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A)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
B)
The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
C)
The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies
D)
National Institute of Science Education and Research

Correct Answer : Option (B) - The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

Note : The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune developed "ANANYA" water based disinfectant spray with nanotechnology assisted formulation. This can be used by the general public and healthcare workers and can be used for individual and large scale purposes.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Israel
B)
Russia
C)
Iran
D)
USA

Correct Answer : Option (D) - USA

Note :

The Indian Navy would receive MH-60 Romeo helicopters from the United States of America. India had earlier in 2020, signed a Rs.16,000 crore deal with the USA to procure 24 numbers of MH-60 Romeo helicopters.
The first batch of 3 helicopters would be handed over to India by the USA in July 2021. A batch of Indian pilots have reached the US to be trained to operate the chopper.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
PM – GSY
B)
PM – FBY
C)
PM – GKAY
D)
PM – JJBY

Correct Answer : Option (C) - PM – GKAY

Note :

The Government of India launched the food security scheme named Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat package, which aims to provide free food grains to poor and migrants.
Recently, the Prime Minister has announced that the scheme would be extended till Diwali 2021 (i.e) till November 2021. This means that more than 80 crore people would continue to avail the benefits under this scheme.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Loom Solar Energy Ltd
B)
Adani Green Energy Ltd
C)
Luminous Energy Ltd
D)
Tata Solar Energy Ltd

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Adani Green Energy Ltd

Note : Adani Green Energy Ltd has bagged the world's largest solar bid of USD 6 billion. Under this project, the group will build a 8,000 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant and will also set up a 2,000 MW domestic solar panel.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
ADIA
B)
Sharaf
C)
Chalhoub
D)
Jumeirah

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ADIA

Note : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, has invested Rs 5,683.50 crore for a 1.16 % stake in Jio platforms, a subsidiary of Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd. With this investment, a total of Rs 97,885.65 crore has been invested for 21.06% equity in Jio platforms through 8 investments. The investment began with Facebook on April 22,2020 followed by additional investments by Silver Lake (2 investments), Vista Equity Partners, General Atlantic, KKR and Mubadala in the past nearly seven weeks.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Odisha
B)
Karnataka
C)
West Bengal
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Karnataka

Note : Karnataka Revenue Minister R.Ashoka launched Meghasandesha App & Varunamitra web portal to provide real-time information and alerts on weather, rainfall, flooding in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike jurisdiction. These were developed by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science under the project 'Urban Flood Model'for the city. The project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Dhruva Sarja
B)
Vijay Kiran
C)
K. M. Chaitanya
D)
Chiranjeevi Sarja

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Chiranjeevi Sarja

Note : Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away at 39 due to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is the grandson of Kannada late actor Shakti Prasad & the nephew of multilingual actor Arjun Sarja.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
20
B)
37
C)
54
D)
100

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 54

Note :

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the main organs of the UN and has 54 members. These members are elected every year for a term of 3 years.
India has been recently elected to the ECOSOC for a term from 2022 to 2024 by way of voting by secret ballot.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Odisha
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Haryana
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Haryana

Note :

The Supreme Court of India has directed the State Government of Haryana and the Faridabad Municipal Corporation to remove all encroachments in Aravali forest near a village in Faridabad.
These encroachments also consist of around 10,000 residential constructions. The apex court has also directed compliance reports from the state authorities in this regard.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Interpol
B)
IMF
C)
CBI
D)
World Bank

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Interpol

Note :

The international law enforcement agency Interpol has launched a global database named “I-Familia”. This database is aimed to identify missing persons, using the DNA of family members.
I-Familia has three components namely a dedicated global database on DNA profiles, DNA matching software called Bonaparte and interpretation guidelines developed by Interpol.

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Published On : July 17, 2021