July 2021

Current Affairs For (July 19, 2021)

  1. The Northern Alliance fought a defensive war against which of the following?

(A) Terrorist groups

(B) Myanmar government

(C) Chinese government

(D) Taliban government

Answers With Explanation : (D) India is welcome to continue its aid and reconstruction work in Afghanistan after a government with the Taliban comes to power. But recently Taliban warns Indian military to not support Afghan government. The Northern Alliance fought a defensive war against the Taliban government. They received support from India, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Tajikistan and others, while the Taliban were backed, armed & trained by Pakistan Army.

  1. Vidisha city, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

(A) Bihar

(B) Jharkhand

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Arunachal Pradesh

Answers With Explanation : (C)  Prime Minister Modi conveyed grief over Vidisha tragedy in Madhya Pradesh where at least four people were killed after falling into a 40-feet-deep well. Vidisha (formerly known as Bhelsa and known as Besnagar in ancient times) is a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

  1. Which of the following ministry recently enabled map services in UMANG App?

(A) Ministry of Home affairs

(B) Ministry of Civil Aviation

(C) Ministry of Electronics & IT

(D) Ministry of Earth Science

Answers With Explanation : (C) The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has integrated services of domestic navigation company Map my India to help people locate government facilities on the digital maps. Ministry of Electronics & IT has enabled map services in “UMANG App ” through an MOU with Map my India.

  1. Who recently installed the six medical oxygen plants in various parts of Uttar Pradesh?

(A) ICMR

(B) DRDO

(C) Reliance

(D) Radico Khaitan

Answers With Explanation : (D) The Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated one of the six medical oxygen plants, installed by Radico Khaitan in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, at the Community Health Centre, Bilaspur in Rampur. Radico Khaitan Ltd. is an Indian company that manufactures industrial alcohol, Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), country liquor and fertilizers. It is the fourth largest Indian liquor company.

  1. Which company has agreed to invest $100 million in logistics services provider Delhivery?

(A) TATA

(B) Reliance

(C) FedEx

(D) Google

Answers With Explanation : (C) FedEx Express has agreed to invest $100 million in logistics services provider Delhivery, one of India’s unicorn startups that are set to go public soon. As part of the agreement, FedEx Express will enter into a long-term commercial pact with SoftBank-backed Delhivery.

  1. Name the digital platform which was launched to facilitate farmers to get ‘right information at right time’ recently?

(A) Kisan Sarathi

(B) Kisan Suvidha

(C) Pusa Krishi

(D) MKisan Application

Answers With Explanation : (A) Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw jointly launched the digital platform namely ‘KisanSarathi’ in order to facilitate farmers to get ‘right information at right time’ in their desired language.

  1. Who chaired the 36th Executive Committee meeting of NMCG?

(A) Pranav Sinha

(B) Anand Vartaman

(C) Rajiv Ranjan Mishra

(D) Satish Kishan Gupta

Answers With Explanation : (C) The Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Shri Rajiv Ranjan Mishra chaired the 36th Executive Committee meeting of NMCG and approved new projects for rejuvenation of 6 polluted river stretches in Uttarakhand.

  1. Which ministry has notified the jurisdiction of Godavari River Management Board and Krishna River Management Board?

(A) Ministry of Finance

(B) Ministry of Jal Shakti

(C) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

(D) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Answers With Explanation : (B) The Ministry of Jal Shakti has notified the jurisdiction of Godavari River Management Board and Krishna River Management Board. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014 (APRA) contains provisions for the effective management of river waters in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

  1. Who inaugurated “Aiming for Sustainable Habitat: New Initiatives in Building Energy Efficiency 2021”?

(A) Narendra Modi

(B) Amit Shah

(C) R.K. Singh

(D) Rajnath Singh

Answers With Explanation : (C) Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K. Singh recently inaugurated “Aiming for Sustainable Habitat: New Initiatives in Building Energy Efficiency 2021” which was launched by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). Specifying code compliance approaches and minimum energy performance requirements for building services, and verification framework with Eco Niwas Samhita 2021.

  1. Who recently released the 9th Integrated Ratings for State Power Distribution Utilities?

(A) Nirmala Sitharaman

(B) Subhas Sarkar

(C) R.K. Singh

(D) Parimal Suklabaidya

Answers With Explanation : (C) Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh recently released 9th Integrated Ratings for State Power Distribution Utilities. The Minister appreciated that the Ninth Annual Integrated Rating exercise covering 41 State Power Distribution Utilities for the rating period FY 2019-20 has been completed with the enthusiastic participation of all the utilities.

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