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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
A)
National Green Tribunal
B)
Khadi and Village Industries Commission
C)
National Commission for Women
D)
National Commission for Minorities

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Khadi and Village Industries Commission

Note :

‘Apiary on wheels’ means ‘Collection of bees on wheels’. The ‘Apiary on Wheels’ initiative is designed by the Indian statutory body, ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission’.
The initiative includes effective migration of Bee boxes with live bee colonies/ collection. It is a platform by which 20 Bee boxes can be carried from one place to another without any difficulty. The unique scheme of KVIC was recently inaugurated by the Union Minister of MSME Shri Nitin Gadkari.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Ayushman Bharat
B)
Fit India Movement
C)
Poshan Abhiyaan
D)
Swachh Bharat Mission

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ayushman Bharat

Note :

Union Minister of Health and Union Minister of HRD jointly launched the School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Under the initiative, two teachers in every school will be designated ‘Health and wellness ambassador’ to create awareness about health issues.
The programme will be implemented in 200 districts, initially and will be linked with other government schemes including Fit India movement, Eat Right campaign, Poshan Abhiyaan.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
MD Suresh
B)
MM Chopra
C)
Suraj Berry
D)
Sanjay Vatsyayan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sanjay Vatsyayan

Note : The command of the Eastern Fleet was handed over to Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsyayan by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry at a ceremony at Visakhapatnam on 11 February 2020. He previously served as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at New Delhi. Rear Admiral Suraj Berry will take over as Chief of Staff of the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command shortly.

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Published On : July 16, 2021