Correct Answer : Option (A) - Haiti
Correct Answer : Option (D) - August 16, 2021
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttarakhand
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Canada
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Note : India is remembering Bharat Ratna, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his third death anniversary on 16 August, 2021. He passed away on this day in 2018. Vajpayee was one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Komalika Bari
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Haryana
Note : Four more sites – two each from Haryana and Gujarat – were recognised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Sultanpur National Park in Gurgaon and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar (both in Haryana) have been added to the list this year. Haryana’s Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary is a human-made freshwater wetland. It is also the largest in Haryana.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2047
Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the target of becoming an 'energy independent' country by the year 2047, the year when India will celebrate the 100th year of Independence. For this, PM has announced a ‘Mission Circular Economy’ that will replace petroleum with other forms of energy to make India achieve self-reliance in energy production by 2047.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - HCL Foundation
Note : HCL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies has launched an online portal, ‘My e-Haat’, to empower artisans and strengthen the value chain of the handicraft sector in the country. The platform will enable artisans and primary producers to conduct their business, by listing and showcasing their products directly to customers, thereby minimising the informal intermediaries and the long supply chains. Currently, more than 30 partners from eight states with over 600 products are listed on the portal.