1.Which governor of Madhya Pradesh died recently at the age of 85?
a. Lalji Tandon
b. Anandiben Patel
c. Jairamdas Daulatram
d. Anil Baijal
ANSWER: a. Lalji Tandon
Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon was ill for the last several days and his treatment was being done in Lucknow. In his absence, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was given the additional responsibility of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Lalji Tandon was born on 12 April 1935. Lalji Tandon joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in his early life. Lalji Tandon was made the Governor of Bihar in the year 2018. He was then appointed as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2019.
2.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently decided to postpone which tournament this year?
a. Women’s T20 World Cup
b. Men’s T20 World Cup
d. Under-19 World Cup
ANSWER: b. Men’s T20 World Cup
ICC has taken a big decision in view of the increasing outbreak of Corona virus in the world. The T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia has been canceled until next year. The ICC T20 World Cup will now be held in October-November of 2021. Due to the postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup, the doors of the Indian Premier League (IPL) event have been opened.
3.The World Badminton Association (BWF) has decided to limit the tenure of the post of president for which of the following times?
a. For ten times
B for seven times
C for eight times
d. For four times
ANSWER: d. For four, the
World Badminton Federation (BWF) has limited the term of its president to a maximum of four times. Also, in its Annual General Meeting (AGM), it also approved the implementation of ‘Geographical and Sexual Representation’ in its Council. During the online AGM held on 18 July, BWF members approved changes to the constitution which ensured at least 30 percent representation of each Gender in the Council and one representative from each continental region. This decision is in accordance with the instructions given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the recent National Olympic Committees (NOC) which have asked for gender equality in the decision making process by 2020.
4.Which state government has launched ‘new employment umbrella scheme’ for the all round development of scheduled castes?
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Madhya Pradesh
ANSWER: c. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently launched the new employment umbrella scheme. In fact, the Chief Minister launched this scheme for the development of poor people of scheduled castes and providing them employment and crores of rupees were transferred to the beneficiaries during this period. An amount of about Rs 17.42 crore was transferred to 3484 people. The Chief Minister said that every section of the society should be strong and everyone should get equal opportunities.
5.To boost energy efficiency and promote electric mobility, Union Energy Minister RK Singh inaugurated India’s first public EV (electric vehicle) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in which city?
ANSWER: a. Delhi’s
Union Energy Minister RK Singh inaugurated India’s first public EV (electric vehicle) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in Delhi. It is expected to introduce more such facilities in the plaza with five charging points. This beginning is an effort to support EV infrastructure, which electric vehicles in the country urgently need.