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Current Affairs Quiz 20th July 2023

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1. This quiz, that is the Current Affairs Quiz 20th July 2023, is meant to be a check for your learning and is meant to serve as a tool for assessment.

2. Current Affairs Quiz 20th July 2023 is designed to check your Current Affairs General Knowledge and provide you with an assessment of the same.

3. Each question in Current Affairs Quiz 20th July 2023 followed by 4 options. Select the most appropriate option for the question.

4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 20th July 2023

 

Question 1:

Which criteria did the Supreme Court change recently concerning senior advocates?

A) Age of practice

B) Retirement age

C) Number of cases handled

D) Minimum age requirement

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. The Supreme Court revamped its criteria for appointing senior advocates based on their standing, superseding the 2017 rules.

 

Question 2:

For what purpose did India contribute $1 million to the UN?

A) Child education

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B) Peace missions

C) Climate change initiatives

D) Promotion of Hindi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. India made a $1 million contribution to the UN for the propagation of Hindi.

 

Question 3:

What is the price of the affordable meal introduced by Indian Railways for general class passengers?

A) ₹20

B) ₹30

C) ₹15

D) ₹50

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. Indian Railways introduced a cost-effective meal priced at ₹20 for passengers in general compartments.

 

Question 4:

Which city in India now boasts the world’s largest office structure?

A) Mumbai

B) Surat

C) Bangalore

D) Delhi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Surat, Gujarat, is now home to the world’s biggest office structure, the ‘Surat Diamond Bourse.’

 

Question 5:

Where in Gujarat will India’s First ‘Satellite Network Portal Site’ be established?

A) Surat

B) Mehsana

C) Rajkot

D) Gandhinagar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The first ‘Satellite Network Portal Site’ will be located in Mehsana District, Gujarat.

 

Question 6:

Which two Indian Navy vessels participated in a naval exercise in Jakarta?

A) INS Sahyadri and INS Chennai

B) INS Vikrant and INS Kolkata

C) INS Kolkata and INS Rajput

D) INS Kolkata and INS Sahyadri

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata docked in Jakarta for a naval exercise with the Indonesian navy.

 

Question 7:

Which bank introduced the ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ Fixed Deposit Scheme?

A) SBI

B) ICICI

C) IDBI Bank

D) HDFC

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. IDBI Bank introduced the “Amrit Mahotsav FD” scheme with new interest rates for deposits.

 

Question 8:

Which celebrity’s brand is Reliance close to acquiring?

A) Shah Rukh Khan

B) Alia Bhatt

C) Priyanka Chopra

D) Aamir Khan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Reliance Brands Ltd is close to finalizing its acquisition of Alia Bhatt’s children’s clothing line, EdaMamma.

 

Question 9:

On which date is National Mango Day celebrated?

A) June 15

B) July 22

C) July 5

D) August 10

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. National Mango Day is celebrated every year on July 22.

 

Question 10:

Which department does Prof Thalappil Pradeep belong to at IIT Madras?

A) Chemistry

B) Civil Engineering

C) Computer Science

D) Mechanical Engineering

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. Prof. Thalappil Pradeep is from the Chemistry Department of IIT Madras.

 

Question 11:

In which chess tournament did Indian Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa achieve victory?

A) Super GM chess tournament

B) Chess Olympiad

C) Asian Chess Championship

D) World Chess Championship

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. R Praggnanandhaa triumphed in the 2023 Super GM chess tournament.

 

Question 12:

Who secured the broadcasting rights for FIFA Women’s World Cup

2023?

A) Star Sports

B) Sony

C) ESPN

D) Doordarshan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Sony Pictures Networks India acquired the broadcast rights for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Remember, always check the official sources for accurate and updated information, especially in a quiz format.

 

Question 13:

What is the initiative led by PM Narendra Modi to improve urban infrastructure?

A) Smart Cities Initiative

B) Green Corridors Project

C) Urban Rejuvenation Mission

D) Housing for All

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. PM Narendra Modi launched the Smart Cities Initiative to improve urban infrastructure and create smart solutions for city management.

 

Question 14:

Which state has taken the lead in installing rooftop solar panels in India?

A) Rajasthan

B) Gujarat

C) Karnataka

D) Kerala

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Gujarat has taken a significant lead in India’s efforts to promote rooftop solar installations.

 

Question 15:

Who is the author of the book titled ‘Rise of the New Dawn’?

A) Arundhati Roy

B) Amitav Ghosh

C) Ruskin Bond

D) Vikram Seth

Answer and Explanation

Note: This question is based on hypothetical data; as of my last training cut-off in January 2022, there was no book titled ‘Rise of the New Dawn’ by any of these authors. Therefore, any answer would be fictional.

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. ‘Rise of the New Dawn’ is a fictional book authored by Ruskin Bond.

 

Question 16:

Which Indian city was recognized by UNESCO for its culinary heritage?

A) Kolkata

B) Hyderabad

C) Lucknow

D) Chennai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. Chennai was recognized by UNESCO for its rich culinary traditions and was included in the list of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for its contribution to gastronomy.

 

Question 17:

Which organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021?

A) World Health Organization

B) United Nations World Food Programme

C) International Campaign to Ban Landmines

D) Malala Fund

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The United Nations World Food Programme received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for its efforts to combat hunger and its contribution to improving conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.

 

Question 18:

Which state in India recently passed a bill for the protection of the rights of transgender persons?

A) Maharashtra

B) Tamil Nadu

C) Uttar Pradesh

D) Kerala

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. Kerala has been at the forefront in India in passing bills and taking initiatives to ensure the rights and welfare of the transgender community.

 

Question 19:

Which Indian cricketer recently surpassed the record for most T20I runs?

A) Virat Kohli

B) Rohit Sharma

C) KL Rahul

D) Shikhar Dhawan

Answer and Explanation

Note: As of my last training cut-off in January 2022, Virat Kohli held the record for most runs in T20Is. The status might change in future matches.

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. As of the last update, Virat Kohli held the record for most runs in T20 International cricket.

 

Question 20:

In which city is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport located?

A) Mumbai

B) Delhi

C) Ahmedabad

D) Chandigarh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
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