CURRENT AFFAIRS
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A)
Cairn India
B)
Oil India Limited
C)
Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation
D)
Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation

Note : Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), M/o Commerce and Industry, has given permission to the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) to introduce ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) Tank Containers for movement of Liquid Oxygen for domestic transport as there is an urgent need to move oxygen in a sufficient quantity.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
KRITAGYA
B)
PRATIGYA
C)
SAMYUGYA
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - KRITAGYA

Note : The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) launched a hackathon named as ‘KRITAGYA’ in order to promote potential technology solutions for enhancing farm mechanization with special emphasis on women friendly equipments.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
National Health Authority
B)
India Health and Care Committee
C)
National Health Committee
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - National Health Authority

Note : Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) is an initiative by the Government of India for providing need based health care service to protect poor and vulnerable families against financial risking out of catastrophic health issues. The government setup an autonomous entity, ‘National Health Agency’ under the Society Registration Act, 1860 for the formulation of policies, implementation mechanisms, coordination with state governments for the effective implementation of AB-PMJAY. Later, it was changed to National Health Authority as the apex body responsible for implementing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Wheat
B)
Groundnut
C)
Mustard
D)
Safflower

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Groundnut

Note : After the Parliament passed two agricultural sector reforms bills, The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all mandated Rabi crops for marketing season 2021-22 to encourage farmers ahead of sowing the operations of winter crops. The biggest crop of Rabi season, Wheat has been hiked by Rs. 50 to Rs. 1975 per quintal along with other five Rabi crops(Lentil (masoor), gram, barley, safflower and mustard/rapeseed).

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
68th Anniversary
B)
70th Anniversary
C)
73rd Anniversary
D)
75th Anniversary

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 75th Anniversary

Note : To mark the 75th anniversary of UN in 2020, a meeting of the UN General Assembly was organized virtually on 21st September 2020. It released a declaration titled “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”. Year 2020 marks 75th anniversary of UN which was established on October 24, 1945.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
17 September
B)
19 September
C)
22 September
D)
25 September

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 22 September

Note : World Rhino Day is observed globally on 22 September every year. This special day provides the opportunity for cause-related organizations, NGOs, zoos, and members of the public to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need to protect all the five existing species of Rhinoceros.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Narendra Singh Tomar
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Smriti Irani
D)
Harsh Vardan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Harsh Vardan

Note : Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare chaired 'AarogyaManthan' 2.0 celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY). During the event, he also presented awards to the winners of the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Start-up Grand Challenge to support the implementation of PM-JAY.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Google Pay
B)
Amazon Pay
C)
Paytm
D)
PhonePe

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Google Pay

Note : Google Pay has partnered with VISA for the rollout of tokenization across its platform that will enable users to safely transact with their debit or credit cards. Through tokenization, Google Pay users can make payment by using the debit or credit card without physically sharing their credit or debit card details through a secure digital token attached to their phone.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Richard bass
B)
Ang Rita Sherpa
C)
Peter Athans
D)
Tyler Armstrong

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ang Rita Sherpa

Note : Nepalese mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times died in Kathmandu at the age of 72.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
AIMS
B)
IIITs
C)
Rajasthani Forts
D)
Kerala's temples

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIITs

Note : The parliament passed a bill to declare 5 newly established Indian Institutes of Information Technology as institutes of national importance. The 5 newly IIITs set up under the public private partnership mode are in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.

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Published On : July 19, 2021