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Q Which of the following Indian neighbouring countriesPrime Minister has recently lost confidence in National Assembly?

a. Nepal 
b. Sri Lanka
c. Maldives
d. Bhutan

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to prove his majority in the lower house of parliament on Monday. Along with this, on the basis of Nepali constitution, he has gone from his hand to the post of PM. Pushpakamal Dahal was to prove his majority in the lower house after withdrawing support from the Oli government of the ‘Prachanda’-led Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Center). A special session of Parliament was called on Monday in Nepal.

Q The recent conflict between Israel and Palestine was seen in which of the following area?

a. West Bank
b. Gaza Strip
c. Golan Heights
d. None of the Above

The Palestinian organization Hamas (Israel has been calling it a terrorist organization) fired 7 rockets from its occupied Gaza Strip into Jerusalem, In this, only one Israeli soldier was marginally injured. The rest of the rocket Israel’s defense system intercepted. After this, Israel retaliated and destroyed many areas of the Gaza Strip in just 10 minutes. Hamas claims that 20 of its members were killed and more than 170 injured in Israel’s airstrike.

Q Which o the following is NASAs first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid?

a. ORION-Tex
b. OSIRIS-Rex 
c. PANG-TO
d. None of the Above

The NASA Spacecraft called the Osiris-Rexhas started a two year long journey back to the earth. The spacecraft reached asteroid Bennu in 2018. It then spent two years flying around it and collected rubbles. Rubbles are rough fragments of brick, stones. The mission was launched to study asteroid Bennu. The mission spent 5 years mapping the surface of Bennu.

Q Recently which of the following Committee recommended for grant  of Terms of Reference for  Environmental  Impact Assessmentstudies in Great Nicobar islands?

a. Parliamentary Standing Committee
b. Adhoc Committee
c. Environmental Appraisal Committee
d. State Appraisal Committee

  • The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) operating under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently recommended for grant of Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment Earlier the committee had raised serious concerns against the project. Great Nicobar is the southernmost island of the Nicobar Islands Archipelago.
  • It covers 1,03,870 hectares of unique and threatened tropical evergreen forest

Q Recently, Maharashtra ATS has arrested 2 people with illegal uranium. Which of the following is NOT a use of Uranium?

a. Energy Production
b. Making Atomic Bomb
c. Fertilizer
d. Making Cement

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested 2 people with 7 kg of radioactive uranium on Thursday. Both the accused arrested from Thane had been searching for a buyer for the last several days to sell uranium. The market price of seized uranium is said to be Rs 21 crore. Uranium is used in power generation in nuclear power

Q Which of the following space agency is to launch DOGE-1 satellite which is completely funded with cryptocurrency?

a. ISRO
b. NASA
c. JAXA
d. SpaceX

SpaceX is to launch DOGE-1, a satellite that is completely funded with crypto currency. Days earlier Musk did mention about DOGE crypto currencies in a TV show he was hosting. He also admitted in the show that he had Aspergers Syndrome. The satellite is to be launched in 2022

 

Q Recently which of the following Chinese vaccine has been approved by WHO?

a. Sinopharm 
b. Sinovax
c. Sinocov
d. Sinocav

The World Health Organization approved the use of China’s cyanoform Kovid-19 vaccine in emergency. China had given this unapproved vaccine as donation to many countries. These include However, in most countries people are reluctant to get this vaccine. China has so far approved only two vaccines. The second vaccine name is Cyanovac.

Q Recently, where has The Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021 held?
a. Portugal
b. Spain
c. Germany
d. France

The Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021 was held in Seville. The awards are presented to honour individuals and teams who have achieved in sports throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. It is supported by Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz. The first Laureus World Sports Awards was presented in 2000.

Q Recently, The Assam State Disaster Management Agency along with which organisation has developed an Online Flood Reporting System?

a. UNICEF 
b. UNESCO
c. WHO
d .WIPO

The Assam State Disaster Management Agency and the UNICEF has jointly developed an Online Flood Reporting System. With this, Assam becomes the first state to adopt digital reporting system to find out impact indicators during floods. The new system will report flood levels in Assam on a daily Earlier, the flood managing system in the state involved multiple stake holders, was time consuming and required manual verification.

Q Which of the following tablets will be distributed free by Ministry of Ayush for mild, moderate asymptomatic COVID patients?

a. Ayush 22
b. Ayush 60
c. Ayush 62
d. Ayush 64

The Ministry of AYUSH recently announced that Ayush-64 will be available free of cost for mild, moderate asymptomatic patients in Delhi. The representatives or patients can visit these centres with Aadhar card and a soft or hard copy of RT-PCR positive report to get the free AYUSH-64 It is a poly herbal formulation. Ayush 64 was recommended by National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga. It was repurposed as an add on to standard care for COVID-19 patients.

 

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