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Q.1. Dholavira, the Harappan City has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Dholavira is in which state?

हड़प्पा शहर धोलावीरा को यूनेस्को की विश्व विरासत सूची में अंकित किया गया है। धोलावीरा किस राज्य में है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s nomination of Dholavira, the Harappan City in the Rann of Kutchch, Gujarat has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

India submitted the nomination dossier for Dholavira: A Harappan City to the World Heritage Centre in January, 2020.

The site was on the UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014. Dholavira: a Harappan city, is one of the very few well preserved urban settlements in South Asia dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BCE.

India has 40 world heritage properties overall, which includes 32 cultural, 7 natural and one mixed property.

Q.2. Government has launched Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati a sub-scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) was launched in which year?

सरकार ने परम्परागत कृषि विकास योजना की एक उपयोजना भारतीय प्राकृतिक कृषि पद्धत्ति शुरू की है। परम्परागत कृषि विकास योजना (PKVY) किस वर्ष शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2012

(b) 2015

(c) 2018

(d) 2020

(e) 2021

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Government is implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21.

It aims to promote traditional indigenous practices. The scheme focusses on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling. Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200 per hectare for 3 years is provided for cluster formation.

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) was launched in 2015.

Q.3. Government has permitted FDI up to ____________ under the automatic route for renewable energy projects.

सरकार ने अक्षय ऊर्जा परियोजनाओं के लिए स्वचालित मार्ग के तहत _________ तक एफडीआई की अनुमति दी है।

(a) 49%

(b) 50%

(c) 75%

(d) 84%

(e) 100%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government has permitted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route for renewable energy projects, including offshore wind energy projects.

Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh recently replied in Lok Sabha that Government notified the ‘National Offshore Wind Energy Policy’ in 2015, to provide basic framework for developing offshore wind sector. The Government also enabled private investors to carryout offshore wind resource assessment.

Q.4. Which country has hosted a high-level International Conference titled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity 2021?

किस देश ने मध्य और दक्षिण एशिया: क्षेत्रीय कनेक्टिविटी2021 नामक एक उच्च स्तरीय अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन की मेजबानी की है?

(a) Egypt / मिस्र

(b) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Uzbekistan hosts ‘Central-South Asia conference 2021. Uzbekistan has hosted a high-level International Conference titled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity.

Challenges and Opportunities” at Tashkent. The conference was an initiative of the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Delegates from over 40 countries and about 30 international organizations, and heads of think tanks participated in the conference.

Q.5. Which of the following Indian Naval Ship has participated in Exercise Cutlass Express 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किस भारतीय नौसेना जहाज ने कटलैस एक्सप्रेस 2021 अभ्यास में भाग लिया है?

(a) INS Talwar / INS तलवार

(b) INS Trishul / INS त्रिशूल

(c) INS Airavat / INS ऐरावत

(d) INS Gomati / INS गोमती

(e) INS Tarkash / INS तरकश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Naval Ship Talwar is participating in Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, being conducted from 26 July 2021 to 06 August 2021 along the East Coast of Africa.

The exercise is an annual maritime exercise conducted to promote national and regional maritime security in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean.

Aims: The exercise focuses on East Africa’s coastal regions and is designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security and increase interoperability between the regional navies.

Q.6. Care Ratings has projected India’s GDP growth between __________ in FY22.

केयर रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 2022 में __________ के बीच भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 4.9-5.2%

(b) 6.1- 6.4%

(c) 7.3-7.7%

(d) 8.8-9.0%

(e) 9.0-9.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Care Ratings agency has estimated the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of India to be in the range of 8.8 to 9 per cent in the current financial year, that is 2021-22 (FY22).

The country’s economy had contracted by 7.3 per cent in fiscal 2020-21.

Q.7. CRPF Raising Day is celebrated on _____________ every year.

