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A)
LIC
B)
Max Life Insurance
C)
SBI Life Insurance
D)
HDFC Life Insurance

Correct Answer : Option (D) - HDFC Life Insurance

Note : Private sector life insurer HDFC Life has announced to acquire 100 percent stake in Exide Life Insurance Company in a stock and cash deal, for Rs 6,887 crore. Subsequently, the Exide Life will be merged with HDFC Life, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
Stanford University
B)
Harvard University
C)
University of Oxford
D)
California Institute of Technology

Correct Answer : Option (C) - University of Oxford

Note : Three Indian educational institutes have found place in the top 400 list of Times World University Rankings 2022, released on September 02, 2021. These are:IISc Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar and IIT Indore. Top University- University of Oxford in United Kingdom has topped the list for the sixth consecutive year.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
Wipro
B)
HCL Technologies
C)
Larsen & Toubro Technology Services
D)
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Larsen & Toubro Technology Services

Note : Larsen & Toubro Technology Services has been awarded with the “Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2021 BEST Award”, securing the first rank from 71 organisations globally. Apart from this, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India has also won the 2021 BEST Award, placed at 8th position.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
France
B)
Germany
C)
Australia
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Russia

Note : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi virtually addressed the plenary session of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), organised on September 03, 2021 in Vladivostok, Russia. An Indian delegation led by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and comprising leading Indian oil and gas companies are participating in the EEF Summit 2021 in Russia.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
SDR 13.66 billion
B)
SDR 15.32 billion
C)
SDR 17.72 billion
D)
SDR 19.41 billion

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SDR 13.66 billion

Note : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made an allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 12.57 billion to India. (approx USD 17.86 billion). With this, the total SDR holding of India has gone upto SDR 13.66 billion (equivalent to around USD 19.41 billion).

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
41
B)
51
C)
71
D)
91

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 51

Note : India has 51 unicorns according to the list. Zilingo is the top unicorn in the ranking in India with a funding of USD 310. The headquarters of Zilingo is in Singapore. Bengaluru is top Indian city in terms of number of Unicorns headquartered in a city. Bengaluru has 31 unicorns followed by Mumbai which has 12 unicorn.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
2025
B)
2024
C)
2023
D)
2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2024

Note : The aim of DefExpo-2022 is to achieve ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence and reach USD 5 billion defence exports target by 2024.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
Pankaj Salodia
B)
Ravinder Kumar
C)
Ashok Kumar Tandon.
D)
Sachidanand Murthy

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ashok Kumar Tandon.

Note : The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a Committee to look into the existing guidelines of Journalist Welfare Scheme and make appropriate recommendations for changes to the guidelines. The committee will be headed by Prasar Bharati Board Member Ashok Kumar Tandon.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
Indore
B)
Lucknow
C)
Bengaluru
D)
Gandhinagar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gandhinagar

Note :

The Gujarat Government will host 12th Defence Expo-2022 in Gandhinagar next year. This was announced by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani after meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Kevadiya on 02-09-2021. According to official sources, the Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Department of Defence Production and Gujarat Government in this regard. About 100 countries are expected to participate in this biannual event.
 
Defence Expo-2022 will be held in Gandhinagar from 10th to 13th March next year. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has thanked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for the decision of hosting Defence Expo-2022 in Gujarat. Gujarat Government and Department of Defence Production have signed MoU for providing support for organizing Defense Expo. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the state is the best investment destination and after the Defence Expo-2022, it will be the top investment destination in the Defence sector also. He said that Dholera Special Investment Region has potential of becoming the best destination for Defence Equipment Production Units. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the Defence Expo-2022 will focus on making India Defence manufacturing hub. He said that our aim is to move from Make in India to make for the world.

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Published On : September 4, 2021
A)
China
B)
Russia
C)
Singapore
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States

Note : The USA is on top followed by China on second. USA has 396 and China has 277 unicorns.

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Published On : September 4, 2021

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