Current Affairs Quiz: 27 July 2021


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27 July 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as UNESCO world heritage site,  24/7 helpline number, Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign and World Mangrove Day among others. 

1. Which city has become India’s 40th UNESCO world heritage site?

a) Dholavira

b) Ujjain

c) Thanjavur

d) Puri

2. What is the new 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence?

a) 7827170170

b) 9999999999

c) 1000000000

d) 6767787878

3. Who among the following Chief Ministers has announced his resignation from the position?

a) BS Yediyurappa

b) Shivraj Singh Chouhan 

c) Ashok Gehlot

d) Amarinder Singh

4. Who launched the Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign in Cherrapunji?

a) Amit Shah

b) PM Narendra Modi 

c) Rajnath Singh

d) Jitendra Singh 

5. Which nation will host SCO Defence Ministers’ meet?

a) Afghanistan

b) Tajikistan

c) Uzbekistan

d) Turkmenistan 

6. When is World Mangrove Day celebrated?

a) July 24th

b) July 25th 

c) July 26th 

d) July 27th 

7. Which nation’s President has sacked the Prime Minister and suspend the Parliament?

a) Armenia

b) Turkmenistan

c) Tunisia

d) Indonesia

8. India will take part in the 12th edition of a joint military exercise in Volgograd in August with which country?

a) Japan

b) US

c) Australia

d) Russia

Answers

1. (a) Dholavira

Dholavira, a Harappan-era city was added to the list of World Heritage Sites by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on July 27, 2021. The city is located in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch.

2. (a) 7827170170

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani launched a 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence on July 27, 2021. The helpline number is – 7827170170.

3. (a)BS Yediyurappa

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, after months of speculation, resigned from the top post on July 26, 2021. Yediyurappa assured that nobody has pressurized him to resign and that he did it on his own so that someone else can take over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

4. (a) Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 25, 2021, launched the Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign at Sohra (Cherrapunji) during his visit to Meghalaya. He also inaugurated the Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme.

5. (b) Tajikistan

Tajikistan’s capital city Dushanbe will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Defence Ministers meeting. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also participate physically in the meeting. 

6. (c) July 26th 

World Mangrove Day is celebrated every year on July 26th. The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses. 

7. (c) Tunisia

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended the Parliament on July 25, 2021, after violent nationwide protests. The President announced that he is taking over. His supporters erupted in celebration while the opposition accused him of staging a coup.

8. (d) Russia

India and Russia will carry out the 12th edition of the Indo-Russia Joint Military Exercise (INDRA) at Volgograd city in Russia in August. The 13-day exercise will start on August 1, 2021. 



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