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July 15 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. World Youth Skills Day is observed on which date?
A) July 13
B) July 14
C) July 15
D) July 11
E) July 16
Answer: C) July 15

  • The World Youth Skills Day, an event organised by the United Nations (UN), celebrates the strategic importance of equipping the youth with skills for employment, entrepreneurship and work.
  • It is observed on July 15 every year.
  • The World Youth Skills Day aims to achieve the Incheon Declaration: Education 2030, “which devotes considerable attention to technical and vocational skills development, specifically regarding access to affordable quality TVET; the acquisition of technical and vocational skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship; the elimination of gender disparity and ensuring access for the vulnerable,” the UN further said in its website.

World Plastic Surgery Day:

  • National Plastic Surgery Day will now be celebrated as World Plastic Surgery Day on July 15 The announcement was made in a statement released by the Association of Plastic Surgeons in India (APSI).


2. Mamnoon Hussain passes away. He was served as President of which country?
A) Bangladesh
B) Bhutan
C) France
D) Pakistan
E) Albania
Answer: D) Pakistan

  • Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away after a prolonged illness.
  • Hussain, who was born in Agra in 1940 and migrated with his parents to Pakistan in 1947, served as the 12th President of Pakistan between September 2013 and September 2018.
  • The senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader was diagnosed with cancer in February last year and was under treatment at a private hospital here for some days where he breathed his last.

Mamnoon Hussain – Former Pakistan president.


3. Which Bank enters into agreement with Visa for issuing credit cards?
A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
B) DBS Bank India
C) CSB Bank
D) RBL Bank
E) HDFC Bank
Answer: D) RBL Bank

  • Private sector lender RBL Bank said it entered into an agreement with global card player Visa yesterday to issue credit cards enabled on the Visa payment network.
  • The bank is expecting to start issuing credit cards on the Visa payment network post the technology integration, which is expected to take 8 to 10 weeks.
  • Hence, it has conveyed that in the interim, the banks’ run rate of issuing 100,000 new credit cards per month would be impacted until there is some clarity from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on issuing new credit cards on the Mastercard network or till the technical integration with Visa is complete.
  • RBL Bank had a tie-up with Mastercard for issuing credit cards.

RBL Bank:
Hq: Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD and CEO: Vishwavir Ahuja

RBL Bank + Visa – Issuing credit cards.

4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the timeline for implementation of cassette swap in all ATMs till which date?
A) March 31, 2024
B) March 31, 2023
C) March 31, 2026
D) March 31, 2025
E) March 31, 2022
Answer: E) March 31, 2022

  • This is aimed at mitigating risks involved in open cash replenishment/ top-up.
  • The RBI then said cassette swap in ATMs may be implemented in a phased manner, covering at least one third ATMs operated by the banks every year, such that all ATMs achieve cassette swap by March 31, 2021.
  • As at March-end 2021, banks had 2.14 lakh ATMs.

Reserve Bank of India:
Act: Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (T Rabi Sankar, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao)

Reserve Bank of India – Extend the timeline for implementation of cassette swap in all ATMs till March 31, 2022.

5. RBI bars which company from issuing new cards from July 22?
A) Microsoft
B) American Express
C) Rupay
D) Visa
E) Mastercard
Answer: E) Mastercard


Headquarters: New York, United States
Executive Chairman: Ajay Banga
Chief Executive Officer: Michael Miebach

RBI – Bar Mastercard from issuing new cards from July 22.


6. Which organisation successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas engine for the Gaganyaan programme?
A) CubeSpace
B) Roscosmos
C) SpaceX
Answer: D) ISRO

  • The engine was fired for 240 seconds at the test facility of ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.
  • The objective of the Gaganyaan programme is to demonstrate the capability to send humans to low earth orbit onboard an Indian launch vehicle and bring them back to earth.
  • Four Indian astronaut-candidates have already undergone generic space flight training in Russia as part of the Gaganyaan programme.
  • ISRO’s heavy-lift launcher GSLV Mk III has been identified for the mission.
  • Formal announcement of the Gaganyaan programme was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address on August 15, 2018.

