Current Affairs Quiz: 26 July 2021

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26 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 Tokyo Olympics 2020, world’s largest floating solar farm and world’s first clean commercial nuclear reactor among others. 

1. 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

2. 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

3. World’s largest floating solar farm is being planned to be built in which nation?

a) Malaysia

b) The Philippines

c) Indonesia 

d) Australia 

4. Researchers have discovered the fossil of the modern crocodile’s ancestor in which nation?

a) Colombia 

b) Brazil

c) Chile

d) Spain

5. Which country is set to build the world’s first clean commercial nuclear reactor?

a) US

b) China

c) Russia

d) Japan

6. Who became the first Indian to swim in a classification A heat at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

a) Srihari Nataraj

b) Sajan Prakash

c) Maana Patel 

d) Bhavani Devi 

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

a) North Korea

b) Palestine

c) Myanmar

d) Russia

8. 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. (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. 

2. (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.

3. (c) Indonesia

Singapore’s Sunseap Group has announced that it plans to spend $2 billion to build the world’s largest floating solar farm and the energy storage system in Batam Island, Indonesia. The floating system is expected to have a capacity of 2.2 gigawatt-peak (GWp).

4. (c)Chile 

The Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences announced on July 23, 2021, that a 150-million years old fossilized skeleton which was discovered in the mountains of Southern Chile was determined to be the ancestor of the modern crocodile. The species has been named Burkesuchus mallingrandensis. 

5. (b) China

China has unveiled plans to build the first-of-its-kind clean commercial nuclear reactor that will not require water for cooling and is expected to be safer than traditional reactors. The molten-salt nuclear reactor will run on liquid thorium rather than uranium.

6. (a) Srihari Nataraj

Srihari Nataraj became the first Indian swimmer to take part in a classification A heat. He finished 27th with a time of 54.31s in the men’s 100m backstroke event on July 25, 2021. Sajan Prakash became the second Indian to swim a classification A heat on July 26.

7. (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.

8. (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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