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CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 July: Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers
1. Which among the following tool received the CogX 2020 award?
a) Aarogya Sethu App
b) MyGov Corona Helpdesk
c) COVID-19 Medal
d) ACT-Accelerator
Answer b) MyGov Corona Helpdesk. MyGov Corona was awarded under the categories ‘Best Innovation for Covid-19 – Society’ and ‘People’s Choice Covid-19 Overall Winner’.

2. Who introduced qkdSim toolkit to ensure safety in secure quantum communication
c) RRI
d) ARI
Answer c) RRI. RRI, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), has launched Quantum Key Distribution or QKD. The qkdSim simulation toolkit aims to ensure safety in secure quantum communication platforms.

3. When do we observe National Doctor’s Day?
a) July 01
b) July 04
c) July 08
d) July 17
Answer a) July 01.

4. What is the theme for National Doctor’s Day 2020?
a) To express gratitude towards the doctors
b) Encourage their work towards COVID 19
c) Treat them as God
d) Lessen the Mortality of COVID 19
Answer d) Lessen the Mortality of COVID 19.

5. World’s first-ever Online B.Sc. Degree in Programming and Data Science launched
by which institute?
a) Princeton University
b) Yale University
c) Harvard University
d) IIT Madras
Answer d) IIT Madras. The World’s first-ever Online B.Sc. Degree in Programming and Data Science is prepared and to be offered by the Indian Institute of Technology(IIIT) Madras.

6. Who has become the first female officer to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Pakistan Army?
a) Noorthin Saif
b) Nigar Johar
c) Sanam Nisha
d) Althaf Ameera
Answer b) Nigar Johar. In 2017, she became the third female officer in the Pakistan Army to hold the rank of Major General. 

7. Which organisation has announced fresh OMO for the sale and purchase of Government Securities?
c) RBI
d) SBI
Answer c) RBI. The RBI will conduct the sale and purchase of government securities on July 2, 2020, of Rs 10,000 crore each.

8. Which bank has launched ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers?
a) Axis Bank
b) IDFC Bank
c) HDFC Bank
d) Equitas Bank
Answer c) HDFC Bank. HDFC Bank announced the launch of ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers all over India.

9. Who has been appointed as the next lieutenant-governor of Alberta?
a) Zaheer Khan
b) Salma Lakhani
c) Julie D"Souza
d) Farah Cruz
Answer b) Salma Lakhani. The Liberal government has named Salma Lakhani as next lieutenant-governor of Alberta, making her the first-ever Muslim to hold the ceremonial position in Canadian history.

10. Where is the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) located?
a) Bihar
b) Assam
c) Odisha
d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer b) Assam. Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) located in Lahowal in Dibrugarh district of Assam has successfully isolated the SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, virus becoming the fourth such facility in the country to achieve the feat.

11. Who launched Accelerate Vigyan to strengthen scientific research mechanism?
d) DST
Answer c) SERB. Department of Science and Technology’s (DST’s) Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a scheme named ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ on 1st July 2020.

12. Who has been appointed India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva?
a) Rishabh Nath
b) Preethi Reddy
c) Abhimanyu Dev
d) Indra Mani Pandey
Answer d) Indra Mani Pandey. In the Ministry of External Affairs, Indra Mani Pandey is currently serving as the Additional Secretary.

13. ‘Hamara Ghar Hamara Vidyalaya’ campaign launched by which Indian state?
a) Maharastra
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Odisha
Answer c) Madhya Pradesh. The campaign will begin on 6th July 2020.

14. Intel Capital has bought how much equity stake in Reliance Jio?
a)0.39 per cent
b)0.89 per cent
c)1.02 per cent
d)2.35 per cent
Answer a) 0.39 per cent. With this investment, equity value in Jio Platforms rose to Rs 4.91 lakh crore, while Rs 5.16 lakh crore its enterprise value.

15. Which Indian cricketer has been named as India’s most valuable Test player in the 21st century by the Wisden magazine?
a) Rohit Sharma
b) Ravinder Jadeja
c) Virat Kholi
d) Suresh Raina
Answer b) Ravinder Jadeja. Flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been named as India’s most valuable Test player in the 21st century by the Wisden magazine.

16. With which country, India formed 50:50 Joint Venture Company for LPG business?
a) Indonesia
b) Spain
c) Italy
d) Bangladesh
Answer d) Bangladesh. The agreement was signed between the IOC Middle East FZE, Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and RR Holdings Ltd., Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the holding company of Beximco LPG of Bangladesh.

17. Who is appointed as the Director of Finance in the Government-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC)?
a) N.B. Gupta
b) Usha Ananthasubramanian
c) Parminder Chopra
d) Narinder Singh
Answer c) Parminder Chopra. Power Finance Corporation (PFC) announced Parminder Chopra as Director (Finance) of the company, succeeding NB Gupta, who superannuated on June 30 2020.

18. Who has taken oath as caretaker Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
a) Anandiben Patel
b) Lalji Tandon
c) Sree Muktha
d) Jeevan Mishra
Answer a) Anandiben Patel. She was given additional charge as MP Governor following the illness of incumbent Governor Lalji Tandon. She will serve as Governor until incumbent MP Governor Tandon’s health improves.

19. When do we observe World UFO day?
a) June 14
b) June 28
c) July 02
d) July 06
Answer c) July 02. On July 2nd, the world celebrates World UFO Day to create awareness about Unidentified Flying Objects and alien life forms.

20. Oxford topper Baisali Mohanty appointed as United Nations Policy Officer, belongs to which India State?
a) Odisha
b) Himachal Pradesh
c) Manipur
d) Haryana
Answer a) Odisha. Odia girl Baisali Mohanty who brought laurel to the state winning the prestigious High Profile Achievement Award as the best graduate student at Oxford University, England has again done Odisha proud being appointed as United Nations Policy Officer.

21. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Board of Films Certification (CBFC)?
a) Sugumar Rajan
b) Ravinder Bhakar
c) Anurag Srivastava
d) Vinoth Ameer
Answer b) Ravinder Bhakar. He is a 1999 batch officer of Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS). He will replace Anurag Srivastava.

22. Who has become the first African country to submit REDD+ results to the UNFCCC?
a) Kenya
b) Tanzania
c) Rwanda
d) Uganda
Answer d) Uganda. Uganda has become the first African country to submit REDD+ results to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), paving the way to potential results-based payments.

23. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)?
a) Mukhund Dhuniya
b) Balram
c) Mohan Vajraman
d) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya
Answer d) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya took charge as the new chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Prior to his elevation, Vaidya was the Director (Refineries) on the IOC Board, since October 2019. He succeeds Sanjiv Singh, who has superannuated from the services of the Corporation on June 30.

24. Which company's vaccine has become the 2nd Indigenously developed vaccine to get the permission of the DCGI for human clinical trials?
a) Biocon
b) MyLab
c) Zydus Healthcare
d) Cipla limited
Answer c) Zydus Healthcare. Zydus Healthcare’s COVID-19 vaccine become the 2nd Indigenously developed vaccine to get the permission of the DCGI for human clinical trials after Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN.

25. Who started the Drug Discovery Hackathon?
a) Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD’s) Innovation Cell (MIC)
b) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
c) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
d) All the above
Answer d) All the above. Drug Discovery Hackathon is a joint initiative of the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD’s) Innovation Cell (MIC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is supported by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), MyGov, and other private players.

26. Who inaugurated the Urban Forest at ITO metro station, Delhi?
a) Prakash Javadekar
b) CAG Rajiv Mehri
c) Piyush Goyal
d) a & b
Answer d) a & b. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar along with CAG Rajiv Mehri inaugurated the dense urban forest. The forest has been created in a park adjacent to the ITO metro station, Delhi.

27. Which state government has announced monthly stipend of Rs. 3000 for the lawyers?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka
d) Andhra Pradesh
Answer b) Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu government on July 2 announced a monthly stipend of Rs. 3000 for the lawyers for the time period of two years. The decision has been taken to help them overcome financial difficulties at the time of the crisis.

28. India stands at which position in the world in terms of foreign exchange reserves?
a) 10th
b) 9th
c) 6th
d) 5th
Answer d) 5th. India’s foreign exchange reserves, which currently stand at more than USD  500 billion, are the fifth largest in the world after China, Japan, Switzerland and Russia, as per the International Monetary Fund.

