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Q.1. As per the World Malaria Report 2020 released by the World Health Organisation, which country recorded the largest reduction in malaria cases in South East Asia?

विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन द्वारा जारी विश्व मलेरिया रिपोर्ट 2020 के अनुसार, किस देश ने दक्षिण पूर्व एशिया में मलेरिया के मामलों में सबसे अधिक कमी दर्ज की?

(a) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(b) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) India / भारत

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. The World Malaria Report, 2020 was released by the World Health Organisation. As per the report, India recorded the largest reduction in malaria cases in South East Asia. The case count has reduced from 20 million in 2000 to around 5.6 million in 2019. The report also stated that the global malaria case count has remained unchanged for the past four years.

In 2019, the number was around 229 million. According to the world Malaria report, 2020 prepared by the World Health Organisation, India was one among the 11 highest Malaria burden countries in the world.

Q.2. Which University is Asia’s best university for the third consecutive year according to the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings 2021?

क्वैकरेलेली साइमंड्स एशिया यूनिवर्सिटी रैंकिंग 2021 के अनुसार लगातार तीसरे वर्ष के लिए कौन सा विश्वविद्यालय एशिया का सर्वश्रेष्ठ विश्वविद्यालय है?

(a) Tsinghua University, China / सिंघुआ विश्वविद्यालय, चीन

(b) Peking University, China / पेकिंग विश्वविद्यालय, चीन

(c) National University of Singapore, Singapore / नेशनल यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ़ सिंगापुर, सिंगापुर

(d) IIT Bombay, Mumbai / IIT बॉम्बे, मुंबई

(e) University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong / हांगकांग विश्वविद्यालय, हांगकांग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education think-tank and compilers of the world’s most-consulted university rankings portfolio, have today released the QS Asia University Rankings 2021 for the continent’s best higher education institutions. The National University of Singapore has come up as Asia’s best university for the third consecutive year.

The top-10 list doesn’t feature any Indian university. The top three Indian universities to feature on the Asia Rankings are IIT Bombay (Rank 47), IIT Delhi (Rank 50), and IIT Madras (Rank 56). A total of 107 Indian institutes made it to the overall QS Asia Rankings. Of them, 7 bagged a spot in the top 100.

Q.3. Which University is at the top among the Indian Universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021?

QS एशिया विश्वविद्यालय रैंकिंग 2021 में भारतीय विश्वविद्यालयों में कौन सा विश्वविद्यालय शीर्ष पर है?

(a) IIFT-New Delhi / IIFT-नई दिल्ली

(b) IISc -Bangalore / IISc -बैंगलोर

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIM-Ahmedabad / IIM-अहमदाबाद

(e) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education think-tank and compilers of the world’s most-consulted university rankings portfolio, have today released the QS Asia University Rankings 2021 for the continent’s best higher education institutions. The National University of Singapore has come up as Asia’s best university for the third consecutive year.

The top-10 list doesn’t feature any Indian university. The top three Indian universities to feature on the Asia Rankings are IIT Bombay (Rank 47), IIT Delhi (Rank 50), and IIT Madras (Rank 56). A total of 107 Indian institutes made it to the overall QS Asia Rankings. Of them, 7 bagged a spot in the top 100.

Q.4. Name the cyclone which is set to cross Sri Lanka and hit India’s Southern Tamil Nadu, Kerala.

उस चक्रवात का नाम बताइए जो श्रीलंका को पार करने के लिए निर्धारित है और भारत के दक्षिणी तमिलनाडु, केरल से टकराएगा।

(a) Nivar / निवार

(b) Burevi / बूरेवी

(c) Goni / गोनी

(d) Maha / माहा

(e) Vayu / वायु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Cyclone Nivar drenched several parts of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone Burevi is set to cause torrential downpour over southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as the fifth cyclone of the North Indian Ocean approaches the southern tip of the country. Burevi is a name suggested by the Maldives, as per the cyclone naming guidelines set by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Burevi is not as strong as its predecessor, Nivar, as the Bay of Bengal lacks the energy to feed the system further. The storm is located in the southwest Bay of Bengal and progresses west-northwestward at 12 kmph toward Sri Lanka.

