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A)
Karnataka
B)
Madhya Pradesh
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Madhya Pradesh

Note : Madhya Pradesh Government has launched Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana, a populist subsidised meal scheme for poor in the state. The scheme has been named after the BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. The first phase of the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 49 districts headquarters across the state.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Smiri Irani
B)
Narendra Singh Tomar
C)
Kaptan Amrinder singh
D)
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Note : Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Shri Hardeep Singh Puri has launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0. The framework was launched during a virtual event organized by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Along with the CSCAF 2.0, the minister also launched the 'Streets for People Challenge'.

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

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the PM Matsya Sampada Yojana, which aims to double fish exports in three-four years. Launching the scheme via video-conference, the PM said, "Today the scheme is being launched in 21 states across the country. Over Rs 20,000 crore will be spent on this in the next 4-5 years. Works worth Rs 1,700 crore are being started today. Under the scheme, several facilities have been inaugurated in Patna, Purnia, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Kishanganj and Samastipur."

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Piyush Goyal
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nirmala Sitharaman

Note : Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday (September 9, 2020) inaugurated Doorstep Banking Services by PSBs and participated in the awards ceremony to felicitate best performing banks on EASE Banking Reforms Index. As part of the EASE Reforms, Doorstep Banking Services is envisaged to provide the convenience of banking services to the customers at their doorstep through the universal touchpoints of Call Centre, Web Portal or Mobile App. Customers can also track their service request through these channels.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Mansukh Mandaviya
B)
Narendra Singh Tomar
C)
Ramesh Pokhriyal
D)
Piyush Goyal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mansukh Mandaviya

Note : Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has launched a dispute redressal mechanism named "SAROD-Ports" (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes-Ports) to facilitate affordable and timely resolution of disputes for the maritime sector.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Rs 3,165 Cr
B)
Rs 5,165 Cr
C)
Rs 17,165 Cr
D)
Rs 39, 165 Cr

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 39, 165 Cr

Note :

According to the recent data from the Controller General of Accounts, India borrowed a record high Rs 39, 165 Crores from Multilateral agencies.
India has undertaken this borrowing to meet expenses related to tackling Covid-19. This is the highest external financing for any full fiscal year. Earlier, in the financial year 2016-17, India had borrowed Rs14,811 crore in external sources.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Andhra Pradesh
B)
Madhya Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Kerala

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Andhra Pradesh

Note : The country's second and South India's first "Kisan Train" was flagged off from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh to Adarsh Nagar Railway Station in Delhi. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy & Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar flagged off the train, via a video link from New Delhi and Amaravati. This train, loaded with 14 parcel vans, will cover a distance of 2,150 km in 40 hours.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
China
B)
India
C)
Pakistan
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note : India has signed a $500 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank for funding the 82-km-long Delhi-Meerut highway. With a design speed of 180 km/hour and high-frequency operations of every 5-10 minutes, the 82-km corridor connecting Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, is expected to reduce the journey time to about one hour.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
Punjab
B)
Odisha
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttar Pradesh

Note : Take-Home ration will now be manufactured and supplied through women self-help groups (SHGs) in Uttar Pradesh. The state rural livelihood mission (SRLM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UN World Food Programme for this. Around 200 women SHG enterprises are expected to gain business with Rs 1,200 crore annual turnover through this collaboration.

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Published On : July 19, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
PNB
C)
Bank of Baroda
D)
Bank of India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bank of Baroda

Note : As per the EASE Banking Reforms Index 2.0, Bank of Baroda has been placed at the first spot. State Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) got the 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The Indian Banking Association (IBA) makes EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) reform index. The aim of this index is to bring fruitful change in the PSBs by brining in healthy competition among these PSBs and by encouraging them to learn from each other.

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Published On : July 19, 2021