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A)
India
B)
USA
C)
Canada
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

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India recently hosted the CoWIN Global Conclave. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the virtual conclave.
As per the CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), Dr RS Sharma, about 50 countries have shown interest in adopting CoWIN. India is set to provide the open source version of the platform to the interested countries. CoWIN is a digital platform, developed by India, to efficiently run its vaccination drive.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Bill
B)
Erin
C)
Elsa
D)
Danny

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Elsa

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Tropical storm Elsa recently hit Cuba. More than 100,000 people in the country evacuated from flood-prone areas in the potential path of the storm.
It subsequently exited Cuba, east of the city of Havana, towards Florida. Cuba faced heavy rains due to the storm, causing light flooding in the capital in lower lying coastal areas. Elsa caused at least three direct deaths and some damages to infrastructure and agriculture.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
5.6%
B)
9.2%
C)
14.7%
D)
19.0%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 14.7%

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India has been outperforming the global growth in market- capitalisation for the last five years, at 14.7% annually against 13.25%.
In the month of June, India’s share of the world market capitalisation rose to 2.60%, which was more than the long-term average of 2.45%, as per media reports. India’s market-cap rose 66% in one year to $3.02 trillion last month, which was also higher than the 44% growth of global market-cap.

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

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bihar

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Valmiki National Park and Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the India-Nepal border in Bihar, on the bank of river Gandak. It is the only National Park in the state of Bihar.
The Authorities of the Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) have identified 150 vultures in different ranges of the protected area. A proposed plan for vulture conservation is sent to the Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (IDWH).

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Base Expansion and Profit Shifting
B)
Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
C)
Business Erosion and Profit Shifting
D)
Business Expansion and Profit Shifting

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

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India joined the global tax deal under the G20-OECD Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).
It seeks to reform international tax rules and ensure that multinational companies pay their fair share wherever they operate. However, when the global tax regime is implemented, India will have to roll back the equalisation levy that it imposes on MNCs such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Haryana
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maharashtra

Note : The UK India Business Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation , to improve the business relationship between India(Maharashtra) and the United Kingdom.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Vikram Sarabhai
B)
Homi J. Bhabha
C)
Har Gobind Khorana
D)
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vikram Sarabhai

Note : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the picture of the closest and biggest moon of Mars named "Phobos" which was captured by Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). The image was taken on July 1, 2020 when MOM was about 7200 km from Mars and at 4200 km from Phobos.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Mumbai
B)
Delhi
C)
Chennai
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Delhi

Note : World's largest COVID care centre, the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre, inaugurated at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chattarpur, Delhi.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Ram Nath Kovind
D)
M. Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ram Nath Kovind

Note : President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind has virtually inaugurated the celebrations for the Dharma Chakra Day 2020 Organized by International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), in Partnership with Union Ministry of Culture, from the Rashtrapati Bhawan at New Delhi on the occasion of Asadha Poornima (also known as Guru Purnima) , a Full Moon day or Purnima that occurs in the Hindu month of Ashadha (July) as per Indian sun calendar.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Bangladesh
B)
Vietnam
C)
Myanmar
D)
Thailand

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bangladesh

Note : Amid frequent disruption of cross-border trade via the Petrapole-Benapole land ports, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port has started a new shipping service between Kolkata Dock System (KDS) and Chattogram (Bangladesh ) through Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route to transport containers with the aim to increase the Indo-Bangla trade.

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Published On : July 18, 2021