Israel said on February 28, 2021 it would vaccinate ___ with permits.

A. Palestinians
B. Syrian
C. Iranian
D. None of these

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Palestinians

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Israel said on February 28, 2021, it would vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank with permit s to work in Jewish settlements in the occupied territory and inside Israel against the coronavirus.  The Palestinian Authority said last week it had reached an agreement with Israel that would see the Jewish state vaccinate 100,000Palestinian labourers.

Which country has launched cargo ship with supplies to International Space Station?

A. China
B. United States
C. Russia
D. Germany

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Russia

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An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched successfully loaded with supplies for the International Space Station. Named as ‘Progress MS-16’, the cargo ship blasted off from Russia’s Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. The ship is carrying water, propellant, and other supplies. It is set to dock at the space outpost two days after the launch.

‘A historic painting created over 17000 years ago by Aboriginal artists has been identified’ in which country?

A. China
B. Australia
C. India
D. Greece

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Australia

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A historic kangaroo painting created over 17,000 years ago by Aboriginal artists have been identified in Australia. This is claimed to be the oldest intact rock art of Australia. The two-meter-long artwork has been found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Which Asian country has recently appointed a Minister for Loneliness?

A. India
B. China
C. Japan
D. Thailand

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Japan

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The Government of Japan headed by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has recently appointed Tetsushi Sakamoto as the country’s 1st ever Minister for Loneliness.
This decision has been made to tackle the rise in suicide rates due to the COVID crisis. Also, the minister is responsible for managing the fall in the birth rate in the country.

Which is the first country to have captured and released the audio from Mars?

A. China
B. United States
C. UAE
D. Russia

Answer

Correct Answer: B. United States

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The US space agency NASA released the first audio from Mars, captured by the Perseverance rover. The audio sounded like a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind in the red planet. Though a microphone did not work during the rover’s descent to the surface, it could capture audio after it landed on Mars. NASA also released the first video of the landing of the rover.

Recently 11th IEA-IEF-OPEC symposium on energy outlooks held virtually from which country?

A. Egypt
B. Singapore
C. United Arab Emirates
D. Saudi Arabia

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Saudi Arabia

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The 11th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks was held virtually on February 17, 2021, under the patronage of the Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud.

Which country was the top trade partner of India in 2020?

A. United States
B. China
C. UAE
D. Singapore

Answer

Correct Answer: B. China

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According to the provisional data from the Union Commerce Ministry of India, the two-way trade stood at USD 77.7 billion last year. With this, China regained its position as India’s top trade partner in 2020, with the higher reliance of India on imported machines. The bilateral trade with the United States stood at USD 75.9 billion. The UAE remains the third trade partner.

Which is the world’s first country to ban all Vulture-Toxic Drugs known so far?

A. India
B. Bangladesh
C. Russia
D. New Zealand

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has recently banned the painkiller ketoprofen used widely to treat cattle. With this, it became the first country to ban all the drugs known so far to be toxic to vultures. Over 10 years ago, the country banned the veterinary drug diclofenac. As per Ornithologists, this is a landmark step to save the small existing population of Asia’s globally threatened vultures.