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July 16 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. Which edition of Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agriculture Research celebrated virtually on July 16?
A) 92
B) 94
C) 96
D) 97
E) 93
Answer: E) 93

  • Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) celebrated its 93rd foundation day virtually.
  • As part of the celebration, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Shri Ashwini Vaishnav jointly launched ‘Kisan Sarathi’, a digital platform to facilitate farmers to get ‘right information at right time’ in their desired language.
  • The dignitaries virtually felicitated about 60 Awardees in 16 different categories.
    The Awards included 4 ICAR Institutes, 1 All India Coordinated Research Project, 4 Krishi Vigyan Kendras, 39 Scientists and 11 Farmers.
  • Apart from the Awards, the Hindi Rajbhasha Awards in the various categories were also conferred during the occasion.


2. Which state will host the second edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) in silicon city from March 5, 2022?
A) Chhattisgarh
B) Karnataka
C) Goa
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Tripura
Answer: B) Karnataka

  • Speaking to newsmen, Narayanand said that it was decided the meeting to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the inauguration of the mega event, which will held at Kanteerava stadium as many as 158 universities with 3182 sports persons besides technical officials, assistants, about 6000 persons are expected to participate in the event.
  • The expected budget of Rs 40 cores required for the second edition of Khelo India in which state government share its part of Rs 20 cores.
  • The minister mentioned that for the purpose of holding events, a high level committee will be formed.

Karnataka – Host 2nd edition of Khelo India University Games from Mar 5, 2022.

3. The Indian Olympic Association has roped in which company as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Games?
B) 811
C) NeoBank
D) BharatPe
E) SFA Pvt Ltd
Answer: E) SFA Pvt Ltd

  • The Indian Olympic Association has roped in SFA Pvt Ltd. as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Games, which begins on July 23.
  • As per the agreement between the two sides, the company has promised the IOA a sponsorship amount of Rs one crore.
  • The IOA got Herbalife as nutrition partner for the Tokyo Olympics with the sponsorship deal worth over Rs 2 crore.
  • The IOA had earlier entered into sponsorship deals with various private entities, including diary giant Amul, mobile gaming platform MPL Sports Foundation, JSW Sports among others.
  • India is sending a 228-strong contingent, including 119 athletes, to the Tokyo Olympics.

IOA – SFA as another sponsor for Indian contingent at Tokyo Olympics.

4. In Women’s Cricket, which country beat India by 8 wickets in the third and final T-20 International of the series at Chelmsford?
A) Australia
B) Pakistan
C) New Zealand
D) Zimbabwe
E) England
Answer: E) England

  • Danni Wyatt scored brilliant unbeaten 89 in 56 balls while Nat Sciver made 42 runs in 36 balls.
  • Danni Wyatt named player of the match.
  • Earlier, India women won the toss and elected to bat and made 153 for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs

Women’s Cricket – England beat India by 8 wickets in 3rd T20 to clinch series 2-1.


5. Surekha Sikri passed away. He was related to which field?
A) Businessman
B) Scientist
C) Writer
D) Politician
E) Actor
Answer: E) Actor

  • Veteran film and TV actor Surekha Sikri, known for her impressive performances in ”Mammo”, ”Badhaai Ho” and popular TV show ”Balika Vadhu”, died following a cardiac arrest Sikri was 75.
  • The wheelchair-bound actor had turned up to accept her best supporting actress National Film Award for ”Badhaai Ho” in 2019.

Surekha Sikri – National Award-winner, Veteran film and TV actor.


6. Which Bank launches AI-powered virtual assistant for customers?
A) Federal Bank
B) DBS Bank India
C) CSB Bank
D) RBL Bank
E) HDFC Bank
Answer: A) Federal Bank

  • The Federal Bank launched FEDDY, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime.
  • The bank said while most of the similar AI-powered virtual assistants are available only on its website, FEDDY can be accessed via Alexa, Google Assistant and WhatsApp.
  • ‘FEDDY is also integrated into Google Business Messaging, a first-of-its-kind feat by an Indian bank. On Google search, FEDDY can be accessed by clicking the ‘message/chat’ option available against the searched bank branch
  • FEDDY can be reached on WhatsApp by typing ”FEDDY” and sending it to 8108030845.
  • The bank has recently come out with innovative and user-friendly facilities such as FedSelfie, under which individuals can open their accounts by merely taking a selfie, and Federal 24×7, which makes possible the opening of accounts through a video call to the bank.

Federal Bank:
Hq : Aluva, Kerala
CEO: Shri Shyam Srinivasan
Tagline: Your Perfect Banking Partner

Federal Bank – AI-powered virtual assistant for customers.


7. Pakistan and which country have signed an agreement for the construction of about 1,100-km gas pipeline from Port Qasim in Karachi to Lahore?
A) Russia
B) Iraq
C) Republic of Nicaragua
D) Kyrgyzstan
Answer: A) Russia

  • Pakistan and Russia have signed an agreement for the construction of about 1,100-km gas pipeline from Port Qasim in Karachi to Lahore at an estimated cost of USD 2.5-3 billion by the end of 2023.

Capital: Islamabad
Currency: Rupee
President: Arif Alvi
Prime Minister: Imran Khan

Capital: Moscow
Currency: Russian Ruble

Pakistan + Russia – Sign pact for 1,100-km gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore.

8. World’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge unveiled in which country?
A) Russia
B) Iraq
C) Republic of Nicaragua
D) Netherlands
Answer: D) Netherlands

  • Dutch Queen Maxima teamed up with a small robot to unveil a steel 3D-printed pedestrian bridge over a canal in the heart of Amsterdam’s red-light district.
  • Maxima pushed a green button that set the robot’s arm in motion to cut a ribbon across the bridge with a pair of scissors.
  • The distinctive flowing lines of the 12-meter (40-foot) bridge were created using a 3D printing technique called wire and arc additive manufacturing that combines robotics with welding.

