Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 26 July to 1 August 2021

The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as Karnataka's new Chief Minister,  UNESCO world heritage site and new GDP growth forecast for India among others.  

Created On: Aug 1, 2021 17:53 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

26 July to 1 August 2021: The Weekly Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as Karnataka's new Chief Minister,  UNESCO world heritage site and new GDP growth forecast for India among others.  

1. Who has been sworn in as Karnataka's new Chief Minister?

a) Arun Singh 

b) Thaawarchand Gehlot

c) CT Ravi 

d) Basavaraj Bommai

2. Which city has become India's 40th UNESCO world heritage site?

a) Dholavira

b) Ujjain

c) Thanjavur

d) Puri

3. Ramappa Temple has become the 39th Indian site to be inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is located in which state?

a) Telangana

b) Karnataka

c) Tamil Nadu 

d) Kerala

4. What is IMF's new GDP growth forecast for India in Fiscal Year 2021-2022?

a) 8.7 percent

b) 9.5 percent

c) 10 percent

d) 10.5 percent

5. Which nation has announced a 3-year travel ban for citizens visiting red list countries including India?

a) UAE

b) UK

c) Saudi Arabia

d) China

6. When is International Tiger Day observed?

a) July 27th

b) July 28th

c) July 29th

d) July 30th

7. Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the first evidence of water vapor on which planet's moon?

a) Saturn

b) Jupiter

c) Neptune

d) Uranus 

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

a) Sri Lanka

b) Maldives

c) Indonesia

d) Mauritius

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

a) Lebanon

b) Vietnam

c) Tunisia

d) Indonesia

10. What is the new 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence?

a) 7827170170

b) 9999999999

c) 1000000000

d) 6767787878

11. Which nation's President has sacked the Prime Minister and suspend the Parliament?

a) Armenia

b) Turkmenistan

c) Tunisia

d) Indonesia

12. Mirabai Chanu won silver at Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women’s 49-kg category of which sport?

a) Wrestling

b) Weightlifting

c) Boxing 

d) Shooting

13. Which nation is competing in the Tokyo Olympics under the ROC?

a) North Korea

b) Palestine

c) Myanmar

d) Russia

14. Who became the first Indian to win a Tennis singles match in the Olympics after 1996?

a) Ankita Raina

b) Sania Mirza

c) Sumit Nagal

d) Chirag Shetty 

Answers

1. (d) Basavaraj Somappa Bommai

Basavaraj Somappa Bommai, senior BJP leader and son of former Karnataka Chief Minister, took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka in a swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhavan on July 28, 2021. The 61-year-old is known to be a Yeddyurappa loyalist. He has been a Minister in both cabinets of BS Yediyurappa.

2. (a) Dholavira

Dholavira, a Harappan-era city was added to the list of World Heritage Sites by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on July 27, 2021. The city is located in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch.

3. (a) Telangana 

The Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple, popularly known as Ramappa Temple at Palampet, Warangal, Telangana was inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List on July 25, 2021 during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in Fuzhou, China. The temple has become the 39th site in India to gain the prestigious tag. 

4. (b) 9.5 percent

The International Monetary Fund on July 27, 2021, bought down its GDP growth forecast for India for Fiscal Year 2021-22 to 9.5 percent. The forecast is lower than the earlier projected 12.5% economic growth as the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted India's economic recovery. 

5. (c) Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a three-year travel ban and huge penalties for those citizens who visit countries that are on the nation's 'red list'. The list includes countries such as India, Iran, Indonesia, UAE, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Venezuela, Iran, Turkey, Yemen and Armenia. 

6. (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. 

7. (b) Jupiter

Scientists have discovered the first evidence of water vapour in the atmosphere of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. 

8. (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’.

9. (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.

10. (a) 7827170170

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani launched a 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence on July 27, 2021. The helpline number is – 7827170170.

11. (c) Tunisia

Tunisia's President Kais Saied sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended the Parliament on July 25, 2021, after violent nationwide protests. The President announced that he is taking over. His supporters erupted in celebration while the opposition accused him of staging a coup.

12. (b) Weightlifting

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the women’s 49-kg category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on July 24, 2021. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202-kg, 115-kg in clean and jerk and 87-kg in snatch. She has become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari, who had won the bronze medal in the 69-kg category at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

13. (d) Russia

Russian athletes are competing under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. All the 335 sportspersons from Russia are not allowed to use Russia’s name, anthem, or flag at the Tokyo Olympics, as Russia was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2019 from competing as a country at the Olympics after a doping scandal.

14. (c) Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a singles match in the Olympics in 25 years after 1996 when he progressed to the second round of the men's singles on July 24 after beating Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. He lost to world no. 2  Daniil Medvedev in the second round. 

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