Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Bombay
Note : T team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), led by C Subramaniam, have developed hydrogen manufacturing route which increases its production three times and lowers the energy required that could pave the way towards environment-friendly hydrogen fuel at a lower cost. As a fuel, hydrogen has a critical role to play in driving the paradigm shift towards a green and sustainable economy.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - US
Note : The US has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of USD 82 million. The Harpoon, first deployed in 1977, is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. It has a low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory with active radar guidance, according to Boeing.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Justice V M Kanade
Note : Maharashtra Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has approved the appointment of retired Bombay high court judge Justice V M Kanade as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra, on the advice of the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Maharashtra was without a full-time Lokayukta for almost a year. The previous Lokayukta, (retd) Justice M L Tahaliyani had completed his tenure in August 2020.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - World Bank
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Note : India has been guaranteed its 4th medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020, as wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya advanced into the finals of the men's freestyle 57 Kg event on August 4, 2021.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Neeraj Chopra
Note : Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has become the first-ever Indian to qualify for the javelin throw finals. He qualified for the men's javelin final with an 86.65m throw on his first attempt. Shivpal Singh bows out in the qualification round.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bronze
Note : Lovlina Borgohain has won India's third medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is now the third Indian boxer to win bronze at the Olympics after Vijender Singh won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Mary Kom won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - China
Note : The Quad special forces are going to conduct amphibious operations involving special forces, live firing and anti-submarine warfare operations off the coast of Guam in the Indo-Pacific as part of the Malabar 2021 exercise. Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is the informal strategic dialogue between India, USA, Japan and Australia with a shared objective to ensure and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nitin Gadkari
Correct Answer : Option (B) - West Bengal
Note : The government of West Bengal has decided to release 63 life convicts who have served at least 14 years in correctional homes. On recommendation of the state sentence review board, after considering their age and conduct in custody, the government has approved their premature release on humanitarian grounds and to decongest the prisons in view of the Covid-19 situation. 61 male convicts over the age of 60 years and 2 female convicts over the age of 55 years, are in the list. They will be released on completion of necessary formalities.