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 Q .
I-STEM project has been accorded extension for how many years?
A)
Five Years
B)
Four Years
C)
Three Years
D)
Two Years

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Five Years

Note :

I-STEM project has been accorded extension for five years, until 2026 and enters its second phase with added features. 
 
The Indian Science Technology and Engineering facilities Map (I-STEM), the national web portal for sharing R&D facilities was formally launched in January 2020 by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
 
I-STEM (www.istem.gov.in) is an initiative of Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India (PSA, GOI) under the aegis of Prime Minister Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) mission.
 
The goal of I-STEM is to strengthen the R&D ecosystem of the country by connecting researchers with resources, in part by promoting technologies and scientific equipment development indigenously, and providing necessary supplies and supports to researchers by enabling them an access to existing publicly funded R&D facilities in the country through the I-STEM web portal.
 
Under Phase II, the portal will hostindigenous technology products listedthrough a digital catalogue. The portal will also provide a platform for the various City Knowledge and Innovation Clusters.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
When foundation day of REC is celebrated?
A)
18 July
B)
22 July
C)
25 July
D)
27 July

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 25 July

Note :

REC limited celebrates its 52nd Foundation Day on 25th July 2021, on the occasion the Union Minister (Power, New & Renewable Energy) Shri R.K. Singh inaugurated the Corporation’s new State-of-the-art futuristic Corporate Office at Gurugram.  
 
Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Secretary (Power) Shri Alok Kumar, CMD - REC Limited Shri Sanjay Malhotra and key officials of the Ministry of Power and REC were present on the occasion .
 
REC’s new corporate office,is a net-zero building powered by its own 1MW rooftop solar plant, and has been awarded by GRIHA summit (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) for Integrated Water Management and Energy Management. 

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
How many sports persons from Russia competing with athletes from around the world at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
A)
212
B)
287
C)
335
D)
378

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 335

Note :

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there are 335 sports persons from Russia competing with athletes from around the world. Yet, unlike their counterparts, the Russians are not allowed to use their country’s name, flag, and anthem, and are competing under the acronym ROC, which stands for Russian Olympic Committee.
 
In the 2020 medals tally, all of their medals are listed next to the name ROC, with a flag that is different from Russia’s official.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
What is PDS 70c, recently seen in news?
A)
Asteroid
B)
Gas giant
C)
Oort Cloud
D)
Goldilocks Planet

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gas giant

Note : Scientists have clearly identified for the first time a moon-forming area around a planet beyond our solar system. PDS 70c is a gas giant discovered in 2019, the U.S. space agency NASA says. It is one of two exoplanets orbiting the orange-colored star PDS 70. The exoplanets sit about 370 light years from Earth. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, about 9.5 trillion kilometers.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
Senior IPS officer Nasir Kamal has recently been designated to which of the following Portfolio?
A)
Director-General of Intelligence Bureau
B)
Director-General of the Bureau of Investigation
C)
Director-General of the Central Bureau of Investigation
D)
Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Note : Nasir Kamal, a 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in the Ministry of Civil Aviation till his superannuation on July 31, 2022. BCAS is a wing of the Civil Aviation Ministry looking after civil aviation security. His appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
Which of the following country has reported cases of ‘Norovirus’ infection
A)
Japan
B)
China
C)
Germany
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United Kingdom

Note : The United Kingdom is now reporting an outbreak of norovirus. In the five weeks since the end of May, 154 cases of norovirus have been recorded in the country, according to Public Health England(PHE). The CDC has listed following symptoms of norovirus: diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
Yang Qian has won the first Gold Medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 10m air rifle. She is from which country?
A)
China
B)
Japan
C)
Indonesia
D)
Thailand

Correct Answer : Option (A) - China

Note :

People’s Republic of China’s YANG Qian won the first gold medal of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, holding her nerve to clinch the women's 10m air rifle title.
 
The 21-year-old edged out Anastasiia Galashina after the ROC shooter missed the centre two rings, scoring 8.9 on her final shot.
 
Yang scored 9.8 with her final shot to finish with an Olympic record of 251.8. Galashina finished 0.7 behind on 251.1. Nina Christen of Switzerland took the bronze medal.
 
As the first champion of the 2020 Games, Yang was awarded her medal by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
Who among the following has been appointed as the Managing Director of HCL Technologies Ltd?
A)
Hitendra Dave
B)
Vishwavir Ahuja
C)
C Vijayakumar
D)
Shyam Srinivasan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - C Vijayakumar

Note :

Shiv Nadar appointed chairman emeritus and strategic advisor to the board of HCL Technologies C Vijayakumar has been appointed as the managing director of HCL Technologies after Shiv Nadar tendered his resignation as the MD of the company.
 
Shiv Nadar, chief strategy officer and managing director of HCL Technologies, on completing 76 years of age, has tendered his resignation as the managing director as well as the director of the company with effect from close of business hours on 19 July 2021. Shiv Nadar is one of the pioneers of the computing and IT industry in India. In 1976, he founded the HCL Group, leading the computing revolution as India’s original garage startup.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
Which of the following IIT launched the first technology innovation hub to find cybersecurity solutions for anti-drones technologies?
A)
IIT Kanpur
B)
IIT Bombay
C)
IIT Guwahati
D)
IIT Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Kanpur

Note :

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has launched the first technology innovation hub to find cybersecurity solutions for anti-drones technologies, intrusion detection systems, block-chain and cyber-physical systems. As many as 13 start-ups and 25 research and development principal investigators were selected after a rigorous application process. The presence of cutting-edge technology in cybersecurity is accompanied by an increasing need to protect digital assets and deploy solutions for the common public as well as government and industry.
 
IIT Kanpur’s C3i hub will focus on safeguarding cyberspace including critical infrastructure.” The government is promoting Make-in India cybersecurity solutions to counter rising threats from neighbouring countries, particularly China.

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Published On : July 27, 2021
 Q .
Who won India’s first Olympic singles match in 25 years?
A)
Prince Patel
B)
Sumit Nagal
C)
Mohit Agrawal
D)
Arjun Pandey

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sumit Nagal

Note :

Eventually, it took Sumit Nagal a second attempt to serve out the match. And when he did eventually beat Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4, he became the first Indian since 1996 to win a singles match at the Olympics.
 
It took him two hours and 34 minutes to pull off the win. But that’s just a blink of the eye when compared to the 25-year wait the country has had to endure to get moving at the Olympics in singles. To put that wait into perspective, Nagal, 23, wasn’t even born when Leander Paes went on to win bronze at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
 
Getting to the Tokyo Olympics needed a stroke of luck though, as Nagal, ranked 144 on the cut-off date (June 14), secured a berth only after a series of withdrawals. But when the current World No 160 stepped onto court 10 at the Ariake Tennis Park to play an opponent who was once 33rd in the world, the youngster wasn’t quite out of place. After all, he has become the man for the big stages.

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Published On : July 27, 2021