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1. The Buland Darwaza was built to mark Akbar’s conquest of?

  • A. Awadh
  • B. MalwaC. Gujarat
  • C. Gujarat
  • D. Chittor

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to 5 chats in India to check rumours, fake news

  • • Under pressure to stop rumours and fake news triggering horrific lynching incidents, WhatsApp on July 20, 2018 announced to limit forwarding messages to five chats at once.

On Thursday, athlete Hima Das made history by becoming India's first ever track and field gold medallist at the IAAF World Championships, when she aced the women's 400 m event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. The 18-year-old clocked 51.46 seconds, edging out Romania's Andrea Milkos (silver) and America's Taylor Manson (bronze).

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Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

  • Indian sprinter Hima Das, on July 12, 2018, became the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal in the women's 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, held in Tampere, Finland.

NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) and SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) are the two institutes which are often compared with the newer IIMs, which are included in the CAP (this is different from Govt/ Maharashtra CAP) that includes GD, PI and WAT. Is brand ‘IIM’ better as compared these two reputed B – schools? Let’s understand certain factors at NMIMS – vs – new IIMs – vs – SIBM.

India overtook France to become the world’s 6th largest economy, as per World Bank data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries for 2017.

The data revealed that India recorded a GDP of USD 2,597,491 million in 2017, while France recorded a GDP of USD 2,582,501. India is now placed just below the United, which recorded a GDP of USD 2,622,434 million in the same period.

Pakistan court sentences ousted PM Nawaz Sharif to 10 years imprisonment in corruption case

  • An accountability court in Pakistan on July 6, 2018 sentenced ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison in one of the three corruption cases against him in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal.

INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION

  • Indus Valley Civilization is one of the four earliest civilizations of the world
  • Systematic town planning was based on grid system; burnt bricks made houses; well managed drainage system; fortified citadel; highly urbanized; absence of iron implements

North Korea named worst human trafficking country for 16th year

  • The US State Department on June 28, 2018 categorised North Korea as the "worst human trafficking country" for the 16th straight year in its annual '2018 Trafficking in Persons Report'.
  • North Korea has been named in the lowest ranked Tier 3 category along with China, Russia and Iran. However, South Korea has been ranked at the highest category in the list of Tier 1 countries for the 16th consecutive year along with the US, UK, France and Canada.

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