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A)
CII
B)
FICCI
C)
NASSCOM
D)
ASSOCHAM

Correct Answer : Option (A) - CII

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Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organised the “National Digital conference on Ease of Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat”. Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the conference and said that the country is heading towards a complete digital eco-system. He also said that the government is aiming to cover the entire nation through optic fibres in the next two years.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
NSIL
B)
IN-SPACe
C)
Space India
D)
Bharat Space

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IN-SPACe

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The Indian Space Research Organisation recently announced that IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre) will be the single nodal agency to regulate space activities and the use of ISRO facilities by private sector.
The Union Cabinet cleared the setting up of IN-SPACe as a separate body. Announcing the detailed structure of IN-SPACe, ISRO said that the body will have its own Chairman, technical experts from academia and industries and members of Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of External Affairs.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
RBI
B)
NHB
C)
SIDBI
D)
NABARD

Correct Answer : Option (C) - SIDBI

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The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched a knowledge portal named ‘MSME Saksham’, in association with TransUnion CIBIL.

The comprehensive financial education and knowledge platform will provide financial awareness to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and assist them in getting quick access to formal and affordable credit facilities.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Tata Power
B)
Adani Power
C)
Sembcorp Energy India
D)
JSW Energy

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sembcorp Energy India

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Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries, announced the completion of its latest 800MW wind power projects.
It has become the first independent power producer to commission the projects awarded in the wind auctions conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Union Power Minister R K Singh has dedicated Sembcorp’s SECI 1, 2 and 3 wind projects to the nation.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
S. Sitaraman
B)
P. Harikrishna
C)
N. Sivaraman
D)
M. Ravichandran

Correct Answer : Option (B) - P. Harikrishna

Note : Indian Grandmaster P. Harikrishna finished overall second spot in the Grandmaster Triathlon Tournament at 53rd Biel International Chess Festival which took place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Poland's Radoslaw Wojtaszek finished first in the Biel Chess Festival. The Grandmaster Triathlon Tournament consists of three rounds of chess competition - Classical, Rapid & Blitz and it is part of Biel Chess Festival. He grabbed the top spot in Accentus Chess960, another separate tournament which was held in the Biel International Chess Festival 2020.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Praj Industries
B)
Petrocil Industries
C)
Technophil Industries
D)
Libra Techon Industries

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Praj Industries

Note : Praj Industries (Praj) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which they will jointly develop advanced biofuels application technology for the usage in industry and transportation. This technology will help to reduce the health risks posed by air pollution in the transportation sector.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Home Affairs
B)
Earth Science
C)
Science & Technologywrong
D)
Human Resources and Development

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Human Resources and Development

Note : Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (UBA-IITD), and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi. Under the MoU, it is expected to lay the foundation for cooperation and joint action in the area of UBA for rural development of India.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Narendra Singh Tomar
B)
Prakash Javadekar
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Harsh Vardhan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Harsh Vardhan

Note : The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoH& FW), Dr. Harsh Vardhan, released an ebook, titled 'Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Behavioural Addictions' virtually. The book was released in the presence of State Minister of (MoH & FW), Ashwini Kumar Choubey. Aim: The book centers the tackling of substance abuses and behavioural addiction of the country. The guidelines in the book were developed by a group that works under the Tobacco control and Drug Dependence and Treatment program.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Zambia
B)
Botswana
C)
Zimbabwe
D)
South Africa

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Zimbabwe

Note : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Zimbabwe on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy., which was signed on November 3rd, 2018. The objective of the MoU is to promote traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy between two nations on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
B)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
C)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
D)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Note : United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Pure Earth, international non-profit organization authored and published the first of kind report on the health crisis titled "The Toxic Truth: Children's Exposure to Lead Pollution Undermines a Generation of Future Potential" states that around lead poisoning affects large number of children all across the globe. The report states that around 1 in every 3 that is around 800 million children across the world has the blood lead level above or at 5 micrograms per decilitre, the amount at which action is required and Almost 50% of these children live in South Africa.

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Published On : July 18, 2021