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A)
Ahmedabad
B)
Surat
C)
Gandhinagar
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gandhinagar

Note :

The third Global Potato Conclave recently commenced in Gandhinagar, with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address through video-conferencing.
Two Global Potato Conferences were organised in 1999 and 2008, one in every 10 years. The conclave for this decade is being organised by the Indian Potato Association (IPA) in association with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Shimla based ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute and International Potato Centre (CIP), Peru. The three-day global event will showcase the achievements in potato research and to set a blueprint for the decade.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
25%
B)
50%
C)
75%
D)
100%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 100%

Note :

According to the recent bid document released by the Government, it would sell all its 100 per cent of its equity share capital in Air India, which includes the Air India’s 100 per cent stake in AI Express Limited and 50 per cent in Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited.
The government has also announced that it would absorb 30 per cent more in debt and liabilities, than it did in the previous year. March 17 has been set as the dead line for the submission of bids for the sale, which is to be implemented through the open bidding route. The net worth for the interested entities is also reduced to Rs.3500 Cr from the earlier limit of Rs.5000 Cr.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Chennai
B)
Kochi
C)
Mumbai
D)
Kolkata

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kolkata

Note : Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation will start soon its East-West project which runs partly under the city's iconic Hooghly river, by March 2022 after a delay of several years doubled costs. The final installment of 200 million rupees - $2.8 million over the next two years from the Indian Railway Board. A loan amount of 41.6 billion rupees from the Japan International Cooperation Agency helps fund 48.5% of the project.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
SSB
B)
ITBP
C)
BSF
D)
CISF

Correct Answer : Option (D) - CISF

Note : The marching contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been adjudged the first among the marching contingents of the three services, while the Central Industrial Security Force has bagged the first prize among paramilitary forces for the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Netherlands
B)
Germany
C)
Greece
D)
England

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Netherlands

Note : Prime Minister Mark Rutte on January 26 made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews.He was giving an address in Amsterdam in memory of victims of the Holocaust on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Hillary Clinton
B)
Michelle Obama
C)
Gayle King
D)
Oprah Winfrey

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Michelle Obama

Note : Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is a Grammy winner now. Obama was honoured with the best-spoken word album of the year award for her bestselling memoir Becoming during the 2020 Grammy's preshow festivities in Los Angeles on January 26.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Football
B)
Baseball
C)
Basket Ball
D)
Ice Hockey

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Basket Ball

Note : The NBA (National Basketball Association) star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. He retired from the game in 2016. He has won two gold medals in Olympics, one in 2008 and the other in 2012. The star had won 5 championships so far.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
25th January
B)
26th January
C)
27th January
D)
28th January

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 26th January

Note : International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. The day marks the anniversary of the formation of the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC).

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Ahmedabad
B)
Jaipur
C)
Mumbai
D)
New Delhi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - New Delhi

Note :

The annual event ‘Bharat Parv, 2020’ is being celebrated from 26th to 31st January, 2020 in New Delhi. The aim of the festival is to encourage Indians to visit different tourism destinations of India and to encourage them with the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.

The theme of this year’s festival is set as ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’. The six-day-event which is to held in front of Red Fort at Gyan Path and Red Fort grounds in New Delhi has several attractions including performance by armed forces bands cultural Performances from different regions of the country.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Netherlands
B)
Italy
C)
France
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Netherlands

Note :

The Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte was recently seen in news, as he made the country’s first apology for the persecution of Jews during the World War II.
He made this historic apology, first-of-its kind made by any government in this regard, during the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration in Amsterdam, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. More than 1.1 million Jews out of the 1.4 million who lived in Netherlands were killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp, at the outbreak of World War II.

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Published On : July 16, 2021