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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
A)
Paytm
B)
NASSCOM
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Paytm

Note : Digital payments and financial services firm Paytm on Thursday(26-08-2021) said it has signed an agreement with IT ministry's startup hub to scale deep-tech startups by providing access to platform, knowledge series, experts, resources, and larger community of stakeholders.
The collaboration also focuses on fostering partnerships with incubators, accelerators, investors, offering a startup toolkit to solve payments, distribution and growth challenges for early stage startups.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Raj Nath Singh
C)
Narendra Singh Tomar
D)
Ram Chandra Prasad Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ram Chandra Prasad Singh

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Union Minister for Steel Ram Chandra Prasad Singh inaugurated MSTC’s new Corporate building at Newtown, Kolkata today.
 
The Minister also inaugurated a Data center and launched the mobile app on 10 S android. Faggan Singh Kulaste, the Union Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development was also present on the occasion.
 
Congratulating the MSTL officials for owning its own building in the city, the Minister said, MSTC’s new corporate building is a state-of-the-art construction incorporating the latest features.
 
Singh said MSTC, started off as ‘Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited’, has transformed to become number one e-commerce player, providing specialized solutions for e-auctions to state and central governments. He said that the government has taken several environment-friendly initiatives and also is working towards the mission of green steel.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
India
B)
Italy
C)
Russia
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Italy

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Union Minister Smriti Irani reaffirmed India’s commitment towards addressing gender and women centric issues through mutual cooperation.
 
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Irani addressed the first ever G20 Ministerial Conference, which was held in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy in a hybrid format.
 
She reaffirmed India’s commitment towards addressing gender and women centric issues through mutual cooperation.
 
The minister highlighted the various initiatives undertaken in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government towards fostering gender equality, ensuring better healthcare and strengthening women’s safety and security.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
Paris, France
B)
Rome, Italy
C)
Bern, Switzerland
D)
London, United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bern, Switzerland

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India has won the elections for membership of two key bodies of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), during the 27th UPU Congress in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on August 27, 2021. India got elected to the Council of Administration(CA) with 134 votes, out of 156 countries. The country received the highest votes in CA elections from South Asia and the Oceania region.
 
Apart from this, India has also been elected to the Postal Operations Council (POC) with 106 votes. India will now work with all to strengthen cooperation in the Universal Postal Union.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
Afcons
B)
Gammon India
C)
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
D)
Hindustan Construction Company Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Afcons

Note : The Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) will be developed by Maharashtra-based construction and engineering company Afcons, which will sign the agreement with the government of Maldives. The signing ceremony will be attended by foreign secretary Harsh Shringla, Indian ambassador Sunjay Sudhir and four Maldivian ministers.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
UNDP
B)
NITI Aayog
C)
North Eastern Region (NER)
D)
All the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - All the above

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NITI Aayog and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region have launched the North Eastern Region District SDG Index Report and Dashboard 2021–22, with technical support from UNDP. The index is based on NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index.
 
According to the report, the East Sikkim district of Sikkim has topped the North Eastern Region (NER) District SDG Index 2021-22 while the Kiphire district of Nagaland was ranked last amongst 103 districts in the ranking. Gomati, North Tripura is second, West Tripura is third in the ranking.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
RBI
B)
DRDO
C)
ECI
D)
Indian Army

Correct Answer : Option (C) - ECI

Note : The Election Commission of India (ECI) organized Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Consultation Workshop on August 25-26, 2021.

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Published On : August 28, 2021
A)
Russia
B)
China
C)
Pakistan
D)
Malaysia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - China

Note : The armed force of the country China, Pakistan, Mongolia and Thailand will take part in a multinational peacekeeping exercise named “Shared Destiny-2021”.
The exercise will be held in China in the month of September 2021.The exercise will be held in China in the month of September 2021. 

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Published On : August 28, 2021