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A)
Insect
B)
Plant
C)
Land Animal
D)
Aquatic Animal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Plant

Note :

Researchers have found an 18.5-million-year-old fossil in Panama. It is said to be the oldest reliable species of a climbing plant.
The new species is named as ‘Ampelorhiza heteroxylon’., belonging to the climbing vine known as a liana from the soapberry family. This discovery is expected to shed more light on the evolution of climbing plants.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Restart and Recycle
B)
Atmanirbhar Vigyan
C)
Science and Technology for Atmanirbhar India
D)
Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future

Note :

National Technology Day is celebrated on May 11 every year to commemorate the technological advancements made by the country. The theme this year is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”.
The day was first observed on May 11, 1999, as on the same date in 1998, India successfully conducted three nuclear tests at Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. On 11th May 1998, India also tested its first indigenous aircraft Hansa-3 and surface-to-air missile Trishul.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Shanghai Masters
B)
Italian Open
C)
Madrid Open
D)
Miami Open

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Madrid Open

Note :

German Tennis player Alexander Zverev defeated Italian Matteo Berrettini to claim his fourth Masters 1000 crown and second Madrid Open title.
The player has been in the top 10 since July 2017 and he was also the US Open runner-up last year. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarusian tennis player has won her 10th career title at the Mutua Madrid Open. She defeated the World No.1 Ashleigh Barty.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
CBSE
B)
AICTE
C)
UGC
D)
NTA

Correct Answer : Option (A) - CBSE

Note :

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently launched a new application for psycho-social wellness of students.
The new app will help the class 9-12 students and parents from CBSE-affiliated schools. Live counselling sessions will be conducted free of cost, thrice a week by trained counsellors. Earlier, there was a practice of counselling through toll-free number.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Unani
B)
Ayurveda
C)
Siddha
D)
Homeopathy

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Siddha

Note :

Ministry of Ayush is launching a massive nationwide campaign to distribute poly herbal Ayurvedic drug AYUSH 64 and Siddha drug Kabasura Kudineer, to benefit COVID patients, who are in home isolation.
Kabasura Kudineer, a Siddha medicine was also subjected to clinical trials for studying the efficacy in Covid-19 patients by Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) under Ministry of Ayush.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Pravasi Care App
B)
Pravasi Rahat Mitra App
C)
Pravasi Majdoor Mitra App
D)
Pravasi Majdoor Rahat App

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pravasi Rahat Mitra App

Note : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the 'Pravasi Rahat Mitra' App. The move is aimed at aiding migrant citizens coming to Uttar Pradesh from other states so that they can take advantage of government schemes. The app was developed by the state revenue department in collaboration with the United Nation Development Program (UNDP).

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Gargi Kaul
B)
Navin Verma
C)
Preeti Sudan
D)
VG Somani

Correct Answer : Option (D) - VG Somani

Note : The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) approved the clinical trials of the drugs namely, phytopharmaceutical and favipiravir for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Telangana
B)
Haryana
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Telangana

Note : Telangana becomes first state to extend lockdown beyond May 17, till May 29.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
India Post
B)
Amazon
C)
Indian Railways
D)
Indian Air Force

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India Post

Note : India Post has entered into a tie-up with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for the delivery of Covid-19 testing kits all across the country. With its vast network of 1,56,000 post offices, India Post will make the delivery through its 16 regional depots to the 200 additional labs designated for Covid-19 testing in the country. The tie-up assumes crucial significance in view of ICMR setting an ambitious target to carry out around 1 lakh tests across the country per day.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
IIT
B)
ISRO
C)
CSIR
D)
DRDO

Correct Answer : Option (C) - CSIR

Note : CSIR through the New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) program approved a project towards the development of human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs) that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in coronavirus infected patients.

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Published On : July 17, 2021