31 July Most Important Current Affairs MCQ'S for JKSSB and JK Bank Exams.


Q.1) ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ is an innovative contest launched by which organization?
(1) NPCI
(2) DRDO
(3) ISRO
(4) Ministry of HRD

Correct Answer - (2) DRDO
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has announced the launch of an innovative contest ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’, on the 27 July 2020 to mark the 5th death anniversary of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Q.2) Which Ministry has been renamed which Ministry as the Ministry of Education?
(1) WCD Ministry
(2) Home Ministry
(3) Social Justice Ministry
(4) HRD Ministry

Correct Answer - (4) HRD Ministry
The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has been renamed as Ministry of Education.
The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Q.3) Who was the head of the committee set up by the government to suggest changes in the education system under the National Education Policy (NEP)?
(1) K Kasturirangan
(2) G. Madhavan Nair
(3) Madhav Gadgil
(4) K. Radhakrishnan

Correct Answer - (1) K Kasturirangan
The committee which suggested changes in the education system under the NEP, was headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.

Q.4) Which nation’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to receive local regulatory approval in the first half of August?
(1) Germany
(2) Russia
(3) UK
(4) Switzerland

Correct Answer - (2) Russia
Russia’s first potential COVID-19 vaccine is likely to get local regulatory approval in the first half of August. The vaccine is expected to be first administered to frontline health workers.

Q.5) Which state government has sought permission from the Supreme Court to appoint 10,000 terminated teachers as peons?
(1) Jharkhand
(2) Odisha
(3) Tripura
(4) Assam

Correct Answer - (3) Tripura
The Tripura government has sought permission from the Supreme Court to appoint 10,000 terminated teachers as peons. The Tripura government, under the Revised Employment Policy, 2003, had recruited 1,035 PGTs, 4,666 TGTs, and 4,612 UGTs in 2010 and 2014 through the oral interview but their appointment was quashed by the high court set on May 7, 2014.

Q.6) In which city, a road is named after former Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon?
(1) Bhopal
(2) Gaya
(3) Lucknow
(4) Agra

Correct Answer - (3) Lucknow
The Lucknow Municipal Corporation named a road and a crossing in the city after former Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon. The Chauk Chauraha will now be known as Lalji Tandon Chauraha and the Lucknow-Hardoi Road will be known as Tandon Marg.

Q.7) The Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between and which nation on Traditional Systems of Medicine?
(1) Zimbabwe
(2) Zambia
(3) South Africa
(4) Tanzania

Correct Answer - (1) Zimbabwe
The Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Zimbabwe to expand cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy. The agreement was signed on November 3, 2018.

Q.8) Which international organization has approved USD 3 million grant to India to fight COVID-19
(1) WB
(2) ADB
(3) UNDP
(4) IMF

Correct Answer - (2) ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 29 announced that it has approved USD 3 million grant to India from its Asia Pacific Disaster Respond Fund. The bank has provided the grant to support India’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.9) How much liquidity support has been provided by the State Bank of India to Maldives for local businesses and deferred loan repayment?
(1) $ 13.80 million
(2) $ 14.30 million
(3) $ 16.20 million
(4) $ 18.50 million

Correct Answer - (3) $ 16.20 million
The State Bank of India (SBI) is providing liquidity support of USD 16.20 million for local businesses and deferred loan repayment for over 200 retail accounts, the Indian High Commission in the Maldives.

Q.10) Bangladesh player Kazi Anik Islam has been handed 2 years ban for failing a dope test. He is related to which sports?
(1) Tennis
(2) Hockey
(3) Football
(4) Cricket

Correct Answer - (4) Cricket
The Bangladesh national cricket board has handed over a two-year ban to young pacer Kazi Anik Islam for failing a dope test in 2018. Kazi tested positive for Methamphetamine, a prohibited substance, during a 2018 National Cricket League game.

Q.11) India has planned to build a solar power park in which country?
(1) Bangladesh
(2) Maldives
(3) Sri Lanka
(4) Myanmar

Correct Answer - (3) Sri Lanka
India plans to build a solar power park in Sri Lanka as part of a strategy to project its presence in the
Indian Ocean Region (IOR) amid Chinese attempts to lure nations into its ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.

Q.12) Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paytm Money?
(1) Varun Sridhar
(2) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
(3) A. Balasubramanian
(4) Ashwani Bhatia

Correct Answer - (1) Varun Sridhar
The investment & wealth management subsidiary of Paytm- Paytm Money, has appointed Varun Sridhar as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company on 29 July 2020. Sridhar will replace former MD and CEO Pravin Jadhav who resigned from the startup due to differences with the management of Paytm.

Q.13) Who has been awarded the 2019-20 Premier League Golden Boot award?
(1) Aymeric Laporte
(2) David Silva
(3) Phil Foden
(4) Jamie Vardy

Correct Answer - (4) Jamie Vardy
In Football, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has won the 2019-20 Premier League Golden Boot award, which is presented to the leading goal scorer in the Premier League. The 33-year-old Vardy, became the top scorer after finishing the season with 23 goals. He is the ninth English player as well as the oldest player to win the award and the first from Leicester City.

Q.14) Name the player who has been awarded the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the 2019-20 season?
(1) Gabriel Jesus
(2) Rodri
(3) Eric GarcĂ­a
(4) Ederson

Correct Answer - (4) Ederson
Manchester City’s Brazilian keeper Ederson has won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award, which is given to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets over the course of the season. He collected 16 clean sheets during the season.

Q.15) PM Modi launched three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai, and
(1) Patna
(2) Jaipur
(3) Pune
(4) Kolkata

Correct Answer - (4) Kolkata
These facilities are located at the National Institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research, at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida. These hi-tech testing facilities will boost the testing capacity by almost 10,000 daily tests.

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