Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 10th July 2020

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1) Who among the following is going to head the independent panel set up by the WHO to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic?

A) Samuel Doe

B) George Weah

C) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

D) Leymah Gbowee

E) Charles Taylor

2) Which of the following top-ranked squash players has announced her retirement recently?

A) Nouran Gohar

B) Mohamed El Shorbagy

C) Nour El Tayeb

D) Raneem El Welily

E) Nour El Sherbini

3) Amadou Gon Coulibaly who passed away recently was the prime minister of which country?

A) Mali

B) Ghana

C) Cameroon

D) Senegal

E) Ivory Coast

4)   Which country has recently launched ‘Digital Haat’ for online sale and purchase of sacrificial animals before Eid-Ul-Azha?

A) Pakistan

B) Myanmar

C) Nepal

D) Bangladesh

E) Sri Lanka

5) The chief minister of which state has launched eight web solutions for public services under 5T initiatives?

A) Madhya Pradesh

B) Odisha

C) Jharkhand

D) Bihar

E) Uttar Pradesh

6) BSE has partnered with which mutual fund to power its eKYC services on BSE StAR MF?

A) BNP Paribas Asset Management

B) Baroda Asset Management

C) LIC Mutual Fund

D) Axis Mutual Fund

E) Aditya Birla Mutual Fund

7) Which bank has partnered with Tata Motors to offer car loans at attractive terms?



C) Axis Bank


E) Karur Vysya Bank

8)  Who among the following will be the chairman of IRDAI panel on ‘Indian Pandemic Risk Pool’?

A) Rishi Talwar

B) Suresh Mathur

C) TL Alamelu

D) Anand Verma

E) Kumar Praveen

9) India is going to organize a summit with which international grouping will be held through a video conference on July 15?

A) African Union





10) The scientists of which country have used waste to be converted and used as ethanol for sanitisers in battle against coronavirus?

A) Japan


C) France

D) Germany

E) Israel

11) Which institution has collaborated with NVIDIA to establish a joint AI research centre?

A) IIT Madras

B) IIT Delhi

C) IIT Hyderabad

D) IIT Mandi

E) IIT Roorkee

12) Which organization has signed a pact with the Noida Authority to install EV charging stations?






13) What is the amount of investment to be made by Mastercard to help Indian SMEs amid the COVID-19 crisis?

A) 150 crore

B) 200 crore

C) 250 crore

D) 300 crore

E) 350 crore

14) Who among the following is the author of the book, ‘If It Bleeds’ which will be out in July?

A) Tabitha King

B) Joe Hill

C) J. K. Rowling

D) Stephen King

E) Bill Skarsgård

15) The government of which state has launched a campaign to ensure purity of milk, dairy products?

A) Assam

B) Uttar Pradesh

C) Kerala

D) Haryana

E) Rajasthan

16) The Ministry of Culture is all set to take up the project related to reprinting of ______ under the National Mission for Manus.

A) Theravada

B) Buddhavacana

C) Mongolian Kanjur

D) Accra

E) Abhidharma

17) Who among the following has inaugurated six new bridges in the state of Jammu and Kashmir?

A) Anurag Thakur

B) Narendra Modi

C) Nirmala Sitharaman

D) Rajnath Singh

E) Amit Shah

18) Who among the following has been appointed the brand ambassador of Vectus Group?

A) Deepika Padukone

B) Amir Khan

C) Dia Mirza

D) Rani Mukherjee

E) Saif Ali Khan

19) Who among the following has stepped down as the CEO of BCCI?

A) Praveen Kumar

B) Rahul Johri

C) CK Khanna

D) Dipak Misra

E) Dave Richardson

20) The 18th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers on COVID-19 was recently held in which city?

A) Mumbai

B) Lucknow

C) New Delhi

D) Agra

E) Bengaluru

21) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Asia’s largest solar energy project in which of the following states?

A) Punjab

B) Haryana

C) Assam

D) Madhya Pradesh

E) Uttar Pradesh

22) Which of the following police stations has been ranked as one of the best Police Stations of India?