CRPF स्थापना दिवस हर साल _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 24 July / 24 जुलाई

(b) 25 July / 25 जुलाई

(c) 26 July / 26 जुलाई

(d) 27 July / 27 जुलाई

(e) 28 July / 28 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 27 July: CRPF observes 83rd Raising Day. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), observed its 83rd Raising Day on 27 July 2021. CRPF is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

It came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police on 27 July 1939. After Indian Independence, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.

Q.8. Who among the following has become the third Indian to won Tennis singles match at Olympic?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन ओलंपिक में टेनिस एकल मैच जीतने वाले तीसरे भारतीय बन गए हैं?

(a) Prajnesh Gunneswaran / प्रजनेश गुणेश्वरन

(b) Sasikumar Mukund / शशिकुमार मुकुंद

(c) Somdev Devvarman / सोमदेव देववर्मन

(d) Sumit Nagal / सुमित नागल

(e) Yuki Bhambri / युकी भांबरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sumit Nagal became only the third Indian to win a men’s singles match at an Olympics edition and the first in 25 years, when he defeated Denis Istomin in the first match at Tokyo Games.

Zeeshan Ali was the first Indian to win a singles match at the 1988 Seoul Games when he beat Victo Caballero from Paraguay. After that, Leander Paes won the men’s singles bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games, beating Brazil’s Fernando Meligeni.

Q.9. Name the 13-year-old who has become one of the youngest Olympic gold medal winners ever.

उस 13 वर्षीय खिलाड़ी का नाम बताइए, जो अब तक के सबसे कम उम्र के ओलंपिक स्वर्ण पदक विजेताओं में से एक बन गया है।

(a) Marjorie Gestring / मार्जोरी गेस्ट्रिंग

(b) Momiji Nishiya / मोमीजी निशिया

(c) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(d) Eliud Kipchoge / इलियड किपचोगे

(e) Yang Qian / यांग कियान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Momiji Nishiya, 13, of Japan took home gold in skateboarding 25th July, making her one of the youngest gold medal winners ever in the Olympic Games. The youngest gold medalist was Team USA’s Marjorie Gestring at the 1936 games in Berlin. Gestring, only 13 years and 268 days old at the time, won gold in the women’s diving competition.

Q.10. Marine National Park is located in which of the following state?

मरीन राष्ट्रीय उद्यान निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch is situated on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch in the Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat state, India.

Q.11. Who is the current Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?

केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF) के वर्तमान महानिदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) Kannan CS Warrier / कन्नन सीएस वॉरियर

(b) Kuldiep Singh / कुलदीप सिंह

(c) K F Rustamji / के एफ रुस्तमजी

(d) Udayan Banerjee / उदयन बनर्जी

(e) Vidya Rajaram / विद्या राजाराम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF): Kuldiep Singh

Q.12. Which state government has launched the ‘Devaranya’ scheme to promote Ayurveda?

किस राज्य सरकार ने आयुर्वेद को बढ़ावा देने के लिए देवरन्यायोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In order to promote AYUSH in Madhya Pradesh and to link it with employment, the government has made the ‘Devaranya’ scheme.

The scheme has been made to provide employment to the people living in the tribal areas of the state.

Q.13. Which city has become India’s first city to achieve 24*7 quality drinking water supply under Sujal project?

कौन सा शहर सुजल परियोजना के तहत 24*7 गुणवत्तापूर्ण पेयजल आपूर्ति हासिल करने वाला भारत का पहला शहर बन गया है?

(a) Puri / पुरी

(b) Bhubaneswar / भुवनेश्वर

(c) Patna / पटना

(d) Mumbai / मुंबई

(e) Vadodra / वडोदरा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 26th July inaugurated the ‘Drink From Tap’ mission in Puri, making it “the first city in India” to achieve a 24*7 quality drinking water supply, an official said.

The initiative to provide water supply adhering to “Quality Standards of IS 10500” will benefit the city’s 2.5- lakh population and 2 crore tourists who visit the holy place annual.

