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Current Affairs MCQs of 8th July 2021
Q.1 Which volcano is expected to erupt near Manila in the Philippines?
Q.2 Which state government has decided to develop a corridor connecting three tiger reserves?
d. Uttar Pradesh
Q.3 Which state has approved 5 major steel-making projects worth Rs 1.46 lakh crore?
c. Madhya Pradesh
Q.4 Which app has been recently launched by the Government of India for the aqua farmers?
a. Matsya Web
b. Matsya Setu
c. Matsya Solutions
d. Matsya Link
Q.5 Who has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Khadi Prakritik Paint?
a. Amitabh Bachchan
b. Nitin Gadkari
c. Narendra Modi
d. Aamir Khan
Q.6 Who has won the Silver Lake Open Chess Tournament?
a. Abhimanyu Mishra
b. Wriddhiman Saha
c. Naveen Bansal
d. Nihal Sarin
Q.7 The scheme titled the NIPUN Bharat programme has been launched by which ministry?
a. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
b. Ministry of Education
c. Ministry of Agriculture
d. Ministry of Home Affairs
Q.8 Which among the following companies has received the license to manufacture Sputnik V in India?
a. Balaji Biotech
b. Aditya Biologicals
c. Cadila Pharmaceuticals
d. Panacea Biotec
Q.9 Which has bagged the world’s most innovative ‘Investment Promotion Agency’ 2021 award by OCO Global?
a. Invest Abu Dhabi
b. Invest Lithuania
c. Invest Australia
d. Invest India
Q.10 Which countries topped the men’s and women’s world rankings respectively in the FIH rankings released in July 2021?
a. Sweden and Argentina
b. Netherlands and Sweden
c. Australia and Netherlands
d. Australia and Argentina
Q.1 c) Philippine scientists warned on July 4, 2021 that Taal, a volcano to the south of Manila could erupt again “anytime soon” as toxic gas emissions hit a record high. This has forced thousands of people from vulnerable communities to flee from their homes.
Q.2 b) After the declaration of Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary as the fourth Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, the state government has been planning on developing a tiger corridor connecting three Tiger Reserves passing through districts including Sawai Madhopur, Kota, and Bundi.
Q.3 a) Odisha’s 26th High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) headed by CM Naveen Patnaik on July 6, 2021 issued in-principle approval to five major industrial projects worth Rs 1,46,172 crores in metal and metal downstream sectors in line with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s ‘Vision 2030’ of making Odisha ‘Steel Hub of India’.
Q.4 b) Matsya Setu app has been recently launched by the Government of India for the aqua farmers of India. It was officially unveiled by Union Minister of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy Farming, Shri Giriraj Singh. It has been developed by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar.
Q.5 b) Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has been roped in as the Brand Ambassador of Khadi Prakritik Paint. Khadi Prakritik Paint has been developed from cow dung.
Q.7 b) The Union Minister for Education Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched the NIPUN Bharat programme.
Q.8 d) Panacea Biotec has received its licence from the Drugs Controller General of India to manufacture the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at its facility in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh.
Q.10 c) The Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams remained unchanged at fourth and 10th spot respectively in the FIH rankings released.Australia moved to the top of the men’s world rankings with 2513.67 points after a string of victories over New Zealand, both in the FIH Hockey Pro League and an FIH sanctioned test series.There is no change at the top of the women’s world rankings, with the Netherlands extending their lead over second-ranked Argentina to almost 600 points