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A)
Neeraj Chopra
B)
Shivpal Singh
C)
Ravi Kumar Dahiya
D)
Tajinderpal Singh Toor

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Neeraj Chopra

Note : Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has become the first-ever Indian to qualify for the javelin throw finals. He qualified for the men's javelin final with an 86.65m throw on his first attempt. Shivpal Singh bows out in the qualification round.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
Gold
B)
Silver
C)
Bronze
D)
None of the Above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bronze

Note : Lovlina Borgohain has won India's third medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is now the third Indian boxer to win bronze at the Olympics after Vijender Singh won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Mary Kom won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. 

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
UK
B)
China
C)
India
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - China

Note : The Quad special forces are going to conduct amphibious operations involving special forces, live firing and anti-submarine warfare operations off the coast of Guam in the Indo-Pacific as part of the Malabar 2021 exercise. Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is the informal strategic dialogue between India, USA, Japan and Australia with a shared objective to ensure and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
Nirmala Sitharaman
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Nitin Gadkari

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nitin Gadkari

Note :

* Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has called for a quick roll-out of flex-fuel vehicles capable of running on 100% ethanol and gasoline in Indian automobile sector. 

* Mr. Gadkari met a delegation of CEOs from Society of India Automobile Manufacturers.  

* The delegation pleaded with the Minister for the deferment of emission-based regulations like BS-6 phase two. 

* He congratulated the automobile manufacturers for their performance in the vehicle-engineering sector.

* A flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) or dual-fuel vehicle (colloquially called a flex-fuel vehicle) is an alternative fuel vehicle with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel, and both fuels are stored in the same common tank.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
West Bengal
C)
Andhra Pradesh
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - West Bengal

Note : The government of West Bengal has decided to release 63 life convicts who have served at least 14 years in correctional homes. On recommendation of the state sentence review board, after considering their age and conduct in custody, the government has approved their premature release on humanitarian grounds and to decongest the prisons in view of the Covid-19 situation. 61 male convicts over the age of 60 years and 2 female convicts over the age of 55 years, are in the list. They will be released on completion of necessary formalities.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
Ramesh Narayan
B)
Aravind Adiga
C)
Avtar Singh Bhasin
D)
Ramchandra Guha

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Avtar Singh Bhasin

Note : A book has titled “Nehru, Tibet and China” authored by Avtar Singh Bhasin. The book based on years of meticulous archival research, this book in fascinating detail, analyses the events from 1949 to the Indo-China war in 1962 and its aftermath to explore the answers to these burning questions.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
PhonePe
B)
Paytm
C)
Google Pay
D)
MobiKwik

Correct Answer : Option (A) - PhonePe

Note :

* PhonePe became the first digital investment platform to launch UPI based AutoPay functionality for its Mutual Fund (MF) Systematic Investment Plans ( SIP) and offerings in India. The UPI AutoPay function will be available for existing as well as new investors on PhonePe app.

* SIP is an investment route offered by Mutual Funds. In SIP, one can invest a fixed amount in a Mutual fund scheme according to their will at regular intervals.

* SIPs are open-ended. Customers can initiate, pause, restart and terminate SIP at any time.

* PhonePe  was founded in 2015 and was later acquired by Flipkart in 2016. Its headquarter is in Mumbai and Sameer Nigam is the current CEO of PhonePe.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Haryana
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Haryana

Note :

Under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networking System, Haryana Police secured first position in the country. Haryana got 100% marks. Gujarat police secured second position and Himachal Pradesh police secured third position.

The main aim of the CCTNS is to provide comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance.

An allocation of Rs. 2000 crores was made for the CCTNS project after its approval by the Cabinet in 2009. It is implemented by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and the project comes under the National e-Governance plan (NeGP) of the Government of India.

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Its headquarter is in New Delhi and Ramphal Pawar is its current director.

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A)
17 languages
B)
15 languages
C)
13 languages
D)
11 languages

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 11 languages

Note :

Recently, Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu and Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha, Shri Harivansh witnessed a presentation by AICTE officials on a unique tool which translates English language content into 11 different Indian languages.
 
The ‘AICTE Translation Automation Artificial Intelligence Tool’ translates English language online courses into eleven different languages- Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Assamese and Odia.
 
Tool is capable of translating English books, complex formulae, research journals, Government documents and English videos to stated languages.

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Published On : August 4, 2021
A)
Nepal
B)
Pakistan
C)
China
D)
Afghanistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pakistan

Note : India clearly conveyed to Pakistan that the entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of the country by virtue of its fully legal and irrevocable accession. Gilgit was part of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir, but was ruled directly by the British, who had taken it on lease from Hari Singh, the Hindu ruler of the Muslim-majority state.

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Published On : August 4, 2021