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A)
Assam
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Madhaya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

Note :

* As per the updates, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered all state secondary schools to set up ‘Arogya Vatika’ (salubrity garden) in their premises.

* These ‘Vatikas’ or gardens will be used to grow medicinal plants.

* The decision was taken on the directive of Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also in charge of the secondary education department, with a view to ensure the well-being of students and their parents.

* Students should be made aware about the medicinal values of the plants through these gardens and should be encouraged to plant them at their homes too. It also asks for the parents to be made aware of the medicinal 11 plants and their properties during school meetings.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
Kushal Singh
B)
Shanta Sinha
C)
Stuti Narain Kacker
D)
Priyank Kanoongo

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Priyank Kanoongo

Note :

The government has reappointed Priyank Kanoongo as Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for a period of three years from October 17.

This will be Kanoongo’s second term as Chairperson of the apex child rights body. He was first appointed to the post in 2018.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
Pune
B)
Hyderabad
C)
Ahmedabad
D)
Jaipur

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jaipur

Note : India’s first Atal Community Innovation Center (ACIC) has been launched at Vivekananda Global University (VGU) in Jaipur. It is the first center in the country to be set up by the Government of India, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
101
B)
107
C)
116
D)
126

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 101

Note : India’s rank has dropped to 101st position among 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. In 2020, India was placed at 94th spot, out of 107 countries..The 2021 GHI score of India is recorded at 27.5 out of 50, which comes under serious category.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
USA
B)
India
C)
China
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

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A Long March-2D rocket carrying China's first solar exploration satellite blasts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi province, Oct 14, 2021.
 
After landing probes on the lunar and Martian surfaces, China has begun to set its exploratory sights on the core of our solar system´╝Źthe sun.
 
In a landmark step, the country launched its first solar observation satellite on Thursday, aiming to help scientists deepen their knowledge of the dazzling star.
 
The 508-kilogram Chinese H-Alpha Solar Explorer satellite was launched by a Long March 2D carrier rocket that blasted off at 6:51 pm from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province and then entered a sun-synchronous orbit about 517 kilometers above Earth, the China National Space Administration said.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
Soma Mondal
B)
Sajjan Jindal
C)
Gautam Adani
D)
Nirupama Rao

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sajjan Jindal

Note : World Steel Association (WSA) has elected Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel Ltd, as Chairman for the year 2021-22. Jindal is the first representative from India to serve as Chairman of the WSA.  JSW Steel is the flagship business of the diversified $13 billion JSW Group and engaged in the manufacturing of iron and steel products in India and across the globe.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
IOCL
B)
BPCL
C)
HPCl
D)
ONGC

Correct Answer : Option (B) - BPCL

Note :

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched an automated fuelling technology called “UFill”, to provide a swift, secure and smart experience to its customers at outlets by providing them with control of fuelling. The new digital technology obviates the need to look at zero or final reading or any such offline manual interventions, to give complete control to customers over Time, Technology and Transparency in fuelling experience.
 
What is Ufill? : 
 
* The UFill functionality can be used with any payment app like GPay, PayTM, PhonePe etc as well as offers real-time QR and voucher codes through SMS.
* Additional if customers make payment in advance, and the amount paid in advance is partially used, the balance amount is immediately refunded to the bank account of the customer.
* The UFill technology has been launched in 65 cities across India and will soon be launched in the rest part of the country.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
Apple Inc
B)
Google Inc
C)
Dell Technologies
D)
Samsung Electronics

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Samsung Electronics

Note : South Korean giant Samsung Electronics has emerged as the top-ranking firm in World's Best Employers rankings 2021 published by Forbes. US giants IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Dell Technologies also made it to the top ten along with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Let us take a look at top 10 Indian companies that made it to the coveted list.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
Virat Kohli
B)
MS Dhoni
C)
AB de Villiers
D)
Neeraj Chopra

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Virat Kohli

Note : Indian wearable brand Fire-Boltt has named cricket captain Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador. The skipper will participate in different marketing, ad and endorsement campaigns of the homegrown brand. Fire-Boltt had a few months earlier brought on board actor Vicky Kaushal as its first brand ambassador.

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Published On : October 16, 2021
A)
New Delhi Municipal Council
B)
Agartala Municipal Corporation
C)
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)
D)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Correct Answer : Option (C) - South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)

Note : The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the ‘MyParkings’ app on 14th October 2021. The IOT technology-enabled app has been developed by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to digitize all authorized parking under SDMC municipal limits.

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Published On : October 16, 2021