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A)
USA
B)
Russia
C)
Israel
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Russia

Note :

Russia is set to deliver the first regimental set of S-400 Triumf ‘SA-21 Growler’ air defence systems to India.
India and Russia have inked a USD 5.43 billion contract, for the S-400 Triumf ‘SA-21Growler’, which is long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. This system is for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and will help in further enhancing the air defence (AD).

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Published On : April 20, 2021
A)
Olive Ridley Turtle
B)
Indian jumping Ant
C)
Lion Tailed Macaque
D)
Great Indian Bustard

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Indian jumping Ant

Note :

Scientists have recently found that the Indian jumping ant can shrink its brain by nearly 20 per cent to prepare its body for reproduction.
As per the study, the ant can again increase its brain size over the following weeks. The Indian jumping ant is the first insect known to be capable of both increasing and decreasing its brain size. There are other insects including the honey bee which can increase their brain size.

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Published On : April 20, 2021
A)
2
B)
3
C)
4
D)
5

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 4

Note : The US space agency NASA has planned to launch its SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. The Crew-2 mission will have four astronauts on board SpaceX Crew Dragon.

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Published On : April 19, 2021
A)
Suresh Raina
B)
Yuvraj Singh
C)
Rohit Sharma
D)
Ajinkya Rahane

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Suresh Raina

Note : The much-awaited autobiography of Suresh Raina, titled 'Believe - What Life and Cricket Taught Me', is set to hit the bookstands in May 2021.

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Published On : April 19, 2021
A)
SpaceX
B)
Blue Origin
C)
Lockheed Martin
D)
General Dynamics

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SpaceX

Note : The United States space agency NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX for its Artemis programme, to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon.

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Published On : April 19, 2021
A)
Edelweiss Broking Limited
B)
Reliance Securities
C)
Angel Broking
D)
Zerodha

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Angel Broking

Note : Vinay Agrawal, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and whole-time Director of leading stockbroking firm, Angel Broking, has passed away suffering from stomach cancer.

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Published On : April 19, 2021
A)
Virat Kohli
B)
Ben Stokes
C)
Kieron Pollard
D)
Kane Williamson

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ben Stokes

Note : The Leading Male Cricketer in the World - England's Ben Stokes ; Leading Women's Cricketer in the World - Australia's Beth Mooney.

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Published On : April 19, 2021
A)
Submarine
B)
Antiviral Drug
C)
Missile Launcher
D)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Antiviral Drug

Note :

As per a recent study, MK-4482, an experimental antiviral drug, is said to have decreased levels of virus in the lungs of hamsters treated for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
The scientists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the study in the journal Nature Communications. MK-4482 is now in human clinical trials, and is delivered orally. These data suggest that MK-4482 treatment could mitigate high-risk exposures to the coronavirus.

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Published On : April 18, 2021
A)
Epidemic Diseases Act
B)
Pandemic Conditions Act
C)
Disaster Management Act
D)
Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

Note :

The Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) was enacted in 1968, to maintain certain essential services and the normal life of the community. The Act includes a list of essential services in its charter.
After the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, the Chhattisgarh Government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA). The refusal to work in essential services has been prohibited. It includes health workers, sanitation workers, workers in water and power supply services etc.

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Published On : April 18, 2021
A)
Reasi
B)
Mirpur
C)
Kathua
D)
Udhampur

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Udhampur

Note : The Udhampur district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has bagged top position at National level for successfully implementing Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2020-21.

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Published On : April 18, 2021