Q.14. Who among the following has taken oath as 23rd chief minister of Karnataka?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने कर्नाटक के 23वें मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) N. Rangaswamy / एन रंगास्वामी

(b) K. Chandrashekhar Rao / के चंद्रशेखर राव

(c) Basavaraj S. Bommai / बसवराज एस बोम्मई

(d) M. K. Stalin / एम के स्टालिन

(e) B. S. Yediyurappa / बी एस येदियुरप्पा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. BJP leader Basavaraj S Bommai will take oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka on 28th July.

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) legislature party elected Basavaraj Bommai as the successor of BS Yediyurappa who resigned from the top post on 27th July. Basavaraj Bommai was the home minister in the BS Yediyurappa government and was among the top contenders for the chief minister’s post.

Q.15. Najib Mikati has been named the new Prime minister of which of the following country?

नजीब मिकाती को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश का नया प्रधान मंत्री बनाया गया है?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Lebanon’s newly appointed Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati on Monday urged unity to begin recovery from a devastating economic and financial meltdown roiling the country.

He said he will strive to form a new government but the situation is too dire to overcome with the usual fractious politics.

Q.16. IMF has projected India’s Growth Projection at __________ for FY 22.

आईएमएफ ने वित्त वर्ष 22 के लिए भारत के विकास अनुमान को __________ पर अनुमानित किया है।

(a) 7.4%

(b) 8.3%

(c) 9.5%

(d) 10.7%

(e) 12.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered India’s growth projection from 12.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent for fiscal 2021-22 – down by three percentage points, following the severe second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

For the current fiscal year, India witnessed the largest drop in growth projections made by IMF, even as the global economic growth rate remains the same at six per cent, according to IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).

Q.17. World hepatitis day is observed each year on ________________.

विश्व हेपेटाइटिस दिवस हर साल________________को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 24 July / 24 जुलाई

(b) 25 July / 25 जुलाई

(c) 26 July / 26 जुलाई

(d) 27 July / 27 जुलाई

(e) 28 July / 28 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 28th July: World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer.

Q.18. What is the theme for World hepatitis day 2021?

विश्व हेपेटाइटिस दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Hepatitis-free future

(b) Hepatitis Can’t Wait

(c) Invest in eliminating hepatitis

(d) Making hepatitis elimination a reality

(e) Know hepatitis – Act now

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 28th July: World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer.

Theme 2021: “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”.

Q.19. World Nature Conservation Day is observed every year on _________________.

विश्व प्रकृति संरक्षण दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 July / 27 जुलाई

(b) 28 July / 28 जुलाई

(c) 29 July / 29 जुलाई

(d) 30 July / 30 जुलाई

(e) 31 July / 31 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 28 July: World Nature Conservation Day

World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy human society. It is celebrated on July 28 annually.

The main purpose of celebrating World Nature Conservation Day is to conserve the animals and trees that are on the verge of going extinct from the natural environment of the Earth.

Q.20. With which of the following country, India is going to hold Joint Military Drill ‘Exercise INDRA 2021’?

भारत निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ संयुक्त सैन्य अभ्यास एक्सरसाइज इंद्र 2021′ आयोजित करने जा रहा है?

(a) UK / ब्रिटेन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The 12th Edition of the Indo-Russia joint military exercise called ‘Exercise INDRA 2021’ will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 01 to 13 August 2021. The exercise will entail the conduct of counter-terror operations under the United Nations mandate by a joint force against international terror groups.

Q.21. What is the currency of Lebanon?

लेबनान की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(c) Pound / पौंड

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Beirut

Currency: Lebanese pound

Q.22. How many member countries are there of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (IMF) के कितने सदस्य देश हैं?

(a) 186

(b) 187

(c) 188

(d) 189

(e) 190

Answer & Explanation

Exp. IMF Membership: 190 countries.

Andorra: IMF’s 190th Member

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