Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 27th August 2021


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1) The International Dog Day has been celebrated across the world on which of the following day?

(a) August 24

(b) August 26

(c) August 23

(d) August 28

(e) August 25

2) The Government has decided to replace the UAS Rules, 2021 with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021. What does ‘U’ mean in UAS?

(a)Uniform Aircraft Systems

(b)Unified Aircraft Systems

(c)Unique Aircraft Systems

(d)Unmanned Aircraft Systems

(e)Universal Aircraft Systems

3) The Central Government has approved to increase the family pension of bank employees to __________percent of last salary drawn.

(a) 30%

(b) 25%

(c) 40%

(d) 35%

(e) 50%

4) Which government agency along with Cisco has jointly launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform ‘WEP Nxt’?

(a)Election Commission of India

(b) National Commission for Women

(c) National Integration Council

(d) NITI Aayog

(e) National Development Council

5) Which regulatory body along with Bureau of Police Research and Development has jointly launched the MANTHAN 2021 hackathon?

(a) National Council of Educational Research and Training

(b) All India Council for Technical Education

(c) University Grants Commission

(d) National Assessment and Accreditation Council

(e)Association of Indian Universities

6) The Textile Ministry has approved SAMARTH Scheme for Capacity Building. Who is the present Union Minister of Textile?

(a) Prakash Javadekar

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad

(c) Piyush Goyal

(d) Harsh Vardhan

(e) Smriti Irani

7) Which city has announced the establishment of a specialised court, focused on combating money laundering?

(a) London

(b) Malaysia

(c) Rome

(d) Geneva

(e) Dubai

8) Pakistan has received $2.75 billion from which financial organisation under a Special Drawing Rights programme to support low-income countries hit by the corona virus?

(a) New Development Bank

(b) World Bank

(c) Asian Development Bank

(d) International Monetary Fund

(e) European Central Bank

9) Which state has become the first state in the country to officially implement the National Education Policy?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Gujarat

(c) Kerala

(d) Tamil Nadu

(e) Karnataka

10) The Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy has inaugurated a mega-tourism event “Ladakh: New Start, New Goals” in Leh virtually from Delhi. Who is the Lieutenant governor of Ladakh?

(a)Radha Krishna Mathur

(b) Girish Chandra Murmu

(c) Satya Pal Malik

(d) Anil Baijal

(e)Dineshwar Sharma

11) In which country, Yahoo has recently shut down its news websites due to the new foreign direct investment rules in the country?

(a) USA

(b) China

(c) Russia


(e) India

12) The Reserve Bank of Indiahas now extended card payment tokenisation facility to which of the following consumer devices?

(a) Desktops

(b) Laptops

(c) Bands

(d) Wrist watches

(e) All of the above

13) The Reserve Bank has extended the scheme for encouraging deployment of Point of Sale infrastructure to street vendors covered under which of the following programme?

(a) PM ATMANidhi

(b) PM SUGANidhi

(c) PM SVANidhi

(d) PM BHARATNidhi


14) Which among the following bank has preparing to enter the India’s credit card market this year?

(a) CITI Bank

(b) HSBC Bank

(c) DBS Bank

(d)Deutsche Bank

(e) Standard Chartered Bank

15) Which digital payments company has got an in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India to operate as an account aggregator?


(b) Paytm




16) The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Hitendra Dave as the country head for three years for which foreign bank?

(a)HSBC Bank

(b) Standard Chartered Bank

(c) CITI Bank

(d) Barclays Bank

(e) Bank of America

17) Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India recently?

(a) Vikram Das

(b) Ramesh Kumar

(c) Ajay Kumar

(d) Ashok Kumar

(e) Ganesh Singh

18) Who among the following has been elected as chief of Central Coalfields Ltd?

(a) Rohit Singh

(b)Bhola Singh

(c) Harish Singh

(d) Dinesh Singh

(e) Naveen Singh

19) Which among the following bank has won the award for the best improvement from the baseline performanceon the EASE index?

(a)State Bank of India

(b)Bank of Baroda

(c)Union Bank of India

(d)Indian Bank

(e) None of these

20) Who has been awarded the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in Sports & Games by the Odisha government?

