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A)
Microsoft
B)
IBM
C)
Apple
D)
Google

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Apple

Note : Tech giant Apple has released a new dedicated app and website for users across the US. The app provides accurate and credible information to users about the COVID-19 pandemic. The new COVID-19 app and website provide the needed guidance and latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The app has been made available on the App Store.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
DRDO
B)
ISRO
C)
IIT Delhi
D)
IIT Bombay

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIT Bombay

Note : IIT Bombay develops mobile app named 'CORONTINE' for tracking COVID-19 quarantine patients.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Swadesh
B)
The Tribune
C)
Rojana
D)
Ethnic Indian newspaper

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ethnic Indian newspaper

Note : An iconic ethnic Indian newspaper in the US that catered to the Indian diaspora for the last 50 years has announced that it will cease the print edition from Monday due to pre-existing troubles in the publishing industry worsened by the cancellation of advertisements amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Nagpur
B)
Indore
C)
Nashik
D)
Dehradun

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Nagpur

Note : Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has developed a health app named "COVID-19", after the virus itself, under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner, Tukaram Mundhe. The app is aimed to help the citizens who are under isolation and experiencing symptoms like dry cough, respiratory disorders, and fever. The app was launched with the support of HLL Life Care GOL.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Russia
B)
USA
C)
Japan
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - USA

Note : Abbott Laboratories, United States is unveiling a coronavirus test which will tell if someone is infected within 5 minutes. This test is so small and portable it is often utilized in almost any health-care setting. The test starts with taking a swab from the nose or the rear of the throat, then mixing it with a chemical solution that breaks open the virus and releases its RNA. The mixture is inserted into an ID Now system, a small box weighing slightly below 7 pounds that has the technology to spot and amplify select sequences of the coronavirus genome and ignore contamination from other viruses.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Mauritius
B)
Maldives
C)
France
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - France

Note : India and France, for the first time, have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island, signalling New Delhi's intent to engage with friendly foreign partners in expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean, focusing on the stretch between the East African coastline and the Malacca straits.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
BARC
B)
ISRO
C)
DRDO
D)
IIT-Delhi

Correct Answer : Option (C) - DRDO

Note : Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has prepared four different items ready to be deployed in the war against Corona as a result of a focused approach. The four different items prepared by DRDO are Hand sanitizer, Ventilators, N99 masks, Body Suits. Hand sanitizers, the basic instrument against the spread of COVID-19, have been developed in-house at DRDO. DRDO has distributed hand sanitizers to Indian Armed forces, Armed Forces Medical Corps, Defence Security Corps, Ministry of Defence, Delhi Police and 40 nakas so far. Sanitizers were produced in the DRDO lab, Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
AIIMS, New Delhi
B)
Fortis, Bangalore
C)
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi
D)
Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital

Note : The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital in Jaipur is to introduce the usage of humanoid robots to provide services to the COVID-19 patients. The hospital is conducting a series of trials on a humanoid robot to check if the robot can be pressed into service to deliver medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital.

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
CII
B)
NGT
C)
SIDBI
D)
NABARD

Correct Answer : Option (A) - CII

Note : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has set up a CII COVID Rehabilitation and Relief Fund (CRR) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to tackle Covid-19. The fund will assist small enterprises or MSME in rehabilitation and is expected to curtail the impact of Coronavirus on the MSME sector. CII will also request to all its members to contribute an amount from their Corporate social responsibility (CSR) allocation for the CII COVID Rehabilitation and Relief Fund (CRR).

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Published On : July 16, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Odisha
C)
Kerala
D)
Haryana

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Odisha

Note : Odisha government will set up two of the largest Covid-19 hospitals having a combined capacity of 1,000 beds. With this, Odisha will be the first state in the country to set up such a large-scale hospital exclusively to treat Covid-19 patients. The state government signed two tripartite agreements with Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital to set up the state-level hospitals in Bhubaneswar for treatment of Covid-19 patients.

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Published On : July 16, 2021