Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 26 July to 1 August 2021

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Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: How many Tiger reserves of India have received the Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation?

Answer 1: Bhupendra Yadav, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate change, this year on the International Tiger Day, announced that India’s 14 Tiger reserves have received accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

What is CA|TS? – It is a globally accepted set of criteria or conservation tool that sets minimum standards for managing target species, and enforces assessments to benchmark progress.

The 14 CA|TS accredited tiger reserves of India – Mudumalai & Anamalai in Tamil Nadu; Manas, Orang and Kaziranga in Assam; Pench in Maharashtra; Kanha, Satpura and Panna in Madhya Pradesh; Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh; Valmiki tiger reserve in Bihar; Parambikulam in Kerala; Sunderbans in West Bengal; and Bandipur in Karntaka.

Question 2: Who has been selected by the Maharsahtra Bhushan Selection Committee for the Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2021?

Answer 2: Maharashtra Bhushan Selection Committee, under the chairmanship of state’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, selected Asha Bhosle for theMaharashtra Bhushan Award 2021. The announcement of the selection was made by Amit Deshmukh, the cultural affairs minister of Maharashtra.

About Maharashtra Bhushan

  • Maharashtra Bhushan, the highest civilian award of the state of Maharashtra, is given for the outstanding achievement in the fields of journalism, art, literature, science, sport, social work, and public administration.
  • The award is presented annually by the Government of Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtra Bhushan award was first awarded to Purushottam Laxman Deshpande in the year 1996.
  • The award includes cash worth Rs. 10 lakh, a memento and citation.

Question 3: Which Indian Ministry launched the ‘India Cycles4Change Challenge’?

Answer 3: The ‘India Cycles4Change Challenge’ was launched by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs in 2020, with an aim to create cycle-friendly initiatives nationwide.

  • The Ministry has recently awarded the title of ‘India’s Top 11 Cycling Pioneers’ to 11 cities.
  • The top 11 cities awarded with title shall each receive an award of Rs 1 crore for scaling up their cycling initiatives.
  • The first report of The India Cycles4Change Challenge has been launched under the title ’The Dawn of India’s Cycling Revolution’.

Question 4: The ‘Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology’ is located at which place in India?

Answer 4: The National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021 has been recently passed by Lok Sabha.
It has awarded NIFTEM (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management), Kundli, Haryana and IIFPT (Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu the status of ‘Institutions of National Importance’.

Question 5: Which Indian Naval Ship participated in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy?

Answer 5: Indian Naval Ship Tabar participated in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy.

  • INS Tabar, is a Talwar-class stealth Frigate built for Indian Navy in Russia.
  • INS Tabar is a part of Indian Navy’s Western Fleet.
  • INS Tabar was built in Russia for the Indian Navy and was commissioned at St Petersburg in April 2004.

Question 6: When was the First World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) was observed?

Answer 6: The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) was observed by WHO on 25 July 2021. The resolution on global drowing prevention was adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 28 April 2021. The day is being observed control the deaths due to drowning by spreading awareness. It is estimated that approx. 236,000 people drown every year, and drowning is one of the ten leading causes of death for children in age group 5-14 years.

Question 7: NASA has selected which agency to provide launch services for Europa Clipper Mission?

Answer 7: NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), for providing launch services for Europa Clipper Mission.

About Europa Clipper Mission

  • It is the first mission of Earth to conduct detailed investigations of planet Jupiter’s moon ‘Europa’.
  • The mission is all set to be launched in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center of NASA located in Florida.
  • NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is leading the development of the Europa Clipper mission.

Question 8: The recently inaugurated “Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” exhibition was based on the life of which freedom fighter?

Answer 8: Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs, recently inaugurated the “Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” exhibition which was based on the life of the freedom fighter ‘Chandrasekhar Azad’.

More about the exhibition

  • The exhibition was inaugurated at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
  • The exhibition was part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, which celebrates 75 years of freedom of the country.
  • The Ministry of Culture is organizing a number of programs for celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

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