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1 Vineyard Wind Project aims to install 84 turbines in which ocean ?
A. Pacific Ocean
B. Atlantic Ocean
C. India Ocean

D. Southern Ocean

 

Vineyard Wind Project is the first major Offshore wind farm that is to power 400,000 homes. The project aims to install 84 turbines in the Atlantic Ocean. It is to be set up 12 Nautical miles off the coast of Matha’s Vineyard. The project is capable of producing 800 MW of electricity. It is a 2.8 billion USD project.

 

2 Which of the following fish popularly known as Monster looking fish was seen on California coast?
A. Pacific Football Fish
B. Atlantic ball Fish
C. India Ocean Fish

D. Pacific Current Fish

 

The Pacific Football Fish was recently washed ashore on a California coast. It is usually found in deep sea. Black in colour, it is usually addressed to as “Monster looking fish”. It is very rare to find the fish near the coast or washed away in coastal areas as they live in deep seas. The Pacific Football fish are 60 centimetres in length.

3 Recently Police commissioner in Mumbai was dismissed from service without departmental enquiry under which Article of India constitution?
A. Article 212
B. Article  310
C. Article 311
D. Article 380

  • Article 311 (1) says that no government employee either of an all India service or a state government shall be dismissed or removed by an authority subordinate to the own that appointed him/her.
  • Article 311 (2) says that no civil servant shall be dismissed or removed or reduced in rank except after an inquiry in which s/he has been informed of the charges and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges.
4 Recently, Government of India has decided to issue sovereign gold Bonds from May 2021 to September 2021 . The Gold bond Scheme was launched in which year?
A. 2012
B. 2013
C. 2014
D. 2015
 
  • The Central government has started the process of borrowing with the launch of sovereign gold bonds in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday.
  • The Central government has issued Sovereign Gold Bonds in six tranches between May and September 2021.
  • The Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) scheme was launched in November 2015 with an objective to reduce the demand for physical gold and shift a part of the domestic savings – used for the purchase of gold – into financial savings.
5 The scientists have recently found out a new way to block the attachment of which of the following virus ?
A. HPIV
B. HIV
C. UPIV
D. PIUV
The scientists have recently found out a new way to block the attachment of HPIV (Human Para Influenza Viruses). The HPIV is the leading cause of death in childhood respiratory infections. More than 30% to 40% of children die due to respiratory illness. The virus uses a specialised fusion proteins that resembles three sided corkscrew to enter human cells.
 
6 When is National Technology Day is celebrated every year?
A. May 11
B. May 12
C. May 7
D. May 8
  • Every year, India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11.This year, the National Technology Day is being celebrated under the theme:
  • Theme: Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future.
  • The Ministry of Science and Technology organises several events across the country to celebrate the day.
7 The Union Cabinet recently approved the Production Linked Incentive scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage . How much amount has been allotted under this scheme ?
A. 18100 crore
B. 14580 crore
C. 18250 crore
D. 18200 crore
 
  • The Union Cabinet recently approved the Production Linked Incentive scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage. Around Rs 18,100 crores have been allocated to the scheme.
  • This has been done as a part of National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage.
  • He approved PLI scheme aims to achieve manufacturing capacity of 50 GW of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) and five Giga Watt Hour of Niche ACC.
8 In which of the following state has recently Monkey Census been undertaken as a part of Wildlife Census ?
A. Punjab
B. Haryana
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Rajasthan
  • The Wildlife Institute of India recently conducted a “Monkey Census” in the state of Haryana. The “Monkey Census” was a part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryana-2021”. This in turn is a part of the Wildlife Census 2021.
  • The unique feature of the “Monkey Census” is that the Wildlife Institute of India invited the local people to participate in the census.
9 Which of the following institute has been conferred wit Green Urja Award 2021 ?
A. NHP Ltd
B. SECI
C. PFC
D. IREDA
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has been awarded the “Green Urja Award” by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for being the leading public institution at the Financing Institution for Renewable Energy this year. IREDA received the award for the important and developmental role it plays in green energy financing.
10 Who has been recently appointed as the CEO of proposed Bad Bank ?
A. Uday Kotak
B. Padma Bharati
C. Padmakumar Madhavan Nair
D. None of the above
  • Padmakumar Madhavan Nair of State Bank of India has been appointed as the CEO of Bad Bank. The Bad Bank is a proposed entity of the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARC).
  • Current Mr Nair is serving as the Chief General Manager in charge of Stressed Assets of SBI. He has been holding the post since April 2020. Prior to this, he worked as the General Manager in SARG.

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