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Current Affairs MCQs of 29th April 2021
Q.1 Consider the following statements regarding Remdesivir.
1.Remdesivir is an injectable antiviral that kills the virus in the human body.
2.It was used to treat SARS(severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome).
3.It is usually given in the early stages of hospitalisation, since late use has little effect.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1, 2
b. 2, 3
c. 2 only
d. 1, 2, 3
Q.2 Thwaites Glacier, recently seen in news is located in
a. South America
Q.3 Which country has launched a robot prototype named as ‘NEO-01’ to clear space debris?
c. United States
Q.4 India has partnered with which country to launch the Agenda 2030 partnership?
Q.5 Which state has launched the COVID Emergency Loan Scheme?
Q.6 From which city Vibha Harish has been named in the Forbes 30 Under-30 Asia list?
Q.7 Recently the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has established a ‘Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI)’ in which state?
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Himachal Pradesh
d. Jammu and Kashmir
Q.8 Which has become the first crypto exchange to provide investment disclosures in India ?
Q.9 Which state government has won the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021?
d. Uttar Pradesh
Q.10 Recently which former Sahasthra Seema Bal chief passed away?
a. Balbir Singh
b. Kamalpreet Kaur
c. Arun Chaudhary
d. R Narayana
Q.1 b) Remdesivir is an injectable antiviral that aims to prevent replication of the virus. It was manufactured in 2014 to treat Ebola, and has since been used to treat SARS and MERS. In 2020, it was repurposed for Covid treatment. Clinical experience has shown it works best in mildly ill patients, and in early stages of hospitalisation; late use has little effect.
Q.2 d) The melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier – also called the “Doomsday Glacier”– has long been a cause of concern because of its high potential of speeding up the global sea level rise happening due to climate change.
Q.3 b) The Chinese government has launched a robot prototype named as ‘NEO-01’, in the Earth’s low orbit on April 27, 2021 on its Long March 6 rocket.The 30kg robot prototype has been developed by Shenzhen-based space mining start-up ‘Origin Space’.
Q.4 c) The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India and the US are launching an “agenda 2030” partnership on green collaborations.
Q.5 d) The Haryana government has launched the ”Haryana COVID Emergency Loan Scheme” for new and old entrepreneurs supplying medicines, oxygen and other medical facilities to COVID-19 patients in the state.
Q.7 a) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has established a ‘Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI)’ near Tehri Dam Reservoir in Uttarakhand.The institute was inaugurated by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat along with Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju.
Q.9 d) The Uttar Pradesh government said it has won the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021”, ranking first in Category I. It was followed by Assam and Chhattisgarh at the second position, while Odisha and Tamil Nadu stood third, the government said.