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Current Affairs : 10 July, 2021

 1. Recently the Indian Army has named the firing range after which actress?

Answer: Vidya Balan

The Indian Army has named one of its firing ranges in Kashmir after Bollywood actress Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan Firing Range is located at Gulmarg in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. This decision has been taken in view of his contribution to Indian cinema. Earlier in the year, the actress and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur attended the Gulmarg Winter Festival organized by the Indian Army.

2. Which department has recently launched India's first FASTag or Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based parking facility?

Answer- Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) department has launched India's first FASTag or Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based parking facility to reduce the time of entry and payment. This facility was started at Kashmere Gate Metro Station. As part of the Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) initiative, the station is dedicated to autos, taxis and R-rickshaws. This facility can accommodate 55 four wheelers and 174 two wheelers. Entry and exit of 4-wheelers and payment can be done through FASTag. Parking fee will be deducted through FASTag, thereby reducing the time taken for entry and payment. Only vehicles with FASTag will be allowed to park in this facility. Entry of two wheelers can be done only by swiping DMRC smart card. Smart Card Swipe is used only for entering and exiting and calculating the fare and no money will be deducted from the card. The parking fee can be paid through the UPI app by scanning the QR code.

3. Recently who has been appointed as the President of All India Radio?

Answer- N Venudhar Reddy

N Venudhar Reddy has been appointed as the President of All India Radio. N Venudhar Reddy is a 1988 batch IIS officer of the Indian Information Service. Presently working as Principal Director General of News Services Division, All India Radio, he was given additional charge of All India Radio on the approval of Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. All India Radio, officially known as All India Radio since 1957. Reddy has vast experience in media planning and management, administration and news gathering. He has previously worked with All India Radio News and Doordarshan News in various positions.

4. Recently the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has announced to include which business as MSME?

Answer – Retail and wholesale trade

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has announced the inclusion of retail and wholesale business as MSME. But only for the limited purpose of priority sector lending, this means that now these classes of businesses under the MSME category can take loans under priority sector lending arrangements. According to the Retailers Association of India (RAI), it will give the retail micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) the support they need to survive, revive and thrive. These retailers and wholesalers can now register on the enterprise registration portal. This is a portal by the Government of India for the registration of MSMEs.

5. Who was Virbhadra Singh?

Answer- Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Virbhadra Singh was a senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was the fourth and longest serving Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He served as the Chief Minister of the state six times from 8 April 1983 to 5 March 1990, 3 December 1993 to 23 March 1998, 6 March 2003 to 29 December 2007 and again from 25 December 2012 to 26 December 2017. Apart from this, Singh also served as the Union Deputy Minister in Tourism and Civil Aviation, Minister of State for Industry, Union Minister for Steel and Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). Recently he has passed away.

6. Who was Jovenel Moise?

Answer – President of Haiti

Jovenel Moise was the President of Haiti. Moise, a former entrepreneur who set up a string of businesses in the north of the country from which he grew, burst onto the political stage in 2017 with the message of rebuilding the poor nation. He campaigned on populist promises, as do all Haiti candidates, but continued to rhetoric even after being elected in February 2017. The interim prime minister announced an act that risks further destabilizing the Caribbean nation beset by mass violence and political instability. The president faced heavy opposition from the population, who considered his mandate illegitimate, and he churned through a series of seven prime ministers over four years. Joseph was to be replaced in the post this week after only three months. Recently Jovenel Moise was murdered by entering his house and his wife has also been injured.

7. Recently who has been honored with the Humboldt Research Award?

Answer: Kaushil Basu

Indian economist Kaushik Basu has been honored with the Humboldt Research Award. inThis award has been given for economics. He also served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012. Basu is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India.

8. Which city has been entrusted to host the Women's Asian Cup in India to be held recently?

Answer – Mumbai and Pune

The hosting of the Women's Asian Cup in India has been handed over to Mumbai and Pune. The Confederation of Asian Football has removed Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad as venues to reduce travel time for participants and ensure an "optimal environment" for a bio-secure bubble. Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri Sports Complex and Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune have been selected as the new venues. As part of efforts to consider the current challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce travel time for teams and officials between locations, while ensuring an optimal environment for implementing the biomedical bubble for the benefit of all stakeholders. decision was taken as

9. Keshav Dutt was related to which sport?

Answer – Hockey

Keshav Dutt was related to hockey. Keshav Dutt was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in hockey. He was part of India's historic achievement in the 1948 Olympics, where they won the first gold medal since independence by defeating home team Britain 4–0 at Wembley Stadium in London. Before the 1948 Olympics, Dutt toured East Africa in 1947 under the leadership of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand. An integral part of the Indian team, Dutt also captained the Mohun Bagan hockey team in 1951–1953 and again in 1957–1958. Recently he has passed away.

10. When was Operation Birsa Munda started?

Answer – November 1999

Operation Birsa Munda was launched in November 1999. It was a punitive raid by the Bihar Battalion of the Indian Army against a Pakistani post. This was the time when Operation Vijay was called off, but the Line of Control was still active with sporadic incidents of violence across the Line of Control. In a quick and carefully planned operation, the entire Pakistani post was destroyed, killing 17 Pakistani soldiers. Recently, on the occasion of the birthday of Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri, who was martyred during Operation "Birsa Munda" in 1999, the Indian Army organized a memorial ceremony in Gulmarg near the Line of Control (LOC) in memory of Capt. A war memorial is inaugurated.

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