Current Affairs Quiz 2nd August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 2nd August 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following will lead the Indian delegation at G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन G20 संस्कृति मंत्रियों की बैठक में भारतीय प्रतिनिधिमंडल का नेतृत्व करेगा?

(a) Meenakashi Lekhi / मीनाकाशी लेखी

(b) G Kishan Reddy / जी किशन रेड्डी

(c) V. Muraleedharan / वी मुरलीधरन

(d) Bharati Pravin Pawar / भारती प्रवीण पवार

(e) Arjun Ram Meghwal / अर्जुन राम मेघवाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Meenakashi Lekhi, the Minister of State for Culture of India participated in the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting on behalf of the Government of India.

The two-day meeting was hosted by Italy on July 29 and 30 July 2021, during their ongoing Presidency of G20 in 2021.

Q.2. PM Modi has launched the electronic voucher-based digital payment system “e-RUPI”, after which there will be no need for card, net banking to redeem vouchers. “e-RUPI” has been developed by which of the following?

पीएम मोदी ने इलेक्ट्रॉनिक वाउचरआधारित डिजिटल भुगतान प्रणाली RUPIलॉन्च की है, जिसके बाद वाउचर को भुनाने के लिए कार्ड, नेट बैंकिंग की कोई आवश्यकता नहीं होगी। RUPIनिम्नलिखित में से किसके द्वारा विकसित किया गया है?

(a) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(b) Securities and Exchange Board of India / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(c) National Payments Corporation of India / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम

(d) Indian Banks’ Association / भारतीय बैंक संघ

(e) Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology / बैंकिंग प्रौद्योगिकी में विकास और अनुसंधान संस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching e-RUPI on August 2. The electronic voucher-based digital payment system has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on its UPI platform.

E-Rupee is a cashless and contactless means of digital payment. It is a QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries. With the help of e-RUPI payment service, a user will be able to redeem the voucher without a card, digital payments app, or internet banking access.

Q.3. Which country has taken over from France to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August 2021?

अगस्त 2021 के महीने के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद (UNSC) की अध्यक्षता ग्रहण करने के लिए किस देश ने फ्रांस से पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) India / भारत

(d) China / चीन

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India takes over UNSC presidency for August 2021.

India took over from France to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August 2021.

This is the first presidency for India during its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian PM to preside over a meeting of the UNSC.

Q.4. Who among the following has been appointed as 25th Controller General of Accounts (CGA)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 25वें लेखा महानियंत्रक (CGA) के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Soma Roy Burman / सोमा रॉय बर्मन

(b) Deepak Das / दीपक दास

(c) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

(d) Girish Chandra Murmu / गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मु

(e) Sushil Chandra / सुशील चंद्र

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Deepak Das has taken over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on August 01, 2021. Prior to assuming charge of CGA, Mr Das served as the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

25th officer to hold the position of CGA. CGA is the account keeper of the government and derives its mandate from Article 150 of the Constitution.

Q.5. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Vice (Deputy) Chief of the Naval Staff?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे नौसेना स्टाफ के नए उप प्रमुख के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ravneet Singh / रवनीत सिंह

(b) Vivek Ram Chaudhari / विवेक राम चौधरी

(c) Rajesh Pendharkar / राजेश पेंढारकर

(d) SN Ghormade / एसएन घोरमडे

(e) B S Raju / बी एस राजू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade took over as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff from Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar on Saturday, who retired after 39 years of service.

Vice-Admiral Ghormade was appointed to the Navy on January 1, 1984 and is an expert in navigation and direction specialist. He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) by the President in 2017 and the Nausena Medal in 2007 by commendation of then Chief of the Naval Staff.

Q.6. Who has been named the winner of the prestigious National Lokmanya Tilak Award 2021?

प्रतिष्ठित राष्ट्रीय लोकमान्य तिलक पुरस्कार 2021 का विजेता किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Nageshwar Reddy / नागेश्वर रेड्डी

(b) N N Pillai / एन एन पिल्लै

(c) Shaji N M / शाजी एन एम

(d) Cyrus Poonawala / साइरस पूनावाला

(e) Thomas Vijayan / थॉमस विजयन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The founder of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune, businessman Cyrus Poonawalla has been named the winner of the prestigious National Lokmanya Tilak Award 2021.

He will be commended for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic and how his company helped save many lives by creating the Covishield vaccine and then making provided the medicine to the citizens of the country at an affordable price.

Q.7. ISRO-NASA joint mission NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) Satellite will be launched in which year?

इसरोनासा संयुक्त मिशन निसार (नासाइसरो सिंथेटिक एपर्चर रडार) उपग्रह किस वर्ष लॉन्च किया जाएगा?

(a) 2021

(b) 2022

(c) 2023

(d) 2024

(e) 2025

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The ISRO-NASA Joint Mission NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite, which aims to measure changes in the earth’s surface globally using advanced radar images, is scheduled to be launched in early 2023.

The main scientific goal of this mission is to improve understanding of the effects of climate change on the planet’s changing ecosystems, terrestrial and coastal processes, land deformation, and the cryosphere. NISAR is one of the important cooperation projects between ISRO and NASA.

Q.8. On which date National Mountain Climbing Day is observed every year?

हर साल राष्ट्रीय पर्वतारोहण दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 July / 29 जुलाई

(b) 30 July / 30 जुलाई

(c) 31 July / 31 जुलाई

(d) 1 August / 1 अगस्त

(e) 2 August / 2 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Mountain Climbing Day is observed annually on August 1. Mountains have major geographical significance in our day-to-day lives.  They are responsible for defining the natural borders of nations and landscapes. People who admire these elevated features often go hiking or climbing, sometimes at the risk of their lives.

The day was established in order to honour Bobby Matthews and his friend Josh Madigan, for successfully climbing the 46th peak of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.

Q.9. Name the Formula 1 race driver who has won the Hungarian GP 2021.

उस फॉर्मूला 1 रेस ड्राइवर का नाम बताइए जिसने हंगेरियन जीपी 2021 जीता है।

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(b) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(e) Esteban Ocon / एस्टेबन ओकोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Esteban Ocon, Alpine-Renault/ France, has won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2021, held on August 01, 2021, at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. This is the maiden F1 race win for Esteban Ocon.

Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin-Mercedes/Germany) came second. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) finished third.

Q.10. Where is the headquarters of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

भारत के राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Biswamohan Mahapatra (Non-Exe Chairman)

Dilip Asbe (MD & CEO)

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of United Nations Security Council?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945

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