(a) Birendra Lakra

(b) Mandeep Singh

(c) Surender Kumar

(d)Amit Rohidas

(e) Harmanpreet Singh

21) India and which country has signed a contract on mega Greater Male Connectivity Project?

(a) Iran

(b) Germany

(c) Maldives

(d) Oman

(e) Iraq

22) The India Pavilion at the International Military Technical Forum – ARMY 2021 has been organised in which city?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Moscow

(c) Beijing

(d) Paris


23) RakeshJhunjhunwala has picked 1.59 % minority stakes in which of the following bank via the qualified institutions placement?

(a) Canara Bank

(b) UCO Bank

(c) Bank of Maharashtra

(d) Punjab National Bank

(e) Indian Bank

24) The Ministry of Labour and Employment has launched e-Shram Portal-National Database for Unorganised Workers. Who is the Union Minister of Labour and Employment?

(a) Anupriya Patel

(b) Mansukh L. Mandaviya

(c) Bhupender Yadav

(d) Meenakshi Lekhi

(e) Pashupati Kumar Paras

25) Which country has successfully test fired the indigenously developed guided multi-launch rocket system Fatah-1?

(a) Bahrain

(b) Oman

(c) Saudi Arabia

(d) Afghanistan

(e) Pakistan

26) NITI Aayog has released the first edition of the North-Eastern Region District Sustainable Development Goals Index and Dashboard 2021–22, which district has topped in the NER District SDG Index 2021-22?

(a)North Tripura

(b)East Sikkim


(d) West Sikkim

(e)West Tripura

27) The Former Union Minister K J Alphons presented his book ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’ to Narendra Modi. K J Alphons was elected for Rajyasabha from which state?


(b) Maharashtra

(c) Kerala

(d) Karnataka

(e) Tamil Nadu

28) Who among the followinghas won the II Terras de Trás-os-Montes Chess Open in Bragança Portugal?

(a) Gukesh

(b)Moksh Amit Doshi

(c) Hemant Kumar

(d)Arjun Erigaisi

(e) Lalit Singh

29) TheNoted agricultural scientist and recipient of Padma Shri award, B.V. Nimbkar has Passed away. He was awarded with Padma Shri Award in which year?

(a) 2005

(b) 2006

(c) 2007

(d) 2010

(e) 2011

30) Ted Dexter passed away recently. He was the former test captain of which cricket team?

(a) Australia

(b) New Zealand

(c) West Indies

(d) South Africa

(e) England

Answers :

1) Answer: B

Every year on 26 August, International Dog Day is celebrated across the world.

It is a day to encourage people to adopt dogs, instead of buying them from pet stores or shops.

The day is also recognised to celebrate all dogs, irrespective of their shape, size, breed among others.

The day is significant because there are hundreds of dogs around the world who need to be rescued by local authorities as people do not take proper care of them.

As these dogs have no home, many of them are abused while some are even brutally killed or poisoned.

Apart from encouraging people to adopt, the day also raises awareness about problems faced by canines.

It also encourages people to take better care of these animals as they deserve a good life.

About the day:

In the year 2004, the day was founded by animal welfare advocate and pet lifestyle expert, Collen Paige.

He is also a conservationist, dog trainer, and author.

The date 26 August was selected for International Dog Day because it was the first time when Paige’s family adopted Sheltie; he was 10-years-old.

2) Answer: D

In March 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) published the UAS Rules, 2021.

They were perceived by academia, Startups, end-users and other stakeholders as being restrictive in nature as they involved considerable paperwork, required permissions for every drone flight and very few “free to fly” green zones were available.

Based on the feedback, the Government has decided to repeal the UAS Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, offer tremendous benefits to almost all sectors of the economy like – agriculture, mining, infrastructure, surveillance, emergency response, transportation, geo-spatial mapping, defence, and law enforcement etc.

Drones can be significant creators of employment and economic growth due to their reach, versatility, and ease of use, especially in India’s remote and inaccessible areas.

