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Question1) The Senate of United States of America has passed a bill which envisages to remove the restrictions on number of employment related immigration visas from a particular country.

This bill has been passed unanimously by the Senate. This relaxed legislation is expected to benefit many Indian professionals in America.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Senate of United States of America has passed a bill which envisages to remove the restrictions on number of employment related immigration visas from a particular country.

This bill has been passed unanimously by the Senate. This relaxed legislation is expected to benefit many Indian professionals in America.

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Question2) India and Qatar have announced to set up a Task Force on Energy. This move aims to promote investments of Qatar in the Energy sector of India.

Earlier, Prime Minster of India has a discussion with the Qatar’s counterpart regarding FDIs in India. Both the countries have agreed to move beyond a buyer-seller relation to investment partnership.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: India and Qatar have announced to set up a Task Force on Energy. This move aims to promote investments of Qatar in the Energy sector of India.

Earlier, Prime Minster of India has a discussion with the Qatar’s counterpart regarding FDIs in India. Both the countries have agreed to move beyond a buyer-seller relation to investment partnership.

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Question3) Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, has recently passed away. He is the first Prime Minister to die from the Covid pandemic.

Eswatini, which was earlier called as ‘Swaziland’ before official renaming in 2018, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is surrounded by Mozambique and South Africa. Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, has recently passed away. He is the first Prime Minister to die from the Covid pandemic.

Eswatini, which was earlier called as ‘Swaziland’ before official renaming in 2018, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is surrounded by Mozambique and South Africa. Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa.

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Question4) According to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), over 371,500 babies were born on New Year’s Day across the world.

It also revealed that India has recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000. India is followed by China, Nigeria and Pakistan. It also estimated that 140 million children are estimated to be born in 2021 with average life expectancy of 84 years.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: According to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), over 371,500 babies were born on New Year’s Day across the world.

It also revealed that India has recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000. India is followed by China, Nigeria and Pakistan. It also estimated that 140 million children are estimated to be born in 2021 with average life expectancy of 84 years.

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Question5) The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department is lifting longstanding restrictions with Taiwan.

With this, all restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and other officials communicate with their counterparts in Taiwan. This step seeks to strengthen bilateral relations of the U.S. with Taiwan.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department is lifting longstanding restrictions with Taiwan.

With this, all restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and other officials communicate with their counterparts in Taiwan. This step seeks to strengthen bilateral relations of the U.S. with Taiwan.

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Question6) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye was seen in the news recently as he had a discussion with the new UN envoy on reviving the stalled peace process.

The UN envoy Tor Wennesland, is the Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process. He also highlighted the openness of the country on any political process sponsored by the Quartet, comprising of the US, the UN, Russia and the European Union.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye was seen in the news recently as he had a discussion with the new UN envoy on reviving the stalled peace process.

The UN envoy Tor Wennesland, is the Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process. He also highlighted the openness of the country on any political process sponsored by the Quartet, comprising of the US, the UN, Russia and the European Union.

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Question7) As per the recent notification of the World Health Organisation, Breast cancer is now the world’s most commonly diagnosed cancer.

Earlier, Lung cancer was the most commonly diagnosed. According to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), one out of every six deaths in the total 10 million deaths in 2020 was due to Cancer

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: As per the recent notification of the World Health Organisation, Breast cancer is now the world’s most commonly diagnosed cancer.

Earlier, Lung cancer was the most commonly diagnosed. According to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), one out of every six deaths in the total 10 million deaths in 2020 was due to Cancer

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Question8) The Government of China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. This announcement has been made by the country’s television regulator.

China has accused BBC for making derogatory reports on the country about coronavirus and the persecution of ethnic minority Uighurs.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Government of China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. This announcement has been made by the country’s television regulator.

China has accused BBC for making derogatory reports on the country about coronavirus and the persecution of ethnic minority Uighurs.

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Question9) The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Non-immigrants (NO BAN) Act was reintroduced at the US House of Representatives by the Democratic lawmakers.

The aim of this proposed legislation is to prevent future Muslim ban and prohibit religion-based discrimination. This law is a counter to the Muslim travel ban introduced by the former US President Donald Trump.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Non-immigrants (NO BAN) Act was reintroduced at the US House of Representatives by the Democratic lawmakers.

The aim of this proposed legislation is to prevent future Muslim ban and prohibit religion-based discrimination. This law is a counter to the Muslim travel ban introduced by the former US President Donald Trump.

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Question10) The European Union under its plan of ‘2030 Digital Compass’ released its plan to produce a fifth of the global output of front-line semiconductors.

It seeks to achieve the status at the end of this decade and aims to make its first quantum computer in five years. The plan aims to reduce the reliance on key technologies owned by Chinese and U.S. companies

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The European Union under its plan of ‘2030 Digital Compass’ released its plan to produce a fifth of the global output of front-line semiconductors.

It seeks to achieve the status at the end of this decade and aims to make its first quantum computer in five years. The plan aims to reduce the reliance on key technologies owned by Chinese and U.S. companies

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