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A)
Rajkummar Rao
B)
Virat Kohli
C)
Shahid Kapoor
D)
Shah Rukh Khan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajkummar Rao

Note : Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) company Syska Group, has roped in actor Rajkummar Rao as the new face of the brand. Rao will work closely with the company to promote the Syska products across LED and fan segments. The partnership will also see Syska Group launch a new ad campaign with Rajkummar focusing on LED and fans.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Ramesh Pokhriyal
B)
Rajiv Mishra
C)
Dilip Rath
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dilip Rath

Note : National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Chairman, Dilip Rath has been unanimously elected to the board of global dairy body International Dairy Federation (IDF). He has been associated with IDF for the last 10 years as Member Secretary of Indian National Committee and as a member of the Standing Committee on Dairy Policy and Economics.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
NPCI
B)
Rupay
C)
VISA
D)
MasterCard

Correct Answer : Option (C) - VISA

Note : VISA, the global leader in payments technology, today announced the first successful live deployment of a PCI certified Tap to Phone card acceptance solution, in partnership with Digit Secure and HDFC Bank. Delivery Plus is the first merchant to go live with HDFC Bank as an acquirer. This solution enables merchants to securely accept contactless card payments in seconds through an app on their NFC-enabled Android smartphones, and without having dedicated card acceptance devices. In line with the 'Make in India' goal of local innovation, Digit Secure is the first company based in Asia Pacific to receive PCI security certification for deploying this technology.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Sudhanshu Trivedi
B)
AK Gupta
C)
Arun Kohli
D)
Deepak Chahar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Deepak Chahar

Note : AK Gupta, the new Managing Director and CEO of ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) took charge. Before this, he was Director (Operations) of the company. Gupta was also the Head of New businesses in Marketing in ONGC and Head Business development in ONGC Videsh, both for the domestic and international markets. He has handled commercial negotiations with alliance partners, regulators, customers and National Oil Companies.

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

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kerala

Note : Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the "Tourist Facilitation Centre" facility at Guruvayur, in Kerala. The facility has been constructed under the project "Development of Guruvayur, Kerala" under PRASHAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, at the cost of Rs. 11.57 Crores.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
West Bengal
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Assam

Correct Answer : Option (A) - West Bengal

Note : The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a number of initiatives for the refugees, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population on November 4, 2020 . The schemes include land pattas and setting up of cultural and development boardsin the state.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Kerala
B)
Karnataka
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kerala

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Kerala aims to start providing free, high-speed Internet to schools, public offices, and poor households in the state by December, this year. Kerala is the first among all states to launch such project, which is similar to the Centre’s BharatNet project. The Kerala Fibre Optic Network Project or KFON has awarded the contract to a consortium led by public-sector company Bharat Electronics Limited.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Rs 4500 crore
B)
Rs 5500 crore
C)
Rs 6000 crore
D)
Rs 10000 crore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rs 6000 crore

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The Central Government is set to release the second tranche of Rs 6,000 crore to 16 states and 3 union territories.
As per the recent statement from the Finance Ministry, the total amount released to states to meet the compensation shortfall under goods and services tax (GST) under the special window is Rs 12,000 crore.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
England
B)
West Indies
C)
South Africa
D)
New Zealand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - West Indies

Note : West Indies batsman, Marlon Samuels has announced his retirement from professional cricket. The 39-year-old had informed Cricket West Indies (CWI) about his retirement in June this year, having last played for his country in December 2018 against Bangladesh. He has played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20s at the international level, has scored 11,134 international runs including 17 centuries across all formats. He also has 152 international wickets to his name.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
ICICI
B)
HDFC
C)
SBI
D)
PNB

Correct Answer : Option (C) - SBI

Note : The country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on October 28 announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with trusted global non-profit education platform edX in order to offer its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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Published On : July 19, 2021