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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
A)
Pema Khandu
B)
Zoramthanga
C)
Sarbananda Sonowal
D)
Nongthombam Biren Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Pema Khandu

Note : The book titled The Tangams: An Ethnolinguistic Study of the Critically Endangered Group of Arunachal Pradesh was released by Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. The book is published by Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL), Rajiv Gandhi University and Himalayan Publishers, New Delhi.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
GAIL
B)
BEML
C)
DRDO
D)
BHEL

Correct Answer : Option (B) - BEML

Note : Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) for procurement of 1,512 Mine Plough (MP) for Tank T-90 S/SK. The move comes as a major boost to the Make in India initiative of the Government of India.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Jaipur
B)
New Delhi
C)
Guwahati
D)
Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - New Delhi

Note : Union Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K Singh, inaugurated India's first public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi on 20 July 2020.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Baldev Singh Sadaknama
B)
Balram Singh Negi
C)
Vikram Seth
D)
None of the Above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Baldev Singh Sadaknama

Note : Sahitya Akademi Awardee Baldev Singh Sadaknama has authored a book 'Suraj Kade Marda Nahi' (sun never dies). The book portrays many aspects of freedom fighter Udham Singh. The book is published by Unistarbooks.

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

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bangladesh

Note :

Union Shipping Minister has recently flagged off first trial container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala through the Chattogram port of Bangladesh.
This trial run has been done under the Agreement on using Chattogram and Mongla Ports for movement of India’s transit cargo through Bangladesh. It will provide a shorter route to connect the North East Region of India through Bangladesh.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Power weeder
B)
Rotary tiller
C)
Power tiller
D)
Tractor

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Power tiller

Note :

As per the statement released by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), the Government has amended the import policy of Power tillers and its components from ‘free’ to ‘restricted’.
The importer is required to seek a license from the DGFT for importing the product categorised as ’restricted’. This move is expected to curb the inward shipment of the equipment that comes mainly from China.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
PayTm
B)
Payzapp
C)
FamPay
D)
FreeCharge

Correct Answer : Option (C) - FamPay

Note :

One of the country’s digital payment applications, Fampay has recently launched the country’s first numberless card, targeted at teenagers.
Using these numberless debit cards, minors can make online and offline payments without opening a bank account. The card has no numbers on it and all the details are saved on the FamPay application.

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Published On : July 18, 2021