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A)
Viraat
B)
Nirbhay
C)
BrahMos
D)
Shaurya

Correct Answer : Option (C) - BrahMos

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India has successfully test fired a new version of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
The missile with a number of indigenously developed sub-systems including a Booster was flight-tested from the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha. It has an extended range of about 400 km from the earlier 290 km range.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Alibaba
B)
Amazon
C)
Flipkart
D)
Cloud Tail

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amazon

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Major E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its new Fulfilment Centre in Tamil Nadu. This is aimed to strengthening the firm’s network in the state.
This facility is expected to offer significant employment opportunities in Tamil Nadu and give a boost to the Economy. The facility has a 7 lakh cubic feet of storage space and can accommodate lakhs of products, appliances and furniture.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Finland
B)
Denmark
C)
France
D)
Switzerland

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Denmark

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a first virtual summit with his counterpart of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen.
As per the joint statement, the new ‘Green strategic partnership’ will be based on existing Joint Commission for Cooperation for cooperation in various fields including politics, energy, environment and education.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
SRK
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
AKshay Kumar
D)
Sonu Sood

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sonu Sood

Note : Bollywood actor, Sonu Sood has been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 28 September 2020 during a virtual ceremony. He has received the award for selflessly extending a helping hand and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes. Besides that, he has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
P.D. Vaghela
B)
RS Sharma
C)
Deepak Chahar
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - P.D. Vaghela

Note : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed P.D. Vaghela as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI). He will succeed RS Sharma, who was at the helm of the sector regulator for five years. He is currently in the department of pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, where he was appointed as the secretary for a year till 30 September.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Russian Embassy
B)
American Embassy
C)
Embassy of Ireland
D)
Embassy of Netherlands

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Embassy of Netherlands

Note : NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi, has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy. The focus of the partnership is on co-creating innovative technological solutions by leveraging the expertise of the two entities.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Shekhar Kapur
B)
Arjun Rampal
C)
Paresh Rawal
D)
Shekhar Suman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Shekhar Kapur

Note : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced Shekhar Kapur as the new President of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council. His tenure will be till March 3, 2023 Kapur, known for films like Masoom (1983), Mr India (1987), Elizabeth (1998) and Bandit Queen (1994), will replace television producer BP Singh. Singh's tenure had ended in March 2020 but he was given an extension owing to the coronavirus situation.

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

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajnath Singh

Note : Defence minister Rajnath Singh unveiled on Monday a new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) that features steps to turn India into a global manufacturing hub of military platforms, reduce timelines for procurement of defence equipment and allow purchase of essential items by the three services through capital budget under a simplified mechanism.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
HDFC
C)
PNB
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - HDFC

Note : In a first of its kind in the country, HDFC Bank launched a Warehouse Commodity Finance App which will enable customers in drawing down and managing the loan against pledge of commodities online without physical intervention or multiple visits to a Bank branch.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
K.T Rama Rao
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Piyush Goyal
D)
Ramesh Pokhriyal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - K.T Rama Rao

Note : Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao inaugurated the cable stayed bridge on Durgam Cheruvu on Friday. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy was the chief guest. The bridge, touted as one of its kind in the country, has been constructed as part of the Telangana government's flagship Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP). It is set to ease traffic flow towards Hi-Tec City, reducing commute time between Jubilee Hills and Madhapur by 20 minutes. The distance from Mind Space to Jubilee Hills stands reduced by two kilometres with the launch of the bridge, a statement from executing agency L&T said.

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Published On : July 19, 2021