1.As per the Financial Stability Report, July 2020 released the Reserve Bank of India what will be the Gross Nonperforming Assets (GNPA) ratio of all scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) by March 2021?
A. 5 percent
B. 5 percent
C. 5 percent
D. 5 percent
2.Who has been appointed as the Tata AIA Life Insurance’s MD & CEO?
A. Alok Mishra
B. Naveen Tahilyani
C. PC Kandpal
D. Partha Pratim Sengupta
3.The CRPF Raising Day is celebrated all over India on which date?
A. 25 July
B. 26 July
C. 27 July
D. 28 July
4.Who won the 2020 FWA Footballer of the Year award?
A. De Bruen
C. Jordan Bruen
D. Jordan Henderson
5.How many years has the Ministry of Shipping waived the waterway usage fee?
A. 3 years
B. 4 years
C. 5 years
D. 6 years
6.As per the update report on India’s Tiger Survey from 2018, released by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar which state has the highest number of tigers?
B. Madhya Pradesh
D. West Bengal
7.As per the update report on India’s Tiger Survey from 2018, released by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar what percent of world’s tiger population India has?
A. 60 percent
B. 65 percent
C. 70 percent
D. 80 percent
8.Consider the following statements related to World Population Projection:
1.Recently a new analysis published in ‘The Lancet’ has projected that the world population will peak much earlier than previously estimated.
2.The researchers have analyzed population trends in 197 countries.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
9.Consider the following statements related to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020:
1.The government has notified the ‘Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020’ which will provide regulations for e-commerce companies under the Consumer Protection Act 2019.
2.The violation of the rules will attract penal action under the Consumer Protection Act, 2017.
3.The e-commerce players will have to display the total price of goods and services offered for sale along with the break-up of other charges.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
10.Consider the following statements:
1.Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (SIIPL) has recently conducted a clinical trial of a recombinant BCG vaccine .
2.It is administered routinely to all newborn babies as a part of the National childhood immunization programme to prevent tuberculosis (TB), an infection caused by bacteria that mainly affects the lungs.
11.Consider the following statements:
1.The Union Cabinet has recently approved the National Education Policy 2020 making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors.
2.The new National Education Policy (NEP) will replace the existing National Policy on Education which was first formulated in 1986 and last modified in 1992.
3.The new policy is based on a draft prepared by a committee led by former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief Kasturirangan.
Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released its Financial Stability Report (FSR) for the month of July 2020.The FSR reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC – headed by the Governor of RBI) on risks to financial stability and the resilience of the financial system.The Report also discusses issues relating to development and regulation of the financial sector.
Highlights of the Financial Stability Report (FSR):
Naveen Tahilyani has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Director (MD) of Tata AIA Life Insurance. He will succeed Rishi Srivastava, who is moving to Group Agency Distribution, AIA Group, Hong Kong as Chief Executive Officer. Naveen Tahilyani was the CEO, Group Partnership Distribution at AIA Hong Kong till 2019. Prior to this, he has served as CEO and Managing Director of Tata AIA from 2015 to 2018.
Tata AIA chairman: Saurabh Agrawal
82nd Raising Day of Central Reserve Police Force foundation day is being observed on 27 July 2020.CRPF was founded as Crown Representative’s Police on July 27, 1939 and its first batllion was raised at Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh
It was renamed as Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on CRPF Act enactment on December 28, 1949.CRPF looks after internal security scenario and is at the forefront to keep our nation safe.Director General of CRPF: AP Maheshwari.
Liverpool’s Premier League title winning captain Jordan Henderson was named England’s Footballer of the Year on Friday in the annual vote of the Football Writers’ Association (FWA). Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Liverpool pair Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane made up the rest of the top five. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Liverpool pair Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane made up the rest of the top five. The 30-year-old Henderson has played in 30 of Liverpool’s league matches so far this season and scored four goals.
The Ministry of Shipping has decided to waive waterway usage charges with immediate effect considering the Centre’s vision to promote inland waterways as a supplementary, eco-friendly and cheaper mode of transport. The charges are waived initially for three years. Currently only two per cent of total cargo traffic moves through waterways. Decision of waiving waterway charges will attract the industries to use the national waterways for their logistical needs. The decision is estimated to increase the inland waterway traffic movement to 110 Million Metric Tonnes in 2022-23 from 72 Million Metric Tonne in 2019-20.
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar released an updated report on India’s Tiger Survey from 2018. India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014, according to results of a census made public on July 29 last year. The present survey is a more granular estimate of these numbers. As per the report Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka (524) and Uttarakhand (442). Chhattisgarh and Mizoram saw a decline in tiger population and all other States saw a “positive” increase.
Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar on July 28, 2020 released the detailed report of Tiger Census (4th) on the eve of Global Tiger Day in New Delhi. Basic Facts
St. Petersburg declaration and Global Tiger Day
Recently a new analysis published in ‘The Lancet’ has projected that the world population will peak much earlier than previously estimated. The researchers have analyzed population trends in 195 countries. It used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 to model future population in various scenarios as a function of fertility, migration, and mortality rates.
Highlights of the report
Reports and India
About Total fertility rate
The government has notified the ‘Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020’ which will provide regulations for e-commerce companies under the Consumer Protection Act 2019.
Salient features Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020
Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (SIIPL) has recently conducted a clinical trial of a recombinant BCG vaccine candidate, VPM1002 which has been supported under the Department of Biotechnology’s National Biopharma Mission.
About the BCG vaccine
About the Department of Biotechnology
About Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
About National Biopharma Mission
About Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (SIIPL)
The Union Cabinet has recently approved the National Education Policy 2020 making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors.
New National Education Policy 2020
Attaining Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
Multilingualism and the power of language
Equitable and Inclusive Education
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