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6. 

Scientists Identified how many New Species of Butterflies in Matheran Near Mumbai?

A. 70
B. 90
C. 27
D. 77

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The 8 year long (2011 - 2019) field work research conducted in the Matheran an eco-sensitive zone near Mumbai, Maharashtra an area of 214.73 Square Kilometer, identified around 140 rare species of butterflies including 77 new species. Scientists Mandar Sawant, Dr. Nikhil Modak and Sagar Sarang from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Somaiya Vidya Vihar University published their research paper 'Finding the forgotten gems: Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years' in the community peer-reviewed Biodiversity Data Journal.

7. 

As per journal Nature Geoscience, the researchers at University of Maryland and the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich found 37 active volcanic structures on which planet?

A. Neptune
B. Mercury
C. Venus
D. Jupiter

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet. A research paper on the work, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland and the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, was published in the journal Nature Geoscience on July 20, 2020.

8. 

LGM-30G Minuteman III was tested by __________.

A. US
B. UK
C. Brazil
D. Russia

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The United States (US) Air Force conducted a scheduled test launch of an LGM-30G Minuteman III, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) carrying a load of three unarmed reentry vehicles, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US to a target in the Pacific Ocean. Missile's three reentry vehicles traveled 4,200 miles (6,759 kilometers) to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of a developmental test. Minuteman III, manufactured by Boeing is a long-range, solid-fuel, three-stage ICBM with the capability to carry single or multiple nuclear warheads.

9. 

Who has approved Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine, COVISHIELD, in India?

A. DARPG
B. CSIR
C. ICMR
D. DCGI

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine, COVISHIELD, in India by the Serum Institute of India, Pune. The move is to hasten the development of the COVID-19 vaccine

10. 

IIT Madras with Helyxon Developed First of Its Kind Remote Patient Monitoring Solution for this disease.

A. COVID-19
B. Heart Diseas
C. Cancer
D. Diabetes

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre(HTIC) of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) in partnership with Helyxon Healthcare Solutions Private Limited, a healthcare startup in IIT Madras jointly developed a first of its kind remote patient monitoring device for COVID-19. The device was engineered based on the clinical input to provide a low cost, simple and easy to use device to monitor the patients from anywhere at the hospital or home.