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A)
USA
B)
China
C)
Japan
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Japan

Note : History took place 26-07-2021 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when 13-year-old skateboarder Momiji Nishiya won a gold medal for Team Japan. The win made Nishiya the youngest athlete to medal for Japan, and one of the youngest Olympic gold medalists ever.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
A)
Assam
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Karnataka
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Karnataka

Note :

Ending months of speculation over his exit, B S Yediyurappa on 26-07-2021 stepped down as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, coinciding with his government completing two years in office, even as suspense continues on his successor.
 
The 78 year-old BJP veteran, who submitted his resignation to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the Raj Bhavan here, said he quit "voluntarily" and will continue to remain active in state politics.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Andhra Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uttarakhand

Note :

In a major boost to agricultural produce exports from Uttarakhand, the first consignment of vegetables was dispatched to United Arab Emirates from Uttarakhand today (26-07-2021).
 
The consignment included curry leaf, okra, pear and bitter gourd sourced from the farmers of Haridwar.
 
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has been carrying out promotional activities to bring Uttarakhand on the agricultural and processed food products export map of India. 
 
Ministry of Commerce and Industry has said that APEDA is planning to provide financial assistance for setting up a pack house in Uttarakhand. 
 
It said that APEDA would continue to focus on the Uttarakhand region both in terms of capacity building, quality upgradation and infrastructure development by linking buyers to farmers through strengthening the entire supply chain of agricultural produce.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
A)
12%
B)
18%
C)
21%
D)
30%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 18%

Note : The economy of Myanmar is predicted to shrink by 18 percent in the fiscal year between October 2020 to September 2021, amid the ongoing political unrest. The political turmoil and the rapidly rising third wave of COVID 19 is seriously impacting the economy already weakened by the pandemic of 2020.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
A)
Cotton
B)
Crude oil
C)
Soya beans
D)
Masur dal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Masur dal

Note : The Union Government has reduced the import duty on masur dal to zero. It has also cut the Agriculture Infrastructure Development Cess on the lentil or masur to 10 per cent from 20 per cent.  The move will boost domestic supply and check its price rise. A notification in this regard was tabled in both houses of Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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A)
Five Years
B)
Four Years
C)
Three Years
D)
Two Years

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Five Years

Note :

I-STEM project has been accorded extension for five years, until 2026 and enters its second phase with added features. 
 
The Indian Science Technology and Engineering facilities Map (I-STEM), the national web portal for sharing R&D facilities was formally launched in January 2020 by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
 
I-STEM (www.istem.gov.in) is an initiative of Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India (PSA, GOI) under the aegis of Prime Minister Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) mission.
 
The goal of I-STEM is to strengthen the R&D ecosystem of the country by connecting researchers with resources, in part by promoting technologies and scientific equipment development indigenously, and providing necessary supplies and supports to researchers by enabling them an access to existing publicly funded R&D facilities in the country through the I-STEM web portal.
 
Under Phase II, the portal will hostindigenous technology products listedthrough a digital catalogue. The portal will also provide a platform for the various City Knowledge and Innovation Clusters.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
A)
18 July
B)
22 July
C)
25 July
D)
27 July

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 25 July

Note :

REC limited celebrates its 52nd Foundation Day on 25th July 2021, on the occasion the Union Minister (Power, New & Renewable Energy) Shri R.K. Singh inaugurated the Corporation’s new State-of-the-art futuristic Corporate Office at Gurugram.  
 
Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Secretary (Power) Shri Alok Kumar, CMD - REC Limited Shri Sanjay Malhotra and key officials of the Ministry of Power and REC were present on the occasion .
 
REC’s new corporate office,is a net-zero building powered by its own 1MW rooftop solar plant, and has been awarded by GRIHA summit (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) for Integrated Water Management and Energy Management. 

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A)
212
B)
287
C)
335
D)
378

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 335

Note :

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there are 335 sports persons from Russia competing with athletes from around the world. Yet, unlike their counterparts, the Russians are not allowed to use their country’s name, flag, and anthem, and are competing under the acronym ROC, which stands for Russian Olympic Committee.
 
In the 2020 medals tally, all of their medals are listed next to the name ROC, with a flag that is different from Russia’s official.

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A)
Asteroid
B)
Gas giant
C)
Oort Cloud
D)
Goldilocks Planet

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gas giant

Note : Scientists have clearly identified for the first time a moon-forming area around a planet beyond our solar system. PDS 70c is a gas giant discovered in 2019, the U.S. space agency NASA says. It is one of two exoplanets orbiting the orange-colored star PDS 70. The exoplanets sit about 370 light years from Earth. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, about 9.5 trillion kilometers.

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A)
Director-General of Intelligence Bureau
B)
Director-General of the Bureau of Investigation
C)
Director-General of the Central Bureau of Investigation
D)
Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Note : Nasir Kamal, a 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in the Ministry of Civil Aviation till his superannuation on July 31, 2022. BCAS is a wing of the Civil Aviation Ministry looking after civil aviation security. His appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister.

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Published On : July 27, 2021