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Question1) The International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision (ICG) – which includes WHO, UNICEF, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have established a stockpile of Ebola vaccine.

The stockpile is located at Switzerland and the vaccines are kept ready to be shipped to countries for emergency response.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision (ICG) – which includes WHO, UNICEF, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have established a stockpile of Ebola vaccine.

The stockpile is located at Switzerland and the vaccines are kept ready to be shipped to countries for emergency response.

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Question2) The resolution 1373 on counter terrorism was adopted by the United Nations Security Council unanimously on 28 September 2001. This was adopted following the 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States.

Recently, an open debate was held at the United National Security Council (UNSC) titled ’20 years after the adoption of resolution 1373’ that focused on combating terrorism on a globally. India was represented virtually by External affairs Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The resolution 1373 on counter terrorism was adopted by the United Nations Security Council unanimously on 28 September 2001. This was adopted following the 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States.

Recently, an open debate was held at the United National Security Council (UNSC) titled ’20 years after the adoption of resolution 1373’ that focused on combating terrorism on a globally. India was represented virtually by External affairs Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar.

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Question3) Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the 148th session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, through video conference.

He also said that the year 2020 is described as the Year of Science, while the Year 2021 would be the year of global solidarity and survival. He also sought for fair and equitable distribution of the COVID vaccines.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the 148th session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, through video conference.

He also said that the year 2020 is described as the Year of Science, while the Year 2021 would be the year of global solidarity and survival. He also sought for fair and equitable distribution of the COVID vaccines.

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Question4) As per the Chinese lunar calendar, a 12-year cycle is described, which is used in the Chinese Zodiac. As per the country’s Zodiac, this year is celebrated as the Year of Ox.

The country celebrates the festival for sixteen days, beginning from the Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. After China adopted the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New year was renamed as the Spring Festival.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: As per the Chinese lunar calendar, a 12-year cycle is described, which is used in the Chinese Zodiac. As per the country’s Zodiac, this year is celebrated as the Year of Ox.

The country celebrates the festival for sixteen days, beginning from the Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. After China adopted the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New year was renamed as the Spring Festival.

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Question5) Recently, UNCTAD named India as the ‘biggest overperformer’ with regards to frontier technologies than the country’s per capita GDP would suggest.

Frontier technology is any potentially disruptive technology that can be used to address a large-scale problem. It is considered as the next phase in the evolution of technology.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Recently, UNCTAD named India as the ‘biggest overperformer’ with regards to frontier technologies than the country’s per capita GDP would suggest.

Frontier technology is any potentially disruptive technology that can be used to address a large-scale problem. It is considered as the next phase in the evolution of technology.

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Question6) Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) was founded in 1889, to promote peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue.


Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Mr. Duarte Pacheco visited New Delhi recently and witnessed the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha. IPU has 179 Member Parliaments and 13 Associate Members.



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) was founded in 1889, to promote peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue.


Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Mr. Duarte Pacheco visited New Delhi recently and witnessed the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha. IPU has 179 Member Parliaments and 13 Associate Members.



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Question7) The Government of China has entered into a 25-year “strategic cooperation pact” with the Government of Iran. The pact which was under work for more than 5 years has been materialised recently

China has always backed Iran even during fractious moments with USA. China is one of the largest trade partners of Iran.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Government of China has entered into a 25-year “strategic cooperation pact” with the Government of Iran. The pact which was under work for more than 5 years has been materialised recently

China has always backed Iran even during fractious moments with USA. China is one of the largest trade partners of Iran.

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Question8) The Food and Drug Administration of the USA have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children aged 6 to 17 with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is said to cause inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. This new medicine is different from the traditional ADHD medicines as it is not a stimulant or a controlled substance, which makes it hard to abuse.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Food and Drug Administration of the USA have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children aged 6 to 17 with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is said to cause inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. This new medicine is different from the traditional ADHD medicines as it is not a stimulant or a controlled substance, which makes it hard to abuse.

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Question9) Longi Green Energy Technology Co., of China is the world’s biggest solar energy company. The company has entered into the hydrogen market recently.

The company has formed a sister concern named Xi’an Longi Hydrogen Technology Co and the founder of Longi Green Energy Technology Co – Li Zhenguo, will serve as the chairman for the new entity.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Longi Green Energy Technology Co., of China is the world’s biggest solar energy company. The company has entered into the hydrogen market recently.

The company has formed a sister concern named Xi’an Longi Hydrogen Technology Co and the founder of Longi Green Energy Technology Co – Li Zhenguo, will serve as the chairman for the new entity.

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Question10) The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath announced that the IMF has favoured adoption of a global minimum tax on corporate profits.

She also highlighted that tax avoidance is a troubling issue for the global economy. The disparities in national corporate tax rates has resulted in significant tax shifting and tax avoidance, which again results in reduced social welfare spending.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath announced that the IMF has favoured adoption of a global minimum tax on corporate profits.

She also highlighted that tax avoidance is a troubling issue for the global economy. The disparities in national corporate tax rates has resulted in significant tax shifting and tax avoidance, which again results in reduced social welfare spending.

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