Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 12 July to 18 July 2021

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12 July to 18 July 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 India’s retail inflation, world’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine, Malala Day 2021 and Asia’s first national dolphin research centre among others. 

1. Which payment system has been barred from issuing new cards from July 22?

a) Mastercard

b) Visa

c) Rupay

d) None of the Above

2. How much was India’s retail inflation in June 2021?

a) 6.24 percent

b) 6.25 percent

c) 6.26 percent

d) 6.27 percent

3. Serum Institute of India will begin manufacturing which among the following vaccines in India from September 2021?

a) Pfizer

b) Moderna

c) J&J

d) Sputnik V

4. World’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine Soberana 2 has been developed indigenously by which nation?

a) Mexico

b) Canada

c) Cuba

d) Colombia 

5. Asia’s first national dolphin research centre will be built in which Indian city?

a) Patna 

b) Varanasi

c) Kokata

d) Prayagraj 

6. When is Malala Day observed?

a) July 12th

b) July 13th

c) July 14th

d) July 15th

7. Which nation has become the second country to adopt India’s BHIM-UPI?

a) Malaysia

b) Maldives

c) Mauritius

d) Bhutan

8. Which banned Chinese fashion brand is set to re-enter India through Amazon?

a) Club Factory

b) ROMWE

c) Shein 

d) Ali Express

9. Google meet has put how much time limit on group video calls with 3 or more participants?

a) 40 minutes

b) 50 minutes

c) 60 minutes

d) 80 minutes 

10. Who won Wimbledon Men’s singles title 2021?

a) Novak Djokovic 

b) Roger Federer

c) Rafael Nadal

d) Matteo Berrettini

11. Which nation won Euro Cup 2020 for the first time since 1968?

a) England

b) Switzerland

c) Italy

d) Spain

12. Who was the first Indian to win a junior Grand Slam title?

a) Ramesh Krishnan

b) Ramanathan Krishnan 

c) Leander Paes

d) Yuki Bhambri

Answers

1. (a) Mastercard

The Reserve Bank of India on July 14, 2021 barred Mastercard Asia / Pacific Pte Ltd (Mastercard) from issuing new credit, debit and prepaid cards with effect from July 22 for its failure to comply with its data storage norms.

2. (c) 6.26 percent

India’s retail inflation stood at 6.26 percent in June 2021, which is slightly down from 6.30 percent in May but still well above the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) threshold of 6 percent. This is as per the data issued by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on July 12, 2021. 

3. (d) Sputnik V

India’s top vaccine maker, Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin production of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V from September 2021. This was informed by Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund. 

4. (c) Cuba

Cuba has developed the world’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine Soberana 2 (Sovereign 2). Cuba’s State-run corporation BioFarma confirmed on July 9, 2021 that its indigenously produced Soberana 2 vaccine showed 91.2% efficacy when delivered with a booster shot of Soberana Plus during phase-3 clinical trials.

5. (a) Patna 

India and Asia’s first National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will be set up on the banks of the River Ganges in the Patna University campus in Bihar. The work on the centre is expected to begin after the monsoon season. 

6. (a) July 12th 

The Malala Day is observed on July 12, on the birthday of the young activist, Malala Yousafzai. The United Nations had designated July 12 as Malala Day to honour the young woman who has been a prominent activist for female education since her early teens. 

7. (d) Bhutan 

Bhutan has become the second country after Singapore to have BHIM-UPI acceptance at merchant locations. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Finance Minister of Bhutan Lyonpo Namgay Tshering launched BHIM-UPI in Bhutan on July 13, 2021, through a virtual ceremony.

8. (c) Shein 

Banned Chinese fashion brand Shein is set to make a comeback in India through Amazon during its upcoming Amazon Prime Day Sale, as per the sale banner. The sale will be launched across India from midnight of July 26 till July 27. 

9. (c) 60 minutes 

Google has put a 60-minutes limit on Google Meet group video calls with three or more participants for free users with personal Gmail accounts. Google had earlier in September 2020 lifted the time cap on Google Meet duration amid the pandemic and extended it to June 2021. The tech giant has now reinstated the 60-minute time limit.

10. (a) Novak Djokovic 

World number one Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title when he defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 at the Centre Court in the finals of Wimbledon Men’s Singles 2021. With the win, Djokovic has now equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s tally of 20 Grand Slams. This is  Djokovic ‘s third Grand Slam win this year after winning the Australian Open and French Open. He will now look to win the last Grand Slam- the US Open as well to finish the year on a high. 

11. (c) Italy

Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968. Italy beat England 3-2 during penalties to lift the cup at the Wembley stadium on July 11, 2021. Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named the player of the tournament.

12. (b) Ramanathan Krishnan 

Ramanathan Krishnan was the first Indian to win a junior title when he won the 1954 Wimbledon junior championship. His son Ramesh Krishnan went on to become the second Indian to win a junior title when he won the 1970 junior Wimbledon and junior French Open titles.



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