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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th July 2021

Published on July 20, 2021
  • Microsoft announced to acquire RiskIQ, which is the cybersecurity firm for more than $500 million.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Microsoft: Redmond, Washington, United States.
    • CEO and Chairman of Microsoft: Satya Nadella
  • Important Days and Themes: 20th July: Science Exploration Day (also called Moon Day) (On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon’s surface)
    • 20th July 2021: International Chess Day
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘The India Story’
    • Author: Bimal Jalan
  • Awards and Recognition: Aadhimalai Pazhangudiyinar Producer Company Limited and Snehakunja Trust: These are the two Indian organisations and are among the 10 awardees of the prestigious UNDP Equator Prize 2021. They have been awarded for their work in the field of conservation and biodiversity. They have showcased innovative nature-based solutions to maintain biodiversity and tackle climate change and attain their local goals.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th July 2021
    • Director Payal Kapadia’s, ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’: It has won the Oeil d'Or (Golden Eye) award for best documentary at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
  • The Google Cloud will be launching its new Cloud Region in Delhi NCR, for customers and the public sector in India and across the Asia Pacific. Due to this, customers in these regions will get the benefit from lower latency and higher performance of their cloud-based data.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Google: California, United States
    • CEO of Google: Sundar Pichai
  • ‘FEDDY’: It is the name of Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant of Federal Bank. It will help the customers to solve their banking-related doubts. The ‘FEDDY’ can be accessed via Alexa, Google Assistant and WhatsApp.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Federal Bank: Aluva, Kerala
    • MD and CEO of Federal Bank: Shyam Srinivasan
  • Obituaries: Gautam Benegal: He was an animation filmmaker and cartoonist.
  • ‘NBDriver’--- IIT Madras
  • Appointments on 20th July 2021
  • CII’s 2nd ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Renewable Energy Manufacturing’
  • Expected Loss (EL) based Rating Scale for CRAs
  • ‘Raj Kisan Organic’ Mobile App


Q.1 Which bank launched ‘FEDDY’, an AI-powered virtual assistant?
a. Yes Bank
b. Indian Overseas Bank
c. Federal Bank
d. Andhra Bank

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