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A)
Kashi Vishwanath Express
B)
Kashi Indore Express
C)
Tejas Express
D)
Kashi Mahakal Express

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kashi Mahakal Express

Note :

The subsidiary of Indian Railways, IRCTC is set to launch its third corporate passenger train Kashi Mahakal Express on the Varanasi-Indore Route. It is a premium train to be run by IRCTC, that will connect three temples namely Omkareshwar temple near Indore, Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath temple of Varanasi.
After Tejas Express trains, which are being run on the Lucknow-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes, this is the third private train which will be operated to connect religious places of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Goa Shipyard
B)
Titagarh Wagons Ltd
C)
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
D)
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Titagarh Wagons Ltd

Note :

Indian private firm Titagarh Wagons Ltd has recently commissioned the second coastal research vessel ‘Sagar Anveshika’, for Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology.
The ship has been delivered four months ahead of the schedule. The firm had received the order for the ship in 2017. The first research ship named ‘Sagar Tara’ was delivered to the institute in the month of August 2019. By commissioning both the vessels, it has become the first and only private firm to build and deliver research ships in the country.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Madras High Court
B)
Bombay High Court
C)
Allahabad High Court
D)
Chandigarh High Court

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bombay High Court

Note : The second senior-most judge of the Bombay High Court (HC), Justice Satyaraujan Dharmadhikari, has bid his resignation. He did not mention the reason. Justice Dharmadhikari was born in 1960. He gained his LLB from Bombay University. He enrolled as an Advocate in June 1983.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Odisha
C)
West Bengal
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bihar

Note : Ahead of Valentine's day, 'Pyaar ka Paudha' (a plant of love) campaign has been launched by the Bihar government's Department of Environment and Forest in Patna, to encourage the practice of planting trees in the state.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
South Africa
B)
Indonesia
C)
India
D)
Brazil

Correct Answer : Option (C) - India

Note : The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has changed an administrative rule to impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on goods from India and certain other countries. Until 10 February 2020, India was on the developing country list and therefore eligible for the more relaxed standards. India has now been taken off of that list.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Lucknow
B)
Kanpur
C)
Nashik
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mumbai

Note : National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance, and Risk Transfer was held at the Insurance Institute of India in Mumbai on 13 February.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Sushma Swaraj
B)
Arun Jaitley
C)
Digvijay Singh
D)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sushma Swaraj

Note : Government has decided to rename Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan. Also, it has decided to rename the Foreign Service Institute to Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service. It was announced by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the birth anniversary of Mrs. Swaraj. The aim is to honour the legacy and decades of public service of the former External Affairs Minister.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Ajay Narayan Jha
B)
Rajiv Kumar
C)
Debasish Panda
D)
Krishnamurthy Subramaniam

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Debasish Panda

Note :

Debasish Panda, who is currently serving as the Special secretary in the Department of financial services, Union Finance Ministry has been appointed as the new Finance secretary of the country.
As per the Personnel Ministry order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of the1987-batch IAS officer as the next Finance secretary, replacing the current Secretary Rajiv Kumar.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Nepal
B)
Myanmar
C)
Bangladesh
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sri Lanka

Note :

Hydrographic Survey Ship, INS Jamuna of Indian Navy is set to conduct detailed hydrographic surveys in Sri Lanka for next two months. The ship has arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka in this regard.
Several shore-based survey activities are also set to be carried out over the deployment period of 2 months. The personnel of Sri Lanka Navy personnel will be provided training during the hydrographic survey. Harbour training programme for the Sri Lankan sailors is also to be organised.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Arunachal Pradesh
B)
Madhya Pradesh
C)
Bihar
D)
Sikkim

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bihar

Note :

The Department of Environment and Forest of the Bihar state government has launched a campaign to promote planting of trees in the state.
The campaign was launched ahead of the Valentine’s Day, which asked the people to gift a plant of love to their closed ones and take care of plants and trees. This initiative is to make the state greener by creating environmental awareness.

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Published On : July 16, 2021