Current Affairs Quiz: December 10, 2021

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Which space agency launched its ‘Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD)’?

[C] Blue Origin
[D] SpaceX

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Correct Answer: B [NASA]
On December 7, NASA launched its new Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD). It is the agency’s first laser communication system from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The LCRD will help NASA test optical communication in space. Currently, most NASA spacecraft use radio frequency communications to send data. The LCRD has two optical terminals – one for receiving data from the user spacecraft and the other for transferring data to ground stations.

Which Union Ministry is implementing the Atal Vayo Abhyudaya Yojana (AVYAY) umbrella scheme?

[A] Ministry of Women and Child Development
[B] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
[C] Ministry of Rural Development
[D] Ministry of Minority Affairs

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Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment]
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing an umbrella project called Atal Vayo Abhyudaya Yojana (AVYAY).

The project aims at the welfare of senior citizens across the country. It has several components such as Rashtriya Vyosree Yojana (RVY), SACRED, IPSrC and SAPSrC.

According to the World Malaria Report 2021, what is the number of malaria deaths in 2020?

[A] 1.27 lakhs
[B] 2.27 lakhs
[C] 4.27 lakhs
[D] 6.27 lakhs

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Correct Answer: D [6.27 Lakhs]
The World Malaria Report 2021 has been released by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the report, global efforts to combat malaria will be affected by COVID-19 in 2020.

It is estimated that there will be 6,27,000 malaria deaths in 2020, an increase of 12% over 2019. The report also warns that if immediate action is not taken, the disease is in danger of resurfacing, especially in Africa.

What is the name of the portal launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for uninterrupted air travel during covid?

[A] Air Suvidha
[B] Bharat Travel
[C] Pradhan Mantri Aviation
[D] Welcome India

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Correct Answer: A [Air Facility]
The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched the ‘Air Suvidha’ portal in August 2020 for uninterrupted air travel during the Kovid Pandemic.

Recently, in the wake of the Omicron threat, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare made contactless self-declaration mandatory on the Air Facility portal. It aims to provide uninterrupted air travel to all international travelers arriving in India.

Which Indian bureaucrat was invited to join the Advisory Board of International Idea?

[A] Sunil Arora
[B] P. Rawat
[C] A K Joti
[D] Nasim Zaidi

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Correct Answer: A [Sunil Arora]
Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora has been invited to join the advisory board of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistant.

This organization, also known as the International Idea, has a mission to support sustainable democracy. Founded in 1995, International Idea is an intergovernmental organization based in Stockholm, Sweden. International Idea currently has 34 member countries from all continents.

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