Current Affairs Quiz 31st and 1st August 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Q.1. Which state Government has launched ‘Mission Niryatak Bano’ campaign to promote aspiring exporters in the state?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य में इच्छुक निर्यातकों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए मिशन निर्देशक बनोअभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The Rajasthan government’s industries department and the Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) have launched the ‘Mission Niryatak Bano’ campaign to promote aspiring exporters in the state.

The campaign is aimed at registering and handholding the local traders willing to expand their business to foreign countries, in six steps.

Q.2. What was the Revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July 2021?

जुलाई 2021 में माल और सेवा कर (जीएसटी) से कितना राजस्व एकत्र किया गया था?

(a) ₹1.23 lakh crore / ₹ 1.23 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.16 lakh crore / ₹ 1.16 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.03 lakh crore / ₹ 1.03 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.37 lakh crore / ₹ 1.37 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.41 lakh crore / ₹ 1.41 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. GST collection recovers to a 3-month high of Rs 1.16 lac Cr. in July.

The Goods and services tax (GST) collection recovered to a three-month high in July, exceeding the Rs 1.1 trillion mark, as economic activity resumed with most states easing Covid-19 restrictions, official data showed on 1 August.

The GST mop-up in July stood at Rs 1,16,393 crore, as against Rs 92,849 crore in June, according to the data released by the finance ministry.

Q.3. Project “Bamboo Oasis on Drought Lands” (BOLD) in Udaipur, Rajasthan has been launched by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and which of the following security force?

परियोजना बम्बू ओएसिस ऑन द्रोट लैंड्स” (BOLD) उदयपुर, राजस्थान में खादी और ग्रामोद्योग आयोग (KVIC) और निम्नलिखित में से किस सुरक्षा बल द्वारा शुरू की गई है?

(a) National Security Guard (NSG) / राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा गार्ड (NSG)

(b) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) / केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF)

(c) Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) / भारत तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस (ITBP)

(d) Border Security Force (BSF) / सीमा सुरक्षा बल (BSF)

(e) National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) / राष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रतिक्रिया बल (NDRF)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Project “Bamboo Oasis on Drought Lands” (BOLD) by KVIC and BSF.

The project called “Bamboo Oasis on Drought Lands” (BOLD) is the first exercise of its kind in India and was launched on July 4, 2021 from the tribal village of Nichla Mandwa in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Project Bold is a one-of-a-kind scientific exercise with the dual national goals of reducing desertification and providing livelihood and multi-disciplinary rural industry.

Q.4. Which of the following company has launched ‘AI For All’ initiative in collaboration with CBSE, Ministry of Education?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने सीबीएसई, शिक्षा मंत्रालय के सहयोग से एआई फॉर ऑलपहल शुरू की है?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Intel in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education, announced the launch of the AI For All initiative with the purpose of creating a basic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) for everyone in India.

Based on Intel’s AI For Citizens program, AI For All is a 4-hour, self-paced learning program that demystifies AI in an inclusive manner.

Q.5. Who among the following will get prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan award 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे प्रतिष्ठित महाराष्ट्र भूषण पुरस्कार 2021 मिलेगा?

(a) Asha Bhonsle / आशा भोंसले

(b) S P Balasubramaniam / एस पी बालासुब्रमण्यम

(c) Chhannulal Mishra / छन्नूलाल मिश्रा

(d) Usha Mangeshkar / उषा मंगेशकर

(e) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The Maharashtra Bhushan Selection Committee chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has unanimously selected legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle for the prestigious award.

Asha Bhosle is best known for her playback singing in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire.

Q.6. In India, “Muslim Women Rights Day” is observed across the country on ________________.

भारत में, “मुस्लिम महिला अधिकार दिवसदेश भर में _________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 August / 1 अगस्त

(b) 2 August / 2 अगस्त

(c) 3 August / 3 अगस्त

(d) 4 August / 4 अगस्त

(e) 5 August / 5 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. “Muslim Women Rights Day” will be observed across the country tomorrow 1st August 2021, to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.

Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here that the Government enacted the law against Triple Talaq on 1st August, 2019 which has made the social malpractice of Triple Talaq a criminal offense.

Q.7. Who among the following has won bronze by beating He Bingjiao of China in women’s Badminton singles of Tokyo Olympics?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने टोक्यो ओलंपिक के महिला बैडमिंटन एकल में चीन की ही बिंगजियाओ को हराकर कांस्य पदक जीता है?

(a) Saina Nehwal / साइना नेहवाल

(b) Srikanth Kidambi / श्रीकांत किदांबी

(c) Sania Mirza / सानिया मिर्जा

(d) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

(e) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu beat China’s eighth seed He Bingjiao in women’s singles bronze medal match on Sunday in Tokyo. She wins 21-13, 21-15. Sindhu becomes the first Indian female Olympian to win two medals.

In 2016 Rio Games, she had won the silver medal.

Q.8. Isuru Udana has announced retirement recently. He has played for which country’s cricket team?

इसुरु उदाना ने हाल ही में संन्यास की घोषणा की है। वह किस देश की क्रिकेट टीम के लिए खेल चुके हैं?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) India / भारत

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Sri Lanka National Player Isuru Udana announced his retirement from national duties, with immediate effect.

Udana has represented Sri Lanka in 21 ODIs and 35 T20I matches and picked 18 and 27 respectively. He also scored 237 and 256 runs in the two formats with the highest scores of 78 and 84.

Q.9. Name the World Masters gold medal winner track-and-field player who has passed away recently.

विश्व मास्टर्स स्वर्ण पदक विजेता ट्रैकएंडफील्ड खिलाड़ी का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Man Kaur / मान कौर

(b) Surat Singh Mathur / सूरत सिंह माथुर

(c) Dingko Singh / डिंग्को सिंह

(d) Anerood Jugnauth / अनिरुद्ध जगन्नाथ

(e) Kanupriya / कनुप्रिय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Six-time world masters championship gold medallist and multiple Asian Masters Championship medallist athlete 105-year-d old Man Kaur breathed her last at a Dera Bassi Hospital near Mohali on 31st August.

Born on March 1, 1916, Kaur was known as the “Miracle Mom from Chandigarh.” She shot to fame after winning the 100 metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017.

Q.10. 36th edition of CORPAT between India and which country has begun in the Indian Ocean region?

भारत और किस देश के बीच CORPAT का 36 वां संस्करण हिंद महासागर क्षेत्र में शुरू हुआ है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) India / भारत

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The 36th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia is being held on 30 and 31 July 2021, in the Indian Ocean region.

The basic aim of CORPAT is to keep the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade and conduct of legitimate maritime activities.

Q.11. Former bowler Mike Hendrick passed away recently. He was from which country?

पूर्व गेंदबाज माइक हेंड्रिक का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश से थे?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Former England and Derbyshire bowler, Mike Hendrick has passed away.

Hendrick, who took 770 wickets in 267 first-class matches and 35 wickets in 22 ODIs for his country between 1974 and 1981, was also the first professional coach of Ireland.

Q.12. Who is the present Director General of Border Security Force (BSF)?

सीमा सुरक्षा बल (BSF) के वर्तमान महानिदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) Udayan Banerjee / उदयन बनर्जी

(b) K F Rustamji / के एफ रुस्तमजी

(c) Surjeet Singh Deswal / सुरजीत सिंह देशवाल

(d) Rakesh Asthana / राकेश अस्थाना

(e) Rajesh Ranjan / राजेश रंजन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Rakesh Asthana is the chief of the Border Security Force (BSF).

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