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A)
Russia
B)
France
C)
USA
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Russia

Note : India and Russia are finalizing Defence Logistics Agreement that will enable seamless access to military bases and support facilities. The formal agreement is to be signed between the countries by the end of 2020.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Naomi Klein
B)
Greta Thunberg
C)
Bill Mackibben
D)
Tim DeChristopher

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Greta Thunberg

Note : The Climate Activist Greta Thunberg was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She was awarded with prize money of 1 million Euros.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Indore
B)
Ajmer
C)
Kanpur
D)
New Delhi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - New Delhi

Note : The Air Force Commanders' Conference (AFCC) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh on 22 July 2020 at Air Headquarters, Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi. The AFCC conference will be held for 3 days.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Haryana
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Haryana

Note : The Haryana Cabinet gave approval to the 'Samadhan se Vikas', a one-time settlement scheme for the recovery of long-pending dues on account of External Development Charges (EDC). It is modeled on the central scheme 'Vivad se Vishwas-2020'.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
BoB
C)
PNB
D)
HDFC

Correct Answer : Option (C) - PNB

Note : Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan launched Punjab National Bank (PNB)'s nationwide Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by distributing face masks and sanitizers.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
United States
B)
Saudi Arabia
C)
Japan
D)
Qatar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Saudi Arabia

Note :

Saudi Arabia holds the Presidency of G-20 of the year 2020. It has chaired the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting recently.
Union Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the meeting through Video Conferencing. The global economic outlook during COVID-19 pandemic crisis and G20’s Finance Track priorities for the year 2020 was discussed.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers
B)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
C)
Ministry of Science and Technology
D)
Ministry of MSME

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers

Note :

Central Institute of Petrochemicals engineering and Technology, CIPET is a premium academic institution under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Recently, CIPET has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for Testing and Certification of PPE kit including Gloves, Coverall, Goggles and Medical masks. The Centre of CIPET at Bhubaneswar has been granted accreditation.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
United Kingdom
B)
United States
C)
Germany
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United States

Note :

John Lewis, who was a pioneer of the civil rights movement of the United States, recently passed away at the age of 80.
He entered the United States House of Representatives in the year 1986 from Atlanta and he was a long-time member of the Congress. He was praised as the “Conscience of the Congress” for his sincere and conscious traits.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Department of Financial Services
C)
Securities Exchange Board of India
D)
Central Board of Direct Taxes

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Central Board of Direct Taxes

Note :

Form 26AS is an annual statement, that contains information on various taxes deducted on the tax-filer’s income by deductors.
Recently, the Income Tax Department of CBDT has introduced a new ‘Form 26AS’ with an aim to assist Tax payers in filing Income Tax Return quicker. The new form will calculate the correct tax liability and is expected to bring in transparency in tax administration.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
P K Sinha
B)
Rajiv Gauba
C)
P. Praveen Siddharth
D)
Nripendra Mishra

Correct Answer : Option (C) - P. Praveen Siddharth

Note :

P. Praveen Siddharth, a 2001 batch Indian Revenue Service- Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer, P. Praveen Siddharth, has been appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
He has replaced Vikram Singh, who has recently been appointed as the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping. The new Private Secretary is serving as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the President’s Secretariat.

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Published On : July 18, 2021