A) Rishikesh Police Station

B) Ghiror Police Station

C) Banbhoolpara Police Station

D) Gudamba Police Station

E) Nadaun Police Station

23) In which of the following states have Wildlife researchers rediscovered ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly after 61 years?

A) Himachal Pradesh

B) Uttar Pradesh

C) Tripura

D) Assam

E) Manipur

24) Which of the following cricket tournaments has been postponed till June 2021?

A) Ranji Trophy

B) Deodhar Trophy

C) Vijay Hazare Trophy

D) Asia Cup

E) Duleep Trophy

25) Who among the following will head the SEBI advisory committee on mutual funds?

A) Janki Ballabh

B) Praveen Kumar

C) Usha Thorat

D) MK Jain

E) Sudesh Verma

26) Who among the following has been appointed as the additional director of Crisil?

A) Sunil Gulati

B) Shyamala Gopinath

C) Rajnish Narula

D) Brij Daga

E) Nilesh Shah

27) Which of the following stock exchanges has launched a new gold standard for delivery?

A) Calcutta Stock Exchange





28) Who among the following has been honoured as the Top Publicist in Global Humanitarian Award 2020 in London?

A) Anand Sharma

B) Neeraj Singhvi

C) Sachin Awasthi

D) Raj Desai

E) Anita Singh

29) Who among the following has been chosen as an Ambassador for Toronto International Film Festival?

A) Amir Khan

B) Dia Mirza

C) Kareena Kapoor Khan

D) Deepika Padukone

E) Priyanka Chopra

30) What is India’s current rank in the case of cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries?

A) 3rd

B) 5th

C) 6th

D) 8th

E) 7th

31) Which of the following states has topped the market borrowings among the States in 2020-21?

A) Telangana

B) Haryana

C) Madhya Pradesh

D) Kerala

E) Tamil Nadu

Answers :

1) Answer: C

The World Health Organization (WHO) was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments.

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark and former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel.

The announcement follows strong criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration of the global agency’s role in the crisis.

The panel will provide an interim report to an annual meeting of health ministers in November and present a “substantive report” next May.

2) Answer: D

Top-ranked women’s squash player, Raneem El Welily, announced her retirement.

El Welily first took the top ranking in 2015 and won her only world championship two years later. She was a three-time runner-up.

She will retain the top ranking when current world No. 2 Nouran Gohar replaces her compatriot next week.

3) Answer: E

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the governing party’s candidate for an October presidential election, passed away.

The 61-year-old, who had heart surgery in 2012, became unwell during a weekly cabinet meeting.

4) Answer: D

The government of Bangladesh has launched a ‘Digital Haat’ for online sale and purchase of sacrificial animals ahead of the festival of Eid-Ul-Azha.

The initiative has been taken to save the cattle farmers and traders from financial loss amid the Corona pandemic and also to stop further transmission of the infection in the country.

The government is going to promote this haat through its website and social networking sites at its own cost. The site is free for use by the interested people.

The government has also decided to transport sacrificial animals from the north and west of the country to Dhaka and Chattogram through the rail route.

5) Answer: B

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched eight technology driven solutions under 5T initiatives for Home and General Administration departments and extended the deadline for online delivery of public services to October 2 from August 15 in view of the pandemic.

The 5T model of governance along with Mo Sarkar has improved the quality of governance and eased delivery of public services.

Odisha is the first State in the country to have put in place an advanced system which uses space technology and artificial intelligence to safeguard Government land in the Capital city and ensure planned development.

The technology solutions for public services launched include Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System (BLUIS), which has been developed to monitor changes in all government land in the Capital city by leveraging high resolution satellite imagery.

E-Pravesh is a web and mobile based application with facial recognition technology to ease and authenticate entry of visitors to Lok Seva, Rajiv Bhavan and Kharavela Bhavan.

E-Bhawan is an online system designed to provide government officials, public representatives and citizens easier access to booking rooms and other facilities provided by Bhawans in other states.

6) Answer: C

BSE has now partnered with LIC Mutual Fund to power its eKYC services on BSE StAR MF, the market leading MF platform.

