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Current Affairs Quiz 27th July 2023

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 27th July 2023

 

Question 1:

Who made history by presiding over the Rajya Sabha as the first woman from Nagaland?

A. Deepika Singh

B. Priya Rawat

C. Anushka Menon

D. S Phangnon Konyak

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. S Phangnon Konyak

  • Explanation: S Phangnon Konyak, a notable BJP leader from Nagaland, made history by becoming the first woman from the state to preside over the Rajya Sabha.

 

Question 2:

Which company recently acquired a 3.53% stake in RBL Bank?

A. Tata Group

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B. Reliance Industries

C. Mahindra & Mahindra

D. Adani Group

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Explanation: Mahindra & Mahindra confirmed its purchase of a 3.53% stake in RBL Bank on July 26, 2023.

 

Question 3:

Which two companies announced a joint venture named “Jio BlackRock”?

A. TCS and BlackRock

B. Jio Financial Services Ltd and BlackRock

C. HDFC and BlackRock

D. Infosys and BlackRock

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Jio Financial Services Ltd and BlackRock

  • Explanation: Jio Financial Services Ltd, part of Reliance Industries, and global financial titan BlackRock announced a collaborative venture named “Jio BlackRock”.

 

Question 4:

Which bank partnered with Swiggy to launch a co-branded credit card?

A. ICICI Bank

B. HDFC Bank

C. SBI Bank

D. Axis Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. HDFC Bank

  • Explanation: Swiggy, the well-known food delivery service, partnered with HDFC Bank to launch a jointly branded credit card.

 

Question 5:

Which annual cycling event did Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark win?

A. Giro d’Italia

B. La Vuelta a España

C. Paris-Roubaix

D. Tour de France

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Tour de France

  • Explanation: Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark won the 110th edition of the Tour de France.

 

Question 6:

Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Asian Paints from October 1, 2023?

A. Ratan Tata

B. R Seshasayee

C. Mukesh Ambani

D. Anand Mahindra

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. R Seshasayee

  • Explanation: R Seshasayee is set to take over as Chairman of Asian Paints starting October 1, 2023.

 

Question 7:

Who won the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2023 for the novel ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’?

A. Aravind Adiga

B. Rohinton Mistry

C. Jhumpa Lahiri

D. Shankari Chandran

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Shankari Chandran

  • Explanation: The 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award was bestowed upon Shankari Chandran for her novel, ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’.

 

Question 8:

What is commemorated on July 27 in honor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam?

A. His birthday

B. His inauguration as President

C. His death anniversary

D. His first space mission

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. His death anniversary

  • Explanation: July 27 marks the commemoration of the passing of India’s ‘Missile Man’, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

 

Question 9:

Which public sector bank topped in lending to state PSUs and corporations for the fifth consecutive year?

A. SBI

B. Punjab National Bank

C. HDFC Bank

D. Canara Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Canara Bank

  • Explanation: Canara Bank has outshone other public sector banks by being the top lender to state PSUs and corporations for the fifth year in a row.

 

Question 10:

On which date is World Nature Conservation Day celebrated?

A. July 27

B. July 28

C. July 29

D. July 30

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. July 28

  • Explanation: World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on July 28 every year.

 

Question 11:

Who submitted a No-Confidence Motion notice against PM Narendra Modi’s Government?

A. Samajwadi Party

B. Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS)

C. Trinamool Congress

D. AAP

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS)

  • Explanation: The Modi-led Government is slated to face a No-Confidence Motion initiated by the Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS).

 

Question 12:

Which state issued its first transgender birth certificate to Noor Shekhawat?

A. Punjab

B. Gujarat

C. Rajasthan

D. Maharashtra

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Rajasthan

  • Explanation: Noor Shekhawat received the state’s first transgender birth certificate in Rajasthan.

 

Question 13:

On which day is World Hepatitis Day observed annually?

A. July 26

B. July 27

C. July 28

D. July 29

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. July 28

  • Explanation: World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on July 28th annually.

 

Question 14:

What is the aim of the joint venture “Jio BlackRock”?

A. To start a new bank

B. To build a new technology park

C. To provide access to innovative investment platforms

D. To launch a new mobile application

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. To provide access to innovative investment platforms

  • Explanation: The collaborative venture “Jio BlackRock” aims to democratize access to innovative investment platforms.
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