26 July Current Affairs


Which country's space agency has announced the launch of a mission called "ASTHROS" to study the universe ?


 a.  India

 b.  China

 c.  America

 d.  Russia


 Ans = C

  •  NASA will launch the ASTHROS mission from Antarctica in December 2023.

  •  In this mission a balloon will send of the size of a football stadium   in the Stratosphere.

  •  The balloon will be inflated with helium.

  •  This balloon will observe the wavelength of the invisible light from the Earth.


India is developing a 30-second rapid testing kit for Covid-19 in collaboration with which country ?


 a.  China

 b.  Israel

 c.  America

 d.  Russia


 Ans = B.


Where has DRDO installed the COVID-19 test facility at DIHAR Center ?


 a.  Leh

 b.  Jammu Kashmir

 c.  Shimla

 d.  Manali


 Ans = A

  •  DIHAR- Defense Institute of High Altitude Research

  •  The facility will identify COVID-19 cases in Ladakh and is able to test 50 samples a day.  The test facility was inaugurated by Lk Lt. Governor RK Mathur.



Which state has launched an e-Secretariat portal in July 2020 ?


 a.  Rajasthan

 b.  Punjab

 c.  Haryana

 d. Gujarat


 Ans = C


Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) ?


 a.  Partha Pratim Sengupta

 b.  Karnam Sekar

 c.  Amit Mishra

 d. P.K kandpal


 Ans = A


Sahil Seth has been appointed as the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a period of ?


 a. 2020-2021

 b. 2020-2022

 c.  2020-2023

 d.  2020-2024


 Ans = C

  •  BRICS is the parent organization that encourages commerce and industry in BRICS nations.

  •  The BRICS member countries are: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.



Who has been appointed as the new MD by Tata AIA Life Limited ?


 a. Partha Pratim Sengupta

 b.  Karnam Sekar

 c.  Naveen Tahilani

 d.  P ki kandpal


 Ans = C


The largest solar power plant of the Indian Navy has recently been commissioned in which state ?


 a.  Gujarat

 b.  Rajasthan

 c.  Maharashtra

 d.  Kerala


 Ans = D


Which company has developed India's first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system?


 a.Digiantra Research and Technology

 b.Dhruva Space

 c.Team Indus



 Ans = A

  •  This system is based on Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology.