Which social media giant has delayed the implementation of a new privacy policy by 3 months?

A. Telegram
B. WhatsApp
C. Instagram
D. Twitter

Answer

Correct Answer: B. WhatsApp

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The Facebook-owned social communication giant “WhatsApp” has announced that the implementation of its new privacy policy has been delayed by 3 months till May 15, 2021, which was earlier scheduled to come into effect on February 8, 2021. The new privacy policy has come under severe criticism from the public and has led to massive migration of users from WhatsApp to other platforms like Signal and Telegram.

Yoweri Museveni is the President of which country?

A. Uganda
B. Yemen
C. Oman
D. Kenya

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Uganda

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Yoweri Museveni, has been re-elected as the President of Uganda, a landlocked country in East Africa. He won almost 59% of the votes, while his main opponent Bobi Wine trailed with about 35% votes. This makes Yoweri Museveni assume President’s office for the 6th term since 1986.

On January 20, 2021, Pakistan conducted a “successful” flight test of a ballistic missile, Named?

A. Ghauri
B. Shaheen-II
C. Shaheen-III
D. Babur

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Shaheen-III

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Pakistan on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, conducted a “successful” flight test of a ballistic missile in the Northern Arabian Sea. Shaheen-III, the surface-to-surface ballistic missile, has a range of 2,750 kilometers (1,708 miles), according to an army statement. 

What is the rank of Pakistan in the Global Firepower index 2021?

A. 8th
B. 10th
C. 12th
D. 16th

Answer

Correct Answer: B. 10th

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Pakistan has become the tenth most powerful country in the world in terms of military power out of 133 countries, according to the Global Firepower index 2021. In the annual GFP review of 2021, Pakistan Armed Forces scored 0.2083 with 0.000 being the perfect score on the list. According to a report published in Global Firepower, Pakistan has surpassed Iran, Indonesia, Israel, and Canada in terms of military power. According to a recent report, Pakistan is ranked 15th to 10th.

Cornwall, the host of this year’s G-7 Summit, is located in which country?

A. Switzerland
B. United Kingdom
C. Italy
D. Brazil

Answer

Correct Answer: B. United Kingdom

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The G-7 Summit of this year is to be held in Cornwall, a peninsular country in the south-west region of the United Kingdom, from June 11 to 13, 2021. Being the President of G-7 this year, the United Kingdom has extended its invitation to India, Australia, and South Korea to participate in the Summit as Guest countries. The Heads of Government of member states, and the representatives of the EU, usually meet at the G7 Summit.

Which country has permitted Dubai Royals to hunt ‘Houbara bustard’?

A. China
B. Pakistan
C. North Korea
D. Philippines

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Pakistan

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The Pakistan government has issued special permits to the Dubai Ruler and six other members of the ruling family to hunt the internationally protected bird Houbara bustard.
As per the media report, the permit was issued to hunt during the 2020-21 hunting season. Among the large terrestrial bird typically found in parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, the Asian houbara is related to the great Indian bustard.

The researchers of Durham University have developed a supercomputer simulation to explain the formation of which space body?

A. Moon
B. Mars
C. Sun
D. Earth

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Moon

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Recently, researchers of Durham University have developed a supercomputer simulation to explain the formation of the moon. The researchers have stated that Earth collided with a Mars-like planet named Theia about 4.5 billion years ago. The resulting debris is found to be a self-gravitating body, which has a great resemblance to the moon in terms of mass and ferric properties.

The UN and its partners are seeking USD 1.3 billion, for which country affected by war?

A. Syria
B. Iraq
C. Afghanistan
D. Palestine

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Afghanistan

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The UN and its humanitarian partners in Afghanistan are seeking USD 1.3 billion to assist over 16 million people, affected by war. Six years ago, only 2.3 million people were targeted for assistance, which has now increased 6 times. The people are in need of life-saving assistance after decades of conflict, natural disasters, and the prevalent Covid-10 pandemic.

The United States has recently announced to lift the restrictions imposed on which country?

A. Vietnam
B. China
C. Taiwan
D. Switzerland

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Taiwan

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The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department is lifting longstanding restrictions with Taiwan. With this, all restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and other officials communicate with their counterparts in Taiwan. This step seeks to strengthen the bilateral relations of the U.S. with Taiwan.