Abbreviation: Indian Space Research Organisation
Founded: 1969
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman: Kailasavadivoo Sivan

ISRO – Hold hot test of liquid propellant Vikas engine for ‘Gaganyaan’.


7. India and which country conduct trilateral table top exercise on maritime security?
1) Japan
2) Maldives
3) Sri Lanka
A) All of these
B) Only 2 & 3
C) Only 3
D) Only 1
E) Only 2
Answer: B) Only 2 & 3

  • Top defence officials from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives participated in a virtual trilateral table top exercise where they discussed best practices and procedures for countering common trans-national maritime crime like curbing narcotics and assistance in maritime search and rescue.
  • The two-day exercise, TTX-2021, from July 14 to July 15 aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and exchange of best practices procedures for countering common trans national crime was coordinated by the Maritime Warfare Centre, Mumbai.

Sri Lanka:
Capital: Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative), Colombo (executive and judicial)
Currency: Rupee

Capital: Malé
Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

India + Sri Lanka + Maldives – Conduct trilateral table top exercise on maritime security.


8. Which Minister has released reorganized – The Drone Rules, 2021 for public consultation?
A) New & Renewable Energy Minister
B) Finance Minister
C) Home Minister
D) Civil Aviation Minister
E) Defence Minister
Answer: D) Civil Aviation Minister

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has released reorganized – The Drone Rules, 2021 for public consultation. Built on a premise of trust, self-certification and non-intrusive monitoring,
  • The Drone Rules, 2021 will replace the UAS Rules 2021 (released on 12th March 2021).
  • The last date for receipt of public comments is 5th August 2021.
  • Key takeaways from the Draft Drone Rules, 2021 include that there will be minimal human interface on the digital sky platform and most permissions will be self-generated.
  • Safety features like ‘No Permission – No Take-off’ (NPNT), real-time tracking beacon, geo-fencing etc. to be notified in future.
  • Import of drones and drone components will be regulated by Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

Minister of Civil Aviation:
Name: Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia
Constituency: Madhya Pradesh

Ministry of Civil Aviation – Drone Rules, 2021 for public consultation.

9. Jammu & Kashmir gets its first real-time air-monitoring station at which place?
A) Kolkata
B) Bangalore
C) Chennai
D) Srinagar
E) Noida
Answer: D) Srinagar

  • Jammu & Kashmir got its first real-time air-quality monitoring station with the inauguration of first ever Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) at J&K Pollution Control Committee headquarters by Chairman Suresh Chugh at Rajbagh in Srinagar.
  • Terming it as a major achievement of J&K PCC, the Chairman thanked all the officers and the entire team for putting in their best efforts in successful installation and commissioning of the Station which saw many hiccups and delays due to Covid19 pandemic.

Jammu and Kashmir:
Capital: Srinagar(summer), Jammu(winter)
Governor: Manoj Sinha

J&K – First real-time air-monitoring station at Srinagar.

10. Which state Cabinet approves logistics policy for state to boost e-commerce?
A) Odisha
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu
E) Telangana
Answer: E) Telangana

  • In efforts to encourage the logistics sector in the backdrop of industries, e-commerce and services sector, the Telangana Cabinet has approved the Telangana Logistics Policy prepared by the Industries and Commerce department.
  • The Cabinet has decided to develop basic infrastructure facilities in Godowns, Cold storages, Dry Ports, Truck dak parking and other in the logistic sector.
  • It has decided to set up Dry Port in a big way in 1400 acres in the State (Multi-Model Logistic Park) under the PPA Mode.

Capital: Hyderabad
CM: K. Chandrashekar Rao
Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan

Telangana Cabinet – Logistics policy for state to boost e-commerce.

