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A)
Punjab
B)
Haryana
C)
Gujarat
D)
Chattisgarh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gujarat

Note : On August 10, 2020, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, launched Rs 1,800 crore scheme "Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana" by replacing "Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)", for FY20-21 only, for the state's 56 lakh farmers facing crop losses due to drought, excess rain or unseasonal rain. In this regard the state government will launch a dedicated portal so that farmers can apply online.

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

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nitin Gadkari

Note : On 8th August 2020, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) and Road Transport & Highways addressed the "India@75 Summit - Mission 2022" organised by the confederation of Indian Industries(CII) which was focused on 'reinventing technology in India'. He stated that to achieve self-reliant India, the MSME Ministry and Industries should be made import substitutes, cost-effective, pollution-free and indigenous.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Tribal is Treasure
B)
COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience
C)
Development of Tribal Welfare
D)
Indigenous Population at their best

Correct Answer : Option (B) - COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience

Note :

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People or the World Tribal Day is celebrated on August 9 every year.
It marks the date of the inaugural session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations at the United Nations in 1982. This year the theme of the day is ‘COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience’. It aims to preserve and sensitise about the traditional knowledge and practices of the indigenous population.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Mohamed Ould Bilal
B)
Ismail Ould Cheikh Sidiya
C)
Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mohamed Ould Bilal

Note : Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani has named Mohamed Ould Bilal as the 16th Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on August 06, 2020. Mohamed Ould Bilal belongs to the political party of Union for the Republic (UPR). He has served as Political Advisor and headed several state agencies.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
A. Albon
B)
V. Bottas
C)
L. Hamillton
D)
Max Verstappen

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Max Verstappen

Note : Red Bull's 22 years old driver Max Emilian Verstappen from Netherland had won F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom and became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a race in the 2020.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Yogi Adityanath
B)
Ramnath Kovind
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Manoharlal Khattar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note : On August 9, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) of financing facility under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs. 1 lakh crore via video conferencing. In this regard, the first sanction of over Rs. 1000 Crore was made to over 2,280 farmer societies. The duration of the scheme is 10 years i.e. from FY2020 to FY2029.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Arvind Kejriwal
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi

Note : On August 10, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicate to the Nation, submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&NI) through video conferencing. This connectivity will enable delivery of faster mobile and landline telecom services to A&NI, at par with other parts of India. The Submarine OFC cable has been laid at a cost of about Rs 1224 Crore.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Gwalior
B)
Mullanpur
C)
Firozshah Kotla
D)
Vishakhapatnam

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mullanpur

Note : Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) is set to name its new stadium in Mullanpur, New Chandigarh, Punjab after the late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh. PCA President Rajinder Gupta proposed the idea to name the stadium and it had been approved.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Yogi Adityanath
B)
Ramesh Pokhriyal
C)
Smriti Irani
D)
Amit Shah

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ramesh Pokhriyal

Note : Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Union Minister for Education inaugurated the global conference on "Reimagining and Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas during and Beyond the COVID-19 Disruption" hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) on 6th and 7th August 2020.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
24
B)
25
C)
26
D)
30

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 24

Note :

The ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’ was launched on the Innovate platform of MyGov.
It received entries from around 7000 entries from entrepreneurs and start-ups in 9 different categories including Business, e-Learning, Work from Home etc. Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, MEITY Start-up Hub and National e Governance Division also collaborated in this regard. 24 applications were named the winners of the challenge.

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Published On : July 18, 2021