CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
COVID-19 pandemic
B)
Stronger partnership for a brighter future
C)
Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth
D)
Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation 2020-2021

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth

Note : The 12th edition of BRICS Summit hosted by Russia, under the theme of 'Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth', will be held virtually Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the summit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, informed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). India will be taking over the chair ship of the BRICS, which would be the third BRICS Presidency for the country since its inception, after 2012 and 2016, and will host the 13th BRICS Summit in 2021.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
B)
Dr. Abhinav Gupta
C)
Dr. Susanta Kar
D)
Dr. Jaiprakash Narayan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr. Susanta Kar

Note : Dr. Susanta Kar of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow has been chosen for this year's Prof. AN Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award by the Society of Biological Chemists (India). The Society Of Biological Chemists (India) was founded in 1930, with its Headquarters at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
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India, Japan and the United States
B)
India, Russia and the United States
C)
Australia, India, Russia and the United States
D)
Australia, India, Japan and the United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Australia, India, Japan and the United States

Note : The second phase of Exercise Malabar 2020 will be conducted in the Northern Arabian Sea from 17 to 20 November 2020. Phase 1 of Exercise Malabar 2020, which was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 03 to 06 November 2020, this phase will involve coordinated operations of increasing complexity between the navies of Australia, India, Japan and the United States.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Automobile
B)
Agriculture
C)
Industry Sector
D)
Roads and Highways

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Agriculture

Note : Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar and other renewable power plants in the country.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Larsen & Toubro
B)
Godrej Aerospace
C)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
D)
International Aerospace Manufacturing

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Larsen & Toubro

Note : Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) has delivered the first hardware, a booster segment, for Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to ISRO ahead of schedule. The segment was produced at L&T's Powai Aerospace Manufacturing Facility, in Mumbai meeting the enhanced quality and timeline requirements for India's maiden manned mission. L&T is playing a vital role in powering ISRO's Human Space Flight Program (HSFP).

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Manon Barbeau
B)
Taslima Nasreen
C)
The Coexist Initiative
D)
Centre Resolution Conflits

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Centre Resolution Conflits

Note : Centre Resolution Conflits (Centre for Resolution of Conflicts - CRC, Democratic Republic of Congo) to receive UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize 2020. The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence rewards significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural and communication fields aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Kerala
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - West Bengal

Note : On the occasion of Children's Day, a first-of-its kind in the world, library on tram for children was launched in Kolkata, West Bengal on 14 November 2020. A tram is a rail vehicle that runs on tramway tracks along public streets. The 'Kolkata Young Reader's Tramcar' is the world's first such tram library. The tram would run on Shyambazar-Esplanade and Esplanade-Gariahat routes, spanning across north and south Kolkata, every day from morning to evening.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
SERB POWER
B)
NARI POWER
C)
WOMEN IN POWER
D)
PRAMOTE WOMEN SCIENTIST

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SERB POWER

Note : Department of Science and Technology launched a scheme 'SERB POWER' to encourage and support emerging as well as eminent women researchers to undertake R&D activities in areas of science and engineering. Speaking at the 8th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting held on Friday, Vardhan said India is also hosting clinical trials for all the major vaccines, and about 20 vaccines are in different stages of development.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Bangladesh
B)
Indonesia
C)
China
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note : 15 Asia Pacific countries have signed the world's biggest free trade deal, led by China, on 15 November 2020, on the sidelines of the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit. The deal called as 'Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)', is the world's largest trading bloc, comprising of 10 Southeast Asian countries, as well as South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Members of the RCEP accounts for nearly a third of the world's population and around 29% of global gross domestic product (GDP).

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Sophie Devine
B)
Molly Strano
C)
Poonam Yadav
D)
Deepti Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Molly Strano

Note : Melbourne Renegades spinner Molly Strano created history on Sunday when she became the first bowler to claim 100 wickets in the Women's Big Bash League. Strano achieved the feat during the Renegades' match against Melbourne Stars at Sydney Showground Stadium. Strano claimed figures of 2 for 38 in her four overs, dismissing opener Elyse Villani and Alana King. Jess Jonassen is the second-highest wicket-taker in WBBL.

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Published On : July 19, 2021