29. Who has been conferred the P.C. Mahalanobis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to official statistics?
a) CM Bodge
b) Rajnish Kant
c) C. Rangarajan
d) Nagulan Jaidev
Answer c) C. Rangarajan. Dr. Rangarajan was given the award on the Statistics Day on June 29, at a function held in virtual mode.

30. Who launched the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App?
a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
b) Niti Aayog
c) Ministry of Science & Technology
d) a & b
Answer d) a & b. The innovation challenge aims at encouraging tech & startup communities to create world-class Made in India Apps. Under the challenge, innovators are invited to develop apps in eight categories.

31. Fit Hai to Hit Hai India is launched for ________.
a) Schoolchildren
b) Athletes
c) Youth
d) Adults
Answer a) School Children. The Fit India Talks sessions are being organized in association with the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

32. Zoya Khan is India’s first transgender operator of a Common Service Centre (CSC), belongs to which Indian State?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Assam
d) Odisha
Answer b) Gujarat. Her vision is to support the transgender community in making them digitally literate and give them better opportunities,” he added.

33. Sports Ministry to launch TOPS for Junior Athletes, What is the full form of TOPS?
a) Training of Opium Podium Scheme
b) Target Operation Process Scheme
c) Target Opium Podium Scheme
d) Target Operation Podium Scheme
Answer c) Target Opium Podium Scheme. The scheme will groom the junior athletes for 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

34. When is the International Day of Cooperatives observed?
a) 4 July
b) 7 July
c) 9 July
d) 10 July
Answer a) 4 July. The day aims to raise awareness of cooperatives and extend the partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other organizations.

35. Who inaugurated Dhamma Chakra Day?
a) Ram Nath Kovind
b) M. Venkaiah Naidu
c) Narendra Modi
d) Tenzin Gyatso
Answer a) Ram Nath Kovind.

36. AIR to broadcast its first-ever ‘News Magazine’ programme in which language?
a) Tamil
b) Hindi
c) Marathi
d) Sanskrit
Answer d) Sanskrit. The All India Radio (AIR) will broadcast its first-ever ‘News Magazine’ programme in Sanskrit on Saturday which will have news from the world of Sanskrit and prominent developments of the week, a statement said.

37. Which country has become the first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear?
a) Sweden
b) Geneva
c) Germany
d) Italy
Answer c) Germany. Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday envision shutting down the last coal-fired power plant by 2038 and spending some 40 billion euros ($45 billion) to help affected regions cope with the transition.

38. Who launched Elyments, First Indian Social Media Super App?
a) PM Modi
b) P Jaishankar
c) Venkaiah Naidu
d) Nirmala Sitharaman
Answer c) Venkaiah Naidu. Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu is to launch Elyments, the first Indian Social Media Super App, on 5th July 2020. More than 1000 IT professionals jointly created the indigenous first social media super-app.

39. Who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for UK India Business Council?
a) Harinder Reddy
b) Joshua M
c) Samuel John
d) Jayant Krishna
Answer d) Jayant Krishna. He takes over from Richard Heald, OBE who held the position at the Council for a term of 10 years. Heald will step into the role of Chair from September 1, 2020.

40. Who is the new Prime minister of France?
a) Emmanuel Macron
b) Morris Johnson
c) Edouard Philippe
d) Jean Castex
Answer d) Jean Castex. French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s reopening strategy after the coronavirus lockdown, as the country’s new prime minister, according to the Elysee Palace.

41. Which city will get the world’s 3rd largest cricket stadium with 75,000 capacity?
a) Paris
b) Jaipur
c) Rome
d) Chennai
Answer b) Jaipur. Sharma informed that this will be the third-largest stadium after the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad and the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. While Motera has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh, the MCG can accommodate 1.02 lakh spectators.

42. Who has been appointed Head Coach Of Puducherry Cricket Team?
a) Aavishkar Salvi
b) SreeShanth
c) Balaji
d) Muthaiah Muralidharan
Answer a) Aavishkar Salvi. The development was confirmed by a Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) official who also informed that former Mumbai first-class cricketer Onkar Khanvilkar will be an assistant coach and former Rajasthan keeper Dishant Yagnik will don the role of a fielding coach.

43. Asia’s Largest Solar Plant will be inaugurated by which country?
a) India
b) China
c) Russia
d) Japan
Answer a) India. This was informed on 5th July 2020 by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan. To date, the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is the largest single-site solar power projects in India and also in Asia.

44. With Which country, India signed 5 MoUs for Developing Educational Infrastructure?
a) Indonesia
b) Afghanistan
c) Myanmar
d) Bangladesh
Answer b) Afghanistan. The 5 MoUs consisted of Tripartite Agreements that were signed between the Government of India, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education.

45. ‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020’ launched by Which Indian State?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Odisha
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Maharastra
Answer c) Uttar Pradesh. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated a programme under which the State Government of Uttar Pradesh has set a target to plant more than 25 crore sapling across the state.

46. World’s Largest COVID-19 Treatment Facility Inaugurated in Which city?
a) Texas
b) Wuhan
c) Moscow
d) New Delhi
Answer d) New Delhi. 10,000 bed Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) was inaugurated in New Delhi on 5th July 2020.

47. ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ Social Media Campaign by Madhya Pradesh for?
a) Covid Affected People
b) Tourism
c) Street Vendors
d) All the above
Answer b) Tourism. The name of the campaign is ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ meaning ‘Waiting for You’. The campaign will be conducted by describing the characteristics of the tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh through photographs and videos.

48. Who has been appointed as Director General Railway Health Services (DG RHS)?
a) Bishnu Prasad
b) Vishnu Raj
c) Yash Pandit
d) Maridas Vishagan
Answer a) Bishnu Prasad. He joined at the apex post of the Health Department in the Railway Board. Prior to this, Dr. Nanda was serving as Principal Chief Medical Director, Southern Railway.

49. According to the UN Report, what is the rank of India in contributor to e-waste in
a) First
b) Second
c) Third
d) Fourth
Answer c) Third. India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was third.

50. According to the UN Report, which country topped in contributor to e-waste in 2019?
a) USA
b) UK
c) Japan
d) China
Answer d) China. China was the biggest contributor to e-waste in the world, contributing10.1 million tonnes of e-waste. The United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes.

51. When do we observe World Zoonoses Day?
a) July 01
b) July 03
c) July 06
d) July 08
Answer c) July 06. World Zoonoses Day is held every year on July 6. The day commemorates July 6, 1885, when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against Rabies virus, a zoonotic disease.

52. What is the theme for World Zoonoses Day 2020?
a) Raises awareness for the risk of zoonotic diseases
b) Maintain Healthy lifestyle
c) Social distance for all time
d) None of these
Answer a) Raises awareness for the risk of zoonotic diseases.

53. Ennio Morricone who passed away at 91, is associated with which field?
a) Cinema
b) Sports
c) Science
d) None of these
Answer a) Cinema. He had composed the score for ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ which is considered to be one of the most influential soundtracks in history.

54. Who has been appointed as the 1st Chairman of the International Financial Services
Centre Authority (IFSCA)?
a) Injeti Srinivas
b) Sabarish Purushothaman
c) Vijaya Prabhakar
d) Rahul Mishra
Answer a) Injeti Srinivas. Retired 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the Odisha Cadre- Injeti Srinivas has been appointed as the 1st Chairman of the International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) on 6th July 2020.

55. Ofek-16 satellite belongs to which country?
a) Russia
b) Japan
c) Israel
d) India
Answer c) Israel. This is the 12th Satellite launched by Israel under its Ofek family of satellites. The Ofek-16 Satellite was launched as a payload of the rocket- Shavit 2.

56. Ofek-16 is an______________.
a) Optimum frame electronic Kindle satellite
b) Optoelectronic reconnaissance (intelligence) satellite
c) Optosense electronic satellite
d) Optic sensor kindle satellite
Answer b) Optoelectronic reconnaissance (intelligence) satellite. This is the 12th Satellite launched by Israel under its Ofek family of satellites. The Ofek-16 Satellite was launched as a payload of the rocket- Shavit 2. Ofek-16 is an optoelectronic reconnaissance (intelligence) satellite.

57. Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in which state?
a) Odisha
b) Assam
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer b) Assam. After months of Controversy, the Assam State Government has decided for the up-gradation of the status of the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park.

58. Who has become India’s 66th chess Grandmaster?
a) Dinesh M Kamalu
b) Sharvesh Pradhan
c) Aji Desh
d) G Akash
Answer d) G Akash. Akash’s GM title was confirmed at the second council meet of International Chess Federation (FIDE) for the year 2020 held recently.

59. Weavers’ Sammaan Yojana has launched by ____________.
a) Kerala
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Chandigarh
d) Karnataka
Answer d) Karnataka. The State Government has allocated 10.96 crore rupees under the programme. There are 40,634 handloom weavers registered with Seva Sindhu software.

60. World Chocolate Day is observed on ___________.
a) July 01
b) July 07
c) July 11
d) July 15
Answer b) July 07. References to World Chocolate Day is observed on 7th of July have been recorded as early as 2009. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate.

61. ‘Compact XL’, a machine to automate the manual processes of molecular diagnostic tests, launched by ___________.
a) Bharat Biotech
b) MyLab
c) Biocon
d) Zydus Cadila
Answer b) MyLab. Mylab launched machine to Automate the manual processes of Molecular Diagnostic Tests.

62. Which butterfly has become India’s largest butterfly?
a) Golden Birdwing
b) Aurora swallowtail
c) Criton birdwing
d) Mountain birdwing
Answer a) Golden Birdwing. The Himalayan butterfly named Golden Birdwing has become India’s largest butterfly and broke the record set by an unknown specimen, which was held for 88 years.

63. Rythu Dinotsavam is celebrated by which state?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Karnataka
c) Kerala
d) Andhra Pradesh
Answer d) Andhra Pradesh. The birth anniversary of Former and the 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy is celebrated as Rythu Dinotsavam meaning Farmer’s Day.

64. India was ranked at which position on the Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI)?
a) 34th
b) 55th
c) 37th
d) 41st
Answer c) 37th. India was ranked at the 34th position globally in Jones Lang LaSalle’s biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI).

65. India’s & Asia’s Largest and World’s Second Largest Uptime Tier IV Designed Data Centre is inaugurated at_____________.
a) New Delhi
b) Chennai
c) Mumbai
d) Hyderabad
Answer c) Mumbai. The Data Centre is named ‘Yotta NM1 or NM1’ is located inside the 600-Acre Hiranandani Fortune City at Navi Mumbai’s Panvel region.

66. Who has become 3rd Indian to cross 50-million mark on Instagram after Virat Kohli and Priyanka Chopra?
a) Salman Khan
b) Deepika Padukone
c) MS Dhoni
d) Sunil Chettri
Answer b) Deepika Padukone. Cricketer Virat Kohli (over 67 million) and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas (over 54 million) are the other two Indians who have more than 50 million followers on Instagram. Deepika is followed by Shraddha Kapoor with over 49 million followers.

67. Who has been appointed member of Centre’s committee on science and tech policy?
a) Sijo Kuruvilla
b) Joseph Rejin
c) Abhimanyu Dev
d) Ram Pashpanth
Answer a) Sijo Kuruvilla. The founding CEO of Startup Village and founder of Re-think Foundation, Sijo Kuruvilla George, has been selected as a member of Central Government’s Expert Committee on Science and Technology Policy.

68. Which Indian state has become the first state in the country where all households have LPG gas connections?
a) Assam
b) Manipur
c) Meghalaya
d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer d) Himachal Pradesh. Pointing out that as many as 1.36 lakh families of the state have been benefitted under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna.

69. ‘Bhavishya’ savings account for minors - launched by______________.
a) Paypal Bank
b) Fino Payments Bank
c) Paytm Small Bank
d) Equitas Bank
Answer b) Fino Payments Bank. Fino Payments Bank Limited announced the launch of a savings account scheme for minors aged between 10-18 years. ‘Bhavishya’, a subscription-based savings account, can be opened by paying a nominal amount.

70. Nick Cordero who passed away at 41, is associated with____________.
a) Athlete
b) Journalist
c) Golf legend
d) Actor
Answer d) Actor. The Canadian national was 41. He specialised in playing tough guys in Broadway shows, including Waitress and A Bronx Tale.

71. Which nation has planned to build 6-8 nuclear reactors per year between 2020-
a) Russia
b) China
c) Iran
d) US
Answer b) China. China plans to build six to eight nuclear reactors per year between 2020 and 2025 to raise its total capacity to 70 gigawatts, 43.5 per cent up from the end of May 2020, as per reports.

72. Veteran actor and comedian Jagdeep passed away on July 8. He essayed the popular role of Soorma Bhopali in which film?
a) Andaz Apna Apna
b) Do Bigha Zamin
c) Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke
d) Sholay
Answer d) Sholay.

73. Which state government launched a land-use intelligence system?
a) Jharkhand
b) West Bengal
c) Odisha
d) Telangana
Answer c) Odisha. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on July 8 launched a system to monitor changes in all the government lands in Bhubaneshwar.

74. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated ________ major bridges in International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir.
a) 6
b) 3
c) 8
d) 10
Answer a) 6. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six new bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Jammu Division of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through Video Conference.

75. Which countries became the First Two Countries from South-East Asia Region of WHO to Eliminate Both Rubella and Measles?
a) Sri Lanka and Maldives
b) India and Indonesia
c) Bangladesh and Pakistan
d) Pakistan and Nepal
Answer a) Sri Lanka and Maldives. Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has announced on 8th July 2020 that Sri Lanka and the Maldives have eliminated Rubella Virus.

76. Cabinet approved a new pan India Central Sector Scheme under __________.
a) Technical Infrastructure Fund
b) Agriculture Infrastructure Fund
c) Medical Infrastructure Fund
d) COVID Infrastructure Fund
Answer b) Agriculture Infrastructure Fund. The scheme will provide a medium – long term debt financing facility for investment in eligible projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets.

77. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Investor Education and Protection
Fund Authority (IEPFA)?
a) Venkatesh M
b) Soorai Pandey
c) Hima Kumari
d) Rajesh verma
Answer d) Rajesh Verma. Verma shall head the authority as long as he holds the post of secretary at the ministry of corporate affairs.

78. Which state is to use BLUIS to prevent encroachment of government land?
a) Odisha
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) Karnataka
Answer a) Odisha.

79. The _______ summit between India and the European Union (EU) will be held via video conference on 15 July 2020.
a) 10th
b) 12th
c) 15th
d) 20th
Answer c) 15th. The Fifteenth summit between India and the European Union (EU) will be held via video conference on 15 July 2020. The summit is aimed to deliver concrete benefits for the people in the EU and India. 

80. Which the Arab nation will become the first one to launch a Mars probe on July 15?
a) UAE
b) Saudi Arabia
c) Qatar
d) Bahrain
Answer a) UAE. The UAE’s Mars probe aims to provide a comprehensive image of the weather dynamics in Mars’ atmosphere and pave the way for scientific breakthroughs.

81. ”Pure for Sure” campaign has launched by__________.
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Kerala
d) Rajasthan
Answer d) Rajasthan. A week-long campaign has been launched in Rajasthan to ensure the purity of milk and its products, state health minister Raghu Sharma said.

82. Which state has topped in market borrowings among States so far, in 2020-21?
a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu
Answer d) Tamil Nadu. According to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Tamil Nadu has raised ₹30,500 crores in the fiscal 2020-21 and has topped market borrowings among States in the country.

83. “Digital Haat” for sacrificial animals -launched by ______________.
a) India
b) Bangladesh
c) Pakistan
d) Nepal
Answer b) Bangladesh. ‘Digital Haat‘ platform has been launched by the government of Bangladesh for online sale and purchase of sacrificial animals ahead of the festival of Eid-UlAzha.

84. India secured __________ rank in cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries, EIU.
a) Second
b) Third
c) Eighth
d) Tenth
Answer c) Eighth. India has been ranked eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 AsiaPacific countries, according to a new report.

85. Amadou Gon is passed away, who was a Prime minister of ____________.
a) Mali
b) Cameroon
c) Ivary Coast
d) Senegal
Answer c) Ivary Coast. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the governing party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died, just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France.

