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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Israel
B)
Yemen
C)
Syria
D)
Afganistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Yemen

Note : The Global Network against Food Crisis released the Global Report on Food Crisis (GRFC) 2020. The report stated that around 135 million people are living under the food crisis. According to Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020, Yemen was the hardest-hit nation in 2019 with 15.9 million people under food crisis, which is almost 53 percent of its population.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Girish Chandra Murmu
B)
Anil Baijal
C)
Kiran Bedi
D)
Radha Krishna Mathur

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Girish Chandra Murmu

Note : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to valiant soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara in Jammu & Kashmir. Five security personnel, including a Colonel, a Major and a sub-inspector, and two unidentified militants were killed in the anti-militancy operation in north Kashmir's Handwara area.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Arogya Setu Care
B)
Arogya Setu help
C)
Arogya Setu dost
D)
Arogya Setu Mitr

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arogya Setu Mitr

Note : Under the public-private partnership, the initiative called Arogya Setu Mitr was launched. The feature is to be available in the Arogya Setu application. In partnership with the Tech Mahindra, Tata Group and Swasth the Arogya Setu Mitr was launched. It will offer free online consultation to COVID-19 with the data provided by the three private sector firms and government entities.The initiative includes free tele-consultation to those who have COVID-19 like symptoms. It will also provide ancillary services at market rates. This includes home collection of samples, medicine delivery, etc.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
SDG 15
B)
SDG 14
C)
SDG 13
D)
SDG 12

Correct Answer : Option (B) - SDG 14

Note :

Tuna and tuna-like species is a significant source of food, due to their nutritional properties, in both developed and developing countries.
Their meat is rich in Omega-3 and it also contains minerals, proteins, and vitamin B12. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared to officially observe World Tuna Day on May 2 every year. Sustainable Development Goal 14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources – applies to the global tuna market.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Andhra Pradesh
B)
Bihar
C)
Odisha
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Odisha

Note :

The Rushikulya river mouth, located in the state of Odisha is considered as the second-biggest rookery of Olive Ridley Turtles in India after Gahirmatha.
This year, the annual mass nesting of millions of Olive Ridley sea turtles near the Rushikulya river mouth is likely to be missed, as the time for nesting process is set to be over. In March 2020, over 3 lakh turtles nested in the same place.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
New planet
B)
Anti-tank missile
C)
Soybean variety
D)
Covid vaccine candidate

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Soybean variety

Note :

Scientists of Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune in collaboration with Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) have developed a new high-yielding and pest-resistant variety of soybean named MACS 1407.
This seed is suited for cultivation in North Eastern states and in states like West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Pregnant Mummy
B)
Amputee Mummy
C)
New Born Mummy
D)
Transgender Mummy

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Pregnant Mummy

Note :

Researchers have discovered the world’s first-known pregnant mummy, in the Warsaw Mummy Project.
The mummy, which is said to be dating from the first century in Egypt, has been found inside the coffin belonging to a male priest. The mummy was donated to the University of Warsaw in Poland in 1826. This discovery helps the researchers to gather first hand evidence of prenatal health in ancient times.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Oranges
B)
Blue
C)
Green
D)
Red

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Red

Note : In green and orange zones, sale of all items by e-commerce platforms permitted. In red zones, the e-commerce companies are allowed to sell only essential commodities.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
SBI Bank
B)
Yes Bank
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Yes Bank

Note : Yes Bank appointed Neeraj Dhawan as its Chief Risk Officer (CRO) with immediate effect. Neeraj was appointed for a period of three years.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Remdesivir
B)
Saquinavir
C)
Peramivir
D)
Maraviroc

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Remdesivir

Note : The United States Food and Drug Authority (USFDA) has allowed emergency use of the antiviral drug, Remdesivir for treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients.

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Published On : July 17, 2021