CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
IAF
B)
Defence Ministry
C)
Indian Army
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Defence Ministry

Note : Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with a Nagpur-based company for supplying 10,00,000 multi-mode hand grenades to the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 409 crore. The grenades will replace the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage which is in use with the Indian Army.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Nitin Gadkari
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Smriti Irani

Note : India recognises the centrality of gender equality and women's empowerment in all aspects of our developmental agenda, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said at the United Nations. Speaking on the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, she said: "Women numerically constitute half of humanity but their influence transfuses all dimensions of society, polity, and economy. In India, we recognize the centrality of gender equality and women's empowerment in all aspects of our developmental journey."

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Arvind Kejriwal
B)
Udhav Thackree
C)
Mamta Banerjee
D)
Sarbananda Sonowal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sarbananda Sonowal

Note : Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni and distributed vehicles under the scheme to beneficiaries at a programme held at Assam Administrative Staff College by transport department. The scheme aims to improve rural connectivity and generate employment in the villages.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
SS Deswal
B)
AK Sharma
C)
Anup Banerji
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SS Deswal

Note : Surjeet Singh Deswl (SS Deswal), Director General (DG) of Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been given the additional charges as the DG of the Counter Terror Force- National Security Guard (NSG) following the retirement of Anup Kumar Singh, incumbent chief of NSG, on September30.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

Note : The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of unpackaged "loose" cigrattes and beddis making it the first Indian state to so. Maharashtra currently contributes to around 8-10% of the cigrattes sale volumes. The move is aimed at ensuring that customers see the graphic, public health warnings mandated on cigratte packaging.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
World Heart Day
B)
World Coconut Day
C)
International Tea Day
D)
International Coffee Day

Correct Answer : Option (D) - International Coffee Day

Note : International Coffee Day is observed on October 1 to celebrate coffee and recognize the efforts of people who are associated with the coffee industry namely, farmers, roaster, baristas, coffee shop owners globally. This day also promotes fair trade coffee and raise awareness for the coffee growers. International Coffee Organization (ICO) launched its first official International Coffee Day in Milan, Italy in 2015 as part of Expo 2015, a World Expo hosted by Milan.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Health Ministry
B)
Power Ministry
C)
Defence Ministry
D)
Transport Ministry

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Power Ministry

Note : NHPC Limited, India's premier hydropower utility and a Scheduled 'A' Mini Ratna Enterprise of the Government of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29.09.2020 with Ministry of Power, Government of India for the year 2020-21. The MOU was signed by SanjivNandanSahai, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India and A.K.Singh, CMD, NHPC in the presence of senior officers from MOP and NHPC.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Nitin Gadkari
D)
Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Note : The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020 was announced by the Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at the Foundation Day celebration of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 26th September.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
China
B)
Nepal
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bangladesh

Note : The Ministry of External Affairs informed on September 29, 2020 that PM Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will hold a virtual bilateral summit in December 2020. The Ministry also informed that the entire gamut of bilateral relations between the two nations was reviewed during the 6th round of Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting on September 29, 2020. It was co-chaired by Dr. S. Jaishankar and Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
NTPC
B)
ONGC
C)
GAIL
D)
PFC

Correct Answer : Option (A) - NTPC

Note :

Leading Power Sector organisation, NTPC Ltd has recently signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Power.
Under the MoU, the key targets were fixed for the year 2020-21, which include 340 BU of electricity generation, 15 MMT of coal production under excellent category. It also includes other financial parameters including Capex and Revenue from operations.

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Published On : July 19, 2021