1.The Government has selected which company to connect 5,000 village Panchayats with satellite broadband under BharatNet project?
[A] Hughes Communications India
[B] Airtel Digital
[C] TATA Sky
[D] Zing Digital
Explanation: The Government has selected Hughes Communications India to connect 5,000 village panchayats with satellite broadband under BharatNet project by March 2021. The 5000 Gram Panchayats are to be selected from the border and Naxal-affected states as well as in island territories. It also includes those located in north-eastern states and the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh as well as in Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep. ©navclasses
2.The Police of which city has banned the flying of Drones till November 28?
[D] New Delhi
Explanation: The Mumbai Police has issued a ban on flying remote aerial objects or drones and para gliders in the skies of its jurisdiction. The order has been issued under the Sec 144 of Criminal Procedures Code 1973. This ban has been imposed on security reasons and to prevent the use of these flying machines to attack VVIPs in Mumbai by anti-national elements. ©navclasses
3.The Ministry of Home Affairs has made amendments to set up Industrial Development Corporation in which state/UT?
[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[D] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Explanation: As per the new notification released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Jammu and Kashmir Development Act, 1970 has been amended. By the amendment, a new chapter in the law has been inserted to set up the Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Development Corporation. It aims to establish industries in industrial areas and industrial estates in the union territory. ©navclasses
4.India has approved a MoU with which county in the field of Astrophysics?
Explanation: The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister has approved for an MoU between Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru and its counterpart of Spain. The MoU aims to develop scientific and technical collaborations in astronomy field. The agreement is expected to enhance capacity building through increased scientific interaction and training between the two countries. ©navclasses
5.Home Ministry constituted teams to check compliance of COVID-19 guidelines in private hospitals of which state/UT?
[B] New Delhi
[C] West Bengal
Explanation: The Ministry of Home Affairs has recently stated that multi-disciplinary teams have been constituted to check compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. The teams will visit all private hospitals in Delhi to check the status of compliance of directions issued by Union Health Ministry to test and treat COVID patients. They will also check the compliance of instructions issued by Delhi government to contain spread of COVID-19. ©navclasses
6.Who is the Chairperson of the Technical Committee of Jal Shakti Ministry, which recommended 5 solutions for water sanitation?
[A] Rajiv Kumar
[B] Ramesh Chand
[C] K Vijaya Raghavan
[D] Ajay Narayan Jha
Explanation: Ministry of Jal Shakti had constituted a multi-disciplinary Technical Committee to recommend innovative ‘field level solution’ technologies in Drinking Water and Sanitation for states and UTs. The committee was chaired by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India K Vijaya Raghavan. It also has other members from NITI Aayog, DST, CSIR, DRDO, IIT among others. The committee has recently recommended five technology solutions for states/UTs. ©navclasses
7.What is the term used to refer zero emission of harmful / waste substances into the environment?
[A] Complete Stop
[B] Net Zero State
[C] Effective Zero stage
[D] Nil Category
Explanation: The vaccine maker Serum Institute of India is set to achieve “Net Zero State” by cutting down all forms of emission and harmful release in to the environment to zero. A start-up firm incubated at IIT-SINE named h2e Power Systems and backed by SII would be joining hands to transform SII into a company that runs on renewable and green energy. ©navclasses
8.The Border Security Force of India is to collaborate with which country to prevent smuggling?
[B] Sri Lanka
Explanation: The Border Security Force (BSF) of India and Border Guard Bangladesh have decided to strengthen joint night vigil, to prevent smuggling. Recently, the countries organized a joint co-ordination conference in Guwahati. Both BSF and BGB have identified the vulnerable regions for night vigil. The countries will also take steps to prevent infiltrations thorough Indo – Bangladesh border. ©navclasses
9.Which Public sector Unit has joined hands with Himachal Pradesh, to improve telecom connectivity in the hilly areas?
[A] PFC Ltd
[C] REC Ltd
[D] GAIL Ltd
Explanation: The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), PSU under Ministry of Power, has recently signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. Under the agreement, the PSU aims to provide telecom connectivity in the hilly areas of the state including Kangra, Una, Mandi, Kullu, Bilaspur, Sirmour, Palampur, Sundernagar among others. The state has been facing limited telecom connectivity due to rough weather conditions and landslides. ©navclasses
10.External Affairs Minister S Jai Shankar proposed Eight Guiding principles to repair the strained relations with which country?
[D] United States
Explanation: Union External Affairs Minister S Jai Shankar recently delivered his virtual keynote address at the All-India Conference of China Studies. During the conference, he proposed Eight Guiding principles to repair the strained relations of India with China. He also highlighted the disturbance in their ties due to the stand-off at Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). ©navclasses