In view of its traditional strengths in innovation, information technology, frugal engineering and huge domestic demand,India has the potential to be global drone hub by 2030.

3) Answer: A

The Central Government has approved to increase the family pension of bank employees to 30 per cent of last salary drawn.

This move would make family pension go up to as much as 30,000 rupees to 35,000 rupees per family of bank employees.

This proposal was given by the Indian Banks’ Association’s proposal in order to provide relief to families of Bank Employees.

This was announced by the Secretary, Department of Financial Services, and Ministry of Finance.

Secretary Debashish Panda informed that in continuation of the 11th bi-partite settlement on wage revision of public sector bank employees, which was signed by the IBA with the unions on 11th November last year,  there was a proposal for enhancement of family pension and also the employers’ contribution under the National Pension Scheme.

4) Answer: D

The Niti Aayog and the US-based tech giant Cisco launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).

Titled ‘WEP Nxt’, this next phase of Niti Aayog’s flagship platform will leverage Cisco’s technology and experience working with India’s start-up ecosystem to enable more women-owned businesses across the country.

The WEP is a first of its kind, unified access portal that brings together women from different parts of India to realise their entrepreneurial aspirations.

5) Answer: B

Ministry of Education’s innovation cell, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has jointly launched the MANTHAN 2021 hackathon, a unique national initiative to identify innovative concepts and technology solutions for addressing the security challenges of the 21st century faced by the intelligence agencies.

MANTHAN 2021 will have two phases.

In the first phase, participants would submit their concepts against the problem statements which they wish to solve on the portal.

These submitted ideas will be evaluated by group of experts in the field and only the innovative ideas will be selected for the Grand Finale or 2nd round scheduled from 28 November 2021.

During the grand finale, selected participants are expected to build the solution to demonstrate their concepts and prove to the juries that their ideas are technically feasible and more importantly implementable.

Best ideas will be declared winners

6) Answer: C

Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SAMARTH) was approved towards addressing the skill gap in textile sector and also to supplement the efforts of textile industry in providing gainful and sustainable employment to the youth.

The objectives of Samarth are as follows:

  1. To provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning and Weaving
  2. To promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute

iii. To enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self-employment to all sections of the society across the country

Piyush Vedprakash Goyal is a politician and cabinet minister of the Government of India having portfolios such as Minister of Textiles, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

7) Answer: E

Dubai Courts announced the establishment of a specialised court, focused on combating money laundering, within the Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

The move, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is in line with the UAE leadership’s vision to strengthen the integrity of the financial system.

It follows the establishment of the Executive Office of the Anti-Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) by Sheikh Mohammed to oversee the implementation of the UAE’s National AML/CFT Strategy and National Action Plan (NAP).

The Executive Office reports to the UAE’s Higher Committee overseeing the implementation of the country’s National AML/CFT Strategy chaired by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The new court will support Dubai’s efforts to tackle financial crimes, including money laundering, as part of the UAE’s wider endeavour to combat crime.

8) Answer: D

Pakistan received $2.75 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under a Special Drawing Rights (SDR) programme to support low-income countries hit by the corona virus.

The funds, part of a $650 billion global programme, will shore up Pakistan’s foreign reserves, under pressure from a rise in the current account deficit and falling remittances from workers based abroad.

Pakistan has reported more than 1.1 million corona virus cases and more than 25,000 pandemic-related deaths

9) Answer: E

Karnataka has become the first state in the country to officially implement the National Education Policy.

The Higher Education Department has introduced an admission module under the new policy.

The process of admissions under the new policy will be initiated by the Universities in the state.

A website and a helpline were launched last week for the reference of students. The teaching programme under the new policy will begin from 1st of October.

Higher Education Minister Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayana on the significance of introducing the New Education Policy in the state

10) Answer: A

Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy inaugurated a mega-tourism event “Ladakh: New Start, New Goals” in Leh virtually from Delhi.

Centre and Union Territory Ladakh are organizing a 3-Day mega-event from 26th to 28th of this month.

Our correspondent reported that the Minister appealed to all the pilots of the tourism industry to promote Ladakh as a domestic and international tourist destination.