The digital KYC process will facilitate our Members to ensure zero contact, hassle-free customer on boarding process, especially during this COVID situation.

The entire process is very user friendly and simplifies the user experience to perform the entire KYC process seamlessly.

BSE had launched its eKYC platform during lock down period as a service for IFAs, DFIs, Mutual funds and stock brokers to add new investors in their customers list without physically going to meet the investors.

7) Answer: E

Karur Vysya Bank has entered into an arrangement with Tata Motors to fund buyers of Tata passenger vehicles.

The Bank informed the exchanges that both existing and new customers will be eligible to avail loans from KVB.

KVB is offering a special product for buyers of Tata Motor passenger vehicles under which 100% on-road finance with a 6 month holiday period is provided at attractive interest rates. The scheme is applicable only for 3 models, viz., Tata Tiago, Tata Nexon and Tata Altroz. The loans are available to both the salaried and self-employed.

Loans are offered for both salaried and self-employed persons and repayment period is upto 60 months with attractive rates of interest.

8) Answer: B

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a working group to examine the feasibility of ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’.

Suresh Mathur, Executive Director, Irdai, will be the Chairman for the 9-member working group with industry representatives as members.

Apart from studying the need for such a pool, the group will also recommend the structure and operating model.

The Covid-19 pandemic, which started as a public health crisis, has led to a significant disruption in the economic activity mainly due to measures taken to stop the spread of the disease.

9) Answer: D

The 15th summit between India and the European Union (EU) will be held via video conference on July 15.

India will be represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The EU will be represented by Charles Michel, President of European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

During the summit, the leaders will discuss global cooperation and solidarity to protect lives, to mitigate the socio-economic consequences and to strengthen preparedness and response capacities.

The summit is aimed at delivering concrete benefits for the people in the EU and India, the leaders will discuss ways to boost cooperation in areas of security, climate, environment, trade and investment, digital economy and connectivity.

The summit, which was supposed to take place in March, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to visit Belgium’s capital Brussels for the summit but cancelled his visit after two staff members of the EU tested positive for Covid-19.

10) Answer: E

Israeli scientists have come up with a “simple” and low-cost method to turn waste into ethanol for use as sanitisers in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Professor Hadas Mamane of Tel Aviv University (TAU) and her team have been working for the past five years on recycling waste and transforming it into alcohol.

Now, in response to the global demand for hand sanitisers, they have focused on the production in Israel of ethanol to replace the need to import alcogels.

11) Answer: C

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is collaborating with NVIDIA, a multinational technology company, to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA AI Technology Centre’ (NVAITC) to accelerate research on Artificial Intelligence and its commercial adoption.

IITH already houses two NVIDIA DGX-1TM systems and an NVIDIA DGX-2TM system dedicated to research being undertaken at the institute. The NVAITC will accelerate research for the 220 faculty at IITH, which is already among India’s foremost research institutions.

This collaboration will focus on advancing AI research in the areas of agriculture and Smart Cities besides Language Understanding.

The projects that would be taken up include increasing crop yield using AI algorithms and applying AI-based solutions to support safer transportation systems and better ways of managing traffic, among others.

The  Telangana State government recently announced 2020 as the ‘Year of AI’. NVIDIA is already a partner of the government in this endeavour.

12) Answer: B

State-run EESL has signed an agreement with  New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) to promote electric vehicles (EVs) and install public EV charging stations and related infrastructure.

The partnership will also facilitate the creation of an infrastructural ecosystem to accelerate e-mobility uptake as the nation emerges from the lockdown post-COVID-19 pandemic.

The agreement was signed by Noida Authority General Manager A K Tyagi and EESL Executive Director (Growth) Amit Kaushik in the presence of Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari.

EESL will make an upfront investment on services pertaining to the agreement along with operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower.

Noida Authority will be responsible for provision of space for charging infrastructure.

Noida Authority has sanctioned 162 public EV charging stations under the FAME India Scheme phase-II of Department of Heavy Industry (DHI).

13) Answer: C

Global leader in payment technology Mastercard announced an additional Rs.250-crore investment to help small businesses in the country, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The investment, which is over and above the USD 1 billion committed for the Indian market till 2025, will be focussed on helping small businesses go digital, making access to credit easier and also supporting women entrepreneurs.

