Correct Answer : Option (B) - Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)
Note : The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has signed an agreement with Chinese smart devices maker Oppo’s Indian arm to strengthen the research and development of the NavIC messaging service. The messaging service is mainly used for broadcasting safety-of-life alerts in areas with poor or no communication, particularly in the oceans. Oppo India has its manufacturing unit in Noida and an R&D centre in Hyderabad.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - India
Note : India assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO) for 1 year from October 28, 2021. The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Government of India, in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), as a Knowledge Partner, organized a 2-day Practical Seminar on ‘Securing Cyberspace in the Contemporary Threat Environment’ for delegates from SCO member States.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 56th
Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Asian Development Bank
Note : Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a Rs 2653.05 crore (USD 350 million) policy-based loan to improve urban services in India. This loan supports the policies formulated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to benefit the urban poor, economically weaker sections, and low-income groups.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Catherine Russell
Note : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Catherine Russell as the head of UN children’s agency UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund. Catherine Russell is an assistant to US President Joe Biden. She also heads the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Russell will succeed Henrietta Fore, who resigned in July 2021 because of a family health issue.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Harnaaz Sandhu
Note : The new Miss Universe 2021 is Harnaaz Sandhu from India. The 21-year-old model was crowned the Miss Universe 2021 on December 12, 2021 at Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. Harnaaz will bring home the Miss Universe crown after 21 years Lara Dutta was crowned the Miss Universe in 2000. India's first Miss Universe was Sushmita Sen, who had won the coveted crown in 1994.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - December 12th
Note : International Day of Neutrality is a United Nations recognized day held on December 12th each year to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations. It was officially declared by a UN General Assembly resolution adopted in February 2017 and first observed on December 12, 2017.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Neena Gupta
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Leave No One Behind When It Comes to Health: Invest in Health Systems for All
Note : International Universal Health Coverage Day 2021 Theme : This year's theme for Universal Health Coverage Day 2021 is "Leave No One Behind When It Comes to Health: Invest in Health Systems for All."