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Current Affairs Quiz , 13 Jul 2020
- July 15, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) Which among the following organisation is not covered under National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)?
a) National Investigation Agency (NIA)
b) Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
c) Directorate General of GST Intelligence
d) None of the above
• It seeks to become the one-stop destination for intelligence agencies to access database related to immigration entry and exit.
• The combined data will be made available to 11 central agencies, which are: Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and Directorate General of GST Intelligence
2) Itolizumab, often seen in news, refers to a
a) UNESCO World Heritage Site
b) Monoclonal antibody
c) Virus strain
d) None of the above
• Itolizumab (rDNA origin), a monoclonal antibody which was already approved for severe chronic plaque psoriasis, has now been granted Restricted Emergency Use authorisation for COVID 19 patients by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) based on clinical trials data.
3) Water resistant Swarna Sub1, recently introduced in Assam isa variety of
d) All of the above
• Farmers in flood-prone areas of Assam have been harvesting the water-resistant Swarna Sub1 rice variety, developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the Manila-based International Rice Research Institute, since 2009.
4) Ophiocordyceps sinensis, also known as Himalayan Viagra, is the world’s costliest fungus. Recently it entered IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in the category of
d) Critically endangered
• IUCN has placed the fungus, known for its aphrodisiac and rejuvenation properties, in the ‘vulnerable’ category.
5) As per the All India Tiger Estimation 2018, what is the total number of tiger population in India?
• The country now has an estimated 2967 tigers as per the latest census.