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Current affairs MCQs of 15th May 2021
Q.1 As per the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, which country registered the highest remittance inflow in 2020?
Q.2 Which country hosted the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting?
Q.3 Guillermo Lasso has been elected as the next President-Elect of which nation?
Q.4 Which state’s airport has introduced a Luminometer to detect virus load on surfaces?
Q.5 Which among the following vaccine is 90 percent effective six months after the second dose?
Q.6 What is the theme of this year’s 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial 2021?
a. Knowledge for a sustainable Arctic
b. Arctic and Sustainable World
c. Awareness about Arctic
d. Opportunities to Arctic
Q.7 Which organization has launched a hub known as Asia Pacific Tax Hub to create an open and inclusive platform to promote strategic policy dialogue?
a. International Finance Corporation
b. world Bank
c. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
d. Asian Development Bank
Q.8 Which became the first state to launch an online flood reporting and information management system?
c. Himachal Pradesh
Q.9 Recently Homen Bargohain passed away.He was related to which field?
b. Social Activist
Q.10 Consider the following statements regarding Li–Fi
1.Li-Fi is a wireless technology that makes use of High frequency radio waves to transmit data at terabits per second speeds.
2.Li-Fi can work underwater, where Wi-Fi fails completely.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
Q.1 b) As per the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India registered the highest remittance inflow in 2020 at USD 83 billion. It had a drop of just 0.2 per cent from the previous year. India is followed by China, which received USD59.5 billion in remittances in 2020 against USD68.3 billion the previous year. Remittances outflow from India in 2020 was USD7 billion, against USD7.5 billion in 2019.
Q.2 b) India has assumed BRICS Presidency this year and hosted the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting in New Delhi. Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Labour and Employment chaired the Working Group Meeting held on 11-12 May 2021. The prime agenda for the discussions were Promoting Social Security Agreements amongst BRICS Nations, Formalization of labour markets, Participation of women in labour force and Gig and platform workers.
Q.4 a) The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has introduced a “Luminometer” to detect the virus load on surface areas. The Luminometer will be able to show how infected the surfaces are. As per reports, the new variant of the virus is airborne.
Q.5 b) Moderna announced on April 13, 2021 informed that its vaccine is 90 percent effective six months after the second dose is administered. The company in a statement said that new results from a preclinical study of the Company’s COVID-19 variant-specific vaccine candidates showed that its variant-specific booster vaccine candidates (mRNA-1273.351 and mRNA-1273.211) increase neutralizing titers against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Q.6 a) India is participating in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) – the global platform for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic region. The theme for this year is ‘Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic’.
Q.7 d) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a hub to create an open and inclusive platform to promote strategic policy dialogue, improve knowledge sharing and strengthen coordination on tax policy and administration among ADB members and development partners.
Q.8 a) An online flood reporting and information management system was launched in Assam, which faces severe deluge every year.
Q.10 b) Li-Fi, or light fidelity, invented by German physicist and professor Harald Haas, is a wireless technology that makes use of visible light in place of radio waves to transmit data at terabits per second speeds—more than 100 times the speed of Wi-Fi.Li-Fi offers great promise to overcome the existing limitations of Wi-Fi by providing for data-heavy communication in short ranges.Li-Fi can also easily work underwater, where Wi-Fi fails completely, thereby throwing open endless opportunities for military and navigational operations.