Current Affairs Quiz : July 29 2020

1.

Which payments bank partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and skill the youth in rural India for financial service sector jobs?

   A.) Airtel Payments Bank
   B.) India Post Payments Bank
   C.) Paytm Payments Bank
   D.) Jio Payments Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

Airtel Payments Bank

Airtel Payments Bank Ltd has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and skill the youth in rural India. This will enable them to find employment opportunities and become entrepreneurs in the financial services sector. The knowledge and training imparted to youth is to render financial and banking services more accessible to rural and semi-urban India.

2.

Which country signed agreement with India to set up Geydoshu Mas Plant (fish processing plants) at islands named Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo?

   A.) Thailand
   B.) Hong Kong
   C.) Bangladesh
   D.) Maldives

Answer: Option 'D'

Maldives

India and Maldives inked an agreement to set up Geydoshu Mas Plant (Neighbourhood Fish Processing Plants) at two islands in the Addu city of Maldives namely Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo. The Contract signing ceremony was held virtually in Addu City, which was attended by Maldives’ Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, High Commissioner of India to the Maldives Sunjay Sudhir, along with other members of Maldives’ Ministry of Foreign affairs.

3.

As per Forbes real-time ranking of billionaires, what is the rank of Mukesh Ambani ($75 billion wealth) in world’s richest man list (July 2020)?

   A.) 2nd
   B.) 8th
   C.) 5th
   D.) 7th

Answer: Option 'C'

5th

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman & CEO Mukesh Ambani (63), became the world’s fifth-richest man in the world with an estimated wealth of 75 billion USD, according to the real-time ranking of billionaires by Forbes.

4.

Which is the 1st Indian company to reach the market Capitalization of Rs 13 lakh crore (48th in world)?

   A.) Reliance Industries Limited
   B.) HDFC Bank
   C.) Tata Consultancy Services
   D.) Bharti Airtel

Answer: Option 'A'

Reliance Industries Limited

As stock market data, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) becomes the 1st Indian company to reach Market Capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 13 lakh crore. It becomes the world’s 48th largest company by m-cap, ahead of Abbott Labs, Oracle, Chevron and Unilever. It also crossed the stock price of Rs 2000 for the 1st time. Globally, Saudi Aramco is the company with the highest market cap of $1.7 trillion, followed by Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet. Reliance is the 10th highest m-cap company in Asia. China’s Alibaba Group is ranked 7th globally.
 

5.

PM Modi laid foundation stone for water supply project in which state (July 2020)?

   A.) Mizoram
   B.) Gujarat
   C.) Assam
   D.) Manipur

Answer: Option 'D'

Manipur

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of the Manipur Water Supply Project, under the Jal Jeevan Mission designed to provide Freshwater Household Tap connections (FHTCs) to the rural households of Manipur. The outlay of the project with a loan component funded by New Development Bank is about Rs.3000 crores (~Rs.3054.58 crores).

6.

The World Day of War Orphans was observed every year on _________.

   A.) January 6
   B.) February 12
   C.) March 15
   D.) April 21

Answer: Option 'A'

January 6

7.

What percent of India’s installed capacity of the electricity generation will be from renewable resources by 2030, as per estimation of Power and New & Renewable Energy (MoS I/C) Rajkumar Singh?

   A.) 75%
   B.) 40%
   C.) 60%
   D.) 50%

Answer: Option 'C'

60%

Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State(MoS)(IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy stated that India will have around 60% of the installed capacity of the electricity generation from renewable resources by 2030, in the webinar on Energy Transition at the second pre-event hosted by The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2021 in collaboration with Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) India on 21st July 2020.

8.

Which is South Asia’s 1st league that joined world leagues forum?

   A.) VIVO Pro Kabaddi
   B.) Indian Premier League
   C.) Indian Super League
   D.) Hockey India League

Answer: Option 'C'

Indian Super League

9.

The Competition Commission of India has approved proposal of Adani Ports and SEZ Limited’s acquisition of which port company?

   A.) Zen Shipping & Ports India Private Limited
   B.) Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited
   C.) Nyk Line India Private Limited
   D.) MSC Agency India Private Limited

Answer: Option 'B'

Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has approved the acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited(KPCL) by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited(APSEZ). The proposed combination envisages acquisition of equity shareholding and full management control of KPCL by APSEZ.

10.

Name the organization which prepared the report titled ‘Renewable Power Pathways: Modelling the Integration of Wind and Solar in India by 2030’.

   A.) Non-Conventional Energy Commission of India
   B.) Solar & Wind Researchers Authority India
   C.) Renewable Energy Monitoring Commission India
   D.) Energy Transitions Commission India

Answer: Option 'D'

Energy Transitions Commission India

During the webinar R K Singh launched two reports titled ‘Renewable Power Pathways: Modelling the Integration of Wind and Solar in India by 2030’ and ‘Bending the Curve: 2025 Forecasts for Electricity Demand by Sector and State in the Light of the COVID Epidemic’ prepared by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) India.

