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A)
114
B)
95
C)
87
D)
51

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 95

Note : India ranked 95th out of 129 countries in a new index that measures global gender equality looking at aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace. The list was topped by Denmark. Chad was placed at bottom most position (129th). The Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index has been developed by UK-based Equal Measures 2030, a joint effort of regional and global organizations.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
New Delhi
B)
Beijing
C)
Mumbai
D)
Shanghai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - New Delhi

Note : The 6th India-China Bilateral Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary (Disarmament & International Security Affairs) and the Chinese delegation was led by Ambassador Fu Cong, Director General, Department of Arms Control of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both the countries exchanged their views on various issues of mutual interest related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Beijing in September before the informal summit which will be held between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
US
B)
UK
C)
China
D)
Israel

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note : China launched a space rocket from the sea for the first time on 5 June 2019. With this China will be the third nation to successfully demonstrate the ability to launch satellites into orbit from a floating platform following the U.S. and Russia.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Bengaluru
B)
Kolkata
C)
Pune
D)
Chennai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bengaluru

Note : Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) launched a dedicated center in Bengaluru to provide hazel free services to small business owners and startups. Sandeep Batra, Executive Director, ICICI Bank along with Mr. Viral Rupani, Retail Business Head - South, ICICI Bank inaugurated the center. The center provides various services which include working capital loans of up to Rs. 20 crore, business loans (based on GST returns) of up to Rs. 1 crore, instant overdraft facility of up to Rs. 15 lakh, extensive trade solutions and cash management services, and others. It also provides legal and valuation desk to help customers in resolving challenges related to collateral for various loans.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Infosys
B)
Wipro
C)
Bajaj Finance Limited
D)
L&T Finance Services Ltd

Correct Answer : Option (D) - L&T Finance Services Ltd

Note : A non-banking financial institution L&T Finance Services Ltd. (Larsen & Toubro Financial Services) recently launched "Digital Sakhi", an educational program aimed at financial inclusion of rural women in Villupuram District, Tamilnadu. This initiative comes after the successful implementation of a similar program in Maharashtra, Odisha and Madya Pradesh.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Kerala
D)
Andra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tamil Nadu

Note : The Government of India, Tamil Nadu, and the World Bank signed a $287 million loan agreement for the state's Health System Reform Programme in New Delhi. It is aimed to improve the quality of health care, reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and fill equity gaps in reproductive and child health services. Tamil Nadu has been ranked third among all Indian States in the NITI Aayog Health Index. The State's maternal mortality rate has declined from 90 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2005 to 62 deaths in 2015-16 where as infant mortality has declined from 30 deaths per 1000 live births to 20 in the same period.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Mukesh Ambani
B)
Sundar Pichai
C)
Shantanu Narayen
D)
Ajaypal Singh Banga

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sundar Pichai

Note : In the United States, Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai and Nasdaq president Adena Friedman have been chosen for the prestigious Global Leadership Awards 2019 by business advocacy group USIBC in recognition of the two companies' contribution as the leading technology-driven platforms. The award by Washington-based US-India Business Council (USIBC) would be conferred upon Indian-American Pichai, 46, and Friedman, 50, during 'India Ideas Summit'. Given annually since 2007, the USIBC Global Leadership Awards recognize top corporate executives from the United States and India whose companies play a major role in catalyzing growth in the US-India commercial corridor.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Kunal Bahl
B)
Bill Gates
C)
Sachin Bansal
D)
Bhavish Aggarwal

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sachin Bansal

Note : Ujjivan Small Finance Bank appointed Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal as its independent director. This is the second big futuristic move by Ujjivan management after it roped in HDFC Bank's digital banking head Nitin Chugh as its next chief executive.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
India
D)
China

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Japan

Note : Global efforts to impose a unified tax policy on Google, Facebook and other internet giants have cleared a major hurdle ahead of a G20 summit in Japan. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) stated that 129 countries had signed off on a road-map to grab a fairer tax share of the companies' booming sales.

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Published On : July 13, 2021
A)
Mexico
B)
China
C)
Japan
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India

Note : The US will end preferential trade status for India next week, President Donald Trump has confirmed amid a deepening row over protectionism. India had been the largest beneficiary of a scheme that allows some goods to enter the US duty-free.

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Published On : July 13, 2021