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A)
Apple
B)
Microsoft
C)
Amazon
D)
Alphabet

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Apple

Note :

Apple is the world’s most valuable company (USD 2,443 billion) according to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021. The world’s top six valuable companies remained unchanged as :
1. Apple(USD 2,443 billion)
2. Microsoft(USD 2,114 billion)
3. Amazon(USD 1,802 billion)
4. Alphabet(USD 1,733 billion)
5. Facebook(USD 967 billion)
6. Tencent(USD 697 billion)
7. Berkshire Hathaway(USD 635 billion)
8. Tesla(USD 621 billion)
9. Alibaba(USD 586 billion)
10. TSMC(USD 567 billion)
 
Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies: India

* Reliance Industries (USD 188 billion) has been ranked at 57th position, is the top Indian company in the list. There are total 12 Indian companies in this list.
 
* Wipro Ltd, Asian Paints Ltd, HCL Technologies Ltd joined the list, featured at 457th, 477th and 498th spots.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Amazon
B)
Flipkart
C)
Facebook
D)
Google

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Facebook

Note :

Social media giant Facebook India on 20-08-2021 launched the ‘Small Business Loans Initiative’, to help Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) that advertise on Facebook to get quick access to credit through independent lending partners, with Indifi as its first lending partner.
 
India is the first Facebook country where this programme is getting rolled out and is open to businesses registered across 200 towns and cities of India.
 
Speaking at the event, Ajit Mohan, VP and MD Facebook India said, “More than a third of the small businesses whom we spoke to said that cash flow was a big challenge for them. Access to timely capital is more important than ever as it can help them jumpstart their recovery and drive big growth. The challenges around securing credit and timely credit inspired us to design this programme,” he stated.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Amitabh Kant
B)
Aditya Singh
C)
Ajay Tyagi
D)
NK Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - NK Singh

Note :

Chairman of 15th Finance Commission, NK Singh, has been elected as the new president of Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society. He succeeded former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh who was the President of IEG since 1992.

His name was recommended by Dr Manmohan Singh for the consideration of the IEG’s general assembly. Dr Manmohan Singh stepped down from this position for health concerns.

It is an autonomous, multidisciplinary centre that is used for advanced research and training. It was founded by VKRV Rao in 1952, but became operational in 1958. It is located at University Enclave of University of Delhi, New Delhi.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Ashish Soni
B)
Sunil Sethi
C)
Dinesh Bhargav
D)
Anamika Khanna

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sunil Sethi

Note : Government of India has constituted an 8-member Committee with an aim of doubling the production and quadrupling the exports of handlooms in 3 years. Shri Sunil Sethi, Chairman of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) New Delhi, is the Chairman of the committee. 

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
12
B)
15
C)
20
D)
27

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 12

Note :

Ranking of many others Indian companies, including Tata Consultancy Services, HDFC Bank, HDFC and Bharti Airtel, declined compared with last year on the Hurun Global 500 list.
 
In all, 12 Indian companies made it to the list of the top-500 valued companies as against 11 in the year-ago period.
 
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries' valuation increased 11% to (USD 188 billion) ranked at 57 is the top Indian company in the list.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
The Sadhu
B)
Inspector Steel
C)
Chacha Chaudhary
D)
Super Commando Dhruva

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Chacha Chaudhary

Note :

Faridabad Smart City Limited has roped in an unlikely collaborator to help promote its initiatives on social media – comic hero Chacha Chaudhary. The social media campaign’s objective will be to promote the steps taken by the agency.
 
The initiative will involve excerpts of Talking Comics. Each social media post will depict Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu, his loyal sidekick, guiding and teaching people on effectively using the infrastructure put in place.
 
The objective of the social media campaign would be to promote the steps the agency had taken, including the installation of CCTVs for surveillance, traffic rules, road safety, and waste management.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Himachal Pradesh
B)
Arunachal Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Himachal Pradesh

Note : An ‘All Women Tri-Services Mountaineering Team’ successfully scaled Mt Manirang (21,625 ft) in Himachal Pradesh on August 15, 2021 and unfurled the national flag as a part of commemorative activities for ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, to celebrate the 75 years of Independence.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Akshay Kumar
B)
Hrithik Roshan
C)
Shah Rukh Khan
D)
Amitabh Bachchan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amitabh Bachchan

Note : Amazon has launched the voice of the 78-year-old Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as a part of its efforts to amuse existing users and attract new consumers to use its voice assistant over Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri. With the new launch, the US tech giant has also brought its celebrity voice feature to India. The feature initially arrived in the US with the voice of American actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson in 2019.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
IIT Kanpur
B)
IIT Madras
C)
IIT Roorkee
D)
IIT Guwahati

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Madras

Note :

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) will collaborate with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, on Pavement Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
 
This includes research on novel pavement materials and technologies, hydrogen cell transportation, automatic vehicle classification, novel toll systems, incident management systems, traveller information systems, FastTAG data analytics and traffic simulations besides transportation safety, a release said.
 
Towards this, a ‘MoRTH Chair’ is being created at IIT Madras, to focus on R&D, teaching and training in Traffic and Highway Engineering. The Chair Professor will act as a Strategic Advisor to MoRTH in Road Transport and Highways.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Chanda Kochhar
B)
Raghuram Rajan
C)
Shanti Lal Jain
D)
Dinesh Kumar Khara

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shanti Lal Jain

Note :

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal to appoint Shanti Lal Jain as the new Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Chennai-headquartered Indian Bank, stated an information notice issued by the government on August 19, 2021.
 
Jain, 56, is currently the Executive Director of state-run Bank of Baroda. The Department of Financial Services had proposed his appointment as the MD and CEO of Indian Bank, which has now been approved by the ACC.
 
Jain has been assigned his new post for a period of three years with effect "from the date of assumption of office on or after 01.09.2021, or until further orders, whichever is earlier", the notice read.
 
"The appointment is extendable based on his performance by up to two years, or till attaining the age of superannuation (i.e.31.1.2024), or until further orders," it added.

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Published On : August 21, 2021