86. The _______ NTPC unit has emerged as the country's top-performing unit in the first quarter of the financial year, according to data released by the Central Electricity
Authority (CEA).
a) Oldest
b) Largest
c) Latest
d) Smallest
Answer a) Oldest. NTPC Singrauli Unit 1, the oldest NTPC unit has emerged as the country’s top-performing unit in the first quarter of the financial year, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

87. The first unit of the station started generating on __________ and continues to serve the country with exceptional performance.
a) January 15, 1982
b) April 14, 1982
c) February 13, 1982
d) March 12, 1982
Answer c) c) February 13, 1982. The station’s first unit began generating on 13 February 1982 and continues to serve the country with exceptional results.

88. National Fish Farmers Day is observed on _____________.
a) July 10
b) June 23
c) August 19
d) March 07
Answer a) July 10.

89. National Fish Farmers Day 2020 is Celebrated in India, It is the _______ Year of the Celebration.
a) 65th
b) 64th
c) 63rd
d) 62nd
Answer c) 63rd.

90. World Population Day is observed on _______________.
a) June 10
b) July 11
c) September 04
d) November 08
Answer b) July 11. Inspired by the ‘The Day of Five Billion (observed on 11th July 1987 as an approximate day when the world population crossed 5 billion)’, the World Population Day was established in 1989 as an initiative taken by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and was observed first on 11th July 1989.

91. Who has been appointed as top US agriculture firm’s Acting Director?
a) Jenny Hoppe
b) Steny Hoyer
c) Jim Clyburn
d) Parag Chitnis
Answer d) Parag Chitnis. Indian American scientist, Dr Parag Chitnis has been appointed as the Acting Director of top US agriculture research firm, the prestigious National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

92. Which country battalion won the UNIFIL environment award?
a) USA
b) India
c) China
d) Nepal
Answer b) India. Indian battalion (INDBATT) has stationed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has won an environment award for a project that aims to decrease waste generation, reuse plastic, build greenhouses and compost pits.

93. Which state's police station has been ranked as one of the best Police Stations of the country?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Uttarakhand
Answer a) Himachal Pradesh. Nadaun Police Station, Himachal Pradesh has been ranked as one of the best Police Stations of the country and the best Police Station of the State. Nadaun Police Station is situated at Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh.

94. Who has been appointed as President of Hockey India?
a) Gyanendro Ningombam
b) Vijay Singh
c) Amrinder Yadav
d) Pankaj Advani
Answer a) Gyanendro Ningombam. This was following the resignation letter of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad received by Hockey India on 7 July 2020 due to his personal and family commitments.

95. Google Plus relaunched by Google as “____________”.
a) Google #
b) Google Pro
c) Google Currents
d) Google Page
Answer c) Google Currents. “Google+” a social networking platform of the internet search giant “Google” has been rebranded as “Google Currents”. Google Currents is a platform which enables its users to connect with their colleagues, exchange documents.

96. World’s First Reusable PPE Kits launched in India with _______________.
a) Triple Viral Shield Technology
b) Double Viral Shield Technology
c) Anti Viral Shield Technology
d) Viral Shield Technology
Answer a) Triple Viral Shield Technology. Triple Viral Shield Reusable Masks, Garments,  and Kits Number of Times Reusable Triple Viral Shield Reusable Masks, Garments, and PPE Kits Technology.

97. Worlds First Reusable PPE Kits by Indian Manufacturing Company named the Kit as ______________.
a) Supera Sheild
b) Supera Mask
c) Supera PPE
d) Supera Protect
Answer a) Supera Sheild. The 3 items will be available on the market under the Loyal Textile Mills name 'Supera Shield.'

98. India has become the ___________ Largest Source of FDI for the United Kingdom.
a) First
b) Second
c) Third
d) Fourth
Answer b) Second. The statistics for the number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in the Financial Year 2019-20 in the United Kingdom was released on 10th July 2020 by the United Kingdom Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT).

99. India’s First State-Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ conducted by which state hight court?
a) Uttarkhand
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Chattisgarh
Answer d) Chattisgarh. Despite the cancellation of the 3rd National Lok Adalat of the year 2020 scheduled to be held on 11th July 2020, the first State Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ of India was conducted successfully on 11th July 2020.

100. Currently, How many Tiger Reserves are available in India?
a) 25
b) 50
c) 10
d) 40
Answer b) 50. There's hardly any equivalent to such a species-oriented plan in the world as Project Tiger that began with 9 Tiger Reserves, currently with 50 tiger reserves.

101. Mukesh Ambani becomes world’s _____________ richest, overtakes investor tycoon Warren Buffett.
a) Sixth
b) Third
c) Second
d) Seventh
Answer d) Seventh. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has become the world’s 7th richest person after overtaking legendary investor tycoon Warren Buffett in terms of net worth.

102. The Ministry of Railways has announced mission mode with the goal of transforming Indian Railways into Green Railways by _________.
a) 2024
b) 2025
c) 2028
d) 2030
Answer d) 2030. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that Indian Railways will be the largest Railway in the world to have 100 per cent electrification replacing diesel. He expressed hope that it will be the world’s first Green Railways running on 100 per cent clean energy by 2030.

103. Which Nation has become the first nation to successfully complete the human trials of COVID vaccine?
a) Russia
b) China
c) Japan
d) Australia
Answer a) Russia. Chief Researcher Elena Smolyarchuk informed on July 12, 2020, that the human trials of Russia’s COVID vaccine have been completed and the volunteers will be discharged soon.

104. Who won the 2020 Presidential Election of Poland?
a) Rafal Trzaskowski
b) Andrzej Duda
c) Mateusz Morawiecki
d) Jarosław Kaczyński
Answer b) Andrzej Duda.

105. Which state government has launched ‘Roko -Toko’ campaign for those who do not wear masks?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Kerala
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Karnataka
Answer c) Madhya Pradesh. As the Use of masks is mandatory in all public places in the state. Now selected voluntary organizations will provide masks to the people who do not wear masks in public places and will charge an amount of Rs 20 per mask from the concerned.

106. Recently, which state CM has been honoured with Paul Harris Fellow recognition?
a) Telangana
b) Odisha
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Punjab
Answer c) Tamil Nadu. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has its headquarters at Chicago, has honoured Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami with Paul Harris Fellow recognition said Information Minister Kadambur Raju.

107. __________ won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019.
a) TCS
d) Reliance
Answer b) NTPC. National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC Limited, a Central PSU under Ministry of Power has won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019, under Outstanding Accomplishment in Corporate Excellence Category.

108. Nagindas Sanghvi who passed away at 100, is associated with___________.
a) Journalist
b) Writer
c) Political Analyst
d) All the above
Answer d) All the above. Veteran Gujarati journalist, columnist, writer and political analyst Nagindas Sanghvi passed away in Surat. He was 100 and suffering from acute asthma. Mr Sangvi was conferred Padma Shri award in the year 2019.

109. What is the currency of Poland?
a) Zloty
b) Dinar
c) Forint
d) Koruna
Answer a) Zloty. The zloty is the official currency and legal tender of Poland. It is subdivided into 100 groszy.

110. Indian Army is to acquire _________ pieces of RQ-11 UAV.
a) 100
b) 200
c) 350
d) 500
Answer b) 200. Indian Army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV. RQ-11 UAV can fly up to 10 kilometres at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 km per hour.

111. Haldia port is situated in____________.
a) Kolkata
b) Chennai
c) Vishakapatnam
d) Mumbai
Answer a) Kolkata. The central government on July 14 announced that it has approved Rs. 107 crores for the modern and advanced firefighting facilities at the Haldia dock complex of Kolkata Port.
112. Which country has dropped India from Chahbahar Rail Project, reports funding
a) Afghanistan
b) Iran
c) Syria
d) Iraq
Answer b) Iran. India has been dropped out from the construction of a railway line from Chahbahar port to Zahedan, along the border with Afghanistan, as the Iranian government has decided to proceed with the construction on its own. 

113. Who has been appointed India’s next Ambassador to Bangladesh?
a) Barath Nivas
b) Sena Shan
c) Riva Ganguly Das
d) Vikram Doraiswami
Answer d) Vikram Doraiswami. He is currently serving as additional secretary in-charge of international organisations and summits at the headquarters of the external affairs ministry in Delhi.

