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 Q .
Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of which year?
A)
2025
B)
2024
C)
2023
D)
2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 2022

Note : The Chandrayaan-3 mission is likely to be launched late next year, Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh said in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha on 28-07-2021. “Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during the third quarter of 2022, assuming normal work flow henceforth”. Chandrayaan-3 is a planned third lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Published On : July 29, 2021
 Q .
Who recently attended SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tajikistan?
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
S. Jaishankar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajnath Singh

Note : Union defence minister Rajnath Singh recently attended SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tajikistan. The Defence Minister congratulated Member-States of the SCO on successful completion of 20 years of its existence.

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Published On : July 29, 2021
 Q .
When World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated?
A)
28 July
B)
27 July
C)
26 July
D)
25 July

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 28 July

Note : World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on 28 July every year. The main objective behind celebrating the day is to conserve trees and animals that are on the verge of going extinct from the natural environment of the Earth.  There are several initiatives that India has undertaken to conserve nature like Swachh Bharath Abhiyaan, Project Tiger, etc.

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Published On : July 29, 2021
 Q .
Basavaraj Bommai elected as the new Chief Minister of _______.
A)
Kerala
B)
Karnataka
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Karnataka

Note :

BJP leader Basavaraj S Bommai will take oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka at 11 am on 28-07-2021. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislature party elected Basavaraj Bommai as the successor of BS Yediyurappa who resigned from the top post on 26-07-2021.

Before the oath-taking, Basavaraj Bommai met BJP's central observer Dharmendra Pradhan and former chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru. Bommai also offered prayers at Bhagavan Sri Maruthi Temple in Bengaluru ahead of his swearing-in.

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Published On : July 29, 2021
 Q .
When International Tiger Day is observed?
A)
30 July
B)
29 July
C)
28 July
D)
27 July

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 29 July

Note :

Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. 
 
It is very important to focus on tiger conservation as it plays a very important role in protecting and maintaining a balanced ecosystem across its range.

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Published On : July 29, 2021
 Q .
As of March 31, 2021, what is the worth of total non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks in India?
A)
Rs 15.15 lakh crore
B)
Rs 12.50 lakh crore
C)
Rs 10.46 lakh crore
D)
Rs 8.34 lakh crore

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 8.34 lakh crore

Note :

The non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans of banks were worth Rs 8.34 lakh crore, at the end of March 31, 2021.

‘Gross Loans and Advances – Outstanding’ of Scheduled Commercial Banks rose to Rs 113.99 lakh crore as of March 31, 2021. NPAs have declined by Rs 61,180 crore from Rs Rs 8.96 lakh crore carried at the end of March 2020. Rs 9,33,779 crore was the NPA of the banks in 2019.

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Published On : July 29, 2021
 Q .
Which country has hosted a high-level International Conference titled "Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities"?
A)
Tajikistan
B)
Afghanistan
C)
Uzbekistan
D)
South Africa

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uzbekistan

Note : 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. It was attended by President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Ministers from Central Asian, West Asian and South Asian countries, including Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar. Delegates from over 40 countries and about 30 international organizations, and heads of think tanks participated in the conference.

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Published On : July 28, 2021
 Q .
Which country's President Kais Saied sacked PM Hichem Mechichi?
A)
Tunisia
B)
Libya
C)
Chile
D)
Haiti

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tunisia

Note : President Kais Saied removed Hichem Mechichi from his post as Tunisia's prime minister after violent protests. The ruling party is now accusing the president of a "coup."

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Published On : July 28, 2021
 Q .
Which port is the first Green SEZ (Special Economic Zone) of India?
A)
Kandla (Gujarat)
B)
Santa Cruz (Maharashtra)
C)
Cochin (Kerala)
D)
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kandla (Gujarat)

Note :

Kandla Special Economic Zone (KASEZ) is the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities, by CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

KASEZ was Asia’s first Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and it is considered as India’s largest multi-product functional SEZ. It is situated on the gulf of Kutch on the west coast of Gujarat at a distance of 9 Kms from Kandla port.

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Published On : July 28, 2021
 Q .
NIFTEM, which was accorded status of 'Institutions of National Importance', is in which state?
A)
Jharkhand
B)
Haryana
C)
Bihar
D)
Delhi

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Haryana

Note :

* The National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021 was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 26. 
 
* The Bill was earlier cleared in the Rajya Sabha on March 15 this year.
 
* With the passing of this Bill, two educational institutes — National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Kundli (Haryana) and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology(IIFPT), Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) — under the ministry of food processing industries became Institutions of National Importance. 

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Published On : July 28, 2021