1.Which Indian company has partnered with Ericsson to deploy 5G radio and transport solutions?
Explanation: Indian Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has extended its contract with Ericsson for deployment of 5G-ready radio and transport solutions. The Made-in-India 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System products are expected to enhance the network capacity and customer experience. India has the highest usage per smartphone per month. ©navclasses
2.Who is the head of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology?
[A] Shashi Tharoor
[B] Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
[C] Meenakshi Lekhi
[D] Girish Bapat
Explanation: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology is chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. It was seen in news as the Committee has decided to take up the issue of manipulations in Television Rating Points (TRP) by some channels. Tharoor was earlier reappointed the Chairman of the reinstated Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT last month. ©navclasses
3.Low-cost Covid-19 test unit ‘COVIRAP’, which was approved by ICMR, was developed by which institution?
[A] IIT Chennai
[B] IIT Kharagpur
Explanation: A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur has developed a low-cost Covid-19 test unit named ‘COVIRAP’. It is a portable unit for rapid diagnostics of coronavirus and produces results in less than an hour. It involves accurate molecular diagnostic procedure and costs only around Rs 500 per test. The team also developed a mobile application for finding the results. ©navclasses
4.Which organisation has signed a MoU with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for setting key targets for the year?
[A] Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
[B] Nuclear Power Corporation of India
[C] Bureau of Energy Efficiency
[D] Energy Efficiency Services Limited
Explanation: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been signed by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). The MoU sets key targets for IRDAI to be achieved in the year 2020-21. IREDA is a “Mini Ratna” Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It is categorized as a Public Financial Institution and NBFC by Reserve Bank of India. ©navclasses
5.Which organisation operates the ‘FASTag’ in India?
[A] Tata Consultancy Services
[B] Highways Department of states
[C] National Highways Authority of India
[D] State Bank of India
Explanation: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), a Government owned organisation operates the electronic toll collection system named FASTag in India. NHAI has recently stated that FASTag users in the country have reached 2 crore mark. The FASTag has registered more than 400% growth this year. The payment is made digitally through the FASTag linked to the bank wallet. ©navclasses
6.Which Union Ministry of India has launched a portal for Land management system (LMS), for the first time?
[A] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[B] Ministry of Defence
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Home Affairs
Explanation: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has recently launched a portal for defence land management system (LMS), to bring transparency and speed in dealing with land management matters. This is the first time an LMS is developed by the Department of Defence along with the Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) and Armed forces. The technical support for this GIS-based system has been provided by Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics. ©navclasses
7.‘Delhi Chalo’ is the name of the protest being held by which category of people in India?
[B] Sanitation Workers
[C] Bank employees
Explanation: Several groups of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the country, demanding the repeal of the new agriculture reform laws passed by the Union Government, are holding protests under the name of ‘Delhi Chalo’. The farmers were granted permission to hold peaceful protests at Nirankari Ground in North west Delhi. As per the farmers, the new agriculture laws will dismantle the minimum support price (MSP) system. ©navclasses
8.India Empowerment Fund is set to be launched by which body?
[C] IIT Alumni Council
[D] Institute of Engineers
Explanation: India Empowerment Fund is set to be launched by the IIT Alumni Council for investing a sum of Rs.50,000 crore in India’s research system. The fund would be invested in a period of 10 years. The fund will be operated as IIT Angel Fund and would be regulated under Angel Investor Funds. ©navclasses
9.HIMS – Hospital Management Information System has been launched by which organisation?
[A] Indian Railways
[B] Indian Air Force
[C] Indian Navy
Explanation: The Indian Railways has recently launched Hospital Management Information System (HMIS). This aims to provide enhanced health care facilities to its employees. The trial version of the project has been launched in South Central Railway. This is expected to improve the health care system of the Railways and improve the utilisation of resources. ©navclasses
10.Which type of wave move across the Bay of Bengal and target Tamil Nadu and Kerala, to give rains?
[A] Westerly waves
[B] Easterly waves
[C] Rosby waves
[D] Jet Streams
Explanation: As per the recent announcement from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), widespread rain or thundershowers will come back to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and regions over the South Peninsula. The Easterly waves move fast across the Bay of Bengal and usually target the south peninsula region. Also called as the tropical wave or tropical easterly wave, it is an area of relatively low air pressure, which moves from east to west across the tropics and causes cloudiness and thunderstorms. ©navclasses