Current Affairs Quiz 16th July 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. ‘Bonalu’ is a traditional folk festival celebrated every year in ___________________.

बोनालूएक पारंपरिक लोक उत्सव है जो हर साल ___________ में मनाया जाता है।

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ‘Bonalu’ is a traditional folk festival celebrated every year in the Telugu month of Ashadham (falling in June/July), in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and some other parts of Telangana state.

The Bonalu festival was declared a ‘state festival’ by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government after the state’s formation back in 2014.

Q.2. Which state’s Manduadih Railway Station has been renamed as ‘Banaras Railway station’?

किस राज्य के मंडुआडीह रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदलकर बनारस रेलवे स्टेशनकर दिया गया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Manduadih railway station has been finally renamed as Banaras by the Northeastern railways (NER).

The NER replaced the old signboard with the new one which read ‘Banaras’ after the Railway Board gave its nod for the new name. The process to change the station’s name started in 2019 when the former railway minister and the present governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Singh, put forth the request.

Q.3. Which country has become the 1st Gulf nation to open embassy in Israel?

कौन सा देश इजरायल में दूतावास खोलने वाला पहला खाड़ी देश बन गया है?

(a) Qatar / कतर

(b) Oman / ओमान

(c) Kuwait / कुवैत

(d) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(e) United Arab Emirates / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The United Arab Emirates on 17th July became the first Gulf nation to open an embassy in Israel, nearly a year after both countries signed an agreement to normalise diplomatic ties.

The new mission is located in Tel Aviv Stock Exchange building. The ceremony was attended by new Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

Q.4. Cabinet has recently approved an increase in the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners from 17% to __________.

कैबिनेट ने हाल ही में केंद्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों के लिए महंगाई भत्ते और पेंशनभोगियों को महंगाई राहत को 17% से बढ़ाकर __________ करने की मंजूरी दी है।

(a) 20%

(b) 23%

(c) 25%

(d) 28%

(e) 30%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an increase in the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners to 28 per cent.

This hike represents an increase of 11 per cent over the existing rate of 17 per cent of the basic pay/pension. The increased DA and DR rates will be effective from July 1, 2021.

Q.5. Name the liquid propellant engine for Gaganyaan Program whose 3rd testing has been successfully conducted by ISRO recently.

गगनयान कार्यक्रम के लिए तरल प्रणोदक इंजन का नाम बताइए जिसका तीसरा परीक्षण हाल ही में इसरो द्वारा सफलतापूर्वक किया गया है।

(a) Vikas / विकास

(b) Gagan / गगन

(c) Manas / मानस

(d) Akash / आकाश

(e) Saksham / सक्षम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas Engine for the core L110 liquid stage of the human-rated GSLV Mk III vehicle, as part of the engine qualification requirements for the Gaganyaan Programme.

The engine was fired for a duration of 240 seconds at the engine test facility of ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.

Q.6. Mamnoon Hussain passed away recently. He was the former president of which of the following country?

ममनून हुसैन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के पूर्व राष्ट्रपति थे?

(a) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(b) Iraq / इराक

(c) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(d) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(e) Iran / ईरान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away. He was 80.

Mamnoon Hussain, who was born in Agra in 1940 and migrated with his parents to Pakistan in 1947, served as the 12th President of Pakistan between September 2013 and September 2018.

Q.7. S Ramakrishnan, who passed away recently was a/an ____________________.

एस रामकृष्णन, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, एक _____________ थे।

(a) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Actor / अभिनेता

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Actor S Ramakrishnan, who had starred in several Tamil serials and stage plays, died in the city on Friday. He was 71.

He acted in several Tamil serials and his notable appearances were in Anandam, Cho’s Enge Brahmanan, Flight 172, Roja, Vazhkai, and Surya Vamsam, among other shows. Ramakrishnan also acted in films including Super Deluxe, Bhagawathi, Bharati and Bala.

Q.8. Surekha Sikri passed away recently. She was a/an __________________.

सुरेखा सीकरी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________ थी।

(a) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(b) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

(c) Actress / अभिनेत्री

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Singer /गायक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri has died in Mumbai of a cardiac arrest at the age of 75.

The veteran actor’s career spanned theatre, films and television. Surekha Sikri made her debut with 1978 political drama film Kissa Kursi Ka and played author-backed roles across films in various industries. She received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice, including Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018).

Q.9. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

Q.10. Name the Chairman of ISRO.

इसरो के अध्यक्ष का नाम बताइए।

(a) Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan / कृष्णस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन

(b) U R Rao / यू आर राव

(c) G Satheesh Reddy / जि सतीश रेड्डी

(d) Kailasavadivoo Sivan / कैलासावादिवू सिवान

(e) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. K Sivan is chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Q.11. In which state/UT, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is situated?

महावीर हरिना वनस्थली राष्ट्रीय उद्यान किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में स्थित है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is a deer national park located in Vanasthalipuram , Saheb Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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