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41. 

Which Ministry has launched a mobile app called 'Mausam'?

A. Environment Ministry
B. Earth Sciences Ministry
C. Home Ministry
D. Health Ministry

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Ministry of Earth Sciences launched the mobile App "Mausam" on July 27, 2020 for the India Meteorological Department on its Foundation Day celebrations. The users will be able to access weather forecasts, radar images and be warned of the impending weather events.

42. 

KVIC signed a MoU with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to supply _________.

A. Mustard oil
B. Avocado oil
C. Groundnut oil
D. Sunflower oil

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to supply mustard oil on 31st July 2020. The move is in line with "Aatmanirbhar". The MoU was signed by Shri VK Nagar, Director, KVIC and Shri Rama Kant Sharma, DIG, ITBP in presence of KVIC Chairman, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena. The next products in the pipeline are cotton mats (dari), blankets, bedsheets, pillow covers, pickles, honey, papad, and cosmetics, etc. The total value of oil and dari will be approximately Rs.18 crore.

43. 

Who released the e-book titled 'Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioural Addictions'?

A. Prakash Javadekar
B. Narendra Modi
C. Harsh Vardhan
D. Narendra Singh Tomar

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoH& FW), Dr. Harsh Vardhan, released an ebook, titled 'Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Behavioural Addictions' virtually. The book was released in the presence of State Minister of (MoH & FW), Ashwini Kumar Choubey. Aim: The book centers the tackling of substance abuses and behavioural addiction of the country. The guidelines in the book were developed by a group that works under the Tobacco control and Drug Dependence and Treatment program.

44. 

Who unveiled the book titled "Padi Bhavajaalalu", Telugu version of Ten Ideologies book authored by former Union Minister Late S Jaipal Reddy?

A. Venkaiah Naidu
B. Narendra Modi
C. Ram Nath Kovind
D. Amit Shah

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India virtually unveiled the "Padi Bhavajaalalu" Telugu version Ten Ideologies book authored by former Union Minister Late S Jaipal Reddy and published by Orient BlackSwan, amid his family members and followers on the event of his first death anniversary. The virtual launch was organized under the aegis of Manthan, a forum for public discourse. The translation was done by Kalluri Bhaskaram.

45. 

Who authored the book named "Burnt Sugar" or "Girl in White Cotton"?

A. Rahul Mahajan
B. Kritika Pandey
C. Avni Doshi
D. Tulika Mehrotra

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A debut novel 'Burnt Sugar' authored by Avni Doshi has been published in the United Kingdom (UK) and it was one among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2020 Booker Prize. A version of the same novel has been published in India under the title Girl in White Cotton.