1.Which country has successfully launched “Tianwen-1” its first independent mission to Mars?
D. South Korea
2.Who has been appointed as the secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), GoI?
A. Roshni Nadar
B. Rewa Ganguly
C. Winnie Mahajan
D. Monica mohta
3.Which of the following banks has announced a corporate agency agreement with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to distribute policies?
A. State Bank of India
B. Bank of india
C. Union Bank of India
D. Bank of baroda
4.Who are the authors of the novel The Endgame’?
B. Rahim Khan
D. Hussain Zaidi
5.Which country’s female cricketer Sripali Verakkodi announced her retirement from international cricket?
A. Sri Lanka
6.Who was awarded the President’s Award in Singapore?
A. Kala Narayanasamy
B. Narayan Sood
C. Kalim Narayan
D. Robin Sud
7.Who will host Khelo India Youth Games 2021?
8.When is Kargil Victory Day celebrated?
A. 24 July
B. 25 July
C. 26 July
D. 27 July
9.Who resigned as chairman of Bajaj Finance?
A. Sudhesh Kumar
B. Kamlesh Patel
C. Sahil Kumar
D. Rahul Bajaj
10.Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) has entered into a partnership with which IIT for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)?
A. IIT, Delhi
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Madras
D. IIT Kanpur
11.NASA is working on a new mission called Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths (ASTHROS), to study.
China has successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars titled ‘Tianwen-1’ by China’s largest carrier rocket ‘Long March 5 Y-4’ from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on southern island of Hainan. It is the first independent mission of China to another planet marking global leadership in space and technology. ‘Tainwen-1’ or ‘Questions to Heaven’ is expected to reach Mars in February 2021 to deploy a rover for 90 days.UAE’s mission Hope is another recent Mars Mission.
India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das is appointed by the Government as the Secretary East, in the Ministry of External Affairs.Das is an Indian Foreign Service officer of 1986 batch.He will succeed Ms. Vijay Thakur Singh after her retirement on 30th September this year.
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and Union Bank of India, after its amalgamation with Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank, have announced a corporate agency agreement to distribute LIC policies.The bank will market LIC products of term insurance, pension, plan, children plan, ULIPs, and endowment schemes.Union Bank of India can act as a financial supermarket by offering a basket of products to its account holders, whereby they can select products according to their choice.
Veteran Crime and Terror writer S Hussain Zaidi has penned a new novel titled ‘The Endgame’ which talks of politics, betrayal. unimaginable terror. ‘The Endgame’ has been published by HarperCollins India. The book explores the challenges that the security of a country faces from within and without at the same time. His other works include Dongri to Dubai: 6 Decades of Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Black Friday, My Name is Abu Salem and Mumbai Avengers.
Sri Lankan bowling allrounder, Sripali Weerakkody has announced her retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect. She made her international debut in 2006 and played 89 ODIs (One Day International) and 58 T20Is (Twenty20 International) for Sri Lanka. Sripali Weerakkody played her last international game in 2018 and scored 722 runs and 58 wickets in ODIs, and 209 runs and 31 wickets in T20Is.
Indian-origin nurse in Singapore has been conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. who was among the five nurses (Tay Yee Kian, Patricia Yong Yueh Li, Alice Chua Foong Sin, Chin Soh Mun).
About Kala Narayanasamy:
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, and the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju announced that Haryana will host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG). The games are currently scheduled to take place after Tokyo Olympics. Haryana has done well in all three editions of KIYG. While they came second in both 2019 and 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019) Haryana won it in 2018 with 102 podium finishes (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze).
Governor of Haryana: Satyadeo Narayan Arya.
Chief Minister of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on 26th July every year. On this day, the country remembers the extreme valour, sacrifice and exemplary courage of Indian soldiers during the 1999 Kargil war. This year nation is celebrating the 21 years of victory in Kargil war. It was in 1999 that a high altitude mountain war broke out along the peaks of Kargil near the Line of Control, the de-facto border that divides Kashmir between the two nations.
History of Kargil War:
Operation White Sea:
The present non-executive chairman of Bajaj Finance, Rahul Bajaj has decided to step down on July 31, 2020. He will be replaced by his son Sanjiv Bajaj (the present Vice Chairman of the company). Rahul Bajaj will continue to serve as a non-executive non-independent director of the company.
Bajaj Finserv Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra.
Bajaj Finserv established: 2007.
Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, TRIFED, under Tribal Affairs Ministry, has entered into a partnership with IIT, Delhi for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) which is a flagship national programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Under this partnership, the Tribal entrepreneurs under the Van Dhan Programme of TRIFED will get access to the expertise of the network of more than 2600 academic and research institutions under the UBA.
Role of VIBHA:
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan(UBA):
NASA to Launch Telescope aboard Football Stadium-size Balloon to Study Cosmos. The mission is named Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths (ASTHROS). It is being managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and scheduled to blast off from Antarctica in December 2023.
What is ASTHROS?
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