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61. 

World Health Organization (WHO) declared which continent free of Wild Poliovirus?

A. Africa
B. Asia
C. Europe
D. Antarctica

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

On August 25, 2020 the African Continent was declared free of wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), which is responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region.

62. 

Which country's ASTROSAT detected extreme UV light from AUDFs01 Galaxy?

A. USA
B. China
C. India
D. Russia

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On August 24, 2020, in accordance with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, Maharashtra, India's first multi- wavelength satellite observatory, ASTROSAT, has detected an extreme ultraviolet (UV) light from a galaxy called "AUDFs01" which is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is located in the Hubble Extreme Deep field (XDF).

63. 

Which organisation declared Africa free of Wild Polio?

A. UNESCO
B. WHO
C. UNICEF
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

On August 25, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared Africa polio-free. The disease is now found only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Highlights Nigeria is the last African country to be declared free from wild polio. More than 95% of Africa population have now been immunised. This was the major condition set by the Regional Certification.

64. 

With which nation Uzbekistan Co-chaired the First National Coordination Committee Meeting?

A. UAE
B. Pakistan
C. India
D. Afghanistan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On 24th August 2020, V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India and Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan co-chaired the first National Coordination Committee Meeting.

65. 

Which country successfully launched New Optical Remote-Sensing Satellite "Gaofen-9 05" along with 2 smaller payloads?

A. India
B. USA
C. China
D. Russia

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On August 23, 2020, China launched its fifth Gaofen-9 series satellite named "Gaofen-9 05" along with two smaller payloads viz. Tiantuo-5 and Duo Gongneng Shiyan Weixing through Long March-2D carrier rocket from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (JSLC) in northwest China. This launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series and the 23rd for China in 2020.