Correct Answer : Option (D) - Serum Institute of India(SII)
Note : Serum Institute of India's(SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said on December 14, 2021 that they are working towards developing a vaccine booster shot that is more effective against the new Omicron COVID variant. He said that booster shots are a proven strategy to increase antibodies against COVID-19. He also informed that vaccines for children above 3 years will be launched in the next 6 months.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bangladesh
Note : President Ram "Nath Kovind" embarked on his three-day state visit to Bangladesh on December 15, 2021. The President will participate in Bangladesh's 50th Victory Day celebrations at Dhaka. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid invited President Kovind to represent India as a guest of honour at the Bangladesh Victory Day Parade.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5 years
Note : The Parliament on December 14, 2021 passed the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021 to extend the term of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director to a maximum of 5 years. The bill seeks to amend the Central Vigilance Commission Act 2003. The ED Director is currently appointed for a term of two years.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - First Deputy Prime Minister
Note : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was India's first deputy Prime Minister (15 August 1947 to 15 December 1950) and was popularly known as 'Iron Man of India'. He played a key role in the Indian freedom movement, especially in unifying India post-independence.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15th December
Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 71st death anniversary on December 15, 2021. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had passed away on 15th December 1950 in Bombay after suffering a massive heart attack. He is called the 'unifier of India' as he had played a key role in the integration of all princely states into the Indian Union.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
Note : Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has tied up with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyze technology for Green Hydrogen production. This is a first of its kind initiative to support India’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electrolyser plants are presently imported and the collaboration is to “scale-up Alkaline Electrolyser technology for Green Hydrogen production”.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Elon Musk
Correct Answer : Option (D) - GI
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi