July 2021

Current Affairs For (July 21, 2021)

 

 

  1. Science Exploration Day is observed annually on which day?

(a) 16 July

(b) 17 July

(c) 18 July

(d) 20 July

Answers With Explanation : (D) Science Exploration Day (also called Moon Day) is marked every year on 20 July. It was on this day in 1969, the first humans to land on the Moon’s surface.

  1. Who among the following will be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously?

(a) Sumit Banerjee

(b) Amit Banerjee

(c) Shibaji Banerjee

(d) Sangeet Banerjee

Answers With Explanation : (C) Former India and Mohun Bagan shot-stopper Shibaji Banerjee, who famously denied Brazil’s legendary football player Pele from scoring a goal in an exhibition match in 1977, will be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously.

  1. The Federal Bank launched which of the following Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime?

(a) FABY

(b) FEBY

(c) FECBY

(d) FEDDY

Answers With Explanation : (D) The Federal Bank launched FEDDY, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime.

  1. The International Cricket Council (ICC) inducted _________, _______ and _______ as members at its 78th Annual General Meeting.

(a) Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Switzerland

(b) Mongolia, Turkey, and Switzerland

(c) Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Swaziland

(d) Mauritius, Tajikistan, and Switzerland

Answers With Explanation : (A) The International Cricket Council (ICC) inducted Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Switzerland as members at its 78th Annual General Meeting.

  1. Who is the author of the book “RSS: Building India Through SEWA”?

(a) Narendra Modi

(b) Amit Shah

(c) Ramesh Pokriyal

(d) Sudhanshu Mittal

Answers With Explanation : (D) BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal”s book on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has now been translated into Chinese language. “RSS: Building India Through SEWA”, which talks of RSS”s history, ideology and policies, and their subsequent impact on the nation, was brought out by Har-Anand Publications in 2019.

  1. Pension Fund Regulatory &Development Authority has allowed foreign companies to hold up to ________________stake in Pension funds.

(a) 45%

(b) 25%

(c) 49%

(d) 74%

Answers With Explanation : (D) Government notified a hike in the foreign direct investment limit in pension fund management to 74% from 49% under the national pension system (NPS), opening doors for experienced foreign partners in this space and facilitating more competition in the fledgling segment.

  1. Bank of Maharashtra has signed a MoU with _________ to boost ongoing developmental initiatives linked to priority sector lending in Maharashtra.

(a) SIDBI

(b) SEBI

(c) NABARD

(d) EXIM Bank

  1. Which of the following country has ended male guardian requirement for women attending hajj?

(a) Saudi Arabia

(b) UAE

(c) Qatar

(d) Oman

Answers With Explanation : (C) Bank of Maharashtra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) to boost ongoing developmental initiatives linked to priority sector lending in Maharashtra.

  1. Balika Panchayat successfully held at Kunariya village in ________.

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Gujarat

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Madhya Pradesh

Answers With Explanation : (A) According to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Saudi Arabia, women can now register for the annual Hajj pilgrimage without a male guardian (marham).

  1. Which of the following state will be the first state in India to issue educational documents using block chain technology?

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Kerala

(c) Karnataka

(d) Maharashtra

Answers With Explanation : (D) Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to issue educational documents using block chain technology. Forgery of documents is a serious concern for various educational and other institutions.

 

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