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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Ministry of Home Affairs
B)
Ministry of Defence
C)
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
D)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

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Union Minister of Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday(27-08-2021) inaugurated a digital learning facility for civil servants at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM).
 
The ISTM is a premier central training institution under the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
 
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said, this "karmayogi" digital learning platform will help further extend the citizen-centric reforms initiated by the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
He said the government’s most ambitious reform 'Mission Karmayogi’ is meant to upgrade the skills of central government officers and personnel.
 
Singh lauded the ISTM for releasing 75 courses with a running time of 75 hours of digital content on the karmayogi digital learning lab platform.

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
Neeraj Chopra
B)
PV Sindhu
C)
Mirabai Chanu
D)
Bajrang Punia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Neeraj Chopra

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Neeraj Chopra created history at the Tokyo Olympics, as he won India’s first medal in athletics at the Olympics and only India’s second individual gold medallist ever. Chopra brought laurels for India, as his victory is inspiring a new generation of young athletes in the country.
 
Army Sports Stadium to be renamed “Neeraj Chopra Army Sports Stadium, Pune Cantonment”
 
The facility will now be renamed as Neeraj Chopra Army Sports Stadium, Pune Cantonment. The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest for the naming ceremony on 23rd August 2021, while Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane will also attend the event.

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
(Indian Institute of Science)IISc Bangalore
B)
(Indian Institute of Technology)IIT Roorkee
C)
C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing)
D)
All of the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, has launched the country’s first ‘Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit’, on August 27, 2021. QSim is a first-of-its-kind toolkit to be indigenously developed and is intended to be a vital tool in learning and understanding the practical aspects of programming using Quantum Computers and thus herald a new era of Quantum Computing research in India. This has been developed jointly by scientists of (Indian Institute of Technology)IIT Roorkee, (Indian Institute of Science)IISc Bangalore, and C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).
 
The toolkit is expected to enable researchers and students to research Quantum Computing in a cost-effective manner. It was supported & funded by MeitY, QSim allows researchers and students to write and debug Quantum Code that is essential for developing Quantum Algorithms. QSim can serve as an essential educational and research tool providing an excellent way to attract students and researchers to the field of Quantum Technology. The toolkit creates a platform that helps students and users acquire the skills of ‘programming’ and ‘designing’ real Quantum Hard-ware, says the IIT.

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
US
B)
India
C)
China
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

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Indian researchers have discovered three supermassive black holes from three galaxies merging together to form a triple active galactic nucleus, a compact region at the center of a newly discovered galaxy that has a much-higher-than-normal luminosity.
 
This rare occurrence in our nearby universe indicates that small merging groups are ideal laboratories to detect multiple accreting supermassive black holes and increases the possibility of detecting such rare occurrences, as per the information provided by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
 
They are called Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and release huge amounts of ionized particles and energy into the galaxy and its environment. Both of these ultimately contribute to the growth of the medium around the galaxy and ultimately the evolution of the galaxy itself.
 
Many AGN pairs have been detected in the past, but triple AGN are extremely rare, and only a handful has been detected before using X-ray observations. However, the IIA team expects such triple AGN systems to be more common in small merging groups of galaxies. Although this study focuses only on one system, results suggest that small merging groups are ideal laboratories to detect multiple supermassive black holes.

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
Shakti
B)
Gandiv
C)
Sampriti
D)
Yudh Abyas

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gandiv

Note : NSG commandos undertake drills ‘Gandiv’ across country. Multiple cities in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and the National Capital Region are hosting synchronised commando drills as part of a national mock exercise being carried out by the counter-terrorist force National Security Guard (NSG) to check its response time and reaction to hostage and hijack-like situations.

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
5
B)
6
C)
7
D)
8

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7

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The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), which is one of the biggest financial inclusion initiatives in the world.
 
PMJDY was announced by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address on 15th August 2014. While launching the programme on 28th August 2021, the Prime Minister had described the occasion as a festival to celebrate the liberation of the poor from a vicious cycle.
 
On the 7th Anniversary of PMJDY, Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated the importance of this Scheme “The journey of PMJDY led interventions undertaken over a short span of 7 years has in effect, produced both transformational as well as directional change thereby making the emerging FI ecosystem capable of delivering financial services to the last person of the society-the poorest of the poor. 

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
5
B)
7
C)
9
D)
10

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 10

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* Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has introduced a new registration mark for new vehicles i.e. “Bharat series (BH-series)”. The vehicles bearing the BH-series mark will not have to require assignment of a new registration mark when the owner of the vehicle shifts from one State to another.

* Earlier, under section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, if a person moves from one state to another, a person is allowed to keep the vehicle for not more than 12 months in any state other than the state where the vehicle is registered, but a new registration with the new state- registering authority has to be made within the stipulated time of 12 months.

* With the introduction of this “Bharat series (BH-series)” mark, there would be no need for new registration in the new state.

Who can apply for “BH-Series”?: This facility is available on a voluntary basis to Defense personnel, employees of Central Government/ State Government/ Central/ State Public Sector Undertakings and private sector companies/organizations, which have their offices in four or more States/Union territories.

Format of Bharat series (BH-series) Registration Mark –   YY BH #### XX (10 alphanumeric)
* YY – Year of first registration
* BH- Code for Bharat Series
* ####- 0000 to 9999 (randomized)
* XX- Alphabets (AA to ZZ)

The motor vehicle tax will be levied for two years or in multiple of two. This scheme will facilitate free movement of personal vehicles across States/UTs of India upon relocation to a new State/UT. After completion of the fourteenth year, the motor vehicle tax shall be levied annually which shall be half of the amount which was charged earlier for that vehicle.

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Published On : August 29, 2021
A)
TECNO
B)
Amazon
C)
Flipkart
D)
Walmart

Correct Answer : Option (A) - TECNO

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TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand, announced the launch of its first exclusive retail outlet in the national capital on Tuesday(24-08-2021), in a bid to enhance the buying experience for its customers.
 
Located in the heart of East Delhi at the TECNO branded Laxmi Nagar Metro Station which is also close to one of the busiest mobile cluster markets in Delhi. In line with the brand’s philosophy of ‘Stop at Nothing’, this is yet another step from TECNO that not only reinstates the company’s commitment to provide a seamless retail-experience, but also strengthens the brand’s connect with its target audience.
 
The outlet will house TECNO's most popular smartphones across all its product line portfolios such as the camera-centric CAMON series, the powerful POVA series and the all-rounder SPARK series. Some of the products that are available at the exclusive retail outlet include the TECNO POVA, CAMON 16, SPARK 7 series among many others.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
Kerala
B)
Haryana
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttar Pradesh

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The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to adopt Indian wrestling until the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and is expected to pump in an investment of INR 170 crore.
 
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said the decision was taken after taking inspiration from the Odisha government that supports Indian hockey.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
Kiren Rijiju
B)
Mansukh Mandaviya
C)
Harsh Vardhan
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mansukh Mandaviya

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya has taken over charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board. He has replaced Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan as the chairman. India aims to end TB by 2025 while the UN aims to end TB by 2030.
 
The Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations-hosted partnership program that aims to fight against tuberculosis collectively. The Stop TB Partnership also welcomed the incoming Board Vice-Chair Austin Arinze Obiefuna. He will take over as the Board Vice-Chair from 1 January 2022 for a period of three years.

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Published On : August 28, 2021