Current Affairs For (21 August, 2021)

1. When is World Mosquito Day observed globally?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) World Mosquito Day is observed on 20 August annually to raise awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented.

2. What is the revised GDP growth rate of India as projected by India Ratings (Ind-Ra) in FY22?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) India Ratings (Ind-Ra) has projected the GDP growth rate for India for FY22 at 9.4%. Earlier Indi-Ra had projected the rate at between 9.1-9.6%.

3. The DISC 5.0 initiative has been launched by which ministry?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC) 5.0 under Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation (iDEX-DIO) initiative, on August 19, 2021 in New Delhi.

4. Which tech platform has been launched by India in collaboration with the UN, for improving the safety and security of the UN peacekeepers?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) India has launched a tech platform named “UNITE Aware”, in collaboration with the UN, for improving the safety and security of the UN peacekeepers.

5. Sadbhavana Diwas is observed in India annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of which Indian leader?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Every year India observes Sadbhavana Diwas on August 20 to commemorate the birth anniversary of late erstwhile Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.

6. In India, when is the Akshay Urja Diwas celebrated?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Akshay Urja Diwas (Renewable Energy Day) is observed every year on 20 August since 2004 to raise awareness about the developments and adoption of renewable energy in India.

7. Recently, an All Women Tri-Services Mountaineering Team, successfully scaled the Mount Manirang and unfurled the national flag. The Mount Manirang is in which state?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) An ‘All Women Tri-Services Mountaineering Team’ successfully scaled Mt Manirang (21,625 ft) in Himachal Pradesh on August 15, 2021 and unfurled the national flag as a part of commemorative activities for ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, to celebrate the 75 years of Independence.

8. Faridabad Smart City Limited has roped in an unlikely collaborator to help promote its initiatives on social media – comic hero _______.

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Faridabad Smart City Limited has roped in an unlikely collaborator to help promote its initiatives on social media – comic hero Chacha Chaudhary.

9. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Centre for Research & Innovation in AI set up at ____________.

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has virtually inaugurated the Centre for Research and Innovation in Artificial Intelligence set up at the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H).

10. Which of the following highway has become the country’s first EV-friendly highway?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) With a network of solar-based electric vehicle charging stations, the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway has become the country’s first EV-friendly highway in the country.

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