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A)
Qatar
B)
Egypt
C)
France
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Qatar

Note : The Indian Navy has successfully conducted the second edition of the exercise of Zair-Al-Bahr in association with Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) from August 9-14th in the Persian Gulf. The edition of the naval exercise included a three-day harbour phase followed by a two-day sea phase.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
Operation Bharat
B)
Operation Shakti
C)
Operation Devi Shakti
D)
Operation Himmat

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Operation Devi Shakti

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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has given a name to India’s complex mission of evacuating its citizens from war-torn Afghanistan, as ‘Operation Devi Shakti’. The name of the operation was known when External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar mentioned it in a tweet on August 24 while referring to the arrival of a fresh batch of 78 evacuees in Delhi.
 
India began the complex evacuation mission by airlifting 40 Indians from Kabul to Delhi on August 16, a day after the Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital city. So far, India has evacuated over 800 people amid a deteriorating security situation in Kabul and scramble by various nations to rescue their citizens.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
3
B)
5
C)
7
D)
10

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 5

Note :

On 23rd August, 2021, the Indian Army granted time scale Colonel rank to 5 women officers for the first time ever. 
 
The 5 deserving women who are selected to be promoted for Colonel time scale rank by the Indian Army are Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.
 
This was a historic decision as it is the first time that women officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and the Corps of Engineers have been approved for the rank of Colonel.
 
Previously, women were surely promoted to the rank of Colonel but the promotion was only applicable for women officers in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Judge Advocate General (JAG) and the Army Education Corps (AEC).

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
Copenhagen
B)
Tokyo
C)
Australia
D)
Singapore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Copenhagen

Note : Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, has been named as the world’s safest city from among 60 global cities, in Safe Cities Index 2021, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Copenhagen scored 82.4 points out of 100, to top the fourth edition of the EIU’s biennial index, which measures the level of urban safety. Yangon is at the bottom of the index, as least safe city, with a score of 39.5.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
PV Sindhu
B)
Bajrang Punia
C)
Neeraj Chopra
D)
Mirabai Chanu

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mirabai Chanu

Note : Tokyo Olympic Silver-medalist Mirabai Chanu was chosen by Adidas on August 25, 2021 as the face of its ''Stay in Play'' campaign. The campaign will be launched for the German footwear and accessories major's latest product innovation designed to keep more menstruating women in sports. The new TechFit Period Proof tights of Adidas features an absorbent layer to help protect against leaks.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
2023-24
B)
2024-25
C)
2025-26
D)
2026-27

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 2026-27

Note :

National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN) Bharat Mission will ensure that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3 i.e by 2026-27.  
 
On the occasion of launch of NIPUN Bharat Yojana, a short video, anthem and guidelines were launched. This mission has been launched under the aegis of the centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha. 
 
NIPUN Bharat Scheme will focus on providing access and retaining children in foundational years of schooling, teacher capacity building, development of high quality and diversified student and teacher resources / learning materials and tracking the progress of each child in achieving learning outcomes.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
HDFC Bank
B)
ICICI Bank
C)
Canara Bank
D)
Karnataka Bank

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Canara Bank

Note :

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has joined hands with Canara Bank to provide financing facility to its customers for purchase of vehicles. The company said in a statement on 23-08-2021 that under this partnership, car loans will be easily available from Canara Bank for the purchase of Amaze, City, Jazz and WR-V models.
 
The company said that special schemes have also been introduced to make vehicle purchases more attractive for this festive season. etc,.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
J&J
B)
Pfizer
C)
Moderna
D)
Astrazeneca

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pfizer

Note :

Pfizer's two-dose Covid-19 vaccine has received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 23, 2021.
 
The vaccine had initially been given emergency use authorisation. Its two jabs, three weeks apart, are now fully approved for those aged 16 and older.
 
The approval is expected to set off more vaccine mandates by employers and organisations across the country.
 
It comes amid lingering vaccine hesitancy among many Americans.
 
In a statement, the FDA said its review for approval included data from approximately 44,000 people. The vaccine, which will now be marketed as Comirnaty, was found to be 91% effective in preventing Covid disease.
 
Acting FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock said that the public "can be very confident" the vaccine meets high safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality standards.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
New York
B)
California
C)
Washington
D)
Pennsylvania

Correct Answer : Option (A) - New York

Note :

Kathleen C. Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight August 24, 2021, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo.
 
The Democrat from western New York was sworn in as governor in a brief, private ceremony in the New York State Capitol overseen by the state’s chief judge, Janet DiFiore.
 
Afterward, she told WGRZ, a Buffalo television station, she felt “the weight of responsibility” on her shoulders. “I’ll tell New Yorkers I’m up to the task. And I’m really proud to be able to serve as their governor and I won’t let them down,” she said.

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Published On : August 25, 2021
A)
World Economic Forum
B)
Economist Intelligence Unit
C)
Transparency International
D)
International Monetary Fund

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Economist Intelligence Unit

Note : From India, New Delhi and Mumbai have found place in the Safe Cities Index 2021, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).. New Delhi is placed at 48th position with a score of 56.1, while Mumbai is at 50th place with score of 54.4.

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Published On : August 25, 2021