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Q1. The Young Minds’, the first children’s newspaper was launched in which state?
- Tamil Nadu
- West Bengal
Correct Answer – (3) Assam
The first children’s newspaper ‘The Young Minds’ has been launched in Assam, an initiative by Guwahati-based duo Neelam Sethia and Neha Bajaj.
Q2. Which state of India has topped the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states for 2018- 19?
- Andhra Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer – (2) Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh has topped the 4th edition of the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states for 2018-19. It is also known as The Ease of Doing Business rankings. The ranking was announced by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs.
State of India
Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan Chief minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Districts: 13
Q3. Chakr Innovation, the incubated start-up of ‘which’ IIT has launched a decontamination device named “Chakr DeCoV” to decontaminate the N95 masks?
- IIT Patna
- IIT Madras
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Ropar
Correct Answer – (3) IIT Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi incubated startup Chakr Innovation launched an Ozone based decontamination device named “Chakr DeCoV” to decontaminate the N95 masks and reuse up to 10 times. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare launched the device over a virtual platform. The device was developed by the Chakr Innovation team led by Tushar Batham with the guidance of researchers and professors of IIT Delhi.
Q4. Which state received the 1st inland shipping cargo from Bangladesh under Protocol for Inland Water Trade & Transit (PIWTT)?
- West Bengal
- Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer – (4) Tripura
The Daukandi (Bangladesh) – Sonamura (Tripura) Inland Waterway Protocol route has been operationalized giving a further boost to bilateral trade between India-Bangladesh relations under Protocol for Inland Water Trade & Transit (PIWTT). This is the first-ever export consignment from Bangladesh to Tripura through the inland waterways. In the last year, approx. 3.5 MMT (Million Metric Tonnes) of cargo was transported between India and Bangladesh on the protocol routes.
State of India
Governor: Ramesh Bais
Chief minister: Biplab Kumar Deb
Q5. Name the company which signed MoU with India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre (ISIC).
- Kribs Bionest
Correct Answer – (3) C-CAMP
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre (ISIC) to identify and find innovations to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible for all. The Collaboration is aimed at building a strong crop of biopharmaceuticals, med tech, diagnostics, nutraceuticals, and other healthcare interventions in India.
Q6. The mobile app ‘I Rakhwali’ has been launched by which state to ensure greenery in the state?
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer – (3) Punjab
The State Forest Department of Punjab has launched a mobile application named ‘I Rakhwali’ to strengthen its drive to preserve and maintain the environment in Punjab
State of India
Chief minister: Amarinder Singh
Governor: V. P. Singh Badnore
Q7. Which fintech companies subsidiary Lazy Pay launched a first of its kind digital credit card named ‘Lazy UPI’?
Correct Answer – (4) PayU
Lazy Pay, a part of PayU Finance has launched ‘Lazy UPI’, a first of its kind digital credit card that combines Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and the Buy-Now-Pay-Later concept. The offering allows the users to access real-time credit using UPI across omni-channel networks, which includes offline merchants and e-commerce platforms.
CEO: Laurent le Moal (Jan 2016–)
Parent organization: Naspers
Founders: Nitin Gupta, Martin Schrimpf, Arjan Bakker, Jose Velez, Shailaz Nag, Grzegorz Brochock
Q.8) Which app was declared India’s 2nd best app in the health category?
- My Diet
Correct Answer – (3) iMumz
Two alumni of IIT-BHU Ravi Teja and Mayur Dhurpate have developed the iMumz app, which was declared the country’s second-best app in the health category in the prestigious ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’
Q.9 Which country hosted the virtual G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting (September 2020)?
- South Korea
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer – (4) Saudi Arabia
As a part of Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit 2020, which will be held at the end of 2020, the current chair of G20 (the group of twenty) i.e. Saudi Arabia hosted the virtual G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting from Riyadh (Capital of Saudi Arabia) which was focused upon cross-border movement and strengthening international cooperation across borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The meet was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud where the Indian side was represented by Union Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
The country in the Middle East
Currency: Saudi riyal
King: Salman of Saudi Arabia
Q10. Name the celebrity who has recently been roped in by the Bajaj Allianz Life as its brand ambassador?
- Akshay Kumar
- Ayushmann Khurrana
- Rajkumar Rao
- Vidyut Jammwal
Correct Answer – (2) Ayushmann Khurrana
Private life insurer Bajaj Allianz Life has appointed Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador.
Born: 14 September 1984 (age 35 years), Chandigarh
Height: 1.77 m
Spouse: Tahira Kashyap (m. 2008)
Children: Virajveer Khurrana, Varushka Khurrana
Q11. How much amount of annual plan has been approved for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in J & K for the year 2020-21?
- Rs 601,12 crore
- Rs 615,27 crore
- Rs 638,44 crore
- Rs 629,09 crore
Correct Answer – (1) Rs 601,12 crore
An amount of Rs 601,12 crore annual plan has been approved for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in J & K for the year 2020-21.
Q12. LIGO and VIRGO detected the collision of ‘Impossible’ black holes for 1st time recently. The research was published in which journal?
- Astrophysical Journal Letters
- The Social Science Journal
- The Journal of Space
- Journal of Proteomics
Correct Answer – (1) Astrophysical Journal Letters
The Collision of ‘Impossible’ Black Holes was detected and directly observed by the Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Laboratory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration also known as LVC (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), which includes scientists from the Australian National University (ANU). 2 scientific papers about the discovery of the black hole and its astrophysical implications have been published in Physical Review Letters and Astrophysical Journal Letters respectively.
Q13. Who is the author of the book titled “Invertonomics”?
- Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
- Amartya Sen
- Joseph E Stiglitz
- Nandan Nilekani
Correct Answer – (1) Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
Goonmeet Singh Chauhan’s new book “Invertonomics: 8 ideas to transform India” presents practical ideas and models to solve the 8 specific fundamental problems of India like Social inequality, Air pollution, Cleanliness, Safer Cities, Women empowerment and rural economy deteriorating, etc. It was published by HarperCollins India. In this book, Goonmeet coined a methodology “Invertonomics”, a model that invert problems into economic opportunities.
Q14. Who has written the biography of Sheela Ambalal Patel named ‘Nothing to Lose’?
- Mukul Kesavan
- Subhash Chandran
- Anand Pandian
- Manbeena Sandhu
Correct Answer – (4) Manbeena Sandhu
2 books on Sheela Birnstiel (Other Name- Sheela Ambalal Patel, popularly called as Ma Anand Sheela), namely ‘Nothing to Lose’, an authorized biography by Manbeena Sandhu, which portrays the woman behind the strong persona and her Memoir, ‘My Story in My Own Words’ to be published in October and November respectively. ‘Nothing to Lose’- Harper Collins, India ‘My Story in My Own Words’- Penguin Random House.
Q15. Who has been appointed as the first cricket ambassador of SBOTOP?
- Virat Kohli
- Chris Gayle
- MS Dhoni
- Dwayne Bravo
Correct Answer – (4) Dwayne Bravo
Celton Manx, Isle of Man betting group confirmed the appointment of Dwayne Bravo, West Indies cricketer as the first Cricket Ambassador of SBOTOP, the flagship sportsbook brand of Celton Manx. Dwayne Bravo:
Born: 7 October 1983 (age 36 years), Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Test debut (cap 256): 22 July 2004 v England
ODI debut (cap 121): 18 April 2004 v England
Last ODI: 17 October 2014 v India
T20I debut (cap 2): 16 February 2006 v New Zealand