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Current Affairs Quiz: 2 July 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 2027 Asian Cup bids, Padma Awards 2021, new Stamp Duty rules and Russian referendum among others. 

Jul 2, 2020 18:51 IST
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2 July 2020:The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 2027 Asian Cup bids, Padma Awards 2021, new Stamp Duty rules and Russian referendum among others. 

1.Which among the following South Asian nations has placed its bid for the 2027 Asian Cup?
a)India
b)Pakistan 
c)Nepal 
d)China 

2.When is the last date for submitting nominations for Padma Awards 2021?
a)October 30th 
b)August 15th 
c)September 15th 
d)September 30th

3.Which nation’s Prime Minister has launched a mega-billion 10-year Defence plan?
a)UK
b)France 
c)China
d)Australia

4.PM Narendra Modi has removed his account from which microblogging website?
a)Weibo
b)Twitter 
c)Instagram
d)Facebook

5.When did the new Stamp Duty rules come into effect?
a)June 15th 
b)June 1st 
c)June 29th 
d)July 1st 

6.Which nation held a referendum to get public opinion on its new constitutional amendments?
a)Nepal
b)UK
c)Russia
d)France

7.World Bank has approved how much loan for rejuvenation of the Ganga River under the 'Namami Gange Programme'?
a)USD 300 million
b)USD 400 million
c)USD 450 million
d)USD 250 million

8.Which state has decided to launch a project to provide employment to expats who lost their jobs due to COVID-19?
a)Kerala
b)Tamil Nadu
c)Karnataka
d)Telangana

Answers 

1.(a) India
India has placed its bid for the hosting rights of the 2027 Asian Cup. India will be competing with four other nations for the hosting rights, announced the Asian Football Federation (AFC). The four other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament include Iran, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

2.(c) September 15th 
The nominations for Padma Awards-2021 will be open till September 15, 2020, as per the latest Home Ministry announcement, The Ministry stated that online nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards had begun from May 1st onwards. They will be announced on the occasion of Republic Day next year.

3.(d) Australia
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched 270 billion Australian dollar worth 10-year defence plan on July 1, 2020. Under the massive defence plan, Australia will invest in land, sea and air-based long-range and hypersonic strike missiles.

4.(a) Weibo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to delete his account on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, which he had joined a few years ago. The move comes after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps including Tik Tok and Cam Scanner.

5.(d) July 1st 
The centre’s new amendments in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 brought through Finance Act 2019 and Rules came into effect on July 1, 2020. The new stamp duty rules comprise a rationalised collection mechanism of stamp duty across India. 

6.(c) Russia
Russians on July 1, 2020 approved the constitutional changes proposed by the Vladimir Putin-led Russian Government, which will allow Putin to possibly remain in power for another 16 years till 2036. 

7.(b) USD 400 million 
The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group has approved a loan worth USD 400 million for the rejuvenation of the Ganga River under the NAMAMI Gange Program of the Government of India. The loan amount is aimed to assist in strengthening the river basin.

8.(a) Kerala
The Kerala government launched the “Dream Kerala Project” on July 1, 2020 to tap into the potential of those returning from abroad and other states after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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