July 2021

Current Affairs For (July 28, 2021)

  1. Sohra is a town located in which Indian state/UT?

(A) Assam

(B) Arunachal Pradesh

(C) Meghalaya

(D) Madhya Pradesh

Answers With Explanation : (C) Sohra, also known as Cherrapunjee, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. The Union Home Minister Amit Shah, launched the Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign at Sohra. Amit Shah also inaugurated the Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme. This afforestation campaign will be run by the Meghalaya Government with the help of Assam Rifles.

  1. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) extended a loan of $250 million to which Indian bank, for affordable housing finance?


(B) ICICI Bank

(C) HDFC Bank

(D) Yes Bank

Answers With Explanation : (C) The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank group, has extended a loan of $250 million to HDFC Bank to boost affordable housing finance in India.Under the loan agreement, at least 25 per cent of the financing has been allocated for green affordable housing, which is expected to encourage this market in India. India still has an early stage of Green housing market, which needs strengthening.

  1. Which Indian organisation has rolled out a customised space-themed merchandise programme?





Answers With Explanation : (B) The Indian Space Research Organisation launched a customised space-themed merchandise programme. Recently eight companies have registered for partnership with ISRO, to undertake this programme. Interested persons will be able to purchase authorised products related to ISROs missions and work, such as scale models, T-shirts, space-themed educational games, science toys, among others. This brand promotion exercise will create awareness and interest among students, children and public, in space science and technology.

  1. The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) is observed on which date, in 2021?

(A) July 21

(B) July 25

(C) July 28

(D) July 31

Answers With Explanation : (B) The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) is observed 25 July 2021, co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the resolution on global drowning prevention on 28 April 2021. An estimated 236,000 people drown every year, and drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children aged 5-14 years.

  1. “Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” exhibition, which was inaugurated recently, is based on the life of which freedom fighter?

(A) Chandrasekhar Azad

(B) Bhagat Singh

(C) Subhash Chandra Bose

(D) Rani of Jhansi

Answers With Explanation : (A) Union Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal recently inaugurated the exhibition “Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” based on the life of the martyr ‘Chandrasekhar Azad’. The exhibition was inaugurated at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. This is a part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, to celebrate 75 years of our country’s freedom. A series of programs are being organised by Ministry of Culture for celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

  1. The historic Paseo del Prado boulevard and Retiro Park are among the newly inducted UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 2021. They are located in which city?

(A) Paris

(B) Italy

(C) Madrid

(D) Rome

Answers With Explanation : (C) The historic Paseo del Prado boulevard and Retiro Park of Madrid, in Spain has been granted the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on July 25, 2021.

  1. BS Yediyurappa has recently resigned as the Chief Minister of which state?

(A) Telangana

(B) Kerala

(C) Gujarat

(D) Karnataka

Answers With Explanation : (D)  Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has announced his resignation from the top post on July 26, 2021, when his government completed two years in the state, after being elected to power in 2019.

  1. The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem is an international celebration taking place every year on_________.

(A) 24 July

(B) 25 July

(C) 26 July

(D) 27 July

Answers With Explanation : (C) The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (or World Mangrove Day) is celebrated annually on 26 July to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.

  1. Singapore’s Sunseap Group will build world’s largest $2 billion worth floating solar farm in which of the following country?

(A) Indonesia

(B) Philippines

(C) Switzerland

(D) Myanmar

Answers With Explanation : (B) Singapore’s Sunseap Group says it plans to spend $2 billion to build the world’s largest floating solar farm and energy storage system in neighbouring Indonesian city Batam, which will double its renewable power generation capacity.

  1. Which of the following state is related to the Sohra Water Supply Scheme?

(A) Mizoram

(B) Manipur

(C) Assam

(D) Meghalaya

Answers With Explanation : (D) Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with chief minister Conrad K. Sangma inaugurated the much-awaited Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme at Sohra in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

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