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A)
Assam
B)
Kerala
C)
Gujarat
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - West Bengal

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday(28-07-2021) operationalised its second Rafale fighter squadron by formally inducting jets into the No. 101 Squadron at Air Force Station Hasimara in West Bengal.
 
The IAF has so far inducted 26 Rafale jets in eights batches; the previous batch was inducted on July 21.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
SpiceJet
B)
Akash Air
C)
Akasha
D)
TruJet

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Akash Air

Note : India’s billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has announced to launch his own ultra-low-cost airline called Akasa Air. With 40% ownership and an investment of USD 35 million, Jhunjhunwala said the airline is expected to have 70 aircraft within 4 years.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Australia
B)
Maldives
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Mauritius

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sri Lanka

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The world’s largest star sapphire cluster worth up to $100 million has been found by accident in a backyard in Sri Lanka. The newly found rock is named the ‘Serendipity Sapphire’.
 
Sri Lankan authorities informed that the cluster was found by the workmen digging a well in the backyard of a house in the gem-rich area of Ratnapura. The name Ratnapura means city of gems and it is known as the Sri Lankan’s gem capital.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Rama Devi
B)
Neha Bisht
C)
Richard Powers
D)
Sunjeev Sahota

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sunjeev Sahota

Note : Indian-origin British author Sunjeev Sahota is among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2021 Booker Prize for fiction for his novel 'China Room', alongside Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Powers.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Ladakh
B)
Punjab
C)
New Delhi
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ladakh

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The Reserve Bank of India has accorded its approval to the Government of the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh to acquire 8.23 per cent of the paid-up equity capital of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd as on the date of enforcement of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 ( October 31, 2019). 
 
This move follows the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s October 30, 2020, Order regarding the transfer of 8.23 per cent shareholding (about 4.58 crore equity shares) in Jammu and Kashmir Bank as of October 31, 2019, to the UT of Ladakh.
 
The bank, which declared its financial results on July 14, reported a net profit of ₹317 crores in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2021, against a net loss of ₹294 crores in the year-ago quarter and a net profit of ₹66 crores in the December 2020 quarter.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Drone Satellite
B)
Communications Satellite
C)
Remote Sensing Satellite
D)
Geo-imaging Satellite

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Geo-imaging Satellite

Note : "ISRO has realised a geo-imaging satellite, "EOS-03", for Earth Observation from Geostationary Orbit and (it) is scheduled for launch in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021. EOS-03 is capable of imaging the whole country four-five times daily and would enable near real-time monitoring of natural disasters like floods and cyclones," he said.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Short-duration, intense rainfall events over a Big area
B)
Short-duration, intense rainfall events over a Small area
C)
Long-duration, intense rainfall events over a Big area
D)
Long-duration, intense rainfall events over a Small area

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Short-duration, intense rainfall events over a Small area

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A series of flash floods in Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and damaged several residential houses, standing crops and a mini power plant. 
 
Cloudbursts are short-duration, intense rainfall events over a small area. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it is a weather phenomenon with unexpected precipitation exceeding 100mm/h over a geographical region of approximately 20-30 square km.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
The Bill seeks to incorporate unified law for the country, instead of separate rules framed by the States.
B)
The Inland Vessels Bill 2021 was successfully passed in Lok Sabha.
C)
Both (A) & (B)
D)
None of theabove

Correct Answer : Option (C) -

Note : The Inland Vessels Bill 2021 was passed in Lok Sabha which was introduced in the House by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal. The Bill seeks to incorporate unified law for the country, instead of separate rules framed by the States.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Delhi
B)
Puducherry
C)
Jammu & Kashmir
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jammu & Kashmir

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In Jammu and Kashmir, J&K Mission Youth has launched the scheme to support coaching of students for various competitive examinations including Civil Services Examination.  The scheme will benefit 3000 meritorious and competitive students for coaching facilities, educational support and other requirements.
 
The scheme was announced by Lieutenant Governor,  Manoj Sinha on 18th June 2021 while chairing the Governing Body of Mission Youth.
 
CEO Mission Youth and Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Dr Shahid Iqbal informed that the draft guidelines proposed by Mission Youth have been approved by the Finance department and the scheme is now being formally launched.
 
This will cover various competitive examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission, J&K Public Service Commission, Service Selection Board, Staff Selection Commissioner and various other recruitment authorities.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
A)
Alaskan peninsula
B)
Northeast India
C)
New Caledonia
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Alaskan peninsula

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An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday(28-07-2021), the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning. The earthquake hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) southeast of the town of Perryville, the USGS said.

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Published On : July 30, 2021