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 Q .
What is the theme of 2021 World Thalassemia Day?
A)
The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia
B)
Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community
C)
Thalassaemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patients' needs worldwide
D)
Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients.

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community

Note : The theme for 2021 World Thalassemia Day is "Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community".

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Published On : May 9, 2021
 Q .
Who has been conferred with the Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021?
A)
Justice Gyan Sudha Misra
B)
Justice Manjula Chellar
C)
Justice Sujata Manohar
D)
Justice Gita Mittal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Justice Gita Mittal

Note : The Former Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal has been declared as one of the two recipients of the Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021.

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Published On : May 9, 2021
 Q .
The 'Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2021' report is published by which entity?
A)
REITs
B)
KPMG Global
C)
Knight Frank
D)
Cushman and Wakefield

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Knight Frank

Note : The Bengaluru has slipped four positions to rank 40th among 46 global cities in the 'Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2021' report, released by real estate consultant Knight Frank.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Who will be honored with the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards?
A)
Pink
B)
Lady Gaga
C)
Taylor Swift
D)
Jennifer Lopez

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Pink

Note : Singer Pink will be honored with the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Which company has partnered with a not-for-profit organisation, SEEDS to launch a community COVID-19 vaccination drive and set up COVID care centres?
A)
Amazon
B)
PepsiCo
C)
Apple Inc
D)
Samsung

Correct Answer : Option (B) - PepsiCo

Note : PepsiCo Foundation has partnered with not-for-profit organisation, Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society to launch a community COVID-19 vaccination drive and set up COVID care centres.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Five of India's top Oil and Gas PSUs have inked MOUs for Construction and Redevelopment of which pilgrimage site as a Spiritual Smart hill Town?
A)
Badrinath
B)
Dwaraka
C)
Rameswaram
D)
Puri

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Badrinath

Note : The IndianOil, BPCL, HPCL, ONGC and GAIL, have inked a MOUs with the Shri Badrinath Utthan Charitable Trust for Construction and Redevelopment of Shri Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand as a Spiritual Smart hill Town.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as Director of the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR)?
A)
Vikas Singroul
B)
Anurag Kumar
C)
Govindan Rangarajan
D)
Raman Meenakshi Sundaram

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Raman Meenakshi Sundaram

Note : Raman Meenakshi Sundaram has been appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Rice Research an arm of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Which city has topped the 'Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2021' for registering the most strong growth in prime residential prices during January-March 2021?
A)
Toronto
B)
Moscow
C)
Shenzhen
D)
Vancouver

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shenzhen

Note : Three Chinese cities, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou lead the index in Q1 of 2021, with Shenzhen registering the strongest growth of 18.9% in the price.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
DDoS attack, which was making news recently, is associated with which field?
A)
Defence
B)
Psychology
C)
Cyber security
D)
Maritime Exercise

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Cyber security

Note :

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.
A massive DDoS attack affected the websites of over 200 organisations across Belgium, including government, parliament, universities and research institutes. The DDoS attack started on 4 May and targeted Belnet, the government-funded ISP provider for the county’s educational institutions and government services.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Which country has officially passed a legislation to allow screening of future FDI and Special Economic Agreements?
A)
France
B)
Denmark
C)
Switzerland
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Denmark

Note :

Denmark has officially passed a legislation, to prevent outside FDI and special economic agreements that may pose a threat to national security, through screening and potential interference.
The new law was developed following security concerns over a bid by China’s Huawei to build Denmark’s 5G network. However, Denmark’s biggest telecoms operator, TDC picked Ericsson over Huawei for the project.

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Published On : May 8, 2021