CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
8.82 crore
B)
7.82 crore
C)
5.82 crore
D)
3.82 crore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5.82 crore

Note : The Finance Ministry has informed Rajya Sabha that over 5.82 crore Jan Dhan (PMJDY) accounts are inoperative. This is 14% of the total number of accounts. It means at least one out of 10 Jan Dhan accounts is inoperative.

According to guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India, "savings", as well as current account, should be treated as inoperative/dormant if there are no transactions in the account for over a period of two years. According to the website of PMJDY, the total number of Jan Dhan accounts is 42.83 crore with a balance of nearly ₹1.43 lakh crore.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
Tech Digi-India
B)
Initiation of Digital Payments
C)
Inclusive Internet for Digital India
D)
Internet Governance of India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Inclusive Internet for Digital India

Note : IIGF- 2021 will be planned for three days and the theme of this year’s meeting is Inclusive Internet for Digital India. The Multi Stakeholder concept is well adopted by IGF under the United Nations.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme
B)
Energy Efficiency Financing Platform (EEFP)
C)
Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency (MTEE)
D)
All of the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above

Note :

Union Minister for Power Raj Kumar Singh informed Rajya Sabha about the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). NMEEE consists of four initiatives to enhance energy efficiency in energy intensive industries which are as follows :
 
* Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme
* Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency (MTEE)
* Energy Efficiency Financing Platform (EEFP)

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
Sikkim
B)
Ladakh
C)
Arunachal Pradesh
D)
Jammu & Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ladakh

Note : * India and China have withdrawn troops from the friction Patrolling Point (PP) 17A in Gogra along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

* It has taken 12 rounds of military-level talks to see both sides disengage and put in place buffer zones in the Galwan Valley, the site of the June 2020 clash that marked the worst violence since 1967, Pangong Lake, and now Patrolling Point 17 in Gogra.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Karnataka
C)
Telangana
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gujarat

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to virtually address the Investor Summit in Gujarat at 11 am on August 13, 2021. The Investor Summit is being organized by the Gujarat government and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to attract investment to set up vehicle scrapping infrastructure under the Vehicle Scrapping Policy.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
SIDBI
B)
SEBI
C)
HDFC Bank
D)
State Bank of India

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SIDBI

Note :

In order to facilitate loans to aspiring entrepreneur from the bottom of the pyramid, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the principal financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of MSMEs has launched the programme ‘Digital Prayaas’ an App-based end to end digital lending tool platform resulting in loan sanction accorded by the end of the day.
 
Further, to cater to the aspiring youths in the urban area, SIDBI has also tied up with a major aggregator viz., BigBasket, to on board its delivery partners across the country and provide loans at an affordable interest rate for purchase of environment friendly e-Bikes and e-Vans.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
Rs 12 lakhs
B)
Rs 16 lakhs
C)
Rs 20 lakhs
D)
Rs 24 lakhs

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rs 20 lakhs

Note : The Reserve Bank of India has increased the limit for collateral-free loans to Self-Help Groups (SHG) under the DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission) from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
UAE
B)
Saudi Arabia
C)
Turkey
D)
Qatar

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Saudi Arabia

Note :

India and Saudi Arabia kicked off the first naval exercise, Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021, reflecting the fostering defence relationship between both sides. 
 
The exercise is taking place in the backdrop of Indian Army chief MM Naravane’s first visit to the West Asian country in December 2020.
 
Indian Western Naval Fleet's INS Kochi, which had conducted the Zayed Talwar exercise with the UAE off the Abu Dhabi coast, arrived on 09-08-2021 at Port Al-Jubail for the drill.
 
The Al-Mohed Al-Hindi exercise began with the harbour phase on 09-08-2021, and the Indian embassy said the drill “heralds a new chapter in the bilateral defence ties”. 
 
INS Kochi was welcomed at the port by officials of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Border Guards and the Indian embassy.

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Published On : August 12, 2021
A)
Youth for Climate Action
B)
Youth for Ocean health system
C)
Youth -Innovate, Challenge and Take Action
D)
Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health

Note : International Youth Day is celebrated every year on August 12th to focus on youth issues and bring them to the attention of the international community. The theme of the International Youth Day 2021 is "Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health". This will be going to be the main phrase around, which all the events on this day will revolve.

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A)
9th August
B)
10th August
C)
11th August
D)
12th August

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 12th August

Note : The International Youth Day is celebrated and observed every year on 12th August across the world. The day is marked for giving new initiatives and action taken by the youth. Also, on this day, the government and citizens come together to bring attention to the problems faced by the younger generation.

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Published On : August 12, 2021