Three-day event is organized to promote Ladakh as a tourist destination with focus on aspects of adventure, culture and responsible tourism.

While inaugurating the Ladakh New Start, New Goals, Kishan Reddy listed various government initiatives like DekhoApnaDesh, to promote tourism in Ladakh and boost local economy with sustainability

About Ladakh:

Capital: Leh, Kargil

Lieutenant governor: Radha Krishna Mathur

11) Answer: E

Yahoo has shut down its news websites in India due to the new foreign direct investment rules that limit foreign ownership of digital content platforms in the country.

These include Yahoo News, Yahoo Cricket, Yahoo Finance, Entertainment and MAKERS India.

This, however, will not affect Yahoo Mail and Search in India.

As of August 26th, 2021, Yahoo India will no longer be publishing content.

Your Yahoo Account, Mail and Search experiences will not be affected in any way and will operate as usual.

12) Answer: E

The Reserve Bank of India has extended the scope of permitted devices for undertaking tokenised card transactions to include consumer devices such as laptops, desktops, wearables (wrist watches, bands, etc.), and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

RBI provided reference to its circular DPSS on Tokenisation – Card transactions, permitting authorised card networks to offer card tokenisation services to any token requestor, subject to the conditions listed therein.

The facility was available only for mobile phones and tablets of interested card holders.

There has been an uptake in the volume of tokenised card transactions during the recent months.

13) Answer: C

The Reserve Bank extended the scheme for encouraging deployment of Point of Sale (PoS) infrastructure to street vendors covered under the PM SVANidhi programme in tier 1 and 2 centres.

The Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) scheme, with a corpus of Rs 345 crore, envisages creating 30 lakh new touch points every year for digital payments in tier-3 to tier-6 centres.

The scheme, operationalized in January this year, has now been extended to select street vendors in tier 1 and 2 centres.

Launched in June 2020, the PM Street Vendor’s AatmaNirbharNidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme is aimed at helping street vendors impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to resume their livelihood activities.

It facilitates collateral-free working capital loans of up to Rs 10,000 of one-year tenure to approximately 50 lakh street vendors

14) Answer: C

DBS Bank India Limited (DBIL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of DBS Bank of Singapore, is preparing to enter the country’s credit card market this year in a bid to grow the high-margin unsecured loan portfolio.

The lender plans to cash in on the consumer credit that is likely to peak this festive season as second wave ebbs and economic activity gathers momentum.

“DBS Bank already issues debit cards to digibank customers.

Now, we have outlined a strategy for expansion into credit cards.

By the end of 2021, DBS plans to launch a co-branded credit card along with Bajaj Finance and subsequently come with our proprietary card over a period of 2-3 quarters,” Prashant Joshi, Managing Director and Head – National Distribution.

15) Answer: D

Walmart-backed digital payments firm PhonePe’s subsidiary, PhonePe Account Aggregator Pvt Ltd, has got an in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate as an account aggregator.

With the license, PhonePe can now launch its account aggregator platform that will enable the free and instant exchange of financial data between financial information users (FIUs) and financial information providers (FIPs) with due consent from customers, thus helping Indian consumers avail financial services in a faster, cheaper and more convenient manner.

Account aggregators are responsible for providing services based on the explicit consent of individual clients, which includes the transfer, but not storing, of a client’s data

16) Answer: A

HSBC India stated the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Hitendra Dave as the country head for three years, effective August 24.

Dave is a General Manager within the HSBC Group and a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee of HSBC, “underlining the importance of the India business to HSBC”.

About HSBC:

HSBC has developed a number of traditions over its years in business and employed people who would later find fame in other fields.

The bank’s name is derived from the initials of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, the founding member of HSBC.

CEO: Noel Quinn

17) Answer: C

The Reserve Bank of India stated Ajay Kumar has been appointed as Executive Director (ED), who will look after the departments of currency management, foreign exchange, and premises.

About Ajay Kumar:

Before being promoted as ED, he was heading the New Delhi Regional Office of the RBI as Regional Director.

Kumar has, over a span of three decades, served in foreign exchange, banking supervision, financial inclusion, currency management and other areas in the Reserve Bank.

