Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vaccine
Note : The American publishing company Merriam-Webster has chosen the word “vaccine” as its 2021 Word of the Year.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - UAE
Note : The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to introduce paid parental leave for employees in the private sector.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Lingui : The Sacred Bonds (Chad, France, Belgium, Germany)
Note : The internationally co-produced drama film Lingui: The Sacred Bonds has won the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI 52 in Goa.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - South Korea
Note : South Korea is soon going to get the world’s first floating city, to deal with the problem of floods due to rising sea levels. The floating city project is a joint effort by the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habit) and OCEANIX. The city will be built off the coast of Busan in South Korea and is likely to be completed by 2025.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Barbados
Note : Rihanna has been declared as the national hero of Barbados. The country made the announcement after removing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and entering a new era as a republic.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - December 31st
Note : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on November 30, 2021 extended the validity of Covid containment measures till December 31, 2021 in view of the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant- Omicron. The Home Ministry has directed the state governments to take proactive containment measures.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Parag Aggarwal
Note : Twitter Co-founder "Jack Dorsey" announced on November 29, 2021, that he will be stepping down as the Chief Executive of Silicon Valley. Dorsey paved the way for an IIT-Bombay Graduate and Indian-origin Parag Agrawal to be the new CEO of Twitter. Parag Agrawal has become the youngest CEO in the top 500 companies.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Vivek Johri
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnish Kumar
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Meghalaya
Note : The three-day Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival 2021 was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, and Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki. It was celebrated from November 25 to 27. The festival was held in two venues, Ward’s Lake and Polo Grounds in Meghalaya. The annual festival coincides with the actual blooming of the cherry blossom flowers. It is also known as the Prunus Cerasoides, these flowers underline the Himalayas and cover the east and west Khasi hills.