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A)
Australia
B)
Zimbabwe
C)
Netherlands
D)
New Zealand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe has launched gold coins named “Mosi-oa-Tunya' to control an inflation spike that has eroded the country’s unstable currency.

* The move was announced  on Monday(25th July 2022) by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (central bank), which has disbursed 2,000 coins to commercial banks.
 
* Coins have been given the status of liquid asset, which can be easily converted into cash.
 
* Coins can be used by Individuals or companies.
 
* They can purchase coins from banks and other authorised outlets..

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
30th July
B)
29th July
C)
28th July
D)
27th July

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 30th July

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International Friendship Day is celebrated annually on July 30 and it was first proposed way back in the year 1958 by World Friendship Crusade, an international civil organisation that campaigns to foster a culture of peace through friendship. It was in the year 2011 that the day was formally adopted as International Day of Friendship by the General Assembly of United Nations.
 
International Friendship Day 2022 : If parents are your first guide, friends are your companions that help navigate the unfamiliar and lesser travelled roads in the journey called life. A friend makes us believe in ourselves when things don't seem rosy and pulls us out of our darkest phase. No wonder many people are making friends their centre of life as opposed to a 'dream partner' that may not even exist. A day dedicated to friendship is probably not enough and that's why there are multiple friendship days across the world, celebrated on different days.
 
Friendship Day date in India : In India as well as many other countries, Friendship Day is also celebrated on the first Sunday of August. This year it falls on August 7, 2022..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
28th July
B)
29th July
C)
30th July
D)
31st July

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 30th July

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"World Day Against Trafficking" in Persons is observed on July 30 in a bid to raise awareness about the ordeal of human trafficking victims and the ways to safeguard their rights. Human Trafficking is a glaring issue that still lingers across the world. The issue, with time, especially after the pandemic, has transformed into a full-blown crisis. With the rising usage of technology, this crisis has only gotten worse. As per reports, every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall victim to this grave violation of human rights.
 
Theme : The theme for 2022 is "Use and Abuse of Technology", which primarily focuses on technology being a tool to proliferate human trafficking. With the paradigm majorly shifting to digital, the vulnerability of victims has increased.
 
History : The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been at the helm of observing this day as an annual event. This arm of the organisation has been collecting data and analysing ways to protect the rights of the victims since 2003.
 
As the movement gained momentum the organisation pushed harder and harder to bring this issue to the top shelf. In 2010, the General Assembly initiated what is called the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, with the help of which, governments across the world were asked to take stringent and coordinated measures to curb, if not eradicate, this problem. In 2013, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons was observed for the first time..

Source : News18

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
Namibia
B)
Tanzania
C)
Somalia
D)
Angola

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Angola

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Miners in Angola have unearthed a rare "pure pink diamond" that is believed to be the largest found in 300 years, the Australian site operator announced Wednesday(20th July 2022).

A 170 carat pink diamond (weight 34 Grams) — dubbed The "Lulo Rose" — was discovered at Lulo mine in the country’s diamond-rich northeast and is among the largest pink diamonds ever found, the Lucapa Diamond Company said in a statement to investors.
 
The “historic" find of the Type IIa diamond, one of the rarest and purest forms of natural stones, was welcomed by the Angolan government, which is also a partner in the mine. “This record and spectacular pink diamond recovered from Lulo continues to showcase Angola as an important player on the world stage," Angola’s Mineral Resources Minister Diamantino Azevedo said.

The diamond will be sold at international tender, likely at a dazzling price. Although The Lulo Rose would have to be cut and polished to realise its true value, in a process that can see a stone lose 50 percent of its weight, similar pink diamonds have sold for record-breaking prices.

The 59.6 carat Pink Star was sold at a Hong Kong auction in 2017 for 71.2 million US dollars. It remains the most expensive diamond ever sold..

Source : News18

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
Odisha
B)
Chhattisgarh
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Rajasthan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chhattisgarh

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To educate the state’s women about their constitutional rights and laws, the Chhattisgarh Women Commission will host the "Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath" Yatra. On the occasion of the Hareli Tihaar festival, Chief Minister "Bhupesh Baghel" will set off the "Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath"
 
* Through short films, messages, and booklets, the chariots will visit all of the districts to educate people about the legal protections for women and their constitutional rights.
 
* Two attorneys will ride in each chariot, listening to women’s complaints and offering information and counsel. Through these carts, women will be able to apply to the Women’s Commission for the resolution of their complaints.
 
