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Q 1. The sixth edition of annual Swachh Survekshan has been launched by?
(a) Ministry of Home Affairs
(b) Ministry of AYUSH
(c) Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
(d) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Q2. Who is responsible for carrying out the assessment of the participating cities under the Swachh Survekshan?
(a) NITI AAYOG
(b) Indian Statistical Institute
(c) Quality Council of India
(d) National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
Q3. Which of the following is a commercial arm of ISRO?
(a) Antrix Corporation Limited
(b) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
(d) Bellatrix Aerospace
Q4. Who has been appointed as the new head of the World Trade Organization?
(a) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(b) Peter Sutherland
(c) Yoo Myung-hee
(d) António Guterres
Q5. Space satellite Arktika-M to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic has been launched by?
Q6. At the 78th edition of Golden Globe Awards who won the Best Motion Picture award?
(d) I Care a Lot
Q7. The World Trade Organization is headquartered in?
(a) New York
Q8. The National Science Day is observed on?
(a) 28 February
(b) 29 February
(c) 2 March
(d) 3 March
Q9. Brazil's Amazonia-1 Earth observation satellite was launched by?
(d) Blue Origin
Q10. The is the name of the rover that successfully landed on the Mars, recently?
Explanation- Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey- Swachh Survekshan -2021 at a web event in New Delhi on 1 March. Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India. It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aimed to make India clean and free of open defecation by 2nd October 2019.
Explanation- The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India takes up the Swachh Survekshan in urban areas and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in rural areas. The Quality Council of India (QCI) is responsible for carrying out the assessment.
Explanation- Recently, A US federal court has issued a temporary restraining order barring start-up firm Devas Multimedia from entering any agreement with Antrix Corporation- the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (OSRO), for settlement of a $1.2 billion arbitration award confirmed by the US court over a failed 2005 satellite deal..
Antrix Corporation Limited (ACL), Bengaluru is a wholly owned Government of India Company under the administrative control of the Department of Space. Antrix Corporation Limited was incorporated as a private limited company owned by Government of India in September 1992. As the commercial and marketing arm of ISRO, Antrix is engaged in providing Space products and services to international customers worldwide.
Explanation- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the seventh Director-General of the WTO. She took office on 1 March 2021, becoming the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General. Her term of office will expire on 31 August 2025. She has succeeded Roberto Azevedo who stepped down on August 31, a year before his term expired.
Explanation- Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on a Soyuz -2,1b carrier rocket with frigate booster to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic . Russia plans to send up a second satellite in 2023 and, combined, the two will offer round-the-clock, all-weather monitoring of the Arctic Ocean and the surface of the Earth.
Explanation- At the 78th edition of Golden Globe Awards, Nomadland won the award for best drama film, and its director Chloé Zhao was named best director, becoming only the second female winner of the category in Globes history, after Barbara Streisand in 1983.
Explanation- WTO headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Centre William Rappard (CWR) is the name of the building that has been home to the WTO Secretariat since the WTO was established in 1995.
Explanation- National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year. On this day in 1928, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons which was later known as ‘Raman Effect’ after his name. After two years in 1930, he got Nobel Prize for this remarkable discovery and this was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. To mark the discovery of his famous phenomenon National Science Day is celebrated in India on this day each year.
Explanation- India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 successfully launched Amazonia-1 along with 18 co-passenger satellites on February 28, 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research (INPE)-Brazil. This satellite would further strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
Explanation- Nasa's Perseverance rover landed on Mars on 18 February. It is tasked to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth
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