Current Affairs Quiz : July 30 2020

1.

Which state government has renamed ‘Bilung’ village after popular folk song ‘Rangabati’?

   A.) Haryana
   B.) Chhattisgarh
   C.) Maharashtra
   D.) Odisha

Answer: Option 'D'

Odisha

The Odisha government has renamed Bilung village in the Bamra Tehsil of Sambalpur district to ‘Rangabati Bilung’ in recognition of the popularity of the famous folk-song.

2.

Who launched the Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App, ‘BIS-Care’ recently?

   A.) Nitin Gadkari
   B.) Nirmala Sitharaman
   C.) Amit Shah
   D.) Ram Vilas Paswan

Answer: Option 'D'

Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan launched the Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App, ‘BIS-Care’, by which consumers can check the authenticity of the ISI and hallmarked products and also lodge complaints using this app. In addition to this, he also launched 3 portals of e-BIS: standardisation, conformity assessment and training Portals on www.manakonline.in for consumers.

3.

Home minister Amit Shah distributed ______ electric potter’s wheels to artisans of Gujarat Under KVIC’s ‘Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ recently.

   A.) 100
   B.) 150
   C.) 25
   D.) 75

Answer: Option 'A'

100

Under the ‘Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Union Home Minister Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potter’s wheels to 100 trained artisans of Gujarat in a programme at the Gandhinagar constituency through video conferencing from New Delhi.

4.

PM Modi virtually launched high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities at which Indian cities?

   A.) Kolkata
   B.) Mumbai
   C.) Noida
   D.) All the 1), 2) and 3)

Answer: Option 'D'

All the 1), 2) and 3)

5.

Indian railways has handed over the specifically modified 10 railway broad gauge locomotives to which country (July 2020)?

   A.) Nepal
   B.) Maldives
   C.) Thailand
   D.) Bangladesh

Answer: Option 'D'

Indian Railways handed over the specifically modified 10 railway broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh, which will help in handling the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh. All locomotives can attain speed of up to 120 km per hour and have a residual life of 28 years or more. The locomotives were flagged off virtually to Bangladesh by External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The year 2020 is marking the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman aka Bangabandhu, the first President of Bangladesh, who was born on March 17, 1920.

6.

NTPC Limited plans to establish solar power plant in which country (July 2020)?

   A.) Mali
   B.) Sri Lanka
   C.) Croatia
   D.) Somalia

Answer: Option 'B'

Sri Lanka

Under the aegis of International Solar Alliance(ISA) NTPC Ltd, Largest power generation utility of India plans to establish solar power plants in Sri Lanka as a part of the strategy to exhibit the presence of India in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) amid China’s attempt to attract nations into the “Belt and Road” initiative.

7.

Central government in collaboration with which world organization has decided to convert the area of ravines in the region of Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into cultivable land?

   A.) World Economic Forum
   B.) World Bank
   C.) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
   D.) International Monetary Fund

Answer: Option 'B'

World Bank

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare announced that the Central Government in collaboration with the World Bank has decided to convert the area of ravines in the region of Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into cultivable land. The decision was made through a virtual meeting with Adarsh Kumar, representative of the World Bank.
 

8.

Indian oil corporation partnered with Total SA for joint venture to manufacture and market high-quality innovative bitumen. Total SA is the company of which country?

   A.) Germany
   B.) Spain
   C.) France
   D.) Argentina

Answer: Option 'C'

France

Indian Oil Corporation(IOC) has formed an equal (50:50) Joint Venture(JV) with France’s Total S.A. to manufacture and market high-quality innovative bitumen derivatives and superior quality products like polymer-modified bitumen, crumb rubber modified bitumen among others for the growing road-building industry in India.

9.

When was world nature conservation day observed annually?

   A.) May 16
   B.) June 19
   C.) July 28
   D.) August 14

Answer: Option 'C'

July 28

July 28th of every year is celebrated as the World Nature Conservation Day. This day is celebrated all over the world to create awareness about the conservation of natural resources and on environmental issues. Aim: To focus our efforts on preserving our natural environment and keeping our home, Earth, healthy.

10.

As per the report titled, “Implications of AI on the Indian Economy”, released by NASSCOM along with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and Google, a unit increase in Artificial Intelligence (AI) intensity can boost India’s GDP by ______%.

