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A)
August 9th
B)
August 10th
C)
August 11th
D)
August 12th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - August 10th

Note :

August 10th marks the World Biofuel Day, which is dedicated to raise awareness regarding unconventional sources of fuels that could work as alternatives to fossil fuels. Biofuels are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable sources of energy. With the help of biofuels, one can decrease the import dependency on crude oil, and welcome a cleaner setting.
 
A biofuel is any source of energy that is extracted from biological material such as agricultural wastes, crops, trees or grass. Biofuel can be produced from any source of carbon that can be rejuvenated rapidly, like plants. Biofuels are known to contain no sulfur and produce low carbon monoxide and toxic emissions, as compared to conventional fossil fuels.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Ram Nath Kovind
C)
Sarbananda Sonowal
D)
Narendra Singh Tomar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sarbananda Sonowal

Note : Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured all help for establishing the first Bio-Bank of the world in Ayurveda at All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi. Mr Sonowal and Minister of State for Ayush, Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai visited the Institute and inaugurated Multi-Purpose Yoga Hall and Mini Auditorium 08-08-2021. Mr Sonowal appreciated the work done by the institute and assured their full-fledged support for further development of the Institute to make it world’s best Ayurveda Institute.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
39.75 billion US Dollars
B)
41.54 billion US Dollars
C)
43.00 billion US Dollars
D)
44.02 billion US Dollars

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 44.02 billion US Dollars

Note : India’s trade deficit with China has declined from 53.57 billion US Dollars in 2018-19 to 44.02 billion US Dollars in 2020-2021. Exports to China has increased to USD 21.19 billion in 2020-21 from USD 16.61 billion in 2019-20. Exports were USD 16.75 billion in 2018-19.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
Delhi
B)
Haryana
C)
Gujarat
D)
Ladakh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ladakh

Note :

* The Lok Sabha has already cleared it.
 
* The bill seeks to establish a new Central University in Ladakh to ensure an increase in accessibility and quality of higher education and research for the people of the Union territory.
 
* The new university will be named as Sindhu Central University.
 
* Speaking on the bill, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, the government has allocated Rs. 750 crore for the development of this university in which 2,500 students will be benefited.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
Indian Bank
B)
Canara Bank
C)
State Bank of India
D)
Punjab National Bank

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Indian Bank

Note :

IIM Bangalore incubation hub NSRCEL(N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning) has signed an agreement with Indian Bank aimed at facilitating funding for identified startups under Indian Bank’s ‘Ind Spring Board’ scheme. The funding will help these start-ups meet their working capital requirements for growth. NSRCEL incubates early-stage companies which demonstrate the potential to innovate, implement and create social/ financial impact. Indian Bank has similar MoUs with IIT Bombay, IIIT Bangalore, and IISc.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Andhra Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

Note :

The Uttar Pradesh government has renamed the landmark freedom movement event “Kakori Train Conspiracy” as “Kakori Train Action” in a tribute to the revolutionaries who were hanged for robbing a train at Kakori to buy weapons in 1925.
 
The new name was used in official communications to refer to the event, usually described as the ‘Kakori train robbery’ or the ‘Kakori train conspiracy’.
 
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel attended a programme held on the anniversary of the event at Kakori-based Kakori Shaheed Smarak on the outskirts of Lucknow.
 
Family members of the freedom fighters were honoured on this occasion, and an art exhibition was also held, a statement issued by UP Raj Bhavan said.
 
A government official said it was derogatory to describe the robbery that was a part of the freedom movement as “conspiracy”.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
Assam Rifles
B)
Border Security Force
C)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police
D)
Central Reserve Police Force

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Note :

For the first time, India-China LAC guarding the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force has commissioned its first two women officers in combat. The two women officers, Prakriti and Diksha will be posted as company commanders in ITBP battalions. Heretofore, women officers in the ITBP were serving in the medical branch or were on deputation from the Indian Police Service at top echelons.
 
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Deswal put the ranks of Assistant Commandant, the entry-level officer rank in the paramilitary, on the shoulders of Prakriti and Diksha after the passing out parade and attestation ceremony where they took an oath to serve the country. The ITBP started recruiting women combat officers in its cadre in 2016 through an all-India examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
August 8th
B)
August 9th
C)
August 10th
D)
August 11th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - August 10th

Note : World Lion Day is observed on August 10th every year across the globe to raise awareness and to educate people about lions and find sustainable solutions to protect and save wild lion populations from extinction globally.

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
SIDBI
B)
NABARD
C)
NASSCOM
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SIDBI

Note : Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the principal financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in partnership with Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK (FCDO UK) has launched ‘Swavalamban Challenge Fund’ (SCF).

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Published On : August 10, 2021
A)
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
B)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
C)
Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
D)
Varahagiri Venkata Giri's

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Varahagiri Venkata Giri's

Note : Varahagiri Venkata Giri (V. V. Giri) (10 August 1894 – 24 June 1980) was the fourth president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974. He was the only president to be elected as an independent candidate. He was succeeded by Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed as president in 1974. After the end of his full term, Giri was honoured by the Government of India with the Bharat Ratna in 1975.

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Published On : August 10, 2021