For women entrepreneurs, it will focus on increasing their business acumen, offering marketing know-how and introducing their work to buyers.

14) Answer: D

Stephen King is back with his new book titled, If It Bleeds.

Published by Hachette India, the story centers around a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School.

The work is dotted with The Shining author’s humour, propensity for horror and his masterful ability to craft suspense. The book has already been published in the USA in April. It will be available in India from July 10.

15) Answer: E

A week-long campaign has been launched in Rajasthan to ensure purity of milk and its products.

Samples of milk and dairy products will be collected under the campaign ”Pure for Sure” from July 8-July 14.

Information related to samples will be provided by the food safety officers on the FSSAI app. Food Testing Laboratory available at the divisional level will be utilized for this campaign.

Food safety officers have been directed to send the campaign report to the headquarters on daily basis

16) Answer: C

The Ministry of Culture has taken up the project of reprinting 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur under the National Mission for Manus, NMM.

The first set of five volumes of Mongolian Kanjur published under the NMM was presented to the President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of Guru Purnima, also known as Dharma Chakra Day, on 4th July.

A set was then handed over to Mr. Gonching Ganbold, Ambassador of Mongolia to India by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.

The National Mission for Manus was launched in February 2003 by the Government of India with the mandate of documenting, conserving and disseminating the knowledge preserved in the manus.

One of the objectives of the mission is to publish rare and unpublished manus so that the knowledge enshrined in them is spread to researchers, scholars and the general public at large.

It is expected that all the 108 volumes of the Mongolian Kanjur will be published by March, 2022.

Mongolian Kanjur, is considered to be the most important religious text in Mongolia. In the

Mongolian language ‘Kanjur’ means ‘Concise Orders’- the words of Lord Buddha.

17) Answer: D

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six bridges in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and asserted that development of remote areas in the region will continue to be a key priority for the NDA government.

The defence minister dedicated the bridges through video conferencing in presence of Chief of the Army Staff Gen M.M. Naravane, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, Director General of Border Roads Organisation Lt Gen Harpal Singh among others.

Four bridges were constructed on the Akhnoor-Pallanwala road in Akhnoor, while two bridges were built on the Tarnah Nallah in Kathua district, the Defence Ministry stated in a statement.

The total cost of construction of the bridges was Rs.43 crore.

The inauguration of the bridges, built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) comes at a time when India and China are engaged in a border row in eastern Ladakh.

According to the ministry, the annual budget of the BRO ranged from Rs.3,300 crore to Rs.4,600 crore during 2008 to 2016. However, the allocation was hiked to Rs.8,050 crore in 2019-2020.

18) Answer: E

Vectus Industries Limited (Vectus Group), a water storage and piping solutions provider company, has roped in Bollywood star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassadors.

The brand has already launched its first marketing campaign ‘Vectus- India ki waterline’ with the actors on all media formats including print, electronic and digital media aggressively.

Vectus Industries Limited manufactures high-quality plastic pipes and water storage tanks, including underground and overground tanks, for more than three decades. Apart from all these exclusive product lines, Vectus also manufactures Bath accessories as well as Household and Agricultural plastic products. The company has registered its strong pan-India presence with its 14 manufacturing plants, 5 depots, and more than 5000 dealer’s network.

Vectus is one of the few companies in India involved in the processing of all major polymers like PP, PE & PVC using all major technologies like Extrusion, Injection Moulding, Blow Moulding & Rotational Moulding. Vectus has been the pioneer in establishing Blow Moulded technology as an alternate method to Roto Moulding for large size Water Storage Tanks.

19) Answer: B

Rahul Johri has stepped down as BCCI CEO. He had put down his papers after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) made way for the Sourav Ganguly-led set-up to run the world’s richest cricket board.

According to media reports, Johri decided to quit last December after BCCI elected a new administration led by Ganguly. Johri was to exit in April but continued amidst lack of clarity over whether he had been given an extension.

Johri joined BCCI  in 2016.  Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and GM South Asia at Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.

