Current Affairs Quiz : July 29 2021

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1.

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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2.

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

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

Answer: Option 'B'

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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3.

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

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

Answer: Option 'A'

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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4.

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
   B.) DUSTLIK II
   C.) Garuda Shakti
   D.) Cutlass Express

Answer: Option 'D'

Cutlass Express

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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5.

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

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

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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6.

Sohra is a town located in which Indian state/UT?

   A.) Assam
   B.) Arunachal Pradesh
   C.) Meghalaya
   D.) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option 'C'

Meghalaya

Sohra, also known as Cherrapunjee, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya.
The Union Home Minister Amit Shah, launched the Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign at Sohra. Amit Shah also inaugurated the Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme. This afforestation campaign will be run by the Meghalaya Government with the help of Assam Rifles.

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7.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) extended a loan of $250 million to which Indian bank, for affordable housing finance?

   A.) SBI
   B.) ICICI Bank
   C.) HDFC Bank
   D.) Yes Bank

Answer: Option 'C'

HDFC Bank
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank group, has extended a loan of $250 million to HDFC Bank to boost affordable housing finance in India.
Under the loan agreement, at least 25 per cent of the financing has been allocated for green affordable housing, which is expected to encourage this market in India. India still has an early stage of Green housing market, which needs strengthening.

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8.

Which Indian organisation has rolled out a customised space-themed merchandise programme?

   A.) DRDO
   B.) BEL
   C.) ISRO
   D.) HAL

Answer: Option 'C'

ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation launched a customised space-themed merchandise programme. Recently eight companies have registered for partnership with ISRO, to undertake this programme.
Interested persons will be able to purchase authorised products related to ISROs missions and work, such as scale models, T-shirts, space-themed educational games, science toys, among others. This brand promotion exercise will create awareness and interest among students, children and public, in space science and technology.

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9.

The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) is observed on which date, in 2021?

   A.) July 21
   B.) July 25
   C.) July 28
   D.) July 31

Answer: Option 'B'

July 25
The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) is observed 25 July 2021, co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the resolution on global drowning prevention on 28 April 2021. An estimated 236,000 people drown every year, and drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children aged 5-14 years.

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10.

“Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” exhibition, which was inaugurated recently, is based on the life of which freedom fighter?

   A.) Rani of Jhansi
   B.) Subhash Chandra Bose
   C.) Bhagat Singh
   D.) Chandrasekhar Azad

Answer: Option 'D'

Chandrasekhar Azad

Union Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal recently inaugurated the exhibition “Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” based on the life of the martyr ‘Chandrasekhar Azad’.
The exhibition was inaugurated at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. This is a part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, to celebrate 75 years of our country’s freedom. A series of programs are being organised by Ministry of Culture for celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

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