114. Mohun Bagan Ratna award is associated with which field?
a) Science
b) Journalism
c) Agriculture
d) Sports
Answer d) Sports. According to ATK-Mohun Bagan club, Hockey legend Gurbux Singh and former first-class cricketer Palash Nandi will receive this year’s Mohun Bagan Ratna.

115. Who has been appointed as interim CEO of BCCI?
a) Rahul Ravinde
b) Chandra Hasana
c) Hemang Amin
d) Rahul Johri
Answer c) Hemang Amin. He will replace Rahul Johri who recently resigned as the chief executive officer (CEO) of BCCI and his resignation was accepted by the BCCI office-bearers.

116. Who won Styrian Grand Prix 2020?
a) John Steffin
b) Valtteri Bottas
c) Lewis Hamilton
d) Max Verstappen
Answer c) Lewis Hamilton. It was the second race of the 2020 Formula One World Championship and the first running of the Styrian Grand Prix.

117. Who won Von Karman Award 2020?
a) K Sivan
b) CM Bodge
c) OM Birla
d) Ratan Tata
Answer a) K Sivan. Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) Chief, Kailasavadivoo Sivan has named for Von Karman Award 2020 by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The Von Karman Award is known as the highest distinction of the IAA. Dr K. Sivan is going to receive an award in March 2021 at Paris France.

118. Which state has awarded “Elites Excellence Awards 2020”?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Chattisgarh
c) Odisha
d) Meghalaya
Answer b) Chattisgarh. Chief Minister Darpan website and mobile app prepared for monitoring Chhattisgarh Government’s ambitious Suraji Gaon Scheme and other flagship schemes, has been awarded “Elites Excellence Awards-2020” at the national level.

119. Who has bagged Mohun Bagan Lifetime Achievement Award 2020?
a) PT Usha
b) Anju George
c) Ajay Kumar
d) Ashok Kumar
Answer d) Ashok Kumar. Ashok Kumar, a key member of India’s 1975 World Cup-winning hockey team, will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the city football club Mohun Bagan.

120. Who has bagged 'Infra Business Leader of the Year’ 2020?
a) Indra Nooyi
b) Shiv Nadar
c) Ved Parkash Dudeja
d) Sabith Salam
Answer c) Ved Parkash Dudeja. Ved Parkash Dudeja, vice chairman, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) was recently awarded the coveted ‘Infra Business Leader of the Year’ award for 2020 by the Rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards (RIMBDA).

121. World Youth Skills Day is observed on ___________.
a) June 30
b) July 01
c) July 15
d) August 23
Answer c) July 15. The day also aims to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges.

122. The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2020 is_____________.
a) Skills for a resilient youth
b) Addressing current and future global challenges
c) World with skills for employment and entrepreneurship
d) Recognize the importance of equipping young people
Answer a) Skills for resilient youth.

123. “APSTAR-6D” telecommunication satellite belongs to which nation?
a) Japan
b) USA
c) India
d) China
Answer d) China. APSTAR-6D marked the 18th Rocket Launched by China in the year 2020.

124. Indian Railways on a mission to become ‘Green Railway’ by Which year?
a) 2025
b) 2027
c) 2030
d) 2040
Answer c) 2030. The Ministry of Railways is on a mission mode with the goal of transforming Indian Railways into Green Railways by 2030.

125. HRD Minister releases ‘Pragyata’ guidelines for _____________.
a) Sports
b) Education
c) Research
d) All the above
Answer b) Education. Union Human Resource Development Ministry has released ‘Pragyata’ guidelines for Digital Education. As per the guidelines, online classes for preprimary students should not be for more than 30 minutes.

126. ‘Digital Choupal’ was conducted by______________.
c) RBI
d) SBI
Answer a) NABARD. “Digital Choupal” was conducted in the form of a video conference which was attended by participants of different projects initiated by NABARD, to share their experiences about the projects they are involved in.

127. Who has honoured with Global Humanitarian Award 2020?
a) Baba Ramdev
b) Jaggu Dev
c) Karthik Raj
d) Sachin Awasthi
Answer d) Sachin Awasthi. Sachin Awasthi has been honoured with the “Top Publicist” award in the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020, through a webinar, took place in London.

128. Which state has topped in Implementation of PM SVANidhi?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Haryana
c) Punjab
d) Maharastra
Answer a) Madhya Pradesh. He informed that Madhya Pradesh so far has topped in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) by sanctioning an interest-free loan of around Rs 15.50 crore to 15,500 street vendors in the state.

129. SHUDH: UV Sanitizing Device developed by ____________.
a) IIT Madras
b) IIT Kanpur
c) IISc Bangalore
d) IIM Mumbai
Answer b) IIT Kanpur. The IIT Kanpur has developed an Ultra Violet Sanitizing product called “Shudh”. The device is capable to disinfect 10 ×10 square feet room in just 15 minutes.

130. Which nation has launched World’s Most Affordable COVID-19 kit “COROSURE”?
a) USA
b) Japan
c) India
d) China
Answer c) India. The test called “COROSURE” has been billed as the world’s most affordable RT-PCR based COVID-19 diagnostic kit. The base price of the kit is Rs 399.

131. India’s first trans-shipment hub in__________.
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) West bengal
d) Gujarat
Answer a) Kerala. The Minister of State for Shipping Shri Manasukh Mandaviya reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam terminal at Cochin.

132. Who has been appointed as new Vice President of Asian Development Bank?
a) Ashok Lavasa
b) Bhima Jash
c) Joshi Yadavan
d) Bharath Hasan
Answer a) Ashok Lavasa. He was serving as the Election Commissioner and is next in line to become Chief Election Commissioner.

133. Indian Railways aims to be fully electrified in how many years?
a) 3 years
b) 3.5 years
c) 5 years
d) 4.5 years
Answer b) 3.5 years. Indian Railways will move towards 100 per cent electrification in the next 3.5 years, announced Railways Minister Piyush Goyal while addressing an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

134. Google to buy __________ stake in Jio Platforms.
a) 6.23%
b) 8.10%
c) 2.3%
d) 7.73%
Answer d) 7.73%. IT giant, Google to buy 7.73% stake in Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)’s Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 crores.

135. Which airport got India’s 1st contactless car parking?
a) Bengaluru
b) Chennai
c) Kolkata
d) Hyderabad
Answer d) Hyderabad. The GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has introduced India’s first-ever fully contactless airport car parking to provide a safe airport amid COVID19.

136. Who has been appointed as a brand ambassador of Sportsadda?
a) Ricky Pointing
b) Brett Lee
c) Ross Taylor
d) Hima Das
Answer b) Brett Lee. SportsAdda – Indian news and information website for cricket, football, and kabaddi, has signed former Australian fast bowler and cricket legend Brett Lee, as its brand ambassador.

137. Neela Satyanarayanan who passed away, associated with__________.
a) Author
b) Former Election Commissioner
c) Former Collector
d) Both a and b
Answer d) Both a and b. Satyanarayana was the first woman commissioner of the Election Commission. She was detected positive with COVID-19 a few days back and was undergoing treatment at Seven Hills Hospital at Marol in Andheri (East), where she breathed her last.

138. Suriname country is situated in which continent?
a) North America
b) Africa
c) South America
d) Asia
Answer c) South America. Indian-origin, Chandrikapersad ‘Chan’ Santokhi has been elected the president of South American country “Suriname”.

139. Who has become the new chairman of HCL Tech?
a) Ashwin Kumar
b) Roshini Nadar
c) Abhay Yash
d) Shanthi Nadar
Answer b) Roshini Nadar. India’s wealthiest woman, Roshni Nadar Malhotra becomes the new chairman of Noida-based IT company, HCL Technologies. The appointment of non-executive director Roshni Nadar Malhotra to the new role takes effect immediately.

140. “Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project” agreement between which countries?
a) India and Pakistan
b) India and Bangladesh
c) China and Bhutan
d) China and Pakistan
Answer d) China and Pakistan. Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan hydel power project on the Jhelum river in Sudhoti district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

141. World Day for International Justice celebrated on _____________.
a) June 12
b) July 17
c) August 24
d) September 27
Answer b) July 17. World Day for International Justice is observed on 17th July every year. It is observed to recognise the strengthening system of international justice and also to promote the rights of the victims.

142. Recently With which country, India signed agreements on Cyber Security?
a) Israel
b) Iran
c) Singapore
d) Malaysia
Answer a) Israel. India and Israel signed agreements to expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The agreement was signed between Director-General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla.

