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A)
12
B)
15
C)
20
D)
27

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 12

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Ranking of many others Indian companies, including Tata Consultancy Services, HDFC Bank, HDFC and Bharti Airtel, declined compared with last year on the Hurun Global 500 list.
 
In all, 12 Indian companies made it to the list of the top-500 valued companies as against 11 in the year-ago period.
 
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries' valuation increased 11% to (USD 188 billion) ranked at 57 is the top Indian company in the list.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
The Sadhu
B)
Inspector Steel
C)
Chacha Chaudhary
D)
Super Commando Dhruva

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Chacha Chaudhary

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Faridabad Smart City Limited has roped in an unlikely collaborator to help promote its initiatives on social media – comic hero Chacha Chaudhary. The social media campaign’s objective will be to promote the steps taken by the agency.
 
The initiative will involve excerpts of Talking Comics. Each social media post will depict Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu, his loyal sidekick, guiding and teaching people on effectively using the infrastructure put in place.
 
The objective of the social media campaign would be to promote the steps the agency had taken, including the installation of CCTVs for surveillance, traffic rules, road safety, and waste management.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Himachal Pradesh
B)
Arunachal Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Himachal Pradesh

Note : An ‘All Women Tri-Services Mountaineering Team’ successfully scaled Mt Manirang (21,625 ft) in Himachal Pradesh on August 15, 2021 and unfurled the national flag as a part of commemorative activities for ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, to celebrate the 75 years of Independence.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Akshay Kumar
B)
Hrithik Roshan
C)
Shah Rukh Khan
D)
Amitabh Bachchan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amitabh Bachchan

Note : Amazon has launched the voice of the 78-year-old Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as a part of its efforts to amuse existing users and attract new consumers to use its voice assistant over Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri. With the new launch, the US tech giant has also brought its celebrity voice feature to India. The feature initially arrived in the US with the voice of American actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson in 2019.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
IIT Kanpur
B)
IIT Madras
C)
IIT Roorkee
D)
IIT Guwahati

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Madras

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) will collaborate with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, on Pavement Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
 
This includes research on novel pavement materials and technologies, hydrogen cell transportation, automatic vehicle classification, novel toll systems, incident management systems, traveller information systems, FastTAG data analytics and traffic simulations besides transportation safety, a release said.
 
Towards this, a ‘MoRTH Chair’ is being created at IIT Madras, to focus on R&D, teaching and training in Traffic and Highway Engineering. The Chair Professor will act as a Strategic Advisor to MoRTH in Road Transport and Highways.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Chanda Kochhar
B)
Raghuram Rajan
C)
Shanti Lal Jain
D)
Dinesh Kumar Khara

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shanti Lal Jain

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The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal to appoint Shanti Lal Jain as the new Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Chennai-headquartered Indian Bank, stated an information notice issued by the government on August 19, 2021.
 
Jain, 56, is currently the Executive Director of state-run Bank of Baroda. The Department of Financial Services had proposed his appointment as the MD and CEO of Indian Bank, which has now been approved by the ACC.
 
Jain has been assigned his new post for a period of three years with effect "from the date of assumption of office on or after 01.09.2021, or until further orders, whichever is earlier", the notice read.
 
"The appointment is extendable based on his performance by up to two years, or till attaining the age of superannuation (i.e.31.1.2024), or until further orders," it added.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
NASA
B)
CNSA
C)
EUSA
D)
ISRO

Correct Answer : Option (D) - ISRO

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Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) signed an agreement for cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing, according to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
 
Chairman of ISRO and Secretary in Department of Space, K. Sivan, Administrator of China National Space Administration, Zhang Kejian, Chief Executive Officer of South African National Space Agency, Valanathan Munsami, President of Brazilian Space Agency, Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura, and Director General of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, signed the agreement.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Delhi
B)
Punjab
C)
Haryana
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate the country's first smog tower on August 23, 2021, at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, said Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on 19-08-2021.
 
Gopal Rai said the smog tower will clean 1,000 cubic metres of air every second and reduce PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels in Delhi.
 
Rai added, "I am certain that the smog-tower built at the cost of Rs 20 crores will contribute immensely towards this cause. The smog tower will work with full force after the monsoon season. The scientists of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee will accordingly assess the performance of the tower and present a monthly report."
 
Environment Minister further added, "If the performance of the smog tower is found to be satisfactory, then we will replicate similar smog towers throughout Delhi."
 
"I am confident that the smog-tower will yield positive results for us. It must be noted that Central Government is also constructing one such tower at Anand Vihar. This is being done after Supreme Court ordered both Delhi and Central Government to immediately install smog towers in the national capital," stated the Environment Minister.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
Asian Development Bank
B)
New Development Bank
C)
World Bank
D)
World Trade Organisation

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Asian Development Bank

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The Asian Development Bank will provide USD 500 million loans to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru with the construction of two new metro lines totaling 56 kilometers. An agreement in this regard was signed between the Government of India and the ADB on 19-08-2021. The signatories to an agreement for the Bengaluru Metro Rail Project were Rajat Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, and Takeo Konishi, Country Director of ADB's India Resident Mission who signed for ADB.
 
The project will construct two new metro lines, mostly elevated, along Outer Ring Road and National Highway 44 between Central Silk Board and Kempegowda International Airport with 30 stations, ADB said in a release.
 
"This will help decongest traffic in the city area and provide seamless connectivity to the airport," it said.
 
The needs of vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, women, children, and differently-abled persons, will be reflected on the metro facilities, it added.
 
"The project supports the urban transformation of Bengaluru city into a more livable and sustainable city through support to urban public transport and urban development with concepts of transit-oriented development (TOD) and multi-modal integration (MMI)," said Konishi.

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Published On : August 21, 2021
A)
1st
B)
2nd
C)
3rd
D)
4th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2nd

Note : India has ranked second in terms of crypto adoption worldwide behind Vietnam, but ahead of countries such as the US, UK, and China, according to the 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index by blockchain data platform Chainalysis. This comes even as worldwide crypto adoption grew by 880% between June 2020 and July 2021, according to the report.

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Published On : August 21, 2021