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11. 

ASTHROS is the mission of which space agency?

A. China National Space Administration (CNSA)
B. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
C. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
D. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Tentatively planned to launch in December 2023 from Antarctica, ASTHROS (short for Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths) will spend about three weeks drifting on air currents above the icy southern continent and achieve several firsts along the way. Managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ASTHROS observes far-infrared light

12. 

The IIT Alumni Council signed an agreement for joint research on COVID-19 and patient data analysis with which institute?

A. CSIR-IICT
B. CSIR-CMERI
C. CSIR-IGIB
D. CSIR-IHBT

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Alumni Council of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Alumni Council) signed an agreement for joint research on COVID-19 and patient data analysis with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB).

13. 

What is the name of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech India Ltd in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research - National Institute of Virology?

A. Coroxin
B. Covaxin
C. Covanin
D. Coronin

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Bharat Biotech India Ltd in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research - National Institute of Virology developed India's first COVID-19 vaccine - Covaxin (BBV152 COVID vaccine). The vaccine is developed and manufactured by the BSL-3(Bio Safety Level- 3) high containment facility of BBIL.

14. 

Indian Council of Medical Research and which company join hands for development of COVID-19 vaccine called Covaxin?

A. Lupin Limited
B. Cipla Limited
C. Bharat Biotech
D. Biocon Limited3

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and Bharat Biotech join hands for development of COVID-19 vaccine called Covaxin. ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava announces plans to introduce an Indian vaccine for COVID-19 by August 15.

15. 

Which scientist from India has been named as members of International Scientific group to offer foremost scientific evidence for sustainable food systems for global food summit 2021?

A. Mohan Sharma and Mitali Mukherji
B. Prof. Rattan Lal and Uma Lele
C. B. V. Sreekantan and C. S. Seshadri
D. Jitendra Nath Goswami and K. S. Krishnan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Antonio Guterres, Chief of United Nations, named Prof. Rattan Lal and Dr. Uma Lele (Agricultural experts) from India as members of International Scientific group to offer foremost scientific evidence for sustainable food systems for global food summit 2021. The Scientific Group will be Chaired by Dr. Joachim von Braun of Bonn University Germany.