Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bachan Singh
Note : Bachan Singh, Delhi's oldest voter who voted in 2019 Lok Sabha election, dies at 111.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Anoop Mishra
Note : Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat felicitated Major Anoop Mishra with prestigious Army Design Bureau (ADB) Excellence Award for indigenously developing 'Sarvatra Kavach', a bulletproof jacket that can provide protection against various ammunition including that from sniper steel bullets. Maj. Anoop is presently posted as Instructor at College of Military Engineering, Pune and was among the four awardees felicitated by Gen. Rawat.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uday Shankar
Note : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) announced the appointment of Uday Shankar, APAC President, and Chairman - The Walt Disney Company. He is also the chairman of the FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee. He served as the chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox for Asia before his association with Walt Disney.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rome Statute
Note : The International Criminal Court was established by the Rome Statute at Hague in Netherlands. The ICC is seeking to look into war crimes in the Gaza and West Bank region. However, Israel is not a signatory to the Rome Statute and is hence claiming lack of jurisdiction of ICC.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pope Francis
Note : The applicability of ‘pontifical secrecy’ to sexual abuse of minors was abolished by the current pope, Pope Francis. Pontifical secrecy allows the Roman Catholic Church to keep certain matters in secrecy, like communications between it and papal embassies. This is in accordance with the ‘Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church’.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Russia and Germany
Note : The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a project between Russia and Germany. The US government recently passed a legislation imposing sanctions on firms aiding the development of this gas connection. Russia is already a major gas supplier to the EU accounting for 40%. The pipeline will increase in the gas exports to the EU.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - South China Sea
Note : The Nine Dash Line is a demarcation line in the South China Sea. It is used by China to claim sovereignty over major part of the South China Sea. Malaysia is to contest its claims at the United Nations with reference to the concept of ‘Exclusive Economic Zone’ rights.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Netherlands
Note : The highest court of Netherlands had recently held that the government must cut greenhouse gas emission by 25% by the end of next year. It also upheld that the humans have the fundamental rights to be protected against climate change., making Netherlands the first country to be held responsible by its courts to take action against climate change.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Japan and Russia
Note : The Kuril Islands is a disputed territory between Japan and Russia. It is an archipelago with a population of about 20,000 people. It is located north of Hokkaido and is referred to as Northern Territories by Japan. The two states recently conducted meeting for ways to resolve the conflict.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Astronaut capsule
Note : The Starliner spacecraft of Boeing is an astronaut capsule. It is being developed as a part of NASA’s commercial crew program. The capsule is intended for transferring astronauts to the International Space Station. It is capable of carrying 7 astronauts.
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