Current Affairs Quiz : July 22 2020

1.

RBI approves reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the MD & CEO of which bank (with effect from Sept 23, 2020)?

   A.) YES bank
   B.) Axis bank
   C.) RBL bank
   D.) Federal bank

Answer: Option 'D'

Federal bank

2.

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has become the 1st women prime minister of which country?

   A.) Tuvalu
   B.) Monaco
   C.) Nauru
   D.) Gabon

Answer: Option 'D'

Gabon

Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon appointed Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda(56), as the First Women Prime Minister of Gabon succeeding Julien NkogheBekale, On 16 July 2020. She is the sixth Prime Minister under Bongo’s Presidency since 2009.

3.

The 2022 Dakar (Senegal) youth Olympics was postponed to which year?

   A.) 2025
   B.) 2024
   C.) 2026
   D.) 2028

Answer: Option 'C'

2026

The International Olympic Committee(IOC) has postponed the 2022 Dakar (Senegal) Youth Summer Olympics by four years to 2026 due to COVID- 19 pandemic and would be the first Youth Summer Olympic Games organized in Africa.

4.

Which state government has inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ on the occasion of Harela festival?

   A.) Uttarakhand
   B.) Meghalaya
   C.) Goa
   D.) Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option 'A'

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister(CM) Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in memory of late Jeet Singh Negi, famous folk singer of the state on the occasion of Harela festival.

5.

Name the company which collaborated with CBSE to integrate AI in high school curriculum of 2020-2021.

   A.) TCS
   B.) Google
   C.) IBM
   D.) Infosys

Answer: Option 'C'

IBM

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), announced integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the high school (Class 11th &12th grade) curriculum for the 2020-2021 academic year. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation).

6.

Ramesh Tikaram who passed away in July 2020 is associated with which sport?

   A.) Para – Cycling
   B.) Para – Cricket
   C.) Para – Tennis
   D.) Para – Badminton

Answer: Option 'D'

Para – Badminton

Arjuna awardee, para athlete and para-badminton player, Ramesh Tikaram passed away at 51 due to coronavirus in a Bengaluru hospital. He organized the World Cup for Para badminton in Bengaluru in 2002. He is the India’s 1st Para Badminton Player to receive the Arjuna Award.

7.

Union MoS (I/C) shipping Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 1st container ship from Kolkata port (West Bengal) to Agartala (Tripura), through Chattogram port of which country?

 

   A.) Pakistan
   B.) Bangladesh
   C.) Japan
   D.) Nepal

Answer: Option 'B'

Bangladesh

Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata (West Bengal) to Agartala (Tripura) through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh in a virtual ceremony. This will not only provide an alternative and shorter route for India to connect its North East Region (NER) through Bangladesh but will also further boost India-Bangladesh maritime relations.

8.

Which ministry launched on-line “NISHTHA” programme recently?

   A.) Ministry of Science and Technology
   B.) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
   C.) Ministry of Earth Science
   D.) Ministry of Human Resource Development

Answer: Option 'D'

Ministry of Human Resource Development

9.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of India has signed MoU with which country’s National Cyber Directorate to expand cooperation in cyber security?

   A.) Egypt
   B.) Kuwait
   C.) UAE
   D.) Israel

Answer: Option 'D'

Israel

India and Israel have signed an agreement to further expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a unit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD). It was signed by the Director-General (DG) of INCD, Yigal Unna, and India’s Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla.

10.

Which is the 1st nation to finish human trials for COVID-19 vaccine?

   A.) China
   B.) Russia
   C.) United States
   D.) United Kingdom

Answer: Option 'B'

Russia

11.

Who will receive 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award on 45th Edition of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)?

   A.) Emma Watson
   B.) Jennifer Lawrence
   C.) Kate Winslet
   D.) Scarlett Johansson

Answer: Option 'C'

Kate Winslet

The Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF), announced that Kate Winslet will be receiving the 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the virtual event of the 45th edition of TIFF. Kate will receive the honor in the virtual gala on 15th September 2020, following her film, Francis Lee’s Ammonite in which she played a fossil hunter Mary Anning.

12.

India ranked _____ in Data Science Domain in Global Skills Index 2020 released by “Coursera”.

   A.) 11
   B.) 91
   C.) 71
   D.) 51

Answer: Option 'D'

The report of Global Skills Index 2020, an in depth view at the state of the skills across the world prepared by “Coursera”, World’s largest online learning platform shows that India Surges ahead of the peers in the business and technology skill sets because of the growing young population.In the Data Science Domain India secured the global rank 51(lagging) and secured 12th rank in the Asia Pacific region. In the Business Domain India secured the global rank 34 (emerging)and secured 8th rank in the Asia Pacific region. In the Technology Domain India secured the global rank 40 (emerging) and secured 10th rank in the Asia Pacific region.

13.

Which company planned to acquire 100% stake in Orchestra Tech for about Rs 187 Crore?

   A.) HCL
   B.) Wipro
   C.) L&T
   D.) Tech Mahindra

Answer: Option 'C'

L&T

14.

Neela Satyanarayanan who died recently is the 1st women State Election Commissioner of which state?

   A.) Maharashtra
   B.) Tamil Nadu
   C.) Uttar Pradesh
   D.) Gujarat

Answer: Option 'A'

Maharashtra

Neela Satyanarayanan (72), first woman State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra and a praised Marathi author died of COVID-19 on July 16, 2020. She died at Seven Hills Hospital at Marol in Andheri (East), Mumbai where she was undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

15.

Which PSU signed MoU with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to explore business opportunities in renewable energy in India?

   A.) BHEL
   B.) BEL
   C.) NTPC
   D.) ONGC

Answer: Option 'C'

NTPC

The NTPC Limited (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund(NIIF), acting through National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited(NIIFL) to seek investment opportunities in areas like renewable energy, power distribution and other areas of mutual interest in India.

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