Q.5. OECD has projected India’s GDP for FY21 at __________________.

OECD ने __________________ पर FY21 के लिए भारत के GDP का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.7%

(c) -9.9%

(d) -10.3%

(e) -11.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has marginally raised its GDP forecast for India to a contraction of 9.9% in 2020-21 (FY21) from its earlier projection of (-)10.2% in September 2020.

OECD expects the GDP to rebound to 8% in 2021-22 (FY22) and 5% in 2022-23 (FY23).

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the new global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bata?

बाटा के नए वैश्विक मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (CEO) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Kris Gopalakrishnan / क्रिश गोपालकृष्णन

(b) Sandeep Kataria / संदीप कटारिया

(c) P K Mohanty / पी के मोहंती

(d) Susanta Kar / सुशांत कर

(e) A K Singh / ए के सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Footwear major Bata Shoe Organization has appointed Sandeep Kataria as the new global Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Kataria is the first Indian to be appointed to the global role of Bata (Headquarter-Lausanne, Switzerland). He takes over from Alexis Nasard, who has stepped down after almost five years in the role. Before this, Kataria was the CEO of Bata India since 2017.

Q.7. Kohli has become the fastest cricketer to score 12000 ODI runs, beats Tendulkar’s record. How many innings did he take to score 12000 ODI runs?

तेंदुलकर के रिकॉर्ड को तोड़ते हुए कोहली सबसे तेज 12000 वनडे रन बनाने वाले क्रिकेटर बन गए हैं। 12000 एकदिवसीय रन बनाने के लिए उन्होंने कितनी पारी खेली?

(a) 242 innings / 242 पारियाँ

(b) 283 innings / 283 पारियाँ

(c) 300 innings / 300 पारियाँ

(d) 314 innings / 314 पारियाँ

(e) 336 innings / 336 पारियाँ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs, breaking a record held by legendary compatriot Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli reached the milestone during the third and final match against Australia here. Kohli, who needed 23 runs for the landmark coming into the match, touched the figure in his 242nd innings. In comparison, it took Tendulkar 300 innings to get there.

Q.8. On which date National Pollution Control Day is observed in India?

भारत में राष्ट्रीय प्रदूषण नियंत्रण दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(b) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(c) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

(d) 4 December / 4 दिसम्बर

(e) 5 December / 5 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Every year, India marks the National Pollution Control Day on December 2. The day is observed in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

The national pollution control day is celebrated in India to make the citizens aware of laws that exist in India that help to contain pollution.

Q.9. World Computer Literacy Day is observed every year on ________________.

विश्व कंप्यूटर साक्षरता दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 29 November / 29 नवम्बर

(b) 30 November / 30 नवम्बर

(c) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(d) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(e) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. World Computer Literacy Day is observed every year on 2nd December, where computers’ education and existence are promoted among the people considering that the world works on the PC and computerized devices, which have become a fundamental thing in the regular world.

Some of you might want to know that the day aims to increase awareness of this ‘divide’ and increase access to information technology.

Q.10. David Prowse passed away recently. He was a/an __________________.

डेविड प्रूसे का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक __________________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Director / निर्देशक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. British character actor David Prowse, best known for playing ‘Darth Vader’ in the original Star Wars trilogy, passed away. He was a weightlifter-turned-actor, was selected to portray Darth Vader for his imposing physique of 6-foot-7 inch.

However, the role was voiced by James Earl Jones. Prowse wore the black suit and helmet to play Darth Vader.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Dubai, United Arab Emirates / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Q.12. Who is the Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO)?

विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp: Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

Founded: 7 April 1948

Head: Tedros Adhanom

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