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A)
Exercise Help
B)
Exercise NCC Yogdan
C)
Exercise Corona Care
D)
Exercise Fight Corona

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Exercise NCC Yogdan

Note : Ministry of Defence (MoD) has allowed temporary employment of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets under 'Exercise NCC Yogdan'. The Ministry also provided guidelines in this regard. The exercise was launched as per the request of the Civil and police administration in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Mumbai
B)
Delhi
C)
Kolkata
D)
Chennai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mumbai

Note : On April 6, 2020, the Life Insurance council announced that the "Force Majeure" clause will apply to COVID-19 deaths. Force Majeure clause was introduced for unforeseen circumstances. This includes natural disasters, accidents, epidemics, pandemics. Headquarters of LIC is in Mumbai, India

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
USA
B)
India
C)
UK
D)
UAE

Correct Answer : Option (A) - USA

Note : On April 6, 2020, the Central Zoo Authority of the United States asked all the zoos to stay on high alert after a tiger tested positive of COVID-19. This is the first time COVID-19 infections are reported on an animal.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan
B)
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
C)
Narendra Singh Tomar
D)
Ramesh Pokhriyal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ramesh Pokhriyal

Note : The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has launched "MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal". The portal aims to support students facing difficulties due to closure of hostel and colleges.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Atul Sobti
B)
Vinod K. Dasari
C)
UB Pravin Rao
D)
Amitabh Chaudhry

Correct Answer : Option (C) - UB Pravin Rao

Note : Vice-Chairperson Infosys' chief operating officer, UB Pravin Rao, has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for the year 2020-21.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
COWACH
B)
CAWACH
C)
CAWAID
D)
COWAID

Correct Answer : Option (B) - CAWACH

Note : The Department of Science and Technology has set up a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health crisis. The centre is to be established at Rs 56 crores. The The Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) is being established by the DST to support the start-ups. It is to be implemented by SINE, IIT Bombay. The initiative will help identify innovative solutions to address the country's need in diagnostics, ventilators and therapeutics.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Harsha Vardhan
B)
Ramesh Pokhriyal
C)
Narendra Singh Tomar
D)
Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Harsha Vardhan

Note : On April 5, 2020, Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan announced that over 50 crore vulnerable and poor citizens are eligible under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat).

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
DRDO's RCI
B)
BARC
C)
ICMR
D)
ISRO

Correct Answer : Option (A) - DRDO's RCI

Note : DRDO's RCI (Research Centre IMARAT, Hyderabad) and TBRL (Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh) develop face protection mask for health care professionals handling COVID-19 patients.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
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March 31, 2020
B)
April 1, 2020
C)
April 2, 2020
D)
April 3, 2020

Correct Answer : Option (D) - April 3, 2020

Note : On April 3, 2020, the Army Medical Corps Raising Day was celebrated under the motto Motto: "Survey Santu Nirmaya" The meaning of "Survey Santu Nirmaya" The meaning of "Survey Santu Nirmaya" is "Let all the humans be free from disabilities and diseases".

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Corona
B)
Ciclosporin
C)
Calmette
D)
Cytomegalovirus

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Calmette

Note : According to a US-based research, a combination of reduced morbidity and mortality could make the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination a "game-changer" in the fight against novel coronavirus. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis (TB).

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Published On : July 17, 2021