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A)
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
B)
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding
C)
Arid Forest Research Institute
D)
Agharkar Research Institute (ARI)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Agharkar Research Institute (ARI)

Note : Scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune have come up with plant data of the Northern Western Ghats which indicates that plateaus should be prioritized for the conservation of the Northern Western Ghats.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Bangladesh
B)
Pakistan
C)
Iraq
D)
Afganistan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bangladesh

Note : Bangladesh has decided to re-open mosques for public prayers from May 7, 2020. The Cabinet Division of the Bangladesh government had made the recommendation. The mosques, have, however, been asked to observe precautions and follow the directives issued by the Health Ministry.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Kusal Roy
B)
P V Bharathi
C)
Ravneet Gill
D)
Sanjay Agarwal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kusal Roy

Note : Standard Chartered Bank, India, has appointed Kusal Roy as its new Head of Retail Banking effective May 5, 2020.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Dipan Ghosh
B)
Saurabh Lodha
C)
Biman Bagchi
D)
Jagadish Shukla

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Saurabh Lodha

Note : Professor Saurabh Lodha from Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, received the Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for the year 2020. The award is instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The award recognized his contributions in the development of logic transistor technologies beyond silicon and nanoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional Van der Waals materials.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Assam
B)
Tripura
C)
Telangana
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Himachal Pradesh

Note : Himachal Pradesh State Government is to launch the "Nigah" Scheme to properly sensitize and educate family members of people coming from other states so that social distancing is effectively maintained. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Solar Probe
B)
Mining Robot
C)
Artificial Intelligence Ship
D)
Vaccine Delivering Robot

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Artificial Intelligence Ship

Note :

‘Mayflower 400’ is the world’s first Artificial intelligent ship. This ship is covered in solar panels and will study marine pollution and analyse plastic present in water and track aquatic mammals.
Hundreds of individuals from different countries such as India, United States and Switzerland, were involved in the making of this ship.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Mayavati
B)
J Jayalalitha
C)
Sheila Dikshit
D)
Mamata Banerjee

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sheila Dikshit

Note :

Mamata Banerjee was sworn as Bengal Chief Minister for the third time. She has been the Chief Minister of the state since 2011.
Veteran leader Sheila Dikshit is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, as well as the longest-serving female chief minister of any Indian state. She served for a period of 15 years since 1998.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
France
B)
China
C)
USA
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - USA

Note :

The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the new climate normal. The data reveal that weather across the US is getting warmer.
NOAA releases the climate normals every 10 years and they reflect the data from the past 30 years. The recently released data set comprises of the average temperature, precipitation and rainfall from 1991 to 2020.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
UK
B)
USA
C)
Brazil
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - UK

Note :

India and UK announced 1 billion pounds (USD1.4 billion) of private-sector trade and investment. It also includes a 240 million pounds investment by the Serum Institute of India
The Serum Institute, in collaboration with Codagenix, has begun early-stage trials of a one-dose nasal vaccine against Covid-19. Trade between the India and UK accounts for about 23 billion pounds annually.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
GST
B)
Digital Tax
C)
Customs Duty
D)
Income Tax

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Digital Tax

Note :

Significant Economic Presence (SEP) principle was introduced in the Finance Bill 2018-19. It widened the scope of ‘business connection’ to include download of data or software, if aggregate payments from such transactions exceed a prescribed amount, or a prescribed number of users.
India recently notified a revenue threshold of Rs 2 crore and a limit of 300,000 users for non-resident technology firms such as Google, Facebook, to pay tax in India.

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Published On : July 17, 2021