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51. 

A biotechnology based water treatment system for the purification of sewage water flowing into the rivers Ganga and Godavari has been launched with the help of which International organization?

A. World Bank
B. European Union
C. Asian Bank Development
D. AIIB

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to develop a biotechnology based water treatment system for the purification of sewage water flowing into the rivers Ganga and Godavari through the SPRING Project. The project is funded by the Indian Ministry of science & technology, Department of biotechnology with the European Union.

52. 

ICICI Lombard in partnership with which company has launched Hospital Daily cash benefit?

A. PhonePe
B. Paytm
C. Google Pay
D. BHIM

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

ICICI Lombard in partnership with PhonePe has launched Hospital Daily cash benefit under its Group Safeguard Insurance policy, a sachet-based group insurance product.

53. 

What amount has been approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing (SWAMIH) Investment Fund I?

A. 8767 crore
B. 8000 crore
C. 6500 crore
D. 7500 crore

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman informed that so far Rs 8767 crore has been approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing (SWAMIH) Investment Fund I.

54. 

In accordance with the "Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18", the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India has declined to which figure?

A. 112
B. 113
C. 117
D. 130

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

In accordance with the "Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18", released by the Office of the Registrar General's Sample Registration System (SRS), the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016 and almost 100 deaths lesser than in the period of 2007-2009.

55. 

A COVID-19 testing facility has been established by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at which place?

A. Chandigarh
B. Leh
C. Hapur
D. Kanpur

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A COVID-19 testing facility has been established by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at the Leh based laboratory Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR).