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A)
Ariana Grande
B)
Lady Gaga
C)
Taylor Swift
D)
Rita Moreno

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rita Moreno

Note : Rita Moreno will be honoured with the Career Achievement Award at the 2019 Peabody Awards, which will be bestowed on 18th May at a gala event at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The award is presented by Mercedes Benz in the 78th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony, co sponsored by Coca-Cola Co.She will be the second recipient of the award followed by Carol Burnett.With this achievement, she will have the "PEGOT" status by winning a Peabody, two Emmys, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. She also honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
International Energy Agency
B)
Nuclear Energy Agency
C)
NATO
D)
United Nations Environment Programme

Correct Answer : Option (A) - International Energy Agency

Note : The International Energy Agency (IEA) report on Carbon dioxide emissions said that India emitted 2,299 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018. The rate of growth of carbon dioxide emission in India was higher than that of the United States and China which are the two biggest emitters in the world. India's emissions carbon dioxide witnessed an increase of 4.8% rise from 2018. This increase in the emission of carbon dioxide was attributed to coal consumption. China, the United States, and India accounted for nearly 70% of the rise in energy demand. India's per capita emissions were about 40% of the global average and contributed 7% to the global carbon dioxide burden whereas the largest emitter the United States was responsible for 14%. India has pledged to reduce the emissions intensity of its economy by 2030. But India's energy intensity improvement declined 3% from last year even as its renewable energy installations increased 10.6% from last year.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
Tesla
B)
Pricol
C)
Eicher Motors
D)
General Motors

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tesla

Note : Tesla has developed its 'largest power storage system in Asia' at Osaka train station in Japan to reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan. It was Launched in partnership with Kintetsu, a railway operator in Japan's Osaka. Tesla has installed 42 Powerpacks units at Osaka train station in Japan which will provide enough amount of energy to safely move a train and its passengers for up to 30 minutes to the nearest station if any power failure happens. This 7 megawatt-hours (MWh) system is not only the largest energy storage project in Asia, but also the fourth largest in the greater Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2015
B)
Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2017
C)
Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019
D)
Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2020

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019

Note : The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare have added new ruled to the Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 with an aim to promote clinical research in the country. The new rules reduce the time for approving applications to 30 days for drugs manufactured in India and 90 days for those developed outside the country. The new rules state that in case of no communication from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), the application will be deemed to have been approved. The new rules will ensure patient safety, as they would be enlisted for trials with informed consent and the ethics committee will monitor the trials and decide on the amount of compensation in cases of adverse events. The rules also waive off the requirement of a local clinical trial if the drug is approved and marketed in countries specified by the DCGI with the approval of government from time to time and certain other conditions.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
Pune
B)
Mumbai
C)
Chennai
D)
Kolkata

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mumbai

Note : A hyper-local connectivity app called "Bhonga" developed by Mumbai-based Company Linkus Infratech, to connect users to their neighborhood people in the city even without an Internet connection. "Bhonga" is a Marathi word which means megaphone or loudspeaker. This app automatically provides the lists the user living within the radius of one kilometre. The app supports voice notes as well as photos. Anyone can open their phone and send a message that is delivered to other users in the neighborhood.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
MakeMyTrip
B)
Oxigen Services
C)
Policybazaar
D)
PolicyX.com

Correct Answer : Option (D) - PolicyX.com

Note : An online insurance web aggregator, PolicyX.com has named Arjuna & Padmashree Awardee, cricketer Virender Sehwag as its brand ambassador. He will be the face of its biggest marketing campaign of insurance products covering term insurance, health insurance, life insurance, car insurance and others. He has personal experience on this campaign, so he wants to raise awareness among people about the importance of having insurance from a trusted advisor.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
TamilNadu
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Telangana

Note : Telangana government has launched a digital business networking portal for Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs - Telangana State GlobalLinker (ts-msme.globallinker.com). This networking portal will digitise over 2.3 million MSMEs of the State which would connect them to the global economy. The motive behind this is to address key challenges faced by MSMEs with the core objective of making their business growth more simpler, more profitable and enjoyable. It will also allow MSMEs to create a digital profile for their business, connect with other global MSMEs, enable them to find buyers and suppliers, gain visibility and receive up-to-date industry trends and news.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
GAIL
B)
SAIL
C)
ONGC
D)
Coal India

Correct Answer : Option (A) - GAIL

Note : State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has signed an agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) for cooperation in the development of solar power projects. The MoU aims at building a closer strategic partnership between the two Maharatna PSUs for jointly pursuing commercial solar power projects through participation in tariff / Viability Gap Funding (VGF) based competitive bidding process.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
Mira Nair
B)
Pan Nalin
C)
Dr Rajendra Joshi
D)
Vinod Khosla

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr Rajendra Joshi

Note : Swiss-based NRI scientist Dr Rajendra Joshi has been conferred with the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. The Indian Ambassador to Switzerland Sibi George handed over the award citation signed by the President to Dr Joshi at his residence in Switzerland.

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Published On : July 11, 2021
A)
Sh Vivek Dubey
B)
Sh K K Sharma
C)
Sh Mohnish Chawla
D)
Sh Mrinal Kanti Das

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sh K K Sharma

Note : Election Commission of India has appointed Sh K K Sharma as Special Central Police Observer for the States of West Bengal and Jharkhand and Sh Mrinal Kanti Das as Special Central Police Observer for States of Tripura and Mizoram. Sh K K Sharma, an Indian Police Service officer of 1982 batch and is a Retd DG Border Security Force. Sh Mrinal Kanti Das, an Indian Police Service officer of 1977 batch and is a Retd DGP Manipur. Both these officers were allocated to supervise the deployment and other security issues in their respective states.

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Published On : July 11, 2021