CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
20%
B)
30%
C)
40%
D)
50%

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 20%

Note : The Government of India has been promoting use of ethanol as a blend stock with main automotive fuel like petrol in line with the National Policy on Biofuels -2018 under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme. This policy envisages an indicative target of blending 20% ethanol in petrol by 2030.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
ESA
B)
NASA
C)
ISRO
D)
JAXA

Correct Answer : Option (B) - NASA

Note : NASA announced that its new spacecraft, named NEA Scout, has completed all required tests and has been safely tucked inside the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. NEA Scout is one of several payloads that will hitch a ride on Artemis I, which is expected to be launched in November.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
RBI
C)
Federal Bank
D)
ICICI

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Federal Bank

Note : The Federal Bank launched FEDDY, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
110
B)
107
C)
105
D)
104

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 104

Note : As many as 104 startups from diverse sectors such as food-tech, green energy, defence, ed-tech and health-tech, have currently on-boarded the ‘Startup India Showcase Platform’. Startup India Showcase Platform is an online discovery platform for the most promising startups of the country.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
Connecting with strategic partners.
B)
Addressing queries about application to govt. schemes.
C)
Offering specific inputs for evaluation of investment opportunities.
D)
All of the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above

Note :

Government of India set up Dairy Investment Accelerator to promote & facilitate investments in the Dairy sector. This Investment Accelerator is a cross functional team constituted to serve as the interface with investors. It shall provide support across the investment cycle:
 
* Offering specific inputs for evaluation of investment opportunities.
* Addressing queries about application to govt. schemes.
* Connecting with strategic partners.
* Providing on-ground assistance with state departments & relevant authorities.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
World Bank
B)
Reserve Bank
C)
New Development Bank
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - World Bank

Note : The Government had signed loan agreement with the World Bank to develop Green National Highway Corridors (GNHCP). The project includes Upgradation of about 781 km length of various National Highways passing through the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Gujarat
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maharashtra

Note : Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to issue educational documents using blockchain technology.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
OLX
B)
DTDC
C)
Delhivery
D)
XpressBees

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Delhivery

Note : FedEx Express has agreed to invest $100 million in logistics services provider Delhivery, one of India's unicorn startups that are set to go public soon.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
KisanSarathi
B)
KisanVidhya
C)
KisanGyan
D)
KisanAwaz

Correct Answer : Option (A) - KisanSarathi

Note : Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw jointly launched the digital platform namely 'KisanSarathi' to facilitate farmers to get 'right information at right time' in their desired language.

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Published On : July 20, 2021
A)
Light Utility Helicopter
B)
Light Combat Helicopter
C)
Advanced Light Helicopter
D)
All of the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above

Note : Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is planning to indigenously design and develop a medium lift helicopter, the Indian multirole helicopter (IMRH). The HAL currently has a range of indigenous products in the light helicopter category — Advanced Light Helicopter, Light Combat Helicopter and Light Utility Helicopter.

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Published On : July 19, 2021