20) Answer: C

The 18th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers, GoM on COVID-19 was held in New Delhi through video conferencing under the chairpersonship of Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

The GoM was briefed on the current status of COVID-19 in India. The global comparison between the five most affected countries clearly depicts that India has one of the lowest cases per million which is 538 and deaths per million which is 15 compared to the global average of 1453 and 68.7.

Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that as we move forward, the focus shall be on the management of COVID-19 through strict containment measures and surveillance; utilizing full testing capacity and focus on monitoring co-morbid and elderly population.

He pointed out that the aim is to reduce the Case Fatality Rate low by early identification and effective clinical management.

21) Answer: D

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that solar energy is going to be a major source of energy needs not only today but in the 21st century as well, because solar energy is Sure, Pure and Secure.

While  inaugurating through video conference Asia’s largest solar energy project in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa, the Prime Minister stated that Rewa has really created history. Rewa has been identified as Ma Narmada and a white tiger. Now the name of Asia’s largest solar power project has also been added.

The Prime Minister stated that the people of Madhya Pradesh and the industries will get electricity from this solar plant, even the metro rail in Delhi will get its benefits. Like Rewa, work is going on on big solar power plants in Shajapur, Neemuch and Chhatarpur, he added.

Referring to the energy needs of the country, Mr Modi stated that as India is moving towards the new era of development, our hopes and aspirations are increasing, so our energy and electricity needs are also increasing. In such a situation, self-sufficiency of electricity is very important for a self-reliant India.

22) Answer: E

Nadaun Police Station of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh has been ranked as one of the best Police Stations of the country.

Certificate of Excellence was provided to this Police Station by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu presented this Certificate of Excellence received by him from Union Home Minister to the Chief Minister in Shimla.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police in general and Nadaun Police Station of district Hamirpur in particular for being ranked as one of the best Police Stations of the country and the best Police Station of the State.

The ranking of police stations is carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the same was released by the Union Home Minister in a ceremony during DGPs Conference, recently.

23) Answer: C

In Tripura, a team of wildlife researchers has rediscovered ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly commonly known as ‘Looped three-ring’ after 61 years near a village called Phuldungsei in Jampui Hills under the North Tripura district.

These researchers constantly survey the butterflies in North-East India to document current populations, distributions, and status of butterflies for the past five years.

As part of the long-term monitoring and diversity inventory program, Suman Bhowmik conducted preliminary surveys at different locations of Jampui Hills from 5-7 August 2019, where the species was sighted near Phuldungsei village.

24) Answer: D

The Asia Cup Cricket tournament, which was scheduled to be held in September this year, has been postponed till June next year by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) owing to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the region.

The Asian Cricket Council tweeted that after careful consideration and evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board of the ACC decided to postpone the Asia Cup tournament. Pakistan was to originally host the Asia Cup this time but due to security reasons, the tournament was later rescheduled to be held in Sri Lanka.

25) Answer: C

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has revamped its committee that advises the capital markets regulator on matters related to regulation and development of the mutual fund industry.

The 20-member advisory committee on mutual funds is headed by Usha Thorat, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a latest Sebi update showed.

Earlier in 2013, the panel had 15 members and was headed by Janki Ballabh, former Chairman of SBI.

The members of the committee include officials of various fund houses like Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd President Sanjay Sapre, Kotak Mahindra AMC MD Nilesh Shah and Canara Robeco AMC CEO Rajnish Narula, SBI Mutual Fund Independent Trustee Sunil Gulati and Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund Independent Trustee Director Brij Gopal Daga.

26) Answer: B

The board of directors of Crisil has approved the appointment of Shyamala Gopinath as an Additional Director (Independent) of the company with effect from July 10. Gopinath was Deputy Governor at Reserve Bank of India for seven years till June 2011.

She is currently on the boards of HDFC Bank (as part-time non- executive chairperson and independent director), BASF India Ltd (independent woman director), Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd (non-executive & independent director) and Tata Elxsi (independent non-executive director).

27) Answer: E

The National Stock Exchange has announced NSE Refiner Standards (NRS) for BIS-Standard gold to be delivered for settlement of the gold futures contracts traded on its platform.

