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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
A)
Gujarat
B)
Andhra Pradesh
C)
Andaman & Nicobar
D)
Jammu & Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Andaman & Nicobar

Note :

The Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame was taken to Indira Point, the southernmost tip of the country on August 22, 2021, as part of its voyage to the Nicobar Group of Islands. The Armed Forces personnel from Andaman & Nicobar Command hoisted the National Flag and collected the soil from the location to mark the momentous occasion.
 
The Victory Flame has now begun its journey back to Port Blair for a befitting farewell before its onward journey to the mainland. The journey of the Victory Flame, north to south, spanning the entire Andaman and Nicobar chain of Islands commemorates the spirit of Swarnim Vijay Varsh. 2021 is being celebrated as Swarnim Vijay Varsh to mark the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

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Published On : August 24, 2021
A)
Bering Strait
B)
Malacca Strait
C)
Strait of Hormuz
D)
Bosphorus Strait

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bosphorus Strait

Note : The Kanal Istanbul, an under-construction shipping route running parallel to the strategically critical Bosphorus Strait, is fast gaining prominence as a major divisive issue in Turkey. President Recep Tayyib Erdogan wants to dig up a new route through Istanbul connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.

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Published On : August 24, 2021
A)
Water for society
B)
Ecosystems and Human Development
C)
Water and Climate Change
D)
Building Resilience Faster

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Building Resilience Faster

Note : The theme of World Water Week 2021 is Building Resilience Faster, with a focus on concrete solutions to the world’s greatest water-related challenges, starting with the climate crisis and including water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Published On : August 24, 2021