The 2021 NATO Summit was organized in which city?

A. Brussels
B. Geneva
C. Cairo
D. Davos

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Brussels

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The 2021 summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the 31st formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of NATO. It was held in Brussels, Belgium.
NATO leaders warned that China presents systemic challenges to the world. This was also the first NATO Summit attended by US President Joe Biden. Earlier Group of Seven (G7) rich nations issued a statement on human rights in China and Taiwan.

Kenneth Kaunda, who was in the news recently, was the founding President of which country?

A. Nigeria
B. Kenya
C. Zambia
D. Congo

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Correct Answer: C. Zambia

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Zambia’s founding president Mr. Kenneth Kaunda passed away recently at the age of 97. The Government of Zambia has declared 21 days of mourning for the former President. Kaunda headed Zambia as a President from its independence in 1964 till 1991, after which he turned into activism against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

What is the theme of the International Day of Yoga 2021?

A. Yoga and Science
B. Yoga amid Covid
C. Yoga For Wellness
D. Yoga For World

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Correct Answer: C. Yoga For Wellness

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The International Yoga Day has been celebrated every year on June 21 since 2015. PM Modi proposed to observe an International Yoga Day, in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. This year, the theme of the International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga For Wellness’. The focus will be on practicing yoga for physical and mental well-being.

When is the World Olympic Day or International Olympic Day celebrated every year?

A. June 20
B. June 23
C. June 29
D. June 30

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Correct Answer: B. June 23

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Every year, the 23rd of June is celebrated as World Olympic Day or International Olympic Day across the globe. This day was first introduced in the year 1948, to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894, at the Sorbonne in Paris. This day aims to promote participation in sport across the globe irrespective of age, gender, or athletic ability.

Abdulla Shahid, who has been elected as the next president of the United Nations General Assembly, belongs to which country?

A. Maldives
B. Iran
C. Saudi Arabia
D. UAE

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Correct Answer: A. Maldives

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Abdulla Shahid, who is currently the Foreign Minister of Maldives, has been elected as the next president of the United Nations General Assembly. This is the first time the Maldives is to occupy the office of the President of the UNGA. The 76th UNGA session (2021-22) was the turn of the Asia-Pacific group. The election to the UNGA presidential post is held on an annual basis.

Henri Marie Dondra has been selected as the new Prime Minister of which country?

A. Ghana
B. Central African Republic (CAR)
C. Zimbabwe
D. South Africa

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Correct Answer: B. Central African Republic (CAR)

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Henri Marie Dondra has been named the new Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), as per the statement released by the country’s Presidency. Former Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada announced his resignation earlier. Henri Marie Dondra has served as the Finance Minister of the country.

Which country has developed a ceiling-mounted ‘Covid alarm’ that can detect Covid infection?

A. USA
B. China
C. UK
D. India

Answer

Correct Answer: C. UK

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Scientists from the United Kingdom have developed a ceiling-mounted ‘Covid alarm’ that can detect the persons infected in 15 minutes. This accurate device can be used for screening in aircraft cabins, classrooms, care homes, and offices. The sensor works by detecting chemicals produced by the skin or in the breath of the persons infected with the coronavirus.

Which country has been ranked at the 1st spot in the ‘World Giving Index 2021’?

A. Indonesia
B. Kosovo
C. Kenya
D. India

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Correct Answer: A. Indonesia

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Indonesia has the highest Index score overall with an improved score of 69, up from 59 the last time a yearly Index was published in 2018. More than eight in 10 Indonesians donated money in 2020 and the country has a much higher than average rate of volunteering. Zakat is a traditional form of Islamic charity practised widely in Indonesia, the proceeds of which are redistributed
to the needy.

Which institution releases the ‘World Giving Index 2021’?

A. UNDP
B. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
C. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
D. UNICEF

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

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The World Giving Index (WGI) for the year 2021 has been released by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The report states that COVID 19 and associated lockdowns have changed the giving behavior of countries across the globe. Indonesia has been ranked at the 1st spot.