July 2021

Current Affairs For (July 15, 2021)

  1. Which state government has collaborated with Google to launch a real-time bus tracking system?

(A) Gujarat

(B) Punjab

(C) Haryana

(D) Delhi

Answers With Explanation : (D) The Delhi government has collaborated with Google to launch a system that will enable commuters to track bus locations, arrival and departure times and routes on a real-time basis on their smartphones. The users will also be able to get an estimate of how long their trip is going to take. 

  1. Who is the current Attorney General of India?

(A) KK Venugopal

(B) Tushar Mehta 

(C) Manoj Mukund Naravane

(D) Bipin Rawat

Answers With Explanation : (A) The 15th and current Attorney General of India is K. K. Venugopal. He was reappointed by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2020. He had been first appointed to the post on June 30, 2017.

  1. Which payment system has been barred from issuing new cards from July 22?

(A) Mastercard

(B) Visa

(C) Rupay

(D) None of the Above

Answers With Explanation : (A) The Reserve Bank of India on July 14, 2021 barred Mastercard Asia / Pacific Pte Ltd (Mastercard) from issuing new credit, debit and prepaid cards with effect from July 22 for its failure to comply with its data storage norms.

  1. Asia’s first national dolphin research centre will be built in which Indian city?

(A) Patna 

(B) Varanasi

(C) Kokata

(D) Prayagraj

Answers With Explanation : (A) India and Asia’s first National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will be set up on the banks of the River Ganges in the Patna University campus in Bihar. The work on the centre is expected to begin after the monsoon season. 

  1. India’s largest solar park will be built in which state?

(A) Telangana

(B) Gujarat

(C) Andhra Pradesh

(D) Karnataka

Answers With Explanation : (B) India’s largest solar power park of 4.75 Gigawatt (Gw) is set to come up in Rann of Kutch in Khavada, Gujarat. The renewable energy park will be built by the largest power producer of the country, NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of NTPC.

  1. Which nation has become the second country to adopt India’s BHIM-UPI?

(A) Malaysia

(B) Maldives

(C) Mauritius

(D) Bhutan

Answers With Explanation : (D) Bhutan has become the second country after Singapore to have BHIM-UPI acceptance at merchant locations. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Finance Minister of Bhutan Lyonpo Namgay Tshering launched BHIM-UPI in Bhutan on July 13, 2021, through a virtual ceremony.

  1. Which nation’s Parliament has passed a bill that criminalizes torture and prevents custodial killings?

(A) Pakistan

(B) Myanmar

(C) Bangladesh 

(D) Sri Lanka 

Answers With Explanation : (A) Pakistan’s Parliament on July 12, 2021, passed a bill that criminalizes torture and prevents custodial killings by the police or other government officials. The Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment) Bill, 2021 was adopted by the Senate, the Upper House of the bicameral parliament.

  1. Which year was sedition law inserted into Section 124A of IPC?

(A) 1870

(B) 1947

(C) 1950

(D) 1951

Answers With Explanation : (A) The sedition law was then borrowed and inserted into Section 124A of IPC in 1870, by the British. The sedition law was used in India to convict and sentence freedom fighters. It was first used to prosecute Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1897.

  1. Which company developed New Shepard launch system, which got flying approval recently?

(A) Virgin Galactic

(B) Blue Origin

(C) SpaceX

(D) Boeing

Answers With Explanation : (B) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a Blue Origin license to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space. Former Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is set to fly to the edge of space on Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage on July 20.

  1. Who recently launched AI- powered grievance management application?

(A) Amit Shah

(B) Narendra Modi

(C) Rajnath Singh

(D) Piyush Goyal

Answers With Explanation : (C) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently launched an Artificial Intelligence-powered grievance management application in New Delhi. The system was developed by Ministry of Defence with the cooperation of IIT-Kanpur.

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