11. India’s first ‘Grain ATM’ set up in which place?
A) Kolkata
B) Bangalore
C) Gurugram
D) Srinagar
E) Noida
Answer: C) Gurugram

  • Consumers in Gurugram will no longer have to stand in long queues, nor worry about the shopkeeper giving less ration, as India’s first ‘Grain ATM’ has been set up in the district as a pilot project.

70 kg grain in 7 minutes:

  • It is an automatic machine which works like a bank ATM.
  • Installed under the World Food Programme of the United Nations, it is called Automated, Multi Commodity, Grain Dispensing Machine.
  • It can dispense up to 70 kg of grains within five to seven minutes at a time.
  • Ankit Sood, an officer associated with this programme, says that error in the measurement of grain is negligible.
  • This automatic machine is equipped with biometric system with a touch screen, where the beneficiary will have to enter the Aadhaar card or ration card number.
  • On biometric authentication, the foodgrains prescribed by the government to the beneficiaries will be automatically filled in the bags placed under the machine.
  • Three types of foodgrains — wheat, rice and millet — can be distributed through this machine.
  • At present, distribution of wheat has started from the Grain ATM machine installed in Farrukhnagar (Gurugram).

Gurugram – India’s first ‘Grain ATM’.

12. Which state Cabinet approved the Adventure Tourism Policy for the State?
A) Odisha
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
E) Telangana
Answer: D) Maharashtra

  • The Maharashtra Cabinet approved the Adventure Tourism Policy for the State.
  • According to the policy, the organisers of such tourism activities in the State will be given a temporary registration from the Directorate of Tourism and a final registration certificate will be provided after obtaining all the required qualifications.
  • The policy will not apply to activities such as jeep safaris and nature trips in wildlife sanctuaries.

Capital: Mumbai
CM: Udhav Thackarey
Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Maharashtra Cabinet – Approve Adventure Tourism Policy.

13. Google Cloud announced the launch of its new Cloud Region in which place?
A) Odisha
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
E) Delhi
Answer: E) Delhi

  • With the new region, the customers operating in the country will benefit from lower latency and higher performance of their cloud-based workloads and data.
  • Designed to enable both Indian and global companies to build highly accessible applications for their customers, the Delhi NCR region is the second Google Cloud region in India and 10th in Asia Pacific.

Google Cloud – Second ‘Cloud Region’ in India.

14. Who unveiled the ‘Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi scheme-2021’ ?
A) Mansukh Mandaviya
B) Amit Shah
C) B S Yediyurappa
D) Narendra Modi
E) Harsh Vardhan
Answer: C) B S Yediyurappa


Capital: Bengaluru
CM: B. S. Yeddyurappa
Governor: Thaawarchand Gehlot

Yediyurappa – ‘Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme – 2021’.

15. Who inaugurated the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudrakash?
A) Mansukh Mandaviya
B) Amit Shah
C) B S Yediyurappa
D) Narendra Modi
E) Harsh Vardhan
Answer: D) Narendra Modi

Prime Minister – International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudrakash.

16. Who Launches Artificial Intelligence-Based Grievance Analysis App?
A) New & Renewable Energy Minister
B) Finance Minister
C) Home Minister
D) Tribal Affairs Minister
E) Defence Minister
Answer: E) Defence Minister

  • With the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) based grievance analysis application called CPGRAMS, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the country is moving towards citizen-centric reforms with scientific knowledge and technology.
  • The organization has developed robots for military use, applications like ‘NETRA’, equipment like ‘Atman AI’ to detect Covid from chest X-ray and many other things
    the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) is an online web-enabled system over NICNET developed by NIC, in association with the Directorate of Public Grievances (DPG) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
  • CPGRAMS is the platform based on web technology which primarily aims to enable submission of grievances by the aggrieved citizens from anywhere and anytime (24×7) basis to Ministries/Departments/Organisations who scrutinize and take action for speedy and favorable redress of these grievances.

Ministry of Defence:
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Constituency: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Rajnath Singh – Artificial Intelligence-Based Grievance Analysis App.


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