Currently, the NSE accepts serial-numbered gold bars produced by London Bullion Market Association-approved refiners for settlement of the gold contracts traded on the commodity derivatives segment of the exchange.

NSE will now empanel refiners producing gold bars as per Bureau of Indian Standards for delivery.

This initiative is in line with the government’s efforts towards Atmanirbhar Bharat and ‘Make in India’ programme. It will facilitate more participation by domestic market players in the exchange traded deliverable bullion commodity derivatives.

Ravi Varanasi, Chief Business Development Officer, NSE, stated the new guidelines offer a fair chance to Indian refiners adhering to the BIS notified standards to be a part of the exchange settlement framework.

28) Answer: C

President of National Media club, Sachin Awasthi bagged Top Publicist honor under Global Humanitarian Award 2020. He is one of the 100 awardees nominated from 35 different countries and 9 continents.

He has also been commended by Honourable Prime Minister on his initiative Clean-Ganga Awareness Yatra from Haridwar to Varanasi

The award was delivered in London via webinar in the presence of Former President of the Republic of Kosovo, Fatima Sejdio; Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Madhav Kumar and the President of National Assembly of Andalusia, Spain, Pendro I. Altamirano.

Working tirelessly to make people aware of Prime Ministers, ‘Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan’, his organization National Media Club inaugurated the Swachh Bharat – Sundar Bharat Mission in the year 2014, released the country’s first toll-free number for cleanliness in the presence of former Union Minister and present Governor of Rajasthan, Kalraj Mishra, several MPs and journalists.

29) Answer: E

Priyanka Chopra announced that she has been invited to be an ambassador to the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). PeeCee, who starred in the American television show Quantico and Hollywood flicks like Baywatch and Isn’t it Romantic?, shared the news.

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has also been chosen for TIFF 2020.

Other ambassadors include Ava DuVernay, Darren Aronofsky, Taika Waititi, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Nadine Labaki, Alfonso Cuarón, Tantoo Cardinal, Riz Ahmed, Rian Johnson, Jason Reitman, Isabelle Huppert, Claire Denis, Atom Egoyan, Viggo Mortensen, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo, Lulu Wang, Rosamund Pike, Sarah Gadon, and Denis Villeneuve.

TIFF will take place between September 10 and 20 this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will hold socially distanced physical screenings, drive-ins, virtual red carpets, and digital screenings

30) Answer: D

India was ranked eighth as regards cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries, according to a new report.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on “Cancer preparedness in Asia-Pacific: Progress towards universal cancer control”, sponsored by Roche, examines the findings from the EIU’s Index of Cancer Preparedness.

The report describes the complexities of the challenge of cancer facing 10 Asia-Pacific countries — Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

The report has ranked India at the eighth position.”India ranks eighth for cancer preparedness in the region with an overall score of 51.6 out of 100, below the regional average of 66.5, while Australia (92.4), South Korea (83.4) and Malaysia (80.3) lead the region,” the report stated.

The report ranked only Vietnam (44.5) and the Philippines (42.6) after India.

It stated further progress can be made as India records below-average scores across all three pillars in the index — policy and planning, care delivery and health system and governance.

31) Answer: E

The State has raised Rs.30,500 crore in the fiscal 2020-21 and has accounted for 17% of the borrowings through the issue of bonds

Tamil Nadu has so far raised Rs.30,500 crore in the fiscal 2020-21 and has topped market borrowings among States in the country. Tamil Nadu has accounted for 17% of the borrowings done through the issue of bonds, known as state development loans, according to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

With borrowings of Rs.25,500 crore, Maharashtra accounted for 14%, followed by Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh at 17% each, as per the data.

On July 7, Tamil Nadu borrowed an additional amount of Rs.500 crore rather than the Rs.2,000 crore originally planned. The State had planned to raise Rs.2,000 crore through the issue of bonds of Rs.1,000 each with tenures of 35 years and 3 years respectively. Tamil Nadu had an option to raise a further Rs.250 crore in each of these securities, through what is known as the ‘green shoe’ option.

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