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A)
Kerala
B)
Meghalaya
C)
Gujarat
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Meghalaya

Note : The Meghalaya cabinet has recently approved the Meghalaya Youth Policy 2021. The aim of which is to create a sector for the youth to achieve their full potential and become efficient, responsible, creative and empowered members of the state. This policy has been formulated by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of the state.

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
Mughal Empire
B)
Maurya Empire
C)
Chola Empire
D)
Kakatiya Empire

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kakatiya Empire

Note :

The Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. With this latest induction, there are 39th World Heritage Sites located in India.
 
About the Rudreswara temple :
 
* The Rudreswara temple was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya Empire.
 
* The iconic 13th-century temple is also known as Ramappa temple, named after its architect, Ramappa
 
* The Rudreswara temple was the only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019 by the Indian government.

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Amit Shah

Note :

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 25, 2021, launched the Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign at Sohra (Cherrapunji) during his visit to Meghalaya. He also inaugurated the Greater Sohra Water Supply Scheme.
 
Evergreen Northeast’ slogan was devised by Amit Shah to highlight the significance of tree plantation and afforestation. He said that Cherrapunji earlier used to receive rains throughout the year but development and harvesting projects have changed that.
 
As part of the tree plantation drive launched by Amit Shah, all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) planted trees across the country. More than 16 lakh and 31 thousand saplings are being planted under the campaign.
 
About Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign :

•The Assam Rifles will take the entire area of Cherrapunji for plantation purposes. 80 per cent of the total land will be planted with long-lifespan and traditional trees while 20 per cent will be put to use for animal feed, nurseries, and ornamental plants.
 
•Three years from now, the technique implemented by this campaign will lead to multi-level farming which will eventually help forests grow 30 times faster.
 
•The campaign will benefit eco-tourism and the overall tourism in Meghalaya.

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
Telugu poet
B)
Hindi poet
C)
Marathi poet
D)
Punjabi poet

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Marathi poet

Note :

Renowned Marathi poet Satish Kalsekar passed away following a heart attack last night at his residence in Pen town in Raigad district of Maharashtra. He was 78 Years.
 
Kalsekar was awarded with Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for his collection of essays ‘Vachanaryachi Rojanishee’. He was mostly known for his work as a poet. His popular collections of poems are ‘Indriyopnishad’, ‘Sakshat’ and ‘Vilambit’. He had worked fluently in several forms of literature and contributed in the fields of poetry, translation, prose writing and editing.

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
Mame Khan
B)
Fakir Alamgir
C)
Pankaj
D)
Kalpana Patowary

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Fakir Alamgir

Note :

Bangladesh’s legendary folk singer, Fakir Alamgir has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. He was born on February 21, 1950, in Faridpur, Alamgir began his music career in 1966. The singer was a key member of cultural organisations ‘Kranti Shilpi Gosthi’ and ‘Gana Shilpi Gosthi’ and played an important role during Bangladesh’s 1969 uprising. During Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War, Alamgir joined the ‘Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra’ and performed frequently to inspire freedom fighters.
 
Some of his popular songs include “O Sokhina Gesos Kina”, “Shantahar”, “Nelson Mandela”, “Naam Tar Chhilo John Henry”, “Banglar Comrade Bondhu”, among others. He also founded the cultural organization ‘Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi’ in 1976, and also served as the president of Gono Sangeet Shamanya Parishad (GSSP). Alamgir was conferred with the Ekushey Padak, the country’s second-highest civilian award, in 1999.

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
Bangladesh
B)
China
C)
Japan
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bangladesh

Note :

The Bangladesh government is working to develop a social media platform named ‘Jogajog’ as an alternative to Facebook. Addressing the virtual meet of the 'Entrepreneurship Masterclass Series 2' organized by Women e-Commerce (WI) on Saturday(July 24th 2021), State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that the ICT Ministry has taken the initiative in this direction to make the country self-reliant. He said that the platform will help the local entrepreneurs to create their own marketplace for sharing information and data without depending on any foreign platform.
 
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Bangladesh’ State Minister for Information and Communication Technology made this announcement on July 24th 2021.

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
2022
B)
2023
C)
2024
D)
2025

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 2025

Note : The Tripura government has released the ‘Tripura AgarWood Policy 2021,’ which aims to double agarwood plantation by the year 2025. The potential of Agar trade in the state is estimated to be around Rs 2000 crore.

What is ‘Agarwood’ ? 
 
Agarwood is an economically important and fast-growing evergreen tree species native to North East India. Apart from India, the Agar tree’s distribution ranges from the foothills of the Himalayas to Papua New Guinea. 
 
The most expensive raw material in the world, fragrant Agarwood is formed due to complex biotic, abiotic and stress-induced resin on the Aquilaria trees. In the formation of oils, the wood of the tree must first become infected with mold named Phialophora Parasitica.
 
This fragrant dark resinous wood, Agarwood is used in incense, perfume, and small carvings.
  It is said that the state capital of Tripura, Agartala has derived its name from Agarwood. Agarwood is described as a fragrant product of wealth and luxury in one of the world’s oldest written texts of Vedas.
 
Tripura AgarWood Policy 2021 aims to double AgarWood plantation by the year 2025. The policy attempts to make Rs 20 billion industry in the next 5 years

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Published On : July 26, 2021
A)
Aditi Chauhan
B)
Ngangom Bala Devi
C)
Grace Dangmei
D)
Loitongbam Ashalata Devi

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ngangom Bala Devi

Note : Indian Women’s National Team Forward, Ngangom Bala Devi has been named as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Womens Footballer of the Year 2020-21. The 31-year-old International Women Footballer thanked her coaches and family, who had played a key role in her progress as a footballer. “I’m so happy to have won this award.

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Published On : July 25, 2021
A)
Tata Group
B)
Alibaba Group
C)
Adani Group
D)
Reliance Group

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Adani Group

Note :

The Indian Olympic Association on Friday roped in Adani Group as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the ongoing Tokyo Games. IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta, who is in Tokyo, announced the development.
 
"We are Happy to inform you about one more sponsorship which is confirmed by Adani Group to IOA for the Olympics since our last update to you on 16th July," Mehta tweeted. "Adani has confirmed to us a good sponsorship association and support for future also," he added.
 
The IOA had earlier entered into sponsorship deals with various private entities, including diary giant Amul, mobile gaming platform MPL Sports Foundation, JSW Sports among others.

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Published On : July 25, 2021
A)
July 21, 2021
B)
July 22, 2021
C)
July 23, 2021
D)
July 24, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (D) - July 24, 2021

Note : The 161st anniversary of Income Tax Day was observed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and all its field offices across India on July 24, 2021. As part of the observance, the field formations held a range of activities.

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Published On : July 25, 2021