143. Who is the Union Civil Aviation Minister?
a) Amrinder Singh
b) Raj Kumar
c) Hardeep Singh Puri
d) Sumanth Reddy
Answer c) Hardeep Singh Puri. The Government of India has signed agreements with US, UK, France and countries in UAE. Negotiations with Germany is in its final stages. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has planned to bring down the air travel charges by 25%.

144. Para-athlete Ramesh Tikaram has passed away. He was related to which game?
A) Javelin Throw
B) Badminton
C) Archery
D) Shooting
Answer b) Badminton. Ramesh Tikaram, a former star para-badminton player and an Arjuna awardee has passed away of coronavirus. He was 51.

145. The Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project in Pakistan is being constructed on which river?
A) Jhelum
B) Chenab
C) Indus
D) Sutlej
Answer a) Jhelum. The 700.7 MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project is located at River Jhelum and is expected to be completed in 2026, at an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.

146. Which is the only state in North-Eastern India which has no rail connectivity?
A) Nagaland
B) Mizoram
C) Tripura
D) Sikkim
Answer d) Sikkim. In the present time, except Sikkim, all North-Eastern states have connectivity to the rail network.

147. The United Nations observes __________ every year as Nelson Mandela International Day.
(a) 15 July
(b) 16 July
(c) 17 July
(d) 18 July
Answer d) 18 July.

148. Who among the following Bollywood actress recently chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020?
(a) Deepika Padukone
(b) Priyanka Chopra Jonas
(c) Kangana Ranaut
(d) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Answer b) Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Bollywood actor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.

149. Name the state, who recently decided to convert waste generated in the state to electricity under an initiative titled ‘Waste to Energy’?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Uttarakhand
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Answer b) Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand government has decided to convert waste generated in the state to electricity under an initiative titled ‘Waste to Energy’.

150. Which state Government has decided to provide 100% tap water connections to all the households in the state by 2023?
a) Assam
b) Odisha
c) Arunachal Pradesh
d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer c) Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to provide 100% tap water connections to all the households in the state by 2023 under Jal Jeevan Mission, the flagship programme of Government, which aims to provide safe drinking water to all.

151. India secured __________ rank in Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020.
a) 3rd
b) 5th
c) 8th
d) 11th
Answer a) 3rd. India is the third top-most country in the Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020. The annual Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI) report was released by the USbased property consultant Cushman & Wakefield, to rank the most suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in Europe, Americas, and the Asia-Pacific.

152. Which team won 34th La Liga title?
a) Manchester United
b) Real Madrid
c) Barcelona
d) None of these
Answer b) Real Madrid. Spanish professional football club, Real Madrid has been crowned La Liga Champions for the 34th time after defeating Villarreal 2–1 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, with one match remaining. Karim Benzema was the leading scorer for a 2-1 victory against Villarreal.

153. Who has been appointed as the first woman prime minister of Gabon?
a) Mathew Seteven
b) Rebecal shaara
c) Rose Mariyana
d) Ossouka Raponda
Answer d) Ossouka Raponda. Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been appointed as the first woman prime minister of Gabon. She is the 12th PM of the country and succeeds Julien Nkoghe Bekale.

154. Which state has launched “Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for SCs?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Tamil Nadu
Answer b) Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched ”Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for all-round development of the Scheduled Castes.

155. Lalji Tandon passed away on July 20, 2020. He was the governor of which state?
a)Uttar Pradesh
b)Madhya Pradesh
Answer b) Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has passed away on July 21, 2020, at the age of 85.

156. Zoram Mega food park has been launched in which state?

Answer d) Mizoram. The Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Zoram mega food park in Mizoram on July 21, 2020, that will benefit around 25,000 farmers and generate around 5,000 job opportunities.

157. Who won the 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize?
a) Morissana Kouyate
b) Harisson Andrew
c) Marianna Vardinoyannis
d) Both a and c
Answer d) Both a and c. The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has made the announcement of the winners of the award which recognizes persons who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity.

158. Rajat Mukherjee, who passed away, is associated with?
a) Actor
b) Politician
c) Filmmaker
d) Lyricist
Answer c) Filmmaker. Bollywood director Rajat Mukherjee passed away. He was in his late 50s. He was known for directing films like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya was released in 2001 and Road starring Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali, had released in 2002.

159. C S Seshadri passed away, is associated with __________.
a) Scientist
b) Mathematician
c) Car Racer
d) Journalist
Answer b) mathematician. Eminent Indian mathematician of the post-Independence era, Professor C S Seshadri, has passed away.

160. “Hope” has been launched to “Mars” by which country?
a) Iran
b) UAE
c) USA
d) Russia
Answer b) UAE. A mission titled “Hope” has been launched to “Mars” by the United Arab Emirates. With the help of mission, UAE aims to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere for the first time, studying daily and seasonal changes.

161. World Chess Day celebrated on ____________.
a) June 29
b) April 18
c) May 06
d) July 20
Answer d) July 20. United Nations celebrates World Chess Day globally on 20 July every year. The day marks the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924.

162. India’s first public EV Charging Plaza inaugurated in ___________.
a) Chennai
b) Delhi
c) Hyderabad
d) Mumbai
Answer b) Delhi. India’s first public EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza has been inaugurated by the Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy, R.K Singh at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi.

163. Space Exploration Day is observed on____________.
a) March 21
b) April 18
c) July 20
d) August 09
Answer c) July 20. Every year on July 20, the Space Exploration Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of man’s first historic landing on the moon.

164. Who became the first cricketer to violate ICC’s ‘saliva ban’ rule?
a)Jofra Archer
b)Dom Sibley
c)Stuart Broad
d)Chris Woakes
Answer b) Dom Sibley.

165. Which cabinet has launched “Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana”?
a) Delhi
b) Jammu & Kashmir
c) Goa
d) Pondicherry
Answer a) Delhi. Delhi Cabinet has approved ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’, which will be launched in six to seven months and will be linked to Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme.

166. Which state Government has signed 8 MoUs of Rs 10,399 crores?
a) Kerala
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Telangana
Answer c) Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu State Government signed eight new Memorandum of Understanding of Rs 10,399 crores. The MoUs will bring investments in the areas of solar cells, agrotech, iron foundry and module manufacturing.

167. Who has won the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity?
a) Severn Cullis
b) Alexandria Villasenor
c) Kehkashan Basu
d) Greta Thunberg
Answer d) Greta Thunberg. The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, awarded annually, in the amount of 1 million euros, aims to recognise people, groups of people and/or organisations from all over the world.

168. “ANASIS - military communications satellite belongs to which country?
a) USA
b) Russia
c) South Korea
d) India
Answer d) India. South Korea launched its first-ever military communications satellite “ANASIS-II” by private operator SpaceX on 21 July 2020. The information was passed by Seoul’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

169. “Manodarpan” initiative to be launched by?
a) Ministry of HRD
b) Ministry of Defence
c) Ministry of Home affairs
d) Ministry of External affairs
Answer a) Ministry of HRD. Ministry of Human Resources and Development will launch “Manodarpan” initiative under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

170. PASSEX Exercise conducted between India and _____________.
a) Nepal
b) USA
c) Japan
d) Australia
Answer b) USA. The US Navy carrier USS Nimitz conducted maritime drills with Indian warships in the Middle East. The PASSEX exercise comes during a period when India and China are locked in the tensed border.

171. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has provided drones named ‘_______________’.
a) Armed
b) Bharat
c) Sunnar
d) Ind-Robot
Answer b) Bharat. The indigenously developed drones are sent in order to provide accurate surveillance along the Line of Actual Control in high altitude and mountainous terrains of Eastern Ladakh.

172. With which country India signed an agreement between “Emergency Medical Services”?
a) Bangladesh
b) Myanmar
c) Burma
d) Maldives
Answer d) Maldives. India and Maldives have signed an agreement for the establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male, Maldives. The Emergency Medical Service is financed by India under grant assistance of 20 million USD for neighbouring countries.

173. Who has received Toonz Media Award 2020?
a) Arnab Chaudhuri
b) Rahul Bhaswar
c) Chindhuri Asnab
d) Suman Ghosh
Answer a) Arnab Chaudhuri. The ‘Legend of Animation’ award instituted by the Toonz Media Group (TMG) as part of the Animation Masters Summit (AMS) 2020 – Digital Edition will be posthumously conferred to the legendary animation director Arnab Chaudhuri.

174. Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of Karur Vysya Bank?
a) Ramesh Boddu
b) Joshna Yaswanth
c) Bijesh M
d) Vishnu Prathap
Answer a) Ramesh Boddu. Board of Directors of the Karur Vysya Bank has appointed Ramesh Babu Boddu as a Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the bank.

175. Consumer Protection Act, 2019 comes into force in India, it has replaced Consumer Protection Act, _________.
a) 1979
b) 1983
c) 1986
d) 1993
Answer c) 1986. The new act has been introduced to offer protection to buyers from traditional sellers as well as from the new e-commerce retailers/platforms. It will protect consumer rights through its various notified Rules and provisions and will empower consumers and hence help them in protecting their rights.

176. What is the name of China’s ambitious Mars Rover Mission?
a) Tiang-1
b) Tianwen-1
c) Zing-VI
d) Xiango-II
Answer b) Tianwen-1. China has successfully launched “Tianwen-1” its first independent mission to Mars. A Long March 5 rocket carrying the spacecraft ignited at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in south China’s tropical Hainan province.

177. HAMMER missiles belong to?
a) Army
b) Navy
c) Air Force
Answer c) Air Force. The Indian Air Force has decided to procure HAMMER missiles from France to further boost its combat capabilities.

178. Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant is situated in ___________.
a) Gujarat
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu
Answer a) Gujarat. The Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant 3 (KAPP-3) in Gujarat has successfully achieved its ‘criticality’ at 9.36 am on July 22, 2020, around 25 years after last unit was commissioned.

179. India successfully test fires Nag Missile - HELINA, has now been renamed as________________.
a) Sambrat
b) Viruksh
c) Dhruvastra
d) Banatyan
Answer c) Dhruvastra. The missile system can engage targets indirect hit mode and attack mode. Also, the system has all-weather day and night capability, defeat battle tanks with a conventional armour and explosive reactive armour.

180. Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)?
a) Gautam Thakur
b) Habibullah Sham
c) Rayane Mithun
d) Sumit Deb
Answer d) Sumit Deb. His tenure as the CMD of NMDC would be applicable till 28  February 2023. He will succeed N Baijendra Kumar as the CMD of NMDC who will retire as CMD on 31st July 2020.

181. India’s first numberless card has launched by_____________.
a) Paypal
b) Phonepe
c) Google Pay
d) FamPay
Answer d) FamPay. Teenagers can now use FamCard like a debit card to make payments independently, without asking parents for physical cash or their debit/credit card.

182. “Godhan Nyay Yojna” has launched by which state?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Chattisgarh
c) Odisha
d) Assam
Answer b) Chattisgarh. The scheme will help to promote cattle rearing, ensure the safety of livestock, help cattle ranchers earn extra income, help in tackling the problem of open grazing by stray cattle and encourage the use of organic fertilizers as well as boost rural economy among other things.

183. Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance?
a) PC Kandpal
b) Ajay Singh
c) Vijay Malhotra
d) Abhay Yash
Answer a) PC Kandpal. He is serving as the deputy CEO of SBI General Insurance since June 2019. He will replace Pushan Mahapatra who has been appointed as director (strategic investments & digital initiatives).

184. National Broadcasting Day is observed on ____________.
a) 23 July
b) 27 June
c) 19 August
d) 04 September
Answer a) 23 July . The first-ever radio broadcast in India went on air from the Bombay Station on 23 July 1927.

185. What is the capital of Nicaragua?
a) Male
b) Tehran
c) Managua
d) Tushambir
Answer c) Managua. The Central American country, Republic of Nicaragua became the 87th country to sign the International Solar Alliance(ISA) Framework Agreement.

186. Which actor has launched the ‘Pravasi Rojgar’ app to help migrants?
a) Amir Khan
b) Salman Khan
c) Sonu Sood
d) Kangana Ranaut
Answer c) Sonu Sood. The initiative will be supported by community outreach in the villages to find the right employment opportunities for migrant workers in different parts of the country.

187. Nusrat Zaheer who passed away at 69, is associated with_________.
a) Writer
b) Lyricist
c) Journalist
d) Actor
Answer a) Writer. Renowned Urdu writer and translator Nusrat Zaheer passed away in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh at the age of 69. Zaheer had been ill for the last few months. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.

188. India will have around ___________ renewable energy by 2030, by power ministry.
a) 20%
b) 30%
c) 50%
d) 60%
Answer d) 60%. India will have around 60 per cent of its installed electricity generation capacity from clean sources by 2030, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said.

189. Tata AIA Life heaquarters is located in _____________.
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Chennai
d) Kolkata
Answer b) Mumbai. Naveen Tahilyani has been appointed by Tata AIA Life Limited as its Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

190. Which port has become the first Indian port to sign the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)?
a) Adani Port
b) Ennur Port
c) Mumbai port
d) Kolkata Port
Answer a) Adani Port. After signing up for the SBTi, APSEZ has committed to set up science-based emissions reduction targets across their entire value chain. These targets would be consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

191. Restartindia portal- launched by____________.
a) Muthoot Fincorp
b) Bajaj Finserv
c) Reliance Foundation
d) None of these
Answer a) Muthoot Fincorp. A portal “Restartindia” has been launched by the Kerala-based NBFC, Muthoot Fincorp. The portal has been launched for the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in order to restart businesses across the country. 

192. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Overseas Bank?
a) Anwar Shah
b) Robin Singh
c) Partha Pratim Sengupta
d) Neha akkar
Answer c) Partha Pratim Sengupta. Government of India has appointed Partha Pratim Sengupta as the new Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).

193. World Class State of the Art Honey Testing Lab has inaugurated by____________.
a) Arjun Munda
b) Kiren Rijiju
c) Amit Shah
d) Narendra Singh Tomar
Answer d) Narendra Singh Tomar. The laboratory was established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with support of the National Bee Board (NBB). The move is in line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision to bring sweet revolution in India.

194. With which country India has developed 30 seconds rapid COVID-19 test?
a) Iran
b) Israel
c) Pakistan
d) China
Answer b) Israel. The cooperation between the countries will merge India’s mass production and technological expertise of Israel. To achieve this, Israel is to send high-level research delegation to India. The team will conduct a series of final stages of testing and this is a part of the cooperation.

195. ASTHROS Mission belongs to____________.
c) Bhabha Atomic Centre
d) Russian Space agency
Answer b) NASA. NASA is to launch ASTHROS Mission from Antarctica in December 2023. The mission is to spend three weeks observing air currents above the continent.

196. The first ever plasma bank of India was established in ____________.
a) Jaipur
b) Mumbai
c) Delhi
d) Kochi
Answer c) Delhi. Following Delhi, the state governments of Kerala, Odisha started plasma banks. Maharashtra Government recently announced that about its launch of plasma banks in Malegaon and Dharavi.

197. Which state will host Khelo India Youth Games 2021?
a) Punjab
b) Haryana
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Andhra Pradesh
Answer b) Haryana. Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, and the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju on July 25 announced that Haryana will host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG).

198. The 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on___________.
a) July 26
b) June 17
c) August 08
d) September 04
Answer a) July 26. This day commemorates the success of ”Operation Vijay” which was launched by the Indian Army to recapture the Indian territories captured by the Pakistani intruders in the Kargil-Drass sector in 1999.

199. India agrees for $400 million currency swap with _______________.
a) Sri Lanka
b) Bangladesh
c) Bhutan
d) Maldives
Answer a) Sri Lanka. India and Sri Lanka agreed for US $400 million currency swap agreement. The agreement signed by Reserve Bank of India extends the swap facility for Sri Lanka till November 2022.

200. Who has been appointed as the new chief of Western Air Command?
a) Jeeva Hamshal
b) Deepak Chawar
c) VR Chaudhary
d) Abhimanyu Dev
Answer c) VR Chaudhary. Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhary has been named as the new head of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force, which looks after the country’s defence in North India.

201. India extended medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to _____________.
a) Sri Lanka
b) North Korea
c) South Korea
d) Nepal
Answer b) North Korea. Government of India (GoI) has sent $1 million worth of antituberculosis medicine to North Korea per a request from the World Health Organization (WHO).

