CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
DRDO
B)
ISRO
C)
NASSCOM
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - ISRO

Note : Team of researchers of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, Karnataka and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures named "Space Bricks" on the surface of the moon. The process uses the lunar soil, bacteria and guar beans to make the space brick.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Xiaomi
B)
Vivo
C)
Oppo
D)
Huawei

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Xiaomi

Note :

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi announced that its arm MI India will distribute over 2,500 smartphones worth Rs 2 crore to Indian children, to support online education.
MI India will partner with Indian non-profit organisation ‘Teach for India’, to carry out the distribution process. The hand sets would be used in shifts to utilise the service effectively, to enable children access quality education.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Ministry of Home Affairs
B)
Ministry of Rural Development
C)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
D)
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Note :

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs implements the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
The scheme aims to provide basic infrastructure for water supply, sewage and seepage management in 500 Mission cities. Recently, the scheme was in news because the states across India have completed 2,854 projects worth ₹11,110 crore under the scheme. Tamil Nadu completed the highest number of works.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
New Delhi
B)
Kolkata
C)
Jaipur
D)
Goa

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Goa

Note :

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is an annual film festival held in Goa, every year in the month of November.
The Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant has confirmed that the Film Festival will be held as per schedule in Goa between November 20 and 28, this year. This festival is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals in association with the state government- owned Entertainment Society of Goa.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Sports
B)
Politics
C)
Literature
D)
Business

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Business

Note :

American businessperson and veteran media giant Sumner Redstone, has recently passed away at the age of 97 years.
During his long tenure in the field of media, he built a great media empire including CBS and Viacom serving as the Executive Chairmen of both companies. He was also the Chairman of the Board of National Amusements theatre chain. Redstone’s autobiography was titled “A Passion to Win”.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Nepal
B)
Maldives
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maldives

Note :

India has recently announced a financial assistance of USD 500 million assistance for its largest civilian infrastructure project.
Out of the fund, USD 400 million line of credit and USD 100 million grant will be provided for the project that aims to connect the capital city Male with three neighbouring islands Villingili, Gulhifahu and Thilafushi. The 6.7 km Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) will also improve economic activity and employment opportunities.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Paytm
B)
Microsoft
C)
Google
D)
Facebook

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Google

Note : The Central Water Commission along with Google has launched flood forecasting initiative. Under the initiative, numerous alerts can be sent to the public regarding flood situation in the region. Also, people can learn about current water level in the flood affected regions in the country.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Suresh Raina
B)
Virat Kohli
C)
Parthiv patel
D)
Mohommad Shami

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Suresh Raina

Note : After M.S. Dhoni, Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has also announced retirement from Cricket on August 15, 2020. He shared a photo on Instagram with other fellow cricketers including MS Dhoni with a caption, "It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind!".

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Odisha
C)
Maharashtra
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Odisha

Note :

As per the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Odisha continued to be the top performer in implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme (AMRUT).
Odisha has secured first position by scoring 85.67 per cent and provided piped water supply to households of nine cities of the state. Out of the 191 projects started under the AMRUT scheme, the state has completed 148 of them. Odisha is followed by Chandigarh and Telangana. Tamil Nadu has completed the highest number of works.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Vikrant
B)
Vidyut
C)
Raman
D)
Sarthak

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sarthak

Note : In order to enhance maritime security, on August 13, 2020, an Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard was launched and re-christened as Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) "Sarthak" during a ceremony held at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) which was conducted through video conferencing from Coast Guard headquarters at New Delhi.

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Published On : July 18, 2021