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A)
43rd
B)
53rd
C)
63rd
D)
73rd

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 73rd

Note : According to the "Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019" released by UNCTAD's (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), India has moved seven places up and ranked 73rd out of 152 countries index that measures an economy's preparedness to support online shopping with the Index score of 57.0. For the 2nd consecutive year in a row, the Netherlands leads the Index with the score of 96.4, followed by Switzerland (2nd with 95.5) and Singapore(3rd with 95.1).

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
Iran
B)
Sri Lanka
C)
Nepal
D)
Bhutan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sri Lanka

Note : The seventh Indo-Sri Lanka joint military exercise Mitra Shakti was held on December 1, 2019 at Aundh military station. The main objective of the exercise is to build and promote positive relations between the countries. The exercise was scheduled to be conducted at the Foreign Training Node in Pune between December 1 and December 14, 2019.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
UAE
B)
India
C)
Kuwait
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note : India has become the first country in the world to completely digitize the Haj process. Various services have been added to the online application service like e-visa, haj mobile app, e-messiah health facility, stay and traffic information in Mecca Medina and Haj pilgrimage information. It is for the first time when digital pre-tagging has been arranged by the airlines so that Haj pilgrims will get all kinds of information in India itself. Haj pilgrims will get prior information about which room of which building in Mecca Medina and what number bus will have to be taken after landing at the airport.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
Nana Patole
B)
Praful Patel
C)
Kisan Kathore
D)
Dilip Walse Patil

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Nana Patole

Note : Congress MLA Nana Patole has been elected as Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly. Mr Patole’s election came after the BJP took back the name of Kisan Kathore as the party’s nominee with minutes to go before the 10 am deadline. It is a tradition in the Maharashtra Assembly for the Speaker to be elected unopposed.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
J.P.S. Chawla
B)
Archana Nigam
C)
Soma Roy Burman
D)
Giriraj Prasad Gupta

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Soma Roy Burman

Note : The government on December 1,2019 appointed Soma Roy Burman, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service Officer, as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA). Ms. Burman is the 24th CGA and is the seventh woman to hold this position. During her 33-year long career, she has held cadre positions at different levels in ministries such as Home Affairs, Information & Broadcasting, Industry, Finance, Human Resource Development and Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
Australia
B)
China
C)
Japan
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India

Note : International Book Fair is the biggest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world. This is the 33rd edition of Guadalajara International Book Fair and will continue till 8 December, 2019. India is the ‘Guest of Honour Country’ in this book fair and it becomes the first Asian country to participate as ‘Guest of Honour’ in the Fair. The National Book Trust (NBT), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Government of India, is participating as the nodal agency of the Government in this book fair.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
Chennai
B)
Goa
C)
Punjab
D)
Gujarat

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gujarat

Note : The Indian Navy has commissioned its sixth Dornier aircraft squadron in the Porbandar town of Gujarat. It aims to give a fillip to coastal security near the sea border with Pakistan. It was commissioned by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral M S Pawar. Dornier aircraft squadron: The Indian Naval Air Squadron 314 is called Raptors. It will operate with four newly-inducted, next-generation Dornier aircraft.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
P Satish
B)
H R Khan
C)
Harsh Shrivastava
D)
Sonia Krishnankutty

Correct Answer : Option (B) - H R Khan

Note : H R Khan, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been appointed as first chairman of steering committee panel on Code for Responsible Lending (CRL) in Micro-Credit. Members of panel include: P Satish of Sa-Dhan, Sonia Krishnankutty of L&T Finance, Harsh Shrivastava of MFIN and Srinivas Bonam of IndusInd Bank among others.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
Akkitham
B)
Rajeev Alunkal
C)
Rafeeq Ahamed
D)
Lalithambika Antharjanam

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Akkitham

Note : Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham has been chosen for the 55th Jnanpith Award, the Jnanpith Selection Board announced on November 29. “The Jnanpith Selection Board has announced the recipient of the 55th Jnanpith Award for the year 2019. It went to Shri Akkitham, eminent Indian poet writing in Malayalam. Born in 1926, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, popularly known as Akkitham is one of the most revered names in Malayalam poetry. Apart from poetry, his literary excellence has footprints in genres like drama, reminiscence, critical essays, children literature, short stories and translation.

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Published On : July 15, 2021
A)
Bhutan
B)
Myanmar
C)
Nepal
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nepal

Note : ‘Surya Kiran XIV’ between India and Nepal will be conducted at Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal from 3 to 16 December 2019. The exercise will comprise of 300 soldiers from both the Indian Army and Nepal Army who will be sharing their experiences in the conduct of various counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, as also various humanitarian assistance missions by both Armies.

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Published On : July 15, 2021