CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Pakistan
B)
Sri Lanka
C)
India
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - India

Note : Indian-origin nurse Kala Narayanasamy (59) in Singapore has conferred with the President's Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, who was among the five nurses (Tay Yee Kian, Patricia Yong Yueh Li, Alice Chua Foong Sin, Chin Soh Mun).

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Himachal Pradesh
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Gujarat
D)
Haryana

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Haryana

Note : Haryana will host the 4th edition of the Khelo India Youth Gamesin 2021.The announcement was made by the Haryana's chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju via video conference.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
July 24
B)
July 25
C)
July 26
D)
July 27

Correct Answer : Option (A) - July 24

Note :

Aaykar Diwas or Income Tax Day is celebrated on July 24 by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and all field offices.
On the same day in the year 1860, Income tax was originally introduced in India by Sir James Wilson, to compensate for the losses incurred during the first war of independence. This is the 160th anniversary of Income Tax Day.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Ministry of Defence
B)
Ministry of Home Affairs
C)
Ministry of Finance
D)
Ministry of External Affairs

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Home Affairs

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National Intelligence Grid “NATGRID” is an attached office under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. It aims to allow investigation and law enforcement agencies to access real-time information.
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is to partner with the NATGRID to share the financial details of any entity with 10 agencies including the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the NIA. This information-sharing mechanism is done under the NATGRID platform.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Assam
C)
Meghalaya
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gujarat

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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has virtually inaugurated a world-class Honey Testing Laboratory.
The state of Art laboratory has been established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with support of National Bee Board (NBB), in Anand, Gujarat. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare has approved the National Bee Keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) for a period of 2 years.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
7 years
B)
5 years
C)
3 years
D)
2 years

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 3 years

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Union Shipping Ministry has announced that it has waived off waterway usage charges for a period of three years.
This decision has been taken to promote inland waterways as a cheaper mode of transport. Water usage charge was previously applicable on use of all national waterways by vessels. This waiver is estimated to increase the inland waterway traffic movement to 110 million metric tonne (MMT) in 2022-23.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
B)
Securities Exchange Board of India
C)
State Bank of India
D)
Reserve Bank of India

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

Note :

Reserve Bank of India releases a bi annual report called the financial stability report (FSR). The latest edition was released recently.
RBI has estimated that the gross non performing asset (GNPA) ratio of all banks may increase from 8.5% in March 2020 to 12.5% by March 2021. GNPA ratio of public sector banks will increase to 15.2% in March 2021. The main reason for this dip is the slowdown in the economy due to the Covid-19 induced lock-down.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
2 billion
B)
6 billion
C)
10 billion
D)
14 billion

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 14 billion

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have jointly released a report titled ‘Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report: Benefits of cooling efficiency and the Kigali Amendment’ report released July 17, 2020.
As per the report, the world will need more than 10 billion new cooling appliances by 2050, that will make the count of such machines to 14 billion. As per the report around 3.6 billion appliances are being used and it is increasing by up to 10 cooling appliances every second.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Kerala
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Gujarat
D)
Haryana

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tamil Nadu

Note : The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has signed 16 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 5,137 crore to create employment opportunities for over 6,555 people.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
UP
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Haryana

Note : Haryana Horticulture Department organised a five-day Sub-Tropical Fruit Expo 2020 at the Centre for Sub-Tropical Fruit (Indo Israel Project), at Ladwa in district Kurukshetra from 18th - 22nd July 2020.The event was inaugurated by Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary in Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Department. The event helps people learn about varieties of sub-tropical fruit and their cultivation techniques.

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Published On : July 18, 2021