   A.) 1.5%
   B.) 2.25%
   C.) 2.5%
   D.) 2.75%

Answer: Option 'C'

2.5%

According to The report titled, ’Implications of AI on the Indian Economy’ by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) along with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and Google, a unit increase in Artificial Intelligence(AI) intensity (measured as the ratio of AI to total sales in the firm) can result in a 2.5% increase in India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) in the immediate term.

11.

Indian railways set the target to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag for tracking wagons by which year?

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

Answer: Option 'D'

2022

Indian Railways is on a mission to RFID Tag all wagons by December 2022. The Indian Railways will complete this process of fitting radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) in all the wagons by December 2022. These tags will be used for tracking all wagons.

12.

Which general insurance company launched crop insurance campaign,’Bohot Zaroori Hai’ for farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka?

   A.) Aegon Life Insurance Company
   B.) Bharti AXA General Insurance Company
   C.) Paytm General Insurance Limited
   D.) Reliance General Insurance Company

Answer: Option 'B'

Bharti AXA General Insurance Company

13.

Who has been appointed as the MD&CEO of Tata AIA Life Insurance company?

   A.) Manoj Kumar
   B.) Rishi Srivastava
   C.) Naveen Tahilyani
   D.) Anil Kumar Jha

Answer: Option 'C'

Naveen Tahilyani

Naveen Tahilyani was appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive officer (CEO) of the Tata American International Assurance (AIA) life insurance company. His appointment was under regulatory approval from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). Tahilyani succeeds Rishi Srivastava who has been moved to the Group Agency Distribution, AIA Group, Hong Kong, as CEO.
 

14.

What is the outlay of the scheme for promotion of bulk drug parks approved by the Government of India to create 3 drug parks from FY21 to FY25?

   A.) 1,000 crores
   B.) 3,000 crores
   C.) 1,500 crores
   D.) 2,000 crores

Answer: Option 'B'

3,000 crores

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda launched guidelines for four schemes of Department of Pharmaceuticals (under ministry of chemical & fertilizers), two each for Bulk Drugs and Medical Devices parks, on the lines of making India Atma Nirbhar (self-reliant) in pharma sector. The scheme for Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks, which has been approved by the Government of India (GoI) on March, 2020 was launched with an outlay of Rs. 3,000 crores for a period of 4 years i.e. from FY2020-2021 to FY2024-2025 to create 3 bulk drug parks in India. Also, the scheme for Promotion of Medical Devices Park, which has been approved by the GoI on March, 20, 2020 was launched with an outlay of Rs. 400 Crore for a period of 4 years. In addition to that Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Promoting Domestic Manufacturing of Medical Devices with the Outlay of Rs. 3,420 cr & PLI scheme for promotion of domestic manufacturing of KSMs, DIs, & APIs in India with the Outlay of Rs 6,490 cr.

15.

Who has been appointed as the member of Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) formed by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to deal with violation of environment rules (July 2020)?

   A.) Anil Kumar Jha
   B.) Brigadier Amar Singh
   C.) Sumit Deb
   D.) Manoj Kumar

Answer: Option 'A'

Anil Kumar Jha

The government appointed the former chairman of Coal India Ltd. (CIL), Anil Kumar Jha, as a member of Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) that deals with violation of environment rules. The panel was earlier constituted in June 2017 for three years. Its tenure has now been extended till June 2021.

16.

IRCTC and SBI Card launched a co-branded contactless credit card on RuPay platform recently. Where is the HQ of SBI card located?

   A.) Bengaluru
   B.) New Delhi
   C.) Gurugram
   D.) Kolkata

Answer: Option 'B'

New Delhi

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) and SBI Card launched a co-branded contactless credit card, IRCTC -SBI Platinum Card on RuPay Platform to reward the frequent railway (train) travelers. The card is equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology by which users can facilitate their transactions at the point of sale(POS) machines by Tap and Pay Option. This enables consumers to transact safely and securely online. SBI Card: Headquarters– Gurugram, Haryana.

17.

Which pharma company seeks permission from DGCI for ‘phase 2&3’ clinical trials of Oxford vaccine under brand name “Covishield” in India?

   A.) Zydus Cadila
   B.) Bharat Biotech
   C.) Serum Institute of India
   D.) Panacea Biotec

Answer: Option 'C'

Serum Institute of India

The Serum Institute of India (SII), which has partnered with British-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca for manufacturing the University of Oxford vaccine candidate for COVID-19, has sought permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for conducting “phase 2/3 human clinical trials” of the potential vaccine.


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