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Question1) 1.Aspergillosis, which was making news recently, is a ………….. disease.


[A] Viral

[B] Bacteria

[C] Fungal

[D] None of the above



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: C

Explaination: Correct Answer: C [Fungal]


Notes:

Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus. Recently, after a sharp rise in black and white fungus cases in India, cases of aspergillosis infections have been reported.

Those with weakened immune systems or lung diseases, which is common in COVID-19 patients, are said to be at high risk of infection.



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Question2) 2.Which state/UT launched the Chief Minister’s Sishu Sewa Scheme?


[A] Uttar Pradesh

[B] Assam

[C] Bihar

[D] Chhattisgarh



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [Assam]


Notes:

The Assam government has recently announced Chief Minister’s Sishu Sewa Scheme for the welfare of those children who lost parents due to COVID-19.

Monthly scholarship of Rs. 3,500 per month would be given to those children who lost their parents but have their extended family members. Free residential educational facilities would be provided to children who don’t have extended family members.



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Question3) 3.Which bank has recently published the economic research report “Ecowrap”?


[A] State Bank of India

[B] Punjab National Bank

[C] Axis Bank

[D] HDFC Bank



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: A

Explaination: Correct Answer: A [State Bank of India]


Notes:

The State Bank of India, in its economic research report “Ecowrap” has predicted India’s GDP to grow at 7.9% for the FY 2021-22.

Earlier the report had predicted a growth of 10.4%, and it has now been downgraded due to the large impact of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.



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Question4) MadadMaps’, is a real-time online map, that has been developed for which objective?


[A] Map of vacant beds for COVID-19 patients

[B] Map of Vaccination Centres

[C] Map of Education Institutions

[D] Map of Covid Hotspots



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: A

Explaination: Correct Answer: A [Map of vacant beds for COVID-19 patients]


Notes:

A group of doctors and professionals from the diaspora in the US and from India has launched a first-of-its-kind online map named MadadMaps.

The map has been created under Project Madad. The portal uses a proprietary algorithm to extract information from all online aggregators of hospital beds availability in every state. The map includes both the government and private hospitals.



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Question5) 5.CSIR-NCL developed a technology called ‘SWASTIIK’, to disinfect water using which medicinal system?


[A] Siddha

[B] Ayurveda

[C] Homeopathy

[D] Sowa-Rigpa



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [Ayurveda]


Notes:

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) Pune has developed a hybrid technology called “SWASTIIK”, for disinfecting water by using natural oils.

With support from the Water Technology Initiative of the department of science and technology (DST), the team has developed the technology. It involves boiling of a liquid as a result of pressure reduction (cavitation) and also uses natural oils having antimicrobial properties, to disinfect.



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Question6) 6.As per the new system in PMGKP, the Insurance companies will approve and settle the claims based on the certificate of …………..


[A] Home Ministry

[B] District Collector

[C] Registrar General

[D] District Court



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [District Collector]


Notes:

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ was launched to provide personal accident cover of Rs. 50 lakh to all healthcare providers.

Recently, a new system for approval of claims has been introduced. The District Collector will certify that the claim is in accordance with SoP of the Scheme and on the basis of this certificate, Insurance Company will approve and settle the claims within a period of 48 hours.



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Question7) 7.Leading rating agency Moody’s Investors Service, has pegged India’s GDP growth at which level, for FY22?


[A] 9.3%

[B] 11.3%

[C] 13.3%

[D] 14%



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: A

Explaination: Correct Answer: A [9.3%]


Notes:

Leading rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has pegged India’s GDP growth at 9.3% for the financial year 2021-22. It has further estimated India’s GDP growth at 7.9% for FY23.

The agency has stated that India’s economic activity would be affected by reimposition of lockdown measures along with investment behavioural changes, but the same would not have deep impact on the economy as that during the first wave.



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Question8) 8.SATAT Scheme, which was making news recently, is associated with which sector?


[A] Rural Electrification

[B] Affordable Transportation