Correct Answer : Option (C) - Himachal Pradesh
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Pulses
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gujarat
Correct Answer : Option (B) - India
Correct Answer : Option (D) - $558.5 billion
Note : In accordance with the Reserve Bank of India data, India's external debt stood at $558.5 billion in March 2020, an increase of $15.4 billion or 2.8% as compared to the March 2019. The largest component of the external debt is Commercial borrowings with a share of 39.4%, followed by non-resident deposits at 23.4% and short-term trade credit at 18.2%.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Freya Thakral
Note : Freya Thakral, a 13 year old student of the British School New Delhi received the 2020 Diana Award for her Recycler App, which she developed to connect users with waste-handlers as a measure to help the ragpickers of Delhi .The award is presented annually on the birth anniversary of Princess Diana.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bharat Pannu
Note : Lt Col Bharat Pannu, Indian Army officer, secured the 3rd position on the leaderboard at the first edition of the Virtual Race Across America(VRAAM) 2020 held from 16th June to 28th June 2020 and became the first ever Indian to secure a podium position in the international ultracycling race.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Podhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao
Note : Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai informed that a 17 day campaign "Podhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao" (Plant Trees, Save Environment) will be launched from July 10 to July 26 from the National Highway(NH) 20 near ITO to reduce air pollution. During the campaign 31 lakh saplings will be planted.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kotak Mahindra Bank
Note : Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) and Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. announced that they have collaborated to provide Equated Monthly Installments(EMI) billing options on Kotak Debit Cards which are swiped on Innoviti Point of Sale(POS) terminals.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Reliance Industries Limited
Note : US based Electronic chip maker Intel's investment arm, Intel Capital to buy 0.39% stake in Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)'s Jio Platforms for Rs 1,894.50 crore. This is the 12th deal of Jio Platforms. With this investment, Jio Platforms has raised Rs 1,17,588.45 crore from global investors since April 22.