Daily Current Affairs : 21st July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  21st July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who has inaugurated India’s first public Electric Vehicle charging plaza in New Delhi?

नई दिल्ली में भारत के पहले सार्वजनिक इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन चार्जिंग प्लाजा का उद्घाटन किसने किया?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Raj Kumar Singh / राज कुमार सिंह 

(e) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh, inaugurated India’s first public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in the national capital on 20 July.

The charging plaza has been set up with a focus on enhancing energy efficiency and promoting e-mobility.

Q.2. Name the Union Minister of Food Processing who has e-inaugurated the Zoram Mega Food Park in Mizoram.

केंद्रीय खाद्य प्रसंस्करण मंत्री का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने मिजोरम में ज़ोरम मेगा फ़ूड पार्क का ई-उद्घाटन किया है।

(a) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Harsimrat Kaur Badal / हरसिमरत कौर बादल 

(d) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी

(e) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Minister of Food Processing Industries in the Government of India and Member Harsimrat Kaur Badal on 20th July inaugurated the Zoram Mega Food Park Ltd at Kolasib in Mizoram through virtual conference.

The Food Park built at a cost of Rs 75 crore and spread over 55 Acres of land will directly benefit over 25,000 farmers and will provide employment opportunities to over 5,000 people in the region.

Q.3. Which state has signed MoUs with 8 companies worth Rs 10,399 crore to set up their manufacturing units?

किस राज्य ने विनिर्माण इकाइयों को स्थापित करने के लिए 10,399 करोड़ रुपये की 8 कंपनियों के साथ समझौता ज्ञापनों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tamil Nadu on Wednesday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with eight companies to set up their manufacturing units in the state bringing an investment of Rs 10,399 crore.

The cumulative investment envisaged in the projects will create 13,507 jobs across the state in solar cells, data centres and industrial parks.

The MoUs will bring in investments in the areas of solar cells and modules manufacturing, agrotech and iron foundry, among others.

Q.4. With which ministry CBDT has signed an MoU to share data?

किस मंत्रालय के साथ CBDT ने डेटा साझा करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Ministry of Human Resource and Development / मानव संसाधन और विकास मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of External Affairs / विदेश मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Health and Welfare / स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Railways / रेल मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Income-Tax Department will start sharing data on depreciation, sales and gross turnover of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as reported in their ITRs with the Union MSME ministry.

‘The MoU comes into force from the date it was signed. Both the organisations will appoint Nodal Officers and Alternate Nodal Officers to facilitate the process of data exchange.

Q.5. Which of the following country has launched ‘Hope’ mission to Mars on Japanese rocket?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने जापानी रॉकेट पर होपमंगल मिशन लॉन्च किया है?

(a) United Arab Emirates / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(b) Qatar / कतर

(c) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(d) Egypt / मिस्र

(e) Sri Lanka / श्रीलंका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A mission called Hope, the Arab region’s first attempt to go interplanetary, is on its way to Mars. Hope blasted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center atop a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket on July 19. The spacecraft separated from the rocket about an hour after liftoff and was expected to deploy its solar panels to power the seven-month cruise to Mars.

Q.6. With which country’s Navy, India navy has conducted PASSEX Exercise?

किस देश की नौसेना के साथ भारत की नौसेना ने PASSEX एक्सरसाइज आयोजित किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Navy on July 20, conducted Passex (passing exercises) with the United States (US) Navy’s USS Nimitz, which is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

The cooperative exercises took place near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and transited through the Indian Ocean region. The Indian Navy had recently conducted similar passing exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and French Navy.

The US-India Passex (passing exercise) off the Andaman and Nicobar coast in Malacca Strait is going to send out a strong message to China

Q.7. Nomura has estimated India’s GDP growth at _____________ in FY21.

नोमुरा ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में _____________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -2.3%

(b) -5.7%

(c) -4.6%

(d) -3.1%

(e) -6.1%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Economic activity continues to remain weak and will lead to a (-)6.1 per cent contraction in India’s GDP in the FY 21, a Japanese brokerage Nomura said.

It estimated contractions of 5.6 per cent in September quarter, 2.8 per cent for December quarter and 1.4 per cent in the March quarter, which will give a full fiscal GDP at negative 6.1 per cent.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of SBI Cards?

SBI कार्ड्स के नए एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neeraj Dhawan / नीरज धवन

(b) Rana Kapoor / राणा कपूर

(c) Pinaki Ghose / पिनाकी घोस

(d) Ravneet Gill / रवनीत गिल

(e) Ashwini Kumar Tewari / अश्विनी कुमार तिवारी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SBI cards and Payment Services has named Ashwini Kumar Tewari as its new Managing Director and chief executive officer. He was nominated by parent State Bank of India for the position and his appointment will come into effect from August 1, 2020.

Q.9. ICC has postponed T20 World Cup scheduled to be played in October-November this year to 2022. Which country will host the ICC T20 World Cup?

ICC ने इस साल अक्टूबर-नवंबर में होने वाले T20 विश्व कप को 2022 तक के लिए टाल दिया है। ICC T20 विश्व कप की मेजबानी कौन सा देश करेगा?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) India / भारत

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The T20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia in October-November this year, has formally been postponed to 2022.

Besides deferring the T20 World Cup to October-November, 2022, the ICC Board also decided to push the 2023 ODI World Cup in India to October-November that year from February-March.

Q.10. Space Exploration Day is observed every year on ____________________.

हर साल ____________________ को अंतरिक्ष अन्वेषण दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 July / 18 जुलाई

(b) 19 July / 19 जुलाई

(c) 20 July / 20 जुलाई

(d) 21 July / 21 जुलाई

(e) 22 July / 22 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The annual holiday commemorates the anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon. On July 20, 1969, Americans astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the surface of the Moon. In 1984, the day was proclaimed a holiday by United States President Ronald Reagan.

Q.11. Actor Bijay Mohanty has passed away recently. From which state he belonged to?

अभिनेता बिजय मोहंती का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य से थे?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Odia actor Bijay Mohanty died at a private hospital here on Monday night following a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 70.

Q.12. Lalji Tandon has passed away recently. He was the governor of which state?

लालजी टंडन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य के राज्यपाल थे?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away on 21st July at the age of 85. Tandon had been hospitalised in Lucknow in June with breathing problems, difficulty in urination and fever. He was put on ventilator support on June 11.

In his career spanning five decades, Tandon served in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council for two terms from 1978 to 1984, and 1990-1996; as an MLA in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for three terms between 1996 to 2009; as MP in the 15th Lok Sabha; and Governor of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh

Q.13. What is the currency of UAE?

UAE की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Dinar / दीनार

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Rupiah / रूपिया

(d) Riyal / रियाल

(e) Dirham / दिरहम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Abu Dhabi

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham

Q.14. Who is the CEO of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) के सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Shashank Manohar / शशांक मनोहर

(b) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(c) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(d) Manu Sawhney / मनु साव्हने

(e) Mahim Verma / महिम वर्मा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CEO: Manu Sawhney

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