Current Affairs Quiz 20th July 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Leader Of House In Rajya Sabha?

राज्यसभा में सदन के उप नेता के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dr. Virendra Kumar / डॉ वीरेंद्र कुमार

(b) Shri Pralhad Joshi / श्री प्रल्हाद जोशी

(c) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवीक

(d) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan / श्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(e) Shri Giriraj Singh / श्री गिरिराज सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appointed Deputy Leader Of House In Rajya Sabha

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Monday appointed the Deputy Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.

Mr Naqvi succeeds Piyush Goyal, who has been appointed as the Leader of House. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also appointed Union Minister of Minority Affairs.

Q.2. India’s first pod taxi will be operated between which of the following Airport and Film City?

भारत की पहली पॉड टैक्सी निम्नलिखित में से किस हवाई अड्डे और फिल्म सिटी के बीच संचालित की जाएगी?

(a) Dhanbad / धनबाद

(b) Kanpur / कानपूर

(c) Agra / आगरा

(d) Noida / नॉएडा

(e) Ghaziabad / गाज़ियाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. India’s first pod taxi to operate between Noida Airport and Film City

Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Ltd (IPRCL) has prepared a Detailed Project Report or DPR for the pod taxi service between Noida Airport at Jewar and Film City. There are plans to run a driverless taxi between the two destinations.

This will cost about Rs 862 crore, according to the detailed project report (DPR) submitted to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida). This is a 14 km stretch. This will be India’s first pod taxi service.

Q.3. Who among the following has won the Palme d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने कान्स फिल्म फेस्टिवल 2021 में पाल्मे डीओर पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Renate Reinsve / रीनेट रीन्सवे

(b) Caleb Landry Jones / कालेब लैंड्री जोन्स

(c) Leos Carax / लियोस कैरैक्स

(d) Julia Ducournau / जूलिया डुकोर्नौ

(e) None of these / इनमें से कोई नहीं

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Cannes Film Festival 2021

The Cannes Film Festival 2021 concluded on 17 July 2021. The jury, presided by Spike Lee, presented the awards at the Closing Ceremony. Julia Ducournau won the Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or, for her film Titane, making her the second woman ever to win the award.

Palme d’Or: Julia Ducournau for Titane (France)

Best Director: Leos Carax Annette (France)

Best Actress: Renate Reinsve for Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Best Actor: Caleb Landry Jones for Nitram (US)

Q.4. Caleb Landry Jones, who has won the Best Actor award for the movie Nitram, is from which country?

फिल्म नाइट्रम के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीतने वाले कालेब लैंड्री जोन्स किस देश से हैं?

(a) Italy / इटली

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Cannes Film Festival 2021

The Cannes Film Festival 2021 concluded on 17 July 2021. The jury, presided by Spike Lee, presented the awards at the Closing Ceremony. Julia Ducournau won the Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or, for her film Titane, making her the second woman ever to win the award.

Palme d’Or: Julia Ducournau for Titane (France)

Best Director: Leos Carax Annette (France)

Best Actress: Renate Reinsve for Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Best Actor: Caleb Landry Jones for Nitram (US)

Q.5. Which country has unveiled one of the world’s biggest floating solar panel farms?

किस देश ने दुनिया के सबसे बड़े तैरते सौर पैनल फार्मों में से एक का अनावरण किया है?

(a) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(e) Nepal / नेपाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Singapore unveils one of the world’s biggest floating solar panel farms

Singapore unveiled one of the world’s largest floating solar panel farms, spanning an area equivalent to 45 football fields and producing enough electricity to power the island’s five water treatment plants.

The project is part of efforts by the land-scarce Southeast Asian city-state to meet a goal of quadrupling its solar energy production by 2025 to help tackle climate change. The solar farm could help to reduce carbon emissions by about 32 kilotonnes annually.

Q.6. Which of the following country will host  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum 2021 virtually?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश वस्तुतः एशियाप्रशांत आर्थिक सहयोग (APEC) फोरम 2021 की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. New Zealand to host APEC 2021 virtually

New Zealand is the revolving host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. It is headquartered in Singapore.

Recently, New Zealand chaired an extraordinary meeting ahead of a formal meeting in November. US President Joe Biden, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and other world leaders met virtually. They discussed on collective actions to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impacts.

Q.7. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has inducted which of the following country as new member at its 78th Annual General Meeting?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) ने अपनी 78वीं वार्षिक आम बैठक में निम्नलिखित में से किस देश को नए सदस्य के रूप में शामिल किया है?

(a) Mongolia / मंगोलिया

(b) Tajikistan / मंगोलिया

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(d) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. ICC inducted Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland as new members

The International Cricket Council (ICC) inducted Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Switzerland as members at its 78th Annual General Meeting. Mongolia and Tajikistan as the 22nd and 23rd members of the Asia region.

Switzerland is Europe’s 35th member. With the ICC now comprising 106 members in total, including 94 associates.

Q.8. Which Bank has launched “FEDDY” AI-Powered virtual assistant for customers?

किस बैंक ने ग्राहकों के लिए FEDDY” AI- पावर्ड वर्चुअल असिस्टेंट लॉन्च किया है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Federal Bank launches “FEDDY” AI-Powered virtual assistant for customers

The Federal Bank has launched “FEDDY”, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime.

FEDDY can be accessed via Alexa, Google Assistant and WhatsApp. It is integrated into Google Business Messaging, a first-of-its-kind by an Indian bank. Federal 24×7, which makes possible the opening of accounts through a video call to the bank.

Q.9. FDI limit in NPS fund managers has been hiked from 49% to ____.

NPS फंड मैनेजर्स में FDI की सीमा 49% से बढ़ाकर ____ कर दी गई है।

(a) 74%

(b) 77%

(c) 71%

(d) 73%

(e) 75%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. FDI limit in NPS fund managers hiked to 74% from 49%

The government notified a hike in the foreign direct investment limit in pension fund management to 74% from 49% under the national pension system (NPS).

This step is opening doors for experienced foreign partners in this space and facilitating more competition in the fledgling segment. Pension Fund Regulatory &Development Authority (PFRDA) Act links the FDI ceiling in the insurance sector.

Q.10. International Chess Day is observed every year on _______.

विश्व शतरंज दिवस हर साल _______ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 July / 19 जुलाई

(b) 20 July / 20 जुलाई

(c) 21 July / 21 जुलाई

(d) 22 July / 22 जुलाई

(e) 23 July / 23 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. 20 July: International Chess Day

The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, since 1966, to celebrate one of the most ancient and most popular games in history that promote fairness, equality, mutual respect and understanding among nations.

On July 20, 1924, at the eighth summer Olympic Games in Paris, France, FIDE (World Chess Federation) was founded. International Chess Day began as the founding day of the FIDE on the same day July 20 in 1966.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)?

एशियाप्रशांत आर्थिक सहयोग (APEC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) Singapore / सिंगापुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. New Zealand to host APEC 2021 virtually

New Zealand is the revolving host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. It is headquartered in Singapore.

Recently, New Zealand chaired an extraordinary meeting ahead of a formal meeting in November. US President Joe Biden, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and other world leaders met virtually. They discussed on collective actions to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impacts.

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