21.Which country is to conduct airborne radar surveys to estimate the thickness of Himalayan glaciers?
Correct Answer: B [India]
India is set to conduct airborne radar surveys to estimate the thickness of Himalayan glaciers. A pilot study is to be conducted in Lahaul-Spiti basin of Himachal Pradesh.
After the pilot project, similar studies will be conducted in Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra sub-basins. National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences proposed this survey.
22.Threadit is a standalone website created by which tech major?
Correct Answer: D [Google]
Threadit is a standalone website that has been developed and created by Google for its workspaces. This new tool has been built to make remote working more efficient.
Threadit enables users to record and send small videos to team members on work related issues. It has been developed in lines of Tik Tok.
23.Xenobots, which were seen in the news recently, are robots developed from the stem cells of which organism?
Correct Answer: B [Frog]
Researchers at Tufts University have developed robots named ‘Xenobots’ from the stem cells of frogs.
These robots are able to self-heal after damage and move using particles on their surface -cilia. They can work together in teams and can record information about their surroundings. The robots can be used in bio-medical and environmental studies.
24.Which is the second largest part of the body in human beings?
Correct Answer: B [Liver]
The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain.
World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disorders and diseases. The theme for this year is ‘Keep your liver healthy and disease-free.’
25.By what name is the full moon on April 26th this year called?
[A] Big Moon
[B] Pink Moon
[C] Great Moon
[D] Gigantic Moon
Correct Answer: B [Pink Moon]
This year, super moons would appear on two occasions – on April 26th and on May 26th. The first super moon on April 26th is called by the name “Pink Moon”.
It is so called because, it corresponds with the springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America, which is commonly known as moss pink.
26.2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), which was recently approved by the DCGI, has been developed by which institution?
Correct Answer: B [DRDO]
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the emergency use of drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), in moderate to severe Covid-19 patients.
The drug was developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad.
27.The tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening or depressing, is called?
[A] Bad Surfing
[B] Doomsday Scrolling
[C] Internet addiction
Correct Answer: B [Doomsday Scrolling]
The tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening or depressing, is termed by behavioural experts as “doom-scrolling” or “doomsday scrolling”.
This tendency may keep us updated and also help us mobilise resources at the same time it also nudges us towards an exaggerated sense of gloom and doom.
28.“Thromboembolic events” which is often seen in news recently has been associated with what?
[A] COVID Vaccination
[B] Energy conservation
[C] Global Warming
[D] Space Science
Correct Answer: A [COVID Vaccination]
A panel on AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) has informed the Union Health Ministry that bleeding and clotting events (called Thromboembolic events) which follows Covid vaccine injection to individuals in India are miniscule.
This conclusion has been made by the panel based on a study on 498 cases, of which that 26 had been reported as potential thromboembolic events.
29.The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved eight names for features on the Moon, in which language?
Correct Answer: B [Chinese]
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved eight Chinese names for features around the area on the Moon
Last year, China’s spacecraft Chang’e-5 probe landed near those places to collect samples from the lunar surface and return to Earth. China has been naming geographical entities on the Moon since 2010.
30.The recently reported H10N3 is a strain of __:
[A] Bird Flu
[B] Corona virus
[D] Swine Fever
Correct Answer: A [Bird Flu]
China has reported the first human infection of a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3. The case has been confirmed in a 41-year-old man, by China’s National Health Commission.
This bird flu variant is supposed to be low pathogenic, which means it causes relatively less severe disease in poultry. No other case of this infection has been reported in the world.