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 Q .
What amount has been allocated under the Global Humanitarian Response Plan by the United Nations to fight against COVID-19?
A)
1 billion USD
B)
2 billion USD
C)
5 billion USD
D)
7 billion USD

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2 billion USD

Note : On March 25, 2020, the United Nations launched Global Humanitarian Response Plan to fight against COVID-19. The organization has allocated 2 billion USD to implement the plan. The plan has been launched in 51 countries of Africa, South America, Middle East and also Asia.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
What is the name of the biofortified wheat variety developed by Agharkar Research Institute?
A)
HS 420
B)
HD 2380
C)
UP 1109
D)
MACS 4028

Correct Answer : Option (D) - MACS 4028

Note : Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) Scientists have developed a biofortified wheat variety MACS 4028. The new wheat variety shows high protein content.The wheat variety developed by the ARI scientists show high protein content of about 14.7%

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB), a first unarmed prototype of a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads belongs to which country?
A)
China
B)
Poland
C)
USA
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - USA

Note : In a major development, the United States (US) Navy and Armyhas successfully tested its common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB), a first unarmed prototype of a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The test was carried out at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii and was monitored by Missile Defense Agency (MDA) of US Department of Defence i.e. The Pentagon.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh?
A)
Iqbal Singh Bains
B)
Keshni Anand Arora
C)
Anil Kumar Khachi
D)
Parimal Rai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Iqbal Singh Bains

Note : Iqbal Singh Bains was appointed as Madhya Pradesh (MP) Chief Secretary by the newly-sworn Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the state. He was the successor of CS M Gopal Reddy.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Global Network Resiliency Platform has been launched by which organization?
A)
ITU
B)
IMF
C)
WHO
D)
UNESCO

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ITU

Note : The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) launched a "Global Network Resiliency Platform" to help global networks remain "safer, stronger and more connected" during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited is developing a 1st of its kind "Form Based Codes" with the support from which foundation?
A)
Good Energies Foundation
B)
Amercian Energy Foundation
C)
The World Energy Foundation
D)
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Note : The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) with support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation is developing a 1st of its kind "Form Based Codes" for the development of railway land.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
How much will be contributed by the Government of Sri Lanka to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund ?
A)
$2 million
B)
$5 million
C)
$10 million
D)
$15 million

Correct Answer : Option (B) - $5 million

Note : The Government of Sri Lanka has pledged to contribute $5 million to the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Corona Emergency Fund proposed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on March 15, 2020 with an initial grant of $10 million from India to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on which date?
A)
March 5
B)
March 14
C)
March 25
D)
March 29

Correct Answer : Option (C) - March 25

Note : International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on 25 March. The day is observed every year. The day provides an opportunity to honour and remember the people who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in which city?
A)
Hoshiyarpur
B)
New Delhi
C)
Nashik
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mumbai

Note : Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai. A dedicated 100 bedded COVID-19 centre has been established at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for COVID-19.Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital has done this in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Which country has become the first one to withdraw from the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo?
A)
Australia
B)
Japan
C)
China
D)
Canada

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Canada

Note : The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has admitted for the first time that the games could be postponed. The International Olympic Committee is expected to decide the fate of the games in four weeks' time.

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Published On : July 16, 2021