18) Answer: B

Coal India subsidiary Central Coalfields Ltd stated its director technical Bhola Singh has been chosen because the chief of NCL. Singh, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, has been chosen because the chairman and managing director of Northern Coalfields Ltd.

He began his skilled journey with NCL, a subsidiary of the coal behemoth, and has greater than three many years of expertise.

Singh was beneficial because the NCL chief by the Public Enterprises Choice Board, the assertion stated. Earlier than becoming a member of CCL in 2019, he was heading the Sasan Extremely Mega Energy mission.

Singh launched sustainable mining in Central Coalfields and took it to a brand new degree with the deployment of state-of-the-art machines

19) Answer: D

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the fourth edition of the Public Sector Bank (PSB) Reforms Agenda ‘EASE 4.0’ for 2021-22 – tech-enabled, simplified, and collaborative banking.

She unveiled the annual report for the PSB Reforms Agenda EASE 3.0 for 2020-21 and participated in the awards ceremony to felicitate best performing banks on EASE 3.0 Banking Reforms Index.

Award details:

SBI, BoB Union Bank of India win top honours.

State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of India has won the awards for best performing banks for PSB Reforms EASE 3.0 based on the EASE index.

Indian Bank won the award for the best improvement from the baseline performance.

SBI, BoB, Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Canara Bank won the top awards in different themes of the PSB Reforms Agenda EASE 3.0.

20) Answer: D

Indian men’s hockey team defender and drag-flicker Amit Rohidas has been awarded the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in Sports & Games by the Odisha government.

Rohidas played an instrumental role in India’s backline as well as PC defending in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics Games, where India ended a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal by claiming bronze.

The hockey star from Sundargarh district in Odisha has been a regular feature in the Indian team after making a comeback in 2017 and has been part of some of the biggest feats in recent years.

Hockey coach Kalu Charan Choudhury, who has worked towards developing talented players at the grassroots level and has been coaching aspiring hockey players from Odisha for many decades, has won the Biju Patnaik Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement in the promotion of Sports & Games.

Siba Prasad was awarded the Coach of The Year award

21) Answer: C

In one of the major connectivity initiatives abroad, India will commence the Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) — the largest-ever infrastructure project — in the Maldives.

India will grant $100 million for the project besides a line of credit worth Rs 400 million.

“A contract between AFCONS and Government of the Maldives was signed for construction of Greater Male Connectivity Project.”

“This is a flagship project of President Solih’s presidency.

It will be an enduring symbol of the India-Maldives partnership.

It is the largest infrastructure project to be executed in the country.

This project will connect business, people, and industry.”

GMCP will include the construction of a 6.74 km long bridge and causeway link which will connect the capital city Male with adjoining islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi

22) Answer: B

The India Pavilion at the International Military Technical Forum – ARMY 2021 has been organised in Moscow, Russia from August 22 to 28, 2021, at Patriot Expo, Kubinka Air Base and Alabino military training grounds.

It has been organised by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation since 2015.

It is the 7th edition of the annual International Military-Technical Forum.

The Indian pavilion is being represented by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL), Goa Shipyard Limited, BEML and Ordnance Factory Board.

ARMY 2021’ was inaugurated jointly by Mr. Raj Kumar, Secretary-Department of Defence Production and Mr. Bala Venkatesh Varma, Ambassador of India to Russia.

The International Military and Technical Forum ‘ARMY’ is the world’s leading exhibition of armament and military equipment and the authoritative platform for discussing innovative ideas and developments for the armed forces by various foreign exhibitors, delegations and visitors.

23) Answer: A

Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has picked 2,88,50,000 shares or 1.59 percent minority stakes in Canara Bank via the qualified institutions placement (QIP).

A total of seven investors have been allotted more than 5% of the equity offered in the QIP issue they are LIC 15.91%, BNP Paribas Arbitrage 12.55%, SocieteGenerale 7.97%, Indian Bank and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance 6.37% each, Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte-ODI 6.16% of the shares issued in QIP and Volrado Venture Partners Fund II subscribed to 6.05%.

