CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Arunachal Pradesh
B)
Jharkhand
C)
Odisha
D)
Bihar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bihar

Note :

The first Bird-ringing station of the country, set up with support of a state government, is to be built in the state of Bihar. This is the fourth such facility in the country. The station, whose main centre is to be built at Bhagalpur, is dedicated for observation, monitoring and research on migratory birds. Rings with chips to track source and origin of birds are placed on their legs.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged between representatives of the Bihar government and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), during the COP-13 CMS summit.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
B)
Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA)
C)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
D)
Election Commission of India (ECI)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Election Commission of India (ECI)

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The Election Commission of India was awarded ‘Silver’ award for ‘Excellence in Government Process re-engineering for Digital transformation’ from the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), during the 23rd National Conference on e-Governance held at Mumbai.
The award is presented to ECI for its portal ERO-NET. The portal uses a mechanism to effectively enter an applicant in E-roll. It is used for various functions like processing of forms, easy handling of the databases and maintenance of E-Rolls.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
Punjab
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Punjab

Note : In a bid to keep the morale of cops high, the Punjab Police have launched 'Appreciate and Commend' scheme.Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta, who launched the scheme at Phillaur, said the move is aimed at boosting the morale of police officers who work exceptionally and diligently.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Andhadhun
B)
Badla
C)
Gully Boy
D)
Badhaai Ho

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gully Boy

Note : Zoya Akhtar's directorial 'Gully Boy' emerged as big winner of the night. The film bagged several awards including the most coveted Best Film.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Alia Bhatt
B)
Taapsee Pannu
C)
Bhumi Pednekar
D)
Deepika Padukone

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Alia Bhatt

Note : Alia Bhatt won Best Actress for her performance in Gully Boy, which also fetched Ranveer Singh (who played a rapper in the film) and Zoya Akhtar the Best Actor and the Best Director awards.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Tennis
B)
Badminton
C)
Squash
D)
Table-Tennis

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Squash

Note :

The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI)-77th Senior National squash championships was recently held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Ace Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa clinched the women’s title by beating Tanvi Khanna, while another top-rated player Saurav Ghosal bagged the men’s title by defeating Abhishek Pradhan in straight sets. The champions were awarded a prize money of Rs. 1,25,000 each.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
April-March
B)
July-June
C)
May-April
D)
January-December

Correct Answer : Option (B) - July-June

Note :

The current accounting year of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is July-June. Recently, the Central Board of Directors of the RBI recommended to align the accounting year of RBI with the financial year of the government (April-March), from 2020-21.
The RBI board announced this proposal at its 582nd meeting and approved to forward the proposal to the government for receiving its consideration. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the meeting.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Ludhiana, Punjab
B)
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat
C)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
D)
Ambala Cantt, Haryana

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ambala Cantt, Haryana

Note :

The late Union External Affairs Minister of India and a veteran politician of BJP, Sushma Swaraj was born in Ambala Cantt, Haryana, where she was elected as MLA twice.
Recently, the 18-Crore newly-constructed bus-stand of Ambala city was renamed after Sushma Swaraj. The senior leader passed away last year in the month of August, at the age of 67. She has been named as the recipient of Padma Vibhushan award this year, posthumously.

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A)
Singer
B)
Guitarist
C)
Pianist
D)
Drum Player

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Guitarist

Note : The founding member and lead guitarist of acclaimed band Parikrama, Sonam Sherpa died in Kurseong at the age of 48. According to reports, the musician, who was in Kurseong to record music for an upcoming movie, suffered a massive cardiac arrest.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Panaji
B)
Kochi
C)
Chennai
D)
Puducherry

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Panaji

Note : Difficult Dialogues (DD) is an annual forum examining issues of contemporary relevance in South Asia. Difficult Dialogues 2020 will focus on the "State of Law".Difficult Dialogues, an annual forum examining issues of contemporary relevance in South Asia, being organised in Panaji, Goa on February 14-15.

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Published On : July 16, 2021