Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020 || 31 Jul 2020 ||

Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020

31 JUL 2020

(Q.01) Name the mobile app which was launched by Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan (during 14th foundation day of Ministry of Earth Science on July 27, 2020).
1) EcoSci
2) IndoWeather
3) AccuWeather
4) Mausam

Ans. :-(4) Mausam

On July 27, 2020, In the event of 14th Foundation day of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Earth Sciences launched the mobile app “Mausam” designed and developed by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)’s Digital Agriculture & Youth (DAY) team, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

(Q.02) Which state/UT government launched a free website portal named ‘Rozgaar Bazaar’ for job seekers, employers?
1) Agra
2) Bhopal
3) Chennai
4) Delhi

Ans. :-(4) Delhi

On July 27, 2020 the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal launched a free website http://jobs.delhi.gov.in named  ‘Rozgaar Bazaar 2020’ via video conference. The portal connects the job seekers and the recruiters on one platform. 

Aim- To boost the economy and employment in Delhi. 

(Q.03) When was the Income Tax day or Aaykar Diwas observed every year?
1) July 31
2) July 27
3) July 24
4) July 30

Ans. :-(3) July 24

24th July 2020 is marked as the 160th Income Tax day or Aaykar Diwas by the Income Tax Department. The Income Tax Day has been celebrated in India on 24th July since 2010. In 2010, The Income Tax Department declared July 24th as the annual Income Tax Day to mark the 150th year of this levy, the income tax was first imposed as a duty and came into force on 24th July 1860.

(Q.04) Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated annually on which date?
1) 27th July
2) 26th July
3) 31st July
4) 30th July

Ans. :-(2) 26th July

26th July 2020 is celebrated as the 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas which marks the 21st anniversary of India’s victory against Pakistan under Operation Vijay, launched to recapture the Indian Territories captured by the Intruders of Pakistani army in the Kargil Drass sector in 1999.

(Q.05) Which edition of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF)’s raising day was observed on July 27, 2020?
1) 82nd
2) 73rd
3) 79th
4) 85th

Ans. :-(1) 82nd

i.It  is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force and considered as India’s largest paramilitary force.

ii.It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India.

Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General– A P Maheshwari,IPS

(Q.06) Annabella Allan Short (@Annie Ross) who passed away recently is a renowned ________.
1) Jazz Singer
2) Actress
3) Folk Dancer
4) Both 1) and 2)

Ans. :-(4) Both 1) and 2)

Annabella Allan Short popularly known as ‘Annie Ross,’ a British-American jazz vocalist, and actress of the 1950s, passed away at the age 89 in New York, United States. She suffered from emphysema and heart disease. She was born on 25 July 1930, in London, United Kingdom.

(Q.07) Actor John Saxon who passed away in July 2020 belongs to which country?
1) Russia
2) France
3) UK
4) USA

Ans. :-(4) USA

American actor, John Saxon passed away at the age of 83 at his residence in Murfreesboro, Tennessee due to pneumonia. He was born on 5th August 1936 as Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. He won the Golden Globe Award for the new star of the year in 1958 for the movie “This Happy Feeling”.

(Q.08) Olivia de Havilland who passed away recently is a renowned _________.
1) Photographer
2) Actress
3) Choreographer
4) None Of The Above

Ans. :- (2) Actress

Olivia de Havilland, two time Oscar Winner died at the age of 104 in Paris, France. She was known as a doe-eyed actress. She was born on 1st July 1916, in Tokyo, Japan. She served as the last surviving lead of the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’. Olivia won an Oscar award for the movie ‘To Each His Own’ under the category Best supporting actress. Again in the year 1949 she won the second Oscar award for the movie “The Heiress’.

(Q.09) Name the person who written the book named “Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India”.
1) B.P. Kanungo
2) M. K. Jain
3) Viral V. Acharya
4) Shaktikanta Das

Ans. :-(3) Viral V. Acharya

The book titled “Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India” authored by former Reserve Bank of India(RBI) deputy governor Viral V. Acharya. The book portrays his quest to restore financial stability in India and offers a concrete plan for sustained improvement. The book is published by SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd.

(Q.10) Who authored the book titled “The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World”?
1) S. Subramanian
2) Vidya Rajaram
3) Anantha Narayanan
4) S Jaishankar

Ans. :-(4) S Jaishankar

The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World, a book authored by External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar, argues about the standards of India in the global order. The book was published under the HarperCollins India publications. The book centers about the three burdens that India’s foreign policy carries.

(Q.11) Indian railways has handed over the specifically modified 10 railway broad gauge locomotives to which country (July 2020)?
1) Nepal
2) Bangladesh
3) Bhutan
4) Maldives

Ans. :-(2) Bangladesh

Indian Railways handed over the specifically modified 10 railway broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh, which will help in handling the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh. All locomotives can attain speed of up to 120 km per hour and have a residual life of 28 years or more. The locomotives were flagged off virtually to Bangladesh by External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The year 2020 is marking the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman aka Bangabandhu, the first President of Bangladesh, who was born on March 17, 1920.

(Q.12) PM Modi virtually launched high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities at which Indian cities?
1) Kolkata
2) Mumbai
3) Noida
4) All the 1), 2) and 3)

Ans. :-(4) All the 1), 2) and 3)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida to increase the test capacity by 10000 tests per day in each city. The COVID-19 testing facilities are established in the national institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

(Q.13) Central government in collaboration with which world organization has decided to convert the area of ravines in the region of Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into cultivable land?
1) Food and Agriculture Organization
2) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
3) International Monetary Fund
4) World Bank

Ans. :-(4) World Bank

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare announced that the Central Government in collaboration with the World Bank has decided to convert the area of ravines in the region of Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into cultivable land. The decision was made through a virtual meeting with Adarsh Kumar, representative of the World Bank.

(Q.14) As per the report titled, “Implications of AI on the Indian Economy”, released by NASSCOM along with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and Google, a unit increase in Artificial Intelligence (AI) intensity can boost India’s GDP by ______%.
1) 2.25%
2) 2%
3) 2.5%
4) 2.75%

Ans. :-(3) 2.5%

According to The report titled, ’Implications of AI on the Indian Economy’ by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) along with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and Google, a unit increase in Artificial Intelligence(AI) intensity (measured as the ratio of AI to total sales in the firm) can result in a 2.5% increase in India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) in the immediate term.

(Q.15) NTPC Limited plans to establish solar power plant in which country (July 2020)?
1) Somalia
2) Sri Lanka
3) Tanzania
4) Mali

Ans. :-(2) Sri Lanka

Under the aegis of International Solar Alliance(ISA) NTPC Ltd, Largest power generation utility of India plans to establish solar power plants in Sri Lanka as a part of the strategy to exhibit the presence of India in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) amid China’s attempt to attract nations into the “Belt and Road” initiative.

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