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A)
Ritesh Shukla
B)
Dilip Asbe
C)
Arif Khan
D)
Rupesh Achayara

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ritesh Shukla

Note : The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary, NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) to internationalize (or export to foreign markets ) NPCI's indigenously developed offerings and technological acumen, i.e. real-time payment system, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and card payment network, RuPay along with a few more offerings of NPCI. It is also responsible to co-create payment technologies with other countries. NPCI has appointed Ritesh Shukla as Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of NIPL.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
IDA
B)
ADB
C)
IBRD
D)
World Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - ADB

Note : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 1 billion (about Rs 7,485 crore) loan to construct the modern, high-speed 82-kilometer Delhi - Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in India, a first of its kind in India.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
67 Lakh
B)
41 Lakh
C)
28 Lakh
D)
13 Lakh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 41 Lakh

Note : On 18th August 2020, The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released the joint report titled "Tackling the Covid-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific", which stated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 41 lakh youths have lost their jobs in India.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Kerala
B)
Karnataka
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Madhya Pradesh

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The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has recently announced that all of the state government jobs will be reserved to the people belonging to its state.
This is the first country in the state to reserve all its jobs to the people of the state. The state government is set to form legal provisions in this regard. During his Independence Day address, the Chief Minister announced that the state will give preference to their youths in government jobs.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
NITI AAYOG
B)
AIIMS
C)
CSIR
D)
ICMR

Correct Answer : Option (D) - ICMR

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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently released ‘National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020’.
As per the report, the number of people affected by cancer could increase by 12% in the next five years. By 2025, around 1.5 million people are estimated to suffer from the disease, increased from 1.39 million in 2020. Tobacco-related cancers find the major portion in the list.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Uttar Pradesh
B)
Bihar
C)
Jharkhand
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uttar Pradesh

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The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has recently approved to rename the Manduadih railway station in Uttar Pradesh as ‘Banaras’.
The state government of Uttar Pradesh had earlier sent a request to the Home Ministry for renaming the railway station in its Varanasi district. The Home Ministry issued a no-objection certificate after consulting with the Ministry of Railways, Department of Posts and Survey of India.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
ICICI Bank
B)
IDBI Bank
C)
Axis Bank
D)
Yes Bank

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ICICI Bank

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People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has acquired a small equity stake in the leading Indian private sector bank, ICICI Bank.
It is one among the 357 institutional investors which had subscribed to the issue of the Qualified institutional investors (QIP) placement, of Rs 15,000 crore. PBOC has invested Rs 15 crore in the issue. It had earlier bought a stake in leading institution, HDFC.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Indian Banks Association
B)
Reserve Bank of India
C)
Securities Exchange Board of India
D)
National Payment Corporation of India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Reserve Bank of India

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the framework for setting up of a new umbrella entity for retail payments.
It will operate as a ‘for-profit’ company that will have minimum paid-up capital of Rs 500 crore. It will set up and operate the payment systems such as ATMs, white-label PoS and Aadhaar-based payments. The company will also manage clearing and settlement systems of banks/ non-banks.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Ben Stokes
B)
Eoin Morgan
C)
Laura Marsh
D)
Heather Knight

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Laura Marsh

Note : On August 13, 2020 England Spinner Laura Alexandra Marsh announced her retirement from all forms of Cricket. In December 2019, she announced retirement from International Cricket, and now has retired from Domestic Career as well.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Nirmala Sitharaman
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Nitin Gadkari

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nitin Gadkari

Note : On 17th August 2020, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) launched VedKrishi.com, an Online Farm to Fork Service, over a virtual platform. The portal is promoted by the farmers for selling toxic free farm produce. The platform was set up by the VedKrishi Farmer Producer Company, Nagpur based farmer producer Company.

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Published On : July 18, 2021