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A)
Colombia
B)
Fiji
C)
New Zealand
D)
Papua New Guinea

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Colombia

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As per a recent study published by the Natural History Museum, Colombia is home to the world’s largest variety of butterflies.
The South American country has approximately 20% of all known species. An international team of scientists prepared a document titled “Checklist of Colombian Butterflies.” Over 200 butterfly species are found only in Colombia

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Delhi International Airport
B)
Chennai International Airport
C)
Mumbai International Airport
D)
Cochin International Airport

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Cochin International Airport

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The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) won the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour for Airport Service Quality. Those airports which have consistently delivered excellent services in the Airport Service Quality Survey, in the opinion of the passengers, are provided with the Roll of Excellence recognition by ACI.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
China
B)
Russia
C)
Israel
D)
USA

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Israel

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Israel has successfully tested an airborne high-power laser that can shoot down drones mid-air. The Laser was mounted on a civilian plane and it successfully shot down several drones in a recent test over the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel already has a sophisticated air defense system, which had 90 per cent interception rate against thousands of rockets fired from Gaza during the recent 11-day war.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
D.V. Sadananda Gowda
B)
Nitin Jairam Gadkari
C)
Pralhad Joshi
D)
Amit Shah

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Pralhad Joshi

Note : Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Coal &Mines has launched SATYABHAMA (Science and Technology Yojana for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement) Portal, developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Mines Informatics Division.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Odisha
B)
Telangana
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Telangana

Note : The Supreme Court on June 22, 2020 indicated that it would allow Puri's Rath Yatra, which is scheduled to start from tomorrow. The Apex court stated that it cannot micro-manage the rituals and left it to the wisdom of state, the Centre and temple management to deal with that issue. The SC bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was informed by the Odisha government that it will coordinate with temple management and the Centre to make things smooth during Rath Yatra.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
USD 20.10 million
B)
USD 30.10 million
C)
USD 40.10 million
D)
USD 50.10 million

Correct Answer : Option (A) - USD 20.10 million

Note : Export-Import(EXIM) Bank on behalf of the Indian Government, extended a Line of Credit(LOC) of USD 20.10 million to the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua for the reconstruction of Aldo Chavarria Hospital.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Home Affairs Ministry
B)
Law and Justice Ministry
C)
Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry
D)
Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry

Note :

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot announced that the Ministry has decided to establish five ’Divyangta Khel Kendra’ in different parts of country.
He also added that Ahemdabad City is identified to open one of such facilities. The Minister was participating in ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ under the ADIP Scheme.

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

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Karnataka

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The Union government has issued a gazette notification to set up the Karnataka Coastal Zone Management Authority. under provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
This 15-member body would protect and improve the quality of the coastal environment. Its target is preventing and controlling environmental pollution in the Coastal Regulation Zone in Karnataka.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
12 crore
B)
32 crore
C)
42 crore
D)
62 crore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 42 crore

Note : More than 42 crore poor people have received Rs 65,454 crore in financial assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package. As part of Rs 1.70 lakh crore relief package, the government on March 26 announced free foodgrains and cash to women, poor senior citizens and farmers to mitigate hardship faced due to the lockdown.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Yoga for Health - Yoga in Life
B)
Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home
C)
Yoga for Corona - Yoga in Life
D)
Yoga for Everyone - Yoga at Home

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home

Note : The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. The theme of International Day of Yoga 2020 is "Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home".

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Published On : July 18, 2021