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Q.1 Recently, where has the oldest human burial has been discovered?
The scientists have found the oldest human burial in Africa. The site is 78,000 years old. The cave site was discovered near Kenyan coast. The site is called “Panga ya Saidi”. The remains of a child whose age was two to three years led to the discovery of the cave. The child was put to rest with a pillow. The scientists have nick named the child as “Mtoto”.
Q.2 Which country’s rocket debris is expected to crash earth this weekend?
China’s Log March 5b rocket has gone uncontrolled in space and is coming towards Earth at a speed of 4 miles per second. Experts have warned that the rocket could wreak havoc anywhere in New York, Madrid or Beijing.
Q.3 Which of the following state’s vaccination policy was being challenged in state’s High Court?
A. Madhya Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh
The Chhattisgarh High Court called upon the state government to discuss with the secretaries of the departments concerned and fix the proportion of vaccine allocation and distribute the vaccines in the third stage of vaccination (for the age group 18-44) in a uniform manner. Gave instructions. The Chhattisgarh High Court asked the state
government to decide a reasonable proportion of the vaccine allocation in respect of all relevant aspects to individuals belonging to the ‘Below Poverty Line’ Antyodaya group and ‘Above Poverty Line’.
Q.4 The Department of Telecommunications recently allowed which of the following mobile operators to conduct 5G trials?
C. Reliance Jio
D. All of the above
The Department of Telecommunications has allowed 5G technology and spectrum trials. The companies that started the trial of 5G technology and spectrum include Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and MTNL. These companies have joined hands with original equipment manufacturers and technology providers (Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung and C Dot). In this, the central government has prohibited Chinese companies from participating in the 5G trials to be held in the country.
Q.5 The Ministry of Aviation recently allowed to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight of which of the following?
D. None of the above
The Ministry of Aviation (Government of India) recently allowed twenty entities to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BLVOS) flights of drones. It is the distances where the drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) operate outside the normal visible range. It is the second stage in the testing of drones. In the first phase of testing, the drones are operated within the visual line of sight.
Q.6 Recently, scientists have found a new genus and species of which of the following dinosaur?
An international team of Palaeontologists (who studies fossils) has identified a new genus and species of hadrosaur. Hadrosaur is also called duck-billed dinosaur. The species has been named as Yamatosaurus izanagii.
Q.7 Which rating agency has recently cut the growth forecast of India to 9.8% for 2021-22?
C. Standard and Poor’s
The US based rating Agency S and P recently cut the growth forecast of India to 9.8% for 2021-22. In March 2021, the agency expected 11% GDP growth in the country.
Q.8 The Union Cabinet recently approved the Strategic Disinvestment and transfer of management control in
The Government of India recently holds 45.48% stake in IDBI bank, LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) owns 49.24%. In 2019, LIC infused 21,624 crores of rupees into bank. It is the current promoter of IDBI and GoI is the co-promoter.
Q.9 1st supply of used cooking oil based biodiesel was flagged off by whom?
A. Narendra Modi
B. Nitin Gadkari
C. Dharmendra Pradhan
D. Rajnath Singh
On May 4, 2021, the Union Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the first supply of used cooking oil-based biodiesel. It was launched under the Expression of Interests Scheme.Biodiesel is an alternate to “fossil fuels”. Bio diesel can be produced from animal fats, vegetable oil, waste cooking oil.
Q.10 Who has been recently named as deputy governor of RBI?
A. T Rabi Shankar
B. B Ravi Kishan
C. Urjit Patel
D. None of the above
- The Government of India recently appointed T Rabi Shankar as the fourth Deputy Governor.
- T Rabi Shankar is in charge of fintech, payment system, risk management and information technology at the Apex Bank. He has succeeded B P Kanungo.