Current Affairs Quiz: 29 July 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as International Tiger Day, world’s largest star sapphire cluster and India's newest airline startup among others. 

Created On: Jul 29, 2021 19:01 ISTModified On: Jul 29, 2021 19:01 IST

29 July 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz 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 International Tiger Day, world’s largest star sapphire cluster and India's newest airline startup among others. 

1. When is International Tiger Day observed?

a) July 27th

b) July 28th

c) July 29th

d) July 30th

2. Which state has decided to launch a scheme to provide Rs 6,000 per year to landless families?

a) Jharkhand 

b) Chhattisgarh 

c) Odisha

d) Telangana 

3. Which state sounded a Tsunami warning after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on July 28, 2021?

a) Australia

b) New Zealand

c) Alaska 

d) Japan

4. World’s largest star sapphire cluster has been found in which nation?

a) Sri Lanka

b) Maldives

c) Indonesia

d) Mauritius

5. What is the name of India's newest airline startup?

a) Akash

b) Akaisha

c) Akasa

d) Aksa

6. Najib Mikati has become the new Prime Minister of which nation?

a) Lebanon

b) Vietnam

c) Tunisia

d) Indonesia

7. Which country is reportedly building its second nuclear missile base, as per US report?

a) China

b) Israel

c) Iran

d) Iraq

8. Which nation has confirmed detection of a new mutant of ‘Delta’ variant as the third wave of pandemic looms?

a) Bangladesh

b) Bhutan

c) Nepal

d) Pakistan

Answers

1. (c) July 29th

International Tiger Day 2021 is observed across the world on July 29th. The theme of the day this year is “ Their Survival is in our hands”. The theme highlights the important role in protecting the natural habitat of tigers and maintaining a balanced ecosystem across the globe. 

2. (b) Chhattisgarh 

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on July 28, 2021, that the state government will launch Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhoomihin Krishi Majdoor Nyay Yojana under which the landless families will be provided financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 every year.

3. (c) Alaska 

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan Peninsula on July 28, 2021. A Tsunami alert for South Alaska and the Alaskan Peninsula was immediately issued by the US Government's National Tsunami Warning Center. 

4. (a) Sri Lanka

The world’s largest star sapphire cluster has been found by accident in a backyard in Sri Lanka. The newly found rock has been named the ‘Serendipity Sapphire’.

5. (c) Akasa

India’s billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has announced to launch his own ultra-low-cost airline called Akasa Air. He is expecting a no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Aviation, Government of India in the next 15 days.

6. (a) Lebanon

Najib Mikati on July 26, 2021, became Lebanon’s new Prime Minister with 72 votes in parliament. This will be the third stint of Mikati as Lebanon’s Prime Minister, as he had briefly served as caretaker Prime Minister in April 2005, and in 2011, he had headed a full-scale government for three years.

7. (a) China

A report by the American Federation of Scientists on July 26, 2021 revealed that satellite images indicate that China is building a new field of nuclear missile silos near Hami in the eastern part of its Xinjiang region.

8. (c) Nepal 

Nepal on July 27, 2021 confirmed the detection of the mutant Kappa variant (B.1.617.1) of COVID-19’s Delta variant. Nepal had already confirmed the presence of Alpha and Delta variants in the country.

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