Current Affairs Quiz : July 23 2020

1.

Which airport introduced India’s 1st fully contactless car parking?

   A.) Indira Gandhi International Airport
   B.) Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport
   C.) Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
   D.) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Answer: Option 'D'

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

The GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), introduced India’s first ever fully contactless airport car parking with contact less toll transaction for their passengers and visitors in Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) to provide a safe airport amid COVID-19. The NETC FASTag Car Park is a part of the “One Nation One Tag” – NETC FASTag programme of Indian Government.

2.

Who has made Guinness World Record title with 101 One-Leg Hops over a Ruler in 30 seconds?

   A.) Soham Mukherjee
   B.) Mohammed Khursheed Hussain
   C.) Shridhar Chillal
   D.) Avtar Singh

Answer: Option 'A'

Soham Mukherjee

Indian teenager Soham Mukherjee in UAE(United Arab Emirates), has made a Guinness World Record title with 101 One-Leg Hops over a Ruler, who managed to break the previous Guinness World Records title of 96 hops in 30 seconds.

3.

Which among the following countries joined with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and co-hosted“On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021”, a side event of 2020 High-level Political forum?

   A.) Poland & Germany
   B.) Poland & Chile
   C.) Netherlands & Germany
   D.) India & Chile

Answer: Option 'D'

India & Chile

India partnered with Chile & Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations(UN) co-hosted the “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021: Highlighting health and nutritional benefits through sustainable production and consumption of fruits and vegetables”, side event of 2020 High-level Political forum. Chile had championed to declare the year 2021 as an International Year of Fruits and Vegetables’ by UN General Assembly in 2019.

4.

Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of SportsAdda?

   A.) Virat Kohli
   B.) Brett Lee
   C.) Jonty Rhodes
   D.) Chris Gayle

Answer: Option 'B'

Brett Lee

SportsAdda, news and information website for Cricket, Football and Kabaddi announced that they signed Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee as its Brand ambassador.

5.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed MoU with which PSU for co-operation in civil aviation industry?

   A.) Coal India Limited
   B.) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
   C.) Bharat Electronics Limited
   D.) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Answer: Option 'C'

Bharat Electronics Limited

Airports Authority of India(AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) through video conferencing to collaborate and support the emerging global opportunities in the airport business, including those in the Asia Pacific region. The MoU is likely to boost the civil aviation industry.

6.

NABARD disbursed Rs 221.89 crore to support 298 watershed projects in which state?

   A.) Punjab
   B.) Haryana
   C.) Maharashtra
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'D'

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has disbursed Rs 2.51 crore of grant assistance to Self Help Groups (SHGs) for promotion, skill development and digitization of records in Karnataka. This funding is a part of eShakti or Digitization of SHGs an initiative of Micro Credit and Innovations Department (mCID) of NABARD.Also, in Karnataka, NABARD has extended a grant assistance of Rs 221.89 crore to support 298 watershed projects in over three lakh hectares benefitting 66,500 families.

7.

Which among the following countries joined with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and co-hosted“On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021”, a side event of 2020 High-level Political forum?

   A.) Poland & Germany
   B.) Poland & Chile
   C.) Netherlands & Germany
   D.) India & Chile

Answer: Option 'D'

India & Chile

8.

The central government provides financial aid of Rs 1500 crore to which state for crop diversification and rejuvenation of ponds (Rs 500 crore allocated for ‘MeraPani Meri Virasat’ scheme)?

   A.) Punjab
   B.) Gujarat
   C.) Rajasthan
   D.) Haryana

Answer: Option 'D'

Haryana

Central government provides financial aid of Rs 1500 crore to Haryana for water conservation, which includes Rs 500 crore to expand crop diversification under the ‘MeraPani Meri Virasat’ scheme and Rs 1000 crore to rejuvenate the ponds and treat water.

9.

Union road transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari launched inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 11 Highway projects in which state (July 2020)?

   A.) Chhattisgarh
   B.) Madhya Pradesh
   C.) Assam
   D.) Haryana

Answer: Option 'D'

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 11 Highway projects worth around Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana through a web based program(video conferencing) presided over by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohal Lal. The projects are part of new economic corridors in the state. The 3 projects worth Rs 2,240 crore were inaugurated and foundation stones were laid for 8 projects worth Rs 17,757 crore.

10.

The ministry of shipping has approved Rs. 107 crores for modern firefighting facilities in Haldia Dock complex of which port?

   A.) Mumbai Port
   B.) Chennai Port
   C.) Kandla Port
   D.) Kolkata Port

Answer: Option 'D'

Kolkata Port

11.

Name the person who has been appointed as the new vice-president of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

   A.) Ashok Lavasa
   B.) Anil Kishora
   C.) Nirmala Sitharaman
   D.) Gita Gopinath

Answer: Option 'A'

Ashok Lavasa

The Asian Development Bank(ADB) has appointed Ashok Lavasa as its Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public–Private Partnerships, who is currently serving as one of the Election Commissioners of India(since January 2018). He will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on 31 August, 2020.

