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A)
Canada
B)
Norway
C)
Sweden
D)
Japan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Canada

Note : Michelle Li of Canada nominated as the athlete ambassadors for the 'Believe in Sport' campaign has launched by the IOC.

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Published On : May 6, 2021
A)
Avinash Sable
B)
Shivpal Singh
C)
PV Sindhu
D)
KT Irfan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - PV Sindhu

Note : The Badminton World Federation has nominated Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and Michelle Li as the athlete ambassadors for the 'Believe in Sport' campaign, launched by the IOC.

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Published On : May 6, 2021
A)
Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company
B)
Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company
C)
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company
D)
HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company

Note : Mahesh Balasubramanian has been appointed as the Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company Limited (KLI).

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Published On : May 6, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Gujarat
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Himachal Pradesh

Note : The State Government of Himachal Pradesh has initiated 'Parvat Dhara Yojana' to revive recharge aquifers and conserve natural resources of water in the state.

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Published On : May 6, 2021
A)
Punjab
B)
Haryana
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jammu and Kashmir

Note : The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the District Disaster Management Authority Srinagar has launched a 24x7 dedicated Helpline at Covid-19 War Control Room to provide real time Covid-19 related facilities to the people.

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Published On : May 5, 2021
A)
101.7 million tonne
B)
103.1 million tonne
C)
104.3 million tonne
D)
105.6 million tonne

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 104.3 million tonne

Note : Amid scare of Covid-19 second wave which forced the States and Union Territories to impose lockdown like curbs, the Government set a record rice production target of 104.3 million tonne for the kharif season of 2021-22 crop year.

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Published On : May 5, 2021
A)
Rs.71 cr
B)
Rs.79 cr
C)
Rs.87 cr
D)
Rs.92 cr

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs.71 cr

Note : The country's largest lender SBI announced allocating Rs 71 crore towards the fight against COVID-19.

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Published On : May 5, 2021
A)
Information as a Public Good
B)
Journalism without Fear or Favour
C)
Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law
D)
Media for Democracy, Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Information as a Public Good

Note : The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2021 is"Information as a Public Good".

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Published On : May 5, 2021
A)
Rajasthan
B)
Punjab
C)
Gujarat
D)
Sikkim

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sikkim

Note :

Indian Army inaugurated the First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant of 56 KVA in North Sikkim, at an altitude of 16000 ft.
The project, which uses Vanadium based battery technology, was completed in collaboration with IIT Mumbai. India has fixed a target of producing 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022.

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Published On : May 5, 2021
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Finance Commission
C)
Planning Commission
D)
Supreme Court of India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Finance Commission

Note :

The Finance Ministry has recently released in advance the first instalment worth Rs 8,873.6 crore of the state disaster response fund (SDRF) for the current fiscal, to the states.
SDRF contribution is released in two equal instalments to the states, as per the recommendation of the Finance Commission. Normally, the first instalment of SDRF is released in the month of June. Around half of the amount released, can be used by the states for COVID-19 containment measures.

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Published On : May 4, 2021