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Former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi was presented with an honorary degree by whom?

A. Brown University
B. Harvard University
C. Columbia University
D. Yale University

Answer: Option D


Former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi was presented with an honorary degree by the prestigious Yale University, her alma mater. The degree is to recognize her achievements in business and for being a global role model who encouraged women and girls to see themselves as top corporate executives. She is celebrated for her leadership and her commitment to helping women achieve success. Nooyi, She received a degree in Master of Public and Private Management from the university's Yale School of Management in 1980, was presented with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Nooyi was among 11 individuals to be presented with the honorary degrees for achieving distinction in their fields.


Name the flagship program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which provides crop insurance to farmers.

A. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
B. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
C. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana
D. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Answer: Option A


The flagship program of Prime Minister Modi, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) which provides crop insurance to farmers has failed. Recently, a senior official from Agriculture Ministry disclosed that out of Rs 1,400 crore designated fund for the North-Eastern state annually under PMFBY, only around 0.57% or Rs 8 crore was spent in 2018-19.Four North-eastern states are not covered under PMFBY and the states are Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram.Other large states like Bihar and West Bengal had earlier withdrawn from crop insurance scheme and launched their own state-level scheme and states like Punjab had never joined the scheme.


This university has developed a new computer program named Flye to develop precision medicine.

A. Monash University
B. University of Sydney
C. University of Adelaide
D. Australian National University

Answer: Option D


Flye' a new computer program developed by Australian National University (ANU) can help develop precision medicine. It will be helpful to find out a person's genetic makeup. The research is published in Nature Biotechnology. Flye is a step-by-step procedure for computers to assemble genomes. It will enable the process to be much faster and accurate than the current best practice methods. With the use of long DNA sequences, Flye will improve the reliability of genome assemblies and lead to a range of biomedical applications. A long DNA sequence ranges between 5,000 and 20,000 DNA letters, whereas short sequences are typically 200 letters.


Niti Aayog pushes a cabinet to provide __________ for establishing a cloud computing platform AIRAWAT.

A. Rs 7,500 crore
B. Rs 5,000 crore
C. Rs 8,200 crore
D. Rs 6,800 crore

Answer: Option A


Niti Aayog has circulated a cabinet note to provide Rs 7,500 crore for the establishment of AIRAWAT, a cloud computing platform along with research institutes. This is part of the policy think tank's proposal to create an institutional framework for artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. Niti Aayog would present the cabinet note to the new government as they want an institutional framework as well as a transparent policy in place for AI.


Name the India's fastest train which has completed 1 Lakh kilometers without missing a single trip .

A. Rajdhani Express
B. Shatabdi Express
C. Vande Bharat Express
D. Gatimaan Express

Answer: Option C


India's fastest train 'Vande Bharat Express' completed 1 Lakh kilometers without missing a single trip. It was flagged off by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under 'Make In India' Initiative, on February 15, 2019, from New Delhi to Varanasi. This 16 coach train began its commercial run from February 17, 2019.The indigenously-built high-speed train was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.This high-speed train is expected to replace Shatabdi Express trains soon.The train has facilities like high-speed onboard WiFi, GPS-based passenger information system, touch-free bio-vacuum toilets, LED lighting, mobile charging points, and a climate control system which automatically adjusts to the temperature.