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A)
Japan
B)
Norway
C)
Canada
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Norway

Note :

Authorities from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research have recently signed agreements with India in the fields of higher education and research, in New Delhi.

This agreement is a part of the visit of delegation of important educational institutions of Norway to India. Among the several agreements signed, the significant pact was between the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), for co-operation in the fields of bio-photonics, health and diagnostic tools, nanotechnology.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Nidhi companies
B)
Multi-state cooperative banks
C)
Land Development Banks
D)
Primary agricultural societies

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Multi-state cooperative banks

Note :

The Union Cabinet of India recently approved amendments to the Banking Regulation Act, which will bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of the Reserve Bank of India.

This amendment in regulation is expected to prevent malpractices in the co-operative banks and ensure better regulation. The administrative role of the banks will be managed by the cooperative registrars. This decision is taken at the backdrop of the collapse of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank last year. The banks would also be audited according to the norms stipulated by RBI.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Karnataka
B)
Gujarat
C)
Telangana
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Karnataka

Note :

The state government of Karnataka has recently launched a scheme called ‘Janasevaka’ to home-deliver various government services to citizens. The scheme ensures the delivery of ration cards, senior citizen identity and health cards at the door steps of citizens.
The newly launched scheme is a part of the ‘Sakala’ scheme of the state and will cover as many as 53 services of 11 state departments. The scheme was first implemented in Dasarahalli area on a pilot basis and will be extended to other regions. Subsequently, the scheme would be made operational in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru and Hubballi-Dharwad.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Zimbabwe
B)
Zambia
C)
Nigeria
D)
Kenya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kenya

Note : Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya's longest-serving president and led the East African nation through years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, died on January 4 at age 95.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Batsrang Sangma
B)
Tlanding Wahlang
C)
Awadh Narayan Yadav
D)
Kresstarjune Pathaw

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Awadh Narayan Yadav

Note : Lucknow's Awadh Narayan Yadav finished atop the podium with a time of 2:30:30. Tlanding Wahlang of Meghalaya clocked 2:30:51 and his statemate Batsrang Sangma timed 2:31:43 for second and third places respectively.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Chloe Paquet
B)
Bibiane Schoofs
C)
Ankita Raina
D)
Karman Kaur Thandi

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ankita Raina

Note : Third-seeded Ankita Raina beat fourth seed Chloe Paquet of France 6-3, 7-5 to clinch the title in the $25,000 ITF women's tennis tournament in Nonthaburi, Thailand. It was a double crown for the 171st ranked Ankita who had earlier won the doubles title with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Ajmal Ameer
B)
Amitabh Bhatt
C)
Neelam Kler
D)
Jasbir Singh Bajaj

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amitabh Bhatt

Note : Amitabh Bhatt has taken over as Chief Executive Officer of Bengaluru-headquartered safeguard PSU, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Bangalore Complex.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Dharmendra Pradhan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Smriti Irani

Note : Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani gave away the Pradhan Mantri MatruVandanaYojana (PMMVY) awards to States, Union Territories and Districts for best performance at a function in New Delhi.In the category of best performance since inception of the Scheme to States/ UTs having population of more than 1 crore the first position was awarded to the State of Madhya Pradesh, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Haryana was in the third position.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
West Bengal
C)
Andhra Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Madhya Pradesh

Note : In the category of best performance since inception of the Scheme to States/ UTs having population of more than 1 crore the first position was awarded to the State of Madhya Pradesh, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Haryana was in the third position.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Urjit Patel
B)
Viral Acharya
C)
Raghuram Rajan
D)
Shaktikanta Das

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Shaktikanta Das

Note :

The Banker magazine has named the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das as the Central Banker of the Year- Asia-Pacific 2020. ‘Global Central Banker of the Year’ award was presented to Jorgovanka Tabakovi, National Bank of Serbia.
The award is given to central bankers who have significantly managed to stimulate growth and stabilise the economy of their country. Shaktikanta Das was nominated as he successfully managed various economic crises of the country including the Non-Banking Financial companies (NBFC) crisis and Non-performing assets of Indian banks.

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Published On : July 16, 2021