July 2021

Current Affairs For (July 16, 2021)

  1. PM Modi has inaugurated International Cooperation & Convention Centre ‘Rudraksh’ in which city?

(A) Indore

(B) Varanasi

(C) Ranchi

(D) Lucknow

Answers With Explanation : (B) Prime Minister Modi recently inaugurated the International Cooperation & Convention Centre ‘Rudraksh’ in Varanasi. It has been made with the financial help of Japan. As many as 108 Rudraksh have been installed at the convention centre and its roof is shaped like a Shiva Linga.

  1. Who has been appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha?

(A) Piyush Goyal

(B) Amit Shah

(C) S Jaishankar

(D) Rajnath Singh

Answers With Explanation : (A) Recently, Union minister Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the leader of the house in Rajya Sabha. The first Leader of House in Rajya Sabha was N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar. Goyal replaces Thawar Chand Gehlot, who moved to Karnataka as the governor of the state following the recent cabinet reshuffle.

  1. Who is the composer of Tokyo Olympics cheer song “Hindustani Way”?

(A) A R Rahman

(B) Zakir Hussain

(C) Shobha Sekhar

(D) Shankar Mahadevan

Answers With Explanation : (A) Singer Ananya Birla has teamed up with music maestro AR Rahman to launch a cheer song for Indian sports personalities as they gear up for Tokyo Olympics. Titled “Hindustani Way”, the song has been sung by Ananya and composed by Rahman. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur launched the song.

  1. NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd will set up a single largest solar park in which state?

(A) Madhya Pradesh

(B) Odisha

(C) Tamil Nadu

(D) Gujarat

Answers With Explanation : (D) NTPC announced to set up country’s single largest solar park at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat following the go-ahead from the government. The 4,750-megawatt (MW) renewable energy park at Rann of Kutch in Khavada Gujarat will be set up by NTPC Renewable Energy ltd, the power giant said in a statement.

  1. Nitin Gadkari has recently inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 16 National Highway projects in which state?

(A) Sikkim

(B) Kerala

(C) Gujarat

(D) Manipur

Answers With Explanation : (D) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 16 national highway projects in Manipur with an investment of Rs 4,148 crores covering a total length of 298 kms. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the projects will provide all-weather connectivity to Manipur with the rest of the country and the neighbouring countries.

  1. Which banned Chinese fashion brand is set to re-enter India through Amazon?

(A) Club Factory


(C) Shein

(D) Ali Express

Answers With Explanation : (C) Banned Chinese fashion brand Shein is making a comeback in India through marketplace Amazon. The e-commerce platform that was extremely popular for its affordable and fashionable clothing will be re-launching on Amazon during their annual Prime Day sale.

  1. Which city hosted the SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting on July 14, 2021?

(A) Dushanbe

(B) Almaty

(C) Bishkek

(D) Tashkent

Answers With Explanation : (A) A meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)-Afghanistan contact group was held in Dushanbe on July 14, 2021. Jaishankar engaged with countries on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting held in Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe on July 13 and 14.

  1. How many people will take oath during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?

(A) 6

(B) 7

(C) 8

(D) 9

Answers With Explanation : (A) The number of oath-takers at the Olympics opening ceremony has been doubled from three to six for the Tokyo Games to ensure gender parity. The Olympic oath is taken by an athlete from the host county, on behalf of all the competitors and the ceremony also includes one coach and a judge.

  1. Name the author of the book “The Great Big Lion”.

(A) Eric Carle

(B) Kate DiCamillo

(C) Robert Munsch

(D) Chryseis Knight

Answers With Explanation : (D) Three years old Chryseis Knight authored the book “The Great Big Lion” and makes history to being one of the youngest authors in the world. “The Great Big Lion” is a story about lion and two children. It talks about friendship, inclusivity, wildlife conservation and the world of imagination.

  1. In which city of Gujarat India’s first 5-star hotel built over railway track has been built?

(A) Rajkot

(B) Gandhi Nagar

(C) Vadodara

(D) Mehsana

Answers With Explanation : (B) Prime Minister Modi recently inaugurated a newly-built 318-room five-star hotel atop the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station and various other development projects in Gujarat. The redevelopment of the existing railway station in Gandhinagar and construction of the five-star hotel on top of the station started in January 2017 after Modi performed their groundbreaking.

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