1.Which bank has approved USD 3 million (Rs 22 crore) grant to India from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to support India’s battle against COVID-19?
A. Asian Development Bank
B. World Bank
C. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
D. New Development Bank
2.Who among the following has been appointed as the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on co-terminus basis?
A. Rewa Ganguly
B. Hardik Satishchandra Shah
C. Vidhu Nair
D. Winnie Mahajan
3.With which country India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy?
A. South Africa
4.Renowned personality Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away passed away recently, he was veteran _____.
C. Flute player
D. Folk musician
5.Which of the following institutions has developed ‘Aashray’, a medical bed isolation system to combat COVID-19 by preventing or minimising the spread of the virus?
A. Defense Institute of Advanced Technology
B. Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO)
C. AMESYS India
D. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
6.Who received the Karmaveer Chakra Award from UN and ICONGO?
A. Anil Yadav
B. Sunil yadav
C. Anisha Singh
7.Consider the following statements:
1.Nasa’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission launched to Red Planet.
2.NASA’s incredible journey of driving on Mars started about 23 years ago, in 1997.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
8.Consider the following statements:
1.NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), has launched AIM iCREST in a partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation.
2.The program aims at going beyond incubator capacity building.
3.This programme is unique also in its design
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
Multilateral funding agency ADB said it has approved USD 3 million (about Rs 22 crore) grant to India from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to further support the government’s emergency response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Asian Development Bank
IAS officer Hardik Satishchandra Shah has been appointed the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued.Mr Shah, a 2010-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, is currently serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).He has been appointed as the PS to the prime minister on co-terminus basis, the order said. Before moving to the PMO last year, he worked as the PS to Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Republic of India and the Republic of Zimbabwe on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy. The MoU was signed on November 3rd, 2018.
Famous Folk musician Sonam Tshering Lepcha (92 years) passed away at Kalimpong, West Bengal.He was an eminent person who made outstanding efforts to popularise and represent Lepcha culture.He started his career as a soldier and travelled to Sikkim to complete a wide range of Indian folk and traditional Lepcha songs due to his inclination toward the culture.He played folk music on All India Radio in 1960.He was awarded Padma Shri for his contribution to folk music.
Amid the rising cases of coronavirus, a Pune deemed to be University has developed ‘Aashray’, a medical bed isolation system to combat COVID-19 by preventing or minimising the spread of the virus.
Description of Aashray
Sunil ydv SS has been awarded with Karamveer Chakra Award, instituted by United Nations and International Confederation of NGO (iCONGO). He is the founder and CEO of SS Motivation, which is the most Subscribed Motivational Channel on Telegram. He was honoured for his relentless contribution to society through his Telegram channel. Karmaveer Chakra Award: Global civilian honours given for relentless courage and innovation. The award is a tribute to A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
NASA has recently launched its Mars 2020 Perseverance a fourth-generation rover.
Feature of the rover
Advantage of MOXIE
NASA’ S past generations of Mars rovers
Recently NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), has launched AIM iCREST in a partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation.
Atal Innovation Mission
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