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 Q .
Which country's Shehroze Kashif becomes the world's youngest mountaineer to scale K2?
A)
India
B)
Nepal
C)
Bhutan
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pakistan

Note : Pakistan's 19-year-old Shehroze Kashif becomes youngest mountaineer to scale K2(8611 m) After scaling the world’s tallest mountain, the Mount Everest, mountaineer Shehroze Kashif reached the summit of K2, the world’s second highest peak, to become the youngest Pakistani to achieve the feat.

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Published On : July 31, 2021
 Q .
The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 5 crore on which bank?
A)
SBI
B)
Axis Bank
C)
HDFC Bank
D)
ICICI Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Axis Bank

Note : The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 5 crore on private sector lender Axis Bank. The penalty is for contravention of and non-compliance with certain provisions of directions issued by RBI on ‘Strengthening the Controls of Payment Ecosystem between Sponsor Banks and SCBs/UCBs as a Corporate Customer’, ‘Cyber Security Framework in Banks’, ‘RBI (Financial Services provided by Banks) Directions, 2016’, ‘Financial Inclusion- Access to Banking Services – Basic Savings bank Deposit Account’ and ‘Frauds – Classification and Reporting’.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
The Government of India is setting up which houses for transgender persons?
A)
Sulabh Greh
B)
Suvidha Greh
C)
Garima Greh
D)
Vishwas Greh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Garima Greh

Note : The ministry of social justice and empowerment said it is formulating a scheme for the welfare of the transgender persons, wherein setting up of shelter homes — Garima Greh — for destitute and needy transgender persons is included as one of the components.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
Paytm Payments Bank has become the first bank in the country to achieve the milestone of issuing how many FASTags?
A)
1 crore
B)
2 crore
C)
5 crore
D)
10 crore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1 crore

Note : Paytm Payments Bank has become the first bank in the country to achieve the milestone of issuing 1 crore (10 million) FASTags.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
Which state has become the first one in the country to provide 1% reservation for the transgender community in all the government services?
A)
Karnataka
B)
Kerala
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Karnataka

Note : Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide 1% reservation for the 'transgender' community in all the government services. The government submitted a report to the High Court in this regard informing that a notification had already been issued after amending the Karnataka Civil Service (General Recruitment) Rule, 1977.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
IAF operationalised the second Rafale squadron at Hasimara in which state?
A)
Assam
B)
Kerala
C)
Gujarat
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - West Bengal

Note :

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday(28-07-2021) operationalised its second Rafale fighter squadron by formally inducting jets into the No. 101 Squadron at Air Force Station Hasimara in West Bengal.
 
The IAF has so far inducted 26 Rafale jets in eights batches; the previous batch was inducted on July 21.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, India's billionaire investor, has announced to launch which new airline?
A)
SpiceJet
B)
Akash Air
C)
Akasha
D)
TruJet

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Akash Air

Note : India’s billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has announced to launch his own ultra-low-cost airline called Akasa Air. With 40% ownership and an investment of USD 35 million, Jhunjhunwala said the airline is expected to have 70 aircraft within 4 years.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
World's largest star sapphire cluster worth up to $100 million has been found in which country?
A)
Australia
B)
Maldives
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Mauritius

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sri Lanka

Note :

The world’s largest star sapphire cluster worth up to $100 million has been found by accident in a backyard in Sri Lanka. The newly found rock is named the ‘Serendipity Sapphire’.
 
Sri Lankan authorities informed that the cluster was found by the workmen digging a well in the backyard of a house in the gem-rich area of Ratnapura. The name Ratnapura means city of gems and it is known as the Sri Lankan’s gem capital.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
Which Indian is among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2021 Booker Prize for fiction for his novel 'China Room'?
A)
Rama Devi
B)
Neha Bisht
C)
Richard Powers
D)
Sunjeev Sahota

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sunjeev Sahota

Note : Indian-origin British author Sunjeev Sahota is among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2021 Booker Prize for fiction for his novel 'China Room', alongside Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Powers.

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Published On : July 30, 2021
 Q .
The Reserve Bank of India has accorded its approval to which state/UT to acquire 8.23% of the paid-up equity capital of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd?
A)
Ladakh
B)
Punjab
C)
New Delhi
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ladakh

Note :

The Reserve Bank of India has accorded its approval to the Government of the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh to acquire 8.23 per cent of the paid-up equity capital of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd as on the date of enforcement of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 ( October 31, 2019). 
 
This move follows the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s October 30, 2020, Order regarding the transfer of 8.23 per cent shareholding (about 4.58 crore equity shares) in Jammu and Kashmir Bank as of October 31, 2019, to the UT of Ladakh.
 
The bank, which declared its financial results on July 14, reported a net profit of ₹317 crores in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2021, against a net loss of ₹294 crores in the year-ago quarter and a net profit of ₹66 crores in the December 2020 quarter.

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Published On : July 30, 2021