* Nationally recognised instructional short films in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi will be shown on a sizable LED screen.
 
* For Mahtari Nyay Rath, the state government has made specific adjustments to the DMF policy. The district will operate Nyay Rath with the DMF money it has received.
 
* According to Dr. Kiranmayi Nayak, chairperson of the state women’s commission, every woman, whether educated or not, needs to be aware of the women’s commission, as well as the laws and regulations that apply to them, as well as their legal rights.
 
* On the occasion of Hareli Tihaar, Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath is beginning with the goal of increasing legal knowledge among women..

Source : Businessworld

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
PV Sindhu
B)
Hima Das
C)
Mirabai Chanu
D)
Neeraj Chopra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Neeraj Chopra

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Beverage maker Coca-Cola is extending its lime drink Limca to the no-fizz, low-sugar category, for the first time, with a new brand Limca Sportz, for which it has signed Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, the beverage maker’s president for India and Southwest Asia Sanket Ray said in an interview.
 
Ray said the company’s bottling partners are investing $1 billion (Rs 8,000 crore) over two years to expand their production capacity, and broadbase the beverage portfolio..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
Malaysia
B)
Thailand
C)
Japan
D)
Singapore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Malaysia

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The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and the Indian Vegetable Oil Producers’ Association (IVPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their cooperation in promoting the usage of palm oil
 
The MoU is anticipated to increase collaboration in areas of shared interest and to advance the production and consumption of palm oil from Malaysia and palm oil with the MSPO certification. Through cooperative actions and assistance for product and market development, it would advance the interests of producers, processors, users, and consumers.
 
In order to increase the acceptance of Malaysian palm oil among Indian consumers, food producers, and other end users, MPOC has partnered with IVPA.
 
The Malaysian Sustainability Palm Oil (MSPO) certification standards, whose goals include demonstrating sustainability practises in the Malaysian palm oil industry, are used as a benchmark in the MoU’s effort to raise public awareness of Malaysian palm oil..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
Amity Global School
B)
Lancers International School
C)
Indus International School
D)
Metro Delhi International School

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Indus International School

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Disruptive technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making their way into classrooms as robots to teach students, at a school in city.
 
The Indus International School in Hyderabad introduced a teaching robot, which is said to be the first in the country, as part of its collaborative learning model.
 
The school even demonstrated the performance of Eagle Robots to education minister "P Sabitha Indra Reddy" recently to explore the possibility of deploying them in government schools. As many as 21 highly interactive Eagle Robots were deployed at three Indus schools in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune.

The robot is said to be capable of teaching students of grades V to XI, in the classroom along with the teacher and also in a standalone mode.

They can impart education in more than 30 different languages, clarify doubts by answering and asking questions and conduct an automated assessment at the end of the class..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : July 30, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Haryana
C)
Gujarat
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gujarat

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The Bhupendra Patel-led Gujarat government on Wednesday(27th july 2022) announced a dedicated ‘Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022-27’ with a view to generate at least 2,00,000 new employment opportunities during a period of five years. In addition, the state proposes to develop a special “Semicon City” which would be part of the Dholera Special Investment Region.
 
With this, Gujarat has become the first state in the country to have dedicated semiconductor policy. In the new policy the state government has decided to give heavy subsidies on power, land and water tariffs for entrepreneurs interested in investing in semiconductors or display fabrication manufacturing in the state.
 
According to a state government, the main objective of the policy is to make Gujarat a pioneer in developing the Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) ecosystem.

Eligible projects will get 75% subsidy on procurement of first 200 acres of land in the SIR, while additional land for upstream or downstream projects will get 50 % subsidy on land cost. Moreover, one-time reimbursement of 100% stamp-duty and registration fees paid to the government, fixed water tariff at Rs 12 per cubic meter for five years and a capital subsidy of 50% for desalination plants are the fiscal benefits under the new policy. Under the policy, the approved project will get an electric subsidy of 2 per unit..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : July 29, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Ram Nath Kovind
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

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PM Modi inaugurates India’s first global gold exchange in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City.

Aim : To create a regional bullion hub, that allow more jewelers to import the precious metal.

PM Modi also launch NSE IFSC-SGX Connect platform, with the help of this system, all orders on Nifty derivatives placed by members of Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) will be routed to and matched on the NSE-IFSC order matching and trading platform..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : July 29, 2022