Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above
Note : The five member states of WTO alone will account for three-quarters of the entire global output of COVID-19 vaccines this year. The production remains highly centralised as about 75% of this year’s vaccines appear set to come from five WTO members – India, Germany, US, France and China.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - KIIT- Technology Business Incubator
Note : NIDHI4COVID 2.0 initiative has been devised as a rapid response to support startup driven solutions, which would be helpful in tackling the current challenging COVID-19 situation in the country. Under the NIDHI4COVID programme, Startups whose technologies/products are of huge importance in the war against COVID would be considered for Seed Support through DST supported network of Technology Business Incubators. KIIT- Technology Business Incubator, a Centre of Excellence supported by DST, has been selected as the Implementing Agency of NIDHI4COVID 2.0 initiative.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rasmi Ranjan Das
Note : Rasmi Ranjan Das, a Joint Secretary of the Finance Ministry has been appointed to the UN tax committee as a member for the term period 2021 to 2025.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Aramane Giridhar
Note : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Secretary, Aramane Giridhar (IAS) has been given additional charge by the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 23rd
Note : The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, has been placed in the top 50 institutions worldwide for advances in materials science by the prestigious Nature Index. It places JCASR at 23rd position.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dassault Aviation
Note : Three Rafale fighter jets from France arrive in India. India deeply appreciates the support by United Arab Emirates Air Force for in-flight refuelling during the non-stop ferry. The Rafale is a French twin-engine, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 22 July
Note : Pi Approximation Day is observed on 22 July reach year to celebrate the usage of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Approximation Day is also known as Casual Pi Day. Pi (π) was known and used ancient times approximated for almost 4000 years. The ancient Babylonians also calculated the area of the circle by taking three times the square of its radius which gave the value of pi equals to three.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - DRDO
Note : DRDO recently successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG), a surface-to-air Missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha. The missile system has been developed by Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - NASA
Note : The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that its new spacecraft, known as the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout or NEA Scout, has passed all required tests and is now safely tucked inside the Space Launch System rocket.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Australia
Note : Australia's Brisbane will be the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics after receiving approval from the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).