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A)
Tollywood
B)
Kollywood
C)
Mollywood
D)
Bollywood

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mollywood

Note : Actress Chithra, who played memorable roles in some iconic Malayalam films, passed away on August 21, 2021, in the morning at her residence in Chennai due to a heart attack. She was 56 years old.

Chithra has worked in more than 100 films in her career. She made her acting debut with K. Balachander's Tamil film ‘Apoorva Raagangal’ alongside Kamal Haasan. She then debuted as an adult in the Malayalam film ‘Aattakalasam’ in 1983 alongside actors Mohanlal and Prem Nazir.  
 
The actress was given the nickname ‘Nallennai Chithra’ as she became popular and attained fame with the advertisement of an oil company, she had acted in.

Chithra got married to Vijayaraghavan in 1990 and the couple has a daughter together named Mahalakshmi who was born in the year 1992. Though she took a break from movies after her marriage, she has acted in several serials including Manasi (Malayalam), Kaialavu Manasu (Tamil), Asaigal, Udhyogasthan, Saariyum Illai Thappum Illai, Nagamma (Telugu) and others. She has also acted in Kannada films like ‘Sundara Swapnagalu’, ‘Krishna Mechida Radhe’ and others.

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
Draupadi
B)
Seeta Devi
C)
Mandodari
D)
Satyabhama

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Draupadi

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During the Mahabharata, it is believed that Draupadi tied a rakhi on Krishna’s wrist when he had injured his finger while using his sudarshan chakra against the king Shishupalal. While Krishna’s hand was bleeding, Draupadi tore a piece from her sari and tied it around his hand. Krishna was so touched by this gesture that in return, he vowed that he would always be there to protect and cherish her.
 
(Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore started a mass Raksha Bandhan festival during the Partition of Bengal (1905), in which he encouraged Hindu and Muslim women to tie a rakhi on men from the other community and make them their brothers. The exercise was designed to counter British efforts to create a divide between Hindus and Muslims.)

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Guwahati
C)
IIT-Hyderabad
D)
IIT-Raurkela

Correct Answer : Option (C) - IIT-Hyderabad

Note :

Union Education Minister "Dharmendra Pradhan" has virtually inaugurated the Centre for Research and Innovation in Artificial Intelligence set up at the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H). He also inaugurated the first Academic Building of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, High-Performance Computing Centre and High-Resolution Electron Microscopy Facility.
 
The Centre for Research and Innovation in Artificial Intelligence in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA is the best example of international cooperation. The University has an agreement with Honeywell Technology Solutions for setting up the lab.

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
Sikkim
B)
Kerala
C)
Punjab
D)
Gujarat

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kerala

Note :

The Moplah rebellion, also known as the Mappila riots, of 1921 was one of the first manifestations of the Taliban mindset in India and the Left government in Kerala was allegedly trying to whitewash it by celebrating it as a communist revolution, RSS RPT RSS leader Ram Madhav claimed on 19-08-2021.
 
He said the national leadership is aware of the “correct history” and therefore, it will not give any space to such Talibani or separatist forces to create violence or divide people in the country, be it Kashmir or Kerala.

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
Vedas
B)
Bible
C)
Geeta
D)
Quran

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Quran

Note :

According to Miriam Webster, the word “Sharia” is an Arabic word meaning “Islamic law based on the Qur’an”. However, the meanings of the paths mentioned in the Qur’an are taken differently. According to an Islamic expert, Sharia itself is a method based on the Qur’an, by which Muslims can practice Islam.
 
According to one interpretation of Sharia, many rights can be given to women, but the other interpretation says that it is not right to give more rights to women. Some experts also consider that the prohibition of women is a violation of Sharia. There is a debate about the status granted to women under Sharia. Different countries interpret it according to their own circumstances and set the rules.
 
There are five different schools of Islamic law. There are four Sunni schools of thought: Hanbali, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanafi and one Shiite school of thought, Shiite Jafri.
 
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, fear has emerged among the women there. During the press conference, the Taliban promised that the woman would be exempted under Islamic law and she would be able to walk shoulder to shoulder. They just have to follow Islamic law. The Taliban also made it clear that there will be no democracy in Afghanistan, but that Islamic law will be applied.

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
Bengaluru
B)
Mumbai
C)
Chennai
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bengaluru

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The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), situated in the heart of the garden city, is a familiar landmark.  The NIMHANS campus is located on Hosur Road—an arterial road that emanates from the centre of Bengaluru.

The Karnataka government has begun preparations to constitute a State Mental Health Authority. Approved by the Basavaraj Bommai-led cabinet on August 19, the authority is expected to oversee timely and efficient delivery of mental healthcare services to citizens in the state.
 
The Karnataka Mental Health Authority will be in charge of collating and publishing a list of clinical psychologists, mental health nurses and psychiatric social workers registered to work as mental health professionals.

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
Ministry of Education
B)
Ministry of Science & Technology
C)
Ministry of Home affairs
D)
Ministry of Mines

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ministry of Mines

Note :

Geological Institution under the Ministry of Mines, the Geological Survey of India (GSI), has decided to make itself accessible to the public and make its presence known digitally by introducing the GSI Mobile App (Beta Version) in 2020 and have upgraded it on a regular basis.

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Published On : August 22, 2021
A)
August 19
B)
August 20
C)
August 21
D)
August 22

Correct Answer : Option (C) - August 21

Note : The World Senior Citizen Day is observed globally on August 21 every year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about issues affecting older people, such as deterioration with age and the abuse of the elderly and support, honour and show appreciation to seniors and to recognize their achievements.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
20 August
B)
21 August
C)
22 August
D)
23 August

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 21 August

Note : United Nations observes 21st August every year as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. The day is observed to pay tribute to the individuals across the globe who have been attacked, injured, traumatized or lost their lives because of terrorist attacks. This year, the 3rd commemoration of the day will focus on the response to the pandemic and cancellation of many memorials and commemorations, it is critical to take the time to remember and honour the victims of terrorism.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Apple
B)
Microsoft
C)
Amazon
D)
Alphabet

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Apple

Note :

Apple is the world’s most valuable company (USD 2,443 billion) according to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021. The world’s top six valuable companies remained unchanged as :
1. Apple(USD 2,443 billion)
2. Microsoft(USD 2,114 billion)
3. Amazon(USD 1,802 billion)
4. Alphabet(USD 1,733 billion)
5. Facebook(USD 967 billion)
6. Tencent(USD 697 billion)
7. Berkshire Hathaway(USD 635 billion)
8. Tesla(USD 621 billion)
9. Alibaba(USD 586 billion)
10. TSMC(USD 567 billion)
 
Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies: India

* Reliance Industries (USD 188 billion) has been ranked at 57th position, is the top Indian company in the list. There are total 12 Indian companies in this list.
 
* Wipro Ltd, Asian Paints Ltd, HCL Technologies Ltd joined the list, featured at 457th, 477th and 498th spots.

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Published On : August 21, 2021