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61. 

Which company becomes the 1st Indian company to reach Market Capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 13 lakh crore?

A. PhonePe
B. Reliance Industries Limited
C. Infosys
D. Amazon

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

As stock market data, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) becomes the 1st Indian company to reach Market Capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 13 lakh crore. It becomes the world's 48th largest company by m-cap, ahead of Abbott Labs, Oracle, Chevron and Unilever. It also crossed the stock price of Rs 2000 for the 1st time.

62. 

India will have around 60% of the installed capacity of the electricity generation from renewable resources by which year?

A. 2021
B. 2018
C. 2020
D. 2030

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (MoS)(IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy stated that India will have around 60% of the installed capacity of the electricity generation from renewable resources by 2030, in the webinar on Energy Transition at the second pre-event hosted by The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2021 in collaboration with Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) India on 21st July 2020.

63. 

Which company has launched vehicle insurance in partnership with Bengaluru-based startup Acko General Insurance?

A. PhonePe
B. Paytm
C. Amazon Pay
D. Google Pay

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Digital payments major, Amazon Pay have launched vehicle insurance in partnership with Bengaluru-based startup Acko General Insurance. Amazon Pay, a payments unit of Amazon India, will help customers purchase insurance effortlessly and Amazon Prime members will get extra benefits including additional discounts

64. 

Who authored the "The Pandemic Century"?

A. Ernest Hemingway
B. Mark Honigsbaum
C. Virginia Woolf
D. William Faulkner

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

"The Pandemic Century, A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19", by the british medical historian Mark Honigsbaum covers 10 outbreaks in the past 100 years, dating from the Spanish Flu (1918) to the present day Coronavirus (2019). The book is published by Penguin Publishers.

65. 

As per the report of Nomura Holdings, Inc, a Japanese brokerage firm, India's Gross domestic Product(GDP) is likely to contract by how much percent?

A. 2.4%
B. 3.1%
C. 8.1%
D. 6.1%

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

As per the report of Nomura Holdings, Inc, a japanese brokerage firm, India's Gross domestic Product(GDP) is likely to contract by 6.1%(-6.1%) in FY21 as economic activity continues to be weak due to COVID-19 pandemic.