The Netherlands:
Capital: Amsterdam
Currency: Euro

Amsterdam – World’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge.


9. Who launched ”School Innovation Ambassador Training Program” for 50,000 school teachers?
A) Home Minister
B) Education Minister
C) Tribal Affairs Minister
D) B & C
E) All of these
Answer: D) B & C

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda launched ”School Innovation Ambassador Training Program” for 50,000 school teachers.
  • The innovative and one-of-its-kind training program for school teachers aims at training 50,000 school teachers in innovation, entrepreneurship, IPR, design thinking, product development, idea generation, among others.
  • The education minister stressed that technology is reshaping the world and students have the potential to not only address domestic but also the global challenges.

Minister of Education; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship:
Name: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Madhya Pradesh

Tribal Affairs:
Minister: Arjun Munda
Constituency: Khunti, Jharkhand

Dharmendra Pradhan + Arjun Munda – ”School Innovation Ambassador Training Program” for 50,000 school teachers.

10. MoU signed between ITRA and which state to strengthen education system in Ayurveda?
A) Gujarat
B) Karnataka
C) Goa
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Tripura
Answer: A) Gujarat

  • An MoU was signed between Jamnagar based Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) under the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Gujarat in the presence of the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Nitinbhai Patel and Secretary, Ministry of AyushVaidya Rajesh Kotecha on 15th July 2021.
  • Through this MoU, all the institutions functioning in the Ayurveda campus in Jamnagar have been brought under the umbrella of ITRA, the only institution under the Ministry of Ayush that has been accorded the status of Institute of National Importance (INI).

Capital: Gandhinagar
CM: Vijay Rupani
Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat

ITRA + Gujarat – Strengthen education system in Ayurveda.

11. Which state came out with the ‘Retail Parks Policy 2016-2021’ with the objective of catalyzing growth and providing thrust to development of the retail sector in the state?
A) Gujarat
B) Karnataka
C) Goa
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Tripura
Answer: D) Andhra Pradesh

  • The Andhra Pradesh government came out with the ‘Retail Parks Policy 2016-2021’ with the objective of catalyzing growth and providing thrust to development of the retail sector in the state.
  • Through the new policy, the state expects to attract new investments to the tune of
    Rs 5,000 crore in the retail sector by the year 2026.
  • This, the state expects, will create 50,000 direct employment opportunities in the retail industry by 2026, according to Special Chief Secretary (Industries, Infrastructure and Investments) R Karikal Valaven.

Andhra Pradesh:
Capital: Visakhapatnam (Executive), Amaravati (Legislative), Kurnool (Judicial)
CM: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor: Biswa Bhushan Harichandan

Andhra Pradesh – New policy to lift retail sector.

12. Which state launches face recognition Mobile App for pensioners?
A) Gujarat
B) Karnataka
C) Goa
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Meghalaya
Answer: E) Meghalaya

  • Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched a Mobile App that will offer pensioners a hassle-free interface with the pension disbursing authority to prove that they are alive.
  • This App will give information about a pensioner’s life certificate using face recognition.
  • The App is a safe, user-friendly citizen-centric service designed specifically to help the pensioners of the state to submit online the Life Certificate digitally using a smartphone with an internet connection.
  • For better end-to-end delivery of service, a chatbot called MEDA has also been incorporated in the App where the pensioners can ask queries and type the suggestions for improvement of the App which will be duly monitored.

Capital: Shillong
CM: Conrad Sangma
Governor: Satya Pal Malik

Meghalaya – Face recognition Mobile App for pensioners.

13. Who launched two new Khadi Products- Khadi Babywear and Unique Handmade Paper Use and Throw Slippers in New Delhi?
A) Mansukh Mandaviya
B) Piyush Goyal
C) Narayan Rane
D) Narendra Modi
E) G Kishan Reddy
Answer: C) Narayan Rane

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission, KVIC has used 100 per cent hand-spun and handwoven cotton fabric that is soft on the tender and sensitive skin of the children and prevents them from any rashes or skin irritation.
  • The cost of Khadi cotton babywear 599 rupees per piece.

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises:
Name: Narayan Tatu Rane
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Maharashtra

Abbreviation: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission
Act: ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956
Founded Year: 1956
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman: Vinai Kumar Saxena

Narayan Rane – Two new Khadi Products.

14. A festival named Harela is celebrated in which state?
A) Gujarat
B) Karnataka
C) Uttarakhand
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Meghalaya
Answer: C) Uttarakhand

  • Harela, the festival commemorating the new harvest in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, was celebrated in several areas.
  • Harela is celebrated as the monsoon starts and is considered one of the most important festivals in the entire Kumaon region.
  • Uttarakhand, which is believed to be the mythological abode of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, celebrates Harela with much pomp and show as it falls on Lord Shiva’s favourite month.

Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain(Summer)
CM: Pushkar Singh Dhami
Governor: Baby Rani Maurya

Harela – Uttarakhand’s folk festival.

15. Which UT inaugurates Mahamaya-Peerkho ropeway project?
A) Puducherry
B) Chandigarh
C) Ladakh
D) Delhi
E) J & K
Answer: E) J & K

  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha dedicated the much awaited Mahamaya-Peerkho ropeway project to the people of this winter capital.
  • Mr Singa inaugurated the Peerkho-Mahamaya ropeway which is 1184 meters long and is installed on seven towers.
  • Foreign state-of-the-art equipment has been installed in this ropeway, in which 16 cabins are also installed.

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

Jammu and Kashmir – Mahamaya-Peerkho ropeway project.


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