The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021, without any changes.
The Bill amends the term ‘major airport’ to include group of airports. It also increased the threshold of annual passenger traffic in a major airport to 35 lakh. Previously, an airport with annual traffic more than 15 lakh were called as major airports. AERA will regulate tariff and other charges for aeronautical services for major airports and also a group of airports.

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