Correct Answer : Option (A) - New Zealand
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Families and New Technologies
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Scheduled Commercial Bank
Correct Answer : Option (B) - OGLE-2018-BLG-0677
Note : Team of Astronomers at the University of Canterbury(UC),New Zealand, led by Dr. Antonio Herrera Martin and Associate Professor Michael Albrow discovered a new rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy which is one of the planets similar to the size and orbit compared to the Earth and the work is published in The Astronomical Journal. The rocky planet in question, named OGLE-2018-BLG-0677, is between the size of Earth and Neptune and orbits a star- in the same way that Earth orbits the sun- that is one-tenth the size of the sun. One big difference is that this newly discovered planet has 617-day years.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2
Note : Researchers have found that men seem to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women. It suggested the reason might be related to the concentration of the enzyme Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) in the blood of men and women. The ACE2 enzyme in blood responds to the novel coronavirus and enables it to infect the human cell. ACE2 is also a receptor present on the surface of healthy cells. The SARS-CoV-2 virus uses this receptor to enter inside cells. ACE2 receptors are present in abundance in the lungs, heart, kidneys, and testes.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu
Note : Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 4 new products from three states.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs.3,100 crore
Note : Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) trust has allocated Rs.3,100 crore for fight against COVID-19 pandemic. PM CARES Trust was formed on 27 March 2020. The trust is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Russia
Note : Russia stated recently that it will oppose any attempts by the United States to extend the arms embargo on Iran and reimpose UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia expressed very clearly during a video conference that the Trump administration will have a tough time advancing any measures to impose sanctions on Iran in the UN Security Council.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Manoj Ahuja
Note : Manoj Ahuja was appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 12, 2020. He will be replacing IAS officer Anita Karwal, who has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy under Human Resource Development Ministry. Manoj Ahuja is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre. He is currently serving as the Special Director at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration under the Department of Personnel and Training.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - FIRA