Correct Answer : Option (D) - China
Note : China has reported the 1st human infection case with the Monkey B virus (BV). Monkey B virus is an alphaherpesvirus enzootic (endemic) in macaques, and it was initially isolated in 1932.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Canada
Note : Canada on July 19, 2021, announced that the ban on passenger flights from India will be extended till August 21, 2021, due to the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bad Bank
Note : As a means of cleaning up bank books, Bad Bank was established for stressed assets. The establishment of a bad bank was announced in the Union Budget. It is known as the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL).
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 20%
Note : The Government of India has been promoting use of ethanol as a blend stock with main automotive fuel like petrol in line with the National Policy on Biofuels -2018 under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme. This policy envisages an indicative target of blending 20% ethanol in petrol by 2030.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - NASA
Note : NASA announced that its new spacecraft, named NEA Scout, has completed all required tests and has been safely tucked inside the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. NEA Scout is one of several payloads that will hitch a ride on Artemis I, which is expected to be launched in November.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Federal Bank
Note : The Federal Bank launched FEDDY, an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant to help customers with banking-related queries anytime.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 104
Note : As many as 104 startups from diverse sectors such as food-tech, green energy, defence, ed-tech and health-tech, have currently on-boarded the ‘Startup India Showcase Platform’. Startup India Showcase Platform is an online discovery platform for the most promising startups of the country.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above
Correct Answer : Option (A) - World Bank
Note : The Government had signed loan agreement with the World Bank to develop Green National Highway Corridors (GNHCP). The project includes Upgradation of about 781 km length of various National Highways passing through the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maharashtra
Note : Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to issue educational documents using blockchain technology.