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1.

Which of the following countries has recently deployed additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia?

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Special US Envoy for Iran, Brian Hook recently announced that the United States is ready to deploy additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia. Troops will be deployed to Saudi Arabia with the aim of providing more security to the oil facilities.

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2.

Which of the following company's Mutual Fund has been renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF)?

Answer:Option 3

Explanation:

Reliance Mutual Fund has been renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund.

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3.

Which oil company has launched a drive to turn plastic to specialized bitumen?

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Indian Oil Corporation has built 850 meters of road using 16 metric tons of single-use plastic waste in bitumen concrete.

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4.

Which Indian multinational car manufacturer formed a Joint Venture (JV) with Ford Motor Company after it bought a 51% stake in the Indian unit of Ford?


Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday formed a joint venture (JV) with Ford Motor Company after buying a 51 per cent stake in the Indian unit of the US auto major.

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5.

Which company introduced India's first multilayered plastic (MLP) collection and recycling initiative?

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) major ITC introduced the country's first multilayered plastic (MLP) collection and recycling initiative in Pune. It had partnered with Swach, a waste-pickers co-operative and recyclers such as Shakti Plastic to ensure sustainable plastic waste management. Multilayered plastic waste is weighed and collected from waste collectors in Pune.

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6.

What is the minimum subscription amount per investor for a private placements to align it with the regulations for corporate bonds ?

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

The existing regulations (withdrawn now) allow issuance of only revenue bonds with a minimum tenure of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years, if it is a public issue. In case of private placements, the minimum subscription amount per investor currently at Rs 25 lakh has been reduced to Rs 10 lakh to align it with the regulations for corporate bonds. Any offer (private placement) or invitation made to qualified institutional buyers shall not be considered while calculating the limit of 200 persons.

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7.

Which country launched "World's Biggest Transport Space Ship" for Space Station?

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

The launch took place from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan. This Rocket is considered as the world's biggest transport spaceship. It intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS.

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8.

Which Indian economist has unveiled an account aggregator model "Sahamati"?


Answer:Option 3

Explanation:

Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani has launched an account aggregator model - Sahamati - via which, individuals and small businesses can share their digital financial data with third-parties in a safe and secure manner. For example, a user seeking a loan will be able to quickly share bank statements and other details required by lending institutions digitally through their choice of preferred Account Aggregator (AA). So far, six AAs have received in-principle approval from the RBI. These include NESL Asset Data, CAMS Finserv Financial Services, Cookiejar Technologies Pvt Ltd, FinSec AA Solutions Pvt Ltd, Yodlee Finsoft Pvt Ltd, and Jio Information Solutions. In order to support the ecosystem, Sahamati has been formed as a Section 8 non-profit. It will be headed by BG Mahesh who founded OneIndia.com. Sahamati will apply for the SRO (self-regulatory organisation) licence with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which will give it a self-governing body status, allowing it to work on a code of conduct and best practices for member organizations.

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9.

The GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to __________.

Answer:Option 4

Explanation:

In a bid to promote electric mobility, the GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to 5% and on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles from 18% to 5%. The new rates will come into effect from the 1st of August 2019. The Council also approved an exemption from GST on the hiring of Electric Buses by local authorities. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the meeting through video conferencing. This is the first GST Council meeting after the presentation of 2019 Union Budget in Parliament on 5th of July.

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10.

The GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to __________.

Answer:Option 4

Explanation:

In a bid to promote electric mobility, the GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to 5% and on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles from 18% to 5%. The new rates will come into effect from the 1st of August 2019. The Council also approved an exemption from GST on the hiring of Electric Buses by local authorities. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the meeting through video conferencing. This is the first GST Council meeting after the presentation of 2019 Union Budget in Parliament on 5th of July.

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