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21. 

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.

22. 

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.

23. 

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics will explore Venus for the second time through the India's 1st Venus Mission. What is the name of India's 1st Venus Mission?

A. Shukrayaan-1
B. Venus-1
C. Shukra-1
D. Venusyaan-1

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics(IRF) will explore Venus for the second time through the India's 1st Venus Mission Shukrayaan-1. The Shukrayaan-1 is scheduled for launch at the end of 2023 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

24. 

India's Artificial Intelligence enabled "MyGov Corona Helpdesk" won two awards in 4th CogX, 2020. What was the theme of CogX 2020?

A. How do we get healthy in next 10 years?
B. How do we get the next 10 years right?
C. How do we get corona free in next 10 years?
D. How do we get global peace in next 10 years?

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India's Artificial Intelligence enabled "MyGov Corona Helpdesk" won two awards under the categories "Best Innovation for Covid-19 - Society" and "People Choice Covid-19 Overall Winner" in 4th CogX, 2020. CogX is the Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Emerging Technology which will be held in London annually. The theme of CogX 2020 is "How do we get the next 10 years right?".

25. 

Which university has detected two super Earths Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c orbiting around the Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the sky?

A. The University of Gottingen, Germany
B. University of Bern, Germany
C. Tsinghua University, Beijing
D. University of Helsinki, Germany

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

In the research of The RedDots team of Astronomers led by the University of Gottingen (Master - Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen), Germany detected two super Earths Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c orbiting around the Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the sky. The results of the research are published in the journal Science.