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 Q .
The Government of Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan have pledged to contribute what amount to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
A)
$3.5 million
B)
$4.5 million
C)
$5.5 million
D)
$6 million

Correct Answer : Option (A) - $3.5 million

Note : The Government of Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan have pledged to contribute $1.5 million, $1 million and $1 million respectively 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 .
Which bank has decided to provide 0.25% of its annual profit for 2020-21 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in India?
A)
RBI
B)
SBI
C)
ICICI
D)
HDFC

Correct Answer : Option (B) - SBI

Note : SBI to provide 0.25% of its annual profit for 2020-21 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in India.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
S&P Global Ratings cuts estimate for India's GDP growth in the fiscal starting April 1,2020 to what percent?
A)
2.7%
B)
4.1%
C)
5.2%
D)
6.7%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5.2%

Note : S&P Global Ratings cuts estimate for India's GDP growth in the fiscal starting April 1 to 5.2% from its earlier estimate of 6.5%.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Which organization has launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
A)
World Bank
B)
UNCTAD
C)
SAARC
D)
United Nations

Correct Answer : Option (C) - SAARC

Note : The South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre has launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. SAARC has launched the website, www.covid19-sdmc.org., in aid to the pandemic.The website will show the number of coronavirus cases in the member states and update the numbers regularly.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Gahirmatha marine sanctuary recently seen in news is in which state?
A)
West Bnegal
B)
Bihar
C)
Gujarat
D)
Odisha

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Odisha

Note : Gahirmatha marine sanctuary and Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district are main Olive Ridley Nesting sites in Odisha. Of these sites, Gahirmatha marine sanctuary is largest rookery (mass nesting site) of Olive Ridley turtles. Olive Ridley is listed as Vulnerable under IUCN Red List.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Country's 1st summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), 'RAISE 2020- Responsible Artificial intelligence (AI) for Social Empowerment' has been postponed to which month?
A)
October
B)
September
C)
August
D)
July

Correct Answer : Option (A) - October

Note : Amid the growing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the Indian government announced the postponement of the country's 1st summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), 'RAISE 2020- Responsible Artificial intelligence (AI) for Social Empowerment' to October 5-6, 2020.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Which organization has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19?
A)
AIIMS
B)
ICMR
C)
BARC
D)
DRDO

Correct Answer : Option (B) - ICMR

Note : The national task force for COVID-19, constituted by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 for a high-risk population. ICMR directed that the hydroxy-chloroquine should be given to high-risk population asymptomatic healthcare workers. The medication can be used to treat the suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
International Nowruz Day celebrated on which of the following dates?
A)
March 25
B)
March 21
C)
March 15
D)
March 5

Correct Answer : Option (B) - March 21

Note : International Nowruz Day celebrated on March 21.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Who has been selected for Abel Prize for Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters?
A)
Abiy Ahmed
B)
Peter Handke
C)
Hillel Furstenberg
D)
M. Stanley Whittingham

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hillel Furstenberg

Note : Israeli-American Hillel Furstenberg and Russian-born Gregory Margulis selected for Abel Prize for Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
 Q .
Which of the following bank has teamed-up with Bharti AXA to launch a complimentary insurance plan which will cover all medical conditions, including Covid-19?
A)
SBI Bank
B)
BOB Bank
C)
UCO Bank
D)
DBS Bank India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - DBS Bank India

Note : DBS Bank India has teamed-up with Bharti AXA to launch a complimentary insurance plan which will cover all medical conditions, including Covid-19.

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Published On : July 16, 2021