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A)
Alia Bhatt
B)
Katrina Kaif
C)
Riya Chakarvati
D)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Note : Parle Agro has roped in Priyanka Chopra Jonas as the national brand ambassador to maximise reach and awareness of its fruits plus fizz portfolio 'B-Fizz'. The campaign will be aggressively promoted across IPL on Hotstar and YouTube. B-Fizz is a unique and refreshing apple juice-based malt flavoured carbonated drink that is set to revolutionize the taste experience of consumers across age groups.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Russia
B)
India
C)
UAE
D)
USA

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note : The 18th meeting of Prosecutors General of SCO was held on 20 October 2020, via video conference. India was represented by the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. During the meeting, all the prosecutors agreed to strengthen cooperation in preventing and combating corruption, mutual legal assistance and exchange of regulatory legal acts.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Israel
B)
USA
C)
Iran
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Israel

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The Israel Embassy in India would have a separate ‘Water Attache’ from January 2021. This arrangement is being made to share their country’s best practices and technologies in India’s water management and agriculture.
Israel has also stated that, it will soon nominate an honorary Consul in the North-East, with an aim to increase its presence and collaboration in that region.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Amazon
B)
Microsoft
C)
Google
D)
Intel

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Amazon

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India’s think tank NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) has stablished a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This aims to address societal challenges through digital innovation. This is the first Cloud Innovation Center of Amazon in India and twelfth around the world.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Department of Space
B)
Department of Personnel
C)
Department of Science and Technology
D)
Department of Agriculture

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Department of Science and Technology

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has stated that it is restructuring the “Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions” (FIST).
The FIST programme will now be re-launched as FIST 2.0. It aims align the requirements of startups with the government’s ‘self-reliant India’ campaign.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
GOLDEX
B)
BULLDEX
C)
BASEDEX
D)
METLDEX

Correct Answer : Option (D) - METLDEX

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Commodity exchange, Multi commodity Exchange of India (MCX) has recently launched futures trading in real-time Base Metals Index ‘METLDEX’.
The Base Metals Index will track real-time performance of a basket of MCX Base Metal futures that includes zinc, copper, nickel, lead, and aluminium. In August 2020, the exchange had launched MCX Bullion Index (MCX BULLDEX) futures.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Odisha
B)
Assam
C)
Karnataka
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Assam

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The ‘Kati Bihu’ festival was celebrated in the state of Assam recently. It is an agricultural festival being celebrated in the month of October.
It is an important festival, during which they light up their homes and agricultural fields. They also perform cultural dances and organise feasts across the state.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Assam
B)
Odisha
C)
Sikkim
D)
Kerala

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Odisha

Note : Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched the electricity consumer service portal "Mo Bidyut" and a mobile app through video conference. The bilingual online electricity integrated consumer service portal www.mobidyut.com developed by the Energy Department and dedicated to the public under 5T (Teamwork, Transparency, Technology, Time leading to Transformation) initiative of the state government. Through this people will now be able to avail efficient, time-bound, and transparent online service delivery.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Elavenil Valarivan
B)
Naoya Okada
C)
Shahu Tushar Mane
D)

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Elavenil Valarivan

Note : In Shooting, the world number one Elavenil Valarivan of India won the gold medal in women's event of the 2020 Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship. The event was organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF).

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Taiwan
B)
Thailand
C)
Philippines
D)
Singapore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Philippines

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The Philippines announced that it will resume oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, by ending a six-year moratorium on resource exploration.
Former President Benigno Aquino III suspended exploration in the disputed sea in 2014 amid tensions with China. The United States had also supported Philippines against the move of China.

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Published On : July 19, 2021