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1. COVID-19 was the sixth time that the WHO had declared a global emergency. Which of the following was the previous occasion when the WHO had to declare a global emergency?

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the ‘Ebola Virus Disease’ (EVD): 

  • 1. EVD is a rare and deadly disease in people and non-human primates.
  • 2. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • 3. There is not one but many Ebola virus species.
  • 4. There is no approved vaccine or treatment for EVD.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following are correctly matched?

  • Disease: Host of the pathogen
  • 1. Ebola: Bats
  • 2. SARS: Civet cats
  • 3. MERS: Dromedaries
  • 4. SARS-CoV-2: Porcupine 
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. Recently, China has issued a statement reiterating its long-standing objections to the presence of the US THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in:

 
 
 
 

5. ‘Phase 1 agreement’ was recently in news in the context of which of the following countries? 

 
 
 
 

6. Arrange the following in the correct order in the context of U.S.-China relations:

  • 1. Trade war
  • 2. Tech war
  • 3. Capital war
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

7. Recently, which of the following introduced a cryptocurrency backed by gold, to counter the dominance of the US $?

 
 
 
 

8. The Fourth Industrial Revolution includes technologies such as:

  • 1. 4G (fourth generation) stage of telecom evolution 
  • 2. Artificial Intelligence
  • 3. Robotics
  • 4. Autonomous vehicles
  • 5. Internet of Things 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9. Less than two weeks after a powerful cyclone (Cyclone Amphan) passed through West Bengal on its way to Bangladesh, India faced another cyclone (Cyclone Nisarga), this time on its western coast. Consider the following statements in this regard: 

  • 1. Cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal side of the north Indian Ocean are less frequent but more stronger than those on the Arabian Sea side. 
  • 2. The relatively smaller size of the Arabian Sea discourage the kind of very strong cyclones that are formed on the Bay of Bengal side.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. A patentee shall have exclusive rights over his invention for a period of 20 years, and he can exclude others from making any use of his patented product. 
  • 2. Under the Indian Patent Act, any person, regardless of whether he is the holder of the license of that Patent, can make a request to the Controller General of Patents for grant of compulsory license on expiry of three years. 
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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