Current Affairs Quiz 31 July 2020

Q1.Which Indian wrestler has been appointed as a deputy director in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana?
a)Gita Phogat
b)Babita Phogat
c)Vinesh Phogat
d)Sakshi Mallik

Ans (b) Babita Phogat
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. The announcement was through two separate orders issued on July 29 by the principal secretary of the Haryana Government’s Sports and Youth Affairs Department.

Q2.Which renowned Indian writer’s 140th birth anniversary was observed on July 31, 2020?
a)Munshi Premchand
b)Rabindranath Tagore
c)Amrita Pritam
d)Sri Aurobindo

Ans (a) Munshi Premchand
The Films Division is planning to mark the 140th birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand and the 40th death anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a documentary tribute. The documentaries, ‘Premchand’ and ‘Rafi – We Remember You’ will be streamed on Films Division Website and YouTube channel for free.

Q3.An American citizen Tahir Naseem was shot dead inside which nation’s courtroom?
a)Afghanistan
b)Pakistan
c)Bangladesh
d)Iran

Ans (b) Pakistan
A 57-year-old American citizen Tahir Naseem, accused of blasphemy, was shot at multiple times at close range inside Peshawar’s Judicial Complex on July 29, 2020 as he waited to be shifted to the prison. He died on the spot. The attacker was arrested then and there and the pistol used for firing was seized.

Q4.Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s preventive detention has been extended till how many months?
a)Three months
b)Six months
c)Four months
d)Five months

Ans (a) Three months
Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s preventive detention was extended for another three months on July 31, 2020 under Public Safety Act. Her detention order was scheduled to expire on August 5.

Q5.Who represented India at the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting?
a)Piyush Goyal
b)Prakash Javadekar
c)Rajnath Singh
d)Harsh Vardhan

Ans (b) Prakash Javadekar
The Environment Ministers of the five BRICS countries participated in the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting on July 30, 2020. The video conference was held under the Presidency of Russia.

Q6.Which nation has released its first list of verified news portals?
a)Nepal
b)Bangladesh
c)Myanmar
d)Pakistan

Ans.(b) Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Government has released its first list of verified news portals. The nation’s Information Minister said that the registration of online news portals will be a continuous and ongoing process.

Q7.Which state government has approved ADB-funded Rs 1,000 crore project for farmers?
a)Madhya Pradesh
b)Maharashtra
c)Telangana
d)Andhra Pradesh

Ans (b) Maharashtra
Maharashtra has approved an ADB-funded Rs 1,000 crore project for boosting fruit and vegetable production in the state. The Maharashtra Agribusiness Network (MagNet) project, which has been approved, aims to help farmers across all districts in the state for the next six years.

Q8.The International commercial passenger flights have been suspended till when?
a)August 31st
b)August 14th
c)August 20th
d)August 5th

Ans (a) August 31st
The International commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till August 31, 2020. This was announced by the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on July 31, 2020.