Correct Answer : Option (A) - New York
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Economist Intelligence Unit
Note : From India, New Delhi and Mumbai have found place in the Safe Cities Index 2021, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).. New Delhi is placed at 48th position with a score of 56.1, while Mumbai is at 50th place with score of 54.4.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Andaman & Nicobar
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bosphorus Strait
Note : The Kanal Istanbul, an under-construction shipping route running parallel to the strategically critical Bosphorus Strait, is fast gaining prominence as a major divisive issue in Turkey. President Recep Tayyib Erdogan wants to dig up a new route through Istanbul connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Building Resilience Faster
Note : The theme of World Water Week 2021 is Building Resilience Faster, with a focus on concrete solutions to the world’s greatest water-related challenges, starting with the climate crisis and including water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Israel
Note : Israel on August 22, 2021, launched antibody testing for children between 3 years to 12 years old. The Israeli government has decided to alleviate any developmental and educational setbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - SIDBI and EXIM
Note : The fund will be managed by India Exim Bank and SIDBI. The fund has been launched under the Ubharte Sitaare Programme (USP) announced in the Budget speech of 2021-22.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - MyGov
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narayan Rane
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Tek Chand
Note : Javelin Thrower Tek Chand has been named as India's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 today after Mariyappan Thangavelu was identified as a close contact of a Covid Positive person in his flight to Tokyo. The Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony will get underway today, on August 24, 2021.