current affairs quiz 29 july 2020

1.Which Ministry has been renamed which Ministry as the Ministry of Education?
a)WCD Ministry
b)Home Ministry
c)Social Justice Ministry
d)HRD Ministry

Ans 1.(d) HRD Ministry
The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has been renamed as Ministry of Education. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

2.When is International Tigers day observed?
a)July 29th
b)July 28th
c)July 26th
d)July 30th

2.(a) July 29th
The International Tiger Day was observed on July 29, 2002. The day is celebrated every year across the globe to create awareness regarding tiger conservation. The Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar released All India Tiger Estimation Report-2018 on July 28, 2020.

3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate which nation’s Supreme Court building on July 30?
a)Mauritius
b)Maldives
c)Sri Lanka
d)Indonesia

3.(a) Mauritius
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth will jointly inaugurate the nation’s new Supreme Court building on July 30, 2020. The new Supreme Court building of Mauritius has been constructed with the Indian grant assistance.

4.Which state government has sought permission from the Supreme Court to appoint 10,000 terminated teachers as peons?
a)Jharkhand
b)Odisha
c)Tripura
d)Assam

4.(c) Tripura
The Tripura government has sought permission from the Supreme Court to appoint 10,000 terminated teachers as peons. The Tripura government, under the Revised Employment Policy, 2003, had recruited 1,035 PGTs, 4,666 TGTs and 4,612 UGTs in 2010 and 2014 through the oral interview but their appointment was quashed by the high court set on May 7, 2014.

5.The first batch of Rafale Aircraft touched down at which Indian air base?
a)Ambala Air Force Station
b)Awantipur Air Force Station
c)Pathankot Air Force Station
d)Udhampur Air Force Station

5. (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. The pilots of the much-awaited first batch of Rafale aircraft from France were received by Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

6.The Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between and which nation on Traditional Systems of Medicine?
a)Zimbabwe
b)Zambia
c)South Africa
d)Tanzania

6.(a) Zimbabwe
The Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Zimbabwe to expand cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy. The agreement was signed on November 3, 2018.

7.Which international organisation has approved USD 3 million grant to India to fight COVID-19 pandemic?
a)WB
b)ADB
c)UNDP
d)IMF

7.(b) ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 29 announced that it has approved USD 3 million grant to India from its Asia Pacific Disaster Respond Fund. The bank has provided the grant to support India’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

8.Which nation’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to receive local regulatory approval in the first half of August?
a)Germany
b)Russia
c)UK
d)Switzerland

8.(b) Russia
Russia’s first potential COVID-19 vaccine is likely to get local regulatory approval in the first half of August. The vaccine is expected to be first administered to frontline health workers.

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