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Current Affairs Quiz , 29 Jul 2019
- July 31, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) Which of the following is not anEbola strain?
d) None of the above
• Bombali is a novel virus in bats in Sierra Leone named after a district in the north of the country where it was found. This was two years after the end of an outbreak that infected over 29,000 people and killed over 11,300 across West Africa.
• West African outbreak was caused by the Zaire species, which has so far been the most lethal in humans since it was first discovered in 1976.
2) Mission Satyanishtha is associated with employees of
a) Indian Railways
b) Indian Army
c) Delhi Police
d) Central Bureau of Investigation
• “Mission Satyanishtha” aims at sensitizing all railway employees about the need to adhere to good ethics and to maintain high standards of integrity at work.
3) Prime Minister’s Research Fellows Scheme is only available for PhD candidates of
d) All of the above
• It is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (Ph.D.) programmes of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for carrying out research in cutting edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.
• Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme will now be open to all potential researchers from 2019 and not limited to candidates from IISc, IITs, NITs, IIEST and IISERs.
4) The ‘Deep Ocean Mission (DOM)’ to be led by the Union Earth Sciences Ministry is associated with
a) Gas hydrate
b) Natural gas
c) Poly-metallic nodules
d) None of the above
• India has been allotted a site of 75,000 sq. km. in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN International Sea Bed Authority for exploitation of polymetallic nodules (PMN).
• These are rocks scattered on the seabed containing iron, manganese, nickel and cobalt. It has been estimated that 380 million metric tonnes of polymetallic nodules are available at the bottom of the seas in the Central Indian Ocean.
5) World Hepatitis Day is observed on
a) June 28
b) July 27
c) July 28
d) April 20
• World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.