11.The Consumer regulator of Australia has accused which technology company of privacy breaches?
Correct Answer: B [Google]
Australia’s consumer regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accused Google of privacy breaches.
It has alleged that Google has misled millions of Australians in collecting their personal information. To target advertising, Google is alleged to have obtained consent and expanded the scope of personal information collected on internet activity of the users.
12.Which country’s people are the largest international community to be granted Australian citizenship?
[A] United States
Correct Answer: B [India]
Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship recently announced that out of the over 2,00,000 people who became Australian citizens in 2019-2020, around 38,000 were Indians.
They are the largest international community to be granted the Australian citizenship. This figure is also 60 per cent increase from the previous year. India is followed by the people of the UK, China and Pakistan.
13.Which country successfully operated Arab world’s first nuclear power reactor?
[B] United Arab Emirates
Correct Answer: B [United Arab Emirates]
The United Arab Emirates has successfully commenced operation of the Arab world’s first commercial nuclear power plant.
The Barakah reactor is located in the oil-rich city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. With the commission, the UAE joins the group of 30 countries that can generate nuclear energy. It is built and run by a joint venture with Korea Electric Power Corporation.
14.Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who has recently resigned, was the President of which country?
Correct Answer: C [Mali]
The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has recently stepped down from his role, after the prevalent military rebellion in the country.
The soldiers had detained the President and the country’s Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. The country was seeing a large number of protests against alleged corruption and worsening security. People were demanding the resignation of the President for some time.
15.Who is the Presidential candidate nominated from the Democratic Party for the upcoming Presidential elections of USA?
[A] Joe Biden
[B] Hillary Clinton
[C] Kamala Harris
[D] Bernie Sanders
Correct Answer: A [Joe Biden]
Joe Biden has accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party for Presidential Candidature. Joe Biden is the former Vice President of USA and is 77 years old.
Joe Biden served as the 47th Vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and as the United States Senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009. The Presidential elections in the USA are scheduled to be held on November 3, 2020.
16.The historic commercial direct flight has been operated between which two countries?
[A] Israel and the UAE
[B] USA and Israel
[C] USA and China
[D] Russia and USA
Correct Answer: A [Israel and the UAE]
The first commercial direct flight between Israel and the UAE was recently operated. It took off from Israel and landed in Abu Dhabi. Saudi Arabia granted permission for using its air space.
On August 13, Israel and the UAE announced to establish full diplomatic relations after the United States initiated. UAE is only the third Arab country to establish diplomatic ties with Israel. The flight carried a top-level Israeli delegation and a US delegation.
17.Israel has agreed to establish diplomatic ties with which nation, as per the statement of the U.S.?
[D] North Korea
Correct Answer: C [Bahrain]
A joint statement has been issued by USA, Israel and Bahrain which states that Israel and Bahrain have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties.
This is an outcome of a normalisation agreement between Israel and Bahrain which comes after a similar agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier, an Israeli delegation was carried in the first direct commercial flight to UAE.
18.Which organisation has announced to make available to 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for Covid-19?
[D] World Bank
Correct Answer: B [WHO]
The World Health Organization has announced that the body along with its leading partners to make available 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for Covid-19.
The programme aims to help lower and middle-income countries in bridging the gap in testing process, though they are not funded. ‘WHO’ aims to provide the rapid diagnostic tests at five US Dollars apiece.
19.Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah, who has resigned recently, was the Prime Minister of which country?
[D] Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer: B [Kuwait]
The Kuwait Government headed by the Prime Minister Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah submitted its resignation recently.
The New Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has directed the cabinet to carry on its duties and prepare for the parliamentary elections that are due this year. The current cabinet was formed last December.
20.The European Union has fixed a target for net Zero Carbon Emission by which year?
Correct Answer: C 
In a meeting held by the European Union (EU) environment ministers in Luxembourg, a law was formulated was signed to make European Union net zero carbon emitter by 2050.
The deal makes it legally binding on all the EU members. This climate law would create a basis for Europe’s plans to reduce greenhouse emissions in various industrial sectors.