202. Who has been appointed the Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
a) Anandiben Patel
b) Shukla Govind
c) Lalji Tandon
d) Kumara Singaram
Answer a) Anandiben Patel. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel to discharge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh

203. Which government launched the portal “Rozgar Bazar”?
a) Pondicherry
b) Goa
c) Diu and Daman
d) New Delhi
Answer d) New Delhi. Delhi government has launched the portal named as “Rozgar Bazar”, a sort of marketplace for job seekers and the people recruiters.

204. 82nd Raising Day of Central Reserve Police Force is observed on__________.
a) July 27
b) June 10
c) August 17
d) September 12
Answer a) July 27. CRPF has the mandate to secure internal security scenario and is at the forefront to keep our nation safe.

205. Which company has become the world’s no 2 energy company?
a) Saudi Aramco
b) Reliance Industries
c) ExxonMobil Corp
d) Adani Green
Answer b) Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries Ltd., controlled by Asia’s richest man, toppled ExxonMobil Corp. to become the world’s largest energy company after Saudi Aramco, as investors piled into the conglomerate lured by the Indian firm’s digital and retail forays.

206. Who has been appointed as Director of IISc by the Governing Council of the Institute?
a) Anurag Kumar
b) Halim Shah
c) Govindan Rangarajan
d) Akshay Thakur
Answer c) Govindan Rangarajan. He will be succeeding Prof Anurag Kumar, who will superannuate from his service at IISc. Professor Govindan Rangarajan has been formally appointed by the Governing Council of the Institute as the next Director of IISc.

207. India secured _________ rank among top 10 countries gaining forest area in the
world - FAO.
a) First
b) Second
c) Third
d) Fifth
Answer c) Third. India has ranked third among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas in the last decade, the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) brought out by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has said.

208. Indian-origin Kala Narayanasamy honoured with President’s Award in
a) USA
b) Canada
c) Belgium
d) Singapore
Answer d) Singapore. Indian-origin nurse, Kala Narayanasamy in Singapore has conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

209. World Hepatitis Day is observed on _________.
a) June 10
b) August 17
c) July 28
d) September 02
Answer c) July 28. The theme of 2020 World Hepatitis Day is “Find the Missing Millions.”

210. World Nature Conservation Day is observed on______________.
a) July 28
b) October 17
c) November 04
d) December 12
Answer a) July 28. World Conservation Day is celebrated internationally to increase awareness about the best practices to protect our natural resources.

211. ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ contest launched by____________.
Answer b) DRDO. An innovation contest ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ has been launched by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

212. Indian government handed over 10 diesel locomotives which country?
a) Nepal
b) Maldives
c) Myanmar
d) Bangladesh
Answer d) Bangladesh. India handed over 10 diesel locomotives to Bangladesh on July 27, 2020. The move will provide the neighbouring country mobility solutions for both the intercountry and inter-country movement.

213. Who is the new Prime Minister of Tunisia?
a) Elyes Fakhfakh
b) Gladys Victoria
c) Myafan Schenger
d) Hichem Mechichi
Answer d) Hichem Mechichi. Tunisia’s interior minister, Hichem Mechichi has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country.

214. Who has been appointed as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA)?
a) Hampiholi
b) Dinesh K Tripathi
c) Renith Prem
d) Abhinav Mishra
Answer a) Hampiholi. Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM has assumed charge as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA).

215. Which Indian climate activist has named by UN chief to the new advisory group?
a) Seethal Gupta
b) Rohini Nair
c) Archana Soreng
d) Muhammed Nawab
Answer c) Archana Soreng. Indian climate activist, Archana Soreng has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders.

216. From which country, Fleet of 5 Rafale multi-role combat jets arrived in India?
a) Canada
b) France
c) Italy
d) Germany
Answer b) France. A fleet of five French-manufactured Rafale multi-role combat jets arrived in India.

217. Stuart Broad became 7th bowler to take 500 Test wickets, belongs to which
a) England
b) New Zealand
c) Australia
d) Zimbabwe
Answer a) England. England cricketer, Stuart Broad becomes 7th bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. Stuart Broad achieved an elusive milestone on Day 5 of the third Test against West Indies in Manchester. Kraigg Brathwaite became Stuart Broad’s 500th-Test wicket.

218. With which bank, IRCTC launched Co-branded Contactless Credit Card?
a) SBI
c) Axis bank
d) IOB
Answer a) SBI. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and SBI Card have launched a new Co-branded Contactless Credit Card on RuPay Platform.

219. Who is the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers?
a) DV Sadananda Gowda
b) Nirmala Sitharaman
c) Ram Vilas Paswan
d) Smrithi Irani
Answer a) DV Sadananda Gowda. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri DV Sadananda Gowda has launched four schemes for the promotion of domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical devices parks in the country.

220. Global Tiger Day is observed on____________.
a) June 29
b) July 29
c) April 13
d) May 15
Answer b) July 29. This year, the Global Tiger Day is celebrated with the slogan, “Their Survival is in our hands”.

221. Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App launched __________.
a) BIS-Calc
b) BIS-Crop
c) BIS-Care
d) BIS-ConWD
Answer c) BIS-Care. Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan launched the Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App BIS-Care on 27 July.

222. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended __________ Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB.
a) 5th
b) 7th
c) 9th
d) 11th
Answer a) 5th. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through a video conference in New Delhi on 28 July.

223. Where is the headquarters of AIIB located?
a) New Delhi
b) Beijing
c) Stockholm
d) Tehran
Answer b) Beijing. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank headquartered in Beijing. Like other development banks, its mission is to improve social and economic outcomes in its region, Asia, and beyond.

224. The first batch of Rafale Aircraft touched down at which Indian airbase?
a) Ambala Air Force Station
b) Awantipur Air Force Station
c) Pathankot Air Force Station
d) Udhampur Air Force Station
Answer a) Ambala Air Force Station. The first batch of five Rafale combat aircraft landed at the Ambala Air Force Station in India on July 29, 2020. The jets were welcomed in India with a water cannon salute.

225. International Day of Friendship is observed on________.
a) 17 June
b) 30 July
c) O2 August
d) 19 August
Answer b) 30 July. The day also advocates the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in several cultures across the world. 

226. Who has been appointed as CEO of Paytm money?
a) Aravind Pillai
b) Ginoth Pillai
c) Varun Sridhar
d) Vajrang Mishra
Answer c) Varun Sridhar. The investment & wealth management subsidiary of Paytm, Paytm Money has appointed Varun Sridhar as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.

227. Which insurance company has launched ‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ campaign?
b) PNB Paribas
c) United India
d) Bharti AXA
Answer d) Bharti AXA. Zaroori Hai’ for farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka to encourage them about their yield protection and financial security.

228. who was honoured with “Karamveer Chakra Award” from UN and ICONGO?
a) Sunil SS
b) Veer Rampal
c) Abimanyu Pashwan
d) Shankar Yadav
Answer a) Sunil SS. The founder of SS Motivation, Sunil ydv SS was honoured with “Karamveer Chakra Award” by Global Fellowship Award instituted by United Nations and international Confederation of NGO (iCONGO) at the ReX ConcLIVE hosted in IIT Delhi.

229. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed on_____________.
a) 30 July
b) 16 June
c) August 23
d) September 07
Answer a) 30 July. The 2020 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking: “Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking”.

230. Which ministry has renamed as Ministry of Education?
a) Ministry of Human Resource Development
b) Ministry of Health and Family welfare
c) Ministry of Finance
d) Ministry of AYUSH
Answer a) Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Union Cabinet has approved the change in the name of the ministry. The HRD Ministry is currently headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

231. Babita Phogat, Kavita Devi appointed as _________ sports deputy directors.
a) Gujarat
b) Haryana
c) Kerala
d) Tamil Nadu
Answer b) Haryana. Commonwealth Games medalist Babita Phogat and Kabaddi player  Kavita Devi have been appointed as deputy directors in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana.

232. Who has been appointed as MD and CEO of ICRA?
a) Ram Vilas
b) Priya Lal M
c) Aarthi Nair
d) N. Sivaraman
Answer d) N. Sivaraman. He succeeds former MD and Group CEO Naresh Takkar. The post has been left vacant for one year after the termination of Naresh Takar in August 2019. 
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