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A)
Little Boy
B)
Fat Boy
C)
Big Dog
D)
Small Boy

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Little Boy

Note : The United States dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy”, on the town of Hiroshima in Japan. This bomb attack was done with the motive to end the Second World War in 1945.

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Published On : August 7, 2021
A)
Vishwavir Ahuja
B)
Prakash Chandra
C)
Dr. Dhriti Banerjee
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr. Dhriti Banerjee

Note :

Indian government approved the appointment of Dr. Dhriti Banerjee as new director of Zoological Survey of India(ZSI). 

In over 100 years history of the Zoological Survey of India, Dhriti Banerjee has been appointed as the director of organisation. The proposal in this regard was approved by the cabinet committee on appointments on Tuesday(03-08-2021).
 
* Dhriti Banerjee is a prolific scientist. She had been conducting research in zoogeography, taxonomy, morphology and molecular systematics.
* She will take charge of Zoological Survey of India in a week.
* She has worked as the co-ordinator of ZSI’s Digital Sequence Information Project, since 2012.
* While sharing her experience and achievement, she mentioned that women scientists in ZSI had been conducting regular surveys by examining faunal diversity from Himalayas to deep sea. About 60% of the new species have been discovered by women scientists.

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Published On : August 7, 2021
A)
ISRO
B)
DRDO
C)
AIIMS Delhi
D)
AIIMS Rishikesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ISRO

Note : Dr K Sivan, Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO on August 04, 2021 formally inaugurated the Health QUEST study (Health Quality Upgradation Enabled by Space Technology of ISRO) which will be undertaken by 20 private hospitals across India. Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health was the guest of honour and spoke on the occasion. The objective of the study is to strive towards reducing human errors and achieve zero defect and quality service in the Emergency and Intensive Care units of hospitals. The study aims to upgrade the healthcare systems standards of the country in line with the ISRO quality standards and best practices. The procedures and practices of Quality Assurance mechanism in vogue in ISRO will be shared with the study team for setting the parameters to establish health care quality standards.

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Published On : August 7, 2021
A)
Bajrang Punia
B)
Deepak Punia
C)
Yogeshwar Dutt
D)
Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Note :

India Player Ravi Kumar Dahiya Defeated by Russian Player Zaur Uguev in Men’s Freestyle 57KG Wrestling on Finals Tokyo Olympics 2020. This Tokyo Olympics India got first Silver Medal by Men’s Wrestling made a history Ravi Kumar from Haryana.
 
Ravikumar Dahiya, a wrestler at the Tokyo Olympics, lost 4-7 to Zaur Uguev (Russian Olympian) in the 57kg weight category. The 23-year-old became the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal in wrestling (Ravi Dahiya wins Silver) after Sushil Kumar.

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Published On : August 7, 2021
A)
4.0%
B)
4.25%
C)
5.5%
D)
6.75%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 4.25%

Note :

* As per the rates, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the status quo for the seventh consecutive time.

Members of MPC : Shaktikanta Das (Chairperson of the committee), Dr Michael Debabrata Patra, Dr Mridul K. Saggar, Prof. Ashima Goyal, Dr Shashanka Bhide and Prof. Jayanth R Varma.

* The RBI has kept the repo rate unchanged i.e. to 4%.
* The reverse repo rate is also kept unchanged to 3.35%.
* The Marginal Standing Facility Rate is kept at 4.25%, Bank rate is kept at 4.25%.
* The CRR is kept at 4% and the SLR is at 18%.
* The unhanged policy rates will help to promote growth within the framework of financial stability.
* The inflation rate for FY22 is raised to 5.7% from 5.1% which was announced earlier.

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Published On : August 7, 2021
A)
Uplift
B)
Upward
C)
Upgradation
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Upgradation

Note :

Dr K Sivan, Secretary, DOS/Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) formally inaugurated the Health QUEST study (Health Quality Upgradation Enabled by Space Technology of ISRO) which will be undertaken by 20 private hospitals across India. Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, was the guest of honour and spoke on the occasion. 
 
The objective of the study is to strive towards reducing human errors and achieve zero defect and quality service in the emergency and intensive care units of hospitals. The study aims to upgrade the healthcare system standards in the country in line with the ISRO quality standards and best practices. 

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Published On : August 7, 2021
A)
Indian women's archery team
B)
Indian men’s football team
C)
Indian men’s hockey team
D)
Indian women’s hockey team

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian women’s hockey team

Note :

Indian women's hockey team finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics and won the hearts of the fans back home, Sjoerd Marijne on 6-08-2021 revealed that he would be stepping down as the coach of the women's national hockey team.
 
Marijne said the bronze medal match against Great Britain in the ongoing Olympics was his last assignment with the side. "It was my last match with the team," said Marijne during a virtual press meet on 6-08-2021.

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Published On : August 6, 2021
A)
Thailand
B)
Sweden
C)
Indonesia
D)
Switzerland

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Thailand

Note : Thailand has banned sunscreens containing chemicals that can potentially damage coral from all of its marine national parks. This comes after concerns were raised that the lotions used by tourists for sun protection are harming the slow-growing corals. Thai Department of Conservation stated that four ingredients commonly found in sun creams destroy the coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching.

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Published On : August 6, 2021
A)
Bill Gates
B)
Elon Musk
C)
Mark Zuckerberg
D)
Bernard Arnault & Family

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bernard Arnault & Family

Note : Bernard Arnault, French Tycoon, the Chairman and the CEO of the French Luxury Conglomerate LVHM Moet Hennessy- Louis Vuitton, became the richest man in the world after Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos net worth fell $13.9 billion in a day on August 6, 2021. 

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Published On : August 6, 2021
A)
6 August
B)
5 August
C)
4 August
D)
3 August

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 6 August

Note :

Hiroshima Day is observed on August 6 every year to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing on two cities of Japan - Hiroshima and Nagasaki — during World War 2. The nuclear bomb blasts killed nearly 80,000 people while more than 35,000 were injured. Not only this, but it also led to massive structural damage. As per the official statement of Japanese officials, around 69% of the buildings in Hiroshima were destructed.
 
Hiroshima Day is usually observed in Japan to promote peace politics. It has been 76 years since thousands of lives lost their breath by a single atomic bomb. However, the city of Hiroshima, which was abandoned immediately then, has made a powerful recovery as a world-renowned peace city and transformed into a significant urban center and industrial hub.

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Published On : August 6, 2021