12.

Which company planned to acquire 7.73% stake in Jio Platforms Rs 33,737 crores (July 2020)?

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

Answer: Option 'B'

Google

 

Alphabet Inc’s Google to buy 7.73% stake in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)’s Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 crores. For this purpose, they have signed a binding partnership and an investment agreement. With this, Jio Platforms has raised a total of Rs 1,52,056 crore.

13.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) launched tool for banks and post offices to ascertain TDS applicability rates on cash withdrawals. The TDS applicability rates on cash withdrawals of above _______ in case of a non-filer of the income-tax return.

   A.) Rs. 10 Lakh
   B.) Rs. 20 Lakh
   C.) Rs. 5 Lakh
   D.) Rs. 1 Lakh

Answer: Option 'B'

Rs. 20 Lakh

A new functionality of Income Tax Department namely “Verification of applicability u/s 194N” which is available on www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in since July 1, 2020 has now made accessible for banks, co-operative societies, and post offices through web-services by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). This feature will enable banks and post offices to ascertain the TDS (Tax deduction at source) applicability rates on cash withdrawals of above Rs 20 lakh in case of a non-filer of the income-tax return (ITR) and that of above Rs 1 crore in case of a filer of the ITR.

14.

Who has been chosen for the USIBC Global Leadership Award 2020?

   A.) N Chandrasekaran
   B.) Jim Taiclet
   C.) Mukesh Ambani
   D.) Both 1) and 2)

Answer: Option 'D'

Both 1) and 2)

Tata group chairman, Natarajan(N) Chandrasekaran and Jim Taiclet, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and president of Lockheed Martin to receive the US-India Business Council(USIBC) Global Leadership Award 2020. They also serve as a co-chair of the US-India CEO Forum.

15.

Suresh Amonkar who passed away in July 2020 is the former health minister of which state?

   A.) Goa
   B.) Gujarat
   C.) Punjab
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'A'

Goa

Former Goa health minister, Suresh Amonkar passed away at 68 due to COVID-19 infection, while undergoing treatment at ESI hospital in Margao. He was born on May 15, 1952 in Amona, Goa.
 

16.

When was world youth skills day observed annually?

   A.) 12th April
   B.) 30th June
   C.) 1st August
   D.) 15th July

Answer: Option 'D'

Every year the United Nations(UN) World Youth Skills Day(WYSD) is globally celebrated on 15th July to highlight the importance of equipping young people with skills to provide opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship. The first WYSD was celebrated on 15th July 2015. The theme of 2020 WYSD virtual event – “Skills for a Resilient Youth”.

17.

How much percentage of world population went hungry in 2019 as per UN annual report titled “The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2020”?

   A.) 7.9%
   B.) 8.9%
   C.) 8.2%
   D.) 6.7%

Answer: Option 'B'

8.9%

In accordance with the United Nations'(UN) annual report “The state of food security and nutrition in the world- Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets”, nearly 690 million people, or 8.9% of the world’s population, went hungry in 2019, an increase of 10 million since 2018 and of nearly 60 million since 2014.The report has been prepared by 5 UN agencies, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO).

18.

What is the rank of Mukesh Ambani in world’s richest person list, as per Hurun’s research ?

   A.) 3rd
   B.) 6th
   C.) 5th
   D.) 7th

Answer: Option 'C'

5th

According to the Hurun’s Research’s World Richest Man List, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman & CEO Mukesh Ambani (63) with worth 78 billion USD ranked 5th richest man in the world.He sustains as the wealthiest Indian and he is the only Asian Tycoon in the world’s top 10 richest people as on July 2020.

19.

Which ministry released the ‘PRAGYATA’ Guidelines on Digital Education (July 2020)?

   A.) Human Resource Development Ministry
   B.) Sports Ministry
   C.) Finance Ministry
   D.) Commerce Ministry

Answer: Option 'A'

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) released the PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education, over a virtual platform from Delhi in the presence of Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State HRD. The guidelines were prepared by the Department of School Education & Literacy of the Ministry of HRD.

20.

Indian railways’ 1st cable-stayed rail bridge ‘AnjiKhad bridge’ is located in which state/UT?

   A.) Puducherry
   B.) Chhattisgarh
   C.) Madhya Pradesh
   D.) Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: Option 'D'

The Minister of Railways, Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, has announced that the India’s first cable-stayed Indian Railways bridge namely “AnjiKhad Bridge” being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), a Government of India undertaking, is all set to connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The Bridge crosses the Chenab River. The cable-stayed railway bridge is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project, which passes through the Young Himalayas.Notably, the USBRL project also involves the Chenab river bridge. The Chenab Bridge once completed, will become the world’s highest rail bridge.


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