24) Answer: C

On Aug 26, 2021, Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav launched e-Shram Portal-National Database for Unorganised Workers.

About E-Shram Portal :

Aim of the portal :

To register 38 crore unorganised workers, such as construction labourers, migrant workforce, street vendors and domestic workers.

All registered unorganised workers will be provided accidental insurance coverage through Pradhan MantriSurakshaBimaYojana (PMSBY) for a year.

The sanctioned amount is Rs 2 lakh for accidental death and permanent disability and Rs 1 lakh in case of partial disability.

Upon registration on the eSHRAM Portal, the worker will get an eSHRAM card with a unique 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN) and will be able to access the benefits of the various social security schemes through this Card anywhere anytime.

It will help the Ministry of Labour and Employment for building a national database of unorganised workers is central to the effort towards formalisation of the Indian workforce

25) Answer: E

On Aug 24, 2021, Pakistan successfully test fired the indigenously developed guided multi-launch rocket system Fatah-1, capable of precisely delivering conventional warheads deep into enemy territory.

This was the second flight of Fatah-1, after its first launch in January 2021.

The Fatah-1 weapon system can hit targets up to a range of 140 km.

It is a variant of the guided MLRS family, usually with an extended range of up to 150km.

26) Answer: B

NITI Aayog, released the first edition of the North-Eastern Region District Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index and Dashboard 2021–22.

It is designed and developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) with technical inputs from the United Nations Development Programme.

East Sikkim with a score of 75.87 has topped the NER District SDG Index 2021-22 followed by Gomati, North Tripura (score 75.73) & West Tripura amongst 103 districts in the ranking.

About the Index :

The Index measures the performance of the districts of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura on the SDG and their corresponding targets, and ranks the districts based on the same.

The index offers insights into the social, economic, and environmental status of the region and its districts in their march towards achieving the SDGs.

27) Answer: A

On Aug 26, 2021, Former Union Minister, Shri K J Alphons presented his book ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’ to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

The book has been published by the publishing house, OakBridge Publishing.

About the Book :

The book is about all the areas of India’s reform journey.

About K J Alphons :

K J Alphons is a 1979 batch of the Indian civil servant, advocate, and politician from Kerala.

He is the former Union Minister of State for Culture, and Tourism, in office from 3 September 2017 to May 2019.

Also, he is the first ever BJP Central Minister from Pathanamthitta

He is currently serving as a Rajyasabha MP from the state of Rajasthan

28) Answer: D

The 17-year old Indian Grandmaster ArjunErigaisi II Terras de Trás-os-Montes Chess Open in Bragança Portugal.

He secured 8.5 points from nine rounds (posting eight wins and settling for a draw) to finish clear winner in the field comprising over 140 players.

A total of five Indians participated in the tournament.

The Chennai-based Gukesh’s gained 17.7 Elo points in 2nd place by winning 8 games & 1 losing match against GM ArjunErigaisi.

Moksh Amit Doshi was the next best Indian performer as he finished 15th with six points

29) Answer: B

On Aug 25, 2021, Noted agricultural scientist and recipient of Padma Shri award, B.V. Nimbkar Passed away.

He was 90.

About BV Nimbkar :

  1. V. Nimbkar was born on 17 July 1931 in Goa

He was known for his pioneering work in the fields of animal husbandry and agriculture.

He is the founder of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, a Phaltan-based non-governmental organization.

Awards &Honours :

BV Nimbkar was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 2006 for his contribution in the field of agriculture.

In November 2016 he was also the recipient of the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj award for application of science and technology for rural applications

30) Answer: E

Former England Test captain Ted Dexter passed away

He was 86.

About Ted Dexter :

Ted Dexter was an aggressive middle-order batsman of ferocious power and a right-arm medium bowler.

He captained England in 30 test matches out of his 62 test match appearances.

He scored 4502 Test runs at an impressive average of 47.89.

He slammed 9 centuries and 27 half-centuries.

He was known by the nickname Lord Ted.

In June 2021, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

He is credited for his instrumental role in the formation of the modern ICC Player Rankings system


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