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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Madhya Pradesh
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Bihar
D)
Odisha

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Odisha

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During the ‘Bol Bom’ yatra usually held in the state of Odisha, the devotees start their barefoot journey to Shiva temple to offer the holy water at Shiva shrines in the month of ‘Shravan’.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Odisha, the state government announced a ban on the religious activities and congregations of ‘Kaudias’ or ‘Bol Bom’ devotees. The Uttarakhand government had earlier cancelled the Kanwar Yatra for the second year in a row.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Goa
B)
Sikkim
C)
Ladakh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ladakh

Note :

NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL) has inked a pact with the Union Territory of Ladakh to set up a ‘Green hydrogen mobility project’ in the region.
Leh would be the first city in the country to implement a green hydrogen-based mobility project, once completed. NTPC is set to ply 5 hydrogen buses and to set up a solar plant and a green hydrogen generation unit in Leh. NTPC’s first solar installations in Leh in form of solar trees and a solar car port were also inaugurated.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Piyush Goyal
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Piyush Goyal

Note :

Union Minister Piyush Goyal was appointed as the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, filling the vacancy created by Thaawarchand Gehlot, who is now the Governor of Karnataka.
Piyush Goyal, who is a Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, is in charge of several Ministries including Commerce and industry, Consumer affairs, food and public distribution, and Textiles. The Leader will play a key role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the House and better coordination with all parties.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Gerry Singh
B)
Ramesh Jaishwal
C)
Vidhu P. Nair
D)
Neelima Dhiman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vidhu P. Nair

Note : Government of India has appointed Dr. Vidhu P. Nair as the next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan. Nair is presently serving as the Director in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is a Foreign Service Officer of 2002 batch.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Mukesh Ambani
B)
Anil Ambani
C)
Ratan Tata
D)
Sergey Brin

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mukesh Ambani

Note : On July 14, 2020 the Bloomberg Billionaires Index has ranked Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd(RIL) as the World's 6th richest man with a worth USD 72.4 billion after surpassing Elon Musk, co-founder & CEO of Tesla and Alphabet Inc co founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Jharkhand
B)
Karnataka
C)
Maharashtra
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Karnataka

Note : In Karnataka, NABARD has extended a grant assistance of 221.89 crore rupees to support 298 watershed projects in over three lakh hectares benefitting 66,500 families. The State has about 75 percent of rainfed area.

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

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Madhya Pradesh

Note : Madhya Pradesh has topped among the other states in the implementation of PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi).The scheme is presently benefiting the beneficiaries of 378 urban bodies of the state.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
405.7 million
B)
301.5 million
C)
249.4 million
D)
189.2 million

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 189.2 million

Note : According to the United Nations report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, the number of undernourished people in India has plummeted by 60 million in over a decade. Number of undernourished people in India declined from 249.4 million in 2004-06 to 189.2 million in 2017-19.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Bihar
C)
Kerala
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note : TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has launched a television-based learning programme for the Tenth standard students. The state run Kalvi television channel will initially air two-and-a-half hours of teaching programmes for the students during the week days.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Boeing
B)
SpaceX
C)
Blue Origin
D)
Virgin Galactic

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Blue Origin

Note :

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a Blue Origin license to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space.
Former Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is the founder of the American Aerospace company, Blue Origin. It is set to fly to the edge of space on Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage, scheduled on July 20. Recently, space-tourism rival Virgin Galactic successfully sent a crew to the edge of space.

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Published On : July 18, 2021