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11. 

Which organisationn has identified LIC, GIC, New India Assurance as D-SIIs?

A. IRDAI
B. NHAI
C. Transport Ministry
D. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has identified Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and New India Assurance as domestic systemically important insurers (D-SIIs). IRDAI has also subsequently decided to subject the three insurers to enhanced regulatory supervision.

12. 

Who addressed Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond 2020 virtually?

A. Piyush Goyal
B. Prakash Javadekar
C. Narendra Singh Tomar
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar addressed the Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth, virtually today hosted by China, one week ahead of the upcoming United Nation Summit on Biodiversity, to exchange views on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

13. 

Which company joined hands with Matrix Partners India for SMBs?

A. Google
B. Microsoft
C. Whatsapp
D. Facebook

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Facebook has tied up with early stage VC fund Matrix Partners to scale small businesses in India by providing them with digital skilling support. The tie-up with Matrix Partners is a part of Facebook's VC Brand Incubator Program that collaborates with venture capital funds to help early-stage small and medium businesses (SMBs) to maximise their digital potential.

14. 

In which of the following districts of Kerala will one of the first medical device parks to be set up in the country?

A. Idukki
B. Kasaragod
C. Thiruvananthapuram
D. Kochi

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Kerala will soon house one of the first medical device parks in the country, focusing on the high-risk medical device sector to provide a full range of services for the medical devices industry like Research and Development (R and D) support, testing, and evaluation. MedSpark is going to be established at the Life Science Park, Thonnakkal, in Thiruvananthapuram district.

15. 

After the National Medical Commission (NMC) in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), has come into existence as the country's apex regulator of medical education and profession, which of the following has been dissolved?

A. Authorities Governing Actions
B. Board of Governors
C. Alternate Governors Council
D. Articles of Agreement of Governors

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The National Medical Commission (NMC), in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country's apex regulator of medical education and profession has come into existence. With the NMC coming into being, the Board of Governors (BoG) which superseded the MCI on September 26th, 2018, to perform its functions, has been dissolved and the nearly 64-year-old Indian Medical Council Act abolished.