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Current Affairs MCQs of 13th May 2021
Q.1 The third arctic science ministerial 2021 held in which of the following city ?
a. New York
Q.2 In May 2021, Miyon ka Bara railway station was renamed to Mahesh Nagar railway station. Where is it located?
a. Andhra Pradesh
c. Uttar Pradesh
Q.3 What is the theme of this year’s international Nurses and Midwives Day 2021?
a. A vision for future healthcare
b. Nurses-A voice to lead
c. Health for all
d. Health is a human right
Q.4 Consider the following statements regarding Van Dhan Scheme.
1.The Van Dhan Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and TRIFED.
2.It seeks to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products.
3.The aggregation of tribal produce would be done by SHGs.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1, 2
b. 2, 3
c. 1, 3
d 1, 2, 3
Q.5 Recently indian and Indonesian navies conduct ‘PASSEX’ in which sea ?
a. Bay of Bengal
b. Arabian sea
c. Indian Ocean
d. Andaman sea
Q.6 Who has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award?
a. Khelil Goiua
b. Juergen Habermas
c. Iran Mersal
d. Tahera Qutbuddin
Q.7 Which state became the first State to adopt an online flood reporting system ?
a. West Bengal
d. Andhra Pradesh
Q.8 The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has approved which COVID-19 vaccine for phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials on 2 to 18-year-olds?
Q.9 The ‘Yazidi’, seen in the news recently, is a minority religious group predominantly found in which country?
Q.10 Which country is set to create “a line of separation” at the Mt Everest summit to tackle Covid-19 infection?
Q.2 d) The name of Miyon ka Bara railway station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur has been changed to Mahesh Nagar after getting an approval from various departments, a senior government official said.
Q.4 b) The Van Dhan Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED. It was launched on 14th April, 2018 and seeks to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products.
Q.6 d) Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award. The Mumbai-born professor won the honour for her book ‘Arabic Oration: Art and Function’, which was published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden in 2019.
Q.8 a) The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has approved Bharat Biotech’s Covexin for phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials on 2 to 18-year-olds.
Q.9 c) Yazidism is a monotheistic ethnic religion followed by Yazidis, whose population is estimated at around 7 lakhs around the world. They are a historically misunderstood group and are ethnically Kurdish in a majority. Majority of the group are concentrated in northern Iraq, in and around Sinjar. Recently, the U.N team investigating atrocities in Iraq announced that it has found evidence that Islamic State extremists committed genocide against the Yazidi minority in 2014.
Q.10 b) China has recently announced that it is set to create “a line of separation” at the Mt Everest summit. This is expected to prevent climbers from the Chinese side from being infected by those climbing the summit from Nepal. Earlier, a number of Covid-19 cases were diagnosed among those climbing the mountain from Nepal. The peak climbing is usually undertaken by the climbers between April and early June before the monsoon arrives.