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A)
Prion
B)
Protozoa
C)
Virus
D)
Bacteria

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Virus

Note :

The Tomato leaf Curl New Delhi Virus (ToLCNDV) causes severe losses in tomato yield worldwide. Lack of information on resistance genes against ToLCNDV has considerably retarded the pace of crop improvement against this rapidly spreading pathogen.
 
Several attempts have been made to identify antiviral genes against ToLCNDV and other related viruses. 
Scientists from the National Institute of Plant Genomics Research (NIPGR) have now reported an effective defence strategy deployed by a resistant tomato cultivar against ToLCNDV. 
 
It employs Sw5a (resistance gene) that recognises AC4 protein (viral effector) of ToLCNDV to restrict virus spread.
 
At the transcriptional level, the sly-miR159-SlMyb33 module has been identified as the governing gene expression of Sw5a.
 
Thus, the investigators have provided a mechanistic insight into the defence response in tomato against ToLCNDV. These findings could be translated into development of resistance in susceptible cultivars of tomato through modern breeding or molecular approaches.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Aligarh
B)
Lucknow
C)
Bareilly
D)
Haridwar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Aligarh

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The Zila Panchayat Parishad of Aligarh passed a resolution on August 16, 2021 seeking to rename Aligarh as Harigarh. The proposal was passed unanimously by the newly elected district panchayat in its first meeting. 
 
The proposal has now been sent to the Uttar Pradesh government, which will take the final decision.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Kanpur
B)
Mainpuri
C)
Aligarh
D)
Firozabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mainpuri

Note : The Mainpuri Zila Panchayat also passed a resolution on August 16, 2021 and sought to rename Mainpuri as Mayan Nagar after the name of sage Mayan who was the founder of Mainpuri. This proposal was passed with 23 members in support of it and two against it as, stated by the Zila Panchayat chairperson, Archana Bhadoria.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Axis Bank
B)
Amex Bank
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (D) - HDFC Bank

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 18, 2021 partially lifted the digital ban on HDFC Bank. The move has allowed the bank to start issuing new credit cards again
 
The comes as a huge relief to the private lender, as it was placed under an embargo by the regulator in December 2020 that banned it from issuing new credit cards. 
 
The restrictions on the bank’s new offering under its Digital 2.0 strategy will however remain. The HDFC Bank said in a statement, “the Reserve Bank of India has lifted the restriction placed on sourcing of new credit cards”.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
HDFC Bank
B)
Federal Bank
C)
SBM Bank India
D)
DBS Bank India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - DBS Bank India

Note :

DBS Bank India partners with ODeX to provide hassle-free credit solutions to freight forwarders.

* ODeX Pay Later Solutions powered by DBS aims to empower over 8,500 SMEs in the shipping industry. Industry-first platform-based postpaid lending program; offering an unsecured credit line up to INR 50 lakh.

* Enables ODeX customers to streamline credit workflows and avail financing through a transparent and paperless application process within the platform.

* India, 13 Aug 2021 - DBS Bank India announced that it has partnered with ODeX, one of India's leading platforms, to exchange shipping documents and facilitate payments, to introduce ODeX Pay Later Solutions powered by DBS. ODeX customers can access comprehensive payment and financing solutions through the partnership for all their ocean shipping transaction needs. This partnership is expected to benefit over 8,500 freight forwarders, aligning with DBS’s commitment to financing local businesses and supporting livelihoods.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Chitesh Kumar
B)
Sunil Choudhary
C)
Altaf Hussain Bhat
D)
Manjinder Singh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Altaf Hussain Bhat

Note : Altaf Hussain Bhat (posthumously), Constable, J&K Police has been awarded Kirti Chakra in Gallantry awards 2021.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Babu Ram
B)
Vikas Khatri
C)
Neeraj Ahlawat
D)
Ashutosh Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Babu Ram

Note : Babu Ram, ASI with Jammu & Kashmir Police, has been posthumously awarded India's highest peacetime gallantry award Ashok Chakra.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Proficiency
B)
Photographic
C)
Photograph
D)
Professional

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Photographic

Note :

The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha launched the ‘PROOF’ mobile app. The app was launched to offer transparency and accountability in the governance system of the UT.

* The PROOF signifies ‘Photographic Record of On-site Facility’.
 
* The app will track and monitor the work progress activities of the projects undertaken by various departments of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. It will help to ensure the timely completion of these projects. The complete pictorial view of the work and its geographical coordinates i.e. latitude and longitude will be displayed by the app.
 
* The users can also provide comments regarding work progress.The app is launched in regards to the new rule of the UT that no bills will be entertained in the treasury unless photographs of projects are uploaded.
 
* Therefore, to get the bill passed it will be vital to upload geotagged photographs. The app is developed by the National Informatics Centre of J&K.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Zambia
B)
Angola
C)
Namibia
D)
Zimbabwe

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Zambia

Note :

It was a case of sixth time lucky for Hakainde Hichilema, who has finally become president of Zambia after five unsuccessful attempts.
 
Mr Hichilema defeated his main rival, the outgoing President Edgar Lungu, by more than a million votes.

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Published On : August 18, 2021
A)
Abdullah
B)
Hamid Karzai
C)
Sarwar Danish
D)
Amrullah Saleh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amrullah Saleh

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Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan’s vice president since February last year, declared on 17-08-2021 that since President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country and his whereabouts are unknown, he is now the country’s ‘legitimate’ caretaker president.
 
Citing the Afghan constitution, Saleh made the announcement on Twitter, in which he said he was “reaching out to all leaders to secure their support & consensus.”

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Published On : August 18, 2021