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A)
August 7
B)
August 8
C)
August 9
D)
August 10

Correct Answer : Option (C) - August 9

Note :

Every year August 9 is celebrated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day. On this day, in 1982, the first meeting of the United Nations working group on indigenous peoples took place in Geneva.
 
World Tribal Day is observed to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples and to recognize the achievements and contributions of local communities to the improvement of global problems such as environmental protection.

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A)
7 medals
B)
8 medals
C)
9 medals
D)
10 medals

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 7 medals

Note :

With 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals, India won 7 medals, their highest ever!
 
Neeraj Chopra : India's national record holder in Javelin Throw, Neeraj Chopra secured a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
 
Mirabai Chanu : India's journey began when Mirabai Chanu, a weightlifter, gave India its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She took silver in the women's 49 kg category. It was India's second medal in weight-lifting after the 2000 Sydney Olympics. 
 
Ravi Dahiya : Ravi Dahiya who hails from a small village in Sonepat, Haryana won a silver medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics in Men's 57 kg wrestling. This became India's fourth medal. He was unhappy after losing the final. 
 
PV Sindhu : She secured a bronze medal in the women's singles event, becoming the second Indian and the country's first woman to win two Olympic medals. This was India's second medal. 
 
Lovina Borgohain : She secured a bronze medal in boxing. Lovlina is only the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh (2008) and Mary Kom (2012) to win an Olympic medal. 
 
Men's Hockey : After a disappointing semi-final loss, India's men's hockey team won a medal after 41 years. It was a historic moment for the Indian team. India won a bronze. 
 
Bajrang Punia : He won a bronze medal in the 65kg category in wrestling. This was India's 6th medal in this year's Olympics. 
 
 

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A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Madras
C)
IIT Bombay
D)
IIT Guwahati

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Madras

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Researchers from IIT Madras and IISER Kolkata have developed a method to detect minute quantities of chemicals in solution.
 
* They use a variation of absorption spectroscopy that surpasses the systemic limits imposed by conventional absorption spectroscopy.
 
* With this technique, they can, in principle, illuminate the insides of cells and detect minuscule quantities of substances present there. The work was published in Nanoscale.

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A)
DRDO
B)
IROAF
C)
BARC
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IROAF

Note :

Indian Railways’ Green fuel vertical- Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF) for Hydrogen Fuel Cell based Train on the rail network. According to the ministry, the project shall commence in 89 kilometres long Sonipat – Jind section, which falls under the Northern Railway zone.
 
Initially, according to the Railway Ministry, two DEMU (Diesel–Electric Multiple Unit) rakes will be converted and two Hybrid locomotives will be converted later, based on Hydrogen Fuel cell power movement. No change will be there in the driving console. Also, the project is expected to save Rs 2.3 crore annually, the ministry mentioned.

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A)
Saina Desai
B)
Neha Pathak
C)
Mehek Gupta
D)
Rekha Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rekha Sharma

Note : Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, Smt. Rekha Sharma got Nominated for another term of 3 years. The National Commission for Women (NCW) is the statutory body of the Government of India, generally concerned with advising the government on all policy matters affecting women.

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A)
Amit Shah
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the ninth installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN) via video conferencing. Over 19 thousand crore rupees were transferred in the bank accounts of 9.5 crore farmer families.
 
Prime Minister said the country is going to celebrate its Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in a few days and it is an opportunity for people to decide where they want to see the nation in 25 years. He said nation's farmers have a big role in deciding the state of  India in 2047 when the country will complete 100 years of independence. Mr Modi said it is time to give a direction to India's agriculture, which can face new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

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A)
Karnataka
B)
Kerala
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Jharkhand

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Karnataka

Note :

* Aditi Ashok, a professional golfer from the Bengaluru, Karnataka state of India, is the first-ever golfer, to represent India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
 
* Aditi Ashok fell agonisingly short of a historic Olympic, finishing the women’s golf competition in fourth place.
 
* She is the first Indian to play and win on the LET and finished second on the European circuit in 2016, also clinching the Rookie of the Year honour. She has been recording high finishes on the tough LPGA Tour as well, but a maiden win has eluded her so far.

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A)
United Nations Security Council
B)
World Health Organisation
C)
United Nations General Assembly
D)
Food and Agriculture Organisation

Correct Answer : Option (A) - United Nations Security Council

Note :

* The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions on member states.

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a UNSC high-level open debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation” on Monday via video conferencing.

* He would be the first Indian Prime Minister to preside over a UNSC Open Debate.

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Published On : August 9, 2021
A)
Ministry of Power
B)
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
C)
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
D)
Ministry of Women and Child Development

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Note :

* Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is the implementing ministry of such an enormous welfare scheme, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (Ujjwala Yojana) that will benefit crores of women belonging to poor households.

* The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).

* Ujjwala 2.0 is being launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 10, 2021.

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A)
The applicant being not a citizen of India.
B)
The applicant’s departure may be detrimental to the country’s security.
C)
The person’s presence abroad may prejudice India’s friendly relations with a foreign country.
D)
All of the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above

Note :

A recent circular issued by the police in Kashmir has asked field intelligence units to look into the past record of involvement in stone-pelting incidents and other street protests whenever someone applies for a passport or a government job. Under Section 6(2) of the Indian Passports Act, 1967, the passport authority can refuse to issue a passport for specific reasons such as
 
* the applicant being not a citizen of India;
* that the applicant may engage, outside India, in activities prejudicial to the country’s sovereignty and integrity, or
* that the applicant’s departure may be detrimental to the country’s security; or
* that the person’s presence abroad may prejudice India’s friendly relations with a foreign country.

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