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A)
India
B)
Australia
C)
England
D)
South African

Correct Answer : Option (D) - South African

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South African fast bowler Dale Steyn on Tuesday(31-08-2021) announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Taking to Twitter, the 38-year-old brought an end to a 17-year career, which saw him play in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for the Proteas.
 
Steyn had already retired from Tests in August 2019 to prolong his career after a number of injuries. “And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than last. I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass,” Steyn said in his statement.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
Hindi
B)
Telugu
C)
Kanada
D)
Bengali

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bengali

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He is best remembered for his novel ‘Madhukori’, which is considered a milestone in Bengali literature.
 
Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha has passed away in a private hospital in Kolkata. 
 
The 85-year-old was diagnosed with Covid-19 in April of this year and spent almost a month in the hospital. He was recently hospitalized due to lung and urinary tract issues.
 
“Buddhadeb Guha is no more. He was blessed as to be one with the Divine on the night of Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday) 2021. Do join his family and friends in celebrating his life,” his elder daughter Maleni B Guha posted on social media. 
 
He died around 11:30pm 29-08-2021, due to post-Covid-19 complications after a massive cardiac arrest, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported citing his family.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
RuPay
B)
RBI
C)
SBI
D)
HDFC

Correct Answer : Option (A) - RuPay

Note : RuPay has launched a strategic campaign titled – #FollowPaymentDistancing to promote and encourage contactless payments among customers. Due to COVID-19, customers have been following several norms and measures to stay safe by following healthy habits, self-care routines, and social distancing. RuPay’s #FollowPaymentDistancing campaign encourages consumers to start ‘payment distancing’ and switch to contactless digital payments with RuPay Contactless Cards which is safe as well as time-conserving.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
18-60
B)
18-65
C)
18-70
D)
18-75

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 18-70

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Making the National Pension System (NPS) more attractive for subscribers joining it after 65 years of age, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has permitted them to allocate up to 50 per cent of the funds in equity, besides easing the exit norms.
 
The PFRDA has revised the guidelines on entry and exit following an increase in the maximum age for joining the NPS from 65 years to 70 years of age. The entry age for NPS has been revised to 18-70 years from 18-65 years.
 
Any Indian citizen and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) in the age group of 65-70 years can also join NPS and continue up to the age of 75 years, according to a PFRDA circular on the revised guidelines.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Anurag Singh Thakur
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Raj Nath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Anurag Singh Thakur

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To celebrate the second anniversary of Fit India Movement and as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur 29-08-2021 launched the Fit India Mobile Application. The Fit India App is available on both Android and iOS platforms and has been developed in such a way that it works even on basic smartphones.
 
Launching it in New Delhi, Mr. Thakur said, this mobile application will help monitor fitness and through it an attempt has been made to show that fitness is easy. He urged the people to download the application. The Minister called upon the people to give half an hour everyday for fitness.
 
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik was also present on the occasion. Indian Hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, wrestler Sangram Singh, Ayaz Memon and others joined the event virtually.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
Sarbananda Sonowal
B)
Arjun Munda
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sarbananda Sonowal

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The Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on August 29, 2021, announced that the Y-Break App will be launched on September 1, 2021, from Vigyan Bhawan to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Y-Break App is a 5-minute yoga protocol for office goers. The launch of the Y-Break App has been termed as one of the most important activities by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, and Homoeopathy).
 
On August 29, 2021, the Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had announced a series of week-long activities and campaigns by the Ministry of AYUSH starting from August 30 to September 5, 2021, to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The AYUSH week had begun with a national webinar on ‘Surviving the storm through Ayush Shelter’ for AYUSH students.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Kerala
C)
Gujarat
D)
Assam

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Assam

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A suspected militant attack left five truckers dead in Assam’s Dima Hasao hill district. Intelligence inputs suggest that an outfit called the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) was behind the attack.
 
Who are the Dimasas?
The Dimasas (or Dimasa-Kacharis) are the earliest known rulers and settlers of Assam, and now live in Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong, Cachar, Hojai and Nagaon districts of central and southern Assam, as well as parts of Nagaland.
 
Prior to Ahom rule, the Dimasa kings — believed to be the descendants of the rulers of the ancient Kamarupa kingdom — ruled large parts of Assam along the south bank of the Brahmaputra between the 13th and 16th centuries.
 
Their earliest historically known capital was Dimapur (now in Nagaland), and later Maibang in North Cachar Hills.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
D K Hota
B)
Sunil Lulla
C)
Nakul Chopra
D)
Amit Banerjee

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amit Banerjee

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Amit Banerjee has been appointed Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Earth Mover Limited (BEML), an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, with effect from May 1, 2021. The Public Enterprise Selection Board (PSEB) declared his selection at a board meeting on April 26, 2021.
 
Shri Amit Banerjee is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
 
He joined BEML in 1984 as an assistant engineer, and over the course of his three-decade career with BHEL, he has worked in R&D and manufacturing.

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
NASSCOM
B)
Federation of Indian Export Organisations
C)
Engineering Exports Promotion Council
D)
Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Engineering Exports Promotion Council

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Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, said that India is expected to export USD 46 billion to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the fiscal year 2022.
 
Anupriya Patel on Tuesday inaugurated the “India-ASEAN Engineering Partnership Summit” organized by the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Commerce.
 
While addressing the inaugural session, Anupriya Patel said: “As one of the largest destinations for Indian exports, ASEAN will be a major region for India with an export target of USD 46 billion, in meeting the global export target of USD 400 billion in the financial year 2021-22.”

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Published On : August 31, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
RBI
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - RBI

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The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has permitted authorised card networks to offer card tokenisation services to any token requestor in a bid to make card transactions more safe, secure and convenient for the users. In a notification issued 25-08-2021, RBI said that it has provided the facility to interested cardholders only for their mobile phones and tablets.  
 
The central bank noticed that there has been an uptake in the volume of tokenised card transactions during the recent months and on a review of the framework and keeping in view stakeholders feedback, RBI decided to extend the scope of tokenisation to include consumer devices – laptops, , desktops, wearables (wristwatches, bands, etc.) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Published On : August 31, 2021