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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Rati Godrej
B)
Nadir Godrej
C)
Burjis Godrej
D)
Ardeshir Godrej

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nadir Godrej

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Godrej Industries Limited (GIL) announced on Friday that Adi Godrej will step down as Chairman as well as from the board. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the Godrej Group and Chairman Emeritus of GIL.
 
Nadir Godrej who is currently serving as the Managing Director will take over as Chairman and Managing Director of the company. The changes to the board will be effective from October 01, 2021.
 
“It has been a privilege to serve Godrej Industries for over four decades, during which we have delivered strong results and transformed our company. I am grateful to our Board for their support and guidance; to all our team members whose passion, commitment and hard work has driven our success; and to all our customers, business partners, shareholders, investors, and communities, for their continued partnership. I am very confident that our best years are ahead of us, and I look forward to Nadir and our team achieving our exciting aspirations,” said Adi Godrej.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
ISRO Scientist
B)
Eminent Economist
C)
Former Indian Athlete
D)
Writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra

Note :

Recently, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Babasaheb Purandare on his 100th birthday, praying for a healthy life ahead. Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (born July 29, 1922) at Saswad near Poona (now Pune), popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare is a writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra.
 
His works are mostly based on the events related to the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,  the 17th-century Maratha warrior, who laid the foundation of Hindavi Swarajya.
 
He is mostly known for his popular play on Shivaji Maharaj -‘Jaanata Raja’ - which was popular not only in Maharashtra but also in other states.
 
He was conferred the “Maharashtra Bhushan” in 2015 and the country’s second highest civilian honour, “Padma Vibhushan” in 2019.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
Jawaharlal Nehru
B)
Motilal Nehru
C)
DR. Ambedkar
D)
Mahatma Gandhi

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Jawaharlal Nehru

Note : India's first Prime Minister "Jawaharlal Nehru" delivered the first Indian Independence Day speech on the brink of midnight of August 14, 1947. The speech began with the words, “At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India shall awake to life and freedom.”

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
Pingali Venkayya
B)
Dr. BR Ambedkar
C)
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
D)
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Pingali Venkayya

Note : India's National Flag was designed by freedom fighter Lt. Shri Pingali Venkayya in 1921. The current flag with saffron, white and green colours and the Ashok Chakra in the middle was officially adopted on July 22, 1947, and hoisted on August 15, 1947.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
Ministry of Finance
B)
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
C)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
D)
Ministry of Women and Child Development

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ministry of Women and Child Development

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Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched the 2nd phase of SAMVAD (Support, Advocacy & Mental health interventions for children in Vulnerable circumstances And Distress). 
 
Purpose : SAMVAD is a National Initiative for child protection, mental health and psychosocial care of children. 
 
The second phase has been launched after the completion of one year of SAMVAD. The launch was done by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani.
 
The new initiative will begin work with Panchayati Raj systems to integrate child protection and mental health in aspirational districts across the country to facilitate awareness generation and improve service delivery at the grassroot level.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
73th
B)
74th
C)
75th
D)
76th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 75th

Note : India celebrated its Independence Day on 15 August each year to mark the freedom from British rule. India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. The Indian Independence movement began during World War I and was led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. On August 15, 1947, India got its freedom, ending an almost 200-year British rule.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
Infosys
B)
HCL Technologies
C)
Tech Mahindra
D)
Tata Consultancy Services

Correct Answer : Option (B) - HCL Technologies

Note : HCL Technologies market capitalisation (market-cap) touched Rs 3 trillion for the first time on Friday, becoming the fourth Indian information technology (IT) firm to achieve this milestone after Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
HALO
B)
SAGO
C)
TAHO
D)
PEARL

Correct Answer : Option (B) - SAGO

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World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new advisory group named, The International Scientific Advisory Group for Origins(SAGO) of Novel Pathogens, or SAGO.
 
Function : The function of SAGO will be to systematically study the emergence of future emerging pathogens with pandemic potential, and advise the development in this regard to WHO.
 
WHO has made an open call for nominations to SAGO from the member countries, thus providing a transparent foundation for the new scientific advisory group.
 
The group will also work towards finding the origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
Kerala
B)
Gujarat
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kerala

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The much-needed drone research centre has finally come into operation in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday(13-08-2021) inaugurated India's first Drone Forensic Lab & Research Centre titled 'Cyberdome' in Thiruvananthapuram. Cyberdome is expected to help the police in mitigating security threats and also to develop an anti-drone system.
 
Experts working in the lab can identify different types of drones and collect data, even from the wreckage. Inaugurating the lab, Chief Minister Vijayan said that the setting up of such a lab was a priority, as drones are being used for anti-national activities and that the forensic lab will help tackle such challenges effectively.
 
The lab is equipped with technology that can access drone memory, its software and hardware data so that the routes it had flown can be analyzed and tracked.
 
CM Vijayan further added that Kerala Police do have plans to develop drones that could be used for maintaining law and order and crowd management. Along with the Chief Minister, DGP and other senior police officials were also present on the occasion. A drone exhibition was organized and air show was held to mark the event.

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Published On : August 15, 2021
A)
GauDham
B)
GauLok
C)
BharGau
D)
IndiGau

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IndiGau

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'IndiGau', India's first cattle genomic chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds such as Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole etc., was launched here on Friday(13-08-2021).
 
This indigenous chip has been developed by the concerted efforts of scientists at the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NAIB), Hyderabad, an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
 
"IndiGau is purely indigenous and the largest cattle chip in the world. It has 11,496 markers (SNPs), more than that placed on 777K Illumina chip of US and UK breeds. This chip for our own indigenous cows is a great example of Aatmanirbhar Bharat," said Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh.
 
This chip will have practical utility in the government schemes to achieve the goal of conservation of the indegenous breeds with better characters and help towards doubling the farmers' income by 2022, Singh added.
 
Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, informed that the department is looking forward to implement this technology in the field with the help of other agencies like NDDB, DAHDF, ICAR etc.
 
To further the use of this chip in generating phenotypic and genotypic correlations, the NIAB has entered into a collaborative agreement with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

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Published On : August 15, 2021