CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
CSIR
B)
IIT
C)
ISRO
D)
DRDO

Correct Answer : Option (A) - CSIR

Note : Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology reviewed and directed the CSIR scientists to develop COVID-19 mitigation solutions to effectively combat the disease. He reviewed the steps undertaken by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and its constituent 38 labs towards mitigation of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Awas
B)
Aashra
C)
Ahimsa
D)
Antyodaya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Antyodaya

Note : Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development, has contributed to the challenge of COVID-19 situation in the country. Around 690 lakh women members of around 63 lakh Self Help Groups (SHGs) have emerged as community warriors to contain the spread of COVID-19. The SHG volunteers are playing their role to ensure that people maintain social distancing in markets, PDS shops, etc.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
99
B)
100
C)
101
D)
102

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 101

Note : 13 April 2020 marked the 101st anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. On this day, the martyrs who were killed mercilessly in Jallianwala Bagh are remembered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the innocent martyrs who showed great courage and sacrifice.The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, or the Amritsar slaughter, happened on 13 April 1919. On this day, the British Indian Army troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Indians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Firm
B)
Forum
C)
Functions
D)
Foundation

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Forum

Note : The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) has invited Proposals for 'COVID-19 Indo-US Virtual Networks' on 13 April. The forum will allow Indian and the US scientists and engineers currently engaged in COVID-related research to carry out joint research activities through a virtual mechanism.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
CSIR-CMERI
B)
CSIR-CFTRI
C)
CSIR-AMPRI
D)
CSIR-CCMB

Correct Answer : Option (D) - CSIR-CCMB

Note : CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) based in Hyderabad is currently employing several tools and approaches in the countries to fight against COVID-19. The tools include Testing patient samples, Training on COVID-19 Testing, Sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, Culturing SARS-CoV-2 Virus for Testing Repurposed & New Drugs.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
10 April
B)
11 April
C)
12 April
D)
13 April

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 13 April

Note : Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti is celebrated as the Odia New Year on 13 April. Pana Sankranti begins on 13 April every year. The day is named after "Pana", a drink offering. The day is celebrated with great joy, social, cultural and religious performances. The reason the day is observed is that it is the first day of the solar year. Only on this day, the Sun fully rests on the equator on two occasions namely 'Mesha Sankranti' and 'Tula Sankranti'. After Mesha Sankranti, the Sun moves in the northern direction to the side where India is situated to the north of the equator. Hence from this day of the first movement of the Sun from Mesha Sankranti that the New Year is counted.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
ICICI Lombard
B)
Future Generali India Insurance
C)
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
D)
ManipalCigna Health Insurance

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ICICI Lombard

Note : E-commerce firm Flipkart, announced the launch of health insurance policies on its platform covering COVID-19, in partnership with India's leading insurers ICICI Lombard named 'Covid-19 Protection Cover'. It is priced at an annual premium of Rs 159. The product provides an instant Rs 25,000 benefit plan paid to the customer if he tests positive for Covid-19.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Urjit Patel
B)
Raghuram Rajan
C)
Shaktikanta Das
D)
Duvvuri Subbarao

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Raghuram Rajan

Note : IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva has named 12 people including former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to her external advisory group. These people have been included with the objective of providing perspectives from around the world on key developments and policy issues and responses to the exceptional challenges the world now faces due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
10 April
B)
11 April
C)
12 April
D)
13 April

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 12 April

Note : International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April. The day commemorates the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight in 1961. The day is celebrated as the Cosmonautics Day in Russia. The day aims to ensure the countries realize the aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

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Published On : July 17, 2021
A)
Over Rs.38,000 crore
B)
Over Rs.28,000 crore
C)
Over Rs.18,000 crore
D)
Over Rs.8,000 crore

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Over Rs.28,000 crore

Note : Centre has provided over Rs.28,000 crore support through Direct Benefit Transfer to around 32 crore beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) announced in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published On : July 17, 2021