11.

Which year was declared as International Year of Fruits and Vegetables by United Nations?

   A.) 2021
   B.) 2022
   C.) 2023
   D.) 2020

Answer: Option 'A'

2021

On December 2019, The United Nations designates the year 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables based on the request of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to create awareness about the increasing loss and waste in fruits and vegetables and their negative impacts on the global economy and also to acknowledge the nutritional and health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables Note: As per FAO estimation, 14 percent of the world’s food gets lost from the point of harvest to the retail level.

12.

Which country became the 25th country to receive observer status in the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

   A.) Afghanistan
   B.) Iran
   C.) Kazakhstan
   D.) Turkmenistan

Answer: Option 'D'

Turkmenistan became the 25th country who was granted observer status in the World Trade Organization (WTO) enabling the nation to establish permanent residence at WTO headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland and monitor its proceedings. Turkmenistan also became the last former Soviet republic to establish formal ties with the trade body. This observer status was granted during the 5th virtual session of WTO General Council which was held from WTO headquarters and attended by representatives of its member-states.
 

13.

The Republic of Nicaragua has become ______ country to sign International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement (July 2020).

   A.) 87th
   B.) 91st
   C.) 82nd
   D.) 85th

Answer: Option 'A'

87th

14.

Who launched the restructured scheme for PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 recently?

   A.) Jitendra Singh
   B.) Nitin Gadkari
   C.) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
   D.) Prahlad Singh Patel

Answer: Option 'A'

Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office(PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space launched the restructured scheme for PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 and the web portal (www.pmawards.gov.in) through video conference. This year, for the very first time, the PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration seeks to recognize the efforts of District level officials involved in the Namami Gange Programme.

15.

What will be the GDP of India in FY21 as per the estimation of Singapore based DBS Bank?

   A.) -7%
   B.) -4%
   C.) -6%
   D.) -9%

Answer: Option 'C'

-6%

As per the report of DBS (Formerly, Development Bank of Singapore), Singaporean brokerage, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will contract by 6% (-6%) in FY21 as the economy is yet to stabilize the COVID -19 infection curve and due to the caseload in the economically key states. This will affect the economy badly. In its earlier forecast, the brokerage had forecasted the growth as -4.8%.

16.

What is the name of 1st ever container Ship which started from Kolkata through Bangladesh’s Chattogram port reached Agartala recently?

   A.) MV Shejyoti
   B.) MV Gulf Star
   C.) MV Venus
   D.) MV Harmattan

Answer: Option 'A'

MV Shejyoti

The first-ever container Ship “MV Shejyoti “from Kolkata (West Bengal) via Bangladesh’s Chattogram port has reached Agartala (Tripura), was flagged off by Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya on July 16, 2020.

17.

The 3rd unit of Kakrapar atomic power project has become India’s 1st 700 MW unit to achieve criticality. Where does the Kakrapar atomic power plant located?

   A.) Gujarat
   B.) Maharashtra
   C.) Tamil Nadu
   D.) Haryana

Answer: Option 'A'

Gujarat

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) announced that, Unit-3 of Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP-3), India’s First 700 MWe (megawatt electric) and indigenously developed Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) in Surat, Gujarat achieved its first criticality – initiation of controlled and sustained nuclear fission reaction on 22nd July 2020 (Wednesday).

18.

India targeted to reach _____ spot in World Bank’s (WB) Ease of Doing Business ranking?

   A.) 75th
   B.) 60th
   C.) 50th
   D.) 80th

Answer: Option 'C'

50th

In October 2019, India jumped 14 places to rank 63rd among 190 nations in the World Bank’s (WB) Ease of Doing Business ranking. Now, the target of India is to reach at the 50th spot.

19.

Which state’s Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has got NABL accreditation for testing, certification of PPE kits?

   A.) Tamil Nadu
   B.) Bihar
   C.) Odisha
   D.) Bihar

Answer: Option 'C'

Odisha

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dept of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, has received National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accreditation for Testing and Certification of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit. Note: The headquarter of NABL is Gurugram, Haryana.

20.

Which PSU signed MoU with Green Energy Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) to develop floating solar power projects in Odisha?

   A.) Rural Electrification Corporation
   B.) National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
   C.) India Tourism Development Corporation
   D.) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Answer: Option 'B'

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through video conference with The Green Energy Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) to develop floating solar power projects with a total capacity of 500 Megawatts (MW) in the state of Odisha. The first phase work of the project starts by March, 2022.


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