Recently, which country registers ‘world’s first’ Covid vaccine for animals?

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

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Russia

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Russia announced on March 31, 2021, it had registered what it said was the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals, describing the step as important for disrupting virus mutations. It said mass production of the vaccine could begin in April.

Xenobots, which were seen in the news recently, are robots developed from the stem cells of which organism?

A. Crocodile
B. Frog
C. Rabbit
D. Sheep

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Frog

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Researchers at Tufts University have developed robots named ‘Xenobots’ from the stem cells of frogs. These robots are able to self-heal after damage and move using particles on their surface -cilia. They can work together in teams and can record information about their surroundings. Robots can be used in biomedical and environmental studies.

9th edition of ‘Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference’ to take place on:

A. March 28, 201
B. March 29, 2021
C. March 30, 2021
D. March 31, 2021

Answer

Correct Answer: C. March 30, 2021

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9th Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Ministerial Conference being held March 30, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) is an initiative of the Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Turkey, which was officially launched at a conference hosted by Turkey in Istanbul on 2 November 2011.

On March 27, 2021, Iran and China sign ____ year `strategic cooperation pact`.

A. 20-year
B. 23-year
C. 25-year
D. 28-year

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 25-year

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Iran and China signed a 25-year `strategic cooperation pact` on March 27, 2021 in the latest expansion of Beijing`s flagship trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative as the US rivals build closer ties.

US President Joe Biden in has invited ___ world leaders to a virtual summit on climate change.

A. 25
B. 30
C. 35
D. 40

Answer

Correct Answer: D. 40

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President of the United States Joe Biden had invited 40 world leaders to participate in the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22-23 but surprisingly he left out Pakistan, a country severely and frequently affected by climate change, global warming and rising temperatures.

What is the theme of the ‘World Development Report’ 2021?

A. Data for better lives
B. Development after Covid
C. Self-Reliant countries
D. Replacement of Jobs

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Data for better lives

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World Development Report 2021 has been released with the theme of ‘Data for Better Lives’— Leveraging greater value from data to help the poor. This is the first World Development Report which focused solely on the role of data for development. As the Covid pandemic made the global data inequalities even greater, the report speaks on how do we tap the full value of data, to ensure equitable access for poor people.